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Lucy and Ricky's house in the country.

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.

by Anonymousreply 5303/19/2013

The kitchen was kind of small and they never used the den off to the side of the front door.

by Anonymousreply 102/10/2013

However, it was the first place that featured living statues in its town square.

by Anonymousreply 202/10/2013

And where else would you find 2 full couches back to back? A hunting lodge maybe?

by Anonymousreply 302/10/2013

Who is Lucy and Ricky?

by Anonymousreply 402/10/2013

r4 is obviously non an eldergay

by Anonymousreply 502/10/2013

Did it have a sauna, a Mercedes and room for a pony?

by Anonymousreply 602/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 702/10/2013

Fuck you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 802/10/2013

Wasn't the best set, was it.

by Anonymousreply 902/10/2013

Architectural integrity was never a watchword of the Lucy enterprise.

by Anonymousreply 1002/10/2013

It looked like a barn that was converted into a house. All that wood and that one little rug. Nothing homey about it.

by Anonymousreply 1102/10/2013

This thread define mental masturbation.

by Anonymousreply 1202/10/2013

LOL R6. I liked the house

by Anonymousreply 1302/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1402/10/2013

First, R12, "defines." Second, really? New to DL?

by Anonymousreply 1502/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1602/10/2013

r5, are you ok????

by Anonymousreply 1702/10/2013

The statue is over by the beach not in the town square

by Anonymousreply 1802/10/2013

Where was that bar be que she built?

by Anonymousreply 1902/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2002/10/2013

R14 my grandparents had arouse like this that they paid twenty thousand dollars for

by Anonymousreply 2102/10/2013

[quote]my grandparents had arouse like this that they paid twenty thousand dollars for

I could get aroused for 20,000 bucks too!

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 2302/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2402/11/2013

Not true, Vivan. That chick was rescued and it was delicious!

by Anonymousreply 2502/11/2013

[quote]Where was that bar be que she built?

In the den, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 2602/11/2013

Looks like Rose had the last laugh, though.

by Anonymousreply 2702/11/2013

I liked the little room next to the fireplace.

by Anonymousreply 2802/11/2013

Well every yard between here and town is half mowed.

by Anonymousreply 2902/11/2013

And i liked how they called it The Boston Post Road instead of Boston Post Road.

by Anonymousreply 3002/11/2013

And the stairs looked like they only went to one bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 3102/11/2013

Would you like to read more of this thread?

I have sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 3202/11/2013

"I'm from Jamestown!"

by Anonymousreply 3302/11/2013

Fill your blouse with a hundred eggs, we have to rehearse our tango for the Country Club show.

by Anonymousreply 3402/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3502/13/2013

Never liked the show once they moved to Connecticut, my least favorite state.

by Anonymousreply 3602/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3702/13/2013

"That will be all, Ethel Mae."

"You bet your sweet life that'll be all."

by Anonymousreply 3802/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3902/13/2013

I thought it was stupid for Fred and Ethel Mertz to leave their building in Manhattan and move to Connecticut to raise chickens.

by Anonymousreply 4002/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4102/13/2013

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? :-)

by Anonymousreply 4202/13/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 4302/13/2013

R30, most people just call it The Post Road, but any of the three are acceptable.

by Anonymousreply 4402/13/2013

R42 Check out the Minnie Driver Programme thread (towards the end)

by Anonymousreply 4502/13/2013

You think they'd never seen a blonde before

Lucy) They still haven't, if she's a blonde, I'm a red head

by Anonymousreply 4602/13/2013

"I'm not mad at you....I'm mad at the dirt....

by Anonymousreply 4703/14/2013

I'm getting sick and tired of being called a cow

by Anonymousreply 4803/14/2013

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?????

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 5003/14/2013

When did Betty Ramsey marry Freddy Fillmore?

by Anonymousreply 5103/19/2013

The kitchen in that house looked like a shed. It suck.

by Anonymousreply 5203/19/2013

She didn't. Evelyn Bigsby married the Customs officer.

by Anonymousreply 5303/19/2013
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