Where Does That Show Take Place?

TV Banter has compiled a list of the locations where various American, Canadian and British television shows are set.   The list will be continually updated and more shows will be added.

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET  (1952 - 1966)
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their two real-life sons, David and Ricky, lived in a house modelled after the Nelson's real home in Hollywood, California.


ALL IN THE FAMILY  (1971 - 1979)
Archie and Edith Bunker (Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) and their family resided at 704 Hauser Street in Queens, New York. Sally Struthers portrayed daughter Gloria and Rob Reiner played son-in-law Mike Stivic.  The Bunkers lived in a neighbourhood of Queens called Corona.  Although the Hauser Street address was fictional, the home shown in the opening sequence of All in the Family is an actual residence in the Queens neighbourhood of Glendale.  It is located on Cooper Ave. near 89th St.  Note: Only the exterior of the house was used as the Bunker's TV residence.


The Bunkers' home


THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (1960 - 1968)
Andy Taylor, played by Andy Griffith, was the sheriff of the sleepy, fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina.  Andy, a widower, lived with his son Opie (Ron Howard, then known as Ronny) and his Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) at 322 Maple, Mayberry, N.C.  There was, however, some inconsistency regarding their address.  It was also given as 14 Maple and 24 Elm.


BARETTA  (1975 - 1978)
Plain clothes police detective Anthony Vincenzo "Tony" Baretta (Robert Blake) lived with his pet cockatoo Fred in apartment 2C at the dilapidated King Edward Hotel in an unspecified eastern U.S. city, probably Newark, New Jersey.

BATMAN  (1966 - 1968)
Wealthy philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and his youthful ward, Dick Grayson (Burt Ward), live at stately Wayne Manor in Gotham City.  The household also consists of Bruce Wayne's English butler, Alfred, and Dick's Aunt Harriet.  The mansion used as the Wayne Manor facade in the series is actually located in Pasadena, California.


Wayne Manor from Batman TV series



BEING ERICA  (2009 - 2011)
In this Canadian series, time traveller Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk) worked in the book publishing industry and lived in Toronto, Ontario.  Her address was 1031 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, ON, M6G 3A7.

BEVERLY HILBILLIES  (1962 - 1971)
Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) and his hillbilly clan lived in a mansion at 518 Crestview Drive in Beverly Hills, California.


BEWITCHED  (1964 - 1972)
Bewitched was a series about a housewife named Samantha Stephens who just happened to be a witch.  Samantha’s husband, Darrin, was employed as an executive at the McMann and Tate Advertising Agency in New York City.  Samantha and Darrin resided at 1164 Morning Glory Circle, Westport, Connecticut.   During the run of the series, Sam gave birth to two children, a daughter, Tabitha and a son, Adam.

* Fans of Bewitched should check out the following website titled 1164 Morning Glory Circle.  Click below.

http://www.1164.com/


THE BOB NEWHART SHOW  (1972 - 1978)
Dr. Robert Hartley and his wife, Emily, lived in a high-rise apartment in Chicago, Illinois.  Bob was a successful psychologist and Emily was an elementary school teacher.  Bob and Emily's apartment was located in the Edgewater neighbourhood of Chicago.  Their apartment number was 523.


The Bob Newhart Show apartment building


THE BRADY BUNCH  (1969 - 1974)
Mike and Carol Brady and their blended family of three sons and three daughters lived in Southern California.  Although no city was ever specified, it was presumed from references to Los Angeles sports teams that they lived in the L.A. area or in one of its suburbs.  The address of their home in the series was given as 4222 Clinton Way (or Avenue).  Mike Brady was an architect.  For some Brady Bunch trivia, click on the link below.

http://bradybunchshrine.com/general.htm


CHEERS  (1982 - 1993)
Sam Malone, played by Ted Danson, was the bartender/owner of a Boston bar named Cheers.  The Cheers bar was based on the Bull & Finch Pub in Boston, Massachusetts.


CORONATION STREET  (1960 -
The long-running British drama Coronation Street takes place in the fictional northern English town of Weatherfield.  Weatherfield is located in Salford, Greater Manchester.


