Best TV trivia of 2012

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Sherlock's brother Mycroft has an international franchise of restaurants called Diogenes. This is a reference to the Diogenes Club, the gentleman's club Mycroft co-founded in the Holmes short stories.

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Race Off - S1-E5

Trivia: The bar that we see White Denzel drinking at is called Epstein's Bar. Epstein-Barr is a herpes virus.

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Trivia: Although Laurel is a couple of years older than Sara, Katie Cassidy is only about a month older than Caity Lotz.

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The Mutation Situation - S2-E1

Trivia: At the very end of the episode, a squirrel drinks some mutigen and then suddenly looks back at the camera suddenly in a dramatic fashion. This is a reference to the" Dramatic Chipmunk" meme -the squirrel moves in the exact same way with similar music.

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Bullies - S1-E6

Trivia: When Sloan tries to apologize to Don for her actions on the air, he interrupts her and tells her to wait for ten seconds. Exactly ten seconds pass between him interrupting her and the time that Charlie Skinner begins yelling at her.

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Life's a Beach - S3-E5

Trivia: Piper is called such a little liar by Ben. This is an homage to her role in a different TV show called Pretty Little Liars.

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Trivia: The show is set in the fictional county of Absaroka. In 1939 many Plains Indians and ranchers from parts of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming tried to succeed and create a new state called Absaroka.

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Alienation - S2-E2

Trivia: Pierce and Moretti are questioning a woman at her front door. The doorbell chime is the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Fittingly, she thinks her husband was abducted by aliens.

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Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) - S1-E3

Trivia: In the hotel room when Donnie is calling his wife and you hear her voice over the phone, the voice of his wife is 90's child actress Mara Wilson, famous for roles like Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street.

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Wolverine vs. Predator - S1-E9

Trivia: Kevin Peter Hall was the actor who played The Predator in the original 1987 film, as well as the 1990 sequel Predator 2. This was shortly before the actor passed away in 1991. He is survived by his nephew, James Markham Hall Jr, or Jamie Hall. To honor his uncle, Jamie took over the roll of The Predator for Super Power Beat Down's episode of Wolverine vs Predator.

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Veep - S7-E7

Trivia: In the very first episode, Mike wonders about a major story pushing their latest gaffe out of the news cycle: "What if Tom Hanks dies? I'm not wishing that. I'm saying anything could happen: Tom Hanks could die." In this episode, as part of the flash forward to Selina's funeral, Mike, now a news presenter, cuts away from coverage of the event to announce Tom Hanks' death, pushing Selina's story off the air.

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Trivia: Tenzin is named after the 14th (current) Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet.

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Trivia: This show pays many homages to the 1968 film Bullitt which was also set in San Francisco. Firstly officer Rebecca Madsen's car is the exact same make, colour, and model Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt. Also the final episode (Tommy Madsen) features a car chase which recreates many shots from the 1968 film. It even includes the green Beetle Volkswagen coming down the hill as seen in the movie.

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Trivia: Judith Light plays Mitch Pileggi's mother in the series, even though in real life she's only three years older than him.

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Sk8er Man - S2-E7

Trivia: When Mindy gets stuck in the chain link fence she says "Oh bother." This is what Winnie the Pooh says when he gets stuck in Rabbit's door after eating too much honey. (00:19:09)

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Trivia: In the opening, on the right of the screen, there is a bunch of arrows, followed by B A Select Start. This is the famous Konami code for the Nintendo.

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