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Series: My Favorite Husband
Show: The Wills
Date: Mar 19 1950


ANNCR:

It's time for "My Favorite Husband," starring Lucille Ball!

LUCY:

JELLO, everybody!

MUSIC:

THEME UP AND UNDER

ANNCR:

Yes, it's the gay family series starring Lucille Ball, with Richard Denning. Transcribed and brought to you by the JELLO family of desserts.

JINGLE:

J - E - L - L - OH! The big red letters stand for the JELLO family. Oh, the big red letters stand for the JELLO family. That's JELLO - yum, yum, yum! - JELLO puddings - yum, yum, yum! - JELLO tap - ioca puddings, yes siree!

ANNCR:

And now, Lucille Ball, with Richard Denning, as Liz and George Cooper, two people who live together - and like it!

MUSIC:

THEME UP AND UNDER

ANNCR:

As we look in on the Coopers tonight, it's just after dinner, and we find Liz and George settling down to a normal evening's conversation.

GEORGE:

Come over here and sit down, Liz. I have something I want to talk to you about.

LIZ:

All right, let's get it over with. How much am I overdrawn?

GEORGE:

You're not.

LIZ:

Well, what did I forget to pay, and when are they gonna turn it off?

GEORGE:

Now, stop jumping to conclusions. This is business. I made out my will, and I want you to take a look at it.

LIZ:

Oh, it's only your will. I thought it was something I'd done that ya - your will!?!?

GEORGE:

Yes.

LIZ:

What's the matter, George?

GEORGE:

Well, nothing's the matter.

LIZ:

There is, too. You're keeping something from me!

GEORGE:

Liz, it's just good business.

LIZ:

You're sick.

GEORGE:

I've never felt better.

LIZ:

You lied when we were married and you're really older than I think.

GEORGE:

Now, stop it! Drawing up a will is just a good, sensible thing to do. And everything's legally taken care of if anything happens.

LIZ:

(POUTING) I won't discuss it.

GEOREGE:

Well, I want you to. You should know that I've arranged things so you'll know what to do when I - go.

LIZ:

All right, George.

GEORGE:

Now, that's better

LIZ:

(BEGINS TO BAWL)

GEORGE:

What's the matter?

LIZ:

(STILL BAWLING) Oh, George! I miss you so!

GEORGE:

For Heaven's sake, Liz, I'm speaking of the future! I haven't gone, yet.

LIZ:

(STILL BAWLING) But you said you were going!

GEORGE:

Of course we all have to go -

LIZ:

(STILL BAWLING) Don't do it, George! Don't go!

GEORGE:

Look, honey - - I'm perfectly well. I feel fine. I'm healthy. But let's face it: We all have to go sometime. (BEAT) We do unless you know something the rest of us don't.

LUCY:

(STILL BAWLING) I don't know anything.

GEORGE:

Honey, there's nothing serious about this, it's just business. Now, now, let me read it to you. Here. I, George Cooper, being of sane mind and sound body, do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament. To my wife Elizabeth I leave all my worldly goods.

LIZ:

(NOW SHE'S HAPPY) Aw, George, thank you. Ya shouldn't a' done it.

GEORGE:

I haven't done it - yet.

LIZ:

Well, when you do do it, ya shouldn't a' done it.

GEORGE:

Stop it!

LIZ:

Well, you said there was nothing serious about it. You want me to cry again?

GEORGE:

No! Here. Here. Now read it yourself.

LIZ:

I don't wanna read it.

GEORGE:

You know, it's for your own protection. I could leave everything to my mother.

LIZ:

(SNATCHING WILL) Let me see that. All property in which to this date I have any interest ? (MUMBLES) Okay, George, I'm finished.

GEORGE:

(RESIGNED) Oh, what's the use? Give it to me. I had your will drawn up, but I don't suppose you want to read that, either.

LIZ:

(PAUSE) MY will?

GEORGE:

Yes.

LIZ:

What for? You're the one who's going!

GEORGE:

Now, Liz?

LIZ:

What are you trying to do, push me ahead of you in line?

GEORGE:

No, it's just that there might be a time when your will would be needed. After all, you do have some property of your own.

LIZ:

I do?

GEORGE:

Yeah. That property in Florida that your father left you - those three lots on the beach.

LIZ:

You mean, "Sunken Acres."

GEORGE:

They aren't really under water, are they? I always thought it was oil land.

