The Fox Hunt


The Fox Hunt

I Love Lucy

Lucy is jealous after Ricky danced the night away with Angela Randall, a budding British starlet, but he claims he was only trying to be polite. Lucy plots to get Ricky out of London, and away from Miss Randall, by persuading Sir Clive Richardson, an English movie producer, to invite the Ricardos and Mertzes to his Berkshire Manor estate for the weekend.

After going to great pains to wangle the invitation, Lucy is shocked to discover that Angela Randall is the stage name of Angela Richardson, Sir Clive's attractive daughter. Lucy attempts to cancel the weekend visit by saying she forgot about the criket matches, but Sir Clive reminds her that this is not criket season. Lucy: "Well, these are very young crickets."

At the Richardson's country estate, Lucy is introduced to her horse for the hunt, Danny Boy, whose size frightens her. Lucy: "Do you have a large lamb?" After a number of false starts, Lucy is off on her first fox hunt. Many hours later, Lucy hobbles into the stable area, without her horse, Danny Boy, and covered with brambles. Lucy: "I have a strange feeling I'm not alone." She isn't, she's sharing the tangle of brush with the fox. Lucy has won the hunt!

Episode #143
Season #5 (1955-56)

Aired: February 6, 1956
Filmed: December 22, 1955
Rating: 48.2/65

James V. Kern (Director),
Jess Oppenheimer (Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Pugh Davis (Writer),
Bob Schiller (Writer),
Bob Weiskopf (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Walter Kingsford (Sir Clive Richardson),
Hilary Brooke (Angela Randall),
Trevor Ward (Groom)