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I Love Lucy: Season 6
Season 6
Season 6
Season 6 DVD Cover
Episodes 27
Aired from October 1, 1956 - May 6, 1957
Premiere Lucy and Bob Hope
Finale The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue
Season guide
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End of Series
Spun-off into The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

I Love Lucy season six lasted from October 1, 1956 to May 6, 1957, with a total of 27 episodes.


Season 6 (1956-57)Edit

# # in Series Prod. code Title Written by Directed by Film Date Original Air Date
1 154 6-01 / 154 Lucy and Bob Hope Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern June 5, 1956 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.
2 155 6-02 / 157 Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern June 28, 1956 October 8, 1956
Little Ricky's non-stop drum playing threatens the Ricardos' and Mertzes' friendship.
3 156 6-03 / 155 Lucy Meets Orson Welles Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern June 14, 1956 October 15, 1956
Lucy wangles a job as Orson Welles's assistant when he appears at Ricky's club. He's doing a magic act, but Lucy's doing Shakespeare.
4 157 6-04 / 156 Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern June 21, 1956 October 22, 1956
Little Ricky gets stage fright before his first school music recital. Howard McNear guest stars.
5 158 6-05 / 158 Visitor From Italy Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 24, 1956 October 29, 1956
When the Venetian gondolier the Ricardos met in Europe shows up in New York, a series of mishaps result in Lucy's working at a pizza parlor.
6 159 6-06 / 159 Off to Florida Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 13, 1956 November 12, 1956
Driving to Miami to meet their husbands, the girls share the drive with a strange lady (Elsa Lanchester) they suspect is an ax murderess. Character actor Strother Martin appears as a store clerk.
7 160 6-07 / 160 Deep Sea Fishing Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern September 27, 1956 November 19, 1956
On a deep-sea fishing trip, the boys bet the girls that they'll catch bigger fish. To win the bet, the men and the women each buy large tunas to pass off as their catch...the only problem is hiding the fish from their spouses.
8 161 6-08 / 161 Desert Island Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 4, 1956 November 26, 1956
Lucy and Ethel's scheme to prevent the boys from judging a beauty contest leaves the Ricardos and the Mertzes marooned on a desert island. Claude Akins guest stars as himself.
9 162 6-09 / 162 The Ricardos Visit Cuba Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 18, 1956 December 3, 1956
Lucy is bent on impressing Ricky's family when they visit Havana, Cuba, but she can't seem to say or do anything right.
10 163 6-10 / 163 Little Ricky's School Pageant Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern October 25, 1956 December 17, 1956
The Ricardos and the Mertzes sign on as extra cast members in Little Ricky's class play, "The Enchanted Forest".
11 164 6-11 / 166 Lucy and the Loving Cup Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 1, 1956 January 7, 1957
Lucy jokingly dons a loving cup Ricky is supposed to present to jockey Johnny Longden, but then she can't get it off her head.
12 165 6-12/ 165 Little Ricky Gets a Dog Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 8, 1956 January 21, 1957
Little Ricky's new puppy prompts complaints by another tenant.
13 166 6-13 / 167 Lucy and Superman Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 15, 1956 January 14, 1957
Lucy promises to produce Superman ([[George Reeves]) for Little Ricky's fifth birthday party, but must make alternate plans when he is unable to attend. She hastily tries to impersonate Superman, but gets locked out on the balcony with the pigeons.
14 167 6-14 / 168 Lucy Wants to Move to the Country Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher December 6, 1956 January 28, 1957
Fed up with city life, Lucy yearns for the suburban life.
15 168 6-15 / 169 Lucy Hates to Leave Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher December 13, 1956 February 4, 1957
The Ricardos find themselves, and all their belongings, boarding with the Mertzes while they wait to move into their new Westport, Connecticut home.
16 169 6-16 / 170 Lucy Misses the Mertzes Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher December 20, 1956 February 11, 1957
17 170 6-17 / 171 Lucy Gets Chummy With the Neighbors Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher January 10, 1957 February 18, 1957
Lucy's new neighbor, Betty Ramsey, talks Lucy into buying all new furniture. Frank Nelson and Mary Jane Croft make their initial appearance as the Ramseys.
18 171 6-18 / 172 Lucy Raises Chickens Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher January 17, 1957 March 4, 1957
Lucy and Ricky decide to raise chickens to help make ends meet. Soon the house is overrun with a flock of baby chicks, on the day a fashion magazine photographer is due to visit.
19 172 6-19 / 173 Lucy Does the Tango Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher February 7, 1957 March 11, 1957
Lucy "boosts" egg production by buying several dozen eggs and pretending they are homegrown. But her plan to hide them in her blouse goes awry when Ricky asks her to help him rehearse a tango number. This resulted in one of the longest sustained audience laughter sequences in sitcoms.
20 173 6-20 / 174 Ragtime Band Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher February 14, 1957 March 18, 1957
Lucy promises that Ricky will play at a local benefit, but he refuses. So she and the Mertzes put together their own combo—featuring Ricky Ricardo, Jr.
21 174 6-21 / 175 Lucy's Night in Town Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher February 21, 1957 March 25, 1957
In Manhattan for dinner and a hit Broadway show ("The Most Happy Fella"), Lucy discovers that their tickets were instead for the matinée performance. Joseph Kearns has a minor role.
22 175 6-22 / 176 Housewarming Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher February 28, 1957 April 1, 1957
Ethel is jealous of Lucy's friendship with Betty Ramsey. But when Betty reveals that she's from Ethel's home town of Albuquerque, the two become fast friends, and now it's Lucy who feels left out.
23 176 6-23 / 177 Building a B-B-Q Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher March 14, 1957 April 8, 1957
Lucy and Ethel decide that the only way to get Ricky to build the backyard barbecue is to start the project themselves. Things go bad when Lucy can't find her wedding ring and decides to take apart the entire B-B-Q.
24 177 6-24 / 178 Country Club Dance Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher March 21, 1957 April 22, 1957
At a club dance, Ricky, Fred, and Ralph Ramsey shower attention on a sultry young blonde (portrayed by a then-unknown 22-year-old Barbara Eden in an early role), much to the chagrin of their wives.
25 178 6-25 / 179-A Lucy Raises Tulips Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher March 28, 1957 April 29, 1957
Lucy is determined to beat Betty Ramsey in Westport's "best-looking garden" contest, and she accidentally runs over Betty's tulip garden with a lawn mower.
26 179 6-26 / 179-B The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue Madelyn Martin

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

William Asher April 4, 1957 May 6, 1957
Ricky has been chosen to dedicate a new Revolutionary War statue in the WestportTown Square. There's a problem: Lucy has accidentally destroyed the one-of-a-kind sculpture.
27 180 6-27 / Special I Love Lucy Christmas Show Madelyn Pugh Davis

Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Schiller Bob Weiskopf

James V. Kern November 22, 1956 December 24, 1956
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel reminisce (courtesy of flashbacks to favorite episodes) as they trim the tree on Christmas Eve.

Note: CBS would re-broadcast this episode in primetime on December 18, 1989. The "wrap around" segments (the non-flashback parts) were broadcast in color in 1990, and these color scenes are available on the season's DVD release. Because this was a "special episode," it was never re-broadcast in syndication.

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