TV 1948-1959

by todarski | created - 11 Feb 2013 | updated - 05 Feb 2015 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pilot (1951)

TV-G | 45 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz, Jerry Hausner

Votes: 183

complete series

2. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

It's Fred and Ethel's 18th wedding anniversary, Ethel wants to go to the Copacabana and Fred wants to go to the fights. Lucy helps Ethel to try and change the boys minds and Ricky helps ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 236

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Be a Pal (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Worried that Ricky is starting to lose interest in her, Lucy decides to remind Ricky of Cuba and his childhood. With Ethel's help she decorates the home and decides to impersonate a singer like Ricky's mom.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 205

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Diet (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy can be in Ricky's act, but only if she can lose 12 pounds in four days.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 219

5. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After becoming too involved in a murder mystery book, Lucy believes that Ricky is trying to murder her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 244

6. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Quiz Show (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When Lucy is months behind in paying the bills, she decides to go on a radio show to win $1,000. To win the money, she must introduce a stranger to Ricky as her 'first husband'.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 214

7. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Audition (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ricky finally lands an audition for a television show. After the clown in Ricky's act gets injured, Lucy fills in for him.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 180

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Seance (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In this episode, Lucy gets superstitious with the daily Horoscope. When she explains to theatre producer Mr. Merriweather that Ricky's horoscope is not Ricky's day and he should say no, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 194

9. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Men Are Messy (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

When Lucy gets mad at how sloppy Ricky is, she decides to get back at him by only cleaning 'her half' of the apartment. When a magazine photographer comes to photograph the place for a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 192

10. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Fur Coat (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 190

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After reading a newspaper article planted by Ricky's press agent, Ethel convinces Lucy that Ricky is fooling around with the lead dancer in his nightclub act.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 163

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Drafted (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ricky and Fred are going to do a show for the Army troops at Fort Dix. To keep Lucy from wanting to be in it, they keep the reason they're going a secret. Lucy and Ethel think they've been drafted.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 170

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Adagio (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Lucy decides to try out for a job as an Apache dancer in Ricky's show. The man she rehearses with falls madly in love with her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 173

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Benefit (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lucy gets Ricky to perform with her at a benefit for Ethel's club.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 157

15. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Amateur Hour (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

To earn some extra money to pay for a new dress, Lucy takes a job babysitting a little boy. She is amazed that she will be getting $5 an hour. She finds out why when the boy's mother sneaks a second, twin boy into the apartment.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 175

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Plays Cupid (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Lucy's neighbor wants her to deliver an invitation to the grocer for a date. When she does, the grocer thinks the note is from Lucy rather than the neighbor. The grocer is delighted to think he will have dinner with Lucy.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 175

17. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Fakes Illness (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy is so frustrated that Ricky won't let her go into show business, she fakes being mentally ill. When Ricky finds out, he hires an actor to play a doctor and tell her she's really very sick and needs an operation.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 160

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Writes a Play (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucy enters a playwriting competition, hoping to cast Ricky, but has to settle for Fred, and rewrites. But when Ricky learns a movie producer will be judging the plays, he takes over for Fred, not knowing the script's been changed.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 150

19. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Breaking the Lease (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The Ricardos try to break their lease after a fight with the Mertzes.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 174

20. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ballet (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucy claims to have been a ballerina, to get into Ricky's show. She goes to Madame Le Mond's class to hone her ballet skills.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 163

21. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Young Fans (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lucy and Ricky try to deal with youthful admirers.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 177

22. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: New Neighbors (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 178

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Fred and Ethel Fight (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy tries to reunite the separated Mertzes after they had a big fight.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 170

24. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Mustache (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ricky grows a mustache to get an acting job in a movie. Lucy doesn't like it, so she wears a fake beard and mustache she gets from Fred. The adhesive is so old, it won't come off.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 158

25. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Gossip (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The boys and girls bet each other breakfast in bed for a month that they can't stop gossiping.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 177

26. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pioneer Women (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 191

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Marriage License (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Lucy finds a misspelling on her marriage license, she believes her marriage to Ricky isn't legal.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 166

28. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Kleptomaniac (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Lucy is the chairman of a bazaar for her club, but doesn't tell Ricky. When he finds all the cash and donations hidden in the apartment, he accuses her of being a compulsive thief.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 180

29. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Cuban Pals (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lucy tries to emulate Ricky's former dance partner from Cuba.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 150

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Freezer (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel decide to make some money by buying a used walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 212

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  

In this classic "I Love Lucy" episode, Lucy angled here way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believe it contains vitamins,... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 437

32. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Publicity Agent (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ricky's publicity goes bad, so Lucy creates a stunt that includes her posing as the "Maharincess of Franistan."

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 147

33. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The gang listens to a quiz show on the radio and Ricky answers all of the questions right. This inspires Lucy to get Ricky and herself on the show.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 151

34. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Schedule (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After Lucy causes them to be late for dinner with Ricky's new boss, he puts her on a tight schedule.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 174

35. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Thinks He's Going Bald (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Lucy tries to convince Ricky that he is not losing his hair.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 169

36. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Asks for a Raise (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After Ricky loses his job when he asks for a raise, Lucy comes up with a plan to demonstrate to his boss how important he is.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 156

37. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Job Switching (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 338

38. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Saxophone (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy doesn't want to be left home when Ricky goes on tour, so she tries to convince him that she is a talented saxophone player. When that doesn't work, she tries to make him so jealous that he won't leave her by herself.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 145

39. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Anniversary Present (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

For their anniversary, Ricky secretly tries to buy some pearls for Lucy through a neighbor lady who works at a jewelry store. Lucy finds out just enough to think there's something going on between them.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 142

40. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Handcuffs (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy attaches herself to Ricky using old handcuffs from Fred. She doesn't know he never had a key for them.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 157

41. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Operetta (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Ricardos and Mertzes perform in an operetta for a club benefit.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 184

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Vacation from Marriage (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy convinces Ethel that both of their marriages are in a rut. They decide to take some time away from their spouses. Lucy moves in with Ethel and Fred moves in with Ricky. By Saturday ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 153

43. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Courtroom (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The Ricardos buy the Mertzes a television set for their 25th wedding anniversary. When Ricky accidentally breaks it, Fred breaks the Ricardo's TV and both couples end up suing each other.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 158

44. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Redecorating (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel are both sick of their furniture, so they enter a contest where the grand prize is five rooms of new furniture.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 151

45. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Loses His Voice (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Ricky gets a sore throat just before a show for the new owner of the Tropicana.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 141

46. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is Enceinte (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When Lucy learns that she's going to have a baby, she tries to find the right way to tell this to Ricky.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 204

47. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ricky does his best to deal with pregnant Lucy's emotional needs.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 140

48. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Show-Biz Swan Song (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Pregnant Lucy insists on being in a barbershop quartet skit at the club with Ricky and the Mertzes.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 140

49. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Hires an English Tutor (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy is worried that their unborn child will someday ask a lot of difficult questions, so she hires a tutor to teach her, Ricky, and the Mertzes.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 149

50. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky has Labor Pains (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ricky develops psychosomatic labor pains.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 136

51. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Becomes a Sculptress (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Lucy decides to explore her artistic side and takes up sculpting.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 143

52. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Goes to the Hospital (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy has her baby.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 180

53. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Sales Resistance (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy seems to be unable to resist buying junk from fast-talking salesmen.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 146

54. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Inferiority Complex (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ricky and the Mertzes try to pull Lucy out of an emotional slump.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 127

55. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Club Election (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel run against each other for President of their women's club.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 129

56. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Black Eye (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Ricky and the Mertzes recall when Ricky accidentally gave Lucy a black eye.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 147

57. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Changes Her Mind (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

When Ricky gets upset about Lucy constantly changing her mind and never finishing anything, he tells her she has to finished everything she starts. When she finds an old, incomplete love ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 147

58. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: No Children Allowed (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy has a difficult night with Little Ricky crying constantly. A neighbor, Mrs Trumbull complains and says the lease does not allow children. Ethel says the lease does not matter because the Ricardos can stay.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 131

59. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Hires a Maid (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When Lucy needs to help with the baby and housekeeping, but she hires a maid who turns out to be more than a little domineering.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 138

60. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Indian Show (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ricky is planning an Indian show at the club and needs to find a few Indians to be included. Of course, Lucy, Fred & Ethel want to be part of it. Ricky hires Fred & Ethel but not Lucy, so Lucy has to resort to trickery to be included.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 146

61. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Last Birthday (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Lucy is depressed when she thinks everyone forgot her birthday and wanders off while her surprise party waits at the club.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 149

62. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ricardos Change Apartments (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy tries everything to convince Ricky to let them move to a bigger apartment.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 142

63. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is a Matchmaker (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel play matchmaker for one of Fred's friends who is visiting from out of town, but things get complicated.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 139

64. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Wants New Furniture (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Ricky insists that Lucy use her allowance to pay for new furniture she bought without his approval.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 135

65. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Camping Trip (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel want to go with Ricky and Fred on their camping trip.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 148

66. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The girls get fed up with the boys watching the fights on television. They try to do something to distract them and end up getting arrested.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 151

67. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Never Do Business with Friends (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The Ricardos sell their old washing machine to the Mertzes after they buy a new one. It's the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when it breaks down before the Mertzes pay for it.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 140

68. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky's Life Story (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucy is upset because a 'Life' magazine feature on Ricky's home life didn't include a picture of her.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 126

69. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Girls Go Into Business (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

With dreams of making a fortune, Lucy and Ethel buy their own dress shop.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 144

70. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel unknowingly buy identical gowns for their appearance on a televised revue for their women's club. They both agree to return them to the store and buy different ones, but ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 145

71. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Equal Rights (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel demand to be treated as if they were men, so Ricky and Fred do just that.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 157

72. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Baby Pictures (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy and Ricky agree that they will not be the kind of parents that force everyone to look at their baby pictures. They find it hard to do when their friends the Applebys come over bragging about their son Little Stevie.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 130

73. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Tells the Truth (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When Ricky and the Mertzes wager that Lucy can't go a full day without telling a lie, her husband and friends feel more than a bit stung by her unabashed honesty.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 166

74. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The French Revue (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After being embarrassed in a restaurant, Lucy takes French lessons. Then she does everything she can to get into Ricky's new French-themed show.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 120

75. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy decides that she and Ricky are going to redecorate the Mertzes' apartment.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 129

76. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Too Many Crooks (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy is suspected of being the mysterious woman burglar, Madame X.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 145

77. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Changing the Boys' Wardrobe (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The girls decide they are tired of Ricky and Fred wearing the same old worn out clothes at home and decide to make some changes.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 127

78. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy gets a part dancing in Ricky's show, but then goes to the Optometrist for an eye test. He gives her some eye drops that make her nearly blind.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 138

79. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky's Old Girlfriend (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Ricardos and Mertzes take a marriage quiz. One question involves past romances, and Ricky makes up a story about an old girlfriend from Cuba, Carlotta Romero. When a real Cuban ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 133

80. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Million Dollar Idea (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel go into business making salad dressing based on Lucy's Aunt Martha's recipe. Their advertising on a local TV show looks like a success, but when Ricky finds that they're ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 147

81. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Minds the Baby (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

While the Tropicana is closed for repainting, Ricky offers to give Lucy a week's break and take total responsibility for the care of Little Ricky.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 127

82. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Charm School (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Ethel and Lucy are upset that Ricky and Fred don't seem interested in them. After seeing how they react to a friend's beautiful and poised date, they enroll in charm school.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 151

83. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Sentimental Anniversary (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy and Ricky want to celebrate their anniversary themselves, with a quiet dinner at home. The Mertzes plan a big surprise party for them.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 128

84. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Fan Magazine Interview (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Lucy and Ricky put on a big act for a magazine writer who wants to do an article on the 'real' Ricardos. The writer spends the day with Lucy and plants seeds of doubt about Ricky's fidelity... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 133

85. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Oil Wells (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The gang buys oil stock from new neighbors who claim to be Texas oil tycoons.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 134

86. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Loses His Temper (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Ricky gets fed up with Lucy buying so many new hats. They decide to see who can hold out the longest: she has to stop buying hats and he can't lose his temper.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 136

87. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Home Movies (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When an advertiser agrees to make a pilot for a potential music TV show starring Ricky only, Lucy, Ethel, and Fred make a movie of their own.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 145

88. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Bonus Bucks (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lucy and Ethel clash over who owns a dollar worth $300.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 135

89. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)
Episode: The Distinguished Guest (1949)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Goldbergs, just back from their vacation in the Catskills, invite a new acquaintance to dinner. Jake would like to go into a partnership with their "distinguished guest," and expects the dinner to be a turning point in his life.

Director: Walter Hart | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Eli Mintz, Larry Robinson

90. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)
Episode: The Model Parents (1949)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Daughter Rosalie is finishing up a composition for school entitled, My family. She refuses to let everyone else read it so naturally Molly, Jake and Uncle David fear the worst, fearing that... See full summary »

91. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)
Episode: Episode dated 7 August 1953 (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Jealous of the attention given to Jake's visiting relative, Uncle David is less than cordial to their guest.

Director: Martin Magner | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Robert H. Harris, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade

92. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Medium (1948)

60 min | Drama

4.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Madame Flora conducts bogus seances to bilk grieving parents, but during one seance she feels hands around her neck and panics.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Marie Powers, Lois Hunt, Leopoldo Savona, Beverly Dame

Votes: 15

93. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: June Moon (1949)

60 min | Drama

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A naive Schenectady shipping clerk comes to Manhattan with dreams of becoming a lyricist, befriends a one-hit wonder composer and meets the girl of his dreams.

Director: Walter Hart | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Joshua Shelley, Edward Andrews, Jean Carson

Votes: 21

94. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Storm (1949)

60 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During a stormy night, a woman alone in a country house discovers a dead body in her basement and is terrorized by an intruder.

Director: Yul Brynner | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Rodney, Dean Harens, Paul Brinson

Votes: 12

95. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Wuthering Heights (1950)

51 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Charlton Heston, Mary Sinclair, Richard Waring, June Dayton

Votes: 32

96. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Pontius Pilate (1952)

60 min | Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story, set 15 years after the Crucifixion, of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, who is depicted as a victim of circumstances.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Paul Brinson, Robert Duke, Madge Elliott, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 23

97. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: 1984 (1953)

60 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lorne Greene, Norma Crane, Noel Leslie

Votes: 25

98. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953)

51 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On opening night, a playwright sits in a bar interacting with well-wishers and remembering the problems of getting a play ready for Broadway while anxiously awaiting the verdicts of the eight newspaper reviewers.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: George Axelrod, Art Carney, Jerome Kilty, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 20

99. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1954)

60 min | Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of school children perform what appears to be a play, but it progresses into a trial when the school janitor is accused of murder.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: John C. Becher, Frances Fuller, Betty Furness, Priscilla Gillette

Votes: 9

100. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Dark Possession (1954)

60 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman is accused by a poison-pen letter of murdering her husband.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barbara O'Neil, Leslie Nielsen, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 10