Today on DIAL B for BLOG, we take a look at the classic I Love Lucy episode, "Lucy and Superman," from I Love Lucy season six. This was Lucy episode 166, and it first aired on January 14, 1957. Here we go!
Little Ricky's having a birthday party -- but Carolyn is having her son's party the same day!
Lucy gets an idea: Invite Superman to the party. Carolyn tells Lucy, "You win. We'll come!"
Superman can't come, so Lucy dresses up as him. But then, Superman does arrive after all!
Lucy sees the real thing show up -- but now, she's trapped on the ledge outside her apartment!
SUPERMAN: "Sorry I didn't get to meet Lucy. I've heard so much about her!"
RICKY: "Where IS Lucy?" ETHEL: "She's out on the ledge... OUT ON THE LEDGE!?!?!!?"
But Ricky can't move the heavy piano! This looks like a job for...
Superman! He shoves the piano aside with barely an effort!
WOW! Ethel and Ricky are amazed! WOW! Lucy is also amazed when she sees...
One for the history books: "How do you do? My name is Superman!"
RICKY: "In the fifteen years we've been married..."
SUPERMAN: "You've been married to her 15 years?!?" RICKY: "Yes..."
SUPERMAN: "And they call ME Superman!"
BONUS! Rare behind-the-scenes photo of Lucy and Superman on the set!