I Love Lucy -The chocolate factory episode
I was recently asked by a reporter to comment on the 1950s I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel work in a chocolate factory. It's called "Job Switching".
As I remember it, Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week so she can learn the value of the almighty dollar as she's just come home with another expensive dress. Lucy and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory. They try their hands at "dipping" chocolate centers and lacking grace or experience they soon have chocolate all over themselves and the factory. Lucy ends up with a chocolate covered face. They are then moved to a chocolate packing room. At first it's delightful and exciting, delicious and perfect chocolates are dancing down a production line on a conveyor belt. Their job is to wrap the chocolate in candy cups. Quickly, their sweet excitement turns sour as they can't keep up with a speeding conveyor belt. They begin stuffing chocolates in their mouths, blouses, and hats.
The episode was filmed a the See's Candy plant in Los Angeles and first aired in 1952. It's delightful to watch!
The episode wasn't filmed at See's Candies, it was filmed on Lucy's regular stage at Desilu, but the talented candy maker featured alongside Lucy was indeed an employee of See's.ReplyDelete
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