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What is the worst episode of I Love Lucy?

Define "worst" however you want.

I find "Lucy Goes to Scotland" almost unwatchable.

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by Anonymousreply 26019 hours ago

That's the one, OP.

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021

Most of the later episodes after they all moved from the apartment. It never felt the same.

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

I could have done without the circumcision episode.

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

All of them. I've never found a single moment of that show the least bit funny.

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

Lucy & Superman is not very good

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

Lucy Bakes a Kitten.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

I also hate the Tennessee Ernie Ford episodes

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

Lucy Fists Fred

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

Episode 1 - Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her

When I looked up the original date, I saw that although this one is labeled as Episode 1, three other episodes aired before it did.

Gee, I wonder why.

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

The one where Lucy cuts off Ricky’s penis because he wouldn’t let her sing at the Copa.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

Lucy Thinks Little Ricky is Trans

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

Lucy scissors Viv.

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

I like Teensey & Weensy from the Tennessee episode

by Anonymousreply 1301/11/2021

Mrs. Trumbell's Suicide.

by Anonymousreply 1401/11/2021

Little Ricky Didn't See the Truck

by Anonymousreply 1501/11/2021

Ricky Gets Deported.

by Anonymousreply 1601/11/2021

This thread is what I needed tonight

by Anonymousreply 1701/11/2021

Lucy Has a Yeast Infection

by Anonymousreply 1801/11/2021

Ethel’s Lavender Marriage

by Anonymousreply 1901/11/2021

Lucy gives up smack cold turkey

by Anonymousreply 2001/11/2021

The one where Little Ricky knocks up Patty Lane.

by Anonymousreply 2101/11/2021

The question is predicated on the assumption that one has seen all of the episodes of 𝐼 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑦, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't survive the attempt. As a child, the opening credits of 𝐼 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑦 at 5pm used to be my cue to get up and vacate the living room. Over the decades since, I've seen as few of them as I could possibly manage.

by Anonymousreply 2201/11/2021

Lucy has an abortion.

by Anonymousreply 2301/11/2021

[quote]The question is predicated on the assumption that one has seen all of the episodes of 𝐼 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑦

r22 given that this is DL, that assumption is pretty safe

by Anonymousreply 2401/11/2021

Lucy turns Fred and Ethel in to the House Un-American Activities Committee as Communists.

by Anonymousreply 2501/11/2021

Lucy Kills a Hobo guest starring Red Skelton.

by Anonymousreply 2601/11/2021

Betty Ramsey's Ass Cancer.

by Anonymousreply 2701/11/2021

[quote]given that this is DL, that assumption is pretty safe

Not at all, R24. I myself have not, and I'm sure there are others.

The lack of a solid point of reference on actual episodes is underscored by the fact that so many are humorously suggesting episodes that never existed.

by Anonymousreply 2801/11/2021

The one in which Ricky Ricardo and the orchestra play at a MAGA rally.

When photos of Ricky and Hope Hicks looking adorably at each other go public, Ricky has got some splainin to do.

by Anonymousreply 2901/11/2021

Fred Spanks Little Ricky

by Anonymousreply 3001/11/2021

Fred's first NAMBLA meeting

by Anonymousreply 3101/11/2021

Ethel Joins the KKK

by Anonymousreply 3201/11/2021

Lucy Blows Up the Empire State Building

by Anonymousreply 3301/11/2021

Lucy gives birth ....... to a litter of PUPPIES??

by Anonymousreply 3401/11/2021

Lucy cheats on Ricky with My Favorite Martian

by Anonymousreply 3501/11/2021

Ethel cheats on Fred with Mister Ed!

by Anonymousreply 3601/11/2021

Marion Strong's Yeast Infection

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2021

The one where Lucy and Ethel are kidnapped in Rome and taken to Saudi Arabia to be in a Sheik's harem. Cesar Romero's performance as the fey King Abdullah who's afraid of girls was dreadful, as was the scene where Lucy and Ethel get "broken in" by the harem keeper, played by Ethel Merman.

by Anonymousreply 3801/11/2021

Lucy being her bitchy self on an airplane...or her drunk appearance on Dick Cavett's show.

by Anonymousreply 3901/11/2021

Lucy Has Sufficient was just all wrong.

by Anonymousreply 4001/11/2021

My family still quotes a few lines from the Scotland episode, but it is rather grating.

by Anonymousreply 4101/11/2021

Lucy Storms the Capitol with Tennessee Ernie

by Anonymousreply 4201/11/2021

The one where Lucy babysits the twin boys who tie her up and attempt to light her on fire. That was pretty lame.

by Anonymousreply 4301/11/2021

Ricky comes home late with 3 hot guys from the band and expels Lucy to slum it with the lowly Mertzes!

by Anonymousreply 4401/11/2021

Lucy gets sent to the slammer for collecting too many unpaid parking tickets. After a few rough scrapes she emerges as the toughest dike in the joint. When she is released she takes over the Cuban Mafia. A hit on Ricky and Fred are her first orders issued. Chaos, mirth and song soon follow.

by Anonymousreply 4501/11/2021

Carolyn Appleby puts the moves on Ricky because Lucy keeps calling her Lillian.

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2021

Lucy meets a Black Person

by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2021

R47 was there ever a black person on ILL?

by Anonymousreply 4801/11/2021

I don't think so, R48.

by Anonymousreply 4901/11/2021

Lucy Teaches Teensy and Weensy the Pleasures of Cunnilingus

by Anonymousreply 5001/11/2021

Lucy and Ethel Try Smack

by Anonymousreply 5101/11/2021

I think this thread is more unfunny than even the very worst "I Love Lucy" episode. Really pitiful.

by Anonymousreply 5201/11/2021

Lucy Hits "Ignore" on the Killjoy at r52.

by Anonymousreply 5301/11/2021

And who gives a flying fuck what you think, R52?

by Anonymousreply 5401/11/2021

Ethel Suffocates R52 with Her Giant Pussy

by Anonymousreply 5501/11/2021

Lucy and Ricky Assassinate Fidel Castro

by Anonymousreply 5601/11/2021

"And who gives a flying fuck what you think, R52?"

Obviously you and your fellow morons at R53 and R55 do.

by Anonymousreply 5701/11/2021

Ethel Sluts it Up

by Anonymousreply 5801/11/2021

Freddy Fillmore is forced to resign as part of a #MeToo scandal.

by Anonymousreply 5901/11/2021

Mrs. Trumbull plays doctor with Little Ricky.

by Anonymousreply 6001/11/2021

Lucy Wants Ricky to Buy Her a Merkin

by Anonymousreply 6101/11/2021

Jacques Marcel visits Hollywood and is found in flagrante delicto with Don Loper.

by Anonymousreply 6201/11/2021

Scotland is definitely it. But I also hate these episodes:

1) Redecorating the Mertz's Apartment - it was one of the few times when Lucy was blamed for something that really wasn't her fault.

2) The episode with the teenage fans

3) The old couple episode (which was basically the same episode as the teenage fans)

4) Tennessee Ernie visits

by Anonymousreply 6301/11/2021

Lucy and Ethel Out Rock Hudson

by Anonymousreply 6401/11/2021

The one where Cesar Romero sucks Tallulah Bankhead's cock

by Anonymousreply 6501/11/2021

Lucy Tries Voodoo

by Anonymousreply 6601/11/2021

Lucy Loses the Baby.

by Anonymousreply 6701/11/2021

Mrs. Mertz's Menopause.

by Anonymousreply 6801/11/2021

"Ethel's Big Secret" (Season Two, Episode 13 - 1953), Ethel drops by the Ricardo apartment to see if she can borrow some "butter and egg money" from Lucy to pay for a "procedure."

(That was the word CBS & Philip Morris told Desilu they had to use.)

Lucy: "Ethel! You just had a procedure last month!"

Ethel: "Wellll....”

Given an address scrawled inside the back cover of a May 1936 issue of ‘Reader’s Digest’ by Mrs Trumbull, the girls take the IRT downtown to a semi-abandoned warehouse on a Garment District side street.

There they meet officious abortionist Gale Gordon and Mary Wickes as his wisecracking nurse. Things nearly go awry when Lucy knocks the tray of sterile instruments all over the floor.

Later, back on East 69th Street Lucy helps a weakened Ethel into her apartment.

They are surprised by Fred - he was supposed to be out at a Giants game with his former 'Mertz and Kurtz' vaudeville partner Barney Kurtz.

Lucy attempts to use her chic new hat to hide the hot water bottle Ethel has pressed against her abdomen, but it is too small and Fred sees it.

Fred: “Oh, for corn's sake, Ethel -- another procedure?"

Ethel: "Like you didn't have something to do with it, Casanova Mertz!"

Lucy: “Honestly... Ethel’s had more children pulled out of her than a burning orphanage.”

Ethel: "And now I can’t afford that new toaster you penny-pinching Old Goat!”

by Anonymousreply 6901/11/2021

Lucy Slips in the Lady Pond.

by Anonymousreply 7001/11/2021

Lucy meets Ricky's rent boy and thinks he's his brother, even though he's a blond twink from Sweden.

by Anonymousreply 7101/11/2021

[quote]Lucy: “Honestly... Ethel’s had more children pulled out of her than a burning orphanage.”

Gurl, at least attempt to be original.

by Anonymousreply 7201/11/2021

Lucy In Leningrad

by Anonymousreply 7301/11/2021

Deadly Inferno at the Club Babalu.

by Anonymousreply 7401/11/2021

Little Ricky Get Polio.

by Anonymousreply 7501/11/2021

Pugh - I knew (casually) her son R72. He was a cocky bastard - and damn if he didn't deserve to be.

by Anonymousreply 7601/11/2021

Lucy campaigns for Nixon.

by Anonymousreply 7701/11/2021

Sadly, it'll be the one where Nicole Kidman plays Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 7801/11/2021

On the episode when they take the train home from California, they show 1-2 black baggage handlers/stewards.

by Anonymousreply 7901/11/2021

Carolyn Appleby's Self-immolation

by Anonymousreply 8001/11/2021

Ricky announces the only thing red about Lucy is her pussy after she shaves it.

by Anonymousreply 8101/11/2021

Lucy interrupts Bobby the Bellboy giving Cornel Wilde a blowjob.

by Anonymousreply 8201/11/2021

Lucy locks Ricky out of the building. Someone calls to report a Mexican lurking outside. Cops show up with guns drawn.

by Anonymousreply 8301/11/2021

Ethel Puts Arsenic in Fred's Milk

by Anonymousreply 8401/11/2021

When Cynthia Harcourt tells Lucy that the Mertzes are too lowbrow for their exclusive social club and mistakes them for Jews.

by Anonymousreply 8501/11/2021

[quote]When Cynthia Harcourt tells Lucy that the Mertzes are too lowbrow for their exclusive social club and mistakes them for Jews.

The "Cynthia Harcourt" character was originally named "Barbara Thorndyke" but a CBS censor objected to the surname as "too dykey".

"Face it, Lucy, Ethel is limited."

"Mertz? Lucy, they're Jews and you know the Mortimer Club is exclusive."

by Anonymousreply 8601/11/2021

"Bea's Revenge." It ain't pretty.

