Episode Watch Party S01 E27: “The Kleptomaniac”

Satirical commentary of I Love Lucy every Friday! Here are this week’s WTFacts. 

This Week’s Episode:

“The Kleptomaniac”

Original Air Date:

April 14, 1952

This Week’s WTFacts:

  • joseph kearnsThe psychiatrist (if you can call him that, let’s be real), is played by Joseph Kearns, who later went on to play the beloved Mr. Wilson in Dennis the Menace — a part he was still playing when he died in 1962. Before acting, he was a pipe organist. There was a time when “pipe organist” was a paying career. Think about that, then get back to your spreadsheet.
  • The $200 Ricky finds in Lucy’s purse is worth $1800 today.
  • Lucy was never a criminal, but she was almost accused of being a communist. These first seasons happened during the Red Scare, and Lucy had signed up as a Socialist years before to appease her grandfather. She was investigated in 1953. Thank goodness we’re reasonable now and don’t assume everyone’s a terrorist spy.

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