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I Love Lucy: Season 5
Season 5
Season 5
Season 5 DVD Cover
Episodes 26
Aired from October 3, 1955 - May 14, 1956
Premiere Lucy Visits Grauman's
Finale Return Home from Europe
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I Love Lucy season five lasted from October 3, 1955 to May 14, 1956, with a total of 26 episodes.


Season 5 (1955-56)Edit

# # in Series Prod. code Title Written by Directed by Film Date Original Air Date
1 128 5-01 / 128 Lucy Visits Grauman's Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 9, 1955 October 3, 1955
Lucy discovers that the cement slab with John Wayne's footprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater has come loose. Lucy talks Ethel into helping her steal the slab, and they make their get-away, Lucy gets her foot caught in a bucket of cement.
2 129 5-02 / 129 Lucy and John Wayne Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 15, 1955 October 10, 1955
Lucy and Ethel have made off with the cement slab of John Wayne's footprints. Now the police are called in to investigate. John Wayne guest stars.
3 130 5-03 / 130 Lucy and the Dummy Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 22, 1955 October 17, 1955
MGM asks Ricky to help entertain executives at a studio party. Ricky has plans to go deep-sea fishing, but as far as Lucy is concerned, "the show must go on"—and she ends up being offered a contract.
4 131 5-04 / 131 Ricky Sells The Car Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 29, 1955 October 24, 1955
Ricky sells the car and buys train tickets for the trip back East, but he forgets about Fred and Ethel.
5 132 5-05 / 132 The Great Train Robbery Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 6, 1955 October 31, 1955
Lucy gets mixed up with a jewel thief on a cross-country rail trip that marks the end of the series' Hollywood sojourn. That's not the only reason it's a bumpy ride. Another is that Lucy keeps pulling the emergency-brake cord. Sanka Coffee was a background image with the credits.
6 133 5-06 / 133 Homecoming Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 20, 1955 November 7, 1955
Back in Manhattan, Ricky is surrounded by excited friends wanting to know about his picture. Soon all the attention goes to his head. Sanka Coffee was a background image with the credits.
7 134 5-07 / 134 Face to Face aka The Ricardos Are Interviewed Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 20, 1955 November 14, 1955
Lucy and Ricky are scheduled to appear on Ed Warren's (Elliott Reid) TV interview show, "Face to Face", at their home. But Ricky's new agent says the apartment is a "dump," and urges them to move into ritzier quarters.
8 135 5-08 / 135 Lucy Goes to a Rodeo Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 27, 1955 November 28, 1955
Ricky is dismayed to learn that he signed up to do not a radio show, but a rodeo show.
9 136 5-09 / 136 Nursery School Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 3, 1955 December 5, 1955
Lucy is not happy about being separated from Little Ricky, but Ricky insists the lad must start nursery school.
10 137 5-10 / 137 Ricky's European Booking Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 10, 1955 December 12, 1955
Ricky's band gets booked in Europe, and the girls can only go if they can come up with enough money to pay their own way. Barney Phillips guest stars.
11 138 5-11 / 138 The Passports Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 17, 1955 December 19, 1955
Lucy needs her birth certificate in order to get her passport, but Jamestown has no record of her being born. She devises a way to sneak to Europe with the others: hide in a large steamer trunk. Naturally, she ends up locked in the trunk, and no one has a key.
12 139 5-12 / 139 Staten Island Ferry Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 24, 1955 January 2, 1956
The Ricardos and Mertzes are all ready to leave for Europe, until Fred announces that he gets seasick easily. Charles Lane guest stars.
13 140 5-13 / 140 Bon Voyage Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern December 1, 1955 January 16, 1956
After boarding the ocean liner SS Constitution, Lucy goes ashore just one more time to kiss Little Ricky goodbye, and misses the boat. Future Chico and the Man star Jack Albertsonappears as a helicopter dispatcher. This episode inspired the later Desilu series Whirlybirds, with Kenneth Tobey. NOTE: Desi Arnaz claims in several interviews that this the most expensive episode produced!
14 141 5-14 / 141 Second Honeymoon Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern December 8, 1955 January 23, 1956
Lucy plans to make the ocean voyage a second honeymoon, but Ricky has previous shipboard engagements with his band.
15 142 5-15 / 142 Lucy Meets the Queen Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern December 15, 1955 January 30, 1956
Lucy and Ethel go looking for Queen Elizabeth II on their first day in London, but no luck. When they arrive back at the hotel, Ricky tells her she's going to be presented to the Queen the next evening. Future Beverly Hillbillies star Nancy Kulp appears as a chambermaid.
16 143 5-16 / 143 The Fox Hunt Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern December 22, 1955 February 6, 1956
Lucy wants to spend a weekend on a British estate, but Ricky makes her promise not to try to wangle an invitation out of Sir Clive Richardson, with whom Ricky is scheduled to talk business. Hillary Brooke guest stars.
17 144 5-17 / 144 Lucy Goes to Scotland Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern January 6, 1956 February 20, 1956
In this Brigadoon-inspired episode, complete with musical numbers, Lucy finds herself in her ancestral village in 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?
18 145 5-18 / 145 Paris at Last Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern January 12, 1956 February 27, 1956
The Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Paris only to find themselves locked up in jail for passing counterfeit francs.
19 146 5-19 / 146 Lucy Meets Charles Boyer Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern January 19, 1956 March 5, 1956
Ricky has a luncheon engagement with Charles Boyer, and he wants to keep Lucy away from him.
20 147 5-20 / 147 Lucy Gets a Paris Gown Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern February 16, 1956 March 19, 1956
After much begging, Ricky buys Lucy a Paris "original"...or so she thinks.
21 148 5-21 / 148 Lucy in the Swiss Alps Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern February 23, 1956 March 26, 1956
The Ricardos and the Mertzes go mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps, and are stuck in a cabin with little to eat, after an avalanche.
22 149 5-22 / 149 Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern March 1, 1956 April 9, 1956
Lucy, while in Florence, gets homesick for Little Ricky on his birthday, makes a lengthy, expensive phone call, and then hosts an impromptu party for several Italian children who all claim it's their birthday too.
23 150 5-23 / 150 Lucy's Italian Movie Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern March 8, 1956 April 16, 1956
En route to Rome, Italy, an Italian producer offers Lucy a role in a film called "Bitter Grapes." So she decides to take a job in a vineyard to absorb a little "local color." This episode contains the famous scene in which Lucy stomps grapes and picks a fight with her fellow stomper. Ironically, by being away, she misses being selected for the role.
24 151 5-24 / 151 Lucy's Bicycle Trip Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern March 22, 1956 April 23, 1956
Lucy organizes the Ricardos and the Mertzes for a bicycle trip from Italy to the French Riviera. But she doesn't know about the rough terrain, the aches and pains—or where she put her passport. The border guard refuses to let her through the checkpoint.
25 152 5-25 / 152 Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern March 29, 1956 May 7, 1956
Ricky has declared the Monte Carlo Casino out-of-bounds for Lucy, but she and Ethel "just happen" to eat dinner there.
26 153 5-26 / 153 Return Home from Europe Jess Oppenheimer

Madelyn Pugh Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern April 5, 1956 May 14, 1956
Homeward-bound from Europe, Lucy tries to get out of paying duties by disguising a big piece of Italian cheese as a swaddled baby—much to the consternation of the new mother seated next to her on the plane. Frank Nelson and Mary Jane Croft guest star.

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