I Love Lucy: Lucy Does the Tango (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Discouraged by the disappointing returns of the Ricardos' new chicken-raising business, Ricky (Desi Arnaz) declares that he'll sell all his hens unless they starting laying more eggs. Hoping to mollify Ricky, Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) purchase five dozen eggs and plant them in the hen's nests. Unfortunately, Fred (William Frawley) unexpectedly shows up, and rather than admit her subterfuge, Lucy stuffs dozens of eggs in her clothes. It is at this point that Ricky arrives home, insisting that he and Lucy rehearse their tango routine for the upcoming Westport PTA show. The slapstick routine that follows elicited the loudest and longest sustained audience laughter of any episode in the history of I Love Lucy -- one minute and five seconds.