Lucy's husband on the television show I Love Lucy. Played by Lucille Ball's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz. On the show, Ricky was a congo drummer, singer and orchestra leader who played first at the Tropicana, then his own club, the Babalou. In the normal course of a show, Ricky will get mad at Lucy and tell her not to do something, which she does anyhow. Then Ricky sings a song, gets mad a little more and then there's a happy resolution.