* ActorAllusion: Niall, played by Rutger Hauer, is introduced [[TheHitcher picking up a hitchhiking Jason]].
* {{Defictionalization}}: Of a sort - you can buy [=TruBlood=] in the real world, but it's a blood ''orange'' flavour drink, not synthetic blood.
* FakeAmerican: The actors who play Sookie (Creator/AnnaPaquin, from New Zealand via Canada), Jason (Ryan Kwanten, from Australia), Bill (Stephen Moyer, from England), as well as some recurring characters such as the magister (Željko Ivanek, from Yugoslavia) and Marnie (Fiona Shaw, from Ireland).
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/ThePiano Flora McGrath]]/[[Film/{{X-Men}} Rog]][[Creator/AnnaPaquin ue]] is a telepath.
** Maryann is [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ensign Ro Laren]] and [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Admiral Cain]].
** Sergeant Devins' military expertise has gotten a bit rusty since his days with TheUnit.
** The members of the Vampire Authority include [[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Detective Elliot Stabler]], [[{{Artemisia}} Artemisia Gentileschi]], [[Film/TheWeddingBride Billy]], [[SpartacusBloodAndSand Oenomaus/Doct]][[PeterMensah ore]] and [[Series/GeneralHospital Diane Miller]][=/=][[Series/CougarTown Barbara Coman]].
** [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Petunia]] apparently discovered her magical skill very late in life and isn't a muggle after all.
** So that's why [[Series/TheWalkingDead Jim]] wanted to be left on the side of the road- he was already a member of the undead, just not a walker.
** [[TheWire Frank Sobotka]] has gone from a cop-hater to a sheriff.
** Summer is [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Bernadette Rostenkowski]].
** [[TheJoyLuckClub Waverly Jong]] is Ms Suzuki.
* TheOtherMarty: Tara was originally going to be played by Brook Kerr; her scenes in the pilot were reshot with replacement Rutina Wesley.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/AnnaPaquin and Stephen Moyer are married in real life.
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