The legendary queen of television comedy, LUCILLE BALL, is joined by her real-life children, LUCIE ARNAZ AND DESI ARNAZ, JR., in her third long-running sitcom success. Ball plays Lucille Carter, widowed mother of teenagers Kim and Craig. Lucy works for her brother-in-law Harry, played by GALE GORDON, who owns Carter's Unique Employment Agency, leading Lucy into endless predicaments and hilarious hijinks.
Lucy Carter uses a Van Johnson look-alike (played by Johnson, of course) to masquerade as the movie star.
Harry sends Lucy to Jack Benny's house where she writes down his biography. Important and significant events throughout his life like him as a child practicing violin to being in the navy to shows with Mary Livingston. George Burns makes a cameo appearance.
Kim has decided it is time for her to move out of the house after Lucy becomes an annoying mother hen. Kim plans to teach Mother a lesson while her mother is hiding in a cramped fireplace.
Lucy has a new boyfriend Bob Collins, but Kim and Uncle Harry are worried. The milkman doesn't help matters when he informs the pair the Lucy's boyfriend is a playboy. Kim & Harry cook up all kinds of crazy stunts to scare off Bob.
After cleaning her fireplace, Lucy takes a crate of apples down to her beauty parlor. She is mistaken for Dirty Gertie by a crook who enlists the homeless woman for good luck. Lucy is asked to go undercover to held apprehend the criminal.
Lucy gets the business: a soft ice cream franchise near the zoo. As owner of the proud penguin Lucy serves custard and leads baby penguins from the zoo.
Harry has Lucy banished from her own home after he rents it to a movie production company. When all seems clear, Lucy returns to find Chuck Connors in her bed. A scared Lucy knocks out the big star.
Here's Lucy: Season One clip - starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz.
Concluding the adventures of Ocean liner social director Lucy.
"Operation Redhead" is a result of Lucy helping Harry, who is photographing the splash down as part of the naval reserve. Space nut Lucy must go through decontamination with Astronauts when she makes physical contact with them after a landing.
Stressed out Harry needs a vacation so Lucy arranges for a house swap with a family in the jungle of Africa.
Harry invites Lucy & Kim to join him at a friends ski lodge. Lucy encounters Dinah Shore while there. The two get stuck together on a ski lift, where Lucy proceeds to sing a medley of Dinah's hits to her, and otherwise annoy the singer.
Lucy saves a man's life, and according to Chinese custom, he is indebted to her. Lucy and Kim scheme to correct the situation once they learn that others in town have the same problem.
Lucy & Harry organize a fund raiser for the Chamber of Commerce (which the mayor attends). The guest star is Phyllis Diller until she loses her voice. A resourceful Kim finds a replacement as the show must go on.
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