Best TV trivia of 2002

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Goodbye (1) - S2-E4

Trivia: The first episode to air following John Ritter's death, it was filmed without a laugh track or live studio audience.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico - S2-E2

Trivia: According to co-producer Tom Scharpling, the Mexican homicide cops are purposely written as parodies of Stottlemeyer and Disher, right down to their attitudes, their ranks, their suits, and Captain Alameda's mustache. Even the bumbling lieutenant's name is a little joke on Disher. Plato means "dish" in Spanish.

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Trivia: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, and Alan Tudyk all later played villains on Joss Whedon's other Mutant Enemy productions: Fillion appeared as Caleb in the final five episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," while Torres played Jasmine in season four of "Angel" and Baldwin played Marcus Hamilton in season five. Tudyk played Alpha in "Dollhouse".

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Trivia: Julius Caesar was married three times, not twice. His second wife (whom he divorced because of her alleged involvement in a religious scandal) was never mentioned in the miniseries.

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Darkroom - S5-E8

Trivia: In the real case on which this episode was based, one of the women photographed was Nikka La Rue, whose sister Eva plays CSI Natalia Boa Vista.

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Trivia: The school that Raven goes to is called Bayside. This is the name of the school from the hit TV show Saved by the Bell. They also used the set of that school as well and if you've seen Saved by the Bell you will be able to tell.

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Trivia: In the spy episode where Jimmy, Sheen and Carl are swimming underwater, you can see Spongebob's pineapple next to them.

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Trivia: Kaoru's two friends, Sato and Suzuki, represent two of the most common Japanese family names in Japan.

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Trivia: Some masks are reused. For example the masks for Peter Parker, Trisha and Junan Pingpong were originally Leo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams and Question Rowland.

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Trivia: ANBU members are the equivalent of the secret service. The company ANBU also produce the show along with Anime.

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Trivia: In every episode, a new inspirational saying is written on the chalkboard on the side of the Lopezes' refrigerator.

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Trivia: The anime TV series, originally scheduled to debut on Japanese television in October 2001, was delayed in respect for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The Japanese release of an anime TV series about teenagers fighting international terrorists was considered tactless so soon after the attacks against the U.S. by international terrorists. It was released January 8, 2002, three months after its originally announced premier date.

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Midnight Sun - S1-E10

Trivia: Sam mentioned an old case from 1999. In the German dubbed version, it's from 1990 (even in the German subtitles it's 1999). Obviously the missing nine years takes to long to fit into the mouth movements. (00:11:10)

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Pilot Episode - S1-E1

Trivia: When Delia is getting on the bus and meets Irv for the first time, she's wearing only a light jacket. They filmed in Canada and said it was very cold. The crew and cast were all freezing and Vivien Cardone (Delia) says she hated doing that scene because of the weather. They later moved filming to the Utah because of the weather.

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Trivia: The season five episode "Independence Day" featured Chris Bruno's brother Dylan. The episode itself was Chris' first time as a director.

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Trivia: Spooks does not have actor credits at the end. The Internet Movie Data Base even lists the lead actors as 'uncredited' for many seasons.

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