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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Camping Trip - S2-E29

Revealing mistake: After Ricky and Lucy split up to go fishing Ricky yells that she should watch out for bears, and when Lucy stops at a tree and crouches down, the huge tree beside her jiggles when she leans on it. (00:13:40)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Hires a Maid - S2-E23

Trivia: Right after hiring the maid, when Lucy's sitting on the couch she's reading Companion magazine, and on the cover of this issue there's a small inset photo of Lucy, Desi, and Desi Jr. This magazine is seen again in "Lucy Wants New Furniture" when she has dinner set up in the living room, and is waiting for Ricky to walk in. (00:12:50)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy Hires a Maid - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: While tired Lucy is trying to open the card table's legs, she lays her head down then falls asleep, and when it cuts to Ethel and Fred walking in on our sleeping Lucy, there's writing on the table's underside which wasn't in the previous shot. (By the markings on the table it also looks as if the table has been turned on its adjacent side). (00:06:10)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

No Children Allowed - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: While Ethel's holding Little Ricky trying to soothe the baby, when it cuts to Fred just as he's walking into the bedroom, the second camera/equipment can be seen at the right side of the screen. (00:03:30)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Changes Her Mind - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Ricky begins to talk to Ethel about the night they all went out to dinner, it cuts to the start of his flashback and it's a closeup of Ricky sitting on the couch calling out to Lucy, and as the camera pulls back into a wideshot we see the shadow of the moving camera/equipment. (00:01:15)

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6th Nov 2016

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Season 2 generally

Deliberate mistake: In episode "Redecorating" Lucy wins new furniture, then in the next episode "Ricky Loses His Voice" the new furniture's delivered to the apartment, and the new couch has two normal and identical seat cushions. Starting in the next episode "Lucy is Enceinte" until the episode "Lucy Wants New Furniture", in some scenes the couch has the identical short cushions, however, in other scenes one of its seat cushions (depending on the episode, it's either left or right) is much higher than the other. For example, in "Lucy Hires a Maid" the higher seat cushion's on left side while Lucy waits for her lunch, then after Ethel urges Lucy to fire the maid the short cushion's on the left. The uneven cushions are usually seen in scenes with either Desi or another male actor, who sit on the side of the couch which has the higher seat cushion. There are even scenes where both of the seat cushions are the higher ones, such as in "Lucy's Last Birthday."

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Wants New Furniture - S2-E28

Other mistake: When Ricky corners Lucy while she's holding the box of salt, the top and sides of the box have tape hiding its brand name (looks like Diamond), to prevent it from being seen on the air. (00:13:30)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy Wants New Furniture - S2-E28

Revealing mistake: When Ricky startles Lucy in the kitchen just as she's getting the salt, she climbs up through the kitchen/living room window, and in the shot from the living room when she and Ricky step down onto the chair, we can see the four long metal brackets which bolt the chair to the floor for safety. (00:13:15)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Wants New Furniture - S2-E28

Continuity mistake: After Lucy mentions the ad for a couch and coffee table, when she walks over to the desk note the shadow and lighting change on the back of the desk. (00:02:10)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy Wants New Furniture - S2-E28

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, when Lucy puts the baby in the crib there's only one bumper pad and it's on Lucy and Ricky's side of the crib rails, but in the baby's closeup there's a bumper pad at the rails behind him - which is the opposite side of the crib. (00:00:45)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Club Election - S2-E12

Other mistake: When Ricky is eating out of the can of baked beans, the top of the label has tape hiding the brand name to prevent it from being seen (it looks like Van Camp's). (00:16:50)

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6th Nov 2016

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The Club Election - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: While Lucy's taking a tally of who everyone's voting for, the writing on the posterboard changes in Lucy's closeups. (00:14:45)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Goes to the Hospital - S2-E21

Factual error: When Ricky, Fred, and Ethel are rehearsing the hospital run, we can see the area to the left and right of the couch, as well as the back wall by the desk. The problem is the telephone cord doesn't actually lead anywhere, it's just coiled up under the couch and not connected to anything. When Lucy says it's time to go to the hospital, Ethel uses the phone to contact the doctor but gets a busy signal, which would be quite impossible. (00:09:55)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy Becomes A Sculptress - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Fred steps down from the table hunched over and dressed in his long johns, he walks over to the edge of the couch, and the L-shape mark can be seen on the floor where he stops and cracks a joke about bowling. Then later, when the art critic tries to lift Lucy's head from the table, more tape marks can be seen on the floor. (00:18:15)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Ricky Has Labor Pains - S2-E19

Trivia: After Lucy's baby shower, one of the gifts she received is a baby doll in a box lying on the couch, that Ricky picks up and smiles at. The actor has a reason to smile, as this doll is the "I Love Lucy Baby" doll which came in a box that had a small drawer with accessories, and was sold in stores. (00:09:30)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Ricky Has Labor Pains - S2-E19

Trivia: When Ricky tells Lucy to sit down and rest before the "surprise" baby shower, Lucy opens a McCall's magazine and on the cover it reads "I Love Lucy" though the cover has been altered a bit. This issue of McCall's is from January 1953, and the cover actually reads "Why I Love Lucy, by Desi Arnaz", which includes the article that was written by Desi. (00:05:15)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song - S2-E17

Other mistake: While Lucy and Ethel are auditioning their act for Ricky at the club, just as Lucy spins around watch her hands as she very quickly pulls on the string at her waist, which causes her pantaloons to loosen and fall to the floor. (00:12:05)

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6th Nov 2016

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Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable - S2-E16

Trivia: When Lucy's reading the book about infant care, she's holding a baby doll wearing a bonnet in order to learn how to bathe and diaper a baby, and the doll she's using is not just any prop. It's actually one of the show's endorsed products named the "I Love Lucy Baby" doll, which were sold in stores.

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Indian Show - S2-E24

Visible crew/equipment: After Ricky and Juanita's song rehearsal, when they both join Fred and Ethel at the side table and talk about doing an afternoon performance, the shadow of the moving overhead boom and mic can be seen on the wall and curtain, behind Fred and Ethel. (00:17:50)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Indian Show - S2-E24

Deliberate mistake: When Lucy makes Little Ricky cry instead of laugh, in the closeup we see the adorable real baby, but when Ricky walks away in the wideshot it's an obvious doll sitting in the crib. (00:01:25)

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