I Love Lucy

Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums

Season 6, Ep 2, Aired 10/8/56
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  • Episode Description
  • Little Ricky gets drums — and the Mertzes get headaches. So do Lucy and Ricky, but they're not about to evict themselves.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • It was great!!!

    By wildwood007, Mar 09, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Lucy: Why don't you just go ahead and say it. Go ahead! Come right out and say it. Say you can't stand Little Ricky's drumming. Ethel: All right. We can't stand Little Ricky's drumming. Lucy: How dare you say a thing like that!

    • Fred: What a relief! I thought he'd never quit! Lucy: What did you say? Ethel: (trying to be diplomatic) Oh, he, uh, n-nothing. He's just amazed at the child's stamina. He didn't think anybody could keep up that racket for four whole days!

    • Lucy: I think he should be a doctor. Ricky: Well, I think he should be a drummer. Lucy: A doctor! Ricky: A drummer! Lucy: Doctor! Ricky: Drummer! Lucy: Drummer! Ricky: Doctor! Lucy: Ah, fine! You agree! He's gonna be a doctor!

    • Ricky: What's so bad with being a drummer? Lucy: It's just not good enough for a son of mine. Ricky: Well, it's good enough for a husband of yours. Lucy: Well, that's different. Ricky: How is that different? Lucy: He's my flesh and blood. You're just a close relative.

    • Lucy: (noticing Little Ricky hasn't said anything after handing him a piece of toast) What do we say after someone gives us something? Ricky: You know, Little Ricky. You remember what Daddy always says when someone gives him something. Little Ricky: Gracias! Lucy: Thank you! Little Ricky: You're welcome.

    Notes (2)

    • This is Elizabeth Patterson's (Mrs. Trumbull) final appearance.

    • This episode was filmed after "Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright" but aired first.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: Notice that Lucy's false eyelashes are removed for the bathroom scene but magically reappear when she walks into the living room.

    • When Little Ricky first gets his drum, it sounds like a tom-tom drum. But throughout the rest of the episode, the drum sounds like a snare.

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