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Episode #1 - Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her

Season: #1 - 1951-52
Airdate: November 5, 1951
Filmed: September 8, 1951
Rating: 36.5/56
Episode 1 of 181

Supporting Cast: Jerry Hausner (Jerry)

Engrossed in a new whodunit, 'The Mockingbird Murder Mystery', Lucy is a nail-biting wreck. Adding to her problems, Ethel's amateur try at fortune telling reveals Lucy's imminent death. To make matters even worse, Lucy overhears a telephone conversation between Ricky and his agent, Jerry, and misinterprets the names of dogs in a new act for Ricky's girl friends. When Jerry routinely asks Ricky about Marilyn, a singer, Ricky responds 'I've decided to get rid of her, I'll probably miss her some, but in a couple of weeks I can get a new one.' Naturally, Lucy thinks Ricky is referring to her. A Panic-stricken Lucy intends to take action. 'I'm not even cold yet, and already Ricky's lining up girls to take my place!' She outfits herself with a bulletproof skillet, certain that Ricky is out to kill her. Her strange behavior causes Ricky to worry, and he tries to slip her some sleeping powder, which Lucy thinks is poison. Lucy-'I got a mickey from Ricky!' She hastens to the Tropicana and confronts Ricky. There she sees the dog act made up of Ann, Mary, Helen, Cynthia, Alice and Theodore, and finally realized that Ricky has no plans to do away with her.

Special Notes: This episode is based on lucy's radio show, My Favorite Husband Episode #80 ("The Wills"). Although this was the first episode filmed, it was the fourth to air because the producers decided "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub" was a better episode to premiere.

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