I Love Lucy

The Ballet

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 2/18/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Even after all this time, Lucy still longs to get into one of Ricky's shows. When she learns that there is an opening in one of Ricky's acts for a ballet dancer, as well as a burlesque comedienne, Lucy decides to take a ballet class, which leads to some pretty disastrous results. Fed up, Lucy then hires a teacher to teach her the art of burlesque comedy. It is then that Lucy learns that Ricky still has one spot available in his act. Falsely assuming that it is the burlesque comedienne, not the ballet dancer, that Ricky needs for his act, Lucy goes to the club and mayhem ensues.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Mary Wickes

    Madame Lamond

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Lucy: I'm going to get in that show, or my name isn't Lucy Ricardo. Ricky: What did you say, Clem?

    • Ricky: By the way, what was the terrible accident on the streetcar? Fred: (laughing) Wouldn't you like to know! Ricky: No. Fred: Well, I'll tell you anyway. But remember, this is my best gag and you gotta promise not to use it. Ricky: OK, I promise. What was the terrible accident on the streetcar, Fred? Fred: Well, a man had his eye on a seat and a woman sat on it. (Ricky looks away in disdain while Fred laughs) What a pipperoo! Remember now, you promised not to use it. Ricky: That's one promise I will never break.

    • Burlesque Comic: (to Lucy) Say, you're a nice looking fella.

    • Madame Lemond: I think we should go to the barre. Lucy: Oh good, cause I'm awful thirsty.

    • Lucy: I'm going to get in that show if it's the last thing I do. Ethel: Lucy, you're too young to die.

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    Notes (3)

    • Songs: "Martha"

    • Despite rumors to the contrary, the scene where Lucy gets her foot stuck in the barre is in the original script for the episode. The script is included on the DVD.

    • When Lucy gets hit with the pie you can hear Desi Arnaz laughing back-stage.

    Trivia (1)

    • The last name of Madame Lemond comes from Bob Lemond, the announcer on My Favorite Husband.

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