Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Vernon Dent Plays Santa Claus On I LOVE LUCY
Vernon Dent appeared as Santa Claus with Lucille Ball on television in the 1950's.
From the Three Stooges fans on facebook.
This lost piece of I Love Lucy originally aired at the end of the episode titled: DRAFTED, from 1951. It was the inspiration for the ending of another Lucy Christmas episode 5 years later.
CBS ran this as an episode tag in 1951, 1952 and 1953. When I LOVE LUCY did its only full Christmas-theme episode in 1956, this bit was redone, with a different actor replacing the retired Vernon Dent.