I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Pioneer Women 

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

Writers:

Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Davis (as Madelyn Pugh) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo
Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo
Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz
William Frawley ... Fred Mertz
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Pettebone
Ruth Perrott Ruth Perrott ... Mrs. Pomerantz
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On December 14, 2018, CBS aired a colorized version of this episode along with "The I Love Lucy Christmas Show" (S.6,E.11). See more »

Goofs

After Lucy and Ethel put the bread dough in the oven to bake, Lucy suggests they kill time by playing Canasta. Canasta was not invented until the late 1940's and thus they couldn't be playing it if they were following the rules to not live with anything that was invented post 1900 (though it's possible that the rule only applied to household items and "modern conveniences".) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pagliacci
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Desi Arnaz
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What year is this again?
20 August 2014 | by ziklag1990See all my reviews

Funny episode, but the writers seem to think that everyone in 1900 lived in a log cabin somewhere in the Appalachian backwoods. I'm pretty sure most people back then bought bread and butter from the grocery store just like we do today. (And of course, electricity and hot running water weren't exactly unknown at the time) I personally thought the highpoint was the surprise visit by the reps from the Women's Society League (always a treat to see Florence Bates) I know most people would probably say the bread coming out of the oven scene, but even as a kid I was saying "How did all that bread fit in the oven? Did it bust out the back and through the wall?"


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