I Love Lucy: Season 3, Episode 6

Lucy Tells the Truth (9 Nov. 1953)

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When Ricky and the Mertzes wager that Lucy can't go a full day without telling a lie, her husband and friends feel more than a bit stung by her unabashed honesty.



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Lucy is caught in a white lie and Ricky and the Mertzes have had just about enough of her fibbing. People only believe you when you lie, Lucy asserts, but don't believe you when you tell the truth. Putting Lucy's theory to the test, Ricky and the Mertzes bet Lucy that she can't go one day without lying. Lucy picks up the gauntlet, even though the next day she and Ethel have their weekly bridge game with Carolyn Applebee and Marion Strong. Lucy tells Carolyn what she thinks of her new Chinese modern furniture (a nightmare you'd have after eating too much Chinese food) and clobbers Marion for her giddiness and Ethel for blabbing incessantly. Fred is a tightwad and Ricky is a ham. The real test comes when Lucy auditions for a television show -- can she get the part without lying or will she lie to get the part, at the 23rd hour? Written by gaelicguy

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9 November 1953 (USA)  »

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While Ethel explains to Fred and Ricky on how Lucy will lose the bet, a moth flies into the scene and hits Ethel in the face. 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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One of the best Lucy episodes ever
11 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this episode and saw what a great time Lucy had telling the truth, I decided that I would always be frank about everything. My friends have really appreciated my candor, and I can singlehandedly attribute it to Lucy Tells the Truth. The absolute best part of it is when, in an attempt to get Lucy to lie after daring her to tell the truth for 24 hours, Ethel brings Marion into the room and asks Lucy what she thinks of Marion's hat. Marion's hat is the most ridiculous-looking, over-the-top showy hat ever, but Lucy manages truth and grace with her statement: "Well, Marion, if that's the kind of hat you wanted, you certainly got a good one!" Classic Lucy!

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