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Trivia: Scully's father and the man Mulder thought was his father were both named William. Mulder's actual father, Cancer Man, was played by William B Davis. Scully and Mulder's son was also named William.

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Trivia: Tommy has been more colours than any other Ranger. He has been the Green, White, Red, and Black Ranger.

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Trivia: Throughout the show, the number 47 appears many times. There are multiple room 47's (where Syd found the Circumference in season 1 and the room in her memories from season 3, among others.), there are 47 Rambaldi artifacts, and page 47 of the Rambaldi manuscript was the page that had Sydney's picture on it.

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Trivia: The character Sun was created specifically for Yoon-jin Kim, after she auditioned for the role of Kate but the writers felt she was not right for the role.

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Trivia: When this series was shown on Canadian television, it was called "Beasties."

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Trivia: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama) plays a man involved in a search for dangerous androids who are nearly impossible to distinguish from humans. He played a man in a very similar situation in Blade Runner as Gaff. Amusing coincidence.

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Trivia: In the opening credits there is a shot of a girl standing alone on the corner of a street. This was taken from the Buffy episode "Anne", when Buffy was staying in Los Angeles.

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Trivia: Due to the rigorous stunts he performed, actor Robert Conrad would often rip out the seat of his already too tight pants.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Trivia: Fiona kicking Michael awake in the motel room was something Gabrielle Anwar improvised in her audition.

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Trivia: X-X "The Lost Episode": Some other character cameos in the concerto audience include the two English ladies talking about fish in "Revolution", and Dr. Victor Payten, his interviewer, and the soap opera character Rebecca from "Episode 257-494".

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Trivia: Dr. Spencer Reid is the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas. In real life, Matthew Gray Gubler, the actor who plays Reid, is also the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas.

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Hollywood Babylon - S2-E18

Trivia: At the beginning, the cabin looks very similar to the cabin in The Evil Dead, even the swinging bench (although on the opposite side of the door). And the girl calls out the name Ashleu, Bruce Campbell's character in Evil Dead.

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Abra Cadaver - S3-E5

Trivia: This episode featured a guest appearance by Tom Noonan. Noonan and series star William Petersen played villain and hero, respectively, in the film "Manhunter."

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24 (2001)

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7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - S1-E20

Trivia: Lou Diamond Phillips made two appearances on the show, as Mark DeSalvo, the security chief where Victor Drazen is being held. Philips and star Kiefer Sutherland are known for having worked together in Young Guns and Young Guns 2.

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Attack Of The Mutant (1) - S2-E2

Trivia: The bus which Skipper keeps catching to go to the headquarters has "Goosebumps" adverts on the side of the bus, saying "two thumbs up."

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Come Wander with Me - S5-E34

Trivia: Producer William Froug rejected an extremely nervous young singer/actress auditioning for the part of Mary Rachel, and recalls thinking that "I'll probably kick myself. She'll probably be a big star." He turned out to be right on both counts. The aspiring young singer's name was Liza Minnelli.

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Trivia: The show was filmed in an actual prison (now unused) in Joliet. The death row cell used for Lincoln Burrows is the actual death row cell that held serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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Heads Of Beef / Klub Katz - S1-E11

Trivia: The pig who runs the "Burgers Really Cheap" restaurant's name is Jean Bonne, and he says it's French. "Jean Bonne" is likely a deliberate alteration of "jambon". French for "Ham."

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Trivia: Whenever the mobsters in the Sopranos pay they almost always take a wad of cash out of their pocket and pull off the top 3-4 bills and hand it over. If Tony is paying for a pizza he pulls off 3-4 bills. If he's bribing someone he pulls off 3-4 bills. No matter what the amount is for that particular situation, it's always covered with the top 3-4 bills of the cash wad.

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If Wishes were Horses - S1-E16

Trivia: Buck Bokai, a baseball player from the 21st Century, who becomes "real" in this episode, broke Joe DiMaggio's consecutive hitting streak in 2026. While he's not physically seen or referred to by name, this fact is mentioned in the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode "The Big Goodbye."

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