I Love Lucy

The Young Fans

Season 1, Ep 20, Aired 2/25/52
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  • Episode Description
  • A shy young teenager named Peggy has a major crush on Ricky. Ricky, however, is tired of all the "attention" that this girl is giving him, so asks Lucy to have a talk with her. During their conversation, Lucy asks Peggy to think of some other boys her own age that she might like to go out with instead. Peggy, it seems, also likes a boy named Arthur Morton. Unfortunately, Arthur is painfully shy and cannot dance, so Lucy volunteers to give him a dance lesson, but then Arthur becomes infatuated with Lucy! To get the two off their backs, Lucy and Ricky come up with a solution: they will dress up and act like 90 year-olds, and scare their "young fans" back to reality.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo

  • Desi Arnaz

    Ricky Ricardo

  • Vivian Vance

    Ethel Mertz

  • William Frawley

    Fred Hobart Mertz

  • Jess Oppenheimer

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • What Ricky and Lucy might have looked like had the show continued for another 40 years...

    By thacrowbar, Jun 28, 2008

  • How to get rid of the young fans.

    By yuki_megami, Dec 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Ricky: Go to Lucy, Arthur. She's all yours. Lucy: We'll be very happy together, Arthur. Of course, I'll miss the old gentleman. He's the only one that knew how to put the batteries in my hearing aid. Arthur: Your hearing aid? Lucy: Yes. You don't mind, do you? Arthur: Oh, no. No. I still love you. Lucy: How's that? Arthur: I said I still love you! Lucy: Oh yes. Uh, it sure does. Aruthur: No. I said I still love you! Lucy: Oh no. Oh no, thanks. Never touch the stuff. Ricky: Peggy, please keep jiggling! Please! (Peggy jiggles Ricky's legs)

    • (A disguised Lucy pretends to put dentures in her mouth) Peggy: Those teeth. Aren't they yours? Lucy: Well, they sure are. I made the last payment two months ago.

    • Peggy: (shocked) Do you still know how to dance? Lucy: I think I can recall a few variations on the turkey trot.

    • Arthur: Mrs. Ricardo doesn't look so old. She's kinda well preserved.

    • Lucy: Yeah, he's babaed his last lu.

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    Notes (4)

    • For 40 years this episode had the wrong director slapped on it! Greg Oppenheimer author of Laughs, Luck and Lucy recently got this fixed.

    • My Favorite Husband: "Liz Teaches the Samba"

    • Janet Waldo was pregnant in this episode.

    • Neither of the Mertzes appeared in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • Blooper: Ricky accidentally spilled coffee on himself after Peggy startled him, but when Ricky runs back into the living room to find Lucy, his suit is fully dry.

    • Janet Waldo will work with Lucille again on The Lucy Show in "Lucy's Sister Pays a Visit" before going on to portray the voice of Judy Jetson in The Jetsons.

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