Yes, Dear

Season 5 Episode 9

Senior Olympics

2
Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Apr 20, 2005 on CBS

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    • When the gym set switches from fencing to Greco-Roman wrestling, the fencing scoring box is still on the back wall... as is one of the fencing vendor banners located behind Jerry Van Dyke during "some unfortunate news." During the brawl scene, one of the characters knocks over the flag stand, but in the next shot, it's standing up again. In the scene as actually choreographed and shot, the stuntman saved it from falling, stood it upright, and saluted, but that didn't make the final cut. Nor did the following part where they were throwing water bottles at each other. When Tim Conway originally fences in the short vignette sequence, only one of the moves he scores on is actually legal in fencing: the one where he's very close to his opponent, raises his weapon arm way up, and lands the point on his opponent's stomach. The move where he grabs his blade and the one where he goes under his leg are both illegal. The fencing strip wasn't even close to legal dimensions. It was 4 feet X 20 feet tops. An actual strip is approximately 6 feet X 60 feet. And the on-guard lines were too close as well -- approximately 16 feet apart. In a "dry" (non-electrically scored) competition, there would be 4 people aiding the director: 2 watching the target area of each fencer. The old fencer who originally faces Tim Conway has been fencing competitively for over 50 years, and has represented the United States at past Veteran's World Championships. If this had been a real bout, Conway would've never touched him.

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