Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TVXOHOF, 02/2009-D: THE MONTECITO

Our inductee into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame for the final week of February has nothing to do with Black History Month, unless you're letting it all ride on Black.....

During the fourth week of every month this year, we're saluting TV locations; it's all part of our celebration of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame's 10th anniversary. And for the location to be honored in February, we've chosen the Montecito Hotel & Casino from 'Las Vegas'.

But other NBC TV shows found their way to the Montecito while the show was on:

1] Employees of the Montecito spied on some shady characters from the soap opera 'Passions' while they gambled at another casino.

2] Medical investigators from the Boston coroner's office worked with the staff of the Montecito while they investigated crimes that connected both cities, as seen when 'Las Vegas' crossed over several times with 'Crossing Jordan'.

3] When a psychic 'Medium' Allison DuBois dreamed that she was a killer on the hunt in a Las Vegas casino, she could "see" that the chips being used had the Montecito logo.

4] Hiro froze time while in the Montecito so that he could cheat a bit to make some much-needed money on an early episode of 'Heroes'.

5] Escaping from some bad guys, the new KITT of 2008 roared through the parking complex of the Montecito on 'Knight Rider'.

6] During one 'Las Vegas' episode, we learned that the Dunder-Mifflin Corporation was having a convention, so that ties in to 'The Office'.

7] Joe Rogan finished gambling at the Montecito and then strolled out of that series over to another casino in his reality show 'Fear Factor'

So this time, seven pays off..... Not a bad haul for a location, making it prime real estate in Toobworld!
And because a chief rival to the Montecito is the Tangiers, we have an unspoken link to 'CSI', where that casino hotel also appeared.

Some enterprising fanficcer could make the case for links to 'Vega$', 'Dr. Vegas', 'Lucky', and Vegas-themed episodes of 'Hu$tle', 'The X-Files', 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Monk'. (Thanks to Andy for that one!)

BCnU!
Toby O'B

2 comments:

Andy said...

You forgot the episode "Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas."

Toby O'B said...

Thanks, Andy! I'll add that in!