There's more than meets the eye in our favorite on-screen pads.
This home's spooky vibe was achieved by the black-and-white filming — not the props, which when photographed in color reveal a technicolor mish-mosh of eclectic items.
In a home with four women, you'd think they'd each want a spot at the dinner table. But four chairs just (they'd have to awkwardly squeeze to all be on camera). If all of the women needed to be sitting, one would perch on a tall stool by the island.
The Friends sets weren't actually built like a real apartment, so the bedroom entryways . This would explain the room's cute little entry alcoves — extra space most New Yorkers would die for.
All the set designer's had to do was swap out some furniture, and the Ricardos' bedroom (a common cost-saving TV trick).
It was considered gauche in the '70s to show a toilet on screen, so in the Brady kids' iconic Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
This TV classic actually aired before The Brady Bunch, but when a toilet was deemed crucial to one episode's plot line, . Only a quick peek at the tank was shown — definitely not the bowl.
The show's set designers and director were committed to authenticity, even in the smallest prop. For instance, that might sit on a coffee table would be addressed to the characters who lived in that apartment.
In early episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, you clearly see the camera zoom to the huge windows of Mary's third-floor pad, and from the , it doesn't seem like Rhoda could have lived further upstairs. that Rhoda lived in the top of the home's "tower," which offers a helpful (but still slightly fishy) explanation.
Another fun fact: The family that owned the home filmed for exterior shots were so fed up with all of the attention, that eventually to thwart any more filming efforts.
On behind-the-scenes footage, Melissa McCarthy (who played Sookie the chef) revealed that Lorelai and Rory's cushy-looking couch wasn't great for movie nights after all — it was "."
If you watched '60s TV closely, you might have thought that Samantha and Darrin shared a neighborhood with Jeannie and Captain Nelson. Their home's facade on shows like I Dream of Jeannie and Dennis the Menace.