"Pioneer Women"

(Episode #25)

OAD: March 31, 1952 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Friday, February 22, 1952 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: It's the ladies vs. the gents when Lucy and Ethel bet their husbands that they can live the "pioneer existence" of their ancestors. The Ricardos and the Mertzes turn back the clock to the Gay Nineties... don clothes of the era -- and Lucy even tries her hand at baking homemade bread. A crisis ensues, however, when two ladies from the Society Matrons' League (a prestigious organization in which Lucy and Ethel hope to gain membership) drop by unexpectedly.

GUEST CAST: Florence Bates (Mrs. Pettibone); Ruth Perrott (Mrs. Pomerantz)


Florence Bates was a veteran of over 60 motion pictures, everything from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" to M-G-M's "On the Town." Ms. Perrott was known more for her radio work, and had made regular appearances (as "Katie, the Maid") on Lucy's My Favorite Husband series.

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