So many memories.
Harriett calls Ozzie "dear" one too many times. Ozzie hauls off and belts Harriett. David comes home to find her with a fat lip and Ozzie with a sore hand. He puts two and two together, loses his cool, and starts pounding on Ozzie. Ricky comes home and finds his brother beating up his father. Ricky hits David over the head with a skillet. Then he gets his guitar and sings a song.
Timmy has an accident and makes a puddle on the floor. Dad comes home, sees the puddle, and aks Timmy what happened. Timmy blames the puddle on Lassie. Dad shows a side never before seen. He takes off his belt and tries to hit Lassie. Lassie, no pushover she, leaps for Dad's jugular, gets it, and severs it. Mom comes in and sees the situation. She surmises what happened and gets confirmation from Timmy. She sighs and says that she should have told Dad about Timmy's problem. Dad dies, but the rest of them live happily ever after.
Word gets out to the media that Donna Reed was seen with a hair out of place. The media gather on the front lawn and make a fuss until Donna emerges. She has, of course, put the hair back where it belongs. She steps to the microphones and denies that such a horrid thing ever happened. One of the reporters steps aside and reveals a large fan. He turns it on, and Donna's hair moves! She collapses from the shame and is institutionalized.
Pickles, Buddy's wife, tells Rob that Laura and Mel Cooley are having an affair. Stunned and incredulous, Rob tries to carry on as if nothing has happened. When he goes to work, he's unable to think of anything funny. Sally is mystified. Buddy tells Sally the sad story. Sally is devastated. She too is having an affair with Mel Cooley. You can't judge a book by it's cover.
Lucy and Ethel make a pact. They solemnly vow that they'll never do anything goofy again. When the "boys" get home, they announce their agreement. Ricky becomes wildly agitated and starts shouting in Spanish. Spanish-speaking viewers know that he's worried that the show will be cancelled if Lucy doesn't do anything goofy. The rest of us don't know why Ricky is so upset. Fred tells Ricky to calm down. The "girls" have made promises before and never kept one of them. Ricky calms down. Then he jumps up and sings a rousing rendition of Babaloo.
Gramma dint let me watch the "special episodes". We watched flippin Lawrence Welk while all the GOOD stuff was on.
I think most Americans would have had full blown coronaries watching Number 96.
Remember when Mollie died?
Remember Simon and Vickie's wedding?