I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Lucy Becomes a Sculptress 

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



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Mr. Harvey
Shepard Menken ...
William Abbott


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

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pregnant wife | See All (1) »


Comedy | Family




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12 January 1953 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The insert photo of Lucy's great-grandfather the artist is actually one of the series writers, Bob Carroll, Jr. See more »


References Fancy Pants (1950) See more »


Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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"The World Has Been Waiting For A Squeezer Like You!!"
30 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Looking at a family photo album, Lucy spots a photo of her grandfather, who was an excellent artist (the photo is of actor Hans Conreid, by the way). With her baby due to arrive in months, Lucy decides since Ricky will be the one to teach the child about music, she should be the one to teach him art, trouble is she knows nothing about it herself. Going down to an art store, Lucy is flattered into buying a ton of modeling clay by the clerk and manager on the basis of her "genius" at shaping the sample clay at the store.

Back at home, Lucy tries to talk Ricky and Ethel into modeling for her, eventually getting Fred to pose as a disc thrower! Lucy wants more money to buy additional supplies and get a professional model but Ricky won't stand for the expenses. As a compromise, Ricky promises to bring a newspaper art critic over to examine her work and tells her if the critic says she has talent he will finance her further endeavors. Of course, Lucy is not about to risk not losing the deal by having anything less than a lifelike sculpture.

This is a very funny episode of I LOVE LUCY and opens charmingly as Lucy and Ricky look into the family photo album (we see two childhood photos each of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz). Guest player Leon Belasco gets some of the episode's best laughs as the overly enthusiastic (and out for a big sale) clerk and there's an appearance by occasional ILL player Shep Menken (who looks somewhat like Desi Arnaz) as the store's manager.

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