I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

1951 - 1957, Comedy
Lucy Ricardo makes life difficult for her Cuban bandleader husband.

Episode Guide

  • I Love Lucy - The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (Season 6 Episode 27)
    Season 6 Episode 27:

    The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue

    Lucy becomes involved in community affairs and almost gets expelled from the neighborhood.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Raises Tulips (Season 6 Episode 26)
    Season 6 Episode 26:

    Lucy Raises Tulips

    Lucy gets involved in a flower show and starts raising tulips.

  • I Love Lucy - Country Club Dance (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    Country Club Dance

    A female visitor to a country club stirs jealousy in the neighborhood.

  • I Love Lucy - Building a Bar-B-Q (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    Building a Bar-B-Q

    Lucy decides to have Ricky build a brick barbecue.

  • I Love Lucy - Housewarming (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:


    A misunderstanding between the Ricardos and Mertzes leads to intense jealousy.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Night in Town (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Lucy's Night in Town

    After six weeks in their country home, Lucy looks forward to a night in New York.

  • I Love Lucy - Ragtime Band (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Ragtime Band

    Lucy puts together her own band for a fund-raiser.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Does the Tango (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Lucy Does the Tango

    The Ricardos and Mertzes go to war over chicken-raising and PTA meetings.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Raises Chickens (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Lucy Raises Chickens

    Lucy and Ricky decide to raise chickens to make some extra money; when Fred Mertz answers their ad for a chicken farmer, the Mertzs and Ricardos think they have found the perfect way to be neighbors again. Some 500 baby chicks in the house disagree!

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Gets Chummy With the Neighbors (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Lucy Gets Chummy With the Neighbors

    A furniture deal causes problems with the neighbors.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Misses the Mertzes (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Lucy Misses the Mertzes

    The Ricardos get settled in their country home and decide to visit the Mertzes.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Hates to Leave (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Lucy Hates to Leave

    Lucy changes her mind about moving to the country.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Wants to Move to the Country (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Lucy Wants to Move to the Country

    Lucy urges Ricky to put a deposit on a country house.

  • I Love Lucy - Little Ricky Gets a Dog (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Little Ricky Gets a Dog

    The Ricardos' apartment begins to resemble a pet shop when Little Ricky gets a dog.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy and Superman (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Lucy and Superman

    Lucy promises to produce Superman (George Reeves) for little Ricky's birthday party.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy and the Loving Cup (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Lucy and the Loving Cup

    Ricky's disapproval of Lucy's new hat leads her to try on a loving cup.

  • I Love Lucy - I Love Lucy Christmas Show (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    I Love Lucy Christmas Show

    Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel reminisce as they trim the tree on Christmas Eve.

  • I Love Lucy - Little Ricky's School Pageant (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Little Ricky's School Pageant

    Lucy plays a witch in little Ricky's school pageant.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricardos Visit Cuba (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Ricardos Visit Cuba

    The Ricardos go to Cuba, where Ricky wants to introduce his relatives to his wife and son.

  • I Love Lucy - Desert Island (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Desert Island

    Lucy manages to have the boat run out of gas on a pleasure cruise.

  • I Love Lucy - Deep Sea Fishing (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Deep Sea Fishing

    Misadventures abound when the Ricardos and Mertzes vacation in Florida.

  • I Love Lucy - Off to Florida (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Off to Florida

    Lucy may be riding with a killer (Elsa Lanchester).

  • I Love Lucy - Visitor From Italy (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Visitor From Italy

    Lucy tries to reunite a Venetian gondolier with his brother who lives in America.

  • I Love Lucy - Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright

    A case of stage fright hits Little Ricky as he is about to perform.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Meets Orson Welles (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Lucy Meets Orson Welles

    Ricky fears disaster when Orson Welles asks Lucy to help him in his magic act.

  • I Love Lucy - Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drum (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drum

    Lucy tries to determine her son's future career by the toys he prefers.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Meets Bob Hope (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Lucy Meets Bob Hope

    Lucy tries to convince Bob Hope she isn't a jinx.

