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(Movoto)   Have you ever said to yourself, "There's no way those people could afford THAT apartment" when watching a TV show? Well, me neither, but here's vindication for you just in case you did   (movoto.com) divider line 69
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2014-04-28 12:13:07 PM  
14 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Monica and Rachel's apartment in Friends was rent-controlled (sublet from her grandmother). Their rent was a fark-ton lower than the $5,000 estimate.


It's actually a set on a sound stage in Los Angeles.
2014-04-28 01:36:42 PM  
8 votes:

Sanguine Dawn: Also: No one else in the Full House household paid for rent?!?


Well I think John Stamos was a musician, the twin girls sold coke and the blonde dude got blown by Alanis Morrisette for a living.
2014-04-28 01:30:47 PM  
8 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Today I learned that Mad Men is a sitcom.


DON DRAPER: (Takes sip of yet another drink, furthering his current descent and foreshadowing a future of sadness, isolation and regret)

STUDIO AUDIENCE: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
2014-04-28 12:16:52 PM  
8 votes:

Solid State Vittles: scottydoesntknow: Monica and Rachel's apartment in Friends was rent-controlled (sublet from her grandmother). Their rent was a fark-ton lower than the $5,000 estimate.

It's actually a set on a sound stage in Los Angeles.


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2014-04-28 01:01:29 PM  
7 votes:
I still want to know why three surgeons/officers had to share a single tent on M*A*S*H* while Klinger got an entire tent to himself for his wardrobe.
2014-04-28 02:25:42 PM  
6 votes:
I wanna know how Rick affords the rent on a whole prison on a cops salary.
2014-04-28 03:16:35 PM  
3 votes:
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They are way underestimating those salaries.
2014-04-28 03:12:40 PM  
3 votes:
What they're not telling you is that The Homer has been the top-selling car in China and India for ten years running.
2014-04-28 02:46:29 PM  
3 votes:

bungle_jr: how he got such a seemingly high up job, i really don't recall.


I'm guessing because Mr. Burns doesn't give a shiat. Lenny and Carl don't seem to be Dr. Christmas Jones in the nuclear physics dept either.
2014-04-28 02:29:15 PM  
3 votes:

dwade: I wanna know how Rick affords the rent on a whole prison on a cops salary.


He can't. The last half of season 3 was about the Governor trying to evict him.
2014-04-28 02:19:25 PM  
3 votes:
Next, someone should figure out how the interior of the Brady house would ever fit inside the exterior shot.
2014-04-28 01:23:55 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I still want to know why three surgeons/officers had to share a single tent on M*A*S*H* while Klinger got an entire tent to himself for his wardrobe.


Would you want to share a tent with Klinger?
2014-04-28 01:22:56 PM  
3 votes:
Today I learned that Mad Men is a sitcom.
2014-04-28 08:20:45 PM  
2 votes:

Kanemano: Dwight_Yeast: chitownmike: your train makes a loop and hits Chinatown twice?

NYC has two Chinatowns: one in Manhattan (where you pay a fortune to live in a tiny box) and one in Brooklyn.

3, you forgot Flushing Queens


Three Chinatowns.  Just the three Chinatowns

Fear, surprise...
2014-04-28 07:12:17 PM  
2 votes:
How did Beavis and Butthead have a house, much less a TV with cable? I suppose you could reason that they are squatters, or the house belongs to one of their mothers who may be in prison and has the bills on auto pay from an account that's receiving welfare deposits or something. How come DCF never bothered to step in to do anything about two teenagers living alone in a house together?
2014-04-28 05:37:39 PM  
2 votes:

dwade: I wanna know how Rick affords the rent on a whole prison on a cops salary.


Plus, he seemed to have a ton of gardeners milling around the yard.
2014-04-28 05:20:27 PM  
2 votes:

groppet: Dont forget they had 3 bathrooms too. One in Peg and Als room, one in the hall for the kids and the one Al built in the garage.


