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If you're anything like us, the commercial breaks during Fall's most emotional show, This Is Us, are spent equal parts bawling your eyes out and furiously googling answers to the questions you have. As a tried-and-true New Jersey resident (yep, I'm a lifer!), I found myself constantly wondering where exactly Randall Pearson and his family reside. There are plenty of hints that he's a fellow Garden State resident sprinkled throughout all three seasons — they fostered Deja from Newark, for instance — but I needed something tangible and set my heart on finding it.
Let's start with the basics: the Pearson family lives in an enormous house with a sizable yard that's pretty far away from their surrounding neighbors. That alone screams Jersey suburbs. But when you factor in Randall's commute to New York City for work for the entire first season and how he still has time to squeeze in a run before heading to the office, I was certain their family must call some place in northern NJ home.
In my quest to pinpoint the family's location, I decided to watch the first two seasons again from start to finish. Fortunately one easily missed detail gave me all the answers I needed: the postcard William sends Beth from Memphis at the end of episode 17 in season one. I mean, who can forget that...
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