Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It was rather quiet at first, only about 10 people, by the end of the day there were about 150 people around. The gang arrived around 1:30 and were going to be doing a shot that involved their Range Rover going around the block, but the camera truck that was pulling them overheated and was leaking anti-freeze (not good). So the production was halted for about 30 minutes and they decided to just drive the car with the camera attached to it. Mad props to Glenn Howerton for driving with that on the car and acting at the same time! Also on set today was Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis playing the role of Smitty.
The first episode they filmed was actually Episode 9 of Season 6 called 'The Gang Gets a New Member' The episode basically involves the gang getting a new member by the name of Smitty. The gang go to Smitty's house and his mom answers the door. In the past they insulted him and try to make amends, but his mom says Smitty died. All of a sudden Smitty appears and jumps down a flight of stairs and says surpise!!. They all decide to go out to get some lunch. Mac, Dennis, Frank, and Smitty all go out to eat at Maggianos all dressed up and try to officially make Smitty a member of their gang by presenting him with a sterling silver clover ring. The other three guys have them as well and when they put their fists together it makes a four leaf clover. Smitty joins and Dennis orders food for everyone, but no one like what he orders so they all order fries instead of salad with prawns and Frank orders scramble eggs in a soup bowl. The guys have all these ceremonies for Smitty and are later the four are driving around in the car. Smitty somehow insults the gang and they try to push him out of the car and he reluctently gets out by himself and gives his friendship ring to Mac...Frank then yells 'Tell people we pushed you' as they peel out leaving Smitty behind. And there you have it episode 9.
Episode 9 filming
The gang also filmed episode 3 called 'White Trash' The episode is about a massive heat wave and the gang decide to open up a fire hydrant and dance around in the gushing water. And they did, and it was awesome!
Episode 3 Filming
The cast was really friendly during the shoot, signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone. They came over to talk to fans throughout the day which was cool. At one point Devito was behind a fence and I said to him "don't you feel like you are in a zoo" he replied "no the zoo is on your side" and I replied "you sure about that there is a sign over there that says dont feed the actors" he laughed and when I asked how the limencello business was going he said it was great but he keeps drinking all of the product. While filming episode 3....Glenn Howerton took a picture of me and my friend...cool!
I also want to give a big shoutout to Doc's Union Pub on 2nd street, great food and great drinks...I hung out there while waiting for the filming to start, great people in there!
Also check out http://paddyspub.blogs.fxnetworks.com/ for updates on the show and filming (I think I am gonna be on it, I made friends with the videographer!)
Thanks for tuning in! Tomorrow is the grand opening of Mac's Tavern!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Anyway from the tweets and phone calls that I received today I was able to find out that the filming took place at Harrah's casino in Chester for the beginning portion of the day. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard made cameos during the filming at the casino as well. In a picture sent from Danny Devito's twitter ( @danny_devito), it seems that the two Phillies were involved in a scene that had to do with a Community Event for animals, and yes, that is Devito's TF (Troll Foot as he says).
Danny Devito was also spotted this afternoon around 15th and Sansom
According to Michael Klein's blog, the Insider. On Tuesday, the cast will take to the town with various filming locations in the city. So far it is believed that the whole cast will be working at Maggiano's Little Italy at 12th and Filbert Streets with the Reading Terminal Market in the background. There are also two locations in South Philly both of them near Moyamensing and Mifflin Streets.
On Wednesday, the entire cast will walk the red carpet as Rob McElhenney and co-star wife Kaitlin Olson will be celebrating the 'Grand Opening' of Mac's Tavern located at 226 Market Street in Old City. Sadly this is an invitation only event, and no I am not invited, booo!!
So tomorrow I will be doing my best to find the set and report everything I can. If you happen to see them PLEASE let me know via twitter so I can be on the set and let you all know what is happening. You can find me at www.twitter.com/phillyfilmgurl
Alright thats all for now!! Have a good night all!!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
So I got to the convention today around 12:30ish, a bit later today. I was dressed as Sookie Stackhouse today from True Blood since today is the season premiere (YES!!) The first picture is courtesy of http://www.mylatestdistraction.com/
I also had one childhood dream come true because I yelled PORKCHOPS AND APPLESAUCE! at Christopher Knight aka Peter Brady just as he was leaving...he turned around and smiled, I think it was more of a death stare....just kidding....sadly I did not get this on tape, but trust me I did it! Speaking of Peter Brady, I mentioned on Twitter earlier that I think I can see the future! When I was about 15 or something I had a dream I saved Peter Brady with a Delorean...probably because I was watching Brady Bunch and then Back to the Future before bed two nights in a row. Anyway, both Peter Brady and a Delorean were at the show! How freaky is that??? Probably not that much since my precognition took almost 10 years to come true, but still WEIRD!!!
I also managed to squeeze in two interviews today. One of them was with Paris Themmen aka Mike TeeVee from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which went fairly well. I am not an experienced interviewer, so I manage alright. The other interview I did was with Gervase Peterson from Survivor, that interview was not so well because I actually screwed up his name! Sorry Gervase! He was still cool about it :)
By the end of the day...the place was really clearing out and I was able to take some interesting pictures including Jonny Fairplay and the Soup Nazi (Fairplay bought an autographed soup laddle for his grandmother I think, yea, the one that is 'dead'). I also got a shot of Paris Themmen and Gervase Peterson...so random! and of course just some all around fun pictures.
Wizard World 2010 was a blast and I am anxiously awaiting the fun next year!!!
AND OF COURSE THE FULL WIZARD WORLD EXPERIENCE VIDEO!!