History TelevisionGeography / LiveActionTV

7th May '16 9:04:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': Frequently displayed palm trees in what was supposed to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
** I think you're thinking of ''LaverneAndShirley'', which moved to California in its later seasons. And of course the iconic episode where Fonzie [[JumpTheShark did something that changed everything]]. (He did end up moving to a "singles community" in the final episode with a vaguely Polynesian theme and ''fake'' palm trees-- a sad end for what was once the coolest man in America.)

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': Frequently displayed palm trees in what was supposed to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
** I think you're thinking of ''LaverneAndShirley'', ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', which moved to California in its later seasons. And of course the iconic episode where Fonzie [[JumpTheShark did something that changed everything]]. (He did end up moving to a "singles community" in the final episode with a vaguely Polynesian theme and ''fake'' palm trees-- a sad end for what was once the coolest man in America.)
19th Mar '16 1:45:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': The guys' apartment is supposed to be in the South Lake apartments, where you can see a pristine view of the Downtown Pasadena skyline. Though the angle is correct, that view would be blocked out by much taller office buildings.

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The guys' apartment is supposed to be in the South Lake apartments, where you can see a pristine view of the Downtown Pasadena skyline. Though the angle is correct, that view would be blocked out by much taller office buildings.
19th Mar '16 9:23:55 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 3:02:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DogTheBountyHunter'': This show seems to have suffered as of late this trope. For example, during Baby Lyssa's arrest episode, it appears that Leland and Beth are going in opposite directions from where they're intending to go on the H-1 Freeway via the dialogue. And when they went to Maui to apprehend a fugitive, they seem to be on streets that are blocks away from their intended locations.

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* ''DogTheBountyHunter'': ''Series/DogTheBountyHunter'': This show seems to have suffered as of late this trope. For example, during Baby Lyssa's arrest episode, it appears that Leland and Beth are going in opposite directions from where they're intending to go on the H-1 Freeway via the dialogue. And when they went to Maui to apprehend a fugitive, they seem to be on streets that are blocks away from their intended locations.



* ''GreysAnatomy'': The hospital can't seem to decide if it's near Downtown Seattle or not. The hospital's landing pad scenes are filmed at Fisher Plaza north of downtown (named for the former owners of the Seattle ABC affiliate which have their studios there), yet in season 7 Dr. Yang asks for directions to the Space Needle (it's across the street from where you've worked for years...). Most windows in soundstage sets show urban views yet the main entrance window shows what is clearly the vast suburbia of the [[CaliforniaDoubling San Fernando Valley]]. To their credit, they seem to have made a better effort than other Seattle-based entries on this list.

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* ''GreysAnatomy'': ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': The hospital can't seem to decide if it's near Downtown Seattle or not. The hospital's landing pad scenes are filmed at Fisher Plaza north of downtown (named for the former owners of the Seattle ABC affiliate which have their studios there), yet in season 7 Dr. Yang asks for directions to the Space Needle (it's across the street from where you've worked for years...). Most windows in soundstage sets show urban views yet the main entrance window shows what is clearly the vast suburbia of the [[CaliforniaDoubling San Fernando Valley]]. To their credit, they seem to have made a better effort than other Seattle-based entries on this list.



* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'':

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* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'':



* ''LifeUnexpected'': Good news: The producers got pretty much every detail about Portland (the show's setting) correct. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/history/luxsux.html Bad news]]: That's pretty much where all the effort went.

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* ''LifeUnexpected'': ''Series/LifeUnexpected'': Good news: The producers got pretty much every detail about Portland (the show's setting) correct. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/history/luxsux.html Bad news]]: That's pretty much where all the effort went.



* ''SimonAndSimon'': Set in San Diego, but mostly filmed in Los Angeles, aside from a few inserts here and there. And they did things like taking Balboa Avenue (which does exist in S.D.) to reach Balboa Park (which also exists, but Balboa Avenue does not go to it, or past it, or anywhere near it). Oops.
* ''{{Sliders}}'': Nominally set in San Francisco, yet clearly actually filmed in Vancouver -- is notorious for this. One memorable example features the nonexistent Van Ness [[http://www.bart.gov/ "BART"]] station.

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* ''SimonAndSimon'': ''Series/SimonAndSimon'': Set in San Diego, but mostly filmed in Los Angeles, aside from a few inserts here and there. And they did things like taking Balboa Avenue (which does exist in S.D.) to reach Balboa Park (which also exists, but Balboa Avenue does not go to it, or past it, or anywhere near it). Oops.
* ''{{Sliders}}'': ''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
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Nominally set in San Francisco, yet clearly actually filmed in Vancouver -- is notorious for this. One memorable example features the nonexistent Van Ness [[http://www.bart.gov/ "BART"]] station.



