Lucy cries wolf once too often when she decides to see whether Ricky would come to her aid in an emergency. He assures her that he'd rush home from the club "between the 'baba' and the 'lu' " if she were in danger, but that's not enough reassurance for her, and soon she's in a precarious position.moreless
Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
Fred Hobart Mertz
In her second attempt at getting Ricky to come home, Lucy ends up hiding in the closet. After overhearing the Mertzes suggest checking the closets, she goes out on the ledge, leaving the window open. Why don't the Mertzes notice that the window is open and subsequently discover Lucy out on the ledge?
Ricky: I don't know whether something has really happened to her, or maybe she's just yelling tiger.
Ricky: You know, yelling tiger!
Fred: You mean "crying wolf"?
Fred: (to Lucy) My blood pressure has better things to do than play "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not!"
(after explaining the newspaper article)
Lucy: I could've been murdered while he was waiting for you to call him back.
Fred: You still might be!
Lucy: Well, if I called you at the club and told you there were prowlers, would you come right home?
Ricky: The minute you called.
Lucy: What if you were busy?
Ricky: It wouldn't matter.
Lucy: What if you were doing a number? Would you leave in the middle of it?
Ricky: Right between the "Baba" and the "lu".
(Lucy reading the other side of Ricky's newspaper)
Ricky: Why is it that the news always looks grinner at the other side of the breakfast table?
Lucy: (making fun of Ricky's English) I don't know. It just looks grinner.
Lucy: Once they rob one house in the neighborhood they very often rob another one a couple of blocks away.
Ethel: She's right, Ricky. All the crooks I know are just like that. Once they find a neighborhood they like, they stick to it. They're a loyal bunch.
(Lucy has pulled another stunt.)
Ethel: Honestly, sometimes she acts just like a baby.
Fred: Have you ever thought about putting her in a basket and leaving her on somebody's doorstep?
Lucy: (yelling at Fred) And as for you, you big walrus, keep your wet feet of my lynx stole!
(knowing Lucy is out on the ledge)
Ricky: The worst part of it is Little Ricky. Little Ricky'll be without a mother. Without his mother to guide him.
Ethel: Oh the poor little thing!
Fred: There's only one thing for you to do, Rick. You'll have to remarry.
Ricky: You really think so?
Ethel: You have to think of your son.
Ricky: Yeah, I guess you're right. Of course, I'll have to wait a respectable length of time.
Ethel: Oh, of course. How long would you wait?
Ricky: About ten days.
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