Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lost was at my grandparents' retirement home!

Holy crap. My grandparents just scored some MAJOR cool points with their granddaughter. Last night's episode of Lost, "316", has a scene where Jack visits his grandfather in a retirement home. That's my grandparents' retirement home!!! My grandparents were not among the extras (it appears they only wanted white people, no Asian-Americans, lest it look too much like they were shooting the scene in Honolulu), but still, I find this incredibly exciting. More exciting perhaps than the situation merits. Anyway, I tried to find some pictures to demonstrate this discovery of mine. I haven't exactly taken many pictures of the lobby of my grandparents' retirement home, but my cousin (who is currently getting her masters degree in voice) gave a concert there last summer, and I took some pictures then. Compare to the Lost screen shots...

Jack and his granddad:

My cousin (I've silhouetted her... focus on the scenery):


Jack (you can even see the piano in that corner):

My cousin's concert:


Jack's granddad at a magic show:

My grandparents and cousin (and friend) after the show:


Sweet.

> Update: Here's what my grandfather had to say when I asked him about the filming (it's impressive that my 88-year-old grandfather uses email on a regular basis, so we'll excuse the email etiquette violation of yelling in all caps):
IT IS INTERESTING THAT YOU RECOGNIZED [OUR RETIREMENT HOME] IN THE LOST TV SHOW. LAST FALL THE LOST PRODUCTION GROUP CAME TO FILM THAT EPISODE OF THAT SHOW THAT YOU SAW. SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS WERE HIRED AS EXTRAS FOR THAT SHOW. THEY WILL BE SHOWING THAT EPISODE TO US IN OUR CHAPEL NEXT WEEK

5 comments:

Sebastian said...

I stopped watching Lost, back after a long hiatus in season 2. Or it might've been early season 3. I remember some beastie in the trees eating people...

Perhaps I continue from where I left off, so that I can join you in your excited SQUEEEEEing?

Eleni said...

I don't recall any person actually getting eaten on Lost... But yeah, they had kind of lost their touch in seasons 2 and 3, but they returned with new purpose in season 4 and have been really good since then.

And SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Sebastian said...

Don't suppose I can pick up in season 4 then...?

Eleni said...

Hmm, it's notoriously tough to miss stuff in Lost and still know what's going on. There is a quick recap of seasons 1-3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIuXZ37GQIs
You kind of miss out on the coolness of the Season 3 finale, but it'll do.

daria. said...

Wow, that's pretty neat! (Saw your comment on 20-something bloggers' Lost group and had to come over to check out the pictures.) Your grandparents are almost famous!