Lucy Ricardo is the wacky wife of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo.
Living in New York, Ricky tries to succeed in show business while Lucy -- always trying to help -- usually manages to get in some kind of trouble that drives Ricky crazy.
Their best friends are Fred and Ethel Mertz, who are also theirlandlords. Usually, Ethel becomes Lucy's less-than-willing partner in crime.
Ricky and Lucy welcomed little Ricky in 1953, whose birth was a national TV event. Later in the show's run, the Ricardos (and the Mertzes) moved to Hollywood, where Ricky tried to become a movie star