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Thu Jan 19 5:00am
I Love LucyThe Matchmaker(Season 4, Episode 4) HALMRK

Lucy wants to nudge a shy couple (Sarah Selby, Milton Frome) to the altar. Lucy's idea: show them how wonderful her and Ricky's marriage is. Her plan: invite them to a quiet at-home dinner. A quiet dinner at the Ricardos? Messenger: Bennett Green.

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Thu Jan 19 5:30am
I Love LucyMr. and Mrs. TV Show(Season 4, Episode 24) HALMRK

Lucy's mad at Ricky because he wants to keep her off a TV show he's doing. So she sabatoges a rehearsal---not knowing it's the actual show. Harvey Cromwell: John Litel. Mr. Taylor: Lee Millar.

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Thu Jan 19 6:00am
I Love LucyRicky's Movie Offer(Season 4, Episode 5) HALMRK

A Hollywood talent scout (Frank Nelson) is coming over to the apartment to audition Ricky for a movie role. But Ricky won't be the only one looking to attract the scout's attention. (Who's that gal in the Marilyn Monroe getup?). Pete: James Dobson. Mrs. Tr (more…)

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Thu Jan 19 6:30am
I Love LucyRicky's Screen Test(Season 4, Episode 6) HALMRK

Ricky's making a screen test for a Hollywood movie. Lucy has a small role in it, but there's no such thing as a small role for Lucy, much to the consternation of the director (Clinton Sundberg). Assistant Director: Ray Kellogg.

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Thu Jan 19 7:00am
I Love LucyLucy's Mother-in-Law(Season 4, Episode 7) HALMRK

Ricky's mother (Mary Emery) comes to visit, and poor Lucy can't speak Spanish. So she finds a Spanish-speaking mindreader (Fortunio Bonanova) and it works like a charm---as long as he's around. Assistant: Virginia Barbour.

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Thu Jan 19 7:30am
I Love LucyEthel's Birthday(Season 4, Episode 8) HALMRK

It's Ethel's birthday and Fred asks Lucy to choose her present. Bad move. She picks pants. “I wanted a toaster,” Ethel moans, and an estrangement begins. Ethel: “She called me a hippopotamus.” Lucy: “I did not. I said you're a little hippy. On s (more…)

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Fri Jan 20 5:00am
I Love LucyRicky's Contract(Season 4, Episode 9) HALMRK

Ricky's anxiously awaiting news of his screen test---so much so that he won't ever let the phone leave his sight. He can't possibly miss the message, can he? Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley.

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Fri Jan 20 5:30am
I Love LucyGetting Ready(Season 4, Episode 10) HALMRK

California, here they come: Lucy and movie-star-to-be Ricky, plus Fred and Ethel, who are tagging along. Their mode of transport: a used Cadillac that Fred bought. And used it is---it's 25 years old and California's a long way away.

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Fri Jan 20 6:00am
I Love LucyLucy Learns to Drive(Season 4, Episode 11) HALMRK

Lucy learns to drive---then teaches Ethel everything she knows. The crash course begins as Ricky buys a brand new convertible for their California trip. Lucy wants to learn to drive it and Ricky reluctantly agrees to teach her. And with that experience und (more…)

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Fri Jan 20 6:30am
I Love LucyCalifornia, Here We Come(Season 4, Episode 12) HALMRK

The Ricardos and Mertzes head for California. But first, of coures, there are complications. The chief one: Lucy's mother (Kathryn Card), who shows up and wants to accompany them. Ricky objects (to put it mildly), and when Fred and Ethel overhear him compl (more…)

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Fri Jan 20 7:00am
I Love LucyFirst Stop(Season 4, Episode 13) HALMRK

Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred are anything but happy wanderers as they end the first day of their drive across the country in a rundown cafe outside Cincinnati. The specialty of the house: cheese sandwiches wrapped in celophane. And if they think the food is (more…)

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Fri Jan 20 7:30am
I Love LucyTennessee Bound(Season 4, Episode 14) HALMRK

The Ricardo-Mertz westward trek faces a delay---they're all thrown in jail for speeding---in Bent Fork, Tenn., home of Lucy's “cousin” Ernest (Tennessee Ernie Ford), who'll do all he can to get them out of the pokey, even if it means marrying one of th (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 5:00am
I Love LucyEthel's Hometown(Season 4, Episode 15) HALMRK