THE COSBY SHOW  (1984 - 1992)
The Cosby Show focused on the Huxtables, an affluent African-American family who lived in Brooklyn, New York.  The patriarch of the family was Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, an obstetrician, played by Bill Cosby.  Cliff's wife, Clair, portrayed by Phylicia Rashad, was an attorney.  The Huxtables lived in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights at 10 Stigwood Avenue.  The actual building used for the exterior shots of the home is located at 10 Leroy Street in Greenwich Village.  


Cosby Show - Huxtable house facade

To watch a video of a tour of the Huxtable house, click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxfN8dFmYdA


DALLAS  (1978 - 1991)
The Ewing family lived at the opulent Southfork Ranch in Braddock County, Texas.  To watch a video showing the interior and exterior of the Ewing mansion, click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB1outXPNt4   


DENNIS THE MENACE (1959 - 1963)
Based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham, this CBS series featured Jay North as the well-intentioned but disaster prone child, Dennis Mitchell.  Dennis and his parents, Henry (Herbert Anderson) and Alice (Gloria Henry), resided at 627 Elm Street.  The fictional address could have been located in Anytown, U.S.A.  The name of the town or the state was never specified.  The Mitchells' next-door-neighbour, George Wilson (Joseph Kearns) and his wife, Martha (Sylvia Field), lived at 625 Elm Street.

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW  (1961 - 1966)
Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) worked in New York City as a comedy writer for the Alan Brady Show.  He and his wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) and son Richie (Larry Matthews) lived at 148 Bonnie Meadow Road (a fictional address) in suburban New Rochelle, New York.  NOTE:  Sometimes the address was given as 448 Bonnie Meadow Road.  

DOBIE GILLIS - see - THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS

THE DONNA REED SHOW  (1958 - 1966)
Dr Alex Stone (Carl Betz) , a pediatrician, and his wife Donna (Donna Reed) lived in the small Midwestern town of Hilldale with their daughter Mary and son Jeff (Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen).  In a third season episode  entitled "The Merry Month of April," the Stones' street address is given as 243 Winnwood Drive.  In a fourth season episode, entitled "The Monster," Donna tells the police that she lives at 1427 Elmwood Drive.  During some episodes in the show's seventh and eighth seasons, the family's address is 453 Elm Street.


DYNASTY  (1981 - 1989)
Oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and his wife Crystal (Linda Evans) resided at 173 Essex Drive, Denver, Colorado.


EIGHT IS ENOUGH  (1977 - 1981)
This comedy/drama starred Dick Van Patten as Tom Bradford, the the beleagured father of eight children.  Tom worked as a newspaper columnist in Sacramento, California.  The series was based on the book Eight is Enough by Thomas Braden.  Note: The fictional address of the Bradford home on show was 1436 Oak Street, Sacramento, California.


EMPTY NEST  (1988 - 1995)
Empty Nest was a situation comedy about a widowed Miami pediatrician named Dr. Harry Weston.  Weston, played by Richard Mullian, was the father of three daughters.  Kristy McNichol portrayed the middle daughter, Barbara, who was an undercover cop.  The series came from the producers of The Golden Girls and was set in the same Miami neighbourhood.


EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND  (1996 - 2005)
Sportswriter Raymond Barone (Ray Romano) lived in Lynbrook, Long Island with his wife, Debra (Patricia Heaton), and their three children - daughter Ally and twin sons Michael and Gregory.  Ray's overbearing parents, Frank and Marie (Peter Boyle and Doris Roberts), lived across the street.  His older brother, Robert (Brad Garrett), was a police officer.  Ray and Debra's full address was 320 Fowler Avenue, Lynbrook, Long Island, New York.  Frank and Marie lived at 319 Fowler.  Although Everybody Loves Raymond was set in Lynbrook, the houses seen as belonging to Ray and his parents are actually located in the town of Merrick.


FAMILY TIES  (1982 - 1989)
Former hippies Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse Keaton (Meredith Baxter-Birney) and their children lived in suburban Columbus, Ohio during the Ronald Reagan era.  Steve was the manager of a public television station and Elyse was an architect.  Their eldest child, Alex (Michael J. Fox), was a conservative and a staunch Republican.


FATHER KNOWS BEST  (1954 - 1960)
This family sitcom featured Jim and Margaret Anderson and their three children (Betty, Bud and Kathy) who lived at 607 South Maple Street, Springfield, USA, a wholesome Midwestern
community.  Jim managed the General Insurance Company.


