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# 023 <2.05> The Exposé
(revised 01/10/2022)

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There is apparently one of several sheriff's offices, including a cell for temporary detention, at the Tuscany County Building.
The filming location for the scene with Emma in the phone booth in Phoenix, AZ is actually from Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Back then, the phone booth was located quite near the corner of 10th Street / Wilshire Boulevard where the restaurant was located that portrayed Luccio's (see # 021). The camera in the phone scene is facing in northwestern direction.
The Demery Vineyards are portrayed by a small vineyard in Oakville, CA named Oakville Cross Wines.

Post-production: CBS was so conservative that Vickie's close-up of her jogging scene was shortened and enlarged in the editing process in order not to show her nipples. The TV network's executives did not like her nipples showing through her sweaty clothes. Compare the unedited version (right picture).

The small Tuscany River Bridge is actually the former Napa River Bridge on Oakville Cross Road in Oakville, CA. The historic bridge from 1922 collapsed in an earthquake on May 21, 2015 and was replaced with a new — different looking — bridge in 2016.
The little French restaurant on a hill overlooking the valley, where Richard and Julia have lunch, is located in Rutherford, CA and is called Auberge du Soleil in real life. Even the sign with the real name can be seen on the show.
Cutting costs: DAVID SELBY, as Richard, wears the exact same dark gray pin-stripe suit that he wore as Michael Tyrone / Edwards in # 22 of "Flamingo Road" (1981-82 season; screen capture 1).
In that LORIMAR series, YON DeLINDEN also served as the men's costume supervisor, and PAUL DAFELMAIR as the set costumer for men.
It becomes obvious in this episode that the interior set of Lance and Melissa's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same as the set of the guest bedroom (compare # 001), of Angela's (featured in # 002 — where screen grab 1 comes from — and # 005), of Julia's (# 002 and 005) and of Lance's (# 008 and 014) bedrooms in season 1. The only difference is that the window is now in the corner where the fireplace used to be in season 1. The nursery is also the same interior set, more extensively revamped though (compare # 021 and 028) — an easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like various bedrooms. The window corner, however, does not fit into the real floor plan of Villa Miravalle.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Interior Sets section.
For the use of this interior set on "Flamingo Road", see the Beyond the Show section.
The establishing shot of the Tuscany County Building, a clip that is used for the first time in this episode, features three noticeable cars:
To the very left of the frame is the black / beige Buick LeSabre, which has been known since # 013 (see there). On the other side of the entrance, the light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout, which has been known since # 001 (see there), is parked. While the clip continues, the beige / browne Ford Mustang II Coupé known from # 023 drives by.
Some of these vehicles will reappear later in this episode (see below).
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in front of the Tuscany County Building.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
Fictional entity: The land with the cottages where the Hispanic workers live in the Tuscany Valley is owned by a conglomerate called National Unified Properties.

The establishing shot of the Golden Gate Bridge with the panorama of San Francisco in the background is stock footage from a film library. It is filmed from Conzelman Road (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) towards southeast.

Series time frame: Lori was in the orient for five months. More time, however, must have gone by between # 011 (when Lori was seen last time) and the current episode (compare the time frame analysis in # 019). Lori was probably someplace else after her stay in the orient or did not contact Lance immediately after she came back.
The last name of Lance's girlfriend, Lori, who was called Chapman in season 1 (# 011), is now Stevens. This comes from the fact that this episode's writer researched an early version of the script of # 011 (compare there) instead of the revised final.
Lori is now played by MAGGIE COOPER; the character was originally portrayed by CINDY MORGAN in # 011. The reason for the recast was simply nepotism: At that time, MAGGIE COOPER was the wife of MERV ADELSON's (one of LORIMAR's founding partners) son GARY ADELSON and demanded she be given a job in the series.
MAGGIE COOPER, by the way, will rejoin the cast in # 162 in a different rôle (Alison Price).

License plate number of Lori's red 1974 Jensen-Healey roadster: 919 MRR.
The filming location for the meeting between Lance and Lori in this episode is the end of Yacht Road near Marina Park in San Francisco.


Richard drives a dark gray 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible (series 4).

Cameraman's mistake: At the beginning of the scene with Angela (and Lance) in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, the camera is pulled too far back from the set. For that reason, it becomes apparent that the wall behind the small side table is missing (yellow arrow). It is the wall where later, in season 5, the double pocket doors to the sun room will be installed. The set has movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.
The New Globe publishes morning, noon and evening editions.
Nick Hogan's home actually is the second house on the left of the residential area of Midwestern Street (nowadays Midwest Street) on THE BURBANK STUDIOS backlot. So he obviously lives right next door to Elizabeth Bradbury (see # 011).
Vickie and Nick buy shoes at Nelson's Sporting Goods in downtown Tuscany — portrayed by downtown Calistoga, CA.
That particular building has been used for different commercial purposes in the meantime.

Product placement: Tyler Demery wears a Lacoste (Izod) polo shirt.
License plate number of Katherine's beige Ford LTD Country Squire Station Wagon with exterior wood trim: 284 XFU.


In this episode, the Falcon Crest forklift is visible in detail in front of the Winery Building. It is an Allis-Chalmers ACET 25.

Several notieceable cars are parked in front of the property where Melissa's childbirth class takes place: on the driveway, the golden Ford Maverick (yellow arrow), which has been known from # 001 (see there); at curbside, the light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout, which has been known since # 001 (see there), and the beige / brown Ford Mustang II Coupé, which has been known since # 021 (see there).
Two of these vehicles were spotted in front of the Tuscany County Building earlier this episode (compare above).

Another car parked on the street in front of this property is a gray 1972 BMW Bavaria (type E3).


Melissa's natural childbirth class takes place at 134 Oak Lane in Tuscany. The filming location is actually on Valley Spring Lane in North Hollywood, CA. During Lance and Melissa's ride in the car, a cross street named Arcola Avenue can be seen in the background.

Diana's nickname for Richard is Prince Charming.
Lori no longer lives in Sausalito, but has apparently moved into an apartment on Lombard Street in San Francisco after her trip. The filming location is a privately owned penthouse there. Lance drives along Hyde Street on his way there.
Original script drafts had Lori live on a houseboat in Sausalito, CA, which was changed when the filming began.
Fictional entity: KKSF is a TV station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The channel identification starting with the letter "K" indicates that the station is west of the Mississippi. Just as a side note, channel identifications east of the Mississippi begin with the letter "W" in the U.S.
Saving production costs: DAVID SELBY, as Richard, wears the same tie that MARK HARMON wore as Fielding Carlyle in # 22 and 26 of "Flamingo Road" (1981-82 season).
In that LORIMAR series, YON DeLINDEN also served as the men's costume supervisor, and PAUL DAFELMAIR as the set costumer for men.
License plate number of Phillip's metallic blue-gray Jaguar XJ6 (Series III): T976312. It was a different number in # 019 and yet another number in # 020 (see there). The current license plate was already used on the laborer's pickup in # 004 and 006 — not an appropriate prop policy.
Dressing the car with this "new" license plate is totally wrong because it is not only different from its usual number, but it is not a plate number for a normal passenger car either — the combination of figures and letters would actually be issued for trucks and special vehicles only.
The bedroom in Richard's private apartment in the New Globe building is the same interior set as Richard's office and the conference room (compare # 021); this is evident by the striking resemblance of the bar and its adjacent wall — an easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like a different room.

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