History ActorAllusion / LiveActionTV

26th Apr '16 12:24:34 AM aye_amber
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** There's also the [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming episode titles]], which are always plays or puns of movie titles, some of which star the main cast acting in them as well; prominent examples include episodes "Easy J" (from ''Film/EasyA'', starring Penn Badgley), " The Townie" (from ''TheTown'', starring BlakeLively) and "New York, I Love You XOXO" (from ''New York, I Love You'', starring BlakeLively again), among others.

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** There's also the [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming episode titles]], which are always plays or puns of movie titles, some of which star the main cast acting in them as well; prominent examples include episodes "Easy J" (from ''Film/EasyA'', starring Penn Badgley), " The Townie" (from ''TheTown'', ''Film/TheTown,'' starring BlakeLively) Creator/BlakeLively) and "New York, I Love You XOXO" (from ''New York, I Love You'', starring BlakeLively Creator/BlakeLively again), among others.
19th Apr '16 11:52:10 AM erforce
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* ''Series/MagnumPI:'' One episode was an hour long AffectionateParody of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. TomSelleck had to turn down the role of IndianaJones because of his commitment to do ''Magnum.''

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* ''Series/MagnumPI:'' One episode was an hour long AffectionateParody of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. TomSelleck had to turn down the role of IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones because of his commitment to do ''Magnum.''
16th Apr '16 10:38:47 AM 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 [[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 [[SeventhHeaven [[Series/SeventhHeaven another show that used to be on]] TheCW.
12th Apr '16 1:03:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of the 1994-95 revival of ''Burkes Law'' entitled "Who Killed the Movie Mogul?", Amos Burke and his partner/son Peter go to a movie memorabilia shop to question the owner, the daughter of this episode's murder victim. While they're waiting for her, Amos notices a movie poster for the 1953 version of "The War of the Worlds". He mentions it's one of his favorite movies and adds "Whatever happened to the fellow who starred in that?" and the camera cuts to the lower portion of the poster which reads 'Starring Gene Barry'.
* In the pilot episode of ''CrossingJordan'', the leader of the anger management group asks Jordan what she's angry at. She replies "...and then of course, there's all the crap I see in my line of work: people killed by drunk drivers, psychos who murder innocent people for no reason, injustice." Jordan was, of course, portrayed by Jill Hennessy, whose character, Claire Kincaid, was previously killed off ''Series/LawAndOrder'' when her car was hit by a drunk driver.

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* In an episode of the 1994-95 revival of ''Burkes Law'' ''Series/BurkesLaw'' entitled "Who Killed the Movie Mogul?", Amos Burke and his partner/son Peter go to a movie memorabilia shop to question the owner, the daughter of this episode's murder victim. While they're waiting for her, Amos notices a movie poster for the 1953 version of "The War of the Worlds". He mentions it's one of his favorite movies and adds "Whatever happened to the fellow who starred in that?" and the camera cuts to the lower portion of the poster which reads 'Starring Gene Barry'.
* In the pilot episode of ''CrossingJordan'', ''Series/CrossingJordan'', the leader of the anger management group asks Jordan what she's angry at. She replies "...and then of course, there's all the crap I see in my line of work: people killed by drunk drivers, psychos who murder innocent people for no reason, injustice." Jordan was, of course, portrayed by Jill Hennessy, whose character, Claire Kincaid, was previously killed off ''Series/LawAndOrder'' when her car was hit by a drunk driver.



** In Never Been Kissed, Blaine, played by DarrenCriss, the lead actor and songwriter for ''AVeryPotterMusical'', tells Karofsky that he's "Not Alone," the title of a recurring track from the musical.
* In an episode of ''GoodnightSweetheart'', a drunken Gary, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, nearly falls through a bar flap when it's raised, but catches himself just in time. Nicholas Lyndhurst played Rodney in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', whose brother Del Boy, played by David Jason, once famously fell through a bar flap when he didn't realise it was raised and tried to lean against it.

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** In Never Been Kissed, Blaine, played by DarrenCriss, the lead actor and songwriter for ''AVeryPotterMusical'', ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', tells Karofsky that he's "Not Alone," the title of a recurring track from the musical.
* In an episode of ''GoodnightSweetheart'', ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', a drunken Gary, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, nearly falls through a bar flap when it's raised, but catches himself just in time. Nicholas Lyndhurst played Rodney in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', whose brother Del Boy, played by David Jason, once famously fell through a bar flap when he didn't realise it was raised and tried to lean against it.



