I Love Lucy

The Amateur Hour

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 1/14/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy, as usual, spends too much money on a dress, so she tells Ricky that she will get a job babysitting in order to pay for it. The trouble is, she didn't know that she would be winding up babysitting a pair of rambunctious, spoiled twins. The twins do almost everything to Lucy besides burning her at the stake. The twins' mother eventually calls, and says that if Lucy performs at a variety show with the twins, she can keep the prize money of $100.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 (1)
  • Double Trouble For Lucy

    By thacrowbar, Jun 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (Ricky is dressed only in his top hat, undershirt, underwear, shoes and socks and is about to head out the door) Lucy: Ricky! Where are you going? Ricky: Going down to the club. Lucy: Well, put some clothes on! Ricky: Well, I'd love to honey, but I haven't a thing to wear!

    • Lucy: Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen? Ricky: How much? Lucy: And notice the full skirt and the sensational neckline? Ricky: How much? Lucy: Isn't it a divine color, Ricky? Ricky: How much? Lucy: Of course, I have to shorten it a little. Ricky: How much? Lucy: Oh, about two and a half inches.

    • Mrs. Hudson: Is Mrs. Ricardo on fire? Timmy: Not yet.

    • Timmy: (talking about Lucy's hair) Is all this red stuff real? Lucy: It should be. I paid enough for it.

    • Lucy: What kind of nitwit do you think I am? Timmy: I don't know. What kind are you?

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    Notes (4)

    • Songs: "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," "I'm Breaking My Back Putting Up a Front For You"

    • My Favorite Husband: "Baby Sitting"

    • The Twins in this episode are not related.

    • William Frawley did not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • The name "Little Willie Mae" comes from the Arnazes long time nanny, Willie Mae Barker.

    • Lucille Ball wear shin guards during the scene where the boys are kicking her legs. However she was still badly bruised.

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