I Love Lucy: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Lucy Visits Grauman's

With only a week left in Hollywood, Lucy weeps about her lack of souvenirs. Her collection already includes a tin can run over by Cary Grant’s rear tire, a napkin boastin…

2

Lucy and John Wayne

Lucy is spotted while attempting to ““collect”“ a cement block with John Wayne’s footprints from Grauman’s Chinese Theater. To avoid publici…

3

Lucy and the Dummy

Lucy thinks she may have finally gotten her big break in Hollywood. It all centers on a posh party attended by studio execs. Ricky was invited to attend but begged off. But Luc…

4

Ricky Sells the Car

Ricky sells his car, and the Mertzes think they are being stranded in California. Ricky buys train tickets for everyone, but a reservations mixup puts Lucy in an apparently com…

5

The Great Train Robbery

Lucy gets mixed up with a jewel thief on a cross-country rail trip that marks the end of the series’ Hollywood sojourn. That’s not the only reason it’s a bump…

6

Homecoming

Ricky returns from Hollywood as a celebrity, and even Lucy gets in on the hero worship. Can Ricky stand her brand of hero worship?

7

Face to Face

Ricky Ricardo’s new fame leads to an invitation to appear on the popular interview program “Face to Face”, and Lucy and Ricky consider moving. Ricky’s a…

8

Lucy Goes to a Rodeo

Fred has a Western-themed show coming up at his lodge and he wants Ricky to perform in it. He can’t — but Lucy and Ethel volunteer (Lucy yodels ““Home on th…

9

Nursery School

Lucy’s objects, but Ricky insists that Little Ricky go to nursery school. All goes well until the boy gets sick. Then it’s hospital frolics — starring Nurse Lucy.…

10

Ricky's European Booking

Ricky’s band is going on a European tour but he can’t afford to take Lucy — who’s not about to take this lying down. Her plan: raffle off a TV set to benefi…

11

The Passports

It’s Lucy vs. bureaucrats (bureaucrats: watch out) when she can’t find her birth certificate, which she needs for a passport so she can go on Ricky’s European…

12

Staten Island Ferry

Fred’s fear of becoming seasick threatens the Mertzes and Ricardos’ plans for Ricky’s European band tour. To prove that Fred won’t get seasick, Ricky ta…

13

Bon Voyage

Ricky, Ethel, and Fred are aboard their ship to Europe when Lucy rushes down the gangplank for one last goodbye to Little Ricky, who will be in Lucy’s mother’s care…

14

Second Honeymoon

Lucy schemes to tear Ricky away for a second honeymoon aboard the ocean liner taking them to Europe. The trouble is, Ricky’s too busy with his band.

15

Lucy Meets the Queen

Lucy is thrilled at being in London and desperate to see the Queen. She misses the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where she gets involved in the changing of the guard. Ricky is in…

16

The Fox Hunt

Tally ho! In England, Lucy hounds a movie producer (Walter Kingsford) about her riding prowess and ends up on a fox hunt.

17

Lucy Goes to Scotland

The Ricardos and Mertzes are on their way to Paris, but first Lucy wants to go to Scotland to seek members of the McGillicuddy family into which she was born. In a classic drea…

18

Paris at Last

Equipped with an English-French dictionary, Lucy sets out to see Paris and ““discover”“ an artist whose paintings will become very valuable — she…

19

Lucy Meets Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer deals with a star-crazed Lucy in this guest appearance. The setting: Paris, where the Ricardos and Mertzes are lunching at a sidewalk cafe. Boyer is at a nearby t…

20

Lucy Gets a Paris Gown

Lucy decides to go on a hunger strike until Ricky agrees to buy her a designer dress. The plan works perfectly (even though Ethel has been smuggling food to Lucy) and Ricky fin…

21

Lucy in the Swiss Alps

In Switzerland, the Ricardos and Mertzes are caught in an abandoned cabin during an avalanche. It’s one of Lucy’s own making (of course), and it leads to some soul-…

22

Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy

Fred is conscience-stricken about the expense involved when he misrouted Ricky’s band. He books second-class train passage for their overnight trip to Florence and a four…

23

Lucy's Italian Movie

En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to play a part in his new movie ““Bitter Grapes.”“ Lucy sets o…

24

Lucy's Bicycle Trip

The Ricardos and Mertzes pedal their way from Italy to the French Riviera. It’s a bumpy ride, thanks (of course) to Lucy, who left her passport in her purse, which she lo…

25

Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo

Ricky is working in Monte Carlo, but Fred goofs and negotiates too little money for the engagement. Lucy and Ethel go to the casino to watch, and Lucy finds a chip that someone…

26

Return Home From Europe

The Ricardos and Mertzes need to return to the U.S. by plane instead of ship. The 60-pound-per-person baggage limit taxes Lucy’s ingenuity: she has bought lots of clothes…

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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