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Lucy always seems to find herself in some kind of trouble. Test your knowledge on her shenanigans in one of the most beloved comedies on television, "I love Lucy"!

Ricky Ricardo is a famous:

  • Comedian
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Writer

Which famous scene do we see in the episode called “Lucy’s Italian Movie”?

  • Lucy pantomimes Harpo Marx
  • Lucy gets a horse racing trophy stuck on her head
  • Lucy pretends to be Superman and gets stuck
  • Lucy stomps grapes

Where was Ricky Ricardo from originally?

  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Lucy always wants to break into show business, but what does Ricky want her to do for a living?

  • Cook, clean, bring him his slippers, and be a good mother.
  • Be his agent and secretary.
  • He wants her to be by his side in show business, too.
  • He wants her to be a waitress.

In “Job Switching,” for which job do Lucy and Ethel apply?

  • Band leaders
  • Stenographers
  • Insurance adjuster
  • Candy makers

What is the biggest problem Lucy has with her mother-in-law the first time they meet?

  • Lucy isn’t a good enough housekeeper for her mother-in-law
  • Lucy doesn’t take care of the baby the way her mother-in-law thinks she should
  • Lucy can’t cook her mother-in-law’s favorite food
  • Lucy’s mother-in-law only speaks Spanish

What does Ricky Ricardo do when he gets upset?

  • He begins speaking quickly in Spanish
  • He starts dancing
  • He hits himself in the head repeatedly
  • He starts to sing “Babalu”

How did Lucy and Ricky meet Fred and Ethel?

  • Ricky and Fred served in WWI together
  • Lucy and Ethel went to high school together
  • Fred and Ethel own the apartment building where Ricky and Lucy live
  • Fred and Ethel own the nightclub where Ricky performs

In “Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress,” what song do they sing together?

  • “Friendship”
  • “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”
  • “So Rare”
  • “Blue Suede Shoes”

What famous actor who hosted "The $64,000 Question" guest starred as himself in “Lucy Fakes Illness?”

  • George Reeves
  • Hal March
  • Dean Martin
  • Jerry Lewis

Most people are familiar with the opening heart image, but that did not appear until after the show began airing as reruns How did the show initially open?

  • With cartoon Lucy and Ricky acting out what would happen on the show
  • With cartoon Lucy and Ricky dancing comically
  • With cartoon Lucy and Ricky advertising cigarettes
  • With cartoon Lucy and Ricky doing a vaudeville act

In “Lucy Does a TV Commercial,” what product is Lucy advertising that gets her drunk?

  • Vegavitameatamin
  • Vitavegameatamin
  • Vegameatavitamin
  • Vitameatavegamin

Which three episodes were combined to make I Love Lucy: The Movie?

  • “Lucy Writes a Play,” “The Young Fans,” and “The Publicity Agent.”
  • “The Diet,” “The Audition,” and “Lucy is Jealous.”
  • “The Benefit,” “Breaking the Lease,” and “The Ballet.”
  • “New Neighbors,” “The Gossip,” and “Ricky Thinks He’s Getting Bald.”

How much beef did Lucy and Ethel order in “The Freezer”?

  • 30 lbs of beef
  • 60 lbs of beef
  • 1 side of beef
  • 2 sides of beef

Which twins played little Ricky Ricardo from 1953-1956?

  • Conrad and Bonar Bain
  • Dennis and Phillip Crosby
  • Joseph and Michael Mayer
  • Keith and Kevin Schultz

In “Equal Rights,” what is one thing the men don’t do when treating the women as equals?

  • Order what they wanted first at the restaurant.
  • Make the women pay for their share of the dinner.
  • Make the girls drive them to the restaurant.
  • Start shaving while the women apply makeup after dinner.

Why does Lucy miss the boat in “Bon Voyage”?

  • Her skirt gets caught in a bicycle
  • She trips over a crate and breaks her leg
  • Ricky forgot to buy her a ticket
  • Little Ricky is sick, so she says she will join them later

Who wrote the music for the I Love Lucy theme song?

  • Earle Hagen
  • Gerald Fried
  • Eliot Daniel
  • Desi Arnez

William Frawley and Vivian Vance played Fred and Ethel, how far apart in age were the actors in real life?

  • 7 years
  • 12 years
  • 22 years
  • 32 years

Which episode was the first to air in the series?

  • “Men Are Messy”
  • “The Audition”
  • “The Lost Pilot”
  • “The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub”

In “Lucy is Enceinte,” Lucy tells Ethel she is going to the doctor because?

  • She feels like she is dying
  • She is feeling a little dizzy
  • She feels funny
  • She feels real dauncey

Which theatrical production does “Lucy Goes to Scotland” resemble?

  • Brigadoon
  • MacBeth
  • Finian’s Rainbow
  • Mary of Scotland

What is I Love Lucy credited as being the first show to do?

  • Use three cameras and film to create the show
  • Happen in front of a live studio audience
  • Be filmed in color for television
  • Have commercial breaks

When did “The Lost Pilot” air on television for the first time?

  • March 2, 1951
  • October 15, 1951
  • April 30, 1990
  • November 6, 1957

The reoccurring character of Mrs Trumbull first appeared in which episode?

  • “Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums”
  • “Lucy Raises Chickens”
  • “Ricky’s Movie Offer”
  • “No Children Allowed”

Where is Ethel’s Hometown?

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Hollywood, CA
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Bent Fork, TN

Which actor played Ricky’s new boss, Mr Chambers, in “Ricky Loses His Voice”?

  • Harold Peary
  • Mel Blanc
  • Bob Clampett
  • Arthur Q Bryan

According to “The Fur Coat,” when did the Ricardos move into the Mertzes brownstone?

  • December 5, 1951
  • August 5, 1948
  • October 15, 1951
  • September 15, 1950

In the “Great Train Robbery,” how many times did Lucy pull the emergency brake?

  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
  • 1

What did the Ricardos and Mertzes rename the diner after the argument in “The Diner”?

  • Lucy’s Place/Ethel’s Place
  • Little Chunk of China/Big Hunk of New York
  • Ricky’s Place/Fred’s Place
  • Little Bit of Cuba/Big Hunk of America

Which show did Lucille Ball star in immediately after I Love Lucy ended?

  • The Lucy Show
  • Here’s Lucy
  • Life with Lucy
  • The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Lucille Ball used Bob Carrol Jr and Madylyn Pugh Martin Davis as writers on many of her projects. What radio show had they done together before I Love Lucy?

  • It Pays to Be Ignorant
  • Our Miss Brooks
  • My Favorite Husband
  • Blondie

In which episode did Lucy sell all the furniture for $75?

  • “Redecorating”
  • “Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable”
  • “The Anniversary Present”
  • “Lucy Wants New Furniture”

Who started directing in season 2 and continued directing the show in seasons 3 and 4?

  • Desi Arnez
  • William Asher
  • James V Kern
  • Jerry Thorpe

In which episode does Ricky take over the Tropicana Night Club and rename it Club Babalu?

  • “Lucy Hires a Maid”
  • “Tennessee Ernie Visits”
  • “Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright”
  • “Lucy Meets Bob Hope”