I Love Lucy

Season 6 Episode 5

Visitor from Italy

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 29, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In a New York pizzeria during that time there would be not be a machine to flatten the dough. This was a common practice in Los Angeles pizzerias.

  • Quotes

    • Lucy: (on the phone) Ethel? How'd you like to play a new game called "Hide the Houseguest"?

    • Mario: Last night I'm-a get-a fired.
      Lucy: No, Mario, you didn't get-a fired.
      Mario: Yes, I'm-a get-a fired.
      Lucy: Mario, I think you misunderstood. Ricky said that you were--
      Mario: Please, Señora Ricardo. My English is not so pretty good, but in my country when two men grab me, push me to the door and kaploop (makes a kicking motion)--I'm fired.

    • Rick: What can you do?
      Mario: Well, I'm the best gondolier in all of Venice.
      Lucy: I'm afraid it's slack season for all the gondoliers in New York.
      Fred: Unless you go down to Canal Street!

    • Ricky: You know something? We haven't played bridge since we four went to Europe.
      Lucy: I know. I bet I've forgotten everything I ever knew about bridge.
      Ricky: Good. Then maybe we can win.

  • Notes

    • When the pizza dough is covering Lucy's head, Lucille Ball needed to suck out an air hole because she was having trouble breathing.

    • This will be Jay Novello's third appearance on the series: He appeared in "The Séance" as Mr. Meriweather in season one and as Mr. Beecher in "The Sublease" in season three.

    • Lucy spent three evenings at Micelli's Pizza Parlor in West Hollywood so she could perfect the act of twirling pizza dough.

  • Allusions