Define "worst" however you want.
I find "Lucy Goes to Scotland" almost unwatchable.
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Define "worst" however you want.
I find "Lucy Goes to Scotland" almost unwatchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||October 31, 2021 9:38 AM|
That's the one, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 12, 2021 12:42 AM|
Most of the later episodes after they all moved from the apartment. It never felt the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 12, 2021 12:43 AM|
I could have done without the circumcision episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 12, 2021 12:44 AM|
All of them. I've never found a single moment of that show the least bit funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 12, 2021 12:46 AM|
Lucy & Superman is not very good
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 12, 2021 12:48 AM|
Lucy Bakes a Kitten.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 12, 2021 12:49 AM|
I also hate the Tennessee Ernie Ford episodes
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 12, 2021 12:50 AM|
Lucy Fists Fred
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 12, 2021 12:50 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||January 12, 2021 12:50 AM|
The one where Lucy cuts off Ricky’s penis because he wouldn’t let her sing at the Copa.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 12, 2021 12:50 AM|
Lucy Thinks Little Ricky is Trans
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 12, 2021 12:51 AM|
Lucy scissors Viv.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 12, 2021 12:57 AM|
I like Teensey & Weensy from the Tennessee episode
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 12, 2021 12:58 AM|
Mrs. Trumbell's Suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 12, 2021 1:02 AM|
Little Ricky Didn't See the Truck
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 12, 2021 1:03 AM|
Ricky Gets Deported.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 12, 2021 1:03 AM|
This thread is what I needed tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 12, 2021 1:03 AM|
Lucy Has a Yeast Infection
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 12, 2021 1:05 AM|
Ethel’s Lavender Marriage
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 12, 2021 1:06 AM|
Lucy gives up smack cold turkey
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 12, 2021 1:07 AM|
The one where Little Ricky knocks up Patty Lane.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 12, 2021 1:10 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||January 12, 2021 1:13 AM|
Lucy has an abortion.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 12, 2021 1:20 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 24||January 12, 2021 1:23 AM|
Lucy turns Fred and Ethel in to the House Un-American Activities Committee as Communists.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 12, 2021 1:23 AM|
Lucy Kills a Hobo guest starring Red Skelton.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 12, 2021 1:25 AM|
Betty Ramsey's Ass Cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 12, 2021 1:27 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 28||January 12, 2021 1:34 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||January 12, 2021 1:39 AM|
Fred Spanks Little Ricky
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 12, 2021 1:51 AM|
Fred's first NAMBLA meeting
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 12, 2021 1:53 AM|
Ethel Joins the KKK
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 12, 2021 1:53 AM|
Lucy Blows Up the Empire State Building
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 12, 2021 1:54 AM|
Lucy gives birth ....... to a litter of PUPPIES??
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 12, 2021 1:58 AM|
Lucy cheats on Ricky with My Favorite Martian
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 12, 2021 2:02 AM|
Ethel cheats on Fred with Mister Ed!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 12, 2021 2:03 AM|
Marion Strong's Yeast Infection
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 12, 2021 2:07 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||January 12, 2021 2:11 AM|
Lucy being her bitchy self on an airplane...or her drunk appearance on Dick Cavett's show.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 12, 2021 2:16 AM|
Lucy Has Sufficient was just all wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 12, 2021 2:18 AM|
My family still quotes a few lines from the Scotland episode, but it is rather grating.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 12, 2021 2:20 AM|
Lucy Storms the Capitol with Tennessee Ernie
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 12, 2021 2:20 AM|
The one where Lucy babysits the twin boys who tie her up and attempt to light her on fire. That was pretty lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 12, 2021 2:22 AM|
Ricky comes home late with 3 hot guys from the band and expels Lucy to slum it with the lowly Mertzes!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 12, 2021 2:26 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||January 12, 2021 2:28 AM|
Carolyn Appleby puts the moves on Ricky because Lucy keeps calling her Lillian.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 12, 2021 2:32 AM|
Lucy meets a Black Person
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 12, 2021 2:34 AM|
R47 was there ever a black person on ILL?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 12, 2021 2:50 AM|
I don't think so, R48.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 12, 2021 2:53 AM|
Lucy Teaches Teensy and Weensy the Pleasures of Cunnilingus
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 12, 2021 2:54 AM|
Lucy and Ethel Try Smack
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 12, 2021 2:55 AM|
I think this thread is more unfunny than even the very worst "I Love Lucy" episode. Really pitiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 12, 2021 2:57 AM|
Lucy Hits "Ignore" on the Killjoy at r52.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 12, 2021 2:58 AM|
And who gives a flying fuck what you think, R52?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 12, 2021 2:58 AM|
Ethel Suffocates R52 with Her Giant Pussy
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 12, 2021 2:59 AM|
Lucy and Ricky Assassinate Fidel Castro
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 12, 2021 3:01 AM|
"And who gives a flying fuck what you think, R52?"
