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# 213 <9.08> Luck Wave
 
 
(revised 09/17/2018)
 
 
Tentative titles: The Luck Wave / Grapes of Graft.
 
DAVID SPIELBERG receives credit as Ned Vogel this episode although he does not participate. - The director's cut contained a scene with Pilar entering his office and giving him a kick in his balls for giving her sex video to Charley. The editors forgot to remove the actor's credit when the scene was removed for the final version.
This scene also included JUDY HOY as Vogel's secretary; she was removed correctly from the end credits though.
 
The country road in the Tuscany Valley (Highway 29) where Lance begins to hitchhike is actually Griffith Park Drive in Griffith Park in Greater L.A. This particular spot is west of the turnoff to Mount Hollywood Drive; this distinct double bend was already filmed from across for # 064 (Pamela chased by Spheeris and Intlekofer).
 
After the Tuscany Police Department had a new logo on their cars last season (see # 198), another logo can be seen now. This is the previous one as seen in season 6 (compare # 128). - There were maybe old patrol cars still in use, and the police did not want to change the logo for budgetary reasons.
The identification codes of the patrol cars near Lance's wrecked car are 8370 and 7394.
Lance's wrecked car is found near the bend behind stage 4 on the CBS-MTM backlot, which was also used for # 207 (see there) as well as # 073, 084, 089, 113, 121, 135, 137, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 197, 199 and 203.
 
Walker mentions the "Alice in Wonderland" fairytale by LEWIS CARROLL (1832 - 1898).
 

The gas station in Juarez / Mexico in this episode is portrayed by the warehouse on the lot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS, which already posed as a part of the Gioberti Winery (see # 144) and as Fixx Trucking (see # 176).

 
The bar in Mexico where Lance lands is the same interior set as the one used for the Falcon Crest Winery Building (compare the cave) with only minor changes, e.g. removal of the stairway and addition of different props, to reduce production costs.
 

LORENZO LAMAS' picture on his current main title card comes from a scene in this episode.

 

The car ride of Genele and Chris in her car is a cheap blue screen technique again - the very same seen as behind Angela and Frank in his jeep in # 206 (see there).

 
When Sydney opens the door of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, a huge wooden wardrobe can be seen in the foyer. - Inconsistency: This is not the same wardrobe with the mirror, which is usually placed in the foyer.
This is a different prop substituting the usual wardrobe (compare right screen grab from # 214) because this exterior set of the mansion is built on the backlot of the BURBANK STUDIOS (refer to # 209 for this exception) whereas the usual veranda / interior set (including the usual prop wardrobe) is built on sound stage 10 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.
 
Writers' nonsense: The total amount to purchase Falcon Crest is said to be only $ 14 million this episode. Giving respect to the show's history, this is just laughable (also compare # 209 for that problem).
 
Inside joke: Sharpe compares Emma's behavior to the "Twilight Zone" TV series. - "Falcon Crest" creator EARL HAMNER also wrote a few scripts for that show.
 
According to Sharpe, the St. James brothers are also known under a couple of false names, including Frasier, Jones and Terence.
 
Sharpe compares Emma with Mary Poppins, the children's book character.
 
Charley mentions Elena of Troy from ancient Greece.
 
License plate number of Genele's red Chevrolet Corvette C4 Convertible: 2IEW781.
 
The filming location for the pond where Sydney and Chris are is Heavenly Pond in Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills, CA; it was already used in # 011 (see there). The Falcon Crest driveway (compare # 207) is also located there and featured again this episode.
 
Fictional entity: Walker mentions a fast food store by the name Funky Chicken.
 
Product placement: Walker mentions MasterCard, a credit card company.
 
One of the pictures on the wall in Emma and Charley's Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion bedroom is a prop that was used in the bedroom of Maggie's Del Oro suite in the previous season. - Cutting production costs.
 
Editing mistake and interior set inconsistency: At the end of this episode, Charley opens the door to Angela's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set as it can be concluded from the hallway he is seen in. But the next frame features Charley entering his and Emma's bedroom.
As stated in # 207, Angela's and Emma's bedrooms are the same set, which is the reason for this problem. The current scene, however, is an accumulation of mistakes because Charley - as filmed inside the bedroom - comes into the room through the wrong door. For if he enters from the particular hallway seen in the preceding frame, he would have to come through the other door next to the walk-in closet. That door usually portrays the door to Emma's bathroom or, if used as Angela's bedroom, the only door to it - right from the hallway where Charley is filmed in the current episode.
 

Product placement: Charley brings a bottle of Perrier-Jouët (Fleur de Champagne) to his and Emma's bedroom.

 
 


 
 
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