I Love Lucy: Redecorating (1952)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) enter a contest in hopes of winning expensive new household furniture. As a result, Lucy must remain at home, awaiting the all-important phone call from the contest organizers. At the same time, Ricky (Desi Arnaz) has secured four tickets for the new Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Figuring that he'll never be able to pry Lucy away from the phone in time to see the show, Ricky conspires with Fred (William Frawley) to place a phony call, telling the girls that they've won the contest. The scheme backfires when, in anticipation of receiving brand-new furniture, Lucy sells all her "old" furniture to a secondhand dealer (Hans Conreid) -- then uses the cash to ostentatiously redecorate the apartment. Yes, this is the classic "wallpapering" episode, far funnier seen than described.