Fri Jul 3 5:00am
Ricky Loses His Temper(Season 3, Episode 19) HALMRK

Lucy buys a hat and Ricky hits the roof, prompting a bet: he'll get mad again before she buys another hat. Can Ricky keep his fiery temper in check (in the face of no small amount of provocation)? Can Lucy resist a turquoise cocktail hat with little pearl (more…)

Fri Jul 3 5:30am
Home Movies(Season 3, Episode 20) HALMRK

Ricky's home movies move the Mertzes to walk out, and prompt Lucy, Fred and Ethel to make a movie of their own, a “Western musical drama” shot in the Ricardo living room. That's not to be mixed up with a TV pilot Ricky's making, is it? Bennett Green: S (more…)

Fri Jul 3 6:00am
Bonus Bucks(Season 3, Episode 21) HALMRK

A dollar bill takes a zany trip---with the Ricardos and Mertzes in hot pursuit. It's a winning bill (worth $300) in a newspaper contest. It belongs to Ricky, but he gallantly slips it into Lucy's purse. Gallant isn't necessarily smart: Lucy unthinkingly gi (more…)

Fri Jul 3 6:30am
Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation(Season 3, Episode 22) HALMRK

Ricky's band is to play in Hawaii---and guess who wants to go? Lucy's plan: go on a game show that gives away airline tickets. It calls for some trickery, and Lucy just might meet her match in the show's host, Freddie Fillmore (Frank Nelson), a prankster p (more…)

Fri Jul 3 7:00am
Lucy Is Envious(Season 3, Episode 23) HALMRK

Who are those Martian women atop the Empire State Building? They're Lucy and Ethel, and they're there because Lucy needs money, $500, to be precise, to donate to charity. It seems she just can't say no to her rich ex-schoolmate (Mary Jane Croft), who's hea (more…)

Fri Jul 3 7:30am
Lucy Writes a Novel(Season 3, Episode 24) HALMRK

Lucy writes a novel in which the characters are thinly veiled caricatures of Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Too thinly veiled, Ricky, Fred and Ethel think. So they burn it. But not before Lucy gets a copy to a publisher. Dr. Dorrance: Pierre Watkin. Mel Eaton: Day (more…)

Sat Jul 4 5:00am
Lucy's Club Dance(Season 3, Episode 25) HALMRK

The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League forms a quintet (with Lucy on sax) as a fund-raiser. It's no way to raise money (Ethel likens Lucy's sound to “a mouse with a head cold”). Maybe bandleader Ricky can whip them into shape. But first, Lucy has som (more…)

Sat Jul 4 5:30am
The Black Wig(Season 3, Episode 26) HALMRK

Lucy plays a black-wigged temptress to test Ricky's fidelity. The result makes her see red, so she schemes to get even. But she won't divorce him. “Yeah, stay married to him,” Ethel says. “That'll teach him.” Roberta: Eve McVeagh. Doug: Douglas Eva (more…)

Sat Jul 4 6:00am
The Diner(Season 3, Episode 27) HALMRK

The Ricardos and the Mertzes buy a diner, name it A Little Bit of Cuba and go to work. Well, the Mertzes go to work; the Ricardos “greet.” Not surprisingly, relations are soon strained. Can a food fight be far behind? Mr. Watson: James Burke. Drunk: Fr (more…)

Sat Jul 4 6:30am
Tennessee Ernie Visits(Season 3, Episode 28) HALMRK

The corn starts popping when Tennessee Ernie Ford comes to visit in Part 1 of a two-part episode. He's Lucy's “Cousin” Ernest, an earnest young man from Bent Fork, Tenn., who knows nothing of city ways and is inadvertently infuriating. He's got to go (more…)

Sat Jul 4 7:00am
Tennessee Ernie Hangs On(Season 3, Episode 29) HALMRK

Conclusion: Lucy's “cousin” Ernest (Tennessee Ernie Ford) won't leave despite all sorts of subterfuge. So the Ricardos plead poverty. They tell him they can't afford food. Too bad that Ernest knows how to sing for his supper on a variety show called (more…)

Sat Jul 4 7:30am
The Golf Game(Season 3, Episode 30) HALMRK

Tired of being golf widows, Lucy and Ethel take up the game themselves. But that's more “togetherness” than Ricky and Fred want, so they invent a set of crazy rules to discourage them. Pro Jimmy Demeret (playing himself) sets them straight and before l (more…)

Sat Jul 4 8:00am
The Sublease(Season 3, Episode 31) HALMRK

The Ricardos are off to Maine for the summer, so they decide to sublet their apartment. Their landlords, the Mertzes, don't like the idea, and like the potential tenants even less. Nor are they wild about their new roommates. Mrs. Hammond: Virginia Brissac (more…)

Sat Jul 4 8:30am
The Business Manager(Season 4, Episode 1) HALMRK

It's a case of the redhead vs. greenbacks when Ricky hires a business manager (Charles Lane) to straighten out the household budget. He puts Lucy (Lucille Ball) on a crash cash diet ($5 a month), but she finds a way around it. Mrs. Trumbull: Elizabeth Patt (more…)

Sun Jul 5 5:00am
Mertz and Kurtz(Season 4, Episode 2) HALMRK

Fred's globetrotting old vaudeville partner, Barney Kurtz (Charles Winninger), shows up, so Fred says he's a real-estate tycoon (with a red-headed maid to prove it). Actually, Barney's a cook in the Bronx, but his grandson (Stephen Wootton) is coming for a (more…)

Sun Jul 5 5:30am
Lucy Cries Wolf(Season 4, Episode 3) HALMRK

Lucy cries wolf once too often when she decides to see whether Ricky would come to her aid in an emergency. He assures her that he'd rush home from the club “between the 'baba' and the 'lu' ” if she were in danger, but that's not enough reassurance for (more…)

Sun Jul 5 6:00am
The 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.

Sun Jul 5 6:30am
Mr. 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.

Sun Jul 5 7:00am
Ricky'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…)

Sun Jul 5 7:30am
Ricky'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.

Mon Jul 6 5:00am
Lucy'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.

Mon Jul 6 5:30am
Ethel'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…)

Mon Jul 6 6:00am
Ricky'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.

Mon Jul 6 6:30am
Getting 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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  • 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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