The BEST episodes directed by Marc Daniels

Rules
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#1 - Rules

Fame - Season 3 - Episode 6

Love is in the air as Bruno unwittingly falls for Lisa Connors, a student-teacher for Mr. Shorofsky, and Morloch expresses a romantic interest in Miss Sherwood.

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For Whom the Belle Toils
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#2 - For Whom the Belle Toils

Alice - Season 4 - Episode 19

Mel hires Belle, a Mississippi belle who rings Mel's chimes as ""one of the best waitresses I've ever had."" However, Belle is now aiming for lusher pastures as a country-music writer.

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Alice at the Palace
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#3 - Alice at the Palace

Alice - Season 7 - Episode 4

Joel Grey offers his services gratis as the leading man in a musical revue bankrolled by Mel and featuring Alice. Mel, however, has never heard of Grey and gives the role to his bookie.

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Joel Grey Saves the Day
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#4 - Joel Grey Saves the Day

Alice - Season 7 - Episode 5

Joel Grey walks out after producer Mel turns a revue about New York into a desert musical with tunes like ""Two Tootsies from Tucson"" and ""Ramona from Arizona.""

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Alice Sees the Light
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#5 - Alice Sees the Light

Alice - Season 7 - Episode 9

Everyone takes with a grain of salt Alice's claim that she saw a UFO.

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The Grass is Always Greener
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#6 - The Grass is Always Greener

Alice - Season 7 - Episode 17

In role reversals, Mel becomes an employee by accepting an executive position with a catering firm, and the waitresses become owners by buying his diner.

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Vera Gets Engaged
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#7 - Vera Gets Engaged

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 7

Who would have thought Vera would find love in a greasy spoon? Especially with a cop who just ticketed her for jaywalking.

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Vera's Wedding
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#8 - Vera's Wedding

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 8

After a whirlwind courtship, Vera walks down the aisle with her intended.

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Jolene Throws a Curve
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#9 - Jolene Throws a Curve

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 13

Trophy winner Jolene throws Mel a curve when she won't pitch on his softball team.

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Vera's Fine Feathered Friends
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#10 - Vera's Fine Feathered Friends

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 19

Vera takes a tumble trying to rescue a nest of baby blue jays from the diner sign before Mel gets to them with a broom.

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Mel Spins His Wheels
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#11 - Mel Spins His Wheels

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 22

Mel disdains accommodating the handicapped until two sprained ankles give him a different view, from a wheelchair.

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Be It Ever So Crowded
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#12 - Be It Ever So Crowded

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 23

Vera and Elliot buy a charming old house that comes complete with fireplace, furniture and antiques one of which is a shocking surprise.

Romancing Mister Stone
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#13 - Romancing Mister Stone

Alice - Season 9 - Episode 1

Jolene and Vera play Cupid for a dateless Alice by putting an ad in a magazine's personals column.

Tommy's Lost Weekend
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#14 - Tommy's Lost Weekend

Alice - Season 9 - Episode 5

Alice is worried that Tommy's partying is leading to a serious drinking problem.

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Undercover Mel
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#15 - Undercover Mel

Alice - Season 9 - Episode 6

At Elliot's suggestion and lured by a $5000 reward, Mel goes undercover to smoke out rustlers selling stolen beef.

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Bye Bye, Birdie
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9.00
1 votes

#16 - Bye Bye, Birdie

Alice - Season 5 - Episode 13

Mel gets into a nose-to-beak yelling match with Vera's new pet parrot.

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Arena of Fear
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9.00
2 votes

#17 - Arena of Fear

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 16

A boxer is blackmailed into throwing a fight.

Programmed for Killing
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8.80
5 votes

#18 - Programmed for Killing

Barnaby Jones - Season 2 - Episode 17

Pretending to get the birthday present for Emily, Chuck leaves the restaurant and rings up Emily's father at the company. By computer he activates a gear that kills the man. Barnaby investigates, meets young genius Brian and learns about ""Charlie"", the computer.

Oh! George Burns
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8.67
3 votes

#19 - Oh! George Burns

Alice - Season 2 - Episode 10

When George Burns stops into Mel's, Vera believes that he's actually the Deity he played in the movie Oh, God!

