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Followed by 

I Love Lucy (1953)
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) (TV Series)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) (TV Series)
The Lucy Show (1962) (TV Series)
Here's Lucy (1968) (TV Series)


Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #6.23 (1954) (TV Episode)
Vance and Frawley reprise their characters from the sitcom.

Referenced in 

Our Miss Brooks: The Stolen Aerial (1952) (TV Episode)
Miss Brooks mentions wanting to watch I Love Lucy. Both shows were produced by Desilu.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Gracie Thinks George Is Going to Commit Suicide (1952) (TV Episode)
Wondering why George would want to kill himself, Harry von Zell asks Gracie, "You don't suppose he's been watch that I Love Lucy show?".
Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #5.15 (1953) (TV Episode)
Gertrude Berg's character mention Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as an example of a successful married couple in television
What's My Line?: Episode dated 2 October 1955 (1955) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Arlene Francis
What's My Line?: Episode dated 5 February 1956 (1956) (TV Episode)
Making a joke, Fred Allen refers to the series as "I Love Loosely".
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 8 February 1956 (1956) (TV Episode)
Desi's secret is "I love Lucy".
The Bob Hope Show: Episode dated 8 October 1956 (1956) (TV Episode)
Bob Hope says the title as introduction.
Make Room for Daddy: Lucy Upsets the Williams Household (1959) (TV Episode)
Ricky & Lucy Ricardo are crossover characters
The Ann Sothern Show: The Lucy Story (1959) (TV Episode)
Lucy Ricardo is a cross-over character
Sunday Showcase: The Lucy-Desi Milton Berle Special (1959) (TV Episode)
Ricky & Lucy Ricardo are crossover characters
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Long Arm of the Law (1960) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Maynard.
The Andy Griffith Show: The Horse Trader (1961) (TV Episode)
TV Guide with a picture of Lucy Ricardo on the cover.
Mister Ed: Ed the Witness (1961) (TV Episode)
After Roger mangles the translation of a road sign written in Spanish, Kay calls him "Desi".
Password All-Stars: Monique van Vooren vs. Arthur Godfrey (1964) (TV Episode)
Arthur Godfrey wrongly refers to "I Love Lucy" when he means "The Lucy Show"
Bedazzled (1967)
Satan refers to the beginning of time, saying that back then it was "I Love Lucifer"
Petulia (1968)
Archie mentions the show by name (in reference to Petulia's outlandish antics).
Green Acres: Charlie, Homer, and Natasha (1970) (TV Episode)
Oliver says Lisa's scheme sounds like something from the series.
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Raffles correctly predicts "I Love Ruthie" to be a top-rated TV show.
The Bob Newhart Show: You Can't Win 'Em All (1973) (TV Episode)
Bob: "You've seen that episode of 'Lucy' four times."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charlton Heston/Dom DeLuise/Ace Trucking Company/Lucille Ball (1974) (TV Episode)
Lucille Ball comments on fans of her former series and its perpetual reruns
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975) (TV Special)
The show is mentioned by various roasters.
Rhoda: Attack on Mr. Right (1976) (TV Episode)
Brenda mentions the characters of Lucy and Ethel.
Sanford and Son: The TV Addict (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions this program among those he watches regularly.
Saturday Night Live: Dick Cavett/Jimmy Cliff (1976) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Dinah!: Episode dated 4 June 1976 (1976) (TV Episode)
Lucy and Dinah talk about the show.
Saturday Night Live: Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson (1976) (TV Episode)
referenced in Don Pardo: the first 50 years
The Irv Kupcinet Show: Episode dated 22 April 1977 (1977) (TV Episode)
Mamet says that he watched the series growing up.
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.7 (1977) (TV Episode)
The Bradys perform the disco version of the "I Love Lucy" theme song.
Stick Around (1977) (TV Short)
Elaine says the show is still being re-run in their time, 2055.
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
The title is mentioned.
Donny and Marie: Episode #3.2 (1977) (TV Episode)
A disco version of the show's theme song is played while the Ice Angels play frisbee.
M*A*S*H: War of Nerves (1977) (TV Episode)
Sidney mentions this show when he talks to Radar.
The Barbara Walters Summer Special: Interviews of a Lifetime: Lucille Ball (1977) (TV Episode)
Lucy and Barbara talk about the show's origins.
Capricorn One (1977)
Lou Grant: Renewal (1978) (TV Episode)
Charlie says "I think I saw that on I love Lucy about 15 years ago."
Mork & Mindy: Pilot (1978) (TV Episode)
Quoted by Mork
Saturday Night Live: Fred Willard/Devo (1978) (TV Episode)
Referenced during first installment of Bill Murray's Celebrity Corner
Sesame Street: Episode #10.72 (1979) (TV Episode)
"This is Lucy"
Stockard Channing in Just Friends: Same Time, Next Night (1979) (TV Episode)
Milt does an impression of Ricky Ricardo.
Mork & Mindy: Mork in Wonderland: Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Mork says, "There's a world beyond 'I Love Lucy.'"
Porklips Now (1980) (Short)
American Pop (1981)
Lucy and Ricky Ricardo are heard on the TV.
Knots Landing: Aftermath (1981) (TV Episode)
Ginger says to an increasingly frantic Kenny, "You look like a 'Lucy' rerun."
The Facts of Life: Different Drummer (1982) (TV Episode)
Jo tells a story of a boy from the Bronx nicknamed "Ricky Retardo," a pun on Ricky Ricardo's name.
St. Elsewhere: Legionnaires: Part 2 (1982) (TV Episode)
Wayne says 'For this I have to miss Ethel and Lucy'? while watching Dr. Westphall on TV
Scarface (1983)
The A-Team: Say It with Bullets (1984) (TV Episode)
Murdock pretends to be in an episode of 'I love Murdock'
Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper (1984) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
E/R: My Way (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Charles in Charge: Trick or Treat (1984) (TV Episode)
Charles refers to the series.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode #23.181 (1984) (TV Episode)
Actress Lucille Ball discusses the TV series.
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (1984) (TV Special)
The show is referenced numerous times, directly and indirectly, by the guests.
