Pregnant Women are Unpredictable – I Love Lucy episode 51, season 2, originally aired 12/15/1952
Ricky 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 LucyÂ DVD collection.
Quotes from I Love LucyÂ – Pregnant Women are Unpredictable
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 Women 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).