Quotes / California Doubling

Loudspeaker: Leave the Bronx! You are ordered to leave the Bronx!
Servo: Even though this is Italy, leave the Bronx!

"Isn't it amazing how England looks in no way like southern California?"

Harry: I don't buy it. They couldn't do a TV show based around Chicago in Vancouver.
Billy: You'd be surprised.

Lothor: There's something rotten in the state of Denmark.
Kapri: Denmark? I thought they lived in California.
Lothor: It's Shakespeare! Read a book!
Power Rangers Ninja Storm (filmed in New Zealand)

"The cost-cutting moves on this show tend to be rather obvious... The show’s visit to 'Malta' was just somebody’s very nice mansion on the California coast, and when the show took us to 'Hong Kong', it was clearly just L.A.’s Chinatown, complete with storefront signs in English."

Chris: New York is being held in the grip of a “silent crime wave”...And it only occurs to me now that this movie is the reason I was literally afraid of New York City when I was a kid.
Matt: New York definitely had a different air about it in the 80s and 90s.
Chris: Yeah, but it didn’t hurt that until, like, 2010, my knowledge of the city came entirely from TMNT, Marvel Comics and Rumble in the Bronx. I guess I should probably be afraid of Vancouver.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

"I'd use the 'beachfront property in Kansas to sell you' gag if there weren't, in this show, beachfront property in Kansas."

"Blue and the doc go to Arizona and find a mystical mountain. Of course living in Arizona I can safely say we don’t have a snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro hidden away somewhere. This place must be like Brigadoon or something."
Miles Antwiler on The Sunchaser (1996)

"When Gord Sim, the Oscar winner for set decoration on Chicago, was backstage in the press room, he was asked by a Toronto friend of mine about the oddity that Chicago was filmed in Toronto. He replied somewhat evasively by praising the great crews in Toronto. I remarked that Chicago has great crews, too. Let's face it: If it cost 25 percent more to film in Toronto than Chicago, he would have been praising the Chicago crews. I have nothing against films shot in Toronto, a city I love. But if a musical named "O Canada" were currently being filmed in Chicago, how would that make you feel?"
Roger Ebert, reply to a reader from Toronto