Father Knows Best house



THE FLINTSTONES  (1960 - 1966)
Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their next door neighbours, Barney and Betty Rubble, live in the modern stone age town of Bedrock. The Flintstones reside at 323 Cobblestone Lane, athough in the Season Two epidode, "The X-Ray Story", their address is given as 25 Stone Cave Rd.  In some episodes, their residence is also identified as 222 Rocky Way.  Fred Flintstone is a "bronto crane operator" for a quarry cave construction company.  His boss is Mr. Slate.


Fintstone house

FRASIER  (1993 - 2004)
Dr. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer, was a psychiatrist and radio talk show host in Seattle, Washington.  Frasier and his father, Martin Crane (John Mahoney), resided at Apartment 1901, Elliott Bay Towers, Seattle.


FULL HOUSE (1987 - 1995)
Full House was an ABC sitcom starring Bob Saget as widower Danny Tanner. Tanner, a television reporter, enlists the help of his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) to raise his three daughters: Donna Jo "D.J." (Candace Cameron); Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).

The Tanner family lived in San Francisco, California.  Their fictional address was 1882 Girard Street.  The real house is located at 1709 Broderick Street in San Francisco.  

On May 27, 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Pacific Heights Victorian that served as the exterior of the Tanner home was put on the market for $4.15 million (U.S.).  The Chronicle stated that the interior of the home, does not resemble the house on the TV show, which was filmed in a studio.




The Tanner home on Full House


GROWING PAINS  (1985 - 1992)
Growing Pains was an American situation comedy centring on the affluent Seaver family.  The Seavers resided at 15 Robin Hood Lane, Huntington, Long Island, New York.  Alan Thicke played a psychiatrist named Dr. Jason Seaver. who had moved his office into the family home after his spouse, Maggie, returned to work.  Joanna Kerns portrayed Maggie, a newspaper journalist who later became a TV reporter.  Their children were Mike (Kirk Cameron), Carol (Tracey Gold)  and Ben (Jeremy Miller).  A fourth child, Chrissy, was born in 1988.  From 1988 until 1990, Chrissy was played by Kristen and Kelsey Dohring.  Ashley Johnson took over the role in 1990.

FRIENDS  (1994 - 2004)
Friends was a series about the lives and loves of six young people - Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller and his sister, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe Buffay - who lived in Manhattan.  They often socialized at a coffee shop called Central Perk.

HAPPY DAYS  (1974 - 1984)
The Cunningham family lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Howard Cunningham owned a hardware store.  Their fictional address was 565 North Clinton Dr., Milwaukee, WI.  

HART TO HART (1979 - 1984)
Wealthy industrialist Jonathan Hart (Robert Wagner), a self-made millionaire, lived with his journalist wife, Jennifer (Stefanie Powers) and their chauffeur/ housekeeper Max (Lionel Stander) in a beautiful home in Bel Air, California. Their address was 3400 Willow Pond Road, Bel Air, CA.. 90042.  Jonathan was President and CEO of Hart Industries, located at 112 North La Palmas in Los Angeles.  The Harts moonlighted as amateur sleuths, always becoming involved in murder mysteries.  

Note: Below is a photo of the house that was used as the facade of the Hart home.  It once belonged to actor Dick Powell.


Hart to Hart house


HAZEL  (1961 - 1966)
The Baxter family resided at 123 Marshall Road, in an unspecified eastern city (possibly in New Jersey, as New York and Philadelphia were mentioned as nearby cities).  George Baxter, played by Don DeFore, was an attorney with the firm of Butterworth, Hatch and Noell.   He lived with his wife Dorothy (Whitney Blake), their young son Harold (Bobby Buntrock) and their maid, Hazel Burke (Shirley Booth).  The series was based on a comic strip by Ted Key.


Baxter House on Hazel


HOME IMPROVEMENT  (1991- 1999)
Home Improvement was a popular sitcom which centred on the Taylor family.  The family consisted of father Tim (Tim Allen), his wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) and their three sons: Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Mark (Taran Noah Smith).  The Taylors lived in suburban Detroit and Tim hosted a do-it-yourself type home improvement cable television show called Tool Time.


THE HONEYMOONERS  (1955-1956)
Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) and his wife Alice (Audrey Meadows) lived in an apartment at 328 Chauncey Street in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York.  Ralph was a bus driver for the Gotham Bus Company.


