Lucy! You have some 'splaining to do! The wonderful Lucille Ball has touched everyone's lives with I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Here's Lucy. In I love Lucy, the setting is New York, and she and her husband, Ricki Ricardo, live in an apartment owned by their best buds, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Even if Ricki is mean to Lucy, she and Ethel usually even things off in the battle of the sexes. Ricki's plans usually involve good natured Fred.