593 votes 66 voters 2,116 views 50 items tags f p @

The Best I Love Lucy Episodes

List Criteria: Vote for your favorite I Love Lucy episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best I Love Lucy episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top I Love Lucy episodes of all time are. Fans of I Love Lucy are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List features Lucy Writes a Novel, Lucy and Superman, and of course the infamous chocolate factory episode called job Switching. What is the best I Love Lucy episode of all time? Look below and find out.


The Best I Love Lucy Episodes TV Episodes
Z
G Options
B Comments
& Embed
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 31
    - 3
    f t p @ X
    z
    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. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: May 05 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 30
    • Director: Marc Daniels
    • Previous Episode: The Freezer
    • Next Episode: The Publicity Agent
  2. 2
    + 23
    - 2
    f t p @ X
    z
    Ricky and the Mertzes bet Lucy that she can't go twenty-four hours without telling a lie. The outcome? Lucy insults all her friends and has to admit her real age, weight, and hair color. But she nearly gets a part on a TV show, by telling the truth, more or less. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 09 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Baby Pictures
    • Next Episode: The French Revue
  3. 3
    + 31
    - 4
    f t p @ X
    z
    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. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Sep 15 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: The Operetta
    • Next Episode: The Saxophone
  4. 4
    + 23
    - 3

    Lucy's Italian Movie

    f t p @ X
    z
    En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to play a part in his new movie ""Bitter Grapes."" Lucy sets out to immerse herself in the role. When she nonchalantly wanders into a vineyard inhabited by a motley assortment of Italian-speaking women, she is ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Apr 16 1956
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 23
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy
    • Next Episode: Lucy's Bicycle Trip
  5. 5
    + 18
    - 2
    f t p @ X
    z
    When Lucy misplaces two train tickets to Florida, she and Ethel consult the classified section, hoping to share a ride with someone driving south. They team up with a peculiar middle-aged woman, Mrs. Grundy, who's bent on getting to Florida in record time. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 12 1956
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Previous Episode: Visitor from Italy
    • Next Episode: Deep Sea Fishing
  6. 6
    + 13
    - 1

    The Million Dollar Idea

    f t p @ X
    z
    The Ricardo household budget is in shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her salad dressing on the market. Her plan? To market it on a TV morning show on the station her friend Caroline Appleby's husband runs. Home economist Mary Margaret McMertz (Ethel) will invite ""an average housewife,"" ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jan 11 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Ricky's Old Girlfriend
    • Next Episode: Ricky Minds the Baby
  7. 7
    + 16
    - 2

    Hollywood at Last!

    f t p @ X
    z
    Lucy arrives in Hollywood with stars in her eyes. She heads for The Brown Derby, a celebrity hangout, where she encounters Eve Arden and William Holden -- and inadvertently presents Holden with a custard pie in the face. Hollywood legends William Holden and Eve Arden guest-star as themselves. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Feb 07 1955
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 17
    • Previous Episode: Ethel's Home Town
    • Next Episode: Don Juan and the Starlets
  8. 8
    + 14
    - 2

    Lucy is Enceinte

    f t p @ X
    z
    Lucy tells Ricky she thinks that their child should learn all about being an artist. So Lucy then goes to the local art store where the ever-so-helpful clerk urges her to shape something out of a chunk of clay. She makes some sort of a blob and the clerk pretends that it's a masterpiece. This, of ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Dec 08 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Changes Her Mind
    • Next Episode: Pregnant Women are Unpredictable
  9. 9
    + 14
    - 2
    f t p @ X
    z
    Lucy tries to hide some new furniture she bought without Ricky's permission in the kitchen. Discovering his wife's extravagant purchase, Ricky insists that Lucy pays for it from her allowance. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jun 01 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 28
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Lucy is Matchmaker
    • Next Episode: The Camping Trip
  10. 10
    + 14
    - 2

    Building a B.B.Q.

    f t p @ X
    z
    Lucy has a problem deciding what to do to get her vacationing husband, Ricky, out of her hair so she can do her housework. She and Ethel solve the problem by putting their husbands to work building a barbecue. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Apr 08 1957
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 23
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Housewarming
    • Next Episode: Country Club Dance
  11. 11
    + 13
    - 2
    f t p @ X
    z
    Lucy fears that she and Ricky don't have enough in common, so she decides to pursue one of his interests: camping. Ricky and Fred don't want her (or Ethel, for that matter,) horning in on their summer retreat, so Ricky decides to take Lucy on a ""trial run"" in the woods and make her life miserable. But ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jun 08 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 29
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Wants New Furniture
  12. 12
    + 6
    - 0

    Lucy Goes to Mexico

    f t p @ X
    z
    Maurice Chevalier is slated to perform with Ricky's orchestra on the USS Yorktown, but soon finds himself smack dab in the middle of the Ricardos' and the Mertzes' misadventures as they head for Tijuana, Mexico. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Oct 06 1958
    • Season: The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Next Episode: Lucy Makes Room for Danny
  13. 13
    + 12
    - 2

    Ethel's Birthday

    f t p @ X
    z
    Despite Ricky's qualms, Lucy decides to help Fred pick out a birthday present for Ethel. The present turns out to be toreador pants, which Ethel decides are not only unflattering but ""unfitting."" Relations between the two women become strained almost to the shattering point. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 29 1954
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Previous Episode: Lucy's Mother-in-Law
    • Next Episode: Ricky's Contract
  14. 14
    + 13
    - 3

    First Stop

    f t p @ X
    z
    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 ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jan 17 1955
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Previous Episode: California, Here We Come!
    • Next Episode: Tennessee Bound
  15. 15
    + 10
    - 1
    f t p @ X
    z
    Ricky develops ""labor pains"" because he is jealous of the attention being lavished on the expectant Lucy. So she decides to throw him a ""daddy shower,"" which Fred turns into a ""stag party,"" which Lucy and Ethel crash. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Mar 30 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: The Black Eye
    • Next Episode: Lucy is Enceinte
  16. 16
    + 11
    - 2

    Never Do Business with Friends

    f t p @ X
    z
    The Ricardos sell their old washing machine to the Mertzes for $35. When it breaks down the next day, the Mertzes want out of the deal. A tug-of-war ensues, however, when the Mertzes want the machine back after a repairman offers them $50 for it. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jun 29 1953
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 31
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Ricky and Fred are TV Fans
  17. 17
    + 11
    - 2

    Lucy's Schedule

    f t p @ X
    z
    Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: May 26 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 33
    • Director: Marc Daniels
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio
    • Next Episode: Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald
  18. 18
    + 11
    - 2

    Lucy Fakes Illness

    f t p @ X
    z
    After all this time, Lucy has finally found what she believes to be the perfect solution for getting into show business. After Ethel gives her a book about diseases, Lucy decides that she will pretend that she is suffering from numerous psychological ailments so that Ricky will feel sorry for her and ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jan 28 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Director: Marc Daniels
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Plays Cupid
    • Next Episode: Lucy Writes a Play
  19. 19
    + 9
    - 1

    Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song

    f t p @ X
    z
    Convinced his wife is a sucker for a sales pitch, Ricky demands that she return the vaccum cleaner she bought from a door-to-door salesman. Instead, she tries (unsuccessfully) to sell it. Ricky insists that he'll return it-and ends up buying a refrigerator. more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Dec 22 1952
    • Season: I Love Lucy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Director: William Asher
    • Previous Episode: Pregnant Women are Unpredictable
    • Next Episode: Lucy Hires an English Tutor
  20. 20
    + 10
    - 2
    f t p @ X
    z
    In perhaps the worst show of a rather long list of contenders for LDCH, Lucy Goes to Alaska runs away with the honor. The gang, this time on the road to inspect land purchased by Ricky and Fred, end up running into Red Skelton at the only hotel in town, and with no rooms. Downtown Hoosier Red lets ... more on Wikipedia
    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Feb 09 1959
    • Season: The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Previous Episode: Lucy Makes Room for Danny
    • Next Episode: Lucy Wants a Career
51 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >