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Let's all imagine that the show didn't transition into the hour long shows but continued for a 7th season of half hour episodes. Contribute your episode titles and plot details. Rather than a title-spoof thread like the other one, let's go for legitimate Lucy plots that could conceivably have happened.

 

7.01 - Home Repairs

 

A violent storm hits Westport and the Ricardo's roof is badly damaged. With all the roofers in high demand for other houses in the area, Ricky and Fred take an unsuccessful crack at it. Determined to help their husbands, Lucy & Ethel give roofing a try while Ricky's at the club and Fred's at the apartment building. Disaster follows, with Lucy and Ethel getting flooded into the house in another violent rainstorm that turns the living room into a waterpark!

 

7.02 - The Club Luncheon

 

Betty Ramsey nominates Lucy to hold the women's club luncheon at her house. Lucy, too proud to admit that she and Ricky are living with the Mertzes while the main house is repaired from the rain and roof damage, improvises a picnic outside. But she soon loses her handle on things while she and Ethel try to prevent the clubwomen from entering the house and seeing the damage.

 

7.03 - Lucy Replaces Her Furniture

 

With the furniture Betty Ramsey helped her pick out completely ruined by water damage, Lucy and Ethel go on a spree picking out brand new items and all new styles while Betty is out of town. But when Betty comes back on the day the new items are being delivered, they must act quickly to distract her from seeing them, as Lucy is afraid to tell Betty she got replacements without her advice.

 

7.04 - Lucy's Mother Moves to the Country

 

The house has no sooner been restored to its former glory than another calamity strikes in the form of Mrs. McGillicudy, who moves in with Lucy & Ricky while searching for a house nearby in order to be nearer to her grandson. Lucy & Ricky scheme to get her back to Jamestown by staging an elaborate fight, which backfires when it turns into a REAL fight. Now Lucy's looking for a new house for both her and her mother!

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7.05 -- Lucy's Mother Hates To Leave

 

With the Ricardos reconciled and Mrs. McGillicuddy set to return to Jamestown, things hit a snag when Betty introduces Mrs. McGillicuddy to Mr. Betz at the hardware store and the two are smitten. Ricky elists Fred and Ralph to convince Mr. Betz of the horrors of marriage while Lucy, Ethel, and Betty prepare Mrs. McG's trousseau.

 

7.06 -- Fred Mertz Slept Here

 

The Mertz guest house becomes a national media sensation when a local historian unearths evidence that George and Martha Washington once bunked there well before the big house was built and Fred capitalizes on it by selling tours for $10 bucks a pop. When Ricky decides that as landlord he's entitled to half the proceeds they get into a fight while camera crews are following Ethel as she gives Walter Cronkite a tour of the house.

 

7.07 -- Father's Day

 

As a surprise for her two best friends, Lucy secretly arranges for Will Potter and Leslie Foster to come out to Westport to be with their daughters and see each other for the first time in decades. Unbeknowst to Lucy, the reason why Betty moved away from Albuquerque when she was just nine is because Fosters couldn't stand living in the same town!

 

7.08 -- The Nanny

 

The girls are dismayed to learn that while Grace and Harry Munson are on a three month tour of Europe, Grace's cousin Diana is moving in to stay with little Billy. The boys, of course, are less dismayed.

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7.06 -- Fred Mertz Slept Here

 

The Mertz guest house becomes a national media sensation when a local historian unearths evidence that George and Martha Washington once bunked there well before the big house was built and Fred capitalizes on it by selling tours for $10 bucks a pop. When Ricky decides that as landlord he's entitled to half the proceeds they get into a fight while camera crews are following Ethel as she gives Walter Cronkite a tour of the house.

 

 

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They're all great but I LOVE this!!!!!

