Premise: Lucy Ricardo is the wacky wife of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Living in New York, Ricky tries to succeed in show business while Lucy -- always trying to help -- usually manages to get in some kind of trouble that drives Ricky crazy. Their best friends are Fred and Ethel Mertz, who are also their landlords. Usually, Ethel becomes Lucy's less-than-willing partner in crime. Ricky and Lucy welcomed little Ricky in 1953, whose birth was a national TV event. Later in the show's run, the Ricardos (and the Mertzes) moved to Hollywood, where Ricky tried to become a movie star.
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S01, E02 (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1951)
Lucy believes Ricky is losing interest in her. Ethel finds a book that offers suggestions such as: dressing up for breakfast, taking up her husband's hobbies, and surrounding their apartment with things that remind her husband of his childhood.
S01, E03 (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1951)
The Ricardos and Mertzes discover they've put on a few pounds over the last few years. An unhappy Lucy talks Ricky into letting her audition for a show, and he tells her that she can have the part if she loses enough weight to fit the costume.