I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 1

Lucy and Bob Hope

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



  • Allusions

    • 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.