The gang buys oil stock from new neighbors who claim to be Texas oil tycoons.



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The gang buys oil stock from new neighbors who claim to be Texas oil tycoons.

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Comedy | Family




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15 February 1954 (USA)  »

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When they split the shares of oil stock, 5 shares are valued at $600 in 1954 or over $5,000 in 2016. Ricky's "custom built, periwinkle blue Cadillac" cost $12,000 or over $107,000 inflation adjusted to 2016. See more »


At one point when Lucy is standing at her front door, Ethel comes walking by. However, Ethel comes from a point that would be outside the Ricardos' window. (And the hallway could not bend right next to the window, as we have seen at other times an outside ledge running for quite a ways parallel to the window, as in "Lucy Cries Wolf" and "Lucy Meets Superman".) See more »


Ethel Mertz: [the Ricardos and Mertzes have just bought shares in some oil wells] Y'know, I think I'm gonna like being a millionaire.
Lucy Ricardo: Millionaire. Millionaire. You know, I've said it so often, it doesn't mean much any more.
Ethel Mertz: You know somethin'... we might even get to be billionaires.
Lucy Ricardo: Yeah, or even trillionaires.
Ethel Mertz: Or even zillionaires.
Lucy Ricardo: Yeah, or even... what comes after zillionaires?
Fred Mertz: The Income Tax Department.
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Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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