I Love Lucy: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Job Switching

Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory, where they are totally inept-especially at wrapping chocolates-due to a speeding conve…

2

The Saxophone

When Lucy fails her saxophone audition for Ricky’s band, she tries to stop him from going on the road by pretending there’s another man in her life. Ricky gets back…

3

The Anniversary Present

Lucy thinks that Ricky is pitching woo with a sophisticated neighbor. The woman is actually a jeweler who Ricky has commissioned to fashion a pearl necklace to surprise Lucy w…

4

The Handcuffs

After Lucy snaps a pair of antique handcuffs on herself and Ricky, they realize there’s no key. A locksmith is found, but not before the Ricardos go to bed handcuffed tog…

5

The Operetta

Lucy’s women’s club wants to stage an operetta, but they’re completely broke. (Lucy, the treasurer, seems to have spent it all to pay her own bills.) Thus, Lu…

6

Vacation from Marriage

The Ricardos and the Mertzes take a week off from their in-a-rut marriages. But each spouse misses the other too much, and despite a last-ditch attempt to make each other jealo…

7

The Courtroom

The Ricardos give the Mertzes a television set for their anniversary, but Ricky’s zealous tuning causes it to blow up. Fred retaliates by breaking the Ricardos’ set…

8

Redecorating

Waiting to find out if she has won a home furnishing contest, Lucy won’t leave the house, much to Ricky’s annoyance. He tells Fred to call her and say that she̵…

9

Ricky Loses His Voice

Ricky’s laryngitis makes it impossible for him to perform in a big reopening show for the Tropicana. So Lucy substitutes herself, the ex-vaudivillian Mertzes, and a choru…

10

Lucy is Enceinte

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 fi…

11

Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable

Lucy thinks Ricky cares more about the baby they’re having than about her, especially after he buys her presents like bonnets and rattles. But when he takes her out for a…

12

Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song

Despite her pregnancy, Lucy wants to appear in Ricky’s Gay Nineties revue at the Tropicana. After a disastrous audition, Lucy disguises herself and sneaks into the barber…

13

Lucy Hires An English Tutor

Lucy hires an English tutor so that Ricky won’t give their yet-to-be-born baby bad speaking habits. The lessons are free, but Lucy does promise the tutor a payback: he…

14

Ricky Has Labor Pains

Ricky develops ““labor pains”“ because he is jealous of the attention being lavished on the expectant Lucy. So she decides to throw him a ““…

15

Lucy Becomes A Sculptress

Lucy tells Ricky she thinks that their child should learn all about being an artist. So Lucy then goes to the local art store where the ever-so-helpful clerk urges her to shape…

16

Lucy Goes to the Hospital

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.

17

Sales Resistance

Convinced his wife is a sucker for a sales pitch, Ricky demands that she return the vaccum cleaner she bought from a door-to-door salesman. Instead, she tries (unsuccessfully)…

18

The Inferiority Complex

When no one laughs at her jokes or wants her to be their bridge partner, Lucy comes to the conclusion that she is inferior to everyone else. Worried by Lucy’s behavior, R…

19

The Club Election

Because they both want to be president of the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League, Lucy and Ethel both engage in cut-throat competition. Prior to the elections, Lucy and Ethel…

20

The Black Eye

Lucy misses catching a book tossed to her by Ricky, and winds up with a black eye that Fred and Ethel are convinced was intentional. Trying to patch things up for the Ricardos,…

21

Lucy Changes Her Mind

Ricky is furious that his wife can’t make up her mind and never finishes what she starts. To get even with Ricky, Lucy decides to pick up where she left off with an old b…

22

No Children Allowed

When a cranky tenant (Elizabeth Patterson, in her first appearance as Mrs. Trumble,) threatens to move because of Little Ricky’s loud crying, Ethel makes it clear that he…

23

Lucy Hires a Maid

Lucy’s sleepless nights with the new baby are exhausting, so the Ricardos hire a maid. Unfortunately, this new maid turns out to be a terrible shrew, who takes better car…

24

The Indian Show

Even the arrival of the baby hasn’t dampened Lucy’s showbiz aspirations. Wanting to get into the new Indian act at the Tropicana, Lucy pays off one of the performer…

25

Lucy's Last Birthday

Convinced everyone has forgotten her birthday, a forlorn Lucy sits on a park bench and meets up with a group of musical ““lost souls.”“ To embarrass Ric…

26

The Ricardos Change Apartments

Now that they have Little Ricky, Lucy insists they need more room, and wants to change apartments with one of the other tenants (Mrs. Benson.) She convinces a reluctant Ricky b…

27

Lucy is Matchmaker

Lucy plays matchmaker when she meets a friend of the Mertzes (Hal March, as Eddie,) who happens to be an eligible bachelor. His line of work? He’s a lingerie salesman, a…

28

Lucy Wants New Furniture

Lucy tries to hide some new furniture she bought without Ricky’s permission in the kitchen. Discovering his wife’s extravagant purchase, Ricky insists that Lucy pay…

29

The Camping Trip

Lucy fears that she and Ricky don’t have enough in common, so she decides to pursue one of his interests: camping. Ricky and Fred don’t want her (or Ethel, for that…

30

Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans

With Ricky and Fred glued to a TV fight, their wives go to the local cafe, where service is so slow that Lucy makes change for herself at the cash register and the girls are ar…

31

Never Do Business With Friends

The Ricardos sell their old washing machine to the Mertzes for $35. When it breaks down the next day, the Mertzes want out of the deal. A tug-of-war ensues, however, when the M…

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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