Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
Fred Hobart Mertz
Lucy calculates all the dishes she'd allegedly washed in the ten years she and Ricky were married. She arrives at 219,000 dishes (10 years times 365 days, times 3 meals at about 20 dishes per meal). In all that time, the Ricardos never ate out?
Lucy doesn't seem to realize bread is baked in a bread pan instead of a flat cookie sheet.
The bet involved that neither the Merztes nor the Ricardos could use conveniences past 1900 (with exception of the stove). If that was the case, then wouldn't Fred (who was in front, so it's assumed) lose the bet since he rang the buzzer to get into the apartment?
Lucy: Now I didn't mention transportation, so if Ricky comes home in a taxi, a bus or a subway, we win the bet. (sees Ricky coming) Oh no! (Ricky rides up on a horse)
Lucy: (telling off Mrs. Pettebone and Mrs. Pomerantz from the Society Matrons League) Well, perhaps we have something against the League. When you get back to your blue-blooded sisters, would you tell them that the Ricardo-Mertz investigating committee looked you over and we have no desire to join your phony baloney club!
(The Ricardos and the Mertzes agree that for their bet they can't use anything invented after 1900)
Lucy: Did they use electric lights before then, Fred?
Lucy: Don't look at me. Ask Ethel.
Lucy: OK. What do you wanna bet?
How about ten dollars?
Ethel: What's the matter with twenty dollars?
Ricky: Well, what's the matter with thirty dollars?
Lucy: What's the matter with fifty dollars?
Fred: What was the matter with ten dollars?
Ricky: Why honey, this is the electric age. All you have to do is flip a swish.
Lucy: (to Ethel) We flip a swish.
Fred: What are you wearing that bustle for? You don't need it.
Lucy: Pay no attention to him. You leave it on.
Ethel: I'm not wearing a bustle.
Lucy: (talking about the yeast) Gee, I must have hurt this some way.
Ethel: What do you mean?
Lucy: It's all swollen.
Lucy: I had to go to three or four stores before I could get enough yeast though.
Ethel: Why? How much did you need?
Lucy: Thirteen cakes.
Ethel: Thirteen cakes! That seems like an awful lot.
Lucy: Well here's the recipe right here. (hands Ethel the book)
Ethel Three cakes.
Lucy: Oh really. Oh well. They're small, it won't make much difference.
Ricky: And my grandmother baked her own bread.
Lucy: Baked? Like I bake a cake?
Ricky: I hope not.
Lucy: We're revolting.
Ricky: No more than usual.
Ricky: (wearing band-aids on his face) Is breakfast ready?
Lucy: I was just about to fix it, dear. What'll you have? Coffee? Toast? A transfusion?
The basement set is in front of Lucy and Ricky's bedroom.
The rye bread featured in the episode was made by Union Made Bakery. The cast, crew, and studio audience eat the bread after the filming.
Ruth Perrott was featured My Favorite Husband as the maid, Katy.
The last names of Pettebone and Pomerantz come from Jean Pettebone, a CBS photographer and Charles Pomerantz, press representative for I Love Lucy sponsor Phillip Morris.
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