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14th Apr '16 7:55:06 PM Doug86
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** In the episode ''"Solitude"'', as Siobhan struggles to clear a paper jam from a copier, Winn remarks that she looks like she's recreating a scene from ''OfficeSpace''. Presumably, this version of ''Office Space'' does not contain a reference to ''SupermanIII''.

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** In the episode ''"Solitude"'', as Siobhan struggles to clear a paper jam from a copier, Winn remarks that she looks like she's recreating a scene from ''OfficeSpace''. ''Film/OfficeSpace''. Presumably, this version of ''Office Space'' does not contain a reference to ''SupermanIII''.''Film/SupermanIII''.
6th Apr '16 5:51:12 PM ZimFan89
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** Cisco also quips "Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish" at one point, a book written by Creator/DouglasAdams, who also wrote for ''Series/DoctorWho''. Series/LegendsOfTomorrow will also take place in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, and stars, you guessed it, Creator/ArthurDarvill, formerly DW Companion Rory Pond, as another time traveler, Rip Hunter.

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** Cisco also quips "Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish" at one point, a book written by Creator/DouglasAdams, who also wrote for ''Series/DoctorWho''. Series/LegendsOfTomorrow will also take takes place in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, and stars, you guessed it, Creator/ArthurDarvill, formerly DW Companion Rory Pond, as another time traveler, Rip Hunter.Hunter.
** ''Series/LawAndOrder'' is mentioned as existing in the Arrowverse. Jessie Martin, who was on the show for years as Detective Joe Green, is a main cast member on ''Flash'' as [[ActorAllusion Detective]] Joe West.
4th Apr '16 7:16:00 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the ''Supergirl''/''The Flash'' crossover episode, Cat comments on Kara, Barry, James, and Winn looking like the diverse cast of a CW show. Guess which network airs ''Series/TheFlash2014''? Of course, in this case, the shows are established as taking place in parallel worlds (in fact, Barry has never heard of Supergirl or aliens being real, while Kara has never heard of the Earth 1 heroes the Flash, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Firestorm, or the Earth 2 villain Zoom).
4th Apr '16 7:02:45 AM ChronoLegion
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** In Season 3, Chuck scoffs when a bad guy chooses "Ivan Drago" as his fake name, but in the season 4 pilot he pays no mind when Dolph Lundgren shows up as Marco.

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** In Season 3, Chuck scoffs when a bad guy chooses "Ivan Drago" as his fake name, but in the season 4 pilot he pays no mind when Dolph Lundgren shows up as Marco. Marco even uses some of Drago's quotes, "I must break you" and "If [they] die, [they] die".
4th Apr '16 6:53:44 AM ChronoLegion
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** Brent Spiner (recurring) aka Commander Data from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.

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** Brent Spiner (recurring) aka Commander Data from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Interestingly, his appearance on the show is adversarial to Rubinek's character Artie. Rubinek's single appearance on ''Star Trek'' had him face off against Data.
2nd Apr '16 11:27:24 AM nombretomado
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** In the episode "Army of Ghosts," ''EastEnders'' exists as a fictional television series. The character of Peggy Mitchell bars a ghost she presumes to be Den Watts from The Queen Vic. In the real ''EastEnders'' Watts was killed by his wife Chrissie, who is played by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Oberman played Yvonne Hartman in "Army of Ghosts."

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** In the episode "Army of Ghosts," ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' exists as a fictional television series. The character of Peggy Mitchell bars a ghost she presumes to be Den Watts from The Queen Vic. In the real ''EastEnders'' ''[=EastEnders=]'' Watts was killed by his wife Chrissie, who is played by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Oberman played Yvonne Hartman in "Army of Ghosts."



*** In addition to "Army of Ghosts", the episode "Night Terrors" has Rory comparing the setting to ''EastEnders''.

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*** In addition to "Army of Ghosts", the episode "Night Terrors" has Rory comparing the setting to ''EastEnders''.''[=EastEnders=]''.