  • I Love Lucy - Return Home From Europe (Season 5 Episode 26)
    Season 5 Episode 26:

    Return Home From Europe

    The Ricardos and Mertzes must return to the United States by plane instead of ship.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo

    Lucy's windfall at a casino starts trouble between the Mertzes and Ricardos.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Bicycle Trip (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    Lucy's Bicycle Trip

    Lucy can't cross the French-Italian border because she lost her passport.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Italian Movie (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Lucy's Italian Movie

    Lucy is "discovered" by an Italian film director while traveling to Rome.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy

    Lucy feels guilty when she realizes the next day is Little Ricky's birthday and wants to call him.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy in the Swiss Alps (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Lucy in the Swiss Alps

    Lucy and Ricky are trapped by an Alpine avalanche.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Gets a Paris Gown (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Lucy Gets a Paris Gown

    Lucy wants to attend a Paris fashion show, but Ricky is hesitant to let her go.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Meets Charles Boyer (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Lucy Meets Charles Boyer

    While in Paris, Lucy spots someone she thinks is Charles Boyer.

  • I Love Lucy - Paris at Last (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Paris at Last

    Lucy plans to uncover Parisian artistic talent and meets an artist of "notes.".

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to Scotland (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Lucy Goes to Scotland

    Ricky's tour calls for Paris as the next stop, but Lucy wants to go to Scotland.

  • I Love Lucy - The Fox Hunt (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    The Fox Hunt

    Lucy is torn between wanting to spend the weekend fox hunting and her jealousy of a blonde.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Meets the Queen (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Lucy Meets the Queen

    Lucy and Ethel go looking for the queen on their first day in London but don't have any luck; when they arrive back at the hotel, Ricky lets Lucy dance the lead in a circus number so that she may be presented to the queen.

  • I Love Lucy - Second Honeymoon (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Second Honeymoon

    Lucy anticipates a second honeymoon on her trip to Europe, but Ricky is too busy.

  • I Love Lucy - Bon Voyage (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Bon Voyage

    Lucy is left on the dock when the Ricardos and Mertzes sail for Europe.

  • I Love Lucy - Staten Island Ferry (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Staten Island Ferry

    Fred's fear of seasickness threatens the Ricardos and Mertzes' trip to Europe.

  • I Love Lucy - The Passports (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Passports

    Lucy and Fred have trouble getting birth certificates for their passports.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's European Booking (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Ricky's European Booking

    Ricky is offered a European booking he can't refuse, but he can't afford to take Lucy.

  • I Love Lucy - Nursery School (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Nursery School

    Ricky decides it is time for Little Ricky to start nursery school.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to a Rodeo (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Lucy Goes to a Rodeo

    Lucy fills in for Ricky in a rodeo show when Ricky mixes up his engagements.

  • I Love Lucy - Person to Person (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Person to Person

    Ricky's new fame leads the Ricardos to consider moving to a larger apartment.

  • I Love Lucy - Face to Face (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Face to Face

    Ricky's new fame leads the Ricardos to consider moving to a larger apartment.

  • I Love Lucy - Homecoming (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:


    When the Ricardos return from Hollywood, Ricky is hailed as a major celebrity.

  • I Love Lucy - The Great Train Robbery (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Great Train Robbery

    Lucy, unaccustomed to train travel, envisions intrigue and romance.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Sells the Car (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Ricky Sells the Car

    Ricky sells his car and the Mertzes think they are being stranded in California.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy and the Dummy (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Lucy and the Dummy

    When Ricky refuses to entertain at a studio party, Lucy accepts in his place.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy & John Wayne (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Lucy & John Wayne

    John Wayne helps Lucy return the cement block with his footprints.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Visits Grauman's (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Lucy Visits Grauman's

    Lucy and Ethel try to take a memento of California back to New York with them.

  • I Love Lucy - The Tour (Season 4 Episode 30)
    Season 4 Episode 30:

    The Tour

    Lucy gets trapped in Richard Widmark's house after trying to steal a grapefruit from a tree in his backyard.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Needs an Agent (Season 4 Episode 29)
    Season 4 Episode 29:

    Ricky Needs an Agent

    Lucy appoints herself Ricky's agent.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy and Harpo Marx (Season 4 Episode 28)
    Season 4 Episode 28:

    Lucy and Harpo Marx

    Lucy dresses as various Hollywood celebrities to impress a vision-impaired Carolyn Appleby; guest Harpo Marx.

  • I Love Lucy - Dancing Star (Season 4 Episode 27)
    Season 4 Episode 27:

    Dancing Star

    Lucy extends an invitation to a dance by throwing herself at Van Johnson.

  • I Love Lucy - In Palm Springs (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    In Palm Springs

    Lucy and Ethel go to Palm Springs; guest Rock Hudson.

  • I Love Lucy - The Star Upstairs (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    The Star Upstairs

    Lucy plots with a bellhop to meet Cornel Wilde.

  • I Love Lucy - Hollywood Anniversary (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Hollywood Anniversary

    Desperate over having forgotten their wedding anniversary, Ricky searches for the date.

  • I Love Lucy - Bull Fight Dance (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Bull Fight Dance

    Lucy is tricked into accepting the role of a bull in a television drama.

  • I Love Lucy - Don Juan Is Shelved (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Don Juan Is Shelved

    Lucy hears that Ricky's movie will be shelved.

  • I Love Lucy - The Hedda Hopper Story (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Hedda Hopper Story

    Lucy appears in Hedda Hopper's gossip column.

  • I Love Lucy - The Fashion Show (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Fashion Show

    Lucy contributes to a fashion show with the wives of motion picture stars.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Gets in Pictures (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Lucy Gets in Pictures

    Lucy snares a bit part in a motion picture.

  • I Love Lucy - Don Juan and the Starlets (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Don Juan and the Starlets

    Ricky goes off with five dazzling starlets for an evening of publicity pictures.

  • I Love Lucy - L.A. at Last (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    L.A. at Last

    While Ricky heads to a meeting at the film studio, Lucy and the Mertzes go celebrity hunting, and Lucy finds trouble when she meets William Holden and Eve Arden while having lunch at the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood.

  • I Love Lucy - Ethel's Home Town (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Ethel's Home Town

    The Ricardos and the Mertzes stop at Ethel's hometown, Albuquerque, N.M.

  • I Love Lucy - Tennessee Bound (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Tennessee Bound

    Lucy gets the Ricardos and the Mertzes thrown in a Tennessee jail.

  • I Love Lucy - First Stop (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    First Stop

    The Ricardos and the Mertzes have a hard time finding accommodations on their trip to California.

  • I Love Lucy - California, Here We Come! (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    California, Here We Come!

    Lucy's mother and the Mertzes join in the trip west.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Learns to Drive (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Lucy Learns to Drive

    Lucy persuades Ricky to give her driving lessons.

  • I Love Lucy - Getting Ready (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Getting Ready

    Lucy plans Ricky's triumphal arrival in Hollywood.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's Contract (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Ricky's Contract

    Ricky paces the floor awaiting word from Hollywood about his screen test.

  • I Love Lucy - Ethel's Birthday (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Ethel's Birthday

    Lucy helps Fred choose a birthday gift for Ethel.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Mother-In-Law (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Lucy's Mother-In-Law

    Lucy meets her Spanish-speaking mother-in-law for the first time.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's Screen Test (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Ricky's Screen Test

    Ricky arrives in Hollywood to take a screen test.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's Movie Offer (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Ricky's Movie Offer

    Lucy mistakes a talent scout for a masher and almost ruins Ricky's chance for a film career.

  • I Love Lucy - Mr. and Mrs. TV Show (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Mr. and Mrs. TV Show

    Burning with a desire to act, Lucy tries to crash Ricky's nightclub show.

  • I Love Lucy - The Matchmaker (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Matchmaker

    Lucy tries to play Cupid for a bachelor and a husband-hungry girlfriend.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Cries Wolf (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Lucy Cries Wolf

    Lucy fakes a crisis to test Ricky's love for her.

  • I Love Lucy - Mertz and Kurtz (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Mertz and Kurtz

    Lucy goes into service as a maid to help the Mertzes impress a guest.

  • I Love Lucy - The Business Manager (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Business Manager

    Ricky hires a business expert to help solve the family budget problems.

  • I Love Lucy - The Sublease (Season 3 Episode 31)
    Season 3 Episode 31:

    The Sublease

    Ricky's two-month job in Maine leads the Ricardos to consider subletting their apartment.

  • I Love Lucy - The Golf Game (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    The Golf Game

    Lucy and Ethel, tired of being "golf widows," decide to take up basketball.

  • I Love Lucy - Tennessee Ernie Hangs On (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    Tennessee Ernie Hangs On

    Lucy tries to get Tennessee Ernie to go home by pleading poverty.

