September 22nd, 2001

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mario, ashley, ashley's-friend-ryan, shane and I went to see an episode of that '70s show being filmed last night. we got to the studio around 17:00 and had the vehicle searched before we got parked. they started seating the audience around 17:30 and filming started promptly at 18:30. very smooth operation... six scenes had been pre-shot Thursday afternoon (which we saw in-sequence so they could capture the audience track) leaving ten for us to watch live. there was a comedian to distract the audience between takes, and popsicles somewhere towards the end. two hours later, it was all over. I got a script out of the deal, that looks like it was still banged out on a an old typewriter.

I want a more personal experience. not with the actors, but with the camera crew. I doubt my parents remember... but when I was little—during the "I want to be a firefighter" phase—what I wanted to be was a cameraman. I can't really explain it. I used to sit on the living room floor with a joystick from the 2600 pretending I was the one controlling the shots. so yeah, I'm still fascinated by the process that gets the action on film. I figure if I live in LA long enough, I'll get a chance to really see how things work one day.

the episode is #408, "the forgotten son". if the schedule holds, in theory it'll run on 11/7 (wed).
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here's what else we randomly got while we were here...

1540jets to brazilorange rhyming dictionary"crown of the valley"
389bisthe new transistor heroes"lie detector test"
3418the promise ringnothing feels good"pink chimneys"
2026nirvanableach"scoff"
2648sex policemedallion"spanish indians"
470blink 182enema of the state"all the small things"
2915space monkeysthe daddy of them all"march of the scarecrows"
3405the promise ring30 degrees everywhere"somebody's done for"
2791slick shoeswake up screaming"lucky"
978erniesmeson ray"bacteria"
1504jawbreaker24 hour revenge therapy"west bay invitational"
266ativingerman water"back at the lab"
2688shiftget in"in honor of myself"
3027strung outtwisted by design"just like me"
480bloodhound ganguse your fingers"kids in america" [cover]
3236the cranberriesno need to argue"twenty one"
889dj bobby b99 rips beyond"inland empire"
2781sleepytime triomemory-minus"all ease" [live]
2719silverchairfreak show"pop song for us rejects"
1400inflicted spoontheir money or your life"cages of steel"
295bad religionstranger than fiction"television"
1298helmetbetty"overrated"
1362illphonic[self-titled]"sick dog (criminal)"