Lucille Ball stars as Lucille Carter along with her real life children, Desi Arnaz, Jr. as son Craig and Lucie Arnaz as daughter Kim. Lucy works at the Unique Employment Agency which is run by her brother-in-law Harry Carter, and the show featured a special guest star each episode who usually played themselves.
Lucy schemes to help change a father's image of his son. Wally Cox appears as the son of Alan Hale. Lucy & Wally guard a warehouse and are successful in foiling a real robbery and soaking Harry in the process.
While in Las Vegas, Lucy and family return a lost horse to singer Wayne Newton. While there they decide to take jobs as ranch hands to earn spending money so they can see some Las Vegas shows. Kim & Craig join Wayne doing equestrian stunts while Lucy & Harry get to do the branding and clean-up.
One night Kim, Craig and Lucy find an old diary belonging to Lucy's great-grandmother and see that Harry's side of the family has owed their side of the family $10 for 100 years, with interest! The total comes to an incredible amount (over $145,000) and so Harry let's Lucy become the boss of the Employment Agency.... until they find out that later on in the diary it says that Harry's side of the family paid back the $10.
Richard Burton, the movie star, escapes riotous fans by wearing a plumber's disguise. Lucy Carter mistakes him for a much needed plumber. Sam (Burton), the plumber, escapes to the Carter household. Lucy later finds a remarkable diamond ring in his discarded over-alls. By the time Lucy discovers it is THE famous Elizabeth Taylor diamond ring, it is already stuck on her finger. The end result is a creshendo of comedy as Liz feverishly tries to get the ring off Lucy's finger. Ultimately, Lucy's arms are used as Liz Taylor's while Richard & Liz do a scheduled press conference.
Lucy threatens to take up skydiving if her kids don't drop their dangerous activities, but Harry convinces her to actually do it as publicity for the Employment Agency.Watch Now:Amazon
Lucy ends up hitting Sammy Davis Jr. while opening the door to the employment agency and it hits his nose which causes him to threaten to sue Harry and Lucy if his nose looks different for the movie he is filming.
When Lucy buys Craig a record player for his birthday it ends up not working right, so Lucy brings it back to the store but they won't accept it back which causes Lucy and other victims of the company's defective products to present their case in front of shareholders. Charles Nelson Reilly appears as the store employee who refuses the return. Some good physical comedy is done with the defective merchandise props. rs.
Craig decides he wants to be a songwriter much to the dismay of doctor loving Lucy. Craig writes Country Magic. Ann-Margret likes Craig's new song, and wants to duet with him on her upcoming television special.Watch Now:Amazon
Craig produces a documentary focusing on his mother and family. Chaos ensues when Lucy leaves money in a library book that she has returned, and goes through shelf after shelf of books.
Harry sends Lucy to Jack Benny's house where she writes down his biography. Important and significant events throughout his life like him as a child practicing violin to being in the navy to shows with Mary Livingston. George Burns makes a cameo appearance.
Lucy is chosen on an audience participation game show. The host, Art Linkletter, offers her $500 if she won't lose her temper for 24 hours. When she's escorted off the stage, the host then brings out Harry, Mary Jane, & the kids, offering them $250 each if they can make Lucy lose her temper! They do everything possible to make Lucy lose it, but she overcomes temptation. Lucy manages to demolish a grocery store!
Harry bribes Lucy into posing as his pregnant wife to keep away an old flame with romantic desires for Harry. A funny physical show in which Lucy gets ready to deliver a baby largely made of feathers.
Crooks move in next door to Lucy and the kids. Ma Parker, dangerous leader of a gang of 35 year old little people. After the cops nab Ma, Lucy poses as her to catch Joe Grapefruit the brains of a counterfeiting outfit.
Kim and Craig are in charge of producing the school play, and decide its theme should be the Generation Gap. When they have casting problems, Lucy and Harry wind up playing the parents, and they all put on a really spectacular show.
A con man pretending to be Van Johnson scams Lucy out of $23.50. After that, a Texas oil millionaire comes to the Unique Employment Agency and asks for a celebrity to sing to his prized cow, Ethel, on her birthday. Lucy suggests Van Johnson, but when she goes to meet the real one and asks for her money back, she is thrown out.Watch Now:Amazon
The Carters are waiting at the airport for a man who is considering opening a San Francisco branch of the agency. Meanwhile, Lucy and Harry run into a man who gives them a secret formula and then kills himself. The two of them must run from enemy spies to find the police.Watch Now:Amazon
Lucy, Harry, and the kids go on a safari to catch a Garboona, a cross between a gorilla and a baboon, that has escaped from the zoo and is very dangerous.Watch Now:Amazon
Tenessee Ernie returns, this time looking for help on his farm. Lucy comes up with an idea to make his farm a place where city folk can get away from the lights and sounds.Watch Now:Amazon
Craig celebrates his 16th birthday by getting his drivers license. Lucy takes him to the DMV to take the drivers test and interferes every step of the way, from commenting on his license picture, to being a backseat driver when he takes his road test!Watch Now:Amazon
While in Arizona for a picnic (on their way to San Francisco) the Carters borrow a raft which leads to misadventures of the wet & wild variety. After camping outdoors near a river, Lucy's mattress gets carried away with the current, with Kim, Craig, and Harry trying to rescue her.
Needing another means of transportation, Kim and Craig buy an old broken down car from Cheerful Charlie, the local car salesman. When the car no longer works, Lucy and Harry scheme to get Charlie to take it back for more than it's worth.