I Love Lucy

Season 4 Episode 13

California, Here We Come!

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 10, 1955 on CBS
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California, Here We Come!
The Ricardos and Mertzes head for California. But first, of course, there are complications. The chief one: Lucy's mother, who shows up and wants to accompany them. Ricky objects (to put it mildly), and when Fred and Ethel overhear him complaining about too many people on the trip, they take it personally. And when the dust from that blowup finally settles, there's packing to do.moreless

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  • The Ricardo's and The Mertzes prepares for the trip.However an unexpected person decide to tag along on this trip.

    Lucy prepares her stuff for the trip to California.Ethel comes into the room.She tells Lucy that she got an letter from her mother.When she read the letter she learned that her mother is coming over and is planning to come along with them to California.This was unexpected of course.She begin to practice of how she was going to tell Ricky,that mother was tagging along.When Ricky overheard her.He gets very mad and angry.After Lucy's mother came than left with the baby.Ricky begin to complain that there are too many people going on the trip.Ethel overhears Ricky and what he was saying.Later Ricky and Lucy learns that Fred and Ethel aren't going on the trip.Everything was resolve at the end.However Lucy's mother,decided that she wasn't going.

    Very funny episode.moreless
  • The Ricardos and the Mertzes are getting to go to California. Lucy is looking at the map to see which way they are going. Ethel comes in and gives Lucy her mail. She has a letter from her mother. It says that her mother coming to Californa with Lucy.moreless

    Lucy calls Ricky to tell him that her mother is coming to California with them. Ricky walks threw the door and is not very happy about that. He starts yelling at Lucy. Lucy's mother walks in. Lucy tells her mother that they were doing a scene for Ricky's new movie. After a while, Lucy's mother goes to the store. Ricky starts saying he does not like everyone he knows coming to California and Ethel walks in and is not very happy. After a while they make. Lucy's mother takes a plane to california. Lucy, Ricky Ethel, Fred drive there.moreless
Kathryn Card

Kathryn Card

Mrs. McGillicuddy

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth Patterson

Mrs. Trumbull

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Ricky and Lucy are arguing because everyone is "tagging along" on their trip, Lucy says that it was the Mertz's own idea to join them not hers. This is false. In the episode "Getting Ready", it was Lucy who asked the Mertzes to go with them so that Ethel wouldn't be sad.

    • When packing the car for the long road-trip to Hollywood, the girls would drop luggage on the curb by the car and when entering the building they would all move right. In one scene, Lucy's mother goes right instead of left.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (While Lucy reads a letter from her mother, who can't remember Ricky's name)
      Ethel: Oh, just wait until Mickey Richardson hears about this!

    • Ethel: You might be surprised what would happen if you took a real firm stand with Ricky.
      Lucy: You think so?
      Ethel: Sure. Look at the way I handle Fred.
      Lucy: Yeah, but you can lick Fred.

    • Lucy: You mean to tell me that you got the bus driver to leave his route and bring you right to our door?
      Mrs. McGillicuddy: I made a bargain with him. He promised to bring me here and I promised never to ride on a New York City bus again.
      Ricky: I think he made a fine deal for himself.

    • Lucy: Well, I hope you're satisfied.
      Ricky: Me? What did I do?
      Lucy: Ethel heard you.
      Ricky: How could she have heard me?
      Lucy: How could she help hearing you with your big mouth and her big ears?

    • Lucy: Bless her little bird brain.
      Ethel: Yeah like mother like...

  • NOTES (2)