Lafayette Coney Island - "Hung TV Title Sequence
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Doug Mathieson
N 42° 19.878 W 083° 02.922
17T E 331211 N 4688593
Quick Description: Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home Stop 3 Lafayette Coney Island
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 9:30:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ZW4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home
You can decide for yourself if you wish to strip as he does during the trip.

03. Lafayette Coney Island 1.6 mi

If you need to familiarize yourself with the trip here is the title sequence (opening credits) on youtube

Hung Title Sequence Youtube

Here are the stops on our tour of the Hung title sequence
Visit them all and log them as a waymark

01. Joe Louis Fist 0 ft
02. Nogouchi Fountain 0.6 mi
03. LaFayette Coney Island 1.6 mi
04. Admiring Redhead 2.1 mi
05. Fox Theatre 2.4 mi
06. Burks Igloo 8.6 mi
07. Packard Plant 11.0
08. De Lido Motel 19.7 mi
09. BP Gas Station 47.9 mi
10. Kodak Creek Inn 48.4 mi (Looking out through window at Ray with Lake in background)
11. Watering Grass 52.2 mi
12. Rays House 52.6 mi

Wikipedia

Hung is a comedy-drama series, which premiered on HBO on June 28, 2009. The series was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to male prostitution. The Second Season premiered on June 27, 2010 and concluded its 10 episode run on September 12, 2010. On September 2, 2010 it was announced that HBO had ordered Hung for a third season consisting of 10 episodes set to premiere in 2011

Hung follows Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), an unhappy, financially strapped history teacher and athletic coach at a high school in suburban Detroit. He's also the father of twin teenagers (Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee) who are currently living with their remarried mother (Anne Heche). After a fire destroyed the childhood home Ray still owns and lived in, he is left without many options. With the help of a friend, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray decides to turn his large penis into an opportunity to make money. The episodes center on Ray's attempts to maintain a "normal" life while starting his business as a male prostitute. Together, Tanya and Ray begin Happiness Consultants.
The second season focuses on the complex dynamic between Ray and his two pimps, Tanya and Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff). Lenore, a life coach who Tanya brought in to help them in the early stages of the business, began taking over Happiness Consultants late in the first season, as she believes she can take Ray places in the business and views Tanya as an obstacle
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In this screen capture from the Hung Title Sequence Ray (Thomas Jane) walks past the Lafayette Coney Island

 

Here is a screen capture from inside the restaurant

Wikipedia Coney Island

Coney Island is a type of restaurant popular in the northern United States, particularly in Michigan, as well as the name for the chili dog after which the restaurant was named.

Coney Islands are a unique type of Greek American restaurant that originated at Todoroff's Original Coney Island in Jackson, Michigan in 1914. Two Coney Island restaurants later opened in 1917, including American Coney Island in downtown Detroit, established by Greek immigrant Gust Keros in 1917. Keros and his brother got into an argument quite soon after and split their restaurant into two parts--the present day Lafayette and American Coney Islands, which are next door to each other.

Two of the most popular items on the coney island menu are the Gyro and Coney island. Gyros or gyro (pronounced /?j??ro?/ or /?d?a?ro?/, Greek: γ?ρος "turn") is a Greek fast food. It is shaved-like lamb meat, roasted on a vertical rotisserie, and the most common fillings are tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce. French fries are a common side dish. Sometimes the name is applied to the form of the sandwich (pita wrapped around filling) rather than to the filling itself, and sometimes the name "souvlaki" is applied to the sandwich.

Another main dish is a Coney Island hot dog, a hot dog with chili, diced yellow onion, and yellow mustard. Variations on this theme include the "loose burger," which substitutes ground hamburger meat for the hot dog (also known as a coney hamburger). When ordering a coney at a Coney Island, you only need to tell your server "one with everything" to communicate your request. Chili fries, covered in the same sauce as the hot dog, are a common side order. In a Detroit Coney Island, the local ginger ale, Vernors, will also be found.
Coney Islands have developed a distinctive dining style that has been repeated in hundreds of different restaurants throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. Coney Islands often serve breakfast all day. A leading supplier to Coney restaurants in southeast Michigan is Koegel Meat Company, located near Flint, Michigan, which makes the preferred Vienna variety of hot dog for Coneys with natural casings and markets the Detroit variety of Coney sauce and the drier Flint variety of Coney sauce. Koegel's largest customer is Leo's Coney Island, which has the most locations of any Coney Island chain in Michigan (and one location in Chicago, Illinois)

Since the owner of the first restaurant did not trademark the name or business plan, other restaurants began using the same name and formula. Most Coneys in the Detroit area are still owned by Macedonian, Greek or Albanian immigrants and other menu items include gyros and Greek salads, as well as corned beef and reuben sandwiches. Other fare is usually typical of a "greasy spoon." Depending on the restaurant, other Greek and Mediterranean dishes such as Shish Kebab, Souvlaki, Spanakopita, and Saganaki can be found at a Coney Island. These restaurants also carry other regional items such as the Boston Cooler, which is a float made with vanilla ice cream and Vernors ginger ale.
The many Greek diners in Buffalo, New York are similar in format to Detroit-style Coney Islands, even serving their own style of dogs, called a Texas Hot. Unlike the Coney Island restaurants in Detroit, though, the Texas Hot is not the dominant menu item in a Buffalo Greek diner.

Cast
Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker
Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle
Anne Heche as Jessica Haxon
Charlie Saxton as Damon Drecker
Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Darby Drecker
Eddie Jemison as Ronnie Haxon
Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore Bernard
Gregg Henry as Mike Hunt

Movie or TV Show: Hung TV Series Title Sequence

Year Released or First Aired: 2,009.00

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