From “I Adore Lucy” episode “The Operetta”
Video Rating: 4 / five
1:21 I WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH U GO GIRL!
Excellent performance by the late Vivian Vance
i love ethel!! she has such an amazing voice and is so hilarious!!
Vivian Vance has a fantastic voice! This is one of my favorite “Ethel” scenes from all six season of “I Love Lucy.” I can’t say enough about it!
I believe she understudied Ethel Merman on Broadway. I’m not quite sure which show or shows. Maybe “Red Hot and Blue? Anyway, Merm had that big brassy voice and Vivian could certainly blow her own big trumpet when she had the occasion. Love this!
What a fun, marvelous, enlightening vignette. There was SO much more to Viv than Ethel Mertz. She simply OOZED talent, from her hair follicles to her toenails. Kudos to you for posting this – and may the world NEVER FORGET how special she was.
Vivian Vance doesn’t get the credit she so rightly deserves. I HIGHLY recommend everyone read her biography called “The Other Side Of Ethel Mertz’….VERY informative!
I think what we see at 1:22 is probably the only real glimpse into the complexity of Vivian Vance on ILL – she was SO much more than Ethel Mertz! I love Vivian!
i loved viv and i will always
I loved Lucy but loved Vivian just as much,she was great.
I think I just peed a little, lol.
Love this show! Thank you for posting!
GREATEST MUSICAL MOMENT ON TELEVISION. EVER!
“When other girls go walking on their arm they have a swell beau, but whenever I go walking on my arm is just my elbow” LOL!
@HepburnFlicks omg samee!!! ive seen this episode a thousand times and still die laughing at that part!!
Do u have the whole episode you can post
omg i died at 1:22
Oh my damn, did she rock that shyt at 1:33 or what??
Viv had a great voice.
Now THATS a performance!! Pure comedy…I LOVE IT!!!
LOL I couldn’t stop laughing when she goes all wild with her voice!
I’ve always loved this episode, and this scene is certainly a favorite the way that Ethel starts out so sweet and innocent like and then she starts belting out the rest of the song. Just good stuff! When Lucy comes out in this episode and starts singing “I am the queen of the Gypsies”, that’s pretty funny also!
What a truly talented woman. An outstanding singer with a credible Broadway background in musical comedy. You didn’t get to be the great Ethel Merman’s understudy if you couldn’t cut the mustard vocally. This is my favorite moment from one of my most favorite episodes. Vivian Vance, just like the Merm: brass with class!