I Love Lucy

Nursery School

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 12/5/55
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy objects, but Ricky insists that Little Ricky go to nursery school. All goes well until the boy gets sick. Then it's hospital frolics - starring Nurse Lucy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Olan Soule

    Dr. Gettleman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Lucy: He inherited his his weak tonsils from you. Ricky: What are you talking about? Lucy: Everybody knows Cubans have weak tonsils.

    • Fred: Men aren't cut out to be mothers.

    • Ricky: He's half my child, you know. Lucy: Well he's half mine too and unfortunately, when I hid my half, your half went right along with it.

    • Ricky: (to Ethel) I never know anything around here if you don't come up once in a while and spin the beans out of the cat bag. Lucy: It's not spin the beans out of the cat bag. It's spill the beans or let the cat out of the bag.

    • Lucy: You went to nursery school in Cuba, didn't you? Ricky: Yeah. Lucy: Well, they do the same things over here only in English.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Olan Soule is best known as the voice of Batman on "Superfriends."

    • Little Ricky's hospital room number in this episode is 602.

    Allusions (2)

    • Lucy: I bet he's going to be another Grandpa Moses. Lucy compares little Ricky's first attempt at painting with the work of Grandma Moses (1860-1961), an American artist who became famous late in life.

    • Lucy: "It's all here in Dr. Spock's book-"
      Dr. Spock was a 1950's doctor, and new parents would often read his books on childcare.

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