LIZ:

If there's any oil down there, it's still in a whale. (BEAT) Oh, HO! I see it all now, George! You want me to sign a will leaving everything to you, and then you'll bump me off! You want to get your dirty fishhooks on my oil holdings!

GEORGE:

Very funny.

LIZ:

You'll never get away with it, George. You'll be rich but unhappy. I'll haunt ya! Booooo - -

GEORGE:

Aw, all right! Now cut it out, Liz!

LIZ:

(INDIGNANT) Well! Now where's your sense of humor?

GEORGE:

I'm sorry. I guess I'm tired. Now, I went to the trouble of drawing this will of yours up, and I want you to sign it.

LIZ:

This one I'd better read.

GEORGE:

Go ahead

LIZ:

I, Liz Cooper, being of sane mind and some body, do -

GEORGE:

Liz, that's sound body.

LIZ:

- - sound body, do herby declare this to be my last will and testament?

MUSIC:

IN UNDER "WILL AND TESTAMENT" THEN UP AND OUT.

ATTERBERRY:

George

GEORGE:

Hmm? Oh, yes sir. Mr. Atterberry, what is it?

ATTERBERRY:

Are you sleepy, boy?

GEORGE:

No, sir.

ATTERBERRY:

Then, what are you doing with your head on the desk? Counting up to a hundred while your secretary hides?

GEORGE:

Well, to tell you the truth, Mr. Atterberry, I spent all last night trying to explain to my Liz about our wills.

ATTERBERRY:

Oh, gad, boy! Stretch out on my couch and take a nap!

GEORGE:

No, I'll be all right. Did you want me?

ATTERBERRY:

Yes, I've been thinking: The weather's been getting nice now, and why don't you and Liz and Iris and I go up to my place in the mountains?

GEORGE:

Hey, that sounds swell!

ATTERBERRY:

The four of us can fly up this weekend. Then you and I can fly back Sunday and leave the girls up there.

GEORGE:

Leave them up there? For how long?

ATTERBERRY:

The whole week. I'll have my new car by the following weekend, and we can drive up and get them.

GEORGE:

Gee, the girls will be up there a whole week. Why, that'll be a swell vacation.

ATTERBERRY:

Yes, yes. For them, too. Well, I knew you'd go for it, so I've already bought the tickets. Here are yours in this envelope.

GEORGE:

Aw, thanks. You know, you're a pretty good boss, for an employer.

ATTERBERRY:

Ah? Say, you can do me a favor. I need some supplies for the lodge. Can you pick them up for me?

GEORGE:

Oh, sure.

ATTERBERRY:

Good. Now, let's see: I need poison for those horrible little gophers up there. And some rope for a clothesline, and uh, a couple of sacks of cement ? Iris wants a patio so she can sunbathe. Come to think of it, that ought to keep the gophers away.

GEORGE:

Uh, wait a minute ? Let me make a list on the back of this envelope. Now, poison, ropes, cement..

ATTERBERRY:

Oh, and I need an axe, too.

GEORGE:

Well, I'll go home and tell Liz.

ATTERBERRY:

Now George, let them think it's just for the weekend.

GEORGE:

Well, all right, but why?

ATTERBERRY:

They're women. A weekend means a new pair of slacks, a week's vacation means a whole new wardrobe!

GEORGE:

Boy, have you got what it takes!

ATTERBERRY:

Well, I have to have, or else Iris takes what I've got.

MUSIC:

TRANSITION

LIZ:

Katie, how's dinner coming?

KATIE:

Fine.

LIZ:

You see, I want to be especially nice to George tonight, I gave him a rough time last night.

KATIE:

I heard you talking 'til all hours.

SOUND DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES UNDER NEXT LINE

GEORGE:

Hi, honey. I'm home!

KATIE:

Hi, George!

GEORGE:

Hi, Katie! Liz, guess what I have in my pocket.

LIZ:

Lint.

GEORGE:

No. Airplane tickets. The Atterberry's invited us up to their lodge. We leave Saturday.

LIZ:

Oh, but that's not enough time.

GEORGE:

To pack?

LIZ:

No, to shop.

GEORGE:

Liz, we're only going to be there for the weekend.

LIZ:

Oh. Well, in that case, I'll just buy a new pair of slacks.

GEORGE:

Mr. Atterberry sure is a smart man.

LIZ:

But that doesn't make any sense at all.

GEORGE:

You'd be surprised. How soon's dinner, Katie?

KATIE:

As soon as you're ready, and we've got your favorite dish.

GEORGE:

Good. I'll just get washed up (MOVES OFF MIKE). Won't be a minute?

