Wednesday, September 13, 2006

CSI NY: Where Art Imitates Life Imitates Art

From People via TV Squad:

Things got a bit too realistic on the set of CSI: New York on Tuesday, where an actual mummified body was discovered inside the building where production was underway.

That may actually trump the craziest thing I have ever seen on live television. I was watching a car chase on KCAL (the all news car chase, all the time channel in LA) when the bad guy drove over the 6th Street bridge, narrowly missing a jumbo jet parked on it! The police cars followed him across the bridge, also barely avoiding the airplane, and the guys in the news helicopters are all, "WTF? I mean, um, I'm sure there's a good explanation for this..."

It turns out that they drove through the set for the movie S.W.A.T., in which the bad guys steal a plane and land it on the 6th Street bridge, or something (yeah, the movie's not too memorable). A car chase through a film set. Is that not the most LA thing you've ever heard of? But finding a dead body on the set of CSI might actually top that! Especially since it was a mummified body, and you know there have been episodes about that.


KF said...

That's pretty good. But my favorite remains the Baltimore bank robber who was fleeing on foot only to find himself surrounded, thus turning himself in... to the cast of Homicide.

The guy apparently dropped the bag of cash, put his hands in the air, and then spotted Richard Belzer and realized what he'd done. He at least had the good humor just to laugh.

Liz said...

Wow--that's amazing! Although if I ran into Andre Braugher on the street while fleeing a crime, I'd probably turn myself in, too, even if I knew he was only an actor! He was just that intimidating back then. Not so much Daniel Baldwin, though...