I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Pioneer Women 

The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

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Airs Fri. May. 05, 7:00 AM on HALL

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The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

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Comedy | Family

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31 March 1952 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The bread Lucy makes was real and was custom made by a Los Angeles bakery. After filming it was distributed to the cast, crew, and audience to eat. See more »

Goofs

When the inspection committee is viewing the Ricardo's apartment, the electric lamp in the background is on. Since the couples had agreed to live like pioneers the lamp should not have been on. Lucy had even went to the trouble of buying lanterns to avoid using electric lighting. See more »

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Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

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While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music and Lyrics by Ed Haley
Performed by Desi Arnaz and William Frawley
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What year is this again?
20 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Funny episode, but the writers seem to think that everyone in 1900 lived in a log cabin somewhere in the Appalachian backwoods. I'm pretty sure most people back then bought bread and butter from the grocery store just like we do today. (And of course, electricity and hot running water weren't exactly unknown at the time) I personally thought the highpoint was the surprise visit by the reps from the Women's Society League (always a treat to see Florence Bates) I know most people would probably say the bread coming out of the oven scene, but even as a kid I was saying "How did all that bread fit in the oven? Did it bust out the back and through the wall?"


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