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The Sublease - S3-E30

Visible crew/equipment: After Lucy and Mr. Beecher sign the lease, just as they all start heading toward the door, the taped T-mark can be seen at the bottom of the screen at the edge of the carpet (presumably for the second camera dolly offscreen at the left). Then as Mrs. Hammond walks out, a bit of overhead set equipment can be seen at the top right side of the screen. (00:12:45)

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The Charm School - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: While Lucy and Ethel are at The Charm School, when they're standing in front of Miss Emerson's desk, in the widehots a small tape mark can be seen on the floor in front of Lucy's feet. Then when Lucy and Ethel are in sweatpants two small tape marks can be seen on the floor, and when Ethel walks to the other side of the room to join Lucy, there's another tape mark which Vivian even looks down at to confirm her foot's position.

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The Diner - S3-E25

Visible crew/equipment: During the scenes at The Diner when it's open for business, such as when Marco walks in, two small chalk T-marks can be seen on the floor in the area near the door. The T-marks can also be seen when Ethel and Fred walk back into The Diner. (00:12:35)

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Bonus Bucks - S3-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Ricky sneaks the dollar bill into Lucy's purse he sees her stirring in bed, and when Ricky ducks down to hide from Lucy, the two curved chalk actor's marks can be seen on the carpet. (00:07:15)

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Sentimental Anniversary - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy puts all the golf clubs in the bag and takes a practice swing, three tape marks can be seen on the carpet near Lucy's feet and the golf bag.

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The Sublease - S3-E30

Visible crew/equipment: While Ethel and Lucy are trying to frighten Mr. Beecher so he'll leave the apartment, when Lucy blows up the balloon the reflections of all the overhead set lights can be seen on the balloon. (00:23:00)

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The Black Wig - S3-E26

Visible crew/equipment: During the scenes in the living room after wig-wearing Lucy comes home in a huff about Ricky, an actor's mark can be seen on the carpet at the fireplace, and a T-mark can be seen on the carpet between the couch and desk.

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The Black Wig - S3-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy and Bert (Roberta) walk into the back of the salon, there are a few chalk marks on the floor to the right of the styling chair, and a few moments later that's where both Doug and Bert stand when Doug doesn't recognizes Lucy at first. (00:03:40)

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Lucy Writes a Novel - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy tells Ricky, Fred, and Ethel that she made a carbon copy of the novel they just burned in the fireplace, the actors' tape marks can be seen on the carpet when Lucy says, "Pardon me," in the wideshot. Then later, when Ricky, Fred, and Ethel walk in while Lucy's typing up her sequel, they stand at tape marks again. (00:11:05)

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Lucy Writes a Novel - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: While Lucy starts taking notes about Ethel, Fred walks in and soon asks, "What's going on this booby hatch," then just as Lucy rushes back to the desk, we can see the end of the set wall and there's some kind of partition in front of the kitchen set. (00:02:35)

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Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy rushes into Fred and Ethel's apartment to tell them that Freddie Fillmore had called, the actors' tape marks can be seen on the floor. (00:12:40)

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Fan Magazine Interview - S3-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy tells Ethel of her suspicions about Ricky she grabs Minnie Finch's card out of Ethel's hand, and just as Lucy stands up the camera tilts upward, and we can see part of the top of the set where set lighting is located. (00:19:35)

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Oil Wells - S3-E17

Visible crew/equipment: During the living room scenes throughout the episode, various tape marks can be seen on the carpet near the couch and desk, where different actors stand.

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Ricky Minds the Baby - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy, Ethel, Ricky, and Fred are in the living room having coffee, the actors' tape marks can be seen on the carpet around the coffee table.

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Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when Lucy shows Ethel the brand new furniture in the apartment, note the actor's tape mark on the carpet between the couch and coffee table, where Lucy sits down. Fun to note: just as Ethel says "Everything turned out just wonderful, everything except," we can see one of the flying feathers from the earlier scene at the Mertz's apartment. The Mertz set was located right beside the Ricardo set. (00:24:25)

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Lucy Tells the Truth - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy and Ethel are at Caroline Appleby's apartment, a few actors' tape marks can be seen on the carpet near the couch and side table, where characters will stand at different times during the scene. (00:06:00)

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Ricky's Old Girlfriend - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: In Lucy's dream, when Carlota Romero and Lucy are dancing, the camera pulls out too far and where the set carpet ends and the studio floor begins can be seen.

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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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