Season 1, Episode 13 The Benefit

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Ethel wants Ricky to perform at her women's-club benefit show. Not surprisingly, Lucy wheedles her way into the act. But then she gets a look at Ricky's material---an old vaudeville act titled “Songs and Witty Sayings”---and rewrites it because he has all the punchlines. In the program, Ball and Arnaz perform a real vaudeville routine known as “Underneath the Bamboo Tree.”

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