I Love Lucy debuted 60 years ago today, on Oct. 15, 1951, and for six years real-life spouses Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made Americans laugh out loud once a week. Although the series ended along with their marriage, generations of TV-watchers found humor in Lucy's antics and Ricky Ricardo's temper thanks to reruns. And let's not forget about Fred and Ethel Mertz. Their hilarious no-nonsense banter has made us love them as much as Lucy. To celebrate six decades of the sitcom, let's laugh at some of the funniest quotes about marriage from the show.
Ethel: "There's lots of things you're good at."
Lucy: "Like what?"
Ethel: "Well, you're awfully good at . . . uh . . . You've always been great at . . ."
Lucy: "Those are the same ones Ricky came up with."
Lucy: "He's put his foot down so many times, I feel like I'm married to a Cuban centipede."
Ricky: "This whole thing is my fault. Something I said that started this whole mess."
Lucy: "What's that?"
Ricky: "I do."
Ricky: "Don’t ask me, Fred, Lucy’s actin' crazy."
Fred: "Crazy for Lucy, or crazy for ordinary people?"
Fred: "She said my mother looks like a weasel."
Lucy: "Ethel, apologize."
Ethel: "I'm sorry your mother looks like a weasel."
Ricky: "I can't afford it."
Lucy: "Those must have been the first English words you learned."
Ricky: "Fred, I've got an awful problem on my hands."
Fred: "You should have thought about that before you married her."
Lucy: "Ever since we said 'I do,' there have been so many things that we don't."
Lucy: "I want the names to be unique and euphonious."
Ricky: "OK. Unique if it's a boy, and Euphonious if it's a girl."
Ricky: "What's the matter with you? Are you crazy or something?"