Title: I Love Lucy
Series: 6
Episodes: 181
First Transmission: 1951

I Love Lucy follows the antics of stay-at-home mom Lucy Ricardo as she tries to outsmart her Cuban band-leader husband, Ricky, and get into show business. Along the way she usually ends up dragging her landlords and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz, into one of her wacky schemes which can create some hilarious situations.

Best Episode

Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952) – 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, Lucy does not know is that it also contains twenty-three percent of alcohol.

Worst Episode

Pilot (1951) – Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (1951)
#2 The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub (1951)
#3 Be a Pal (1951)
#4 The Diet (1951)
#5 Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (1951)
#6 The Quiz Show (1951)
#7 The Audition (1951)
#8 The Seance (1951)
#9 Men Are Messy (1951)
#10 The Fur Coat (1951)
#11 Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer (1951)
#12 Drafted (1951)
#13 The Adagio (1951)
#14 The Benefit (1952)
#15 The Amateur Hour (1952)
#16 Lucy Plays Cupid (1952)
#17 Lucy Fakes Illness (1952)
#18 Lucy Writes a Play (1952)
#19 Breaking the Lease (1952)
#20 The Ballet (1952)
#21 The Young Fans (1952)
#22 New Neighbors (1952)
#23 Fred and Ethel Fight (1952)
#24 The Mustache (1952)
#25 The Gossip (1952)
#26 Pioneer Women (1952)
#27 The Marriage License (1952)
#28 The Kleptomaniac (1952)
#29 Cuban Pals (1952)
#30 The Freezer (1952)
#31 Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)
#32 The Publicity Agent (1952)
#33 Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (1952)
#34 Lucy’s Schedule (1952)
#35 Ricky Thinks He’s Getting Bald (1952)
#36 Ricky Asks for a Raise (1952)
#37 Job Switching (1952)
#38 The Saxophone (1952)
#39 The Anniversary Present (1952)
#40 The Handcuffs (1952)
#41 The Operetta (1952)
#42 Vacation from Marriage (1952)
#43 The Courtroom (1952)
#44 Redecorating (1952)
#45 Ricky Loses His Voice (1952)
#46 Lucy Is Enceinte (1952)
#47 Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable (1952)
#48 Lucy’s Show-Biz Swan Song (1952)
#49 Lucy Hires an English Tutor (1952)
#50 Ricky has Labor Pains (1953)
#51 Lucy Becomes a Sculptress (1953)
#52 Lucy Goes to the Hospital (1953)
#53 Sales Resistance (1953)
#54 The Inferiority Complex (1953)
#55 The Club Election (1953)
#56 The Black Eye (1953)
#57 Lucy Changes Her Mind (1953)
#58 No Children Allowed (1953)
#59 Lucy Hires a Maid (1953)
#60 The Indian Show (1953)
#61 Lucy’s Last Birthday (1953)
#62 The Ricardos Change Apartments (1953)
#63 Lucy Is a Matchmaker (1953)
#64 Lucy Wants New Furniture (1953)
#65 The Camping Trip (1953)
#66 Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (1953)
#67 Never Do Business with Friends (1953)
#68 Ricky’s Life Story (1953)
#69 The Girls Go Into Business (1953)
#70 Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress (1953)
#71 Equal Rights (1953)
#72 Baby Pictures (1953)
#73 Lucy Tells the Truth (1953)
#74 The French Revue (1953)
#75 Redecorating the Mertzes’ Apartment (1953)
#76 Too Many Crooks (1953)
#77 Changing the Boys’ Wardrobe (1953)
#78 Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined (1953)
#79 Ricky’s Old Girlfriend (1953)
#80 The Million Dollar Idea (1954)
