I Love Lucy: Building a B.B.Q. (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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To keep their husbands from being underfoot while they do the housework, Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) try to talk Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and Fred (William Frawley) into building a backyard barbecue. When the boys show no signs of undertaking the project, the girls begin constructing the barbecue themselves, hoping to shame their husbands out of the house. Ricky and Fred take the bait, only to figure out that they've fallen for the old "whitewash" routine. To teach Lucy a lesson, Ricky decides not to tell her that he's found her wedding ring, which she had taken off during the cement-laying process. Alas, the panicky Lucy concludes that the only way to locate her ring is to rip the new barbecue apart, brick by brick.