I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 13

The Benefit

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 07, 1952 on CBS

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    • (Ethel learns that Lucy was unable to convince Ricky to perform with her for Ethel's women's club benefit)
      Lucy: So you can't get Ricky. You still have me? After all, what's Ricky got that I haven't got, except a band, a reputation...?
      Ethel: And talent!

    • Lucy: Well, you look again. You'll be able to find me one.
      Ricky: No, I wun't.
      Lucy: Not much, you wun't. You find me another song tomorrow or just dun't come home. Auf! Auf! Auf!

    • Lucy: Do you love me?
      Ricky: Sure I love you.
      Lucy: Would you climb the highest mountain for me?
      Ricky: Mm-hmm.
      Lucy: Would you swim the widest ocean?
      Ricky: Yeah.
      Lucy: (kissing Ricky) Would you do anything in the world for me?
      Ricky: Yeah. Anything but sing at Ethel's club next week.
      Lucy: I don't know what you're talking about. And who told ya?

    • (The Ricardos and the Mertzes are gathered around the piano and discover Lucy is singing off key)
      Ricky: Aw, honey, why don't you just go and sit down and listen to the rest of us.
      Lucy: No! Either we all sing or nobody sings.
      (Ricky and the Mertzes retreat to the other side of the living room)
      Lucy: Well, all right then. If nobody wants to sing, I'll just sing by myself.
      Ricky, Fred and Ethel: No!

    • (Lucy and Ricky on Auf Weidersein)
      Ricky: What's the matter? Don't you like the song?
      Lucy: Auf!
      Ricky: What's wrong with it?
      Lucy: What's wrong with it? I sound like a hungry seal.
      Ricky: Why, honey, don't be silly. The audience will love it.
      Lucy: Well, they might love you, but they're gonna throw me a fish!

    • Ethel: Even for sweet charity, I am not going to be the back end of a horse.

    • Lucy: "Auf Wiedersehen"? That's a nice Cuban melody.

    • Lucy: I love you.
      Ricky: Lucy, what do you want?

    • Ethel: My women's club wants Ricky.
      Lucy: Well I'd be very glad to help them out, but I'm not through with him yet.

    • Ricky: Fix us a snack. I'm hungry.
      Lucy: No, you can't insult me and then expect me to feed you.

    • Lucy: Well, if no one wants to sing, I'll just sing by myself.
      Ethel, Ricky, Fred: NO!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • In the scene where Lucy is warming up to practice her duet with Ricky, we see a book on top of the piano entitled, "How to Sing," with F. Alsetto as the author. Falsetto is actually a vocal technique (literally meaning "false") that allows a vocalist to sing beyond his or her normal vocal range.

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