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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Columbus, Ohio. The Keaton family resided in the suburban area of Columbus Ohio.
During his high school years, over achieving son Alex P. Keaton's goal was to attend Ivy League school Princeton, but ended up in local Leland University due basically to his personal decision to rank a family crisis with his sister Mallory (Justine Bateman) over his personal educational aspirations.
Alex (Michael J. Fox) was the ultra conservative, junior Republican oldest son of Elyse and Steven Keaton (Meredith Baxter Birney and Michael Gross), who were liberal, baby boomer former hippies. Many of the episodes in this sitcom explored the differences of the 1960's liberal mindsets and the modern 1980's views. (The series was set in the 1980's, during the administration of Ronald Reagan, who along with Richard Nixon, were heroes to Alex).
The two younger children in the Keaton family were Jennifer (Tina Yothers) and Andrew (Brian Bonsall).
"Family Ties" aired foe seven seasons on the NBC Network, with 180 episodes.
Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards (1986, 1987, 1988) as "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" for his role as Alex P. Keaton.
For the real trivia buffs, the "P." in Alex P. Keaton stood for his middle name, Proctor, which was rarely heard on the series.
|"Little House On The Prairie" was the story on the Ingalls family, and their lives and experiences in the small town of Walnut Grove. In which state was the town located?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Minnesota. Like the book from which the television series was adapted, Walnut Grove, Minnesota was the setting for the story.
For the series, the Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, California (just north of Los Angeles, California was the primary location used for filming. Some footage was filmed in Sonora, a rural city in northern California, in Tuolumne County.
The family oriented episodes promoted the topics of friendships, love, and faith in mankind. Episodes of the series also touched on more serious subject matters including racial tolerance, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Michael Landon starred as family patriarch Charles Ingalls. He and his wife Caroline (Karen Grassle) were the proud and loving parents of four daughters, Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson), Laura (Mellisa Gilbert) Carrie (Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush) and Gracie (Wendi and Brenda Turnbaugh).
"Little House On The Prairie" aired 203 episodes over 9 seasons between 1974 and 1983. After the series ended, five "Little House On The Prairie" movies made for television were produced and aired.
|Mary Shannon and Marshall Mann were two Deputy United States Marshals assigned to the witness protection program on the series "In Plain Sight". In which city were their operations headquartered?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Albuquerque. Mary Shannon (Mary McCormick) and Marshall Mann (Fred Weller) are assigned to the Federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC) office in Albuquerque, New Mexico
They are charged with providing new identities and protection to people, both innocent and criminals, who have been relocated to the Albuquerque are to hide from their past.
Both U.S. Marshals excel at their on duty jobs, but away from work, Mary must also deal with her own dysfunctional family situation involving her mother and sister. Mary's own personal issues often cause havoc and additional stress in her life, but she is for the most part, as a dedicated law enforcement officer, able to effectively function on behalf of her protectees.
Mary's partner and best friend Marshall Mann, is totally focused on his job, as he is a fifth generation U.S. Marshal. Marshall, a much less dramatic person balances Mary. Marshall seems to know a little about everything and is often able to come up with trivia that both amuses and frustrates Mary.
Mary and Marshall's immediate supervisor, Stan McQueen (Paul Ben-Victor) trust and totally respects his staff.
Mary lives her mother, Jinx (Leslie Ann Warren) and sister Brandi (Nichole Hiltz) in what can be described as a sometimes strained situation.
First and foremost for Mary and Marshall is their responsibility for their job.
"In Plain Sight" debuted in June of 2008, and ran for five seasons with 61 episodes.
"In Plain Sight" was filmed on location in Albuquerque, at the Albuquerque Studio, and features the beautiful scenery in and around Albuquerque.
|The series "A Different World" was a spin-off from highly rated "The Cosby Show" (1984), and initially focused on daughter Denise Huxtable's experiences of college life at the prestigious Hillman College. Where was Hillman College located?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Virginia. Hillman College, a fictitious school, was reportedly in Virginia, midway between the metropolitan areas of Richmond and Hampton Roads. For filming purposes, two historical Black colleges (Clark Atlantic University and Spelman College) were used of exterior and campus settings. Both schools are located in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
The stories in this sitcom focused on the day to day adventures of a group of college students. In a departure from "The Cosby Show" format, some episodes of "A Different World" dealt with contemporary problems and issues of the day, including domestic violence, racism, date rape, war and peace, and workplace sexual harassment in the work place.
The series starred Lisa Bonet (Denise Huxtable), who left the series after the first season. The lead roles were assumed by students Whitney Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and Dewayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison). Rounding out the cast characters were Jaleesa Vinson Taylor (Dawnn Lewis), Winifred "Freddie" Brooks (Cree Summers), Ron Johnson, Jr. (Darryl M. Bell), and Walter Oakes (Sinbad).
144 half hour episodes were produced for the six season (1987-1993) run of the show.
|Hugh Laurie starred as Dr. Gregory House, head of a team of diagnosticians at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, in the medical drama series, "House, M.D." In which state is this fictitious medical facility located?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
New Jersey. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital is said to be in Princeton, New Jersey, near the township of Plainsboro.