  • I Love Lucy - Tennessee Ernie Visits (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    Tennessee Ernie Visits

    When Cousin Ernie (Tennessee Ernie Ford) wears out his welcome, Lucy tries to scare him away.

  • I Love Lucy - The Diner (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    The Diner

    The Ricardos and the Mertzes pool their resources to buy a restaurant.

  • I Love Lucy - The Black Wig (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    The Black Wig

    Ricky objects to Lucy's "new look," a modish Italian haircut.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Club Dance (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Lucy's Club Dance

    Lucy organizes an orchestra among her girlfriends and asks Ricky to help.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Writes a Novel (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Lucy Writes a Novel

    Ricky and the Mertzes are the central characters in Lucy's first novel.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Is Envious (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Lucy Is Envious

    Lucy and Ethel dress up as two maids from Mars for a publicity stunt.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation

    Lucy sets out to win a free trip to Hawaii for herself and the Mertzes.

  • I Love Lucy - Bonus Bucks (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Bonus Bucks

    Lucy and Ethel disagree over the ownership of a winning "bonus" buck.

  • I Love Lucy - Home Movies (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Home Movies

    When Ricky makes a film and sells it to a producer, Lucy decides to get into the act.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Loses His Temper (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Ricky Loses His Temper

    Ricky tries his hand at psychology to help Lucy overcome her mania for buying hats.

  • I Love Lucy - Oil Wells (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Oil Wells

    A fast-talking "tycoon" tries to sell phony stock to the Ricardos and Mertzes.

  • I Love Lucy - Fan Magazine Interview (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Fan Magazine Interview

    A writer doing a series on happily married couples chooses the Ricardos.

  • I Love Lucy - Sentimental Anniversary (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Sentimental Anniversary

    The Mertzes change the Ricardos' anniversary plans.

  • I Love Lucy - The Charm School (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Charm School

    In an effort to gain more attention from the husbands, Lucy and Ethel enroll in a sophisticated charm school.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Minds the Baby (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Ricky Minds the Baby

    Little Ricky wanders off while Ricky and Fred watch a football game, but not before Ricky gives a Cuban version of "Little Red Riding Hood" when putting the baby down for a nap.

  • I Love Lucy - The Million-Dollar Idea (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Million-Dollar Idea

    Lucy and Ethel start their own business making and selling salad dressing.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's Old Girlfriend (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Ricky's Old Girlfriend

    The Ricardos and the Mertzes appear on the quiz show "How to Rate Your Marriage.".

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined

    Lucy tries to crash Ricky's nightclub act with a jitterbug dance.

  • I Love Lucy - Changing the Boys' Wardrobe (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Changing the Boys' Wardrobe

    Lucy and Ethel try to improve the men's wardrobes.

  • I Love Lucy - Too Many Crooks (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Too Many Crooks

    Lucy is suspected of being the mysterious burglar "Madame X.".

  • I Love Lucy - Redecorating the Mertz's Apartment (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Redecorating the Mertz's Apartment

    The Mertzes' home suffers after the Ricardos visit.

  • I Love Lucy - The French Revue (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The French Revue

    Lucy does her best to crash Ricky's nightclub show.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Tells the Truth (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Lucy Tells the Truth

    Lucy vows to tell the truth for 24 hours.

  • I Love Lucy - Baby Pictures (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Baby Pictures

    The Ricardos forget their resolution not to show snapshots of their youngster when friends come to visit.

  • I Love Lucy - Equal Rights (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Equal Rights

    Lucy and Ethel believe they are entitled to equal rights with men.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress

    Lucy wangles the star role in a revue on the promise that Ricky will emcee.

  • I Love Lucy - The Girls Go Into Business (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Girls Go Into Business

    Lucy and Ethel buy their own dress shop.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky's `Life' Story (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Ricky's `Life' Story

    Lucy works her way into Ricky's Cuban number.

  • I Love Lucy - Never Do Business With Friends (Season 2 Episode 31)
    Season 2 Episode 31:

    Never Do Business With Friends

    The Ricardos sell the Mertzes their washing machine.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans

    "Widowed" by a fight night on TV, Lucy and Ethel search for adventure.

