The Lucy Show: Lucy, the Gun Moll (1966)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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This episode is a wild and wacky spoof of the old TV series The Untouchables, which like The Lucy Show was a Desilu production (what a coincidence!). Struck by Lucy's resemblance to notorious gun moll Rusty Martin, Eliot Ness-like federal agent Briggs (who else but Robert Stack?) persuades Lucy (Lucille Ball) to pose as the moll in order to track down the money stolen by recently paroled gangster Big Nick (played by Bruce Gordon, who'd portrayed Frank Nitti on The Untouchables). The episode's nostalgia appeal is greatly enhanced by the rat-tat-tat narration of Walter Winchell -- and as a bonus, Lucy (as Rusty) performs a con brio rendition of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." At the end of the show, Lucy breaks character and invites Robert Stack and Bruce Gordon to take a bow, thereby acknowledging her studio audience for the first and only time onscreen.