Good Omens

Hard Times - S1-E3

Trivia: Budget limitations means the original plan for the Globe scene to feature a packed theatre had to be cut down, because they couldn't afford hundreds of extras with full costume starting at 5am, in order to finish before the theatre was used for a performance later in the day. Unwilling to cut the scene entirely, Neil Gaiman realised if they altered the sequence such that Hamlet was a flop, they could get away with just a few extras and work that into the dialogue.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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The Book - S1-E2

Trivia: Alongside Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell's ad for assistance with combating the forces of darkness is another asking whether anyone has found Uncle Terry's broad-brimmed black hat and also making mention of a red and yellow scarf. This is a reference to Terry Pratchett and his style of dress. (00:20:10)

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The Book - S1-E2

Trivia: In the Des Moines diner, there's a brief shot of an elderly cook with sunglasses and sideburns. This is a reference to The Book, where Elvis Presley had faked his death and was living anonymously as a fast food cook.

Brian Katcher
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Season 1 generally

Trivia: As we see throughout the series, the demon Crowley's prized motorcar is a 1934 Bentley that he has owned and driven since it was new. The choice of this vehicle for the show was a deliberate departure from the original novel, in which Crowley drove a 1929 Bentley. As it turns out, neither Terry Pratchett nor Neil Gaiman knew anything about vintage cars when they co-authored "Good Omens"; in ignorance of the car's actual appearance, they arbitrarily chose a 1929 Bentley for The Book. During production of this TV series, however, when Neil Gaiman at last saw a 1929 Bentley, he realised that it was not at all the motorcar he and Pratchett had envisioned. Upon reviewing photos of many vintage Bentleys, Gaiman finally chose the 1934 model (as it more closely matched the "intended look" of Crowley's car) for the TV series.

Charles Austin Miller
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Trivia: Throughout the series, Crowley has a drawing of the Mona Lisa hanging in his apartment. According to The Book, this was the original sketch for the painting, which he'd bought from da Vinci, who complained he was never able to replicate the smile.

Brian Katcher

The Doomsday Option - S1-E5

Trivia: The airman at the base gate is reading Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods'.

Brian Katcher

Hard Times - S1-E3

Trivia: The "cold open" for this episode runs for nearly 30 minutes, meaning the "intro" sequence doesn't actually come until halfway through the episode.

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Hard Times - S1-E3

Trivia: This episode features cameos by Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton - the three main cast members (and writers, together with Jeremy Dyson) of The League of Gentlemen.

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In The Beginning - S1-E1

Trivia: Aziraphale's bookshop has Terry Pratchett's signature fedora and scarf hanging on the hatstand, a tribute to the sadly deceased co-author of the novel. It's visible behind Crowley when he's bemoaning losing the antichrist.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Show generally

Other mistake: When Aziraphale is reading The Book in his shop, you see various written prophecies pass by on screen. These are the original 1990 versions, not those actually read out later in the show. E.g. "When Orient's chariot inverted be, four wheels in the air" vs "When Robyn's chariot inverted be, three wheels in the air" and the inclusion of The Other Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who were cut from the show.

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Saturday Morning Funtime - S1-E4

Aziraphale: [After accidentally disincorporating himself] Fuck!

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