A Wellesian smorgasbord of comedy, trivia, music, mindreading, and drama, with Agnes Moorehead as president of the Orson Welles Swoon Club, The Orson Welles Almanac dominated the radio waves in the 1940s. The hilarious Lucille Ball joins Welles for "The Case of the Blue Bloodstain".
Publish Date: Mar 25, 2021
Well, Lod, that was, Of course you recognized it best. Um mucho lud Gluskin playing it. Extraordinary name Lud Gluskin, isn't it? Sounds like an unborn burp Back to our script. And here's our guest of the evening. Ladies and gentlemen and enthusiasm. I know you share with me, Miss Lucille Ball's. Hello, everybody. Hello, Orson. Lucille, we're very happy to have you back with us in the Mercury Theatre. And I'd like to tell you that the occasion I've written a sketch which is just full of romantic love scenes. Oh, good. Who have you got to play it with? Me? Well Oh, seriously, Lucy. Oh, I trust you were joking. We could be a sensation on the radio. I can just hear. I can just hear the announcer saying the makers of crunches bring you Lucille Ball and Orson Welles friends. Have you tried crunches for breakfast? Crunchies is that new crispy breakfast cereal that pops and snaps, crackles and crackles, wheezes and snorts. It makes a heck of a racket, but here's the real surprise. When you put crunches in a bowl and pour milk over them, they get soggy. Spelled S o g. Y. Now the case of the blue blood stain or it was to to utter and McKinley on with play. Mickey, darling with Mickey. I just want to glance over the headlines here. Have you seen this? Know what? Man found in alley? Stabbed, shot, poisoned, robbed and hung. Police suspect foul play. Well, that's nice. This is your night off, dear. Stop playing, detective. All right, All right. Go to bed. Go to bed alone. My feet are cold. I know. Oh, Nicky, where were you last night? Oh, Dora, don't be silly. You know, I feel about you. You're the eighth wonder of the world. Yeah, well, don't ever let me catch you with the other seven, bub. Well, I guess we might as well turn in. Oh, Mickey. It's so nice to spend an evening like this, lounge around in pajamas and then flop right into bed. It's so nice. Dark and quiet, Mickey. Scratch my back, Mickey. Is your circulation good? Your hand feels so cold. Mickey. Mickey, What do you want here? I'm in here brushing my teeth. You say something, door? Uh, I screamed. Please don't. The neighbors will think I'm beating you again. There's somebody in that bed and he's cold. Throw another blanket on him, dear. Don't be inhospitable, Mickey. I tell you, there's a man in that bed and it looks to me like Paul plays. It's probably not a serious, you think. Maybe just died then what's he doing in our bed? Well, you know how difficult is to find a room these days? For the least you could do is turn the light off. That's an idea. Here we are. Yep. There's a body. Alright. Wonder whose it is. Don't stand there. Do something. Strange door. This fellow's got 18 knife wounds in him, and there's no holes in his shirt. What do you make of that? Must have been an inside job. Something that we can't leave him here. Give me a hand or a push. His feet. Uh, Daisy. Well, what do we do now? Let's go to sleep. Not with him lying there, dear. It's practically indecent. I don't care. I'm sleeping. Well, I suppose we could go to sleep and clear this up in the morning. Mm, That's better. Did you hear that? What? That look that close the door is opening a fine thing. A squeaky door on an oil program. Yeah. Nikki. Yes, Mickey. There's somebody in that closet. What's the matter? Scared to go in there? Of course not. I'm not scared. I'm a detective. I must be brave. I must be strong. I must be courageous. I must be going so long back here. Come back here. Yeah. Mickey? Yes? You know that body we just took out of our bed? Yes. He brought a friend. So he did. So he did. So he did someone, someone and I threw a rock through the window with a note on it says, Keep your mouth shut and throw $1000 out of the window or you'll never get another sound. No. Excuse me. Keep your mouth shut and throw $1000 out of the window or there'll be four bodies in your room. $1000. We haven't got $1000. Mhm. Another rock with a note on it says P s. I'll settle for nine. 50. Stay here, dear. I'm going to take a look in the kitchen. Well, hurry back, dear. These two aren't much on conversation, you know quickly. What are you doing up on that chair? Did you see another body? No, a mouse! Help me down, dear. That must be the murderer. Come in, Palm me. I was just I think that line again. That must be the murderer. Come in, palmy. I was just passing in the hall and I heard you say you were going to move. You should have kept moving for we just like to sublet this apartment. Say, darling, you smell gasoline. Yes, I solved the case. Stick them up. Flat top. No, just don't. I got you both cover. I'm gonna let you both have it. Where do you both want it? Look here. You're not going to shoot us in cold blood, are you? He's not going to warm it up for us. Where's your patriotism? You can't shoot him. Why not? Don't you know the government is trying to save waste fat? Good luck. That does it. Friends, try a bowl of crunchy. Crunchy is topped off with delicious, luscious fresh strawberries in cream. Uh, what a dish you can get strawberries and cream. What do you want? Crunches. Crunches for crunches. Now back to Mickey and Dora. Darling, you've been hit. You're bleeding. It's nothing. I know, but We've just had the rug clean. Where's Flat Top? Right there. I hit him on the head during the commercial. I also call the police. There you are, Officer. There's your man. I got him. And incidentally, there are two corpses in the bedroom. Would you pick them up today, please? I'm sorry. We only pick up on Fridays. O p a ruling, you know.