Lucy always wanted to be in Ricky’s show. Well, she got her chance when “The Audition” premiered on November 19, 1951 (62 years ago today) on I Love Lucy. It seems Buffo the clown injured himself and couldn’t perform his skit in Ricky’s show. Lucy took his place as the Professor, playing the saxavibratronophonovitch. She was offered a contract to perform on a regular basis, but ultimately turned it down, realizing she just wanted to be a housewife.