When Ricky tells Lucy to quit gossiping, she acts out -- rather than tells -- some gossip to Ethel about Betty and her husband, Jack. The boys bet the girls to see who can prevent themselves from gossiping the longest.
Ricky won't shave off his mustache for Lucy so she glues on a beard in retaliation, using liquid cement by mistake. When a movie producer visits and enjoys Lucy's veiled Arabian dance, she is stuck when he asks to see her face.
Ricky and Fred can't believe how pampered their wives are. They think women have it easy in their day and age, and that Lucy and Ethel couldn't survive living at the turn of the century like their grandmothers.