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I Love Lucy episode guide – season 5

I Love Lucy episode guide – season 5

Ricky’s band tours Europe, with Fred as the band manager — and Lucy and Ethel come along as well, causing comedy across France, Italy, etc.

Lucy Visits Grauman’s
With Ethel’s help, Lucy steals John Wayne’s footprints from Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Lucy and John Wayne
Lucy and Ethel try to return the footprints that they stole, but they break; so Ricky enlists the help from John Wayne (himself) to make a new set – More than one may be needed!
Lucy and the Dummy
After Ricky backs out of a party where Lucy wants her big break, Lucy makes a dummy of Ricky to dance with at the party.
Ricky Sells the Car
After Ricky sells the car, Fred & Ethel think they’ll have to ride a motorcycle back to NYC; but Ricky buys train tickets for all.
The Great Train Robbery
Thinking there’s a jewel thief on board the train to NYC, Lucy can’t stop pulling the emergency brake cord (Train conductor played by Frank Nelson, 1911-1986, best known as the annoying “Yes, can I help you?”€ character from the Jack Benny show.)
The Homecoming
Upon returning to NYC, Ricky is a big star, but Lucy initially doesn’t share in everyone’s worship of him.
The Ricardos Are Interviewed
Ricky & Lucy consider moving and Ricky is to be interviewed on a prestigious show.
Lucy Goes to a Rodeo
After Ricky can’t help Fred with a rodeo-themed show for his lodge, Lucy & Ethel volunteer to help.
Nursery School
After Lucy’s fear of Little Ricky getting sick at nursery school comes to pass, she is determined to stay with him at the hospital.
Ricky’s European Booking
When Ricky can’t afford to take Lucy on his European tour, she & Ethel dream up a raffle to help the ‘€œLadies Overseas Aid’€, which they think is themselves.
The Passports
Lucy can’t find her birth certificate so that she can get her passport.
Staten Island Ferry
To help Fred overcome seasickness, Lucy takes him onto the Staten Island Ferry; but she gets seasick herself and may be late to the passport office (Passport clerk played by Charles Lane.)
Bon Voyage
When the ship leaves port for Europe, Lucy is inadvertently left behind; so she’ll have to get to ship via a helicopter. One of the best fifth-season episodes!
Second Honeymoon
Lucy wants the Atlantic cruise to be a second honeymoon, but Ricky is too busy with the band.
Lucy Meets the Queen
After Lucy misses seeing the queen at Buckingham Palace, Ricky gets invited to meet the queen, but not Lucy. Of course, when has “no”€ ever stopped Lucy?
The Fox Hunt
Bragging that she can ride, Lucy gets to show how well she can actually ride a horse in a fox hunt.
Lucy Goes to Scotland
Lucy wants to travel to Scotland to meet her distant McGillicuddy relative. The dream sequence that unfolds is unforgettable.
Paris at Last
Not having any French currency, Lucy, Ethel & Fred exchange money with a so-called French artist (Shepard Menken, 1921-1999), who turns out to be a counterfeiter. The translation sequence is priceless, as is Lucy’s introduction to escargot!
Lucy Meets Charles Boyer
Lucy & Ethel are star-struck when they encounter Charles Boyer (himself) at a sidewalk cafe.
Lucy Gets a Paris Gown
When Lucy goes on hunger strike to force Ricky to buy her an expensive French-designed dress, Ricky & Fred have dresses custom-made out of burlap. (A fantastic episode!)
Lucy in the Swiss Alps
Lucy, Ricky, Fred & Ethel get trapped in an avalanche while mountain climbing until they hear “La Cucucracha”€ being played.
Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy
In this heart-warming episode, Lucy misses Little Ricky during his birthday, so a little Italian shoeshine boy (Bart Bradley) and his friends get to celebrate with her.
Lucy’s Italian Movie
In one of the best episodes of all time, Lucy takes “getting some local color”€ a little literally when she travels to an old-fashioned Italian winery to press grapes to impress an Italian film director. (Italian wine stomper played by Theresa Tirelli, 1907-1989).
Lucy’s Bicycle Trip
Lucy has trouble crossing back into France when she can’t find her passport.
Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo
When Lucy picks up a chip in a Monte Carlo casino, she inadvertently wins thousands of French francs.
Return Home From Europe
To sneak home a 30-pound cheese, Lucy dresses it up as baby to fly home to NYC; but the passenger (Mary Jane Croft, 1916-1999) next to her flips out when the cheese disappear

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