History Trivia / CriminalMinds

5th Apr '17 6:19:08 AM AlternativeCola
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** The original plan for season 11 was to have Tara Lewis as a temporary replacement for Kate, who was in maternity leave in the end of season 10, which would allow Kate to return in season 12. However, it was discarded when Jennifer Love Hewitt decided to depart than returning for season 12, which led to Lewis becoming a temporary replacement for JJ and then joining the BAU after JJ's maternal leave ended, resulting her being a FakeGuestStar for that and then PromotedToOpeningCredits in season 12.
28th Feb '17 12:45:11 PM pyramidjerry333
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Almost every episode. The BAU travels around the country to solve crimes, but filming is limited to LA and surrounding areas. LA has so far passed for New York City, New Orleans, countless small towns in the Midwest and South, and even Mexico, among other places.
** In "Amplification," the climactic scene takes place in what's supposed to be the [[http://blog.aia.org/mt-static/plugins/Ajaxify/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/images/favorite_architecture_images/106_washington_d.c._metro_lg.jpg Washington D.C. Metro]]; it's the [[http://www.metro.net/about_us/rail_ops/rail_operations.htm Los Angeles Metro]] standing in for Washington.
** In "The Thirteenth Step", what is obviously the trunk of a palm tree can be spotted in what is supposed to be Billings, MT, where the only palm trees you're likely to find in real life are on signs for travel agencies.
** Averted in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot that took place in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco (although it's still California...)
6th Feb '17 2:31:20 PM creader
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* TheCastShowoff: Matthew Gray Gubler does magic tricks in RealLife; they incorporated it into his character on the show. Not to mention his talent for artwork, which has also been used in several episodes.

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Matthew Gray Gubler does magic tricks in RealLife; they incorporated it into his character on the show. Not to mention his talent for artwork, which has also been used in several episodes.



* CreatorBacklash: Creator/MandyPatinkin has gone on record saying he considers his tenure on the show the biggest mistake of his acting career, due to how disturbing he found its content, despite critics widely praising his performance.

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Creator/MandyPatinkin has gone on record saying he considers his tenure on the show the biggest mistake of his acting career, due to how disturbing he found its content, despite critics widely praising his performance.



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: In the Season 7 episode "There's No Place Like Home" which aired in late 2011, a newscaster says a recent tornado was rated an F2 on the Fujita Scale. Except the Fujita Scale was replaced by the Enhanced Fujita Scale in February 2006 and the rating scale changed to [=EF0-EF5=].

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In the Season 7 episode "There's No Place Like Home" which aired in late 2011, a newscaster says a recent tornado was rated an F2 on the Fujita Scale. Except the Fujita Scale was replaced by the Enhanced Fujita Scale in February 2006 and the rating scale changed to [=EF0-EF5=].



* DirectedByCastMember: Recently Matthew Gray Gubler got to take the directing skills he's honed on other projects and direct episodes of the show ("Mosley Lane", "Lauren").

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Recently Matthew Gray Gubler got to take the directing skills he's honed on other projects and direct episodes of the show ("Mosley Lane", "Lauren").



* FakeAmerican: Jayne Atkinson, a British actress - from Holdenhurst, Dorset, England - playing German-American Erin Strauss - [[MindScrew confusing]]! Of course, "Strauss" is probably her married name.

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Jayne Atkinson, a British actress - from Holdenhurst, Dorset, England - playing German-American Erin Strauss - [[MindScrew confusing]]! Of course, "Strauss" is probably her married name.



* FanNickname: Agent Mary Sue for Ashley Seaver, by the fans who don't like her.

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* FanNickname: Agent "Agent Mary Sue Sue" for Ashley Seaver, by the fans who don't like her.



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* RecycledScript: Billy Flynn's origin is nearly identical to Frank's, and he has a lot of similarities to Karl Arnold/The Fox.

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Billy Flynn's origin is nearly identical to Frank's, and he has a lot of similarities to Karl Arnold/The Fox.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Jeanne Tripplehorn was let go after two seasons, [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/08/19/jeanne-tripplehorn-tells-off-mandy-patinkin-after-slammed-criminal-minds-for/ due to publicly criticizing Mandy Patinkin's remarks on the series.]] Patinkin may have abandoned the show, but apparently he's still respected amongst the cast and crew.

