Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chick chicky boom!


With Ken off on a business trip, my big indulgence tonight was watching several episodes of "I Love Lucy" on TV Land. It's really kind of silly, because I have seasons one through six on DVD, but I guess it's fun to just flip the TV to the channel and watch. I got a big treat tonight when one episode was the one where Ricky and Lucy sing "Cuban Pete" together. Oh yeah, babe! Ricky (Desi) is his usual debonair and beguiling self, and Lucy is adorable and funny all at the same time.

Those of you who have read this journal for a while know how much I really do love Lucy...her humor is part of what has shaped my outlook on life and love, and her appeal to everyone endures decades later. When I watch these shows, I usually end up in tears--first from laughter, and next from seeing Ricky and Lucy and a romance that will never die. Although Desi and Lucille's romance ended, and they are both gone, Ricky and Lucy will always be in love, Lucy will always be trying to get in the show, and her various schemes will always continue. As The Kinks said, "Celluloid heroes never feel any pain...and celluloid heroes never really die."

First, the "Cuban Pete" lyrics, then the video. Enjoy! I know it sure made me smile tonight! AI-yi-yi!


"Cuban Pete"

They raved about Sloppy Joe
The latin labarrio
But Havana has a new sensation
He's really a modest guy
Although he's the hottest guy in Havana
And here's what he has to say

They call me Cuban Pete
I'm the king of the rhumba beat
When I play the maracas I go chick chicky boom, chick chicky boom

Yes sir I'm Cuban Pete
I'm the craze of my native street
When I start to dance everything goes chick chicky boom

The senoritas, they sing and how they swing with this rumbero
It's very nice, so full of spice
And when they're dancin they bring a happy ring the maraquero
Singin' a song, all the day long

So if you like the beat
Take a lesson from Cuban Pete,
And I'll teach you to chick chicky boom, chick chicky boom

Si, senorita, I know that you will like the chicky boom chick
'Cause it's the dance of latin romance
And Cuban Pete doesn't teach you in a hurry like Authur Murray
You're now in Havana and there's always mañana

So senorita please
Take it easy, do it with ease
And you'll love it when you do the
Chick chicky boom, chick chicky boom


buckoclown said...


mereel2005 said...

Finally! Someone who loves Lucy as much as I do :)
She has helped me get through my husband's deployment.

bgilmore725 said...

You know, I haven't watched I Love Lucy or any of her other shows in such a long time... I'd forgotten just how much I enjoyed her shows. This was fun to watch...made me want to watch more Lucy and Desi... what a pair. She was always funny, yet beautiful. You are right, she and Desi will never die...thanks for sharing this one. I'd be glad to watch any others you add to your journal entries. bea

chat2missie said...

Who doesn't love Lucy!  The other night, I watched a movie that her and her husband were in called "The Long Trailer".  It was hilarious.  Typical Lucy comedy.

queeniemart said...

Rick and i will sit and watch "I Love Lucy" together a lot. His grandma, Dorothy, now deceased, was a red head and had Lucy's attitude too.

markonit said...

... just a fun show ... I always thought how much they must really like each other to work so well together ...

... not to mention how talented Lucy really is ..!

carouselqueen70 said...

I love Lucy. She always puts a smile on my face....hugs, Christine

rdautumnsage said...

That little skit left a smile on my face. Thanks bunches hon for the lyrics. Just reading them brought back memories of when I used to hear them. I Love Lucy is an icon of our age. I remember fondly growing up watching that show. What a great way to spend the time while Ken is gone. (Hugs)Indigo

jmoqueen said...

i have of I love Lucy but I don't think I've ever seen an episode.  Thanks for posting the video x


cayasm said...

I always enjoye shows like "I love Lucy" and "Sargeant Bilko, but they are never shown at prime times here either very early in the morning or late at night, Enjoyed the video.

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