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Where do the Darlings live? This was never explicitly stated on the show, but there were definite clues (the best of which were given after 1992, and so don't appear below). The debate centers on two main questions:
See also the ``Where do they live?'' section at Bevis King's homepage.
Where is the Darling Residence & neighborhood? I know they're on Shadow Lane, and I know they're not in Florida (Elvis had to be taken back there. The actors are in Florida, but the characters aren't...). Clarissa says, ``According to my parents, in any state of the Union, I'm to young to drive.'' Well, not so in Montana!
In the 'No TV' episode, Clarissa gets a Big Remote that, she says, can change channels at the Kennedy Space Center, ``30 miles away''... So they must be in Florida, right?
>and I know they're not in Florida (Elvis had to be taken back there).
Exactly. Guess the writers aren't into consistency...
I had assumed they lived in the Pacific Northwest.
In ``Baxter Beach'' her parents threaten to send her to the ``Home for the Hoplessly Unhinged'' in Seattle.
I believe Sam's mother was also going to retire to Seattle.
In the episode where Clarissa gets a crush on weatherman Flip Fontana the family is planning an outing to Mt. Winnamucka (or something like that). That kinda has a Pacific Northwest sound to it.
And Aunt Malfalda sounds like she is from Canada. In ``Aunt Malfada Returns'' She ``decends from the Great White North'', calls Clarissa and Ferg ``Maples Leaves'' and she loves hockey.
And I think in ``Career Night'', when Janet is telling the story about her father bringing her rain coat to school, it sounds like she is using a Canadian accent. (Now Jannie, don't be forgettin' your coat)
> I believe Sam's mother was also going to retire to Seattle.
Ah, but remember Clarissa's reaction when Sam broke the news? ``That's not just a different school district, that's a different time zone!''
Also, I don't remember seeing any references to bad weather - most of the time it is sunny outside the window (except for one or two possible references to rain in the Flip the weather man episode). Must be Florida ;-)! Actually, since they are filming in Orlando, my guess is that it is SUPPOSED to be in Florida and references that conflict with this are the mistake.
In the second season's premiere, there was a halo around the moon! Don't you know what this means?!
Isn't the vegetation on the CEIA set that of a temperate zone? Have you seen any palm trees?
There is actually a place called Winnamucca in north central Arizona.
This episode [was] identified in the Boston Globe as ``Darling Wars''. It had the bad weather the absence of which Larry Virden took as evidence that the Darling residence is in Florida--truly an episode befitting of Thunder Pictures! Finally, as far as this episode is concerned, I'm one step closer to having the Darlings' full address: it's 44 Shadow Lane.
More evidence that the writers aren't into consistency: In 'N.P.P', the Darling's street address is '44 Shadow Lane'. But in the 'Career Night' episode, in the scene where Marshall is being dragged off by the cops (for forgetting the twisty ties on the trash bags), if you look closely over the door you'll see '464'.
(If you look closely over the door in the 'rollerskating waitress' thing, you'll see the address is now '44'!)
Well, I went to Universal Studios and I went on the Nick studios tour.
They also listed her address as 44 shadow lane, unless I remember wrong. Maybe I should have taken notes.
See Alternate episode titles for help with an unofficial title or other episode reference you don't recognize.
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