Without any planning, I stumbled upon Friday night’s broadcast of Mockingbird Lane, NBC’s modern rendition of the 1960’s hit comedy, The Munsters. Wouldn’t it be funny — I thought — if the setting happened to be the Mockingbird Lane in Highland Park.
I watched the show looking for clues that this might be set in Dallas. A few details made me hopeful: 1) A neighbor pronounced “Tim” in two syllables with a Southern twang, and 2) The Munsters’ movers are Spanish-speaking (this could be California or Texas.) Then, the Golden Gate Bridge appeared in a few backdrops.
Google Maps confirms there is no 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Highland Park. Bummer. But the show was pretty fantastic. There’s talk that NBC might shelve it as a one-time special, but let’s hope it sticks around a little longer than GCB or The Good Guys.