I Love Lucy

Deep Sea Fishing

Season 6, Ep 7, Aired 11/19/56
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  • Episode Description
  • It's Lucy and Ethel vs. Ricky and Fred in a fishing contest while they're on a Florida vacation. The wager: $150 (about what Lucy and Ethel had spent in hotel boutiques), so both sides do a little cheating to ensure a victory.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Richard Keith (I)

    Little Ricky

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Lucy: I spent 68 dollars. Let's see, that's my clothing allowance for the next eight weeks. Ethel: I spent 72 dollars. Lucy: How many weeks of allowance is that for you? Ethel: I should live so long.

    • Ethel: Fred, you know me. You know how I get on water. I'll be hungry and thirsty and cranky. Fred: What's your excuse on dry land?

    • (After pulling in Ricky from the water) Ethel: Are you wet?

    Notes (3)

    • The life preserver Eden Roc Hotel sign was made by film editor Dann Cahn just for that shot.

    • The 2 giant tunas are real. They were purchased at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, packed in ice, placed in 2 children's sized coffins, and flown to Los Angeles for the filming. One problem no one counted on was that the fish would be oozing blood. To remedy the situation, each fish was stuffed with maxi pads.

    • Desi Arnaz had a passion for deep sea fishing.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: During the fishing scene at the end of the episode, Little Ricky can be seen in the back corner of the boat, but when Ricky is pulled back in the boat after jumping in, Little Ricky is no where in sight.

    • The Ricardos were in room #919 and the Mertzes were across the hall in room #921.

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