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Lucy Does a TV Commercial
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8.50
109 votes

#20 - Lucy Does a TV Commercial

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 30

Desperate to be in Ricky's new television commercial, Lucy makes every attempt to get her way; which eventually pays off. But her one-and-only chance flops when she is forced to test the sponsor's product over-and-over, a vitamin syrup called Vitametavegimin, which is 25% alcohol.

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Tommy Fouls Out
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8.50
2 votes

#21 - Tommy Fouls Out

Alice - Season 7 - Episode 18

Afraid that he's lost the ""right stuff,"" Tommy quits the basketball team.

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Big, Bad Mel
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8.50
2 votes

#22 - Big, Bad Mel

Alice - Season 9 - Episode 3

Mel gets an F for buying a day school to raze for a parking lot.

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The Ballet
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8.42
70 votes

#23 - The Ballet

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 19

Even after all this time, Lucy still longs to get into one of Ricky's shows. When she learns that there is an opening in one of Ricky's acts for a ballet dancer,as well as a burlesque comedienne, Lucy decides to take a ballet class-which leads to some pretty disastrous results. Fed up, Lucy then hires a teacher to teach her the art of burlesque comedy. It is then that Lucy learns that Ricky still has one spot available in his act. Falsely assuming that it is the burlesque comedienne, not the ballet dancer, that Ricky needs for his act, Lucy goes to the club and mayhem ensues.

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The Freezer
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8.31
79 votes

#24 - The Freezer

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 29

Where's the beef? It's in Lucy and Ethel's new walk-in freezer (according to Lucy, the "human popsicle"). Of course, Ricky and Fred have a beef with their wives, because they paid $483 for it. The meat company won't take it back, and they can't sell it to customers waiting in the local butcher shop, so they're stuck with it. And speaking of stuck, Lucy gets herself locked in the freezer!

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Pioneer Women
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8.29
48 votes

#25 - Pioneer Women

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 25

Having been bet by their husbands that they can't do without modern conveniences, Lucy and Ethel churn butter and bake bread from scratch-an eighteen foot loaf! But then Lucy demands that Ricky live as if it's the turn of the century for him, too.

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Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her
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8.27
199 votes

#26 - Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lucy 's new whodunit and a misunderstood phone conversation work together to lead Lucy to think Ricky is trying to poison her. So with what she believes is her last burst of energy, Lucy hastens to the Tropicana to confront Ricky with a gun.

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Men are Messy
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8.27
164 votes

#27 - Men are Messy

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 8

"Men are nothing but a bunch of messcats," insists Lucy Ricardo, while Ricky insists that "a man's home is his castle." To make a point, Lucy divides the apartment in half, so that Ricky can be as messy as he likes on his side. But when Ricky's press agent, Kenny Morgan, lines up a publicity spread in Halfbeat Magazine, Lucy decides to teach her sloppy husband a lesson by turning the Ricardo apartment into a regular pig pen. Little does Lucy know that this photographer is not from the musician's journal, but is actually from Look magazine.

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The Publicity Agent
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8.08
47 votes

#28 - The Publicity Agent

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 31

Lucy poses as a princess for a publicity stunt.

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Ricky Asks For a Raise
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8.08
38 votes

#29 - Ricky Asks For a Raise

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 35

Ricky asks for a raise, but his boss (Gale Gordon) turns him down, prompting Lucy to prove just how popular a performer he is. Her scheme involves making a lot of bogus reservations at the club on the night that somebody else is playing, then show up in various guises(including Fred in drag) feigning indignation that Ricky's not performing--and leave in a huff.

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Lucy Writes a Play
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8.07
39 votes

#30 - Lucy Writes a Play

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 17

Lucy is busily writing the script for the play that her women's club is going to put on, a little something called "A Tree Grows in Havana," and she needs Ricky to appear in it. When Ricky sees the script, he immediately declines. So Lucy is then left with no alternative but to get Fred to agree to do the role. Deciding that Fred wouldn't be very good for portraying a Cuban character, Lucy decides to rewrite the play so that it is set in England. Later, however, Ricky decides that he wants to be in the play when he hears that some very important sponsors are going to be at the women's show. So he manages to trick Fred into giving him back the role. But Ricky doesn't know that Lucy has rewritten the play. This leads to some pretty disastrous results.

