You know them as Teensy and Weeny but their real names are Roz & Marilyn Borden, the Borden Twins(no relation to Lizzie!). These lovable girls are well known for their appearance on I Love Lucy in 955, Episode Number 112, entitled "Tennessee Bound," with their now famous song and dance number, "Ricochet Romance". The girls actually recreated this scene at the 50th Anniversary of the Lucy Reunion.
Amazingly, the twins started their show business careers at the young age of three, singing on Uncle Ed's Children's Hour,a radio show that came out of Connecticut that was hosted by Ed Begley, Sr.
The first national TV show was in 1952 with Spike Jones and his band. They became so popular, they also appeared on several Colgate Comedy Hour shows and the Ed Wynn Show, where they first met their idol, Lucille Ball. In the 1950s they began a 7-year association with Jimmy Durante, where they appeared on quite a few of his TV shows and traveling with his nightclub act. In the early 1960s, the twins changed their stage name to "Hotsy and Totsy" -- the and in the 1980s they traveled with Bob Newhart as part of his nightclub act.
As the got older, their popularity actually grew and their TV appearances included Maude, Rhoda, The Ropers, CHIPS, The Phil Silvers Show,and Out of This World.
For me, no matter what else you can say these girls did, I will always remember them as Teensy and Weensy, square dancing and singing with the gang and Ernie Ford. Those were fond memories and the good old days!
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