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"I Love Lucy" Lucy's Mother-in-Law (1954)

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Jess Oppenheimer (written by) &
Madelyn Davis (written by) ...
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Original Air Date:
22 November 1954 (Season 4, Episode 7)
Lucy meets her mother-in-law from Cuba for the first time. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo

Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo

Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz

William Frawley ... Fred Mertz
Mary Emery ... Ricky's Mother
Virginia Barbour ... Assistant to Professor

Fortunio Bonanova ... Professor
Pilar Arcos ... Party Guest
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Party Guest (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Bennett Green ... Messenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph A. Mayer ... Little Ricky Ricardo (uncredited)
Michael Mayer ... Little Ricky Ricardo (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
William Asher 
Writing credits
Jess Oppenheimer (written by) &
Madelyn Davis (written by) (as Madelyn Pugh) &
Bob Carroll Jr. (written by)

Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer
Jess Oppenheimer .... producer
Original Music by
Eliot Daniel 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
Casting by
Mercedes Manzanares 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Makeup Department
Max Factor .... makeup artist
Irma Kusely .... hairstylist
Production Management
Argyle Nelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director
Art Department
Dick Henrikson .... property master
Ted Offenbecker .... set dresser (as Theodore Offenbacker)
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound recordist
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elois Jenssen .... wardrobe: Miss Ball
Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Wilbur Hatch .... musical director
Tony Terran .... musician: trumpet player

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
John Speak .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Anderson .... camera operator
Emily Daniels .... camera coordinator
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator
Music Department
Ralph Carmichael .... composer: incidental music
Other crew
Bob Gilbreath .... helicopter pilot
Hal Hudson .... network supervisor
Frank Inn .... animal trainer
Maury Thompson .... script supervisor
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

While translating English into Spanish, Desi mistakenly says "I got my fingers crossed," instead of the line ("I got my wires crossed"). Lucy couldn't resit pointing out his error, resulting in an unscripted on camera exchange between the two.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Desi's line was supposed to be "We are thinking of putting him on to the bill." He ad libbed "We are thinking of using him at the club" forgetting that he is at the club when he is saying it.See more »
Assistant to Professor:[whispering to Lucy to set up the mind reader's trick] Now, what's the date of your birth?
Lucy Ricardo:[whispering back to the Professor's assistant] August sixth.
Assistant to Professor:August sixth, what?
Lucy Ricardo:August sixth, period.
Assistant to Professor:Won't you tell me the year, too?
Lucy Ricardo:He's the mind reader, let him tell you.
See more »
Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)See more »


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