The Ugly Betty Coney Island


Does anyone see what's wrong with this shot of Coney Island from the Ugly Betty episode on 2/8/2007?



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The clip panned form left to right and lasted only a few seconds. I had to reverse and pause the DVR to take a close look. It certainly looked like the real Coney Island. ABC could have tried to substitute another theme park for it, but it looked too good, but something was wrong.

Then it hit me!










The photo scene was shot from the top of the parachute jump, but the film was flipped left to right when it was put into the show. Does anyone know why ABC did that? That's the West 8th St Station in the upper right corner of the shot.

Here is the correct view:


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Saturday February 10, 2007
Copyright © 2007 by Joseph D. Korman
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