I Love Lucy

Season 3 Episode 19

Home Movies

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 1954 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Home Movies
Ricky bores everyone by overplaying the home movies he's taken with his new camera. When the gang finds out he's making a TV pilot they try to get in on the act, but they're stopped short. They decide to make their own movie.

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  • This episode is so funny but then all of the I Love Lucy episodes are funny.

    This episode was so funny. Every time i watch this episode I laugh alot. My favorite part in this episode was when Ricky showed the film and Lucy and Ricky's film got mixed up together and you can tell that Ricky was mad at Lucy. The guy liked the film anyway though. That part always makes me laugh. Their are alot of good parts in this episode. I hope all of you likes this episode this spisode is one of my favorite episodes. This show is so great. Very very funny episode. I hope you like this episode so much.moreless
Stanley Farrar

Stanley Farrar

Bennett Green

Guest Star

Joseph Mayer

Joseph Mayer

Little Ricky

Recurring Role

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer

Little Ricky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After the three finish acting out the drama, Lucy realizes that she forgot to put film in the camera, and that they must do it again. When they show the film to Mr. Green, it's obvious that the footage seen is the same that we saw them act out (notice that the smoke and cards both move in the same way that they did before). But if Lucy forgot to put film in the camera, how were they able to show that footage, if it didn't get filmed?

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ethel: Well,it's too bad, but it's just one of those things.
      Fred: Eh, I guess so.
      Lucy: (getting another of her ideas) I'm not so sure.
      Fred: (pointing to Lucy) Just a minute. We forgot Miss Never Say Die!

    • Lucy: As an old Cuban philosopher once said: "We have plugged in the electric blanket, now let's take the snooze."

    • Ricky: (rebuffing Lucy's inquiry about his TV pilot film) You have fixed the sheets and blankets, now go take a nap. (he leaves the apartment)
      Ethel: What'd he mean by that?
      Fred: Yeah.
      Lucy: He was trying to say, "You have made your bed, now lie in it."

    • Ethel: We're sorry. We really liked your movies. We wanna see 'em again. Tonight. Don't we, Fred? (nudging Fred)
      Fred: Yeah, yeah!
      Ricky: (sarcastically) My, but you sound sincere!
      Fred: Well, I mean it.
      Ricky: Oh, sure!
      Fred: I do. I'm just dyin' to see those lousy movies again!
      Lucy: Fred, that's a terrible thing to say. Ricky put a lot of time and effort into those lousy movies--those movies!

    • Ethel: Go get your glasses, Fred.
      Fred: I'll watch without 'em.
      Ethel: You can't see without 'em.
      Fred: I know what I'm doin'!

    • (at the finish of Ricky's home movies)
      Ricky: And as Little Ricky waves goodbye, we say a fond farewell to the Ricardo apartment and it's charming inhabitants. This is a 'Ricky Ricardo' production! (imitating fanfare) bom bom bom bom bom bom!

    • Fred: I got wind of it!

  • NOTES (6)

    • The character of "Bennett Green" was named after Desi's stand-in during the series.

    • Because of the filmed inserts and special effects used, this episode was filmed without a live audience.

    • During the scene when Lucy and the Mertzes are making the cowboy movie, Lucy states that she'd been to Hollywood before and saw how movies were made when she toured a studio. This isn't mentioned later during the episodes when they are in Hollywood.

    • Music performed on this episode included "I'm an old Cowhand" and "Vaya con Dios".

    • As this episode starts, at the Mertz's apartment. William Frawley, "Fred Mertz", was wearing glasses.

    • The film Ricky showed Bennett Green, has fifteen clips. Changed fourteen times, after Ricky started singing Latin
      "Vaya Con Dios".
      3:30 is the length of this film.