The pilot episode of “I Love Lucy” was lost for decades. In the early 1980s, the Museum of Broadcasting decided to go looking for it. They were unsuccessful until, in 1989, a copy was found under the bed of the late Pepito Perez who played a clown in the pilot episode. Pepito’s widow, Joanne Perez, had read about the long-lost pilot in TV Guide, recalled that her husband had been given a copy, and checked under their bed