I Love Lucy: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

The Girls Want To Go To the Nightclub

It’s the Mertzes’ eighteenth wedding anniversary. Ethel longs to celebrate it by going to the Copacabana, while Fred wants to attend the fights. As can be guessed,…

2

Be A Pal

In order to keep the honeymoon from ending with Ricky, Lucy consults a book that leads to all sorts of hilarious situations as Lucy tries to follow the book’s advice.

3

The Diet

To her dismay, Lucy finds out that she’s put on 22 pounds since marrying Ricky. Complications arise when one of the girls in Ricky’s new show quits, making a vacanc…

4

Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her

Lucy is deeply engrossed in a brand-new whodunit, called ““The Mockingbird Mystery,”“ and is, understandably, a nail-biting wreck. Making matters worse,…

5

The Quiz Show

After hearing a radio quiz show, and having Ricky answer all the question correctly, Lucy manages to get herself and Ricky on the show. Little does she know that Ricky knew the…

6

The Audition Show

Ricky’s band is to be auditioned for television, and Lucy is trying to ““get into the act.”“ When Lucy substitutes for Buffo the clown, the produc…

7

The Séance

Lucy suddenly becomes interested in numerology and superstitions. After advising Ricky that it’s a good day for him to make deals, she realizes that she read yesterday…

8

Men are Messy

““Men are nothing but a bunch of messcats,”“ insists Lucy Ricardo, while Ricky insists that ““a man’s home is his castle.”“…

9

The Fur Coat

Ricky returns home with a $3,500 mink coat that he has rented for an act at the club. Lucy immediately jumps to the conclusion that it’s her anniversary present. Lucy is…

10

Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer

An item in the morning gossip column prompts Lucy to assume that Ricky is seeing another woman, namely Rosemary, one of his dancers. To keep an eye on Ricky, Lucy manges to wan…

11

Drafted

When Lucy opens a telegram addressed to Ricky ordering him to appear at the Army’s Fort Dix, she assumes that he has been drafted. Ethel suspects that Fred has been draft…

12

The Adagio

Lucy volunteers for Ricky’s Parisian apache dance number for an upcoming Tropicana show. And Ethel finds the perfect person to teach her the basic aspects of Apache danci…

13

The Benefit

Ethel wants Ricky to a headline a benefit show for her women’s club, but Lucy refuses to ask him, unless she can be on the bill, too. After plenty of coaxing on the part…

14

The Amateur Hour

Lucy,as usual, spends too much money on a dress. So she tells Ricky that she will get a job babysitting in order to pay for it. The trouble is, she didn’t know that she w…

15

Lucy Plays Cupid

Miss Lewis, the Ricardos’ elderly neighbor, requests Lucy’s assistance in getting the attention of Mr. Ritter, the elderly grocery man whom she is sweet on. Lucy r…

16

Lucy Fakes Illness

After all this time, Lucy has finally found what she believes to be the perfect solution for getting into show business. After Ethel gives her a book about diseases, Lucy decid…

17

Lucy Writes a Play

Lucy is busily writing the script for the play that her women’s club is going to put on, a little something called ““A Tree Grows in Havana,”“ and…

18

Breaking the Lease

The show opens with the Ricardos and the Mertzes sitting around the Ricardos’ piano, singing songs together. After the Mertzes leave, Lucy and Ricky wind up in an argumen…

19

The Ballet

Even after all this time, Lucy still longs to get into one of Ricky’s shows. When she learns that there is an opening in one of Ricky’s acts for a ballet dancer,as…

20

The Young Fans

A shy young teenager named Peggy has a major crush on Ricky. Ricky, however, is tired of all this ““attention”“ that this girl is giving him, so asks Lu…

21

New Neighbors

Lucy becomes afraid that one of her new neighbors is threatening to kill her and convinces the others that the neighbors are trying to kill them…which gets them into big…

22

Fred and Ethel Fight

Fred and Ethel have been going at each others’ throats for the past few days now, and aren’t talking to each other any more. (Fred: She called my mother a weasel!)T…

23

The Moustache

Lucy dislikes Ricky’s new moustache. In order to take revenge, she glues a moustache and beard on to her face. Then, Ricky agrees to shave his moustache off, as long as…

24

The Gossip

Ricky is disgusted by Lucy’s obsession with gossiping about other people. According to Ricky, Lucy acts as if it is her ““life’s blood.”“ Fr…

25

Pioneer Women

Having been bet by their husbands that they can’t do without modern conveniences, Lucy and Ethel churn butter and bake bread from scratch-an eighteen foot loaf! But then…

26

The Marriage License

Lucy thinks she and Ricky aren’t legally married because his name was misspelled on their marriage license. So she wants them to renew their vows at the same place in Con…

27

The Kleptomaniac

When Ricky finds a closet full of valuables that Lucy has collected for a bazaar, he mistakenly thinks that she’s become a kleptomaniac. He secretly calls in a doctor to…

28

Cuban Pals

Lucy burns with jealousy when she gets an eyeful of Ricky’s dance parter Renita (Lita Baron) from the ““old days”“ in Cuba. She was a child then,…

29

The Freezer

Where’s the beef? It’s in Lucy and Ethel’s new walk-in freezer (according to Lucy, the ““human popsicle”“). Of course, Ricky and Fred…

30

Lucy Does a TV Commercial

Desperate to be in Ricky’s new television commercial, Lucy makes every attempt to get her way; which eventually pays off. But her one-and-only chance flops when she is fo…

31

The Publicity Agent

Lucy poses as a princess for a publicity stunt.

32

Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio

Lucy secretly books Ricky on a radio quiz show.

33

Lucy's Schedule

Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.

34

Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald

Ricky fears that he is going bald, so Lucy takes it into her head to help him: she stages a “bald people’s party” to show him that he’s not so bad, afte…

35

Ricky Asks For a Raise

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 a lot of bogus reserva…

About I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy (1951 – 1960) is an American sitcom that centers on an unforgettable showbiz-wannabe redhead, her Cuban bandleader husband, and their landlords, who also happen to be their best friends and co-conspirators.
Technically, I Love Lucy ended May 6, 1957 with the sixth-season episode “The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue.” This set, however, collects the 13 episodes of what can be considered the successor to I Love Lucy, known as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. First airing on November 6, 1957, the show was more an offering of hour-long specials rather than a regular series — it was often months between shows. Picking up where I Love Lucy left off, Lucy (Lucille Ball), husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz), and best friends Ethel (Vivian Vance), and Fred (William Frawley) continue their popular comedy formula honed during the original series.

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