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Fri, Oct 1, 2021 4:38 PM

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#210922-160003-625000 Deletion of duplicative "Written by" AND "Written for Television by" credit on the same program.

I submitted a correction deleting duplicative writing credits for Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on this program, including a link to the actual onscreen writing credits, (all of which are actually shown in still images displayed on this episode's IMDb page!). IMDb declined the correction, saying it was somehow "unable to verify" my assertion that each of these two writers received only a single "Written by" credit on this episode, not both a "Written by" credit AND a "Written for Television by" credit. What kind of additional verification is required to get this correction made?

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4 m ago

FYI, the IMDb page in question is 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387300/reference

and my submission and IMDb's response were as follows (for one of the two writers. The submission and response for Bob Weiskopf were identical):

WRITER DELETION

Schiller, Bob (written for television by)  1,1,3
Your Comment
This correction does NOT delete Bob Schiller's writing credit on this episode. (See Schiller's unmodified writing credit, located immediately above this one.) It CORRECTS his writing credit to "Written by Bob Schiller" instead of the bizarre, duplicative "Written by Bob Schiller, Written for Television by Bob Schiller". See Schiller's actual, single on-screen credit at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAJaUOc50YU (credits begin at 0:42). See also Wikipedia entry at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I_Love_Lucy_episodes#Season_6_(1956%E2%80%9357) - scroll down to listing for "I Love Lucy Christmas Show." Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr., Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf (I Love Lucy's regular 6th season writers) wrote the wraparound segments of this 6th season clip show, while Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Davis, and Bob Carroll Jr. (I Love Lucy's writers in the earlier season from which the clips were taken) wrote the flashback segments, for which they receive a separate on-screen credit. Thus, Oppenheimer receives just ONE writing credit on this episode ("flashback segments written by"), Schiller & Weiskopf each receive just ONE writing credit on this episode ("written by" - for the wraparound segments) and Davis and Carroll each receive TWO writing credits on this episode ("written by" - for the wraparound segments, and "flashback segments written by" - for the flashback segments).
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Thanks. I'll try resubmitting. Don't actually need Imgur for this one because the episode's actual onscreen writing credits are posted on the episode's IMDb page! I'll just link to that. 

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Thanks. I used Imgur and linked to two specific still frames. 

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Thanks for sharing this with us.

 

Please post your re-submitted entry here (the 18 digit contribution ref number) and we will happily examine this update for you.

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@Rida Thank you so much, but my re-submitted entry has already been approved!