LIZ:

Gee, isn't that wonderful, Katie? We're going away.

KATIE:

Yes. Say, didn't you have an appointment at the beauty shop on Saturday?

LIZ:

Oh, that's right. I wonder what time the plane leaves? George said the tickets were in his coat pocket. Let's see?

SOUND:

PAPERS REMOVED FROM POCKET

Yeah, here they are, in this envelope. This ticket says return trip 10 pm, and this one, uh ? Katie - -

KATIE:

What?

LIZ:

These airplane tickets - one of them is a round trip, and the other is one - way!

KATIE:

Must be a mistake.

LIZ:

Sure, sure, there'd be no reason for it, unless ? one of us isn't coming back. (EXCITED) One of us isn't coming back? Katie! Last night George insisted that I sign my will, and now he gets one round - trip ticket, and one one - way ticket.

KATIE:

Oh, Mrs. Cooper, you're just jumpin' to conclusions.

LIZ:

Yeah. Yeah, I guess I am. I shouldn't even think those thoughts. Well, I'll just put this back in George's pocket. Wait a minute, there's some writing on the envelope. Looks like a shopping list.

KATIE:

Oh?

LIZ:

Katie, listen to this! Poison! He's going to take me out in the woods and poison me!

KATIE:

There must be some explanation.

LIZ:

Look, at the next item - rope. If the poison doesn't work, he's gonna hang me!

KATIE:

It's just a crazy coincidence. (BEAT) What's next?

LIZ:

Cement. If I live through the poison and the rope, he's gonna put my feet in cement and dump me in the lake!

KATIE:

(GASPS)

LIZ:

Look what's next - axe!

KATIE:

Axe!?

LIZ:

Don't you see? If I able to hold my breath, he's gonna swim in the water and chop me to pieces!

KATIE:

Oh, how can Mr. Cooper do such a thing?

LIZ:

With that list of weapons, how can he miss? But I can't figure out why.

KATIE:

What was in that will you signed?

LIZ:

Nothing. Three stale lots my father left me down in Flo - - Katie, that's it!

KATIE:

What's it?

LIZ:

They finally stuck oil on Sunken Acres!

MUSIC:

END OF PART ONE

ANNCR:

Well, Liz thinks she's about to meet her doom, and for once she hasn't got an answer. But I've got an answer: The answer to all your dessert problems, and it's JELLO. Yes, gay, shimmering, delectable JELLO in those six delicious flavors - Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, orange, lemon, and lime. All six bursting with fruitlike goodness. Tempting, and rich, and refreshing. There are dozens of easy ways to dress up JELLO - such as minted cherry mold. Just prepare cherry JELLO as usual, dissolving one - quarter cup of mint jelly in the hot water. When slightly thickened, pour in one cup of drained, diced grapefruit. It's swell for a salad, dessert, or spicy meat garnish. Rich, fruitlike cherry JELLO with tangy green mint jelly. So look for those big red letters on the box - they spell JELLO! And JELLO spells a treat. That name is a registered trademark of General Foods.

JINGLE:

J - E - L - L - O!

ANNCR:

And now back to Lucille Ball in "My Favorite Husband."

MUSIC:

ESTABLISH THEME, THEN UNDER

ANNCR:

As we return to the Coopers, we find Liz in a state of nervous apprehension. After years of having George under her thumb, she's suddenly discovered that he's bout to put the finger on her. Or at least she thinks he is. But right now it's after dinner, and Liz, the intended victim, is in the living room, reading. While George, the killer, is slowly stalking up behind her.

SOUND:

GEORGE KISSES LIZ. LIZ STARTS WITH A SCREAM

GEORGE:

What's the matter, Liz? I was just kissing you on the back of the neck.

LIZ:

(RELIEVED) Oh.

GEORGE:

Say, what's the matter with you, anyway? You're acting sort of wild - eyed, and strange.

LIZ:

Well, I - I'm sort of nervous - George - I have a headache.

GEORGE:

Aw. I'm sorry, honey. Here, let me massage your neck for you.

LIZ:

All right - NO! No, I'm all right, now, George. All of the sudden I feel fine.

GEORGE:

You sure don't act it. Well, I'm glad we're going away this weekend. This trip ought to fix you up good.

LIZ:

Yeah. Uh, George, I've been thinking it over, and I don't want to go to the Atterberry's lodge.

GEORGE:

What? Why, Liz, you love the lodge. You always say that's your idea of living.

LIZ:

Well, I want to keep it that way. (BEAT) Let's just forget it, huh?

