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I Love Lucy

Business Manager

Episode: 098 | Aired: October 03, 1954

Ricky hires a business expert to solve the family budget problems. The expert places Lucy on a strict allowance. Lucy manages to find a loophole in the new restrictions, and in her inimitable way she not only adds to the financial dilemma but ends up tossing the financial wizard out.

Lucy Cries Wolf

Episode: 100 | Aired: October 17, 1954

Lucy decides to test Ricky's love for her by feigning a crisis that sends her husband sailing down the city streets to the side of a scheming feminine singer. Ricky becomes impatient with Lucy's false alarms and accuses her of 'yelling tiger.'

The Matchmaker

Episode: 101 | Aired: October 24, 1954

Armed with Cupid's bow and arrow, Lucy tries to bag a bachelor for a husband-hungry girlfriend. Unfortunately, the arrow Lucy shoots behaves like a boomerang.

Ricky's Screen Test

Episode: 104 | Aired: November 14, 1954

The term 'helpmate' takes on a new meaning when Lucy appears on a Hollywood movie lot. The cameras roll for Ricky's screen test -- but when the big moment arrives, Lucy takes the cue.

Ethel's Birthday

Episode: 106 | Aired: November 28, 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 'unfitting.' Relations between the two women become strained almost to the shattering point.

Lucy Learns To Drive

Episode: 109 | Aired: January 02, 1955

Preparing for their trip west, the Ricardos buy a new car, and Lucy wants to drive it around the block. After giving her one driving lesson Ricky is a beaten man, but Lucy is so confident that she offers to teach Ethel Mertz how to drive. The result is a complete fiasco.

LA At Last

Episode: 114 | Aired: February 06, 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 a custard pie in the face. Guest Stars: legends William Holden and Eve Arden appear as themselves.

Don Juan And The Starlets

Episode: 115 | Aired: February 13, 1955

Lucy is forced to lend Ricky to five dazzling starlets for an evening of publicity pictures. She tries to wait up for him but falls asleep on the sofa and doesn't awake until late the next morning. When she finds Ricky's bed unused, she jumps to the conclusion that he spent the night out with the starlets and decides she wants a divorce.

Don Juan Is Shelved

Episode: 119 | Aired: March 20, 1955

An item in Variety hints at the imminent cancellation of Ricky's picture Don Juan, and proves to be correct. Lucy, the Mertzes, and Mrs. McGillicuddy take matters into their own hands by penning five hundred fan letters to Ricky and dressing as bobby-soxer members of the Ricky Ricardo Fan Club. Factoid: Phil Ober, Vivian Vance's first husband, makes a cameo as film producer George Spelvin in this episode.

In Palm Springs

Episode: 123 | Aired: April 24, 1955

Simultaneous marital tiffs in the Ricardo and Mertz households drive Lucy and Ethel off on a mate less vacation to one of California's desert play lands, where they encounter Hollywood legend Rock Hudson as himself.

Harpo Marx

Episode: 125 | Aired: May 08, 1955

Lucy decides to impersonate some Hollywood notables to impress a nearsighted girlfriend visiting from New York. A mix-up occurs when Lucy, having introduced her friend to 'Gary Cooper,' 'Clark Gable,' 'Marlon Brando,' and 'Jimmy Durante,' decides to impersonate Harpo Marx just as the real Harpo arrives at the apartment with Ricky.

Ricky Needs An Agent

Episode: 126 | Aired: May 15, 1955

Lucy decides that Ricky needs an agent to negotiate more money and cut down on his fruitless personal appearances. She appoints herself to the post. Her action results in the studio canceling Ricky's contract, and Lucy's efforts to save the situation only make matters worse. Don't miss a classic outburst of Cuban temper in this episode.

The Tour

Episode: 127 | Aired: May 29, 1955

Lucy and Ethel are abandoned by their sightseeing bus tour when they try to get a grapefruit from Richard Widmark's garden. When Lucy is stranded inside the garden wall, she and Ethel, who is outside, launch plans to get Lucy out. Guest Star: Richard Widmark as himself