Ethel returns home---to a hero's welcome she doesn't deserve---when the Ricardo-Mertz westward trek hits Albuquerque. That's where Ethel Mae Potter grew up (Albuquerque really was Vivian Vance's home town), and the place is all agog because in her letters (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 5:30am
I Love LucyL.A. at Last(Season 4, Episode 16) HALMRK

The Ricardos and the Mertzes finally make it to Hollywood (although William Holden might not be cheering). Guest star Holden gets a dessert tray in the face in a scene that's one of Lucille Ball's best-remembered bits. Eve Arden has a cameo in the episode (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 6:00am
I Love LucyDon Juan and Starlets(Season 4, Episode 17) HALMRK

Lucy fumes as Ricky steps out for a night on the town---with five starlets. She fumes even more when she sees Ricky's made-up bed the next morning. Ross: Ross Elliott. Starlets: Dolores Donlon, Beverly Thompson, Shirlee Tigge, Maggie Magennis. Maid: Iva Sh (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 6:30am
I Love LucyLucy Gets in Pictures(Season 4, Episode 18) HALMRK

Lucy finally gets her shot at Hollywood stardom---as a chorus girl photographed in a lavish musical. But she had better not get a swelled head, because the headdress she has to wear is too big as it is. Frank Williams: Lou Krugman. Bobby: Robert Jellison (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 7:00am
I Love LucyThe Fashion Show(Season 4, Episode 19) HALMRK

Lucy's a model at a charity fashion show, but the redhead---wearing a scratchy tweed suit---is red all over from too much time in the California sun. Designer Don Loper appears as himself, as do celebrity models Sheila MacRae, Brenda Marshall Holden, Jeann (more…)

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Sat Jan 21 7:30am
I Love LucyThe Hedda Hopper Story(Season 4, Episode 20) HALMRK

Columnist Hedda Hopper guests as herself---someone Lucy and Ricky both want very much to impress. The plan: Lucy will fall into the hotel pool just as Hopper walks by, and Ricky will jump in and save her. The problem: distinguishing Hopper's hat from a bow (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 5:00am
I Love LucyDon Juan Is Shelved(Season 4, Episode 21) HALMRK

Ricky's movie is shelved, so Lucy schemes to get Ricky another role. The plan: impress studio boss Dore Schary by any means necessary, even if it means that Schary must impress himself. But first, there are 500 fan letters to write. Schary: Philip Ober. Mr (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 5:30am
I Love LucyBullfight Dance(Season 4, Episode 22) HALMRK

Lucy's writing a fan-magazine article about Ricky when she hears he's going to host a TV benefit show. She wants in on it and has some leverage: she could always write that he's a “dirty rat.” So Ricky finds a spot for her---as the bull (he's the matad (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 6:00am
I Love LucyHollywood Anniversary(Season 4, Episode 23) HALMRK

Lucy raises a ruckus when Ricky forgets their anniversary. Maybe a lavish party at Mocambo will restore peace. And maybe it won't. Mrs. McGillicuddy: Kathryn Card. Bobby: Robert Jellison. Ross: Ross Elliott.

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Sun Jan 22 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Star Upstairs(Season 4, Episode 25) HALMRK

Cornel Wilde is staying in the suite above the Ricardos and Lucy is determined to see him, so she poses as a bellboy. Getting in to see him is the easy part. As for getting out ... Bobby: Robert Jellison.

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Sun Jan 22 7:00am
I Love LucyIn Palm Springs(Season 4, Episode 26) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky and Ethel and Fred are bored with each other so the gals head off to Palm Springs for a break. Rock Hudson guests as himself (and has a hand in getting the couples back together). Mrs. McGillicuddy: Kathryn Card.

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Sun Jan 22 7:30am
I Love LucyDancing Star(Season 4, Episode 28) HALMRK

Lucy's bragging again---this time, she's telling her New York friend Caroline Appleby that she's Van Johnson's dance partner. Lucky for Lucy, Johnson's a nice guy. Caroline: Doris Singleton. Pianist: Marco Rizo.

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

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