From Dump of My Own:

Al: Why did we buy a house with only one bathroom?

Peggy: Because all the other houses in our price range were on fire. Except for that lovely house with no kitchen that I wanted.
2014-04-28 05:16:12 PM  
2 votes:

serpent_sky: I don't even feel like the paid Alice.


I think she got paid in free "meat" from the butcher, if you know what I mean...
2014-04-28 04:29:13 PM  
2 votes:

Wellon Dowd: GalFriday: I also saw an episode of Big Bang where they found like three months worth of uncashed paychecks of Sheldon's in a desk drawer.  How is he paying bills if he hadn't cashed a paycheck in 3 months?

Paychecks? I haven't been handed an actual paycheck in over 27 years.


The customers just leave the cash on the bedside table, right?

/popped into my head
/had to get out
2014-04-28 04:17:10 PM  
2 votes:

peacheslatour: The Brady Bunch was all kinds of messed up.  Architect living in a poorly designed home, stay at home mom with a live-in maid, kids sharing bedrooms in said poorly designed home.  If they couldn't afford a bigger home, maybe they could lose the maid and Mrs. Brady could do her own damn cooking.


Somewhere there's an SNL House Hunters spoof where Mike and Carol see a couple of houses that would suit their family, then pick the one with two bedrooms and one bathroom for six kids.

Although they did apparently make the attic taller between the episode where Greg moves into Mike's office and the one where he moves into the attic.
2014-04-28 04:09:37 PM  
2 votes:
The Brady Bunch was all kinds of messed up.  Architect living in a poorly designed home, stay at home mom with a live-in maid, kids sharing bedrooms in said poorly designed home.  If they couldn't afford a bigger home, maybe they could lose the maid and Mrs. Brady could do her own damn cooking.
2014-04-28 03:11:07 PM  
2 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: groppet: IIRC the episode where the plant was going to melt down Smithers and Burns were talking about Homer being hired under Operation Bootstrap. Mr. Burns thanked president Ford for that plan.

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To be fair though, we have yet to see another bear since they instituted the bear patrol tax.
2014-04-28 02:46:26 PM  
2 votes:

bungle_jr: serpent_sky: skozlaw: It was heavily implied numerous times throughout the series that Jerry Seinfeld made considerably more money than you would expect just from looking at his career from the outside. In all likelihood, Jerry was paying only a relatively small fraction of his actual income in rent.

Like when he bought the Cadillac for his father like it was nothing, or never seemed to want for anything,

jerry, on the show, seemed to be the kind of guy who, no matter how much money he made, had no need for a big fancy house/apartment or most worldly possessions. he was a perpetual bachelor who would rather spend his money outside the house.

in real life, i have no idea what his house is like, but i do know he has a car collection

Mid_mo_mad_man: The Cosby show's townhouse always bugged me. How could they afford it? Neither adult seemed to be at thier practice

both the adults were supposedly very successful veterans of their fields...and i recall several episodes where cliff was shown treating patients/delivering babies

Seacop: Mid_mo_mad_man: The Cosby show's townhouse always bugged me. How could they afford it? Neither adult seemed to be at thier practice

I thought Cliff had a home office?

been a while sine i really watched, but i think you're correct

Gig103: How about Penny living across the hall? Even a one-bedroom would be probably 2/3 the $1700 estimate, so $1100/mo on a waitress salary?

daddy


Giggling boobs can really bring in the tips
2014-04-28 02:04:37 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I still want to know why three surgeons/officers had to share a single tent on M*A*S*H* while Klinger got an entire tent to himself for his wardrobe.


Why did two jag-offs and a complete twat, who between the three of them could give everyone in the camp a compelling reason under the UMCJ to slowly torture them unto death, but the guy who ran the office where all the logistical paperwork originated got his own tent?  Nope, can't think of a single reason.
2014-04-28 02:00:32 PM  
2 votes:

spman: Was it ever explained on Seinfeld how Kramer managed to afford to live in Manhattan despite having seemingly zero income for the majority of the show?


George in "The Visa":

"Kramer goes to Fantasy Camp. His whole life is a fantasy camp. People should plunk down two-thousand dollars to live like him for a month. Do nothing, fall ass-backwards into money, mooch food off your neighbors, and have sex without dating.THAT'S a Fantasy camp!"

Also he was on strike from the bagel company.
2014-04-28 01:40:34 PM  
2 votes:

Phins: There was one episode where Sheldon said that all of his monthly expenses were only ~45% of his salary. But in another episode, he said that he would live alone if he could afford the rent himself.


He should become a waitress then, or get money management classes from Penny.  :)
2014-04-29 05:33:18 PM  
1 votes:

luidprand: Ow! That was my feelings!: Concerning Friends, I think the lack of minorities in New York was more obviously clueless than 'how can they afford their apartment'.

You know, that always bothered me, until I found out that New York is the most racially segregated city in America.

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-segregated-cities-census-maps-20 13 -4?op=1
http://gothamist.com/2014/04/15/nyc_segregation_map.php#


A rule of thumb is the bluer the city, the more segragated they are.  Bloomberg and Soros certainly won't live with the colored.
2014-04-29 02:17:48 AM  
1 votes:

chitownmike: if a grown man can't fit in it, it's not a real car


When I was a kid I took the bus to school.  The guy who had the house next to the bus stop had a Fiero.  He was also close to 400 lbs.  He managed to fit into it.

My aunt had one.  She hit the gas "accidentally" while making, slammed into the car in front of her and totaled it.
2014-04-29 12:54:52 AM  
1 votes:

Gig103: How about Penny living across the hall? Even a one-bedroom would be probably 2/3 the $1700 estimate, so $1100/mo on a waitress salary?


Probably why she sleeps around, eats their food, uses their wifi and borrows money from them.

Ted usually has roommates in his apartment, so I'm not sure why he was listed alone.

Also the Bundy house taking up all their money makes sense, that's why they never had food on the show.
2014-04-28 10:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

Wireless Joe: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x270]
Probably accurate for a couple of  bottle cappers in the time and place (late '50s Milwaukee) if they were union, but no way a couple of gift-wrappers at a department store could afford this place in Burbank.
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Man, I hated that show after they moved out to California. Why the fark did EVERYONE follow them?
2014-04-28 10:26:09 PM  
1 votes:

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: The more Fiero haters there are out there, the more (and better selection of) cars and parts out there for those of us who know better...


"One time I saw two guys kissing in the park and I thought it was the gayest thing I'd ever seen, Then I saw that pic."

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2014-04-28 10:21:51 PM  
1 votes:

LZeitgeist: mcreadyblue: Sin_City_Superhero: mcreadyblue: Fiero, LOL!

Can you explain your humor or disdain (I can't tell which one you are exhibiting)? Is there a problem with the Fiero?

Dr Jack Badofsky: Those are actually neat little cars! Stereo speakers in the headrests, they weren't bad on gas, the GTs were sporty little things (for a "commuter car"), and they looked good (the later ones moreso). I'd love to own a 2M6 or a GT with a stick shift.

Mine's an '86 GT, with a '95 Camaro engine (3.4 Liter V-6) and a 4-speed automatic transmission out of a '93 Bonneville. I need to raise it back up some because the previous owner lowered it too much. But it'll pass anything except a gas station...

Problem?

I seem to remember it was a basket case of engine and electrical issues. Typical poorly built GM product of the 80's. Never thought of it being a collectors car.

Actually, it was only the earliest '84's that got a bad batch of connecting rods that, when they failed, broke through the oil pan, spraying oil on the catalytic converter.

There was an incredibly minor percentage of Fieros involved, but it's easy to stigmatize an innovative, idea-driven car.

I own 2 '88's, a 4-cyl Coupe with nearly 300K miles on the original engine and drivetrain, and an '88 Formula with close to 250K on it on which I had an Automoda convertible conversion kit (one of about 35 in existence) installed.

The more Fiero haters there are out there, the more (and better selection of) cars and parts out there for those of us who know better...


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2014-04-28 08:38:45 PM  
1 votes:

spman: Was it ever explained on Seinfeld how Kramer managed to afford to live in Manhattan despite having seemingly zero income for the majority of the show?


Massive settlement for brain injury.
2014-04-28 08:26:24 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: The Cosby show's townhouse always bugged me. How could they afford it? Neither adult seemed to be at thier practice


I remember back in the 80s watching The Cosby Show, whenever they showed them eating some chips or drinking a soda, it was always some made up generic crap. I remember thinking how ridiculous it was that a fairly wealthy family like that couldn't afford name brand snacks. To me that's more distracting than showing someone eating/drinking a name brand product.

/CoCo Dots
2014-04-28 07:41:49 PM  
1 votes:

poot_rootbeer: luidprand: You know, that always bothered me, until I found out that New York is the most racially segregated city in America.

May be true, but even New Yorkers who live in one racial enclave have to travel through or to other enclaves regularly.  My subway commute traverses Brooklyn Chinatown, Yuppie Slope, The Mall White People Used To Go To, Manhattan Chinatown, NYUville, and Gaytown every day.

I guess I can't complain when the "2 Broke Girls" approach to diversity seems to be the other option, wherein almost everyone non-white is a shallow racial stereotype.


your train makes a loop and hits Chinatown twice?
2014-04-28 06:50:38 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: Trainspotr: Next, someone should figure out how the interior of the Brady house would ever fit inside the exterior shot.

I read a great article a few years back about how for an architect, Mike Brady had designed a shiatty house...


As an Architect, (a) we don't get paid enough to afford to build a house for ourselves and (b) we'd never be happy with what we come up with, and would not bother building anything.


on the flip side:

Ted Mosby only pulling in $4,900 a month in Manhattan? He's getting boned. Our salaries are lagging, but a 30-ish architect should be making more in this city.  If that is his salary based on his time as a professor, that might be closer to reality if he is only an adjunct/non-tenured.
2014-04-28 06:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

Semper IvXx: Also, of all the stupid things to talk about, this is right up there. The living spaces aren't realistic because...wait for it...they're filming a TV show on a sound stage! They aren't real places with real rent, they're, as they say, enlarged to show detail and to make it possible to film.

Oddly enough they don't make many shows about people to poor to have someplace to live.


When I was little, I thought the Ricardos must be really poor because they lived in such a small place with a tiny kitchen. Then I grew up and found out about rents in the the Village. Even back then, that was a huge apartment for anyone who wasn't stinking rich. Of course, the Honeymooners apartment was my idea of a hovel.
2014-04-28 05:49:13 PM  
1 votes:

imfallen_angel: Mikey1969: I'd forgotten about that episode... That was awesome, but I can't remember the name of his miracle toilet, the CrapMaster 200 or something.

It's a Fergusson


BAWOOOOOOOOSH!
2014-04-28 05:18:54 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Penny has been making money starring in fetish films.

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I would help her pay for her apartment if it came with "benefits".
2014-04-28 04:21:21 PM  
1 votes:

yakmans_dad: I always loved the Honeymooners apartment. The window looked out on an air shaft. There was a cloth covering the space below the kitchen sink. 2 1/2 rooms. It looked reasonable that a bus driver lived there.


