The Lucy Show

Lucy Is a Referee

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/15/62
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucy has Harry give her a crash course in football after she volunteers to referee a game for Jerry and Sherman's league. She fails so miserably, she's chased off the field. To make up for the disaster, she offers to take all 25 players to a pro game. That plan also goes awry when a blizzard traps all the boys in Lucy and Viv's house for the weekend.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucy Carmichael

  • Vivian Vance

    Vivian Bagley (1962-1965)

  • Dennis Rush

    Tony Lawrence

  • Bob Carroll Jr.

  • Bob Schiller

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (after fouling up the boys' football game by refereeing) Lucy: Hey, kids! I got a great idea! Jerry: Is it anything like the last one?

    • (reading stats on Jerry and Sherman's football cards) Viv: I think they're terrible. Lucy: Why? Viv: They give all the statistics except how old they are and if they're married.

    Notes (2)

    • Credited as the football players are "The Mighty Mites of the Venice Athletic Club."

    • This episode aired 11 years to the day that I Love Lucy went on the air.

    Trivia (2)

    • In the pillow fight scene at the end, the child played by Desi Arnaz, Jr. gets to hit Lucy with a pillow.

    • Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr make uncredited guest appearances in this episode. Desi plays #63 on the same team as Jerry & Sherman. Lucie sits between Viv and Chris and is seen sucking on a lollipop.

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