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The Finny Foot Affair
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8.06
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#31 - The Finny Foot Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1 - Episode 10

Solo gets an unwelcome young companion (Kurt Russell), a ten year old who wants Solo to marry his widowed mother, in his efforts to find the source of a deadly chemical that killed an entire Scottish village. In a race to find the source with General Yokura (Leonard Strong), Solo eventually uses a ring on the finger of a statue to pinpoint a cave where the deadly chemical has leaked from, but has to use his wits to escape when he is trapped there by Yokura and his men.

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Lucy Plays Cupid
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52 votes

#32 - Lucy Plays Cupid

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 15

Miss Lewis, the Ricardos' elderly neighbor, requests Lucy's assistance in getting the attention of Mr. Ritter, the elderly grocery man whom she is sweet on. Lucy readily agrees to give Mr. Ritter a dinner invitation for Miss Lewis. The first complication arises when Lucy shares the news with Ricky, who spanks Lucy for interfering and makes her promise to give the note back to Miss Lewis. But, when Lucy proceeds to give Mr. Ritter the note anyway, he misunderstands and thinks the invitation is from Lucy herself. This leads to an unsuccessful plan by Lucy to discourage Mr. Ritter and Ricky's telling Mr. Ritter that he can have her. In spite of all these unintended mishaps, Mr. Ritter and Miss Lewis do in fact wind up together, never to be seen on any future episode.

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Fred and Ethel Fight
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#33 - Fred and Ethel Fight

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 22

Fred and Ethel have been going at each others' throats for the past few days now, and aren't talking to each other any more. (Fred: She called my mother a weasel!)To get them back together, Lucy comes up with a plan: She will invite Ethel to dinner, while Ricky will invite Fred. Neither Mertz will know that the other is coming, Lucy hopes that she can bring the Mertzes together so they can talk out their issues. Lucy commences with her plan, but during dinner, she and Ricky start to bicker. By the end of supper, the Mertzes leave the Ricardos' apartment as happy as larks, but Lucy and Ricky are now at each others' throats. It's now up to the Mertzes to bring the Ricardos back together.

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The Indian Taker
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#34 - The Indian Taker

Alice - Season 2 - Episode 2

A Native American who claims Mel's diner is built on sacred ground refuses to leave.

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My Funny Valentine Tux
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8.00
1 votes

#35 - My Funny Valentine Tux

Alice - Season 4 - Episode 16

Tommy has his heart set on taking his girl to a formal Valentine's dance and he needs a tuxedo.

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Here Comes Alice Cottontail
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#36 - Here Comes Alice Cottontail

Alice - Season 4 - Episode 24

Alice allows Tommy to stay with Mel, prompting a wager between Alice and Mel, she bets that he will kick Tommy out and Mel bets that Alice will snoop on her son.

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Carrie Chickens Out
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#37 - Carrie Chickens Out

Alice - Season 5 - Episode 15

During a visit, Carrie plans to help out at the diner and cook but a fed up Mel kicks her out and she goes to work for a competitor.

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Alice Strikes Up the Band
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#38 - Alice Strikes Up the Band

Alice - Season 5 - Episode 18

Alice thinks she has found her main chance when she lands a gig singing at a big banquet with a 1940's theme and an influential audience of restaurant owners.

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Vera's Secret Lover
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2 votes

#39 - Vera's Secret Lover

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 2

A secret lover is sending Vera everything from poems to balloons.

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It Had to Be Mel
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2 votes

#40 - It Had to Be Mel

Alice - Season 8 - Episode 5

A popular singer stops for directions at the diner and ends up proposing to Mel.

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Murder-Go-Round
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8.00
6 votes

#41 - Murder-Go-Round

Barnaby Jones - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nick Gorman, who tries in vain to meet Johnny Arthur, is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Barnaby poses as a man on a fishing trip to investigate. The townspeople Flory, Johnson, Spake and Rile draw lots on who should kill Barnaby. They all acquired sudden wealth.

