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earnhardtfan4life

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Setting it Back Up
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:48:45 PM »
Here is a video on when they were setting the NOMB back up:

http://www.wqed.org/ondemand/onq.php?cat=25&id=599

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:57:26 PM »
I hope they'll do the same thing with the house set someday...
Wish I could have seen this one in person. Oh, well.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 07:12:35 AM »
Freeze or pause the video at 4:06 - the tree is bluntly in the wrong place.  X's tree should in front/and slightly off to the side of Corny's factory.  Not right next to it.  The tree should be the most central focal point on the set.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 07:54:24 AM »
the tree is bluntly in the wrong place.

I would assume it was set up this way to make it easier for a line of people to pass through and view the set without having to zig and zag throughout. You have to remember that this was set up as an opportunity for people to come in and see the set pieces, not to perfectly replicate what was seen on the show.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 08:35:28 PM »
Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen this.

the tree is bluntly in the wrong place.

I would assume it was set up this way to make it easier for a line of people to pass through and view the set without having to zig and zag throughout. You have to remember that this was set up as an opportunity for people to come in and see the set pieces, not to perfectly replicate what was seen on the show.

It was, here's a video I found a while back. It shows how the traffic flow went.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw4YUeLEtq0

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 08:48:16 PM »
I guess it's the perfectionist in me, but I would rather see it the way it was.  By the way, thats the wrong trolley on the track as well!  I guess Fred Rogers Center has the real trolley.  But, I'm glad they did that.  I had wondered if a museum was to built in Fred's name whether they would set up the whole set.  That would sell tickets!  That's what Fred Rogers Center should have done.  But, I don't know who actually owns the set.  Whether it's in WQED's name or what.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 09:23:37 PM »
The clock that was on display wasn't the real thing either, as it is also in the museum.

I agree, it would have been nicer to have it set up like the real thing, but would have been nearly impossible. As they would have had to rope off the tree and figure out how to do this without the possibility of anyone touching the tree. It would take too much room to have the space around it, as well as room for traffic to go around it.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 06:07:40 PM »
Speaking of the tree in the wrong place, check out where the tree is in 1101:


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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 06:29:42 PM »
And where's the pathway and grass?

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 07:31:27 PM »
King Friday's answer would be in Make Believe anything can happen.

Never know there may have been a schedule conflict and the studio was needed for something else later in the day after MRN was filmed.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 08:23:45 PM »
Thanks for pointing that out, Paul! I'd never noticed that before. This is exactly the kind of stuff that's great to add to the site!

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 07:18:42 AM »
I don't believe that the early color episodes had a pathway.  I remember noticing that from watching them as a youth. 

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 04:59:34 PM »
Speaking of the tree in the wrong place, check out where the tree is in 1101:



Was it only 1101 that had the tree in that location, or all 1970 episodes?  I honestly don't remember.  If by some chance it was only 1101, then I wonder if maybe that was shot seperately from the rest of the season.

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Re: Setting it Back Up
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 09:54:41 PM »
I hope they'll do the same thing with the house set someday...
Wish I could have seen this one in person. Oh, well.

A while back, I thought I had read about that being in the works. So far, no news, though.  :-\