I Love Lucy

Season 2 Episode 31

Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 1953 on CBS

Episode Recap

It's fight night once again and Ricky and Fred are glued to the tv. Lucy decides that she and Ethel should revolt. They decide to get the boy's attention. They go to a restaurant and phone, asking for Lucy, Ricky calls Lucy to the phone an sets it down. The girls are angered and decide not to go to a movie instead of going home and being ignored. Lucy has to call Mrs. Trumbull to look in on the baby since the boys won't hear him if he cries. She doesn't have anymore change for the payphone at the clerk at the counter is so engrossed in the boxing match she decides to get her own change. A policeman is there also and tries to arrest them, but they give him the slip.

Back at home, the boys are still watching the fights. Lucy and Ethel go up to the roof to try to cut the wires that lead to the Ricardo's televsion. When they're trying to decide which wire to cut, the policeman from the coffee shop finds them. He arrests them and hauls them off to the police station.

The captain at the police station insists that they're the 2 women who've been commiting all the burlaries in the ared, Sticky Fingers Sal and Pick Pocket Pearl. Lucy tells them she's married to Ricky Ricardo but has no proof.

The captain sends the policeman to the Ricardo's where he finds Ricky and Fred watching the game just as Lucy said. At the same time the captain finds the file on Pick Pocket Pearl and Sticky Fingers Sal and it says they're both in prison. Lucy and Ethel are released and return home just as the fights are ending and have no clue about the girls getting arrested.