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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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A Game of Pool - S3-E5

Trivia: Johnson's script originally featured an ending in which Jesse loses the game and yet finds himself still alive. Seeing this, Fats explains that he will die "as all second raters die: you'll be buried and forgotten without me touching you. If you'd beaten me, you'd have lived forever." This ending was eventually filmed when this episode was remade in 1989, during the first revival of The Twilight Zone.

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Trivia: Thing's full name is Thing T. Thing. The T stands for "Thing."

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Button, Button - S1-E50

Trivia: The original ending of the episode would have Norma pressing the button and getting the money after Arthur dies in a train accident. When Norma asks the stranger why Arthur had to die, the stranger responded, "Did you really think you knew your husband?"

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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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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: A "Penny Dreadful" was one of several terms used to describe cheap horror comic books that were popular among the lower economic classes of Victorian England.

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Trivia: To avoid conflict, and to save time, the league write the show in pairs. Mark writes with Jeremy (the unseen one), and Steve with Reece.

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Trivia: With the exception of season 1 every season finale starts with the song "Carry on My Wayward Son" by Kansas. In season 1 the song was used in the second to last episode which was part one of a two part finale.

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Trivia: A prominent first-season character, Burke Devlin was originally portrayed by actor Mitchell Ryan. However, Ryan was abruptly fired from the show in 1967 due to his alcoholism. Actor Anthony George assumed the remainder of the role until Burke Devlin's death (in a plane crash) in 1968.

Charles Austin Miller

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The Arrival - S1-E4

Trivia: Michael Cerveris makes his first significant appearance in this episode as The Observer/Bald Man. However if you watch the series from the beginning, he makes fleeting appearances in every episode, sometimes on a tv screen.

Jeff Walker

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Trivia: Danny Smith is the singer in the opening theme song of the show.

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The Forms of Things Unknown - S1-E32

Trivia: This is the only Outer Limits episode that lacks both opening and closing narration. It was absent because "Forms" was the unsold pilot for a series called The Unknown. A second version, stripped of all its supernatural elements (Tone was simply a mad scientist, not a real time traveler), also failed to sell.

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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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Curiouser & Curiouser - S2-E22

Trivia: All the sets in the dream sequence, particularly Nick's loft, are filled with props referencing Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books. They include white rabbits, flamingos, walruses, a squeaky-toy caterpillar - even a half-eaten piece of cake in Nick's fridge. The episode also has several background extras in Wonderland-style costumes, and numerous other references to the books, such as Nick literally falling through the looking glass at the end.

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