I Love Lucy

Season 5 Episode 23

Lucy's Italian Movie

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 16, 1956 on CBS
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En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to play a part in his new movie "Bitter Grapes." Lucy sets out to immerse herself in the role. When she nonchalantly wanders into a vineyard inhabited by a motley assortment of Italian-speaking women, she is dispatched to the wine-making area to crush grapes with her feet.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Fred: (about Lucy's grape-stained appearance) Boy, when it comes to soaking up local color, you don't mess around.

      • Ethel: What am I going to tell Ricky when he asks where you are?
        Lucy: Tell him anything you want. I've got nothing to hide. Tell him the truth.
        Ethel: Okay I'll tell him the truth.
        Lucy: Don't you dare.

      • Lucy: Gee did you hear that honey? It's going to be called "Bitter Grapes." I wonder what part they want me for.
        Fred: You're probably going to be one of the bunch.

      • Ethel: Thirteen more hours in this sardine can.
        Lucy: The sardines were better off. They got all that oil to wiggle around in.

      • (About Fred's cheap ways)
        Ricky: I appreciate that, Fred, but you've got to draw the line someplace.
        Ethel: Oh, we're lucky he hasn't got us hitchhiking.

      • Ethel: (talking about the train seat) Well it's true; they're not very roomy.
        Fred: They're roomy enough, it's just that you're roomier.

      • Ethel: Oh, I don't think those Italian actresses are so much. Not one of them got her hair combed.
        Fred: Well, they look great to me.
        Ethel: If I let my hair go like that, you'd never let me hear the end of it.
        Fred: Honeybunch, if the rest of you looked like that, I wouldn't care if you were bald.

      • Lucy: Ricky, do you like earthy women?
        Ricky: What's earthy?
        Lucy: (shows him the magazine) That...
        Ricky: We don't call that earthy in Cuba.
        Lucy: Oh, what do you call it?
        Ricky: We have five words for it. Ai yi yi yi yi!

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