Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Friends of the Friendless

If anyone is familiar with the 1950's sitcom, I Love Lucy, there is an episode where a marching, formerly friendless band discovers Lucy Ricardo crying and hiccupping on a park bench. They assume she is drunk and in need of friends.
It is a funny concept to me so I have played around with it, imagining myself as part of the Friends of the Friendless band, playing a tuba. I am given an opportunity to witness to a potential candidate on what the Friends of the Friendless has done for me.

"I was a person in despair, alone on a park bench just like you. Okay, I wasn't totally friendless and I wasn't exactly on a park bench but close enough, right? Anyways, this band came marching by and said if I needed a friend, I could play the tuba. I sat there looking at them, noticing that they were an odd bunch. I asked myself How badly do I want to play the tuba? I couldn't resist!
We're in need of a drummer, what do ya say?"

18 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

"Lu---ceeeee!!!!", as Ricky Ricardo would say.

Carol said...

Jean-luc,
I am pleased that Lucy is still popular in the 24th century.
Thanks for visiting!

zeb said...

It never hurts to learn to play a musical instrument

Carol said...

Good to hear from you, Zeb!

zeb said...

You can't be a friend of the friendless. Once you meet a friendless person and become their friend, they are not friendless any more.So you could be a friend of the formely friendless or you could be a friend of those with at least one friend

Angie said...

Hi, there! I'm visiting via Michele's meet & greet tonight. You'll love Michele and her blog! Have a great weekend!

Dave said...

Hello, Michele sent me! Well, sort of -- I'm visiting out of order just because you said you were new to Michele's site and I just wanted to say WELCOME!! dd sez

Marti said...

Your "I'm new to your site" comment, sparked a lot of interest. So naturally, we have to pay you a visit.

I can't play the drums but did play the clarinet...

Hope you have a great weekend and welcome to the game!

Here via Michele.

Carol said...

Zeb,I guess that is the point.
Marti, we could use a clarinet player.
Thanks to all of Michelle's friends for visiting.

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Raehan sent me over...I am the drummer you have been looking for!

Carol said...

Hurray!

Maggie Ann said...

I remember that episode. It was great, and Lucy was a gem, as always, never afraid to express herself. Its an interesting idea = )

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the lyrics to the song Friends of the friendless?

JeffGeorgia said...

I want to thank everyone who has visited my blog. I was going to quit but I just can't come to it.

Blessings to all.

Carol said...

You can find the lyrics to the Friends of the Friendless theme song on Friendly Friday Flashbacks

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Anonymous said...

I'm trying to find this episode onlne I remember it and the song so well....we're the friends of the friendless yes we are yes we are....hilarious!