I Love Lucy

Season 3 Episode 14

The Charm School

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 1954 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Vivi Janiss, who plays Louann Hall in this episode, was one of Lucy's clubwomen friends in "No Children Allowed".

    • The girls' CQ's (Charm Quotients) are abominable. Out of a possible 100 points, Ethel scores a 30 and Lucy scores a 32!

    • Natalie Schafer, who played the charm school operator Phoebe Emerson, later went on to play Lovey Howell on Gilligan's Island.

  • Quotes

    • (Lucy can't understand why men and women don't mingle at the party.)
      Ethel: Just because we're married to men doesn't mean we have anything in common.

    • (Lucy is upset with Ricky's behavior at the party.)
      Lucy: Did you ever notice, Ethel, that whenever he is around a good-looking girl, he becomes more Cuban? The prettier the girl, the thicker the accent.
      Ethel: That's right. By the end of the evening I couldn't understand a word he was saying.

    • Lucy: What's Eve Whitney got that we haven't got? Nothing. We've got just as much as she's got only lots more.
      Ethel: Yeah, but the "lots more" is in all the wrong places.

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