GEORGE:

No. Everything's all planned. And besides, there's another reason. When we get up there, I have a big surprise for you!

LIZ:

Well, thanks anyway, but I have a feeling I wouldn't like it.

GEORGE:

Oh, yes you would!

LIZ:

Oh, no, I wouldn't! (BEAT) I tell ya what, George: Why don't you take your mother up there and give her the surprise?

GEORGE:

Now, don't be silly! You just wait: When you wake up Monday morning, you'll be very pleasantly surprised.

LIZ:

If I wake up Monday morning, I'll be surprised.

GEORGE:

What?

LIZ:

George, sit down. Over there. Uh, George, has anything happened that you haven't told me about?

GEORGE:

What do you mean?

LIZ:

Do you need money, or anything? Are the books all right at the bank?

GEORGE:

Liz, what are you trying to tell me?

LIZ:

Just that - I love you, George, you can have anything of mine that you wanted, you wouldn't have to ask me twice - not even once! Here, you can have everything right now. I, Liz Cooper, give George Cooper everyt - -

GEORGE:

Now, cut it out, Liz. You sound like you've flipped your lid. Now, if you've got something to say, come out with it.

LIZ:

Well, okay, I will. George Cooper, why did you make me sign that will last night?

GEORGE:

I didn't make you. It was just legal protection. Aw, look - If it bothers you that much, I'll destroy it - I'll tear it up as soon as I get back from the lodge.

LIZ:

(BEAT) As soon as YOU get back?

GEORGE:

I mean, WE. As soon as WE get back from the lodge. (LAUGHS NERVOUSLY)

LIZ:

Well, goodbye, George.

GEORGE:

Liz, come back here!

LIZ:

(OFF) You stay away from me, George Cooper! I'm going to my room, and don't try to get in 'cause I'm gonna bolt the door!

SOUND:

DOOR SLAMS

MUSIC:

TRANSITION

SOUND:

THE LAST DIGIT OF A PHONE NUMBER IS DIALED

DR. (FILTER) Hello?

GEORGE:

Dr. Stephens, this is George Cooper. I'm calling from McKey's drug store.

DR.:

What's the matter, George?

GEORGE:

I don't know. It's Liz. She's acting peculiar.

DR.:

Peculiar for Liz, or peculiar for normal people?

GEORGE:

No, peculiar for Liz. She's nervous and jumpy, cries over nothing, and now she's locked herself in her room and won't let me get near her. Oh, I hate to say it, doc, but it sounds like she's finally cracked her crock!

DR.:

Now, George, we must remember that she's a woman. Women aren't as steady emotionally and intellectually as we men are.

GEORGE:

Hmm. Well, can you come over?

DR.:

Not right now, George. I have an appointment with my psychoanalyst. In the meantime, you'd better give Liz a sedative. Have you still got some of those powders I gave you when you couldn't sleep?

GEORGE:

Yes.

DR.:

Well, give her one in a glass of warm milk. In her nervous condition, George, you'd better not tell her. Let her think it's nothing but plain milk.

GEORGE:

All right.

DR.:

I'll be over as soon as I can.

GEORGE:

All right, thanks doc.

SOUND:

GEORGE HANGS UP PHONE

MUSIC:

TRANSITION

SOUND:

DOOR OPENS

GEORGE:

Hello, Liz. Did you decide to come out of your room?

LIZ:

I'm thirsty. I was just on my way to get - what were you doing in the kitchen?

GEORGE:

Nothing important. I thought it would be nice if I got us each a big glass of warm milk.

LIZ:

No thanks. I'm not thirsty.

GEORGE:

You just said you were.

LIZ:

Well, I'm not.

GEORGE:

Aw, it's too bad. Katie already fixed it.

LIZ:

Katie fixed it?

GEORGE:

Yes.

LIZ:

Good, I'm thirsty.

GEORGE:

Yes, dear. (BEAT) Katie, will you bring in the milk you fixed, please?

KATIE:

Coming, Mr. Cooper. Here we are.

GEORGE:

Ah, thanks, Katie. Just put the tray on the table.

SOUND:

UNDER KATIE'S LINE - TRAY IS PLACED ON TABLE

KATIE:

Yes, sir. Mrs. Cooper, could I see you in the kitchen a minute, please?

LIZ:

Certainly, Katie.

SOUND:

KITCHEN DOOR CLOSES

What is it?

KATIE:

(URGENTLY) Don't drink the glass on the right. He put a powder in it.

