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Ethel's Home Town

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Mot Morenzi    1,489

Boy, do I love this episode. It's one of the ones I most frequently re-watch. Not only is it a great showcase for Vivian, but it gives the other three such memorable material. I find this to be one of the most quotable episodes of the whole series. From shrinking violet to Ethel and her trained hands, it's just a non-stop string of funny lines.

 

It also never fails to crack me up that Ethel considers "Shortnin' Bread" to be a signature piece. Vivian absolutely nailed Ethel's smugness while doing that performance. And her last, shrieking high note at the end of "My Hero" is to die for funny!

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I remember watching that episode for the first time on my Best Of I Love Lucy VHS (the one where her Vitameata dress and eyes are a bright GREEN :lucydisgust: ) and cracking up. I wonder what that "Man eating Tiger" was made out of. And I LOVE Ricky's face when he discovers he pulled one of his own socks out of the hat. He's all :obrien: I wish someone would post a screencap.

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Mot Morenzi    1,489

I remember watching that episode for the first time on my Best Of I Love Lucy VHS (the one where her Vitameata dress and eyes are a bright GREEN :lucydisgust: ) and cracking up. I wonder what that "Man eating Tiger" was made out of. And I LOVE Ricky's face when he discovers he pulled one of his own socks out of the hat. He's all :obrien: I wish someone would post a screencap.

 

I have that set, too. I remember a few episodes (Job Switching, Italian Movie) were inexplicably edited in places.

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Brock    3,353

Fred and his tree kill me every single time when I watch this episode...which is more than just about any other episode. lol

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I remember watching that episode for the first time on my Best Of I Love Lucy VHS (the one where her Vitameata dress and eyes are a bright GREEN :lucydisgust: ) and cracking up. I wonder what that "Man eating Tiger" was made out of. And I LOVE Ricky's face when he discovers he pulled one of his own socks out of the hat. He's all :obrien: I wish someone would post a screencap.

I had that tape and the one with her mouth full of chocolate on the cover. They were my first ever Lucy tapes and for some reason out of the ten episodes I had to choose from, I cited Ethel's Hometown as my favorite ILL of all time. I still have no idea why, especially considering that the likes of "The Freezer", "Italian Movie", "LA at Last", "TV Commercial", and "Job Switching" were also on those tapes. EHT has since been surpassed by Ricky Needs An Agent, which contains not only one of Viv's best lines, but one of the best in the entire series. You know which one I'm talking about. ;)

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Mot Morenzi    1,489

Fred and his tree kill me every single time when I watch this episode...which is more than just about any other episode. lol

And that look he shoots her during one of his final passes!

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