Wed Oct 7 5:00am
Little Ricky Gets a Dog(Season 6, Episode 13) HALMRK

Little Ricky brings home a puppy, which is fine---except that dogs aren't allowed in the apartment and a grouchy new neighbor is complaining about the noise. Naming the pooch “Fred” solves problem No.1, but solving problem No. 2 will require some quick (more…)

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Wed Oct 7 5:30am
Lucy Wants to Move to the Country(Season 6, Episode 14) HALMRK

Lucy's fed up with the city and wants to move to Connecticut. But then it occurs to her that that would mean leaving the Mertzes, so she changes her mind. Too late: Ricky has already put a down payment on a house. Maybe it's not too late---all they have to (more…)

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Wed Oct 7 6:00am
Lucy Hates to Leave(Season 6, Episode 15) HALMRK

Fred has rented the Ricardos' apartment before they can move into their Connecticut house---so Lucy and Ricky move in with the Mertzes, furniture and all. Good thing it's only for a few days. Or is it? Mr. Taylor: Gene Reynolds. Mrs. Taylor: Mary Ellen Kay (more…)

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Wed Oct 7 6:30am
Lucy Misses the Mertzes(Season 6, Episode 16) HALMRK

The Ricardos, lonely in their new Connecticut home, decide to visit the Mertzes in New York. But they're not home---because they've decided to go to Connecticut to visit the Ricardos. Little Ricky: Keith Thibodeaux. Harry Munson: Tristram Coffin. Station C (more…)

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Wed Oct 7 7:00am
Lucy Gets Chummy with the Neighbors(Season 6, Episode 17) HALMRK

It's love at first sight---and confusion later---when Lucy goes to a furniture store to furnish the new house in Connecticut. This episode introduces Frank Nelson and Mary Jane Croft as the Ricardos' new neighbors, Ralph and Betty Ramsey. Mr. Perry: Parley (more…)

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Wed Oct 7 7:30am
Lucy Raises Chickens(Season 6, Episode 18) HALMRK

The Ricardos need money to pay for their new Connecticut house so Lucy decides to raise chickens. The expenses are low (“chicken feed,” Lucy cackles), but they have no experience, so they advertise for help. Who answers the ad? The Mertzes (Fred's eggs (more…)

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Thu Oct 8 5:00am
Lucy Does the Tango(Season 6, Episode 19) HALMRK

It's no yolk when the Ricardos' hens won't lay any eggs, a situation that may doom the Ricardo-Mertz poultry business. So Lucy and Ethel buy some eggs and put them under the hens to “show them what they're supposed to do.” But Ricky and Fred come home (more…)

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Thu Oct 8 5:30am
Ragtime Band(Season 6, Episode 20) HALMRK

Lucy has promised that Ricky will play for a benefit at the Westport Historical Society but Ricky refuses---Ricky Sr. refuses, that is. So Lucy decides instead to showcase the talents of Little Ricky, plus those of Fred and Ethel and, of course, her own (more…)

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Thu Oct 8 6:00am
Lucy's Night in Town(Season 6, Episode 21) HALMRK

Too bad about Lucy's evening at the theater: her tickets were for the matinee. Ricky sort of saves the day, but he's able to buy only two box seats, so they decide that the women will see the first act and the men the second. It doesn't work out that way (more…)

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Thu Oct 8 6:30am
Housewarming(Season 6, Episode 22) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel become rivals for a neighbor's friendship. First, it's Ethel who's jealous, so Lucy brings Ethel and Betty Ramsey (Mary Jane Croft) together and they hit it off---too well, as far as Lucy's concerned. Bruce Ramsey: Ray Ferrell.

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Thu Oct 8 7:00am
Building a Barbecue(Season 6, Episode 23) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel take apart the new barbecue Ricky built, brick by brick. The reason: Lucy's wedding ring might be embedded in it. She had left it near a cement bucket, and Ricky finds it---but doesn't tell her that he did in order to teach her a lesson. Ins (more…)

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Thu Oct 8 7:30am
Country Club Dance(Season 6, Episode 25) HALMRK

A suburban siren (Barbara Eden) makes the gals jealous. So they decide to fight fire with fire. Betty Ramsey: Mary Jane Croft. Ralph Ramsey: Frank Nelson. Harry Munson: Tristram Coffin. Grace Munson: Ruth Brady.

