Episode: 154 | Aired: October 01, 1956
Ricky is opening a new club, and he wants Bob Hope to appear at the grand opening. Lucy fears Hope won't appear because of her widespread reputation for monkey-wrench throwing, and wants to reassure him that this time she's butting out.
Episode: 155 | Aired: October 08, 1956
Lucy suddenly decides her son is going to be a doctor, but Ricky wants him to be a band leader like himself. They agree to resolve the question by giving him a toy doctor's uniform and a drum and seeing which he prefers. The fact that the boy chooses the drum changes nothing as far as Lucy is concerned. Factoid: Historical note: Before taking on the acting role of Little Ricky, Keith Thibodeaux was known as 'The World's Tiniest Professional Drummer.'
Episode: 156 | Aired: October 15, 1956
Orson Welles is going to perform his magic act in Ricky's club. He asks Ricky if Lucy will help him. Ricky has had one too many of Lucy's screwball antics and is only too happy to push her off to Florida. When Lucy meets Welles and accidentally learns of the chance she is missing, she cancels her trip and gets a drama class to come and watch her do Shakespeare with Welles. Guest Star: Orson Welles appears as himself along with Ellen Corby from The Waltons
Episode: 158 | Aired: October 29, 1956
Mario, the Ricardos and Mertzes' gondolier in Venice, comes to New York to surprise his brother Dominic, but turns up at the Ricardos' apartment when he can't find him. Lucy is sure Dominic is in San Francisco and sets out to help Mario raise the bus fare. Her earnest efforts pay off in a surprising way. Look for: Lucy's classic pizza-making scene
Episode: 160 | Aired: November 10, 1956
When the Mertzes and the Ricardos vacation in Florida, women's shopping habits versus men's fishing prowess become an issue.
Episode: 161 | Aired: November 26, 1956
On a pleasure cruise, Lucy manages to have the boat run out of gas to keep Fred and Ricky from judging a 'Miss Miami Beach' beauty contest. The Ricardos and the Mertzes find themselves adrift on the Atlantic. Eventually they land on a desert island, where Lucy promptly runs into trouble. Guest Star: Claude Akins, who went on to play TV's Sheriff Lobo, as himself
Episode: 164 | Aired: January 07, 1957
Ricky's disapproval of Lucy's new hat leads to her trying on a loving cup which Ricky has planned to present to jockey Johnny Longden at a National Turf Association dinner. The problem is that Lucy can't get the trophy off her head. Look for: Lucy's classic ride on the Lexington Avenue subway
Episode: 166 | Aired: January 21, 1957
The Ricardos' apartment begins to resemble a pet shop when Little Ricky gets a puppy. Lucy and Ricky are both determined to get rid of the puppy after their son brings it home -- as are their landlords, Fred and Ethel. They have a hard time overcoming Little Ricky's arguments that a puppy would be a welcome addition to a home that already boasts a canary, a frog, a lizard, a turtle, and some goldfish.
Episode: 167 | Aired: January 28, 1957 | Available until: May 24, 2013
Lucy decides that it would be nice to move to the country and prevails on Ricky to place a deposit on a big house. Ricky agrees and puts a down payment on a house in Westport, Connecticut. It is not long before Lucy changes her mind. Lucy, Ethel, and Fred put on disguises to try and help poor Ricky get his deposit back.
Lucy hates to leave behind her old friends Fred and Ethel, who also happen to be her landlords. But Ricky told her to sell all their furniture. Lucy hates to part with her furniture almost as badly as she hates to part with the Mertzes. She persuades them to keep the furniture in their apartment, promising that it's 'just until we can move.'
As the Ricardos get settled in their new country home, they immediately wind up in a mix-up with their old friends Fred and Ethel Mertz. Missing their old friends already, Lucy and Ricky decide to visit the Mertzes. At the same time, the Mertzes decide to trek to the country to visit the Ricardos.
Episode: 174 | Aired: March 25, 1957
After spending six whole weeks in their new Connecticut home, Lucy dreams of a night in New York City and it turns into a nightmare. Four carefully hoarded tickets to the Broadway musical hit 'The Most Happy Fella' are supposed to get the Ricardos and the Mertzes in to see the sold-out show. But difficulties arise when Fred Mertz gets nervous about pickpockets because he's carrying $500 in cash in his pockets.
Episode: 177 | Aired: April 22, 1957
The Ricardos and the Mertzes go with their neighbors, Ralph and Betty Ramsey, to the country club dance. A pretty visitor quickly convinces the men they are Romeos in disguise. This development forces the women into glamorous clothing and beauty treatments to prove that they, too, can be glamorous. Guest Star: Barbara Eden