I Love Lucy: The Diet (1951)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Sitcom [TV], Slapstick  |  
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Upon hearing that Ricky (Desi Arnaz) needs a new singer for his nightclub act, Lucy (Lucille Ball) insists upon auditioning for the job. Unfortunately, she is unable to squeeze into the former singer's size 12 gown. Inaugurating a crash diet, Lucy vows to lose a dozen pounds in the four days before Ricky unveils his new act -- but such a monumental undertaking is easier said than done! This is the classic episode in which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz perform "Cuban Pete" from their pre-I Love Lucy nightclub tour.