They each have their own heart effect as follows
Jim William Trimmer(Weather Jim)-his heart shows the weather, and changes wherever he goes
Jim Nathan Trimmer(Newscaster Jim)-little radio towers, bc he’s broadcasting his and his brothers’ stories
Jim Frederick Trimmer(Field Reporter Jim)-little microphones, bc he’s quite the talker
Jim Cameron Trimmer(cameraman jim)- Eyes, bc he sees everything
Jim Sean Trimmer (Sportscaster Jim)-different sports equipment
Jim Oswald Trimmer(Occult Jim)-pentagrams, bc DEMONS JIM
by Jay Sandrich ~ Written by William Raynor and Miles Wilder
finds her great grandmother’s diary with an IOU from one of Harry’s
relatives tucked inside. With interest, Lucy estimates Harry owes
her thousands and soon she’s taken over his business!
Otis Carter), Desi
Arnaz Jr. (Craig
Lawyer) was a ‘B’ movie actor who made several films for Ed Wood,
including what is considered one of the worst films ever made Plan
9 from Outer Space (1959).
This is the first of his two appearances on the series. He was
previously seen on two episodes of “The Lucy Show.”
uncredited) made more than 45 appearances on “The Lucy Show,” and
nearly as many on “Here’s Lucy.” Gould (born Sydney
Greenfader) was Lucille Ball’s cousin by marriage to Gary Morton.
J. Casino (Mover, uncredited) was a professional boxer who turned
into a screen actor and stunt man. He previously played one of the
singing and dancing teamsters in “Lucy
Helps Ken Berry” (TLS S6;E21) and will appear in one more
episode of “Here’s Lucy.”
C. Harvey (Mover, uncredited) was an actor and stuntman who
played one of the singing and dancing teamsters in “Lucy
Helps Ken Berry” (TLS S6;E21). This is one of his six
appearances on “Here’s Lucy.”
Ron Nyman (Mover,
uncredited) was an English-born actor who played a passenger on the
S.S. Constitution when Lucy Ricardo sailed to Europe in “Bon
Voyage” (ILL S5;E13).
are two uncredited actors playing construction workers.
is the only episode written by William
this episode we learn that Harry comes from Sinclairville, New York
and he is the fourth Harrison Otis Carter in his family.
is in Chautaqua County about 12 miles from Jamestown where Lucille
Ball was born.
Ball’s real-life grandmother’s name Flora Belle Emmaline Hunt, is
used as Lucy Carter’s great-grandmother’s name in this episode. The
promissory note is made out to Lucy Carter’s great-grandfather
Frederick C. Hunt, which was the name of Lucille Ball’s grandfather.
After the death of her father, Lucille was raised by her grandfather
the start of the episode, Harry is having a phone conversation with
the office landlord, Mr. Praskins. Praskins
was the surname of Ann Tyrrell’s character Vi on the CBS comedy
“Private Secretary” (1953-57) starring Lucille Ball’s good friend
Ann Sothern. There was an “I Love Lucy” / “Private Secretary”
cross-over on the first episode of “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” in
“You make Scrooge sound like Diamond Jim Brady.” Comparisons
of both Harrison O. Carter and Theodore J. Mooney to Diamond Jim
Brady were frequent. James
was a real-life millionaire and philanthropist who was fond of jewels
(hence the nickname). Although often the comparison is to cheapskate
Jack Benny, here it is to Ebenezer Scrooge, the fictional miser at
the center of Charles Dickens’ famous novella
A Christmas Carol.
is revealed that Harry opened the Unique Employment Agency 29 years
ago. That would mean it was established in 1941.
is the first time viewers have visited the Carter home’s attic.
the start of scene two, Harry is dictating a letter to a Mr.
This name has been used by Gale Gordon many times on both “The
Lucy Show” and “Here’s Lucy.”
Talbot gets entrance applause from the studio audience. The lawyer
gets $50 an hour and (apparently) makes house calls.
her new role as President of the Unique Employment Agency, Lucy hangs
up on a call from an important client named Charles Druten. Charles
was a character played by Boris Karloff in the 1947 film Lured
starring Lucille Ball.
the movers try to take away the water cooler, Harry grabs the bottle
and of course – ends up all wet! It wouldn’t be “Here’s Lucy”
if Harry stayed dry!
Lucie says the attic looks like something out of a Frankenstein
movie, Craig jumps out to scare her by pretending to be Bela Lugosi
as Dracula. As Mr. Mooney, Gale Gordon played Dracula in a
monster-themed episode of “The Lucy Show.” In the same episode
Lucy’s son Jerry dressed up Dracula and Viv’s son Sherman as
“Home Sweet Home” samplers were seen above Fred and Ethel’s bed
on “I Love Lucy” as well as on the wall of Lucy Carmichael’s
California apartment (for one episode only) on “The Lucy Show.”
When Harry goes to tear up the IOU, Lucy warns him that it will do no good because it’s a photostat. The document Harry is reading, however, is on yellowed parchment paper! The paper has a small black mark in the same place as the document Lucy pulled out of the diary in the attic in the previous scene.
Harry opens the door of the closet, there is a wall calendar that
reads JAN. The year appears to be blacked out, but since the
first of the month falls on a Sunday, it is likely from 1967 or (less
framed painting of Harry’s great grandfather hanging over the
fireplace is actually a doctored black and white photo of Gale Gordon
that hung over Mr. Mooney’s mantle on “The Lucy Show.” The same
photo, now, colorized, was used for a gag on “Lucy Protects Her
Sitcom Logic Alert! Craig comes to the realization that the interest is compounded annually and that Harry owes Lucy $138,000. Since the period of time that the interest is compounded is not stated in the IOU, it is unclear just how Craig came to this conclusion.
home and living room are differently configured than in previous
Lyle Talbot rarely makes eye contact with Gale Gordon in their scene
together. Perhaps he was reading off cue cards?
“Lucy Takes Over” rates 3 Paper Hearts out of 5
fun thing about this episode is watching Lucy take the upper hand.
Her display of self-confidence and superiority are a refreshing
change of pace and must have been what Lucille Ball the executive was