I Love Lucy

Lucy and Superman

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/14/57
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  • Episode Description
  • When Stevie Appleby, Caroline's son, has a birthday party the same day as Little Ricky's, Lucy looks for unusual entertainment to lure the children. Ricky remembers that Superman is in town, and he invites him. But when Ricky is unable to corral Superman, Lucy is left with no choice but to dress as the Man of Steel herself. George Reeves makes a special guest-star appearance in this episode.

  • 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)
  • Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's only Lucy in another jam!

    By TriviaDude, Jun 26, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • (Lucy is out on the ledge dressed as Superman) Lucy: (talking to some pigeons on the ledge) Sheesh! Sheesh! Go deliver your messages!

    • (Ricky breaking the news that Superman can't appear at Little Ricky's birthday party) Ricky: I'm sorry, honey, but you shouldn't cross your bridges before they're hatched. Lucy: What? Ricky: You shouldn't burn your chickens behind you!

    • Ethel: (as little Ricky runs by in a Superman costume) Oh boy! There goes Superman!

    • Superman: (To Ricky) Do you mean to say that you've been married to her [Lucy] for fifteen years? Ricky: (Already in a temper) Yeah, fifteen years! Superman: (with amused awe) And they call me Superman!

    • Lucy: If I don't get Superman, my name will be "Supermud"!

    Notes (6)

    • This episode carries a copyright credit for the use of Superman however George Reeves was not credited for this appearance. He wasn't credited because Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz understood that many audience members/children believed Superman was a real hero.

    • George Reeves at first didn't want to do this episode unless he had his stunt man aide with him, and the director agreed.

    • Keith Thibodeaux says this episode is his favorite.

    • This is the last time we will see Caroline Appleby.

    • If you cover your eyes and listen to Charlie Appleby, you'll hear the voice of George Jetson, he was voiced by George O'Hanlon.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Goof: The roof ledge is different than in the episode "Lucy Cries Wolf".

    • The curtains are removed from the living room window to allow better access to the roof.

    • When Superman moves the piano to help Lucy, you can clearly see that there are wheels on the piano.

    • You can see Desi breaks character when George Reeves (AKA Superman) jumps into the living room. Desi points at Superman and shouts out "IT'S SUPERMAN!" while looking out at the audience instead of looking at the little children.

    • In this episode, Lucy said Little Ricky was born at 11:00 in the morning, but in the episode "Lucy Goes to the Hospital," he was clearly born at night! (Ricky was performing at the Tropicana)

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