I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

Lucy Wants to Move to the Country 

After spending an idyllic weekend in Connecticut with friends, Lucy decides she wants to change her surroundings entirely.


William Asher


Madelyn Davis (as Madelyn Martin), Bob Carroll Jr. | 2 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo
Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo
Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz
William Frawley ... Fred Mertz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eleanor Audley ... Eleanor Spaulding
Frank Wilcox ... Joe Spaulding


Lucy waxes longingly when she tells Ethel of the wonderful weekend she and Ricky had with friends who live in the suburbs. She mentions that there's a house for sale, but she can't convince Ricky to move. Ethel is very anxious of the idea of not having Lucy right next door to her, but Ricky confides in the Mertzes that he has put a $500 deposit on the house as surprise anniversary present for his wife. When Lucy catches Ethel crying, she wonders what's wrong and Ricky's surprise is out. Lucy can't imagine life away from Ethel and convinces Ricky that she wants to stay in her New York apartment. But the owner and his wife will not refund Ricky his deposit, so Lucy and the Mertzes venture out to Westport, to convince the couple that they don't belong there. Things go awry, but when Ethel tells Lucy she doesn't blame her for wanting to live in this lovely colonial home, Lucy tells Ricky, definitively, that she wants the house after all. Written by gaelicguy

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Comedy | Family


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USA | Japan



Release Date:

28 January 1957 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucy says that a "round-trip ticket is only $3.08" in 1957. This is approximately $25.54 in 2014. In January 2014 a round trip peak-fare ticket on Metro North from Grand Central to Westport, CT is $31.36. See more »


While Lucy tries to convince Ricky how dirty city living is, several spots of dirt suddenly appear on Ricky's suit coat, near his right shoulder. Moments later, just before the Mertzes arrive, the spots are gone. See more »


Lucy Ricardo: [after a visit to Connecticut] Grace Munson is so sweet. Look what she gave me to bring home. Country butter.
Ethel Mertz: [she smells it] Oh, that's wonderful.
Lucy Ricardo: Grace made that herself. And look.
[she holds up a jar]
Ethel Mertz: Grape jelly!
Lucy Ricardo: From the grapes in their own arbors. Grace made that, too. And look at the size of these eggs.
Ethel Mertz: Now, don't tell me that Grace...
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Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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