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This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met “the one.” The girl did not share this belief. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. 

                             This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know                                                           upfront, this is not a love story. 

Callout Post for @ogchanyt
•modest af (even if it’s a bit depreciative(?))
•makes relatable music that is amazing and possibly 94918394092x better than what’s on the radio 90% of the time
•looks hella rad in pink AND purple
•a great guy with a heart of gold
•so interactive!
•makes the best erica jokes
•makes Texas look better than it actually is (I am a Texan hush)
•is just a great and talented guy
•best use of memes

Add what he’s done that makes you feel too attacked smh
It’s gotta be illegal to be this cute

Hopes for season 3:

- Wally!!!!!!
- Nightwing coming back to the team
- Kaldur finding love please, he’s so lonely
- Bluepulse becoming canon
- Mal and Karen either moving in together or getting engaged
- Finding out who Raquel married/will marry
- Jason Todd as the Red Hood
- PLEASE LET US SEE TIM’S BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES
- PLEASE LET US SEE DICK OUT OF HIS NIGHTWING COSTUME
- Supermartian getting back together
- Wally and Artemis being together and happy again
- Beast Boy and Conner having a brotherly moment
- Dick and Barbara openly flirting or getting together
-Barbara as Oracle because Mal isn’t ops manager anymore so it would be the perfect opportunity to have Babs as Oracle and Steph or Cass as Batgirl
- Roy being a good dad to Lian
- Ollie and Dinah getting married
- Darkseid creating chaos
-G Gordon Godfrey getting punched in the face
- Either Raven, Starfire, or Cyborg. At least one, please
- Dick making up just one more not-word, please I need it
- Someone watching Hello Megan! again just once
- M'gann baking again
- Roy and Jason becoming besties
- Red Hood and the Outlaws
- I want to cry at least twice during the season

Why Young Justice is the Greatest Show in the Whole World

-Wally just being Wally
-Superman and Lex Luthor had a baby together
-blowing something up on every mission
-Connor being six years old
-Arsenal only has one arm
-they talk telepathically
-Hello Megan
-Dick destroying the English language
-Superboy not even attempting to hide his identity
-the fact that everybody dies in Failsafe
-“Whelmed”
-“Crash”
-“be as chalant as you’d like”
-M'gann and her relatable social insecurities
-Connor adopting everything in sight
-Batman playing basketball with Dick
-Spitfire
-Wally and Artemis moved in together and got a dog
-Nightwing got sexy
-Bart Allen and Jaime Reyes
- Captain Marvel being a ten year old
-Artemis butchering classic nursery rhymes
-the Flying Graysons
-Wolf being a legit member of the team
-Mal and Karen
-aliens trying to take over the world with soda
-Everybody kissing on New Year’s
-“Human customs still elude me”
-the entire team having to get therapy after Failsafe
-Psimon and his puns
-Garfield and Megan’s brother/sister relationship
-Superman proving to be an awful father
-Dick being so happy on the trapeze at the circus
-all of the subtle dirty references
-a 109 year old man giving Wally dating advice
-Klarion and his cat
-that every version of Roy Harper has weird anger issues
-Artemis not even bothering to come up with a superhero name
-that little gap between Beast Boy;s teeth
-Adam and Alanna
-Adam reciting the jabberwocky thing as a distraction
-Mal wearing Connor’s 90’s Superboy outfit on Halloween
-the Justice League going to alien court for a whole season
-Stephanie Brown being there for like two seconds
-Same thing with Cissie King-Jones
-“Dude, that’s your sister!”
-Garfield shipping Supermartian
-Literally everyone shipping Supermartian
-“Noted”
-Wally running a heart cross country for a ten year old queen
-Everybody thinking Blue beetle was a schizophrenic
-that M'gann based her entire life off of a sitcom
-La'gann and his crappy fish puns
-Red Tornado being the team’s mom
-the Light claiming to have control when they really have no idea what they’re doing
-G Gordon is a brat
-Martians being obsessed with TV
-Connor hating monkeys
-M'gann mind-raping everybody
-Jason Todd’s memorial
-souvenirs
-Wally and Artemis being adorable in Bialya
-hating on Guy Gardner
-apple laxatives
-maneuver seven
-all of the heroes coming together in the last episode
-the last season taking place now in 2016
-hope for a third season which will definitely happen and don’t try telling me it’s not

If the HL characters had blogs
  • Gordon: honestly just a science blog. mostly physics but other things if they cross his dash. he'll talk if you send him asks about science, but just responds with emotes if you message him about himself.
  • Alyx: 100% social justice millennial blog. queen of discourse--just TRY starting shit with her, because she'll back herself up with flawless sourcing and burning rhetoric. reblogs too many lifehacks. makes giveaways.
  • Barney: simple slice of life blogger. his blog matures as he does. he likes to reblog and highlight his friends and family.
  • Adrian: if you're able to find him, his blog is 95% animal blogging. the rest is him attacking, arguing with, and reporting people who mistreat their animals. one time he posted a photo of a house fire without context and wasn't online for a week afterward.
  • Eli: half embarrassing dad jokes and Gordon/Alyx shipping father, half scientist blogger in the same style as Gordon.
  • Isaac: his blog is purely dedicated to blogging about Lamarr. he has a Twitter account for her, too. social media is a modern miracle and he loves sharing his headcrab antics.
  • Judith: she's on Facebook.
  • Breen: pain in the ass conservative blog with a condescending politician tone.
  • G-man: you try to click into his blog but your computer crashes and shuts down. it doesn't start up again until a month later. no matter where you go, you're unable to find his blog--even the address--from anywhere, and people you speak to or are with can't, either. sometimes you have a strange feeling and turn around just in time to see a man turn away from watching you, adjust his tie, and walk out of sight.
Lucy and the Plumber

S3;E2 ~ September 28, 1964

Synopsis

When Lucy calls a plumber, he looks remarkably like Jack Benny.  When it is discovered that he also is a concert violinist, she is determined to get him on a TV talent show.  Unfortunately, Lucy recently appeared on the show with a dog act that wreaked havoc, so she (and the plumber) must go on the show in disguise.

Regular Cast

Lucille Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Gale Gordon (Theodore J. Mooney), Jimmy Garrett (Jerry Carmichael)

Vivian Vance (Vivian Bagley), Candy Moore (Chris Carmichael) and Ralph Hart (Sherman Bagley) do not appear in this episode.

Guest Cast

Jack Benny (Harry Tuttle) was born on Valentine’s day 1894.  He had a successful vaudeville career, and an even greater career on radio with “The Jack Benny Program” which also became a successful television show. His screen persona was known for being a penny-pincher and playing the violin. His theme song was “Love in Bloom.”  Benny was a Beverly Hills neighbor of Lucille Ball’s and the two were off-screen friends. This is his first of two appearances on “The Lucy Show.” He later appeared on three episodes of “Here’s Lucy” and the two appeared on many TV variety and award shows together.  Benny died in 1974.  

Tuttle is also Viv’s maiden name, although this ‘coincidence’ is never mentioned in the episode.

Bob Hope (Irving, Plumber’s Helper) was born Lesley Townes Hope in England in 1903. During his extensive career in virtually all forms of media he received five honorary Academy Awards. In 1945 Desi Arnaz was the orchestra leader on Bob Hope’s radio show. He appeared as himself on the season 6 opener of “I Love Lucy.”  In return, the “Lucy” cast did a guest spot on a Bob Hope special just three weeks later. In the sketch, Hope wonders what “I Love Lucy” would be had he married Lucille Ball instead of Desi.

The comedy superstars made four films together: Sorrowful Jones (1949), Fancy Pants (1950), The Facts of Life (1960), and Critic’s Choice (1963). Hope died at the age of 100.

Willard Waterman (Greg Gregory) was a versatile voice actor who appeared on hundreds of radio shows in the 1930s and 40s.  He is probably best remembered for playing “The Great Gildersleeve” on both radio and TV.  The year after this episode aired, he performed at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He returned to “The Lucy Show” in 1966 for “Lucy the Rain Goddess” (S4;E15).  

The character is never referred to by name in the episode.

Tom G. Linder (Mr. Krause) was Beauty the dog’s trainer.  This is his only screen credit.

After 59 episodes, this is the first one in which Vivian Vance does not appear. She was unhappy having to constantly commute to the West Coast and was given additional weeks off during the season so she wouldn’t have to make the trip as often. 

The day this episode first aired Harpo (nee Adolph) Marx died at age 75. Lucy appeared with Harpo in the 1938 film Room Service. He guest starred as himself on the now classic episode of “I Love Lucy” titled “Lucy and Harpo Marx” (ILL S4;E28).  

This is the first of many episodes written by Milt Josefsberg and Bob O'Brien. Josefsberg was hired at the start of season 3 as the show’s script supervisor. He was a writer for “The Jack Benny Show” which accounts for Benny’s guest appearance in this episode and Josefsberg’s authorship.  Both writers would also contribute to “Here’s Lucy.”  The hallmark of their writing is witty wordplay.

In return for Benny appearing on “The Lucy Show” Lucille Ball made a guest appearance on “The Jack Benny Program” on October 2, 1964.  Lucy played the jealous wife of Paul Revere (Benny).  

The name of the TV program Lucy appears on is “The Talent Discoverer’s Show.” From the products stacked around the host’s desk, it appears that the show is sponsored by Kiddie Cookies, baked beans, and varnish!  

Lucy’s first discovery was made in Mr. Krause’s butcher shop when she saw his German Shepard Beauty “howl like the Beatles” when Mr. Krause played the harmonica. Lucy and Viv visited a butcher shop in “Together for Christmas” (S1;E13).  In that episode the butcher’s name was Ernie and he was played by Joe Mell.  1964 was a groundbreaking year for The Beatles, who made their first appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” released seven singles that made the charts, and made the film A Hard Days Night.

Beauty is just another of many dogs to appear on “The Lucy Show.”  The very first episode featured Tiger, Harry Conners’ dog. Amy Schaeffer’s dog Alvin and a dozen other mutts were in “Lucy and Viv Learn Judo” (S1;E22).  More recently, Mr. Mooney’s sheep dog Nelson (and several off-screen pooches) played a part in “Lucy is Her Own Lawyer” (S2;E23).  

Lucy’s last experience with a plumber was when “Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower” (S1;E18).  His name was Joe Melvin and he was played by Stafford Repp.  

Naturally, where there are water faucets, Lucy will not be able to control them. Unsurprisingly, Mr. Mooney ends up all wet!  

Lucy’s line “Today to get a plumber you need a banker” gets a round of applause from the studio audience. Mr. Tuttle charges Lucy $6 for the house call, but $12 for the plunger that is stuck to her kitchen floor. That would be the equivalent of $140 in today’s economy.  

Harry Tuttle says he gets thrown out when he applies for a driver’s license because he’s really 39.  Throughout his later career, Jack Benny made a running gag of never admitting to being older than 39.

Mr. Tuttle says he once grew a mustache so not to look like Jack Benny, but he ended up looking like Hitler, which (he says) was better than looking like Benny.  Lucy says Harry should try a beard, like Skitch Henderson or Mitch Miller.  Lyle Russel “Skitch” Henderson (1918–2005) was a pianist, conductor, and composer.  He was bandleader for “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1966 during which time Jack Benny made multiple appearances. Mitchell William “Mitch” Miller (1911–2010), oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive was one of the most influential people in American music during the 1950s and early 1960s.  He was previously mentioned on “The Lucy Show” in “Lucy Puts Up an Antenna” (S1;E9).  

On “The Talent Discoverer’s Show” Harry Tuttle plays an arrangement of Donizetti.  Earlier in the episode, classical composers Beethoven, Bach and Brahms were also mentioned.  

At the end of the episode, Lucy is on the telephone with Audrey Simmons. The character was seen on screen for the last time in “Lucy Enters a Baking Contest” (S2;E28).  In “Lucy and the Good Skate” (S3;E1) Viv also had a phone conversation with Audrey.  

Callbacks!

So that the host won’t recognize her from her first disastrous appearance, Lucy passes herself off as a dark-haired Italian named Lucrecia Carmucci.  Lucy Ricardo disguised herself as a dark-haired Italian in “The Black Wig” (ILL S3;E26).  

When the host nearly recognizes Lucy disguised as Lucia, she says “You Americanos!  All-a the time you give-a the girls the same line 'Have-a we met before someplace?'” In “The Black Wig” (ILL S3;E26) Lucy Ricardo says Haven’t I seen you someplace before?” and Ricky responds “It’s possible. I’ve been someplace before.”  Always the same line, indeed!

This is the second time a “Lucy” show has made a Hitler joke.  The first was a visual gag in “Ricky’s Movie Offer” (ILL S4;E5) when Ethel jokingly puts a comb under an unconscious talent scout’s nose to give him a Hitler-style mustache.

Blooper Alerts!

When Harry Tuttle enters the kitchen for the first time, he closes the door behind him but it swings open again.  

The configuration of Lucy’s new kitchen has changed since the remodeling in “Lucy Decides to Redecorate” (S2;E8).  The cook top range is now against the shuttered hatch instead of on an island where the sink now seems to be.   Also, in this episode the modern taps have been replaced by the old fashioned hot and cold water faucets in order to facilitate the gag that turning on one, opens the spout of the other and vice versa.  

“Lucy and the Plumber” rates 4 Paper Hearts out of 5