I Love Lucy

The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue

Season 6, Ep 26, Aired 5/6/57
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy joins a community effort to establish a Revolutionary War monument. She manages to shatter any dreams she may have had of becoming a community leader when the statue is broken. Her efforts to undo the damage put her in a unique position when the time comes to unveil the statue.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Richard Keith (I)

    Little Ricky

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Lucy joins acommunity effort to eatablish a Revalution ary war monument. Lucy's going to Dedicate a statue for the historical society. Fred the dog has been bad. Ricky thinks it's time for Fred the dog to live in a dog house out side. Lucy puts him out

    By Lucyfan10, Jun 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Lucy: Now what were you saying? Ricky: I was saying that if he's not smart enough to mind, he can stay in the dog house. Lucy: You're mean! Ricky: Since when is [it] mean for a dog to stay in his dog house? Lucy: When the dog doesn't like the dog house. He's not happy out there. Ricky: Why shouldn't he be happy out there? It's a beautiful dog house. It's very roomy, it's brand new, it doesn't have a mortgage, it doesn't have a wife to nag him.

    • Ricky: What can he do? Lucy: He can do lots of things. He can sit up, he can speak, he can roll over. I'll show you later. Ricky: Well, show me now. Lucy: No, I haven't got time now, honey. I gotta get this luncheon going. Ricky: Listen, I paid 30 bucks for this character to go to that school. I wanna see what he learned. Lucy: I don't want to show you right now. I will show you later! Ricky: Apparently, the wrong one went to obedience school. Lucy: (to Fred the dog) Oh, all right. Show what you learned to Señor Simon Legree!

    • Ricky: (to Fred the dog) Well, Fred. Now let's see if you really graduated. I want you to take this diploma--take it over to Little Ricky upstairs and show it to him, then after you do that, I want you to take the diploma over to the guest house and show it to Aunt Ethel and Uncle Fred. Lucy: Oh, for heaven's sake, Ricky! He can't do all that! Ricky: Well you just told me he graduated from obedience school. Lucy: Well, he's learned obedience, but he's not ready for the Ed Sullivan Show.

    • Lucy: Why do I want another one? Why? Why-why, Ethel? Ethel: (coaching Lucy) Why do we want two of 'em? Oh well, uh, uh, Westport is growing and may become twin cities like St. Paul and Minneapolis. Lucy: Yeah. Well, you know, Mr. Silvestri, Westport is growing so, it just might become twin cities like St. Apolis and Minnie Paul! Uh, Minneapolis and St. Paul!

    • Ricky: I thought you were taking him to obedience school? Lucy: I have been. Ricky: Well, then how come he hasn't learned how to obedience?

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    Notes (3)

    • Desilu hired Silverstri Studios to make the statue for the episode.

    • This was the last episode of "I Love Lucy" to air, before it metamorphosed into a series of hour-long specials known as "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour." "I Love Lucy" ended its run while #1 in the ratings.

    • It has been said that the Arnazes' daughter Lucie appears in the episode. She doesn't show up in the episode, although Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lucie's childhood playmate do.

    Trivia (1)

    • Ricky threatens to take Fred the Dog "back to the pound where we got him". The Ricardos didn't get Fred at a pound, Little Ricky got him from a friend whose dog just had puppies in the episode "Little Ricky Gets A Dog".

    Allusions (2)

    • Silvestri: The name of the fictional statue maker was in fact the name of the actual company who made the minuteman statue.

    • Señor Simon Legree: Simon Legree was the villanous and cruel slave owner in Harriet Beecher Stowe's book Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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