Lucy’s Night on the Town – I Love Lucy season six, episode 174, March 25, 1957
Lucy’s Night on the Town deals with Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), missing city life after six whole weeks of living in Connecticut. She arranges for the Ricardos and the Mertzes to go out for dinner and a show, seeing the “The Most Happy Fella” and orders the tickets. However, once she arrives for the dinner, she realizes that she’s ordered tickets for the matinee, not the dinner show. Trying to postpone the inevitable, she and Ethel try to eat slowly, change their dinner orders, etc. but eventually the truth comes out. They are able to get two tickets, however, and start by having the girls watch the first half of the show, planning to switch with the boys at the intermission.
At first, they think that they will all be able to watch, since the seats behind them are still empty, but after the second half begins the late arrivals show up, and want their seats. Eventually, the Ricardos and the Mertzes share their seats, and enjoy their night out.
Funny quotes from Lucy’s Night on the Town – I Love Lucy
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Swallow it now and chew it later!
Fred Mertz (William Frawley): (seeing the billboard for ‘The Most Happy Fella”) I’ll bet he wasn’t married
Trivia about Lucy’s Night on the Tow
- Music performed on this episode included Standing on the Corner, Don’t Cry, and Big ‘D’.
- ‘The Most Happy Fella’ was an actual Broadway .show. It was partially bankrolled by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s production company, Desilu Productions.