Lucy: “You don’t give me enough money?”
Jed and Jethro are talking about a “fast” girl Jethro knew back in the hills:
Jethro: Uncle Jed, she handed me a big old sugar cookie, looked at me and said, “Jehtro, if you had a choice between that cookie and me, which one would you take“. Uncle Jed, that’s when I found out just how fast she was!
(Jed leans in close to hear the rest of the sordid story.)
Jethro: I had to run nearly a mile to get away from her with that cookie!
Jed Clampett: (shaking his head) Jethro, some day me and you got to have a long talk.
Ricky: (To Lucy) I know you like a book. You must have an interior motive.
Ricky: (seeing pancakes on his plate) Hey! Tortillas!
Lucy: (sarcastically) Yeah. I made them out of Aunt Jemima Tortilla Mix.
Ricky: Oh, I keep forgetting here in America you call them Flap Cakes.
Lucy: Come again?
Ricky: Hot Jacks?
Lucy: You were closer with tortillas. They are Hot Cakes.
(takes a bite) Ricky Ricardo: No, these are Cold Cakes.
Ricky: What have you got?
Ricky: In back of you there.
Ricky: Something’s wrong with the electricity. My shaver isn’t working.
Ricky: I’m just going to let her stew in her own goose for awhile.
Ricky: How do spell s’perience?
Ricky: E-x? You’re kidding.
Desi Arnaz was and is, without a doubt, one of the most underrated comics ever. I watch, on average, two I Love Lucy’s a day and I am floored by his comedic talents each and every episode. We all know Lucille Ball was probably the greatest star to ever live – but Desi was nothing short of remarkable. His timing and the way he delivered his lines was on par with anyone. Ever.
I made the mistake of watching an episode of Sanford and Son on TVLand one day last week while eating. Laughing nearly caused me to choke twice.
The following exchange was the final straw. I put the bag of Cheeto’s out of reach until my evening with Fred and Lamont was over.
Lamont: Pop, you gotta stop going out everynight.
Fred: I can’t stop, son. You know Donna. I mean, she’s young and attractive and when she wants to go out, I have to go or she’ll give me up for a younger man.
Lamont: Now, that doesn’t sound like Donna.
Fred: I know it doesn’t sound like Donna. I don’t do imitations.
There’s nothing quite like watching a movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Whether it’s a Musical, Western, Comedy, Romance, or Drama – if it’s on, I’m not too far away… with popcorn in hand and a couple of cats nearby.
Below are a few Old Hollywood movie reviews I’ve done on the blog. There are, as you’d imagine, a lot more to come. – Joi (“Joy”)
We’re in the Money (Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell)
The Naked Spur (James Stewart, Janet Leigh)
The Prince and the Showgirl (Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier)
The White Sister (Helen Hayes, Clark Gable)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn, Julie Newmar)
Rio Bravo (John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan)
El Dorado (John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt,Michele Carey)
Rio Grande (John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara)
Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (What is it With Me and These Movies??)
The Stooge (Jerry Lewis’ favorite Lewis and Martin Movie… for good reason.)
Critic’s Choice (Hilarious movie starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball)
To Please a Lady (Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck team up in a fast track movie)
Grand Hotel (Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore)
More Reviews of Old Movies.
Ginger (Ginger Rogers)
Steps in Time (Fred Astaire)
Debbie Reynolds: Unsinkable
Enchantment (Audrey Hepburn)
Find out just how much I (truly) Love Lucy in the Lucille Ball category. I’m warning you, I call it an obsession for a very good reason…
Another personal absolute favorite of mine is Barbara Stanwyck. Not only was she beautiful and outrageously talented, she was exceptionally bright and colorful. This growing collection of Barbara Stanwyck Quotes will give you an idea of just how colorful she was!
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