Worth searching for.

by Anonymousreply 8701/11/2021

r48 iirc, "The Great Train Robbery" contained a couple of Pullman Porters. But that's all I can think of

by Anonymousreply 8801/12/2021

Lucy Makes Room for Danny -- Danny Thomas drops by to talk to Ricky about appearing on a benefit telethon.

That episode just stank. Thought the camera work under the glass coffee table was ahead of its time.

by Anonymousreply 8901/12/2021

Same, R52, and you'll notice how hostile people get if you dare say you think their jokes suck.

by Anonymousreply 9001/12/2021

r89 wins!

by Anonymousreply 9101/12/2021

Lucy Explores "Puppy Play" 🐕

by Anonymousreply 9201/12/2021

Ricky’s 50 Load Weekend

by Anonymousreply 9301/12/2021

“Lucy Falls Asleep Smoking”

by Anonymousreply 9401/12/2021

Ethel volunteers at the domestic violence hotline and unknowingly fields a call from Lucy

by Anonymousreply 9501/12/2021

The one where they found Fred’s frozen head in Lucy’s freezer.

by Anonymousreply 9601/12/2021

Lucy gets a VD

by Anonymousreply 9701/12/2021

Lucy Staples Ethel’s Stomach

Fred won’t pay for Ethel’s elective procedure, so the girls take matters into their own hands.

by Anonymousreply 9801/12/2021

Lucy begins a PhD in nuclear physics. Ethel, jealous at all the time Lucy is spending in the lab and feeling forgotten, reveals that Lucy has plagiarized much of her research

by Anonymousreply 9901/12/2021

"The Black Eye" is in really poor taste ... even by 1950s standards

by Anonymousreply 10001/12/2021

The one where Lucy gives a maskless hobo a bottle of whiskey to cough on a group of chorus girls coming out of the Tropicana, so one or more of them will get sick, and she can be the last minute replacement in their stage act.

by Anonymousreply 10101/12/2021

The one where Lucy is in Hollywood, and she wants to be in a movie, so she dresses up like a man when she sneaks in to meet agent, Henry Willson.

by Anonymousreply 10201/12/2021

Is r101 a real episode?

by Anonymousreply 10301/12/2021

The episode where Ricky's band runs a train on Lucy while Ricky and Fred watch

by Anonymousreply 10401/12/2021

Visitor from Italy, with MARE-EE-O. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 10501/12/2021

I never cared for the Connecticut setting.

by Anonymousreply 10601/12/2021

The episode where Lucy writes a check for a dress she can't afford

but Ricky loses a big bet that week and can't cover Lucy's check

Lucy gets arrested for writing a bad check and

while Lucy's in jail the other gals decide to "initiate" her with a broom handle

by Anonymousreply 10701/12/2021

R06 I agree. The move to CT was a jump the shark moment.

by Anonymousreply 10801/12/2021

Once they moved to Connecticut and Lucy changed her hairstyle to that weird "bubble-cut"

she started to look like Ricky's mother

by Anonymousreply 10901/12/2021

And It never made sense for Fred and Ethel to move to Connecticut too

just to live in the servants' quarters

and leave their Manhattan brownstone unattended...

unless they really were into some kinky sexual shit

by Anonymousreply 11001/12/2021

Lucy and Ethel. 1 Cup.

by Anonymousreply 11101/12/2021

Lucy discovers that Ricky is a homosexual whose "band tours with the boys"...

are something completely shocking

by Anonymousreply 11201/12/2021

R110 Fred liked chickens.

by Anonymousreply 11301/12/2021

The one where the magic act went wrong and they tried to sew Lucy's legs back on.

by Anonymousreply 11401/12/2021

Little Ricky gets kidnapped while Lucy and Ethel are distracted by a hair-brained scheme...

Little Ricky's body is later found floating in the East River, because Lucy really is a cheap cunt...

"So what if I'm almost 50, I'll just get pregnant again."

by Anonymousreply 11501/12/2021

Ricky is found to be a Communist and is deported back to Cuba

by Anonymousreply 11601/12/2021

Ethel tries to negotiate for more money per episode...

So Lucy is finally diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and Ricky has her committed to a Mental Asylum....

Where Lucy and her new roommate Frances Farmer engage in hilarious hijinks all over the hospital!!!

by Anonymousreply 11701/12/2021

Fred and Ethel walk in on Ricky spanking Lucy...

"in the nude" while one of the boys from the bank takes pictures for a kinky magazine

by Anonymousreply 11801/12/2021

[quote]hair-brained scheme

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 11901/12/2021

The one where Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred are all told they have lung cancer from smoking too many cigarettes.

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by Anonymousreply 12001/12/2021

I'll take the question seriously. I think the Scotland episode is funny. I never thought about what the worst episode is. It wouldn't be ILL but several of the hour-long episodes of the later series were truly awful. The one with Ida Lupino and Howard Duff...actually most of them except the Tallulah Bankhead one.

by Anonymousreply 12101/12/2021

Ricky's brand of "Big Band" music goes out of fashion

The Tropicana goes bankrupt

Lucy and Ricky end up alcoholics living in a trailer park in New Jersey

by Anonymousreply 12201/12/2021

Mrs. McGillicuddy, Lucy's mother who can never remember Ricky's name,

is diagnosed with advanced dementia

by Anonymousreply 12301/12/2021

Lucy introduces "Gifting Tables" to her Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League

to raise some money for a new hat, a new dress, and some singing lessons...

