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Thu Feb 11 5:00am
I Love LucyThe Mustache(Season 1, Episode 23) HALMRK

Ricky loves his mustache---but he can't quite cotton to Lucy's new beard. Lucy can't stand either; in fact, she put on the beard (it's fake, of course) to get Ricky to shave off his mustache. But now she can't get it unglued, and a producer (John Brown) sh (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 5:30am
I Love LucyThe Gossip(Season 1, Episode 24) HALMRK

Who are bigger gossips---Lucy and Ethel or Ricky and Fred? They make a bet (and Lucy tapes her mouth shut). The winners get breakfast in bed for a month, and it's in bed where Ricky will win it: he'll pretend to drop a juicy tidbit about a neighbor and the (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 6:00am
I Love LucyPioneer Women(Season 1, Episode 25) HALMRK

Lucy is attacked by an 18-foot loaf of bread in this riotous episode in which Lucy and Ethel give up modern conveniences on a bet with their husbands, who are fed up with their complaining about not having a dishwasher. That leads to a butter churn for Luc (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Marriage License(Season 1, Episode 26) HALMRK

Are Lucy and Ricky legally married? Lucy's afraid they're not because Ricky's name is misspelled (“Bacardi”) on their marriage license. “We've been revoked,” she wails, so she sets to to rewed Ricky at the same spot in Connecticut where he proposed (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 7:00am
I Love LucyThe Kleptomaniac(Season 1, Episode 27) HALMRK

Ricky thinks Lucy has become a kleptomaniac. His evidence: a closetful of valuables and a stash of cash. Actually, the valuables are things she has collected for a charity bazaar, and as for the cash: “It's my mad money,” Lucy tells him. “I get awful (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 7:30am
I Love LucyCuban Pals(Season 1, Episode 28) HALMRK

Lucy burns with jealousy when she gets an eyeful of Ricky's dance partner (Lita Baron) from “the old days” in Cuba. She was a child then, but no more. Determined to keep them apart, Lucy heads to the club in disguise, and finds herself in the clutches (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 9:30am
I Love LucyLucy Hires a MaidNew(Season 2, Episode 23) POP

The baby exhausts Lucy, so the Ricardos hire a maid (Verna Felton). Unfortunately, she isn't much of a housekeeper, and is better at eating than cooking. Now if only Lucy could summon up the courage to fire her.

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Thu Feb 11 10:00am
I Love LucyThe Indian ShowNew(Season 2, Episode 24) POP

Lucy wants to play an Indian in Ricky's act. He won't hear of it, of course, but what really galls her is that the Mertzes will be in it. What to do? A little backstage dealing, strap Little Ricky into a papoose and it's on with the show. Juanita: Carol Ri (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 10:30am
I Love LucyLucy's Last BirthdayNew(Season 2, Episode 25) POP

Poor Lucy. It's her birthday but everyone, it seems, has forgotten it. So she takes a gloomy walk in Central Park, where she makes friends with a forlorn group who call themselves “The Friends of the Friendless.” There, she decides to teach Ricky a les (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 5:00am
I Love LucyThe Freezer(Season 1, Episode 29) HALMRK

Where's the beef? It's in Lucy and Ethel's new walk-in freezer (along with Lucy, “the human popsicle”). Of course, Ricky and Fred have a beef with their wives, because they paid $483 for it. The meat company won't take it back and they can't sell it t (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 5:30am
I Love LucyLucy Does a TV Commercial(Season 1, Episode 30) HALMRK

This is the classic episode in which “Vitameatavegamin Girl” Lucy does a TV commercial. She's supposed to “spoon her way to health,” but instead gets snockered on the health elixir she's promoting. From the first spoonful she squeamishly swallows t (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 6:00am
I Love LucyPublicity Agent(Season 1, Episode 31) HALMRK

Lucy tries to boost Ricky's career by getting him some publicity: she poses as his biggest fan---a Middle Eastern princess called the Maharincess of Franistan, sets herself up at the Waldorf-Astoria and calls in reporters, who swallow it, hook, line and si (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 6:30am
I Love LucyLucy Gets Ricky on the Radio(Season 1, Episode 32) HALMRK

