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Paul Guilfoyle: ‘Don’t Eat Jell-O Off Anyone’s Back.’

By Deborah
November 9, 2006 - 6:23 AM

George Eads (Nick Stokes) and Paul Guilfoyle recently sat down with The Early Show to discuss last week’s episode of CSI, “Burn Out.” They shared some of the special effects secrets that went into the making of the episode.

“Burn Out” dealt with the issue of child molestation. Robert David Hall (Dr. Al Robbins), a father himself, points out, “One of the great things about having a show that’s as popular as ours is sometimes very important issues can be discussed.”

While the case dealt with difficult subject matter, the effects that went into the episode also appeared difficult. A car was burned in a specific burn pattern and a burn victim displayed very realistic blisters. Eads revealed the secret to the precise torching of the vehicle -- rubber cement. The substance was placed exactly where they wanted the vehicle to burn and then ignited. The interior of the car was gutted, then burned. The interior was then put back in the car such that the front seats were burned, but the back seat was not.

As for the realistic burns displayed, Guilfoyle revealed the tasty secret. Jell-O was microwaved, then reduced until soft and placed strategically.

To read more and watch a video of the interview, head over to The Early Show.

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