I Love Lucy: Equal Rights (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) demand that their husbands, Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and Fred (William Frawley), treat them as equals. The boys decide to teach the girls a lesson by taking them out to an expensive restaurant -- and then leaving them with the bill. Also in on the scheme is the restaurant's maƮtre d' (Larry Dobkin), who orders Lucy and Ethel to work off their bill by washing dishes. Now it is Lucy and Ethel's turn to get even, which they do by concocting a scheme whereby Ricky and Fred will be persuaded that the restaurant is being robbed. Predictably, nothing goes quite as planned, and the evening ends with two of the main characters behind bars.