I Love Lucy

Men are Messy

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 12/3/51
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  • Episode Description
  • "Men are nothing but a bunch of messcats," insists Lucy Ricardo while Ricky concludes that "a man's home is his castle". To make a point, Lucy divides the apartment in half so that Ricky can be as messy as he likes on his side, but when Ricky's press agent, Kenny Morgan, lines up a publicity spread in Halfbeat Magazine, Lucy decides to teach her sloppy husband a lesson by turning the Ricardo apartment into a regular pig pen. Little does Lucy know that this photographer is not from the musician's journal, but is actually from Look magazine.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Marc Daniels

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Lucy in a mess!

    By thacrowbar, Jun 26, 2008

  • Men are messy and girls are the cleanist

    By yuki_megami, Oct 13, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • (The phone rings and Ricky gets up to answer the phone) Lucy: Uh, uh, uh. It's on the line. Ricky: We have to answer it. Lucy: We're going to. (Lucy and Ricky pick up the phone) Hello? (to Ricky) Well go ahead. Listen to your half and see who it is. Ricky: (listening through the speaker) Oh. It's Kenny, my press agent. Tell him I'm plenty mad at him. Lucy: (into the receiver) Hello, Kenny. Ricky says to tell you he's plenty mad at you. Ricky: Why am I mad at you? Lucy: Why am I mad at you? Ricky: Because you've been promising me a spread in Half Beat magazine since last Febriary. 'Splain that if you can. Lucy: Because you've been promising me a spread in Half Beat magazine since last Febriary. 'Splain that if you can. Ricky: Oh. Lucy: Oh. Ricky: Oh. Lucy: Oh. Ricky: I see. Lucy: I see. Ricky: They're gonna do the next one on me. Well, so long, kid. Take iteasy. Lucy: Well, so long, kid. Take iteasy. Ethel: (shaking her head) If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it! Fred: Well, I saw it and still don't believe it.

    • Ricky: My press agent told me that I was gonna get the next spread. It was going to be "Ricky Ricardo at Home." Lucy: What magazine was it gonna be in,'Better Homes and Garbage'?

    • Ricky: Honey, just drop the subject, will you? Lucy: I'd be glad to drop it if there was any more room on the floor.

    • Lucy: This'll give your musician fellers a laugh, huh? Photographer: What do you mean, 'musician fellers?' Ethel: Well, who else reads your darn magazine but musician fellers? Lucy: Yeah! Ricky: Lucy . . . Lucy: Huh? Ricky: This man is not from 'Half Beat' Magazine Lucy: He ain't? Photographer: No, I'm from 'Look' Magazine! Lucy: Eeeeewwww!

    • Lucy: You get Philip and I get Morris.

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    Notes (3)

    • Songs: "The Straw Hat Song"

    • My Favorite Husband: "George Is Messy"

    • Kenny Morgan, who at the time was married to Lucille Ball's cousin Cleo, was Desilu Productions' PR representative.

    Trivia (1)

    • Lucy was referring to was the fact that the Mertzes came back in 2 weeks, Ricky would be starving & her hair would be brunette because she would be unable to dye it red. It was an ongoing joke that she dyed her hair.

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