"Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio"
Season 1, Episode 32
#32 in Series
Lucy Gets Ricky On The Radio
Network: CBS-TV
Air date: May 19, 1952
Written by: Bob Carroll Jr.
Madelyn Davis
Jess Oppenheimer
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Production code: 1-32 / 032
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Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio was the 32nd overall episode of I Love Lucy, which first aired on CBS-TV on May 19, 1952, during the show's first season. It was directed by Marc Daniels.

Plot SummaryEdit

After Ricky fools Lucy into thinking he's a "Cuban whiz kid" by knowing the answers to an episode of "Mr. and Mrs. Quiz" he overheard being recorded, Lucy excitedly books him on the next episode. Ricky is angry, and he tells Lucy that she had better find a way to make sure they know the answers come showtime, so he won't look like a dunce. Lucy manages to steal the original answers, but when the show starts, the producers have decided to switch things up by having Ricky pull random questions out of a bowl. Lucy proudly gives off the original answers, which gives hilarious results. But Lucy and Ricky still end up winning $500 by getting the bonus question right by a stroke of luck.


  • Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo
  • Desi Arnaz Ricky Ricardo
  • Vivian Vance Ethel Mertz
  • William Frawley ... as Fred Mertz

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