Monday, August 17, 2009

More Three Rivers

The crew from the upcoming CBS Medi-drama "Three Rivers", were back in our fare city to film some scenes for the series which airs this fall.   This show, set in Pittsburgh, (the Best City in the Hemisphere,) had the cast and crew back in Pennsylvania for first time since shooting the pilot, which has since been scrapped and reshot on an LA sound stage.  

Acclaimed actor (at least acclaimed by that one girl who posted a comment) Alex O'Loughlin will play transplant surgeon Dr. Andy Yablonski who grew up in the Polish section of Mt. Washington between Cestone's Pizzeria and the Abbots' house on Virginia Avenue, (Ok, I embellished that part a tad, but he really is supposed to be from Mt. Washington.)  He now works at Three Rivers Memorial Hospital [Thanks Peak] located on the North Side between Heinz Field and PNC Park.

During one of the scenes filmed over the weekend another character named Eddie Eiler (not really) yells at him: 
"You may work across the river now, but I know where you came from.  Remember that!"
Obviously referring to growing up in such close proximity to so many Abbot girls, and the horrible lifestyle disparities between Mt. Washington and the North Side!?!

While in town, O'Loughlin was filmed doing some very Pittsburgh-like activities, such as playing Rugby with Pittsburgh Rugby Club...
and hanging out in the Southside, where he also ate a Primanti Brothers sandwich.  
O'Loughlin also wooed his bread n butter 'Burgh fans by saing: 
"I love the surrounding areas of the city.  It's a beautiful part of the world."
However he was also caught doing some very Un-Pittsburgh-like things.  Such as disparaging our city's official cuisine:
"I've had all the obvious stuff like Primanti Brothers and all that stuff, which is disgusting and fun but you never want to do it more than once."
He was also caught doing the VERY Un-Pittsburgh-like thing of spraying himself with Evian mist:  

So all in all, our Three Rivers actor seems to deserve a mixed rating in the pre-season.

"I knew the guy was white and very tall.  I started checking out basketball courts near the campus.  From the pictures I took of the white players, she identified him."
~Jo Christman (a.k.a. Emily Harper)

By Lord Johnson


Kernel said...

Good thing the Abotts don't know how to use the Inter-web. They could be quite offended at this most recent blog! That doesn't mean someone else won't be offended. We seem to have a track record of pissing people off.

Mount Washington Brain Trust & Pipe Club said...

Hee Hee. Yep!

I hope your coming blog post will be adequately offensive.
PS. I also want a Striking Distance quote with it.

Avie said...

I suggest, Mr. Johnson, that you learn the difference between a "fare" and "fair" before you start bashing Mr. O'Loughlin. Not only is he a kind and gentle man, Alex O'Loughlin is a wonderful actor and humanitarian. You might also want to check his credentials with the Red Cross, etc.

Mister Johnson said...

I blame the homonym mix-up on my lack of "Daily Engrish" updates.

I'm looking at you Captain.

Lord said...

I checked "etc.", he has no credentials there.

Alexander O'Lachlan said...

Not only am I a kind gentleman, I'm also a total stud and I have six tattoos.

Lady said...

And we have one more! Although, I prefer the less angry, more clever chocolate-loving dude or the (popular? unpopular?) writer of narrative non-fiction. Who knew O'Loughlin had such devoted fans? (Who is this "kind and gentle" O'Loughlin anyway? And what experiences must you have with someone before you can describe them as "gentle"?)

I will have to object to two things:

1. I don't believe the post qualifies as "bashing." MWBT&PC members can be great at bashing. This post, I'm afraid, does not come even close.

2. Lord Johnson is no mister.

Captain said...

Weird, so Emily Harper learned how to racially profile before becoming a cop?

LR said...

Racial profiling inspired her to become a cop. Is that worse?

Penderman said...

Yes, yes it is.

Sacco said...

Penderman's really pissed!