Female grape-vat wrestling

May 25 is National Wine Day.

Let’s celebrate it with I Love Lucy. In this classic episode, Lucy, traveling through Italy, winds up stomping grapes in an old-fashioned winery. (She is chosen because of her large feet.) She and the other grape-stomper, an Italian woman who doesn’t speak English, tussle and get covered in grapes. Lucille Ball later claimed that the Italian woman, Teresa, really fought and nearly drowned her in the grapes.

Clip from “Lucy’s Italian Movie,” I Love Lucy (April 16, 1956)


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