All the other girls are bankrupted, but Lucy and Ricky move to Connecticut

by Anonymousreply 12401/12/2021

I hated the friends of the friendless episode. What a bunch of freaks.

by Anonymousreply 12501/12/2021

Lucy and Ricky return from California

to find Mrs. McGillicuddy scissoring in their bed with Mrs. Trumbull from upstairs

by Anonymousreply 12601/12/2021

Lucy wins a contest to go Washington DC

where she meets glamorous First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, who invites Lucy to Tea

and Mamie proceeds to get drunk and tell Lucy about how much she loves "Colored" cock

by Anonymousreply 12701/12/2021

Lucy starts doing abortions out of her kitchen to raise some extra money

Then a pregnant teenage girl who speaks no English shows up for an emergency abortion....

while Lucy is trying to throw an important dinner party...

for the new owner of Ricky's club

*Special uncredited guest appearance by a young Rita Morena as

by Anonymousreply 12801/12/2021

I should have titled this thread, "Let's be unaired episodes of I Love Lucy"

by Anonymousreply 12901/12/2021

After finding Little Ricky dressing in her clothes and makeup

Lucy decides she'll help Little Ricky become Little Ricarda

as a surprise for Ricky's birthday party

by Anonymousreply 13001/12/2021

Lucy and Ethel get Ebola (final season)

by Anonymousreply 13101/12/2021

its one o my faves !!!!

'hoot man...hoot man'.....brilliant

by Anonymousreply 13201/12/2021

[quote]*Special uncredited guest appearance by a young Rita Morena as

Rita MorenO was busy playing an Indian (dot, not feather) exchange student on "Father Knows Best."

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by Anonymousreply 13301/12/2021

Fred develops an Asian fetish when a new tenant, Mei Mei Tsung, moves into 2C. Lucy and Ethel dress in (Chinese) qipao dresses and style their hair with (Japanese) kanzashi. When that ruse doesn't work at diverting Fred's attention, they bully Mei Mei out of the apartment yelling "Ching chong chung!!"

by Anonymousreply 13401/12/2021

Lucy, Ethel, and Carolyn Appleby all divorce their husbands

and move to house in Miami where they become roommates, and they're joined by a sassy Mrs. McGillicuddy who leaves her retirement home to join them

and they grow old and funny together

by Anonymousreply 13501/12/2021

Little Ricky develops polio

and Lucy and Ethel have to figure out how to keep his Iron Lung working

after Lucy "forgets" to pay the power bill

by Anonymousreply 13601/12/2021

That one where Ricky sings.

by Anonymousreply 13701/12/2021

On the advice of a studio executive, Ricky send Lucy to a Hollywood psychiatrist

who gives Lucy LDS, causing Lucy to behave bizarrely...

at a cocktail party Lucy and Ricky host in their hotel suite for the Don Juan producers

by Anonymousreply 13801/12/2021

[quote] who gives Lucy LDS, causing Lucy to behave bizarrely...

He gives her the church of Latter Day Saints?

by Anonymousreply 13901/12/2021

*Lucy fucked a Mormon

by Anonymousreply 14001/12/2021

*before it was a gay porno franchise

by Anonymousreply 14101/12/2021

Lucy sneaks into a studio party

where she meets a young Marilyn Monroe

who tries teaching Lucy to take Chloral Hydrate enema

by Anonymousreply 14201/12/2021

Ethel reveals that Billy Hackett assaulted her the night of senior prom. When the gang stops over in Albuquerque en route to LA, she #MeToos Hackett, which causes him to lose his job.

Meanwhile, Will Potter, Ethel's father, finds himself in a #MeToo scandal of his own when he's found peeping at Lucy in the shower.

But it was all a misunderstanding! Billy and Will offer sincere apologies, everything is forgiven, Billy gets his job back, and it's LA, here we come!

by Anonymousreply 14301/12/2021

Teensy and Weensy show Little Ricky what "twincest" means.

by Anonymousreply 14401/12/2021

The Scotland one is the worst. The Tennessee Ernie Ford episodes are snores.

The episode with "Slowly I Turn" with Lucy in a hobo costume.

by Anonymousreply 14501/12/2021

The move to Connecticut was bad, but I was upset even about the move from the exposed-brick apartment to the windowed one.

by Anonymousreply 14601/12/2021

While on a bus tour of celebrity homes, Lucy forces Ethel off the bus, so she can climb on Richard Widmark's ledge and grab a grapefruit hanging from a tree. Lucy manages to get the grapefruit, but she falls over the ledge into Richard Widmark's yard!

Lucy gets trapped in Richard Widmark's house and inadvertently see Widmark having sex with studio head Dore Schary (played by Phil Ober).

Lucy then conspires with Ethel to get into Schary's office dressed as Widmark to give Schary a blow job in an attempt to get Ricky's movie Don Juan produced by MGM.

by Anonymousreply 14701/12/2021

The windowed apartment seemed so much brighter than that dreary brick wall apartment.

by Anonymousreply 14801/12/2021

The one when the gang is in Albuquerque -- Fred wakes to an empty bed and assumes Ethel is in the bathroom. Fred has to pee, so he gets up to use the toilet himself. He finds the bathroom empty, but hears noise from Mr. Potter's room... where he finds his wife in a compromising position with her dad! Fred's dilemma - "should I stay or should I go?". **With slight tweaking, this scenario can work with all the actors in this episode.

by Anonymousreply 14901/12/2021

Ricky leaves Lucy and runs off with Grace Foster. Grace Foster's husband is still out of town.

by Anonymousreply 15001/12/2021

Part 2 to the episode in Cuba that featured Ricky's "Uncle Alberto" where Lucy tries to roll cigars: in this follow-up, Lucy meets "Uncle Jose" and tries to cut cocaine.

by Anonymousreply 15101/12/2021

When Lucy tries to get Tallulah Bankhead to appear in a local amateur theater production, a drunken Bankhead implies she might be inclined to perform in exchange for some Sapphic affection from Lucy.

