Friday, September 28, 2012
On Location #29 - Walker, Texas Ranger Episode 4
The fourth episode of season 1 of Walker, Texas Ranger stars veteran character actor Bruce McGill (he played time cop Captain Braxton in Star Trek: Voyager and Al the Bartender/God in the last episode of Quantum Leap) as the bad guy who goes around town doing genuinely bad things. One of his main stops is Brownie's Diner in the east part of Dallas:
As you can see, not only is it no longer Brownies, the restaurant that replaced it is also closed down (must have been too many bad guys hanging around):
As Mr. Bad Guy leaves you can see the the Eckerd Drug Store and Motts...
...has been replaced by a Family Dollar and Check Cashing place:
Later in the episode there is some hubbub at an old school looking bank:
The building is located on the downtown square in McKinney, TX (north of Dallas). It's a historic building that was a bank at one time but now it's an antique shop.
Here is the building's historical marker for your reading pleasure:
Of course Walker and his partner show up to put an end to the nonsense:
But unfortunately they didn't have time to visit downtown McKinney's many unique shops and restaurants (maybe they can plan a Saturday afternoon trip sometime):
A few roundhouse kicks later and McKinney was safe from Mr. Bad Guy...but for how long???