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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 Does a TV Commercial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Job Switching is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy Tells the Truth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Hollywood at Last! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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First Stop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy's Schedule is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
Lucy's Schedule May 26 1952
Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.

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Lucy's Italian Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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The Million Dollar Idea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Off to Florida is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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, ...more

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Building a B.B.Q. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Never Do Business with Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy is Enceinte is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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The Camping Trip is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy Wants New Furniture is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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The Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy Goes to the Hospital is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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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Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Ethel's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy Fakes Illness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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The Mr. and Mrs. TV Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Lucy and Superman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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The Celebrity Next Door is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more

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Deep Sea Fishing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best I Love Lucy Episodes
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 ...more