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Old 04-25-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Arrow Modern Family | "Australia" | 2014-04-23

Reminded me of the Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii, only without the tiki idol



What's up with all the location shoots anyway? They were just in Vegas...
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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Reminded me of the Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii, only without the tiki idol

What's up with all the location shoots anyway? They were just in Vegas...
If I was cynical, I would say the city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.

The city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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Not as very memorable episode for me. A few chuckles, but overall, a throwaway episode.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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I enjoyed it, but it was a bit jarring that all of a sudden they were on vacation somewhere.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:04 AM   #5
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Reminded me of the Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii, only without the tiki idol
I thought exactly the same thing.
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If I was cynical, I would say the city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.

The city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.
I'd say it's more likely that the producers have figured out a way to get a vacation paid for by the show.

I wonder how they fit these into the shooting schedule. Most shows film one episode every 7-8 days and they're struggling to stay ahead of the broadcast schedule. Maybe they filmed this as the last episode of the season so people could stay in Australia for a bit after filming without interfering with shooting of the next episode.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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If I was cynical, I would say the city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.

The city/country/continent's tourism board probably gave the show a big bag of money.
At the very least, Qantas did..as noted in the credits.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:50 PM   #8
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I'd say it's more likely that the producers have figured out a way to get a vacation paid for by the show.

I wonder how they fit these into the shooting schedule. Most shows film one episode every 7-8 days and they're struggling to stay ahead of the broadcast schedule. Maybe they filmed this as the last episode of the season so people could stay in Australia for a bit after filming without interfering with shooting of the next episode.
The episode was filmed back in February. They had an incident where a deranged fan was arrested for groping Sara Hyland at a party in Syndey.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #9
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At the very least, Qantas did..as noted in the credits.
Whenever they show the plane and mention the airline you can be almost 100% positive that they got a free or heavily discounted flight to wherever they were going.


Here's an article from Australia on the promotional aspect and the Aussie reaction.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1226895045195
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:31 PM   #10
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:40 PM   #11
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:45 PM   #12
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Reminded me of the Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii, only without the tiki idol



What's up with all the location shoots anyway? They were just in Vegas...
This what I thought right away!

I was waiting for some jokes about the toilets flushing different and really wasn't impressed with the episode overall.

I wish I was part of that family or had jobs like they do - you know where you can just take off from work or school and not worry about the time.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:08 PM   #14
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What was Alex's quote in response? Something about a missed opportunity?
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #15
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At least a dingo didn't eat her baby.
When the wild dog ran off with the laptop containing the work she had been calling her baby, I was just waiting for that line....and they never used it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:38 PM   #16
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #17
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When the wild dog ran off with the laptop containing the work she had been calling her baby, I was just waiting for that line....and they never used it.
But that's what Alex's line about a missed opportunity was about.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:22 PM   #18
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #19
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But that's what Alex's line about a missed opportunity was about.
That's how I took it.
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Duh. I missed that line.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:53 PM   #21
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Had to look up the New Zealand guy after pausing the episode, since he seemed SO familiar.. It's Rhys Darby, who I remembered from the stupid (but I still watched) summer burnoff show "How to be a gentleman" a few years ago.

Then he was on a recent Adam Carolla podcast episode I happened to listen to yesterday, and has a new show on either amazon or netflix.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:02 AM   #22
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I wish I was part of that family or had jobs like they do - you know where you can just take off from work or school and not worry about the time.
Hawaii is probably jam packed with people that managed to take family vacations

Probably less than half of them actually have jobs.
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Whenever they show the plane and mention the airline you can be almost 100% positive that they got a free or heavily discounted flight to wherever they were going.


Here's an article from Australia on the promotional aspect and the Aussie reaction.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...-1226895045195
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http://www.theage.com.au/entertainme...426-37aqy.html

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The hit TV show was persuaded to come here with incentives engineered by government lobby Screen Australia and Qantas, with the airline rumoured to have spent millions in its marketing partnership with the show.

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Old 04-26-2014, 09:27 AM   #24
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Totally meh for me. It was about the same as the previous 100 sitcoms that have the characters on vacation in Hawaii, England, Paris, etc. It's cliche but with imagination it can be done much better, such as Parks and Rec when several of the characters went to England.

The only bit that I enjoyed was with Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords, a show that I really miss.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #25
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Haley should have tried out the topless beach, that would have made a super preview for the show and got it much higher ratings, what were they thinking? Then they'd show her from the back just like they did others. They could have the brothers complaining they were blinded upon seeing her, lots of comedy ideas got missed....
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. They could have the cousins complaining they were blinded upon seeing her, lots of comedy ideas got missed....
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