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7.07 - Lucy's Haunted Hayride

 

Lucy volunteers Ricky and the Mertzes to help out with the annual haunted hayride, agreeing to play ghosts and ghouls to frighten the riders as they pass by. The fun soon goes to Lucy's head and she becomes dictatorial in her demands of all the participants, so Ethel schemes with everyone to teach her a lesson, by paying Lucy a visit...in costume...in the dead of night!

 

7.08 - Lucy and the Poultry Pageant

 

Lucy and Ethel enter their chickens into a local poultry pageant, with the prize going to the chickens who look the healthiest and lay the most eggs. But when the chickens go on a molting spree the day before the contest, they must glue the feathers back on and hope no one notices!

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7.09 -- Man's Favourite Sport

 

Jealous that Ralph was voted amongst the kids to the the new coach of the local pee-wee baseball team, Ricky decides to mount a new Jai Alai league for Westport.

 

7.10 -- Lucy, The Milk Maid

 

At the annual Westport Country Fair, Lucy correctly guesses the correct number of ounces of milk in the big vat and wins a brand new heifer as a prize. Ricky thinks ole' Bossy should be sent to the meat packers but Lucy insists on raising the cow herself.

 

7.11 -- Lucy Gets Her Man

 

The Ricardos and Mertzes pack up their things and hit the road to Canada to enter their eggs in the Royal Winter Fair. When they get to the border crossing and see that farm products can't pass through without the proper documentation, they're detained by the RCMP after noticing Ethel sitting very uncomfortably and finding eggs concealed in the most unusual locations.

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7.12 -- Lucy Earns Her Wings

 

Lucy, Ethel and Betty drive from Westport to Old Saybrook for an auction of early American furnishings. Betty buys a pair of lamps, Ethel a 18th century blanket box, and things are going pretty well until Lucy gets into a bidding war with Katharine Hepburn over a pair of wing chairs.

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7.13 -- Mr. and Mr. TV Station

 

Lucy and Ricky are caught in the middle when Ralph and Charley Appleby put in competing bids for WSTP -- Westport's premiere local TV station. An unexpected visit from Carolyn who pooh-poohs every single detail about suburban life prompts Lucy to convince Ricky to throw all his weight behind Ralph's offer.

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7.14 - New Year's Resolutions

 

With only one hour left in the New Year, the girls bet the boys that they can go longer without breaking any of their New Year's resolutions than they can. The boys gladly accept. The clock chimes midnight and the bet is on, with each side determined to make the other one cave first.

 

7.15 - Lucy & Judy Garland

 

Lucy and Ethel are beside themselves when Ricky books Judy Garland to appear in a concert with him at Club Babalu, celebrating her many career hits. Ricky invites Judy over for dinner and naturally the girls make fools of themselves fauning over her. Ricky forbids them to attend the performance as a result, but Lucy & Ethel find a way in...Ethel as a Munchkin and Lucy as the Wicked Witch!

 

7.16 - Ricky's Surprise Party

 

Lucy & The Mertzes go all out in preparing an elaborate surprise party for Ricky's birthday at the club, but disaster strikes when Ricky abruptly leaves town the day of the party...for a job interview in Las Vegas!

 

7.17 - Little Ricky's Field Trip

 

The Ricardos and the Mertzs volunteer to be chaperones on Little Ricky's school field trip out in the woods. The snow and scenery are beautiful...so beautiful that Lucy & Ethel walk right out onto a frozen river. The ice proceeds to crack, leaving them stranded on a floating chunk traveling down the river!

 

7.18 - Betty's Play

 

Betty has written a play for a local benefit and both Lucy & Ethel are campaigning for the lead role. Ethel wins the part of the kookie heroine, and Lucy is cast in the supporting best friend role instead. After realizing they have been cast "against type", they both study each other to prepare for their respective roles. Unfortunately, imitation turns from flattery to mockery when both begin delivering cruel and forced caricatures of each other, which all comes to a boil on opening night.

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7.14 - New Year's Resolutions

 

With only one hour left in the New Year, the girls bet the boys that they can go longer without breaking any of their New Year's resolutions than they can. The boys gladly accept. The clock chimes midnight and the bet is on, with each side determined to make the other one cave first.

