I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 27

The Kleptomaniac

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 14, 1952 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the last scene of the episode, just after Lucy pulls a gun out of the guitar case, you can see the living room table has been propped up on 4 blocks to make it taller

  • Quotes

    • Lucy: (grabs Ethel by the dress) Listen to me, Babyface. Now you help me pull this job, or I'll squeal that you were the brains in the cuckoo clock caper!

    • (Ricky is mispronouncing the word "kleptomaniac")
      Ricky: She is a kle-kle-kle-kl--whatever you said!

    • Lucy: (under hypnosis) Yeah, and I began pickin' pockets. I picked a peck of pockets.

    • Ethel: Did you get any of them?
      Lucy: I got two - a flat foot and a private eye. I got the eye in the foot and the foot in the eye.

    • Ricky: Have you seen Lucy?
      Fred: She's probably with Ethel. Maybe they're out shopping.
      Ricky: Yeah, or shoplifting.

    • Ricky: Listen Fred, I have an awful problem on my hands.
      Fred: You should have thought of that before you married her.

    • Lucy: (to Ethel) How could you ever think up a sneaky scheme like that? Who do you think you are? Me?

    • Lucy: What good is a crook's word of honor?

    • Ricky: What is this?
      Lucy: It's my mad money.
      Ricky: There's $200 here.
      Lucy: I get awfully mad.

    • Ricky: Hey, tortillas.
      Lucy: Yeah, I made them with Aunt Jemima tortilla mix.
      Ricky:Oh, I keep forgetting here in America you call them flapcakes.
      Lucy: Come again.
      Ricky: Hot jacks?
      Lucy: You were closer with tortillas. They are hotcakes.
      Ricky: Not these. These are cold cakes.

    • Lucy: I don't want Ricky to hear.
      Ethel: Lucy, haven't you told him you're chairman of the bazaar?
      Lucy: No, and I'm not going to tell him until next Friday.
      Ethel: But the bazaar is next Thursday.
      Lucy: Exactly.

    • Fred: You don't think she's a kleptomaniac, do you?
      Ricky: Oh no, I just think she steals things.

    • Lucy: And I took a little boy!
      Doctor: You took a little boy!?
      Lucy: Yeah, but my mother made me give him back!

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