I Love Lucy

Lucy and the Loving Cup

Season 6, Ep 11, Aired 1/7/57
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • 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 (8)

    • Police Officer: Oh,uh, pardon me. Are you Ricky Ricardo? Ricky: Yes. Police Officer: Well, I've got a,uh--well, there's a woman out there. Claims she's your wife. Ricky: My wife? Police Officer: Yeah. She's got a loving cup on her head. Ricky: That's my wife! Police Officer: You have my deepest sympathy.

    • Ricky: Hey! Stop him! He can't put his turtle in that thin'! Lucy: Ricky! Ricky, honey. Come here, dear. You can't put your turtle in that thin'!

    • Fred: (to Ethel) Honeybunch, can I help it if I think of you as my dungaree doll?

    • Ricky: (looking at Lucy's new dress) It's beautiful! It looks like a million dollars. Fred: That's probably what it cost!

    • Ethel: Come on! Let me see your new dress! Lucy: All right, calm down. You're acting like you never saw a new dress before. Ethel: Who's acting?

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    Notes (5)

    • Robert Foulk, who played a policeman in this episode would later appear as Roy Trendle on the CBS series, Green Acres.

    • This is the last time that the Club Babalu set is used during the series.

    • There are tiny holes in the decorative design of the loving cup so that Lucy will be able to see and move around without hurting herself.

    • Lucy and Desi were big fans of horse racing. Their summer home in Del Mar, California was located across the road from the Del Mar County Fairgrounds and Thoroughbred Track, and they also invested in some of their own horses.

    • Desi Arnaz had reportedly tried to get Johnny Longden's life made into a movie.

    Trivia (2)

    • The signs in the subway station are accurate for an east bound train heading to Brooklyn.

    • Goof: Ethel still claims that she has been married to Fred for 25 years. This has been proven wrong on many occasions.

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