Food Not Bombs, Giant Rodents, Criminal Minds, Flocking Flamingos?

  • Criminal Minds’ “Number One Biggest Little Fans” (l-r) Sierra Kerr and Rhiannon White of Frazier Park, who were reportedly on set every single day of the production company’s schedule in Frazier Park.

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    Criminal Minds’ “Number One Biggest Little Fans” (l-r) Sierra Kerr and Rhiannon White of Frazier Park, who were reportedly on set every single day of the production company’s schedule in Frazier Park.

  • Actor Thomas Gibson pauses for a snapshot with Garrett Halks.

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    Actor Thomas Gibson pauses for a snapshot with Garrett Halks.

  • Actor Matthew Gubler added little cartoons to his autographs. Here he is, mid-drawing, with Drew Ludwig.

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    Actor Matthew Gubler added little cartoons to his autographs. Here he is, mid-drawing, with Drew Ludwig.

  • Criminal Minds cast and crew were in Frazier Park last week, graciously taking time to sign countless autographs for fans—on paper, sweatshirts, ball caps, bare arms and anything within reach (including the inside, outside and toe caps of Sierra Kerr's Converse super-high tops).

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    Criminal Minds cast and crew were in Frazier Park last week, graciously taking time to sign countless autographs for fans—on paper, sweatshirts, ball caps, bare arms and anything within reach (including the inside, outside and toe caps of Sierra Kerr's Converse super-high tops).

  • Criminal Minds cast and crew were in Frazier Park last week, graciously taking time to sign countless autographs for fans—on paper, sweatshirts, ball caps, bare arms and anything within reach.

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    Criminal Minds cast and crew were in Frazier Park last week, graciously taking time to sign countless autographs for fans—on paper, sweatshirts, ball caps, bare arms and anything within reach.

Mountain is Giddy with Springtime Mischief

By Gary Meyer

Fans of Hollywood movies and TV shows often complain they are snubbed by stars when seeking autographs at filming locations.

But Frazier Park residents Sierra Kerr, 12 and Rhiannon White, 11, along with a gaggle of fans from as far away as Bakersfield, found a very different attitude when CBS’ Criminal Minds came to town last week.

Sierra reports: “We were standing across the street [from Alpine Plaza] on Monday and the show’s director came to us and said ‘Do you want to come over and watch?’”

The two girls say they have launched the Matthew Gubler Girls Frazier Park Fan Club. Gubler plays the pistol-packing Dr. Spencer Reid and is the girls’ favorite star in the show, and apparently Gubler takes fanclubs as seriously as the fans do—he took time to sign the girls’ shirts, jackets, hats, shoes and even arms.

The two ended up visiting every set throughout the entire week and got autographs from all members of the cast and crew. The producers were so taken with the pair that they were invited to attend post-production of the show down in Los Angeles.

Asked if they planned to watch the show on TV May 12, they said, “Are you kidding? We went to your website and got the date before anyone knew!”

Does she think she’s interested in getting into the movie business? “I think so,” Kerr said, “I think I’m interested in the writing.”

Criminal Minds airs each Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Read more about Giant Rodents (ok, lagomorphs) and Food Not Bombs and Flocking Flamingos.

This is part of the April 09, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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