I Love Lucy

American television sitcom

I Love Lucy is a sitcom originally broadcast from 1951 to 1957 and remains in syndication. It stars comedienne Lucille Ball, her (then) husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley.

Season One edit

The Girls Want To Go To The Nightclub [1.1] edit

Ethel: Sing something.
Ricky: I couldn't.
Lucy: Let's neck.
Ricky: Wait a minute, I'll sing.

[Lucy and Ethel can't find dates.]
Ethel: We can always call the zoo and order a couple of dancing bears.

Fred: Yeah with all that champagne, even Ethel might look good.

Lucy: We must know two men who are single and attractive. [Lucy and Ethel pause to think] Two men who are single. [pause] Two men. [pause] A boy and a dog.
Ethel: Maybe we should settle for Little Boy Blue and Peter Cottontail.

Lucy: Ethel and I are going dancing at the Copa.
Ricky: I hope one of you knows how to lead.

Ethel: I think a tuxedo is the best looking thing a man can wear.
Fred: Unless he's wearing boxing trunks.

Ricky: Everybody knows you can get around a lady with a little sweet talk.
Fred: That's alright for Lucy, but it's a little longer trip around Ethel.

[Fred talking to Ricky about his anniversary]
Fred: I'd like you to join me in commemoration of an eighteen year-old tragedy.

Lucy: [to Ethel about her marriage] Ever since we said "I do," there are so many things we don't.

[Lucy and Ethel are washing dishes]
Ethel: Here, you missed something on this one.
Lucy: That's the design.
Ethel: It is?
Lucy: Sure, can't you see. Flowers against a background of (scratches plate with nail) gravy.

Be a Pal [1.2] edit

Ricky: That's the reason I married you - because you're so different than anyone I've known in Cuba.
Lucy: Who'd you know in Cuba?

[Lucy joins Ricky's poker game]

Lucy: [looks at cards] My, this is a problem.
Ricky: Honey, please, you're holding up the game.
Lucy: Well, I can't decide whether to throw away my two queens or my three kings.

Ethel: [explaining poker to Lucy] It's a lot like hearts, only you bet, and there isn't any old maid.

Ethel: [reading from 'Dr. Humphries' book] If he hunts, take up hunting. If he fishes, take up fishing. If he golfs, take up golfing.
Lucy: Ricky plays poker. I'll have to take up poking.

Ethel: [reading from Dr. Humphries' book] Often, after the first years of marriage, the husband seems to lose interest in the wife. He reads the paper at the breakfast table, he doesn't answer when you talk to him. In short, he doesn't even know you're alive.
Lucy: I wonder where Dr. Humphries ever met Ricky.

The Quiz Show [1.5] edit

Announcer: (during the credits) The part of Harold was played by Mr. John Emery. Freddie Fillmore was played by Mr. Frank Nelson.

The Séance [1.7] edit

Lucy: Mr. Maryweather, I'd like to present Madame Ethel Mertzola. She's going to be our medium tonight. She's psychopathic!

Fred: Presenting Raya, the medium. Well done, Medium Raya.

Ethel: I shall now contact Tilly! [in a monotone voice] Ethel to Tilly, Ethel to Tilly. Come in, Tilly. Over.

[Lucy accidentally sneezes]
Mr. Maryweather: Tilly! Tilly, is that you?
Lucy: Yes, it's me Tilly.
Mr. Maryweather: But Tilly, that sneeze. Are you sick?
Lucy: Sick? I'm dead!
Mr. Maryweather: Oh, that's right.

[Lucy gets too close to the fireplace]
Lucy: Ow!
Mr. Maryweather: What's the matter?
Lucy: I burned myself. It's awfully hot here.
Mr. Maryweather: Oh, that's where you are! Oh Tilly, I'm so disappointed in you.

Ethel: My trance is wearing off, I think you better hang up now.

Lucy: Ethel, you underestimate your transmitter!

Season Two edit

Lucy Hires a Maid [2.23] edit

Lucy: What's your name?
Mrs. Porter: Mrs. Porter.
Lucy: And what do I call you?
Mrs. Porter: Mrs. Porter.

Dialogue edit

Lucy: Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular?
Lucy: [later, after getting drunk from drinking a potent "health" tonic] Well, I'm your Vitameatavegamin girl! Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you pop out at parties? Are you un-poopular? Well, are you?

Lucy: [whenever Ricky stages a new show] Can I be in the show?
Ricky: No!

Betty Ramsey: I've loved parties ever since I was a little girl, how about you, Ethel?
Ethel: I haven't been to a party since I was a little girl.