* ''{{Spenser}}'': Boston-area residents were amused when car chases frequently took a corner at high speed and suddenly found themselves on a street on the other side of the city. Averted in certain episodes, when locations were correctly identified as used as most locals would. One example would be what was supposed to be a romantic picnic near an old stone grist mill while staying at a nearby hotel; the mill is in Sudbury and is attached to the Wayside Inn - a popular spot for weddings and other romantic getaways.

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* ''{{Spenser}}'': ''Series/{{Spenser}}'': Boston-area residents were amused when car chases frequently took a corner at high speed and suddenly found themselves on a street on the other side of the city. Averted in certain episodes, when locations were correctly identified as used as most locals would. One example would be what was supposed to be a romantic picnic near an old stone grist mill while staying at a nearby hotel; the mill is in Sudbury and is attached to the Wayside Inn - a popular spot for weddings and other romantic getaways.



* ''StepByStep'': The "oceanside" amusement park in the TitleSequence was actually 6 miles inland.

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* ''StepByStep'': ''Series/StepByStep'': The "oceanside" amusement park in the TitleSequence was actually 6 miles inland.



* ''ThirdWatch'': This show is an interesting case. It is set and filmed in New York, but the 55th Precinct seems to cover the whole city. (Filming took place across all 5 boroughs.)

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* ''ThirdWatch'': ''Series/ThirdWatch'': This show is an interesting case. It is set and filmed in New York, but the 55th Precinct seems to cover the whole city. (Filming took place across all 5 boroughs.)



* ''TouchedByAnAngel'': This show was based in Salt Lake City, so a '''lot''' of the "Average American Landscapes" in the show is northern Utah, which actually hosts varied geography, ranging from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats salt plains]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WasatchMountainsSaltLakeCountyWestSide.jpg snow-capped mountains with ski resorts]].

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* ''TouchedByAnAngel'': ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': This show was based in Salt Lake City, so a '''lot''' of the "Average American Landscapes" in the show is northern Utah, which actually hosts varied geography, ranging from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats salt plains]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WasatchMountainsSaltLakeCountyWestSide.jpg snow-capped mountains with ski resorts]].



* ''TheUnit'': One episode set in LondonTown has three errors - using an establishing shot of the [=MI6=] HQ and stating it is that of [=MI5=], having St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben) visible at ground level in the City of London and the wrong licence plate format for the UK.

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* ''TheUnit'': ''Series/TheUnit'': One episode set in LondonTown has three errors - using an establishing shot of the [=MI6=] HQ and stating it is that of [=MI5=], having St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben) visible at ground level in the City of London and the wrong licence plate format for the UK.



* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'': One Season 1 episode had Peter and Myke travel to Chicago to investigate a series of unusual bank robberies. One outdoor scene showed streetcar tracks and a blue streetsign for York Av., Chicago, like most US cities, abandoned streetcars many years ago, and the streetsigns there are green, not blue. The shot is a dead giveaway for Toronto, where the series [[CaliforniaDoubling is filmed]].

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': One Season 1 episode had Peter and Myke travel to Chicago to investigate a series of unusual bank robberies. One outdoor scene showed streetcar tracks and a blue streetsign for York Av., Chicago, like most US cities, abandoned streetcars many years ago, and the streetsigns there are green, not blue. The shot is a dead giveaway for Toronto, where the series [[CaliforniaDoubling is filmed]].



* ''WillAndGrace'': Set in New York, Will's policeman boyfriend Vince receives a page to participate in a "187" investigation. He is pleased to be called in to investigate a murder. But 187 is the ''California'' police code for murder.
* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': This short-lived TV show was set in UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls, New York. Every shot of the waterfall depicted in the show, and the American-side gift shop where the main character works, is from the Ontario side. Additionally, in one episode, they are shown traveling to Canada through a border crossing surrounded by land on all sides, which implies that they drove a few hundred miles northeast or southwest to avoid using any of the Buffalo-Niagara area crossings, all of which involve bridges over the Niagara River.

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* ''WillAndGrace'': ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Set in New York, Will's policeman boyfriend Vince receives a page to participate in a "187" investigation. He is pleased to be called in to investigate a murder. But 187 is the ''California'' police code for murder.
* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'': This short-lived TV show was set in UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls, New York. Every shot of the waterfall depicted in the show, and the American-side gift shop where the main character works, is from the Ontario side. Additionally, in one episode, they are shown traveling to Canada through a border crossing surrounded by land on all sides, which implies that they drove a few hundred miles northeast or southwest to avoid using any of the Buffalo-Niagara area crossings, all of which involve bridges over the Niagara River.
7th Feb '16 7:25:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': The exterior of Paddy's is often shown briefly from an angle where you can see a street sign in the background that looks just like one from Philly. Look closer. The sign says "Second." Numbered streets in Philly go "2nd," "3rd" and so on; the word is not written out. (The exterior was shot in LA).

