Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Familiar I Love Lucy supporting players Mary Jane Croft and Frank Nelson make their first series appearances as Betty and Ralph Ramsey, the Ricardos' new Connecticut neighbors. Becoming fast friends with Betty Ramsey, Lucy decides to take Betty's advice on purchasing new furniture at a 40-percent discount from local store manager Mr. Perry (Parley Baer). The problem: Ricky (Desi Arnaz) has allotted Lucy a furniture budget of only 500 dollars -- but impulsive Lucy has bought practically everything in Perry's store, toting up a bill exceeding 3,000 bucks! In the fracas that follows, the friendship between the Ricardos and the Ramseys bids fare to be shot down in flames before it ever gets off the ground.