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Houston goes CSI courtesy of Tilman Fertitta and one very large shark tank

Houston goes CSI courtesy of Tilman Fertitta and one very large shark tank

What is it with Houston being robbed of its rightful film roles? We've got a perfectly good Aquarium — complete with shark tank — right here, and yet it's TIlman Fertitta's Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas that's getting all the fame in tonight's episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The episode apparently involves a vicious shark attack in the hotel pool — an attack we think could've been easily recreated here. Perhaps the victim could have been pushed over the edge of I-45, and into the shark-infested man-made river below.

Instead, 150 CSI crew stayed for nearly a week at Fertitta's Golden Nugget, filming 12-hour days. The episode features a Fertitta-type casino owner character, named Earnest Boozell, played by Elliot Gould.

Watch tonight at 8 p.m. for a glimpse of could-have-been hometown glory and to see how well Gould captures our man-about-town Fertitta.

 

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