I Love Lucy: Tennessee Ernie Visits (1954)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Synopsis

In a strategy designed to boost the slightly flagging ratings of I Love Lucy, the series offered its first two-part story, built around the talents of guest star Tennessee Ernie Ford. In part one, the Ricardos extend their hospitality to a cousin of a friend of Lucy's mother, a bucolic fellow named Ernie who hails from Bent Fork, TN. Though Ernie is friendly and likeable, he soon becomes quite a pest, especially when he insists upon singing early in the morning and waking up the entire apartment building. To get rid of Ernie, Lucy (Lucille Ball) tries to scare him off by disguising herself as one of those "wicked city wimmen" that Ernie's mother has warned him about.