I Love Lucy

Season 5 Episode 3

Lucy and the Dummy

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 1955 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The day after this episode aired, Frank Sinatra had people coming up to him saying that they saw him on I Love Lucy. He didn't know what they were talking about. It was because the people saw him in the clip from Guys and Dolls.

    • This episode includes the first discussion of Fred's problem with seasickness. At first he denies having it, but later when Ricky describes his fishing trip, Fred begins to get queasy. Fred's seasickness returns soon in the episode "Staten Island Ferry".

    • This episode when first aired ran 3 minutes short because it was edited to fit the time slot. Also during the episode the audience got to see a clip from the movie "Guys and Dolls."

      That evening, the audience saw a clip from Sam Goldwyn's upcoming film version of "Guys and Dolls"- Frank Sinatra's "Adelaide" number, just before Lucy was introduced dancing with "Raggedy Ricky". "Adelaide" was then deleted from all reissue prints of this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Ethel: What are we going to tell Ricky?
      Fred: I maintain honesty is the best policy.
      Ethel: I know, but what are we going to tell Ricky?

    • (Fred and Ethel carry the dummy into the dressing room.)
      Lucy: Did you have much trouble?
      Ethel: A little.
      Fred: Well the guard at the gate wanted to smell his breath, but I talked him out of it.

    • Lucy: Do you think they'll know it's a dummy?
      Fred: Nobody but the audience.
      Lucy: Oh, didn't it fool you at all?
      Fred: Nope, the dummy is a better dancer than Ricky.

    • Ethel: Well what are you going to do, call up the studio and tell them you can't make it?
      Lucy: No, I can make it. I'll tell them Ricky can't make it.
      Ethel: They won't want you without Ricky.
      Lucy: Why do you say that?
      Ethel: Because it's the truth.
      Lucy: Well I know but why do you say it?

    • Lucy: If my mother wasn't living with us, I'd go home to her.

    • Ricky: Well, you'd think someone would kiss me goodbye.
      Fred: Well, don't look at me.

    • Fred: I do not get seasick.
      Ethel: Ha! He gets queasy if I have too many waves in my hair.

    • Lucy: Oh, you're impossible.
      Ricky: No, you're the one who's impossible. I happen to be very possible.

    • Lucy: Ricky, after all I said, you're still going fishing?
      Ricky: Oh no, no honey. I'm going golfing.

    • Lucy: You love fish more than you love your own wife.
      Ricky: That's not true.
      Lucy: You should have married a barracuda.

    • Chip: Is Mrs. Ricardo really that good?
      Lucy: (stutters) I'll say I am--she am--she is.

    • Lucy: If I just had two of these heads... They would make wonderful book ends.
      Ricky: Well don't get any ideas.

  • Notes

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