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It’s Huell Howser!

Last week, I had lunch with my co-workers at The Apple Pan, a local burger/diner place that’s been here in West Los Angeles since 1947. While we were busy eating burgers and fries, we saw someone with a camera filming the place. I thought, oh, maybe a local show is doing a segment or maybe someone’s making a documentary. Everybody seemed to be focused on eating too, and nobody really paid attention to them.

That’s when one of my co-worker pointed out to us, “Hey, it’s Huell Howser!”

Huell Howser is the host of California’s Gold, a program that shows regularly on several PBS stations in California. In the show, he takes the audience everywhere in California visiting interesting places, cultural events, old markets and diners, etc. I have seen the show before but didn’t watch it enough to recognize the guy, but my co-worker apparently knew a lot more than I did. So I guess they were doing a segment on The Apple Pan. That’s pretty cool.

When we left, Huell was in front of the door interviewing some customers. I think if we had stayed longer, we would probably have seen him in there sitting at the counter, talking to other customers, eating and commenting on how amazing the food is, cuz apparently that’s what he does. Don’t know when the episode is going to show, but we shall check the schedule again in June. Who knows, maybe we’ll spot ourselves way back in the background for a fraction of a second. (Or maybe that’s just going to be on the cutting room floor.) It would be interesting to watch the episode nevertheless.

Speaking of being on TV, a friend of mine, Jessika Van, was on last night’s Without A Trace. Too bad I don’t get CBS here with my lousy antenna. Got to track down that episode somehow.


  1. May 6th, 2009 | 12:31 pm

    You should have tried to score an interview and then you could have plugged your blog or your puppets 😉 Hehehe.

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  2. May 6th, 2009 | 6:52 pm

    Antenna? They still allow that in LA? Here in NorCal TV stations are moving to cable only.

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  3. May 7th, 2009 | 12:09 am

    @Melissa: Haha, no, actually I should’ve brought a puppet and then had him do the interview. 😉

    @Vered: Actually, there are still quite a few channels broadcasting in analog. Many antennas can pick up both analog (the old system) and digital (the new system we are moving on to). The antenna will still work as long as you have a digital TV, or an old analog TV connected to an analog-to-digital converter box (sold seperately). Since I purchased a box, I could continue watching the new digital channels on my old analog TV. If you have cable, you won’t have to worry about it, because the cable company will worry about the analog/digital thing on their side. They’ll make sure you can watch it no matter what.

  4. May 7th, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    Kelvin, that would have been even better!

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  5. May 7th, 2009 | 3:17 pm

    And also totally not going to happen, haha.

  6. May 29th, 2009 | 1:38 am

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