"The Freezer"

(Episode #29)

OAD: April 28, 1952 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Friday, March 21, 1952 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: Lucy goofs again! Just when she thought she'd done something right for a change -- acquiring an old freezer from Ethel's butcher-uncle -- she mistakenly places an order for two sides of beef (approximately 700 pounds of meat!) -- and now has to figure out what to do with it before Ricky finds out...

The girls visit a local butcher shop, and attempt to sell their beef to the shop's customers. (Classic line: "I have sirloin, tenderloin, T-bone, rump; pot roast, chuck roast, ox tail, stump..."). The shopkeeper soon catches on, however, and chases the girls out.

With Ricky due home any minute, Lucy decides to hide the beef -- but in the process manages to lock herself into the freezer. One quick-frozen redhead, comin' up!

GUEST CAST: Frank Sully and Bennett Green (Delivery men); Fred Aldrich (butcher); Kay Wiley, Barbara Pepper and Hazel Pierce (customers in butcher shop)

MUSIC: "Cielito Lindo," "Mama Inez"


This episode was the first to give Desi Arnaz credit as Executive Producer.

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