I Love Lucy: Lucy Gets a Paris Gown (1956)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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When Ricky (Desi Arnaz) refuses to buy Lucy (Lucille Ball) an original French designer gown, she goes on a hunger strike. Terrified that his spouse will starve to death, Ricky finally relents -- only to discover that, throughout Lucy's "strike," Ethel (Vivian Vance) has been smuggling food to her. By means of revenge, Ricky commissions a hideous-looking "outfit" comprised of two burlap sacks and a horse's feedbag, and presents this masterpiece to Lucy -- while Fred (William Frawley) does the same to Ethel. The girls unwittingly parade through the streets of Paris in their ersatz gowns -- and instead of making public spectacles of themselves, they emerge as fashion trendsetters.