History Trivia / TwentyFour

30th Sep '17 7:54:40 AM ClintEastwood
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* AuthorAppeal:
** Creator Joel Surnow is a major contributor to conservative causes and political candidates, and the show definitely represents a conservative, ends-justify-the-means worldview. Having said that, it depicts liberals, from President David Palmer (the only character explicitly identified as a Democrat) to Senator Blaine Mayer, as reasonable and sympathetic characters who (usually) don't stray into [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] or AuthorTract territory.
*** Though it does become an issue in ''Live Another Day'', as it seems like a large part of why the show was brought back was to make a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed strawman of Julian Assange who actively helps terrorists.
** The number of former ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (particularly ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'') actors who appeared on the show dramatically increased since Brannon Braga and Manny Coto joined on as executive producers. Creator/PeterWeller in particular has appeared in four Coto-produced shows (''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', ''24'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'').
** Tony Almeida is frequently seen drinking out of a Chicago Cubs mug because the actor, Carlos Bernard, is a huge fan of the team.



** Same goes for Janeane Garofalo as Janis Gold.

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** Same goes for Janeane Garofalo Creator/JaneaneGarofalo as Janis Gold.


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* PostScriptSeason:
** The seventh season ended with a large number of plot threads being resolved (including [[spoiler:Tony Almeida confronting, and Renee Walker presumably killing, the mastermind behind the MythArc of the last four seasons]]) and bringing things full circle with [[spoiler:Kim Bauer]] returning to save Jack from a weaponized virus via a transplant. There was lots of uncertainty for a time, but the show was unexpectedly renewed and brought back for another year. In response, the producers moved the show all the way to the other side of the country (New York), introduced an entirely new cast of characters, reworked a previously-good supporting character into the season's BigBad and indicated that the previous mastermind, [[spoiler:Alan Wilson]], [[KarmaHoudini got off scot-free for his crimes]].
** Ratings for season 8 suffered and the show was not renewed as a result. However, the last stretch of episodes were highly praised for shaking up the series' status quo dramatically (and ended with Jack on the run and President Taylor disgraced and forced to resign from office over her role in the [[spoiler:Russian treaty]]). A year-and-a-half later, it was announced that the show would return in a limited series called ''Series/TwentyFourLiveAnotherDay''. Three years later, another limited series called ''Series/TwentyFourLegacy'' (which doesn't feature Jack Bauer or any other returning characters, except [[spoiler:Tony]]) began in February.
30th Sep '17 3:50:30 AM enigmaticwonder
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** Ramon Salazar; the psychopathic terrorist dabbling in bioweapons, is not nearly as crazy as...[[ShapedLikeItself Ramon Salazar]]; the psychopathic terrorist dabbling in bioweapons in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Resident Evil 4]].
15th Aug '17 8:41:11 PM MisterCPC
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* FakeAmerican: Creator/KieferSutherland is Canadian, as is Roger Cross.

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* FakeAmerican: Creator/KieferSutherland is Canadian, as is Creator/KieferSutherland, Leslie Hope, Elisa Cuthbert, and Roger Cross.Cross are all Canadian.
20th Jun '17 1:56:25 PM TinMan
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* ActingInTheDark: Two major examples for villains.
** Sarah Clarke wasn't aware her character was a mole until well into Season 1.
** Gregory Itzin wasn't told his character was the BigBad of Season 5 until the episode it was revealed. Itzin has said in interviews he'd played President Logan as a well-intended, but incompetent good guy up til that point.
20th Jun '17 9:56:46 AM Manny20444
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*** Scottish Graham [=McTavish=] as Mikhail Novakovich.

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*** Scottish [[Creator/GrahamMcTavish Graham [=McTavish=] [=McTavish=]]] as Mikhail Novakovich.
6th Jun '17 12:20:54 PM DevinMeenan
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29th Apr '17 12:28:16 PM pisacrap
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** The first episode of Season 9 isn't the first time this year Kiefer Sutherland has had to [[spoiler:infiltrate a CIA black site to rescue a female former ally from imprisonment and torture]], as anyone who's played [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]] will know.
** Anyone who watches Series/GameOfThrones knows that Michelle Fairley isn't unfamiliar with [[spoiler:one of her sons being [[DestinationDefenestration thrown out the window]].]]

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** The first episode of Season 9 isn't the first time this year in 2014 that Kiefer Sutherland has had to [[spoiler:infiltrate a CIA black site to rescue a female former ally from imprisonment and torture]], as anyone who's played [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' will know.
** Anyone who watches Series/GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' knows that Michelle Fairley isn't unfamiliar with [[spoiler:one of her sons being [[DestinationDefenestration thrown out the window]].]]



** Northern Irish Michelle Fairley as English Margot Al-Harazi.

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** Northern Irish Michelle Fairley Creator/MichelleFairley as English Margot Al-Harazi.



*** Cuban-American Tony Plana as Omar (from Day 4).



** ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' had a cottage industry of these for ''24'', at least in the first few seasons worth of recaps. Some of the more notable ones include "Bitchelle" for Michelle Dessler, "Soul Patch" for Tony Almeida, "Spawn of Kiefer" for Kim Bauer, and "Im-ho-Terror" for Marwan...
** "Sparky" for Paul Raines, after Jack used electricity to torture him. There's also the far-from-creative "Agent Hobbit" for the season five character played by Sean Astin...
** FastKarateForTheGentleman makes a habit of creating dozens of these, for pretty much every character not in the core cast. Special mention goes to Special Agent Babykins, Chloe's son JibJub, and the President of Not-Iran.

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** ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' had a cottage industry of these for ''24'', these, at least in the first few seasons seasons' worth of recaps. Some of the more notable ones include "Bitchelle" for Michelle Dessler, (Michelle Dessler), "Soul Patch" for Tony Almeida, (Tony Almeida), "Spawn of Kiefer" for Kim Bauer, (Kim Bauer), and "Im-ho-Terror" for Marwan...
"[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy [=ImhoTerror=]]]" (Habib Marwan).
** "Sparky" for Paul Raines, after Jack used electricity to torture him. There's also the far-from-creative him.
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"Agent Hobbit" [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Hobbit]]" for the season five character Lynn [=McGill=], who was played by Sean Astin...
Creator/SeanAstin.
** FastKarateForTheGentleman Podcast/FastKarateForTheGentlemen makes a habit of creating dozens of these, these for pretty much every character not in the core cast. cast, and even one or two who are. Special mention goes to Special "Special Agent Babykins, Chloe's son JibJub, Babykins" (Owen), "[=JibJub=]" (Prescott O'Brian), and the President "President of Not-Iran.Not-Iran" (Omar Hassan).



** Dennis Hopper as Victor Drazen.
** Jon Voight as Jonas Hodges.

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** Dennis Hopper Creator/DennisHopper as Victor Drazen.
** Jon Voight Creator/JonVoight as Jonas Hodges.
29th Apr '17 11:20:32 AM pisacrap
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** British Julian Sands as Russian separatist Vladimir Bierko.
** German Jürgen Prochnow as Russian Sergei Bazhaev.



** And a short list of Middle Eastern examples:
*** Syed Ali was played by Mexican/Italian-descended Francesco Quinn.
*** Navi Araz was played by Hispanic Nestor Serrano.
*** Habib Marwan was played by Afrikaner Arnold Vosloo.
*** Abu Fayed was played by Greek-descended Adoni Maropis.
*** Omar Hassan was played by Indian Anil Kapoor.
*** Nadia Yassir was played by Mexican/Romanian Marisol Nichols.

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** And a A short list of Middle Eastern examples:
*** Syed Ali was played by Mexican/Italian-descended Francesco Quinn.
Quinn as Syed Ali.
*** Navi Araz was played by Hispanic Puerto Rican-descended Nestor Serrano.
Serrano as Navi Araz.
*** Habib Marwan was played by Afrikaner Arnold Vosloo.
Vosloo as Habib Marwan.
*** Abu Fayed was played by Mexican/Romanian-descended Marisol Nichols as Nadia Yassir.
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Greek-descended Adoni Maropis.
Maropis as Abu Fayed.
*** Omar Hassan was played by Indian Anil Kapoor.
Kapoor as Omar Hassan.
** A short list of Russian examples:
*** Nadia Yassir was played by Mexican/Romanian Marisol Nichols.American Nick Jameson as Yuri Suvarov.
*** British Julian Sands as Vladimir Bierko [[note]]A Russian ''separatist'', technically[[/note]].
*** Croatian Rade Šerbedžija as Dmitri Gredenko.
*** Australian John Noble as Anatoly Markov.
*** British-Canadian Callum Keith Rennie as Vladimir Laitanan.
*** German Jürgen Prochnow as Sergei Bazhaev.
*** Scottish Graham [=McTavish=] as Mikhail Novakovich.



* RealLifeRelative: The actors who played George Mason and Nina Myers married between the first and second season, making the interrogation between them in the latter rather interesting to watch.



* StuntCasting:
** Dennis Hopper as Victor Drazen.
** Jon Voight as Jonas Hodges.



* TropeNamer: ''24'' has named the following tropes on this wiki:

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* TropeNamer: TropeNamers: ''24'' has named the following tropes on this wiki:



* RealLifeRelative: The actors who played George Mason and Nina Myers married between the first and second season, making the interrogation between them in the latter rather interesting to watch.
27th Apr '17 12:09:08 PM Michael1973
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** During Season 1, Teri Bauer was going to fall asleep for a few hours. Producers insisted she remained in the show, resulting in an extended subplot where she contracts amnesia.

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** During Season 1, Teri Bauer was going to fall asleep for a few hours. Producers insisted she remained remain in the show, resulting in an extended subplot where she contracts amnesia.
27th Apr '17 12:08:29 PM Michael1973
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** During Season 2, Teri Bauer was going to fall asleep for a few hours. Producers insisted she remained in the show, resulting in an extended subplot where she contracts amnesia.

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** During Season 2, 1, Teri Bauer was going to fall asleep for a few hours. Producers insisted she remained in the show, resulting in an extended subplot where she contracts amnesia.
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