I Love Lucy Season 1
I Love Lucy Season 1
First Air Date: October 15, 1951
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1x36 The Lost Pilot (April 30, 1990)
A 16mm print of the lost I Love Lucy pilot was found in 1990. The opening titles and first few seconds of the opening narration were missing or damaged beyond repair. Lucy's original announcer aided in reconstructing the opening returning to his role of announcer after a break of 50 years.
1x35 Ricky Asks for a Raise (June 09, 1952)
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 reservations at the club on the night that somebody else is playing, then show up in various guises(including Fred in drag) feigning indignation that Ricky's not performing--and leave in a huff.
1x34 Ricky Thinks He Is Getting Bald (June 02, 1952)
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, after all. But when that doesn't work, she resorts to showing some new "hair treatments" (or "torture tactics" as Lucy calls them) to show Ricky how silly he's been.
1x33 Lucy's Schedule (May 26, 1952)
Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.
1x32 Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (May 19, 1952)
Lucy secretly books Ricky on a radio quiz show.
1x31 The Publicity Agent (May 12, 1952)
Lucy poses as a princess for a publicity stunt.
1x30 Lucy Does a TV Commercial (May 05, 1952)
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 forced to test the sponsor's product over-and-over, a vitamin syrup called Vitametavegimin, which is 25% alcohol.
1x29 The Freezer (April 28, 1952)
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 have a beef with their wives, because they paid $483 for it. The meat company won't take it back, and they can't sell it to customers waiting in the local butcher shop, so they're stuck with it. And speaking of stuck, Lucy gets herself locked in the freezer!
1x28 Cuban Pals (April 21, 1952)
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, but no more! Determined to keep them apart, Lucy heads to the club in disguise, and finds herself in the clutches of a wild man named Ramon.
1x27 The Kleptomaniac (April 14, 1952)
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 hypnotize her, but Lucy is wise to his plan and feigns recalling a notorious past.
1x26 The Marriage License (April 07, 1952)
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 Connecticut where Ricky first proposed to her. But they run out of gas getting there.
1x25 Pioneer Women (March 31, 1952)
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 Lucy demands that Ricky live as if it's the turn of the century for him, too.
1x24 The Gossip (March 24, 1952)
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."" Fred, too, is disturbed by Ethel's love of gossiping. The two girls then point out that both Ricky and Fred have been known to gossip, also. The boys then challenge the girls to a bet: They will see who can go without gossiping the longest, and the winners will receive breakfast in bed for a month. The bet commences, and everything is going fine until Ricky comes up with a plan to cheat so that he and Fred can win.
1x23 The Moustache (March 17, 1952)
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 Lucy gets rid of hers. Lucy tries to get the facial hair off, and is unsuccessful. They try to get a special substance to take the glue off, to find out that it is not made anymore.
1x22 Fred and Ethel Fight (March 10, 1952)
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!)To get them back together, Lucy comes up with a plan: She will invite Ethel to dinner, while Ricky will invite Fred. Neither Mertz will know that the other is coming, Lucy hopes that she can bring the Mertzes together so they can talk out their issues. Lucy commences with her plan, but during dinner, she and Ricky start to bicker. By the end of supper, the Mertzes leave the Ricardos' apartment as happy as larks, but Lucy and Ricky are now at each others' throats. It's now up to the Mertzes to bring the Ricardos back together.
1x21 New Neighbors (March 03, 1952)
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 trouble.
1x20 The Young Fans (February 25, 1952)
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 Lucy to have a talk with her. During their conversation, Lucy asks Peggy to think of some other boys her own age that she might like to go out with instead. Peggy, it seems, also likes a boy named Arthur Morton. Unfortunately, Arthur is painfully shy and cannot dance, so Lucy volunteers to give him a dance lesson. But it is then that Arthur becomes infatuated with Lucy! To get the two off their backs, Lucy and Ricky come up with a solution: they will dress up and act like 90 year olds, and scare their "young fans" back to reality.
1x19 The Ballet (February 18, 1952)
Lucy learns that there is an opening in one of Ricky's acts for a ballet dancer as well as a burlesque comic.
1x18 Breaking the Lease (February 11, 1952)
After a big quarrel between the Ricardos and the Mertzes, Lucy and Ricky decide that they want to move out. Ricky and Lucy become the most undesirable tenants ever so that they can break that lease, while the Fred and Ethel resist.
1x17 Lucy Writes a Play (February 04, 1952)
Lucy writes a play set in Cuba hoping to cast Ricky, But when he refuses, she has to settle for Fred and changes her setting to England.
1x16 Lucy Fakes Illness (January 28, 1952)
Lucy pretends to suffer from numerous psychological ailments so that Ricky will feel sorry for her and let her go into show business.
1x15 Lucy Plays Cupid (January 21, 1952)
The Ricardo's neighbor Miss Lewis wants Lucy to deliver a dinner invitation to her grocer. But he misunderstands and thinks the invitation is from Lucy herself.
1x14 The Amateur Hour (January 14, 1952)
Lucy spends too much money on a dress. So she tells Ricky that she will get a job babysitting in order to pay for it.
1x13 The Benefit (January 07, 1952)
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.
1x12 The Adagio (December 31, 1951)
Lucy thinks she is a perfect fit for Ricky's Parisian apache dance number. But her dance teacher has more than dancing on his mind.
1x11 Drafted (December 24, 1951)
When Lucy opens Ricky's a telegram ordering him to appear at Fort Dix, she assumes that he has been drafted. Ethel suspects that Fred has been drafted as well when she hears, Fred is joining Ricky.
1x10 Lucy is Jealous of Girl Singer (December 17, 1951)
Lucy is jealous of one of Ricky's dancer at his nightclub after hearing about a gossip column item linking the two.
1x09 The Fur Coat (December 10, 1951)
Ricky returns home with expensive mink coat that he has rented for an act at the club. Lucy jumps to the conclusion that it's her anniversary present.
1x08 Men Are Messy (December 03, 1951)
Fed up with Ricky's messiness, Lucy divides the Ricardo apartment in a clean part for her and a messy part for him.
1x07 The Séance (November 26, 1951)
Lucy tells an important talent agent that Ricky cannot appear in a show because of his horoscope. The agent is also interested in the occult. So Lucy arranges a séance.
1x06 The Audition (November 19, 1951)
Ricky lands a TV audition at the club. When Buffo the Clown injures himself and cannot make it, Lucy takes his place.
1x05 The Quiz Show (November 12, 1951)
When Lucy needs to balance her household accounts, she decides to go on quiz show. To win the $1,000 cash prize, she has to introduce her "long lost first husband" to Ricky.
1x04 Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (November 05, 1951)
After becoming too involved in a murder mystery book, Lucy believes that Ricky is trying to murder her.
1x03 The Diet (October 29, 1951)
To her dismay, Lucy finds out that she's put on twenty-two pounds since marrying Ricky. When one of the girls in Ricky's new show quits, she tricks him into promising, she can be in the show if she fits into the dancer's size twelve costume.
1x02 Be a Pal (October 22, 1951)
Thinking Ricky is losing interest in her, Lucy follows the advice of a book Ethel gave her and takes up Ricky's hobbies.
1x01 The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub (October 15, 1951)
An argument ensues among the couples when Ethel wants to celebrate the Mertzes's anniversary at the Copacabana while Fred wants to attend the fights. Ethel and Lucy decide that they will go to the club with dates.