By Nate Millado

How much do we love Lucy? So much that she gets her own day! In honor of the beloved sitcom premiering on this date in 1951, Oct. 15 is National I Love Lucy Day.

Starring the inimitable Lucille Ball and real-life husband Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, the Emmy-winning hit also featured William Frawley and Vivian Vance as neighbors and best friends Fred and Ethel Mertz. For six slapstick-filled seasons, TV's famous redhead gifted us with 180 episodes of sidesplitting hijinks.

Fall in love with Lucy again by streaming these eight fan favorites of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Does A TV Commercial"

Lucy shoots a TV commercial

Lucille Ball as Lucy in the classic Vitameatavegamin episode.


Lucy begs her husband to let her star in a sponsor's commercial on a show he's hosting, but Ricky refuses. Undeterred, she goes to the set anyway and ends up hawking the fictional Vitameatavegamin health tonic. Her speech becomes more and more comically slurred with each take—because the tonic is 23% alcohol!

Watch the "Lucy Does A TV Commercial" episode on CBS All Access.

"Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald"

Lucy holds a contraption over Rickys hair

Lucy (Lucille Ball) uses an electric scalp massage contraption on Ricky (Desi Arnaz).

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When Ricky obsesses about his potentially receding hairline, Lucy goes to great lengths to mitigate his mane fears. First she invites a bunch of bald-headed men to the apartment—"I want this place looking like a sea of honeydew melons!"—to show Ricky how better off, follicly, he actually is. But that plot falls flat when Ricky phones from work and says he won't be home for hours. So Lucy resorts to some hair-raising measures involving torturous techniques to get to the root of Ricky's problem.

Watch the "Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald" episode on CBS All Access.

"Job Switching"

Ethel and Lucy stuff chocolates into their mouths

Ethel (Vivian Vance) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) hard at work at the chocolate factory.


It's the infamous chocolate episode! The couples switch roles: Lucy and Ethel take on factory jobs, while Ricky and Fred attempt to keep house. All hell breaks loose when the conveyor belt speeds up, forcing the overwhelmed besties to stuff candy in their blouses and mouths. (BTW: The men don't fare much better with the household chores.)

Watch the "Job Switching" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Goes To The Hospital"

Lucy sits on a couch while Ricky holds her hand

A very nervous Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and a comparatively calm Lucy (Lucille Ball).


Art imitated life when Lucille Ball's real-life pregnancy was written into the show. Ricky, Fred, and Ethel hilariously rehearse for Lucy's big day, and the run-throughs go off without a hitch. That is, until Lucy emerges from the bedroom to say "it's time"—which sets off a chaotic sequence of events for the frenzied father-to-be. Fun facts: A whopping 72% of all households with a TV tuned in to I Love Lucy to see Little Ricky's birth; the episode aired 12 hours after Ball's baby, Desi Jr., was delivered via C-section; and newborn Desi Jr. was featured on the inaugural issue (April 3, 1953) of TV Guide.

Watch the "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Wants New Furniture"

Ricky hops on a desk angry at Lucy

Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) fight over furniture.

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Lucy desperately wants to get rid of her "ratty old couch" and "nasty-looking coffee table." But when she splurges on pricey replacements without discussing it first with Ricky, she's forced to pay for her impulse buys out of her own allowance. Her penny-pinching solutions include making her own clothes and perming her own hair.

Watch the "Lucy Wants New Furniture" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Tells The Truth"

Lucy is surrounded by knives

Showbiz-crazed Lucy (Lucille Ball) winds up working with an Italian knife-thrower.


Ricky wagers $100 that Lucy can't go an entire day without lying. She finds telling the truth a little too freeing, however, as she ends up insulting friends with her brutal honesty. Later in the ep, Ricky invites her to audition for a role on his show—knowing his inexperienced wife will have to fib to snag the part. Lucy lies about speaking Italian and finds herself in a precarious situation involving knives!

Watch the "Lucy Tells the Truth" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy's Italian Movie"

Lucy stomping grapes in a vat

Lucy (Lucille Ball) has grape expectations for her Italian film career.


