Modern Family - Connection Lost - 2/25/2015 *spoilers*

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  1. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    I would have to look at it again, but it looked to me like one of the United Club lounges there (or inspired by it) -- both the backdrop and where Claire was sitting. In at least one of the lounges there they have a bar-style long table along one wall lined with single seats. That looked to me like where she was sitting, with her back to the main part of the lounge. The older woman next to her who slid in and out of the shot a couple of times would have been sitting next to her at the "bar".
     
  2. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    ...such as Steve Jobs's widow, who is Disney's largest shareholder. But again, this episode was not prompted by Apple. MF Steve Levitan came up with the concept on his own.
     
  3. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, just to totally nit-pick.. when Claire got up to buy the popcorn, she was gone for like 15-20 seconds tops.. no way she got in and out of a United lounge, and bought the can. That could only work if she was literally sitting next to the kiosk. :) But yeah, I know, this is a TV show. :rolleyes:

    The backdrop did look like, to me, the main concourse B or C by the girders at the ceiling level in the background. Will have to re-watch tonight.
     
  4. midas

    midas I heard that

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    OK, Garretts Popcorn is in Terminal 3, Concourse H by Gate H2.

    Now that's a nit-pick :D
     
  5. JYoung

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    Come to think of it, the episode was probably a big budget saver as well in that it was probably far cheaper to do than the average Modern Family episode.

    As you said, they didn't have to do multiple reshoots so shooting production was extremely streamlined saving three extra days in shooting.

    All scenes were shot on existing sets except for Claire at the airport which was probably achieved with a simple backdrop.

    I think that there were only two guest star speaking roles, Dylan and the lady traveler (unless I missed Adam DeVine being credited for the picture of Andy) so below average actor expense.

    The biggest non standard expense would have been for the aforementioned renderer putting everything together on the fake Macbook screen which I'm guessing comes at a cheaper rate than CGI.
    (Well, it's not like they had to process complex 3D models.)

    So this could have been a really cheap episode to do.
     
  6. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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  7. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    I was just looking at some screen grabs online, and I was too focused in my initial watching on where she might be sitting (i.e. the table). Looking at the background, it's definitely not representative of a United Club.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It probably would have saved them money, but in the interview I heard, Levitan said that the show has a policy that they pay their crew for a full shoot regardless of whether they finish early or not. So while there probably was some cost savings, the biggest expense - labor - was the same.
     
  9. GoHalos

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    Garrett's also has a store in United's Terminal 1, Concourse B. I often pick up a small bag of the "Chicago Mix" for my wife when I'm flying home. :up:
     
  10. GoHalos

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    Here's a picture of the Terminal 1 location, including the girders that Hank was referring to.

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  11. mattack

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    Do you complain every time you see a DELL or Sony monitor in a TV shot? Are they paying for promotion?

    (This reference is more joking, but IIRC, in the OJ trial, you saw the back of a DELL monitor basically constantly.)

    BTW, she minimized windows a LOT more than I suspect most people actually do. (I do it a lot, but I also have a zillion windows open right now too..)
     
  12. midas

    midas I heard that

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    That just shows how lazy I am :D

    I went to the Garretts web site because I wasn't even sure if they had stands at O'Hare. The map on the website only shows the Terminal 3 stand. I never even bothered to look further down on the page where they listed the locations.
     
  13. NJChris

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    We are talking about anal Claire. I think she would do that. :)
     
  14. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Ok, some more brands I spotted:

    Pintrest (the "porn" page)
    RalphLauren.com

    And below is a photo of the background where Clair was sitting.

    This was right after she left to get the popcorn. Which, BTW took he exactly 21 seconds. That's some fast commerce, there, Claire!

    So clearly the regular terminal area, not United Lounge. While I spent two years flying through O'Hare twice a week in the late 90's, I don't know if this is actually O'hare.

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  15. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    OK is WiFi at O'Hare free?

    Best WiFi I have ever encountered at an airport is in Chattanooga. It's free and it is blazing fast due to the city being a gigacity. I did a speed test just for fun and was getting 500 up and 500 down.
     
  16. kdelande

    kdelande TiVo-Wobble

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    Also Terminal 1, Gate 9

    ETA: Damn, I smeeked!
     
  17. milo99

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    did others catch at the beginning of the ep where we see the Haley video where she said the ate pickles and peanut butter and almost threw up from the smell of the trash?

    my wife immediately said - "is she pregnant?!" so when all the other stuff was coming up, like the book, we weren't sure if it was a ruse or not.
     
  18. robojerk

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    She used Apple Pay obviously....
    Remembered her typing in the beginning about how she lost or damaged her phone in the beginning of the episode. Cash?
     
  19. GoHalos

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    Not to mention that Garrett's normally has a line! :)
     
  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Agreed. I thought it was clever and well done, but didn't particularly enjoy the story as a whole as much as I usually enjoy the episodes.
     

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