I Love Lucy

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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No Children Allowed - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: While Ethel's holding Little Ricky trying to soothe the baby, when it cuts to Fred just as he's walking into the bedroom, the second camera/equipment can be seen at the right side of the screen. (00:03:30)

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Lucy Changes Her Mind - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Ricky begins to talk to Ethel about the night they all went out to dinner, it cuts to the start of his flashback and it's a closeup of Ricky sitting on the couch calling out to Lucy, and as the camera pulls back into a wideshot we see the shadow of the moving camera/equipment. (00:01:15)

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Lucy Becomes A Sculptress - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Fred steps down from the table hunched over and dressed in his long johns, he walks over to the edge of the couch, and the L-shape mark can be seen on the floor where he stops and cracks a joke about bowling. Then later, when the art critic tries to lift Lucy's head from the table, more tape marks can be seen on the floor. (00:18:15)

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The Indian Show - S2-E24

Visible crew/equipment: After Ricky and Juanita's song rehearsal, when they both join Fred and Ethel at the side table and talk about doing an afternoon performance, the shadow of the moving overhead boom and mic can be seen on the wall and curtain, behind Fred and Ethel. (00:17:50)

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Lucy Learns to Drive - S4-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy's sitting on the piano looking out the window at their new car, just as Ricky walks into the living room we can see the shadow of the mic equipment moving overhead, likely adjusting to the actor's position. (00:07:10)

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Cuban Pals - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Lucy phones for a cab the doorbell rings, and when she opens the door for Fred the cabbie, the shadow of the moving boom and mic appear on the kitchen door. (00:17:20)

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Cuban Pals - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Renita rings the doorbell, just as Lucy opens the door the shadow of moving equipment (likely the boom mic) can be seen at the top of the screen, between the kitchen door and front door.

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The Kleptomaniac - S1-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Ethel tells Lucy that she lives dangerously, when Lucy mentions the incident at the carnival the year before, the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the right, by the window. (00:01:45)

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Ricky's Screen Test - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethel is about to open the door because Fred is too "busy" to do it, the shadow of moving boom equipment can be seen on the wall to the right, and then after Ethel opens the door to find Lucy dressed in her starlet outfit, when Lucy walks in disappointed that she was recognized, in the next shot facing Ethel the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen on the door. (00:10:40)

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The Benefit - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: While Ricky and Fred are in the kitchen, when Ethel tells Lucy she needs her help getting Ricky for the club benefit, in the shots facing Lucy the shadow of crew/equipment movement can be seen on the shutters to the right. (00:04:30)

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Be A Pal - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethel's reading aloud from the book while Lucy's standing beside her in the living room, the shadow of a crew member can be seen moving around on the surface of the desk's back. (00:04:25)

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Lucy Raises Chickens - S6-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When little Ricky enters the living room, you can see a man's hand quickly open the door for him. (00:19:20)


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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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.

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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