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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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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Learns to Drive - S4-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy's sitting on the piano looking out the window at their new car, just as Ricky walks into the living room we can see the shadow of the mic equipment moving overhead, likely adjusting to the actor's position. (00:07:10)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

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Lucy Learns to Drive - S4-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethel's on the stoop in front of the building waiting for Lucy and Ricky, right before Ethel asks Ricky about Lucy's driving lesson, just as Ricky drives up we can see cables moving in front of the new Pontiac pulling the car. Then, when Ethel crashes the new Pontiac into the old car, the jiggling cables can be seen again in front of the new car. Lastly, when Lucy finally starts the old car's engine, now a moving cable can be seen in front of the old car as well. (00:09:50)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy is Enceinte - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Ricky sings during the rehearsal, there's a pencil tucked behind his ear with its point facing the back of his head, but after Ricky's song is done and he moves the microphone stand, in the next shot when Lucy walks in the pencil point now faces the opposite way, though Ricky hasn't touched the pencil. (00:19:45)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Marriage License - S1-E26

Trivia: When Mr. Willoughby puts on his bellboy hat he shouts, "Call for Philip__," and stops short, then adds that he's "heard that a thousand times but just can't remember the fella's last name." The sponsor of 'I Love Lucy' was Philip Morris Tobacco Company, whose popular ad campaign at the time was a bellboy who shouted, "Call for Philip Morris." (00:17:10)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Handcuffs - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lucy handcuffs herself to Ricky we see the style of handcuffs when they phone the locksmith, then when they're both in the bedroom the style of the handcuffs is entirely different. Additionally, when Lucy cuffs Ricky's wrist note the direction of the locking bar around Ricky's wrist, but the next morning when the locksmith is with them, the locking bar is around Ricky's wrist the opposite way, which is quite impossible. (00:06:45)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

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Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio - S1-E32

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, after Fred and Ethel walk in, when Lucy and Ethel walk away from the kitchen shutters carrying things, the stage microphone and stand can be seen at the right side of the screen. (Later in the episode, when Lucy and Ricky appear on the quiz show an identical microphone is on stage with them). (00:00:35)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Quiz Show - S1-E5

Trivia: The radio quiz show sends an actor who pretends to be Lucy's long-lost first husband, Arnold. Philip Ober, who played Arnold, was married in real-life to Vivian Vance, who played Ethel. (00:21:50)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Does a TV Commercial - S1-E30

Trivia: Before Lucy begins her first rehearsal for the Vitameatavegamin commercial, the director calls out, "Maury, will you stand by with the script, please," and Maury, the script coordinator, takes a seat in front of Lucy with his back to the camera. Maury is played by Maury Thompson, who was the real-life script coordinator for "I Love Lucy" during the first season, before becoming camera coordinator. (00:10:50)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Does a TV Commercial - S1-E30

Trivia: When Ricky's on the air as the host of "Your Saturday Night Varieties" he tells the audience that he will start things off with a little music, and before he begins to sing he looks offstage and says, "Mr. Hatch, if you please" to cue the start of Ricky's music. Wilbur Hatch is the name of the real-life music composer and orchestra conductor for "I Love Lucy." (00:22:05)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

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Cuban Pals - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Lucy phones for a cab the doorbell rings, and when she opens the door for Fred the cabbie, the shadow of the moving boom and mic appear on the kitchen door. (00:17:20)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Cuban Pals - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Renita rings the doorbell, just as Lucy opens the door the shadow of moving equipment (likely the boom mic) can be seen at the top of the screen, between the kitchen door and front door.

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Kleptomaniac - S1-E27

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy opens the closet door to show Ethel all the donated stuff for the bazaar auction, the boom mic dips down into view at the top of the screen. (It looks as if it may have been a double mic). (00:02:25)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Kleptomaniac - S1-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Ethel tells Lucy that she lives dangerously, when Lucy mentions the incident at the carnival the year before, the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the right, by the window. (00:01:45)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Marriage License - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: After spending the night at the hotel, when Ricky goes to the front desk to speak with the "Justice of the Peace" it's 7:30 on the wall clock. Then, when Mr. Willoughby stands by the stairs and calls to his wife it's almost 7:40, but when Ricky gets ready to propose it's 7:30, but it's 7:45 when Mrs. Willoughby comes downstairs in the closeup, then back to 7:30 in the wideshot. (00:17:40)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Moustache - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Lucy tells Ethel her plans for gluing on a mustache, Ethel congratulates her on the crazy idea, and in the next shot of Lucy in her bedroom just as she opens the door for Fred and Ethel, a crewmember's arm moves into the shot at the right side of the screen. (00:06:15)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Ricky's Screen Test - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethel is about to open the door because Fred is too "busy" to do it, the shadow of moving boom equipment can be seen on the wall to the right, and then after Ethel opens the door to find Lucy dressed in her starlet outfit, when Lucy walks in disappointed that she was recognized, in the next shot facing Ethel the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen on the door. (00:10:40)

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6th Nov 2016

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: After Lucy goes into the bedroom with the newspaper and raises the window shades, when she walks around to Ricky's side of the bed, a crewmember's shoulder/arm moves into the shot at the right side of the screen. (00:04:10)

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6th Nov 2016

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Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Ethel walks in while Lucy's vacuuming, Ethel has the folded newspaper under her arm and there's only small print on the paper, but after Lucy offers Ethel a cup of coffee now the headline can be seen on the still folded paper under Ethel's arm. Then, when Lucy unfolds the paper we see both the front and back page filled with pictures and the headline, but that area of small print which was seen in the earlier shots does not exist on either side. (00:00:40)

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