I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Lucy and Ethel go into business making salad dressing based on Lucy's Aunt Martha's recipe. Their advertising on a local TV show looks like a success, but when Ricky finds that they're ... See full summary »

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... Lucy Ricardo
... Ricky Ricardo
... Ethel Mertz
... Fred Mertz
Frank Nelson ... Dickie Davis
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Storyline

Lucy and Ethel go into business making salad dressing based on Lucy's Aunt Martha's recipe. Their advertising on a local TV show looks like a success, but when Ricky finds that they're losing money on each jar, the girls have to find a way to get their customers to cancel their orders. Written by Attmay

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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11 January 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lucy and Ethel end up purchasing 1133 quarts of salad dressing. Ethel states that they lost 10 cents per quart, or $113. $113 in 1954 is worth approximately $900 in 2010. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Lucy and Ethel have their shopping carts loaded up with salad dressing they forgot one thing, the stairs! It would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to get the loaded up shopping carts down the stairs of their apartment building, especially while wearing roller skates. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ricardo: [disguised as Lucille McGillicuddy, trying to stop the TV audience about buying the salad dressing] What's Aunt Martha trying to do, poison me?
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Soundtracks

Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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