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July 20, 2011 4:51 AM   Subscribe

Pop Pilgrims : "When the AV Club Travels, we always make time to visit pop culture landmarks. If something memorable happened in the world of film, tv, books, or music, we want to go there. We're not just tourists, we're POP PILGRIMS."

The Exorcist Stairs, Georgetown, Washington DC :: The Royal Tennenbaum's House, Harlem, New York City :: Office Building from Office Space, Austin :: Twin Peak's Diner, Seattle :: John Coltrane House, Philidelphia
posted by crunchland (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
They're not just POP PILGRIMS, they are POP PILGRIMS WITH A SWEET DEAL FROM FIAT.
posted by mauvest at 4:56 AM on July 20, 2011


Perhaps not so coincidentally, a lot of these are the same locations visited by the Angry Video Game Nerd on his travels. (i.e. Ghostbusters firehouse, Rocky stairs, BTTF locations, etc.)

Still an awesome project, though.
posted by ShutterBun at 4:58 AM on July 20, 2011


(which I dig, by the way)
posted by mauvest at 4:59 AM on July 20, 2011


Toy company, my ass. Written by a friend who traveled far.
posted by hat_eater at 6:13 AM on July 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


Love this, long-time reader of the A.V. Club. They also have a great series called A.V. Undercover where bands come in and cover a list of songs selected by the readers.
posted by mean cheez at 6:14 AM on July 20, 2011


My favorite so far is the Rocky stairs in Philadelphia. While they're filming, a couple of school buses pull up and waves of children run up the stairs and fist pump.
posted by donajo at 6:44 AM on July 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Apparently World War Z is filming where I live within the next few weeks. Long way to go before iconicness though.
posted by biffa at 6:50 AM on July 20, 2011


I want to like this but like every single AV Club thing now it's one part content eighteen part ads. Does not cross the annoyance threshold.
posted by The Whelk at 7:09 AM on July 20, 2011


Hallowed ground: Laurel & Hardy "Music Box" steps.
posted by Faze at 7:19 AM on July 20, 2011


The dude who drives the airport shuttle from Atlanta to Athens, GA is totally capable of giving an impromptu "REM Landmarks" tour, it turns out. Highly recommended.
posted by escabeche at 7:20 AM on July 20, 2011


When they filmed Inception, Maurice Fischer's rooms were literally right across the street from us.

They were so close, the lights they were using to film lit up our living room at night.
I guess you can go visit them.
posted by vacapinta at 7:25 AM on July 20, 2011


ButI probably shouldn't talk as there exists a photo of me sitting on the steps of Sunnydale High.
posted by The Whelk at 7:29 AM on July 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


ButI probably shouldn't talk as there exists a photo of me sitting on the steps of Sunnydale High.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and in fact is is awesome and I'm totally jealous.
posted by kmz at 8:13 AM on July 20, 2011


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