I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 31

The Publicity Agent

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 12, 1952 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Desi Arnaz wears specially made shoes with six inch platforms when he portrays "The Tiger" at the end of this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Reporter: Your Highness, is it true that Ricky Ricardo's your favorite vocalist?
      Lucy: (disguised as the Maharincess of Franistan) Yes.
      Reporter: Do you like any other American performers?
      Lucy: No.
      Reporter: Now let me see if I have this straight. You've never seen Ricky Ricardo in person, you first heard his records two years ago, and you fell in love with his voice and decided to come to America to see him. Your father didn't approve but you came anyway and you can hardly wait to hear him sing. Is that right?
      Lucy: Yes, no, yes, yes, yes, no and yes.

    • (Ricky is in a foul mood and playing solitaire)
      Lucy: What'll we do tonight, Ricky?
      Ricky: Nothing.
      Lucy: What do you mean 'nothing'? Let's call the Mertzes and play some cards.
      Ricky: I don't feel like seeing the Mertzes and I don't want to play cards.
      Lucy: What do you call what you're doing here?
      Ricky: Tiddly Winks.
      Lucy: Lay your black tiddly on your red wink.

    • Lucy: How did you know it was me?
      Ricky: Who else but you would listen to me sing 25 songs and ask for more?

    • Lucy: (about Ricky) Why did he have to sing so many songs? Twenty-five numbers and every other one was "Babalu". If I had to faint one more time, I'd have fainted.

    • Ricky: Do you know what they speak in Franistan?
      Fred: I don't know. Where is it?
      Ricky: Where is it?! Oh Fred, don't you know anything.
      Fred: No. Where is it?
      Rcky: Franistan.
      Fred: Yeah.
      Ricky: It's right between Czechoslovakia and uh, below the border of Austria. Well you know it's right in between Switzerland and Persia. In there somewhere.

    • Lucy: Princess Sherazade, daughter of the Maharajah of Franistan.
      Ethel: If she was the daughter of a Maharajah, they wouldn't call her a Princess.
      Lucy: What would they call her?
      Ethel: A Maharani.
      Lucy: Oh no Ethel, that's a Maharajah's wife.
      Ethel: Oh.
      Lucy: I guess she'd be a Maharincess.

    • Ethel: How about letting Ricky win a title like Miss America?
      Lucy: He doesn't have the right measurements.

    • Lucy: I'm not a maharincess, I'm a hennarincess!

  • Notes

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