I Love Lucy

The Kleptomaniac

Season 1, Ep 27, Aired 4/14/52
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  • Episode Description
  • When Ricky finds a closet full of valuables that Lucy has collected for a bazaar, he mistakenly thinks that she's become a kleptomaniac. He secretly calls in a doctor to hypnotize her, but Lucy is wise to his plan and feigns recalling a notorious past.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Jess Oppenheimer

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Ricky thinks that Lucy is an kleptomaniac

    By yuki_megami, Dec 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Lucy: (grabs Ethel by the dress) Listen to me, Babyface. Now you help me pull this job, or I'll squeal that you were the brains in the cuckoo clock caper!

    • (Ricky is mispronouncing the word "kleptomaniac") Ricky: She is a kle-kle-kle-kl--whatever you said!

    • Lucy: (under hypnosis) Yeah, and I began pickin' pockets. I picked a peck of pockets.

    • Ethel: Did you get any of them? Lucy: I got two - a flat foot and a private eye. I got the eye in the foot and the foot in the eye.

    • Ricky: Have you seen Lucy? Fred: She's probably with Ethel. Maybe they're out shopping. Ricky: Yeah, or shoplifting.

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    Notes (1)

    • Joseph Kearns (Dr. Tom Robinson) went on to star as George Wilson in Dennis the Menace.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the last scene of the episode, just after Lucy pulls a gun out of the guitar case, you can see the living room table has been propped up on 4 blocks to make it taller

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