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18th May '16 3:11:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Following the death of Creator/PhilHartman, the first episode of the next season of ''NewsRadio'' had the [=WNYX=] staff dealing with the death of his character, Bill [=McNeal=] of a heart attack in front of the TV. Apparently the actors ''weren't acting''. Their responses to Bill's death mirror the actor's actual responses to Phil's death, including, apparently, Beth (VickiLewis) standing outside Bill's apartment, drunk, calling his name, and Matthew (AndyDick) believing Bill's gonna come back somehow. Of course, ''that'' puts an extra subtext on Dick's fucked up behavior the last few years (particularly the incident that caused JonLovitz to beat the crap out of him).

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* Following the death of Creator/PhilHartman, the first episode of the next season of ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' had the [=WNYX=] staff dealing with the death of his character, Bill [=McNeal=] of a heart attack in front of the TV. Apparently the actors ''weren't acting''. Their responses to Bill's death mirror the actor's actual responses to Phil's death, including, apparently, Beth (VickiLewis) standing outside Bill's apartment, drunk, calling his name, and Matthew (AndyDick) believing Bill's gonna come back somehow. Of course, ''that'' puts an extra subtext on Dick's fucked up behavior the last few years (particularly the incident that caused JonLovitz to beat the crap out of him).
16th May '16 12:33:41 PM nombretomado
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** In the beginning of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Korath has no idea who Peter Quill aka "Star-Lord" is. This lack of recognition reflects the obscurity of the comic series compared to other properties from the MarvelCinematicUniverse. His getting it right at the end reflects the hope that the film could raise its profile among fans. Judging by the reviews and box office totals, this wish likely came true.

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** In the beginning of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Korath has no idea who Peter Quill aka "Star-Lord" is. This lack of recognition reflects the obscurity of the comic series compared to other properties from the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Marvel Cinematic Universe. His getting it right at the end reflects the hope that the film could raise its profile among fans. Judging by the reviews and box office totals, this wish likely came true.
8th May '16 9:34:54 PM nombretomado
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* Tim Allen's new sitcom ''Series/LastManStanding'' sees his first lines including "I'm back!" and "It's good to be home" - referencing his return to TV and network ABC over ten years after ''HomeImprovement'' ended.

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* Tim Allen's new sitcom ''Series/LastManStanding'' sees his first lines including "I'm back!" and "It's good to be home" - referencing his return to TV and network ABC over ten years after ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' ended.
6th May '16 3:44:19 PM fdsa1234567890
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** Her ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' character, Samin Shaw, also has an Iranian mother (no word on if she speaks Farsi yet though).

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** Her ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' character, Samin Shaw, also has an Iranian mother (no word on if she speaks Farsi yet though). Sarah was also pregnant during the forth season of the show, leading to her character being [[spoiler: apparently killed off, but actually being held by Samaritan operatives. ]]
22nd Apr '16 10:01:10 AM twilicorn
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* The interest in masked characters (i.e. [[Film/VForVendetta V]], [[Film/SpeedRacer Racer X]]) in the Wachowski siblings' films might have something to do with their reclusiveness and Lana having to live most of her life as Larry.

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* The interest in masked characters (i.e. [[Film/VForVendetta V]], [[Film/SpeedRacer Racer X]]) in the Wachowski siblings' Wachowskis' films might have something to do with their reclusiveness and Lana having to live most of her life as Larry.Larry (and Lana's sister Lilly having to go through the same thing).
9th Apr '16 9:53:38 AM Prfnoff
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** The cast recording's liner notes on "If I Sing" bear quoting in full:
--->Maltby and Shire are both sons of orchestra leaders: bandleader and recording artist Richard Maltby, Sr. and Irving Shire, for fifty years a leading society bandleader in Buffalo, New York. When, after Williamstown, there was a need for a dramatic turn for the baritone role, Maltby suggested it was time they wrote about their fathers. He already had a title in mind. Shire wrote the melody and sent it to Maltby in London. While waiting for a reply, Shire visited his father in Buffalo, and the events described in the song occurred. When the authors started work on the lyric, Shire described his trip, and Maltby realized ''that'' was the story of the song. In a way the song is about itself, for the melody referred to in the lyric is the very melody that Shire played for his father that day in Buffalo.
3rd Apr '16 12:07:13 PM annieholmes
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* ''Theatre/ThePhantomoftheOpera'' and ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' closely follow the relationship of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber and Creator/SarahBrightman. The first one is more of a case of HarsherInHindsight, as it premiered in 1985 and the pair separated in 1990.
** In the first show, the Phantom fell in love with Christine when he heard her sing, made her the star of an existing opera, then wrote an opera for her to star in. But as Christine realizes he's a [[spoiler: murder and stalker, she leaves him for the viscount Raoul de Chagny.]] Lloyd Webber met Brightman when she auditioned for Cats and was cast in the role of Jemima. He wrote a successful classical song for her, Pie Jesu, and specifically wrote the part of Christine for her (keeping the character design close to her style, added dance moves in Hannibal so that she could show off her footwork, and the cadenzas in the title song and Think of Me for her vocal range). He left her for another woman after six years of their marriage, and as [[spoiler: Christine clearly still loves the Phantom but cannot stay with him, which the Phantom also acknowledges, the feeling is supposedly identical between Brightman and Lloyd Webber.]]
** In the sequel, Raoul [[spoiler: became an alcoholic and a gambler (metaphorically cheating on her with his addictions), and his marriage with Christine deteriorates. Christine gets fatally shot by a jealous Meg Giry after an accidental slight from the Phantom, professing her undying love for the Phantom with her last breaths. He gets acknowledged by his son with Christine, Gustave, who was previously thought to be Raoul's son. This mirrors the prevalent attitude of the fandom - that Erik (the Phantom) and Christine are the real crowd-drawer of the show, and that Christine should have chosen to stay with the masked composer in the first place.]] Raoul's character is completely out of line with his portrayal in the first show, as Erik/Christine shippers tend to turn him into RonTheDeathEater or make him DieForOurShip.
29th Mar '16 10:44:21 AM tickingclocks
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* In the RealPersonFic Fanfic/IceIceBaby, the authors frequently base events off of real-life celebrity scandals and drama. Also, the authors, two theater kids, have recently been adding many musical theater inspired subplots to the fic, including Zachary Quinto's production of "Cobweb!", which features several references to their own high school theater experiences.

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* In the RealPersonFic RealPersonFic, Fanfic/IceIceBaby, the authors frequently base events off of real-life celebrity scandals and drama. Also, the authors, two theater kids, have recently been adding many musical theater inspired subplots to the fic, including Zachary Quinto's production of "Cobweb!", which features several references to their own high school theater experiences.
29th Mar '16 10:43:43 AM tickingclocks
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*In the RealPersonFic Fanfic/IceIceBaby, the authors frequently base events off of real-life celebrity scandals and drama. Also, the authors, two theater kids, have recently been adding many musical theater inspired subplots to the fic, including Zachary Quinto's production of "Cobweb!", which features several references to their own high school theater experiences.
27th Mar '16 3:02:00 PM Prfnoff
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** At the time Richard Maltby Jr. wrote the lyrics of "Fandango," his son was one year old, his wife, Janet Brenner, was co-producing ''Closer Than Ever'' and Maltby himself was simultaneously working on ''Theatre/MissSaigon''.
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