This is why I could never watch that show.  God that apartment was depressing.  I don't Know why Alice didn't get a job.  I wouldn't be able to hang around that dreary place all day long.
2014-04-28 03:56:55 PM  
1 votes:
Enough about that, I want to know how a bartender and psychology student can afford a $500k+ house on House Hunters.
2014-04-28 03:46:55 PM  
1 votes:
Homer also owns the Denver Broncos as one of his severance packages. from the year before they started winning superbowls.
2014-04-28 03:45:32 PM  
1 votes:

max_pooper: serpent_sky: Mr. Coffee Nerves: What they're not telling you is that The Homer has been the top-selling car in China and India for ten years running.

Plus the Mr. Sparkle money for the use of his likeness still comes in, I'm sure.  And Mr. Plow is probably busy in winter....

Homer had tons of other jobs. He was the police chief, garbage commissioner, Isotopes mascot, monorail conductor just to name a few.


meanwhile one of his former coworkers could barely affort an efficiency suite above a bowling alley and below another bowling alley. since springfield has only one, he must have had a long commute.
2014-04-28 03:26:20 PM  
1 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: I have to make a Firefox addon that blocks anybody who mentions this company. I have enough half finished projects to not have a Delorean sitting in my kitchen.


I feel ya. I currently have three, but I'm wrapping up work on my '85 RX-7. Once I sell it, it'll just be the Datsun truck and the Fiero.
2014-04-28 03:23:56 PM  
1 votes:
Penny has been making money starring in fetish films.

i.imgur.com
2014-04-28 03:21:53 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: What they're not telling you is that The Homer has been the top-selling car in China and India for ten years running.


Plus the Mr. Sparkle money for the use of his likeness still comes in, I'm sure.  And Mr. Plow is probably busy in winter....
2014-04-28 03:21:25 PM  
1 votes:

bungle_jr: Yanks_RSJ: bungle_jr: so, $11/hr. but what season was that? show started in 87, and $11/hr back then was pretty good money.

That episode aired in 1996.

considering springfield is likely in the midwest, where housing prices tend to be cheaper than the coasts and big cities, $11/hr in 1996 would provide a decent lower-middle-class living


Yeah, in another episode Homer refers to them as "upper-lower-middle class" types.  And with Abe selling his house and ponying up the down payment (before they shipped him off the old folks home) that mortgage in Pressboard Estates would probably be in their budget.
2014-04-28 03:18:47 PM  
1 votes:
"Sure, everybody loves the show Friends, but, come on, that's not singles reality. In the real singles world you live in an apartment the size of Billy Barty's walk-in closet with three roommates who are flakier than a Greek pastry placed on Wally George's shoulder. Roommates who two weeks into the relationship tell you they spent their rent money on a QVC alabaster statuette of Hermann Goring that they are hollowing into a bong."

-- Dennis Miller, back when he was somewhat funny
2014-04-28 03:14:16 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: Delorean parts are incredibly EASY to get ahold of. Enough parts were produced to make over 30,000, but less than 10,000 got assembled. There's a company in Texas (Delorean Motor Company) that bought EVERYTHING...all the NOS parts, all of the CAD files, blueprints, everything. Any parts that they run out of, they can reproduce to OEM specs or better. They also do full restorations, and Back to the Future conversions, if I remember correctly.


I have to make a Firefox addon that blocks anybody who mentions this company. I have enough half finished projects to not have a Delorean sitting in my kitchen.
2014-04-28 03:11:22 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: bungle_jr: how he got such a seemingly high up job, i really don't recall.

I'm guessing because Mr. Burns doesn't give a shiat. Lenny and Carl don't seem to be Dr. Christmas Jones in the nuclear physics dept either.


Season 1, Episode 3:

Unsatisfied with his own efforts, Homer takes on the biggest danger in Springfield, the nuclear power plant. After Homer rallies people to his cause, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Burns">Mr. Burns decides to end the furor he is creating by offering him a new position as the plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspection">safety inspector, along with a higher salary. Homer, torn between his principles and his livelihood, tearfully tells his followers that they must fight their battles alone from this point on and takes the job.
2014-04-28 03:07:47 PM  
1 votes:

bungle_jr: Mugato: Target Builder: Homer Simpson is pulling in almost $80k?

