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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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Space Pirates - S1-E8

Trivia: At the beginning of the episode when Venus is telling the story to Jonathan in his room, look at the bookcase behind him and you can see a "Supercar" book, which was Gerry Anderson's previous show.

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The Alien Costume: Part 1 - S1-E8

Trivia: When Peter Parker is testing the costume changing capabilities of the symbiote, he suggests "that guy from Aerosmith," and materializes a suit similar to what Joe Perry from Aerosmith wears. Joe Perry composed the theme song for this show. (00:14:20)

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Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987 - S5-E17

Trivia: Thames, the third leaper, leaps in and out of scenes using the Star Wars blaster sound effect.

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Avalanche - S1-E5

Trivia: When the Captain Scarlet series was sold to TV broadcasters, ITC (who had backed and then marketed the series) issued a "recommended broadcast order". This was not always the same order as the episodes had been made. Episodes 1 to 4 were made and broadcast "in sequence", but from episode 5 this no longer applied. Episode 11 ("Avalanche") was the 5th to be broadcast, swapping places with the episode "Point 783" which was the 5th to be made, but the 11th to be broadcast.

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Trivia: In the opening credits, the three girls are shown running down a hill that has several flowers growing on it. In reality, the flowers were fakes, and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) tripped over one of the fakes during one take and gave herself whiplash.

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Fiend is Like Friend Without the 'R' - S1-E4

Trivia: Nergal is the villain introduced in this episode. "Nergal" originally was the name of the Babylonian God of Fire and Guardian of the Underworld. In the Bible, he is one of the demons allied with Satan himself. In the series Nergal is associated with the underworld and fire.

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The Great Vegetable Rebellion - S3-E23

Trivia: Due to their uncontrollable laughter during filming of the infamous "Vegetable Rebellion" episode, Guy Williams and June Lockhart were written out of the next two episodes.

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Trivia: Janet Hubert plays Vivian Banks, mother of Hilary Banks (Karyn Parsons). In real life, Hubert is only 10 years older than Parsons.

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Surf's Up - S3-E20

Trivia: Shia LaBeouf voices the main character, Cody, in the 2007 animated film Surf's Up, the same title as this episode of Even Stevens.

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Trivia: Suprisingly, Barry is older than Paul by about two years, even though Paul is much taller then he is.

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Trivia: Many people think that Gabumon is a dog-like digimon, but he is a lizard dressed in a Garurumon fur.

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Trivia: Some of the episodes are based upon actual events that happened to the actors.

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Trivia: Gerry Anderson based the facial features of Captain Troy Tempest on the American actor James Garner.

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 1 - S1-E1

Trivia: When Kuraki attempts to put the letter in Tintin's mail box before getting ambushed, the mailbox next to Tintin's is labelled Herge, the creator of Tintin. (00:05:40)

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Mitefall! - S3-E13

Trivia: Ambush Bug goes up to Aquaman and says that he can't believe that he's actually talking to Ted McGinley. Aquaman asks who Ted McGinley is with Ambush Bug saying that he's the greatest actor ever. Aquaman was voiced by Ted McGinley and even broke character by talking in his own voice.

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Trivia: This is the first television sitcom in which the theme song soundtrack lyrics were sung by the leading actor and actress of the show.

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Pink Arcade / Life With Feather (pilot) / Pink S.W.A.T. - S1-E2

Trivia: Pink Arcade: When the Pink Panther carries the bowling bowl to the table, look behind him and you can see the back glasses of two pinball machines spell out the name "Yakutis" - a reference to the long-time DePatie-Freleng layout artist and story man Tom Yakutis.

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Trivia: During the Pokerap that appears after some episodes, nearly all of the pokemon shown are the actual creatures, but the Zapdos that is shown is a machine from Pokemon Island.

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Trivia: Famous (and infamous) science fiction writer Harlan Ellison actually wrote and narrated the opening voice-over that sometimes occurs before episodes.

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