The Publicity Agent – I Love Lucy episode 31, originally aired 5/12/1952
When Ricky becomes insecure about his lack of publicity, Lucy decides to come to the rescue. Especially after she learns how much money she could make as his publicity agent! Lucy, with Ethel’s help, decides on the mother of all publicity stunts. Lucy decides to impersonate the mythical “Maharincess of Franistan” The âMaharincess’ happens to be one of Ricky Ricardo’s biggest fans, and after Lucy ‘accidentally’ informs the various newspapers about the ‘Maharincess’ visit to hear her favorite musician, she goes to the Tropicana Club, where Ricky Ricardo serenades her with “I Get Ideas,” Later Ricky learns the truth and turns the tables on the ‘Maharincess’ who is kidnapped by agents of the revolution in ‘Franistan’ … who turn out to be Fred and a friend of Ricky’s.
The Publicity Agent is available as part of the season 1 I Love Lucy DVD collection.
Quotes from The Publicity Agent – I Love Lucy
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): I’m not a maharincess – I’m a Hennarincess!