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It’s National I Love Lucy Day, and we know one person who’s celebrating: Wilmer Valderrama. The Minority Report star is a huge fan of the classic comedy — as he told Entertainment Weekly, one of his prized possessions is an original I Love Lucy script, and he and girlfriend Demi Lovato dressed as Lucy and Desi for Halloween last year. “It was one of the first shows that had a leading Latin actor who I could identify with,” Valderrama tells Yahoo TV. “That’s when I knew that I could also dream to be in the movies and in TV.” We asked Valderrama to share his five favorite episodes so we can all mark today’s national day of Lucy properly. (Also check out GMA’s interview with “Little Ricky” himself, Keith Thibodeux.)
1. Job Switching (Season 2, Ep. 4)
When Ricky and Fred suggest that housework is easier than going out and getting a job, the men and women switch it up for a day in this classic sitcom battle of the sexes. Of course, Ricky and Fred make a mess of the laundry and botch an attempt at dinner; Lucy and Ethel find themselves up against a maniacal conveyer belt in a candy factory.
2. Harpo Marx (Season 4, Ep. 28)
Lucy’s friend Carolyn is visiting from out of town, and Lucy promises to introduce her to celebrities. Taking advantage of Carolyn’s bad eyesight, Lucy dresses up as Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, and Harpo Marx. This all works… that is until the real Harpo Marx shows up!
3. New Neighbors (Season 1, Ep. 21)
Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder.
4. Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (Season 2, Ep. 30)
The girls get fed up with the boys watching the fights on television. They try to do something to distract them and end up getting arrested.
5. Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo (Season 5, Ep. 25)
Lucy and Ethel go to the casino and inadvertently win big. After Ricky finds the hidden money, he thinks Fred has been skimming Ricky’s concert earnings.
The Best of I Love Lucy is available for streaming on Amazon Prime. Minority Report airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox.