I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Lucy Does a TV Commercial 

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 »

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Airs Sat. May. 06, 6:30 AM on HALL

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Ethel Mertz (credit only)
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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, minerals, meat, and vegetables, Lucy actually does not know is that the stuff is also contained twenty-three percent of alcohol. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Comedy | Family

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5 May 1952 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ross Elliott, who played the director, said of this episode: "I chewed the inside of my mouth out to keep from laughing out loud. Lucy would do new stuff that wasn't rehearsed, like an extra-funny face. Then, at one point, she became 'drunk' and started making eyes at me, flirting, and I almost broke up again". (From: "The I Love Lucy Book" by Bart Andrews). See more »

Goofs

When Ricky begins to play the guitar, between two walls of the set behind him, you can see the Ricardo's living room mantle/fireplace and brick wall, and you can see the silhouette of Lucille Ball waiting to make her intoxicated entrance. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Ricardo: [Lucy is angry at Ricky and will not speak or acknowledge him] Honey, could you please make my breakfast?
[She ignores him]
Ricky Ricardo: Lucy, why won't you answer me?
[She still ignores him]
Ricky Ricardo: What do you want me to do, starve to death?
Lucy Ricardo: Would you, please?
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Connections

Referenced in Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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Public's Favorite!
15 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What more can be said about this famous gem which was voted TV comedy's #1 moment? The show has minor faux pas: the wee peek into the Ricardo bedroom and Lucy's "couldn't you just hire good musicians?" line sounds nearly flubbed - but nobody cares.

As most fans know, Lucy drank apple pectin in the Vitameatavegamin bottle.

This is Lucille Ball at her very finest: how she could hiccup on cue is beyond me - but she does manage it.

Ethel doesn't appear in this episode at all.

This is a universally loved episode dubbed in countless languages - it makes folks laugh from Kentucky to Cameroon!


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