History ActorAllusion / LiveActionTV

15th Jan '18 1:29:18 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse" one of John's patients is a DirtyOldMan with an Eastern European accent who owns a shop and tries to sell him some porn. Mark Gatiss who writes and stars in Sherlock (and wrote the episode in question) also wrote and starred in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' which features an almost identical character called Pop.

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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse" one of John's patients is a DirtyOldMan with an Eastern European accent who owns a shop and tries to sell him some porn. Mark Gatiss who writes and stars in Sherlock (and wrote the episode in question) also wrote and starred in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' which features an almost identical character called Pop.
13th Jan '18 3:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles briefly plays a part of the finale to Schubert's A major sonata D.959, also known as the theme song to ''Series/{{Wings}}'', on the piano. ''Wings'' was another Angell, Casey and Lee production that KelseyGrammer once guest-starred on as, surprise, Frasier Crane. Niles and Daphne's son David was named as a tribute to the late David Angell, who was killed in the September 11 attacks.

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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles briefly plays a part of the finale to Schubert's A major sonata D.959, also known as the theme song to ''Series/{{Wings}}'', on the piano. ''Wings'' was another Angell, Casey and Lee production that KelseyGrammer Creator/KelseyGrammer once guest-starred on as, surprise, Frasier Crane. Niles and Daphne's son David was named as a tribute to the late David Angell, who was killed in the September 11 attacks.
7th Jan '18 1:51:26 AM jormis29
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** At the end of the episode "No Exit" Dean makes a joke about Katie Holmes to which Sam replies "That's funny... and for you, so bitchy." Dean is played by Jensen Ackles, who was also in ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with Katie Holmes.

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** At the end of the episode "No Exit" Dean makes a joke about Katie Holmes Creator/KatieHolmes to which Sam replies "That's funny... and for you, so bitchy." Dean is played by Jensen Ackles, who was also in ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' with Katie Holmes.
6th Jan '18 11:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/WhodunnitUK'': In "A Time to Dye", one of the suspects mentions that she won a trip to London to see ''Irene'' in the West End starring "him what's on the telly on Monday night". At the time, host JonPertwee was appearing in the West End run of ''Irene'' playing 'Madame Lucy'.

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* ''Series/WhodunnitUK'': In "A Time to Dye", one of the suspects mentions that she won a trip to London to see ''Irene'' in the West End starring "him what's on the telly on Monday night". At the time, host JonPertwee Creator/JonPertwee was appearing in the West End run of ''Irene'' playing 'Madame Lucy'.
28th Dec '17 1:59:43 PM nombretomado
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** In another episode, Dick launches into a tirade about how much he hates rock and roll music, which toward the end is copied almost word-for-word from one of the speeches made by Lithgow in ''{{Footloose}}''.

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** In another episode, Dick launches into a tirade about how much he hates rock and roll music, which toward the end is copied almost word-for-word from one of the speeches made by Lithgow in ''{{Footloose}}''.''Film/{{Footloose}}''.
27th Dec '17 8:39:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Von Trapped" the gang goes to an audience participation showing of "The Sound of Music." When they get in trouble, Rosario shows up to bail them out, dressed in a nun's habit -- virtually the same outfit Shelley Morrison wore on ''TheFlyingNun'' in fact.

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* In the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Von Trapped" the gang goes to an audience participation showing of "The Sound of Music." When they get in trouble, Rosario shows up to bail them out, dressed in a nun's habit -- virtually the same outfit Shelley Morrison wore on ''TheFlyingNun'' ''Series/TheFlyingNun'' in fact.
27th Dec '17 1:10:04 AM jormis29
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** There were other, more subtle references on the show: for example, when the name "Flatpoint High" was mentioned in a list of high school (it's the name of the school in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''), when Creator/WilfordBrimley called him (it's a running joke that dates back to before ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'') or when Stephen took out a stuffed squirrel from under his desk (probably a reference to an ''Exit 57'' skit that's very popular among fans because it consists of him making out with Paul Dinello - repeatedly).

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** There were other, more subtle references on the show: for example, when the name "Flatpoint High" was mentioned in a list of high school (it's the name of the school in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''), when Creator/WilfordBrimley called him (it's a running joke that dates back to before ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'') or when Stephen took out a stuffed squirrel from under his desk (probably a reference to an ''Exit 57'' ''Series/Exit57'' skit that's very popular among fans because it consists of him making out with Paul Dinello - repeatedly).
25th Dec '17 12:16:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** A retroactive example from ''Series/HappyEndings'', Wayans was in the pilot of ''NewGirl''. When he left, his character was replaced by Winston, who had just returned from playing basketball in Europe. In the pilot of ''Series/HappyEndings'', his friends describe Brad's smoothie as smelling "like a European basketball player".

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** A retroactive example from ''Series/HappyEndings'', Wayans was in the pilot of ''NewGirl''.''Series/NewGirl''. When he left, his character was replaced by Winston, who had just returned from playing basketball in Europe. In the pilot of ''Series/HappyEndings'', his friends describe Brad's smoothie as smelling "like a European basketball player".
23rd Dec '17 3:57:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/GossipGirl'''s "It's Really Complicated," when Blair finds out that Serena's ex Steven wants to reunite with her, Miss Waldorf says "Ooh, you must be in seventh heaven!" Steven is played by Barry Watson, alias Matt Camden from [[Series/SeventhHeaven another show that used to be on]] TheCW.

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* In ''Series/GossipGirl'''s "It's Really Complicated," when Blair finds out that Serena's ex Steven wants to reunite with her, Miss Waldorf says "Ooh, you must be in seventh heaven!" Steven is played by Barry Watson, alias Matt Camden from [[Series/SeventhHeaven another show that used to be on]] TheCW.Creator/TheCW.
15th Dec '17 3:43:51 PM DavidK93
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*On Series/DaysOfOurLives, Brady Black confronts Eve Donovan over her use of aliases, including "Chelsea" and "Blair." Eve is played by Kassie [=DePaiva=], who played Chelsea Reardon on Series/GuidingLight (whose setting of "Springfield" is also name-dropped) and Blair Cramer on Series/OneLifeToLive and Series/GeneralHospital (with the former's Pennsylvania setting also mentioned).
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