Scene opens with Lucy sitting on the living room couch, chewing a fingernail with a faraway look in her eyes. A small mechanical toy monkey crosses the floor, doing cartwheels, followed by little Ricky doing the same.
Lucy appears not to notice but catches Little Ricky in her arms. L.R. giggles.
Mrs Trumbull enters. "Little Ricky," she says as she puts his jacket on, " we are going to have fun at the zoo today." The two walk out the door.
Ethel enters the scene through the back door,"Lucy, are you home?" She finds Lucy still on the couch, with the same faraway look in her eye.
"Lucy, what's the matter?" Ethel looks closely at Lucy and snaps her fingers in front of Lucy's face.
"Don't do that, Ethel. I'm listening."
"To what, Lucy?"
"To this..."and Lucy, puddling up, sticks out her tongue to reveal a fly sitting on it. A close up reveals it is Pepito the Clown on a little tricycle. "Bzzzzzzzzzz!"
"Now, we mustn't let Ricky find out," Lucy speaks quietly to Ethel. Ethel's eyes bulge.
Scene at the Tropicana Nightclub.
Ricky is practicing with his band. The number is Forever Darling.
Back to the Ricardo living room.
Lucy is standing on her head while Ethel tap dances around her.
"Is he still there?" Lucy asks and sticks out her tongue. Pepito is peddling furiously.
"Stop, I can't bear to do this to Lucy, Buzz. I'd rather let her pratfall into her make believe fantasy than break it to her. Look at her. I love her, Buzz."
Buzz, his Pepito makeup starting to drip down his face, looks up and says, "And you think I don't? Keep going!"
I can't bear to write it all down except to say that when Lucy finds Ricky with the showgirl, it disturbed me greatly.
Then I had hopes that after their marriage counselling in the next episode that everything would work out but unfortunately, during that last season they parted company. Lucy got custody of Little Ricky and Ricky got to see him Mondays and Tuesdays.
The pie fight at the end was a classic way to end the episode though. Pepito got pied twice.