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Connections between "Falcon Crest" and Other Productions
(revised 01/15/2024)
Many prop signs from "Falcon Crest" were reused in other productions, which is a usual process in the entertainment industry because not everything is bought specifically for a production. Below are a few striking examples of signs that were prominently reused in other shows or came from other shows and were reused on "Falcon Crest".
The following props are listed chronologically as used on "Falcon Crest".
Capitol Cab
(# 001 and 039):
The logo of Capitol Cab featured on the taxi in front of the Giobertis' brownstone in New York City in # 001 (screen capture) as well as on a cab in San Diego in # 039 is a generic prop and kind of an entertainment industry standard utilized in an abundance of TV series and movies particularly in the 1980's. Here are a few examples:

  • "Dallas":

    Before "Falcon Crest", LORIMAR had used the same logo on "Dallas", for example. It was visible in the episode "Julie's Return" (# 021 <1.16 — original count> / <2.16 — DVD count>; original U.S. airdate: 01/26/1979, CBS), for example.

  • "Nero Wolfe":

    In the short-lived 1981 TV series "Nero Wolfe", the logo was presented in the episode "What Happened to April?" (# 09 <1.09>; original U.S. airdate: 03/20/1981, NBC).

  • "Moonlighting":

    The logo was also used on "Moonlighting" in the episode "The Murder's in the Mail" (# 06 <1.06>; original U.S. airdate: 04/02/1985, ABC).

  • "Hotel":

    It was also used in the "Hotel" TV series, for instance; the screen grab is from "Shadows of Doubt — Part 1" (# 060 <3.10>; original U.S. airdate: 01/08/1986, ABC).

... Cab Co.
(# 027 and 046):
The logo with the lettering "Cab Co." in its lower part — as featured on the Tower Cab Co. taxi in # 027 (screen grab) and on the Bay City Cab Co. taxi in # 046 — is also a generic prop, which has the "Cab Co." signage in the lower part and whose upper part is individualized by exchanging the first part of the company name.
It was not only used on "Falcon Crest", but also on many other shows.
  • "Hart to Hart":

    In "Hart to Hart", this logo was used in "Cop out" (# 008 <1.08>; original U.S. airdate: 11/06/1979, ABC), for example, for the Tower Cab Co.

  • "Knots Landing":
    It was used on LORIMAR's "Knots Landing" for different fictional taxi companies. Screen capture 1 is an example for the Knots Cab Co. from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (# 005 <1.05>; original U.S. airdate: 01/24/1980, CBS). Screen grab 2 is an example for the Knots Landing Cab Co. from "Key to a Woman's Heart" (# 149 <6.19>; original U.S. airdate: 02/06/1986, CBS).
  • "Dynasty":

    On "Dynasty" (AARON SPELLING's original series), this logo was used in "Kirby" (# 042 <3.07>; original U.S. airdate: 12/08/1982, ABC) for the Denver Cab Co., for example.

Sturdevant General Store
(# 063):

For details about the filming location for the Sturdevant General Store, check the entry in # 063 <2.23> in our Behind the Scenes section.

In the 1984-85 season of the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard", the same exterior set on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (now WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) was utilized in the episode "Danger on the Hazzard Express" (# 140 <7.10>; original U.S. airdate: 11/30/1984, CBS). It was dressed with the exact same signage as on "Falcon Crest" seven months earlier.
KSFB 3 News
(# 069, 099, 102, 128, 185 and 188):
The logo of the fictional KSFB 3 News TV channel from San Francisco, which was featured in # 069, 099, 102, 128, 185 and 188, was also used in other productions:
  • "Knots Landing":

    LORIMAR utilized the same logo in "Knots Landing". The screen grab illustrates a scene from "Hanging Fire" (# 103 <6.03>; original U.S. airdate: 10/25/1984, CBS).

  • "Dynasty":
    On "Dynasty" (AARON SPELLING's original series), this logo was also used a few times:
    Screen capture 1 is an example from "The Homecoming" (# 117 <5.02>; original U.S. airdate: 10/02/1985, ABC)
    Screen grab 2 is from "The Trial — Part 1" (# 142 <6.25>; original U.S. airdate: 03/26/1986, ABC).
    Screen capture 3 is an example from "The Vendetta" (# 146 <6.31>; original U.S. airdate: 05/21/1986, ABC).
    Screen grab 4 is an example from "The Victory" (# 147 <7.01>; original U.S. airdate: 09/24/1986, ABC).
    Screen capture 5 is an example from "The Primary" (# 181 <8.07>; original U.S. airdate: 11/18/1987, ABC).
    Screen grab 6 is from "The Warning" (# 191 <8.17>; original U.S. airdate: 02/03/1988, ABC).
    Screen capture 7 is an example from "The Trial" (# 194 <8.20>; original U.S. airdate: 03/09/1988, ABC).
    Screen grab 8 is from "The Proposal" (# 195 <8.21>; original U.S. airdate: 03/16/1988, ABC).
    The episodes that made use of it are from the time when "Dynasty" filmed at WARNER HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS in West Hollywood, CA, the second studio facilities WARNER BROS. owned between 1980 and 1989 (the historic SAMUEL GOLDYWN STUDIO, later PICKFORD - FAIRBANK STUDIOS and nowadays known as THE LOT).
  • "The Colbys":
    In "The Colbys", the spin-off of the original "Dynasty" series, this logo was also used a few times.
    Screen capture 1 is an example from "The Celebration" (# 1 <1.01>; original U.S. airdate: 11/20/1985, ABC).
    Screen grab 2 is from "The Trial" (# 14 <1.14>; original U.S. airdate: 02/20/1986, ABC).
    Screen grab 3 comes from "Burden of Proof" (# 15 <1.15>; original U.S. airdate: 02/26/1986, ABC).
  • "Elvira — Mistress of the Dark":
    It later also resurfaced in "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" — theatrical release date: 09/30/1988 (USA). This comedy horror movie was filmed partly at THE BURBANK STUDIOS with props rented from their prop house. By the way, DANIEL GREENE (Dwayne Cooley from "Falcon Crest") is the male lead in this movie.
  • "Taking Care of Business":

    The KSFB 3 News logo also appeared in this comedy produced by HOLLYWOOD PICTURES — theatrical release date: 08/17/1990 (USA).

Rapid Taxi
(# 186):

The logo of the Rapid Taxi company was featured on a cab taxi in # 186 (screen grab 1). It is also a generic prop and kind of an entertainment industry standard utilized in many TV series and movies particularly in the 1980's. Here are a few examples:

  • "Knots Landing":
    It was not only used on "Falcon Crest", but also on LORIMAR's "Knots Landing" where it appeared on a taxi in "The Block Party" (# 065 <4.12>; original U.S. airdate: 12/30/1982, CBS; screen capture 1) and on the logo of a taxi stand in "The Grim Reaper" (# 266 <11.19>; original U.S. airdate: 02/15/1990, CBS; screen grab 2).
  • "Moonlighting":

    The logo was also used in the the episode "The Lady in the Iron Mask" (# 08 <1.08>; original U.S. airdate: 10/01/1985, ABC).