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I Love Lucy: Season 4
Season 4
Season 4
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Episodes 30
Aired from June 17, 1954 - May 30, 1955
Premiere The Business Manager
Finale The Tour
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I Love Lucy season four lasted from June 17, 1954 to May 30, 1955, with a total of 30 episodes.


Season 4 (1954-55) Edit

# # in Series Prod. Code Title Written by Directed by Film Date Original Air Date
1 98 4-1 / 098 Lucy Cries Wolf Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher June 3, 1954 October 18, 1954
To find out how much Ricky really loves her, Lucy calls him during a rehearsal and says there's a burglar in the apartment. It's only after two attempts that Lucy finds herself tied and gagged by two local crooks.
2 99 4-2 / 099 The Matchmaker Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher June 10, 1954 October 25, 1954
Matchmaker Lucy invites girlfriend Dorothy and her beau to a cozy dinner at the Ricardos' apartment, hoping to present an example of marital bliss.
3 100 4-3 / 100 The Business Manager Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher June 17, 1954 October 4, 1954
Ricky hires a business manager (Charles Lane), and Lucy finds him tighter with money than Ricky.
4 101 4-4 / 101 Mr. and Mrs. TV Show Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher June 24, 1954 November 1, 1954*
Ricky has a chance to do an "at-home" TV show, and Lucy wants to be in it. Things go well until Lucy discovers Ricky only let her do the show because the sponsor insisted.


  • Note: This episode's original scheduled network broadcast was pre-empted. It eventually aired on Monday, April 11, 1955.
5 102 4-5 / 102 Mertz and Kurtz Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher July 1, 1954 October 11, 1954
To help Fred impress his ex-vaudeville partner, Barney Kurtz (Charles Winninger), Lucy agrees to pose as the Mertzes' maid.
6 103 4-6 / 103 Ricky's Movie Offer Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher September 16, 1954 November 8, 1954
A Hollywoodtalent scout (Frank Nelson) wants Ricky to audition, and everyone wants to get into the act.
7 104 4-7 / 104 Ricky's Screen Test Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher September 23, 1954 November 15, 1954
Ricky gets an unsolicited assist from Lucy when he appears as Don Juan in a screen test.
8 105 4-8 / 105 Lucy's Mother-In-Law Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher September 30, 1954 November 22, 1954
Lucy's trying desperately to perfect her Spanish-speaking skills in preparation for meeting her Cuban mother-in-law for the first time.
9 106 4-9 / 106 Ethel's Birthday Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher October 7, 1954 November 29, 1954
Fred asks Lucy to choose something special for him to give Ethel for her birthday. Ethel opens the gift, then complains that Fred's choice of presents is getting worse every year.
10 107 4-10 / 107 Ricky's Contract Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher October 14, 1954 December 6, 1954
Ricky's still waiting for the results of his screen test, to later find out he got the job.

This episode was, according to a CBS press release of August 14, 1954, to be broadcast in color, but ultimately plans to film it in color were abandoned.

11 118 4-11 / 108 Getting Ready Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher October 21, 1954 December 13, 1954
The Ricardos and the Mertzes are all ready to leave for California, until they see the antique car Fred has bought for the trip.
12 109 4-12 / 109 Lucy Learns To Drive Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher October 28, 1954 January 3, 1955
Ricky makes the mistake of teaching Lucy to drive his brand new car. It's only after showing Ethel how the car works that she crashes into another car and has to get them unhooked and fixed in time.
13 110 4-13 / 110 California, Here We Come! Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher November 4, 1954 January 10, 1955
Lucy and Ricky are all ready to start their trek to Los Angeles when complications develop: Lucy's mother decides to join them. The car is also extremely overloaded with baggage strapped precariously on all sides.
14 111 4-14 / 111 First Stop Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher November 11, 1954 January 17, 1955
After a long day of non-stop driving, the Ricardos and the Mertzes pull into a run-down cafe somewhere near Cincinnati that has nothing but frozen cheese sandwiches. The bunk beds in their ugly cabin, with spongy sagging mattresses, scoot back and forth across the floor every time a noisy train passes nearby.
15 112 4-15 / 112 Tennessee Bound Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher November 18, 1954 January 24, 1955
Lucy's rush to California lands the Ricardos and the Mertzes in jail in Bent Fork, Tennessee, the home town of their favorite "peapicker", Tennessee Ernie Ford. Future TV producerAaron Spelling has a bit role as a gas station attendant.
16 113 4-16 / 113 Ethel's Home Town Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher November 25, 1954 January 31, 1955
The Ricardos and the Metzes arrive in Ethel's home town: Albuquerque, New Mexico and visit her parents. Lucy, Ricky, and Fred are shocked when the town-folk give Ethel a big welcome since Ethel told everybody she was the aspiring star.
17 114 4-17 / 114 Hollywood, At Last (also titled L.A., at Last!) Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher December 2, 1954 February 7, 1955
Arriving in Hollywood, Lucy goes star hunting at the Brown Derby restaurant, and finds William Holden and Eve Arden, annoying Holden by staring at from behind a potted plant.
18 115 4-18 / 115 Don Juan and the Starlets Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher December 9, 1954 February 14, 1955
Ricky leaves Lucy at home and goes out for an evening of publicity with five gorgeous starlets.
19 116 4-19 / 116 Lucy Gets Into Pictures Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher December 16, 1954 February 21, 1955
Lucy finally gets her chance - she lands a part as a murdered showgirl in a major MGMmusical.
20 117 4-20 / 117 The Fashion Show Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher December 23, 1954 February 28, 1955
Lucy is determined to have a beautiful Don Loper gown for her very own and winds up being part of a "Hollywood Wives" fashion show.
21 118 4-21 / 118 The Hedda Hopper Story Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher February 3, 1955 March 14, 1955
Ricky's agent concocts a publicity stunt designed to land Ricky in Hedda Hopper's celebrity gossip column...save Lucy from drowning in the hotel pool.
22 119 4-22 / 119 Don Juan Is Shelved Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher February 10, 1955 March 21, 1955
When producer Dore Schary decides to shelve Ricky's film, "Don Juan," Lucy schemes to create public demand for Ricky's talent. Vivian Vance's then-husband, Philip Ober, appears as Schary.
23 120 4-23 / 120 Bull Fight Dance Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher February 17, 1955 March 28, 1955
Asked to appear in a Spanish dance number on Ricky's "Heart Fund" show, Lucy envisions herself as an exotic Senorita. But Ricky has something altogether different in mind.
24 121 4-24 / 121 Hollywood Anniversary Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher February 24, 1955 April 4, 1955
Ricky has forgotten the date of their anniversary, but he has a scheme to convince Lucy that he knew it all along.
25 122 4-25 / 122 The Star Upstairs Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher March 3, 1955 April 18, 1955
Lucy poses as a bellboy to gain entrance to movie star Cornel Wilde's hotel room. It's getting out of the room that proves to be tougher with dangling down off the balcony to his room.
26 123 4-26 / 123 In Palm Springs Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher March 17, 1955 April 25, 1955
Upset by a quarrel with their husbands, Lucy and Ethel leave for a weekend in Palm Springs, where they encounter Rock Hudson.
27 124 4-27 / 125 Lucy and Harpo Marx Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher March 24, 1955 May 9, 1955
Lucy promised Carolyn Appleby she'd produce some real Hollywood celebrities. Now she's got to deliver. Dressing up as Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and other celebrities, she manages to fool the near-sighted Carolyn. However, the real Harpo Marx shows up only to discover Lucy dressed up as him.
28 125 4-28 / 124 Dancing Star Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher March 31, 1955 May 2, 1955
Carolyn Appleby, a friend of Lucy's, visiting from New York, wants to meet some of the stars that Lucy has befriended, starting with Van Johnson, who is appearing at the Ricardos' hotel.
29 126 4-29 / 126 Ricky Needs an Agent Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher April 7, 1955 May 16, 1955
Lucy pretends to be Ricky's agent and tries to bluff a studio executive (Parley Baer) into casting Ricky in a film, only to get him released from his contract.
30 127 4-30 / 127 The Tour Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr.

William Asher April 14, 1955 May 30, 1955.
Lucy and Ethel take a bus tour of movie stars' homes in Beverly Hills, and Lucy winds up picking grapefruit in Richard Widmark's backyard.

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