| Season 5, Episode 17 |
#144 in Series
|Air date:||February 20, 1956|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll Jr.|
|Directed by:||James V. Kern|
|Production code:||5-17 / 144|
|IMDB||Lucy Goes to Scotland|
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Lucy Goes to Scotland was the 144th overall episode of I Love Lucy, also the 17th episode of season 5 of the series. The episode, was directed by James V. Kern, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 20, 1956.
Lucy wants to investigate her family history in Scotland. When she falls asleep, she dreams a tale of herself in Medieval Scotland, forced to fight a two-headed dragon with the Mertzes faces on it, with a Ricky Ricardo-looking knight, "Scotty McCardo" is forced to fight to save her life!
In this Brigadoon-inspired episode, complete with musical numbers, Lucy finds herself, after dozing off in a nap -- in her ancestral village in Medieval Scotland. The villagers are delighted at her arrival, as it is once again the year when they must sacrifice a McGillicuddy to a man-eating, two-headed dragon (Fred and Ethel)--and until Lucy showed up, the clan was believed to be extinct. Will "Scotty McTavish McDougal McCardo" (Ricky) fight the dragon to save Lucy's life?
Lucy really wanted to go to Scotland to look up her ancestors. But Ricky doesn't listen to her request. So, when Lucy falls asleep and dreams of going to a village in Scotland named Kildoonan, a vicious two-headed Mertzian dragon comes to eat a McGillicuddy once every 30 years. And Lucy's next on the menu!
- Sir Clive's estate is called Berkshire Manor.
- Lucy and Desi talked about their Forever, Darling premiere in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, New York at the end of this episode when it originally aired.
- The horse Lucy rides during the fox hunt is named Danny Boy.
- Lucy pretends that the imaginary Earl of Wilson "canceled" her weekend getaway to his manor because he was stricken with gout.
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz