Pick Me results: The 10 best episodes of 'I Love Lucy'
Vitameatavegamin and chocolates reign supreme in your Pick Me top ten, but the rest of the list might surprise you.
Nothing beats the taste of Vitameatavegamin! When we asked you to help us determine the ten best episodes of I Love Lucy, the immortal episode "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" won in a landslide. "Job Switching," perhaps better known as the one with the chocolates, was a distant second. After that, the results might surprise you.
Thank you for assisting us in our first ever Pick Me poll. Now that the dust has settled and the rankings are set, we can turn to the important matter of watching these classic shows throughout the holiday season and laughing our faces off. The ten best performing episodes will air in order on MeTV Sundays at 4PM | 3C beginning November 29th.
We'll count down two episodes every Sunday through December 27. Here is what you will see, in order. Drumroll please…
1. "Lucy Does a TV Commercial"
December 27 at 4:30PM | 3:30C
Desperate to be in Ricky's new television commercial, Lucy makes every attempt to get her way, which eventually pays off. But her one-and-only chance flops when she is forced to test the sponsor's product over and over, a vitamin syrup called Vitametavegimin, which is loaded with alcohol.
2. "Job Switching"
December 27 at 4PM | 3C
Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory, where they are totally inept, especially at wrapping chocolates, due to a speeding conveyor belt that has them stuffing chocolates into their mouths, blouses and hats.
3. "Hollywood at Last!"
December 20 at 4:30PM | 3:30C
After the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of actor William Holden turns catastrophic.
4. "Lucy is Enceinte"
December 20 at 4PM | 3C
Lucy is delighted to learn she is pregnant—but how to tell Ricky? At lunch, he's too preoccupied with work to listen to her, then it's off to the club, where Lucy finds the right moment and just the right way to tell him. Lucy's pregnancy was quite the popular storyline, as both this and "Hospital" made our list.
5. "Lucy and Harpo Marx"
December 13 at 4:30PM | 3:30C
Lucy decides to impersonate some Hollywood notables to impress nearsighted Caroline Appleby, who is visiting from New York. A mixup occurs when Lucy, having introduced her friend to "Gary Cooper," "Clark Gable," "Marlon Brando" and "Jimmy Durante," decides to introduce Appleby to Harpo Marx.
6. "Pioneer Women"
December 13 at 4PM | 3C
Having been bet by their husbands that they can't do without modern conveniences, Lucy and Ethel churn butter and bake bread from scratch—an 18-foot loaf! But then Lucy demands that Ricky live as if it's the turn of the century for him, too.
7. "Lucy and John Wayne"
December 6 at 4:30PM | 3:30C
Lucy is spotted while attempting to "collect" a cement block with John Wayne's footprints from Grauman's Chinese Theater. To avoid publicity and keep Lucy out of jail, Ricky enlists John Wayne's help in replacing the block. The guest stars were a popular choice in Pick Me, with Holden, Wayne and Harpo making the list. However, Superman failed to break the top ten.
8. "Lucy's Italian Movie"
December 6 at 4PM | 3C
En route to Rome, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian director and chosen to play a part in his new movie, 'Bitter Grapes.' When she nonchalantly wanders into a vineyard inhabited by a motley assortment of Italian-speaking women, she is dispatched to the wine-making area to crush grapes with her feet. Lucy smashing the grapes is one of the most iconic scenes in the series, yet the overall episode landed at No. 8.
9. "Lucy Raises Chickens"
November 29 at 4:30PM | 3:30 C
The Mertzes find a way to stay with the Ricardos: chicken farming. But the scheme puts Lucy over her head in chickens when she and Ethel bring home 500 baby chicks before the hen house is ready.
10. "Lucy Goes to the Hospital"
November 29 at 4PM | 3C
Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse for pregnant Lucy's trip to the hospital. It turns out to be predictably chaotic, but Lucy does deliver Little Ricky.