 

7.15 - Lucy & Judy Garland

 

Lucy and Ethel are beside themselves when Ricky books Judy Garland to appear in a concert with him at Club Babalu, celebrating her many career hits. Ricky invites Judy over for dinner and naturally the girls make fools of themselves fauning over her. Ricky forbids them to attend the performance as a result, but Lucy & Ethel find a way in...Ethel as a Munchkin and Lucy as the Wicked Witch!

 

7.16 - Ricky's Surprise Party

 

Lucy & The Mertzes go all out in preparing an elaborate surprise party for Ricky's birthday at the club, but disaster strikes when Ricky abruptly leaves town the day of the party...for a job interview in Las Vegas!

 

7.17 - Little Ricky's Field Trip

 

The Ricardos and the Mertzs volunteer to be chaperones on Little Ricky's school field trip out in the woods. The snow and scenery are beautiful...so beautiful that Lucy & Ethel walk right out onto a frozen river. The ice proceeds to crack, leaving them stranded on a floating chunk traveling down the river!

 

7.18 - Betty's Play

 

Betty has written a play for a local benefit and both Lucy & Ethel are campaigning for the lead role. Ethel wins the part of the kookie heroine, and Lucy is cast in the supporting best friend role instead. After realizing they have been cast "against type", they both study each other to prepare for their respective roles. Unfortunately, imitation turns from flattery to mockery when both begin delivering cruel and forced caricatures of each other, which all comes to a boil on opening night.

 

All of these are wonderful but "Betty's Play" is inspired!!! Brilliant!

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All of these are wonderful but "Betty's Play" is inspired!!! Brilliant!

 

Great! Great! Great! I wish you guys had been around pitching ideas in 1957. There WAS another season left in the show. I especially like the idea of returning Mrs. McGillicuddy and Carolyn Appleby to the cast. I wonder why they didn't think of this at the time.

 

Sandwiched in between Episodes 13 and 14

 

"Lucy's New Years Eve Party"

Lucy and Carolyn Appleby are vying for guests for their respective New Years Eve parties so Lucy promises a star-studded event. When Ricky fails to deliver a single celebrity, Lucy plans a very low-lit affair, routing through her "Mother Carroll" trunk for her Harpo Marx costume and convincing Ricky and Fred to portray Groucho and Chico and Mrs. McGillicuddy, Margaret Dumont. Ethel is dismayed to learn she will play Zeppo and refuses to attend. Later she has a change of heart unaware that soft-hearted Ricky has convinced the real Zeppo to appear. Margaret Dumont: herself.

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"The Star Upstairs Becomes Lucy's Neighbor"- Cornel Wilde after the stalking incident three years ago in Hollywood has been hounded by many incidents since. Tallulah Bankhead loans out her home in Westport so Cornel Wilde can hide. Lucy discovers through Ethel that Cornel Wilde is staying at Tallulah's home and wants to make amends for the incident she caused. Lucy invites Cornel over for dinner to disclose to him that she was the prowler at the Beverly Palms Hotel and begs for his forgiveness. Instead of receiving a forgiveness from him, he has her arrested. To be continued.....

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"The Star Upstairs Becomes Lucy's Neighbor"- Cornel Wilde after the stalking incident three years ago in Hollywood has been hounded by many incidents since. Tallulah Bankhead loans out her home in Westport so Cornel Wilde can hide. Lucy discovers through Ethel that Cornel Wilde is staying at Tallulah's home and wants to make amends for the incident she caused. Lucy invites Cornel over for dinner to disclose to him that she was the prowler at the Beverly Palms Hotel and begs for his forgiveness. Instead of receiving a forgiveness from him, he has her arrested. To be continued.....

 

:hlLOL: YES!

