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Lucy and the Monsters

S3;E18~ January 25, 1965


When Lucy and Viv decide to check out the horror movies their boys have been watching, This causes Lucy to have a nightmare in which she and Viv are trapped in a haunted castle where they encounter a variety of horror movie characters - until their host turns them into witches themselves!  

Regular Cast

Lucille Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Vivian Vance (Vivian Bagley), Gale Gordon (Theodore J. Mooney), Jimmy Garrett (Jerry Carmichael), Ralph Hart (Sherman Bagley)

Ralph Hart’s face is completely hidden by a Frankenstein mask and he has no dialogue, merely grunts. This is his first appearance on the show since “Lucy’s Contact Lenses” (S3;E10).

Candy Moore (Chris Carmichael) does not appear in this episode.

Guest Cast

George Barrows (Loretta, the Gorilla Maid) played a gorilla in his very first screen credit, Tarzan and His Mate (1934).  He donned the gorilla suit 18 more times from 1954 to 1978. His final simian character was on “The Incredible Hulk.”  This is his first appearance on “The Lucy Show” and he will return as a gorilla in two more.  He also played human characters on two episodes. 

Bob Burns (Ringo, the Werewolf Butler) also played the wolf man in two episodes of TV’s “The Adventures of The Spirit” in 1963.  Like George Barrows, Burns played many on-screen gorillas, including on an episode of “My Three Sons” in 1966.  Burns was a good friend of Glenn Strange, the last actor to play Frankenstein in a Universal horror film.  He is also a world renown archivist and historian of props, costumes, and other screen used paraphernalia from science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies. One of his prized possessions is the the wolf’s cane handle from The Wolf Man (1941).

Jan Arvan (The ‘Head’ of the Household) played a waiter in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy in 1955 and a gypsy on “The Munsters” ten years later.  From 1953 to 1971 he was a regular on “The Red Skelton Show”  on CBS, often play Klem Kadiddlehopper’s father.  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.  

Sid Haig (The Mummy) was first employed by Desilu in a 1962 episode of “The Untouchables.”  This “Lucy Show” marks his fourth of 144 screen credits to date.  He was also seen in a 1969 episode of “Here’s Lucy.” Haig appeared in the horror re-boots Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) and Halloween (2007).

James Gonzales (Morris, the Chair) was a popular Hollywood extra who first acted with Lucille Ball in the 1953 film The Long, Long Trailer. He was previously seen on the series as Stan Williams in Lucy Digs Up a Date” (S1;E2). He was seen in more than 20 episodes of “The Lucy Show” and 3 episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”

Gonzales is completely concealed by the chair costume and does not speak.  

Shepard Sanders (Count Dracula) played a psychic on an episode of the TV series “Werewolf” in 1987.  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.  

Series Camera Coordinator Maury Thompson (above left) and assistant director / associate producer Tommy Thompson (above right) came up with the premise for this episode and receive screen credit for the story.

Jerry and Sherman went to the State theater to see the double-feature The Surfing Werewolf and The Eggplant That Ate Philadelphia. Both of these are fictional films.  This is the first mention of the State movie theatre.  The Bijou and The Danfield Theatre were both mentioned in “No More Double Dates” (S1;E21).  

Jerry wears a black cape and Sherman wears a Frankenstein mask. Other than this visual image, the Frankenstein monster is not mentioned or depicted in the dream. Frankenstein and Dracula were already represented on CBS by “The Munsters” (1964-1966) on Thursday nights.  The series imagined the Universal monsters in a family-based sitcom similar to “Father Knows Best.”  

Viv mentions the 1939 film classic Gone With the Wind.  Lucille Ball was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara during the film’s initial casting. The role eventually went to British actress Vivian Leigh (right).  

Lucy and Viv come home on edge after seeing movies about “Monsters and werewolves and man-eating plants.”  The Eggplant That Ate Philadelphia may have been inspired by the 1960 low-budget comedy / horror film The Little Shop of Horrors, about a mysterious plant that thrives on human blood.

