I Love Lucy: Season 4, Episode 8

Ethel's Birthday (29 Nov. 1954)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: write review

Convinced that his wife never likes the presents he buys for her, Fred asks Lucy to secretly find a birthday present for Ethel on his behalf. Lucy agrees, and later is with Ethel when she ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2583 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
a list of 969 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 80 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ethel's Birthday" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ethel's Birthday (29 Nov 1954)

Ethel's Birthday (29 Nov 1954) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Love Lucy.
« Previous Episode | 106 of 181 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Convinced that his wife never likes the presents he buys for her, Fred asks Lucy to secretly find a birthday present for Ethel on his behalf. Lucy agrees, and later is with Ethel when she happens to find the gift-wrapped package in a closet. Ethel is less than excited about it, complaining that Fred has a history of giving her horrible gifts. Lucy urges Ethel to sneak a peek at what's inside. Reluctantly unwrapping the gift, Ethel pulls out a pair of strange-looking pants, gives them a quizzical glance and exclaims, "Well, he's done it again." Lucy hides her dismay, speaking up for Fred, trying to explain that they are chic hostess pants, the kind you wear "when you give smart dinner parties." Ethel is unimpressed, saying, "Oh, I've been wondering what to wear to all those smart dinner parties I give." When Lucy reveals that it was she and not Fred who selected the gift, this leads to an argument and an estrangement. In Act II, Ricky and Fred scheme to get the girls together again by ... Written by Tim Hatcher

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1954 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ethel Mertz: She said I looked like a hippopatamus.
Lucy Ricardo: I merely intimated that she was a little hippy but on second glance she does have the biggest potamus I've ever seen.
See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really Defying Reality dhdelpriore
They're all a bunch of jerks crockett_john
Lucy's a pretty crappy person crockett_john
Selfless acts? crockett_john
Favorite Almost Regular willowtara
Wardrobe and accessories dhdelpriore
Discuss Ethel's Birthday (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page