The interior of the dingy Kramden apartment on The Honeymooners



I LOVE LUCY  (1951 - 1957)
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) and her Cuban bandleader husband, Ricky (Desi Arnaz), lived in an apartment at the fictional address of 623 East 68th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  In 1957, the Ricardos moved to a country home in Westport, Connecticut.


THE JEFFERSONS  (1975 - 1985)
The Jeffersons was a spin off of All in the Family.  George and Louise Jefferson and their son, Lionel, were originally Archie Bunker's African-American neighbours in Queens, New York.  After George achieved financial success with a small chain of dry cleaning stores, the Jeffersons moved to a luxury high-rise apartment on Manahattan's East Side.  The address of the Jeffersons' apartment building was 185 East 85th Street, New York, New York.

To view a photo of the Jeffersons' apartment building, click on the link below.

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/ues/onlocation/

THE KING OF KENSINGTON   (1975 - 1980)
Larry King (not the talk show host) was a convenience store owner in the multicultural Kensington Market area of Toronto, Ontario.  The late Al Waxman played the role of Larry King and Fiona Reid portrayed his wife Cathy on this CBC series.


KOJAK  (1973 - 1978)
Kojak starred Telly Savalas as a bald New York City police detective named Lieutenant Theo Kojak.  Kojak was streetwise, outspoken and did not always play by the book.  He had his own unorthodox methods for solving criminal cases.  Oh yes, Kojak enjoyed lollypops and his catchphrase was "Who loves ya, baby?"  The series was set in the New York City Police Department's 13th precinct, Manhattan South Patrol Borough.  The building shown, however, was actually the 9th precinct.


LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY  (1976 - 1983) 
A Happy Days spinoff, Laverne and Shirley starred Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.  Laverne DeFazio (Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Williams) were roommates who worked in a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They eventually moved to Hollywood, California.

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER  (1957 - 1963)
Ward and June Cleaver and their sons Wally and Beaver lived in the suburban town of Mayfield.  The identity of the state was not made clear, but many consider it to be Ohio.  During the first two seasons of the show, the Cleavers lived at 485 Mapleton Drive (in some episodes it was called Maple).  They later moved to 211 Pine Street.  Ward Cleaver worked in an office with Fred Rutherford, the father of Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford.  His job was never clearly defined, but he was probably an accountant.




LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE  (2007 - 2012)
A Canadian comedy, produced by the CBC, Little Mosque on the Prairie took place in the fictional town of Mercy, Saskatchewan.  The Muslim community, rented space for their mosque in the local Anglican church.  Their, imam, Amaar Rashid, was a former lawyer from Toronto.   


MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE  (2000 - 2006)
Boy genius Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) lived with his parents, Hal (Brian Cranston) and Lois (Jane Kaczmarek), and his brothers, in the suburban community of Tri-County.  No state was specified. Their house is actually a private home located at 12334 Cantura Street in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.


Malcolm in the Middle house


THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS (1959-1963)
Teenager Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) was the son of a grocer.  He lived in Central City, USA.  Many of the show's early episodes would begin and end with Dobie sitting on a Central City park bench and posing in front of a replica of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker.


MARRIED . . . WITH CHILDREN  (1987 - 1997)
Shoe salesman Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) and his wife Peggy (Katey Sagal) lived in suburban Chicago with their two children.  Their daughter, Kelly, was played by Christina Applegate and son Bud was portrayed by David Faustino.   Their fictitious home address was 9764 Jeopardy Lane, Chicago, Illinois.


The Bundy house as seen in the series

MARY HARTMAN, MARTY HARTMAN (1976-1977)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was a soap opera satire.  It was set in the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio and chronicled the misadventures of pigtailed housewife Mary Hartman (Louise Lasser) and her family and friends.

THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW  (1970 - 1977)
Single career woman Mary Richards was the assistant producer of the local news show on television station WJM in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Her address was Apartment D, 119 North Weatherly Avenue, Minneapolis, MIN. 


MR. NOVAK  (1963 - 1965)
James Franciscus played John Novak, an idealistic young English teacher starting his career at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles.


