I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Pilot 

TV-G | | Comedy, Family | Episode aired 1951

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

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

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Comedy | Family

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1951 (USA)  »

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$5,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lucille Ball was six months pregnant with Lucie Arnaz at the time of the filming of the pilot. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) As Ricky tries to open the door to the bathroom he shakes the whole wall of the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: In this city live Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Of course, you know Ricky as the famous orchestra leader and singer. And Lucy is the famous, um, well she's... her hair is very red. And she's married to Ricky.
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Connections

Remade as I Love Lucy: The Audition (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuban Cabby
Written by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond and Nat Simon
Performed by Desi Arnaz
(uncredited)
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Pilot
16 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An obviously pregnant Lucille Ball joins her real-life husband to make this pilot for their new show, "I Love Lucy." The episode is not very well made and lacks the chemistry that their on-air shows have. I thought the clown was pretty freaky-looking and was very glad Lucy was able to take his place!

This pilot really sets up what the show will be like. Lucy always trying to get into acting, her husband trying to keep her out of it, and them fighting and making up. I really love these two together. I've read this show was formed to save their marriage. It's so sad that the on-screen chemistry these two shared was simply that - on-screen.

Of course, I always enjoy listening to Ricky sing...


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