I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Lucy and Harpo Marx 

The gang meets Harpo Marx and Lucy does the famous 'mirror' routine with him.



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Episode cast overview:
... Lucy Ricardo
... Ricky Ricardo
... Ethel Mertz
... Fred Mertz
... Caroline Appleby
... Harpo Marx


Lucy and Ethel convince their friend Caroline that while in Hollywood, they always meet famous celebrities. Learning of Caroline's vision impairment, Lucy hides Caroline's glasses and disguises herself as famous celebrities for Caroline. Meanwhile, Ricky and Fred meet up with Harpo Marx, and ask him to visit Lucy in the apartment. Written by PatrickRsGhost

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Comedy | Family





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9 May 1955 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucille Ball and Harpo Marx had previously appeared in the Marx Brothers film Room Service (1938) for RKO. By this time, what was formerly RKO Studios was now owned by Lucy and Desi Arnaz and renamed Desilu Studios. See more »


Though the mirror routine seems perfect, Lucy does make one error: she honks the horn with the wrong hand. 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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Reprising Classic Mirror Schtick...................
25 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

....................FROM THE PARAMOUNT Marx Brothers feature DUCK SOUP (1933) makes it all worthwhile in and of itself.

ALYHOUGH IT WAS absolutely popular in the early days of network television, I LOVE LUCY was never a biggie in the Ryan household located on Damen Avenue near 65th Street in the West Englewood community, Southside Chicago. Oh sure, we'd watch but there were other series we rated higher; bot with and without the obligatory canned laughter track. We has titles such as ANNIE OAKLEY, MY LITTLE MARGIE, CITIZEN SOLDIER, THE SILENT SERVICE, OZZIE & HARRIET, CRUSADER Rabbit and even TEST PATTERN TIME, just to name a few.

BUT THIS EPISODE of the LUCY Show, along with "Lucy and Superman" do stick out in our most fertile memory as exceptions to our rule. It must be the inclusion of two favourites, Harpo Marx and George Reeves (not a comedy team) in the episodes.So we were treated to both the mute Marx Brother as well as Superman himself.

THIS EPISODE WITH guest star Harpo, was truly a natural; as the continuity of the series included Lucy Ricardo's (nee McGillicudy) having an insatiable desire to break into Showbiz, just like hobby, Ricky. Akk that the writers needed was a situation to put the Ricardos in Hollywood (which they did one season) and the natural supply of Movie Stars would flow freely. In addition to George Reeves and Harpo Marx, we recall John Wayne doing a guest shot in an episode.

IMPORTANTLY THOUGH NOT apparent to our young minds in those days, the episode served as an homage to the Classic Movie comedy that was Hollywood in introducing us to routines such as the mirror sequence that was originally done just about two decades earlier (then).

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