In Rome, a film producer asks Lucy if she'd be interested in auditioning for his new film entitled "Bitter Grapes." Thinking that the film has something to do with the production of wine, she goes to the only non-automated winery left in the area. Written by
Did You Know?
The grape stompers were actual Italian women who didn't speak English. In a 1974 interview with Dick Cavett
, Lucille Ball
went in-depth on the making of the infamous scene in which she got in a fight in the grape vat, revealing that the fight was scripted but the other woman didn't understand that it was supposed to be phony, and as a result she wound up actually beating the hell out of Lucy. The audience and crew were oblivious to what was really happening and the fight stretched on so long that it had to be severely edited in the final cut of the show. Despite the hardships she endured during the making, Ball cited this as her favorite episode of the series. See more
Ricky tells Lucy that they're in Rome for 10 days. Lucy tells Ethel they've been in Italy for a week. However, before the trip began it was only for 3 weeks of one-night stands. See more
[inside an Italian train with a cramped seat Fred's asleep
Fred, Fred, wake up sleeping beauty.
You couldn't wake him up with a stick of dynamite.
Hey I got an idea
Hey look there goes Gina Lollobrigida.
[gets up from his seat excited
Where? Where? Where?
Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch
and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra See more