Webster: Strike Up the Band (1985) (TV Episode)
Two students dress as Lucy and Ricky for the school benefit.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Amy Irving/Jay Johnson/Calvin Trillin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the series' treatment of Lucy's pregnancy
Explorers (1985)
Moonlighting: Money Talks... Maddie Walks (1985) (TV Episode)
David imitates Ricky Ricardo
Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning (1985) (TV Episode)
The aliens perform their version of this show
Saturday Night Live: Teri Garr/Dream Academy/The Cult (1985) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Trivial Persuit Time Machine sketch
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 3 (1986) (TV Episode)
The character of Ethel Mertz is mentioned
Cheers: Save the Last Dance for Me (1986) (TV Episode)
Sam mentions the characters of Fred and Ethel.
Charles in Charge: Amityville (1987) (TV Episode)
Sarah refers to the series.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Muray on Weekend Update
Night Court: Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson (1987) (TV Episode)
"Whoa, splain this to me."
The Golden Girls: Son-in-Law Dearest (1987) (TV Episode)
The girls watch an "I Love Lucy" marathon.
From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)
Mentioned at the beginning of the second story.
La Bamba (1987)
Ritchie is introduced at the Cowboy Palace as "Ricky Ricardo Valenzuela."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Dan Aykroyd/Bobby Kelton/Helen Shaver (1987) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the reruns of the series
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987) (Video Game)
One of the questions in the age verification test is "Lucy, Ricky, Fred and -".
Stakeout (1987)
Designing Women: Anthony Jr. (1987) (TV Episode)
Julia compares Suzanne and Anthony to Lucy and Ethel.
The Real Ghostbusters: The Hole in the Wall Gang (1987) (TV Episode)
Verbal reference by Raymond Stantz.
The Charmings: Lillian Loses Her Powers (1987) (TV Episode)
Numerous "I Love Lucy" references are made throughout the episode.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: It's Garry and Angelica's Show: Part 2 (1987) (TV Episode)
Garry mentions Ricky Ricardo
Full House: It's Not My Job (1988) (TV Episode)
Jesse and Joey referred to them
Scrooged (1988)
Talk Radio (1988)
Mentioned by Barry.
Phantom Brother (1988)
When Richie first enters the house he says "Honey, Im home" imitating the voice of Ricky Ricardo.
Murphy Brown: Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1989) (TV Episode)
still from this show used in opening credits
Full House: Pal Joey (1989) (TV Episode)
Jesse compares Danny and Joey to Fred and Ethel.
The Golden Girls: You Gotta Have Hope (1989) (TV Episode)
When Dorothy tells Sophia she can't participate in the talent show, Sophia replies "Who are you, Ricky Ricardo?"
China Beach: Where the Boys Are (1989) (TV Episode)
K.C. claims that Boonie's tuxedo looks like Ricky Ricardo's sofa.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Superdome (1989) (TV Episode)
The Jim Henson Hour: Science Fiction (1989) (TV Episode)
Quote has been used during Digit's case of the reruns.
Designing Women: The Women of Atlanta (1989) (TV Episode)
Charlene joins a club that sends her videos of episodes, and it inspires Estelle on how to get revenge
Have Faith: The Window (1989) (TV Episode)
John Ritter does a Ricky Ricardo impression.
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (1989) (TV Movie)
Betty White mentions the show.
Cheers: How to Marry a Mailman (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Robin.
The Golden Girls: Rose Fights Back (1989) (TV Episode)
Enrique Mas mentions Ricky Ricardo, a character on this show.
Quantum Leap: Jimmy - October 14, 1964 (1989) (TV Episode)
Blue contemptuously refers to Sam / Jimmy as "Ricky Retardo."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Stewart/Larry Miller/Gladys Farek (1989) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions that videotape collections of the series are popular
The Forbidden Dance (1990)
One of Jason's friends refers to him as "Ricky Ricardo."
Zapped Again! (1990) (Video)
When Lucy introduces herself to Kevin, he jokes by introducing himself as Ethel.
The Simpsons: The Crepes of Wrath (1990) (TV Episode)
Bart says "Froggy, I'm home" to his frog as he returns home from school. It is a quick reference to the way Desi Arnaz would walk in the doorway and say "Lucy, I'm home" on I Love Lucy.
Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) (TV Episode)
Explicit reference in dialogue.
Newhart: Dick and Tim (1990) (TV Episode)
The character of Lucy Ricardo is mentioned.
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Another band on the list is named "Fred And Ethyl".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocketship X-M (1990) (TV Episode)
"Oh Ricky"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
"Lucy Scope"
Wings: Sports and Leisure (1990) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question in the gang's Trivial Pursuit game.
Designing Women: The Bachelor Auction (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Meanwhile, 'I Love Lucy' shows are transmitted throughout the world."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, that's where Fred Mertz dropped dead."
Designing Women: A Class Act (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Who's the Boss?: Inherit the Wine (1990) (TV Episode)
When Tony suggests working the grapes on the vineyard with his feet, another person responds: "What do you think this is? I Love Lucy?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Aw, Ricky, turns out I was never funny!"
Seinfeld: The Phone Message (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry tells Donna he has never seen an episode of this show
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Upon entering the house, Chevy says "Lucy, I'm home!"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Leonard Nimoy/Bill Maher/B.J. Sniff (1991) (TV Episode)
Reference in the TV pilots segment
Seinfeld: The Apartment (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry says "What am I, Fred Mertz ?" in his closing act
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Lucy): "Oh, Ricky!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
"Oh Ricky"
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy's Big Day/The Big Shot (1991) (TV Episode)
I Love Stimpy is a parody of the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Ricky Ricardo?"
Designing Women: Dwayne's World (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Lucy): "Ricky!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (crying): "Oh, WAH, Ricky!"
Roseanne: Stressed to Kill (1991) (TV Episode)
Roseanne says that TV is the reason her generation learned to smoke, and that "Lucy smoked. Desi smoked"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Fred Mertz?" Joel: "More like Bunsen Honeydew"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"Aaahh, Ricky! Get me a Scotch!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Lucy): "Aww, Ricky! I hit an iceberg!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Dr. Forrester: "We've invented a Lucy sketch. Back to you, Desilu." Crow: "Oh, Ricky, I've got ptomaine!"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Those Were the Days (1992) (TV Episode)
Carlton introduces himself to Agent Marcus Collins as Ricky Ricardo.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Batty Koda (as Ricky Ricardo) says, "Lucy!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joel
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Lucy) Ah, Ricky, welcome to the crypt.
Captain Ron (1992)
Roseanne: Terms of Estrangement: Part 2 (1992) (TV Episode)
Dan calls Roseanne Lucy when she says she didn't pay a bill.
The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob on the studio lot
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Prom Queen (1992) (TV Episode)
After learning both ghosts' names, Jam calls "Judy, I'm home, where's Ricky?" in the same tone as the famous "Lucy, I'm home" line.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Weekday Afternoon Live (1992) (TV Episode)
Elmyra: "How about 'The Violet Bunch' or 'I Love Violet'?"
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?: I Lost Lucy (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "TV Dinners" sketch.
The Simpsons: I Love Lisa (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Wings: I Love Brian (1993) (TV Episode)
There are repeated references made to I Love Lucy in this episode.
Days of Our Lives: Episode #1.6992 (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marlena.
Days of Our Lives: Episode #1.7040 (1993) (TV Episode)
Billie mentions that she is planning on watching reruns.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's Fred Mertz in 'Gigi.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Welcome to the Fred Mertz mystery cafe."
The Simpsons: Homer's Barbershop Quartet (1993) (TV Episode)
At the swap meet, Moe sells oysters made to look like Lucille Ball and says: "You'll love oyster Lucy!"
Judgment Night (1993)
dialogue reference: "Hey Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Ricky Ricardo): "Lucy! I'm home!"
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Teacher's Pet (1993) (TV Episode)
Screech signs "I love you" to Lucy, the chimp, and says, "I love Lucy."
Seinfeld: The Cigar Store Indian (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Kelly and the Professor (1993) (TV Episode)
Screech signs "I love you" to Lucy, the chimp, and says, "I love Lucy."
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993) (Video Game)
Gabriel Knight imitates Ricky Ricardo, saying, "Lucy, I'm home."
Married with Children: The Worst Noel (1993) (TV Episode)
When they see an episode of ' I love Lucy' is on TV Al says to Peg "I hate Lucy", adding that Fred should have had his own show, "Mertz's World".
Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (1993) (TV Special)
Oskar said, he wants to talk to his Cousin Ethel and his cousin Fred
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Crime Wave (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Ricky Ricardo): "Lucy, I'm coming!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom (as a redhead dances on stage): "If that were Lucy, I'd have to kill myself."
The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous (1994) (TV Episode)
While scrubbing the floor, Marge is dressed like Lucy.
Animaniacs: Oh, Oh, Ethel/Meet John Brain/Smell Ya Later/Spike (1994) (TV Episode)
Slappy comments that she thought "Oh, Oh, Ethel" was supposed to be about Ethel Mertz.
The Counterfeit Contessa (1994) (TV Movie)
character mentions show in reference to wacky scheme
Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Orangu-Tangle (1994) (TV Episode)
Wheeler says the red-headed orangutan reminds him of I Love Lucy.
Clean Slate (1994)
In his birthday speech to the policemen, Pogue mentions Fred, Ethel, and Little Ricky.
There Goes My Baby (1994)
Sunshine says that she thinks of the "I Love Lucy" show every time she feels like crying and laughs instead.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Lucille Ball) Ah, Ricky.
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Buddy mimick Ricky Ricardo, when he tells Dawn she has "some 'splainin' to do."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Frank
The Nanny: Stock Tip (1994) (TV Episode)
The show's theme song is heard here.
The Ren & Stimpy Show: I Love Chicken/Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman (1994) (TV Episode)
The I Love Chicken segment uses the same title card as this show's title card.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I'll see what Lucy and Ethel are up to."
The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994) (TV Episode)
The hotel desk clerk refers to Homer and Marge as "Fred and Ethel."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Lucy): "Ricky!"
The Nanny: I've Got a Secret (1994) (TV Episode)
Maxwell utters Ricky Ricardo's famous line, "you've got some 'splainin' to do".
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Is from Mars... (1995) (TV Episode)
Will does a Ricky Ricardo impression
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Ricky): "Lucy, I'm home!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) (TV Episode)
Waiter: "You're wanted on the telephone, sir" Crow: "It's Lucy Ricardo. She wants to be in the show"
ER: Full Moon, Saturday Night (1995) (TV Episode)
"Lucy and Ethel" mentioned
Bad Boys (1995)
Detectives Sanchez and Ruiz discuss Lucy's and Desi's relationship
Bi Love Lucy (1995) (Video)
spoof title
Sister, Sister: History a la Carte (1995) (TV Episode)
Tamera sings the theme
Homicide: Life on the Street: Fire: Part 2 (1995) (TV Episode)
Tim refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm dead!"
The Nanny: The Unkindest Cut (1995) (TV Episode)
When mentioning Ethel, Maxwell is inferring that Fran is just like Lucy Ricardo.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Convict (1995) (TV Episode)
Richard refers to Annies as Ethel Mertz.
Schwarze Tage (1995) (TV Movie)
A Girl Like You (1995) (Video)
Scotty compares the situation to a pornographic version of I Love Lucy.
Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur (1995)
A character quotes "hey Lucy, I'm home!" from this show.
Wings: B.S. I Love You (1996) (TV Episode)
Casey mocks Helen's plan for proving Leonard isn't really who he says he is, saying it's like one of Lucy's plans.
Caught (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm dead!"
ER: Baby Shower (1996) (TV Episode)
Ricky Ricardo mentioned
The Nanny: Where's the Pearls? (1996) (TV Episode)
Fran likens her life to that of Lucy Ricardo.
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
"He's got Ricky Ricardo tourette's syndrome"
3rd Rock from the Sun: Angry Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced in a crossword puzzle clue read by Harry
NewsRadio: Presence (1996) (TV Episode)
Dave compares Beth to Lucy when she does "room service"
The Cable Guy (1996)
One of the fake names the Cable Guy uses is Ricky Ricardo
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Rafe says "Lucy, I'm home!"
Earthworm Jim: The Exile of Lucy (1996) (TV Episode)
Queen Slug for a Butt goes by the name of Lucy during her exile, befriends a woman named Ethel and marries a Cuban Band Leader resembling Ricky Ricardo.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Much Ado About Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Harry says, "You remember that episode when she convinced Ricky she could play the bongos?"
Ellen: The Parent Trap (1996) (TV Episode)
Audrey says that Ellen needs to find Ricky.
Escape from It's a Wonderful Life (1996) (TV Movie)
Lucy Ricardo mentioned by George Bailey while talking about overplayed shows.
Friends: The One with All the Jealousy (1997) (TV Episode)
Monica mimics Lucy's cross eyed stare when Julio is flirting with her.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman (1997) (TV Episode)
"It's the Mertzs"
Fools Rush In (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: Lucy!
