After wrapping up the final scene, Lucy and Desi are in tears, realizing that with the end of the show, their twenty-year marriage would also be ending.
In this episode, it is stated that Ethel and Fred had been married for 25 years; their marriage duration was a discrepancy throughout the Lucy series.
Ethel's piano playing abilities seemed to vary greatly throughout the entire run of the Lucy series. In the first season of I Love Lucy, Ethel plays the piano rather well in "Breaking the Lease" and in "The Ballet." In the sixth season, however, Ethel confesses that her skills as a pianist are not very good in "Ragtime Band." In this episode, she plays like an accomplished jazz musician, but it's obvious that someone else is actually playing the music.
Lucy claims that she has always wanted--but never received--genuine pearls, yet during the second season of I Love Lucy ("The Anniversary Present"), Ricky got Lucy pearls for their anniversary.
The show at the end of the episode featured alcohol consumption and kissing--very adult themes for a PTA benefit.
In the original script, there was a scene where the Ricardos and Milton are chasing down the pages from Mr. Berle's manuscript that the wind blew all over Central Park. The scene was later cut from the script because of time constraints.
Little Ricky was supposed to be at "Scouts Camp" while his parents were away.
Lucy is listening to a (fictional) radio soap opera at the beginning of the episode, Hope Springs Eternal.
The grandfather clock by the front door always seemed to have the same time throughout previous Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour episodes. If you notice, when Paul Douglas comes out to the Ricardos at 4:00 in the morning, the clock indicates the correct time.
Lucy calculates the number of meals she's prepared in the eighteen years she and Ricky have been married. In the I Love Lucy episode "Pioneer Women", Lucy figures out how many dishes she's washed in the years she's been married to Ricky. In both cases, it would seem that she hasn't taken into account the fact that sometimes the Ricardos ate out.
In this episode, Lucy says that she was born at 3:00 am and wasn't expected until 6:00 am.
In this episode, the audience learns that Little Ricky is in Cubs Scouts. It will be mentioned again in "Lucy's Summer Vacation."
The show Lucy appeared on in this episode was titled "Paul Douglas' 'Early Bird' Show."
In most of this episode, Lucille does not wear a wig, mainly because of the needs from the audition scene.
The train scenes in this episode are based on Lucille and Desi's early marriage when they had busy schedules and rarely ever got to spend time with each other except for a few moments here and there.
Flub: As the episode's introduction ends and the show starts, you can see the airplane flying in the sky is United Airlines, but when it lands in Nome, Alaska, the plane is Alaskan Airlines.
Fred said that he was going to write his congressman, but didn't know who he was. Westport, Connecticut, is in the state's fourth congressional district. At the time this episode aired, Donald J. Irwin would've been the Ricardos' and the Mertzes' congressman.
Sid Melton played the bellboy in this episode. He would later play Sophia Petrillo's late husband in "The Golden Girls" in a recurring role.
Flub: In this episode, it is evident that Lucy is having a great deal of trouble making a bed in the hammock, with covers askew, etc. Yet in the very next scene, when the camera cuts to the hammock, it is a perfectly made up bed!
Fred makes a brief comment in this episode about Hawaii eventually becoming a state. It would become one in August 1959.
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