From firefighters to plagiarism to body mics, this series has gone through it all in its short existence. Read on and find out about some of the fun facts about Friday Night Lights.
Firefighters In The Cast
During the shooting of the series in 2011, Kyle Chandler worked as a firefighter. He never told anyone in the cast or the crew but was at the local firefighter headquarters for 24 hours a week. His desire to help the community were just as big as his desire of acting. By the year 2012, he had already convinced two PSAs to become volunteer firefighters like him. When the rest of the cast finally found out they were blown away by their companion’s will to help the community and how fearless he was despite being an actor and working so much with his body and face.
Déjà Vu Roles
Brad Leland and Connie Britton both had a déjà vu feeling when shooting the Friday Night Lights series because in the movie under the same name from 2004 also directed by Peter Berg, they played exactly the same roles. While he was the football booster, she was the coach’s wife.
“Please Create Your Own Slogans”
During the presidential run of 2012, candidate Mitt Romney used the phrase: “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” quoting original text from the series script but not the author. Peter Berg answered him with an open letter arguing that the series content didn’t align with the candidate’s posture and that he had plagiarized the series publicly. To finish the open letter, he added a harsh line asking the candidate to please come up with his own slogans if he wants to be a president.
For Friday Night Lights there were no rehearsals in 2006 and a group of three camera men followed the cast around simultaneously while they were using body mics. This is a very unusual way of filming since mostly actors are told where to sit and speak so that the aerial environment mics and the previously placed cameras can do the magic. By the end of the pilot, NBC president Kevin Reilly responded he liked the story but to cut it off with the awkward, “jiggly” camera movement.
Sis Loves Me
A lot of situation taking place in the show could very well be used in Sis Loves Me series – an adult interpretation of sticky situations between step sisters and brothers. If teen step sister porn is your thing then you really need to see this classic website – its database contains over 200 episodes already so it must be something good about it, right?!
Not For Sale
Lots of fans still go to Pflugerville High school to just take a look and say hi to such an important place for them that was the filming set for the series they love so much. Despite this fact and the huge popularity that the series got, the school still refuses to sell Panthers shirts or any kind of memorabilia from the series. According to the school’s receptionist, the requests have gone over the thousand in the past years.
A series like Friday Night Lights is the kind that really touches a generation and stays in their memory forever. These fun facts are just another way of remembering them with a smile upon your face.
It really is a quite difficult to conceive a realistic approach for a TV Show and then earn the sizeable audience that the show actually deserves. Same has been the case with Friday Night Lights; it had the exceptional realistic plot that included the deep exploration of central America and also some very sound characterization of the cast but still failed to achieve the targeted number of audience.