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Best I Love Lucy Episodes

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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.


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    Lucy is Enceinte Dec 08 1952 Lucy is delighted to learn she is pregnant-but how to tell Ricky? At lunch, he's too preoccupied with work to listen to her, then it's off to the club-where Lucy finds the right moment and just the

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    Lucy Does a TV Commercial May 05 1952 "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" is the thirtieth episode of the 1950s television sitcom I Love Lucy. It is possible that it is the most famous episode of the show. In 1997, TV Guide ranked this

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    Building a B.B.Q. Apr 08 1957 Fred Mertz installs an intercom system between the Mertz guest-house and the Ricardo main house. The intercom causes some confusion when Lucy and Ricky overhear what they believe to be plans for a

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    Job Switching Sep 15 1952 After Lucy snaps a pair of antique handcuffs on herself and Ricky, they realize there's no key. A locksmith is found, but not before the Ricardos go to bed handcuffed together, and Ricky has to do a

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    Lucy Tells the Truth Nov 09 1953 The Ricardos and the Applebys always brag to each other about their little sons. But when Lucy's and Caroline Appeby's exhanges turn hostile and sarcastic, Ricky worries that it will jeapordize a TV

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    Lucy Wants New Furniture Jun 01 1953 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.

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    Off to Florida Nov 12 1956 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.

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    Hollywood at Last! Feb 07 1955 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

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    Lucy's Italian Movie Apr 16 1956 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

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    Deep Sea Fishing Nov 19 1956 It's Lucy and Ethel vs. Ricky and Fred in a fishing contest while they're on a Florida vacation. The wager: $150 (about what Lucy and Ethel had spent in hotel boutiques), so both sides do a little

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    Lucy Changes Her Mind Mar 30 1953 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,""

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    Lucy Fakes Illness Jan 28 1952 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

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    The Camping Trip Jun 08 1953 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

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    The Million Dollar Idea Jan 11 1953 Ricky is jealous when Lucy comes up with a long list of ex-boyfriends, so he invents an old flame-who just happens to be in town. Her name? Carlotta Romero, with whom Ricky DID perform years before.

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    Ethel's Birthday Nov 29 1954 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

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    Lucy and Bob Hope Oct 01 1956 Ricky is opening a new club, and he wants Bob Hope to appear at the grand opening. Lucy fears Hope won't appear because of her widespread reputation for monkey-wrench throwing, and wants to reassure

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    Tennessee Ernie Visits May 03 1954 The Ricardos and the Mertzes buy a diner, name it ""A Little Bit of Cuba"" and go to work. Well, the Mertzes go to work; the Ricardos ""greet."" Not

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    The Celebrity Next Door Dec 03 1957 Lucy and Ethel find out they have a new next-door neighbor moving in. When she comes to use their telephone, they find it's none other than Tallulah Bankhead, prolific stage and film actress.

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    The Dancing Star May 02 1955 Lucy begs Van Johnson to let her dance a number with him at the nightclub to impress her rival Caroline Appleby, who is visiting from New York. Van accepts the challenge by waltzing her across the

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    First Stop Jan 17 1955 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

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    The Great Train Robbery Oct 31 1955 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

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    Mertz and Kurtz Oct 11 1954 Ricky is initially reluctant to host a new TV show when he learns that the sponsor prefers a husband-and-wife format. Nonetheless, he agrees to do the show. But when Lucy learns that he hadn't wanted

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    Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song Dec 22 1952 Despite her pregnancy, Lucy wants to appear in Ricky's Gay Nineties revue at the Tropicana. After a disastrous audition, Lucy disguises herself and sneaks into the barbershop quartet number, and then

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    Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald Jun 02 1952 Ricky fears that he is going bald, so Lucy takes it into her head to help him: she stages a "bald people's party" to show him that he's not so bad, after all. But when that doesn't work, she

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    Lucy's Schedule May 26 1952 Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.

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    Feb 09 1959 The Ricardos and Mertzes all board a plane to view some property that Ricky and Fred bought into. They arrive at their hotel a day early and their room is not ready yet. Red Skelton is performing a

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    Never Do Business with Friends Jun 29 1953 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

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    The Ricardos Go to Japan Nov 27 1959 Ricky's band is scheduled to perform in Tokyo Japan and when they get settled, they meet Bob Cummings. Lucy, from her mother's suggestion wants to get some new genuine pearls in Japan. Bob Cummings

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    Lucy Goes to Mexico Oct 06 1958 Lucy and the Mertzes get some things in Tijuana Mexico. On the way back from the shopping, they have a spat with US customs. Ricy and Maurice Chevalier come to her rescue, but things look dim when

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    In Palm Springs Apr 25 1955 Lucy and Ricky and Ethel and Fred are bored with each other so the gals head off to Palm Springs for a break. Rock Hudson guests as himself (and has a hand in getting the couples back together).

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    Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana Nov 06 1957 This episode takes us back to the night that Lucy and Ricky first met and fell in Love. Lucy was going to Cuba with her friend Susie on a vacation. When they arrive, Lucy meets Ricky and Susie meets

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    Harpo Marx May 09 1955 Lucy begs Van Johnson to let her dance a number with him at the nightclub to impress her rival Caroline Appleby, who is visiting from New York. Van accepts the challenge by waltzing her across the

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    The Audition Nov 19 1951 Ricky's band is to be auditioned for television, and Lucy is trying to ""get into the act."" When Lucy substitutes for Buffo the clown, the producers want to sign her, not Ricky,

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    Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her Nov 05 1951 Lucy is deeply engrossed in a brand-new whodunit, called ""The Mockingbird Mystery,"" and is, understandably, a nail-biting wreck. Making matters worse, Ethel's amateur attempts at

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    Lucy Writes a Play Feb 04 1952 Lucy is busily writing the script for the play that her women's club is going to put on, a little something called ""A Tree Grows in Havana,"" and she needs Ricky to appear in it.

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    Lucy Goes to the Hospital Jan 19 1953 "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" is an episode of the 1950s American television show I Love Lucy in which the title character, Lucy Ricardo, gives birth to her son, "Little Ricky,"

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    Lucy Goes to Sun Valley Apr 14 1958 Lucy and Ricky are about to go on a ""2nd Honeymoon"", but it falls through when Ricky has to do a TV show. Lucy and Ethel go by themselves and Lucy is upset. Lucy and Ethel meet

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    Ricky Has Labor Pains Jan 05 1953 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,""

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    Unaired Pilot Apr 30 1990 The unaired (and lost) pilot for the series.

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    Feb 03 1958 In one of the less interesting LDCH offerings, Lucy wins a horse vis a vis Fred and enters into an episode long struggle with Ricky over, once won, her ownership of the racing pony. Lucy conceives

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    Lucy and Superman Jan 14 1957 "Lucy and Superman" is an episode from the sitcom I Love Lucy, and was first broadcast on January 14, 1957 on CBS. The episode was written by Bob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Pugh, Bob Schiller and

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    Milton Berle Hides Out at the Ricardo's Sep 25 1959 In order to get him to perfom at a benefit at Little Ricky's school, Lucy uses Ricky's name to try and get Milton Berle. When Ricky catches her, Lucy visits the office and while needing a secluded

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    Tennessee Bound Jan 24 1955 The Ricardo-Mertz westward trek faces a delay — they're all thrown in jail for speeding — in Bent Fork, Tenn., home of Lucy's ""cousin"" Ernest, who'll do all he

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    Lucy Wants a Career Apr 13 1959 Lucy gets sick and tired of the same old daily routines that being a housewife has to offer, so she wants to get a job. While looking in the newspaper, she finds out that Paul Douglas is looking for a

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    The Amatuer Hour Jan 14 1952 Lucy,as usual, spends too much money on a dress. So she tells Ricky that she will get a job babysitting in order to pay for it. The trouble is, she didn't know that she would be winding up babysitting

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    Lucy Hunts Uranium Jan 03 1958 Lucy and the gang train out to Vegas for yet another road trip for Ricky's suddenly in demand band. Fred, recently installed for some reason as the Band manager, and his lovely wife are along for the

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    The Ricardos are Interviewed Nov 14 1955 Ricky Ricardo's new fame leads to an invitation to appear on the popular interview program "Face to Face", and Lucy and Ricky consider moving. Ricky's agent arranges an appearance for him

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    Colorized Christmas Show Dec 24 1956 Colorized version of the Christmas show

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    The Mr. and Mrs. TV Show Apr 11 1955 Lucy wants to nudge a shy couple to the altar. Lucy's idea: show them how wonderful her and Ricky's marriage is. Her plan: invite them to a quiet at-home dinner. A quiet dinner at the Ricardos'? Who

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    Lucy Meets the Moustache Apr 01 1960 Ricky feels down on his luck when he is out of showbiz work and he feels that nobody wants him, so he threatens to move the family back to Cuba. Lucy, fearing that he is serious this time tries to get

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