I Love Lucy

Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: In the first 5 minutes of the episode, the necktie of Fred Mertz changes length several times. Sometimes it touches his belt, in other times, both ends are the same size. (00:02:00 - 00:03:20)


The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue - S6-E26

Continuity mistake: When Ricky is angry toward Lucy that Little Ricky's pet dog Fred has not learned to be obedient he threatens to return Fred to the dog pound where he says the Ricardos originally got him. However, in episode "6-12", Little Ricky Gets A Dog" Little Ricky admits to Lucy that he got Fred from one of his playmates whose dog had puppies.


Return Home From Europe - S5-E26

Continuity mistake: As Lucy gets up from her airplane seat holding the big hunk of cheese wrapped in a blanket she is masking as a baby, it bends in half as if it were already cut. This is the scene before she sneaks off to the kitchen to cut it apart. In prior scenes, the cheese is intact and solid. (00:17:10)


The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue - S6-E26

Continuity mistake: When Fred the dog runs onto the couch with Ricky's speech he goes to the right side of the couch and puts his head under a pillow. The shot changes and he is now on the other side of the couch.

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Lucy Meets Orson Welles - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Ricky comes home and and Lucy tells him she meet Orson Welles, Ricky shuts the door. Later on in the scene the door is suddenly open.

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Lucy Meets Orson Welles - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Ricky says "From the look in your eyes back to Cuba" Ricky's briefcase suddenly appears on the piano.

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Lucy and Bob Hope - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: After the song "Nobody loves the ump" the tiles that are stuck to Lucy's shoes disappear.

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Lucy Gets a Paris Gown - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When Lucy and Ethel are sitting at the table at the cafe just before Ricky and Fred show up, Lucy starts to put her arms on the table. The shot changes and her arms are already on the table.

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Paris at Last - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Lucy is talking about finding an undiscovered artist she is holding a French dictionary. The way she is holding the dictionary changes a couple of times.

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Second Honeymoon - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When Ricky comes over to Lucy, Fred, and Ethel after he sings for the first time, his hands are by his sides. The shot changes his hand are now in his pockets.

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The Million Dollar Idea - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ethel says "He's never forgiven Ford for scooping him with the horseless carriage" Lucy is laughing. The shot changes, she is no longer laughing.

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Desert Island - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: During the scene set in the boat there is no land seen, but in the shots outside the boat, the land is present. In the same scene Ricky is wearing a wide-collared shirt but in the location part, he is shown wearing a white T-shirt.

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Hollywood Anniversary - S4-E24

Continuity mistake: In season 2, "Anniversary Present", Lucy has the 19th circled on the wall calendar, which is the date of their wedding anniversary, but in this episode when the license bureau in Greenwich, Connecticut sends Ricky a telegram with their wedding date, it's now on the 7th.

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Ethel's Home Town - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Ethel asks her old friend Billy to take a group photo of her with Fred and the Ricardos, Ethel poses with everyone as Billy takes only one shot of them together, but when Lucy reads the newspaper article Ethel is posed differently in the cropped "group" picture. (00:12:15 - 00:16:35)

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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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Country Club Dance - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: When Lucy and Ricky are discussing the dance at the beginning of the episode and she turns away from him after she tells him "that's all there is to it," however in the next shot she is still facing towards him.

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The Séance - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After Lucy tells Mr. Merriweather that he's invited to the seance, when it cuts to Lucy unfolding the card table legs, note the couch behind her with one normal seat cushion on the left, but in the next wideshot there's an additional shorter cushion under the normal cushion. The small towel also repositions itself neatly on the couch. (00:11:55)

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Trivia: Fred and Ethel's bickering relationship didn't require much acting; in real life Vivian Vance and William Frawley didn't care for each other at all.

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