Tuesday, March 28, 2006

My Father, The Hero (1994)

The awesome Kristin S. from Clarks Summit recently emailed us with a reference to Scranton in the film My Father The Hero, the 1994 comedy starring French actor Gerard Depardieu, Lauren Hutton, and a 16 year-old pre-Gray's Anatomy Katherine Heigl.

In the film, Katherine Heigl plays Nicole, a teen on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father (Depardieu). Desperate to appear as a woman and not a girl, Nicole tries to impress a potential boyfriend by telling him her father is actually her much older lover. Bizarrely, her father goes along with the story, even as it becomes more elaborate and quickly spirals out of control.

Kristin S. tells me that, when Nicole and her father first arrive in the Bahamas, they are accosted by two annoying couples dressed like stereotypical tourists who say, "We're from Scranton. Scranton, Pennsylvania."

My Father The Hero is available on VHS from the Lackawanna County Library System. To place a hold, click here.

Much thanks again to Kristin S. for the reference.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Office (2005) UPDATE

Article on Scranton and
"The Office" in
Wednesday's Yahoo! News

There was an article in Yahoo! News and ABC News on Wednesday that talks about Scranton and its references as the setting of the NBC hit television sitcom "The Office."

Click here to read the article (plus check out the photo of the "Welcome to Scranton" sign that illustrates the article).