* ''GroundedForLife'' had one, where a couple of ex-[=NFL=] players were watching the Super Bowl at the Finnertys' house. One of them said something to the effect of "I love watching it here! It's like I'm actually there on the field!"

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* ''GroundedForLife'' ''Series/GroundedForLife'' had one, where a couple of ex-[=NFL=] players were watching the Super Bowl at the Finnertys' house. One of them said something to the effect of "I love watching it here! It's like I'm actually there on the field!"



* In ''MelissaAndJoey'' the main characters enter a local version of ''DancingWithTheStars'' which both of the actors appeared on at different times.

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* In ''MelissaAndJoey'' ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' the main characters enter a local version of ''DancingWithTheStars'' which both of the actors appeared on at different times.



* At the end of an episode of ''NUMB3RS,'' the Eppes men settle down to watch some classic TV. Heard from the TV is Bob James' "Angela," which is better known as the theme to ''{{Taxi}}''. Judd Hirsch, who plays the Eppes patriarch, also starred as Alex Rieger in ''{{Taxi}}''.

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* At the end of an episode of ''NUMB3RS,'' ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}},'' the Eppes men settle down to watch some classic TV. Heard from the TV is Bob James' "Angela," which is better known as the theme to ''{{Taxi}}''.''Series/{{Taxi}}''. Judd Hirsch, who plays the Eppes patriarch, also starred as Alex Rieger in ''{{Taxi}}''.



* Two different episodes of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' have made references to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', a nod to John Schneider (who plays Jonathan Kent) having played Bo Duke. In the episode "Nicodemus," Jonathan Kent is listening to Waylon Jennings' "The Good Ol' Boys" (the theme song of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'') while driving in his truck. In "Exposed," Tom Wopat (who played Luke Duke) guest stars as Jake Jennings, an [[IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine old friend of Jonathan's]] who arrives in a Dodge Charger similar to the General Lee, kicking off a number of {{homage}}s to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' throughout the episode.

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* Two different episodes of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' have made references to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', a nod to John Schneider (who plays Jonathan Kent) having played Bo Duke. In the episode "Nicodemus," Jonathan Kent is listening to Waylon Jennings' "The Good Ol' Boys" (the theme song of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'') ''The Dukes of Hazzard'') while driving in his truck. In "Exposed," Tom Wopat (who played Luke Duke) guest stars as Jake Jennings, an [[IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine old friend of Jonathan's]] who arrives in a Dodge Charger similar to the General Lee, kicking off a number of {{homage}}s to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' throughout the episode.
11th Apr '16 12:56:17 PM Emiko
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** Johnny Galecki's character Leonard Hofstadter had a brief relationship with a woman played by Sara Glbert. He previously played her character's husband [[spoiler:/brother-in-law]] on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.

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** Johnny Galecki's character Leonard Hofstadter had a brief relationship with a woman played by Sara Glbert.Gilbert. He previously played her character's husband [[spoiler:/brother-in-law]] on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.


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* In the Season 1 finale of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', we get to see Director Nick Fury's grave ([[spoiler:it's an empty grave; he faked his own death]]). The Scripture reference on the headstone is to [[Film/PulpFiction Ezekiel 25:17]].
5th Apr '16 7:15:40 AM Subwharfer409
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**In "Pascals Triangle Revisited", Starburns suggests that they bring back Conan. His actor, Dino Stamatopolous used to be a writer for Conan in the mid-90's.
3rd Apr '16 5:41:40 PM shawnvw
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** Zuckercorn ends a scene on a pier where characters discuss the dead shark lying at their feet by [[JumpingTheShark jumping over it]] on his way back to his car.
** The lawyer Bob Loblaw remarks "Look, this is not the first time I've been brought in to replace Barry Zuckerkorn. I think I can do for you everything he did. Plus, skew younger. With juries and so forth." Loblaw was played by Scott Baio, who was cast as Chachi on HappyDays when producers worried the Fonz was getting to old to maintain the show's youthful demographic.

