8.3
465 votes
I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

CBS 1951

Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz, who also happen to be their best friends.

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The 10 Best Episodes of I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy - S4E28

#1 - Lucy and Harpo Marx

9.05

Season 4 - Episode 28

Lucy decides to impersonate some Hollywood notables to impress nearsighted Caroline Appleby, who is visiting from New York. A mixup occurs when Lucy, having introduced her friend to "Gary Cooper," "Clark Gable," "Marlon Brando," and "Jimmy Durante," decides to impersonate Harpo Marx just as the real Harpo arrives at the apartment with Ricky.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 21 votes.

I Love Lucy - S3E20

#2 - Home Movies

8.91

Season 3 - Episode 20

Ricky's home movies move the Mertzes to walk out, and prompt Lucy, Fred and Ethel to make a movie of their own, a "Western musical drama" shot in the Ricardo living room. But that's not to mixed up with a TV pilot Ricky's making, is it?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 22 votes.

I Love Lucy - S4E14

#3 - First Stop

8.71

Season 4 - Episode 14

The Ricardos and Mertzes have a hard time finding accommodations that will please everyone on their trip to California. They finally hit a greasy restaurant where stale cheese sandwiches cost them a dollar apiece. Hoping to find something better elsewhere, Ricky pays the check. The couples leave -- only to return several hours later, fooled by some purposely misleading road signs.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 28 votes.

I Love Lucy - S3E16

#4 - Sentimental Anniversary

8.48

Season 3 - Episode 16

Lucy and Ricky want to spend their 13th wedding anniversary alone, but the Mertzes have another idea: a surprise party.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 21 votes.

I Love Lucy - S4E23

#5 - Bull Fight Dance

8.47

Season 4 - Episode 23

Lucy literally blackmails Ricky into getting her a part in one of his guest appearances on television. He does get her a role -- as a bull. When Lucy is displeased with the turn of events, she transforms the bull's image from that of a snarling beast to a mincing creature resembling Elsie, the Borden Cow. Look for the classic scene where Lucy upstages Ricky in this episode.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 17 votes.

I Love Lucy - S1E29

#6 - The Freezer

8.47

Season 1 - Episode 29

Where's the beef? It's in Lucy and Ethel's new walk-in freezer (according to Lucy, the "human popsicle"). Of course, Ricky and Fred have a beef with their wives, because they paid $483 for it. The meat company won't take it back, and they can't sell it to customers waiting in the local butcher shop, so they're stuck with it. And speaking of stuck, Lucy gets herself locked in the freezer!

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 43 votes.

I Love Lucy - S3E11

#7 - Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined

8.44

Season 3 - Episode 11

Lucy finally gets her chance to be in show business, when she tricks Ricky into letting her do the "Jitterbug" in one of his shows. She's terrific during rehearsals, but problems occur when Lucy accompanies Ricky (who's been suffering from headaches) to the eye doctor just before the show. There, the doctor decides to examine Lucy's eyes, as well. He puts some eyedrops in Lucy's eyes which "relaxes" them, but Lucy's vision is blurry for the next twenty four hours. Naturally, this causes problems since Lucy has to perform that night.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 27 votes.

I Love Lucy - S4E15

#8 - Tennessee Bound

8.44

Season 4 - Episode 15

The Ricardo-Mertz westward trek faces a delay β€” they're all thrown in jail for speeding β€” in Bent Fork, Tenn., home of Lucy's "cousin" Ernest, who'll do all he can to get them out of the pokey, even if it means marrying one of the sheriff's two daughters, Teensy and Weensy.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 25 votes.

I Love Lucy - S3E15

#9 - The Charm School

8.41

Season 3 - Episode 15

It's time for charm school for Lucy and Ethel when their men eye a pretty woman at a party. But Ricky and Fred are anything but charmed by the results.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 22 votes.

I Love Lucy - S5E5

#10 - The Great Train Robbery

8.41

Season 5 - Episode 5

Lucy gets mixed up with a jewel thief on a cross-country rail trip that marks the end of the series' Hollywood sojourn. That's not the only reason it's a bumpy ride. Another is that Lucy keeps pulling the emergency-brake cord.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 27 votes.

