I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy (1951)

14 mistakes in season 5

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The Ricardos Are Interviewed - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Ricky's new agent insults the apartment building Ricky explains that Fred and Ethel are their best friends, and we see Lucy drop the toy train onto the chair and take hold of the jack-in-the-box toy (in the crook of her left arm) with her right hand, but when it cuts to the closeup the toy train is back in Lucy's right hand and the jack-in-the-box toy is once again held in her left arm. (00:03:50)

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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.

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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.

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)

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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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Lucy Visits Grauman's - S5-E1

Plot hole: A block of cement that big would be very heavy, far too heavy for Lucy and Ethel to carry, not to mention someone would have noticed them carrying back to their hotel room.

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The Ricardos Are Interviewed - S5-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Ricky's new agent stops by the apartment to talk to him, Fred and Ethel are standing in front of the desk, and a T-mark can be seen on the floor in front of Ethel's feet. (00:04:50)

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Homecoming - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: During the episode a small tape mark can be seen on the floor between the coffee table and the couch, and a T-mark can be seen on the floor near the desk, such as when Lucy starts telling her guests about their "fabulous" trip, Ethel stands at the T-mark and a female guest stands at the tape mark. (00:07:05)

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The Great Train Robbery - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: When Ricky and Lucy find their train compartment, while they stand outside their door talking we can see the actor playing the porter peeking out of the next compartment's door waiting for his cue, and in a few moments he opens the door just as Lucy approaches. (00:02:20)

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Ricky Sells the Car - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethel walks into her hotel room and tells Lucy and Fred about having to push the motorcycle to three different places, the second camera (or other equipment) keeps moving in and out of shot at the right side of the screen. (00:13:00)

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Lucy and John Wayne - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Ricky is with John Wayne in his dressing room at the studio, getting yet another set of footprints on the block of cement, three T-marks are visible on the floor. One of those T-marks can be seen closeup when Wayne is lying on the table for his rubdown. (00:18:10)

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Lucy Visits Grauman's - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Lucy, Fred and Ethel are admiring the celebrity footprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In several scenes, the shadows cast by Lucy, Fred, Ethel and a passerby make it very obvious that what appears to be the theater's ticket office, entrance and front wall are actually just a painted backdrop.

Ethel Mertz: All Fred's taste is in his mouth.

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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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