| Season 5, Episode 6 |
#133 in Series
|Air date:||November 7, 1955|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll Jr.|
|Directed by:||James V. Kern|
|Production code:||5-06 / 133|
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(aka The Ricardos Are Interviewed)
Homecoming was the 133rd overall episode of I Love Lucy, also the 6th episode of season 5 of the series. The episode, was directed by James V. Kern, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 7, 1955.
Back in Manhattan, Ricky is surrounded by excited friends wanting to know about his picture. Soon all the attention goes to his head. Sanka Coffee was a background image with the credits.
The gang is finally home from Hollywood, and everybody is gushing over Ricky, treating him like the movie star that he has become. A reporter emphasizes to Lucy how important it is to pamper Ricky and love every minute she has to spend with him. Lucy falls under the Ricky-is-a-star spell, too, and Ricky hates it. To snap her out of it, Ricky starts acting like a hugely pompous celebrity, ordering Lucy to do five things at once. Lucy eventually gets annoyed enough to shout back at Ricky, and he tells her that he's happy he's got his girl back.
- Mrs. Trumbull goofed by turning on the furnace but not remembering how to turn it off. So, the furnace has been running for two weeks, and the bill that's also been running gets Fred panicky!
- The woman who is holding Little Ricky outside the apartment building is really the Mayer twins' mother. She can't resist talking to her son during filming.
- Ricky says that he and Richard Widmark ate lunch together at Perrino's, but we all know it was really Romanoff's.
- Lucy tells reporter nancy Graham that she left Jamestown to go to New York City right after she graduated high school.
- Ricky tells his adoring fans back home that his movie is scheduled to open at Radio City Music Hall in February 1956. This date was probably chosen for the movie debut because of it being the same time Lucy and Desi's flop Forever Darling debuted.
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz