Hollywood Anniversary

Hollywood AnniversaryI Love Lucy season 4 – originally aired April 4, 1955

Hollywood Anniversary - Lucy is angry at Ricky for forgetting their anniversary
Hollywood Anniversary - Ricky and Lucy dancing

In Hollywood, Ricky’s agent decides to play up Ricky’s status as a happily married man by placing an item in the newspapers about a star-studded anniversary party that Ricky is throwing for Lucy. He names stars that the agent knows will be out of town that weekend.  This seemingly innocent publicity stunt leads to marital discord between Ricky and Lucy. Since Ricky can’t remember the date of their actual anniversary, he wires to Greenwich, Connecticut (where they were married) for a copy of their marriage license.

Finding out that Ricky doesn’t remember their anniversary date, and that the entire party is a sham, Lucy is justifiably upset. Even though Ricky has already begun setting up an actual anniversary party.  Lucy refuses to attend, despite Ricky’s pleadings … Only to appear there after Ricky has left for the party.  Lucy refuses Ricky’s attempts at reconciliation, until Ricky does what Ricky does best.  He serenades Lucy – who remembers why she loves him after all.

Hollywood Anniversary - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz ballroom dancing
Hollywood Anniversary - Lucy kisses Ricky as all is forgiven

Hollywood Anniversary is available as part of the I Love Lucy season 4 DVD collection.

Funny quotes from Hollywood Anniversary – I Love Lucy

Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Ricky!  What’s the meaning of this?
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): No hablo engles.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): You hablo plenty of engles!


Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): None of those peoples are coming.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): None of those peoples are coming?


[Ricky is muttering in Spanish.]
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Spanish names won’t hurt me!

Trivia for Hollywood Anniversary

  • Ricky gives his full name to Western Union as: Ricardo Alberto Fernando Ricardo y Acha.
  • In this episode, Ricky announces that the Ricardo’s wedding anniversary is April 7th. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ anniversary was on November 30th.
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