Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans


Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans

I Love Lucy

When Lucy and Ethel become TV boxing match widows, they decide to go out for a bite to eat, leaving their husbands in front of the Ricardo TV set. Much to their dismay, the atmosphere at a local café seems no better: All of the customers, a cop, and even the restaurant counterman are glued to the tube.

Unable to get the cashier's attention to get some change, Lucy helps herself and is caught with her hand in the cash register. She manages to escape the cop's clutches by yelling, "Look, a knockout!" and, with Ethel, takes refuge on the roof of their apartment building, where she snips the TV antenna wires and the power lines as well.

Officer Jenkins catches the pair in the act and hauls them down to the police headquarters where they are questioned by Sergeant Nelson, who recognizes them as "Pickpocket Pearl" and "Sticky Fingers Sal". Lucy insists she's not a notorious criminal, suggesting that the flatfoot call Ricky (Murray Hill 5-9975) and straighten out the misunderstanding.

After a good deal of confusion, due mainly to the Ricardos' phone being off the hook, Lucy and Ethel manage to prove their innocence and they return home just as the fight broadcast is winding up. Ricky and Fred aren't even aware that the girls have been gone.

Bloopers: When Lucy cuts the electrical wire on the rooftop with a pair of scissors but in reality she would have been electrocuted.

Episode #65
Season #2 (1952-53)

Aired: June 22, 1953
Filmed: May 22, 1953
Rating: 43.8/64

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

Supporting Cast:
Larry Dobkin (Restaurant Counter Man),
Allen Jenkins (Policeman),
Frank Nelson (Desk Sergeant)