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Pregnant Women are Unpredictable

Pregnant Women are Unpredictable - I Love Lucy episode 51, season 2, originally aired 12/15/1952

Pregnant Women are Unpredictable - Ricky serenades Lucy with Dancing Cheek to Cheek on the dance floorRicky tries to pamper his pregnant wife, but this makes Lucy fear that he only loves her for the baby.  Ethel suggests to Ricky that Lucy is feeling a lack of attention, and so to fix this, he plans a big night out for just the two of them. They go out for a night on the town, culminating with Ricky serenading Lucy with a rendition of Dancing Cheek to Cheek … but when he doesn’t mention the baby all night, Lucy fears that he doesn’t love the baby! 

Pregnant Women are Unpredictable is available as part of the season 2 I Love Lucy DVD collection.

Quotes from I Love Lucy – Pregnant Women are Unpredictable

Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): I want the names to be unique and euphonious.
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): Okay. Unique if it’s a boy, and Euphonious if it’s a girl.


Fred Mertz (William Frawley): Oh boy, I love to dance, but I’m a little out of condition.
Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance): A little out of condition? He puffed so hard it’s like dancing with a steam engine.
Fred Mertz (William Frawley): Steam engines puff hard when they’re pushing a heavy load.


Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance): While you’re at it, why don’t you take another couple along with you…just to make it a happy foursome.
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): Do you have anyone in mind?
Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance): We’d love to!


Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): After the baby’s born, I’ll just be forgotten.
Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance): Oh, that’s not true.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): It is too true. I’ll be just like a salmon. I’ll swim upstream, spawn and never be heard from again.

 

Trivia about I Love Lucy – Pregnant Womean are Unpredictable

  • Some of the names that Lucy and Ricky considered for the baby were Scott or Pamela (Lucille Ball’s real-life nephew and niece), Romeo or Juliet, Bob or Madelyn (two of the writers for the I Love Lucy series were Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh).

Originally published at Clown Ministry

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