While You Were Out (Broadcast TV,
Designers run amuck!
In this episode, the design team remodels a man''s
garage. To match their "modern" decor style, they made a
near-regulation size dartboard out of plywood, and
painted in in painfully garish colors. No one was seen
throwing at the board, and it seems unlikely that anyone
While You Were Out is a weekly TV series on US
television. The design group remodels a room or two in
each episode. The projects are a surprise to the owner or
occupant, until they return home.
Grey's Anatomy (Broadcast TV,
Guy nearly hits girl, throwing steel point
Young doctor at a bar, flirting with young lady
sitting at a table near the board. Distracted, misses
board, nearly hits the girl! Properly setup bristle
board, on wall. Reasonably normal throwing style.
Grey's Anatomy is a weekly TV drama series
about medical students, in a hospital setting.
"Eureka", TV Show, Science
Fiction Channel (Cable TV, USA)
August 15, 2006
TWO Bristle Dartboards in one TV show!
"Eureka" is an isolated research town mostly populated
by scientists of genius level and above, with loads of
stereotypical eccentricity thrown in for humor.
Everything is highly classified, as the scientists work
on all sorts of far-out projects.
The Sheriff of the town is an ordinary guy, brought in
to ride herd on the eccentric populace. The show is
certainly more about humor than traditional science
In the episode "Invincible", a researcher (Karl) is
exposed to alien radiation that causes him to rapidly
evolve past normal humanity. Among other things, he can
heal himself and others, using the power of his mind.
Two bristle dartboards are briefly visible in this
episode, and may be part of the show's permanent set. One
is in the garage of a scientist who apparently enjoys
puttering around with old automobiles. This dartboard
seems to be mounted a little too high on a wall, above a
tool chest or cabinet. Judging from a very brief
sighting, the board does not appear to be playable.
A second bristle dartboard is located on a wall in the
local tavern/cafe. Visible for just a moment on a wall in
the background, it might be in a playable position.
Perhaps someone who regularly watches this series can
comment on whether anyone ever throws darts at either
In any case, this is the only time I've ever come
across a TV show with dartboards used as props in more
than one location.
Someone on the show must be a real Darts fan!
"DIY Home Improvement", TV
Show (Cable TV, USA)
August 14, 2006
"DIY" is a series of home improvement cable-television
shows about people remodeling their houses. The show's
directors and contractors develop a design, and do the
majority of the construction work. In this episode, a
bristle dartboard, mounted in a cabinet, was on the wall
in a basement.
In this episode, the homeowners were a young couple
who had started remodeling their basement to make it look
like a stereotypical "British Pub". Dark-stained wood
cabinets & bar, etc. The show's designers came up
with a plan to finish the project, keeping the pub motif.
The dartboard seemed to be setup for actual use, at or
near the correct height, and with sufficient room for a
few people to play a game.
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