Lucy Changes Her Mind


Lucy Changes Her Mind

I Love Lucy

First, Lucy can't decide which dress to wear for dinner, then has trouble choosing a restaurant. But once seated at the Jubilee restaurant, she quickly makes up her mind about what to eat, roast beef. The bespectacled waiter takes her order, then Ethel's, lamb chops. Lucy asks if she can change her order; she'd prefer lamb chops. When Ricky mentions steak ("rare, thick, and juicy"), Lucy changes her mind again.

To add insult to injury, Lucy keeps changing tables at the restaurant, finding one too drafty, another viewless. Fred: "Stand by for another troop movement." The waiter becomes so flustered, he quits on the spot.

Ricky is properly furious with Lucy, pointing out that she never finishes anything she starts and is guilty of constantly changing her mind. The next day, Lucy happens upon an old, unfinished love letter she once wrote to Tom Henderson, who's now a furrier. She decides to finish the letter and leave it around for Ricky to read.

Ricky gets tipped off to the scheme by Fred and doesn't bat a jealous eye when Lucy flaunts the letter in his face. Determined to make Ricky foam with envy, Lucy travels downtown to Henderson's fur salon where she spies a short, dumpy man. This can't be Tom, Lucy reasons, unless he "shrunk".

With Ricky and Fred approaching, Lucy hops into the salon window and to make Ricky jealous starts "flirting" with a handsome male mannequin. All goes smoothly until the dummy separates in the middle, which makes for some superior Lucille Ball schtick.

Special Notes: This episode is based on lucy's radio show, My Favorite Husband, Episode #50, "Liz Changes Her Mind".

Bloopers: The shadow of the camera is clearly visible on Ricky and the sofa at the beginning of the flashback after Ricky and Ethel are talking.

Episode #56
Season #2 (1952-53)

Aired: March 30, 1953
Filmed: September 26, 1952
Rating: 65.6/89

William Asher (Director),
Jess Oppenheimer (Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis Pugh (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Frank Nelson (Waiter),
Phil Arnold (Harry Henderson),
John L. Hart (Tom Henderson),
Sally Corner (Woman in Fur Salon)