History Trivia / Roundhouse

29th Apr '16 7:25:39 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: One early cast member was then-little known [[GodIsLoveSongs Contemporary Christian]] singer Crystal Lewis.
** Depending on how much you liked ''Film/{{Newsies}}'', there's four examples of this trope for you, since four cast members were in that film: Dominic Lucero, Ivan Dudynsky, David Sidoni, and Mark David. Although, for some, those four are the entire reason they started watching the show, which may turn it into a JustHereForGodzilla. (Music/MichaelJackson fans might also remember Lucero as one of the dancers from Jackson's Bad World Tour.)
** Jennifer Cihi performed the theme song and joined the cast in the third season. She is also known for performing songs and being the singing voice of Anime/SailorMoon for the English soundtracks.
** Fans of ''Series/CelebrityNameGame'' and/or ''Series/HollywoodGameNight'' may be surprised to find out that cast member Ivan Dudynsky is the director for both shows.
26th Feb '16 12:14:04 PM twilicorn
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* [[DirectedByCastMember Choreographed By Cast Member]]: Several episodes were choreographed by Ivan Dudynsky.

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* [[DirectedByCastMember Choreographed By Cast Member]]: Several episodes were choreographed by Ivan Dudynsky. His dance bumpers tended to be some of the more memorable.



** Fans of CelebrityNameGame and/or HollywoodGameNight may be surprised to find out that cast member Ivan Dudynsky is the director for both shows.

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** Fans of CelebrityNameGame ''Series/CelebrityNameGame'' and/or HollywoodGameNight ''Series/HollywoodGameNight'' may be surprised to find out that cast member Ivan Dudynsky is the director for both shows.
7th Feb '16 8:14:46 AM Market43Fan
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* WrittenByCastMember: John Crane, who usually plays Dad, wrote several skits and songs for the show.

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* WrittenByCastMember: John Crane, who usually plays Dad, was part of the ''Roundhouse'' writing staff and wrote several skits and songs for the show.
17th Jan '16 6:35:48 PM Goldbug
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** Fans of CelebrityNameGame and/or HollywoodGameNight may be surprised to find out that cast member Ivan Dudynsky is the director for both shows.
1st Jan '16 4:54:27 PM twilicorn
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* InMemoriam: The season 1 episode "First Date" included a tribute to Music/{{Toto}} drummer Jeff Porcaro (who both Benny Hester and series guitarist Marty Walsh knew for several years from Porcaro's work as a session drummer) following Porcaro's death on August 5, 1992[[note]]There remains some dispute over the cause. The official coroner's report lists the cause as a heart attack from atherosclerosis induced by cocaine use; others who knew him insist it was more likely a result of undiagnosed heart disease and a reaction to a pesticide he had been spraying[[/note]]

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* InMemoriam: The season 1 episode "First Date" included a tribute to Music/{{Toto}} drummer Jeff Porcaro (who both Benny Hester and series guitarist Marty Walsh knew for several years from Porcaro's work as a session drummer) following Porcaro's death on August 5, 1992[[note]]There remains some dispute over the cause. The official coroner's report lists the cause as a heart attack from atherosclerosis induced by cocaine use; others who knew him insist it was more likely a result of undiagnosed heart disease and a reaction to a pesticide he had been spraying[[/note]]spraying[[/note]].
** Though it wasn't listed in the credits, there was a dedication to Dominic Lucero near the end of the final episode:
-->"This one's for our friend Dominic, who couldn't be here."



** Amazingly, on October 10, 2015, [=TeenNick=]'s "The Splat" block aired the first two episodes of the show -- the first time that any episode of the show had been shown on TV since Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary celebration in '''1999'''.

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** Amazingly, on October 10, 2015, [=TeenNick=]'s "The Splat" "[[Series/The90sAreAllThat The Splat]]" block aired the first two episodes of the show -- the first time that any episode of the show had been shown on TV since Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary celebration in '''1999'''.
8th Dec '15 10:38:32 AM Market43Fan
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* InMemoriam: The season 1 episode "First Date" included a tribute to Music/{{Toto}} drummer Jeff Porcaro (who both Benny Hester and series guitarist Marty Walsh knew for several years from Porcaro's work as a session drummer) following Porcaro's death on August 5, 1992[[note]]There remains some dispute over the cause. The official coroner's report lists the cause as a heart attack from atherosclerosis induced by cocaine use; others who knew him insist it was more likely a result of undiagnosed heart disease and a reaction to a pesticide he had been spraying[[/note]]
12th Oct '15 1:16:09 AM mlsmithca
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** Amazingly, on October 10, 2015, [=TeenNick=]'s "The Splat" block aired the first two episodes of the show-- the first time that any episode of the show had been shown on TV since Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary celebration in '''1999'''. AndTheFandomRejoiced!

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** Amazingly, on October 10, 2015, [=TeenNick=]'s "The Splat" block aired the first two episodes of the show-- show -- the first time that any episode of the show had been shown on TV since Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary celebration in '''1999'''. AndTheFandomRejoiced!'''1999'''.
11th Oct '15 11:06:30 PM CodeMan38
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** Amazingly, on October 10, 2015, [=TeenNick=]'s "The Splat" block aired the first two episodes of the show-- the first time that any episode of the show had been shown on TV since Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary celebration in '''1999'''. AndTheFandomRejoiced!
4th Mar '15 4:57:40 PM twilicorn
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** Depending on how much you liked Film/{{Newsies}}, there's four examples of this trope for you, since four cast members were in that film: Dominic Lucero, Ivan Dudynsky, David Sidoni, and Mark David. Although, for some, those four are the entire reason they started watching the show, which may turn it into a JustHereForGodzilla. (Music/MichaelJackson fans might also remember Lucero as one of the dancers from Jackson's Bad World Tour.)