NYPD Blue: I Love Lucy (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Bad Trip (1997) (TV Episode)
When Caroline and Annie arrive in LA, Annie says they have 4 hours and she wants to do everything that Lucy and Ethel did.
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997) (Video)
Chris quotes Ricky Ricardo: "You have some 'splainin' to do!"
Hercules (1997)
Hades' line "Hey Zeusy, I'm home!" is a play on the Ricky Ricardo line "Hey Lucy, I'm home"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike imitates Lucy's cry.
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Dialogue reference in the opening scene to character Fred Mertz.
Stargate SG-1: The Broca Divide (1997) (TV Episode)
Jack: "Lucy, I'm home!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Mertzes are here. We're saved!
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Show mentioned.
ER: Ambush (1997) (TV Episode)
Doug says "Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do, just like Ricky Ricardo.
Wonderland (1997)
Lily and Jim (1997) (Short)
Pinky and the Brain: The Tailor and the Mice/Bah, Wilderness (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky says, "Twenty-eight cakes?! That's more than Lucy and Ethel used."
The Nanny: From Flushing with Love (1997) (TV Episode)
C.C. calls Fran "I Love Loosely."
Finding North (1998)
When the second package arrives, Rhonda tells Travis "Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do."
Boy Meets World: The Eskimo (1998) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Topanga and Cory as Lucy and Ricky.
ER: Exodus (1998) (TV Episode)
"Lucy and Ricky" mentioned
Modern Vampires (1998) (TV Movie)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Felix says, "Ricky Ricardo" at one point.
The Nanny: The Wedding (1998) (TV Episode)
Fran watches this show before the wedding.
Vibe: Episode dated 18 May 1998 (1998) (TV Episode)
Sinbad compares Maria Conchita Alonso to Lucy.
The Truman Show (1998)
When Truman watches TV in one scene this is said to showing the next day.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
"I'm your Ethel Mertz"
The Outer Limits: Final Exam (1998) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the series
Pinky and the Brain: Brainwashed: Part 2 - I Am Not a Hat (1998) (TV Episode)
Strawboater says, "You've got some 'splainin' to do."
Pleasantville (1998)
Hang Time: And Then There Were Nuns (1998) (TV Episode)
Julie compares Kristy and Antonio to Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.
Will & Grace: William, Tell (1998) (TV Episode)
Will refers to himself as Ricky Ricardo
The Sopranos: 46 Long (1999) (TV Episode)
The gay car thieves are referred to as Lucy and Desi.
Blast from the Past (1999)
Troy: "I love sushi" Adam: "I love Lucy" Troy: "Who doesn't? She's hilarious"
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 114 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Weird Newscasters", Ian plays Ricky Ricardo at his wits' end.
The Simpsons: Make Room for Lisa (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions Fred and Ethel.
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Laugh, Ed, Laugh/It's Way Ed (1999) (TV Episode)
Eddy says: "Lucy, I'm home!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) (TV Episode)
"That must be Lucy"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Ricky Ricardo): "Babaloo!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future War (1999) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Lucy): "Aw, Ricky!"
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV Special)
"That's like the first season of Lucy! Fred had an afro with finger waves!"
Sliders: The Return of Maggie Beckett (1999) (TV Episode)
Mallory says, "You'll have some 'splaining to do, Lucy!"
Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (1999) (TV Movie)
character mentions show
Hope Island: It Takes a Voyage to Learn (1999) (TV Episode)
Alex mentions the characters, Lucy and Ethel, by name.
Angel: In the Dark (1999) (TV Episode)
Spike says, "Lucy, I'm home!" when bringing Cordelia and Doyle to where Angel is being tortured.
Hope Island: Red Sky at Morning, Sailor Take Warning (1999) (TV Episode)
Dee-Dee mentions the show by name.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 225 (2000) (TV Episode)
During "Telethon", Ryan says, "I Love Lucy, won't you love Lucy too?"
The Simpsons: Little Big Mom (2000) (TV Episode)
Homer and Bart watch this show on TV
Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak: Episode #1.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
"Like Fred and Ricky on the Lucy show"
The PJs: Robbin' HUD (2000) (TV Episode)
Mrs Avery calls Sanchez "Ricky Retardo"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: House of Pi's (2000) (TV Episode)
Hilda and Salem reference the show
Killjoy (2000) (Video)
"Lucy, I'm home!"
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Birthday Parties (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says "Lucy, I'm home !"
The West Wing: The Leadership Breakfast (2001) (TV Episode)
C.J. refers to Josh and Sam as Fred and Ethel.
Dawson's Creek: A Winter's Tale (2001) (TV Episode)
Drue calls Joey and Pacey "Lucy and Ricky".
Down to Earth (2001)
Queer as Folk: Surprise! (2001) (TV Episode)
Emmett says his pancakes are repeating "more than I Love Lucy".
Gilmore Girls: That Damn Donna Reed (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "Do I pull a Lucy Ricardo?"
Law & Order: Swept Away - A Very Special Episode (2001) (TV Episode)
Briscoe refers to a husband-and-wife pair of suspects as "Fred and Ethel."
Gilmore Girls: Christopher Returns (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Christopher discuss the show.
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Hector is derisively referred to as "Ricky Ricardo"
Dark Angel: Boo (2001) (TV Episode)
A woman at the party is dressed as Lucy
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Ja Rule (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
I Am Sam (2001)
Emeril: The Sidekick (2001) (TV Episode)
Lisa Ann Walter and Emeril Lagasse do impersonations of Lucy and Ricky.
Gilmore Girls: The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Kirk argue over which episodes are the best.
Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas (2001) (TV Episode)
A setting at the toy factory is "Lucy", a nod to how Lucy in "I Love Lucy" worked at a toy factory.
Making 'Rat Race' (2001) (Video)
Monday Night Mayhem (2002) (TV Movie)
Roone says, "CBS has 'I Love Lucy'; NBC has the Johnny Carson show."
Queer as Folk: Pride (2002) (TV Episode)
Emmett mentions the show.
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Zig Zag (2002)
High Crimes (2002)
The Backlot Murders (2002) (Video)
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Star Trek: Enterprise: Carbon Creek (2002) (TV Episode)
Mestral says, "I Love Lucy (1951) is on tonight."
NWA: Total Nonstop Action: Episode #1.19 (2002) (TV Episode)
Scott Hall tells Ron Killings that Jeff Jarrett is playing him "like one of Ricky Ricardo's bongo drums."
The West Wing: Swiss Diplomacy (2002) (TV Episode)
Josh says Donna sounds like Ethel Mertz
Naked Movie (2002)
"I (heart) Lucy" license plate
Oz: A Day in the Death... (2003) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
7th Heaven: I Love Lucy (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
The Simpsons: Three Gays of the Condo (2003) (TV Episode)
Homer refers to Julio as "Picky Ricardo."
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (2003) (TV Movie)
the show is mentioned and stills are shown
Gilmore Girls: Ballrooms and Biscotti (2003) (TV Episode)
Jackson says that both Ricky Ricardo and Dick Van Dyke didn't know the gender of their children until they were born.
Scrubs: My Rule of Thumb (2004) (TV Episode)
When J.D. picks up Carla and Elliot at jail, he calls them Lucy and Ethel.
Law & Order: City Hall (2004) (TV Episode)
Lennie refers to Charles Abernathy's secretary as "I Love Lucy."
Vampiyaz (2004) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
Sugar (2004)
I Love Lucy game mentioned
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Mia mentions that she watched the reruns as a child
Gilmore Girls: But Not as Cute as Pushkin (2004) (TV Episode)
When Lorelai is hiding the boat, she says that she'll climb a wall and get her grapefruit autographed.
The Amazing Race: Tell My Mom I Love Her (2005) (TV Episode)
Kris Perkins mentions this television show by name
The West Wing: Freedonia (2005) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the show during a conversation with Santos.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by Robin Williams during his audition
Gilmore Girls: But I'm a Gilmore! (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "That's very 'Lucy' of you."
29th and Gay (2005)
James calls his parents "a modern day Ricky and Lucy"
E! True Hollywood Story: I Love Lucy (2005) (TV Episode)
Story tackles the tv series.
Still Life (2005) (Video Game)
Vic - "Lucy, you have some splain' to do!"
Confessions of an American Bride (2005) (TV Movie)
Sam thinks that her and her fiance are becoming like Lucy and Ricky by being in seperate beds
Will & Grace: From Queer to Eternity (2005) (TV Episode)
Will: "'cos. you're wearing an ... neck brace."
Pizza (2005)
Cara-Ethyl says that she was named for both Irene Cara from "Fame" and Ethel from "I Love Lucy."
Queer as Folk: Fags Are No Different Than People (2005) (TV Episode)
Emmett mentions "Lucy red curls."
American Dad!: Roger Codger (2005) (TV Episode)
"Lucy you've got some 'sploding to do"!
Bewitched: The Magic Unveiled (2005) (Video)
This series is mentioned.
The Comeback: Valerie Stands up for Aunt Sassy (2005) (TV Episode)
Valerie mentions the show and names her new puppy after Lucy.
Feed (2005)
We Love Lucy webcam site
The Comeback: Valerie Shines Under Stress (2005) (TV Episode)
Valerie calls her pratfall her "Lucy moment".
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
birds named Lucy and Ricky
Roll Bounce (2005)
Veronica Mars: Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang (2005) (TV Episode)
"have some 'splainin' to do"
Saturday Night Live: Eva Longoria/Korn (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.52 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Classic TV" category
NCIS: Family Secret (2006) (TV Episode)
Tony mentions "I Love Lucy" and Ricky Ricardo.
RV (2006)
when bob is pitching a sales meeting to the owners of alpine soda he refers to the "I love lucy" tv show
Big Love: Where There's a Will (2006) (TV Episode)
Nicki introduces her and Margene as Lucy amd Ethel
Material Girls (2006)
Tanzie's "Walk like Lucy" line
American Eats: Pizza (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator.
The Shadow Walkers (2006)
"Lucy, I'm home!"
Supernatural: In My Time of Dying (2006) (TV Episode)
The name on John's medical insurance is "Elroy McGillicuddy." This is a reference to I Love Lucy. "McGillicuddy" is Lucy Ricardo's maiden name.
Gray Matters (2006)
whales named Lucy and Ethel
Veronica Mars: Charlie Don't Surf (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Keith.
Mr. Meaty: Noseferateens/I Love Lizzy (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Epic Movie (2007)
Edward says "Lucy I'm Home."
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
"some 'splainin to do" Although never actually said in "I Love Lucy", the show inspired the catchphrase.
Transformers (2007)
Bobby Bolivia mentions Ricky Ricardo
TV Land Confidential: Locations (2007) (TV Episode)
still picture
'Til Death: Performance Anxiety (2007) (TV Episode)
Joy complains about Eddie's impsressions of Ricky Ricardo
Black Swarm (2007) (TV Movie)
"Lucy, you got some 'splodin to do"
ER: Believe the Unseen (2008) (TV Episode)
"Somebody's got a lot of 'splainin' to do"
College Road Trip (2008)
A character quotes "hey Lucy, I'm home!"
A Necessary Death (2008)
Mention is made of the show upon meeting Matt's onscreen Mother
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008) (Video)
"got a lot of 'splaining to do"
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
When Neil Patrick Harris enters the whorehouse, he says, "Lucy, I'm home", while imitating Ricky's accent.
In Plain Sight: Pilot (2008) (TV Episode)
Mary says that Frankie "got some 'splaining to do"
Ghost Town (2008)
crossword hint: Arthur of 'I Love Lucy'
Pedro (2008)
Ricky Ricardo and the show itself are mentioned several times.
The Suite Life on Deck: Parrot Island (2008) (TV Episode)
In that episode, Bert Willoughby, owner of the Eagle Hotel, is also a sheriff, gas attendant, and others, and also changes character by changing to different hats like Mr. Simms does.
The Reinactors (2008)
Hollywood Boulevard character dressed as Lucy Ricardo
My One and Only (2009)
Ricky Ricardo and Lucy mentioned
30 Rock: St. Valentine's Day (2009) (TV Episode)
Elisa says she is talking angrilly like Ricky Ricardo
I Love You, Man (2009)
Mel Stein's internet profile says he likes this show
Samantha Who?: My Best Friend's Boyfriend (2009) (TV Episode)
Sam says that Todd and she can be Fred and Ethel to Andrea and Tony's Lucy and Ricky.
Bye-Bye Bin Laden (2009)
The "I Love Prakhbar" scene directly spoofs I Love Lucy with a Taliban twist
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Bomb Threats (2009) (TV Episode)
After Ms Tallulah Lafitte places a hex on Rochelle and the beauty salon, she leaves and Rochelle says "... and a babalu to you too!" Babalu was the name of Ricky's Ricardo's night club as well as his signature song.
Til Debt Do U$ Part: Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) (TV Episode)
Gail and Lucy state a few of the stock catchphrases from the show, including, "Lucy, you got a lot of 'splaning to do".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.169 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
Warehouse 13: Elements (2009) (TV Episode)
Pete says to Myka, "Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!".
RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009)
Tor Johnson was compared to a Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloon of Fred Mertz.
Year of the Carnivore (2009)
Mr. Zaslavsky talks about his love of the show.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
Ricky Ricardo and Fred mentioned
The Treasure of the Sierra Nevada (2009) (Short)
After hearing about Glen's (Glen McDougal) plans with the treasure, Antonio (Antonio Rufino) jokingly quotes a phrase similar to the one often used by Desi Arnaz's character, Ricky Ricardo. "Lucy, you got a lotta 'splainin' to do!"
Smallville: Kandor (2009) (TV Episode)
Chloe refers to Clark's feelings for Lois as the "I Love Lois" show.
The Middle: The Jeans (2010) (TV Episode)
Ricky Ricardo mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Bebe's Kids (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic refers to Dorothea & Vivian as a black Lucy & Ethal.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.117 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference to Ricky Ricardo in a $1,000 clue in the category "Vegas Casinos"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $3,000 question
Supernatural: Hammer of the Gods (2010) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm home"
The Amazing Race: I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily (2010) (TV Episode)
Louie refers to situations Lucy always got into on this show while struggling with the noodles
Futurama: Lethal Inspection (2010) (TV Episode)
Bender says "'splainin'".
NCIS: Royals & Loyals (2010) (TV Episode)
Lucy's grape stomping episode is mentioned.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Debra Messing (2010) (TV Episode)
Debra Messing mentions this show during interview
Desperate Housewives: Sorry Grateful (2010) (TV Episode)
Gabrielle tells Hector that if she doesn't come back with the pies, "Carlos will get all Ricky Ricardo on my ass."
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
Hot in Cleveland: I Love Lucci: Part Two (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Biggest Loser: Episode #11.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Scream XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (Video)
Title is referenced.
General Hospital: Episode #1.12328 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm home!"
EWTN Presents Bookmark: Mother Teresa and Me (2011) (TV Episode)
O'Boyle reveals that she and friend and fellow author Teresa Tomeo refere to one other as Lucy and Ethel.
Conan: Eat, Love, Lather, Rinse, Repeat (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan says 'how Television has changed since I Love Lucy' during Charlie Day interview
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger says that "Partners" seemed to get its insights about human nature from the show
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.28 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in the "Sidekicks" category
Parks and Recreation: Pawnee Rangers (2011) (TV Episode)
Ann says, "I saw it on an episode of 'I Love Lucy.'"
The Middle: A Christmas Gift (2011) (TV Episode)
Ricky Ricardo mentioned
Cupcake Wars: I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hot in Cleveland: Life with Lucci (2012) (TV Episode)
Elka: "I love Lucci!"
Grey's Anatomy: If/Then (2012) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do"
The Office: Last Day in Florida (2012) (TV Episode)
Erin walks through Irene's front door and, imitating Ricky Ricardo, says, "Hey, Lucy! I'm home!"
Come Dine with Me Canada: Tracy Cato: Block 15 (2012) (TV Episode)
After Tracy yells for her drummer son, the narrator follows by saying "you got some drumming to do" much like Ricky Ricardo's famous line "Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do".
Supernatural: The Born-Again Identity (2012) (TV Episode)
"you got some 'splainin' to do"
Mad Men: A Little Kiss, Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue (as "Lucy")
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Carson mentions Lucy and Ricky
Family Guy: Mr. & Mrs. Stewie (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter asks, "Lois, why do we have Lucy and Ricky beds?"
Brows Held High: Sleeping Beauty (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's not like he comes out and says 'I love Lucy'..."
Stories We Tell (2012)
John says that he thought the show was about Diane.
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas (2012) (TV Special)
Blake says that when his mom tries to persuade him to perform songs she wrote, they have a relationship like Ricky Ricardo and Lucy
Vampira and Me (2012)
Title mentioned in Emmy awards clip
General Hospital: Episode #1.12741 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm home"
The Nostalgia Chick: Return to Me (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD sets visible behind Lindsay
Burning Love: Puppet Show (2013) (TV Episode)
Julie compares Zak to Ricky Ricardo.
General Hospital: Episode #1.12756 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I've been expecting you."
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)
"I Think I Love Lucy's on"
Californication: I'll Lay My Monsters Down (2013) (TV Episode)
Characters mentioned
Behind the Candelabra (2013) (TV Movie)
Liberace compares he and Scott to Ricky and Lucy in the show.
Warehouse 13: What Matters Most (2013) (TV Episode)
"You got some splainin' to do"
The Game: I Love Luke... Ahh! (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Newsroom: Red Team III (2013) (TV Episode)
When Charlie brings him the number of viewers at one point, Will says it's an I Love Lucy number.
More All My Children: Episode #1.15 (2013) (TV Episode)
Leslie Miller mentions Lucy and Ethel and a picture of those characters is shown
Cedar Cove: And the Winner Is... (2013) (TV Episode)
Justine refers to herself and Maryellen as Lucy and Ethel.
The Neighbors: The One with Interspecies F-R-I-E-N-D-S (2013) (TV Episode)
Debbie tells Dick his plan "is like every I Love Lucy;" Dick does an impression of Ricky Ricardo.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #11.33 (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher talks about Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory and talks about the candy coming to fast like the data for the NSA.
The Neighbors: Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait (2013) (TV Episode)
Jackie refers to the Weavers as the Mertzes.
American Horror Story: The Sacred Taking (2013) (TV Episode)
"You've got some 'splainin' to do"
Justified: A Murder of Crowes (2014) (TV Episode)
Daryl Crowe refers to Elvis Machado as Desi Arnaz.
Dancing on Ice: Week 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phillip Schofield.
God Help the Girl (2014)
A song lyric asks if you watched it.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Ricky and Lucy are spotlighted as a dysfunctional, yet perfect couple
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Big Opening: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike Ruiz during the judges' deliberation.
Ryan & Ruby: Online Dating (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Episode
Tosh.0: Take No Orders (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
On top of Steve Rogers' catch-up-list
Faking It: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Lucy and Ethel mentioned
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glitter Ball (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul mentions Lucy Ricardo.