Ricky's a quiz whiz---or is he? While listening to “Mr. and Mrs. Quiz” on the radio he's a know-it-all, so Lucy registers him for the show. Uh oh. He knew the answers because he had attended the taping. As for being a contestant himself: “All I know (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 7:00am
I Love LucyLucy's Schedule(Season 1, Episode 33) HALMRK

Gale Gordon, who later played Lucille Ball's boss on “The Lucy Show” and “Here's Lucy,” makes his first appearance on “I Love Lucy.” Gordon plays the new Tropicana boss Alvin Littlefield here. He has his eye on Ricky to be club manager. One pr (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 7:30am
I Love LucyRicky Thinks He's Getting Bald(Season 1, Episode 34) HALMRK

Ricky fears he's going bald, so Lucy gets it into her head to help him: she stages a “bald men's party” to show him that he's not so bad off, after all. Mr. Thurlough: Milton Parsons.

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Fri Feb 12 10:00am
I Love LucyLucy Is MatchmakerNew(Season 2, Episode 27) POP

Lucy plays matchmaker when she meets a friend of the Mertzes (Hal March) who happens to be an eligible bachelor. His line of work? He's a lingerie salesman, a fact that just might get her (and Ethel) into trouble when her matchmaking efforts inevitably bac (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 10:30am
I Love LucyLucy Wants New FurnitureNew(Season 2, Episode 28) POP

Lucy buys a new sofa and coffee-table without telling Ricky (of course), and hides it in the kitchen. That makes for unusual meals and, when Ricky discovers what's up, unusual economizing on Lucy's part. Included: a homemade dress. “I made it with my own (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 5:00am
I Love LucyRicky Asks for a Raise(Season 1, Episode 35) HALMRK

Ricky asks for a raise but his boss (Gale Gordon) turns him down, prompting Lucy to prove just how popular a performer he is. Her scheme involves making lots of bogus reservations at the club for a night when someone else is playing, then show up in variou (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 5:30am
I Love LucyJob Switching(Season 2, Episode 1) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel find that life is no bowl of bonbons in this memorable episode, in which they take assembly-line jobs in a candy factory. Ricky and Fred decide to teach their wives the value of a buck, so they agree to become househusbands for a week while (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 6:00am
I Love LucyThe Saxophone(Season 2, Episode 2) HALMRK

Lucy plays the saxophone (badly). Her goal: to finagle her way into Ricky's band, which is going on tour. So she dons a disguise (a zoot suit, this time) and auditions for him. When that fails she plots to keep him home, by making him think that she's chea (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Anniversary Present(Season 2, Episode 3) HALMRK

Lucy eavesdrops---and decides that Ricky is seeing another woman. He certainly is: he's seeing a neighbor (Gloria Blondell) who works in a jewelry store so he can buy Lucy an anniversary present. Of course, it doesn't help matters that her husband is out o (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 7:00am
I Love LucyThe Handcuffs(Season 2, Episode 4) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky learn a new meaning of togetherness when she handcuffs herself to him. It's nighttime and no locksmith is available, so it's off to bed in tandem. Next morning a chatty locksmith (Will Wright) does arrive, but without a key that works. And s (more…)

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Sat Feb 13 7:30am
I Love LucyThe Operetta(Season 2, Episode 5) HALMRK

Lucy chews scenery---and chases after it---in an effort to keep her operetta from closing before the final curtain. Her arts club's 25th-anniversary operetta's coming up, but there's no money to pay for it. What to do? Write one herself, and pay for the sc (more…)

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Sun Feb 14 5:00am
I Love LucyVacation from Marriage(Season 2, Episode 6) HALMRK

The Ricardos and Mertzes take a “vacation” from their marriages. “We have let ourselves become four big, dull clumps,” Lucy declares, so the boys and girls split for a week---and decide that they miss each other. But that doesn't stop them from pre (more…)

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  • Birth Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
  • Birth Place: Santiago, Cuba
  • Birthday: March 2, 1917, Pisces
  • Died: December 2, 1986
  • Profession: Actor, Musician, Band leader, Producer, Director

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