Lucy’s Last BirthdayâI Love LucyÂ season 2, episode 60, originally aired May 11, 1953
Lucy’s Last BirthdayÂ is a very sweet episode ofÂ I Love Lucyâthe basic premise is that Lucy Â Ricardo (Lucille Ball) has decided to stop celebrating her birthday, since it only means that she’s getting older, and she doesn’t want anyone to remember her birthdayâuntil nobody remembers her birthday except Mrs. Trumball, her neighbor.Â In actuality, Ricky (Desi Arnaz), Fred (William Frawley) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) are planning a surprise party for Lucy at Ricky’s club, but Lucy is unawareâand throws herself a pity party, going for a walk and meeting with a Salvation Army-type group,Â The Friends of the Friendless, and with their support, she goes to confront âheartless’ Ricky at the clubâonly to discover the planned party, where Ricky serenades her with theÂ I Love Lucy theme songÂ to her, the only time that the words are sung on the entire series.
Lucy’s Last BirthdayÂ is available onÂ the season 2Â I Love LucyÂ DVD collection.
Funny quotes fromÂ Lucy’s Last BirthdayâI Love Lucy
Mrs. Trumball: How old were you?
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Well, when you stopped having birthdays?
Mrs. Trumball: 29.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): That’s how old I am.
Mrs. Trumball: I was 34 at the time.
Friendless Leader: You don’t have any friends, do you?
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): (crying) No, I don’t!
Mrs. Trumbull: Mrs. Mertz didn’t remember your birthday either?
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): She sure didn’t. In fact, she made Ricky’s âdidn’tâ look like a âdidâ!