I Love Lucy TV Show

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TV's first great sitcom centered on a zany New York housewife who wants desperately to get into showbiz and her Cuban bandleader husband who has his hands full trying to dissuade her. Also getting caught up in their shenanigans were the Mertzes, their land (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 18 Breaking the Lease

The Ricardos and the Mertzes carry on a war of noise and nerves. It begins when Ethel takes a dim view of Lucy and Ricky's late-night serenading. Soon, things get out of hand and the Ricardos threaten to move. But the Mertzes, who own the building, demand five months' rent, so the Ricardos change their tune---to “El Breako the Leaso,” sung (with great gusto and at 4 A.M.) to the tune of “The Mexican Hat Dance.”

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