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  1. JC2010

    JC2010 New Member

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    Hey, just curious to know, does anyone have any props from THE BURBS?

    Doesn't seem to be much out there!

    J
     
  2. Weequay

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    Awsome thread! Possibly my favorite film or certainly top 5.

    Im not sure if there is going to be much out there, but I have got a copy of the script stamped revised draft 1988.

    Its great to see some of the differences between what was written and what was shot.

    tbip2001
     
  3. Prop Archives

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    Yeah classic... been to the street @ universal
     
  4. Wakeem

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    Love this movie. I don't recall any really notable props. Carrie Fisher was the perfect wife in this movie.
     
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  6. KevVader

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    One of my favourite flicks....love Rumsfield! "...bout a 9 on the old tension scale, eh Rube?"

    I think Dr. Klopek's painting would be a cool prop to have...
     
  7. JC2010

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    Ha ha, yeah that's a good line, right after eh said nnnnno! (I think)

    That's the only prop I could see, found and interesting article about the street at Universal's Backlot where The Burbs was shot, must see if I can find it again...

    Did you know it's the same street Desperate Housewives is now shot in?, and a fair bit of it is still the same, Rumsfield's house is the house from Deep Impact and also Suzan Meyer's house in DH... played by Terri Hatcher of course! Speaking of which, I know it's not the right place but anyone here interested in owning a BIG film reel of Tomorrow Never dies? 35mm Cinema Reel...

    Get digging folks, see what's out there from The Burbs, I wonder where the spire from the Klopeks house ended up (apart from through a cop car)
     
  8. Wakeem

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    Yeah, Rumsfield is a great character. I love the scene on the roof when he's talking on the walkie talkie. I recall he eats animal crackers with milk too. That take down he does is great. I believe it's "hey pinocchio! Where are you going!"
     
  9. JC2010

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    Ha ha yeah the pinocchio line always gets a laugh, especially the way he slips and then Rumsfield slips in under him! Classic!
     
  10. d_osborn

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    "i want to kill-- everyone. satan is good. satan is my pal."

    LOVE the 'burbs! my dad swears up and down that he ran into the red head "pinocchio" guy at a gas station in socal.

    that's about all i have to add to this thread.
     
  11. JC2010

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    I found it, here's the link;

    the studiotour.com - Universal Studios Hollywood - Colonial Street

    It's called Colonial Street... Universal Back Lot..

    Check it out, if you click on each house it gives a bit of history about each.. Rumsfeild's house has practically stayed the same since the burbs apart from some minor changes to the windows... right up to present day.

    Seems they moved "Walters" home out of the way to connect the street up with what's known as Circular Drive... and that house is also still the very same... I think it's "Katherine's" house in DH

    Anyway, interesting history about the street on there...
     
  12. Yellowjacket

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    I've considered having a Blurbs party and serving big chunks of onions on toothpicks. Love that scene and love that movie.
     
  13. Rumsfield

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    "There go the GD brownies!"

    Love that movie...
     
  14. KevVader

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    Lol....been waiting for you to show up on this thread^....awesome avatar!

    "That kid next door's a meatball..."

    I'm thinking there'd be some other props that'd be worthwhile like Art's pellet gun, the "femur bone"....
     
  15. JC2010

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    Ha ha yeah Rumsfield's here, nice avatar!
     
  16. JC2010

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    The Burbs? - Evolution of a house!

    OK, So I came across these on that site (all courtesy of a guy called universalstonecutter)...

    The Klopek House after filming The Burbs (note the Garage in left hand side)
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    The Klopek House in "Leave It To Beaver" (again see the Garage)
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    The Klopek House remodelled as it is now, see how the Garage has survived!
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    I think there's more photo's of it before The Burbs, was called the Marcus Welby house, but think that was moved to storage so The Klopek house could be built... anyway just thought I'd share that!

    Oh and just while I'm on the subject of houses, here's the REAL Amityville House (not the movie set house, the actual house it all started from)

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  17. Bradleyfett

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    Never seen or heard of any props from the movie, but I have studio blueprints of all the houses.

    M
     
  18. ralphee

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    Red rover, red rover...... Ahh what a classic movie, it was over here not so long back, havent laughed at a movie in a while, but thats probably as ive not watched the 'burbs in a while.

    Lee
     
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    The brownies would have been a cool prop to eat until Rumsfield dropped them!
     
  20. Bradleyfett

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    I've never seen that...

    I've never seen someone drive their garbage to the curb and then beat the hell out of it.

    I- I've never seen that.
     
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    Anyone have the femur?
     
  22. d_osborn

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    sardine?

    JC2010... thanks for posting those pics! very cool!
     
  23. KevVader

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    "That garbage is going nowhere, I say we wait 'til first light.....scope me!"
     
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    PIZZA DUDE!!

    Love that movie. :lol
     
  25. Wakeem

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    Wow, 6 year bumping a topic but I'm curious if anyone has these or can identify some of Rumsfield's props. Like his boots, yellow cup, and picnic basket. I love this movie.

    Rumsfield on Roof.png

    Rumsfield Boots.jpg
     
  26. ZeroSum

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    The boots look like standard issue jungle boots. Third pattern, vibram sole if I had to guess. There's plenty of reproduction boots around.
     
  27. Wakeem

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    Thanks.

    Also, a prop of that witchcraft book they have in the basement would be great. I know someone around here made that Ninth Gate book which I still need to get. I did some searching and haven't found a replica of the book in the Burbs yet.
     
  28. KevVader

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    Holy zombie thread revival! Apart from reaffirming my love for "The 'Burbs" this thread serves to remind me how much I still want Dr. Klopek's painting prop after 8 years!
     
  29. Wakeem

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    When I was a kid, I didn't know what that painting depicted either. It was only recently that I was able to see the image.
     
  30. onedaylove

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    I have not watched the movie yet. Wanna go and have a try.
     
  31. Moviefreak

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    I haven't thought about this film in ages. I recall enjoying it as a child and I recall having a crush on the old neighbor's young wife. I don't recall what she looked like or who the actress was, but I recall thinking she was hot. :lol
     
  32. Cappy

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    And no tan lines ;). Love that movie to this day and watch it several times a year. Still great fun.
     
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  33. Kovnyn

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    I'm gonna have to go and buy the movie. I haven't seen it in years, but easily my favorite Tom Hanks movie. Dragnet would be a very close second.

    Loved Bruce Dern in the Burbs. The entire cast was fantastic, in fact.
     
  34. Wakeem

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    Yeah she was hot. Leia in that movie was the perfect wife too putting up with all that crazy stuff.

    Rumsfield called that kid a meatball. Which I still need to look up the meaning.

    It's a perfect horror comedy movie. Waxwork Records is teasing the vinyl soundtrack. I guess they will release it during the October month.
     
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  35. Kovnyn

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    That was Wendy Schaal, most recently doing the voice for Francine Smith on American Dad.


    Wakeem, soundtrack on vinyl, you say? That'll be one to check out.


    On a somewhat related note, my doctor reminds me of Dr. Klopek. Not quite a dead ringer for Henry Gibson, but strikingly similar. I have a feeling that one of these days he's going to want my skull.
     
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  36. Kovnyn

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    So I'm rewatching this for the millionth time, and I'm looking at the book, The Theory and Practice of Demonology, by Julian Karswell.

    No reproductions that I can find, but in checking it out, Julian Karswell is a character from the 1957 horror film Night of the Demon, played by Niall MacGiniss.

    Kind of an Easter egg in the Burbs. Watching more closely for any others.
     
  37. KevVader

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    I still want Dr. Klopek's painting...maybe Walter's hairpiece.

    "You've had that in your trousers all day?"
     

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