I Love Lucy: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Ricky's 'Life' Story

Lucy is upset because a ‘Life’ magazine feature on Ricky’s home life didn’t include a picture of her.

2

The Girls Go Into Business

Lucy and Ethel are all set to go into business when they buy a new dress shop. But what to call it? Ethelu’s? Lucyeth’s? Unfortunately, naming the shop isn’t…

3

Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress

Lucy and Ethel buy the same dress for the upcoming talent show for the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League. True, they’ll be doing a duet, and their number is Cole Porte…

4

Equal Rights

Lucy and Ethel demand equal rights for women. Okay, say Ricky and Fred at the restaurant: separate checks for the four of them. Thus begins Lucy and Ethel’s careers as re…

5

Baby Pictures

The Ricardos and the Applebys always brag to each other about their little sons. But when Lucy’s and Caroline Appeby’s exhanges turn hostile and sarcastic, Ricky wo…

6

Lucy Tells the Truth

Ricky and the Mertzes bet Lucy that she can’t go twenty-four hours without telling a lie. The outcome? Lucy insults all her friends and has to admit her real age, weight,…

7

The French Revue

Ricky is planning a French revue for the club, and since Lucy is determined to be in it, she hires a Frenchman to coach her. When Ricky forbids her to come near the place, she…

8

Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment

It’s redecorating time at the Mertzes’, and Lucy and Ricky volunteer to help. But when Fred turns on a fan as Lucy is unstuffing a chair, the paint and feathers the…

9

Too Many Crooks

Lucy sneaks into the Mertzes’ apartment to borrow one of Fred’s suits so that she can order him a custom-made tweed suit for his birthday. This leads Ethel to think…

10

Changing the Boys' Wardrobe

Lucy and Ethel are disgusted by their husbands’ old clothes, so they secretly give them away to a secondhand store. Unfortunately for them, the boys find out about their…

11

Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined

Lucy finally gets her chance to be in show business, when she tricks Ricky into letting her do the ““Jitterbug”“ in one of his shows. She’s terrif…

12

Ricky's Old Girlfriend

Ricky is jealous when Lucy comes up with a long list of ex-boyfriends, so he invents an old flame-who just happens to be in town. Her name? Carlotta Romero, with whom Ricky

13

The Million Dollar Idea

The Ricardo household budget is in shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her salad dressing on the market. Her plan? To market it on a TV morning show on the station he…

14

Ricky Minds the Baby

Ricky agrees to watch is son, but while Daddy is engrossed in a football game, Little Ricky wanders off. Lucy finds him in the hallway, and calls Ricky to ask where the baby is…

15

The Charm School

It’s time for charm school for Lucy and Ethel when their men eye a pretty woman at a party. But Ricky and Fred are anything but charmed by the results.

16

Sentimental Anniversary

Lucy and Ricky want to spend their 13th wedding anniversary alone, but the Mertzes have another idea: a surprise party.

17

Fan Magazine Interview

A reporter for a fan magazine, Eleanor Harris, spends an ““average day”“ with the Ricardos. Of course, it’s anything BUT

18

Oil Wells

The Ricardos and Mertzes as oil millionaires? Lucy and Ethel get a hot stock tip from their new neighbors from Texas. But Ricky and Fred say no. At first, anyhow. But are these…

19

Ricky Loses His Temper

Ricky explodes when Lucy buys an expensive hat. She offers to return it, and bets him he’ll lose his cool over something else before she buys another hat. But no matter w…

20

Home Movies

Ricky’s home movies move the Mertzes to walk out, and prompt Lucy, Fred and Ethel to make a movie of their own, a ““Western musical drama”“ shot i…

21

Bonus Bucks

A dollar bill takes a zany trip-with the Ricardos and Mertzes in hot pursuit. It’s a winning bill (worth $300) in a newspaper contest. It belongs to Ricky, but he gallant…

22

Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation

Ricky’s band is to play in Hawaii-and guess who wants to go also? Lucy’s plan: to go on a game show that gives away airline tickets. It calls for some trickery, and…

23

Lucy is Envious

Lucy’s past fibs to her rich and snotty ex-schoolmate are about to catch up with her when she unwittingly pledges $500 to a charity drive. In order to come up with the mo…

24

Lucy Writes a Novel

Lucy writes a novel in which the characters are thinly-veiled caricatures of Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Too thinly veiled, Ricky, Fred and Ethel think. So they burn it. But not bef…

25

Lucy's Club Dance

The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League forms a quintet (with Lucy on sax) as a fundraiser. It’s no way to raise money (Ethel likens Lucy’s sound to a “̶…

26

The Black Wig

Lucy plays a black-wigged temptress to test Ricky’s fidelity. The result makes makes her see red so she schemes to get even. But she won’t divorce him. Ethel agrees…

27

The Diner

The Ricardos and the Mertzes buy a diner, name it ““A Little Bit of Cuba”“ and go to work. Well, the Mertzes go to work; the Ricardos ““gree…

28

Tennessee Ernie Visits

The corn starts popping when Tennessee Ernie Ford comes to visit in Part 1 of a two-part episode. He’s Lucy’s ““Cousin”“ Ernest, an earnest…

29

Tennesse Ernie Hangs On

Lucy gets sick of an extensive visit by Tennessee Ernie, who claims he is her cousin. She tries to get rid of the likable character by pleading poverty. The scheme backfires wh…

30

The Golf Game

Championship golfer Jimmy Demaret visits the Ricardos when Lucy and Ethel arrive at a bizarre scheme for combating their ““golf widowship.”“ The girls i…

31

The Sublease

The Ricardos are off to Maine for the summer, so they decide to sublet their apartment. Their landlords, the Mertzes, don’t like the idea, and like the potential tenants…

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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