#81 Ricky Minds the Baby (1954)
#82 The Charm School (1954)
#83 Sentimental Anniversary (1954)
#84 Fan Magazine Interview (1954)
#85 Oil Wells (1954)
#86 Ricky Loses His Temper (1954)
#87 Home Movies (1954)
#88 Bonus Bucks (1954)
#89 Ricky’s Hawaiian Vacation (1954)
#90 Lucy Is Envious (1954)
#91 Lucy Writes a Novel (1954)
#92 Lucy’s Club Dance (1954)
#93 The Black Wig (1954)
#94 The Diner (1954)
#95 Tennessee Ernie Visits (1954)
#96 Tennessee Ernie Hangs On (1954)
#97 The Golf Game (1954)
#98 The Sublease (1954)
#99 The Business Manager (1954)
#100 Mertz and Kurtz (1954)
#101 Lucy Cries Wolf (1954)
#102 The Matchmaker (1954)
#103 Ricky’s Movie Offer (1954)
#104 Ricky’s Screen Test (1954)
#105 Lucy’s Mother-in-Law (1954)
#106 Ethel’s Birthday (1954)
#107 Ricky’s Contract (1954)
#108 Getting Ready (1954)
#109 Lucy Learns to Drive (1955)
#110 California, Here We Come! (1955)
#111 First Stop (1955)
#112 Tennessee Bound (1955)
#113 Ethel’s Hometown (1955)
#114 L.A. at Last! (1955)
#115 Don Juan and the Starlets (1955)
#116 Lucy Gets Into Pictures (1955)
#117 The Fashion Show (1955)
#118 The Hedda Hopper Story (1955)
#119 Don Juan Is Shelved (1955)
#120 Bullfight Dance (1955)
#121 Hollywood Anniversary (1955)
#122 Mr. and Mrs. T.V. Show (1954)
#123 The Star Upstairs (1955)
#124 In Palm Springs (1955)
#125 The Dancing Star (1955)
#126 Harpo Marx (1955)
#127 Ricky Needs an Agent (1955)
#128 The Tour (1955)
#129 Lucy Visits Grauman’s (1955)
#130 Lucy and John Wayne (1955)
#131 Lucy and the Dummy (1955)
#132 Ricky Sells the Car (1955)
#133 The Great Train Robbery (1955)
#134 The Homecoming (1955)
#135 The Ricardos Are Interviewed (1955)
#136 Lucy Goes to the Rodeo (1955)
#137 Nursery School (1955)
#138 Ricky’s European Booking (1955)
#139 The Passports (1955)
#140 Staten Island Ferry (1956)
#141 Bon Voyage (1956)
#142 Second Honeymoon (1956)
#143 Lucy Meets the Queen (1956)
#144 The Fox Hunt (1956)
#145 Lucy Goes to Scotland (1956)
#146 Paris at Last (1956)
#147 Lucy Meets Charles Boyer (1956)
#148 Lucy Gets a Paris Gown (1956)
#149 Lucy in the Swiss Alps (1956)
#150 Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy (1956)
#151 Lucy’s Italian Movie (1956)
#152 Lucy’s Bicycle Trip (1956)
#153 Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo (1956)
#154 Return Home from Europe (1956)
#155 Lucy and Bob Hope (1956)
#156 Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums (1956)
#157 Lucy Meets Orson Welles (1956)
#158 Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright (1956)
#159 Visitor from Italy (1956)
#160 Off to Florida (1956)
#161 Deep Sea Fishing (1956)
#162 Desert Island (1956)
#163 The Ricardos Visit Cuba (1956)
#164 Little Ricky’s School Pageant (1956)
#165 The I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956)
#166 Lucy and the Loving Cup (1957)
#167 Lucy and Superman (1957)
#168 Little Ricky Gets a Dog (1957)
#169 Lucy Wants to Move to the Country (1957)
#170 Lucy Hates to Leave (1957)
#171 Lucy Misses the Mertzes (1957)
#172 Lucy Gets Chummy with the Neighbors (1957)
#173 Lucy Raises Chickens (1957)
#174 Lucy Does the Tango (1957)
#175 Ragtime Band (1957)
#176 Lucy’s Night in Town (1957)
#177 Housewarming (1957)
#178 Building a Bar-B-Q (1957)
#179 Country Club Dance (1957)
#180 Lucy Raises Tulips (1957)
#181 The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (1957)