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16th Jun '16 10:44:42 PM scottj85
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* ''Series/{{Bargearse}}'': The titular character, Det. Sgt. Bargearse, is a morbidly obese cop with a penchant for deep fried snack foods and an arse as big as a barge.
5th Jun '16 3:56:41 PM SirVancelot131
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** The original villain's name is Rita Repulsa, she looks repulsive and engages in repulsive behavior.
11th May '16 5:06:14 PM trumpetmarietta
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** Oz's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby: a dingo is a type of wild dog, and the lead for said band just happens to be a werewolf.

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** Oz's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby: a dingo is a type of wild dog, and the lead guitarist for said band just happens to be a werewolf.
9th May '16 11:20:05 PM erforce
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** [[RobotGirl Cameron's]] name is a direct reference to Creator/JamesCameron, and in the producer's DVDCommentary on the first season DVD, they mentioned that Cameron was supposed to follow James Cameron's original concept of the {{Terminator}}: a subtle infiltrator designed to spy and get close to a target.

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** [[RobotGirl Cameron's]] name is a direct reference to Creator/JamesCameron, and in the producer's DVDCommentary on the first season DVD, they mentioned that Cameron was supposed to follow James Cameron's original concept of the {{Terminator}}: Franchise/{{Terminator}}: a subtle infiltrator designed to spy and get close to a target.
6th May '16 10:32:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/AceLightning'': This live action/CGI combined show is packed with meaningful names (no surprise really, since the show's about a corny superhero videogame come to life): Ace Lightning (the hero, duh) Sparx (the spunky redhead sidekick) Lord Fear (bad guy) Lady Illusion (temptress), Anvil (the team muscle), Dirty Rat (exactly what it sounds like), Random Virus (guy with a good/evil complex of epic proportions).

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* ''Series/AceLightning'': ''Series/AceLightning'':
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This live action/CGI combined show is packed with meaningful names (no surprise really, since the show's about a corny superhero videogame come to life): Ace Lightning (the hero, duh) Sparx (the spunky redhead sidekick) Lord Fear (bad guy) Lady Illusion (temptress), Anvil (the team muscle), Dirty Rat (exactly what it sounds like), Random Virus (guy with a good/evil complex of epic proportions).


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* The ShowWithinAShow ''Moody's Point'' from ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' has a protagonist named "Moody". She is, well, very moody and distraught over her MissingMom. This is lampshaded when her crush [[AccidentalMisnaming calls her "Mindy"]]. She corrects him and he replies with "Yeah, you are".
4th May '16 6:53:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{The Hard Times of RJ Berger}}'': The attractive middle-aged woman who attempts to seduce the eponymous protagonist is Mrs. Robbins, which is a ShoutOut to Mrs. Robinson from ''TheGraduate''.

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* ''{{The ''Series/{{The Hard Times of RJ Berger}}'': The attractive middle-aged woman who attempts to seduce the eponymous protagonist is Mrs. Robbins, which is a ShoutOut to Mrs. Robinson from ''TheGraduate''.''Film/TheGraduate''.
26th Mar '16 7:08:55 PM newblood75
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*** The root word "Cas" means to fall. The suffix -iel mean "of God" or "from God". [[spoiler: Guess what happens to him.]]
26th Mar '16 7:01:40 PM newblood75
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*** As a child, the Master's nickname was Koschei. Koschei is a figure in Russian folklore who goes to extreme lengths to gain immortality.
18th Mar '16 1:25:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': One episode, "A Thing About Machines", tells the story of Bartlett Finchley. Lord Finchley was a technophobe in a poem by Creator/HilaireBelloc. In the episode "Jess-Belle", the title character wants another woman’s fiance for herself and stops at nothing to win him -- [[spoiler:not even selling her soul to the local witch and becoming one herself in the process.]]

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': One episode, "A Thing About Machines", tells the story of Bartlett Finchley. Lord Finchley was a technophobe in a poem by Creator/HilaireBelloc. In the episode "Jess-Belle", the title character wants another woman’s fiance for herself and stops at nothing to win him -- [[spoiler:not even selling her soul to the local witch and becoming one herself in the process.]]
18th Mar '16 1:24:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''BarneyMiller'': The witty writers had a bit of fun with this. The LovableBorderlinePedophile director of the Rainbow House children's home, which housed a disproportionate number of child prostitutes, was named [[ItsAWonderfulLife Gower]]. A man who was desperate for a seat on the space shuttle's first commercial flights was named [[SpaceCadet Corbett]]. Recurring character Frank ''Luger'' liked to talk about the olden days when cops used a lot more gunplay to subdue malefactors.

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* ''BarneyMiller'': ''Series/BarneyMiller'': The witty writers had a bit of fun with this. The LovableBorderlinePedophile director of the Rainbow House children's home, which housed a disproportionate number of child prostitutes, was named [[ItsAWonderfulLife Gower]]. A man who was desperate for a seat on the space shuttle's first commercial flights was named [[SpaceCadet Corbett]]. Recurring character Frank ''Luger'' liked to talk about the olden days when cops used a lot more gunplay to subdue malefactors.



* ''EastEnders'': The toughness of sisters Ronnie and Roxy is shown by giving them similar names to the notorious Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie.

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* ''EastEnders'': ''Series/EastEnders'': The toughness of sisters Ronnie and Roxy is shown by giving them similar names to the notorious Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie.



* ''ForeverKnight'': Main antagonist vampire Lucien Lacroix had a very ironic name, as Lucien means 'light', in Latin and Lacroix means 'the cross' in French.

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* ''ForeverKnight'': ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Main antagonist vampire Lucien Lacroix had a very ironic name, as Lucien means 'light', in Latin and Lacroix means 'the cross' in French.



* ''FTroop'': "Wrangler" Jane, who runs the town's local general store, is Jane Angelica Thrift.
* ''GilligansIsland'': Ginger is a redhead.

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* ''FTroop'': ''Series/FTroop'': "Wrangler" Jane, who runs the town's local general store, is Jane Angelica Thrift.
* ''GilligansIsland'': ''Series/GilligansIsland'': Ginger is a redhead.



* ''HumanTarget'': Guerrero, which is Spanish for "warrior". Though Guerrero comes across as laid-bad computer geek, you don't want to piss him off.

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* ''HumanTarget'': ''Series/HumanTarget'': Guerrero, which is Spanish for "warrior". Though Guerrero comes across as laid-bad computer geek, you don't want to piss him off.



* ''RoundTheTwist'': The Twist family encounter enough weird crap to make ''anyone'' feel like they're going round the twist.

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* ''RoundTheTwist'': ''Series/RoundTheTwist'': The Twist family encounter enough weird crap to make ''anyone'' feel like they're going round the twist.



* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': [[RobotGirl Cameron's]] name is a direct reference to Creator/JamesCameron, and in the producer's DVDCommentary on the first season DVD, they mentioned that Cameron was supposed to follow James Cameron's original concept of the {{Terminator}}: a subtle infiltrator designed to spy and get close to a target.
** A deliberately chosen one, it's definitely not a coincidence that John Henry has not only the same first name as John Connor, but also last name that's a first name.
** It should also be pointed out that John Connor, the savior of mankind, shares his initials with a certain other fellow with the same job description....


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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** [[RobotGirl Cameron's]] name is a direct reference to Creator/JamesCameron, and in the producer's DVDCommentary on the first season DVD, they mentioned that Cameron was supposed to follow James Cameron's original concept of the {{Terminator}}: a subtle infiltrator designed to spy and get close to a target.
** A deliberately chosen one, it's definitely not a coincidence that John Henry has not only the same first name as John Connor, but also last name that's a first name.
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