Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
Fred Hobart Mertz
When Ricky suggests to Lucy that she read the bus brochure, she says, "Don't be silly. The bus." This was a mistake when it's clear that she has just told Ricky that she wants to ride the train.
Fred Mertz used the cost of train tickets as a deterrent to making the Hollywood trip, which was eliminated once the Ricardos bought a car to drive in, but Fred didn't object to staying for several months in a hotel and eating out three meals a day, which would cost a lot more than train tickets!
When Fred pulls up to the stoop in front of the apartment building, a careful look at the bottom of the car reveals the cables pulling the car to its parking place.
As the cast gets ready to go to Hollywood, they state that they've never had a car before. But when Lucy and Ricky go to Connecticut to "renew" their vows (Episode #26: The Marriage License), Ricky is driving a car (evident because he owes the gas station man money and because he says that he will go and get the car.)
Ethel: California here we come!
Ricky: That's great, Fred. It'll practically be for nothing. We'll each pay for half of the gas and--
Fred: (interrupting Ricky) Bub, bub, bub, bub, bub! Pay for half the gas?
Ethel: (dejected) New York here we stay!
Ricky: Well, I thought as long as you're goin' you'll want to pay for half the 'spenses.
Fred: Well, I don't see why. You're goin' anyway. Wherever the front seat goes, the back seat has to follow.
(frustrated with Lucy constantly changing her mind about how they should get to California)
Ricky: Look, Lucy. This whole thing was my fault. It was something that I said that started this whole thin'.
Lucy: What'd you say?
Ricky: 'I do!'
Lucy: You absolutely need a car in Southern California.
Ricky: You do, eh?
Lucy: Yeah, I've been reading up on it. There's a car for every two and a half people in California. Now, you and me and little Ricky, that's two and a half. If we get to the border without a car, they won't let us in.
Lucy: Gee, Ethel, I feel sorry for you, being married to a pinch penny.
Ethel: Well, you're not exactly married to the horn of plenty.
Lucy: What do you mean by that?
Ethel: Well, for once I think Fred is right. Why should you stick us for half your gasoline?
Lucy: Stick you? Well, now I know who holds the penny while Fred pinches it.
(Lucy is going to pretend to be from a television company.)
Ricky: Lucy, I got to hand it to you. You got a wonderful, sneaky mind.
Lucy: Well, thank you very much.
Ricky: You'd better let me talk to him.
Lucy: Where are you supposed to be from, the Cuban broadcasting network?
Ricky: Yeah, CBS! The Cuban Broadcasting System.
Ethel: (on her inability to drive) Well, I can always fold roadmaps and keep an eye out for clean restrooms.
Music performed on this episode included "California, Here I Come".
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