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Fred and Ethel Fight

Fred and Ethel Fight – I Love Lucy episode 22, originally aired 3/10/1952

Fred and Ethel Fight - Fred MertzFred and Ethel Fight - Ethel MertzIn Fred and Ethel Fight, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) try to patch up a fight between Fred and Ethel Mertz (William Frawley and Vivian Vance). They succeed, but then start fighting themselves. Fred and Ethel try to patch things up between Ricky and Lucy, ending in Lucy pretending to be in bandages trying to escape from a burning building, and the Ricardos are reconciled – but Fred and Ethel are fighting again. Fred and Ethel Fight is available on the I Love Lucy DVD collection.

I Love Lucy Quotes

Fred and Ethel Fight - Lucy and RickyFred Mertz (William Frawley): She said my mother looks like a weasel. Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Ethel, apologize.
Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance): I’m sorry your mother looks like a weasel.

Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) [indicating Fred]: Lucy, is that my date? [Lucy nods yes] He’s not a dream, he’s a nightmare.
Fred Mertz (William Frawley) [indicating Ethel]: If that your idea of a cute, young chick? [Lucy nods yes] You’ll never shop for my poultry!

I Love Lucy Trivia

  • This episode was based on an actual episode from Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball’s marriage, when they attempted to reconcile a feuding couple, only to start a fight between themselves.


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