I Love Lucy

The Publicity Agent

Season 1, Ep 31, Aired 5/12/52
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy poses as a princess for a publicity stunt.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Marc Daniels

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Trying to get Ricky some publicity, Lucy becomes the "Maharincess of Franistan", royalty from a faraway land who is a big fan of Ricky's.

    By meh214, Jul 30, 2007

  • one of the best episodes

    By ilovelucymore, Apr 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Reporter: Your Highness, is it true that Ricky Ricardo's your favorite vocalist? Lucy: (disguised as the Maharincess of Franistan) Yes. Reporter: Do you like any other American performers? Lucy: No. Reporter: Now let me see if I have this straight. You've never seen Ricky Ricardo in person, you first heard his records two years ago, and you fell in love with his voice and decided to come to America to see him. Your father didn't approve but you came anyway and you can hardly wait to hear him sing. Is that right? Lucy: Yes, no, yes, yes, yes, no and yes.

    • (Ricky is in a foul mood and playing solitaire) Lucy: What'll we do tonight, Ricky? Ricky: Nothing. Lucy: What do you mean 'nothing'? Let's call the Mertzes and play some cards. Ricky: I don't feel like seeing the Mertzes and I don't want to play cards. Lucy: What do you call what you're doing here? Ricky: Tiddly Winks. Lucy: Lay your black tiddly on your red wink.

    • Lucy: How did you know it was me? Ricky: Who else but you would listen to me sing 25 songs and ask for more?

    • Lucy: (about Ricky) Why did he have to sing so many songs? Twenty-five numbers and every other one was "Babalu". If I had to faint one more time, I'd have fainted.

    • Ricky: Do you know what they speak in Franistan? Fred: I don't know. Where is it? Ricky: Where is it?! Oh Fred, don't you know anything. Fred: No. Where is it? Rcky: Franistan. Fred: Yeah. Ricky: It's right between Czechoslovakia and uh, below the border of Austria. Well you know it's right in between Switzerland and Persia. In there somewhere.

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    Notes (1)

    • Songs: "I Get Ideas," "Babalu"

    Trivia (1)

    • Desi Arnaz wears specially made shoes with six inch platforms when he portrays "The Tiger" at the end of this episode.

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