Lucy has fully acclimated to her new suburban life with her green thumb and beautiful garden. She enters Westport's garden contest and is in direct competition with her new neighbor and friend, Betty Ramsey. Betty is amused at Lucy's efforts, but tells her that it's inconceivable that Lucy could win first prize. Infuriated at her smug attitude, Lucy and Betty get into a dust up. More arguing ensues when Ricky fails to mow the lawn and goes off to a baseball game. Lucy tries to use the Ramsey's power lawn mower and winds up 'mowing every lawn halfway' between her home and the main street of town. Worse, she has ruined Betty's garden and replaces her tulips with waxed ones. Ricky, contrite at what he's failed to do for his wife, agrees to finish the lawn at twilight and, without her knowing it, Lucy's tulip bed is very similar to Betty's. All comes to light the next day, in front of a panel of judges, under a very hot Connecticut sun.
Did You Know?
When Lucy and Ethel threaten Ricky and Fred to mow the lawn it is learned that the men's full names are Enrique Alberto Ricardo y de Acha III and Frederick Hobart Edie Mertz I. Ricky's name borrows from Desi Arnaz
's real name Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III. See more
Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch
and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra See more