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I Love Lucy – Having a Baby in 1953 Hollywood Style

By Molly Thornberg |

I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to the Hospital to Have Little Ricky

The humor of 1953 television, and it's portrayl of Lucy having a baby.

It was 1953. I Love Lucy, the top show on TV shows Lucy in preparation for her birth to Little Ricky. It was the 2nd time on television that having a baby was portrayed.

This I Love Lucy episode was ran the same day Lucille Ball gave birth via c-section. The episode was the most-watched of it’s time. It pulled in 71.1% of the American viewership.

This snippet of the I Love Lucy show cracks me up. You gotta love Hollywood. Check out the maternity clothes. The reaction of Ricky Ricardo, Ethel and Fred to her having a baby and needing to go to the hospital is priceless.

Watch Lucy Head to the Hospital:


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Molly Thornberg

Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “I Love Lucy – Having a Baby in 1953 Hollywood Style

  1. Amanda says:

    Love it! Thank you I need a good laugh this morning!

  2. M.J. says:

    I can’t believe the viewership was 71.1% that’s crazy!! Hilarious clip!!

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