Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Raising Hope - on the set!



By extreme luck, good timing, and a very kind man, I was able to get on the Raising Hope set this past Halloween when they were filming the Christmas episode.   It was pretty surreal and a lot of fun to walk the sets and watch them film a few scenes.

Before I get any further, I'll post these pics first.   While we got to see the entire cast, I had the good fortune to chat with my crush Lucas Neff and the icon Cloris Leachman.



Okay...on to the sets.... the house is completely built on all sides with many removable walls.   Many of the photos are kind of dark as they were on lunch break and no flash photography was allowed!






Some of the living room....





 




The kitchen.....





The bedrooms....











The backyard and greenhouse....

















And off to Howdy's Supermarket.....






















From Howdy's looking towards the house set....


Here is the crew constructing the theatre for the episode.....








And the lawyer's office used in the episode....








Some miscellaneous behind the scenes props from various episodes.....














And as always, a visit to the house used for exterior shots.....



29 comments:

  1. thats freakin awsome... wheres the set?

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  2. Dude you HAVE to tell us more than just a couple tiny paragraphs!! I want to hear all about your visit!! I love this show!

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  3. Hey Robert so they only use that house when they want to shoot outside?

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  4. Correct, if they need the street and front yard, they go to the location, but if they just need the front porch, they can mostly do that on set.

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  5. Robert you just made me feel all warm inside!!!
    I wanted to take a road trip across the usa with my mates to see all this stuff.
    Were is the actual house located? Im in australia i would love to google street viw it.... I iagine thats the closest ill ever get :(

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  6. It is at 5511 Ethel Avenue in the Van Nuys area.

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  7. holy crap! this was my favorite house on Ethel as I walked to school everyday. love the show and now love it more. thank you for all the pictures and info!

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  8. Thank you Robert ...it was Amazing going to that house with my daughter. We love this show...
    Where is the day care?
    thanks a lot ;)

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  9. The daycare pictures can be found here: http://movielocationsandmore.blogspot.com/2012/12/raising-hope-on-set-part-2.html

    It is located at 21036 Vintage St in Chatsworth.

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  10. is anyone allowed to visit the set ? what studio is it filmed at ?

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    1. No, I had special permission. However, you can sometimes visit sets when they're on location and not being obtrusive. You can always check onlocationvacations.com to check out what's filming near you.

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  11. Hi,

    I'm from France and I'd like to visit those locations. Do you know where the howdy's market is ?
    And can I go in by myself or it's private ?

    Thank you !

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    1. Yes, you can see the exterior used for Howdy's on my second site visit blog entry:
      http://movielocationsandmore.blogspot.com/2012/12/raising-hope-on-set-part-2.html

      It is at 23400 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth.

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    2. Thank you !

      It can be a stupid question but do you know a way to meet some actors from RH in those locations ?

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    3. Very unlikely at this point as I am sure they are done shooting the final season. :(

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  12. Very cool! I live in Chatsworth and walk by the main indoor set building all the time. Saw Martha sitting outside her trailer in the pink maid outfit the other day. Now that I now what houses are used in the area, I'm gonna have to go for a walk! :D

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  13. By the way... do you know where Sabrina's house is? I am so in love with it!

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    1. Let me check on that, I swear I had it, even though I haven't visited it yet.

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  14. Extremely interesting info and pics...thanks for taking the time and effort to share! You have brightened lives.

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  15. I visited the store used for the outside of Howdy's today... so cute!

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    1. Great! I did get to Sabrina house, it is at 22210 Tiara Street in Woodland Hills. You can find pics of my visit at: http://movielocationsandmore.blogspot.com/2012/12/raising-hope-on-set-part-2.html

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  16. Is the set floorplan based on the exterior house? Is it possible to get the floorplan?

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    1. I'm not sure, but likely so. Pilot episodes are typically shot on-location and sets aren't built until it's picked up by the network. From looking at the pilot, it appears the layout is the same.

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  17. Was any of this filmed in uora

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  18. I have been looking for set photos for the mid century modern house that Sabrina inherits. I can't find much.

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  19. The Stuff Bear Museum would you happen to know the location?

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