I Love Lucy: Season 1, Episode 13

The Benefit (7 Jan. 1952)

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Lucy gets Ricky to perform with her at a benefit for Ethel's club.



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Lucy gets Ricky to perform with her at a benefit for Ethel's club.

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Comedy | Family




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7 January 1952 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Lucy is attempting to sing, she uses a book called "How to Sing" by F. Alsetto. This is a play on the word "falsetto," a description of a particular singing register. See more »


[Ricky and Lucy are doing a show together]
Ricky Ricardo: I've got a joke you never heard in your life. I know a girl who's so dumb she thinks a football coach has four wheels. Ha ha ha.
[Audience is silent]
Lucy Ricardo: How many wheels does it have?
[Audience laughs]
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Edited into I Love Lucy (1953) See more »


Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear
Sung by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
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