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Lets have a nice little Northern Exposure thread (Original Post) mdmc Mar 2012 OP
I really liked that show when it aired Duer 157099 Mar 2012 #1
I love the art, and allow the artists to do their own thing mdmc Mar 2012 #3
I feel the same..especially despise Janine Turner. pink-o Mar 2012 #7
Oh my yes. yankeepants Mar 2012 #11
Ruth!! Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #2
The Dream episode! mdmc Mar 2012 #16
The Brick has an open spittoon running like a little river alongside the bar. greatauntoftriplets Mar 2012 #4
yuck! mdmc Mar 2012 #21
I've been there pokerfan Mar 2012 #5
thanks for the pic and link mdmc Mar 2012 #6
That was one of my shows! Rhiannon12866 Mar 2012 #8
hello my friend! What was your favorite episode? mdmc Mar 2012 #9
One that sticks in my mind was the one where Rhiannon12866 Mar 2012 #14
Remember when satan came to Cicily? mdmc Mar 2012 #15
An extremely well-written, well-acted, delightful & "gentle" show. I thought it left much too soon. MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #10
I passed up the opportunity to be an extra Ron Obvious Mar 2012 #12
thanks for the reply mdmc Mar 2012 #13
You did well. GoneOffShore Mar 2012 #18
Tell me something... is there really a KBHR there? nightscanner59 Sep 2014 #39
Are they all wingnuts because it was about Alaska? GoneOffShore Mar 2012 #17
I thought Turner was a republican mdmc Mar 2012 #19
They're not all wingnuts. GoCubsGo Mar 2012 #31
Brick Bar madamesilverspurs Mar 2012 #20
I loved everything about Northern Exposure JitterbugPerfume Mar 2012 #22
that was a great scene mdmc Mar 2012 #23
kick mdmc Mar 2012 #24
When Shelly got her heart broken KamaAina Mar 2012 #25
classic mdmc Mar 2012 #26
I extra'd on Northern Exposure! Ask me anything! nolabear Mar 2012 #27
Nolabear! mdmc Mar 2012 #33
Tell me something... is there really a KBHR there in the washington town it was filmed? nightscanner59 Sep 2014 #40
No, not that I know of. The window was left I think. nolabear Sep 2014 #41
I walked down 4th St. in Clarion completely nude other than cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. HopeHoops Mar 2012 #28
Chris in the Morning is a born again Christian and is shacking up with Bo Derek Bucky Mar 2012 #29
I liked Adam the chef. GoCubsGo Mar 2012 #30
Too bad Chris and Maggie are fundie neocon xians.... Taverner Mar 2012 #32
Okay, some "extra" stories: nolabear Mar 2012 #34
Thanks for the reply mdmc Mar 2012 #35
Wow. I just bought four of the seasons on DVD last month Bruce Wayne Mar 2012 #36
Thanks for the post mdmc Mar 2012 #37
kick otherone Apr 2014 #38

Duer 157099

(17,742 posts)
1. I really liked that show when it aired
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 06:34 PM
Mar 2012

but now it seems that most or many of the actors are rightwingers, and it just taints it for me now.

pink-o

(4,056 posts)
7. I feel the same..especially despise Janine Turner.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:53 PM
Mar 2012

But not as much as I hate Patricia Heaton. I really don't know if she was the weak link in such a great show as Raymond, or else I just hate her too much.

But funny, I do like Angie Harmon, and she's also a wingnut. So maybe it is just Janine and Patricia who suck at their jobs!

yankeepants

(1,979 posts)
11. Oh my yes.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:11 PM
Mar 2012

Janine Turner destroyed that show.

Such a cliche. So unbelievable. The other actors had to work so hard to make her less jaw-droppingly-shallow.

Thank jeebus that she is now gainfully employed helping gym equipment huckster Chuck Norris pedal his crap.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
2. Ruth!!
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 06:37 PM
Mar 2012

Last edited Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:32 PM - Edit history (1)

and Shelly Tambeau and Holling Vancuer and the moose and watching the bears at the dump and the flying piano and Adam and Eve and the time when the dreams got all mixed up and .....The Brick!!

greatauntoftriplets

(175,552 posts)
4. The Brick has an open spittoon running like a little river alongside the bar.
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:23 PM
Mar 2012

The food was good and their craft beer interesting. They even offered me a tasting so I could decide which one I wanted.

pokerfan

(27,677 posts)
5. I've been there
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:25 PM
Mar 2012

Inside, the Brick looks nothing like it did on the show as Roslyn was just used for exterior shots but it's kind of fun to walk around the town.



NX Tour of Roslyn: http://www.curtcass.com/roslyn/

Rhiannon12866

(200,242 posts)
8. That was one of my shows!
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:15 PM
Mar 2012

I wrote the descriptions that appeared in the newspapers for all the CBS programming. Northern Exposure was a favorite of mine, started as a summer replacement series, and I used to push for writing a "Best Bet" about it, those shows that we'd recommend and write more on. It was unique and original, something we're seeing less and less of, with all this "reality-based" programming. *sigh*

Rhiannon12866

(200,242 posts)
14. One that sticks in my mind was the one where
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:14 PM
Mar 2012

Ruth Ann and Holling learned that one of their grandfathers had eaten the other one during a long ago blizzard. My fellow network editors completely supported singling that show out that week, since it was certainly original, LOL. Got a lot of laughs and exclamations... So it got a special write up...

Good to see you, too, my friend! Love this thread! Think I probably saw every episode from the beginning...

