I Love Lucy

Season 5 Episode 26

Return Home From Europe

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 14, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Frank Nelson (Customs Officer) and Mary Jane Croft (Evelyn) would return in Season 6 as Ralph and Betty Ramsey, the Ricardo's next door neighbors in Connecticut.

  • Quotes

    • Ricky: I am not the father of that cheese!

    • Ricky: Being married to you is not easy, but it sure is a lot of fun.

    • Evelyn: DId you hear a piece of cheese burp?

    • Lucy: Complications, complications.
      Ethel: What's the matter?
      Lucy: They charge ten percent of the regular fare for babies. That's $30.
      Ethel: How much will it cost of it's a cheese?
      Lucy: $50.
      Ethel: Well it's cheaper to have the cheese be a baby than the baby be a cheese.

    • Ricky: I am not the father of that cheese.

    • Lucy: What do they take on the plane for free?
      Ethel: Only the clothes you're wearing.
      Lucy: Oh well, that's no good. Very few people wear cheese.

    • Lucy: Someone we all know and love...my mother.
      Ricky: Your what?!
      Lucy: My mother and she's a who, not a what.

    • Lucy: You can't come home from Europe without buying gifts for your friends.
      Fred: The test of true friendship does not depend on buying gifts.
      Ethel: He ought to know. He's been testing his friends for 20 years.

    • Fred: Ethel I told you you were buying too many souvenirs.
      Ethel: I want a lot of things to remind me of my trip when I get home.
      Lucy: Gee, I hate to leave Europe.
      Ethel: Me too.
      Fred: From the looks of things you're not leaving it, you're taking it with you.

  • Notes

    • Guest star Mary Jane Croft loves this episode.

    • The idea for Lucy bringing home the cheese on the plane came from Bob Carroll, Jr. As he was going through customs, a man in front of him carried a 20lb. wheel of cheese. The customs officials cut the cheese because they thought the man was smuggling jewels.

    • This is the final episode produced by Jess Oppenheimer. He would leave Desilu Productions to work for NBC.

  • Allusions