I Love Lucy

Season 2 Episode 18

Lucy Hires An English Tutor

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 29, 1952 on CBS

Episode Recap

Lucy and Ricky are reading in bed one night and Lucy realizes that she's got to get help fast to teach Ricky better English before the baby is born.

She hires an English tutor who coaches her, Ricky and the Mertzes in proper English.

Lucy doesn't tell Ricky that the tutor is giving them free lessons in exchange for a chance to perform at the club. Ricky isn't happy at all when he finds out this little condition but Lucy makes him listen to the man's self-penned song. It's definitely not up to snuff, but Ricky tells the man that he will get him auditions with agents if he will go along on a plan to make Lucy change her mind about this whole English lesson business.

During their next lesson, instead of Ricky speaking better English, the tutor starts speaking like Ricky. This doesn't bode well at all with Lucy and she nixes the whole idea.