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Lucy Goes to the Hospital

Lucy Goes to the Hospital - I Love Lucy episode 57, season 2, originally aired 1/19/1953

Desi Arnaz performing 'Voodoo' on I Love LucyThe climactic episode where Lucy is finally going into labor — where Ricky, Fred and Ethel have planned, prepared and rehearsed the event until they are a well-oiled machine; only to forget everything when the moment arrives, including Lucy!  A very funny episode, well-deserving its’ status as a comedy classic.

Quotes from I Love Lucy – Lucy Goes to the Hospital

Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) [entering from the bedroom]: Ricky, this is it.
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz), Fred and Ethel [after a short pause, suddenly panicked]: This is it!


Fred Mertz (William Frawley): [Upon learning that another new father has nine girls]: Hey, you can always start a girl’s softball team!


Trivia about I Love Lucy – Lucy Goes to the Hospital

  • Music performed on this episode included “Voodoo” — explaining Ricky’s outfit at the hospital.
  • This episode had more viewers than the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and than President Eisenhower’s Inauguration.
  • TV Land rank this as episode #59 out the 100 most memorable memorable television moments.
  • This is not Desi Arnaz Jr. in the episode — in fact, Desi Jr. never portrayed himself on the series.

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