Trivia / Clone High

  • Actor Allusion: That janitor named Glenn...Doesn't he sound familiar?
    • Word of God even says that the janitor from Scrubs actually is named Glenn Matthews, and confirms that he got the name from the character from Clone High.
  • Channel Hop: Began production at Touchstone Television and was going to be aired on ABC. Disney relinquished the rights when Miller and Lord took the series to MTV.
  • Credits Gag: Pun Dog (script coordinator Adam Pava's nickname)
  • Descended Creator: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence as Scudworth, Mr. Butlertron, and head of the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures respectively.
  • Development Hell: Chris Miller and Phil Lord have said that they do want to revive the show with the successes of The LEGO Movie and the 21 Jump Street films, but have to wait until their contract with Warner Bros. is fulfilled, not to mention they're hung up on how to do it and whether or not the humor would have to be "defanged."
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The complete series DVD was only released in Canada, but quickly went out of print. However, it has recently been uploaded to iTunes.
  • No Export for You: Averted to an extent in the United States as the Canadian DVD release can be legally imported into that country and play on all standard (NTSC) DVD players, as Canada is also in Region 1.
  • Popularity Polynomial: The show has been on a recent upswing in terms of popularity, helped by co-creators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller going on to make 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie.
  • Production Posse: Several of the voice actors were from Scrubs, another Bill Lawrence produced show, and Will Forte has shown up in a couple other Phil Lord/Chris Miller productions since, including one where he played Abe Lincoln again.
  • Reality Subtext: A running theme of the show is the clones angsting over having to live up to the reputations of their famous namesakes, with Ghandi being one who takes it the hardest. Appropriate, since the fact that Mahatma Ghandi is still revered to almost god-like status in India is what got the show canceled.
  • Screwed by the Network: MTV made no hesitation dropping the show, which was already pulling mediocre numbers, when the Ghandi protests happened.
  • Throw It In: Tom Green ad libbed the "albatross" bit in the "ADD" episode. This grew out of a joke he made with the director, saying "This is a cartoon, right? So I can be anything? Even... an albatross??"
  • What Could Have Been: According to this interview, several plans for season 2 and 3 were made, such as another addition to the Love Triangle, possibly an older teacher clone, Gandhi revealed as being the clone of Gary Coleman instead of Mahatma Gandhi due to a DNA mixup, and time travel used to extend the clones high school years in a parody of Beverly Hills 90210.
  • Word of God: This interview with the creators reveals a few things. The overall plot they had for the series was for season one to be junior year, season two the first half of senior year, season three the second half, and at the end they would go through a wormhole and repeat senior year in season four, and if there was a season five, they'd make it college.
    • It also states that season two could've started out with the three main characters walking like in the pilot (except to senior year), having forgotten what had happened over the course of the summer, and putting the pieces of the puzzle together to find out how they got out of the cliffhanger.
    • Also, due to the controversy of Gandhi's character, the creators had to pitch two alternatives of the show to MTV, one where Gandhi mysteriously disappears and turns out to have somehow sacrificed himself in the meat locker to save his friends, which would just altogether drop his character from the show, and the other where they keep the character while writing in that there was a mix up in the lab and Gandhi is actually the clone of Gary Coleman.
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