I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 10

Little Ricky's School Pageant

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lucy: Nothing personal, Ethel, but anybody can see you look more like a witch than I do.

    • Ethel: Say, how 'bout playin' some bridge tonight?
      Lucy: Oh, sorry, honey. Ricky has to go to a fathers' meeting at school. And say, the last time we played bridge, you said you'd never want to play with me again. What happened?
      Ethel: Our television set's broken.
      Lucy: Stranded, eh?

    • Fred: Come on. Give me a hand, will ya, Ethel?
      Ethel: What's the matter? Can't you handle it by yourself?
      Fred: No, I can't handle it by myself.
      Ethel: Why not?
      Fred: Because when I lost my hair, I lost my strength.
      Ethel: Well if you expect me to help you, you just lost your mind.

  • Notes

    • Most of the pageant is filmed after the audience has gone home because of the amount of children involved and the technical aspects.

    • The staging, choreography, and scenery for the pageant are provided by Pepito Perez in association with Joanne Dancing Academies.

    • There are two versions of this episode: One where a group of skunks in the play lift their tails at the audience, and another where that scene is cut out.

  • Allusions