"Lucy's Club Dance"
Season 3, Episode 24
#91 in Series
Network: CBS-TV
Air date: April 12, 1954
Written by: Bob Carroll Jr.
Madelyn Pugh
Jess Oppenheimer
Directed by: William Asher
Production code: 3-24 / 091
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Lucy's Club Dance was the 91st episode of I Love Lucy, also the 24th episode of Season 3 of the series. The episode, was directed by William Asher, originally aired on CBS-TV on April 12, 1954.


The girls decide to raise money for their Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League by sponsoring a dance, and then enlists Ricky's help with her inept all-girl orchestra.

Plot summaryEdit

The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League is holding a club dance to raise money, because there's only $1.14 in the club treasury. Nobody wants Lucy to play her saxophone in the band, but they end up having to let Lucy in the band, in order to get Ricky to be conductor. The girls are so horrible that Ricky calls them a "sour sextet," and ends up dressing his real band members in drag for the actual performance!


  • This episode is the first time we see the Ricardos' fireplace lit.
  • In her novel, Lucy writes a tearjerking description of Ricky first coming to the country on a boat, arriving at Ellis Island in New York City. Ricky actually arrived in the U.S. As he described, by way of plane with his band of 40 musicians, arriving in Miami from Havana. In real life, Desi Arnaz, who plays Ricky, came to the country via a boat from Havana to Miami.
  • Lucy plans to name the sequel to her novel Sugar Cane Mutiny.
  • The mix-up involving Lucy's manuscript happened because Mr. Dorrance's secretary just got married and didn't have her mind on the job.
  • Dorrance and Co. is a real publishing company located in Pittsburgh.


Guest starringEdit

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