NBC (ended 2009)
|The pilot was shot in Beaumont, California--the local paper wrote an article about it here: http://www.recordgazette.net/articles/2005/03/17/news/02news.prt |
Makes sense for it to take place on the West Coast since Joy was able to drive Earl to Vegas for their quickie wedding.
|I was thinking a southern state like Texas because it seems like some of the characters have slight southern accents. Anyone else notice this? I'm particularly thinking of Earl and his ex-wife Joy.|
|However, it does have to be close to Vegas so that she could get him married quickly, while still drunk. But then again, she could have kept feeding him beers from where ever they came from until they got to Vegas. That could have been days, as some alkies can attest to the fact that you can lose days while drunk, not just hours. |
But then, does it really matter where it takes place?
|And while I know you used Alkies only as an "example" of losing days, Earl is not represented as an Alkie (a drinker, yes), and most people who aren't Alkies don't run around losing days at a time -- even though it could happen.|
|I've been using the information posted here, and also using Google Earth, but with no luck in finding it... Which motel do they film at?|
Earl and his TV clan live in fictional Camden County, a place with the cachet of convenience stores, seedy motels and plenty of rough individuals. The real set offered its own inspiration; before production got up and running, Garcia says, men were sleeping in cars just 20 feet outside the writers' offices.
A nearby motel, used for exterior shots, has a rough feel, good for the kind of place maid Catalina (Nadine Velazquez) says has lost its half-star rating. “It's a functioning dirtbag hotel. It works for our universe,” Suplee says.