I Love Lucy

Lucy is Envious

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 3/29/54
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy's past fibs to her rich and snotty ex-schoolmate are about to catch up with her when she unwittingly pledges $500 to a charity drive. In order to come up with the money, she and Ethel agree to a publicity stunt that puts them on top of the Empire State Building posing as women from Mars.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Bart Braverman

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This episode had some funny moments, but the storyline was a little sloppy. This review may spoil the episode if you haven't seen it yet...

    By up_arrow, Jan 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Ricky: Money always marries money. Lucy: Yeah. Why doesn't money ever marry broke?

    • Lucy: I'm never going to be envious of anyone again. Ricky: Good. Lucy: So what if I'm not sitting in the lap of luxury? I'm happy where I am, on the bony knees of nothing.

    • Ricky: Honey, the only way to be real happy is to be satisfied with what you got. Lucy: Oh? What have I got? Ricky: Me! Lucy: (sarcastically) My cup runneth over!

    • Ricky: How much did she bid you for? Lucy: Five measly dollars. I'm taking her a check. Ricky: Why don't you mail it to her? Lucy: Oh, because I want to see her penthouse. I bet it's just fabulous. Ricky: There you go again! Wanting something that you haven't got! Lucy: I do not! I just wanna see what it is that I haven't got that I don't want!

    • Cynthia: Parlez francais? Lucy: Huh? Cynthia: Parlez-vous francais? Lucy: How's that again? Cynthia: Do you speak French? Lucy: Oh yes! Fluently!

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    Notes (3)

    • At the very end of the episode when Lucy and Ethel constantly hit Ricky and Fred with napkins, Lucy accidentally drops hers before wailing on Ricky.

    • Mary Jane Croft makes her debut appearance with Lucy in this episode. She appeared with Lucy many times over the years in I Love Lucy and Lucy's later TV shows.

    • This was writer/producer Jess Oppenheimer's least favorite "Lucy" episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Lucy and Ethel the "Martian Women" are in costume scaling the outside railing of the Empire State Building, the first shot of them shows they both have ray guns tucked in to their belts. When the shot pans back to them climbing down, only Lucy has her gun and the two of them hand it off to each other whenever they use it. But when the full shot is shown of the observation platform, you can see the other gun lying off in the background where Ethel dropped it!

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