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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: 232

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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

It's Fred and Ethel's 18th wedding anniversary, Ethel wants to go to the Copacabana and Fred wants to go to the fights. Lucy helps Ethel to try and change the boys minds and Ricky helps ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 313

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: 270

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: 286

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: 329

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: 289

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: 236

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: 274

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy gets mad at how sloppy Ricky is, she decides to get back at him by only cleaning 'her half' of the apartment. When a magazine photographer comes to photograph the place for a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 251

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: 257

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: 216

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: 234

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: 236

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: 205

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: 226

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: 236

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: 213

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: 203

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: 231

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: 225

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: 228

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: 242

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: 235

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: 210

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: 242

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: 257

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: 219

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: 243

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: 200

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: 277

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: 561

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: 196

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: 201

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: 232

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: 227

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: 214

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: 441

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: 201

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: 193

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: 216

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

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Ricardos and Mertzes perform in an operetta for a club benefit.

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

Votes: 247

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Vacation from Marriage (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy convinces Ethel that both of their marriages are in a rut. They decide to take some time away from their spouses. Lucy moves in with Ethel and Fred moves in with Ricky. By Saturday ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 211

43. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Courtroom (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Ricardos buy the Mertzes a television set for their 25th wedding anniversary. When Ricky accidentally breaks it, Fred breaks the Ricardo's TV and both couples end up suing each other.

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

Votes: 218

44. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Redecorating (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family