I Love Lucy

  • 1951
  • 6 Seasons
  • TV-G

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 landlords and best friends. A pioneer for being filmed before a studio audience with multiple cameras (more…)

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Thu Mar 21 5:00am
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…)

Thu Mar 21 5:30am
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…)

Thu Mar 21 6:00am
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…)

Thu Mar 21 6:30am
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…)

Thu Mar 21 7:00am
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.

Thu Mar 21 7:30am
Ricky Asks for a Raise(Season 1, Episode 35) HALMRK

Ricky asks for a raise but his boss (Gale Gordon) turns him down, prompting Lucy to prove just how popular a performer he is. Her scheme involves making lots of bogus reservations at the club for a night when someone else is playing, then show up in variou (more…)

Fri Mar 22 5:00am
Job Switching(Season 2, Episode 1) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel find that life is no bowl of bonbons in this memorable episode, in which they take assembly-line jobs in a candy factory. Ricky and Fred decide to teach their wives the value of a buck, so they agree to become househusbands for a week while (more…)

Fri Mar 22 5:30am
The Saxophone(Season 2, Episode 2) HALMRK

Lucy plays the saxophone (badly). Her goal: to finagle her way into Ricky's band, which is going on tour. So she dons a disguise (a zoot suit, this time) and auditions for him. When that fails she plots to keep him home, by making him think that she's chea (more…)

Fri Mar 22 6:00am
The Anniversary Present(Season 2, Episode 3) HALMRK

Lucy eavesdrops---and decides that Ricky is seeing another woman. He certainly is: he's seeing a neighbor (Gloria Blondell) who works in a jewelry store so he can buy Lucy an anniversary present. Of course, it doesn't help matters that her husband is out o (more…)

Fri Mar 22 6:30am
The Handcuffs(Season 2, Episode 4) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky learn a new meaning of togetherness when she handcuffs herself to him. It's nighttime and no locksmith is available, so it's off to bed in tandem. Next morning a chatty locksmith (Will Wright) does arrive, but without a key that works. And s (more…)

Fri Mar 22 7:00am
The Operetta(Season 2, Episode 5) HALMRK

Lucy chews scenery---and chases after it---in an effort to keep her operetta from closing before the final curtain. Her arts club's 25th-anniversary operetta's coming up, but there's no money to pay for it. What to do? Write one herself, and pay for the sc (more…)

Fri Mar 22 7:30am
Vacation from Marriage(Season 2, Episode 6) HALMRK

The Ricardos and Mertzes take a “vacation” from their marriages. “We have let ourselves become four big, dull clumps,” Lucy declares, so the boys and girls split for a week---and decide that they miss each other. But that doesn't stop them from pre (more…)

Mon Mar 25 5:00am
The Courtroom(Season 2, Episode 7) HALMRK

The Mertzes and Ricardos are fighting again but it's TV sets that are taking the blows. First---the Mertzes new set, which Lucy and Ricky gave them for their anniversary. When Ricky fiddles with the dials it blows up. Then Fred blows up and kicks in the Ri (more…)

Mon Mar 25 5:30am
Redecorating(Season 2, Episode 8) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel want new furniture. How to get it? Enter a “Home Show” contest---the winner gets five rooms' worth. And the winner is... Lucy. After all, she gets a call telling her she'd won. So she immediately sells all the old stuff to a dealer (Hans (more…)

Mon Mar 25 6:00am
Ricky Loses His Voice(Season 2, Episode 9) HALMRK

Ricky has laryngitis and can't perform. Enter Lucy, and she isn't the only one getting into the act in this 1920s nostalgiafest. Ricky's malady couldn't come at a worse time---the Tropicana is reopening and Ricky has a new boss, Mr. Chambers (Arthur Q. Bry (more…)

Mon Mar 25 6:30am
Lucy Is Enceinte(Season 2, Episode 10) HALMRK

Lucy is delighted to learn she is pregnant---but how to tell Ricky? At lunch, he's too preoccupied with work to listen to her, then it's off to the club---where Lucy finds just the right moment and just the right way to tell him. Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz (more…)

Mon Mar 25 7:00am
Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable(Season 2, Episode 11) HALMRK

Ricky cooks while pregnant Lucy stews: he cares more about “little Sharon or Pierpont” than her, she thinks. So he tries to make up to her with gifts and, when that doesn't work, with a night on the town. That does the trick...or does it? Now Lucy thi (more…)

Mon Mar 25 7:30am
Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song(Season 2, Episode 12) HALMRK

A pregnant Lucy insists on being in Ricky's Gay Nineties revue. “Would you begrudge an expectant swan her song?” she moans. Ricky still says no so Lucy goes undercover, posing as the fourth member of a barbershop quartet (Ethel, Fred and Ricky are the (more…)

Tue Mar 26 5:00am
Lucy Hires an English Tutor(Season 2, Episode 13) HALMRK

Lucy hires an English tutor (Hans Conried) so she and Ricky won't give their yet-to-be-born baby bad speaking habits. The lessons are free, but Lucy does promise him a payback: he'll get to sing at the club. Of course, she doesn't tell Ricky this. Conried (more…)

Tue Mar 26 5:30am
Ricky Has Labor Pains(Season 2, Episode 14) HALMRK

Ricky develops “labor pains” because he's envious of the attention being lavished on the pregnant Lucy. So she decides to throw him a “daddy shower,” which Fred turns into a stag party, which Lucy and Ethel crash. Dr. Rabwin: Louis D. Merrill. Jerr (more…)

Tue Mar 26 6:00am
Lucy Becomes a Sculptress(Season 2, Episode 15) HALMRK

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…)

Tue Mar 26 6:30am
Lucy Goes to the Hospital(Season 2, Episode 16) HALMRK

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…)

Tue Mar 26 7:00am
Sales Resistance(Season 2, Episode 17) HALMRK

It seems that Lucy can't say no to a salesman (Sheldon Leonard)---and the price keeps going up. First, she buys a $7.98 Handy Dandy Kitchen Helper from him. When Ricky insists she return it she returns home with a Handy Dandy vacuum cleaner (price: $102.60 (more…)

Tue Mar 26 7:30am
The Inferiority Complex(Season 2, Episode 18) HALMRK

Lucy's developing an inferiority complex because nobody laughs at her jokes or wants to be her bridge partner. Enter a shrink (Gerald Mohr), who suggests flattery. And he's just the man to do it, but he's a little too ardent an admirer for Ricky's taste (more…)

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