|"A writer's words are sacred." - Lucy Ricardo|
Here's something that really tickled my funny bone! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. I love Lucy!
Lucy takes it upon herself to write a novel titled "Real Gone With the Wind." Ricky, Fred , and Ethel are none too pleased to find that Lucy has based her main characters on them ("Nicky Nicardo," "Ethel Nurtz," "Fred Nurtz"). They try to burn the manuscript, to no avail. Then, much to everyone's amazement, a publisher evinces interest in Lucy's masterpiece ~ or at least that's how it seems to the euphoric Lucy. However, things don't quite turn out as expected.
Ethel: What are you writing about?
Lucy: I’m writing about things I know.
Ethel: That won’t be a novel that will be a short story.
Ethel: [Fred enters] Why don’t you find out what makes him tick? He creaks a little, too.
Lucy: Ricky, that’s what writers do. They take the truth and twist it a little.
Fred: Well, if your novel doesn’t sell, you can always get a job making pretzels.