* In ''There Is No'' Film/CarryOn ''In'' Series/EastEnders, Chris Moyles discusses the many, many things that can't exist in the ''Series/EastEnders'' universe because of this trope, which may go some way to explaining why the series is such a CrapsackWorld.

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* In ''There Is No'' Film/CarryOn ''In'' Series/EastEnders, Chris Moyles discusses the many, many things that can't exist in the ''Series/EastEnders'' ''[=EastEnders=]'' universe because of this trope, which may go some way to explaining why the series is such a CrapsackWorld.



*** On the other hand, anyone watching TV in ''Series/EastEnders'' always seems to be watching a comedy, a documentary, a movie...anything ''but'' a soap opera.

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*** On the other hand, anyone watching TV in ''Series/EastEnders'' ''[=EastEnders=]'' always seems to be watching a comedy, a documentary, a movie...anything ''but'' a soap opera.
2nd Apr '16 10:50:48 AM escamilla
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** Also, Castle learned to speak Mandarin Chinese from "from a TV show [he] use to love."

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** Also, Castle learned to speak Mandarin Chinese from "from a TV show [he] use to love."



** Also in ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books exist and have been made into movies. The Tenth Doctor (played by Creator/DavidTennant) ''is'' apparently a Harry Potter fan but you'd think he'd remark about the physical resemblance he has to Barty Crouch Jr.:

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** Also in In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books exist and have been made into movies. The Tenth Doctor (played by Creator/DavidTennant) ''is'' apparently a Harry Potter fan but you'd think he'd remark about the physical resemblance he has to Barty Crouch Jr.:



*** Also, Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played John Lumic in the two-part episode "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel", was Barty Crouch Sr. in the film adaptation of ''Goblet of Fire''. However, it becomes justified since Lumic exists in an alternate dimension where there are zeppelins everywhere and England has a President instead of a Prime Minister, so it's entirely possible Roger Lloyd-Pack never existed in that dimension/the Harry Potter films in that dimension had an alternate casting.
** Just to further twist the self-reference, the original series episode "Rememberance of the Daleks" was set a few weeks after the TV show actually launched. (23rd November, 1963) Ace, the companion, turns on a TV, and the announcer is briefly heard saying, "This is BBC Television, the time is quarter past five, and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-" before it is cut off.

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*** Also, Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played John Lumic in the two-part episode "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel", was Barty Crouch Sr. in the film adaptation of ''Goblet of Fire''. However, it becomes justified since Lumic exists in an alternate dimension where there are zeppelins everywhere and England has a President instead of a Prime Minister, so it's entirely possible Roger Lloyd-Pack never existed in that dimension/the Harry Potter films in that dimension had an alternate casting.
** Just to further twist the self-reference, the original series episode "Rememberance "Remembrance of the Daleks" was set a few weeks after the TV show actually launched. (23rd November, 1963) Ace, the companion, turns on a TV, and the announcer is briefly heard saying, "This is BBC Television, the time is quarter past five, and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-" before it is cut off.



** Also, in the Series 7 finale, "The Name of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor meets [[spoiler:another incarnation of himself]], played by John Hurt. However, the Doctor and [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Toshiko Sato]] have mentioned John Hurt before, so he obviously exists. Maybe he just looks different?

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** Also, in In the Series 7 finale, "The Name of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor meets [[spoiler:another incarnation of himself]], played by John Hurt. However, the Doctor and [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Toshiko Sato]] have mentioned John Hurt before, so he obviously exists. Maybe he just looks different?



* Creator/RobinWilliams existed, as himself, in the ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' universe. And Mork is horrified when people think they look alike. This is actually almost believable, until Mindy mentions he's a star of "'''TV''', film, and nightclubs". Maybe Robin Williams was part of the cast of whatever TV show replaced ''Mork And Mindy'' in said universe.

