History Trivia / MelrosePlace

5th Feb '17 3:24:21 PM WaggishPony
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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' (e.g. Gabrielle Carteris, Andrea from ''90210'', was eight months older than Heather Locklear). Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inverted.

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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' (e.g. Gabrielle Carteris, Andrea from ''90210'', was eight months older than Heather Locklear).
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Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inverted.
5th Feb '17 3:23:38 PM WaggishPony
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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inverted.
** For comparison:
*** ''Melrose Place'' (season 1, 1992): Josie Bissett (21), Thomas Calabro (33), Amy Locane (20), Doug Savant (28), Grant Show (30), Andrew Shue (25), Courtney Thorne-Smith (24), and Vanessa A. Williams (29).
*** ''90210'' (season 3, 1992): Jason Priestley (23), Shannen Doherty (21), Jennie Garth (20), Ian Ziering (28), Gabrielle Carteris (31), Luke Perry (26), Brian Austin Green (19), and Tori Spelling (19).

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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''.''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' (e.g. Gabrielle Carteris, Andrea from ''90210'', was eight months older than Heather Locklear). Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inverted. \n** For comparison:\n*** ''Melrose Place'' (season 1, 1992): Josie Bissett (21), Thomas Calabro (33), Amy Locane (20), Doug Savant (28), Grant Show (30), Andrew Shue (25), Courtney Thorne-Smith (24), and Vanessa A. Williams (29).\n*** ''90210'' (season 3, 1992): Jason Priestley (23), Shannen Doherty (21), Jennie Garth (20), Ian Ziering (28), Gabrielle Carteris (31), Luke Perry (26), Brian Austin Green (19), and Tori Spelling (19).
5th Feb '17 3:02:17 PM WaggishPony
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** For comparison:
*** ''Melrose Place'' (season 1, 1992): Josie Bissett (21), Thomas Calabro (33), Amy Locane (20), Doug Savant (28), Grant Show (30), Andrew Shue (25), Courtney Thorne-Smith (24), and Vanessa A. Williams (29).
*** ''90210'' (season 3, 1992): Jason Priestley (23), Shannen Doherty (21), Jennie Garth (20), Ian Ziering (28), Gabrielle Carteris (31), Luke Perry (26), Brian Austin Green (19), and Tori Spelling (19).
4th Feb '17 4:07:22 PM WaggishPony
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** Linden Ashby later became the father of Stiles on ''Series/TeenWolf''.
4th Feb '17 3:27:03 PM WaggishPony
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** Courtney Thorne-Smith landed roles on ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' (which was the reason why she left ''Melrose Place'') and ''Series/LifeWithJim''.

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** Courtney Thorne-Smith landed roles on ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' (which was the reason why she left ''Melrose Place'') Place''), ''Series/AccordingToJim'', and ''Series/LifeWithJim''.''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.
4th Feb '17 3:26:02 PM WaggishPony
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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Doug Savant and Marcia Cross later became co-stars on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
** Laura Leighton later went on to portray Hanna's mom on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.
** Courtney Thorne-Smith landed roles on ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' (which was the reason why she left ''Melrose Place'') and ''Series/LifeWithJim''.
** Kristin Davis, better known as Charlotte from ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.
** Daphne Zuniga later became Brooke Davis' mom on ''Series/OneTreeHill''.
** Vanessa A. Williams, as Maxine from ''Series/SoulFood''.
** Kelly Rutherford, a.k.a. Serena's mom Lily from ''Series/GossipGirl''.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece

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* UnintentionalPeriodPieceUnintentionalPeriodPiece: Well, it was set in the 1990s, with then-contemporary references sewn in for good measure.
4th Feb '17 3:20:09 PM WaggishPony
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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inversed.

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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inversed.inverted.
4th Feb '17 3:19:28 PM WaggishPony
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* DawsonCasting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the ''teen'' characters on the show's progenitor series ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inversed.
4th Feb '17 3:01:29 PM WaggishPony
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* ExecutiveMeddling / WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hunter Tylo of ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' was to play the original [[BitchInSheepsClothing Taylor McBride.]] However, she was fired due to becoming pregnant, which she had successfully sued the show's creator, Aaron Spelling and the show's producers for her dismissal.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hunter Tylo of ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' was to play the original [[BitchInSheepsClothing Taylor McBride.]] However, she was fired due to becoming pregnant, which she had successfully sued the show's creator, Aaron Spelling and the show's producers for her dismissal.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hunter Tylo of ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' was to play the original [[BitchInSheepsClothing Taylor McBride.]] However, she was fired due to becoming pregnant, which she had successfully sued the show's creator, Aaron Spelling and the show's producers for her dismissal.
UnintentionalPeriodPiece
24th Apr '16 9:46:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{JAG}} Terry Parsons]].
** What many ''Film/MortalKombat'' fans said upon seeing Linden Ashby in season six.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub:
** [[Creator/TakehitoKoyasu Billy Campbell is]] [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Merquise]], [[WeissKreuz Aya Fujimiya]] [[RunningGag and too many characters to list here]].
** [[Creator/ShowHayami Michael Mancini is]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Max Jenius]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Sousuke Aizen]].
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