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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pilot (1951)

TV-G | 45 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz, Jerry Hausner

Votes: 248

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2. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

To celebrate Ethel and Fred's anniversary, Lucy and Ethel want to go to a nightclub while Ricky and Fred want to go to a boxing match instead. An argument ensues.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 336

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Be a Pal (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Worried that Ricky is starting to lose interest in her, Lucy decides to remind Ricky of Cuba and his childhood. With Ethel's help she decorates the home and decides to impersonate a singer like Ricky's mom.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 287

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Diet (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy can be in Ricky's act, but only if she can lose 12 pounds in four days.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 302

5. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After becoming too involved in a murder mystery book, Lucy believes that Ricky is trying to murder her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 350

6. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Quiz Show (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy is months behind in paying the bills, she decides to go on a radio show to win $1,000. To win the money, she must introduce a stranger to Ricky as her 'first husband'.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 312

7. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Audition (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky finally lands an audition for a television show. After the clown in Ricky's act gets injured, Lucy fills in for him.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 250

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Seance (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

In this episode, Lucy gets superstitious with the daily Horoscope. When she explains to theatre producer Mr. Merriweather that Ricky's horoscope is not Ricky's day and he should say no, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 294

9. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Men Are Messy (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Annoyed at Ricky's messiness, Lucy divides the apartment into two halves: one for each of them to live in.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 266

10. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Fur Coat (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 277

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After reading a newspaper article planted by Ricky's press agent, Ethel convinces Lucy that Ricky is fooling around with the lead dancer in his nightclub act.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 231

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Drafted (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky and Fred are going to do a show for the Army troops at Fort Dix. To keep Lucy from wanting to be in it, they keep the reason they're going a secret. Lucy and Ethel think they've been drafted.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 252

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Adagio (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy decides to try out for a job as an Apache dancer in Ricky's show. The man she rehearses with falls madly in love with her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 252

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Benefit (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy gets Ricky to perform with her at a benefit for Ethel's club.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 218

15. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Amateur Hour (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

To earn some extra money to pay for a new dress, Lucy takes a job babysitting a little boy. She is amazed that she will be getting $5 an hour. She finds out why when the boy's mother sneaks a second, twin boy into the apartment.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 240

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Plays Cupid (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy's neighbor wants her to deliver an invitation to the grocer for a date. When she does, the grocer thinks the note is from Lucy rather than the neighbor. The grocer is delighted to think he will have dinner with Lucy.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 253

17. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Fakes Illness (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy is so frustrated that Ricky won't let her go into show business, she fakes being mentally ill. When Ricky finds out, he hires an actor to play a doctor and tell her she's really very sick and needs an operation.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 225

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Writes a Play (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy enters a playwriting competition, hoping to cast Ricky, but has to settle for Fred, and rewrites. But when Ricky learns a movie producer will be judging the plays, he takes over for Fred, not knowing the script's been changed.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 215

19. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Breaking the Lease (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Ricardos try to break their lease after a fight with the Mertzes.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 243

20. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ballet (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy claims to have been a ballerina, to get into Ricky's show. She goes to Madame Le Mond's class to hone her ballet skills.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 239

21. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Young Fans (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy and Ricky try to deal with youthful admirers.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 242

22. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: New Neighbors (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 256

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Fred and Ethel Fight (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to reunite the separated Mertzes after they had a big fight.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 250

24. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Mustache (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky grows a mustache to get an acting job in a movie. Lucy doesn't like it, so she wears a fake beard and mustache she gets from Fred. The adhesive is so old, it won't come off.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 222

25. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Gossip (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The boys and girls bet each other breakfast in bed for a month that they can't stop gossiping.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 256

26. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pioneer Women (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 273

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Marriage License (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy finds a misspelling on her marriage license, she believes her marriage to Ricky isn't legal.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 234

28. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Kleptomaniac (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy is the chairman of a bazaar for her club, but doesn't tell Ricky. When he finds all the cash and donations hidden in the apartment, he accuses her of being a compulsive thief.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 254

29. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Cuban Pals (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to emulate Ricky's former dance partner from Cuba.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 215

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Freezer (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy and Ethel decide to make some money by buying a used walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 297

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believing it contains vitamins, minerals, meat, and vegetables, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 591

32. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Publicity Agent (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky's publicity goes bad, so Lucy creates a stunt that includes her posing as the "Maharincess of Franistan."

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 208

33. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The gang listens to a quiz show on the radio and Ricky answers all of the questions right. This inspires Lucy to get Ricky and herself on the show.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 213

34. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Schedule (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Lucy causes them to be late for dinner with Ricky's new boss, he puts her on a tight schedule.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 248

35. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Thinks He's Going Bald (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to convince Ricky that he is not losing his hair.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 242

36. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Asks for a Raise (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Ricky loses his job when he asks for a raise, Lucy comes up with a plan to demonstrate to his boss how important he is.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 229

37. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Job Switching (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 471

38. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Saxophone (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy doesn't want to be left home when Ricky goes on tour, so she tries to convince him that she is a talented saxophone player. When that doesn't work, she tries to make him so jealous that he won't leave her by herself.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 211

39. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Anniversary Present (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

For their anniversary, Ricky secretly tries to buy some pearls for Lucy through a neighbor lady who works at a jewelry store. Lucy finds out just enough to think there's something going on between them.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 204

40. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Handcuffs (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy attaches herself to Ricky using old handcuffs from Fred. She doesn't know he never had a key for them.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 228

41. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Operetta (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family