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** Depending on how much you liked Film/{{Newsies}}, ''Film/{{Newsies}}'', there's four examples of this trope for you, since four cast members were in that film: Dominic Lucero, Ivan Dudynsky, David Sidoni, and Mark David. Although, for some, those four are the entire reason they started watching the show, which may turn it into a JustHereForGodzilla. (Music/MichaelJackson fans might also remember Lucero as one of the dancers from Jackson's Bad World Tour.)



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Good luck finding ANYTHING from this show. If you find a collection somewhere, please let the rest of us know!
** The entire first and fourth seasons have been uploaded to Website/YouTube by various people, as well as episodes from seasons 2 and 3. It just takes digging.
** Kudos to [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK5wCaAO8K8Vm1Ias4VfGCw drumstix555]] for uploading almost the entire show to Website/YouTube in near-pristine quality. Unfortunately for us, he has one tape that's damaged beyond repair, and it contained a good chunk of Season 3 and a few missing episodes of Season 2. (Some of those season 3 episodes have been previously uploaded by other users, in multiple parts[[note]]the only season 3 episodes that don't seem to be on there in their entirety are the money, taking care of the elderly, puberty, and gossip episodes[[/note]].)
*** Another user has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD4ZUfgNzQ the first date episode (which isn't on drumstix555's channel) in perfect quality]]. Even more notably, it's from the episode's first airing on SNICK in 1992 (complete with EyeCatch bumpers).

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** Subverted with Lisa Vale, who left the show for maternity leave during season 3, to be replaced with Amy Ehrlich and Jennifer Cihi.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Good luck finding ANYTHING from this show. If you find As of now, a collection somewhere, please let DVD release seems unlikely outside of the rest of us know!
** The
unofficial one on iOffer. However, the entire first and fourth seasons have been uploaded to Website/YouTube by various people, as well as episodes from seasons 2 and 3. It just takes digging.
3, and they're all pretty easy to find there.
** Kudos to [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK5wCaAO8K8Vm1Ias4VfGCw drumstix555]] for uploading almost the entire show to Website/YouTube in near-pristine quality. Unfortunately for us, he has one tape that's damaged beyond repair, and it contained a good chunk of Season 3 and a few missing episodes of Season 2. (Some of those season 3 episodes have been previously uploaded by other users, in multiple parts[[note]]the only season 3 episodes that don't seem to be on there in their entirety are the money, taking care of the elderly, puberty, and gossip episodes[[/note]].)
***
) Another user has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD4ZUfgNzQ the first date episode (which isn't on drumstix555's channel) in perfect quality]]. Even more notably, it's from the episode's first airing on SNICK in 1992 (complete with EyeCatch bumpers).



* NoBudget: Cardboard props and so forth.
** Which may have been the point. There's a good chance that the producers were going for StylisticSuck, giving it a "bunch of friends putting on a show in their trainyard" feel.
** Actually, the show was Nickelodeon's most expensive to produce at the time, because of the complexity and specialization of the props, even if they were made of cardboard. Most of them, cardboard televisions aside, couldn't be used for more than one episode, as props were typically specific to an episode. Occasionally, things like a hat with socks on it for dog ears will pop up in multiple episodes (the Abusement Park and School Play episodes, for example), but most of the time, props were too specific to use more than once.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Not exactly, but Nickelodeon pretty much hated the show. Roundhouse's writers narrowly avoided getting screwed in the early seasons, with Nickelodeon supposedly preferring certain cast members over others and getting sketches cut that the writers wanted kept in. (They ended up moving production out to California to apparently avoid more of this. Still got screwed in the end.)

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* NoBudget: Cardboard props and so forth.
** Which may have been the point.
forth. There's a good chance that the producers were going for StylisticSuck, giving it a "bunch of friends putting on a show in their trainyard" feel.
** Actually,
feel. However, the show was Nickelodeon's most expensive to produce at the time, because of the complexity and specialization of the props, even if they were made of cardboard. Most of them, cardboard televisions aside, couldn't be used for more than one episode, as props were typically specific to an episode. Occasionally, things like a hat with socks on it for dog ears will pop up in multiple episodes (the Abusement Park and School Play episodes, for example), but most of the time, props were too specific to use more than once.
* RealitySubtext: The season 2 premiere was Lisa Vale's first episode. The plot revolved around her character trying to fit in with the other, more popular people.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Not exactly, but Nickelodeon pretty much hated the show. Roundhouse's ''Roundhouse'''s writers narrowly avoided getting screwed in the early seasons, with Nickelodeon supposedly preferring certain cast members over others and getting sketches cut that the writers wanted kept in. (They ended up moving production out to California starting with season 2 to apparently avoid more of this. Still got screwed in the end.)) However, the show did get a promotional boost from Nick in at least its first few seasons, and the cast even took part in two consecutive editions of their annual ''Nick Takes Over Your School'' sweepstakes.
20th Feb '15 6:08:42 PM twilicorn
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** The entire first season has been uploaded to Website/YouTube by various people, as well as episodes from seasons 2, 3, and 4. It just takes digging.

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** The entire first season has and fourth seasons have been uploaded to Website/YouTube by various people, as well as episodes from seasons 2, 3, 2 and 4.3. It just takes digging.
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