I Love Lucy

The Ricardos Change Apartments

Season 2, Ep 26, Aired 5/18/53
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  • Episode Description
  • Now that they have Little Ricky, Lucy insists they need more room, and wants to change apartments with one of the other tenants (Mrs. Benson.) She convinces a reluctant Ricky by cluttering their apartment with baby things and assorted junk.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Norma Varden

    Mrs. Benson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Ethel: Even if you do talk Mrs. Benson into switching apartments with you, this apartment is still gonna cost Ricky an extra $20 a month. Lucy: It isn't gonna cost Ricky anything. Ethel: Huh? Lucy:It's gonna cost me $20 a month. I'm gonna scrimp and save and pay it out of my allowance. Ethel: You're already drawn on your allowance seven months in advance! Oh, you'll never be able to pay me! Lucy: I will too! Ethel: If I were smart, I'd let you have this place for the same price. Then we can still stay friends. Lucy: (face lighting up) Yeah! Ethel: But I'm not that smart!

    • (Lucy and Ethel are discussing switching apartments with Mrs. Benson; Ricky covers their mouths to get them to stop talking) Ricky: (in a heavy Cuban accent) I wunt swish aparments! Did you understand what I just said? (Lucy and Ethel nod) Good. What did I say? Lucy You "wunt swish aparments."

    • Lucy: My haven't we been the busy bees. Ethel: Yes, and apparently one of us busy bees thinks she's the queen. Lucy: Now, Ethel, don't get your stinger out of joint.

    Notes (1)

    • In this episode, Jerry Hauser became the official I Love Lucy announcer for which he earned $70 per week.

    Trivia (1)

    • Flub: Lucy tells Mrs. Benson that some of her best friends are furniture movers, obviously enlisting the aid of the Mertzes in helping Mrs. Benson move her things to the Ricardos' old apartment. After Mrs. Benson goes to get the key to her apartment, Vivian Vance (as Ethel) flubs her line and says: "If you think I'm going help you mar--carry all this furniture..." This was shortly after the ladies were discussing Mrs. Benson's daughter's recent marriage.

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