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"The Star Upstairs Becomes Lucy's Neighbor"- Cornel Wilde after the stalking incident three years ago in Hollywood has been hounded by many incidents since. Tallulah Bankhead loans out her home in Westport so Cornel Wilde can hide. Lucy discovers through Ethel that Cornel Wilde is staying at Tallulah's home and wants to make amends for the incident she caused. Lucy invites Cornel over for dinner to disclose to him that she was the prowler at the Beverly Palms Hotel and begs for his forgiveness. Instead of receiving a forgiveness from him, he has her arrested. To be continued.....

 

7.20 - Wilde vs. Ricardo

 

Ricky and the Mertzes help Lucy prepare to testify against Cornell Wilde's accusations. Lucy, knowing he has a valid case, does the only thing she can think of, and makes it look like Cornell broke into their house so she can file a countersuit.

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7.20 - Wilde vs. Ricardo

 

Ricky and the Mertzes help Lucy prepare to testify against Cornell Wilde's accusations. Lucy, knowing he has a valid case, does the only thing she can think of, and makes it look like Cornell broke into their house so she can file a countersuit.

 

 

Lucy wanting a good lawyer gets in touch with Doctor Peters to acertain Helen Kaiser's birth certificate so she could blackmail Helen Kaiser to get free legal counsel and representation from her husband Sidney Kaiser. Helen is so desperate to keep Sidney in the dark about her real age that she tells Lucy she will pay the lawyer's expenses. When Sidney arrives to help Lucy's case, Helen is there also, standing by her man.

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  • 4 weeks later...

7.22 - Lucy the Bandleader

 

Lucy invites Marco over for dinner in the country, but he and Ricky come down with food poisoning after Lucy serves a bad batch of shrimp. As neither will be feeling better in time for the new opening at Club Babalu the next night, Ethel must play piano and Lucy must conduct the Ricky Ricardo orchestra for the first time in her life.

 

7.23 - Lucy the Undertaker

 

Lucy's in hot water after losing her wedding ring in the casket of Grace Munson's aunt at a wake, and enlists Ethel to sneak back with her that night to retrieve it before the body is buried the next day. When they get caught, they are mistaken as mortician trainees and are soon learning all the tricks of the trade!

 

7.24 - Lucy the Sleepwalker

 

Lucy's busy life in the country has taken its toll, and now Mrs. Ricardo has taken to sleepwalking at night. Nobody is too concerned, until they wake up one morning to find she's robbed a bank in her sleep! Now it's up to Ricky and Mertz's to subconsciously make her take the money back the next time she sleepwalks.

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"Mrs. McGillicuddy-Foo-Young"

 

Mrs. McGillicuddy opens up a Chinese restaurant in Westport and Ricky is flattered that she names it after him, but "Mikado's" is huge failure until Lucy tricks her husband into forming "Ricky Ricardo and His All-Chinese Band" and playing a gig there. Songs: "Beijing Pete", "Commie Cabbie" (Ricky) "Red China in the Morning" (Fred, Ethel) "Sweet and Sour Sue" (Lucy)

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"Mrs. McGillicuddy-Foo-Young"

 

Mrs. McGillicuddy opens up a Chinese restaurant in Westport and Ricky is flattered that she names it after him, but "Mikado's" is huge failure until Lucy tricks her husband into forming "Ricky Ricardo and His All-Chinese Band" and playing a gig there. Songs: "Beijing Pete", "Commie Cabbie" (Ricky) "Red China in the Morning" (Fred, Ethel) "Sweet and Sour Sue" (Lucy)

 

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7.26 - Chicken Chow Mertz

 

Tiring of the restaurant business, Mrs. McGillicudy sells Mikado's to Fred and Ethel, seeing as they've got the know-how. But preparing Chinese food isn't quite the same as flipping burgers, so they invent their own American-Chinese hybrid recipes. Soon business is booming, but now the Ricardo's want in...

