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The Ghost Talks - S1-E21

Trivia: Mike Pratt (playing Jeff Randall) really was laid up in a hospital bed with two broken legs. Mike Pratt was attempting to climb a drainpipe in a slightly inebriated state during his 38th birthday celebrations. He fell 20 feet into the basement area. He'd forgotten his keys, and saw the stand-in doing it - successfully - first. Mike being Mike, he thought, "I can do that" and had a go. Jeff's 'in character' excuse in the show was that he'd fallen from a balcony in a chase - a little more dignified than the truth.

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Trivia: Michaela McManus (born in 1983) is only eleven years older than Emma Dumont (born in 1994), who plays her daughter.

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Trivia: The Irish bar is named "The Banshee." Series creator and writer, Jonathan Trooper, also created and wrote the TV series "Banshee", which also aired on Cinemax. Both series also starred Hoon Lee and had episodes directed by Loni Peristere.


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Blowin' Up the Spot - S1-E8

Trivia: Just after Diamondback knocks out Misty, Luke walks out and we see a dumpster that reads "Timely Trash." A reference to Timely comics, the predecessor to Marvel.


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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Trivia: Poirot in the ship's lounge is reading the actual May 1st 1935 issue of Bystander (recognizable by the cover and with the correct page order, does not seem to be a simple movie prop), roughly consistent with the time frame of the first season and a contest taking place on the 14th. (00:07:50)

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Elseworlds, Part 2 - S7-E9

Trivia: When Barry and Oliver are fighting on the street, a police officer asks for backup and mentions Burton and Nolan street, as reference to Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton.


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Pilot - S1-E1

Trivia: Originally, the new "Ghost Face" mask was meant to be made out of human flesh that was being stretched over the killer's face, hence it distorts and resembles a "screaming face" like the original Ghost Face mask. This idea was dropped relatively early in filming. However, several scenes had already been filmed with the killer for the pilot, so in some shots, the mask is actually a CG model that's been added in over the original. (Though thankfully it's hard to tell which scenes have the digital mask).

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Trivia: Only mentioned in one episode early in the series, Steve Austin's least-referenced superhuman power was his ability to hold his breath for extraordinary lengths of time. Steve's phenomenal breath-holding ability was due to the fact that, even though he had two normal lungs, he had a much smaller circulatory system than a normal human being. Also, the Steve Austin in Martin Caidin's original book, "Cyborg," had an entire array of weapons, flares, communications gear, retractable swim fins, and scuba tanks built into his bionic body.

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Trivia: Though it serves as a "reboot" to the prior film series and is thus not related, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reprised his role as the villainous Shang Tsung from the 1995 film due to the popularity of his portrayal of the character.


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Trivia: In 2014, the series creators and network were sued for emotional distress by the family of a man named Andy Abarca. Abarca had been killed in a shooting, and actual photos from his autopsy were used in the opening credits montage of the show, evidently without any permission from his family. His mother and sister just happened to stumble across the show on one night in 2013 and were greeted with grisly images of their deceased relative. It was evidently allowed as autopsy photos are considered public documents. As of 2018, there have been no updates on the case.


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Trivia: Alan tells Denny that he'll outlive them all, and will still be out there "doing Priceline commercials". William Shatner did commercials for Priceline for many years.

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Trivia: This was the first US TV series ever to resolve its story line and air a definitive ending, despite network objections that doing so could harm its syndication revenue. The 2-hour finale, "The Judgment," garnered the highest TV ratings ever up to that time, a record it held for many years afterward.

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Trivia: In one scene, Fitz explains to his superiors what an emordnilap is, a word or phrase similar to a palindrome that reads one thing forwards and something else backwards. The word "emordnilap" is itself "palindrome" spelled backwards.

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Trivia: Bert Cohen was paged on the intercom in the Desert Inn more than any other name heard in the whole series. In second place was Monty Levine and third was Thomas Shefsky.

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Trivia: Except for the pilot, all of the show's season 1 episodes are named after Led Zeppelin songs, and all of the current season 2 episodes are named after R.E.M. songs.

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