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References to Duluth in Film/TV or Other Media Posts

The Louie Show

Minnesota-born comedian Louie Anderson starred in a CBS sitcom in 1996 that was set in Duluth. It didn’t last long. Six episodes were produced; five were aired. None of the episodes were shot in Duluth, but the opening theme featured Louie in a sweatshirt with “Duluth” across the chest and some transition footage was shot in Duluth. Obviously it is not available on DVD or streaming on Netflix, but thanks to old VHS copies floating around town we’ve been able to pull together excerpts from four episodes (see below).

Charles Duluth on TV’s The Americans

I just found out about this by reading on the TWOP blog about the show. The character Charles Duluth (played by Reg Rogers) has been in two episodes so far. I wonder how they decided on his last name?

Duluth Meatballs

Have we mentioned yet that there is a Duluth pennant in the 1979 film Meatballs? It’s on the wall inside Tripper’s cabin.

The Big Year Christmas Eve in Duluth

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So, I’m fairly sure that no one has mentioned on PDD before that the 2011 movie The Big Year, which screened locally at Zinema 2, has a brief reference to Duluth. (Laura Erickson did mention it on her birding blog, though.)

The shot above is followed by a restaurant scene that is supposed to be in Duluth but is obviously not.

Duluth mentioned in film Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo was one of the “Hollywood Ten.” Duluth is mentioned in passing in the documentary Trumbo. And judging from his description of the weather he must have been here.

More ice fishing jokes

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The promo was filmed here for Jerry Seinfeld’s new show, The Marriage Ref.

References to Duluth in Movies

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Edited by Mark Ryan in 2005