  • I Love Lucy - The Camping Trip (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    The Camping Trip

    Lucy and Ethel invite themselves on a rugged camping trip with their spouses.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Wants New Furniture (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    Lucy Wants New Furniture

    Lucy buys some furniture against Ricky's orders and has to pay for it herself.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Is a Matchmaker (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    Lucy Is a Matchmaker

    A matchmaking enterprise that Lucy and Ethel concoct backfires.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricardos Change Apartments (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Ricardos Change Apartments

    Lucy tries everything to get a larger apartment.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Last Birthday (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    Lucy's Last Birthday

    Sad Lucy wanders off while her surprise party waits.

  • I Love Lucy - The Indian Show (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Indian Show

    Lucy wants to get into the act when Ricky produces an American Indian show.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Hires a Maid (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Lucy Hires a Maid

    Exhausted from walking the baby at night, Lucy and Ricky hire a maid.

  • I Love Lucy - No Children Allowed (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    No Children Allowed

    A crying baby creates havoc with the neighbors and the landlord.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Changes Her Mind (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Lucy Changes Her Mind

    Lucy decides to complete a high-school love letter.

  • I Love Lucy - The Black Eye (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Black Eye

    Ricky accidentally gives Lucy a black eye.

  • I Love Lucy - The Club Election (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The Club Election

    Lucy and Ethel compete for the presidency of their women's club.

  • I Love Lucy - Inferiority Complex (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Inferiority Complex

    Lucy makes one faux pas after another and develops an inferiority complex.

  • I Love Lucy - Sales Resistance (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Sales Resistance

    When Lucy buys a gadget in response to an ad, Ricky gets angry.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to the Hospital (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Lucy Goes to the Hospital

    Lucy approaches the zero hour and is rushed to the hospital to have her baby.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Becomes a Sculptress (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Lucy Becomes a Sculptress

    Lucy decides that her unborn child should have artistic leanings.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Has Labor Pains (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Ricky Has Labor Pains

    Envious of the attention Lucy is getting, Ricky develops psychosomatic pains.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Hires an English Tutor (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Lucy Hires an English Tutor

    Lucy hires a tutor for her child, though the baby's arrival is months away.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song

    Pregnant Lucy insists on appearing in a revue.

  • I Love Lucy - Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable

    Expectant Lucy creates pandemonium with her unpredictable demands.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Is Enceinte (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Lucy Is Enceinte

    Constant interruptions frustrate Lucy's attempts to tell Ricky she is pregnant.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Loses His Voice (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Ricky Loses His Voice

    Ricky comes down with a sore throat just as he is about to open a new show.

  • I Love Lucy - Redecorating (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Inspired by a home show, Lucy and Ethel decide to redecorate their apartments.

  • I Love Lucy - The Courtroom (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Courtroom

    On the Mertzes' anniversary, the Ricardos give them a television set that does not work.

  • I Love Lucy - The Operetta (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Operetta

    Lucy induces members of her women's club to stage an operetta.

  • I Love Lucy - Vacation From Marriage (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Vacation From Marriage

    Bored with married life, Lucy and Ethel decide to get away from their husbands.

  • I Love Lucy - The Handcuffs (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Handcuffs

    Inspired by a magic trick she saw, Lucy handcuffs herself to Ricky.

  • I Love Lucy - Anniversary Present (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Anniversary Present

    Lucy thinks Ricky is considering having an affair.

  • I Love Lucy - The Saxophone (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Saxophone

    Ricky won't let Lucy go with him on the road, so she auditions for him with her saxophone; Lucy tries to make Ricky jealous, but Ricky gets even by planting men in their closet, so he can act out his jealousy in front of a bewildered Lucy.

  • I Love Lucy - Job Switching (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Job Switching

    Ricky and Fred think doing housework is much easier than earning money but Lucy and Ethel feel the opposite; so the boys try doing the housework while the girls attempt to hold down a job on a conveyer belt at a candy factory.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Asks for a Raise (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Ricky Asks for a Raise

    Ricky's boss won't give him a raise, so he quits. Lucy and the Mertzes decide that to convince the boss to hire Ricky back, they should pretend to be different patrons of the club who, once they discover Ricky isn't there anymore, would leave.