 

mdmc

(28,872 posts)
15. Remember when satan came to Cicily?
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:17 PM
Mar 2012

As the traveling Jacuzzi salesman? Classic!

I also like Chris in the Mornings "Casey at the bat" thesis..

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
12. I passed up the opportunity to be an extra
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:12 PM
Mar 2012

Never watched the show, but it was filmed nearby here in Roslyn, WA and I remember seeing an ad in the paper recruiting extras for the show. You had to present yourself at something like 7 AM, which would have meant leaving Seattle at about 5 AM, so I said to Hell with it.

I regret it now. Maybe they could have cast me as a mad-eyed drifter or something. It would have been something I could have dined out on for decades.

nightscanner59

(802 posts)
39. Tell me something... is there really a KBHR there?
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 10:07 PM
Sep 2014

Someone told me KBHR and the announcer Chris is for real from there? Or was she pulling my leg?

JitterbugPerfume

(18,183 posts)
22. I loved everything about Northern Exposure
Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:03 PM
Mar 2012

but I especially loved Chris and his unconventional ways!

Janine Turner was my least favorite even before I knew she was a right wing nut job. Other than Chris , I think my favotites were RuthAnn and Ed. Remember the grave dancing scene?

 

KamaAina

(78,249 posts)
25. When Shelly got her heart broken
Mon Mar 5, 2012, 01:04 PM
Mar 2012

after she learned that her fellow hoser Holling had taken out American citizenship.

nolabear

(41,821 posts)
27. I extra'd on Northern Exposure! Ask me anything!
Tue Mar 6, 2012, 10:59 AM
Mar 2012

I'll check back later. Sorry so late to the thread.

nightscanner59

(802 posts)
40. Tell me something... is there really a KBHR there in the washington town it was filmed?
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 10:10 PM
Sep 2014

Someone told me KBHR is a real station there with Chris in the morning and all. Was she just pulling my leg? I thought it was all part of the act.

nolabear

(41,821 posts)
41. No, not that I know of. The window was left I think.
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 11:35 PM
Sep 2014

I haven't been to Roslyn in a long time but long after the show was gone the window that was KBHR remained unchanged. So was Fleischman's office but I think that was bought and is now something else.

This thread is from March! How'd it pop up again?

 

HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)
28. I walked down 4th St. in Clarion completely nude other than cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.
Tue Mar 6, 2012, 11:10 AM
Mar 2012

It was about 20 below and in February. Needless to say (but I'm going to anyway), I wasn't "sportin'".

Bucky

(53,512 posts)
29. Chris in the Morning is a born again Christian and is shacking up with Bo Derek
Tue Mar 6, 2012, 12:31 PM
Mar 2012

Not bad.

I was gonna say "living in sin with Bo Derek", but then I remembered they were born again Christians.

GoCubsGo

(32,030 posts)
30. I liked Adam the chef.
Tue Mar 6, 2012, 12:48 PM
Mar 2012

His wife was a bit much, but I loved his character. Adam Arkin did a great job with that one. I also liked Ed , Marily, Ruth and Chris' brother. And, I liked the shows with native themes, and the ones with Chris and his brother, whose name slips my mind.

nolabear

(41,821 posts)
34. Okay, some "extra" stories:
Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:58 PM
Mar 2012

The exteriors were filmed in Roslyn, on the way to the mountains from Seattle, but interiors were filmed in an old Adidas warehouse in Redmond, where I lived at the time. I knew one od the ADs and they were very geneorus with letting people come on the set. I hung out numerous times and now and then the handler for the extras would say "want to be in a scene?" and put a poncho or some other ugly hot thing on me. They were all in The Brick. I was sitting behind Joel and Maggie when they were playing Risk in the episode where they finally did it, and in some episode where Maggie hauled off and slugged Joel I was standing behind her at the juke box. In fact, she accidentally whacked me on the backswing in one take. She was a rather horrible person, frankly, and acted as though I was an annoyance (I was where I'd been placed). Others were just walkthroughs.

I wasn't nuts about either Rob Morrow or Janine Turner but others were nice people. Darren Burrows was affable, and one of the great shocks I had was one morning when he came in after a few days of not shaving and I realised he's blonde! The Ed hair and the blonde beard were worth a double take. John Cullum was a delight, but he couldn't quite tame his theater voice and no matter what he was saying everyone in the room heard it. John Corbett bought into a club in Seattle, the Phoenix Underground, and played there a lot. I also saw him (not during work) in some serious states of alteration.

My favorite times were hanging in the extras lounge though. Dave White (Dave the cook) was a really funny guy who played the guitar and I remember a Secret Agent Man marathon that had eveyone in hysterics. Elaine Miles didn't interact much but her mother, who played her mother, was always knitting and was very sweet.

I only went to Roslyn to watch. I enjoyed the Antique Car Club's run up to Roslyn when they did the Roslyn and Cicely episode, and the folks in town had a typical love/hate relationship with all the fuss. It's a nice little place though, and I hear that they still have Moosefests up there.

When they quit, they auctioned off all the costumes and props, and I am the proud owner of two things: the sweater that Graham Green (be still my heart!) wore as Leonard, and the Last Supper Club sign.

Bruce Wayne

(692 posts)
36. Wow. I just bought four of the seasons on DVD last month
Wed Mar 7, 2012, 08:14 PM
Mar 2012

I'll keep an eye out for you when I get to the Risk episode.

I love John Cullum in everything he does.

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