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Jeanne Tripplehorn was let go after two seasons, [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/08/19/jeanne-tripplehorn-tells-off-mandy-patinkin-after-slammed-criminal-minds-for/ due to publicly criticizing Mandy Patinkin's remarks on the series.]] Patinkin may have abandoned the show, but apparently he's still respected amongst the cast and crew.



* TalkingToHimself: Elisabeth Harnois in "Broken Mirror", when the Davenport twins briefly talk on the phone.



* TalkingToHimself: Elisabeth Harnois in "Broken Mirror", when the Davenport twins briefly talk on the phone.
11th Nov '16 3:16:46 AM AlternativeCola
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** Since leaving the show, Paget Brewster [[http://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2012/09/19/paget-brewster-i-never-got-over-being-fired-from-criminal-minds/ admitted she "never got over" being fired during the Season 6]] [[ExecutiveMeddling fiasco]], and later admitted [[http://www.enstarz.com/articles/111795/20151003/criminal-minds-season-11-news-paget-brewster-talks-leaving-show-calling-cbs-scummy-video.htm she considers CBS "scummy" for how they treated her (including firing her and then forcing her to return suddenly due to the backlash and her contract)]] - she clarifies however that she ''did'' love the cast and crew themselves, it was the network she took issue with and that was why she left as a regular after Season 7.

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** Since leaving the show, Paget Brewster [[http://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2012/09/19/paget-brewster-i-never-got-over-being-fired-from-criminal-minds/ admitted she "never got over" being fired during the Season 6]] [[ExecutiveMeddling fiasco]], and later admitted [[http://www.enstarz.com/articles/111795/20151003/criminal-minds-season-11-news-paget-brewster-talks-leaving-show-calling-cbs-scummy-video.htm she considers CBS "scummy" for how they treated her (including firing her and then forcing her to return suddenly due to the backlash and her contract)]] - she clarifies however that she ''did'' love the cast and crew themselves, it was the network she took issue with and that was why she left as a regular after Season 7.7 but eventually made guest appearances in Season 9 and 11 before promoted back to series regular in Season 12.
29th Sep '16 8:44:57 PM Naram-Sin
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** The team must have caught more home-invader-family-anhilators-with-daddy-issues in ten years than are recorded in most of human history.

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** The team must have caught more home-invader-family-anhilators-with-daddy-issues serial-home-invader-family-anhilators-with-daddy-issues in ten years than they are recorded in most of human history.
4th Sep '16 7:15:38 PM Scoutstr295
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** Since leaving the show, Paget Brewster [[http://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2012/09/19/paget-brewster-i-never-got-over-being-fired-from-criminal-minds/ admitted she "never got over" being fired during the Season 6]] [[ExecutiveMeddling fiasco]], and later admitted [[http://www.enstarz.com/articles/111795/20151003/criminal-minds-season-11-news-paget-brewster-talks-leaving-show-calling-cbs-scummy-video.htm she considers the CBS "scummy" for how they treated her (including firing her and then forcing her to return suddenly due to the backlash and her contract)]] - she clarifies however that she ''did'' love the cast and crew themselves, it was the network she took issue with and that was why she left as a regular after Season 7.

