Monday, January 3, 2011
As seen on TV.
"Seinfeld" lent iconic status to the neighborhood diner where Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer hung out seemingly all the time. Called Monk's Café in the show, the real-life eatery is actually Tom's Restaurant, and it's located in Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood at 112th and Broadway. (Music fans may be interested to know it was also the setting for the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner.") The interior is different from that in the show, but the exterior still sports the diner's famous neon marquee."-Amy Swanson
"That brick tower seen in the opening credits of "The Office" isn’t really the headquarters of the Dunder Mifflin paper company, but an actual paper company — Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Co. — does in fact call the building home. Head to downtown Scranton (near a real Mifflin Avenue) to see the tower, along with the opening sequence’s “Scranton Welcomes You” sign, which has been moved from its original location to the food court at Scranton’s Mall at Steamtown."-Swanson
"The Andy Griffith Show" wasn’t filmed in this small North Carolina town, but the classic series’ connection to Mount Airy runs deep. The show’s fictional town of Mayberry was based on Mount Airy, which was the hometown of Griffith himself. Even today, Mount Airy’s Main Street is reminiscent of Mayberry’s, and modern residents play up the Mayberry connection through “Griffith”-themed tourist activities (including town tours via squad car) and the annual Mayberry Days festival, which runs this year from Sept. 23-26."-Swanson