This typical Lucy/Ethel romp by Hy Rosen is one of several stories in the February 1954 issue from Dell.
The Tv show ran from 1951 to 1957 and in reruns until the end of eternity. It was a modified version of her radio show which ran from 1948 to 1951. This in turn was based on the novels Mr. and Mrs. Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage (1940) and Outside Eden (1945) written by Isabel Scott Rorick, which had previously been adapted into the Paramount Pictures feature film Are Husbands Necessary? (1942), co-starring Ray Milland and Betty Field.