I Love Lucy

The Moustache

Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 3/17/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy dislikes Ricky's new moustache. In order to take revenge, she glues a moustache and beard on to her face. Then, Ricky agrees to shave his moustache off, as long as Lucy gets rid of hers. Lucy tries to get the facial hair off, and is unsuccessful. They try to get a special substance to take the glue off, to find out that it is not made anymore.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Bob Carroll Jr.

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Ethel: I was known as the Queen of the Nile. (dances until she hurts her hips) Ooh! Fred: She's a little rusty around Cairo.

    • Lucy: (after deeply kissing Ricky) Oh, darn it! I thought maybe I could singe [the moustache] off.

    • Lucy: It's just eyes, a nose, a mouth, and a chin. You know a complete set.

    • Ethel: When you chew with that beard on, you look just like a billy goat. Lucy: Nobody but a nanny goat would notice it.

    • Ethel: You know my grandfather used to have a moustache, a great big long handlebar one, and grandma got rid of it in the middle of the night. Lucy: How? Ethel: She tied it around a bedpost while he was asleep and then yelled fire.

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    Notes (3)

    • My Favorite Husband: "Respective Moustaches"

    • This is the first episode featuring a song and dance routine from Vivian Vance and William Frawley.

    • Songs: "I'll See You in C-U-B-A"

    Trivia (1)

    • The clippings in Ricky's scrapbook were actually those from Desi Arnaz's early career.

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