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1996-03-24 00:00:00 - APRIL 8 Spoiler!! - (vic33@usa.pipeline.com)


There was an interview with a local guy who worked as an "extra" on the upcoming April 8th episode in the Saturday Oregonian (the Portland daily newspaper.) He talked about what it's like to be an extra on a TV show. (I knew nothing about it, so I was interested.) They started shooting at 6 am... At lunch time, which was 1 pm, they are not allowed to eat until AFTER all the real actors & "important" people eat. The extras get the leftovers and paper plates. Pay is minimum wage! They are not allowed to speak to the actors (they are told that they will never work in this town again if they do!), and they are not allowed to ask when it's time to go home. They got done around 8 pm. So here's the spoiler, if anyone is interested. This episode was filmed at Union Station (a train station), but it was made to look like a hotel. The setting is Belfast, Ireland! Bruce G. was in the scene, so apparently Tom is going to Ireland!! I wonder why. Perhaps this "extra" is just pulling our leg... we'll soon see. (Get the March 23rd Oregonian to read the whole story.) -- Vic33@usa.pipeline.com http://pwp.usa.pipeline.com/~vic33/ SUPPORT FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! WATCH UPNs "NOWHERE MAN"!! The most intelligent program on television!

1996-03-24 00:00:00 - Re: APRIL 8 Spoiler!! - (porkmatzoh@usa.pipeline.com)


On Mar 24, 1996 03:56:24 in article <APRIL 8 Spoiler!!>, 'vic33@usa.pipeline.com(vic33)' wrote: >There was an interview with a local guy who worked as an "extra" on the >upcoming April 8th episode in the Saturday Oregonian (the Portland daily >newspaper.) > >He talked about what it's like to be an extra on a TV show. (I knew nothing >about it, so I was interested.) They started shooting at 6 am... At lunch >time, which was 1 pm, they are not allowed to eat until AFTER all the real >actors & "important" people eat. The extras get the leftovers and paper >plates. Pay is minimum wage! They are not allowed to speak to the actors >(they are told that they will never work in this town again if they do!), >and they are not allowed to ask when it's time to go home. They got done >around 8 pm. ------------------------ Vic: Sounds like a day in the life of Joe Piscopo. :-) =Alan Tucker=

1996-03-24 00:00:00 - Re: APRIL 8 Spoiler!! - (larryh@interramp.com)


> The setting is Belfast, Ireland! Bruce G. was in the scene, so apparently >Tom is going to Ireland!! I wonder why. The ep is called "Through A Lens Darkly" (once upon a time "Shutterbug") and it's a truly wonderful episode. Larry