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Old 01-09-2022, 01:23 AM
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I remember randomly watching part of an episode of That 70s Show many years ago where one of the guys was proposing to a girl (I think it was Mila Kunis) with a blue helium balloon. In the first shot it looks overinflated, with a decent neck, while in the next it has no neck at all. Just watched the scene again and it still bothers me.
I'd guess that being so tight under the hot lights, the balloon popped between takes, and the props people inflated another one not so much. Or they could have shot the next scene another day with another balloon. Who's gonna notice? At least they used the same color.

And, to balance that continuity out, there was a Burt Reynolds movie called "The End" (his character has some fatal incurable disease) and he takes his daughter to the zoo, where she gets a helium balloon. Balloon starts out big and tight but in every scene is deflated a bit until it's just limp hanging on its string. Symbolism for Burt's character's plight?
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Old 01-09-2022, 03:36 PM
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I'd guess that being so tight under the hot lights, the balloon popped between takes, and the props people inflated another one not so much. Or they could have shot the next scene another day with another balloon. Who's gonna notice? At least they used the same color.?
This happened on Kenan and Kel (Nickelodeon sitcom in the late 90s) quite often. With each shot, the balloons would be in a different spot or arranged differently (or a totally different bunch all together) and it drove me CRAZY!!!! One episode was Keenanís birthday and he had a blue balloon tied to his wrist which was fully inflated and then it cuts to the next camera angle and itís like the next day when the balloon is half deflated and falling. Then itís back to fresh again. Like nobody could just blow up another one if they had to do it the next day?

The episode of Full House with Michelleís 5th birthday had some noticeable things as well, you could tell some time passed between takes because the 16 inch Qualatex balloons go from fresh and shiny, to oxidized and much smaller, to looking fresh again.
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Old 25-05-2023, 12:39 PM
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TV Game Show in the 70's where contestants had to Pop huge balloons with notes inside them. "Treasure Hunt".
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Old 25-05-2023, 10:14 PM
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The 2 I remember most are Friends and Dharma & Greg . Both shows had some nice helium bouquets in the background during various episodes .
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Old 28-05-2023, 02:00 PM
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Friends was always amazing when they had the pro bouquets of balloons, i miss Sprays so deeply.
You see balloons in literally every programme on TV they are just that common place but with being a looner we do notice them easier than none looners.
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Old 28-05-2023, 08:33 PM
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Check out this video on YouTube! Stumbled upon it a few days ago!

ABBA The Name Of The Game (ABBA Special TBS '78) 2001 Remastered Audio HD
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Old 28-05-2023, 10:16 PM
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has saved by the bell been mentioned yet. I watched that show just for the balloons they would have up
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Old 29-05-2023, 01:59 PM
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Check out this video on YouTube! Stumbled upon it a few days ago!

ABBA The Name Of The Game (ABBA Special TBS '78) 2001 Remastered Audio HD
I love that balloon fixture! Lol. I wonder if the bigger ones (that werenít being blown about by large fans) were filled with helium. They also look like Gaylas but I donít think Gayla existed in 1978. And this also may have been somewhere in Europe.
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Old 29-05-2023, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by heliumsitr68 View Post
The 2 I remember most are Friends and Dharma & Greg . Both shows had some nice helium bouquets in the background during various episodes .
I never really watched Dharma & Greg but as I may have already mentioned, Friends had some amazing balloon decor during their birthday parties and showers. They must have had a really good budget to have professionals come in and do them. Instead of just generic 9 inch on the self sealing valves.
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Old 29-05-2023, 05:40 PM
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The good place had a few partys with nice balloons and my favourtie was in the series unbreakable in the very last episode with the hot red head girl and a room full of balloons, my GF at the time told me i would love the episode as i hadn't sore it yet but she was right...
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