Lucy sings the praises of neighbor and new pal, Betty Ramsey, but Ricky warns her not to get too friendly too fast. When Betty tells Lucy that she can get her a great deal on some new furniture, Lucy begs Ricky and he reluctantly consents -- she can spend $500 and no more. Betty takes charge and before their shopping expedition is over, Lucy has purchased an entire household of expensive furniture and spent '3272.75 cents!' A very nervous Lucy phones the Mertzes in New York for support and urges them to catch the next train in preparation for Ricky's return. He is livid and demands the return of every piece, putting Lucy in a tight spot. Betty is insulted at Lucy's suggestion. Ricky tries to have a 'man to man' talk with husband, Ralph Ramsey, but tempers flare. The Mertzes explain to the Ramseys that the Ricardos just can't afford this hefty purchase and the Ramseys are very understanding. Ultimately, through a stroke of luck, Lucy's new and beautiful Colonial furniture will remain ... Written by
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The $3272.65 that Lucy spends in 1957 would cost $26,319.75 in 2012. See more
Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch
and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra See more