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9th Aug '17 7:54:39 PM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Creator/ErnestBorgnine and Tim Conway are paired together as the comically inept nautical-themed superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, referencing the duo's previous roles as the comically inept naval officers Quinton [=McHale=] and Chuck Parker in the 1960's sitcom ''Series/McHalesNavy''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Creator/ErnestBorgnine and Tim Conway are paired together as the comically inept nautical-themed superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, referencing the duo's previous roles as the comically inept naval officers Quinton [=McHale=] and Chuck Parker in the 1960's sitcom ''Series/McHalesNavy''. When time travel is used and their younger selves are encountered in one episode, said younger selves are voiced by Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward, in an obvious nod to ''Series/{{Batman}}''.
5th Aug '17 7:54:09 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' did this with the Spider-Men, with them being voiced by past Spidey voice actors: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'') as [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]], Christopher Daniel Barnes (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'') as ComicBook/SpiderManNoir, Dan Gilvezan (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'') as ComicBook/SpiderMan2099, Creator/JoshKeaton (''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'') as Ultimate Spider-Man (and Amazing Spider-Man on the DS) [[spoiler: Chris Edgerly (''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'') is Spider-Ham in the Stinger]]. Its sequel ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime Edge of Time]]'' also did this with two of the aforementioned and an interesting varation of TheOtherDarrin with Keaton and Barnes replacing Harris and Gilvezan in the respective roles of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099.

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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' did this with the Spider-Men, with them being voiced by past Spidey voice actors: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'') as [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]], Christopher Daniel Barnes Spider-Man]] (albeit only on the consoles), Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'') as ComicBook/SpiderManNoir, Dan Gilvezan (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'') as ComicBook/SpiderMan2099, Creator/JoshKeaton (''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'') as Ultimate Spider-Man (and Amazing Spider-Man on the DS) DS), and [[spoiler: Chris Edgerly (''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'') is Spider-Ham in the Stinger]]. Its sequel ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime Edge of Time]]'' also did this with two of the aforementioned and an interesting varation of TheOtherDarrin with Keaton and Barnes replacing Harris and Gilvezan in the respective roles of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099.
1st Aug '17 10:26:35 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** (Most amusingly) George Lazenby as the latest King in the Royal Flush Gang in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':

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*** (Most amusingly) George Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby as the latest King in the Royal Flush Gang in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
1st Aug '17 4:49:56 AM jormis29
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* It seems doing this with the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme is popular as ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' gets into the act as they've casted Creator/BrianBloom (who voiced Franchise/{{Superman}}'s MirrorUniverse counterpart, Ultraman, in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'') as Superman-{{expy}} Hyperion; Anthony Ruivivar (who voiced Franchise/{{Batman}} in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'') as Batman-expy Nighthawk; Jason Spisak (who voiced Kid Flash in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and Franchise/TheFlash in ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'') as Flash-expy Speed Demon; and Creator/PhilLaMarr (who voiced the John Stewart Franchise/GreenLantern in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'') as Green Lantern-expy Doctor Spectrum.

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* It seems doing this with the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme is popular as ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' gets into the act as they've casted Creator/BrianBloom (who voiced Franchise/{{Superman}}'s MirrorUniverse counterpart, Ultraman, in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'') as Superman-{{expy}} Hyperion; Anthony Ruivivar Creator/AnthonyRuivivar (who voiced Franchise/{{Batman}} in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'') as Batman-expy Nighthawk; Jason Spisak (who voiced Kid Flash in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and Franchise/TheFlash in ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'') as Flash-expy Speed Demon; and Creator/PhilLaMarr (who voiced the John Stewart Franchise/GreenLantern in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'') as Green Lantern-expy Doctor Spectrum.
19th Jul '17 11:43:34 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** In the Italian dub of both ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and ''Homecoming'', Peter Parker is voiced by Alex Polidori, who also voiced Miles Morales in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.
19th Jul '17 7:09:25 AM jormis29
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** The Halloween special has the Living Mummy voiced by Oded Fehr, best known for his role in the ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''.

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** The Halloween special has the Living Mummy voiced by Oded Fehr, Creator/OdedFehr, best known for his role in the ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''.
16th Jul '17 6:17:30 PM Bladez636
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** Maybe this, maybe just a [[ContrivedCoincidence coincidence]]: Igaram's voice actor from the 4kids Dub plays Igaram's wife Terracotta in the Funimation Dub.

