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The 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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    Building a B.B.Q. Apr 08 1957 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

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    Lucy Does a TV Commercial May 05 1952 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

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    Job Switching Sep 15 1952 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

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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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    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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    Lucy Tells the Truth Nov 09 1953 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

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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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    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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    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 is Enceinte Dec 08 1952 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

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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 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

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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 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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    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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    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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    The Dancing Star May 02 1955 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

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    Tennessee Ernie Visits May 03 1954 The corn starts popping when Tennessee Ernie Ford comes to visit in Part 1 of a two-part episode. He's Lucy's ""Cousin"" Ernest, an earnest young man from Bent Fork, Tenn., who

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    Mertz and Kurtz Oct 11 1954 Fred's globetrotting old vaudeville partner, Barney Kurtz, shows up, so Fred says he's a real-estate tycoon (with a red-headed maid to prove it). Actually, Barney's a cook in the Bronx, but his

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    The Celebrity Next Door Dec 03 1957 When stage actress Tallulah Bankhead moves in next door to the Ricardos, Lucy tries to get her new neighbor to perform at a PTA show. But after a chain of disasters, the two ladies take out their

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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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    Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song Dec 22 1952 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 Newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper comes to the Ricardos' home in Connecticut to interview them about how they met. They then weave the tale about how Lucy and her best friend, Susie MacNamara, went on

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    Harpo Marx May 09 1955 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

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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 Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse for pregnant Lucy's trip to the hospital. It turns out to be predictably chaotic, but Lucy does deliver Little Ricky.

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    Lucy Goes to Sun Valley Apr 14 1958 Lucy and Ricky are about to go on a "second honeymoon," but it falls through when Ricky has to do a TV show. Can Ricky and Lucy put the romance back into their marriage? Fernando Lamas guest

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    Ricky Has Labor Pains Jan 05 1953 Because they both want to be president of the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League, Lucy and Ethel both engage in cut-throat competition. Prior to the elections, Lucy and Ethel independently engage in

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

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    Feb 03 1958 Lucy pesters Ricky about getting a horse for Little Ricky but he refuses because a horse is too expensive. She ends up winning a horse after entering a contest and there's a lot of horsing around as

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    Lucy and Superman Jan 14 1957 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

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    Milton Berle Hides Out at the Ricardo's Sep 25 1959 Milton Berle Hides Out is the first episode in the last season of LDCH, being first run September 25, 1959. It was the first of 3 episodes in the 1959-1960 season. The story theme for this episode

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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 tired of the same old daily routines that being a housewife has to offer, so she decides to get a job. While looking in the newspaper, she finds out that Paul Douglas is looking for a female

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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 The Ricardos and the Mertzes head to Las Vegas' Sands Hotel where Ricky and his orchestra are performing. Lucy and the rest of the gang (including Fred MacMurray) catch the uranium hunting bug, but

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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 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 Meets the Moustache Apr 01 1960 Ricky is depressed because he hasn't gotten any movie or television offers lately. Lucy wants to cheer him up, and remembers that Ernie Kovacs and his wife, Edie Adams, live nearby -- and they have

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