I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy 

In Italy, Lucy gets homesick and wants to call Little Ricky in New York on his third birthday.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe (as Bart Bradley)
Kathryn Card ...
Mrs. McGillicuddy
Joseph A. Mayer ...
Little Ricky Ricardo
Michael Mayer ...
Little Ricky Ricardo
Vicente Padula ...
Hotel Manager (as Vincent Padula)


In Italy, Lucy gets homesick and wants to call Little Ricky in New York on his third birthday.

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Comedy | Family




Release Date:

9 April 1956 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Funny how there was never a complaint or issue with the stairs when the Ricardos lived in apartment 4-A yet after the same climb in the hotel they were exhausted. See more »


When hotel owner Sig. Nicoletti tells the shoeshine boy to get out of his lobby, he speaks to him in English. In real life, surely they would automatically speak Italian to each other. Also, since all he's doing is shooing the boy out of the building, the (American) audience would know what he's saying in Italian just by his gestures and tone. This was the technique used when the Italian woman was monopolizing the hotel telephone as Lucy was waiting for her call - she spoke only in Italian, both in her telephone conversation and when speaking to Lucy. See more »


Fred Mertz: [nobody in the run-down hotel answers when Fred rings at the desk] Where is everybody?
Ethel Mertz: Even the owner won't stay around this old trap.
Fred Mertz: Now just a minute. It may be a little old, but it's cheap.
Ethel Mertz: Well, that makes two of ya.
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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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