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Mon Oct 24 5:00am
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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Mon Oct 24 5:30am
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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Mon Oct 24 6:00am
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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Mon Oct 24 6:30am
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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Mon Oct 24 7:00am
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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Mon Oct 24 7:30am
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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Tue Oct 25 5:00am
Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer(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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Tue Oct 25 5:30am
Drafted(Season 1, Episode 11) HALMRK

Have the boys been drafted? Or are the girls expecting? It all begins when a letter from the War Department arrives, informing Ricky to report to Fort Dix. The Army wants him to perform for the troops, and Fred's tagging along. But that's not Lucy and Ethe (more…)

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Tue Oct 25 6:00am
The Adagio(Season 1, Episode 12) HALMRK

Ricky needs a dancer for his act. Guess who volunteers. But first, Lucy needs a teacher. Enter sexy Frenchman Jean Valjean Raymond (Shepard Menken), who has more than dance on his mind.

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Tue Oct 25 6:30am
The Benefit(Season 1, Episode 13) HALMRK

Ethel wants Ricky to perform at her women's-club benefit show. Not surprisingly, Lucy wheedles her way into the act. But then she gets a look at Ricky's material---an old vaudeville act titled “Songs and Witty Sayings”---and rewrites it because he has (more…)

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Tue Oct 25 7:00am
The Amateur Hour(Season 1, Episode 14) HALMRK

Lucy needs money to pay for a dress, so she takes a job baby-sitting rambunctious 8-year-old twins (David Stollery, Sammy Ogg), who are excellent practical jokers. They're pretty good singers, too, as Lucy discovers when she takes them to an amateur talent (more…)

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Tue Oct 25 7:30am
Lucy Plays Cupid(Season 1, Episode 15) HALMRK

Lucy plays Cyrano de Bergerac for her shy neighbor (Bea Benaderet), who 's sweet on the neighborhood grocer (Edward Everett Horton), but can't tell him so, or bear to ask him to dinner. So Lucy does it for her---and of course he gets confused as to just (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 5:00am
Lucy Fakes Illness(Season 1, Episode 16) HALMRK

Lucy tries (again) to join Ricky's act and Ricky (again) says no. So Lucy fakes a mental disorder. Hal March plays himself. Actually, he also plays a fake doctor whom Ricky lines up to scare Lucy. Dr. March tells Lucy: “You've contracted the gabloots.” (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 5:30am
Lucy Writes a Play(Season 1, Episode 17) HALMRK

There's more than one way to break into show business: If Ricky won't use her in his act, Lucy will write a play for him to act in. And she does (a story about a Cuban tobacco picker titled “A Tree Grows in Havana”), and enters it in a competition at h (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 6:00am
Breaking the Lease(Season 1, Episode 18) HALMRK

The Ricardos and the Mertzes carry on a war of noise and nerves. It begins when Ethel takes a dim view of Lucy and Ricky's late-night serenading. Soon, things get out of hand and the Ricardos threaten to move. But the Mertzes, who own the building, demand (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 6:30am
The Ballet(Season 1, Episode 19) HALMRK

As usual, Lucy wants to get into Ricky's act and, as it happens, Ricky has openings for a ballet dancer and a baggy-pants comic. Which to choose? Both, as it turns out. First she signs on with Madame Lamond (Mary Wickes) for a ballet lesson. That doesn't (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 7:00am
Young Fans(Season 1, Episode 20) HALMRK

A teenage girl (Janet Waldo) has a crush on Ricky---and her boyfriend (Richard Crenna) falls for Lucy. How to get the kids off their backs (and back together)? Lucy and Ricky decide to really act their age---and then some: they'll act like 90-year-olds. Sa (more…)

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Wed Oct 26 7:30am
New Neighbors(Season 1, Episode 21) HALMRK

There's something odd about the new tenants: they're murderers. Or so Lucy and Ethel think after overhearing them plot what sounds like a killing. Little do they know that their new neighbors are actually actors rehearsing for a play. And guess who ends up (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 5:00am
Fred and Ethel Fight(Season 1, Episode 22) HALMRK

Fred and Ethel are fighting again, so Lucy and Ricky intervene and get the Mertzes to make up---then get into a squabble or their own, which the Mertzes try to patch up. While Fred works on Ricky, Ethel suggests a sympathy ploy to Lucy: “Pretend you were (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 5:30am
The Mustache(Season 1, Episode 23) HALMRK

Ricky loves his mustache---but he can't quite cotton to Lucy's new beard. Lucy can't stand either; in fact, she put on the beard (it's fake, of course) to get Ricky to shave off his mustache. But now she can't get it unglued, and a producer (John Brown) sh (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 6:00am
The Gossip(Season 1, Episode 24) HALMRK

Who are bigger gossips---Lucy and Ethel or Ricky and Fred? They make a bet (and Lucy tapes her mouth shut). The winners get breakfast in bed for a month, and it's in bed where Ricky will win it: he'll pretend to drop a juicy tidbit about a neighbor and the (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 6:30am
Pioneer Women(Season 1, Episode 25) HALMRK

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 Luc (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 7:00am
The Marriage License(Season 1, Episode 26) HALMRK

Are Lucy and Ricky legally married? Lucy's afraid they're not because Ricky's name is misspelled (“Bacardi”) on their marriage license. “We've been revoked,” she wails, so she sets to to rewed Ricky at the same spot in Connecticut where he proposed (more…)

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Thu Oct 27 7:30am
The Kleptomaniac(Season 1, Episode 27) HALMRK

Ricky thinks Lucy has become a kleptomaniac. His evidence: a closetful of valuables and a stash of cash. Actually, the valuables are things she has collected for a charity bazaar, and as for the cash: “It's my mad money,” Lucy tells him. “I get awful (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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