Obviously you and your fellow morons at R53 and R55 do.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 12, 2021 3:06 AM|
Ethel Sluts it Up
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 12, 2021 3:06 AM|
Freddy Fillmore is forced to resign as part of a #MeToo scandal.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 12, 2021 3:10 AM|
Mrs. Trumbull plays doctor with Little Ricky.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 12, 2021 3:14 AM|
Lucy Wants Ricky to Buy Her a Merkin
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 12, 2021 3:19 AM|
Jacques Marcel visits Hollywood and is found in flagrante delicto with Don Loper.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 12, 2021 3:21 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||January 12, 2021 3:22 AM|
Lucy and Ethel Out Rock Hudson
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 12, 2021 3:22 AM|
The one where Cesar Romero sucks Tallulah Bankhead's cock
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 12, 2021 3:25 AM|
Lucy Tries Voodoo
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 12, 2021 3:28 AM|
Lucy Loses the Baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 12, 2021 3:33 AM|
Mrs. Mertz's Menopause.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 12, 2021 3:34 AM|
"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!"
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 Anonymous||reply 69||January 12, 2021 3:35 AM|
Lucy Slips in the Lady Pond.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 12, 2021 3:39 AM|
Lucy meets Ricky's rent boy and thinks he's his brother, even though he's a blond twink from Sweden.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 12, 2021 3:41 AM|
[quote]Lucy: “Honestly... Ethel’s had more children pulled out of her than a burning orphanage.”
Gurl, at least attempt to be original.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 12, 2021 3:41 AM|
Lucy In Leningrad
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 12, 2021 3:57 AM|
Deadly Inferno at the Club Babalu.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 12, 2021 4:06 AM|
Little Ricky Get Polio.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 12, 2021 4:07 AM|
Pugh - I knew (casually) her son R72. He was a cocky bastard - and damn if he didn't deserve to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 12, 2021 4:17 AM|
Lucy campaigns for Nixon.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 12, 2021 4:18 AM|
Sadly, it'll be the one where Nicole Kidman plays Lucy.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 12, 2021 4:23 AM|
On the episode when they take the train home from California, they show 1-2 black baggage handlers/stewards.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 12, 2021 4:28 AM|
Carolyn Appleby's Self-immolation
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 12, 2021 4:29 AM|
Ricky announces the only thing red about Lucy is her pussy after she shaves it.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 12, 2021 4:51 AM|
Lucy interrupts Bobby the Bellboy giving Cornel Wilde a blowjob.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 12, 2021 5:18 AM|
Lucy locks Ricky out of the building. Someone calls to report a Mexican lurking outside. Cops show up with guns drawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 12, 2021 5:29 AM|
Ethel Puts Arsenic in Fred's Milk
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 12, 2021 5:47 AM|
When Cynthia Harcourt tells Lucy that the Mertzes are too lowbrow for their exclusive social club and mistakes them for Jews.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 12, 2021 6:14 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 86||January 12, 2021 7:33 AM|
"Bea's Revenge." It ain't pretty.
