DraftedÂ -Â I Love LucyÂ episode 09, originally aired 12/24/1951
Drafted is aÂ wonderful âmix-up’ episode of I Love Lucy, when Ricky receives a letter from the War Department ordering him to appear at Fort Dix, Lucy assumes that he has been drafted. In reality, he’s entertaining the troops, and invites Fred to come along after learning that he has an old vaudeville Civil War routine that he can perform as well. Lucy and Ethel, misunderstanding, start to knit socks for the boysâwhich the boys misinterpreted to mean that the girls are pregnant.
The boys intend to throw a âbaby shower party’ for the girls, while the girls intend to throw a âgoing away party’ for the boys, resulting in a wonderful scene where each group starts hiding the arriving guests in the closet toÂ surpriseÂ the other group, stuffing the closet with people like a circus clown car.
DraftedÂ is available as part ofÂ the season 1Â I Love LucyÂ DVD collection.
I Love LucyÂ Quotes
Ricky (Desi Arnaz): You’ve been married for a long while, haven’t you?
Fred (William Frawley): Now why bring that up when we’re having such a good time?
Ricky (Desi Arnaz): Well, maybe you know women better than I do.Â Lucy’s been acting strange lately.
Fred (William Frawley): Strange?Â How can you tell?
I Love LucyÂ Trivia
- At the time this episode was filmed, the troops that the boys were going to entertain were involved in the Korean War.
- The names of the guests who were stuffed into the closet were the names of actual friends of Lucille Ball – the Sedgwicks, the Orsattis and the Buzzells.
Originally published at Clown Ministry