I Love Lucy: Lucy's Mother-in-Law (1954)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Mary Emery makes the first of two I Love Lucy appearances as the Cuban-born mother of bandleader Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz). Hoping to make Mama Ricardo feel at home, Lucy (Lucille Ball) manages to do everything wrong, albeit in her own unique and hilarious fashion. The high point comes when Lucy, anxious to make a good impression on Mama Ricardo by conversing with her in her native tongue, arranges to have a professional mind reader (Fortunio Bonanova) feed her some Spanish phrases via a network of tiny microphones -- only to be left literally speechless when the mind reader is forced to desert his post ahead of schedule.