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** Zuckercorn (Henry Winkler) ends a scene on a pier where characters discuss the dead shark lying at their feet by [[JumpingTheShark jumping over it]] it on his way back to his car.
car. Henry Winkler ''invented'' "JumpingTheShark".
** The lawyer Bob Loblaw remarks "Look, this is not the first time I've been brought in to replace Barry Zuckerkorn. I think I can do for you everything he did. Plus, skew younger. With juries and so forth." Loblaw was played by Scott Baio, who was cast as Chachi on HappyDays when producers worried the Fonz was getting to too old to maintain the show's youthful demographic.



* On ''Series/BeingHumanUS'', Kyle Schmid's character is a vampire named Henry, probably a shout-out to Schmid playing vampire Henry Fitzroy on ''Series/BloodTies''.

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* On ''Series/BeingHumanUS'', Kyle Schmid's character is a vampire named Henry, probably a shout-out to Schmid playing vampire Henry Fitzroy on ''Series/BloodTies''.''Series/BloodTies''.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In the episode ''Fail-Safe'', Len Snart (Wentworth Miller) takes part in a plot to rescue Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) from a Russian gulag. "This isn't my first prison break," he says. True; the ''first'' time Miller sprung Purcell was the series ''Series/PrisonBreak''.
27th Mar '16 10:01:04 AM bwburke94
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** From Agent Doggett in later seasons: "What are you saying? Ray Pearce has become some kind of metal man? Because that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully." What, as in ''Terminator 2''? (Dogget's actor, of course, appeared on ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' as the villainous T-1000.)

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** From Agent Doggett in later seasons: "What are you saying? Ray Pearce has become some kind of metal man? Because that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully." What, as in ''Terminator 2''? (Dogget's (Doggett's actor, of course, appeared on ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' as the villainous T-1000.)
27th Mar '16 9:46:02 AM nombretomado
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** When a lawyer is needed to defend George Sr., the family considers hiring Andy Griffith to emulate his role as TV lawyer ''Matlock''. He cancels, causing the narrator to point out that they would never dream of making fun of Andy Griffith. ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'''s narrator is Creator/RonHoward, whose first role was Opie on ''TheAndyGriffithShow''.

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** When a lawyer is needed to defend George Sr., the family considers hiring Andy Griffith to emulate his role as TV lawyer ''Matlock''. He cancels, causing the narrator to point out that they would never dream of making fun of Andy Griffith. ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'''s narrator is Creator/RonHoward, whose first role was Opie on ''TheAndyGriffithShow''.''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''.



** In an episode in which Creator/RobinWilliams guest stars as Mork, one scene opens with him watching ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' on the Cunnigham's TV (while Richie is upstairs packing), and remarking, "I like that Opie boy. Funny how he has a Martian name." (Ron Howard). (A slightly anachronistic reference, as ''Series/HappyDays'' takes place in the 50's, and ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' didn't premiere until 1960.)

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** In an episode in which Creator/RobinWilliams guest stars as Mork, one scene opens with him watching ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' on the Cunnigham's TV (while Richie is upstairs packing), and remarking, "I like that Opie boy. Funny how he has a Martian name." (Ron Howard). (A slightly anachronistic reference, as ''Series/HappyDays'' takes place in the 50's, and ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' didn't premiere until 1960.)
24th Mar '16 5:56:48 PM nombretomado
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** He's only doing that so he can be in television, and so close enough to keep an eye on Ares (revealed in an episode of Series/XenaWarriorPrincess to be alive and working as a TV producer...who gets the idea for Xena pitched to him).

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** He's only doing that so he can be in television, and so close enough to keep an eye on Ares (revealed in an episode of Series/XenaWarriorPrincess ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' to be alive and working as a TV producer...who gets the idea for Xena pitched to him).



** In one episode, Malcolm-Jamal Warner appears as Shirley's ex-husband and he's wearing a funky sweater. When Jeff comments on it, he says "[[TheCosbyShow my dad gave it to me]]."

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** In one episode, Malcolm-Jamal Warner appears as Shirley's ex-husband and he's wearing a funky sweater. When Jeff comments on it, he says "[[TheCosbyShow "[[Series/TheCosbyShow my dad gave it to me]]."
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