Sep 18, 2012

WTF Moment of the Day: Ed O'Neil has been reading the same paper for 20 years

I sincerely hope this is real and not photoshopped, and that it's a coordinated effort by Ed and the Modern Family people, because if so this is awesome.

EDIT:  Okay so it appears that that newspaper is a prop paper that is used in lots of tv shows and movies.  Scroll down and see the image.  Kinda funny, still.

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H/T to SlashFilm for this.  Click here to go there and then see more scenes from movies and TV shows using this exact same paper.

If you watch enough television shows and movies, then you might even start to notice that a bunch of the same props are used over and over again. I first noticed this with a magazine prop in various television shows including Married With Children, which featured a gum advertisement on the back cover. Someone on Reddit recently put together a compilation of photos from various television shows, commercials and movies, showing how one newspaper prop gets around and is reused, and reused again.

I don’t know the story behind this prop newspaper, but I assume it was created as a royalty free prop for television shows. Somewhere along the line, the prop became a recurring gag between propmasters. Something like how sound designers reuse the Wilhem Scream in every movie. Check out some examples after the jump.

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