I Love Lucy: Season 1, Episode 35

Ricky Asks for a Raise (9 Jun. 1952)

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After Ricky loses his job when he asks for a raise, Lucy comes up with a plan to demonstrate to his boss how important he is.



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After Ricky loses his job when he asks for a raise, Lucy comes up with a plan to demonstrate to his boss how important he is.

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Comedy | Family




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9 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Ricky's replacement at the Tropicana is called Xavier. This is a reference to Xavier Cugat for whom Desi Arnaz worked at one time. See more »


Two errors emerge from the phony reservations. Lucy reserves a table for eight people as Mrs. Worthington Proudfoot, but when she arrives at the Tropicana in that role the maitre d' seats her at a table for four. Second, the last two reservations the maitre d' makes on the phone before saying the club is booked are to a Mrs. Bennett and Mrs. Thompson; but Lucy tells Ethel that Harry and Bess Truman got the last reservation. 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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