Ducks, turkeys and chickens guest star on tonight's "Thanksgiving" episode.
A local farmer brought in 12 turkeys, 12 ducks and 20 chickens. They worked for four hours. Lucky!
For tonight's episode, we not only rented livestock, but also an old decommissioned 747 AIRCRAFT from an airplane graveyard outside of Los Angeles.
You won't be able to tell when you look at the plane tonight, but the FRONT section is from a BRAND NEW plane that had just gone out of service. The REAR TAIL section is from AN OLDER plane that had already been used in many films, so we were able to SET IT ON FIRE (literally).
To make it look even more authentic, the set designers scattered rented ENGINES, seats, WINGS, and tail sections across the airfield so it looked like the plane RIPPED APART when it landed.
The parts came up to San Francisco in THREE trucks from the Mojave Desert. It took TWO days to scatter the parts on the runway. And, ONE week to refurbish and paint the airplane parts so they looked like they came from THE SAME airplane (instead of a bunch of different ones).
You might be wondering what airport would allow us to shoot on the runway.
We shot on the closed-down Alameda Naval Air Station, off the Oakland Bay. (It was used as a Naval airbase up until 20 years ago.)
And, you probably know this by now (after watching eight episodes), but one of the FIRST things paramedics do when they arrive on the scene of an MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) is TRIAGE, which is a process of prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition.
Immediate: The casualty requires IMMEDIATE medical attention and will not survive if not treated soon.
Delayed: The casualty requires medical attention WITHIN six hours. (Injuries are potentially life-threatening, but can wait until the immediate casualties are stabilized and evacuated).
Minimal: "Walking wounded," the casualty requires medical attention after all immediate and delayed patients have been evacuated.
Expectant: The casualty is expected not to reach higher medical support alive without compromising the treatment of higher priority patients. They are to be treated with any remaining time only after all higher priority patients.
And, if you're detailed-oriented, you might also notice these two things in the background.
A rented out-of-commission fire suppression truck designed to EXTINGUISH RUNWAY FIRES and cargo ships in the Port of Oakland (one of the busiest ports in the United States).
Well, thanks again for your questions, comments, and support.