Movies and TV shows filmed at UCLA

Right next to Hollywood, UCLA is known for being the perfect filming location for any University scenes. Most movies pretending to be at Princeton, Harvard, or Yale are actually filmed at UCLA! Here are the top 10 movies and TV shows filmed at UCLA!

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Jobs (2013) – movie about Steve Jobs that stars Ashton Kutcher. Even though the college where Jobs dropped out of was supposed to be Reed College, the Jobs movie was filmed at UCLA in front of Royce and Powell library!


Angels & Demons (2009) – Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon solves a Vatican mystery

The House Bunny (2008) – A playboy bunny (Anna Faris) joins a sorority at UCLA


Californication (TV series) – Hank Moody teaches at UCLA!

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) – Elle Woods is back in pink to ban animal testing.

Old School (2003) – A few friends (with Will Ferrell!) start up a fraternity near their college.


Legally Blonde (2001) – Elle Woods goes to Harvard (actually filmed at UCLA!) to become a lawyer


Erin Brockovich (2000) – A mother takes on a water company that pollutes the water supply and kills people.

House M.D. (TV series) – Outdoor scenes usually filmed at UCLA!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) – also filmed at UCLA

The Nutty Professor (1996) – filmed at UCLA!


Any other good movies that were filmed at UCLA? Leave them in the comments!

By Brian Roizen

Are Sonicare Generic Toothbrush Heads comparable to Philips toothbrush heads?

Anyone who has a Sonicare knows that toothbrush heads aren’t cheap. I used to pay $9/brush before I found that you can get them for about $6-8 on Amazon.

I have a Sonicare ProResults toothbrush, and I recently test drove the generic toothbrush heads. Considering they cost only $2 each, that’s more than 3 times cheaper than the ones made by Philips!

The ones I tried are made by Paz Generix:

I was tempted to get them because of how cheap they are, but I wasn’t very happy with the results. They aren’t made well. The bristles fall out after just a few times brushing, and the brush head itself doesn’t fit well. This essentially means that the vibrational brushing power is far weaker than the non-generic tooth sonicare tooth brush head. Paz tried to copy the toothbrush head with their generic one, but they did a very poor job, and I’m very disappointed. I don’t recommend it at all. I guess I’m going to be sticking with the official Philips Sonicare toothbrush heads until some company makes a perfect replica.

How to get sonicare toothbrush heads for cheap

Costco occasionally has discounts for sonicare toothbrush heads with 6 brush heads for $30. Also, I once bought a 7 pack off Amazon for $40. The price is currently $60, but it fluctuates often. You can use Alertification to get an email or text as soon as the price drops!


By Brian Roizen

Solar Thermal rockets instead of chemical rockets

I recently read about an idea to power rockets with solar energy, also known as “solar sails”. It made me wonder how practical this idea was given that solar thermal energy plants are in the experimental phase in Las Vegas. They basically use thousands of parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight on a central tower, which then runs a rankine power cycle.

Keplar originally proposed the idea of solar sails to navigate the solar system. In this idea, light from the sun basically propells a object without any need for external power. The math is somewhat theoretical, and with little practical data, but the sun can produce about 1.4 kW of power at a distance of 93 million miles away.