Lucy conspires with Ethel to have Little Ricky's puppy lick Miss Bankhead's considerable bush to orgasm.

Bankhead moans in sexual frustration, "I should've known a old fire-crotch frau like you would be a dreadful disappointment in the art of cunnilingus."

by Anonymousreply 15201/12/2021

Fred gets drunk and swaps out Ethel's douche with Bulldog Cement #3.

by Anonymousreply 15301/12/2021

[quote]Fred gets drunk and swaps out Ethel's douche with Bulldog Cement #3.

That reminds me of the episode where Lucy gets the vinegar douche recipe confused

and she douches with a bag full of vinegar mixed with a tablespoon of water

And The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts Club enjoyed reminding "Pickled Patty" about her mistake

by Anonymousreply 15401/12/2021

[quote]The one where Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred are all told they have lung cancer from smoking too many cigarettes.

I can't think of one episode where Ethel and Fred are shown smoking.

by Anonymousreply 15501/12/2021

Bruce Ramsey's bar mitzvah

by Anonymousreply 15601/12/2021

Lucy finds out that Desi is bi and a male Hollywood star claims he slept with Desi.

by Anonymousreply 15701/12/2021

R155 ...

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by Anonymousreply 15801/12/2021

Lucy finds out the Byram River Beagle Club is restricted and will not allow Cubans.

by Anonymousreply 15901/12/2021

R158 did anyone notice 👀 Fred’s power gunt?

by Anonymousreply 16001/12/2021

Smoking is the best part of I Love Lucy. I was born 30 years after it was made. Lucy was occasionally very funny with physical comedy, but the show is dumb and dated and the famous comic timing is way off from anything contemporary. That is not true of all old sitcoms.

This thread had about 5 funny, dirty or unexpected scenario posts. Obviously all from elder elder gays who populate this dive. The rest is just stupid. Saying Lucy and Ethel scissor or someone runs a train on Lucy are already antiquated phrases. From someone who was at least 35 years old - 40 years ago. Ha, That golden gay humor. There's a word for this. Trying too hard. Be witty elder gays. Isn't that what you claim on this site?

by Anonymousreply 16101/12/2021

Disagree, R148. The brick wall one was much cozier.

by Anonymousreply 16201/12/2021

Lucy and the Missing Episiotomy Cushion.

by Anonymousreply 16301/12/2021

Little Ricky Gets A Dog; Ethel Gets A Case of Peanut Butter

by Anonymousreply 16401/12/2021

[quote]There's a word for this. Trying too hard.

That's three words.

by Anonymousreply 16501/12/2021


by Anonymousreply 16601/12/2021

Ricky ask the family doctor to prescribe Miltown to make Lucy more submissive.

Soon Lucy is addicted to "Mother's Little Helper" and ratings for the series tank as Lucy spends most of her days sleeping.

by Anonymousreply 16701/12/2021

Mrs. Richard Carlson's unsuccessful facelift.

by Anonymousreply 16801/12/2021

After another one of Ricky's rants about her spending, Lucy decides to economize by using a home anal bleaching kit. Of course Ethel decides to help her.

by Anonymousreply 16901/12/2021


Lucy Hires a Maid

by Anonymousreply 17001/12/2021

Lucy thinks she’s speaking Spanish over the phone to her mother-in-law. But her terrible accent results in an inadvertent incantation which summons Cthulhu. Lucy tries to hide it behind the couch, then enlists Ethel and Fred to help raffle Cthulhu off for the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League.

by Anonymousreply 17101/12/2021

In another one of her madcap money-making schemes, Lucy decides to market "Ricky Ricardo Life-Like Dildos."

But after receiving the "Clone-A-Willy Kit" in the mail to make the mold for the dildo, she realizes that she' ll have to use this on Ricky when he's both asleep and hard.

by Anonymousreply 17201/12/2021

Lucy Meets Ethel Rosenberg

by Anonymousreply 17301/13/2021

I rather liked "Ricky's Gonorrhea" but a lot of the audience was offended when he fired the chorus girl he said gave it to him, and it turned out to have been Lucy in disguise.

by Anonymousreply 17401/13/2021

I detested "The Ricardos Move to the Bronx," when they decided to save money by renting at the Mertz's slumlord hole in the barrio.

Lucy wearing that black wig and mustache to be a piragüero selling shaved ice on the street was disgusting enough. But when the cop asked her name and she said, "Rican Ricardo" it was too much.

by Anonymousreply 17501/13/2021

When Lucy, Ethel, Fred and guest star Helen Lawson audition for Ricky's Club with "The Aristocrats." (And I ain't talking the animated Disney film.)

by Anonymousreply 17601/13/2021

Maybe it's been a long day and I'm slap happy, but I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

by Anonymousreply 17701/13/2021

Lucy tries Thalidomide.

by Anonymousreply 17801/13/2021

Joey Luft guest stars as Little Ricky's retarded playmate in "I Like BabaBlue."

by Anonymousreply 17901/13/2021

And Judy Garland makes a guest star appearance as a singer at the Tropicana

whose young daughter Lorna wanders away during a rehearsal and is violated


by Anonymousreply 18001/13/2021

Fred is diagnosed with tuberculosis and has to make a trip tot he sanitorium

While he recovers Lucy and Ethel are dealing with the building's maintenance, including the trash,

and they discover a large number of dog food cans in Mrs. Trumbull's trash...

but Mrs. Trumbull doesn't have a dog?

by Anonymousreply 18101/13/2021

To get a part in a new show

Lucy temporarily moves down to Greenwich Village and tries to become a "beatnik", dying her hair black and spouting morose poetry

Unfortunately, she also tries marijuana and develops "reefer madness" on the night of the first show

by Anonymousreply 18201/13/2021

After discovering Mrs. Trumbull is stretching her limited food budget with dog food

Lucy and Ethel are at the local market and happen to see...

Mrs. Trumbull shoplifting cans of dogfood

by Anonymousreply 18301/13/2021

Lucy accidentally discovers that Fred and Ethel's annual "Vaudeville Reunion" trip to New Jersey

is actually a vacation to a "nudist colony"

And when Lucy looses her only key to the building's boiler room,

she has to travel to the nudist camp incognito to get a copy of Fred's key

by Anonymousreply 18401/13/2021

To keep Ricky from discovering she's been overspending her "allowance"

Lucy volunteers for a paid "medical experiment"

that is actually a covert CIA operation, testing mind-control drugs on unsuspecting citizens

and a part of the agency's Project MK-Ultra

by Anonymousreply 18501/13/2021

When Lucy hears about auditions for a show at the famous Apollo Theater

She puts on "blackface" and travels to Harlem to audition

(in an episode that has been removed from syndication by CBS and rarely aired since in recent years)

by Anonymousreply 18601/13/2021

Lucy gets a part-time airline job at Idlewild airport to supplement her allowance

and when she hears of high-paying job as a "stewardess"

she starts taking amphetamines to meet the strict weight limitations of the job

by Anonymousreply 18701/13/2021

Lucy has a "million dollar idea" that involves

her and Ethel making "Aunt Martha's Salad Dressing" out of the apartment kitchen

but Lucy accidentally contaminates the product

causing hundreds of cases of food poisoning and death

by Anonymousreply 18801/13/2021

The one where Lucy, bored with married life and motherhood, becomes an internet troll who spends her days posting ESTs and incendiary political stories on the DL. One day, Mrs. Trumbull discovers Little Ricky alone and neglected in his crib. Ricky and Ethel then try to talk Muriel into banning Lucy, but unfortunately, they find Muriel is on a bender. Finally Fred changes the building's wifi password and order is restored.

by Anonymousreply 18901/14/2021

Little Ricky Gets Lead Poisoning

by Anonymousreply 19001/14/2021

Lucy makes friend with a bitter ol' queen who also lives in Fred and Ethel's building

He and Lucy become so close, they alienate all Lucy's other friends with their "inside jokes" (i.e. her Potamus is kind of big, little Stevie Appleby loves to flirt with the boys just like his mother Carolyn, etc, etc, etc )

After Lucy loses her marriage and all her other important relationship, she ends up gaining 125 lbs, living out her days in a basement apartment in the Village with this nasty queen

Only to realize he just wanted someone to help him shit on everything in life and validate his own bitterness...

Then he gets a computer and stays locked in his room, posting on some Gay Message Board all day...

(But they still share food, caftans, earrings, and they do have that and it's a like a lot of marriages)

by Anonymousreply 19101/14/2021

Well I never!

by Anonymousreply 19201/14/2021

[quote]Well I never!

Well, try using some lube and losing that hick accent!

Lucy "Grace" McGillicuddy and her friend Will clink glasses

by Anonymousreply 19301/14/2021

Remember the episode in the later seasons, where another gay in the building "Uncle Bottom"

tried to seduce Grace Foster's teenage son Joel...

"He spends all day in that apartment with that man"

by Anonymousreply 19401/14/2021

The episode where Little Ricky announces he's non-binary

by Anonymousreply 19501/14/2021

I concur, OP.

by Anonymousreply 19601/14/2021

Thank you, [R15], I laughed out loud! "Tell Miss Sweeney, goodbye."

by Anonymousreply 19701/14/2021

Little Ricky and the other Ricardo son "Buck" are in a sailing accident

and Buck drowns

Little Ricky later attempts suicide and is sent to a mental hospital for recovery

Lucy refuses to visit, "We had to re-grout ALL the tile in that bathroom."

by Anonymousreply 19801/14/2021

^Let me adjust my plastic two lovebirds on a stick barrette.

by Anonymousreply 19901/14/2021

Through their interest in Boxing

Fred and Ricky get drawn into the dark world of underground Fight Clubs

After finding blood and teeth in the basement

Lucy decides to dress in drag to infiltrate the Fight Club

by Anonymousreply 20001/14/2021

[quote] Lucy has an abortion.

Oh come on, “Life with Lucy” wasn't that bad.

by Anonymousreply 20101/14/2021

After 15 years of marriage, Lucy discovers that Ricky has lied about his Cuban identity

He's actually boring Richard Heyward-Thomas who grew up and graduated high school in Boston

He adopted the Cuban persona to advance his career as a Singer/Bandleader

by Anonymousreply 20201/14/2021

My father hated her whiny crybaby routine so much he couldn’t watch the show. He would go out just to get away from her on the tv. When he would go out, the streets were deserted.

by Anonymousreply 20301/14/2021

It's kind of remarkable how beloved Lucy Ricardo was/is as a character, r203. She is utterly unlikeable: self-absorbed, manipulative, whiny, a poor friend, etc.

by Anonymousreply 20401/17/2021

Watching highlights of the series makes me realize the extent to which plots were recycled. Eg The Girls Go Into Business is basically the same plot as The Diner

by Anonymousreply 20501/18/2021

[quote]Watching highlights of the series makes me realize the extent to which plots were recycled. Eg The Girls Go Into Business is basically the same plot as The Diner

They're even more recycled than that -- many of them came from the predecessor radio series, "My Favorite Husband."

by Anonymousreply 20601/18/2021

Well, I can forgive them that, since it was a different format r206

by Anonymousreply 20701/18/2021

There are actually only about five core plots; every episode is just some sort of variation on a theme

by Anonymousreply 20801/18/2021

R205 and R206, how many plots did you expect us to have? There were only five of us for 180 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 20901/18/2021

[quote]3) The old couple episode (which was basically the same episode as the teenage fans)


I believe this is also the only episode where neither of the Mertzes appear.

by Anonymousreply 21001/18/2021

During their stopover in Albuquerque, the gang buys some meth from Walter White.