Lucy: [after buying a pair of hostess pants for Ethel's birthday gift] Well, now, wait a minute, Ethel, look. You get yourself a little black, off-the-shoulder blouse, and a big crushy belt, and little ballet slippers, and you're all set!
Ethel: What for, Halloween?

Lucy: I have an idea!
Ethel: How can you stand there in the middle of this mess and utter those four horrible words: "I've got an idea?"

Lucy: I saw them last month in Harper's Bazaar.
Ethel: Well they're certainly bizarre!

Lucy: Once you get to know Ethel, you'll find she's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Ethel: Monkeys that seldom get invited out of their barrels, that is.

Lucy: We're in the egg business together, so half of those eggs belong to Ethel. Isn't that right dear?
Ethel: Yes, the shells.

Lucy: It's my mad money.
Ricky: There's over $200 here.
Lucy: Well, I get awfully mad.

Ethel: [referring to Ava Gardner in a restaurant] She's just people Fred, remember? Just like you and me.
Fred: She may be people, but she's not like you and me.

Lucy: You were just up here and said it sounded great.
Ethel: Well, I'm down here now and it sounds lousy!

Ethel: [referring to hamburgers] At least we put meat in ours.
Lucy: And just what are you insinuating we put in ours?
Ethel: I'm not saying, but you can bet on it in the afternoon and eat it at night!

Ethel: Thanks for the present!
Lucy: YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!!!!

Fred: Possession is over nine-tenths of the law!
Lucy: Yeah, and I'm possessed!

Lucy: "Butter? What do you want butter for?
Ricky: I wanted to put some on my bread.
Lucy: Butter? On bread? I'll never get used to your crazy Cuban dishes.

Ricky: [reading to Ethel from a script Lucy wrote] Is there something wrong with your lover?
Lucy: LIVER!
Ethel: [later on, to Ricky] I think you go out to meet your liver.
Lucy: LOVER!

Ricky: What do you know about rice?
Fred: Well, I had it thrown at me on one of the darkest days of my life.

Ricky: How do spell "s'perience"?
Lucy: E-x-p...
Ricky: E-x? You're kidding?

Ethel: Fred, I got a confession to make. Remember when we got married and I said I was 18? I was 19.
Fred: Well I got a confession to make too. You were 24.

Employment agent: What did you have in mind?
Lucy: What kind of jobs do you have open?
Agent: Well what do you do?
Lucy: What kind of jobs do you have open?
Agent: Well what do you do?
Lucy: What kind of jobs do you have open?
Agent: You go first this time.
Lucy': Alright, what do you do?
Agent: What kind of jobs do you have... Oh. Cut it out.

George Reeves (known for originating Superman on TV): [after being harassed by Lucy] How long have you been married?
Ricky: 15 years.
George: And they call me Superman!

Lucy's doctor: (from Jamestown) Hello, Mr. Ricardo. I'm the man who brought your wife into the world!
Ricky: I don't know whether to thank you or punch you in the nose!

(Ethel wants a new lamp.)
Fred: What do you need a new lamp for? Abe Lincoln read by candlelight.
Ethel: Don't drag your boyhood friends into this, Fred.

(Choosing a bet)
Fred: What about ten dollars?
Ethel: What's the matter with twenty dollars?
Ricky: Well what's the matter with thirty dollars?
Lucy: Well what's the matter with fifty dollars?
Fred: What was the matter with ten dollars?

Lucy: Ricky!
Ethel: Fred!
Lucy: We're revolting!
Ricky: No more than usual.

[Lucy pulls the emergency brake twice in one day on a train, she then pulls it again]
Train conductor: Thanks to you I've just won five dollars from the engineer.

Ethel: I wanted a toaster!
Lucy: Well Fred told me that but I couldn't believe you could be that dull!
Ethel: Listen, I'd look better wearing a toaster than I would those checkerboard britches!

Lucy: Marion, stop cackling. I've been waiting ten years for you to lay that egg.

Ethel: Oh just wait until Mickey Richardson hears about this!

Ethel: Ethel to Tillie, Ethel to Tillie, come in Tillie. Over.
Fred: Well done, Medium Raya.

Lucy: Oh no you don't. Not even for the love of sweet charity am I going to box three rounds with a kangaroo.

Fred: I'm surprised she's got time to make pralines she's so busy making signs.

Lucy: I wonder if this bed stops in Chicago.

Lucy: (to a vaudeville clown teaching her an act) Martha
Vaudeville clown: Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch I crept up on the killer.

Lucy: [to Ethel] Happy Birthday, and I hope you live another seventy-five years!

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