Worth searching for.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 12, 2021 8:26 AM|
r48 iirc, "The Great Train Robbery" contained a couple of Pullman Porters. But that's all I can think of
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 12, 2021 11:18 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||January 12, 2021 11:26 AM|
Same, R52, and you'll notice how hostile people get if you dare say you think their jokes suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 12, 2021 11:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 12, 2021 11:31 AM|
Lucy Explores "Puppy Play" 🐕
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 12, 2021 11:49 AM|
Ricky’s 50 Load Weekend
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 12, 2021 12:05 PM|
“Lucy Falls Asleep Smoking”
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 12, 2021 12:11 PM|
Ethel volunteers at the domestic violence hotline and unknowingly fields a call from Lucy
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 12, 2021 12:13 PM|
The one where they found Fred’s frozen head in Lucy’s freezer.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 12, 2021 12:15 PM|
Lucy gets a VD
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 12, 2021 3:33 PM|
Lucy Staples Ethel’s Stomach
Fred won’t pay for Ethel’s elective procedure, so the girls take matters into their own hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 12, 2021 3:58 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||January 12, 2021 4:33 PM|
"The Black Eye" is in really poor taste ... even by 1950s standards
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 12, 2021 5:02 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||January 12, 2021 7:07 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||January 12, 2021 7:25 PM|
Is r101 a real episode?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 12, 2021 7:29 PM|
The episode where Ricky's band runs a train on Lucy while Ricky and Fred watch
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 12, 2021 8:22 PM|
Visitor from Italy, with MARE-EE-O. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 12, 2021 8:45 PM|
I never cared for the Connecticut setting.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 12, 2021 10:09 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||January 12, 2021 10:16 PM|
R06 I agree. The move to CT was a jump the shark moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 12, 2021 10:17 PM|
Once they moved to Connecticut and Lucy changed her hairstyle to that weird "bubble-cut"
she started to look like Ricky's mother
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 12, 2021 10:18 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 110||January 12, 2021 10:20 PM|
Lucy and Ethel. 1 Cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 12, 2021 10:22 PM|
Lucy discovers that Ricky is a homosexual whose "band tours with the boys"...
are something completely shocking
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 12, 2021 10:23 PM|
R110 Fred liked chickens.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 12, 2021 10:23 PM|
The one where the magic act went wrong and they tried to sew Lucy's legs back on.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 12, 2021 10:24 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 115||January 12, 2021 10:28 PM|
Ricky is found to be a Communist and is deported back to Cuba
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 12, 2021 10:29 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 117||January 12, 2021 10:33 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 118||January 12, 2021 10:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 12, 2021 10:36 PM|
The one where Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred are all told they have lung cancer from smoking too many cigarettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 12, 2021 10:37 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 121||January 12, 2021 10:40 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 122||January 12, 2021 10:41 PM|
Mrs. McGillicuddy, Lucy's mother who can never remember Ricky's name,
is diagnosed with advanced dementia
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 12, 2021 10:44 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 124||January 12, 2021 10:48 PM|
I hated the friends of the friendless episode. What a bunch of freaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 12, 2021 10:49 PM|
Lucy and Ricky return from California
to find Mrs. McGillicuddy scissoring in their bed with Mrs. Trumbull from upstairs
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 12, 2021 10:51 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 127||January 12, 2021 10:57 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 128||January 12, 2021 11:22 PM|
I should have titled this thread, "Let's be unaired episodes of I Love Lucy"
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 12, 2021 11:25 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 130||January 12, 2021 11:26 PM|
Lucy and Ethel get Ebola (final season)
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 12, 2021 11:45 PM|
its one o my faves !!!!
'hoot man...hoot man'.....brilliant
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 12, 2021 11:54 PM|
[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."
|by Anonymous||reply 133||January 12, 2021 11:58 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 134||January 13, 2021 12:00 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 135||January 13, 2021 12:02 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 136||January 13, 2021 12:06 AM|
That one where Ricky sings.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||January 13, 2021 12:07 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 138||January 13, 2021 12:12 AM|
[quote] who gives Lucy LDS, causing Lucy to behave bizarrely...
