| Season 6, Episode 1 |
#154 in Series
|Air date:||October 1, 1956|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll, Jr.|
|Directed by:||James V. Kern|
|Production code:||6-01 / 154|
|IMDB||Lucy and Bob Hope|
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Lucy and Bob Hope was the 154th overall episode of I Love Lucy, also the premiere episode of season 6, the final season of the series. The episode was directed by James V. Kern, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 1, 1956.
Sighting Bob Hope at Yankee Stadium, Lucy hopes to persuade him to appear at Ricky's club. To get close enough to him, she disguises herself first as a hot-dog vendor, then as a tobacco-chewing umpire.
Not knowing Ricky already has booked Bob Hope for the club, Lucy tries to get Bob Hope for her husband, dressing ridiculously like a hot dog vendor and a baseball player in the process! At the end, Lucy, Ricky, and Bob Hope all sing "Nobody Likes the Ump."
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz