I Love Lucy: Sales Resistance (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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With Lucy (Lucille Ball) still in the hospital with her new baby boy, Ricky Jr., the Ricardos and the Mertzes reminisce to an earlier incident which illustrates Lucy's lack of sales resistance. (This episode was filmed before the birth of Lucy's baby, but telecast after the big event.) It seems that our heroine once went on a buying spree in which she was talked into buying hundreds of dollars of attractive but useless merchandise from the "Handy Dandy" company. Ordered to return the items, Lucy is terrified that slick salesman Harry Martin (Sheldon Leonard) will fast-talk her into buying even more stuff, so she tries to palm off what she has already purchased on her next-door neighbor (Verna Felton) -- a "hard sell" if there ever was one.