“I Love Lucy” Friday: Lucy and Ethel trick the boys into building a BBQ … then the girls tear it apart!
Ricky is on vacation and driving Lucy crazy hanging around the house. He needs a project. She and Ethel trick him and Fred into building a backyard barbeque.
It all goes swimmingly until Lucy realizes her wedding ring is missing and she thinks it has fallen into the wet cement used to put the barbeque together. So in the middle of the night, she and Ethel sneak out and take the still-wet barbeque apart brick by brick to sift through the cement.
I love the scene when Ethel is just fed up with Lucy for her schemes throughout the years and lets her have it. But in the end, she is there for her old chum and helps her put the barbeque back together again.
My favorite line comes in the second video after Ricky blows up after seeing that his hard work has been destroyed. Fred demands to know of Ethel: “Were you a part of the shenanigans?”
Ethel replies: “Yes I was and I’m dead tired from lifting those heavy bricks. If you say one more word I’m going to take YOU apart and put you back together again!”
Fred: “I just just asked honey bunch.”