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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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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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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: 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: 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: Although it was kept a secret for years, the part of Thing was performed by Ted Cassidy. He sometimes had to travel to the studio to do it, even if Lurch wasn't in the episode. Though in a few episodes, where both Lurch and Thing appeared in the same shot, assistant director Jack Voglin performed the part of Thing.

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Smile, Please - S3-E8

Trivia: The scene of the spooky castle on the rocky shore was used in episodes of "Gilligan's Island" featuring Vito Scotti as mad scientist Boris Balinkoff.

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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: The psychiatrist who treats Nell Crain (Victoria Pedretti) is played by Russ Tamblyn, who starred in "The Haunting", the original 1963 film adaptation of "The Haunting of Hill House"

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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.

Jean G
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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.

Jean G
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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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Show Stoppers - S4-E12

Trivia: They pay homage to the original 1932 movie Freaks. In Freaks, Cleopatra gets mutilated and turned into a tarred and feathered bird for visitors to gawk at in terror. Hercules gets viciously attacked under the carnival vehicle. In this episode, Stanley gets cornered by all the freaks under the carnival vehicle and gets viciously attacked and mutilated to resemble Meep (a feathered freak who was killed by the cops in an earlier episode).

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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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Not All Men - S1-E7

Trivia: When Taissa leaves work and sees an angry man in his car repeatedly trying to jam his straw into his drink, the logo on the cup is the Busy Bee Cafe logo. The Busy Bee cafe was seen in the original Twilight Zone episode Nick of Time with William Shatner.

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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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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.

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