Season: #2 - 1952-53 Airdate: May 4, 1953 Filmed: April 3, 1953 Rating: 63.8/90
Episode 59 of 181
Music: Pass That Peace Pipe, By the Waters of Minnetonka
Supporting Cast: Jerry-Jerry Hausner, Juanita-Carol Richards, Actors posing as Indians-Richard J. Reeves, Frank Gerstle
Ricky believes Lucy's show business aspirations have ended now that she has assumed the role of mother, but it's not so. The moment she hears that Ricky is staging a new Indian show at the Tropicana, she - along with the stage-struck Mertzes - wants to be part of it. Lucy reads up on the subject in a book, Blood-Curdling Indian Tales, and is despondent when Ricky hires the Mertzes but not her. Nevertheless, Lucy manages to appear in the "By the Waters of Minnetonka" number by making a special deal with the regular performer, Juanita. But who's caring for Little Ricky? Big Ricky wants to know. Lucy has the infant strapped to her back like a papoose all through the number.