Weirdest Episode Ever: Lucy Gets Eaten by a Dragon
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“Lucy Goes to Scotland” (January 6, 1956)
It’s our second I Love Lucy episode and also our second “It was all a dream!” installment of Weirdest Episode Ever. So what is to be made of a dream sequence where Lucy Ricardo is ultimately fed to a dragon? Perhaps not much, but if you want to approach it from a perspective of dream analysis, it’s very likely that Lucy’s sacrifice has something to do with Lucille Ball’s impending divorce and her allowing celebrity to triumph over her personal life. And that’s not even saying anything about Vivian Vance and William Frawley playing a two-headed dragon that can’t stand being yoked to its other half.
Listen to our previous I Love Lucy outing, about how it just might have made the first gay joke in sitcom history.