I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 1

Lucy and Bob Hope

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 1956 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Lucy and Bob Hope
Ricky is opening a new club, and he wants Bob Hope to appear at the grand opening. Lucy fears Hope won't appear because of her widespread reputation for monkey-wrench throwing, and wants to reassure him that this time she's butting out.

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    Bob Hope

    Bob Hope


    Guest Star

    Dick Elliott

    Dick Elliott


    Guest Star

    Lou Krugman

    Lou Krugman

    Paul (Manager of Club Babalu)

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: In the musical dance towards the end of the episode, two floor tiles get stuck on Lucy's spiked shoes, but on the last shot of the musical scene, the tiles that were suppose to be stuck on her shoes are missing.

      • In the scene during the performance at Club Babalu; Marco, the pianist is chewing gum!

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Boy: Can I have your autograph, Mr. Hope?
        Bob Hope: Well, I don't know. You've seen my latest picture, The Iron Petticoat?
        Boy: Yes, sir!
        Bob Hope: You watch my television show?
        Boy: Oh yes, sir!
        Bob Hope: Do you root for Cleveland? I own a piece of the team, you know.
        Boy: Yes, sir!
        Bob Hope: Now that you've been properly brainwashed...(signing his autograph and handing it to the boy) There you are, you lucky boy!

      • Ethel: Oh, Lucy, come on. Cheer up. There could be a million reasons why Bob Hope hasn't called Ricky.
        Lucy: No, there aren't. He's heard that every time I come near a celebrity, there's trouble. It happened in Hollywood, it happened in Europe. I'm the scourge of two continents.

      • Little Ricky: Who's Joe 'Maggio?
        Fred: 'Who's Joe 'Maggio?' You talk more like your father everyday.

      • (Lucy is disguised as a ballplayer)
        Lucy: Hello, Mr. Hope. (sees Ricky) Well, goodbye, Mr. Hope!

      • Lucy: Well, back to the ol' ball game.

      • Bob Hope: I may never go back to NBC! (after being kissed by Lucy)

    • NOTES (6)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Bob Hope: "I may never go back to NBC!" All through his career, from radio in the 30s and 40s all the way to his last tv specials in the 90s, Bob Hope was a fixture on the NBC networks. In the days that this episode originally ran on CBS it was very very rare for a competing network to be named on one of their shows, generally guests on talk shows would mention something coming up 'on another network'. No doubt it was the influence of CBS's biggest stars Lucy and Desi that lead to the CBS brass allowing Hope to mention NBC by name for this episode's ending gag.