I Love Lucy

Season 4 Episode 4

The Matchmaker

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 1954 on CBS
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Lucy wants to nudge a shy couple to the altar. Lucy's idea: show them how wonderful her and Ricky's marriage is. Her plan: invite them to a quiet at-home dinner. A quiet dinner at the Ricardo's? Whoever heard of such a thing?

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  • Lucy tries to help her friend Dorothy reel in her catch, Sam, by inviting them over for dinner to show Sam how great marriage is. The night doesn't go as planned, however, when the dinner burns, the baby cries, and Ricky takes matters into his own hands.moreless

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    Lucy has the best of intentions when she invites Dorothy and Sam over for dinner; she wants to help a fellow woman get herself a husband. Unfortunately for her, Ricky decides to take up the cause of keeping Sam a bachelor for as long as possible. Lucy and Ethel conspire to give Sam examples of "happily married" couples, although Ethel is reluctant at first, because it had been 25 years since she "bagged Fat Freddie". Though the episode is called "The Matchmaker", it is one of at least three episodes featuring Lucy's matchmaking skills, the others being "Lucy Plays Cupid" and "Lucy is Matchmaker". Some great scenes include Ricky apologizing to who he thinks is Lucy, but in reality is Fred, and Lucy preparing breakfast for Ricky according to the unflattering picture Ricky gave Sam the night before.moreless
Milton Frome

Milton Frome

Sam

Guest Star

Sarah Selby

Sarah Selby

Dorothy

Guest Star

Joseph Mayer

Joseph Mayer

Little Ricky

Recurring Role

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer

Little Ricky

Recurring Role

Bennett Green

Bennett Green

Messenger

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    • Lucy: Think of the beautiful children these two could have. Imagine. A little girl with Dorothy's lovely hair and Sam's wide-set eyes.
      Ricky: Yeah. (chuckling)
      Lucy: What are you laughing at?
      Ricky: I was just thinking it'd be funny if she turns out to have Dorothy's lovely eyes and Sam's wide-set hair! (referring to Sam's being bald)

    • Lucy: Put yourself in my place. If Fred was gone and wasn't ever coming home, what would you be doing?
      Ethel: Celebrating.

    • Ricky: The only reason that I told Sam the things I told him last night was because you and Dorothy were trying to hook him. And I tol' you to stay out of his affairs!
      Lucy: Well, for once I decided not to do what you told me.
      Ricky: For once?! You never do what I tol' you!
      Lucy: Then why don't you quit tol'ing me?

    • Lucy: Dorothy and Sam are coming over.
      Ricky: Dorothy and Sam who?
      Lucy: You know.
      Ricky: Oh. You mean Dorothy Spider and Sam Fly.

    • Lucy: Well, you and Fred'll be a wonderful example of young couple who have been married 25 years. And are still madly in love with each other.
      Ethel: Me and Fred?!
      Lucy: Well for tonight, fake it!

    • Lucy: Ricky and I will be a wonderful example of a young married couple, and you and Fred'll be a wonderful example of an o---(seeing the look on Ethel's face) Oh!

    • Lucy: Anyway, I have a plan. We are going to show Sam what it's like to be married. First, I'm going to serve a delicious home-cooked meal, and then we'll all tiptoe in and take a look at the baby sleeping peacefully in his little crib, and then we'll all come out here and sit around the big fire and listen to romantic music.
      Ethel: Oh, that'll be nice.
      Lucy: Won't it?
      Ethel: Yeah. When are you gonna show him what it's like to be married.

    • Ricky: Lucy saves me a lot of money on food.
      Lucy: That's right, I do!
      Ricky: You know, serving leftovers?
      Sam: Leftovers?
      Ricky: Yes, she's great at serving leftovers. But the strange thing is I never had any of the meals that the leftovers were left over from.

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