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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. Once you've made your voice heard, make sure to check out these other shows like I Love Lucy.

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  • 1
    Job Switching
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    Job Switching

    Sep 15 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory,...
  • 2
    Lucy Does a TV Commercial
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    49

    Lucy Does a TV Commercial

    May 05 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 1

    Episode Number30

    Desperate to be in Ricky's new television commercial, Lucy makes every attempt to get her way;... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Lucy's Italian Movie
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    28

    Lucy's Italian Movie

    Apr 16 1956

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 5

    Episode Number23

    En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to...
  • 4
    Hollywood at Last!
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    32

    Hollywood at Last!

    Feb 07 1955

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 4

    Episode Number17

    Lucy arrives in Hollywood with stars in her eyes. She heads for The Brown Derby, a celebrity...
  • 5
    Lucy's Schedule
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    17

    Lucy's Schedule

    May 26 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 1

    Episode Number33

    Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.
  • 6
    Lucy Tells the Truth
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    37

    Lucy Tells the Truth

    Nov 09 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    Ricky and the Mertzes bet Lucy that she can't go twenty-four hours without telling a lie. The...
  • 7
    The Million Dollar Idea
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    20

    The Million Dollar Idea

    Jan 11 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    The Ricardo household budget is in shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her salad...
  • 8
    The Great Train Robbery
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    12

    The Great Train Robbery

    Oct 31 1955

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 5

    Episode Number5

    Lucy gets mixed up with a jewel thief on a cross-country rail trip that marks the end of the...
  • 9
    Off to Florida
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    23

    Off to Florida

    Nov 12 1956

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 6

    Episode Number6

    When Lucy misplaces two train tickets to Florida, she and Ethel consult the classified...
  • 10
    Building a B.B.Q.
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    19

    Building a B.B.Q.

    Apr 08 1957

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 6

    Episode Number23

    Lucy has a problem deciding what to do to get her vacationing husband, Ricky, out of her hair...
  • 11
    Never Do Business with Friends
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    12

    Never Do Business with Friends

    Jun 29 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number31

    The Ricardos sell their old washing machine to the Mertzes for $35. When it breaks down the...
  • 12
    Harpo Marx
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    17

    Harpo Marx

    May 09 1955

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 4

    Episode Number28

    Lucy decides to impersonate some Hollywood notables to impress nearsighted Caroline Appleby,...
  • 13
    The Camping Trip
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    20

    The Camping Trip

    Jun 08 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number29

    Lucy fears that she and Ricky don't have enough in common, so she decides to pursue one of his...
  • 14
    Lucy is Enceinte
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    23

    Lucy is Enceinte

    Dec 08 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    Lucy tells Ricky she thinks that their child should learn all about being an artist. So Lucy...
  • 15
    Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald
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    15

    Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald

    Jun 02 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 1

    Episode Number34

    Ricky fears that he is going bald, so Lucy takes it into her head to help him: she stages a...
  • 16
    Lucy Goes to the Hospital
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    19

    Lucy Goes to the Hospital

    Jan 19 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number16

    Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse for pregnant Lucy's trip to the hospital. It turns out to be... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    First Stop
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    50

    First Stop

    Jan 17 1955

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 4

    Episode Number14

    The Ricardos and Mertzes have a hard time finding accommodations that will please everyone on...
  • 18
    Lucy Wants New Furniture
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    28

    Lucy Wants New Furniture

    Jun 01 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number28

    Lucy tries to hide some new furniture she bought without Ricky's permission in the kitchen....
  • 19
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    Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her

    Nov 05 1951

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    Lucy is deeply engrossed in a brand-new whodunit, called ""The Mockingbird Mystery,"" and is,...
  • 20
    The Mr. and Mrs. TV Show
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    9

    The Mr. and Mrs. TV Show

    Apr 11 1955

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 4

    Episode Number5

    Ricky is initially reluctant to host a new TV show when he learns that the sponsor prefers a...
  • 21
    Lucy Fakes Illness
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    13

    Lucy Fakes Illness

    Jan 28 1952

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 1

    Episode Number16

    After all this time, Lucy has finally found what she believes to be the perfect solution for...
  • 22
    Ethel's Birthday
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    19

    Ethel's Birthday

    Nov 29 1954

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 4

    Episode Number9

    Despite Ricky's qualms, Lucy decides to help Fred pick out a birthday present for Ethel. The...
  • 23
    Lucy and Superman
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    18

    Lucy and Superman

    Jan 14 1957

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 6

    Episode Number13

    When Stevie Appleby, Caroline's son, has a birthday party the same day as Little Ricky's, Lucy... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Deep Sea Fishing
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    17

    Deep Sea Fishing

    Nov 19 1956

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 6

    Episode Number7

    It's Lucy and Ethel vs. Ricky and Fred in a fishing contest while they're on a Florida...
  • 25
    Lucy Changes Her Mind
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    14

    Lucy Changes Her Mind

    Mar 30 1953

    SeasonI Love Lucy - Season 2

    Episode Number14

    Ricky develops ""labor pains"" because he is jealous of the attention being lavished on the...