“I Love Lucy” Friday: Lucy and Ethel want a vacation from marriage from Ricky and Fred
It seems like a lot of my posts today are going to be Sex and the City 2-related – even I Love Lucy Friday!
In SATC2, Carrie is starting to feel like she and Big are in a marital rut after two years and after she spends two days away in her old apartment to do some writing, he suggests that they have two days apart every week.
In this I Love Lucy episode, Lucy and Ricky and Fred and Ethel experience a similar rut. Lucy says to the gang: “Do you all realize that we’re in a terrible rut? The four of us have allowed ourselves to deteriorate. We have become stuffy, moldy and musky. We are knee-deep in a pool of stagnation. Now what are we gonna do about it?”
Fred: “Well, I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m gonna go take a shower.”
They decide to take a week away from each other with the girls living in the Mertz’s apartment and the boys upstairs at the Ricardo’s pad.
My other favorite line comes later when Lucy looks at Ethel and says: “Nothing personal but I’m sick of the sight of you.”