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  • Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

    Okay, not really, but how awesome would that be?

    For those of you who don't know who Huell Howser is (and why don't you) check this out:

    http://www.calgold.com/

    Okay, Huell is basically a california fixture on PBS for the past ... well, seems like 1000 years. His show California Gold takes you through the many distinct area's of califonia.

    My thought is, a boat ride, narrated by Huell, including Huell AA's taking you through the awesomeness that is California.

    Want to know about California's Missions? Look at it through Huell's eyes. You can't help but get excited.

    Interested in finding out where California get's it's water? Ask Huell, he knows.

    Need a place to eat in Downtown LA? Dine with Huell.

    So let's get the word out that we want Huell, a REAL California Icon (Sorry Whoopi) to have his own attraction.

    It's beyond an E-ticket. It's an H-ticket.


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    Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

    Its a really interesting idea since he knows so much about our state and it would give an opportuinty to really show some great things about CA. I however don't see Huell meshing well with Disney.

    A little piece of heaven

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      Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

      I really can't offer much of an opinion on this, since I haven't seen any of his stuff. Actually, that does engender an opinion on this--do many people beyond So Cal actually know who this guy is? I've never heard of the guy, except for in a thread a few weeks ago talking about how he regularly downplayed or insulted Disneyland's quality. So another opinion--attractions that showcase real-world individuals shouldn't choose real-world individuals who've been known to lampoon the Happiest Place on Earth.

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      • #4
        Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

        While Huell has a country charm about him, he doesn't appear to be universally recognized (or in some cases even locally appreciated).

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          Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

          I've run into Huell four times. Twice at Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood (a restaurant he's done a show on) and twice in Palm Springs. He is a very nice guy. And I think he has one of the best jobs. He gets to go all over California and see the best our state has to offer. And he's got this southern accent that's a riot. I always get a laugh when I imitate him. As he puts it at the end of his show, he's "part of California's Gold."

          I wonder why he hasn't done a Disneyland or DCA show...maybe he has.

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          • #6
            Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

            ummm I'd have to say no considering how painful Super Star Limo was.
            "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

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            • #7
              Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

              Originally posted by Datameister View Post
              I really can't offer much of an opinion on this, since I haven't seen any of his stuff. Actually, that does engender an opinion on this--do many people beyond So Cal actually know who this guy is? I've never heard of the guy, except for in a thread a few weeks ago talking about how he regularly downplayed or insulted Disneyland's quality. So another opinion--attractions that showcase real-world individuals shouldn't choose real-world individuals who've been known to lampoon the Happiest Place on Earth.
              Hmm... Wonder who started that thread? :whistling

              The thing that got me going was that he said Disneyland is fake. Which it is I suppose. But I think since he is such an authority on California culture and history it would be logical to do something with him in the park. Maybe replace Whoopi Goldberg with him would make most sense -- I don't know. Is there a King Califia?

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                Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                I've never heard of the guy, except for in a thread a few weeks ago talking about how he regularly downplayed or insulted Disneyland's quality.
                Here's that previous thread, plus another:

                What does Huell Howser have against Disneyland?

                California's Gold

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                • #9
                  Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                  Thank you Opus... I had forgotten about this thread and the "is he a historian?" debate!
                  "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                    Huell would do a whole show on the piazza, and after asking millions of questions about the bricks and the entrance turnstiles, the park would be closed by the time he attempted to enter it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                      Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                      Huell would do a whole show on the piazza, and after asking millions of questions about the bricks and the entrance turnstiles, the park would be closed by the time he attempted to enter it.
                      And that is what makes Huell so great.

                      And if it wasn't evident, this post wasn't serious. Most people would not get Huell, and alot of times he's great, in small doses.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                        Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                        Huell would do a whole show on the piazza, and after asking millions of questions about the bricks and the entrance turnstiles, the park would be closed by the time he attempted to enter it.
                        :lol:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                          Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                          And if it wasn't evident, this post wasn't serious. Most people would not get Huell, and alot of times he's great, in small doses.
                          Just like me. I'm feeling very close to Huell right now. Maybe I should host an attraction...

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                          • #14
                            Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                            Huell being at DCA would be fitting. Disneyland gets Steve Martin, DCA gets Huell Howser. SOunds correct.
                            Last edited by aashee; 11-15-2007, 12:59 PM. Reason: irritating itch

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                            • #15
                              Re: Coming Soon - Journey through California with Huell Howser

                              Okay, I'm sorry. aashee... the reason for editing your post. :lol:

                              Cl-assic.

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