Changing the Boys' Wardrobe


Changing the Boys' Wardrobe

I Love Lucy

Off to see the new Marilyn Monroe movie, Lucy and Ethel are disgusted that the boys insist on wearing their oldest clothes in public. The following day and without the husbands' permission, the girls give the ratty clothing to a secondhand man.

When shop owner Zebu Allen phones Ricky at the club, asking if he wants to buy back his old clothing, Ricky and Fred start plotting. They get some Brooks Brothers' boxes and put the old clothing in them including Fred's Golden Gloves of 1909 sweater and Ricky's University of Havana sweatshirt, telling the wives they have bought new outfits.

Meanwhile, desperate to drum up some publicity for Ricky, Jerry arranges to have his star client named "one of the ten best-dressed men," and Fred as his "fashion consultant." Elated, Ricky, now dressed in tuxedo, instructs Lucy to "get dolled up" and join him at the club.

Lucy and Ethel get their revenge by dressing in ragged attire and arriving at the Tropicana just as a photographer snaps their pictures for a newspaper layout.

Special Notes: In this episode Fred has a sweater he had won boxing in the 1909 Golden Gloves. However, the first Golden Glove tournament took place in 1923, in Chicago, with miniature gloves given as prizes. This episode is based on lucy's radio show, My Favorite Husband, Episode #95, "Husbands are Sloppy Dressers".

Episode #76
Season #3 (1953-54)

Aired: December 7, 1953
Filmed: November 5, 1953
Rating: 67.2/79


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

Supporting Cast:
Oliver Blake (Zeb Allen),
Jerry Hausner (Jerry),
Alberto Calderone (Alberto),
Lee Millar (Phil, the Photographer),
Paul Power (Award Presenter)