I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Pilot 

TV-G | | Comedy, Family | Episode aired 1951
Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
... Lucy Ricardo
... Ricky Ricardo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Herself - Hostess
... Jerry
Bob Lamond ... Narrator (voice) (as Bob LeMond)
... Narrator (introductory comments)
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Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

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Comedy | Family

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1951 (USA)  »

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$5,000 (estimated)
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(TV)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Being hidden for so long, or nearly lost, _"I Love Lucy" (1951) {Pilot (#1.0)_ & I Love Lucy: The Audition (1951) both have the very same plot summary, but with different actors, that Lucy replaced as a clown and played a very old alcoholic song, "How Dry I Am" and acted as if she was a human seal, that was honking horns, to the musical theme in both episodes. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) As Ricky tries to open the door to the bathroom he shakes the whole wall of the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: In this city live Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Of course, you know Ricky as the famous orchestra leader and singer. And Lucy is the famous, um, well she's... her hair is very red. And she's married to Ricky.
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Connections

Referenced in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Performed by Desi Arnaz
(uncredited)
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Pilot
16 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

An obviously pregnant Lucille Ball joins her real-life husband to make this pilot for their new show, "I Love Lucy." The episode is not very well made and lacks the chemistry that their on-air shows have. I thought the clown was pretty freaky-looking and was very glad Lucy was able to take his place!

This pilot really sets up what the show will be like. Lucy always trying to get into acting, her husband trying to keep her out of it, and them fighting and making up. I really love these two together. I've read this show was formed to save their marriage. It's so sad that the on-screen chemistry these two shared was simply that - on-screen.

Of course, I always enjoy listening to Ricky sing...


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