"Lucy Does a TV Commercial" is the thirtieth episode of the 1950s television sitcom called I Love Lucy.
It is possible that it is the most famous episode of the show.
Ricky is given the opportunity to host a television show and receives a telephone call saying that he needs to find a girl to do a commercial spot for one of their sponsors. Lucy overhears this and begs that Ricky allow her to do the commercial. Ricky sternly refuses and asks to hear nothing more of it. When Ricky returns home from his band rehearsal Fred stands by the television set and assists Lucy by asking Ricky to watch the upcoming program. Lucy flips up a sheet that was covering the TV screen and does a mock commercial while inside the set. Ricky goes behind the set and plugs the cord back into its outlet. Lucy is startled as the wiring of the television sets off a minor explosion behind her. Ricky becomes angry when he finds out that Lucy took out each part of the television set piece by piece (rather than sliding the whole chassis out) in order to fit in the box.
The following morning Lucy avoids Ricky. Ricky, noticing this behavior, asks Fred if he can wait for a telephone call from the girl who was going to do the commercial and tell her what time and studio she needs to be in. But as Ricky leaves, Lucy goes up to Fred and sneakily says to Fred that she will wait for the telephone call and deliver the message. Instead, once the girl calls, Lucy tells her that she is not needed... Read More