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I Love Lucy and the chocolate factory: The famous job switching episode (1952)

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I Love Lucy - Chocolate factory candy conveyor belt episode with Lucille Ball

I Love Lucy and the chocolate factory candy conveyor belt episode with Lucille Ball

This classic scene from “Job Switching,” the first episode in season two of I Love Lucy, originally aired on September 15, 1952. Many people consider ‘Lucy and the chocolate factory’ to be one of the series’ finest (half-) hours.

This clip of the fantastically funny episode features Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) biting off a little more than they can chew when they get a job at a candy factory, and end up fighting a losing battle against a conveyor belt of chocolates. Actress Elvia Allman stars as the angry boss lady who has already had quite enough of the girls’ antics.

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Columbia Broadcasting Co. publicity men are calling September 15 “L Day,” because that’s when “I Love Lucy,” the nation’s favorite television show according to many a poll, will return to its regular Monday night time slot.

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley will be in their accustomed parts as the Ricardos and their landlords, the Mertzes.

The premier picture, called “Job Switching,” will find the familiar foursome doing exactly that after quarreling over the handling of the household budgets. Lucille and Miss Vance will get jobs as chocolate dippers, while Arnaz and Frawley take over their domestic chores.

No further information about the show is available, but it’s a fairly safe bet, judging from past performances, that Lucille will get dipped in the chocolate in addition to doing the dipping.

I Love Lucy and the chocolate factory - Job Switching episode from 1952 - animated


Lucy and the chocolate factory: She and Ethel vs the chocolates in “Job Switching” – video

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