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Wed Feb 10 5:00am
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 Feb 10 5:30am
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 Feb 10 6:00am
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 Feb 10 6:30am
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 Feb 10 7:00am
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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Wed Feb 10 7:30am
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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Wed Feb 10 9:30am
Lucy Becomes a SculptressNew(Season 2, Episode 15) POP

Lucy takes up sculpting. Of course, she proves to be a bust, but not in the usual sense, and an art critic thinks she has talent. But Fred, posing as a discus thrower in his underwear, knows otherwise. Mr. Harvey: Paul Harvey. William Abbott: Shepard Menke (more…)

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Wed Feb 10 10:00am
Lucy Goes to the HospitalNew(Season 2, Episode 16) POP

Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse for pregnant Lucy's trip to the hospital. It turns out to be predictably chaotic but Lucy does deliver Little Ricky (James John Ganzer), not to mention a phenomenal 71.7 rating, which topped the viewership of Eisenhower's Ina (more…)

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Wed Feb 10 10:30am
No Children AllowedNew(Season 2, Episode 22) POP

Little Ricky's all-night crying is most annoying to elderly neighbor Mrs. Trumbull (Elizabeth Patterson), who threatens to move out. The Mertzes stand up to her, but Ethel won't let the Ricardos forget it.

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Thu Feb 11 5:00am
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 Feb 11 5:30am
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 Feb 11 6:00am
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 Feb 11 6:30am
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 Feb 11 7:00am
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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Thu Feb 11 7:30am
Cuban Pals(Season 1, Episode 28) HALMRK

Lucy burns with jealousy when she gets an eyeful of Ricky's dance partner (Lita Baron) from “the old days” in Cuba. She was a child then, but no more. Determined to keep them apart, Lucy heads to the club in disguise, and finds herself in the clutches (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 9:30am
Lucy Hires a MaidNew(Season 2, Episode 23) POP

The baby exhausts Lucy, so the Ricardos hire a maid (Verna Felton). Unfortunately, she isn't much of a housekeeper, and is better at eating than cooking. Now if only Lucy could summon up the courage to fire her.

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Thu Feb 11 10:00am
The Indian ShowNew(Season 2, Episode 24) POP

Lucy wants to play an Indian in Ricky's act. He won't hear of it, of course, but what really galls her is that the Mertzes will be in it. What to do? A little backstage dealing, strap Little Ricky into a papoose and it's on with the show. Juanita: Carol Ri (more…)

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Thu Feb 11 10:30am
Lucy's Last BirthdayNew(Season 2, Episode 25) POP

Poor Lucy. It's her birthday but everyone, it seems, has forgotten it. So she takes a gloomy walk in Central Park, where she makes friends with a forlorn group who call themselves “The Friends of the Friendless.” There, she decides to teach Ricky a les (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 5:00am
The Freezer(Season 1, Episode 29) HALMRK

Where's the beef? It's in Lucy and Ethel's new walk-in freezer (along with Lucy, “the human popsicle”). Of course, Ricky and Fred have a beef with their wives, because they paid $483 for it. The meat company won't take it back and they can't sell it t (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 5:30am
Lucy Does a TV Commercial(Season 1, Episode 30) HALMRK

This is the classic episode in which “Vitameatavegamin Girl” Lucy does a TV commercial. She's supposed to “spoon her way to health,” but instead gets snockered on the health elixir she's promoting. From the first spoonful she squeamishly swallows t (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 6:00am
Publicity Agent(Season 1, Episode 31) HALMRK

Lucy tries to boost Ricky's career by getting him some publicity: she poses as his biggest fan---a Middle Eastern princess called the Maharincess of Franistan, sets herself up at the Waldorf-Astoria and calls in reporters, who swallow it, hook, line and si (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 6:30am
Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio(Season 1, Episode 32) HALMRK

Ricky's a quiz whiz---or is he? While listening to “Mr. and Mrs. Quiz” on the radio he's a know-it-all, so Lucy registers him for the show. Uh oh. He knew the answers because he had attended the taping. As for being a contestant himself: “All I know (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 7:00am
Lucy's Schedule(Season 1, Episode 33) HALMRK

Gale Gordon, who later played Lucille Ball's boss on “The Lucy Show” and “Here's Lucy,” makes his first appearance on “I Love Lucy.” Gordon plays the new Tropicana boss Alvin Littlefield here. He has his eye on Ricky to be club manager. One pr (more…)

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Fri Feb 12 7:30am
Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald(Season 1, Episode 34) HALMRK

Ricky fears he's going bald, so Lucy gets it into her head to help him: she stages a “bald men's party” to show him that he's not so bad off, after all. Mr. Thurlough: Milton Parsons.

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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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