LIZ:

(GASPS) He didn't!

KATIE:

I saw him - when my back was turned. What are you gonna do?

LIZ:

Well, I'll do like they do in the movies. I'll get him to look away and then switch the glasses.

KATIE:

Good luck.

SOUND:

DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES.

GEORGE:

Well, what did Katie want, dear?

LIZ:

Oh, nothing. Let's drink our milk. Oh, George! Look at the fireplace! I think a log's gonna fall over!

GEORGE:

Where?

SOUND:

SHE SWITCHES GLASSES UNDER NEXT LINE

LIZ:

There.

GEORGE:

There's no log in the fireplace.

LIZ:

My mistake.

GEORGE:

You'd better drink that milk, Liz.

LIZ:

Okay. Here goes ? Ah, good. (BEAT) Why don't you drink yours, George?

GEORGE:

All right.

LIZ:

No! Wait! I can't let you do it! Even though YOU would have allowed ME to!

GEORGE:

What?

LIZ:

You put something in my glass, didn't you, George? Well, I fooled you! I switched glasses!

GEORGE:

I had a hunch that's why Katie called you, so I switched them again while you were out of the room.

LIZ:

Why, she ? then you ? then I ? Oh, I can't figure it out, George! Tell me, who got the one with the powder?

GEORGE:

You did.

LIZ:

Oh, I - (STARTS TO GAG AND GASP FOR BREATH AS THOUGH POISONED) You know what's wrong. That powder is doing its dirty work!

GEORGE:

But - but it wasn't supposed to make you act like this!

LIZ:

Well, I'm sorry. I'll try to write and twitch more.

GEORGE:

Now Liz ? Oh, gosh! I wonder if I got the wrong powder!

LIZ:

(GASPING) Don't worry. You got the right one, all right! (FAINTS)

GEORGE:

(PANICED) Oh, Liz! Get up off the floor!

LIZ:

It's beginning to take effect. Everything is turning dark and fading away? fading away ? fading away ?

GEORGE:

Oh, why doesn't that doctor get here?

LIZ:

It's too late, George. Don't pretend you want to save me.

GEORGE:

Pretend?

LIZ:

This is a test of our love. If this is what you want, then it's what I want. I'll go with a smile on my lips. (GROAN)

GEORGE:

Does it hurt awfully?

LIZ:

What?

GEORGE:

Does it hurt awfully?

LIZ:

Only when I laugh. (PAUSE) George, George, where are you? Don't leave me in my last moments.

GEORGE:

Oh, Liz, baby!

LIZ:

My husband! I forgive you for what you've done! If I had my life to live over again, I want you to know I'd do better.

GEORGE:

Oh, Liz!

LIZ:

I could stay within the budget, if I tried. (COUGHS) And I'd never buy clothes I need (COUGHS) I'd throw away my charge - a - plate?

SOUND:

DOORBELL

GEORGE:

Oh, that must be the doctor. I'll get it.

SOUND:

DOOR OPENS

ATTERBERRY:

George, boy, I just came over to make the last minute arrangements with - Gad! What's Liz doing on the floor?

LIZ:

Hello, Mr. Atterberry. Good bye, Mr. Atterberry.

ATTERBERRY:

Good bye. (BEAT) Where's she going?

LIZ:

You know? I just heard harp music!

GEORGE:

Oh, Liz!

ATTERBERRY:

Will somebody kindly tell me what's going on?

GEORGE:

Why, I gave her a sedative, but it seems to have had an odd effect!

LIZ:

Sedative?oh! Have your grim just, George. I saw the one - way ticket you bought me.

GEORGE:

Now, wait a minute ?

LIZ:

And I found the list of murder weapons - the poison, the cement, the axe.

GEORGE & ATTERBERRY:

(LAUGHTER)

GEORGE:

Oh, honey! The one - way ticket was because we were going to surprise you and Iris by letting you stay up there a week! (LAUGHS)

LIZ:

(WEAKLY) Stay up there a - (NORMAL) You mean there really was a sedative?

ATTERBERRY:

Why sure. And all those "murder weapons" were supplies that I needed around the lodge! (BOTH MEN LAUGH)

LIZ:

What a dirty trick!

GEORGE:

(IMITATING LIZ) Why, if I had my life to live over again, why I could do better!

LIZ:

You can just forget those promises I made, George Cooper! I didn't know what I was saying! I was under the influence of warm milk!

MUSIC:

END OF PART TWO

LUCY:

(yells) Oh Bo - ob! Bob Lamon - ont!