Nurse Jackie: Love Jungle (2014) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, I'm home"
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Opera Pimp (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by title
The Cinema Snob: The Babe Ruth Story (2014) (TV Episode)
"...as soon as he gets signed on by Fred Mertz, he can help Lucy and Ethel in a manufacturing plant that makes bats."
Perception: Inconceivable (2014) (TV Episode)
Moretti mimics Ricky Ricardo when she says, "Lucy's got some 'splaining to do."
Brickleberry: That Brother's My Father (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Marry Me: Scary Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Annie and Jake dress up as Zombie Lucy and Ricky for Halloween.
Person of Interest: The Devil You Know (2014) (TV Episode)
Fusco refers to Shaw and Root as Lucy and Ethel.
Revenge: Intel (2014) (TV Episode)
Lucy and Ethel mentioned
Bones: The 200th in the 10th (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cuban band leader and fiery red head husband and wife is a nod to Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.
Ascension: Chapter One (2014) (TV Episode)
Gault says "Lucy, I'm home" to Ophelia when he walks into the ship's library
Christian Weston Chandler Documentary (2015) (Video)
Mentioned by Christian.
Shameless: Tell Me You F**King Need Me (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Moonwalkers (2015)
Mentioned by Jonny in hotel lobby.
Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) (TV Episode)
Proclaimed the worst TV show of all time by Jebidiah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Adelaide Kane (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Scenes from a Hat"
Aloha (2015)
The theme song was heard during the satellite sequence.
Orange Is the New Black: Finger in the Dyke (2015) (TV Episode)
Lucy and Ethel mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Billy Crystal/Jeb Bush/Courtney Barnett (2015) (TV Episode)
Billy Crystal imitates Desi Arnaz while comparing a restaurant visit to an episode from the series
The Hotwives of Las Vegas: You Make Me Wanna Drought (2015) (TV Episode)
Denise mentions Ricky Ricardo.
Cartoon Superheroes Abridged: The Movie (2015) (Short)
TKO (2015) (TV Special)
referenced in question in "Lucy" category
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Carol Burnett/Colin Hanks/Baio/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Carol Burnett recalls Lucille Ball talking about her series
Empire: The Devils Are Here (2015) (TV Episode)
Ricky is called Ricardo
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Showdown (2015) (TV Episode)
Ellen does a Lucy impression including mentioning Ricky
Z Nation: Zombaby! (2015) (TV Episode)
"Lucy, you got some splainin' to do"
The Good Wife: Driven (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nora.
Scream Queens: Black Friday (2015) (TV Episode)
Chad tells Pete: "Pete Martinez, you got some splainin' to do!"
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.68 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Adam as the 1950's TV series Lucille Ball starred in during the Final Chase.
2 Broke Girls: And the No New Friends (2016) (TV Episode)
The show's theme song is heard on Max's phone.
Portlandia: Family Emergency (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Fred
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 April 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kevin Negandhi
Honest Trailers: Captain America (1990) (2016) (TV Episode)
Cap's list
500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Acclaimed TV Shows" category
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.72 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mark Labbett and Duncan are asked a question about the first name of Lucy's husband during the Final Chase.
Aquarius: Happiness Is a Warm Gun (2016) (TV Episode)
Sam Hodiak says: Lucy, I'm home."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 August 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trey Wingo
Killjoys: I Love Lucy (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode title reference.
Z Nation: No Mercy (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
CSE Bible Studies: Extra-Biblical Books and Bible Versions (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kent.
The Simpsons: Havana Wild Weekend (2016) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "I'm finally gonna put the Spanish I learned on 'I Love Lucy' to use."
Mom: Blow and a Free McMuffin (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bonnie
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Jess says, "Lucy Ricardo stumblin' out next?"
Fuller House: Curse of Tanner Manor (2016) (TV Episode)
Kimmy & Fernando dress up as Lucy & Ricky for Halloween.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.89 (2016) (TV Episode)
Included as a possible answer to question.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Stayin' Alive (2017) (TV Episode)
Hulk says 'You intruders got some splaining to do' and Star-Lord mentions he knows that reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Loves of Hercules (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Ricky Ricardo): "Lucy, I'm ho-ome!"
The Michael Knowles Show: RIP, Hef (2017) (TV Episode)
Paul Bois references the series to illustrate a point.
This Is Us: Number Two (2017) (TV Episode)
Toby mentions the show by name.
Dynasty: Our Turn Now (2018) (TV Episode)
Fallon references Ricky Ricardo while talking to Cristal
The Simpsons: 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage (2018) (TV Episode)
Homer: "Just like Fred and Ethical"
Hannah Montana: Bad Moose Rising (TV Episode)
a Make-a-Moose employee imitates Ricky Ricardo while demonstrating "I Love Moosey"

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The Ed Sullivan Show: A Salute to Lucy and Desi (1954) (TV Episode)
Clips from two episodes are shown.
I Love Lucy: The I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956) (TV Episode)
The characters recall past events from episodes of this TV series.
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special (1968) (TV Movie)
Ford shows Lucy two still photos from his appearances on the show.
The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 7 March 1974 (1974) (TV Episode)
Clips from three episodes are included.
Going Back (1984)
Explorers (1985)
A clip from the series is shown.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Episode of the show is seen at the end.
Baby Boom (1987)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Pretty Woman (1990)
Episode of the show is seen in the penthouse.
Another You (1991)
rhuel is watching lucy in her bedroom during one scene
Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits (1991) (Video)
Clips from the show are used.
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) (TV Movie)
Quiz Show (1994)
My Family (1995)
On TV.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) (TV Movie)
Behind the Laughs (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are in this special
Pleasantville (1998)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Tuesday (2001) (Short)
The frogs are watching TV in an elderly woman's house
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Opening credits seen on the hostel television set.
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Shows it in part one of the mini series
TV Land Moguls: The 50's (2004) (TV Episode)
shows it when talking about it
Monster-in-Law (2005)
Seen while Charlie is flipping channels
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
depiction of shopping as life well lived
Take the Lead (2006)
girl is watching it on TV
Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms (2008) (TV Episode)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 26 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this TV show were featured during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
20 to 1: TV Couples (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Lucy Ricardo is #1.
Miss Representation (2011)
Lucy is making bread in the kitchen.
20 to 1: TV's Funniest Neighbours (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Fred and Ethel Mertz.
Family Guy: Forget-Me-Not (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this show on TV
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
Lucy Ricardo & Ethel Mertz are #2.
