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Funny: I Love Lucy
"Speed 'er up!"

  • From "Lucy Does a TV Commercial", Lucy pretends to be on TV... inside their TV. Here are some of the highlights.
    • Ricky's first look at Lucy on TV: "You know, I can't get over how clear the picture is."
    • When Lucy accidentally dropped something and she had to pick it up: "Well, what you know? Third-dimensional television."
    • Fred's clapping is pretty good.
    • And of course, "For our first offering this evening, we- STOP THAT NOW! Go back and sit down!"
    • Then there's the episode's timeless second act, Vitameatavegamin — The single funniest sketch in the history of television. So funny even the other actors can't contain their laughter.
  • Possibly one of the single funniest moments on live-action television was from the very end of the show's run. They moved to a farm during this series. This particular episode they decided to try to raise chickens. The chickens weren't maturing fast enough to suit Ricky, so Lucy and Ethel began buying eggs to plant into the chicken's nests. When Ricky came home early they hid the eggs by stuffing them into Lucy's blouse and Ethel's back pockets. Ricky then insisted Lucy practice a tango routine with him that the two of them needed to do later that week. The end result was an egg-soaked Lucy and a live audience that laughed for over a minute and a half. It was considered a record holder for years, and may still be one. As a cherry on the sundae, Fred opens the door into Ethel's backside, crushing all the eggs in her back pockets.
  • King Kat Walsh's response to seeing Fred in a raccoon coat: "Dig that crazy dancing bear!"
  • From "The Moustache":
    Ethel: My grandfather used to have a moustache — a great, big, long handlebar one — and Grandma got rid of it in the middle of the night.
    Lucy: How?
    Ethel: She tied it around the bedpost when he was asleep and then yelled "Fire."
  • Lucy. Ethel. Chocolate factory. They admitted they were paying homage to Modern Times.
    • From that same episode, all of Fred and Ricky's attempts at being housewives for a day. Especially the cooking scene.
  • The fight in the wine press.
  • The Mirror Routine with Harpo Marx.
  • This exchange between Lucy and Ethel:
    Lucy: It's what every wife dreams of getting from her husband.
    Ethel: A divorce?
    • For the record, Lucy meant a mink stole. Hell, the entire scene where she tried to get Ethel to guess that by miming it (since Ricky prohibited her from speaking about it) was pretty funny.
  • The entire episode "Sales Resistance." The funniest moment is probably a tie between Lucy trying to sell the vaccuum cleaner:
    Lucy: That's funny, I can't imagine why it doesn' work.
    Woman: I can. The electricity's turned off.
    Lucy: What?!
    Woman: We didn't pay our bill.
    Lucy: Why didn't you tell me?
    Lucy: Oh, dear... I'm sorry I made such a mess on your floor. I don't know how you're gonna clean it up.
    Woman: I do!
    Lucy: Eeeeew...
    • ... and Lucy coming home:
    Ethel: Lucy, where's your other shoe?
    Lucy: Stuck in the door at 310 East 69th Street. I was kicked down stairs, bitten by a dog, and chased three blocks by a policeman who wanted to see my peddler's license. One more hour, they'd have reported the death of another salesman.
  • The closing show from "Ethel's Home Town".
    • Might I mention that Ethel didn't notice anything until THE VERY END??
  • In Lucy Goes to the Hospital, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel practice what they need to do when Lucy declares "The time has come!" The practice goes very smoothly of course. And then...
    Lucy: Ricky, this is it!
  • Lucy Changes Her Mind
  • Ricky telling his son a story in Spanish with phrases of English dashed in.
  • The end of "Lucy and Superman":
    Superman: You mean to tell me that you've been married to her for fifteen years?
    Ricky: Yes, fifteen years!
    Superman: And they call me Superman.
    • Lucy and Ricky's shocked faces are the cherry on top of that sundae.
  • Lucy inadvertently splicing a skit she and the Mertzes did, along with Ricky's home movies, into Ricky's audition reel for a gig. She basically performed YouTube Poop 50 years before YouTube.
  • "Lucy is Envious"; specifically, the scene where Ricky and Fred (disguised as Martians) scare the bejeezus out of Lucy and Ethel. Once the Martians leave, Ethel shouts, "Call the police!" Lucy screams in response.
    • The whole sequence where they pretend to be Martians and the ending was pretty funny too.
  • The episode where they open a diner. Ricky and Lucy end up talking to and greeting the customers, while Fred and Ethel end up slaving away in the kitchen. After a feud, the couples agree to split the diner IN HALF. Cue the sequence where a customer comes in and asks for a hamburger. The couples try to get him to buy from THEM a hamburger and Fred and Ethel end up going down to a one cent hamburger. Lucy then calls the customer over to her side, whispers something in his ear, gives him a dollar from the cash register, and the guy goes over to Fred and Ethel and asks "I'd like 100 hamburgers." And Fred and Ethel's response: "I'm sorry we're all out of hamburgers."
    • The pie fight at the end. Especially where the said customer throws a pie in the face of the former owner of the diner after he hears that he cheated Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred out of their money.
  • Lucy tries to prove herself as a "Marilyn Monroe type" to a Hollywood talent scout. When greeting Fred and Ethel, she enters wearing a blonde wig, a slinky dress, and a fake Beauty Mark. She also practices her Sexy Walk and seductive smile. Additionally, after Lucy asks Fred and Ethel to guess who she's supposed to be, Fred answers, "Humphrey Bogart in a wig!"
  • Lucy and Ethel get into a fight around Ethel's birthday. As Lucy storms out, she comes back in and throws in this zinger.
    Happy birthday, and I hope you live another 75 years!

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