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** Since leaving the show, Paget Brewster [[http://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2012/09/19/paget-brewster-i-never-got-over-being-fired-from-criminal-minds/ admitted she "never got over" being fired during the Season 6]] [[ExecutiveMeddling fiasco]], and later admitted [[http://www.enstarz.com/articles/111795/20151003/criminal-minds-season-11-news-paget-brewster-talks-leaving-show-calling-cbs-scummy-video.htm she considers the CBS "scummy" for how they treated her (including firing her and then forcing her to return suddenly due to the backlash and her contract)]] - she clarifies however that she ''did'' love the cast and crew themselves, it was the network she took issue with and that was why she left as a regular after Season 7.
14th Aug '16 11:05:42 AM Bluji
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* WrittenByCastMember: Kirsten Vangsness co-wrote episodes "Nelson's Sparrow" and "A Beautiful Disaster" with showrunner Erica Messer in seasons 10 and 11, respectively.
13th Aug '16 5:26:28 AM cinemamaster
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**During the filming of season 12, Thomas Gibson assaulted one of the producers, which resulted in CBS terminating him from the show.
21st Apr '16 6:56:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{TwentyFour}} President John Keeler]]/[[Series/{{Dexter}} Captain Matthews]] is Gideon's mentor.
** Gideon himself is [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]].
** [[Series/TrueBlood Andy Bellefleur]] is a hostage taker on a train in season one.
** [[Series/TwentyFour Ira Gaines]] apparently became a serial killer.
** [[Series/TwentyFour Syed Ali]] is a mob boss in season one.
** Before becoming an agent for a shadowy government organization, [[Series/PrisonBreak Gretchen]] worked for the FBI's Child Crimes Unit.
** [[Film/SpyKids Juni Cortez]] shows up in the second episode of season two as a young kid with strange connections to pedophiles.
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm]] is a graphic novelist in Season 3.
** [[Film/TerminatorSalvation Young Kyle Reese]] is a young boy with fantasies about murdering prostitutes, and [[TrueBlood Nan Flanagan]] is his mother.
** [[Film/TheTerminator Adult Kyle Reese]] shows up later as well, in season 4 as a detective.
** [[Series/{{Dexter}} Lundy]] apparently got his skills as a profiler by being a serial killer for over thirty years! [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet Sgt. Kay Howard]] was nearly one of his victims.
** [[Series/DawsonsCreek Dawson Leery]] is a serial killer with multiple personalities, and [[Series/PrisonBreak Charles Westmoreland]] gives the team some information on him and his father.
** [[Film/ConAir Billy Bedlam]] is a war veteran whose brother suffers from PTSD.
** Reid is an old friend and rival of [[Series/TwentyFour Sean Hillinger]].
** The kid with homicidal fantasies in "Sex, Birth, Death" grew up to be [[Film/StarTrek Pavel Chekov]].
** [[Series/TrueBlood Hoyt]] is a human-hunter towards the end of season 2.
** [[Film/{{Brick}} The Pin]] is the Footpath Killer.
** Erin Strauss is possibly better known as [[Series/TwentyFour Karen Hayes]].
** A murder victim in season 3 is [[Series/LieToMe Emily Lightman]], and her best friend's father [[Series/{{Lost}} arrested Kate]].
** [[Series/LieToMe Jimmy Doyle]] and Ian Doyle are not only played by the same person, but are [[{{Expy}} very, very similar characters]].
** [[Series/LieToMe Gillian Foster]] is another serial killer.
** It would appear [[Series/TwentyFour Ryan Chappelle]] took a job as a detective.
** Hey, that's [[Series/TwentyFour Abu Fayed]] in the Season 4 premiere!
** [[TrueBlood Holly]] is the admirer of a serial killer.
** A cult that captures Prentiss and Reid is lead by [[BeverlyHills90210 Dylan McKay]]. [[Series/{{Lost}} Frank Lapidus]] is an old associate of his.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley Crusher]] is a serial killer, and [[Series/{{Lost}} Ethan Rom]] is one of his targets.
** The kidnapped boy's mother in "The Instincts" is [[Series/TwentyFour Lisa Miller]].
** Xander Berkeley, [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay one of]] [[Series/TwentyFour the most]] [[{{Film/Taken}} notable]] "That Guys" [[{{Film/AirForceOne}} of all time]], is a detective, and amazingly [[spoiler: he actually isn't the bad guy]]
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Jacob]] moonlights as a cop in his spare time.
** [[Series/TheXFiles Assistant Director Skinner]] as the [=UnSub=] in "Normal", with [[Series/MurphyBrown Corky Sherwood]] as his wife and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe Washburne]] as the Cop of the Week.
** Back in 2004, Dr. Rowling from "House On Fire" [[Series/{{Lost}} crashed on an island and was separated from his wife]]. Heather Vanderwaal from "Reckoner" was in the same section as him.
** [[Film/TheOutsiders Ponyboy]] is now a serial killer. [[ETTheExtraTerrestiral ET]] would be so disappointed in him.
--> "Yep. I got stabbed by Ponyboy. So much for staying gold." --C.T. Gibson
** Alternatively, the experience with John Ryder really warped up [[Film/TheHitcher Jim Halsey]].
** Guess who joins the team in season 10? That's right, [[Series/GhostWhisperer Melinda Gordon]].
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]] apparently really does like smart girls.
** [[Series/MadMen Duck Phillips]] is the head of the congressional committee investigating the team at the start of season seven, proving that he's a schmuck across all time periods.
** [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] is also Reid's schizophrenic mother.
** Jackson Rathbone, who plays Adam Jackson, is mostly known for his roles in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
** Alex O'Laughlin, a.k.a., Vincent Rowlings, is now the lead on another CBS crime drama, Series/HawaiiFive0. He's also [[Series/{{Moonlight}} Mick St. John]]
** You'll surely recognize Bud Cort if you've seen ''HaroldAndMaude''. Beth Grant has appeared in various movies, including ''Film/{{Speed}}'' and ''NoCountryForOldMen''.
** And this isn't the first time Joe Mantegna has played a [[Series/{{JoanOfArcadia}} no nonsense law enforcement officer who "doesn't work with psychics"]]
** [[Series/{{Bones}} Wendell Bray]] apparently rapes and kills strippers in his free time.
** [[Series/{{Heroes}} Noah Bennett]] is a manipulative child abductor.
** [[Film/DeathstalkerAndTheWarriorsFromHell Deathstalker]] shows up as the dad of a young psychopath.
** Creator/RobertEnglund shows up in "Heathridge Manor" ... [[PlayingAgainstType as a detective.]]
*** Same with [[Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer Drusilla]]... as a mentally unstable woman yet again, though she's not a vampire this time.
** The [=UnSubs=] from "Dorado Falls" and "Closing Time" used to [[Film/{{Contact}} work at SETI helping Jodie Foster talk to aliens]].
** [[Series/RaisingHope Frank]] apparently not only has a model of Natesville with dolls of the townspeople, but has a thing for taxidermy and collecting human eyes.
** Both [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian and Kaidan Alenko]] have appeared as [=UnSubs=] in Season 8.
** It seems [[Series/{{Leverage}} Parker]] is Reid's mystery girl with a stalker.
*** And that stalker is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dawn]], gone completely batshit. Maybe the First Evil got to her?
** [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] is the Replicator, though his manner is much more like [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Joker]].
** Prentiss used to work for [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Balthazar.]]
** [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] shows up as...wait for it...an unsub in Season 8.
** [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Jigsaw]] and [[Series/{{Maude}} Carol Traynor]] have a rather complicated relationship in "Blood Relations".
** [[Franchise/Left4Dead Rochelle]] survived the zombie apocalypse, got a job as a doctor, and is now dating Morgan in Season 9.
** [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Caboose]] left the UNSC and became a detective in Kansas, possibly inspired by a vigilante [[YouAllLookFamiliar he heard about while in New York]].
** [[Film/IronMan Raza]] takes JJ hostage in episode 200.
** [[Series/TheOfficeUS Kevin]] gained a few dozen IQ points and became the unsub in "Fatal"
** [[Film/DeathRace Lists]] plays the unsub [[spoiler:and his twin]] in the first two episodes of Season 9.
** [[Film/RealGenius Lazlo Hollyfeld]] is a spree killer in "The Road Home".
** [[Series/DesigningWomen Anthony Bouvier]] is Rossi's good friend Harrison Scott.
** [[Series/LoisAndClark Clark Kent]] lost his job, became a gambling addict, and found a new superpower: super-luck, triggered by murdering people.
** [[Series/{{House}} Dr. Amber Volakis]] diverged sharply from her medical training and became an unsub in search of unorthodox cures; the delusions and hallucinations probably didn't help.
** [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdman Judy Ken Sebben]] got tired of running a law firm and joined the FBI.
** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Nathan Ingram]] is a small-town SinisterMinister with being framed for a ''very'' sordid past.
** Funny how [[Series/{{Smallville}} Whitney Fordman]] never mentioned having a brother in the FBI.
1st Apr '16 8:09:23 PM Lullaby22
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** Funny how [[Series/{{Smallville}} Whitney Fordman]] never mentioned having a brother in the FBI.
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