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* Creator/RobinWilliams existed, as himself, in the ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' universe. And Mork is horrified when people think they look alike. This is actually almost believable, believable until Mindy mentions he's a star of "'''TV''', film, and nightclubs". Maybe Robin Williams was part of the cast of whatever TV show replaced ''Mork And Mindy'' in said universe.



** In another episode, Reiser questions why the movie actor game "Back to Bacon" doesn't use Mickey Rourke instead. This change would have minimal impact in real life since Mickey Rourke appeared in ''Diner'' with Kevin Bacon, so any connection to Bacon would have at most only one more connection. But since Reiser also appeared in ''Diner'' maybe that movie didn't exist on ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** An even more striking example from the Seinfeld universe comes from the episode "The Boyfriend," when Kramer and Newman express ire at Keith Hernandez having spit at them, Jerry reconstructs their story in a direct parody of the "magic bullet theory" scene from the movie JFK. Later in the episode, Keith Hernandez suggests seeing the movie JFK to Elaine, continuing the joke. The paradox lies in the fact that Wayne Knight, who plays Newman, also appears in the aforementioned scene in JFK. One can only wonder what would have happened had Keith and Elaine actually seen the movie...

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** In another episode, Reiser questions why the movie actor game "Back to Bacon" doesn't use Mickey Rourke instead. This change would have minimal impact in real life since Mickey Rourke appeared in ''Diner'' with Kevin Bacon, so any connection to Bacon would have at most only one more connection. But since Reiser also appeared in ''Diner'' maybe that movie didn't exist on ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** An even more striking example from In the Seinfeld universe comes from the episode "The Boyfriend," when Kramer and Newman express ire at Keith Hernandez having spit at them, Jerry reconstructs their story in a direct parody of the "magic bullet theory" scene from the movie JFK. Later in the episode, Keith Hernandez suggests seeing the movie JFK to Elaine, continuing the joke. The paradox lies in the fact that Wayne Knight, who plays Newman, also appears in the aforementioned scene in JFK. One can only wonder what would have happened had Keith and Elaine actually seen the movie...



* On a more metatextual ''character'' level than a literal ''actor'' level, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' falls particularly afoul of this. In every other incarnation of the Superman mythos (comics, TV, movies, radio etc.) Superman is, by the very nature of his existence, a world-famous figure, probably the most famous person on Earth. Therefore all the kinds of nicknames, catchphrases and allusions to the fictional character in the real world (e.g. "Faster than a speeding bullet," "The Man of Steel" etc.) are equally well known in the various fictional realities where Superman is actually real (with the exception of "And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter..."). But in ''Smallville'', a {{prequel}} show set explicitly in the present day, the viewer is faced with the bizarre dissonance that these characters exist in an early 21st century version of America whose popular culture has '''''not''''' been irrevocably impacted by the existence of Superman (real ''or'' fictional), who originated the entire superhero genre and flooded the lexicon with all manner of specific phrases and ideas.

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* On ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' contains an example on a more metatextual ''character'' level than a literal ''actor'' level, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' falls particularly afoul of this.level. In every other incarnation of the Superman mythos (comics, TV, movies, radio etc.) Superman is, by the very nature of his existence, a world-famous figure, probably the most famous person on Earth. Therefore all the kinds of nicknames, catchphrases and allusions to the fictional character in the real world (e.g. "Faster than a speeding bullet," "The Man of Steel" etc.) are equally well known in the various fictional realities where Superman is actually real (with the exception of "And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter..."). But in ''Smallville'', a {{prequel}} show set explicitly in the present day, the viewer is faced with the bizarre dissonance that these characters exist in an early 21st century version of America whose popular culture has '''''not''''' been irrevocably impacted by the existence of Superman (real ''or'' fictional), who originated the entire superhero genre and flooded the lexicon with all manner of specific phrases and ideas.