  • I Love Lucy - Ricky Thinks He's Going Bald (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Ricky Thinks He's Going Bald

    Ricky is horrified to notice his hair-line is receding; Lucy tries a number of unorthodox treatments in order to convince Ricky that the products and treatments aren't worth the worry about his hair.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy's Schedule (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Lucy's Schedule

    After taking so long to get dressed that they miss a dinner with his new boss, Ricky puts Lucy on a strict schedule. On a follow-up dinner with Ricky's boss and his wife, the women give the men a taste of what it's like to be on a schedule.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio

    Ricky misleads Lucy into thinking he knows all the answers to a radio quiz show; she gets them booked onto the next broadcast. When Ricky reveals the truth, Lucy tries to sneak a peek at the questions in advance but things backfire on her scheme.

  • I Love Lucy - Publicity Agent (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Publicity Agent

    Lucy thinks Ricky could use some added publicity in the society columns, so she poses as visiting royalty. She disguises herself as the Maharincess of Franistan who has traveled halfway around the world to see her singing idol, Ricky Ricardo.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Does a TV Commercial (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    Lucy Does a TV Commercial

    Lucy gets a job in a TV commercial by telling the chosen actress that another girl's been hired; at the studio, Lucy rehearses tasting spoonfuls of the product, "Vitameatavegamin," but the contents of the product contains far too much alcohol.

  • I Love Lucy - The Freezer (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    The Freezer

    Lucy and Ethel decide to make some extra money by buying a used, walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop. Lucy later finds herself locked in the freezer.

  • I Love Lucy - Cuban Pals (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Cuban Pals

    Lucy is jealous of one of Ricky's female Cuban friends, a woman named Renita. Lucy and Ethel dress as cleaning women to spy on Renita and Ricky at rehearsal. Lucy is appalled, and arranges for Fred to take Renita to the show by way of Philadelphia.

  • I Love Lucy - Kleptomaniac (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:


    When Ricky sees Lucy sneaking silver items into their closet, he thinks she's a kleptomaniac. Fred and Ricky question her when they see her hide a cuckoo clock under her coat.

  • I Love Lucy - The Marriage License (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    The Marriage License

    Lucy finds a mistake on her marriage license and goes to City Hall to fix it. Fred has a friend at the license bureau, so Ricky has them jokingly revoke the license. Lucy insists that she and Ricky recreate their wedding exactly as it happened.

  • I Love Lucy - Pioneer Women (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Pioneer Women

    Ricky and Fred can't believe how pampered their wives are. They think women have it easy in their day and age, and that Lucy and Ethel couldn't survive living at the turn of the century like their grandmothers.

  • I Love Lucy - The Gossip (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    The Gossip

    When Ricky tells Lucy to quit gossiping, she acts out -- rather than tells -- some gossip to Ethel about Betty and her husband, Jack. The boys bet the girls to see who can prevent themselves from gossiping the longest.

  • I Love Lucy - The Mustache (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Mustache

    Ricky won't shave off his mustache for Lucy so she glues on a beard in retaliation, using liquid cement by mistake. When a movie producer visits and enjoys Lucy's veiled Arabian dance, she is stuck when he asks to see her face.

  • I Love Lucy - Fred and Ethel Fight (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Fred and Ethel Fight

    Lucy tries to re-unite Fred and Ethel after their fight, by inviting them both to dinner, without telling each of them that the other is invited. As they make up over dinner, Lucy and Ricky argue and Lucy pretends that she was run over by a bus.

  • I Love Lucy - New Neighbors (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    New Neighbors

    In order for Lucy to hide from Ricky that she is snooping in the new neighbors' apartment, she hides in their closet where she hears them planning to blow up the capital, not knowing that they're rehearsing a play.

  • I Love Lucy - Young Fans (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Young Fans

    Young Peggy Dawson and teenager Arthur Morton (Richard Crenna) fall madly in love, unfortunately, with Ricky and Lucy. To discourage the young kids, the Ricardos age themselves to such a state that the two teens flee from the apartment.

  • I Love Lucy - The Ballet (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Ballet

    When Lucy learns that there is an opening in one of Ricky's acts for a ballet dancer, as well as a burlesque comedienne, Lucy decides to take a ballet class, which leads to disastrous results.

