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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Variety Club All-Star TV Party for Lucille Ball 12/9/84-Part 1 Ken Bertwell

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"AND GOD BLESS YOU, LUCY.

SINCERELY, RON REAGAN."

LUCY, TWO OF YOUR NEAREST NEIGHBORS

FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION COMEDY,

CARL REINER AND SID CAESAR.

A MAN WHO IS THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY

ON ALL OF LUCY'S SERIES,

HE HAS SEEN EVERY EPISODE OF EVERY SHOW LUCY'S DONE.

DIRECT FROM GERMANY, THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE VIEWER

OF LUCY'S TELEVISION SHOWS,

THE RENOWNED PROFESSOR, LUDWIG VON BLEARY EYES.

SEE ALL THE STARS HERE?

BETTER BE SOME MEAL.

YES, YES...

LOOK WHO'S OVER THERE!

THERE ARE MANY--

NO, AT THE BIG TABLE.

WHICH ONE?

IN THE AQUA DRESS.

THAT'S LUCILLE BALL.

I KNOW! DON'T SAY IT.

BUT WE'RE HONORING HER.

BUT SHE SHOWED UP.

I THOUGHT WE'D PLAY TO A PICTURE.

NO, SHE'S HERE.

OH, I LOVE YOU, LUCY.

IS IT TRUE THAT YOU'VE SEEN EVERY LUCY SHOW?

I'VE SEEN EVERY ONE 400 TIMES.

I WOULD GO FOR 500,

BUT I AIN'T GOT THE PATIENCE.

YOU MUST HAVE A FAVORITE.

THERE WAS ONE SHOW WHEN LUCY WAS PREGNANT.

SHE WAS REALLY PREGNANT.

SHE WAS GOING TO POP.

ETHEL WAS HOLLERING AT HER,

"YOU CAN'T DOTHE OW WITH DESI TONIT!"

LUCY SAID, "I GOT A PLAN.

"I'LL GET A JOB IN THE BAKERY

"BEHIND THE NIGHTCLUB.

"I'LL GO FROM THE BAKERY ONTO THE NIGHTCLUB FLOOR.

THERE, YOU'LL THROW ME A SOUSAPHONE."

YOU KNOW, A SOUSAPHONE.

SHE WANTED TO SURPRISE DESI.

SHE STARTED TO PLAY, "OOM-PA OOM-PA OOM-PA."

WHEN THAT BABY POPPED OUT OF THE SOUSAPHONE,

BOY, WAS THAT A LAUGH!

DON'T REMEMBER THAT SHOW.

THE SHOW IS PLAYED ALL OVER THE WORLD--

I SAW THAT SHOW IN ITALY.

THAT SHOW?

ETHEL WENT,

[SPEAKING ITALIAN]

AND LUCY SAID,

[SPEAKING ITALIAN]

I GATHER THAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME.

NO, IT'S THE SECOND BEST.

SECOND BEST? WHAT WAS THE FIRST?

LUCY A DESI WERE HAVING A BIG ARGUMENT.

THEY WERE REALLY ON THE OUTS.

LUCY WANTED TO MAKE UP,

SO SHE BOUGHT A NEGLIGEE,

A SEXY ONE, TO DRIVE DESI CRAZY.

SHE LAID DOWN IN THE BEDROOM.

DESI SAW HER, AND THE PLAN BACKFIRED,

BECAUSE HE GOT OVER-CRAZY.

HE WENT, "AAAH!"

HE SCOOPED HER UP OFF THE BED

WITH ONE HAND.

HE WENT OUTSIDE

AND STARTED TO CLIMB THE BUILDING.

WHEN HE CLIMBED--

THERE'S NOBODY FUNNIER THAN DESI CLIMBING A BUILDING.

HE'S THE FUNNIEST BUILDING CLIMBER.

HE GOT UP ON TOP OF THE BUILDING,

AND PLANES WERE COMING,

AND HE KNOCKED THE PLANES DOWN.

PROFESSOR, PROFESSOR--

AND HE HELD LUCY...

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING?

YOU SAW THE SHOW!

THIS WAS NOT LUCY. THIS WAS KING KONG.

WHAT WAS LUCY DOING WITH KING KONG?

I KNOW. IT WAS A SPECIAL.

