I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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The Fur Coat 

Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

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Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

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Comedy | Family

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10 December 1951 (USA)  »

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In the original script Ricky made an attempt to get the coat by turning the heat. When she still doesn't take it off he asks her if she isn't burning up to which she replies she was but she took her clothes off an hour before. This was deleted from the script due to censors. Also in this episode when Fred says mink pox, you can clearly hear an audience member repeat him. See more »

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Fred raises a ladder up to the Ricardos' window, although the Ricardos are on the fourth floor of the apartment building. See more »

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Fred Mertz: [Fred and Ethel think Ricky has bought Lucy a mink coat] What are you trying to do, make a bum out of me?
Ethel Mertz: Don't blame him. You were a bum before he was born.
Fred Mertz: Oh, yeah?
Ethel Mertz: Yeah!
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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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Fred attempts to steal a fur coat from Lucy!
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ricky brings home a very expensive fur coat that he borrowed to use in his nightclub act. He brought it home for safe keeping. He walks into his apartment and Ethyl is there. Ethyl thinks Ricky bought the coat for Lucy. She is so envious. Ricky sets her straight and explains that the expensive fur coat is for a woman in his nightclub act to wear for the show. Ethyl wants to try it on. Fred is in the Ricaro's apartment now. Fred sees Ethyl with the coat on and thinks the coat is for Lucy too. He informs Ricky that Ricky is making it bad for all the other husbands by getting such an expensive fur coat for his wife. Now all the other wives will want one too. Ricky explains the situation to Fred, Fred is relived. Ricky wants to hide the coat before Lucy gets home. According to Ethyl Lucy went shopping and will be back soon. Before Ricky can hide the coat Lucy walks into the apartment and sees Ethyl wearing the fur coat. Lucy starts crying as see thinks Fred purchased the fur coat for Ethyl. Lucy has always wanted one very much! She calls Ricky cad and all other types on names. She runs away into the bedroom angry and jealous. Ricky explains to Lucy that it is not Ethyl's fur coat. So not Lucy thinks Ricky bought her the coat for their anniversary. Now Ricky does not know what to do as he thinks he has forgotten their anniversary. So he allows Lucy to think it is her coat, he does this against his better judgment. Ricky is thinking along with his buddy Fred on how to get the coat away from Lucy. He thinks he will take it when she does not have it on or when she is asleep and open a few drawers in the apartment and pretend a burglar stole the coat. The trouble is Lucy does everything with the fur coat on. She washes dishes with it on. She even sleeps with it on. Ricky wants Fred to pose as a burglar and steal the coat off Lucy while she is wearing it. Fred reluctantly accepts. The problem arrives because a real burglar arrives before Fred. Ricky thinks it is Fred and tries to give the coat to the real burglar without a fight. Lucy is agast! Well, the burglar does not get the coat and then Fred comes to steal the coat. No one gets the coat but Lucy. Good news and a happy ending.


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