The when the gang is traveling through Ohio, the stop at a diner and motel run by a man who takes advantage of them.



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George Skinner (as Olin Howlin)


The when the gang is traveling through Ohio, the stop at a diner and motel run by a man who takes advantage of them.

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Comedy | Family




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17 January 1955 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The $4.80 bill for the cheese sandwichs would cost over $43 in 2016. See more »


Cables are seen in two parts of this episode: on the front of the Pontiac, to pull it when the gang leaves the motel; and on the bed in the cabin, to pull it across the room when the trains go by. See more »


Ethel Mertz: [while everyone else is asleep, Lucy drives in a circle back to the run-down motel they earlier had decided to leave] Oh, we're not back in the same place!
Lucy Ricardo: We are, unless there's a chain of these across the country.
Fred Mertz: Oh, no.
Ethel Mertz: Lucy!
Lucy Ricardo: Well, I was only trying to help. I saw a sign that said, 'Good accomodations, good food', and an arrow saying 'Take this road', and somehow I wound up back here.
Ricky Ricardo: Well, as long as we're here, we're in no condition to continue. We'll stay right here.
Ethel Mertz: Here?
Fred Mertz: In Lower ...
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Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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An Historic Episode Of Television
6 December 2006 | by (The Great American Heartland) – See all my reviews

Contrary to the popular misconception that Mike and Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch were the first married couple to share a bed, this episode is the first episode in the history of series television in which a married couple shares a bed. The "motel" setting freed the convention of the censors, allowing the first realistic depiction of a married couple. On another note, while this is a one-episode occurrence, the first married couple on television to share a bed is still not the Brady family, but is in fact Herman and Lilly Munster.

Nonetheless, this episode provides a fascinating insight into the conventions of television in the 1950s. Ironically, a motel setting is in many ways more suggestive than a home setting. It is also interesting to note that, while the Ricardos may be the first married couple to share a bed together, Fred and Ethel Mertz also share a bed together after the Ricardos.

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