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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believing it contains vitamins, minerals, meat, and vegetables, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 544

2. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Hollywood at Last (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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When the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of William Holden turns catastrophic.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 346

3. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Job Switching (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.5
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After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 424

4. I Love Ryan? (2015– )
Episode: Ryan Plays Cupid (2015)

Comedy

9.5
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Add a Plot

Directors: Ryan Burton, K. Andrew Deffley | Stars: Ryan Burton, Daniel Anthony Hidalgo, Jessica Rodi

Votes: 8

5. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Italian Movie (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.3
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In Rome, a film producer asks Lucy if she'd be interested in auditioning for his new film entitled "Bitter Grapes." Thinking that the film has something to do with the production of wine, ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 254

6. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Great Train Robbery (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.3
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On the trip back to New York, Lucy learns a jewel thief is on the train.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 238

7. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and John Wayne (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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To avoid bad publicity for the upcoming opening of his Don Juan movie Ricky calls Grauman's Chinese Theater to explain how John Wayne's footprints went missing. The manager of Grauman's ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 248

8. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: The Celebrity Next Door (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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When Tallulah Bankhead moves in next door Lucy reacts in typical fashion and continuous chaos ensues.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Vance

Votes: 139

9. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Freezer (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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Lucy and Ethel decide to make some money by buying a used walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 268

10. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy the Disc Jockey (1965)

30 min | Comedy

9.1
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Lucy drives Viv crazy trying to identify a mystery sound in a radio station contest. She determines it's a refrigerator shutting down (after destroying theirs) and gets to be a disc jockey ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 26

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Deep Sea Fishing (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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In Miami Beach, Lucy and Ethel make a bet with Ricky and Fred as to who can catch the biggest fish. To ensure winning, the day before the contest, each pair buys a 100 lb. tuna and stores ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 160

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ethel's Hometown (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The gang arrives in Ethel's hometown of Albequerque, New Mexico, where the locals are under the impression that she, and not Ricky, has been hired to star in a Hollywood movie.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 227

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: First Stop (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The when the gang is traveling through Ohio, the stop at a diner and motel run by a man who takes advantage of them.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 216

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Gets a Paris Gown (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Lucy is determined to get a new designer dress while in Paris.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 176

15. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Visits the White House (1963)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Lucy and Vivian's sons boy scout club make a replica of the white house out of sugar cubes. The president is so impressed that he invites all of them to the white house to unveil it. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Elliott Reid, Frank Nelson

Votes: 36

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Harpo Marx (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The gang meets Harpo Marx and Lucy does the famous 'mirror' routine with him.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 259

17. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy and Superman (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Lucy competes with her friend Carolyn Appleby over invitations and scheduling for Little Ricky's birthday party. When her husband Ricky mentions that Superman is in town, Lucy tries to get ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 256

18. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and the Ceramic Cat (1965)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Lucy and Viv take home a wrapped present for Mr. Mooney to give to his wife. Lucy is dying to know what's in it, but accidentally breaks it. So Lucy and Viv go to the department store to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Larry Dean

Votes: 32

19. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Off to Florida (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Lucy loses her and Ethel's train tickets to Florida (Ricky and Fred went ahead of them), so they take a ride with a woman whom they think might be an escaped hatchet murderer.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 185

20. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Return Home from Europe (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Lucy takes a huge block of cheese disguised as a baby on the flight home.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 177

21. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The girls get fed up with the boys watching the fights on television. They try to do something to distract them and end up getting arrested.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 196

22. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Building a Bar-B-Q (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Ricky is on vacation from work and is always in Lucy's way. Lucy & Ethel decide to start building a BBQ in order to trick Ricky & Fred into taking over a man's job. Unfortunately, Lucy loses her wedding ring during the process.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 184

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Learns to Drive (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy insists in learning to drive the new car so she can help with the driving on the way to California. After one bad lesson, she tries teaching Ethel how to drive. Ethel ends up wrecking the car before it has insurance.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 170

24. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Tells the Truth (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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When Ricky and the Mertzes wager that Lucy can't go a full day without telling a lie, her husband and friends feel more than a bit stung by her unabashed honesty.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 214

25. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Visits Grauman's (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy complains that she doesn't have nearly enough Hollywood souvenirs, a statement with which Ricky takes issue. When she and Ethel go to the Grauman's Chinese Theater, they notice that ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 184

26. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy's Contact Lenses (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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One of Lucy's new contact lenses pops out when she's icing a chocolate fudge cake for a bake sale. After buying and searching through fifteen gooey cakes, she learns Mr. Mooney bought hers.... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 30

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Paris at Last (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy and the gang have adventures on the streets of Paris.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 163

28. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Business Manager (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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After Lucy gets several months behind in all the bills, Ricky hires a no-nonsense business manager who puts her on a strict budget. Lucy comes up with a scheme to get some extra money that soon has her rolling in cash.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 168

29. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Camping Trip (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy and Ethel want to go with Ricky and Fred on their camping trip.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 191

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Handcuffs (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy attaches herself to Ricky using old handcuffs from Fred. She doesn't know he never had a key for them.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 208

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Passports (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy won't be able to go to Europe if she can't find her birth certificate.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 170

32. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Bon Voyage (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy gets left behind when the gang sets sail for Europe.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 170

33. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Breaking the Lease (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The Ricardos try to break their lease after a fight with the Mertzes.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 225

34. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: California, Here We Come! (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The Ricardos and Mertzes begin their cross-country drive to California.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 179

35. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Equal Rights (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy and Ethel demand to be treated as if they were men, so Ricky and Fred do just that.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 196

36. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ethel's Birthday (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Convinced that his wife never likes the presents he buys for her, Fred asks Lucy to secretly find a birthday present for Ethel on his behalf. Lucy agrees, and later is with Ethel when she ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 181

37. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Home Movies (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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When an advertiser agrees to make a pilot for a potential music TV show starring Ricky only, Lucy, Ethel, and Fred make a movie of their own.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 172

38. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does the Tango (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy finds herself with egg on her face and elsewhere, when she and Ethel try to forestall Ricky's pulling out of the heretofore money losing egg business.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 175

39. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Fred MacMurray, are in a one-on-one race in a Las Vegas desert to go uranium hunting, but when they make a find all bets are off and it's a race to get back to the claims office, first.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Fred MacMurray, Vivian Vance

Votes: 94

40. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Misses the Mertzes (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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After years of living side by side, the Ricardos leave the Mertzes, after a bittersweet departure, and begin their new life in the suburbs.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 154

41. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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To save money, Lucy talks Vivian into helping her install a new TV antenna on the roof. The project becomes caos thanks to Lucy's general klutziness, Viv's fear of heights, broken windows, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 49

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Raises Tulips (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy vies to beat Betty Ramsey when the two compete in a local gardening contest.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 173

43. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and Viv Become Tycoons (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Lucy and Viv become business partners after marketing Vivian's caramel popcorn. The demand is so high for it that Lucy and Viv start an assembly line in the kitchen, turning it into a gooey, sticky mess.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 29

44. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower (1963)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy

8.8
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After Lucy drives off the plumber with her meddling, she and Viv decide to finish installing the shower stall, with disastrous results.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 74

45. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and the Missing Stamp (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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While trying to sell Mr. Mooney a vacuum cleaner, Lucy accidentally sucks up a stamp he'd just bought for $3,000. When it winds up on an envelope dropped into street mailbox, Lucy tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Mabel Albertson

Votes: 30

46. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Bicycle Trip (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The gang goes on a long bike ride. When they get to the French/Italian border, Lucy doesn't have her passport.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 156

47. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Schedule (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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After Lucy causes them to be late for dinner with Ricky's new boss, he puts her on a tight schedule.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 225

48. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pioneer Women (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 251

49. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Staten Island Ferry (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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The girls seek a cure for Fred's seasickness.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 162

50. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Dancing Star (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy gets to dance with Van Johnson.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 169



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