OK I was watching I Love Lucy because, well get me a job and I’ll stop watching TV…
Anyway, the Ricardos had moved from Manhattan to Connecticut (don’t you love the way I’m gonna tell you the whole back story though you’ve all seen the show a million times)
Lucy meets up with Betty Ramsey and they go shopping and Lucy spends over $3,000 to buy new furniture because she thinks the stock tags are prices. This is 1958 so…
So rather than tell Betty, that they can’t afford the new furniture she says she doesn’t think it’s right for the house, or as Betty says “Oh it doesn’t suit you.” To wit Lucy says “Yes,” and Betty says, “So what you’re saying is you don’t like my taste.” Betty had set up the shopping trip and got Lucy a discount and picked out most of the furniture.
So now the fight between neighbors starts with perdictable hillarious results.
Then when Ricky tries to go over and straighten it out, it gets worse. Ricky can’t admit he can’t afford the furniture and Betty’s husband played by Frank “Yessssss” Nelson, and him wind up in a fist fight over Lucy’s insulting Betty’s taste.
In the end it’s Ethel who straightens everything out by telling them, “The whole reason for this, is that the Ricardos simply can’t afford the furniture.”
So I finally get to the point by asking, first of all if someone implied that your wife (or husband or significant other) had bad taste, would you take that as an insult. I mean be insulted enough to get into a physical fight over. Ricky actually got pushed through the rose bushes
Second, what would someone have to say to insult your significant other to make you really mad.
BTW this episode contains one of the funniest lines in the whole I Love Lucy series.
The Ramseys and the Ricardos are screaming at each other and Ethel interrupts them and says “Lucy aren’t you gonna introduce us?”
Lucy points to the Ramseys and says “These are our friends the Mertzes, meet our enemies the Ramseys”