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Behind the scenes with "The [206]"

Friday, November 15, 2013by  Krysta Morley

I've never attended a taping of any television show before, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out the WALLY team’s next event: attending the live season two premier taping of "The [206]." This local sketch comedy TV show is filmed in Seattle’s Fremont Neighborhood. As it turns out, I learned some things during the live taping, which I originally thought to be myths. Let me fill you in on the secrets I learned while watching the show from behind the scenes!

  1. There's little separation between the audience and the cast of the show. When they could, the cast would walk around and engage with different audience members. This made the crowd very excited, since they truly felt like a part of the show. These local stars were definitely there to get the job done, but they were sure to have some fun with the audience while doing so!
  2. I always believed numerous takes are needed in order to get that perfect clip, however, re-shooting segments of the show doesn’t happen all that often! Though we all love bloopers, these guys mastered most of their on-location sketches in one take!
  3. While we may think it’s a great idea to stand out in a crowd, I learned that when it comes to taping shows like this one, it’s best to wear dark colors. Why? Well, it’s important that the audience doesn’t deter attention away from the main show. So, if you’re thinking of coming to a live taping of "The [206]" be sure to wear dark colors so you can efficiently blend in with the background.

This experience was definitely one for the books, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to watch the show from backstage, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the action!

Are you a fan of “The [206]” and hope to get tickets to an upcoming taping? Well, with the right timing and a keen eye for Seattle landmarks, you could! The WALLY team and "The [206]" will wrap up the Where in the [206] Are We? contest by the end of the month, giving away pairs of tickets to the next taping. "The [206]" will post a photo of a Seattle location on its Facebook page, awarding the first person who guesses the correct location with a pair of tickets. But don't worry; the WALLY team will be at this location a couple days after the photo is posted with five more pairs of tickets. Check the "The [206]" Facebook page this week for a chance to win!

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