The article says he's a Nuclear Safety "instructor", which I don't think is right. I think he's head of safety in the plant, which probably requires at least a masters in engineering. Which of course Homer doesn't have but he must have gotten the job through some comical means. The salary is probably about right.

if tfa said "instructor" it's wrong...nuclear safety INSPECTOR i do believe is correct.

i can't remember details right now, but i recall it was some sort of open application process when the plant opened, about the time homer was getting out of high school...or something like that. how he got such a seemingly high up job, i really don't recall.


IIRC the episode where the plant was going to melt down Smithers and Burns were talking about Homer being hired under Operation Bootstrap. Mr. Burns thanked president Ford for that plan.
2014-04-28 03:04:18 PM  
1 votes:
Not a sitcom, but I do wonder how Sherlock manages to afford his flat on Baker Street. Yes, I know, Mrs. Hudson's cutting him a special deal, but still...and in "His Last Vow" we see that she's in debt so...how does that work, exactly?

Even in the books it says that Sherlock is paying her a princely sum for his rooms. Scotland Yard isn't paying him so...how...?
2014-04-28 03:00:23 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I still want to know why three surgeons/officers had to share a single tent on M*A*S*H* while Klinger got an entire tent to himself for his wardrobe.


neu.mash-4077.info

In all honesty, he needed room for his awesome wardrobe.
2014-04-28 02:51:46 PM  
1 votes:

bungle_jr: Mugato: Target Builder: Homer Simpson is pulling in almost $80k?

The article says he's a Nuclear Safety "instructor", which I don't think is right. I think he's head of safety in the plant, which probably requires at least a masters in engineering. Which of course Homer doesn't have but he must have gotten the job through some comical means. The salary is probably about right.

if tfa said "instructor" it's wrong...nuclear safety INSPECTOR i do believe is correct.

i can't remember details right now, but i recall it was some sort of open application process when the plant opened, about the time homer was getting out of high school...or something like that. how he got such a seemingly high up job, i really don't recall.


That was for his original job (handling isotopes). He was promoted in the 3rd episode after complaining about the lack of safety in the plant. Of course I wouldn't be surprised if this promotion came with no raise or pay increase (typical of Mr. Burns), and workplace accidents have doubled every year since Homer got the job, so he probably isn't getting any bonuses.

Plus the author forgot that Abe Simpson sold the old family house to help Homer pay for his (and Homer shipped him off to a retirement home 3 weeks later), so the mortgage is much lower than it would be on a house that isn't paid for.
2014-04-28 02:41:17 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: And how could they have any Idea how much Seinfeld made?


Weren't they all making about 20 million a season in the end.
2014-04-28 02:39:03 PM  
1 votes:

Trainspotr: Next, someone should figure out how the interior of the Brady house would ever fit inside the exterior shot.


Its obviously a tardis... and full of tards..
2014-04-28 02:31:52 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero:  Also...Ross. Didn't like him.


Ross should've been killed off.
2014-04-28 02:28:56 PM  
1 votes:
The thing about Friends that bugged me was that they'd be sitting around the coffee house in the middle of a weekday, when one would assume they'd be at work. I seem to recall Joey mentioning it one time when everyone was talking about their bosses not liking them. Also...Ross. Didn't like him.
2014-04-28 02:28:48 PM  
1 votes:

Semper IvXx: Also, of all the stupid things to talk about, this is right up there. The living spaces aren't realistic because...wait for it...they're filming a TV show on a sound stage! They aren't real places with real rent, they're, as they say, enlarged to show detail and to make it possible to film.

Oddly enough they don't make many shows about people to poor to have someplace to live.


I bet you are just a thrill at parties...
2014-04-28 02:15:06 PM  
1 votes:

Semper IvXx: Also, of all the stupid things to talk about, this is right up there. The living spaces aren't realistic because...wait for it...they're filming a TV show on a sound stage!


