Dive into My Grey’s Anatomy Set Tour STAT!

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When I told all of my friends about my L.A. Blogging Adventure there was a very obvious split. All my guy friends were drooling with jealousy at the Captain America interviews and early screening I’d be participating in. The woman? They were all ready to claw my eyes out with jealousy over the fact that I was going on a Grey’s Anatomy set tour.

I’d never been on a TV set before, other than for my big 50 Shades of Grey appearance (again with the Grey!)  alongside author E.L. James on The Katie Show.  Let me tell you, even if you’ve never seen an episode of Grey’s (which I have, thank you very much!), it still would be a blast.

We started outside on the lot with our host for the tour, Miss Jessica Capshaw. Yeah, she plays Dr. Arizona Robbins on the show. And she gave us the tour of her TV Show. Yes, I’m rubbing it in.

After a brief intro, Dr. A led us inside an all-too-familiar door.

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Inside, our first stop was truly a dream come true. No, really! If you watch the show, you’ll know that we stepped right into Meredith and Derek’s Dream House. Let the swooning begin!

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Meredith and Derek stand in their dream house outlined in candles. Photo: ABC/RANDY HOLMES


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We unfortunately didn’t have time on our Grey’s Anatomy set tour for a snack, but what a lovely kitchen!


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Gorgeous living room. Now I see why it’s called The Dream House.


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Yep, hadda check out the liquor cabinet and no, I didn’t sample any.


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Almost looks like a pediatrician’s waiting room, right?


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McDreamy’s Dream Room

After the quick tour of the kitchen and relaxing living room area, we made our way to the steamier part of the house. Yep, the bedroom.

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The bedroom

Why, what’s that up on the wall, framed above the bed?

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Yeah that’s THE Post-It note!

Meredith writes up a very special Post-It Note. Photo: ABC/SCOTT GARFIELD
Meredith writes up a very special Post-It Note. Photo: ABC/SCOTT GARFIELD

Our next stop on the Grey’s Anatomy set tour was right into the hospital itself!


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Our lovely tour guide displayed the nurse’s station as we all “ooohed” and “ahhed” and took way too many photos.


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Bonus points to anyone who can name those bloggers’ feet!

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That’s me on the stairs of the hospital!!! Thanks to Stefani for snapping the pic!


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Yep, this is what a blogging event looks like as cameras flashed in every direction.


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Colby’s in deep thought about which waiting room chair to choose!

Next up, we headed into a large warehouse of a building to meet with two amazing women: Grey’s Anatomy Props Master Angela Whiting (@GreysProps) and Costume Designer Mimi Melgaard (@MimiMelgaard). Mimi had an awesome display of costumes lined up for us to view.

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While Mimi clearly has the more elegant job, Angela has the grosser, way-more-fun one it seems. Can you think of anything nastier and squeamishier than working on props for a medical show?

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Sausage or human intestines? I’m certainly not willing to find out!


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Time for a heart to heart lesson!

Wondering how the team makes the heart beat during surgery? Well, they could work on a real heart, but that’s probably kind of dangerous. So instead, they use something like the above with a pump. Check out this video to see how they do it:


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Longtime Grey’s Anatomy fans will no doubt remember Anatomy Jane above! Curious where she’s been all this time? Angela let us in on a little secret. Apparently they stored her away somewhere after an episode, and nobody could find her until recently!

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Besides talking with the props and costume duo, we were joined by actress Sarah Drew who plays April Kepner. She and Jessica Capshaw sat down with all of us to chat about the show and what goes into an episode.

Somewhere in the middle of it all, however, some very special guest stars popped in…

Justin Chambers (Alex Karev and Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson)
Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) and Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson)

Yep, that’s Dr. Alex Karev himself, Justin Chambers and Dr. Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington)!

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Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) and Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson) chat with a group of googly-eyed mommy bloggers.

Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson)

When the demonstrations and interviews were done, the Grey’s gang was kind enough to take a photo with all us bloggers.

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It was such a great time going behind the scene’s of one of Seattle’s finest hospitals! It really is fascinating and amazing to see the tremendous amount of people involved behind the scenes of Grey’s Anatomy before the cameras even start rolling! I was just proud of myself for not passing out at the site of all that fake blood.

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29 thoughts on “Dive into My Grey’s Anatomy Set Tour STAT!”

  1. When I was a teenager, my Uncle had an office at Paramount and he took us for a tour! I was shocked at how small the sets were because on the tv, they look larger than life.

  2. That is so awesome! I love the post it note. It must have been so weird stepping onto the set of one of the most successful tv shows. Loved the tour and it was as if I were taking it right there with ya. Eww guts or sausages. LOL

  3. Wow what an awesome experience. I bet you had a ton of questions to ask!! Looks like a great time was had ;).. I’m not a Greys Anatomy fan,, but I love the behind the scenes peeks.

  4. I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy but it is so cool that you visited the set. You took some great pictures! I love the clothing pics with the small pic of the actor/actresses wearing them.

  5. What an exciting tour of Grey’s Anatomy set. I liked so many of the pictures and they props are very weird. They look so real. I like the set of the hospital and the house. Very interesting to be able to go here. I would have loved to take a tour.

  6. Looks like a fantastic time. I really find the ‘guts’ props faascinating. I have heard the charaxters pick up alot on shows like this about medical procedures.

  7. Now that looks like a whole bunch of fun!! I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, but very fun to see the set and cool tv props! 🙂


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