He gives her the church of Latter Day Saints?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||January 13, 2021 12:15 AM|
*Lucy fucked a Mormon
|by Anonymous||reply 140||January 13, 2021 12:16 AM|
*before it was a gay porno franchise
|by Anonymous||reply 141||January 13, 2021 12:18 AM|
Lucy sneaks into a studio party
where she meets a young Marilyn Monroe
who tries teaching Lucy to take Chloral Hydrate enema
|by Anonymous||reply 142||January 13, 2021 12:21 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 143||January 13, 2021 12:23 AM|
Teensy and Weensy show Little Ricky what "twincest" means.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||January 13, 2021 12:25 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 145||January 13, 2021 12:26 AM|
The move to Connecticut was bad, but I was upset even about the move from the exposed-brick apartment to the windowed one.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||January 13, 2021 12:36 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 147||January 13, 2021 12:38 AM|
The windowed apartment seemed so much brighter than that dreary brick wall apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||January 13, 2021 12:39 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 149||January 13, 2021 12:43 AM|
Ricky leaves Lucy and runs off with Grace Foster. Grace Foster's husband is still out of town.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||January 13, 2021 12:45 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 151||January 13, 2021 12:45 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 152||January 13, 2021 12:51 AM|
Fred gets drunk and swaps out Ethel's douche with Bulldog Cement #3.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||January 13, 2021 12:51 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 154||January 13, 2021 1:03 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 155||January 13, 2021 1:36 AM|
Bruce Ramsey's bar mitzvah
|by Anonymous||reply 156||January 13, 2021 1:44 AM|
Lucy finds out that Desi is bi and a male Hollywood star claims he slept with Desi.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||January 13, 2021 1:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||January 13, 2021 1:57 AM|
Lucy finds out the Byram River Beagle Club is restricted and will not allow Cubans.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||January 13, 2021 2:01 AM|
R158 did anyone notice 👀 Fred’s power gunt?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||January 13, 2021 2:06 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 161||January 13, 2021 2:10 AM|
Disagree, R148. The brick wall one was much cozier.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||January 13, 2021 2:14 AM|
Lucy and the Missing Episiotomy Cushion.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||January 13, 2021 2:26 AM|
Little Ricky Gets A Dog; Ethel Gets A Case of Peanut Butter
|by Anonymous||reply 164||January 13, 2021 2:28 AM|
[quote]There's a word for this. Trying too hard.
That's three words.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||January 13, 2021 2:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||January 13, 2021 2:55 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 167||January 13, 2021 3:08 AM|
Mrs. Richard Carlson's unsuccessful facelift.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||January 13, 2021 5:34 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 169||January 13, 2021 5:42 AM|
Lucy Hires a Maid
|by Anonymous||reply 170||January 13, 2021 5:45 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 171||January 13, 2021 6:23 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 172||January 13, 2021 7:20 AM|
Lucy Meets Ethel Rosenberg
|by Anonymous||reply 173||January 13, 2021 9:34 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 174||January 13, 2021 9:57 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 175||January 13, 2021 10:04 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 176||January 13, 2021 10:20 PM|
Maybe it's been a long day and I'm slap happy, but I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||January 13, 2021 11:09 PM|
Lucy tries Thalidomide.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||January 14, 2021 2:33 AM|
Joey Luft guest stars as Little Ricky's retarded playmate in "I Like BabaBlue."
|by Anonymous||reply 179||January 14, 2021 6:46 AM|
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
"I WAS MOLESTED!"
|by Anonymous||reply 180||January 14, 2021 7:45 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 181||January 14, 2021 7:48 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 182||January 14, 2021 7:57 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||January 14, 2021 8:00 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 184||January 14, 2021 8:12 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 185||January 14, 2021 8:20 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 186||January 14, 2021 8:23 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 187||January 14, 2021 8:27 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 188||January 14, 2021 8:33 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 189||January 14, 2021 6:59 PM|
Little Ricky Gets Lead Poisoning
|by Anonymous||reply 190||January 14, 2021 10:24 PM|
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 bitterness...so they do have that and it's a like a lot of marriages)
|by Anonymous||reply 191||January 15, 2021 12:22 AM|
Well I never!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||January 15, 2021 12:25 AM|
[quote]Well I never!
