The Fur CoatÂ -Â I Love Lucy, episode 10, originally aired 12/10/1951
A classic I Love LucyÂ episode, with Lucy taking the idea of âfalling in love with the fur coat’ to ludicrous extremes – wearing it while doing the dishes, wearing it over her pajamas, etc.Â Of course, her eventual revenge on Ricky (buying a cheap imitation fur and cutting it down to a sleeveless t-shirt mink in front of Ricky, with Ricky believing that it’s the expensive fur coat), as well as using Ricky’s taking awayÂ herÂ fur coatÂ anniversary presentÂ as leverage for expensive make-up giftsâsince it wasn’t ever their anniversary to begin with!Â Â ThisÂ is why I got married on New Year’s Eve, so I can’t ever forget it …
Lucy falls in love with the fur coat that Ricky brought home for their anniversaryâonly it’s a prop from the club that Ricky brought home to show Lucy. Lucy is so in love with the fur coat that she won’t even remove it at bedtime; so Ricky arranges to have Fred pretend to be a cat burglar to steal the coat. Until a real cat burglar comes along …
The Fur CoatÂ is available as part ofÂ the season 1Â I Love LucyÂ DVD collection.
I Love LucyÂ quotes
Ethel (Vivian Vance)Â [to Ricky] Oh, a mink coat!Â Oh Ricky, Lucy’ll just go out of her mind!
Fred (William Frawley)Â [to Ricky]: I oughta slug you.Â What are you trying to do, make a bum outta me?
Ethel (Vivian Vance)Â [to Fred]: Don’t blame that on him.Â You were a bum before he was born.
I Love LucyÂ Trivia
- For the first time, Ricky says “Honey, I’m home!”
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