Sun Aug 2 5:00am
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…)

Sun Aug 2 5:30am
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…)

Sun Aug 2 6:00am
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…)

Sun Aug 2 6:30am
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…)

Sun Aug 2 7:00am
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 Aug 2 7:30am
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…)

Mon Aug 3 5:00am
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…)

Mon Aug 3 5:30am
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.

Mon Aug 3 6:00am
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.

Mon Aug 3 6:30am
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…)

Mon Aug 3 7:00am
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 Aug 3 7:30am
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.

Tue Aug 4 5:00am
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…)

Tue Aug 4 5:30am
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.

Tue Aug 4 6:00am
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.

Tue Aug 4 6:30am
Lucy Learns to Drive(Season 4, Episode 11) HALMRK

Lucy learns to drive---then teaches Ethel everything she knows. The crash course begins as Ricky buys a brand new convertible for their California trip. Lucy wants to learn to drive it and Ricky reluctantly agrees to teach her. And with that experience und (more…)

Tue Aug 4 7:00am
California, Here We Come(Season 4, Episode 12) HALMRK

The Ricardos and Mertzes head for California. But first, of coures, there are complications. The chief one: Lucy's mother (Kathryn Card), who shows up and wants to accompany them. Ricky objects (to put it mildly), and when Fred and Ethel overhear him compl (more…)

Tue Aug 4 7:30am
First Stop(Season 4, Episode 13) HALMRK

Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred are anything but happy wanderers as they end the first day of their drive across the country in a rundown cafe outside Cincinnati. The specialty of the house: cheese sandwiches wrapped in celophane. And if they think the food is (more…)

Wed Aug 5 5:00am
Tennessee Bound(Season 4, Episode 14) HALMRK

The Ricardo-Mertz westward trek faces a delay---they're all thrown in jail for speeding---in Bent Fork, Tenn., home of Lucy's “cousin” Ernest (Tennessee Ernie Ford), who'll do all he can to get them out of the pokey, even if it means marrying one of th (more…)

Wed Aug 5 5:30am
Ethel's Hometown(Season 4, Episode 15) HALMRK

Ethel returns home---to a hero's welcome she doesn't deserve---when the Ricardo-Mertz westward trek hits Albuquerque. That's where Ethel Mae Potter grew up (Albuquerque really was Vivian Vance's home town), and the place is all agog because in her letters (more…)

Wed Aug 5 6:00am
L.A. at Last(Season 4, Episode 16) HALMRK

The Ricardos and the Mertzes finally make it to Hollywood (although William Holden might not be cheering). Guest star Holden gets a dessert tray in the face in a scene that's one of Lucille Ball's best-remembered bits. Eve Arden has a cameo in the episode (more…)

Wed Aug 5 6:30am
Don Juan and Starlets(Season 4, Episode 17) HALMRK

Lucy fumes as Ricky steps out for a night on the town---with five starlets. She fumes even more when she sees Ricky's made-up bed the next morning. Ross: Ross Elliott. Starlets: Dolores Donlon, Beverly Thompson, Shirlee Tigge, Maggie Magennis. Maid: Iva Sh (more…)

Wed Aug 5 7:00am
Lucy Gets in Pictures(Season 4, Episode 18) HALMRK

Lucy finally gets her shot at Hollywood stardom---as a chorus girl photographed in a lavish musical. But she had better not get a swelled head, because the headdress she has to wear is too big as it is. Frank Williams: Lou Krugman. Bobby: Robert Jellison (more…)

Wed Aug 5 7:30am
The Fashion Show(Season 4, Episode 19) HALMRK

Lucy's a model at a charity fashion show, but the redhead---wearing a scratchy tweed suit---is red all over from too much time in the California sun. Designer Don Loper appears as himself, as do celebrity models Sheila MacRae, Brenda Marshall Holden, Jeann (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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