The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Season 1 Episode 5

Lucy Goes to Sun Valley

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Aired Unknown Apr 14, 1958 on CBS
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Lucy Goes to Sun Valley
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Lucy and Ricky are about to go on a "second honeymoon," but it falls through when Ricky has to do a TV show. Can Ricky and Lucy put the romance back into their marriage? Fernando Lamas guest stars as himself, assuming the role as the Ricardos' unlikely marriage counselor.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Lucy claims that "Jingle Bells" was the only song Ricky knew in English when he came over to America; however, he sang "That Means I Love You" to her in English on the night they first met (in "Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana").

      • A stunt double was used in place of Lucille during the skiing scenes and, unfortunately, broke her leg while filming Lucy's mountain top scene.

      • William Frawley introduced "Melancholy Baby" when he was in vaudeville in the 1920s.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Ricky: I understand you met my wife Lucy.
        Fernando: Yes. (rubs bruised ribs)
        Ricky: You see, we had a fight and she came out here alone and then she saw you and got an idea, and she had somebody tell me that you were seeing a lot of each other so that I could come up here because I was yealous.
        Fernando: Uh, 'yealous'?
        Ricky: Sí. Celoso.
        Fernando: Oh! 'Yealous'!

      • Fernando: I'm sorry I lost my temper.
        Lucy: Oh that's all right. I rather enjoyed being bawled out in Spanish again.
        Fernando: What?
        Lucy: My husband is Cuban.
        Fernando: Ah, Cuba is such a lovely place.
        Lucy: Yes. Havana is particularly beautiful, yes.
        Fernando: Just beautiful. It's been wonderful seeing you, Mrs. uh--?
        Lucy: Ricardo. Lucy Ricardo.
        Fernando: Ricardo?
        Lucy: Yes.
        Fernando: Cuban?
        Lucy: Yes.
        Fernando: Not Ricky Ricardo?
        Lucy: Yes. Do you know him?
        Fernando: Of course. We worked together at MGM.
        Lucy: Really?
        Fernando: Yes. When we left the studio, the lion was roaring with a Spanish accent.

      • (Disgusted with Ricky when he rebuffs her reminiscing)
        Lucy: Ricky Ricardo, you're nothing but a--man!
        Ricky: I am not! (thinks about what Lucy said) I am too!

      • (after deciding to take separate honeymoons)
        Lucy: Ethel, would you care to join me on my second honeymoon?
        Ethel: Sure, it's gotta be better than my first.

      • (Lucy is bawling after finding out that Ricky has to cancel their trip to Sun Valley)
        Lucy: I didn't think you'd be the kind of husband that would allow our marriage to get stale and humdrum, like some other husbands I know. (looking at Fred)
        Fred: Now, wait a minute. I've never let our marriage get stale and humdrum, did I, honeybunch?
        Ethel: How could you? It started that way.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Lucy slipped and fell while filming the ice skating scene in this episode; she credits Jerry Thorpe with "saving her life."

      • When Desilu did location shooting for this episode, Lucy and Desi took their children along, as Lucy wanted her children to experience Idaho in the winter, as it reminded Lucy of her childhood. Lucy had a great deal of fun playing in the snow. William Frawley was also reminded of his snowy winters in Iowa and spent his time in the lodge, as he claimed he had experienced enough snow in his lifetime.

      • In a nice bit of continuity, the corsage of violets that Lucy finds pressed between the book that she claims Ricky gave her on the night they first met is the same that he gave to her in "Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana;" he gave them to her at his uncle's night club, El Tambor.

      • This episode originally reran on December 24, 1958, and new footage was shot with the Ricardos reminiscing their trip to Sun Valley, and Little Ricky reciting a Christmas poem, thus flashbacking into the episode. However, these new scenes disappear from reruns after 1960.

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