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# 111 <5.13> Fair Game
 
 
(revised 04/12/2021)
 
 
Opening, closing and end credits are slightly different in font shape (kind of wider) and color from the ones in the previous episodes (compare e.g. # 110). - From this year on (1986), post-production of all LORIMAR shows, especially of those particular sequences, is done on video instead of film although the episodes themselves are filmed on film reels.
 

Odd: Why is it that Lance and Melissa's wedding photo is now placed on the sideboard in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room? - It will be gone again in later scenes.

 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time as a doctor at the Queen of the Valley Hospital (as in # 064).
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Terry's fortune is $ 40 million (including her vineyards and winery) - apparently without her Tuscany Downs share for which she had to get a $ 30 million loan.
 
Deleted scene: In act 2, Emma and Dwayne are having lunch (nearly cold hamburgers) in Chase's office in the Gioberti Estate Guest House while Dwayne is sitting at Chase's desk, looking over some shipping reports. When Chase enters and Emma leaves, Dwayne tells Chase how displeased Angela is about their cooperation. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Dinner at Falcon Crest is usually served promptly at 8:30 PM.
 

Lance reads the Billbox magazine.

 
Deleted scenes: The following segments were filmed, but removed in post-production:

  • Cut from act 2 was a scene with Lance and Apollonia at the lake near the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. No details about the scene's content are available at this time though.
    The lake is portrayed by the lagoon at CBS-MTM STUDIOS, which had been built as an exterior set for the TV show "Gilligan's Island". - In 1995, the lagoon was removed from the backlot. The lagoon building (an office structure named after the lagoon) sits now where the lagoon used to be.
    It was used for a different purpose in # 089 and will be used again in # 113, 124, 131, 135, 144, 146, 152, 153, 163, 168 and 188 (see there).
    LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Exterior Sets section.
  • During Melissa and Cole's visit with Robin at the QVH (act 3), they talk about Hope being released the following day. When it is time for Hope to be nursed, Robin asks Cole and Melissa to leave to have some privacy to breast-feed her baby. When she cradles the little girl to her breast, it is a special moment between her and her child.
 
Real-life allusion: Richard mentions U.S. President HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884 - 1972).
 
A poster with the artwork "Cloud Dancer" by American artist LAMAR BRIGGS (1935 - 2015) is hanging in a QVH corridor. The poster promotes the Art Expo at the New York Coliseum in New York, which took place between March 8 and 12, 1979.
 
Producers' self-irony: Angela jokes Terry might go to Hollywood and try her luck in acting.
 
Lance's nickname for Apollonia is Apples, which does not only bear a similarity to the sound of her name, but also alludes to her overt sexuality since apples are a symbol of sexual seduction (compare the biblical fall of mankind in paradise).
 
Gioberti House exterior set - inconsistency: When Greg and Angela go down the stairs to the driveway, the replica of the driveway on the sound stage lacks to resemble the grade of the real driveway in front of the house.
 

Product placement: Maggie prepares Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) for what she expects to be a romantic evening with Chase.

 
 

 
 
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