THE MUNSTERS  (1964 - 1966)
Herman and Lily Munster and their family lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights, USA.  The location of the town was not specified in the series.
The spooky Munster house

MURDER, SHE WROTE  (1984 - 1996)
Murder, She Wrote centred on the adventures of mystery writer Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury), a widow who lived in a quaint fishing village called Cabot Cove.  The fictional Cabot Cove was located on the coast of Maine.  Jessica's address was 698 Candlewod Lane, Cabot Cove, ME.


OZZIE AND HARRIET - see - THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET


MURPHY BROWN  (1988 - 1998)
Murphy Brown, portrayed by Candice Bergin, was a star reporter for FYI, a fictional TV magazine show on CBS.  The FYI staff frequented Phil's, a bar just across the street from their studio in Washington, D.C.  Murphy, a single woman, lived in a townhouse apartment in Washington.


MY THREE SONS  (1960 - 1972)
My Three Sons was a long-running American comedy featuring Fred MacMurray as Steve Douglas, the patriarch of his family.  When the series began, widower Steve, a consulting aviation engineer, lived with his three sons, Mike, Robbie and Chip, and his father-in-law, Michael Francis "Bub" O'Casey (played by William Frawley of I Love Lucy fame).  The Douglas family resided at 837 Mill St., in a medium-sized Midwestern city called Bryant Park.  In the autumn of 1967, Steve moved his clan from the Midwest to North Hollywood, California.


My Three Sons: The Douglas home in Bryant Park


THE NANNY
Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) from Queens, New York, becomes a nanny to the three children of a wealthy Manhattan-based British theatre producer named Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaunessy). Max, a widower, and his offspring - Maggie (Nicholle Tom) , Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury) and Grace (Madeline Zima) - live in an upscale Park Avenue home.  The actual address used for the exterior shots of the Sheffield mansion is 7 East 75th Street, New York, New York 10021.  It is located near Central Park on one side and Park Avenue on the other.


Sheffield residence


ONE DAY AT A TIME  (1975 - 1984)
Anne Romano (Bonnie Franklin), a divorced advertising executive, and her two daughters, Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli), resided in an apartment in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The address of the apartment was 1344 Hartford Drive, Apt. 402, Indianapolis, IN.


THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY  (1970 - 1974)
Widow Shirley Partridge, played by Shirley Jones, and her five children made their home at 698 Sycamore Road, San Pueblo, California.  Click on the link below to view a website about The Partridge Family home.

http://cmongethappy.com/people/ranchtour1.html


THE PATTY DUKE SHOW  (1963 - 1966)
Patty Duke played the dual role of Patty and Cathy Lane, identical cousins who lived in Brooklyn Heights, New York.  Their address was 8 Remsen Drive, Brooklyn Heights.

ROOM 222  (1969 - 1974)
Room 222 was a comedy/drama set at the fictional Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles, California.  The series was partially filmed at Los Angeles High School until an earthquake damaged the school in 1971.  Subsequent scenes were filmed at Los Angeles University High School.  The show was focused on Pete Dixon's American history class and its title was derived from Dixon's home room number.  Lloyd Haynes portrayed Pete Dixon and Michael Constantine played principal Seymour Kaufman.  


ROSEANNE (1988 - 1997)
Roseanne featured the working-class Conner family, consisting of Dan Conner (John Goodman), his wife, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and their children, daughters Becky, Darlene and son D.J. (another son, Jerry Garcia Conner, was born later in the series).  The family resided at 714 Delaware Street in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, situated halfway between Rockford and Chicago.  Exterior shots of the Conner house were based on a real home located in Evansville, Indiana, near the University of Evansville.  In 2013, the Evansville home was on the market for an asking price of $129,000.

The Conner home on Roseanne


THAT GIRL (1966 - 1971)
That Girl starred Marlo Thomas as an an aspiring actress named Ann Marie.  Ann left her home in the small town of Brewster, New York to launch an acting career in the Big Apple.  The address of her Manhattan residence was 344 West 78th Street, Apartment 3-D, New York, New York.  She had a boyfriend named Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell) who was a magazine writer.


TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT  (1980 - 1986)
After The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ted Knight starred as Henry Rush, a middle-aged illustrator and cartoonist whose two daughters lived in the downstairs apartment of his San Francisco townhouse.  