*** You could argue that most examples are fairly organic; someone sees bullets bounce off Clark and calls him "a man of steel" (not "THE"), etc. We're seeing the in-universe origins of these phrases, not the common use of them.

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*** You could argue that most Most examples are fairly organic; organic: someone sees bullets bounce off Clark and calls him "a man of steel" (not "THE"), etc. We're seeing the in-universe origins of these phrases, not the common use of them.



*** For that matter, considering Joey's love of the ''Die Hard'' movies, you'd think he'd recognize his own father as the guy who gave John [=McClane=] a parking ticket in the [[Film/DieHard2 first sequel]], as they're both played by Robert Costanzo.
** In earlier episodes, Ross has Creator/WinonaRyder on his "list," but when Rachel's sorority sister (played by Ryder) shows up, nobody says, "Wow, you look just like Winona Ryder."

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*** For that matter, considering Joey's love of Joey loves the ''Die Hard'' movies, you'd think he'd but doesn't recognize his own father as the guy who gave John [=McClane=] a parking ticket in the [[Film/DieHard2 first sequel]], as they're sequel]]. They're both played by Robert Costanzo.
** In earlier episodes, Ross has Creator/WinonaRyder on his "list," but no one comments when Winona Ryder shows up as Rachel's sorority sister (played by Ryder) shows up, nobody says, "Wow, you look just like Winona Ryder."sister.



** Then Chandler has ''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]]'' on his list. Kathleen Turner, who voiced Jessica Rabbit, plays his transgender dad, although maybe FridgeBrilliance in that his dad could have made himself to ''look'' like Kathleen Turner...
** Also in the episode "The One With the Princess Leia Fantasy", Chandler talks about women he has mental images of during sex, mentioning [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=Macpherson=]]]. Elle Macpherson starred in Season 6 as Janine, Joey's roommate.
** ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is mentioned quite a few times, due to Ross being a paleontologist, yet Creator/JeffGoldblum shows up as a guest in one episode, also not playing himself.

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** Then Chandler has ''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]]'' on his list. Kathleen Turner, who voiced Jessica Rabbit, plays his transgender dad, although maybe FridgeBrilliance in that his dad could have made himself to ''look'' like Kathleen Turner...
** Also in In the episode "The One With the Princess Leia Fantasy", Chandler talks about women he has mental images of during sex, mentioning [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=Macpherson=]]]. Elle Macpherson starred in Season 6 as Janine, Joey's roommate.
** ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is mentioned quite a few times, due to Ross Ross's being a paleontologist, yet paleontologist. Creator/JeffGoldblum shows up as a guest in one episode, also not playing himself.



** One that borders on ActorAllusion & MetaCasting; in one episode, the owner of a Russian dry cleaners refuses to put up Joey's picture, claiming he makes fun of Russians, with Joey noting he has a picture of Harrison Ford, who killed several Russians in Film/AirForceOne, which the dry cleaner admits he's never seen ("you should, it's great"). The dry cleaner is played by actor Ilia Volok who was in fact, in Film/AirForceOne and was Vladimir Krasin, the first terrorist Ford's character killed. [[note]] meaning that the dry cleaner never saw a movie where he gets killed, but Joey, who did see the movie, didn't notice that he looked like one of the terrorists from the film. Brain hurt yet? [[/note]]
** Speaking of ''Air Force One'', the main villain of the film, Egor Korshunov, was played by GaryOldman, who showed up in the season finale the following year, but again, not playing himself, even though his character was an actor and appearing in a big budget WWI epic with Joey. You have to wonder if people haven't confused him for Mr. Oldman at some point.

