The Lucy Show: Lucy Helps Danny Thomas (1965)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Ever in need of extra money, Lucy (Lucille Ball) offers her services to banker Mooney (Gale Gordon) as a part-time employee. Her first assignment is to deliver an envelope to the television studio where Danny Thomas is rehearsing a special. Before Lucy shows up, it is carefully established that big-hearted Danny adheres to an iron-clad rule: under no circumstances will he ever fire anyone who's on their very first job, no matter how clumsy or inept that person may be. On cue, Lucy shows up, and is promptly mistaken for one of the special's chorus girls. Appalled by Lucy's incompetence, Danny angrily approaches her -- whereupon, in all innocence, she explains that it's her very first job....