ANNCR:

Yes, Lucille. What's on the docket tonight?

LUCY:

Tonight, Robert, we deal in international intrigue. I am a spy. And you are interviewing me for a job. A little spy music, maestro!

MUSIC:

SPY BIT

ANNCR:

Ah, you must be our new spy. We have a big job in the south. Do you think you can do it?

LUCY:

(OUTRAGEOUS MEXICAN ACCENT WHICH SHE KEEPS UNTIL NOTED) Si, senor. I think I can.

ANNCR:

Wait a minute, that's a little too far south. I meant in the southern United States.

LUCY:

Oh, si, senor - you all!

ANNCR:

You still sound Mexican.

LUCY:

Si, I sound like this because I have been in Mehico posing as a lady bullfighter. But I queet.

ANNCR:

Why?

LUCY:

I couldn't find any lady bulls to fight.

ANNCR:

Now, look - here's our problem: These Americans make a product called JELLO. And I've got to find out what flavors it comes in.

LUCY:

Oooh, that's a tough one.

ANNCR:

Now, here's what we've managed to find out. Write this down:

LUCY:

Okay!

ANNCR:

JELLO is so good, it makes you think of the real ripe fruit itself.

LUCY:

Jay!

ANNCR:

And it's locked in by a special process so it can't get out 'till yoru first delicious spoonful.

LUCY:

Eee!

ANNCR:

We also know that everybody's looking for the big red letters on the box.

LUCY:

Ell, ell, oh! What was the second word?

ANNCR:

Now, never mind. They spell JELLO, and you've got to find out what the flavors are.

LUCY:

Oh, si. I go!

SOUND:

SLIDE WHISTLE

LUCY:

I am back!

ANNCR:

What took you so long?

LUCY:

Strong headwind. Senor, Senor, I got all five flavors! Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, orange, and lemon!

ANNCR:

There's another flavor - you bungled.

LUCY:

Youbungled? What does that taste like?

ANNCR:

Find out what that other flavor is!

LUCY:

Yes, senor, Si, sir!

SOUND:

SLIDE WHISTLE

LUCY:

Lime.

ANNCR:

That's wonderful. How'd you manage to sneak in and find the information without being caught?

LUCY:

Confidentially, I slink. Goodnight, senor Bob!

MUSIC:

J - E - L - L - O

SOUND:

(FADE IN) CLOCK STRIKES FIVE TIMES

LUCY:

George? George, what are you reading for? Go to sleep?

GEORGE:

No, this magazine story's exciting! You go on to sleep.

LUCY:

Well, I can't with that light on!

GEORGE:

Well, I can't put it down at a time like this! Listen: The huge shapeless thing crept slowly up behind Mildred, and before she could scream -

SOUND:

CLICK OF LIGHT

GEORGE:

Oh, Liz, what did you turn the light out for?

LIZ:

Go to sleep.

GEORGE:

All right. Good night.

LIZ:

Good night. (BEAT) What do you think it did, George?

GEORGE:

What?

LIZ:

The huge, shapeless thing. What'd it do?

GEORGE:

I don't know. You turned the lights out. Now go to sleep.

LIZ:

Who can sleep with Mildred in a spot like that? What'd do George, what'd it do?

SOUND:

CLICK OF LIGHT

GEORGE:

How can I sleep with that light on?

LIZ:

Gimme that magazine ? Oh, here it is: The huge, shapeless thing crept slowly up behind Mildred, and before she could scream it slipped its bony hands around her - Oh, no!!!

GEORGE:

What does it say, Liz? Around her what?

LIZ:

Around her continued next week! Good night!

MUSIC:

ESTABLISH THEME THEN UNDER

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You have been listening to "My Favorite Husband," starring Lucille Ball, with Richard Denning, and based on characters created by Isobel Scott Rorick. Tonight's transcribed program was produced and directed by Jess Oppenheimer, who wrote the script with Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr. Be sure to get the April Issue of "Radio Mirror Magazine" with the big picture of Lucille Ball on the cover. That's the April issue of "Radio Mirror Magazine." Original music was composed by Marlin Skyles and conducted by Wilbur Hatch. The part of Katie the maid was played by Ruth Parrot. Be sure to listen to Lucille Ball in "My Favorite Husband" again next week, presented by -

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Bob Lamont speaking.

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THEME UP AND UNDER

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This is CBS, where you meet Lucille Ball in "My Favorite Husband" every Sunday night - the Columbia Broadcasting System.