If there's one thing I Love Lucy taught us, it's the power of female friendship. Both on the show as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz, as well as in real life as Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, these two funny ladies always had us in stitches — and showed us how to be loyal friends. Here are a few of the reasons why they're our favorites:
They even paired against their husbands when the situation called for it. And in real life they were just as close. Vivian once said, "We fought like sisters and made up like sisters. We adored each other's company."
Even though they usually went horribly wrong. (But that was kinda the best part!)
Including stuffing eggs into their clothes to hide 'em from their husbands — which, as noted above, went horribly wrong.
Even if that meant dressing up like an old man for a gag.
Especially Ethel, who had to console Lucy on a regular basis.
Here they are visiting patients at a children's hospital in New York in 1955.
This famous scene from the 38th episode, "Job Switching," is forever imprinted on a U.S. Postage stamp.
Including multiple marriages and divorces, which they spoke about in 1975 on "The Dinah Shore Show" while reminiscing about their time working together.
People said the two hated each other, were lovers, and even that Lucille insisted Vivian always weigh 10 pounds more than her in her contract — but none of it was true.
Along with the rest of the world, too. Hey, there's a reason they're one of the most beloved best friends in the history of television.