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Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
Fred Hobart Mertz
This is the first appearance of Ricky's smoking jacket. Later in the season Ricky Ricardo style smoking jackets will be sold to the public.
According to this episode, Lucy and Ricky moved into the apartment August 6th, 1948. Meaning that the Ricardos have only lived in their apartment three years. August 6th is Lucille Ball's birthday.
Fred uses a ladder to enter the Ricardos' apartment at one point. It must have been a very long ladder considering the Ricardos live on the 4th floor! (Thanks to the I Love Lucy: Season 1 DVD)
(After Lucy cuts a fake mink coat in front of Ricky and Fred.)
Lucy: Congratulations, Ethel. You're the first woman to ever wear a mink t-shirt.
Fred: Have you figured out hot to get the coat away from her?
Ricky: I'm gonna tell her the truth.
Fred: Gosh, I hadn't thought of that. What about the anniversary?
Ricky: I'll get her a couple of minks and let her raise her own coat.
(Lucy keeps pulling on Ethel's apron strings to bring her back.)
Ethel: Please, I'm not a yo-yo.
Ethel: (to Lucy) I'd be happy if a burglar came and didn't take my mink coat.
Ricky: Please Mr. Burglar, take our money, take our jewels, but don't take my wife's mink coat. It's worth 35 hundred bucks. (Lucy hits him)
Burglar: Is that real mink?
Lucy: No, it's mink dyed imitation skunk.
Fred: Do you think she'll think he's a phony?
Ricky: Not if you cover your face with a mask.
Fred: That's a good idea. (realizes) Hey, wait a minute.
Fred: I'll gather by the look on your face that Lucy is still attached to that coat.
Ricky: I'm beginning to think the coat is attached to Lucy.
Fred: How did you ever get an idea like that?
Ricky: It's easy. I think of it in Spanish, and then I translate it into English.
Ricky: Forgetting our anniversary. I should have brought her something.
Fred: You brought her something now, brother.
Fred: (to Ricky) What are you trying to do? Make a bum out of me?
Ethel: Don't blame that on him. You were a bum before he was born.
Ricky: Lucy, my how you've changed.
Fred: It's the new way I'm doing my hair.
There is another scence to the episode that was never shot. It was cut for possibly being to racy for TV.
The scene had Ricky rasing the temperture way up so Lucy would remove the coat.
The script had Lucy wearing nothing but the coat!
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