NG KONG WAS THE GUEST STAR.

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU.

WHAT ELSE YOU WANT TO KNOW?

I'LL DO A TRICK.

YOU BLINDFOLD ME.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

BLINDFOLD ME. CAN I SEE?

I DON'T KNOW.

CAN YOU SEE?

I'M GOING TO ASTOUND YOU.

I'M GOING TO POINT TO WHEREUCY IS.

OVER THERE.

SEE THAT?

SIR...

WHAT ELSE YOU WANT KNOW ABOUT LUCY?

THE SPECIALS SHE DID,

THE TV SHOWS, THE MOVIES--

THAT'S A PRODIGIOUS AMOUNT OF THEATRICAL WORK.

THAT'S A LOT OF SHOWS.

DO YOU REALIZE SHE DID 500 TELEVISION SHOWS AND 76 MOVIES?

AND ALL OF THEM GREAT!

AND TWO OF THEM STUNK.

BUT EVEN WITH THAT,

SHE HAS A BETTER RECORD THAN JOE DIMAGGIO ANYTIME.

YES, SIR.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT LUCY.

ABSOLUTELY. SPELL "LUCY."

IT'S SILLY.

RIGHT.

L-U-C-Y.

HE FELL INTO MY TRAP.

YES, YOU DID.

EVERYBODY KNOWS IT'S SPELLED L-U-C--

NO.

HOW?

L-L-U-C-Y.

THERE'S ONLY ONE "L".

IF YOU LOVE LUCY, SPELL IT WITH TWO Ls.

YOU LOVE LUCY?

I LOVE LUCY.

WE LOVE

L-L-L-L-L-L-LUCY!

LUCY, FROM YOUR MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY,

JOHN RITTER.

I FEEL VERY LUCKY TO BE IN THIS ROOM TONIGHT

TO SPEND THIS HOUR WITH A LADY

WHO SET THE STANDARDS FOR COMEDY.

ALL COMEDY ACTORS ANACTRESSES HAVE LEARNED FROM YOU.

YOU'VE SPENT A LIFETIME

REACHING OUT AND TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH LAUGHTER.

WE'RE ALL THE BETTER FOR IT.

THERE'S ANOTHER LADY

WHO REACHED OUT AND TOUCHED THE WORLD,

SOMEONE LIKE CARL LEWIS WH WON FOUR OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS.

WE'LL NEVER FORGET THIS LOVELY YOUNGIRL

WHO STILL WORKS AT THE CHECK-OUT COUNTER

AT A HUGHES SUPERMARKET.

THIS IS OUR ALL-AMERICAN GIRL WHO SANG A SONG

DURING THE OPENING CEREMONIES OF OUR SUMMER OLYMPICS.

SHE SANG LIVE TO 2 1/2 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.

WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY HEARING HER SONG AGAIN.

YOU BOTH HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON.

YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

SO DOES MISS VICKI McCLURE.

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

SOMEBODY'S HAND

MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE

IF YOU CAN

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

SOMEBODY'S HAND

MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE

IF YOU CAN

COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION

AS WE SALUTE YOU, LUCY

WITH FOND ADMIRATION

THIS COMMON BOND THAT WE ALL SHARE

AND IT'S THE LOVE IN PEOPLE

EVERYWHERE

WE CAN CHANGE THINGS

IF WE START GIVING

WHY DON'T YOU

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

SOMEBODY'S HAND

MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE

IF YOU CAN

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

REACH OUT

SOMEBODY'S HAND

SOMEBODY

A BETTER PLACE, PLEASE, IF YOU CAN

A THING WE ALL CAN SHARE

BY KEEPING FAITH IN THE SPIRIT

IT'S EVERYWHERE

LET'S GIVE A STANDING OVATION

FOR LOVE

AND PEACE

AND NEW INSPIRATION

I KNOW WE COULD

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

SOMEBODY'S HAND

MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE

IF YOU CAN

REACH O AND TOUCH

SOMEBODY'S HAND

MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE

IF YOU CAN

REACH OUT AND TOUCH

IF YOU JUST TRY

BETTER PLACE

A BETTER LIFE

A BETTER WORLD

YES, FREE FROM THE GRIEF

YOU AND I

WE CAN MAKE A BETTER LIFE

WITH NO MORE GRIEF

A BETTER LIFE

WOO HOO HOO HOO

REACH OUT, REACH OUT

REACH OUT

JUST

REACH FOR THE SKY

A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE

FOR YOU AND I

WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY

PLEASE, TRY ♪♪

LUCY, ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES.