Well, try using some lube and losing that hick accent!
Lucy "Grace" McGillicuddy and her friend Will clink glasses
|by Anonymous||reply 193||January 15, 2021 12:28 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 194||January 15, 2021 12:33 AM|
The episode where Little Ricky announces he's non-binary
|by Anonymous||reply 195||January 15, 2021 12:39 AM|
I concur, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||January 15, 2021 12:40 AM|
Thank you, [R15], I laughed out loud! "Tell Miss Sweeney, goodbye."
|by Anonymous||reply 197||January 15, 2021 12:42 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 198||January 15, 2021 12:51 AM|
^Let me adjust my plastic two lovebirds on a stick barrette.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||January 15, 2021 2:46 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 200||January 15, 2021 3:41 AM|
[quote] Lucy has an abortion.
Oh come on, “Life with Lucy” wasn't that bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||January 15, 2021 3:46 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 202||January 15, 2021 3:48 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 203||January 15, 2021 3:51 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 204||January 17, 2021 3:19 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 205||January 18, 2021 6:36 PM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 206||January 18, 2021 8:03 PM|
Well, I can forgive them that, since it was a different format r206
|by Anonymous||reply 207||January 18, 2021 8:04 PM|
There are actually only about five core plots; every episode is just some sort of variation on a theme
|by Anonymous||reply 208||January 19, 2021 12:22 AM|
R205 and R206, how many plots did you expect us to have? There were only five of us for 180 episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||January 19, 2021 2:00 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 210||January 19, 2021 3:26 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 211||January 19, 2021 4:06 PM|
Good one r211.
I'd forgotten about that episode
|by Anonymous||reply 212||January 19, 2021 4:25 PM|
"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 Anonymous||reply 213||January 20, 2021 10:46 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 214||January 20, 2021 10:48 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 215||January 20, 2021 11:07 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 216||January 20, 2021 11:08 PM|
They were sucking the wrong cock, r215
|by Anonymous||reply 217||January 20, 2021 11:09 PM|
The Palm Springs White Party episode with Ricky and Fred comes to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||January 20, 2021 11:14 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 219||January 20, 2021 11:20 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 220||January 20, 2021 11:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 221||January 20, 2021 11:34 PM|
Bobby the bellhop and Cornel Wilde brutally rape Lucy and Ethel.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||January 20, 2021 11:37 PM|
Ricky Riccardo’s illegitimate child visits from Cuba.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||January 21, 2021 12:03 AM|
[quote]Bobby the bellhop and Cornel Wilde brutally rape Lucy and Ethel.
Seriously? Which is it, wit or wisdom?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||January 21, 2021 4:25 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 225||January 21, 2021 7:18 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 226||January 21, 2021 8:03 AM|
"Whatever Happened to Carolyn Appleby?"
Original title: "Ricky and Fred Make a Snuff Film"
|by Anonymous||reply 227||January 21, 2021 11:03 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 Anonymous||reply 228||January 21, 2021 7:57 PM|
Was Desi really uncut?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||January 21, 2021 8:42 PM|
Little Ricky is a peeping Tom.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||January 21, 2021 9:00 PM|
The one that is really bad......
