Elka (Betty White) & Mamie (Georgia Engel) reunite their bowling team: Diane (Mary Tyler Moore), Peg (Cloris Leachman), & Angie (Valerie Harper). Joy, Victoria & Melanie date a professor (George Hamilton), director & surgeon.
Stuck in the hospital on the day of her bachelorette trip, Victoria contacts her many ex-husbands to find out where things went wrong. Joy and Melanie fantasize over a man in a coma and Elka and Mamie bring Vegas to Cleveland.
This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television — legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on “I Love Lucy” and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode covers television’s most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.
See the first standup comediennes to appear on television and the sitcom stars who followed.
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