I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 9

Drafted

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 24, 1951 on CBS
7.6
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When Lucy opens a telegram addressed to Ricky ordering him to appear at the Army's Fort Dix, she assumes that he has been drafted. Ethel suspects that Fred has been drafted as well. Their suspicions are confirmed when they see them drilling in the living room with brooms. They don't know, however, that Ricky and Fred are practicing a dance routine for a servicemen's show. To get their men "ready for the army", Lucy and Ethel take to knitting blankets and other things for them. They also plan a going away party for them on Sunday night. Ricky and Fred, meanwhile, think that the girls are pregnant. Chaos ensues when they plan a similar party (a baby shower) for that same night.moreless

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  • When Ricky receives a letter from Fort Dix and Fred decides to accompany Ricky, Lucy and Ethel get the wrong idea. Then when Lucy and Ethel start knitting constantly and acting emotional, it's Ricky and Fred who jump to the wrong conclusion.moreless

    8.6
    This episode is a classic example of a "you've got the wrong idea" story. Lucy and Ethel think that Fred and Ricky have been drafted, while Fred and Ricky think that Lucy and Ethel are having babies. The boys and girls both decide to throw parties without verifying their assumptions; Fred and Ricky throw a baby shower for the girls, while Lucy and Ethel throw a going away party for the boys.



    While "Drafted" is not one of the best episodes of "I Love Lucy", it is certainly another great example of why the relationships the four characters have with each other make the show the classic that it is.moreless

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