The show takes a rare dark turn as they have to outrun the police and rival gangsters, with guns blazing.

by Anonymousreply 21101/19/2021

Good one r211.

I'd forgotten about that episode

by Anonymousreply 21201/19/2021

"Lucy and the Pitbull"

Lucy rescues a pitbull that has been wandering East 68th Street. Everything is fine until Fred tries to pet him....

I agree with the people who think it was an unnecessarily cruel and vicious way to write Frawley off the show after one single alcoholic relapse. William Demarest was lackluster as Ethel's new husband Charles O'Casey. Everyone else called him "Bub" but Little Ricky insisted on calling him "Uncle Charley."

by Anonymousreply 21301/20/2021

I never cared for the episode where Ricky accidentally kills Grace Foster during rough sex and Fred feels compelled to help him dismember and dispose of the body.

by Anonymousreply 21401/20/2021

The absolute worst is the one where Lucy and Ethel disguise themselves as rent boys and get jobs sucking cock in West Hollywood right after Don Juan is shelved.

by Anonymousreply 21501/20/2021

The episode where Lucy takes a dip in the lady pond and goes down on Ethel. When she asks Ethel to reciprocate, Ethel replies, "No, thanks. I've had sufficient."

by Anonymousreply 21601/20/2021

They were sucking the wrong cock, r215

by Anonymousreply 21701/20/2021

The Palm Springs White Party episode with Ricky and Fred comes to mind.

by Anonymousreply 21801/20/2021

The one where Lucy is learning how to drive and gets into a fatal car accident in the Holland Tunnel. She leaves the scene of the crash and goes on the run to California.

by Anonymousreply 21901/20/2021

The one where Lucy finds Fred passed out during autoerotic asphyxiation. Not wanting to alarm Ethel, who was recently "visiting her mother" (but actually in a sanitorium), Lucy removes Fred's leather hood, puts him in a chair, and hides behind him. When Ethel walks in, Lucy does her best "Fred" voice and moves his mouth with a string as if he were awake. Ethel, still under a haze of Thorazine, notices nothing.

Later, Little Ricky finds Fred's hood and Lucy has some splainin' to do.

by Anonymousreply 22001/20/2021

Lucy's Lymphoma.

by Anonymousreply 22101/20/2021

Bobby the bellhop and Cornel Wilde brutally rape Lucy and Ethel.

by Anonymousreply 22201/20/2021

Ricky Riccardo’s illegitimate child visits from Cuba.

by Anonymousreply 22301/20/2021

[quote]Bobby the bellhop and Cornel Wilde brutally rape Lucy and Ethel.

Seriously? Which is it, wit or wisdom?

by Anonymousreply 22401/20/2021

The episode where Lucy and Ethel are hanging out their laundry but in the nude because they don't have any clean, unsoiled clothes to wear. Ethel looks down and says "Loose, your carpet doesn't match your drapes."

Lucy takes it literally and the next day she orders the same fabric for the carpet and the drapes. Ricky is pissed off and hits her. Loosey goes tranny yet again, dresses up as a man, gets a job in Ricky's band and sings "He Hit Me and It Felt Like A Kiss". Literal violence ensues yet again.

by Anonymousreply 22501/20/2021

Lucy hides in the closet and hears Ethel Mertz and Betty Ramsey having fun with a double sided dildo, whilst they plot to blow up the capital.

by Anonymousreply 22601/20/2021

"Whatever Happened to Carolyn Appleby?"

Original title: "Ricky and Fred Make a Snuff Film"

by Anonymousreply 227Last Thursday at 1:03 AM

The one where Lucy shrieks upon seeing Ricky's uncut cock and demands to remove his "raincoat". She wants to ask Ethel about Fred's cock and whether his is intact too but she can't bring herself to. Lots of double entendre gets her nowhere.

She then dresses up as a man again and goes into the men' s room to sneak a peek at Fred's manhood. "Hilarity" ensues.

by Anonymousreply 228Last Thursday at 9:57 AM

Was Desi really uncut?

by Anonymousreply 229Last Thursday at 10:42 AM

Little Ricky is a peeping Tom.

by Anonymousreply 230Last Thursday at 11:00 AM

The one that is really bad......

by Anonymousreply 231Last Thursday at 11:07 AM

The one that Fred does it in less than a minute ... and they don't cut away.

by Anonymousreply 232Last Thursday at 11:08 AM

I never cared for the episode where the Ricardos invite the Mertzes up to watch the McCarthy Hearings on their new TV

and Lucy goes on and on about how Joe McCarthy is so "dreamy"

by Anonymousreply 233Last Thursday at 1:58 PM

The episode where Lucy writes a letter to Nikita Khrushchev about American superiority to the Soviet Union to win a contest...

and she nearly starts a international nuclear war

I guess it was another excuse for the producers to reuse the freezer in the basement set

by Anonymousreply 234Last Thursday at 2:10 PM

The one with Rock Hudson, who tells the girls a story about a couple and punctuates the tale with a whistle at key points. Look very hard next time it airs and you will see Lucy and Viv wince every time Rock blows out a semen-scented whistle.

by Anonymousreply 235Last Thursday at 2:46 PM

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by Anonymousreply 236Last Thursday at 2:53 PM

The episode where Lucy holds a fundraiser for Fidel Castro and Che Guevara (Lucy: "I'm a sucker for dreamy Latin men.")

Only to become a subject of an FBI investigation for undermining the government of a strategic U.S. ally nation.