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** Maybe this, maybe just a [[ContrivedCoincidence coincidence]]: Igaram's The FUNimation Dub maintains that gag with the English voice actor actors, but goes a step further. The voices for Fake Sanji (Creator/ChristopherSabat) and Fake Robin (Creator/LuciChristian) mimic the voices for the characters from the 4kids Dub plays Igaram's wife Terracotta in the Funimation Dub.earlier 4Kids dub (David Moo and Creator/VeronicaTaylor).
15th Jul '17 12:54:28 PM ClintEastwood
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' creator Richard O'Brien was probably best-known in the UK during the 90s for hosting ''TheCrystalMaze'', a game show in which contestants had to win crystals (and ultimately prizes) by solving puzzles on a large, labyrinthine set. He was later cast in the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film as the master of a large maze from which the heroes have to retrieve a gem.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' creator Richard O'Brien was probably best-known in the UK during the 90s TheNineties for hosting ''TheCrystalMaze'', ''Series/TheCrystalMaze'', a game show in which contestants had to win crystals (and ultimately prizes) by solving puzzles on a large, labyrinthine set. He was later cast in the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film as the master of a large maze from which the heroes have to retrieve a gem.



* At the beginning of ''Film/LoveActually'', Liam Neeson's character is giving a eulogy for his wife, and he jokingly mentions that they had a lot of time to discuss things when she was ill, and one of her suggestions was that he bring Claudia Schiffer as his date to the funeral. This gets a callback later when he tells his stepson that he plans on never finding love again -- unless he should run into Claudia Schiffer. At the end, he's at the stepson's school, trying to help him resolve his own unrequited love for a classmate... and he bumps into another parent he's never met before, who introduces herself as [[strike: Carol]] Karen (he stammers a bit and calls her Carol, though). She's is played by Claudia Schiffer.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/LoveActually'', Liam Neeson's Creator/LiamNeeson's character is giving a eulogy for his wife, and he jokingly mentions that they had a lot of time to discuss things when she was ill, and one of her suggestions was that he bring Claudia Schiffer as his date to the funeral. This gets a callback later when he tells his stepson that he plans on never finding love again -- unless he should run into Claudia Schiffer. At the end, he's at the stepson's school, trying to help him resolve his own unrequited love for a classmate... and he bumps into another parent he's never met before, who introduces herself as [[strike: Carol]] Karen (he stammers a bit and calls her Carol, though). She's is played by Claudia Schiffer.



* Is it just a coincidence that Nestor Carbonell, who played Mayor Anthony Garcia in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', also played Batmanuel in the TV Show of Series/TheTick?

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* Is it just a coincidence that Nestor Carbonell, who played Mayor Anthony Garcia in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', also played Batmanuel in the TV Show of Series/TheTick?''Series/TheTick''?



** And to really push the joke home, four other actors had been in Bond films: Creator/JulianGlover (Donovan) was Bond villain Kristatos in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Alison Doody (Elsa) was Bond girl Jenny Flex in ''Film/AViewToAKill'', John Rhys-Davies (Sallah) was Bond ally Pushkin in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' (albeit that was after ''Raiders''), and Vernon Dobtcheff (the Brunwald castle butler) was nightclub owner Max Kalba in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Michael Byrne (Vogel) later played a British naval officer in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.

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** And to really push the joke home, four other actors had been in Bond films: Creator/JulianGlover (Donovan) was Bond villain Kristatos in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Alison Doody (Elsa) was Bond girl Jenny Flex in ''Film/AViewToAKill'', John Rhys-Davies Creator/JohnRhysDavies (Sallah) was Bond ally Pushkin in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' (albeit that was after ''Raiders''), and Vernon Dobtcheff (the Brunwald castle butler) was nightclub owner Max Kalba in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Michael Byrne (Vogel) later played a British naval officer in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.



* In ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'', Gene Hackman plays a character who seems like a good-guy version of his "professional eavesdropper" character in ''Film/TheConversation''. This is referenced when a photograph of Hackman's character from that earlier film is used as a file photo in ''Enemy of the State''.
* In ''Film/Piranha3D'', Richard Dreyfuss has a cameo at the beginning as a character who is practically Matt Hooper from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.

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* In ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'', Gene Hackman Creator/GeneHackman plays a character who seems like a good-guy version of his "professional eavesdropper" character in ''Film/TheConversation''. This is referenced when a photograph of Hackman's character from that earlier film is used as a file photo in ''Enemy of the State''.
* In ''Film/Piranha3D'', Richard Dreyfuss Creator/RichardDreyfuss has a cameo at the beginning as a character who is practically Matt Hooper from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.