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** One that borders on ActorAllusion & MetaCasting; in one episode, the owner of a Russian dry cleaners refuses to put up Joey's picture, claiming he makes fun of Russians, with Joey noting he has a picture of Harrison Ford, who killed several Russians in Film/AirForceOne, which the dry cleaner admits he's never seen ("you should, it's great"). The dry cleaner is played by actor Ilia Volok who was in fact, in Film/AirForceOne and was Vladimir Krasin, the first terrorist Ford's character killed. [[note]] meaning that the dry cleaner never saw a movie where he gets killed, but Joey, who did see the movie, didn't notice that he looked like one of the terrorists from the film. Brain hurt yet? [[/note]]
** Speaking of ''Air Force One'', the The main villain of the film, Film/AirForceOne (which Joey has seen), Egor Korshunov, was played by GaryOldman, who GaryOldman. Oldman showed up in the season finale the following year, but again, year not playing himself, even though himself; his character was an actor and appearing in a big budget WWI epic with Joey. You have to wonder if people haven't confused him for Mr. Oldman at some point.



* In ''Series/That70sShow'', characters are shown to be watching ''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Later, Christopher Knight and Barry Williams appear not as themselves, but as a gay couple. No, really. To be fair, it would be hard for them to appear as themselves since they are kind of too old for the part. Granted, that didn't stop [[Series/ThePartridgeFamily Shirley Jones]], Music/{{Charo}}, and [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]] but those were in fantasties.

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* In ''Series/That70sShow'', characters are shown to be watching ''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Later, Christopher Knight and Barry Williams appear not as themselves, but as a gay couple. No, really. To be fair, it would be hard for them to appear as themselves since they are kind of too old for the part. Granted, that didn't stop [[Series/ThePartridgeFamily Shirley Jones]], Music/{{Charo}}, and [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]] but those were in fantasties.



*** Also, within the ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' episode, there is no ''CampRock'' or [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Jonas Brothers]]. (Selena stars in a different version, called "Camp Hip Hop" about dancing - a kind of funny shout out to ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'' which stars Gomez - instead of singing, with three Jonas Brothers look alikes, despite the fact that Joe Jonas guest starred as himself in the Christmas episode.)

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*** Also, within Within the ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' episode, there is no ''CampRock'' or [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Jonas Brothers]]. (Selena stars in a different version, called "Camp Hip Hop" about dancing - a kind of funny shout out to ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'' which stars Gomez - instead of singing, with three Jonas Brothers look alikes, despite the fact that Joe Jonas guest starred as himself in the Christmas episode.)



** In season 2, Michael can't help but yell "king of the world" (from ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'') when he gets on a boat. In season six, Dunder-Mifflin is bought by the Sabre printer company owned by a woman named Jo who looks remarkably like Kathy Bates.

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** In season 2, Michael can't help but yell "king of the world" (from ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'') when he gets on a boat. In season six, Dunder-Mifflin Dunder Mifflin is bought by the Sabre printer company owned by a woman named Jo who looks remarkably like Jo, played by Kathy Bates.



* Done egregiously in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''. There are tons and tons of [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and yet, one of the main characters, Artie, is played by Saul Rubinek, who appeared as the villain in a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode. It just gets worse from here.

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* Done egregiously in In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''. There 13}}'' there are tons and tons of [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and yet, yet one of the main characters, Artie, is played by Saul Rubinek, who Rubinek. Rubinek appeared as the villain in a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode. It just gets worse from here.episode.



** Not to mention the fact that Alec Baldwin once guest starred in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as an almost fourth wall breaking character. Constantly commenting on the characters almost as if he watched them on TV...

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** Not to mention the fact that Alec Baldwin once guest starred in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as an almost fourth wall breaking character. Constantly commenting on the characters almost as if he watched them on TV...
1st Apr '16 7:17:57 PM shamblingdead2
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** Also in Season 3, Dwight states that he's no hero, but Hiro from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is. Fast forward a few seasons, and no one notices Kelly's husband's resemblance to Mohinder.
29th Mar '16 3:41:01 PM Brandon
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*** One wonders why he's never mentioned that Detective Slaughter looks a lot like the guy who played Jamie on Firefly.

