So, @thinkgeek posted a link to this video today:
In it, young children try to identify the purpose of old gadgets and electronics. While the whole video is amusing, at 2:42, there’s a great moment where he shows the kids a rotary telephone.
The kids are all fascinated by the old phone and start playing with it. I can tell you first hand how amusing this is to watch, since the same thing happened on our set:
Since half of Catching Up takes place in “the past,” we made sure that the Sergeant’s office didn’t have anything post 1985 in it. Logan had never seen a rotary telephone before, so whenever she wasn’t actually filming she was at the desk playing with it.
Photo Courtesy of Katie Neff