Lucy's Schedule
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7.98
41 votes

#42 - Lucy's Schedule

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 33

Ricky puts Lucy on a rigid time schedule.

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Lucy Fakes Illness
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7.94
51 votes

#43 - Lucy Fakes Illness

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 16

After all this time, Lucy has finally found what she believes to be the perfect solution for getting into show business. After Ethel gives her a book about diseases, Lucy decides that she will pretend that she is suffering from numerous psychological ailments so that Ricky will feel sorry for her and let her go into show business. To convince Ricky that she is really "ill," Lucy pretends that she doesn't know who she is, and at one point "thinks" that she is Tallulah Bankhead! When Ricky eventually gets wind of Lucy's trick, he hires a phony doctor to scare Lucy back to health.

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Drafted
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7.94
49 votes

#44 - Drafted

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 11

When Lucy opens a telegram addressed to Ricky ordering him to appear at the Army's Fort Dix, she assumes that he has been drafted. Ethel suspects that Fred has been drafted as well. Their suspicions are confirmed when they see them drilling in the living room with brooms. They don't know, however, that Ricky and Fred are practicing a dance routine for a servicemen's show. To get their men "ready for the army," Lucy and Ethel take to knitting blankets and other things for them. They also plan a going away party for them on Sunday night. Ricky and Fred, meanwhile, think that the girls are pregnant. Chaos ensues when they plan a similar party (a baby shower) for that same night.

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The Benefit
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7.94
48 votes

#45 - The Benefit

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 13

Ethel wants Ricky to a headline a benefit show for her women's club, but Lucy refuses to ask him, unless she can be on the bill, too. After plenty of coaxing on the part of Lucy, Ricky finally says that he'll do it. But Lucy then gets a chance to look at the act that she and Ricky will be doing for the benefit. Ricky has all the punch lines! She decides to rewrite the jokes and teach her husband a lesson.

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Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio
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7.90
38 votes

#46 - Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 32

Lucy secretly books Ricky on a radio quiz show.

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Cuban Pals
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7.85
38 votes

#47 - Cuban Pals

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 28

Lucy burns with jealousy when she gets an eyeful of Ricky's dance parter Renita (Lita Baron) from the "old days" in Cuba. She was a child then, but no more! Determined to keep them apart, Lucy heads to the club in disguise, and finds herself in the clutches of a wild man named Ramon.

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The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub
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7.83
341 votes

#48 - The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 1

It's the Mertzes' eighteenth wedding anniversary. Ethel longs to celebrate it by going to the Copacabana, while Fred wants to attend the fights. As can be guessed, an argument soon ensues among the couples. Ethel and Lucy decide that they will go to the club-with dates! Now, this is perfectly fine with Fred, but Ricky is worried. So he and Fred call an old friend, Ginny Jones, for dates so that they can go to the nightclub and spy on their wives. Coincidentally, Lucy and Ethel have also called Ginny about getting dates to go to the club. When Ginny tells the girls about the boys' plans, Lucy decides that she and Ethel will impersonate the boys' blind dates. Thus, the two of them enter the Ricardo apartment decked out like country bumpkins, which makes for some superb Lucille Ball schtick.

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Space Seed
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7.82
1095 votes

#49 - Space Seed

Star Trek - Season 1 - Episode 22

The Enterprise picks up a crew of genetic supermen from the 20th century... and their leader, Khan, plans to create a new empire.

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The Young Fans
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7.81
32 votes

#50 - The Young Fans

I Love Lucy - Season 1 - Episode 20

A shy young teenager named Peggy has a major crush on Ricky. Ricky, however, is tired of all this "attention" that this girl is giving him, so asks Lucy to have a talk with her. During their conversation, Lucy asks Peggy to think of some other boys her own age that she might like to go out with instead. Peggy, it seems, also likes a boy named Arthur Morton. Unfortunately, Arthur is painfully shy and cannot dance, so Lucy volunteers to give him a dance lesson. But it is then that Arthur becomes infatuated with Lucy! To get the two off their backs, Lucy and Ricky come up with a solution: they will dress up and act like 90 year olds, and scare their "young fans" back to reality.

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