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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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Never Do Business With Friends - S2-E32

Other mistake: When Lucy and Ethel are on the back porch fighting about the washing machine and also when Mrs. Trumble walks out, Lucy's back door is open and we can see the shutters between the kitchen and living room, with the kitchen counter/sink underneath, but the sink's faucet which should be seen has vanished. (00:14:45)

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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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Other mistake: In some episode Ethel can play the piano and in others she cant.

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Lucy's Club Dance - S3-E24

Other mistake: When Ricky and Fred hold up the newspapers with the big holes in the back page, we see the front page with the headline "Bond Issue Defeated", and it should look familiar since it's the same front page that was used in the episode "Ricky's Old Girlfriend", with the article about Carlotta Romero. (00:18:15)

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Ricky Minds the Baby - S3-E13

Other mistake: When Ricky puts the baby in the crib and begins telling him the bedtime story, in the closeups Little Ricky's sitting up beside the crib rails (at Ricky's side of the room), but in all the wideshots when the camera pulls back to show Ricky's lively storytelling, we can see that Little Ricky is not where he should be.

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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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Building a B.B.Q. - S6-E23

Other mistake: In the first scene when Ricky staggers down the stairs and on his way to work it's supposedly first thing in the morning but the hands on the Grandfather clock are at 12 Noon/Midnight. (00:00:45)

Lucy in the Swiss Alps - S5-E21

Other mistake: The Ricardos and Mertzes are trapped inside an abandoned cabin after it is buried by an an avalanche. They are rescued by an oom-pah band playing "La Cucaracha." When the band members enter the cabin, their clothes and shoes are completely dry, and they don't track in any snow or water. Then when the Ricardos and Mertzes follow them out of the cabin, they leave their backpacks behind.

The Dancing Star - S4-E28

Other mistake: Lucy walks out on the balcony and sees Van Johnson sleeping on a lounge chair by the swimming pool. The photographic backdrop shows automobiles, trees, mountains, the Roosevelt hotel and many other buildings of Hollywood but when Lucy goes to the pool and sits on the lounge chair next to Van Johnson, the background is just a plain painted backdrop with no cars, trees, mountains or buildings. This plain backdrop also appears in the episode with Harpo Marx.

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First Stop - S4-E14

Other mistake: When the Ricardos and Mertzes arrive the first time at One Oak Cabins and Cafe the full moon is amid the tops of the trees. When they arrive the second time the full moon is in exactly the same location amid the tree tops as the first time they arrived. Fortunately, hours later when they make their sneaky escape from the cabin and return to their car the moon is no longer in view.

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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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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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Question: I know this show is from the time period when a lot of couples had two beds in their room. Just out of curiosity, when did it become acceptable to show a couple's bedroom with a single bed on TV?

Answer: According to Snopes.com, there is no definitive answer, but the mid-1960s is the most verifiable date with "The Munsters" being cited as the first, although others claim "The Brady Bunch" showed the first couple seen in a double bed. An early TV show from the late 1940s titled, "Mary Kay and Johnny" is also thought to have shown the married couple's bedroom as having a double bed, although probably not with them in it. However, this was when TV was aired live, and there are no surviving episodes, only anecdotal accounts.

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