Posted by R. Berg on January 29, 2004
In Reply to: I need the words to this act please help posted by Missy on January 29, 2004
: can anyone e-mail me the words to the act that was on I love lucy...ricky hires an actor and lucy dosen't know that the guy is just an actor and he starts to say this.... slowly I turned...inch by inch ...step by step...
: or something like that I would greatly appriate it if someone can e-mail them to me.thankyou.
That script was based on an old standard act in vaudeville comedy, "Slowly I Turn." There were variations. In that one, the word that drove the man mad was "Martha." Sometimes "Niagara" was used. I don't have the exact version used in the Lucy episode. You can probably find out more by putting "slowly I turn" into Google (www. google.com).