History Headscratchers / ILoveLucy

3rd Jul '17 6:47:07 PM Lightning4119
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* It's made clear throughout the series that Lucy has little to no musical talent. Yet, in "The Operetta", she is able to compose passable music for an operetta (albeit set to some silly lyrics). How'd she do that? It could be argued that Ethel helped her, as early on Lucy does try to persuade her to do so, but ultimately it does seem implied that she wrote it all on her own. In any case, there ''is'' a scene showing Lucy plonking out a tune on the piano and writing it down. However, later in the episode "Lucy's Club Dance", she is depicted as clearly being unable to read music (let alone write it)... for example, she confuses a sharp symbol for a 'lopsided tic-tac-toe'!

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* It's made clear throughout the series that Lucy has little to no musical talent. Yet, in "The Operetta", she is able to compose passable music for an operetta (albeit set to some silly lyrics). How'd she do that? It could be argued that Ethel helped her, as early on Lucy does try to persuade her to do so, but ultimately it does seem implied that she wrote it all on her own. In any case, there ''is'' a scene showing Lucy plonking out a tune on the piano and writing it down. However, later in the episode "Lucy's Club Dance", she is depicted as clearly being unable to read music (let alone write it)... for example, she confuses a sharp symbol for a 'lopsided tic-tac-toe'!tic-tac-toe'!
** It seems to be based on RuleOfFunny, and she's not the only one that suffers from this. In "Breaking the Lease," Ethel is seen playing the piano, and rather well. But just about every other time she goes for the piano it's painfully bad.
1st Jul '17 4:31:47 PM nombretomado
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*** The episode in question takes place in Florence. According to TheOtherWiki, New York has an elevation of 33 feet, while Florence has one of 160 feet. So yeah, it's higher, but not enough that it seems like it would make a difference. Pretty much just RuleOfFunny. Good catch to OP, though; I never thought of that before.

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*** The episode in question takes place in Florence. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, New York has an elevation of 33 feet, while Florence has one of 160 feet. So yeah, it's higher, but not enough that it seems like it would make a difference. Pretty much just RuleOfFunny. Good catch to OP, though; I never thought of that before.
12th Jun '17 8:42:11 PM TudorRose
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* It's made clear throughout the series that Lucy has little to no musical talent. Yet, in "The Operetta", she is able to compose passable music for an operetta (albeit set to some silly lyrics). It could be argued that Ethel helped her, as early on Lucy does try to persuade her to do so, but ultimately it does seem implied that she wrote it all on her own. In any case, there ''is'' a scene showing Lucy plonking out a tune on the piano and writing it down. However, later in the episode "Lucy's Club Dance", she is depicted as clearly being unable to read music (let alone write it)... for example, she confuses a sharp symbol for a 'lopsided tic-tac-toe'!

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* It's made clear throughout the series that Lucy has little to no musical talent. Yet, in "The Operetta", she is able to compose passable music for an operetta (albeit set to some silly lyrics). How'd she do that? It could be argued that Ethel helped her, as early on Lucy does try to persuade her to do so, but ultimately it does seem implied that she wrote it all on her own. In any case, there ''is'' a scene showing Lucy plonking out a tune on the piano and writing it down. However, later in the episode "Lucy's Club Dance", she is depicted as clearly being unable to read music (let alone write it)... for example, she confuses a sharp symbol for a 'lopsided tic-tac-toe'!
12th Jun '17 8:38:18 PM TudorRose
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** To me the layout of the second apartment is still confusing. In the normal view we see a window in back, and to its right a door which leads to the apartment house's hallway. On the right is the door to the kitchen, which has an exit door to an outside walkway. So is the apartment sticking out of the corner of the apartment house, or what? Of course the "apartment house" is an imaginary construct that we never actually see, so they've never had to explain the layout.

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** To me the layout of the second apartment is still confusing. In the normal view we see a window in back, and to its right a door which leads to the apartment house's hallway. On the right is the door to the kitchen, which has an exit door to an outside walkway. So is the apartment sticking out of the corner of the apartment house, or what? Of course the "apartment house" is an imaginary construct that we never actually see, so they've never had to explain the layout.layout.
* It's made clear throughout the series that Lucy has little to no musical talent. Yet, in "The Operetta", she is able to compose passable music for an operetta (albeit set to some silly lyrics). It could be argued that Ethel helped her, as early on Lucy does try to persuade her to do so, but ultimately it does seem implied that she wrote it all on her own. In any case, there ''is'' a scene showing Lucy plonking out a tune on the piano and writing it down. However, later in the episode "Lucy's Club Dance", she is depicted as clearly being unable to read music (let alone write it)... for example, she confuses a sharp symbol for a 'lopsided tic-tac-toe'!
9th May '17 6:50:01 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** Nope, I thought the same thing.
18th Oct '16 8:20:01 PM CharlesTheBold
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** Our 2-story house has 2 bedrooms like that -- you have to enter one to get to the other. Once all the kids grew up, the first, naturally, became the ''last'' room anyone wanted to stay in.

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** Our 2-story house has 2 bedrooms like that -- you have to enter one to get to the other. Once all the kids grew up, the first, naturally, became the ''last'' room anyone wanted to stay in.in.
** To me the layout of the second apartment is still confusing. In the normal view we see a window in back, and to its right a door which leads to the apartment house's hallway. On the right is the door to the kitchen, which has an exit door to an outside walkway. So is the apartment sticking out of the corner of the apartment house, or what? Of course the "apartment house" is an imaginary construct that we never actually see, so they've never had to explain the layout.
29th Jul '16 9:01:37 AM Julia1984
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** The best Watsonian explanation is that Little Ricky's room is supposed to be a rather large walk-in closet, or possibly an office/study.

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** The best Watsonian explanation is that Little Ricky's room is supposed to be a rather large walk-in closet, or possibly an office/study.office/study.
** Our 2-story house has 2 bedrooms like that -- you have to enter one to get to the other. Once all the kids grew up, the first, naturally, became the ''last'' room anyone wanted to stay in.
30th Jun '16 7:58:31 AM dangerdan97
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* What the heck was up with the setup for the Ricardo's second apartment? The layout from left to right was Little Ricky's room-Lucy & Ricky's room with attached bath-small hall-living room-kitchen. What kind of two bedroom apartment has you going through one bedroom to get to the second? I know it's shot that way largely for convenience's sake, but it makes no sense, when it could be shot with the hall leading right to the second bedroom.

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* What the heck was up with the setup for the Ricardo's second apartment? The layout from left to right was Little Ricky's room-Lucy & Ricky's room with attached bath-small hall-living room-kitchen. What kind of two bedroom apartment has you going through one bedroom to get to the second? I know it's shot that way largely for convenience's sake, but it makes no sense, when it could be shot with the hall leading right to the second bedroom.bedroom.
** The best Watsonian explanation is that Little Ricky's room is supposed to be a rather large walk-in closet, or possibly an office/study.
30th Jun '16 5:03:00 AM CrazyLegs2
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** There's another more charitable explanation, too: Ricky has been in show business for years, and knows what a ''stressful'' job it really is (several episodes revolve around this, actually). Ricky loves Lucy so much that he doesn't want her to experience that kind of stress.
30th Jun '16 4:56:06 AM CrazyLegs2
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**** The episode in question takes place in Florence. According to TheOtherWiki, New York has an elevation of 33 feet, while Florence has one of 160 feet. So yeah, it's higher, but not enough that it seems like it would make a difference. Pretty much just RuleOfFunny. Good catch to OP, though; I never thought of that before.
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