The Lucy Show

The BEST episodes of The Lucy Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

After a five season run on I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance return to the small screen in The Lucy Show. This time they play a pair of widows, Lucy Carmichael and Vivian Bagley, living together as best friends with their children Chris and Jerry Carmichael and Jerry Bagley in Danfield, N.Y.

Last Updated: 5/7/2022Network: CBS
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Lucy Gets Her Diploma
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9.25
4 votes

#1 - Lucy Gets Her Diploma

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/1967

Lucy is in trouble when a new bank policy requires all of its employees be high school graduates, and she reveals she was unable to complete her final year. So now it's back to school for Lucy, who ends up helping another man earn his diploma as well.

Lucy and the Lost Star
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9.20
5 votes

#2 - Lucy and the Lost Star

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/26/1968

Lucy & Viv's car breaks down, so they visit the nearest house for help, which happens to belong to Joan Crawford. All of Crawford's furniture is away being redone, which lead the women to suspect she is broke, so they ask Mr. Mooney to help get her back to work.

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Lucy Helps Ken Berry
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9.00
4 votes

#3 - Lucy Helps Ken Berry

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/19/1968

Ken is turned down by Mr. Mooney for a loan to open his dance studio. Lucy decides all he needs in a little publicity so she arranges for a bunch of truck drivers to sign up for lessons and wrangles some TV coverage.

Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room
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8.79
14 votes

#4 - Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1962

Lucy and Viv each sneak back home to fix meals for their dates after agreeing that neither would get the house to herself that night. Following the inevitable fight, the gals go to work on turning the basement into an extra room for entertaining. Unfortunately, they've underestimated the strength of the glue they're using on the walls.

No More Double Dates
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8.75
8 votes

#5 - No More Double Dates

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/18/1963

Tired of the weekly Saturday night debate with Viv and Eddie about what to do on their double-date, Lucy and Harry decided to have a quiet dinner alone. They pretend to have tickets to a Broadway show, but instead head to a new restaurant. When Viv and Eddie walk in, Lucy hides under their table and dines on their unwitting handouts.

Lucy Makes a Pinch
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8.67
6 votes

#6 - Lucy Makes a Pinch

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/1964

Meter maid Carmichael and handsome Detective Baker masquerade as a Lovers Lane couple to catch a crook. After scaring off the criminal on their first night by turning on the siren, Lucy talks Viv into masquerading as Green Scarf Louie the next evening, not expecting the real one to show up again.

Lucy and the Ring-a-Ding Ring
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8.67
6 votes

#7 - Lucy and the Ring-a-Ding Ring

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/1966

Mr. Mooney has a $6,000 ring delivered, which is an anniversary present for his wife. Lucy wants the thrill of having such an expensive rock on her finger for a brief moment, and Mooney obliges, only to find that the ring won't come off. Lucy reveals that she "has a condition" that causes her fingers to swell when she becomes nervous, so she takes some relaxing pills that the doctor prescribed her. But the pills make her loopy and knock her out, so Mr. Mooney spends the remainder of the day dragging Lucy's body around and trying to get her to wake up long enough to get the ring off. He finally gets her conscious, only to end up with the ring lost in the drain.

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Lucy Gets a Roommate
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8.67
6 votes

#8 - Lucy Gets a Roommate

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/1966

Lucy advertises for a roommate to help with the expenses, and after reading the correspondence, she finally decides on Carol Bradford (Carol Burnet), a frumpy off-kilter librarian. Carol soon starts taking over, reorganizing the apartment, laughing like a hyena, and generally driving Lucy nuts. Lucy and Mary Jane scheme to help Carol develop a social life (to keep her out of Lucy's hair), so they have a small party to introduce her to some boys. It isn't long before usually mild-mannered Carol begins drinking, singing, and being the life of the party.

Directors: Maury Thompson
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Lucy's Contact Lenses
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8.60
10 votes

#9 - Lucy's Contact Lenses

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/1964

One of Lucy's new contact lenses pops out when she's icing a chocolate fudge cake for a bake sale. After buying and searching through fifteen gooey cakes, she learns Mooney bought hers. She can't tell him she lost an expensive contact, so she and Viv sneak into his house in the middle of the night to pull a dessert switch.

Lucy, The Baby Sitter
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8.60
5 votes

#10 - Lucy, The Baby Sitter

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/16/1967

Wanting a break from the bank and to make some extra money, Lucy visits an employment agency and lands a job as a babysitter. Little does she know that the babies are actually chimps!

Directors: Maury Thompson
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Lucy, the Philanthropist
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8.60
5 votes

#11 - Lucy, the Philanthropist

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/20/1967

Lucy takes in a homeless man and feeds him a home cooked meal. When she finds out that he needs a job, she goes to Mr. Mooney for help. He wants nothing to do with it until he finds out a millionaire is going around and posing as a bum and handing out cash to people who help him. So Mooney promptly gives him a job and a place to stay at his home, not knowing that the man is simply broke and not the secret millionaire.

Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna
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8.56
18 votes

#12 - Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/1962

To save money, Lucy talks Vivian into helping her install a new TV antenna on the roof. The do-it-yourself project costs a small fortune thanks to Lucy's general klutziness, Viv's fear of heights, broken windows, new holes in the roof, and smoke damage caused by clogging the chimney with Lucy's bottom.

Lucy and the Safe Cracker
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8.50
10 votes

#13 - Lucy and the Safe Cracker

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1963

Lucy accidentally locks Mr. Mooney in the bank vault and finds a "can opener" turned candy store owner to open the vault. Once he opens the vault, he goes back to his old ways and steals several bags full of money and locks Viv and Lucy in his candy shop.

Lucy Puts Main Street on the Map
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8.50
4 votes

#14 - Lucy Puts Main Street on the Map

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/30/1967

Picking up where ""Main Street USA"" left off, Lucy, Mr. Mooney, and Mel Tinker stage a shootout at the bank for press coverage, to bring the freeway problem to the attention of the world.

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Mooney's Other Wife
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8.50
4 votes

#15 - Mooney's Other Wife

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/22/1968

Mr. Mooney flirts innocently with a waitress when attending an out-of-town bank convention. But then the sexy server comes to L.A. insisting that Mooney has proposed to her. To scare her off, Lucy pretends to be Mrs. Mooney and shows the homewrecker how horrible it is to be married to a such a monster.

Lucy Buys a Boat
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8.45
11 votes

#16 - Lucy Buys a Boat

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/29/1963

Lucy talks Viv into buying a "fixer upper" boat that's barely seaworthy. When they finally get it on the lake, it slips away from it's moorings, trapping a sea sick Viv and a bossy Capt'n Lucy without a sail. Then, the leaks start springing up.

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Viv Visits Lucy
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8.43
7 votes

#17 - Viv Visits Lucy

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/9/1967

Recently married Vivian leaves Danfield to visit Lucy and the two begin gossiping and making up for lost time. When Viv tells Lucy about a friend's son who's now sporting long-hair, a guitar and a clock earring, the duo decide to dress up as hippies and set off to Sunset Strip to find "Itchy" to rescue him from the underworld. Lucy and Viv quickly find themselves in The Hairy Ape, where they finally find Itchy entertaining after they spend the evening having to dance with the hip crowd.

Directors: Maury Thompson
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Lucy and Viv Are Volunteer Firemen
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8.38
13 votes

#18 - Lucy and Viv Are Volunteer Firemen

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/14/1963

Lucy protests too loudly about Danfield needing a fire department; she's named Captain of an all-woman volunteer force. With Viv's help, the group practices to be ready for their first mission. When the alarm finally goes off, they set the firehouse ablaze.

Chris's New Year's Eve Party
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8.36
11 votes

#19 - Chris's New Year's Eve Party

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/31/1962

Lucy promises not to interfere with Chris' New Year's Eve Party. Harry agrees to chaperone as Lucy and Viv take the other kids to a hotel. While at dinner, Viv's boyfriend brings news that Chris' party is a dud and desperately in need of their help. The ladies come to the rescue with entertainment.

My Fair Lucy
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8.33
9 votes

#20 - My Fair Lucy

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/8/1965

To get the financing to open a charm school, the Countess seeks to impress the snobbish Mrs. Dunbar and her henpecked husband. Lucy masquerades as a ratty scrub woman whom she molds into a sparkling debutante. Things turn sour at Liza's coming out party when Lucy's allergy to caviar kicks in. On the up side, the mousy husband finally speaks up.

Lucy and the Countess Lose Weight
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8.33
9 votes

#21 - Lucy and the Countess Lose Weight

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/15/1965

Mr. Mooney's made a bad investment in a "fat farm". Lucy and the Countess volunteer to attend to generate some needed publicity. In no time, the brutal regime has the two plotting an escape.

Lucy and the Old Mansion
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8.33
9 votes

#22 - Lucy and the Old Mansion

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/1/1965

The Countess doesn't want her foreign visitors to know she's broke. Lucy's solution is to borrow a dilapidated mansion and get Viv to help her do a quick fix-up on the place. As the Countess hosts a party for her guests, the ladies' temporary improvements begin to fall apart.

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Lucy and Clint Walker
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8.33
6 votes

#23 - Lucy and Clint Walker

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/7/1966

Lucy takes her boyfriend Frank's measurements on the sly and stays up all night knitting him a red sweater. Come morning, she realizes it's big enough to cover a car and that he hates the color red. At the company picnic, she tries her best to ditch the gift rather than giving it to him, but it keeps finding its way back to her.

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Lucy Gets Trapped
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8.33
6 votes

#24 - Lucy Gets Trapped

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1967

Lucy fakes sickness to go shopping at a one-day-only sale with Mary Jane. But when Lucy becomes the customer of the year and has her photo printed in the paper, Lucy must hide the paper from Mr. Mooney before he sees it.

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Lucy and Sid Caesar
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8.33
3 votes

#25 - Lucy and Sid Caesar

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/4/1968

Sid Caesar enlists Lucy's help in capturing Frankie the Forger, a look-alike who's passing off bad checks in his name. Lucy becomes confused with too many Caesars running around and repeatedly captures the real Sid.

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