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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.
Job Switching is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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Job Switching


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

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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

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Lucy Does a TV Commercial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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

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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

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Hollywood at Last! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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Hollywood at Last!


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

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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

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Lucy Tells the Truth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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

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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

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Building a B.B.Q. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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Building a B.B.Q.


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

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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

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Lucy's Italian Movie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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

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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

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Off to Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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Off to Florida


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

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Original Airing: Nov 12 1956

Season: I Love Lucy - Season 6

Episode Number: 6

Previous Episode: Visitor from Italy

Next Episode: Deep Sea Fishing

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Lucy Wants New Furniture is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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

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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

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