The Bull Fight -Â I Love LucyÂ season 4, episode 120, originally aired 3/28/1955
One of the funniest routines that Lucy and Desi ever performed is at the conclusion ofÂ The Bull Fight.Â The story begins with Lucy being asked by Ricky’s Hollywood agent to write an article about being married to a movie star â Ricky objects until Lucy shows him that all she had to do is answer the questionnaire that the agent gave her.Â Ricky is then given a role hosting a television benefit for a heart fund.
Lucy then decides to blackmail Ricky to be in the showÂ â if he doesn’t, she’ll turn in a very negative response to the magazine.Â Ricky reluctantly agrees, but since Lucy Ricardo has no real talent, it’s difficult to do.Â Finally, Ricky includes her in the show’s finale, a musical routine where Ricky will be the brave matador … and Lucy will be the bull.Â Lucy decides to turn tables on Ricky, and has the fierce bull outfit changed, until it’s about as fierce as Elsie the Borden cow.Â During the musical routine, Lucy turns it into a hilarious routine, ending with the âfierce bull’ subduing Ricky.
The Bull Fight is available on DVD as part of the I Love Lucy DVD season 4 collection.
Funny quotes from TheÂ Bull Fight – I Love Lucy
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): That’s blackmail!
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): Don’t call it that.
Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz): That’s what it is!
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball): I know, but don’t call it that.
Originally published at Clown Ministry