I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 1

The Girls Want To Go To a Nightclub

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 1951 on CBS

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  • Fred and Ethel are celebrating their wedding anniversary, and they each want to do something different to celebrate; Fred wants to go to the fights, and Ethel wants to go to a night club. When Lucy and Ricky get involved, things really get interesting.

    "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub" is the first episode of "I Love Lucy" to air on television, though it was not the first to be filmed. This was thought to be a better debut episode, and it is certainly a fitting one. This episode introduces a theme that will show up again and again in future episodes of the show: Lucy and Ethel scheme together and try to outsmart their husbands. The final minutes of the episode, as Lucy and Ethel show up as nightmare "dates" for their husbands, are classic, and four stars show why they were so beloved by Americans in the 50's and today as well.