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Trivia: Californication
  • Actor Allusion:
    • During season three, Ken Marino from The State made an appearance. He's best known for his character Louie, The Guy Who Says His Catch Phrase Over and Over Again. After successfully cock-blocking him, Hank tells him to make a cup of tea and "dip his balls in it".
    • When Hank's lawyer makes him wear a suit for his court hearing, he notes that he "looks like an FBI agent." A double Shout-Out when Karen responds he looks like a "brooding and comely FBI agent."
    • Charlie Runkle and Evan Handler are Jewish.
    • In the Season 6 opener, Hank tells Karen that she looks "like a Sascha or a Pascha, definitely an -ascha." Karen is played by actress Natascha McElhone.
    • Hank continually refers to Marcy as "Smurf" (usually "Cokey Smurf"). Pamela Adlon played Kelly on The Facts of Life; during the episode "Small But Dangerous," Jo refers to Kelly as "Smurf."
  • Dawson Casting:
    • Mia, whose age of 16 is an important plot point, is played by an actress who is in her early 20s, and visibly so. The fact that she looks much older is also an important plot point. It also doesn't help that Madeline Zima is 5'8".
    • Averted with Madeleine Martin (Becca), notable given this show is NOT kid friendly.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
    • Hank's father was a high ranking inmate in Oz a while back, until Adebisi struck him with an AIDS infected needle.
      • He also made the mistake of killing Gus Fring's partner, and wound up mute and confined to a wheelchair with nothing but a bell to communicate with.
    • Judy Greer plays recurring character Trixie, Hank's favorite hooker.
    • Richard Bates used to be Detective Beckett's mentor.
    • Sandy Cohen is now the Dean of a girl's school.
    • Jill was an FBI agent before becoming Hank's TA.
    • Looks like Vinnie Van Lowe hasn't changed much, going from questionable Private Eye to seedy English professor.
    • Stephen Tobolowsky plays Stu Baggs, producer of "Fucking and Punching", who later becomes Marcy's second husband.
    • Carla Gugino is Hank's attorney.
    • Rob Lowe is Eddie Nero, a very... dedicated method actor.
    • In another show, Daisy is probably the furthest thing from a porn star — an intern for a forensic anthropologist. She didn't even change names! Still just as horny, too.
    • Shannon is now a groupie. As a bonus, Hurley's a drug dealer!
    • Marcy is played by Pamela Adlon, better known as Bobby Hill or Spinelli.
    • Christopher Moltisanti finally became an established screenwriter.
    • Ever wanted to see Lara Croft naked? Here's the code: check out season 5 of Californication. (Marcy and Stu's British nanny was played by Camilla Luddington, the voice of Lara in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.)
    • Retroactive Recognition: Becca's boyfriend Tyler is also Kristoff in Once Upon a Time.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In the Japanese dub, Becca is Sheryl Nome, Annelotte and Miyuki Takara.
  • Names The Same: This was grounds for a lawsuit by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, as the show shares its name with an album and a song by the band. The case did not reach a courtroom.

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