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February 12, 2007

We found Ed!!

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Late last year I saw my first commercial for a new show that from the first commercial I had been DYING to watch it. It was a new show called Living with Ed. I’ve never been a *big* fan of Ed Begley Jr. per se (obviously who the show was about for those who haven’t seen it), but since moving to SoCal I have been consumed with solar and alternative power sources. This show was all about that.

During the course of the show we learned that Ed lives in Studio City, which is really close to where I live. We found ourselves watching the episodes closely for clues to where he might live. No, we were not stalking him although someone watching us on video camera might have a different opinion on that…. We were picking out stores that he was going to and looking them up on google maps, running the shows in slow-mo trying to catch street signs, noticing aspects of his neighborhood that might stand out, etc. Today all of that research paid off – sort of…well, not really. As a “fun” family thing to do we decided to take a tour of Studio City and see if we could find Ed’s house by locating a particular nail salon that was randomly shown during one of the episodes and start our circle of searching from that point. He had walked to the store so it seemed feasable that he might live close by.

As I type this it’s starting to sound stranger and stranger – but I assure you that it’s totally innocuous and just idle curiosity…honestly.

So now I get to the part about how the research paid off, sort of but not really. We never did find the nail salon that we saw in that episode but through some random turns and because Ed has a solar array up on a pole on top of his garage we sort of some how found his house. It was purely a chance thing. On around our fifth time going around the house we saw Ed at his door letting someone in. Nickey had the window down to take a picture of the house when she saw him and proclaimed quite loudly in a high voice “There he is! There’s Ed!”. If he didn’t hear her (since she was only about 30 feet away from him) then I have no idea how. It was pretty funny.

It was a bittersweet moment because now that I had found the house I was relieved that the search was over but was dissapointed because now I didn’t have a big mystery to solve anymore. We soon started brainstorming about our next endeavour – Bill Nye lived close by, we could search for the Surreal Life house, the Apprentice houses, etc. These are things that we would never have even been remotely concerned with back in Washington but since they are much more attainable here they are soon becoming a hobby.

I’m curious why there were only four episodes of Living with Ed. It wasn’t like the show was pulled off the air, at least I don’t think so. There was a “season finale” so that would indicate that the show might come back again at some point, I think. We’ll see.

1 Comment »

  1. Well, I’m glad you found Ed, but really impressed that my grandson has his own vacuum cleaner company.



    Comment by De Loris Collier — February 17, 2007 @ 9:40 am

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