Murphy's Law is in full force when the Ricardos and the Mertzes leave their new Connecticut home for an evening of dinner and theater in New York City.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Eldredge ...
Man in Box
Alan J. Gilbert ...
John Henson ...
(singing voice)
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Woman with Purse
Susan Johnson ...
Cleo (singing voice)
Theatre Manager
Richard Keith ...
Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
Roy Lazarus ...
(singing voice)
Shorty Long ...
(singing voice)
Art Lund ...
(singing voice)
Louis Nicoletti ...


Lucy is very excited about her first foray into Manhattan since the Ricardos moved to the suburbs. They and the Mertzes have tickets to see the smash Broadway musical, 'The Most Happy Fella.' that evening. Ricky admonishes Lucy to not forget the tickets and double checks that she has everything in order. He's traveling into New York with Fred, who spends the entire day at his apartment building, collecting his rent. When Lucy and Ethel arrive at a Manhattan restaurant, awaiting their husbands, Lucy discovers the tickets were for the matinée. This begins a series of mishaps -- Fred entrusts Ethel with the rent money and he puts $500 cash in her purse, the performance is a sell out, but Ricky manages to get only two tickets. When it's decided that the ladies will see the First Act, Lucy and Ethel sneak back in and try to see the remainder of the show, and to add to the confusion, in her enthusiasm, Lucy manages to knock Ethel's handbag into the orchestra seating downstairs. All is ... Written by gaelicguy

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Comedy | Family





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25 March 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Arnazes were investors in Frank Loesser's 1956 musical, "The Most Happy Fella," and portions of the original cast album are heard as the Ricardos and the Mertzes are watching the show. 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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