Gale Gordon gets a smattering of entrance applause from the studio audience. 

Mr. Mooney jokingly hums a few bars of “Funeral March” to scare Lucy and Viv.  Frédéric Chopin’s composition is formally known as Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Opus 35 and was completed in 1839.  Throwing his coat over his shoulders like a cape, he says “It isn’t a fit night out for man nor beast!” This is a paraphrase of a quote spoken by W.C. Fields in the 1933 film short The Fatal Glass of Beer.

This is only the second time a scene has taken place in Lucy’s bedroom. The first was in “Lucy Buys a Sheep” (S1;E5).  

Lucy protects herself from monsters by wearing a garlic necklace (to ward off evil spirits) and holding one of Jerry’s wooden tent stakes (the only way to kill a vampire). Both of these tactics are part of the vampire mythology as set forth in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.

The monster characters featured are mostly from the Universal Studios pantheon of monsters: Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932) and The Wolf Man (1941). Background player Monty O'Grady was a villager in The Wolf Man and later appeared in 14 episodes of “The Lucy Show” and 6 episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”  One of Universal’s most famous monsters was The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), played by Elsa Lanchester.  Lanchester guest-starred as a possible hatchet murderess on “Off To Florida” (ILL S6;E6) and as a hardened criminal in “Lucy Goes To Prison,” a 1973 episode of “Here’s Lucy.” The Bride of Frankenstein is also mentioned in “Lucy Writes a Play” (ILL S1;E17).  Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood and Florida later hosted a Lucille Ball exhibit, also selling collectible merchandise and souvenirs.

As Count Dracula, Mr. Mooney calls his werewolf butler by the name 'Ringo.’ This is a joke about Ringo Starr of the Beatles, a popular singing group known for their long and shaggy hairstyles.  The Beatles have been mentioned several times on “The Lucy Show.”  

When Lucy and Viv are transformed into ugly witches, they quote the Wierd Sisters from William Shakespeare’s MacBeth: “Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”

To find out who is the prettiest witch, Lucy and Viv ask the magic mirror by saying “Mirror, mirror on the wall; Who’s the fairest of them all?” This is the same query the Evil Queen asks her magic mirror in the 1937 animated Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In the original Brothers Grimm story that the film is based upon, however, the question posed is “Who is the most beautiful in all the land?”  

In the dream sequence, witch Lucy calls witch Viv ’Sassafrassa.’ This is actually the name Lucille Ball gave an imaginary childhoood friend who assured her she would one day be a movie star. Once she moved  from Jamestown to nearby Celoron, Lucy would often call her best friend Pauline Lopus 'Pauline Sassafrassa.’  Other sources say Lucille Ball imagined herself to be a famous film star named 'Sassafrassa.’  

A mouse also scares Lucy and Viv in “Vivian Sues Lucy” (S1;E10). That episode also features an insert shot of a live mouse.  Women being afraid of mice was a typical TV trope of the time.  


This is the first time there has been a 'dream sequence’ on “The Lucy Show.” In “Ricky’s Old Girlfriend” (ILL S3;E12) Lucy dreams of what life would be like without Ricky if he left her for Carlotta Romero, a sexy Cuban dancer.  The dream takes her 25 years into the future.

The most famous dream sequence on “I Love Lucy” was “Lucy Goes To Scotland” (ILL S5;E17) where Lucy Ricardo imagines re-visiting her relatives in Scotland, but dreams in the musical comedy format. Except for the brief opening and closing scenes, the entire episode is comprised of a dream.

Lucy Ricardo also played an ugly witch in “Little Ricky’s School Pageant” (ILL S6;E10). Lucille Ball uses the same lispy, raspy voice here that she used back in 1956.  

When witch Lucy and witch Viv try to flee Dracula’s castle, the escape turns into an impromptu square dance, with the Head as the caller. This is similar to the impromptu escape that helps the Ricardos and the Mertzes flee Bent Fork in “Tennessee Bound” (ILL S4;E14).  In that episode, Ernie Ford was the caller. 

