Season 1, Episode 25 Pioneer Women

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 Lucy and a churning stomach for Ricky, who must actually eat the 19th-century food Lucy prepares. Then there's that 18-foot loaf---a memorable prop thanks to a formidable amount of yeast and Ball's formidable talent for slapstick.

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  • Premise: 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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