But Lucy hatches a plan to frame Mrs. Trumbull with Lucy posing as Castro, wooing Mrs. Trumbull, and coaxing her to write "love letters" to Castro...which Lucy immediately turns over to the FBI, "exonerating" herself, and resulting in a long prison sentence for her old sour-faced neighbor.

by Anonymousreply 237Last Thursday at 2:57 PM

When Lucy and Ethel discover a tenant of the building has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (by reading his mail),

Lucy schemes to arranges a date between a young woman singer from the Tropicana and the infected tenant - hoping he'll infect the singer too...

And create a opening for Lucy to take over the singer's part in the show

by Anonymousreply 238Last Thursday at 3:10 PM

Lucy discovers nude photos of Minnie Finch in Ricky's socks drawer.

by Anonymousreply 239Last Thursday at 3:20 PM

Lucy hunts uranium to sell to the Soviets

by Anonymousreply 240Last Thursday at 3:23 PM

True trivia: In real life, Lucy's grandfather was a member of the American Communist Party. When she was a young aspiring actress/model in New York, she attended a few party meetings to please him.

Word got to McCarthy about it (I think Walter Winchell printed a blind, but not sure) and she was about to be summoned before HUAC to defend herself. CBS and others interceded and got Lucy and Desi a private meeting with McCarthy. They cajoled, wheedled, pleaded, flattered and apologized and eventually convinced the evil Senator of Lucy's patriotism and a young girl's innocent mistake. But she almost got branded a Commie during the McCarthy years when the show was at its peak.

by Anonymousreply 241Last Thursday at 4:09 PM

Lucy Lynches a Negro.

by Anonymousreply 242Last Thursday at 4:24 PM

Lucy starts an OnlyFans and uses the money for her Bitcoin gambling addiction.

by Anonymousreply 243Last Thursday at 5:40 PM

The episode where Lucy invites new neighbor Caesar Romano over for dinner, to set him up with the recently-separated Carolyn Appleby. He brings his "roommate", Rock Hudson. and much to Lucy's shock, neither one of them is interested in her.

"How can you have a roommate with only one bedroom?," Ethel asks.

"Same reason he wasn't interested in Carolyn," quips Fred.

by Anonymousreply 244Last Thursday at 6:02 PM

[quote]Lucy discovers nude photos of Minnie Finch in Ricky's socks drawer.

But at the end, didn't it turn out Ricky was only hiding them for Fred?

by Anonymousreply 245Last Thursday at 8:06 PM

The one set in Hollywood where Lucy overspent at Don Loper's dress shop and she and Ethel had to find a streetwalker and harvest a kidney Black Dahlia style. Burying the corpse in an Anaheim orange grove just for Walt Disney's cameo was a bit of a stretch.

by Anonymousreply 246Last Thursday at 8:19 PM

The Hollywood episode where Judy Garland guest starred and got Lucy and Ethel hooked on dolls.

by Anonymousreply 247Last Friday at 9:22 AM

Ricky and Fred breed fighting cocks in Connecticut.

by Anonymousreply 248Last Friday at 9:47 AM

The episode where Lucy wears an Italian haircut wig and tricks Ricky into thinking she is somebody else. Once he realizes it’s actually Lucy, he proceeds to beat the crap out of her for making him look like a fool.

by Anonymousreply 249Last Friday at 9:54 AM

To what extent was domestic violence just ... accepted in the 1950s? They seem quite cavalier about it the whole series.

by Anonymousreply 250Last Friday at 9:57 AM

R250 right. Lucy is always worried that Ricky is going to slug her. He regularly spanks a whole ass woman just for disobeying him. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 251Last Friday at 10:00 AM

I'm watching Fan Magazine Interview. When Lucy and Ethel go looking for Ricky's alleged mistress, the woman who opens the door says (infamously) "Your name's not Kinsey, is it?"

That is of course funny in itself, but I noticed another layer. This episode is from early 1954. In 1953, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female had been published. Not only is the woman at the door unkempt, but she is rather masculine. I guess they were implying she was a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 252Last Saturday at 8:51 AM

r252 Interesting that they could make that reference on TV, but not in the movies. "Kiss Me Kate" (1953) has a song that includes the lyrics, "... according to the Kinsey report ..." (From the original stage version, first produced in 1948.) In the movie, the words were changed to "... according to the latest report ..."

by Anonymousreply 253Last Saturday at 1:49 PM

r253 my favorite line that got passed the censors remains, "You know Fred's got himself trained to do anything in less than a minute?" It takes the audience a second to start laughing.

by Anonymousreply 254Last Saturday at 1:51 PM

The “I Love Loosey Foreskin” episode, in which Ricky and Fred get horrifically (yet comically) stuck together when docking, and later that night Ricky has to go on stage and perform “Cuban Pete” while he and Fred are still attached. (Hans Conried guest-starred as a mohel, but his scenes were “cut” – due to length.)

by Anonymousreply 255Last Saturday at 3:55 PM

Lies, R255. Lies! My Fred doesn't have that disgusting thing you speak of. Ricky is of course a foreigner and they have questionable morals and hygiene over there.

by Anonymousreply 256Last Saturday at 10:29 PM

The one where Lucy adopts her kid nephew, marries a rich southern gentleman and travels the world.

by Anonymousreply 257Last Saturday at 10:45 PM

The one where Lucy tries to steal John Wayne's footprints at Grauman's Chinese and is shot to death by a security guard.

by Anonymousreply 258Last Monday at 7:02 PM

The one where Fred ODs while speedballing and Ethel can't find the Narcan.

by Anonymousreply 25920 hours ago

The Little Ricky-centric episodes were never my favorites but there isn't any I outright detest.

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