I Love Lucy

Lucy Meets the Queen

Season 5, Ep 15, Aired 1/30/56
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy is thrilled at being in London and desperate to see the Queen. She misses the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where she gets involved in the changing of the guard. Ricky is invited to meet the Royal Family when they attend a special performance at the Palladium. Lucy is not included in the invitation, but she has no intention of letting it go at that.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Nancy Kulp

    Maid

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • (Lucy wincing in pain as she practices for the circus pony routine) Ricky: What's the matter? Lucy: I got a little cramp in my leg. I guess my muscles are tired from all that bowing. Ricky: Are you sure you're gonna be all right tomorrow? Lucy: Certainly I'll be all right tomorrow, for heaven's sake! A little Charlie horse--that ought to be good for a pony number!

    • Lucy: (confused after Ricky explains British currency) No wonder the Pilgrims left here to go to America!

    • (Explaining British currency to Lucy) Ricky: Now, you know how much a pound is? Lucy: Sure, sixteen ounces.

    • Lucy: Let's just go by the palace and look--you know--see if the shades are down. Ricky: Yeah, and if the milk is on the front porch, don't ring the bell.

    • (Ethel is trying to curtsy low enough) Fred: (pushing down on Ethel) Down, girl, down. Ethel: Just a minute now, I'll make it. Rome wasn't built in a day. Fred: Rome wasn't built like you either.

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    Notes (2)

    • The scene with Lucy teasing the Queen's guard would later be copied verbatim in the special Ethel Merman on Broadway.

    • Nancy Kulp (Maid) will earn fame as Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies. She also appeared in the Ball-Arnaz film "Forever Darling" playing a maid.

    Trivia (2)

    • If you look very closely during the scene where Lucy is trying to make the Welsh guard laugh, you can see the corners of his lips turning up slightly.

    • The costume that Lucy wears during the circus pony number is the same costume that she wore during Ethel's concert in the season 4 episode "Ethel's Home Town".

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