I Love Lucy

Equal Rights - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When Lucy and Ethel go down to the jail house to see Rickey and Fred, there is a scene where Lucy says "I wonder how he (Rickey) kisses" and then she kisses him, then Ethel says the same thing about Fred and leans in for a kiss. Problem is she obviously doesn't get anywhere near his lips to touch them for a kiss, yet makes the kissing sound, turns around and says "hmmm" as if the "kiss" wasn't all that . Of course we all know those two characters did not get along on set anyways .


Getting Ready - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: When everyone is examining the car that Fred bought, during a shot showing the front of the car, everyone's shadows are falling on the "street" behind the car, making it obvious that it's a painted backdrop.

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Lucy Hates to Leave - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: In the episodes where Lucy and Ricky are Getting Ready to move to the country, there are shots in the Ricardos' bedroom that shows a wall on the right hand side of the room. In previous episodes, there was a window where the wall appears during the later 'moving to Connecticut' episodes.


The Courtroom - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: After everyone comes out of the judge's chambers, the door goes from open to shut repeatedly.

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Lucy Gets a Paris Gown - S5-E20

Visible crew/equipment: Lucy is walking around the living room, assembling a sandwich from food she's hidden in various places. When she tells Ethel that they're low on lettuce, the shadow of the boom mike is visible behind her.

Jeff Swanson

The Operetta - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: Near the end when the repossession men are taking away the costumes and scenery, as they are removing Ricky's pants one of the chorus members can be seen waiting backstage for her cue to enter screaming.

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Lucy and Bob Hope - S6-E1

Character mistake: Bob Hope mistakenly calls Lucy "honey" when she's dressed as the intrusive hot dog vendor. He was supposed to believe she was a man. (00:12:00)

Lucy Wants New Furniture - S2-E28

Deliberate mistake: Lucy and Ethel try and hide the new furniture in the kitchen so Ricky won't find out about it. This in turn forces Lucy to run through the Mertz's apartment to retrieve items from her own kitchen when Ricky wants them. This is supposedly done because the furniture blocks the doorway and is wedged in place thus preventing them from using the door. However it is quite clear that there is a lot of room for the furniture to be pushed into the kitchen and not block the door. They say it is wedged on the sink but there is a lot of room on the other side by the cupboards, along the back wall.

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The Matchmaker - S4-E2

Audio problem: About 6 minutes in, a friend of Fred comes to the door and Ricky answers it. The man says Mr. Cardo instead of Mr. Ricardo, but Ricky says yes anyway.

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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)


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.

Pioneer Women - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: When Lucy's pinned against the sink by her bread Ethel goes for a saw. If you watch the doorway you can see her shadow where she's being given the saw.


First Stop - S4-E14

Visible crew/equipment: The gang stop at the roadside diner was obviously shot in-studio as the bottom seam is quite visible behind the car, and the backdrop shakes a little when Lucy opens the car door.

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.


Homecoming - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: In the scene in the Ricardo's kitchen, after Fred enters through the rear entrance the door is left open. Through the doorway one can see at a certain point, not just the NYC real estate in the distance but apparently a blown-up photograph of what "appears" to be a man and woman sitting at a small table in a cafe. However, in a subsequent episode of the same view through the rear door it appears that the exact same background photo shot may actually be, not a man and woman but features on the outside of a building, such as one or more windows.


The Kleptomaniac - S1-E27

Audio problem: During various shots in the Ricardo living room one can plainly hear what appears to be the whirring of the camera.


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.

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 Million Dollar Idea - S3-E12

Character mistake: When Ricky sits down to calculate by hand how much Lucy and Ethel have spent on supplies to make and sell their salad dressing, he adds $7.21 for the groceries, $1.20 for the jars, and 10 cents for the labels. He says his total is $8.31. He miscalculated; the correct total is $8.51. Ironically, his profit calculation is correct at 3 cents a jar. (00:15:10)


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 Ricardo: I made a funny?

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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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