Wow thanks. All this time I thought I was watching documentaries.
2014-04-28 02:12:33 PM  
1 votes:
One thing you have to admire about Woody Allen movies is that he seems to get the cramped apartment spaces more right than anyone else.
2014-04-28 01:51:57 PM  
1 votes:

GalFriday: Phins: serpent_sky: Gig103: How about Penny living across the hall? Even a one-bedroom would be probably 2/3 the $1700 estimate, so $1100/mo on a waitress salary?

I've also wondered why Leonard and Sheldon need to be roommates, with Leonard dealing with all of Sheldon's quirks, if he could have a place just like Penny's on his own.

(I move a lot. These things get to me. I know the show wouldn't work otherwise. Haha.)

The theme from "Friends" always bugged me about how "broke" they are (rent controlled or not)...  also that building has massive disparity in apartments when you look at Monica and Rachael's versus the one across the hall the guys live in.  No building in NYC has a huge, gorgeous spread out apartment like the girls and then that little dingy one across the hall.

There was one episode where Sheldon said that all of his monthly expenses were only ~45% of his salary. But in another episode, he said that he would live alone if he could afford the rent himself.

No, I don't watch that much television, I just have a really good memory.

I also saw an episode of Big Bang where they found like three months worth of uncashed paychecks of Sheldon's in a desk drawer.  How is he paying bills if he hadn't cashed a paycheck in 3 months?


At work we had to re cut these checks for a guy. He left them laying around for over 180 days and each one was over $4k. I told payroll he didnt need the money so we should split it, they didnt go for it.
2014-04-28 01:49:58 PM  
1 votes:

serpent_sky: Phins: There was one episode where Sheldon said that all of his monthly expenses were only ~45% of his salary. But in another episode, he said that he would live alone if he could afford the rent himself.

He should become a waitress then, or get money management classes from Penny.  :)


I assume that Penny pays her rent primarily off Lenord's tips. The first couple seasons, at least.
2014-04-28 01:45:32 PM  
1 votes:

Seacop: Mugato: scottydoesntknow: Monica and Rachel's apartment in Friends was rent-controlled (sublet from her grandmother). Their rent was a fark-ton lower than the $5,000 estimate.

I thought this was going to be the Boobies.

If they were going to do Friends they should have done Chandler and Joey's apartment. It's not as big as the girls' but it's still in a decent part of Manhattan. I don't know what Chandler did but Joey was an out of work actor wasn't he?

And how could they have any Idea how much Seinfeld made?

Chandler is a Transponster


He worked on the WENUS
2014-04-28 01:44:28 PM  
1 votes:
The best house on TV is the Golden Girls house. Their lanai is sweet.
2014-04-28 01:38:26 PM  
1 votes:
Concerning Friends, I think the lack of minorities in New York was more obviously clueless than 'how can they afford their apartment'.
2014-04-28 01:37:08 PM  
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Mugato: scottydoesntknow: Monica and Rachel's apartment in Friends was rent-controlled (sublet from her grandmother). Their rent was a fark-ton lower than the $5,000 estimate.

I thought this was going to be the Boobies.

If they were going to do Friends they should have done Chandler and Joey's apartment. It's not as big as the girls' but it's still in a decent part of Manhattan. I don't know what Chandler did but Joey was an out of work actor wasn't he?

And how could they have any Idea how much Seinfeld made?


Chandler made a lot of money as a Transponster. He paid the rent and everything for him and Joey. I think he even continued to do so after moving out.

And yea, the Jerry one is also dumb. It was established that Jerry is a very successful comedian and made way more than the "average" they go by.
2014-04-28 01:36:12 PM  
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I'd love to know how they came up with a housing cost for the Simpsons without knowing what state the house is in.
2014-04-28 11:50:49 AM  
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Are those adjusted for inflation? Where is you standard deviation! How can I trust these studies?!?!
 
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