  • I Love Lucy - Breaking the Lease (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Breaking the Lease

    The two couples have a fun evening singing until the Mertzes go home and hear the Ricardos still singing in the apartment above. Arguments occur between the friends and, to break out of their lease, the Ricardos invite Ricky's band over to play.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Writes a Play (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Lucy Writes a Play

    When Ricky refuses to appear in Lucy's play "A Tree Grows in Havana," she rewrites it as "The Perils of Pamela." Ricky learns that a Hollywood producer will see the show, so he appears onstage dressed for the original version of Lucy's play.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Fakes Illness (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Lucy Fakes Illness

    Lucy finally finds what she believes to be the perfect solution for getting into show business. After Ethel gives her a book about psychological diseases, Lucy pretends to suffer from numerous ailments so that Ricky will feel sorry for her.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Plays Cupid (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Lucy Plays Cupid

    Lucy tries to arrange a match between a love-starved old lady (Bea Benaderet) and a giddy grocery man (Edward Everett Horton), but in her efforts to play Cupid, Lucy gives the grocer the idea that she has a crush on him.

  • I Love Lucy - The Amateur Hour (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Amateur Hour

    Lucy takes a job as a babysitter for a pair of mischievous twins. Their mother asks that Lucy be in a talent show with the boys and, if they win, she can keep the prize money. Lucy and the boys sing with a little dancing helped by a pet frog.

  • I Love Lucy - The Benefit (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Benefit

    Ethel wants Ricky to be in her benefit show, but Lucy insists that the only way to get Ricky is to let her be in it too. Ricky chooses a song for Lucy to sing, but selects one that has jokes in it where Ricky gets all the punch lines.

  • I Love Lucy - The Adagio (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Adagio

    Ethel finds someone to teach Lucy an Apache dance that she wants to perform in Ricky's show. The dance instructor thinks he should also be romantic to American women. When Lucy rejects his advances, he challenges Ricky to a duel.

  • I Love Lucy - Drafted (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    The girls begin knitting socks for Ricky and Fred, who they believe have been drafted and are heading to war. The men think that the knitting means the girls are pregnant. They wind up arranging surprise parties for each other on the same night.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer

    Lucy reads in the paper that Ricky is interested in a chorus girl. After Lucy finds a dancer's black lace in Ricky's pocket -- which he put there during a rehearsal -- Lucy decides to work her way into Ricky's show to see what he's doing.

  • I Love Lucy - The Fur Coat (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Fur Coat

    Ricky brings home a mink coat he'll use in his show and Lucy thinks it's for her. When Lucy finds out that Ricky arranged for the coat to be stolen from their apartment, she gets even by cutting up a fake fur in front of him.

  • I Love Lucy - Men Are Messy (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Men Are Messy

    Lucy is disgusted with Ricky's sloppy ways; she splits the apartment into two parts so she can have a clean side. When a photographer is scheduled to arrive to take pictures of Ricky, she tries to teach Ricky a lesson by making the whole house messy.

  • I Love Lucy - The Seance (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Seance

    To get on the good side of a producer who's interested in hiring Ricky -- and who also happens to be interested in numerology -- Lucy holds a seance, but she has to provide the voice for one of the spirits.

  • I Love Lucy - The Audition (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Audition

    Lucy wants to be in Ricky's act when an injured Buffo the Clown arrives at her apartment; she performs a slapstick routine with Ricky and a cello, and impersonates a seal; everyone is shocked when a TV network offers her a contract.

  • I Love Lucy - The Quiz Show (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Quiz Show

    After Ricky cuts off her allowance, Lucy goes on the radio show "Females Are Fabulous" to earn money; in order to win the money, she has to make Ricky believe she's been married before.

  • I Love Lucy - Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her

    Ethel uses a deck of cards to tell Lucy's fortune, and when the ace of spades ends up next to Lucy's cards, the redhead is shocked to find out it means death. After misconstruing Ricky's phone conversation, Lucy thinks Ricky is trying to kill her.

  • I Love Lucy - The Diet (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Diet

    The Ricardos and Mertzes discover they've put on a few pounds over the last few years. An unhappy Lucy talks Ricky into letting her audition for a show, and he tells her that she can have the part if she loses enough weight to fit the costume.

  • I Love Lucy - Be a Pal (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Be a Pal

    Lucy believes Ricky is losing interest in her. Ethel finds a book that offers suggestions such as: dressing up for breakfast, taking up her husband's hobbies, and surrounding their apartment with things that remind her husband of his childhood.

  • I Love Lucy - The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub

    Lucy and Ethel disguise themselves as hillbillies when the men and women can't decide how to celebrate the Mertzes' 18th wedding anniversary.