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mr. ed’s grave

from mr. ed posted in television by tacopolis

From 1961-1966, the gelding (castrated) crossbred named Bamboo Harvester played the role of Mr. Ed on the syndicated sitcom.

Contrary to the popular "peanut butter theory", the crew used nylon wire to make Mr. Ed's mouth move. Eventually, Mr. Ed would move his lips whenever his trainer touched his hoof.

Bamboo Harvester died in 1970 and was buried without fanfare at Snodgrass Farm. He had filmed 143 episodes. Today, there is a marker there to honor "the famous Mr. Ed."

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new york city criminal court

from night court, law and order posted in television by tacopolis

This court in Manhattan handles more than 100,000 arrests a year, and averages about 70 to 90 cases during the 5 pm-1 am night shift.

Operating since 1967, the court has been an inspiration for the tv series Night Court and various scenes from Law & Order.

Interestingly, the court has become something of a bizarre tourist attraction, and was even listed in a Lonely Planet guide as a destination.

Notwithstanding recent arraignments of celebrities like rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs and French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, there is a compelling interest in the American judicial system that underpins much of the tourism. And the obvious hope to see Bull Shannon lay down the law.

Source: AP

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xavier’s x20

from no reservations, anthony bourdain, bill murray posted in television by tacopolis

Anthony Bourdain has a lovely sit-down meal with Bill Murray at Xavier's X20 on the Hudson River in the sixth season (episode #86) of No Reservations

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