Lucy Ricardo disguised herself as an armchair when spying on the “New Neighbors” (ILL S1;E21). Like the Morris chair in this episode, Lucy’s arms also were the arms of the chair.

Blooper Alerts!

Lucy and Viv recruit Mr. Mooney to 'babysit’ with Jerry and Sherman, but it is not clear why Chris (now in her late teens) cannot watch them or even where she might be.

Although they are supposedly sleeping in Lucy’s bedroom, the bed frame and the painting above the bed are the same ones seen in Viv’s bedroom in previous episodes.  

Lucy’s bedroom in “Lucy Buys a Sheep” (S1;E5) has a completely different layout than this one. The rocking chair and the white wood dresser, however, are the same.

In the bedroom, as Viv reaches for the switch, Lucy yells for her not to turn off the lights but the light switch is already in the 'off’ position.

When Lucy shakes her garlic necklace to ward off the evil spirits, the hollow sound it makes indicates that they are fabricated cloves and not real garlic.

When the telephone booth door is flung open to reveal the skeleton, it immediately starts to swing shut again, but Viv quickly grabs it with her right hand and holds it open so the skeleton can be seen on camera and by the studio audience, thus neatly avoiding a re-take.  

When Lucy and Viv are strapped to a table so Dracula can turn them into witches, the screen fades to black for the commercial break and the head of a crew member prominently enters the camera frame on the right. Unfortunately, the newest DVD release did not eliminate this goof by cropping the frame, as they have done with other bloopers.

When the potted plant spits up the year-old tea, the spray lands on the tan sofa, making a large wet mark where Viv (dressed in pajamas) is supposed to sit.  She scoots over a bit to avoid the wet patch.

When the magic mirror comes crashing down to the floor rather than saying who is the fairest in the land, Lucy or Viv, part of the Styrofoam wall behind it also caves in!  

“Lucy and the Monsters” rates 3 Paper Hearts out of 5 

What To Tag Custom OCs As

I’m just dropping by to say something that’s been happening a lot, both with custom Sheps as well as custom Hawkes in the DA fandom.

  • Jane Shepard is the default female red head & only refers to her (unless someone really named their Shepard-Jane)
  • Jane Shepard is not someones custom Shepard.
  • John Shepard or the abbreviation, Sheploois the default male Shepard, modeled after Mark Vanderloo (unless someone really named their Shepard-John)
  • John Shepard/Sheploo is not someones custom Shepard.
  • Do not use Sheploo for custom male Shepards.
  • Femshep is for any female Shepards, maleshep is for any male Shepards, Commander Shepard or Shepard are good for any regardless of gender. All of these are acceptable for default & custom Shepards.
  • Marian Hawke is the default pale short black haired female Hawke.
  • Garrett Hawke is the default pale black haired grizzled male Hawke.
  • Do not use “Marian Hawke”, “Garrett Hawke”, “Default Hawke” for custom Hawkes, regardless if they use the same hairstyle.
  • Hawke is an acceptable tag for those who you are unsure of their first name & are good for any regardless of gender & regardless if they are custom or default

Please, out of courtesy for the original poster do not misname/tag their OCs, especially for POC characters (that’s white washing, eeek!). This is why I conveniently have two separate tags for default Jane & custom Shepards that I do not know the names of off the top of my head.

In the future if you reblog a custom Shepard from me & incorrectly name them, I will ask you to fix it. It takes two seconds to look in the tags for their name, but it means a lot to the OP. 

Thank you


Terribly phone quality pictures of my two favorite Shepards: Garrett on the left and Gabriel on the right. I didn’t realize how similar they looked until now, but they have their (albeit subtle) differences. Garrett is a Paragade Infiltrator, romancing Jack. Gabriel is a Vanguard and is full Renegade (well he will be, just started ME3 with him) and he’s romancing Tali. Gah, I wish my PC could handle Mass Effect so I could make these guys look waaay better than I can on the Xbox.