As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, this is the church where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe took their wedding pictures in 1954 and where DiMaggio's funeral was held. This is also where Rabbit, Tyler, and I pick up a patient in tonight's episode. Built in 1884, St. Peter and Paul's Church has been featured in many films, including Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" and "The Ten Commandments."
As you may know by the previews after last week's episode, I lose my helicopter in tonight's episode, which means I'm stuck IN TYLER'S RIG for most of the time.
I learned, the hard way, that Kevin (Tyler) really DRIVES when the cameras are rolling.
To make matters worse, we CAN'T STOP while we're shooting so he has to DRIVE THROUGH RED LIGHTS. Needless to say, we need motorcycle cops to ride in front of us and stop traffic. Even though the cops were guiding us, it's still unnerving driving through a city with heavy pedestrian traffic and complete disregard for traffic signals.
With San Francisco's beautiful trees and plants, also comes unpredictable weather. We thought it was going to be sunny the day we shot this scene, but it was raining.
We didn't let the rain stop us.
Instead, we got umbrellas, rain boots and kept on shooting.
Tonight, you'll also see me pacing in the background OUTSIDE during a call while Rabbit and Tyler are working on a patient INSIDE. It was POURING rain and I was FREEZING. I couldn't even keep my eyes open, but I had to pretend it was sunny and warm.
While I had to act "dry," Cliff had to act "glass."
As you know, we usually do our own stunts. Tonight you'll see Rabbit break "glass" to enter a victim's house. The set designers replaced the owner's original front door with a fake door. Then, they replaced the lower left window with break-away CANDY "glass." It's a BRITTLE transparent form of SUGAR, which is why it can "break."
Break-Away candy glass door window
To answer CyclicMagician57 about how the pregnant Hungarian lady in the "M'Aidez" episode got on board the helicopter from the fire boat, Fire Rescue helped get her from the boat to the copter in a stokes litter.
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