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* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': The exterior of Paddy's is often shown briefly from an angle where you can see a street sign in the background that looks just like one from Philly. Look closer. The sign says "Second." Numbered streets in Philly go "2nd," "3rd" and so on; the word is not written out. (The exterior was shot in LA).



* ''Jusified'': Main character Raylan Givens is a US Marshal working out of Lexington, KY. However much of his time is spent investigating people in Harlan county, which he is constantly driving to and from there. In reality, it's about a three hour drive each way under the best of conditions.

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* ''Jusified'': ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Main character Raylan Givens is a US Marshal working out of Lexington, KY. However much of his time is spent investigating people in Harlan county, which he is constantly driving to and from there. In reality, it's about a three hour drive each way under the best of conditions.
6th Feb '16 10:58:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Set in Lynbrook, NY has an episode where Deborah wants to sell Girl Scout cookies in front of the busiest place in Lynbrook, a pizzeria, but is banned from doing so. However, the closest Pizzeria to Fowler Ave (which looks nothing like its TV counterpart) has a Coldstone and a movie theater within 500 feet of it, both of which are far busier than the pizzeria.

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* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Set in Lynbrook, NY has an episode where Deborah wants to sell Girl Scout cookies in front of the busiest place in Lynbrook, a pizzeria, but is banned from doing so. However, the closest Pizzeria to Fowler Ave (which looks nothing like its TV counterpart) has a Coldstone and a movie theater within 500 feet of it, both of which are far busier than the pizzeria.



* ''{{Frasier}}'': No building in Seattle has the view seen from Frasier's window. The shot was taken from the top of a cliff and was chosen so the Space Needle could be prominently seen from the window. Bizarrely, his bedroom window has an entirely different view of the Space Needle. The only filming done in Seattle was for the 100th episode special.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'': ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': No building in Seattle has the view seen from Frasier's window. The shot was taken from the top of a cliff and was chosen so the Space Needle could be prominently seen from the window. Bizarrely, his bedroom window has an entirely different view of the Space Needle. The only filming done in Seattle was for the 100th episode special.
31st Dec '15 10:33:33 PM KYCubbie
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* ''Series/{TheRealWorld'': Early in the San Francisco season, when the housemates are preparing to assemble, two of them are shown flying into Nashville to pick up Jon in Owensboro, Kentucky. The following road shot depicts a sign on Interstate 24 in Kentucky—which is nowhere near the actual route one would take from Nashville to Owensboro.

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* ''Series/{TheRealWorld'': ''Series/TheRealWorld'': Early in the San Francisco season, when the housemates are preparing to assemble, two of them are shown flying into Nashville to pick up Jon in Owensboro, Kentucky. The following road shot depicts a sign on Interstate 24 in Kentucky—which is nowhere near the actual route one would take from Nashville to Owensboro.
31st Dec '15 10:33:12 PM KYCubbie
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* ''Series/{TheRealWorld'': While the housemates are preparing to meet in San Francisco, two of them are shown flying into Nashville to pick up Jon in Owensboro, Kentucky. The following road shot depicts a sign on Interstate 24 in Kentucky—which is nowhere near the actual route one would take from Nashville to Owensboro.

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* ''Series/{TheRealWorld'': While Early in the San Francisco season, when the housemates are preparing to meet in San Francisco, assemble, two of them are shown flying into Nashville to pick up Jon in Owensboro, Kentucky. The following road shot depicts a sign on Interstate 24 in Kentucky—which is nowhere near the actual route one would take from Nashville to Owensboro.
31st Dec '15 10:32:31 PM KYCubbie
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* ''Series/{TheRealWorld'': While the housemates are preparing to meet in San Francisco, two of them are shown flying into Nashville to pick up Jon in Owensboro, Kentucky. The following road shot depicts a sign on Interstate 24 in Kentucky—which is nowhere near the actual route one would take from Nashville to Owensboro.
29th Nov '15 3:49:40 PM FF32
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* ''AngelsInAmerica'': Joe's mother is standing outside a subway entrance with a sign identifying it as the Clark Street Station. There is a Clark Street Station, and the correct lines were shown ... but the real station has no entrances on the sidewalk. More blatantly, the dialogue suggested she was somewhere other than downtown Brooklyn, where Clark Street is.

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* ''AngelsInAmerica'': ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'': Joe's mother is standing outside a subway entrance with a sign identifying it as the Clark Street Station. There is a Clark Street Station, and the correct lines were shown ... but the real station has no entrances on the sidewalk. More blatantly, the dialogue suggested she was somewhere other than downtown Brooklyn, where Clark Street is.
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