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.
new neighbor Mary Jane fixes her up with a lifeguard, a mousy man who
only comes alive when under the spell of Greek music.
Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Gale Gordon (Theodore J. Mooney), Mary Jane
Croft (Mary Jane Lewis)
is the first appearance of Mary
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
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.
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.
(Jim Wells) was
a dancer, actor, sailor and a commercial fisherman. He originated
roles on Broadway in Pal
(1952) and Me
(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.
(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.
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
background performers play the customers of the Golden Greek, the
Greek dancers, and the quartet.
episode was filmed on June 3, 1965. On that date, American astronaut
Ed White performed the first US spacewalk during the Gemini 4
title of the episode refers to a restaurant, not a character.
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.
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.
Gordon pronounces ‘Los Angeles’ with a hard 'g’ (as in 'angle-eez’)
something he will do throughout “The Lucy Show” and “Here’s
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.”
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
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).
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.
the Greek folk dance where the men dance together, all the other
dancers remove their suit coats except Howard and Jim.
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
unlike her kitchen in Danfield, the layout of Lucy’s Hollywood
kitchen will change from episode to episode, depending on the plot
“Lucy and the Golden Greek” rates 3 Paper Hearts out of 5