I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 21

Lucy's Night in Town

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 25, 1957 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Fred claims to be carrying the monthly rent money from the apartment building: $500. Since there are at least 9 apartments in the building Fred is either charging each apartment $50 per month in rent or many tenants are late with their payments.

  • Quotes

    • Lucy: People should chew their food thoroughly like animals do.
      Ricky: Animals don't have to make an 8:30 curtain.

    • Fred: Are you all right, Ethel?
      Ethel: Yes. Why?
      Fred: Well, usually by now you've gobbled your dinner and devoured half of mine.
      Ethel: Well, I've decided to eat like the animals do, too.
      Fred: 'Just decided'? You've been eatin' like a horse for twenty years.

    • Ricky: Swallow it now and chew it later!

    • Fred: (seeing the billboard for "The Most Happy Fella") I'll bet he wasn't married.

  • Notes

    • Joseph Kearns (usher) was last seen in the first season episode "The Kleptomaniac".

    • Songs: "Standing on the Corner", "Don't Cry", and "Big 'D'", as featured on Columbia's original cast album recording of "The Most Happy Fella."

    • "The Most Happy Fella" was an actual Broadway show that was partially bankrolled by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's production company, Desilu Productions.

  • Allusions

    • The Most Happy Fella: A Broadway musical that ran for 676 performances. This show was used because Desilu Music was a backer to the musical.

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