One of Jamestown's claims to fame is the ability to boast of having Lucille Ball as one of our most famous former hometown citizens, so much so, we honor Lucy with two celebrations each year, each bringing a number of people through our community to pay tribute to the Queen of Comedy.
TV Land and The Hallmark Network, among other networks we find in our channel surfing, allow us to revisit that brownstone apartment in New York City, with visits to Ricky's Nightclub, and be entertained by the antics of Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel. Today, I'd like to take another trip back to the 1950s and see how much of the lives of the Ricardos and the Mertzes we remember. It's time to freshen up that cup of coffee, grab your pencil and paper, and see what you remember of "I Love Lucy" Good luck!
1.) What was Lucy Ricardo's maiden name?
2.) What was Ethel's full name before she got married to Fred?
3.) Who was Fred's vaudeville partner?
4.) What was their act called (see No. 3)?
5.) What was the name of Ricky's nightclub?
6.) What was Ricky's agent's name?
7.) Who was the sometimes radio, sometimes television personality who emceed a variety of radio/television game shows in various episodes?
8.) What was the name of the woman who shared the apartment building with the Ricardos and Mertzes, often serving as the Ricardos' babysitter?
9.) What was the name of Lucy and Ethel's women's club?
10.) What's the last name of Lucy and Ethel's friend Carolyn?
11.) What was Carolyn's husband's name?
12.) Who played Lucy's country cousin who visited them in New York and ended up sleeping in a cot he never unfolded?
13.) Who was the woman in their building, rumored to be running away with the milkman in the "gossip" episode?
14.) What famous personality did Lucy do a "mirror" act with in her Hollywood penthouse?
15.) Who, in Hollywood, did Lucy share the dance floor with to impress Carolyn What's Her Name? (Can't tell you her last name due to No. 10)
16.) Who did Lucy end up being responsible for a tray being dumped on in The Brown Derby in Hollywood?
17.) Whose footprints did Lucy try a number of times to steal from Grauman's Chinese Theater?
18.) Who did an act at Ricky's Nightclub with Ricky and Lucy, all of them dressed as baseball umpires?
19.) What was the name of Lucy and Ethel's bogus charity which they created to raise money to go to Europe?
20.) What's the name of the salad dressing that Lucy and Ethel tried to advertise and market?
21.) What stock did Ricky buy thinking that was where Lucy was making large amounts of money?
22.) What were the character names of the teenagers with crushes on Lucy and Ricky?
23.) What was Ethel's "professional" name when she portrayed a fortune teller, in the seance episode, and what was she dubbed?
24.) What were the names of Lucy and Ricky's new country neighbors? (first and last names)
25.) With whom did Lucy want to perform Shakespeare, when, in fact, this actor was looking for an assistant for his magic act?
26.) The milkman in question 13 also played the bellboy in the Ricardos' and Mertzes' hotel in Hollywood. What was his bellboy character name?
27.) What was the name of Little Ricky's dog?
28.) What were the character names of the twin daughters of the sheriff who locked up the Ricardos and Mertzes on their way to Hollywood?
29.) Who played Lucy's drama teacher from Jamestown in the Shakespeare episode (question 25?)
30.) In what show did the answer to question 29 earn her television fame?
31.) What role did she play on that show?
32.) When the husbands and wives changed roles, what Spanish dish did Ricky plan as his part of the meal?
33.) What's the English translation of that dish?
34.) What's unique about the translation of that dish from Spanish to English?
35.) Name Lucy and Ricky's side of the diner they bought together with the Mertzes?
36.) What was Fred and Ethel's side of the same diner called?
37.) What was the name of the owner of Ricky's Nightclub, portrayed by Gale Gordon?
38.) In Spanish, what was the story Ricky told and acted out when putting Little Ricky down for a nap?
39.) What was the English translation of the title of that story?
40.) What were the ingredients of Vitameatavegamin? (too easy)
There you go Lucy fans no cheating now check your answers with the following list:
2.) Ethel Mae Potter
3.) Barney Kurtz
4.) Mertz and Kurtz
5.) The Tropicana
7.) Freddie Fillmore
8.) Mrs. Trumbull
9.) The Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League
12.) Tennessee Ernie Ford
13.) Grace Foster
14.) Harpo Marx
15.) Van Johnson
16.) William Holden
17.) John Wayne
18.) Bob Hope
19.) The Ladies Overseas Aid
20.) Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing
21.) Canadian Allied Petroleum (Can All Pet)
22.) Peggy and Arthur
23.) Madam Mertzola dubbed "A Medium Rare"
24.) Betty and Ralph Ramsey
25.) Orson Welles
28.) Teensy and Weensy
29.) Ellen Corby
30.) The Waltons
31.) Grandma Walton
32.) Arroz con pollo
33.) Chicken and rice
34.) In Spanish it's actually rice with chicken, in English it's chicken and rice
35.) A Little Bit of Cuba
36.) A Big Hunk of America
37.) Mr. Littlefield
38.) Caperocita Roja
39.) Little Red Riding Hood
40.) Vitamins, meat, vegetables and minerals.
Two and a half points per correct answer hope you did well! Happy Labor Day to all!