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Connections between "Falcon Crest" and Other Productions
 
(revised 04/04/2022)
 
 
 
 
Many props from "Falcon Crest" were reused in other productions, which is a usual process in the entertainment industry because not everything is bought specifically for a production. Below are some striking examples of prop phone numbers that were prominently reused in other shows or came from other shows and were reused on "Falcon Crest".
 
For the 555 prefix of prop phone numbers in general, compare # 005 <1.05> in the Behind the Scenes section.
 
 
 
 
555-2368
(Richard Channing's New Globe office; season 7):
 
 
In # 171 <7.16>, 555-2368 can be read on Richard's New Globe telephone (compare the note and screen grab in our Behind the Scenes section). It is obviously his office phone number. The area code for San Francisco is (415).
 
555-2368 is a particularly popular phone number in the entertainment industry. The fictional "safe" phone number for TV and movie productions was provided for a number of area codes.
 
Examples of productions that included this phone number:

  • "A Patch of Blue":
    The phone number was also used in this romantic drama — theatrical release date: 12/10/1965 (USA).

  • "Mannix":
    In this crime drama series, the same number with the (311) area code was featured as Edna Reston's phone number in the episode "Deadfall — Part 1" (# 017 <1.17>; original U.S. airdate: 01/20/1968, CBS).

  • "The Rockford Files":
    The most famous version of this prop phone number might have been used in this six-season crime drama series (1974 – 80, NBC) in which this number was featured on Rockford's phone in each episode's main title — in Los Angeles with the (213) area code.

  • "Baretta":
    Another use of the phone number occurred in this crime drama TV series, which ran for four seasons (1975 – 78, ABC). It was featured as the phone number of the titular rôle, Tony Baretta, the maverick undercover New York City detective.

  • "The Bionic Woman":
    The same number with the (311) area code was featured as Jaime Sommers' phone number in this action / adventure series — as seen in the episode "Jaime's Mother" (# 08 <1.08>; original U.S. airdate: 03/24/1976, ABC).

  • "Quincy, M.E.":
    Later, the number was used in season 2 (1977) of this crime drama for the medical examiner's office with the completely fictional (311) area code. The show ran for eight seasons between 1976 and 1983 on NBC.

  • "Close Encounters of the Third Kind":
    It was also the phone number of the Guiler residence in this science-fiction thriller — theatrical release date: 11/16/1977 (USA).

  • "Kojak":
    The number was Kojak's landline in this crime drama, as visible in the episode "I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer" (# 108 <5.12>; original U.S. airdate: 12/24/1977, CBS).

  • "When a Stranger Calls":
    The phone number was also used in this mystery thriller — theatrical release date: 10/26/1979 (USA).

  • "Ordinary People":
    The Jarrett family's home could be reached under this number in this dramatic movie — theatrical release date: 09/19/1980 (USA).

  • "Hart to Hart":
    It was also Giorgio Cabri's phone number in this crime drama's episode "Vintage Harts" (# 063 <3.19>; original U.S. airdate: 03/23/1982, ABC).

  • "Knots Landing":
    It was also used as the phone number of Karen MacKenzie's home in this drama series, as visible in particular in "Silent Missions" (# 097 <5.22>; original U.S. airdate: 03/01/1984, CBS).

  • "Dynasty":
    In this drama series (AARON SPELLING's original show), the phone number was used on a public payphone used by Dex Dexter in "The Voice — Part 2" (# 080 <4.21>; original U.S. airdate: 03/21/1984, ABC).
    In "The Aftermath" (# 177 <8.03>; original U.S, airdate: 10/07/1987, ABC), it was one of the phone numbers in the Carrington Mansion with the fictional area code (311).

  • "Ghostbusters":
    The ghostbusters in this supernatural comedy — theatrical release dates: 06/07/1984 (USA) — could be reached at 555-2368.
    To promote the movie, the 555-2368 number was first activated in real life for a limited time as a toll-free (800) phone number; an announcement the two leading stars of the movie had recorded was played when connected.

  • "Hunter":
    It was also Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter's number in the original seven seasons of this crime drama, which ran between 1984 and 1991 on NBC.

  • "The Colbys":
    In this drama spin-off of the original "Dynasty", it was one of the phone numbers at The Belvedere (the Colby family's residence) in "Double Jeopardy" (# 20 <1.20>; original U.S. airdate: 04/10/1986, ABC), again with the fictional area code (311).
    It was also seen on the phone in the Colbys' pool house in the episode "Betrayals" (# 47 <2.23>; original U.S. airdate: 03/19/1987, ABC).

  • "Howard the Duck":
    The phone number was also used in this science-fiction comedy from the MARVEL universe — theatrical release date: 08/01/1986 (USA).

  • "Forever Young":
    The phone number was also used in this romantic drama for the house where the character Jill Johnson is babysitting — theatrical release date: 12/11/1992 (USA).

  • "Memento":
    Another use of this phone number occurred in this mystery thriller — theatrical release dates: 11/05/2000 (Venice Film Festival); 03/16/2001 (USA) — where it was used for a landline in a motel room.

  • AT&T:
    This phone provider used the number in a 1993 commercial.

  • "Mafia!":
    The phone number was used for a hotel room in this crime comedy — theatrical release date: 07/24/1998 (USA).

  • "Along Came Polly":
    The number was used for a real estate agency in this romantic comedy — theatrical release date: 01/12/2004 (USA).

  • Bell System:
    Commercials of this phone provider sometimes made use of the number in the (311) area code also.

 
 
555-7273
(Patrick Kelly in New York City; season 6):
 
 
In # 128 <6.01>, 555-7273 is listed in Peter Stavros' address notebook as the phone number of a certain Patrick Kelly (unseen character) at 2160 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10038 zu sehen (compare the note in our Behind the Scenes section). (212), the area code of New York, is also listed in the address notebook.
 
This fictional "safe" phone number 555-7823 was provided for a number of area codes.
 
It was used in the crime drama "Hunter" as the character Sonny Dupree's number in the episode "The Garbage Man" (# 010 <1.10>; original U.S. airdate: 01/11/1985, NBC).
 
 
 
 
555-7823
(Fred's a.k.a. "Grey Suit's" office at The Thirteen's Embarcadero office in San Francisco; season 7;
Lance Cumson's desk in the Falcon Crest Winery Building; season 8):
 
 
In # 171 <7.16>, 555-7823 is Fred's ("Grey Suit's") telephone number in his office at the The Thirteen's Embarcadero office in San Francisco (compare the note in our Behind the Scenes section). The area code for San Francisco is (415).
In # 205 <8.22>, 555-7823 is the phone number of Lance's desk in the barrel room of the Falcon Crest Winery Building (compare the note in our Behind the Scenes section). The area code for the Tuscany Valley is (707).
 
The fictional "safe" phone number 555-7823 was also provided for a number of area codes.
 
It was also used on "The Simpsons", the animated sitcom that has been running on Fox since 1989, where it was referenced as the phone number of someone listed in the Springfield phone book.
No area code was provided since it is never mentioned where exactly in the U.S. the Simpsons' hometown Springfield is located.