| Season 5, Episode 24 |
#151 in Series
|Air date:||April 23, 1956|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll Jr.|
|Directed by:||James V. Kern|
|Production code:||5-24 / 151|
|IMDB||Lucy's Bicycle Trip|
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Lucy's Bicycle Trip was the 150th overall episode of I Love Lucy, also the 24th episode of season 5 of the series. The episode, was directed by James V. Kern, originally aired on CBS-TV on April 23, 1956.
Lucy organizes the Ricardos and the Mertzes for a bicycle trip from Italy to the French Riviera. But she doesn't know about the rough terrain, the aches and pains—or where she put her passport. The border guard refuses to let her through the checkpoint.
Lucy declares that she wants to travel from the French Riviera to Nice, France by bicycle. The rest of the group ends up caving to Lucy's demands, and off they go. When they arrive at the Italian-French border, Lucy can't find her passport. She first thinks her passport is in her blue purse, which is packed in a trunk sent ahead to Nice. So, Ricky and Fred travel to their hotel in Nice to get the passport out of the purse. When they arrive, they find that the trunk is locked, and Lucy has the key in the jacket she's wearing! So, Ethel rides to Nice with the key. When Ethel arrives at the hotel, Lucy gets another call. This time, everyone tells her that they opened the trunk, found her blue purse, and the passport wasn't there. Lucy suddenly remembers that it's been with her in her knapsack at the border the whole time! But her knapsack has already crossed the border into France, and Lucy's not allowed to go and get it without her passport. Ricky has to come back to the border and hand Lucy her passport for her to cross. When Ricky starts riding back to Nice, Lucy goes back across the border to retrieve her forgotten bicycle. When she tries again to cross into France, she finds that the old border guard has left. and the new one knows nothing about her dilemma. So, she's back at square one!
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz