As some of you may remember, Bossy recently spent a week in Los Angeles test driving a Ford Focus and being ushered around by a series of guest passengers whose mission it was to show Bossy the real L.A. — and the reason some of you may remember this trip is because Bossy can’t stop writing about it in fits and starts — mostly fits — kind of like a slow drip of the morphine Bossy needs because she’s no longer in Los Angeles!
This is Bossy’s close and personal friend Tootsie Farklepants, but you can call her your close and personal friend Tootsie Farklepants!
And on this day of Bossy’s week in Los Angeles, Tootsie Farklepants navigated Bossy to Warner Brothers Studio, where Bossy and Tootsie took the behind-the-scenes tour. Bossy loves the concept of being behind anything, but especially behind the scenes, and specifically behind the scenes of a movie and television production studio.
And because Bossy took the behind-the-scenes tour, she now has a wealth of — and this is a coincidence — behind-the-scenes information! Which Bossy will now share with her esteemed reading council! And you don’t even have to crane your necks!
For instance, did you know that a studio lot is filled with buildings which aren’t actually buildings but just fake fronts where stuff is filmed?
And did you know that the buildings and streetscapes are missing things like doorknobs and street lights and foliage because those are the details that define various eras and seasons specific to what is being filmed? And so these details are added last in a process referred to as dressing the set.
And did you know that the following photo represents the set for that Sister Mercy George Clooney In Scrubs show?
And did you know that sometimes when actors are filmed in Central Park it isn’t Central Park at all?
And did you know… Bossy forgets what these photos are supposed to represent:
And did you know that when there is a deciduous tree actually growing somewhere on the studio lot, they often have to dress it with leaves if it’s a summer scene, or they have to pluck the tree free of green if it’s supposed to be winter?
And did you know that all of the residential houses on the Warner Brothers lot are used over and over again as different things, and have been featured in many many many movies and TV shows throughout the decades and can you tell Bossy forgot to write down even one example?
And did you know they distress the sidewalks to make them look more realistic on camera?
And did you know blah blah blah the coffeehouse set of Friends?
Speaking of Friends, when the tour was complete, your close and personal friend and esteemed Guest Rider Tootsie Farklepants navigated Bossy to that George Clooney‘s house to shoot some hoops!
Bossy was sad to part company with her close and personal friend, the fabulous, gorgeous, and hilarious Tootsie Farklepants — but alas Bossy’s week in Los Angeles was drawing to a close.
So then Bossy and her Ford Focus had the chance to enjoy some alone time. They decided on a romantic drive through Beverly Hills.
And it was here that Bossy pulled over on a side street so she could better admire her handsome automotive date:
Before leaving the subject of Bossy’s 2012 Ford Focus, Bossy wants you to know this car has personality plus. It’s sporty and responsive, with a comfortable interior and amazing visibility, which is Bossy’s pet peeve.
Bossy also admired her Ford Focus’ sexy dashboard, with its many intuitive features such as the navigation system made safer with voice-activation and easily manipulated controls mounted directly on the steering wheel so Bossy could keep her eyes peeled on the road where they belong! Looking for John Cusack!
Bossy also enjoyed other Ford Focus features, such as the independent temperature zones so Bossy and her Guest Riders could control their own, um, temperature.
But perhaps the best feature of Bossy’s Ford Focus was its mileage. The car is said to get 40 highway mpg, but Bossy can translate that for you in a more scientific way: Bossy drove all over creation for one week on only one tank of gas. Creation, people. One tank.
So thank you Ford, and thank you to all of Bossy’s brilliant and entertaining and generous Guest Riders, and thank you Los Angeles — Bossy had more fun than you will ever know.