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Sethie goes to Hollywood

Jordan is currently living in L.A. while designing special-effects props for the hit Nick Jr. musical The Fresh Beat Band ,which recently premiered its third season. Despite being exhausted from the previous week's Wizard of Oz-themed double episode, Davy took his lunch break to show this film geek around the sets and soundstages where classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and Star Trek were filmed. Better yet, I got to peek behind the scenes as the Fresh Beat Band rehearsed, marveling at the eye-popping colors of the elaborate sets and the surprisingly unglamorous catering (all the baby bottled waters and Brussels sprouts you could want!).

Poking around the workshop where Jordan builds breakaway palm trees and sequined Converse that walk on their own, I was awed by the depth of creativity and talent employed in creating this kiddie confection: Even the stunt coordinator was a double for Jeff Bridges in True Grit.

On my way out, I finally had my obligatory 
celebrity semi-encounter: I obliviously ambled past Jeremy Piven as he was en route to the Entourage set. But at least I wasn't knocked to the ground by a bicycle-riding Daniel Craig, as an anonymous employee passing by claimed to have been. If I'm going to be a pedestrian fatality, I'm sure it'll happen back home in Orlando.

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