When Lucy and Ethel accidentally pledge $500 each for a charity drive, they resort to dressing up like Martians on top of the Empire State Building as part of a publicity stunt for fast money.
- Lucy went to school with socialite Cynthia Harcourt.
- Cynthia Harcourt goes to Miami for the winter. Lucy lies and says that she goes to West Palm Beach.
- Lucy also lies and says that her tiny New York apartment serves as Ricky's coat closet.
- While looking for money, Lucy found 51 cents, a button, a nail file, and an old piece of Christmas candy in the couch. Ethel found 76 cents in one of Fred's coats.
- Science-fiction was quite popular in the 1950s.
- This is Jess Oppenheimer's least-favorite episode; he felt it was too unrealistic.
- Interestingly, one of Lucy and Ethel's "Martian" words sounds like "zorch," which, of course, is destroyed by the go-bloots and helps our bodies perform the involuntary process of trummeling.
- Mattel made Lucy and Ethel Martian dolls, but this was the only doll set in the entire Lucy-themed series that were not full-size dolls. Instead, Lucy and Ethel were miniature, made from Kelly dolls.
- Lucy was a master at using props, but a simple napkin tripped her up at the end of this episode. The napkin flies out of her hand onto the floor when she's hitting Desi/Ricky at the end.
- You can't see Wichita from the top of the Empire State Building
- Ricky: Why do you envy those [rich society] people?
Lucy: I don't envy them. I just wish I could dress like them and live the way they do, that's all.
Ricky: Honey, the only way to be real happy is to be satisfied with what you've got.
Lucy: Oh? What have I got?
Lucy: My cup runneth over.
- Ricky: Money always marries money.
Lucy: Yeah, why doesn't money ever marry broke?
- Lucy: What if I'm not living in the lap of luxury? I'm happy where I am, on the bony knees of nothing.
- Cynthia Harcourt: Parlez-vous francais?
Lucy: How's that again?
Cynthia: Do you speak French?
Lucy: Oh, yes! Fluently!
Cynthia: Oh, Lucy, you're so droll!
- Lucy: We live a very simple life. We have a tiny little place. We're just normal, average people.
Cynthia: Well, how many [servants] DO you have?
Lucy: (waits until Ricky leaves room) Eight.
Cynthia: My, you MUST have a tiny place...
- Cynthia: Renita gave seven, Adele gave six, and Hazel gave six.
Lucy: Oh, I had no idea that such a sniggly bit would count!
- Ricky: There you go again- wanting something that you haven't got.
Lucy: I do not! I just want to see what it is that I haven't got that I don't want.
- Lucy: This dump is just a place for Ricky to hang his clothes. We spend most of our time in the country.
Cynthia: Oh, this is your townhouse?
Lucy: Well, it's really our town closet!
- Cynthia: Sounds like our summer place. Where's yours?
Lucy: Where's yours?
Cynthia: Bucks County.
Lucy: Oh, ours is in Westchester.
- Cynthia: You're going to Florida!
Lucy: Why not?
Cynthia: Well, so are we! Where do you go in Florida? Miami or West Palm Beach?
Lucy: You go West Palm Beach, huh?
Lucy: Oh, we go West Palm Beach.
Cynthia: But, darling, the harbor's so small there. What do you do with your yacht?
Lucy: To make it fit, we crank down the smokestack and squeeze in the poop deck.
- Ethel: You can put me down for five, too.
Cynthia: Oh, marvelous, Mrs. Hertz!
Ethel: It's MERTZ! You spell it with an "M"!
- Cynthia: (writing in her book) Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo, $500...
Lucy: Cynthia, we didn't really mean to give $500.
Cynthia: (excitedly) $5000?
Lucy: Oh, no...
Cynthia: Well, you certainly couldn't have meant $5!
Lucy: Oh, no!
Cynthia: Well, what DID you mean?
Lucy: I guess we meant $500...
- Ethel: Oh, her business manager makes out all my checks, too.
Ethel: I just love his handwriting!
- Lucy: I'm checking the branch of the First National Couch [for money].
- Lucy: I even opened teh baby's piggy bank.
Ethel: What'd you find?
Lucy: Three IOUs from Ricky.
- Lucy: Do you want your name in that little book with $5 printed after it?
Ethel: Why not? For me, that's good!
- Lucy: Well, WE'RE girls!
Ethel: We are?
Lucy: If you divide everybody into boys and girls, we're girls!
- Hal Sparks: (explaining part of plan about being Martians) Now, that's where you come in.
Ethel: That's where I go OUT!
- Martian Lucy: It's a moo-moo!