Saturday, June 12, 2010

TV Meme: Day 12

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 12 | An episode you've watched more than 5 times

Most of the episodes in my Day 01 and Day 04 answers definitely. Of course, my Day 06 answer as well as all of the episodes that contain my answers from Day 09.

So instead of retreading those particular episodes/TV shows, I'll turn back the clock just a tad (or a lot) and pick an episode from I Love Lucy that EVERYONE should've watched more than 5 times in their lifetime. If not, you have not yet LIVED.

"Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (Season 1, Episode 30)

This episode probably contains the funniest sketch in the history of television and it's all right there in the title. Lucy is asked to promote a medicinal drink that contains "vitamins, meat, vegetables, and minerals." The fact that it also contained 23% alcohol and the director kept asking Lucy to repeat the commercial until it was perfect leads to expected and hilarious consequences [Youtube clip]. I dare you to watch the episode, or even just the clip, and say these lines of dialogue with a straight face:

Hello friends. I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle. Vitameatavegamin. Yes, Vitameatavegamin contains Vitamins Meat Vegetables and Minerals. Yes, with Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health. All you do is take a great big tablespoonful after every meal. Mmmmmmm..... It's so tasty, too! Tastes just like candy! So why don't you join all the thousands of happy peppy people and get a great big bottle of Vitameatavegamin tomorrow! That's Vita-meata-vegamin! (wink)

Just a brilliant actress in a brilliant moment on television. The faces she makes after she tastes the drink for the first time are reason enough to watch this episode. Also her delivery of "Do you pop out at parties? Are you un-poop-ular? Well, are you?" gets me every single time. So whenever it's on TV, I make sure to tune in. In fact I was sucked into watching this scene on Youtube just yesterday!


  1. Oh my god, no! You are NOT getting me on Youtube to watch this, because I'll watch it 800 times!!

    Of all the ILL episodes I've seen, this is hands down my favorite. From start to finish. Good job. :)

  2. This episode came immediately to mind, especially when I stumbled on it yesterday. I also was considering the episode where her and Ethel worked at the chocolate factory (and Ricky and Fred stayed at home to cook dinner).

    And this is random and not related, but just saw your profile and you didn't answer a random question! I only ask because I recently changed mine and it's a bit dirty and then I thought of you. Ha!

  3. HA! Okay, that's a fabulous answer. I never like any of the random questions enough to answer them. Maybe I should try again.

    I loved the chocolate factory episode, if only because of the both of them shoving the chocolates everywhere they could. But the Vitameatavegemin one is the best.


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