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7.26 - Chicken Chow Mertz

 

Tiring of the restaurant business, Mrs. McGillicudy sells Mikado's to Fred and Ethel, seeing as they've got the know-how. But preparing Chinese food isn't quite the same as flipping burgers, so they invent their own American-Chinese hybrid recipes. Soon business is booming, but now the Ricardo's want in...

 

Ethel: "When your skin gets drier than the Peking Duck's, it's DONE"

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THE JAMESTOWN TRILOGY:

 

7.27 -- Cugie's Bluff

 

When Mrs. McGillicuddy is named Honourary Business Woman of the Year by the Jamestown Women's Guild for the money she made selling Mikado's to the Mertzes, the gang takes a road trip so Mrs. McGillicuddy can accept the award in person. Of course, Mrs. McGillicuddy's stories are legendary around Town and Ricky is appalled to discover that the Jamestown city fathers have also arranged a huge public celebration and ticker tape parade to welcome the arrival of Xavier Cugat and his lovely wife Lucille. To save Mrs. McGillicuddy any embarassment on what is supposed to be her big weekend top, Lucy pleads with Ricky to just go with the flow.

 

7.28 -- Roll Out Your Old Grey...

 

After decades of telling her husbands and best friends of the great times she used to spend at Celoron Park in her youth, Lucy is devastated to find the park a mere shadow of its former glory and meets with the mayor to devise a scheme to put Celoron back on the map. Ethel is dismayed to learn Fred has volunteered her for a publicity stunt to go over Niagara Falls in a "Celoron"-emblazoned barrel.

 

7.29 -- Somewhere...Somehow

 

When a good chunk of Jamestown High School is quarantined with mono, Miss Hanna calls Lucy from her sick bed drafting her in to finish directing the remaining students in their new gala production of West Side Story. When Doc Petersen's granddaughter Sally is the next one to go, Lucy and Ethel fight over who gets to play Maria opposite Herman Schlupp's Tony.

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:marionstrong: :marionstrong:

season 7 is turning out to the one of the best!

Hopefully we'll get a renewal for the 58-59 season!

 

 

THE JAMESTOWN TRILOGY:

 

7.27 -- Cugie's Bluff

 

When Mrs. McGillicuddy is named Honourary Business Woman of the Year by the Jamestown Women's Guild for the money she made selling Mikado's to the Mertzes, the gang takes a road trip so Mrs. McGillicuddy can accept the award in person. Of course, Mrs. McGillicuddy's stories are legendary around Town and Ricky is appalled to discover that the Jamestown city fathers have also arranged a huge public celebration and ticker tape parade to welcome the arrival of Xavier Cugat and his lovely wife Lucille. To save Mrs. McGillicuddy any embarassment on what is supposed to be her big weekend to, Lucy pleads with Ricky to just go with the flow.

 

7.28 -- Roll Out Your Old Grey...

 

After decades of telling her husbands and best friends of the great times she used to spend at Celoron Park in her youth, Lucy is devastated to find the park a mere shadow of its former glory and meets with the mayor to devise a scheme to put Celoron back on the map. Ethel is dismayed to learn Fred has volunteered her for a publicity stunt to go over Niagara Falls in a "Celoron"-emblazoned barrel.

 

7.29 -- Somewhere...Somehow

 

When a good chunk of Jamestown High School is quarantined with mono, Miss Hanna calls Lucy from her sick bed drafting her in to finish directing the remaining students in their new gala production of West Side Story. When Doc Petersen's granddaughter Sally is the next one to go, Lucy and Ethel fight over who gets to play Maria opposite Herman Schlupp's Tony.

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7.28 -- Roll Out Your Old Grey...

 

After decades of telling her husbands and best friends of the great times she used to spend at Celoron Park in her youth, Lucy is devastated to find the park a mere shadow of its former glory and meets with the mayor to devise a scheme to put Celoron back on the map. Ethel is dismayed to learn Fred has volunteered her for a publicity stunt to go over Niagara Falls in a "Celoron"-emblazoned barrel.

 

 

I adore this one! :D

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