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8th Feb '16 9:25:54 AM dsneybuf
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* Lucille Ball became pregnant during her time on ''Series/ILoveLucy''. Her pregnancy was written into the show, at the time considered a risky and controversial move, as they weren't even allowed to ''say'' the word "pregnant" on American TV in the 50s (notwithstanding the fact that ''Mary Kay and Johnny'' had gotten away with it only a few years earlier). Interesting fact: that show popularized the use of the euphemism "expecting," and the episode in which Lucy gives birth broke the record for viewership up to that point.
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* Lucille Ball Creator/LucilleBall became pregnant during her time on ''Series/ILoveLucy''. Her pregnancy was written into the show, at the time considered a risky and controversial move, as they weren't even allowed to ''say'' the word "pregnant" on American TV in the 50s (notwithstanding the fact that ''Mary Kay and Johnny'' had gotten away with it only a few years earlier). Interesting fact: that show popularized the use of the euphemism "expecting," and the episode in which Lucy gives birth broke the record for viewership up to that point.
27th Dec '15 8:53:24 PM nombretomado
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* Timothy Odmundson was riding his bike to the set of ''{{Psych}}'' when he fell and broke his collarbone. This prompted last minutes rewrites, Buzz being called in to do Lassiter's lines, and Lassiter showing up in a cast and refusing to say what happened. This injury persisted until the end of the season. In a deleted scene, he reveals to the Police officers that he had slipped and fell in his bathtub. That was NOT what they were asking about.
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* Timothy Odmundson was riding his bike to the set of ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' when he fell and broke his collarbone. This prompted last minutes rewrites, Buzz being called in to do Lassiter's lines, and Lassiter showing up in a cast and refusing to say what happened. This injury persisted until the end of the season. In a deleted scene, he reveals to the Police officers that he had slipped and fell in his bathtub. That was NOT what they were asking about.
26th Dec '15 8:20:47 PM Katsuhagi
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** Richard Kimble's limp in the ''Film/TheFugitive'' is due to Harrison Ford injuring his knee during filming. He postponed having it treated until filming was complete, correctly surmising that the limp would add pension to the chase scenes and heighten Kimble' s vulnerability, as well as seem perfectly logical, given all the running and jumping he was doing.
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** Richard Kimble's limp in the ''Film/TheFugitive'' is due to Harrison Ford injuring his knee during filming. He postponed having it treated until filming was complete, correctly surmising that the limp would add pension tension to the chase scenes and heighten Kimble' s vulnerability, as well as seem perfectly logical, given all the running and jumping he was doing.
8th Dec '15 9:34:13 AM SilentHunterUK
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* The third season of ''Series/TheBlacklist'' saw star Megan Boone become pregnant; it remains to be seen how this will be handled in the show.
8th Dec '15 9:33:03 AM SilentHunterUK
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* Creator/SarahShahi's was pregnant with twins during Season 4 of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' - she planned to take two years off to recover, but this has since been reduced due to the cutting of Season 5 to 13 episodes and the possibility of the show being cancelled after that.
29th Oct '15 2:51:01 PM DrOO7
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** Richard Kimble's limp in the ''Film/TheFugitive'' is due to Harrison Ford injuring his knee during filming. He postponed having it treated until filming was complete, correctly surmising that the limp would add pension to the chase scenes and heighten Kimble' s vulnerability, as well as seem perfectly logical, given all the running and jumping he was doing.
19th Oct '15 12:28:55 PM Cindylover1969
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** The writers had also intended for Juliette to have postpartum depression - and depressingly, [[LifeImitatesArt in season four Hayden took leave from production to get treatment for that selfsame ailment]].

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* Although Creator/KristenBell's first pregnancy wasn't written into ''Series/HouseOfLies'', her second one was.
15th Sep '15 8:47:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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This is the opposite of being written in. It was never acknowledged and specifically avoided.
* In ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'', Scotty's scenes had to be blocked around James Doohan's missing middle right finger, shot off during the storming of Normandy. ** Especially odd, as the ''Nitpicker's Guide'' thought, because a) Scotty is an engineer, and presumably at legitimate risk for a hand injury from a mechanical accident, and b) one episode actually ''featured him getting shot in the hand by an energy blast,'' which could easily have been used to explain losing a finger! *** Strangely, there have been times when the missing digit was filmed in any event, such as the time in "The Trouble with Tribbles" when he is carrying a bunch of the creatures in his arms. The hand with his missing digit is clearly visible.
15th Sep '15 7:55:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* On HouseOfCards, Frank Underwood being scalded by coffee (and the subsequent "I despise children" line) was written in after Kevin Spacey accidentally burned his hand during a promotional photo shoot, in which he had to hold a burning American flag.
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* On HouseOfCards, ''Series/HouseOfCards'', Frank Underwood being scalded by coffee (and the subsequent "I despise children" line) was written in after Kevin Spacey accidentally burned his hand during a promotional photo shoot, in which he had to hold a burning American flag. flag. * ''Series/TheWire'' occasionally references Omar's prominent facial scar, which actor Michael K Williams received in a bar fight.
15th Sep '15 7:43:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Not in the films
** Interestingly, [[Franchise/StarWars Ford's other most famous character]] has the scar as well; in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', it's explained that Han Solo got a scar on his chin in a fight with a dockworker while working in a mining camp, and opted not to heal it with [[MagicAntidote bacta fluid]] so that it might serve as a constant reminder of his mortality.
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