It was supposed to be this huge house on several acres in Westport, CT, complete with guest house and chicken coops, yet it was awfully small. I understand that they probably needed an open floor plan in order to film more easily, but in reality, any large country house would have had a separate living room and formal dining room. Instead it looked like the floor plan for an oversized loft. It really made no sense.
The kitchen was kind of small and they never used the den off to the side of the front door.
However, it was the first place that featured living statues in its town square.
And where else would you find 2 full couches back to back? A hunting lodge maybe?
Who is Lucy and Ricky?
r4 is obviously non an eldergay
Did it have a sauna, a Mercedes and room for a pony?
As small as you may think it is, OP, the production team found the set too big. The distance from the main entrance to the sofas was considered excessive because every actor's entrance slowed down the pacing of the show. They didn't really shoot actors walking and talking on TV then, so there would be a lag while the actor crossed the stage from the door to get to the action.
Fuck you, OP.
Wasn't the best set, was it.
Architectural integrity was never a watchword of the Lucy enterprise.
It looked like a barn that was converted into a house. All that wood and that one little rug. Nothing homey about it.
This thread define mental masturbation.
LOL R6. I liked the house
I wondered what that kind of house would have cost back then. It had lots of acreage, and a guest house. Also tons of wax tulips.
First, R12, "defines." Second, really? New to DL?
Betty Ramsey did the best that she could to make it look homey and comfortable. This is the thanks she gets.
They used the den as the hiding place for the baby chicks. I cringe whenever I see the one poor little chick get trapped under the box cover that Lucy removes. I keep hoping that the chick will come out from under there, but I don't think it ever does.
r5, are you ok????
The statue is over by the beach not in the town square
Where was that bar be que she built?
I do the same thing, R16. Every time I watch the scene I get distracted by it. And I always wonder if the chick was rescued after the scene was shot.
R14 my grandparents had arouse like this that they paid twenty thousand dollars for
[quote]my grandparents had arouse like this that they paid twenty thousand dollars for
I could get aroused for 20,000 bucks too!
That is correct. In fact the original set didn't have the entrance in the middle leading to the dining room.
It was put in after the first rehearsals because the set was too large.
I think the house rocked. I wish I owned something like that.
Well I liked the auite at the Beverly Palms the best, but the Connecticut house was okay.
I am sorry to report that one baby chick was smashed under a camera dolly during the filming of that particular episode....don't know if it was the undercover chick....
The filming went on.
Not true, Vivan. That chick was rescued and it was delicious!
William Frawley, chicken hawk.
[quote]Where was that bar be que she built?
In the den, Rose.
Looks like Rose had the last laugh, though.
I liked the little room next to the fireplace.
Well every yard between here and town is half mowed.
And i liked how they called it The Boston Post Road instead of Boston Post Road.
Which one is correct, anyway?
And the stairs looked like they only went to one bedroom.
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I have sufficient.
"I'm from Jamestown!"
Fill your blouse with a hundred eggs, we have to rehearse our tango for the Country Club show.
That tango egg scene got the longest laugh in the history of I Love Lucy. It went on for several minutes. They had to cut it down for air time.
Never liked the show once they moved to Connecticut, my least favorite state.
I'm surprised Ricky let the Mertzes move into the guest house. I would've thought he'd want a place where he could bang Betty Ramsey and the other neighbor ladies in private.
"That will be all, Ethel Mae."
"You bet your sweet life that'll be all."
It always bothered me that the time on the grandfather's clock in Lucy and Ricky's Connecticut home never changed. In most episodes, the time displayed on the clock remained static throughout the episode.
I thought it was stupid for Fred and Ethel Mertz to leave their building in Manhattan and move to Connecticut to raise chickens.
From my experience I would have said a living room, large sitting room and of course a formal dinning room. But seems like the kitchens weren't all that big.
LOL @ R6!!
Sheridan really does need his own thread started on DL.
Or, actually, a 'Keeping Up Appearances' thread would be so, so much fun I think.
Not anything talking specifically about Patricia Routledge, but one examining the Buckets (Bouquets) and their neighbors, relatives and the ever elusive Sheridan.
Pretty please somebody? :-)
In comparison, look at the set of Dark Shadows, they had a large entryway and the main room was quite a walk from the front door. They did end up shooting a lot of scenes in the...
Dark Shadows, I miss you.
R30, most people just call it The Post Road, but any of the three are acceptable.
R42 Check out the Minnie Driver Programme thread (towards the end)
You think they'd never seen a blonde before
Lucy) They still haven't, if she's a blonde, I'm a red head
"I'm not mad at you....I'm mad at the dirt....
I'm getting sick and tired of being called a cow
it always bothered me that they didn't have any table lamps. I'm talking upstage, by the wing chair with the little side table, next to the fireplace. Would it have killed someone to put a friggin lamp there so you could read The Westport Times?????
Before they moved to the country, Lucy's casual wear was halfway chic - silk blouses, velvet slacks with slippers, jewelry, for example - then everyone was in plaid flannel after they moved. I didn't like the Connecticut shows and thought the set was dreary despite Lucy spending over $3000 on new furniture with Betty Ramsey (about $25,000 in today's dollars).
When did Betty Ramsey marry Freddy Fillmore?
The kitchen in that house looked like a shed. It suck.
She didn't. Evelyn Bigsby married the Customs officer.