* ''Film/HotFuzz'' casts Edward Woodward as [[spoiler: the equivalent of his antagonists from ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'']]

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* ''Film/HotFuzz'' casts Edward Woodward Creator/EdwardWoodward as [[spoiler: the equivalent of his antagonists from ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'']]



* David Rasche plays a senator in Clint Eastwood's ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers''. Rasche is most famous for spoofing Eastwood's ''Film/DirtyHarry'' character as the trigger-happy, fascist CowboyCop ''Series/SledgeHammer''.

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* David Rasche plays a senator in Clint Eastwood's Creator/ClintEastwood's ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers''. Rasche is most famous for spoofing Eastwood's ''Film/DirtyHarry'' character as the trigger-happy, fascist CowboyCop ''Series/SledgeHammer''.



* In ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'' Robert Vaughn plays the RecycledInSpace version of his character from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.

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* In ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'' Robert Vaughn Creator/RobertVaughn plays the RecycledInSpace version of his character from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
9th Jul '17 11:02:57 PM NoNamesEver
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* Just as NanaMizuki finish voicing Ange from ''CrossAnge'', she gets cast almost immediately as half Japanese Ann Takamaki in ''{{Persona 5}}'' where the first boss is essentially Embryo as he is perverse and as despicable as Embryo was. Bonus point for Ryuji's voice actor being MiyanoMamoru aka Tusk.
4th Jul '17 11:01:22 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' has Midori Norimaki (née: Yamabuki) [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who was not only modeled after]] Creator/MarilynMonroe, she was also voiced by Mariko Mukai who's best known for being the Japanese dub voice for Marilyn Monroe (though Mukai only voiced her in the 1st anime, her extended cameo in ''Manga/DragonBall'' and the original 5 movies)
* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' has Furuya, who enjoys old-world snacks, uses 80's slang, and does her calculations on an abacus...even her fanservice is old-school. She's played by Creator/FumiHirano, best known as the voice of Lum in the 80's series Creator/UruseiYatsura.
* In ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'', Creator/MamoruMiyano voiced the DeadpanSnarker secretary agent Keigo Tatewaki. His ComicallySerious demeanor brings back [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna F. Seiei]]'s portrayal in the CD dramas.

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* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' has Midori Norimaki (née: Yamabuki) [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who was not only modeled after]] Creator/MarilynMonroe, she was also voiced by Mariko Mukai who's best known for being the Japanese dub voice for Marilyn Monroe (though Mukai only voiced her in the 1st first anime, her extended cameo in ''Manga/DragonBall'' and the original 5 movies)
* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' has Furuya, who enjoys old-world snacks, uses 80's '80s slang, and does her calculations on an abacus...abacus... even her fanservice is old-school. She's played by Creator/FumiHirano, best known as the voice of Lum in the 80's '80s series Creator/UruseiYatsura.
''Manga/UruseiYatsura''.
* In ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'', ''Anime/Jewelpet2009'', Creator/MamoruMiyano voiced the DeadpanSnarker secretary agent Keigo Tatewaki. His ComicallySerious demeanor brings back [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna F. Seiei]]'s portrayal in the CD dramas.



* Creator/JunFukuyama, who is known for playing [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]], was subsequently been cast as [[Anime/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes Ryner Lute]], another character who possesses a MagicalEye.

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* Creator/JunFukuyama, who is known for playing [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]], Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', was subsequently been cast as [[Anime/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes Ryner Lute]], Lute in ''Anime/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes'', another character who possesses a MagicalEye.



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* A minor one in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Spanish dub. The Sonic cameo was voice by Yamil Atala, who actually voiced Sonic in [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground another series.]]
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* Creator/SigourneyWeaver plays a ([[DyeingForYourArt blonde!]]) BridgeBunny in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', a character significantly at odds to her best known role, Ellen Ripley of ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''. In the same film, Tim Allen is very convincing as a washed up TV star, and Creator/AlanRickman is excellent as a respected [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor playing [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra a role far below his ability.]]
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' Sigourney Weaver fights to ''protect'' the aliens. And the film is by [[Creator/JamesCameron the same director]] of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.

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* Creator/SigourneyWeaver plays a ([[DyeingForYourArt blonde!]]) BridgeBunny in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', a character significantly at odds to her best known role, Ellen Ripley of ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''. In the same film, Tim Allen is very convincing as a washed up washed-up TV star, and Creator/AlanRickman is excellent as a respected [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor playing [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra a role far below his ability.]]
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Sigourney Weaver fights to ''protect'' the aliens. And the film is by [[Creator/JamesCameron the same director]] of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.



