Lucille Ball was so far ahead of anyone else when it came to comedy that even after 57 years, this clip from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour episode called “Lucy Goes to Alaska,” still delivers.
Lucy and the gang are flying to Alaska to see some property Ricky bought. The show starts off by Lucy and her friend Ethel having to share a hotel suite with Red Skelton because no rooms are available. The laughs start when the gang of 4 must sleep in a room with only a single bed. The hotel has only a hammock, army cot and sleeping bag to help out the sleepy friends.
Guess who gets the hammock? How her co-stars managed to keep a straight face, I’ll never know.