Friday, August 5, 2011

'The Lucy Show' - Lucy and Bob Crane


On February 21, 1966, Bob Crane guest starred on The Lucy Show. The script is dated January 4, 1966, and John Banner also makes a brief appearance. The episode was originally called "There's No Business Like the Iron Man Business" before it was changed to "Lucy and Bob Crane."

Synopsis of the episode as it appeared in 1966 reads: "Bob Crane, chief hero of Hogan's Heroes, takes Lucille Ball to dinner. The fun is the mashed potatoes kind, with Crane unaware that Lucy moonlights as Ironman Carmichael, Hollywood's most daring stuntman. Also poking his head in for a laugh or two is John Banner, Schultz of the Hogan's gang."

Bob Crane guest stars on The Lucy Show.
Ad from TV Guide, February 21, 1966.

Page from the original script of
The Lucy Show: "Lucy and Bob Crane"
Air date February 21, 1966.

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Note: Hogan's Heroes was filmed at Desilu Studios, the production company owned by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Interior scenes were filmed at Desilu-Culver City, while exterior scenes were filmed at the "40 Acre Lot." In addition to Hogan's Heroes, the 40 Acre Lot was also home to Gone With the Wind (the Tara Plantation was later the site of Stalag 13), The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle USMC, Mayberry RFD, and Batman, among others. For a virtual tour of the 40 Acre Lot, click here.

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