064 - We're Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and We Don't Tolerate Trespassers or the FBI!!
Her father was a a lineman for the county who died when she was only 3 years old. She started her showbiz journey as a chorus girl for the local Shriners. He was born the son of a mayor and congressman, but there was a revolution and he and his family had to move to Miami Florida and start again. Now in the US, he started singing and playing his Congo drum.
Like a lot of couples, they met at work, hit it off and the rest is television sitcom history. Their show was a mirror of their actual life and the viewing audiences loved it. He was a bandleader and Congo player and she was a house wife who always tried to sneak into the show.
She gets called out as a Communist, appears in front of the House Un-Americian Committee and put on an FBI watchlist by McCarthy himself. He pulled a pistol on some folks and got arrested for shooting at their shoes. He’s the man who brought Conga Line Dancing to the US, she’s the largest single filler of time on television, he’ll pull a pistol and more than just her hair was red, it’s the the Ballad of Babalu and I Love Lucy Too!
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