I Love Lucy

Season 3 Episode 30

The Sublease

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 24, 1954 on CBS
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The Ricardos are off to Maine for the summer, so they decide to sublet their apartment. Their landlords, the Mertzes, don't like the idea, and like the potential tenants even less. Nor are they wild about their new roommates.

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  • Lucy and Ricky decided to head for maine for the summer.So they wanted to rent their apartment out.

    Ricky tells Lucy,that his manager has given an money to rent in Maine for the summer.Which got Lucy excited of course.But this didn't make their landlords Fred and Ethel,too happy about the idea.As Lucy begin to find an tenante that would stay in their apartment,for the summer while they are gone.It turns out that they weren't going to Maine,after all.So they have to stay with the mertz,however spending together isn't that easy.Lucy and Ethel,comes up with an plot to get Mr.Beeana to move out of the apartment.They manage to get him out of the apartment.However they caused more problem.Fred paid an rent for another apartment for the Ricardo's and apparently Ricky agent got them to go somewhere.

    This was an excellent epsidoe! This is the last episode for season 3.moreless

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Ricky: (upon hearing that the Mertzes would be subletting their apartment) Ooooh! They're trying to make us look at this thin' through a sweater.
      Lucy: (figuring out what Ricky meant) Ooooh! You mean they're trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Blooper: After Lucy pulls the kitchen window shade, the handle swings in and out of the window indicating there's no glass.

    • This is the final episode of the third season. At the end of this year, "I Love Lucy" was #1 in the ratings. To give the show some fresh plot ideas, the "Lucy" writers decided to take the Ricardos and the Mertzes off to California during season 4.