| Season 2, Episode 27 |
#62 in Series
|Air date:||May 25, 1953|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll Jr.|
|Directed by:||William Asher|
|Production code:||2-27 / 062|
|IMDB||Lucy Is Matchmaker|
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Lucy Is Matchmaker was the 62nd episode of I Love Lucy, also the 27th episode aired in Season 2 of the series. The episode, was directed by William Asher, originally aired on CBS-TV on May 25, 1953.
Lucy tries to fix up her girlfriend with a bachelor friend of the Mertzes but ends up as an unwitting third party in a love triangle. Hal March guest stars.
Lucy wants to set Fred's single friend Eddie Grant, a negligee salesman, up with Sylvia Collins, the "bleached blonde in wolf's clothing" of Lucy and Ethel's group of friends. When Sylvia has a dental emergency and can't meet up with Eddie, Lucy goes to Eddie's hotel in her place, to explain the mix-up. Eddie has thought all along that Lucy was making up Sylvia as a way to go on a date with him secretly, and when he sees Lucy show up at the hotel, he's further convinced. What's worse is that Fred and Ricky are at the hotel. They wanted to spy on who Eddie's date was, and Ricky is furious when he sees Lucy, thinking that his wife is fooling around.
When Ethel explains the whole misunderstanding to Lucy, she takes Ethel to go see Eddie right away. When they finally get Eddie to open the door, Lucy has him talk on the phone to Sylvia, to show him that Sylvia has existed all along. Eddie is so excited to meet Sylvia that he offers Lucy and Ethel each one negligee at wholesale price. Ricky and Fred knock on the door shortly after to give Eddie a firm talking to about thinking he had a date with Lucy, and when they see Lucy and Ethel answer Eddie's hotel room door wearing negligees, things only look worse. Lucy and Ethel pretend to make up a story about running away with Eddie, and the husbands, not really mad at all, pretend to let them have permission to go with Eddie. Everyone laughs when the truth is revealed, and Lucy and Ethel get their husbands to buy them the new negligees.
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz