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Mystery of Love - Masquerade Ball event part 1 and 2, MidCinJp

Suitors with masquerade masks. 

I like Byron’s mask the most, and not because Byron wears it. (*▼◡`* ) (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄) I like its shape and design, and of course the color. :D

which one do you like best? 

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Barbara Stanwyck shows Gary Cooper how to do “yum yum” in Ball of Fire  (Howard Hawks, 1941)

“I love him because he’s the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn’t know how to kiss, the jerk!”

a continuation of this lil drabble, dedicated to just-tea-thanks and everyone else who demanded more. Its not 10,000 words, but I hope you like it :) its basically just a collection of scenes with ws!bucky manhandling pre-serum Steve, and Steve being a little shit.


It became a normal thing in Avengers Tower after that to see Steve on the Winter Soldier’s shoulders, his chin perched on the brunette’s head as he ambled through the halls or cooked dinner. It could have been hilarious, the way Bucky so easily manhandled the little blond, but everyone was too wary of Bucky to even crack a smile (except Sam, who openly cackled at the two).

“Hmmm, a six-letter word for a continuing saga,” Steve said, chewing on his pen absentmindedly. Bucky grunted beneath him, on what had to be his 200th push-up, not even phased by the extra weight of the skinny blonde sitting cross-legged on his back. The rest of the team was training halfheartedly, mainly keeping an eye on the pair.

“Trilogy is too long, arc is too short, what else could it be?” Steve huffed

“Serial,” Bucky said, his hoarse voice drawing the full attention of the team, “like those stories you used to read in the paper.”

Steve beamed down at him, filling in the blocks of his crossword “thanks Buck, you were always better at these than me,” the former assassin smirked at that, not once breaking the rhythm of his workout. 

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Lucy and the Golden Greek

S4;E2 ~ September 20, 1965

Synopsis

Lucy’s new neighbor Mary Jane fixes her up with a lifeguard, a mousy man who only comes alive when under the spell of Greek music.

Regular Cast

Lucille Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Gale Gordon (Theodore J. Mooney), Mary Jane Croft (Mary Jane Lewis)

The is the first appearance of Mary Jane Croft as Mary Jane Lewis. Croft previously played the recurring role of Audrey Simmons when the show was set in Danfield. She was married to former “Lucy Show” producer Elliott Lewis meaning that Mary Jane Lewis is Croft’s legal name as well as her character name.

Guest Cast

Howard Morris (Howard Coe) is probably best remembered as Ernest T. Bass on “The Andy Griffith Show,” which filmed on the Desilu lot.  His last appearance as Bass aired just one week after this episode of “The Lucy Show” and was the lead in to “Lucy in the Music World” (S4;E3). From the mid 1960’s Morris was active as a voice artist for hundreds of cartoon characters. On Broadway, he played Rosencrantz to Maurice Evans’ Hamlet, as well as appearing in two musicals.  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.  

Howard is a professional lifeguard who has lived in California sixteen years and never had a date. His real name is Howard Colansankis and both his parents are Greek.

Robert Fortier (Jim Wells) was a dancer, actor, sailor and a commercial fisherman. He originated roles on Broadway in Pal Joey (1952) and Me and Juliet (1953). Fortier appeared in 47 feature films and TV productions from 1950 to 1985. He frequently worked with director Robert Altman. This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.

Joe DeSantis (Headwaiter) was a veteran of a dozen Broadway plays from 1932 to 1980 as well as more than 150 screen credits. This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball. 

Sid Gould (Waiter) made more than 45 appearances on “The Lucy Show,” all as background characters. He also did 40 episodes of “Here’s Lucy.” Gould (born Sydney Greenfader) was Lucille Ball’s cousin by marriage to Gary Morton. Gould was married to Vanda Barra, who also appeared on “The Lucy Show” starting in 1967, as well as on “Here’s Lucy.”

Various background performers play the customers of the Golden Greek, the Greek dancers, and the quartet.  

The episode was filmed on June 3, 1965.  On that date, American astronaut Ed White performed the first US spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission.  The title of the episode refers to a restaurant, not a character.

When the episode opens, Mary Jane says Lucy has been in Los Angeles about a month. She also manages to re-cap Lucy’s life since she left Danfield thanks to the apartment’s thin walls and a gossipy landlady. This is especially helpful for loyal viewers who may have missed “Lucy at Marineland” (S4;E1), where pretty much the same exposition was provided. 

Lucy has brought her portable transistor radio with her from Danfield.  It was featured in all three episodes that ended season three.

The layout of Lucy’s second floor Los Angeles apartment is not unlike that of her Danfield home.  The only addition is a plant-filled patio off the kitchen door. 

Gale Gordon pronounces ‘Los Angeles’ with a hard 'g’ (as in 'angle-eez’) something he will do throughout “The Lucy Show” and “Here’s Lucy.”

Mr. Mooney equates California to the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your weak, your lunatics, your cuckoo birds – and they all flock here!” This is a very loose paraphrase of Emma Lazarus’s 1883 poem “The New Colossus” inscribed at the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. While Mr. Mooney is saying these lines the underscoring is the patriotic song “America.”  

For her blind date, Lucy wears a blue and green chiffon dress that perfectly matches her apartment. She also wears a blue satin coat that gets a few murmers of appreciation from the audience. Mary Jane told Lucy not to “dress to kill” for the date.  Lucy replies that she’ll just dress to “wound him a little.” Lucille Ball spends the entire episode dressed in blue, a color that favored her. This may be a reaction to the fact that CBS is now airing the series in color.

Handing the patrons tambourines, the headwaiter says “You can bang alone with Mitchapopolis.”  This is a pun on “Sing Along With Mitch” (1961-1964), a very successful music TV show hosted by bandleader Mitch Miller. He was previously mentioned in “Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna” (S1;E9).  

After Howard tweaks Lucy cheek relentlessly, she calls him “Zorba the Tweak,” a pun on the title of the 1964 Oscar-winning film Zorba the Greek starring Anthony Quinn.  

For the Greek folk dance where the men dance together, all the other dancers remove their suit coats except Howard and Jim.  

Callback!

The sequence where love-crazed Howard chases Lucy around the dance floor is vaguely reminiscent of when a jealous Lucy Ricardo was pursued through Ricky’s African dance number in “Cuban Pals” (ILL S1;E28).  

Blooper Alert!

Not unlike her kitchen in Danfield, the layout of Lucy’s Hollywood kitchen will change from episode to episode, depending on the plot needs.

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