Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 15, 1951
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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I Love Lucy

Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz. The first major show to be put on film rather than kinescope.

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I Love Lucy Season 1 (1951-1952)

1x01 1 1x01 The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub
Fred and Ethel can't agree on where to go for their 18th wedding anniversary celebration. Fred and Ricky want to go to the fights, but Ethel and Lucy want to go to the Copacabana. They ...
Oct. 15, 1951
1x02 1 1x02 Be a Pal
Lucy tries to be Ricky's pal to improve their marriage.
Oct. 22, 1951
1x03 1 1x03 The Diet
Lucy starves herself in order to lose 22 pounds so that she can fit in a dress and be in Ricky's show.
Oct. 29, 1951
1x04 1 1x04 Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her
Lucy gets so obsessed with a murder mystery book that it carries her mind away into thinking that Ricky is trying to kill her.
Nov. 05, 1951
1x05 1 1x05 The Quiz Show
Lucy will win a radio show prize if she can manage to convince Ricky that she was once married to a radio station hired actor. However, when a bum comes to her door, Lucy thinks it's ...
Nov. 12, 1951
1x06 1 1x06 The Audition
Lucy decides that she wants to "get in on the act" when Ricky's band auditions for television, so she fills in for Buffo the clown. Trouble ensues when Lucy gets offered the job, but ...
Nov. 19, 1951
1x07 1 1x07 The Séance
After suddenly becoming interested in superstitions, Lucy reads Ricky's horoscope and it says that today is not a good day for Ricky to make business deals. So when a call comes through ...
Nov. 26, 1951
1x08 1 1x08 Men are Messy
Lucy decides to teach Ricky a lesson about his being messy when his press agent lines up a spread in Halfbeat Magazine by trashing the house. Little does Lucy know though that the reporter ...
Dec. 03, 1951
1x09 1 1x09 The Fur Coat
Ricky has to resort to hiring Fred to pretend to burglarize Ricky's house and steal a fur coat that Lucy will not take off and believes is her anniversary present, but it really is ...
Dec. 10, 1951
1x10 1 1x10 Lucy is Jealous of Girl Singer
Lucy sneaks into Ricky's "Jezebel" chorus line to try and find out if Ricky is seeing another woman.
Dec. 17, 1951
1x11 1 1x11 Drafted
Lucy and Ethel mistakenly believe that Ricky and Fred have been drafted when they receive a telegram for Ricky telling him to report to Army's Fort Dix. Their suspicions are further ...
Dec. 24, 1951
1x12 1 1x12 The Adagio
While practicing for a number in one of Ricky's shows, Lucy gets a dance instructor that has more than dance lessons on his mind making Ricky furious.
Dec. 31, 1951
1x13 1 1x13 The Benefit
Ethel desperately wants Ricky to perform st the women's club benefit, but the only way that Lucy will ask is if she gets to be in the show too. Ethel finally agrees just because she ...
Jan. 07, 1952
1x14 1 1x14 The Amatuer Hour
Lucy has to babysit two spoiled rambunctious twins to make money to pay for a dress that she spent too much money on. She doesn't realize though what she's getting herself into, but ...
Jan. 14, 1952
1x15 1 1x15 Lucy Plays Cupid
Lucy tries to play matchmaker for her elderly neighbor and the milkman, even though Ricky strongly disapproves. But things don't go the way Lucy planned and the milkman begins to believe ...
Jan. 21, 1952
1x16 1 1x16 Lucy Fakes Illness
Lucy finally believes that she has come up with the perfect scheme to get into show business, she's going to fake having multiple mental illnesses as the results of not being in show ...
Jan. 28, 1952
1x17 1 1x17 Lucy Writes a Play
Lucy is writing a play for the women's club called, A Little Tree Grows In Havana, and she needs Ricky to star in it. But as soon as Ricky takes one look at the script, he refuses. ...
Feb. 04, 1952
1x18 1 1x18 Breaking the Lease
The Ricardos and the Mertzes get into a huge fight, and Lucy and Ricky decide that they're leaving. There's only one catch to their plan though, they signed a lease. Son now Lucy and ...
Feb. 11, 1952
1x19 1 1x19 The Ballet
When Lucy learns of two openings in Ricky's show, one for a ballet dancer, and one for a burlesque comic, Lucy decides to take ballet lessons because she has some past experience in ...
Feb. 18, 1952
1x20 1 1x20 The Young Fans
When Lucy and Ricky acquire two young fans, they'll stop at nothing to get them off of their backs.
Feb. 25, 1952
1x21 1 1x21 New Neighbors
Lucy wrongly believes that the new neighbors are out to kill her, but in reality they were just rehearsing for a play.
Mar. 03, 1952
1x22 1 1x22 Fred and Ethel Fight
Ethel and Fred have been arguing with each other nonstop for the past few days, and Lucy decides to put an end to it. So Lucy invites Ethel to dinner, and Ricky invites Fred to dinner, ...
Mar. 10, 1952
1x23 1 1x23 The Moustache
Lucy doesn't like Ricky's mustache and wants him to shave it off. But Ricky refuses, so Lucy decides to show him what it's like by gluing a fake beard on her face. Ricky eventually ...
Mar. 17, 1952
1x24 1 1x24 The Gossip
The boys place a bet with the girls that they can go longer than the girls without gossiping, and the winner gets breakfast in bed for a month. Everything is going fine until Ricky's ...
Mar. 24, 1952
1x25 1 1x25 Pioneer Women
Lucy and Ethel accept a bet from Ricky and Fred that they can't go a day without modern appliances, but what will the boys do when the girls insist that they do the same?
Mar. 31, 1952
1x26 1 1x26 The Marriage License
When Lucy discovers that Ricky's name is misspelled on their marriage license, she believes that they're not legally married and insists that they get married in the same place they ...
Apr. 07, 1952
1x27 1 1x27 The Kleptomaniac
When Lucy is hosting an auction, Ricky thinks she has stolen the goods she is hiding in the closet. It worsens when Fred and Ricky witness Lucy taking a cuckoo clock out of the Mertzes ...
Apr. 14, 1952
1x28 1 1x28 Cuban Pals
Lucy tries to keep Ricky from dancing with his old dance partner from Cuba who used to be a little girl, but definitely isn't anymore.
Apr. 21, 1952
1x29 1 1x29 The Freezer
Lucy accidentally gets locked in a freezer that her and Ethel paid $483 for while trying to hide a ton of meat they purchased from Ricky and Fred.
Apr. 28, 1952
1x30 1 1x30 Lucy Does a TV Commercial
Lucy's one chance at a commercial flops when she is forced to taste the product over and over again which is 25% alcohol.
May. 05, 1952
1x31 1 1x31 The Publicity Agent
When Ricky's publicity agent isn't doing a good job to get Ricky any publicity, Lucy poses as a princess from a foreign land for a publicity stunt.
May. 12, 1952
1x32 1 1x32 Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio
Unknown to Ricky, Lucy secretly books him on a radio quiz show.
May. 19, 1952
1x33 1 1x33 Lucy's Schedule
Lucy is put on a strict time schedule by Ricky.
May. 26, 1952
1x34 1 1x34 Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald
When Ricky begins to believe he's going bald, Lucy performs an outrageous treatment on him that she made up to make him believe his hair is growing back.
Jun. 02, 1952
1x35 1 1x35 Ricky Asks for a Raise
After Ricky asks for a raise, and is then fired, Lucy, Fred, and Ethel go into the club in numerous disguises, and pretend that once they discover that Ricky doesn't perform there anymore, ...
Jun. 09, 1952
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