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*** One wonders why he's never mentioned that Detective Slaughter looks a lot like the guy who played Jamie Jayne on Firefly.
12th Mar '16 9:51:06 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** In one season 5 episode, a ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' DVD is among the items you can see on a shelf in Hank's house. That series happens to feature Anna Gunn (Skyler White from this show). Which begs the question: why does Hank not think that his sister-in-law looks a lot like the actress who plays Martha Bullock? The same episode mentions ''Series/BabylonFive'', which Bryan Cranston (who plays Walter White) played a small part as Ranger Captain Ericsson in the episode "The Long Night".
*** Speaking of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', Jim Beaver, who has a medium-sized role on that show, also plays Walter White's arms dealer Lawson.
** In an earlier episode, Walter White and Walt Jr. are seen watching ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', a movie that featured in supporting roles, Mark Margolis (Hector Salamanca), Steven Bauer (Don Eladio) and Míriam Colón (Tuco's grandmother in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'').
** As shown in the set tour DVD bonus feature, there are some ''X-Files'' DVD's in Junior's bedroom, implying that ''Breaking Bad'' series creator ''VinceGilligan'' himself exists in ''Breaking Bad''land. Not only that, but several members of the cast of ''Breaking Bad'' have appeared in the ''X-Files'', including Bryan Cranston, in the episode "Drive". Dean Norris, who plays Hank, incidentally appeared in a different ''X-Files'' episode.
** In the season 2 premiere of ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', a ''Breaking Bad'' spinoff, Daniel Warmolt acquires a Hummer that appears to have a paint job he had based off the Pussy Wagon from ''Film/KillBill''. The driver of the Pussy Wagon was played by Creator/MichaelBowen, who appears in ''Series/BreakingBad'' as Uncle Jack Welker.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
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** In one season 5 episode, "Rabid Dog", a ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' DVD is among the items you can see on a shelf in Hank's house. That series happens to feature Anna Gunn (Skyler White from this show). Which begs the question: why does Hank not think that his sister-in-law looks a lot like the actress who plays Martha Bullock? The same episode mentions ''Series/BabylonFive'', which Bryan Cranston (who plays Walter White) played a small part as Ranger Captain Ericsson in the episode "The Long Night".
*** Speaking of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', Jim Beaver, who has a medium-sized role on that show, also plays Walter White's appears as Lawson, an arms dealer Lawson.that Mike, and later Walt, solicit for weapons.
** In an earlier episode, "Hazard Pay", Walter White and Walt Jr. are seen watching ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', a movie that featured in supporting roles, Mark Margolis (Hector Salamanca), Steven Bauer (Don Eladio) and Míriam Colón (Tuco's grandmother in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'').
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** As shown in the set tour DVD bonus feature, there are some ''X-Files'' DVD's in Junior's bedroom, implying that ''Breaking Bad'' series the two series' creator ''VinceGilligan'' himself exists in ''Breaking Bad''land. Not only that, but several members of the cast of ''Breaking Bad'' have appeared in the ''X-Files'', including Bryan Cranston, in the episode "Drive". Dean Norris, who plays Hank, Norris (Hank) incidentally appeared in a different ''X-Files'' episode.
** In the season 2 premiere of ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', a ''Breaking Bad'' spinoff, "Switch", Daniel Warmolt acquires a Hummer that appears to have a paint job he had based off the Pussy Wagon from ''Film/KillBill''. The driver of the Pussy Wagon was played by Creator/MichaelBowen, who appears in ''Series/BreakingBad'' as plays Uncle Jack Welker. Welker.
** In "Amarillo", when doing a preview run of his D&M commercial to Kim, Jimmy sets up the scenario by saying they're watching ''Series/MurderSheWrote''. That show has seen guest stars like Creator/BryanCranston (Walter White), Michael [=McKean=] (Chuck [=McGill=]), Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin), Creator/RaymondCruz (Tuco Salamanca), Dennis Boutsikaris (Rick Schweikert), and Miriam Colon (Tuco's abuelita).
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