Meet Cuban Pete

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 09:39

On I Love Lucy she wants to be in Ricky's cabaret show and auditions, but there is one condition, Lucy must fit into a tight dress.

Cuban Pete is a 1946 black-and-white musical comedy released in the United States. It was directed by Jean Yarbrough and starred the Cuban-born actor and musician Desi Arnaz. The simple comedy plot contains many numbers of Cuban music and dance, including the song "Cuban Pete" by Joseph Norman. It was used in: the television show I Love Lucy (episodes: "The Diet," with Lucille Ball as Sally Sweet, and "Lucy Goes to a Rodeo" as an alternative version, "Texas Pete")

To point out why I love Lucy and millions do too, during the song and dance skit Lucy rips the costume trying to make it fit then Ricky says if Lucy fits in it she can be in the show not giving up Lucy works out and eats right and ends up being in the show.

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo perform Cuban Pete Skit

Years later, Rubén Blades, another Latino sang about Pete. He also performed Pedro Navaja live in concert- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.…

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