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
"I Love Lucy" is the #1 Best TV Comedy. It is also the #1 Best TV Show.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show when discussing what was voted #1 Best TV Comedy & TV Show
Pioneers of Television: Funny Ladies (2013) (TV Episode)
American Hustle (2013)
Briefly seen on TV at Sydney's hotel room.
The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) (TV Episode)
Lucy shown in bed
Nostalgia Critic: A Christmas Story 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic likens the candy factory episode to the scene of the boys working in the mail room
Unacknowledged (2017)
Clip played from I Love Lucy. Season 3 Episode 23: Lucy is Envious
Biography: Milton Berle: Mr. Television (TV Episode)
Clips are shown with Berle

Spoofed in 

The Bob Hope Show: Episode dated 8 October 1956 (1956) (TV Episode)
Lucy Ricardo acting like a seal and playing horns with her mouth is directly from "The Audition" (S1;E6).
Car 54, Where Are You?: I Love Lucille (1962) (TV Episode)
Title parody.
Saturday Night Live: Desi Arnaz/Desi Arnaz, Jr. (1976) (TV Episode)
several clips from 'failed pilots' for this show are screened
Saturday Night Live: Ricky Nelson/Judy Collins (1979) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Twilight Zone" Sketch - Gilda Radner plays Lucy Ricardo
WKRP in Cincinnati: Real Families (1980) (TV Episode)
Hostess says next week's show features a Cuban bandleader and an average redhead housewife from New York.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: Ricky (1983) (Video)
Characters and setting are parodied.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) (TV Special)
Murphy does a brief imitation of a "gay" Ricky Ricardo
The Compleat Al (1985) (Video)
Lucy Has a Ball (1986) (Video)
Porn spoof
Kate & Allie: Reruns (1987) (TV Episode)
Allie dreams she is a part of this show.
Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
"I Love Piggy"
Tales from the Darkside: Barter (1988) (TV Episode)
The main characters are a '50s-type all-American housewife (prone to wailing), her suave Latino husband, and their drum-playing young son.
Scrooged (1988)
promo for "Father Loves Beaver," combining titles of 3 family sitcoms of 1950s
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (1989) (TV Movie)
A sketch from "The Bob Hope Show" (1956) spoofs the show.
In Living Color: Laquita Meets Billy Dee (1990) (TV Episode)
In a very funny, inspired sketch with a black Lucy ("I Love Laquita"), Laquita swoons when she meets Billy Dee Williams (who plays himself).
Tiny Toon Adventures: K-ACME TV (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "I Love Dizzy" segment
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991) (Video Game)
When typing certain code in the time-pod, the title "I Love Lunacy" appears on the screen of the pod.
Melrose Place: Lost & Found (1992) (TV Episode)
Billy walks in the apartment saying "Lucy, I'm home".
Stay Tuned (1992)
Saved by the Bell: Screech's Spaghetti Sauce (1992) (TV Episode)
The scene where Lucy and Ethel are overwhelmed by the sped up machine in the chocolate factory is spoofed when the gang are bottling the spaghetti sauce.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Used as evidence in trial.
The Simpsons: Cape Feare (1993) (TV Episode)
When the Simpsons are driving to their new home, the scene is based on when the Ricardos and the Mertzes are driving to California.
Rocko's Modern Life: Jet Scream/Dirty Dog (1993) (TV Episode)
The germs on Bloaty's skin act out a parody of "I Love Lucy".
Natural Born Killers (1994)
sitcom format parodied
California Dreams: Two Too Much (1995) (TV Episode)
Jake has a daydream where he and the gang are characters on the classic sitcom
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Don't Tug on Superman's Cape (1995) (TV Episode)
Dream sequence with Clark and Lois
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Three Boos and a Babe/The Whipstaff Inmates/Elusive Exclusive (1996) (TV Episode)
The Babalu-esque scare that Stretch performs spoofs Ricky Ricardo's signature song.
Quack Pack: Gator Aid (1996) (TV Episode)
Donald has a nightmare about starring in the show.
The Pest (1997)
Private Parts (1997)
In a brief scene, Howard, Fred and Robin do a parody of the show
Hercules (1997)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
The Parrot says, "Lucy, I'm home!"
Asunder (1999)
"Lauren, I'm home! You got some 'splainin' to do!"
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 222 (1999) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Film, TV & Theater Styles".
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (1999) (Video)
House of Mouse: Gone Goofy (2001) (TV Episode)
When Donald channel surfs one of the shows is titled "I Love Goofy" featuring Goofy acting like Lucy.
The Fairly OddParents: The Big Problem!/Power Mad! (2001) (TV Episode)
Cosmo & Wanda have to make TV shows within the TV to stop it actually being turned on and one show they make is "I Love Wanda", which is a parody of this.
That '70s Show: Fez Dates Donna (2001) (TV Episode)
Fez fantasizes that he is Ricky with Donna as Lucy in an imaginary episode of the show.
Rat Race (2001)
Emeril: The Sidekick (2001) (TV Episode)
Lisa Ann Walter and Emeril do impressions of Lucy and Ricky.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (Video)
the video for "Ricky" spoofs the show
Kim Possible: Emotion Sickness (2004) (TV Episode)
Kim's quote "Ron, you've got some 'spainin' to do!" mimics Ricky Ricardo.
Silent Scream (2005)
when everyone thinks the killer is at the door, their friend busts in and says "Lucy, I'm home!"
Family Guy: The Courtship of Stewie's Father (2005) (TV Episode)
Hubert and Chris watch a spoof of an episode of this television show
That's So Raven: Soup to Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
During her dream sequence, Raven ends up watching a sitcom called "Oh That Raven" featuring Raven-Symone as Lucy, Orlando Brown as Ricky Ricardo, Anneliese van der Pol as Ethel, Kyle Massey as Fred, and the same black & white footage & title cards
Everybody Loves Lucy (2009) (Video)
XXX parody
The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
The "I Lost Lucy" TV program spoofs "I Love Lucy" and "Here's Lucy."
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) (TV Movie)
In "Brand New Best Friend," the two Dr. Doofenshmirtzes dress up as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz in the chocolate factory.
NCIS: Devil's Triangle (2011) (TV Episode)
Fornell tells Victor "he has some splaining to do, Lucy."
Meanwhile on Earff (2016) (TV Movie)
At the tail end of the credits, there's a production company vanity card for Garilu Productions, which directly spoofs Desilu Productions' classic card.

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