Best TV trivia of 2005

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Health Care - S1-E3

Trivia: Creed Bratton plays the voice of the Industrial Coal Mine Shaft employee that Michael talks to on the phone when he's trying to come up with some surprise for the staff. (00:12:15)

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Something Blue - S2-E22

Trivia: When Ted and Robin are at the restaurant, they are accidentally sent a champagne glass with an engagement ring in. A man then claims the ring and proposes to his girlfriend. This couple really did get engaged on the show - the guy set up the surprise proposal, as his girlfriend thought they were just there as extras.

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The Dwarf in the Dirt - S5-E7

Trivia: At around 5 mins 11 seconds into the episode, Vincent Nigel-Murrey and Dr. Saroyan are discussing the bones on the forensic platform. In the background of a shot of Vincent, the x-ray on the screen is of Homer Simpson's head in the middle of the screen, instead of a real human skull.

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Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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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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Back In The Game - S2-E35

Trivia: Maddy starts to film her movie and Mr. Mosby tells her that he is ready. Look at what he does right before she starts filming. He chants "Mah, mah, mah" and does the same thing Ashley Tisdale does in "High School Musical" before performing.

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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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Back With a Vengeance - S2-E13

Trivia: About all of the aliens found in attendance of Kevin's mega cruiser strangely resemble those individuals previously seen (on the selfsame ship) in episode 2-5, "Grudge Match", whereas they should have escaped the cruiser near the end of that episode.

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Winning a Battle, Losing the War - S1-E3

Trivia: Several times in this episode, jokes are made about the residents thinking George is gay. Isaiah Washington was later fired for making homophobic remarks about T.R. Knight.

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Vince Is Back - S4-E8

Trivia: When Logan is on his computer and a girl stumbles into his room, when he turns around, it reveals which website he was on: iCarly.com.

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Trivia: Although they didn't have any scenes together, Kevin McKidd (Vorenus) and Tobias Menzies (Brutus) would discuss their characters and brainstorm about how to portray them, because they felt their characters went through very similar moral conflicts. Confirmed by Kevin McKidd on the season one DVD commentary.

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Trees Made of Glass (1) - S1-E1

Trivia: In "Trees Made of Glass, Part 1", Gunneson (William Mapother) is shot in the chest four times by Caffrey. William Mapother previously played Ethan Rom on Lost, who was killed by four shots to the chest.

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Cost Dad the Election - S1-E9

Trivia: At the end, Earl's father says that he talked to John Sheppard earlier that day. Earl's father is played by Beau Bridges who portrays General Hank Landry on Stargate SG-1. John Sheppard is the main character of Stargate: Atlantis, SG-1's sister show.

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Unraveling - S1-E7

Trivia: Christina is thrown out of her house after the revelation that she's been lying about her life, and leaves town on a Greyhound as the camera pans down to reveal a sign saying "Now leaving Point Pleasant. Please come back soon.". This is almost identical (both the shot of the sign and the story behind it) to the Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode "Becoming" (2x21) - both the show's executive producer (Marti Noxon) and the writer of this episode (Diego Gutierrez) are former BtVS writers.

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Trivia: Season 4 - Episode 4 "Thirteen"; The episode revolves around a man killing people with the same first names as the thirteen apostles (Mary Magdalene being the 13th), and killing them in a similar fashion in which the apostles died. At one point, Colby and David find a box with a mannequin's head in it. This is a reference to the film Se7en, in which seven people are killed for committing one of the seven deadly sins. The film ends with the main characters finding an actual head in a box.

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Trivia: In "Four dreams" the alternative Allison who doesn't have children looks at some kids in a restaurant and gets a dreamy look on her face. The mother of the children she is admiring addresses her daughter as "Sofia". The "real" Allison's daughter Ariel is played by actress Sofia Vassilieva.

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Who Pooped the Bed? - S4-E7

Trivia: According to the show's assistant prop manager, there were around 100 "poos" created for this episodes, many of which were made from different materials, including a food thickening agent, sheetrock mud and a cookie dough mixture.

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Deacon Stan, Jesus Man - S1-E8

Trivia: Chuck White's number plate reads A113. This is a reference often used by alumni of California Institute of the Arts, referring to the classroom number used by animation students there. (00:01:30)

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The Library - S2-E10

Trivia: Wan Shi Tong is of one the few things in this show that is not a reference to Asian cultures, but to Ancient Greece instead. In their mythology owls were the symbol of wisdom and their goddess of wisdom, Athena, was often depicted with an owl.

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