I Love LucyâLucy Meets Bob HopeÂ – season 6, originally aired October 1, 1956
When Bob Hope is going to appear at Ricky’s club, Lucy is afraid that he’s afraid of her … and so she goes to the baseball game to explain that he has nothing to fear, leading to her impersonating a hot dog vendor, and being the cause of Bob Hope being hit on the head! Later, she tries to impersonate a baseball player in order to get near to him, but Ricky turns the tables on her … with Lucy having the last laugh, appearing in the show with Ricky and Bob Hope, where the trio perform Nobody Loves the Ump.
Lucy Meets Bob HopeÂ is available as part ofÂ theÂ I Love LucyÂ season 6 DVD collection.
Funny quotes fromÂ I Love LucyâLucy Meets Bob Hope
Fred Mertz (William Frawley)Â He’s the guy they hired to replace Joe DiMaggio.
Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux): Who’s Joe Maggio?
Fred Mertz (William Frawley)Â You talk more like your father every day.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â He’s heard what happens when I get near celebrities.Â It happened in Hollywood and in Europe.Â I’m the scourge of two continents.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â You don’t understand! I’m Ricky Ricardo’s wife!
Guard: That’s keen! I’m Phoebe Goldblatt’s husband, and it’s still no dice!
Bob Hope: You don’t get the message.Â I don’t want a hot dog!Â Look upon me as a vegetarian.
[Lucy is disguised as a ballplayer]
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â Hello, Mr. Hope. [sees Ricky] Well, goodbye, Mr. Hope!
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â Well, back to the ol’ ball game.
Bob Hope: [to Lucy disguised as a baseball player] Baseball players don’t cry.
Bob Hope: [to Lucy trying to sing] You’ve got a lifetime job looking for that note.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â My spiked shoes are stuck in the floor!
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz)Â Spiked shoes?
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball)Â C’mon fellows, give me a couple of yanks.
Bob Hope: Yanks?Â You have to say those words!
Bob Hope: Hey, I may never go back to NBC! [after being kissed by Lucy]
Trivia aboutÂ I Love LucyâLucy Meets Bob Hope
- Bob Hope was a close friend of both Lucy and Desi.Â Lucy and Bob Hope worked together in four movies and numerous radio and television shows. Desi’s orchestra played the music on Bob Hope’s weekly radio show.
- Music performed on this episode included âNobody Loves the Umpâ and âThanks for the Memoriesâ.
- This is Keith Thibodeux’s first episode as Little Ricky.