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24th Sep '17 8:20:05 PM Nicolletta
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* ''Criminal Activities'': Matthew, the young man [[spoiler:who is hit by a bus and killed]], is played by Chris Haley, the son of director and co-star Creator/JackieEarleHaley.

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* ''Criminal Activities'': Matthew, the young man [[spoiler:who is hit by a bus and killed]], Matthew is played by Chris Haley, the son of director and co-star Creator/JackieEarleHaley.
24th Sep '17 9:31:53 AM nombretomado
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** In a behind the scenes example, the show's iconic cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" (and several other tracks) are preformed by Brendan [=McCreary=], the brother of the show's composer, BearMcCreary.

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** In a behind the scenes example, the show's iconic cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" (and several other tracks) are preformed by Brendan [=McCreary=], the brother of the show's composer, BearMcCreary.Music/BearMcCreary.
22nd Sep '17 12:07:41 AM daria2weird
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** Jensen acted alongside his then-rumored girlfriend Tania Saulnier in the episode [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS01E08Scarecrow}} "Scarecrow"]].

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** Jensen acted alongside his then-rumored girlfriend Tania Saulnier in the episode [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS01E08Scarecrow}} [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS01E11Scarecrow}} "Scarecrow"]].
22nd Sep '17 12:05:43 AM daria2weird
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* In [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS08E03Heartache}} Heartache]], the season 8 episode of Series/{{Supernatural}}, Alan Ackles, father of series star Creator/JensenAckles, guest stars as a detective, allowing the father/ son duo to share a scene.
** Over the course of the series, several family members of the main actors, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, have appeared as background extras including Ackles' sister and brother-in-law and Padalecki's parents.



* Genevieve Cortese met Creator/JaredPadalecki while playing the demon, Ruby, during Season Four of ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''. By Season Six, she's guest staring as herself in a AlternateUniverse episode and married to Padalecki -- in real life and on the show. Whew.

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* In [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS08E03Heartache}} Heartache]], the season 8 episode of Series/{{Supernatural}}, Alan Ackles, father of series star Creator/JensenAckles, guest stars as a detective, allowing the father/ son duo to share a scene.
** Over the course of the series, several family members of the main actors, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, have appeared as background extras including Ackles' sister and brother-in-law and Padalecki's parents.
** Jensen acted alongside his then-rumored girlfriend Tania Saulnier in the episode [[Recap/{{SupernaturalS01E08Scarecrow}} "Scarecrow"]].
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Genevieve Cortese met Creator/JaredPadalecki while playing the demon, Ruby, during Season Four of ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''. By Season Six, she's guest staring as herself in a AlternateUniverse episode and married to Padalecki -- in real life and on the show. Whew.Whew.
*** Just one season prior to meeting Cortese, Padalecki's then-girlfriend Sandy had made an appearance on the show, where his character interrogated and brutally shot her in the head. [[HarsherInHindsight Awkward]].
18th Sep '17 6:42:56 AM tromag
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** ''Arrested'' was fond of this trope. In a later episode, Michael (Jason Bateman) hires Nellie, played by Bateman's real-life sister Justine, to work at the Bluth Company. He thinks she is his [[spoiler:long-lost sister]]; she's actually a [[spoiler:prostitute]]. Which makes the scene where Nellie tries to seduce Michael ''so'' very weird, as Michael himself {{Lampshades}} while LeaningOnTheFourthWall:

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** ''Arrested'' was fond of this trope. In a later episode, episode (appropriately titled 'Family Ties'), Michael (Jason Bateman) hires Nellie, played by Bateman's real-life sister Justine, to work at the Bluth Company. He thinks she is his [[spoiler:long-lost sister]]; she's actually a [[spoiler:prostitute]]. Which makes the scene where Nellie tries to seduce Michael ''so'' very weird, as Michael himself {{Lampshades}} while LeaningOnTheFourthWall:



* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Ron Swanson's FemmeFatale ex-wife is played by [[Series/WillAndGrace Megan Mullally]], who is married to Nick Offerman in real life.

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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Nick Offerman's wife, Megan Mullaly, plays Ron Swanson's FemmeFatale ex-wife is played by [[Series/WillAndGrace Megan Mullally]], who is married to Nick Offerman in real life.[[ComedicSociopathy crazed ex-wife]], with whom he has a deeply unhealthy relationship.
13th Sep '17 8:55:46 AM PokeNirvash
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** Clearly done intentionally in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Greg plays Freeza and Chris plays his AlternateUniverse counterpart Frost.

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** Clearly done intentionally in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Greg Chris plays Freeza and Chris Greg plays his AlternateUniverse counterpart Frost.
12th Sep '17 10:02:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* The boy and his little sister from ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' were played by real life siblings Scott and Anndi [=McAfee=].
3rd Sep '17 9:04:09 PM looneynightmare
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* In ''Film/InvadersFromMars'' (1986) the two leads the KidHero and his school nurse were played by Hunter Carson and his mother Karen Black.
26th Aug '17 6:56:06 PM akaun6899
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* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': Ross Bagdasarian Jr. voiced Dave Seville, as well as Alvin and Simon, while Janice Karman voiced Theodore.

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* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': Since reviving the franchise after his father's death, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. has voiced Dave Seville, as well as Alvin and Simon, while his wife Janice Karman voiced Theodore.voices Theodore and the Chipettes. Even more recently, their kids Vanessa and Michael have gotten involved, with the former voicing the Chipette Eleanor in the 2015 series.
26th Aug '17 4:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* The character of Compo Simmonite died on ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' following the death of the actor Bill Owen. Several episodes later and after the funeral, Compo's long-lost son moves into town and is played by Bill Owen's real-life son Tom Owen.

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* The character of Compo Simmonite died on ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' following the death of the actor Bill Owen. Several episodes later and after the funeral, Compo's long-lost son moves into town and is played by Bill Owen's real-life son Tom Owen.
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