| Season 3, Episode 21 |
#88 in Series
|Air date:||March 22, 1954|
|Written by:|| Bob Carroll Jr.|
|Directed by:||William Asher|
|Production code:||3-21 / 088|
|IMDB||Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation|
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Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation was the 88th episode of I Love Lucy, also the 21st episode of Season 3 of the series. The episode, was directed by William Asher, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 22, 1954.
Ricky gets a gig in Hawaii and Lucy goes on a TV game show to win tickets so she and the Mertzes can go along.
Ricky's doing a one-night stand in Hawaii soon. Lucy and the Mertzes desperately want to go, but Ricky refuses. So, the trio think up their own way to get to the islands, via the game show "Be a Good Neighbor." The Mertzes pretend to be a poverty-stricken couple who have devotedly taken care of their old, sickly mother for many, many years. They dress up in poor hillbilly-style clothes, while Lucy plays a double role as both herself and Mother Mertz. Host Freddie Fillmore liked their case enough to invite them on the show to win a trip to Hawaii. To win, Lucy has to stay within a circle while Ricky gets two minutes to think up songs with certain food words in the lyrics. The specific foods Ricky sings will rain down and pelt Lucy, so she must be able to tolerate getting covered in slop. Things are looking good until Ricky can't think of the end of one song. Time runs out, Lucy yells, "Pie, you idiot!" at Ricky, and she gets a pie in the face as a reward.
- Lucille Ball ... as Lucy Ricardo
- Desi Arnaz ... as Ricky Ricardo
- Vivian Vance ... as Ethel Mertz
- William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz