I Love Lucy: Season 6, Episode 13

Lucy and Superman (14 Jan. 1957)

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Lucy competes with her friend Carolyn Appleby over invitations and scheduling for Little Ricky's birthday party. When her husband Ricky mentions that Superman star George Reeves is in town,... See full summary »



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Stevie Appleby
Richard Keith ...
Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
George O'Hanlon ...


Lucy competes with her friend Carolyn Appleby over invitations and scheduling for Little Ricky's birthday party. When her husband Ricky mentions that Superman star George Reeves is in town, Lucy tries to get Reeves to come to Little Ricky's party, sure that this will make it a much bigger draw than the one Carolyn is hosting. Ricky tries, but Reeves can't make the party. So Lucy disguises herself as Superman, but gets herself into great peril. Fortunately the "real" Superman does show up to save the day. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Per the title, Superman played by George Reeves was the guest star. Superman is a fictional comic book superhero created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster in 1932, but first appearing nationally in Action Comics #1 (June 30, 1938) and has since appeared in various radio serials, animated and live action television programs, feature length films, movie serials, newspaper strips, and video games. See more »


When Carolyn and Lucy are arguing over which son was born closer to Saturday, Lucy says that Little Ricky was born at 11 AM. But we all remember that Little Ricky was born at night while Ricky was performing at the Tropicana. See more »


Superman: How long have you been married?
Ricky Ricardo: 15 years.
Superman: And they call me Superman!
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Referenced in Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) 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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Superman meets Batman?
2 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In addition to being a great episode, one of the most interesting details is that Madge Blake who plays the frightened woman later went on to play Aunt Harriet in the Adam West "Batman" series a decade later. So there you have a link between two of the greatest comic book television series! Surprisingly I have never seen this mentioned anywhere before. I noticed it years later when I recognized Blake's distinctive voice which I had heard so many times in stately Wayne manor! Now if only Neil Hamilton or Alan Napier could have played her husband! I'm sure that would have made a fascinating footnote in TV history!

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