** Guitarist Tom Morello appears as one of the terrorists who try to kill the first Iron Man suit. To get the gag you have to remember that he is most famous for playing with "Music/RageAgainstTheMachine." (Morello later co-scored the sequel)

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** Guitarist Tom Morello appears as one of the terrorists who try to kill the first Iron Man suit. To get the gag you have to remember that he is most famous for playing with "Music/RageAgainstTheMachine." "Music/RageAgainstTheMachine". (Morello later co-scored the sequel)



* The titular ''[[Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats Men Who Stare At Goats]]'' call themselves "Jedi Knights." So who should be cast as the reporter writing a story on this covert group of psychic warriors, making such statements as, "I don't understand what a Jedi Knight is"? Creator/EwanMcGregor. According to [=McGregor=], the director didn't even realize this, although [=McGregor=] himself played it up.

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* ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'': The titular ''[[Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats Men Who Stare At Goats]]'' men call themselves "Jedi Knights." So who should be cast as the reporter writing a story on this covert group of psychic warriors, making such statements as, "I don't understand what a Jedi Knight is"? is."? Creator/EwanMcGregor. According to [=McGregor=], the director didn't even realize this, although [=McGregor=] himself played it up.



* In ''Film/AntMan'', actor Garrett Morris plays the driver in the car that Scott Lang lands on during his trial run with the suit. When Morris was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he played Ant-Man in a famous skit where several Marvel and DC superheroes have a party. Because of Ant-Man's relative obscurity, Morris was actually the first actor ever to portray the character in live-action--and he remained the ''only'' actor ever to do so until Creator/PaulRudd took the role in this film.
* A minor one in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Spanish dub. The Sonic cameo was voice by Yamil Atala, who actually voiced Sonic in [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground another series.]]

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* In ''Film/AntMan'', actor Garrett Morris plays the driver in the car that Scott Lang lands on during his trial run with the suit. When Morris was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he played Ant-Man in a famous skit where several Marvel and DC superheroes have a party. Because of Ant-Man's relative obscurity, Morris was actually the first actor ever to portray the character in live-action--and live-action -- and he remained the ''only'' actor ever to do so until Creator/PaulRudd took the role in this film.
* A minor one in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Spanish dub. The Sonic cameo was voice by Yamil Atala, who actually voiced Sonic in [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground another series.]]
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* ''Series/{{Forever}}'' cast David Krumholtz as the younger version of Abe in a flashback. Abe is played by Judd Hirsch, who previously played Krumholtz's father in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''.
* Sitcom ''ThatGirl'', starred Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie, who in one episode meets a talented singer who turns out the be a nun. The Sister was played by Marlo's sister, Terre.
** For bonus points, in the last scene Ann accidentally bumps into a priest. The Father was played by Marlo's father, DannyThomas.
* In Series/ElMinisterioDelTiempo, Jordi Hurtado, famous for being the host of veteran quiz show ''Saber y Ganar'' for 18 straight years and appearing to be TheAgeless on MemeticMutation levels, appears AsHimself in Episode 8, and "revealing" he uses the Time Doors to be the same age on every broadcast of the show.
* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' has Janel Maloney playing a senator in the second season. In one episode, she chairs a panel with a senator played Bradley Whitford, who played her character's boss on ''Series/TheWestWing''. During the discussion, she repeatedly tells him to shut up--undoubtedly vicarious revenge for the many shouts of "DONNA!" during those seven seasons.

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* ''Series/{{Forever}}'' cast David Krumholtz as the younger version of Abe in a flashback. Abe is played by Judd Hirsch, who previously played Krumholtz's father in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''.
''Series/Numb3rs''.
* Sitcom ''ThatGirl'', ''Series/ThatGirl'', starred Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie, who in one episode meets a talented singer who turns out the be a nun. The Sister was played by Marlo's sister, Terre.
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Terre. For bonus points, in the last scene Ann accidentally bumps into a priest. The Father was played by Marlo's father, DannyThomas.
Creator/DannyThomas.
* In Series/ElMinisterioDelTiempo, ''Series/ElMinisterioDelTiempo'', Jordi Hurtado, famous for being the host of veteran quiz show ''Saber y Ganar'' for 18 straight years and appearing to be TheAgeless on MemeticMutation levels, appears AsHimself in Episode 8, and "revealing" he uses the Time Doors to be the same age on every broadcast of the show.
* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' has Janel Maloney playing a senator in the second season. In one episode, she chairs a panel with a senator played Bradley Whitford, who played her character's boss on ''Series/TheWestWing''. During the discussion, she repeatedly tells him to shut up--undoubtedly up -- undoubtedly vicarious revenge for the many shouts of "DONNA!" during those seven seasons.
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