ONE OF TODAY'S BRIGHTEST STARS,

SHELLEY LONG.

UNLIKE MANY ESTEEMED GUESTS HERE TONIGHT,

I HAVE NEVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE

OF WORKING WITH LUCILLE BALL,

BUT I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WATCHING HER WORK.

WITHOUT IT, MY LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT,

AND NOT NEARLY AS FULL.

AMONG OTHER THINGS, LUCILLE BALL

HAS PROVIDED A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE FOR WOMEN.

IN THE MIDDLE OF A SUCCESSFUL CAREER,

SHE BEGAN MOTHERHOOD.

FOR LADIES LIKE MYSELF WHO FEEL THAT'S THE RIGHT CHOICE,

WE HAVE THIS TRADITION TO FOLLOW.

BUT IT'S THAT COMEDY

THAT WE COULDN'T HAVE LIVED WITHOUT.

YOU MUST KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT TEARS

IN ORDER TO INSPIRE LAUGHTER.

ONCE THAT LAUGHTER COMES, IT'S LIKE NOTHING ELSE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT LAUGHTER, LUCY.

THANK YOU.

FOR ALL YOU'VE SHARED WITH US,

WE ARE RICHER FOR IT.

HERE'S SOMEONE ELSE WHO LOVES LU.

PLAY HIS THEME MUSIC, PLEASE.

GO GET THEM, DRUNKIE.

LUCY, I LOVE YOU.

THAT'S NOT LUCY.

THAT'S MY WIFE. THIS IS LUCY.

HEY, BOY, SO JEALOUS.

I'LL KISS YOU.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE.

UH...I'VE HAD A SPECIAL REQUEST,

BUT I'M GOING TO SING ANYHOW.

GO GET 'EM, PAL.

WHICH SONG WE DOING FIRST?

I'LL GET YOU, FRANK.

YOU THOUGHT I'D SING A LOT?

THIS IS IT.

I HAVEN'T HAD A DRINK SINCE I STOPPED SMOKING.

WHEN YOU'RE LUCY

YEAH, WHEN YOU'RE LUCY

YOU'RE NEVER

OFF TV

WHEN YOU'RE LUCY

THAT'S ALL YOU SEE

YOU'RE ON, LIKE

CONSTANTLY

ON CHANNEL 7, 5, 4, ♪

9, 8, OR 10

HOWEVER YOU TURN

THAT'S OUR LUCY AGAIN

NOW, WHEN YOU'RE LUCY

WHEN YOU'RE LUCY

YOU'RE NEVER OFF

OFF TV

MY AGENT TOLD ME

THERE'D BE BIG STARS HERE

TO SEE

OUTSIDE OF LUCY

THE ONLY BIG STAR HERE

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY.

IS ME

BUT MISS BALL, NOW

FOR US ALL, NOW

YOU ARE SIMPLY JUST

YOU'RE THE BEST ♪♪

I LOVE YOU.

LUCY, HERE'S THE BOY WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR TO YOU.

YOUR NEIGHBOR, JIMMY STEWART.

WELL, LUCY, YOU KNOW,

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, I LOVE YOU,

BUT YOU KNOW THAT.

I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND IF I CHANGE THE SUECT.

I MEAN, I KNOW IT'S YOUR PARTY AND ALL THAT,

BUT THERE'S A FRIEND IN THE ROOM TONIGHT,

A WONDERFUL MAN.

AND, UH, HE'S CELEATING HIS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH US.

AND, UH, HE'S A MARRIED MAN.

ACTUALLY, BOTH OF THEM ARE HERE TONIGHT.

I'D BE PLEASEDF THEY'D TAKE A BOW

SO WE COULD WISH THEM WELL.

UH, HIS WIFE IS A LITTLE ON THE SHY SIDE,

SO I'LL INTRODUCE THE HUSBAND FIRST.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

MR. GARY MORTON.

LUCY, I'VE WANTED TO DO THIS

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