WHO'S THE BOSS?  (1984 - 1992)
Wealthy advertising executive Angela Bower (Judith Light) lived in an upscale home in the quaint New England town of Fairfield, Connecticut.  Her address was 3344 Oak Hills Drive and she shared her house with her son Jonathan (Danny Pintauro) and her mother, Mona Robinson (Katherine Helmond).  Angela employed a live-in house keeper, former baseball player Tony Micelli (Tony Danza).  Tony, a widower from Brooklyn, New York, had a daughter named Samantha (Alyssa Milano).  The home shown in in the opening credits of Who's the Boss? is actually located in Rye, New York.


Who's the Boss? house



-  Compiled by Joanne Madden

7 comments:

  1. Brought back alot of memories!!!! The good old shows.

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  2. Norman Lear and company got the name "Fernwood" for the Ohio town where "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" takes place from a street behind the studio, "Someplace in Hollywood or Los Angeles."

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  3. Medical Center
    I was sorry to hear that Chad passed away! What a character! He was the last official contract player under the old MGM star system, you know!
    Most of the crew are long gone and they were unique. I loved those folks partly because they were the last of the old breed – some of whom had been there literally from the beginning of MGM. Major Roup. Johnny Truwe. Augie Spadafore. Hank Forrester who STARTED with DW Griffith!
    Regarding locations: Medical Center is not listed among your locations, probably because we NEVER went anywhere! Well, ALMOST never, at least during the two years I worked on the show at the (then) MGM studios in Culver City.
    In fact, it was considered to be a relatively low budget show because the location costs were so minimal. In spite of the opening credits, for instance, we never shot a single frame at UCLA. Never! If we ever DID show an exterior, it was either on MGM's huge Stage 27 (tallest stage at MGM and one of the tallest in the world-- I suppose it is still the same stage number now at Sony) or to Cal State Northridge of all places, I guess because it looked institutional enough to pass for a hospital. I remember once being there and trying to find a guest star- Stephanie Powers as I recall- and was concerned that she might have gotten lost on the way to location or on campus or something when suddenly she actually jumped on my back from behind! Just clowning around of course. Very odd but she WAS a lot of fun! It is the sort of thing you remember from working on these shows, not the story lines or air dates or anything like that.
    Occasionally they would let us go out for a day or so, but not often.
    I remember going to Piru once, when Lois Nettleton was on the show. And we actually went over to MGM’s old Lot 2 which was still standing the first year I was there_ though fairly well shot up by the Combat TV series.
    Mostly, tho, we just continued to grind away on stage 18 at MGM day after day.
    I could say a LOT more about the show, but since this discussion seems to be out locations, I will stop there. I will risk putting my email address here just this once if anyone has questions:
    Skip Surguine
    Retired assistant director
    ssurguine@gmail.com

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  4. Thnak you for your interesting input Skip.The latest I was over your way visiting relatives & the USA was in 1991. On my travels bumped into actor Tony Dow & his attractive wife.Spoke for about 15 minutes , nice folk.So I decided in my last week to try for photos of one of my favourite TV shows I watched keenly in the 1960's "My Three Sons".Took some exterior photos of the 1967-1972 "Douglas" house ,side angle shots too, looked over the fence to find the concrete slabbed Los Angeles river !!.However, the original "My Three Sons" house was at former RKO(then Desilu)1960-66. Did that get knocked down over the years? Anyway, the shows of the 50's60's and up to late 70's were the best.Today its all smut, vampires,supernatural crap and paranoia with mass-murderers.We AVOID the new TV shows. Yes, we were very surprised to see actor Chad Everett pass so young.He should have made more motion-pictures but I suppose the producers aren't around anymore other than the weirdo's that produce trash like "Saw" "Dexter" Repulsive trash that the promos are enough to make one heave. Sincerly,Worren Wolfe (Australia)

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  5. The 1990s saw the labor and birth associated with probably the most interesting mediums with television: the sitcom. "Situational Comedies" swept across cable connection as well as tv, making a wonderful blend of wit, crisis, as well as relationship for the whole household to visit. 1990s sitcom set in New York

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  6. Hazel's house was also Beaver's house on Leave it to Beaver

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  7. theses shows were just clean and nice to watch today's show i dont even watch ill watch metv or the other channel that shows theses shows . i so miss the old days the 70s were so cool . they went to fast but im glad we can still view the old shows and even buy them on dvd

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