The aerial shots of the hospital shown in the opening credits is actually the Princeton University's Frist Campus Center, which is not a hospital. The vast majority of filming is done at the Fox Studio lot in Century City (a section of Los Angeles) and on the campus of the University of Southern California (in Los Angeles).
Dr. Gregory House was a brilliant doctor, nationally renowned as a diagnostician, who personally challenges the mysteries of medicine. Dr. House's vices included an addiction to the pain killer Vicodin, a less than pleasant bedside manner, and a propensity for taking advantage of his friends and colleagues.
Away from the serious side of this medical drama are the lighter moments as Dr. House attempts to avoid 'clinic duty', as mandated by his boss, Dr. Cuddy.
Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital provides a free clinic for the public, and all doctors are required to devote two hours every week to clinic duty.
House would go almost to any extreme, including lying, blackmail, and bargaining with Dr. Cuddy, to avoid his clinic obligations, but was not always successful. While on clinic duty, House seems to have a knack for attracting, or being assigned patients who are trying to beat the system through untruths, hypochondriacs, and some not-so-bright people who are often unhappy with House's gruff and direct bedside manner.
"House, M.D." aired 177 episodes during its eight season run (11/16/2004-5/21/20012) on the Fox Television Network.
Also starring in the series with Hugh Laurie were Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy, Dean of medicine, Chief Hospital Administer, and sometimes love interest for House, and Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson, Head of Oncology and House's only real friend.
Member of House's diagnostic team (throughout the seasons) have included Omar Epps (Dr. Eric Foreman), Jennifer Morrison (Dr. Allison Cameron), Jesse Spencer (Dr. Robert Chase), Peter Jacobson (Dr. Chris Taub), Kal Penn (Dr. Lawrence Kutner, and Olivia Wilde as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley.
|"Have Gun-Will Travel" (1957)- During America's post Civil War era, a person with a problem and able to pay a hefty $1000.00 fee, could hire a man named Paladin, a self described 'soldier of fortune', to address and resolve their situation. In which city could Paladin be contacted?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
San Francisco. His calling (business) card gave potential clients all the information they need. The cards, which carried the image of a chess piece (a knight) simply read: "Have Gun-Will Travel" The next lines on the card instructed "Wire Paladin - San Francisco".
Richard Boone starred in the western series "Have Gun-Will Travel", as Paladin, a 'champion for hire'. The series theme song,
Paladin resided in the fashionable Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. Paladin, a former West Point graduated who served as an army officer during the war, was a cultures, always impeccably dressed gentleman who enjoyed the finest thing in San Francisco, including gourmet foods, fine wines, the opera, and being in the company of the most distinguished ladies of San Francisco. Paladin was a man of class.
When called to work, Paladin, always attired in a black outfit, complete with a black hat and his signature gun belt and holster.
Paladin preference was always to resolve issues with the use of violence, but if the situation required, he was an efficient gentleman gunslinger.
Paladin's weapon of choice was his custom made .45 caliber Colt single action army revolver with an extended barrel. The weapon was perfectly balanced and required only an ounce of pressure to fire.
Paladin also carried a two barrel Remington derringer, which he kept concealed under his belt buckle.
"Have Gun-Will Travel" aired for six seasons between 1957 and 1963, with 255 half hour episodes filmed in black and white. The popular series rated either number three or number four in the Nielsen Television Rating during the first four seasons of its broadcast history. During the second season (1958), "Have Gun-Will Travel" also became a radio program (with a different cast) becoming one of the very few TV series to later become a radio program.
The first verse of the series theme song, "The Ballad of Paladin" best described the character.
"Have gun-will travel reads the card of a man.
A knight without armor in a savage land.
His fast gun for hire heeds the calling wind.
A soldier of fortune is a man called, Paladin.
Paladin, Paladin, where will you roam.
Paladin, Paladin, far, far from home".
"The Ballad of Paladin", written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe. Sung on the series by Johnny Western.
|In two runs of the series "Dragnet" (1952 & 1967), each episode started with Jack Webb, in the character of Sergeant Joe Friday, identifying the city in which the story took place. What city was the backdrop for the series?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Los Angeles. "Dragnet" episodes always started with the narration, "This is the city, Los Angeles, California", During the next 30 seconds of the narration, Webb would speak on some historical or cultural event about the city. He would state that in most cases, the citizens were all law abiding, but would state that some took advantage and broke the law. The narration would end with, "and when the do break the law, that's when I go to work. I'm a cop" During the second run of the series, the "I'm a cop" line was replaced with, "I carry a badge". The statement was immediately followed by the trademark, four note introduction to the series theme song "Danger Ahead".
"Dragnet" aired 276 episodes during its 1952-1959 run and 98 episodes during the 1967-1970 second run of the series.
Jack Webb who created, produced, and directed many episodes of the series, and received the full approval and support of the Los Angeles Chief of Police, William H. Parker in the production of the series. Cases for the series came from the actual police department files. Jack Webb's insistence that every aspect of the series by completely authentic and accurate resulted in off duty LAPD officers serving as technical advisers and the use of actual LAPD badges for the actors to use during filming. "Dragnet" was then, and still is the only television show to be allowed the use of actual police badges. The badges, which remained in the custody of the Chief of Police, were delivered each day to the shooting location by a LAPD supervisor, who remained present for the duration of the days filming, collected the badges at days end and returned them to the Chief's office.
One often forgotten piece of trivia was that in the final season of the original run or the series (1958-1959), Joe Friday was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. When the series returned for the 1967 run, Friday was once again a sergeant, with no explanation given for the change in rank.
The actual reason as Webb later explained in an interview was that the change in rank would also change the dynamics of the series. A police detective sergeant would actively investigate crime and pursue criminals. A police detective lieutenant would function more in a supervisory capacity, directing others as to how they should proceed in handling a case.
North Carolina. Mayberry was located in the state of North Carolina. The idea and concept for the small and peaceful community is said to have come from the series star, Andy Griffith, who fashioned Mayberry after his hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, where he was born.
Mayberry was such a peaceful place that Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) usually carried out his duties with carrying a gun. The town's deputy sheriff, Barney Fife (Don Knotts) carried a sidearm, but was required by Andy not to have live ammunition in it. Barney carried his one bullet in the shirt pocket of his uniform.
In addition to Andy's son Opie (Ron Howard) and his Aunt Bea (Francis Bavier),
-other fine citizens of Mayberry included town barber, Floyd Lawson (Howard McNear), Helen Crump (Anita Corsaut) Opie's school teacher and future Mrs. Andy Taylor, Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors), the friendly but not too bright mechanic at Wally's Filling Station, Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson) the town clerk, and Otis Campbell (Hal Smith) the town drunk who had keys and would let himself into the jail to sleep off his drunken stupor.
"The Andy Griffith Show" ran for eight seasons with 249 episodes. The series remained in the top ten television ratings for all eight of its seasons, winning the number one position in the ratings during the 1967-1968 season.
Series co-star Don Knotts won the Emmy Award for "Best Male Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" on five occasions (1967, 1962, 1963,1966, and 1967) for his portrayal as Deputy Barney Fife.
In 1967, Francis Bavier won the Emmy for "Best Female Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for her role as Andy's Aunt Bea.
|"Robin's Nest" was the sprawling Hawaiian estate of famed author Robin Masters on the series, "Magnum, P.I.". Thomas Magnum worked both as a private investigator and as the live-in security specialist for the estate. On which of the Hawaiian Islands was the estate located?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Oahu. The luxurious beachfront compound and estate known as the "Robin's Nest" was situated on 200 acres on the North shore of Oahu, on Kalakaua Road. During the run of the series, the address on Kalakaua Road was given as both 1429 and 1541.
Tom Selleck starred in the role of Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV, who at the invitation of Robin Masters, resided in the guest house of the estate. Magnum was allowed to use of the estates resources under the watchful eye of the estate's majordomo, Jonathan Quayle Higgins, III (John Hillerman), a former Sergeant major in the British Army, who managed the estates. Higgins, who was a proper English gentleman with little or no sense of humor, frequently patrolled the grounds of the estate along with his two "lads", Zeus and Apollo, two highly trained Doberman Pinschers, who like Higgins, didn't always appear to have a strong affinity for Magnum.
Magnum was often assisted in handling his cases by his two long time friends, who served with him during the Vietnam War, Theodore Calvin (Roger E. Mosley) a former combat helicopter pilot who was referred to as TC, and Orville Wilbur Richard "Rick" Wright (Larry Manetti) who managed a resort club on the island.
"Magnum, P.I." ran for eight seasons (1980-1988) with 162 episodes.
|For 14 seasons (1959-1973) the series "Bonanza" chronicled the daily activities and adventures of the Cartwright family. They worked and lived on an expansive 600,000 acre ranch known as the Ponderosa. In which state was their ranch located?||Location, Location, Locations of TV Series
Nevada. The rich and beautiful land that made up the Cartwright's prize Ponderosa ranch was located on the Eastern border of Lake Tahoe, in the state of Nevada.
The nearest town to the Ponderosa was Virginia City, where the Cartwrights often purchased their supplies, provisions, enjoyed a drink or hand of poker at the local saloon, and partook in social town activities.
During their 14 season run, "Bonanza" air 430 episodes. "Bonanza" was one of the very few series in television history to end their season as the number one rated television programs for three consecutive seasons (1964, 1965, and 1966).
Lorne Greene starred as the family head, Ben Cartwright. Ben ran his ranch with the help of his three adult sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts) the oldest and most responsible one, Eric (Dan Blocker) a lovable big man who was known as Hoss, with the gentle touch and youngest son Joseph (Michael Landon), who was known to everyone as "Little Joe", the family prankster, head strong, and sometimes hotheaded.