I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 8

Desert Island

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ethel: Hey, Lucy. He's friendly. He wants us to have dinner.
      Lucy: Have dinner? He wants us to be dinner!

    • (Lucy and Ethel think they're being attacked by a native of the island)
      Lucy: Maybe I'd better talk to him.
      Ethel: Do you think you can understand his language?
      Lucy: If I can understand Ricky, I can understand anybody.

    • (after running out of gas in the middle of the ocean)
      Ricky: You're right! We're out of gas.
      Fred: Oh no! Now what are we supposed to do? Thumb a ride on a passing halibut?

    • (Fred is looking at his watch)
      Ethel: (to Lucy) He's been lookin' at his watch all afternoon. Fred, will you forget about that beauty contest?
      Fred: Huh? That's the farthest thing from my mind.
      Ricky: Maybe it is time for us to be heading home. What time is it, Fred?
      Fred: Half bast bathing beauty! Uh, I mean half past three!

    • Lucy: Ethel, how many times have I ever let you down?
      Ethel: (counting on her fingers) Well, uh...
      Lucy: Never mind!

    • Ethel: Hey! What happened to that understanding attitude? Where is the new you?
      Lucy: When I saw those two mincing mermaids, the old me came right out of retirement.
      Ethel: Oh boy! It's good to have you back!

    • (Lucy and Ethel on the behavior of their husbands around two bathing beauties)
      Ethel: Did you see Fred's eyes pop out?
      Lucy: What about Ricky's eyes? His nose looked like it was balancing two ping-pong balls.

  • Notes

    • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz threw a luau party on the island set after the episode was filmed.

    • During the opening credits, there is an announcer, who says "'I Love Lucy' starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz". One of few, if any other, episodes in syndication to feature an announcer during the opening.

    • This episode was filmed without a live audience.

  • Allusions