I Love Lucy

Season 5 Episode 22

Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 09, 1956 on CBS
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Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy
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Fred is conscience-stricken about the expense involved when he misrouted Ricky's band. He books second-class train passage for their overnight trip to Florence and a fourth-class hotel for their stay. Lucy wants to call home to see if Little Ricky has received the birthday presents she sent him from London, but the difficulties of calling from a fourth-class room almost prove too much for her. In the end, Lucy invites an Italian shoeshine boy and his friends to celebrate Little Ricky's birthday.moreless

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  • This episode deals with Lucy's missing Little Ricky on his birthday. They are in Italy, and he's back home with Lucy's mother. She befriends a shoe-shine boy who takes advantage of her missing her baby, and the funny just keeps on getting funnier!moreless

    8.5
    This is one of my favorite episodes. The little shoe shine boy playing on Lucy's emotions is predictable, but his "Hey! Whadda you know...today, she's a my birth-a-day too!" is priceless! He then brings in all the children in the village, claiming it's their birthdays as well. But, as the era dictates, he see the error of his ways and confesses, offering all their goodies back to Lucy.

    In my opinion, it ranks right up there with the Chocolate Factory episode!

    They just don't make'em like this anymore! It makes you long for the time when life was simpler, slower, less complicated, and much, much funnier.moreless
Bart Bradley

Bart Bradley

Shoeshine Boy

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Ida Smeraldo

Ida Smeraldo

Woman on Phone

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Kathleen Mazalo

Kathleen Mazalo

Teresa

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Kathryn Card

Kathryn Card

Mrs. McGillicuddy

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