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Fri Oct 9 5:00am
Lucy Raises Tulips(Season 6, Episode 24) HALMRK

It's Lucy vs. Betty Ramsey (Mary Jane Croft) for the Wesport tulip title, and Lucy has an inadvertent secret weapon: Ricky's power mower. Flower Show Judges: Peter Brocco, Eleanor Audley.

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Fri Oct 9 5:30am
The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue(Season 6, Episode 26) HALMRK

Lucy's stone-faced in the series finale: she's impersonating Westport's Revolutionary War statue. The reason for that, of course, is that she did something dumb (she ran over the statue with her car), and to repair the damage she does something dumber. Lit (more…)

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Fri Oct 9 6:00am
The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub(Season 1, Episode 1) HALMRK

TV's first great sitcom---and the standard by which all others are measured---debuted (on Oct. 15, 1951) with this madcap mix-up involving the Mertzes' wedding anniversary. The problem: Fred (William Frawley) wants to go to the fights while Ethel (Vivian V (more…)

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Fri Oct 9 6:30am
Be a Pal(Season 1, Episode 2) HALMRK

Can Ricky be losing interest in Lucy? She seems to think so, and she's determined to keep him interested. So she does it by the book (“How to Keep the Honeymoon from Ending,” that is). And before long, she's going bananas. Actually, she's wearing them (more…)

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Fri Oct 9 7:00am
The Diet(Season 1, Episode 3) HALMRK

Uh oh: Lucy has been gaining weight since getting married---22 pounds, to be precise---and it's beginning to show. “On behalf of the tubby trio, I welcome you to the flabby foursome,” Ethel tells her. She wants out, especially since she has a chance at (more…)

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Fri Oct 9 7:30am
Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her(Season 1, Episode 4) HALMRK

Lucy fears Ricky is planning to murder her in this gem from the series' first season. The trigger: she's reading a murder mystery. Then amateur fortuneteller Ethel predicts her imminent doom. Then she overhears Ricky saying ominous things on the phone. Wha (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 5:00am
The Quiz Show(Season 1, Episode 5) HALMRK

Lucy's in need of cash since Ricky cut off her allowance and charge accounts, so she goes on a game show called “Females Are Fabulous.” The prize: $1000. But to win it, Lucy must introduce Ricky to her “long-lost first husband.” Not that she has on (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 5:30am
The Audition(Season 1, Episode 6) HALMRK

Ricky's band auditions for a TV show. Guess who that clown is who's crashing the audition? The reason: Lucy's mad at Ricky because he wants her to stay home and be a homemaker, so she decides to get even. This episode could be called Lucy and Desi's auditi (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 6:00am
The Seance(Season 1, Episode 7) HALMRK

A producer (Jay Novello) with an interest in the occult eyes Ricky for his show. But it's not in the stars, according to horoscope nut Lucy. Ricky demurs (to put it mildly), so it's off to the producer's office with medium Raya (aka: Ethel) in tow, crysta (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 6:30am
Men Are Messy(Season 1, Episode 8) HALMRK

Ricky's a slob, Lucy moans. So she divides their apartment in two (her half is tidy; his half isn't). Then a magazine photographer arrives and Lucy, thinking that he's only from a music magazine, clowns around amid the mess. Kenny: Kenny Morgan. Photograph (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 7:00am
The Fur Coat(Season 1, Episode 9) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky's wedding anniversary is coming up and Ricky brings home a mink coat. But don't jump to any conclusions, as Lucy does. Alas, Ricky rented the coat for his act at the club, and when Lucy finds that out she vows to get even. Ever hear of a “ (more…)

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Sat Oct 10 7:30am
Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Dancer(Season 1, Episode 10) HALMRK

Lucy suspects that Ricky is cheating. First, a columnist links him to a singer. Not true, he swears. Then she finds lace in his pocket. She's not buying his explanation---that it was accidentally torn off a dancer's costume during rehearsal---so she decide (more…)

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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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