Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this classic episode, Dean Martin appears as himself and as his own stand-in, the shy, bespectacled Ed Feldman. Thanks to matchmaker Mary Jane (Mary Jane Croft), Ed invites Lucy (Lucille Ball) to a fancy charity ball. Unfortunately, Ed is unable to make the date...so guess who shows up in his place? The climax of this episode is one of the truly great moments in the annals of TV comedy -- and even though Dino gets all the best lines, "Lucy Dates Dean Martin" was Lucille Ball's favorite of all the episodes in all the series she ever starred in.