|by Anonymous||reply 231||January 21, 2021 9:07 PM|
The one that Fred does it in less than a minute ... and they don't cut away.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||January 21, 2021 9:08 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 233||January 21, 2021 11:58 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 Anonymous||reply 234||January 22, 2021 12:10 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 235||January 22, 2021 12:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 236||January 22, 2021 12:53 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 237||January 22, 2021 12:57 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 238||January 22, 2021 1:10 AM|
Lucy discovers nude photos of Minnie Finch in Ricky's socks drawer.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||January 22, 2021 1:20 AM|
Lucy hunts uranium to sell to the Soviets
|by Anonymous||reply 240||January 22, 2021 1:23 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 241||January 22, 2021 2:09 AM|
Lucy Lynches a Negro.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||January 22, 2021 2:24 AM|
Lucy starts an OnlyFans and uses the money for her Bitcoin gambling addiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||January 22, 2021 3:40 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 244||January 22, 2021 4:02 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 245||January 22, 2021 6:06 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 246||January 22, 2021 6:19 AM|
The Hollywood episode where Judy Garland guest starred and got Lucy and Ethel hooked on dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||January 22, 2021 7:22 PM|
Ricky and Fred breed fighting cocks in Connecticut.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||January 22, 2021 7:47 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 249||January 22, 2021 7:54 PM|
To what extent was domestic violence just ... accepted in the 1950s? They seem quite cavalier about it the whole series.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||January 22, 2021 7:57 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 251||January 22, 2021 8:00 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 252||January 23, 2021 6:51 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 253||January 23, 2021 11:49 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 Anonymous||reply 254||January 23, 2021 11:51 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 Anonymous||reply 255||January 24, 2021 1:55 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 256||January 24, 2021 8:29 AM|
The one where Lucy adopts her kid nephew, marries a rich southern gentleman and travels the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||January 24, 2021 8:45 AM|
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 Anonymous||reply 258||January 26, 2021 5:02 AM|
The one where Fred ODs while speedballing and Ethel can't find the Narcan.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||January 26, 2021 6:41 PM|
The Little Ricky-centric episodes were never my favorites but there isn't any I outright detest.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||January 26, 2021 6:59 PM|
The Shell Plots:
1. Lucy and Ricky, or Lucy and Ethel, or the Ricardos and the Mertzes fight, or the husbands and the wives fight
2. Lucy hatches a plan to get into the show
3. Lucy hatches a plan to get money
4. Lucy gets into some other predicament that just so happens to require physical comedy to get out of
|by Anonymous||reply 261||January 27, 2021 11:39 AM|
I always wondered where her daddy issues came from r149
|by Anonymous||reply 262||January 27, 2021 9:38 PM|
Okay. I just rewatched the California season and the world episode (in my opinion, it's not even close) is the one where they visit Tennessee Ernie Ford in Tennessee. UNWATCHABLE.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||March 14, 2021 10:05 PM|
Where she was found guilty of being a nasty person in real life, and while the noose around her neck starts whining "ohhhh Ricky."
|by Anonymous||reply 264||March 16, 2021 2:14 AM|
Some in the first season are pretty dire. And then some in Hollywood are a bit boring. I never liked the one with Harpo Marx. I can appreciate the talent that went into the mirror sequence, but I still find it boring as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||March 16, 2021 2:22 AM|
The one where Lucy sells nude pictures of Ricky so she can finance her trip to Europe. I realize it was the 1950s, but they could have shown a bit more of Ricky's flesh and just blurred the image.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||March 16, 2021 2:25 AM|
When Ethel says she wants a hoodie for her birthday, Lucy misunderstands and thinks Ethel wants some uncut dick -so she convinces Fred to start a foreskin restoration program. Little Ricky sees Uncle Fred doing his stretching routine and asks his father what Uncle Fred is doing. Ricky mistakenly thinks his son is asking about masturbation, so he has a talk with him. Of course, Little Ricky lets something slip in front of Ethel, who now thinks that Fred is a pedophile. She is torn between her love for her husband and her duty to report him. Nearly mad from the anxiety, she finally decides a murder-suicide is the only way out. She is on the verge of throwing a toaster into the bathtub with Fred when she notices his new foreskin. She gets so excited she decides to postpone the toaster stunt and join him in the tub. Hilarity ensues.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||March 16, 2021 4:57 AM|
Mrs. Trumbull's suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||March 16, 2021 5:36 AM|
When she finds out Ricky was bi
|by Anonymous||reply 269||March 16, 2021 11:18 PM|
Mertz and Kurtz Lemon Party
|by Anonymous||reply 270||October 24, 2021 1:11 AM|
[quote] 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?
I haven't posted once on this thread yet, but why do you think other people are here to entertain [italic]you?[/italic] They're trying to entertain themselves,.
If you don't like it, fuck off! No one is forcing you to be on this thread.
No one cares what you think is witty. No one even cares if you live or die.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||October 24, 2021 2:00 AM|
Maybe not the worst, but I keep thinking about the one where the woman who Lucy scares to death, thinking Lucy got rid of her baby on a trans-atlantic flight, decides to get revenge by taking an assumed name and moviing next door to the Ricardos in Connecticut. There she steals Lucy's best friend, Ethel, away from her, and the two tinker with the electirc lawnmower, thinking that they can get rid of Lucy when she gets run over by the traffic on the Boston Post Road. Unfortunately, "Betty Ramsey" gets what's coming to her when Lucy plows into her prize-winning tulips instead, and "Betty" as well. "Betty" bruised and defeated, with tire tracks down her back, gives up and moves away, while Lucy and Ethel make up and they all have a good laugh about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||October 24, 2021 2:07 AM|
Lucy and Ethel meet Erna
|by Anonymous||reply 273||October 24, 2021 2:27 AM|
r272 You conveniently left out their previous meeting where she attempted to extort $500 each from Lucy and Ethel, claiming to be a high school classmate of Lucy's. So that begs the question -- what was her ulterior motive for claiming to have gone to elementary school with Ethel?
|by Anonymous||reply 274||October 24, 2021 2:31 AM|
To scrape the barnacles off her hull.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||October 24, 2021 2:01 PM|
Lucy Snips Her Nips Off with Scissors
|by Anonymous||reply 276||October 24, 2021 2:19 PM|
Ricky is arrested for domestic violence.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||October 24, 2021 2:20 PM|
When Little Ricky is rapidly aged and is caught sucking cock in the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||October 24, 2021 10:48 PM|
Ricky Grows a Second Penis
|by Anonymous||reply 279||October 24, 2021 11:15 PM|
I don't know about the worst, but the weirdest by far is the one in which Lucy and Ricky fly home from Europe and Lucy smuggles a large thing of cheese onto the plane swaddled in blankets to avoid paying taxes. She and Ethel eat the cheese during the redeye when everyone is asleep. Her seat neighbor wakes up and asks where her baby is and she tells the woman it was a cheese, not a baby, and she ate it. The woman is taken off the plane in a strait jacket. Savage.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||October 25, 2021 12:45 AM|
The one where Fred calls Ricky a "lazy beaner".
It just feels wrong somehow in today's climate.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||October 25, 2021 12:54 AM|
The one where Ricky is driving home in his convertible after he just met his newborn baby at the hospital and has a head on collision, is ejected from his vehicle and dies.
It aired on Christmas Day and ruined many viewers' Christmas.
The writers had no choice since Desi wanted to leave the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||October 25, 2021 1:41 AM|
The one where Desi dresses up in voodoo costume and sings an ode to Babalu Ayé, the god of plague and disease, and then chases his wife to the hospital where she delivers their child. He brings her tannis root tea and confirms that the child is healthy and has two arms, two legs and four hooves.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||October 25, 2021 1:58 AM|
Any episode where the awful Miss Ball goes whining "Oh, Ricky"
|by Anonymous||reply 284||October 31, 2021 1:32 AM|
Ricky plays The Mineshaft, Lucy and Ethel masquerade as leather cops to keep the boys away from Ricky. Fred gets lost somewhere in the upstairs bathrooms and is never heard from again.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||October 31, 2021 1:39 AM|
The episode in Hollywood where Ricky invites Danny Thomas over for dinner and Lucy gives their guest what he most wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||October 31, 2021 2:05 AM|
R256, Fred was Mr. Snuffleupagus down there.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||October 31, 2021 4:30 AM|
When Lucy and Ethel unknowingly go to the gay movie theater, and run into Mr. Littlefield. Ethel's jokes about Fred's bedroom performance were flaccid at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||October 31, 2021 9:28 AM|
“Lucy is Captured at Stalingrad” was pretty awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||October 31, 2021 9:38 AM|
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