When in Rome, Lucy stumbles upon yet another star-making opportunity. She jumps at the chance for a role in a movie called Bitter Grapes. Literal-minded Lucy figures she should soak up some local color for research. She takes a job at a vineyard stomping grapes and gets into a full-on fight in the vat. Lucy soaks up some color, all right—a head-to-toe grape color, which ultimately costs her the film role.

Watch the "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy And Superman"

Lucy dressed like Superman stands on a ledge

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super—scratch that, it's Lucy (Lucille Ball).


TV's Superman (George Reeves) happens to be in town for meet-and-greets at Macy's. Since Little Ricky is such a big fan, Lucy asks her husband if he can get Reeves to make a cameo at their son's birthday party since Ricky met him once in Hollywood. But after Ricky breaks the news that the Man of Steel is MIA, Lucy hatches a plan to dress up as the superhero herself to fool the kids. In the end, Superman shows up after all—and Lucy somehow ends up on a ledge!

Watch the "Lucy And Superman" episode on CBS All Access.

Stream full episodes of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

Photo Credits: Kurt Iswarienko/SHOWTIME; Russ Martin/CBS; Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW.

By Nate Millado

We've singled out some of TV's most memorable manes—long and short, curly and straight, outrageous and outlandish—for National Hair Day on Oct. 1. Did your favorite make the cut?

Regina Hall as Dawn Towner

Regina Hall with giant pink bow in her hair

Regina Hall as Dawn Towner in Black Monday.

Photo Credit: Erin Simkin/SHOWTIME.

Big hair, don't care! As Dawn Towner on the '80s-set Wall Street–themed comedy Black Monday, actress Regina Hall rocks the decade's trademark voluminous locks and shoulder pads. "I'm having a little too much fun with all the bows in my hair," Hall told Deadline. "But I like it."

Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Black Monday on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper

Betty Cooper sipping a milkshake at a diner wearing a camel coat

Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper on Riverdale.

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Betty's signature pony is to-die-for on Riverdale, but there's actually meaning behind the mane, as Lili Reinhart once told Glamour magazine. "When it comes to having her hair down or lower, like a lower pony, it's usually reflective of her mental state," Reinhart said. So when Betty's buttery blonde hair is down, so is she.

Stream Riverdale free only on The CW.

Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn

Lucca Quinn sitting at a table

Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in The Good Fight.

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If looks could kill, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) would slay! But her sleek pixie cut is no accident, according to The Good Wife head hairstylist Silvie Salle. "For her character to become this stronger, young lawyer, especially a woman of color in the industry, she had to have the look, she had to look powerful," Salle explained.

Stream The Good Wife and The Good Fight on CBS All Access.

Lucille Ball as Lucy

Lucy holding a spoon and medicine bottle for a commercial

Lucille Ball as Lucy in I Love Lucy.

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Sure, I Love Lucy was originally in black and white, but is there really a more famous redhead in TV history than Lucy (Lucille Ball)?

Stream episodes of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

Ethan Peck as Spock

Spock in a blue uniform with pointed ears and bowl cut

Ethan Peck as Spock in Star Trek: Discovery.

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Almost as iconic as Spock's (Ethan Peck) pointed ears and Vulcan brows? That trademark bowl cut.

Stream Star Trek: Discovery exclusively on CBS All Access.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne holding on to her new silver hairstyle

Sharon Osbourne debuts her new silver look on The Talk.

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The Talk host Sharon Osbourne had dyed her hair deep red for nearly two decades but grew tired of the upkeep. In February, she went au naturel, debuting a sleek silver 'do on the panel.

Watch The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael

Judge Lola Carmichael in a courtroom

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael in All Rise.

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Simone Missick—who plays Judge Lola Carmichael on CBS' All Rise—says she is "so thankful to have a thick head of kinky-curly hair." As she told Hype Hair: "I love my texture and my ability to style it in so many ways. I'm always changing my look, whether it's a twist-out or a pouf or a braided style, and it's my texture that allows for the versatility."

Stream full episodes of All Rise on CBS All Access.

Fran Drescher as Fran Fine

"Big hair and short skirts. That's what got Mel Gibson the Oscar," quipped Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher) on the ’90s fish-out-of-water sitcom The Nanny. As the "flashy girl from Flushing," Drescher was rarely seen without a teased, sprayed, and volumized-to-the-max ’do.


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