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Archive for March 2014




The Mystery of the “Melissa & Joey” House

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

In February, I received a challenge from a fellow stalker named Jill who wanted to know about the home belonging to Melissa Burke (Melissa Joan Hart) on the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey.  The residence looked familiar to her and she was fairly certain that it had been used previously in another series.  She was not alone in that belief.  One quick Google search of “Melissa & Joey house, same as” led me to several message boards in which commenters queried about where they […]



The Donna Martin Graduates Protest Site

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

As big of a Beverly Hills, 90210 fan as I am, it will probably come as a shock to learn that up until recently I had yet to stalk the spot where one of the show’s most iconic moments was filmed – Burbank City Hall, aka the Donna Martin Graduates protest site from the Season 3 episode titled “Something in the Air.”  So, since I was in the area recently stalking The Wonder Years houses (you can read those posts here and here), I decided […]



Michael’s House from “The Wonder Years”

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

UPDATE – The Wonder Years is coming to DVD for the first time ever in October!  The 26-disc boxed set includes all six seasons of the show, plus a cast reunion segment, over 15 hours of bonus footage, a collectible metal locker, two production booklets packed with behind-the-scenes information, a replica yearbook, and Wonder Years magnets.  Sets can be pre-ordered here.

Fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, recently challenged me to find the old Victorian that Karen Arnold (Olivia d’Abo) and her boyfriend, […]



The Fake Fendi Apartment Building from “Sex and the City”

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

My favorite moment from the two Sex and the City episodes that took place in Los Angeles (Season 3’s “Escape from New York” and “Sex and Another City”) was when Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) attempted to buy fake designer purses at a seedy apartment building somewhere in the Valley.  I, of course, was pretty intent on tracking down said apartment building and while I spent quite a bit of time trying to do so a few years back, I […]



A Visit with My BFF

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

My best friend, Robin, who lives in Switzerland, just arrived in California for a surprise, last-minute visit.  I am so BEYOND excited, you don’t even understand!  I will be taking the next two weeks off to spend time with him, but will be back on Monday, March 24th with a new post.  In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Scene It Before, my weekly L.A. magazine column, here.



The “L!fe Happens” House

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While getting my hair blown out at the Pasadena Blo-Out Lounge (one of my very favorite places) a couple of weeks ago, I caught a portion of the 2011 romantic comedy L!fe Happens, which I had never previously heard of.  Thanks to its obvious L.A. locales, the flick piqued my interest.  A rom-com filmed in Los Angeles that I didn’t know about?  How is that possible?  I quickly amended the situation by forcing the Grim Cheaper to watch it on Netflix a few nights later.  […]



New Schedule

Mar 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I have been burning the candle at both ends lately and am finding that between taking care of my dad (which is a full-time job in and of itself), keeping up with my blog and writing for Los Angeles magazine, that there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  So I will be taking Thursdays “off” from now on – well, sort of.  My Scene It Before column for L.A. magazine runs each Thursday, so I’ll be writing that in […]



Fatso’s Drive-In from “The Wonder Years”

Mar 5th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

UPDATE – The Wonder Years is coming to DVD for the first time ever in October!  The 26-disc boxed set includes all six seasons of the show, plus a cast reunion segment, over 15 hours of bonus footage, a collectible metal locker, two production booklets packed with behind-the-scenes information, a replica yearbook, and Wonder Years magnets.  Sets can be pre-ordered here.

My favorite episode of The Wonder Years is Season 5’s “Frank and Denise.”  I absolutely love everything about it – the characters of Frank ‘The Stank’ […]



Lorenzo Lamas’ House from “Sex and the City”

Mar 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

This past weekend was hands down the best. Oscar. weekend. ever.  I ended up stalking only one event (the torrential rain kept me indoors the rest of the time), but while there I got to meet one of my top-five celebrity crushes, Mr. Joshua Jackson from Dawson’s Creek.   Like I said, best. Oscar. weekend. ever.

I also met Alex Newell from Glee . . .

and The O.C.’s Peter Gallagher (who happened to be playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Palm Springs).

I also got to do […]