We all know that I loved Nick at Nite growing up. We definitely don’t need to revisit that. But it’s because of Nick that I was introduced to one of the strongest, funniest, most amazing female comediennes of all time, Lucille Ball.
I used to stay up just to watch her and fell in love with I Love Lucy like most others who watched the show. I continued loving and adoring her for years and years afterwards. I think she represents the sort of strong woman we all love to watch and learn from at HelloGiggles. She was smart and independent and brave.
Lucille Ball made everyone laugh & giggle.
In honor of her 100th birthday, here are my top 5 favorite episodes of I Love Lucy.
1. ‘L.A. At Last’ – This is the episode where Lucy moves to Hollywood and becomes determined to meet a “star”. She finds William Holden at a restaurant and seriously freaks out. Obviously Ethel was there supporting her girl; was their friendship not the ultimate as far as BFFs are concerned?
2. ‘Lucy’s Italian Movie’ – This is one of the most famous episodes of I Love Lucy. Lucy is on her way to Rome and is spotted by a famous Italian director. He asks her to be in his movie. Like usual, Lucy is SO excited to get a chance to shine…which she does…
3. ‘Job Switching’ – Now you guys, please don’t hate on me because a lot of these are obvious picks. I can’t help it, they’re just the classic ones that I love. This episode Lucy and Ethel (our girl’s BFF is in full force in this ep) start working in a chocolate factory. They can’t keep up with the conveyor belt and things get crazy.
4. ‘The Freezer’ – Lucy thinks she is killing it in this episode when she buys an old freezer from Ethel’s butcher/uncle. She makes a tiny mistake and orders like, 800 pounds of meat. In the process of trying to hide everything from Ricky she locks herself in the freezer.
5. ‘Equal Rights’ – Lucy, the progressive feminist that she was, demands equal rights for women with Ethel. Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred all end up going out to dinner where the men order four chickens for the table, making the bill crazy expensive. In order to pay for everything, Lucy and Ethel have to wash dishes. Obviously, these ladies aren’t letting their husbands get away with this so they plot a revenge and get them back.