I Love Lucy - S1E18
#11 - Breaking the Lease
8.37
Season 1 - Episode 18

The show opens with the Ricardos and the Mertzes sitting around the Ricardos' piano, singing songs together. After the Mertzes leave, Lucy and Ricky wind up in an argument: Lucy wants to leave the bedroom window open, while Ricky wants it closed. The Mertzes, who are trying to get some sleep, are most irritated by the noise. They angrily phone the Ricardos and demand that they cut down on the racket. This, as you can imagine, leads to a big quarrel between the Ricardos and the Mertzes. Lucy and Ricky decide that they can't take it anymore, and they want to move out. However, there is a slight problem--they've signed a lease. The Ricardos thus decide to become the most undesirable tenants ever so that they can break that lease. They succeed in doing so, but ultimately decide that they can't move away and that they must apologize to their friends.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 35 votes.

#12 - Lucy and Superman
8.37
Season 6 - Episode 13

When Stevie Appleby, Caroline's son, has a birthday party the same day as Little Ricky's, Lucy looks for unusual entertainment to lure the children. Ricky remembers that Superman is in town, and he invites him. But when Ricky is unable to corral Superman, Lucy is left with no choice but to dress as the Man of Steel herself. George Reeves makes a special guest-star appearance in this episode.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 19 votes.

#13 - The Star Upstairs
8.35
Season 4 - Episode 25

Cornel Wilde becomes the one-hundredth movie star Lucy has seen in Hollywood; he is living in the penthouse directly above the Ricardo suite. Determined to get a glimpse of the handsome actor, Lucy disguises herself as a bellboy, then hides under the star's luncheon cart to gain entry into Wilde's suite. Things go smoothly until she finds herself locked out on Cornel's terrace and must make her way down the side of the building using a few blankets as rope. Swashbuckler Cornel Wilde guest-stars as himself in this episode.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 20 votes.

#14 - Bon Voyage
8.35
Season 5 - Episode 13

Ricky, Ethel, and Fred are aboard their ship to Europe when Lucy rushes down the gangplank for one last goodbye to Little Ricky, who will be in Lucy's mother's care while she is in Europe. The ship heads out to sea, leaving Lucy frantically trying to catch up with it.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 23 votes.

#15 - California, Here We Come
8.34
Season 4 - Episode 13

The Ricardos and Mertzes head for California. But first, of coures, there are complications. The chief one: Lucy's mother, who shows up and wants to accompany them. Ricky objects (to put it mildly), and when Fred and Ethel overhear him complaining about too many people on the trip, they take it personally. And when the dust from that blowup finally settles, there's packing to do.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 29 votes.

I Love Lucy - S1E25
#16 - Pioneer Women
8.33
Season 1 - Episode 25

Having been bet by their husbands that they can't do without modern conveniences, Lucy and Ethel churn butter and bake bread from scratch-an eighteen foot loaf! But then Lucy demands that Ricky live as if it's the turn of the century for him, too.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 40 votes.

#17 - Lucy Hires an English Tutor
8.32
Season 2 - Episode 13

Lucy hires an English tutor so that Ricky won't give their yet-to-be-born baby bad speaking habits. The lessons are free, but Lucy does promise the tutor a payback: he'll get to sing at the Tropicana. Of course, Lucy neglects to tell Ricky this.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 28 votes.

#18 - Job Switching
8.32
Season 2 - Episode 1

Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory, where they are totally inept-especially at wrapping chocolates-due to a speeding conveyor belt that has them stuffing chocolates in their mouths, blouses, and hats.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 85 votes.

#19 - Don Juan is Shelved
8.32
Season 4 - Episode 22

Ricky's movie is shelved, so Lucy schemes to get Ricky another role. The plan: impress MGM studio boss Dore Schary by any means necessary, even if it means that Schary must impress himself. But first, there are 500 fan letters to write.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 19 votes.

I Love Lucy - S1E30
#20 - Lucy Does a TV Commercial
8.31
Season 1 - Episode 30

Desperate to be in Ricky's new television commercial, Lucy makes every attempt to get her way; which eventually pays off. But her one-and-only chance flops when she is forced to test the sponsor's product over-and-over, a vitamin syrup called Vitametavegimin, which is 25% alcohol.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of I Love Lucy from 70 votes.

Last updated: nov 18, 2020

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