April 25, 2007

Vitameatavegamin Skit Based on Red Skelton's "Gin Guzzler"


According to Branson Critic Online Magazine, the Lucille Ball episode that featured her getting drunk on Vitameatavegamin was based one of the Red Skelton's drinking routines. According to Tom Mullica, who is performing in a Tribute to Red Skelton:

The "Guzzler's Gin" routine, which was hilarious, became the basis for Lucille Ball's unforgettable "Vitameatavegamin" skit! Lucy and Red appeared together in "The Ziegfeld Follies" in 1945, became friends, and Red allowed her to rework the routine into one of her own!

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