What links the Friends fountain and The Omega Man.

Yup bizarro random fact time…

What links the fountain in the opening sequence of “Friends” and the 1971 apocalyptic Sci-Fi flick “The Omega Man”?

let’s dispel the myth of the fountain in “Friends” opening sequence being one of the fountains in Central Park.. It’s not.

Central Park Bethesda fountain…

Central Park Cherry Hill fountain…

“Friends” Fountain

The fountain in “Friends” is on the Warner Bros ranch in Burbank, California, some way from New York.

in The Omega Man, Robert Neville’s apartment is also at the Warner Bros ranch. As can be seen in the top picture and below.

So it can clearly be seen that the fountain at Warner Bros ranch is the fountain used in Friends opening sequence, and also is in the park across the road from Robert Neville’s apartment in The Omega Man.

Now the odd thing is, at the end of The Omega Man, Robert Neville is hit by a spear and falls into the fountain in the park, but not the fountain in the picture above.

1. The fountain is far smaller.

2. The fountain is far closer to the fence than the other.

The only reason I can think for this is that maybe the real fountain was too far away to make it believable that Robert Neville could be hit by a spear thrown from his balcony, so a prop fountain was used and the real one covered up with shrub and tree camouflage.

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