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September, 2002 - December, 2003
The Music of Boomtown
Quotes Quiz #1
Quotes Quiz #2
Quotes Quiz #3
Things checked off:
Plant a tree
Sleep with a hooker
Send a message in a bottle
Sit on a jury
Pick up a bad habit
Quit that bad habit
Ride the highest roller coaster
Bungee jumping (didn't see it on list, but he
mentioned it to Joel in the first episode)
Things to do:
Drive the Autobahn
Make love on a kitchen floor
See the northern lights
Learn to juggle with three _____
Make a fool of yourself
Drive across America
Go deep sea fishing and ____ ____
Ride a camel into the desert
Shower in a waterfall
The show's name comes from a 1986 album called "Boomtown" by David and David (Baerwald and Ricketts). "It's very much of an '80s song," Graham Yost says. "It's about the drug culture in L.A." Lyrics
Graham Yost (writer, executive producer and creator of "Boomtown") created the role of Detective Joel Stevens specifically for Donnie Wahlberg.
The role of David McNorris was originally a womanizing Latino character and was to be played by Jimmy Smits.
Neal Donough (DDA David McNorris) played Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton in the HBO mini-series, "Band of Brothers". The real-life Mr. Compton became Chief Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles and headed the prosecution of Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert (Bobby) Kennedy.
In Episode #5, 'All Hallow's Eve' , Teresa recites an abbreviated variation of the "Prayer of Saint Francis of Assissi":
Grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted,
To understand than to be understood,
To love than to be loved.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.
For a longer version
In Episode #7, 'Insured by Smith and Wesson' , the scenes from Les Van Buren's old television show are actually scenes from the series 'Riptide' .