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Captain Jack - S1-E3

Trivia: The episode "Captain Jack" was the first time a toilet was shown on TV; the boys buy a baby alligator and Wally is shown putting it in the toilet tank. The network censors were so spooked by the thought of showing a toilet on television that they delayed the episode. And when the censors finally relented, the compromise allowed only the toilet tank to be shown, not the bowl.

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Trivia: Robin Williams improvised so much of his dialogue that the show's writers finally stopped writing his lines and just left blank space in the scripts with cues and prompts for him.

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Trivia: The school that Raven goes to is called Bayside. This is the name of the school from the hit TV show Saved by the Bell. They also used the set of that school as well and if you've seen Saved by the Bell you will be able to tell.

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Trivia: In the spy episode where Jimmy, Sheen and Carl are swimming underwater, you can see Spongebob's pineapple next to them.

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Trivia: During the final 2 seasons of Saved by the Bell, most notably the season with Tori and the one following it, look for actor Casper Van Dien in the background of some episodes. He appeared in many scenes throughout the final 2 seasons as a random background extra, most notably in the locker hallway scenes. This was before he made it big in Hollywood.

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Trivia: Michael J. Fox wasn't the original choice to play Alex. Fox was cast after Matthew Broderick backed out, not wanting to commit to a TV series.

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River Rats - S1-E8

Trivia: In the scene in the tent where Tommy and Chuckie are talking after the ghost story, the lighting in the tent shows the sleeping bags as red, green and blue. Tommy is in the green looking sleeping bag. These colors are the Powerpuff Girls. The PowerPuff Girl in green is Buttercup, who is voiced by Elizabeth Daily, who is credited as E.G. Daily playing the voice of Tommy.

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Al Plays Hooky - S1-E9

Trivia: During the Fatman cartoon, when the fish is using his charge card, a zoomed in shot of the card itself is shown. The fish's bank is noted as "DNA", a reference to the Fatman cartoon's producer, DNA Productions.

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Trivia: In "Buffy's Fair Lady" (season 5), Mary Ann - the little girl in the green dress at Buffy's party - is played by Lori Loughlin, who would later play Rebecca in "Full House". She is credited as Lori Loughton in this episode.

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Trivia: The episode titled, "Dexter's Rude Removal" was never aired on the Cartoon Network because of inappropriate content. However, it has been shown in comic conventions and in private viewing. This is currently (as of January 2004) the only Dexter episode to never air on the Cartoon Network.

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Trivia: The same actor who portrays Principal Hackett also plays Curtis the Caveman.

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Trivia: This is the only Playhouse Disney series that has the regular Disney Channel logo after the End Credits.

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Trivia: In the episode "We Don't Have Chemistry", Cory has to go to an Astro Force Five convention to avoid Summer School. This is similar to an episode of That's So Raven, where Raven goes to an Astro Force Five convention to spy on Devon.

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Trivia: Nero, the pet "hairy caterpillar creature" of Baron Greenback speaks in a strange gibberish. In fact this 'gibberish' is a recording of David Jason (who also provided the voice of Dangermouse, amongst others) albeit it speeded up and played backwards.

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Trivia: Adam is the first scripted trans-gender teen character in television history (not including documentaries or one-time guest roles).

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Down the Mine - S1-E25

Trivia: In the shot of Thomas leaving Knapford, his model from the original pilot cut is used. The scenery in Knapford is slightly different in this shot as well.

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Trivia: John Marshall Jones, who plays Yvette's father, Floyd Henderson, is only ten years older than Essence Atkins.

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Trivia: The show's original title was "The Flagstones.".

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Wi-Fi in the Sky - S1-E9

Trivia: Tori is on her laptop in the plane while sitting next to Trina. When she goes onto her video chat profile, there is a list of usernames of people online. One name is DanWarp, which is the website name of the show's creator, Dan Schneider.

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Trivia: Velma's famous line, "My glasses; I can't see without them!" was coined from her voice actress Nicole Jaffe when she lost her glasses during a recording session and then uttered of what became to be famous catchphrase of the bespectacled character. The writers liked the phrase so much that they decided to put the iconic scenes of Velma losing her glasses during the show.

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