Trivia / Jackie Chan Adventures

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Jackie Chan absorbing the beast-like Earth Demon chi in Season 5 may be seen as a reference to the real Chan being the Chinese voice of another, friendlier beast from 1991, who was voiced by Robby Benson in America.
    • In addition, Chan was also the Chinese singing voice of the Beast, and was the Chinese counterpart to Peabo Bryson in singing the title theme.
  • Actor Existence Limbo: After already being replaced once, Valmont is reduced to a nonspeaking cameo in season five.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: The line "I don't want no trabble!" is oddly associated with and would sound like it came from this show, but the line actually came from Rush Hour.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: The series' Netflix profile makes Gnomekop, a one-off villain for a single episode, out to be the Big Bad.
  • Dueling Works: The second and third seasons of JCA were aired alongside the animated take on The Mummy trilogy. JCA managed to get a few more seasons in than The Mummy, which was put in stasis for 5 years after two seasons.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The only official DVD releases this series got were 3 single disc sets containing 3 episodes each, which don't even comprise the whole of Season 1, though a Season 1 set has been made but good luck finding it. A Season 2 DVD set was released in 2012, but it's out of print and a bit pricey. The first two seasons can be found on Hulu. Fortunately, the entire series can be purchased off of iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
  • Name's the Same:
  • No Export for You: The PS2 game never got released in America, only in Europe.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • When Hak Foo originally debuted in the first season episode "The Dog & Piggy Show", he was voiced by Jim Cummings. After he became a regular, starting with season 2, John DiMaggio took over the role. In "Deja Vu", when Jackie relives the events of Hak's debut episode DiMaggio still voices the character.
    • Likewise, Julian Sands voiced Valmont, but only for seasons 1 & 2. Greg Ellis voiced him in season 3 and Andrew Abselon voiced his handful of appearances in season 4.
    • The Monkey King was voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait in his first appearance and Billy West in his second.
    • After originally being voiced by Corey Burton, all other appearances by Xiao Fung have him voiced by Glenn Shadix, who also voiced Tso Lan (Burton was actually never credited as Xiao Fung in any of the episodes where that character appears).
  • Playing Against Type: Clancy Brown, normally a villain actor, playing a "good guy" in Captain Black and Super Moose. They're only several of these types of roles he's done, with Sergeant Zim from Starship Troopers (which also involved Sony/Tristar and is technically another military role), Raiden note  from Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and a doctor in Cowboys and Aliens being some of the few other good examples.
  • Real-Life Relative: Stacie Chan, who voices Jackie's niece Jade in the cartoon and asks him questions from kids at the end of each episode, is in fact Jackie Chan's niece in real life.
  • Recycled Script:
    • They even lampshade it. Season One had the team looking for the 12 talismans of Shendu and Season Two had them trying to prevent the unsealing of the 8 demon sorcerers. Season Three had the talismans destroyed and inhabit the animal namesake (the same magic in a new container) and season five had them looking for the artifacts of the immortals that imprisoned the 8 demon sorcerers (same elemental powers in new containers). Season four is the only completely original season with the Shadowkhan masks.
    • The entire main plot arcs of all five seasons follow a basic structure: Locate potentially dangerous, if not apocalyptic, magical power sealed away somewhere around the world.
    • Drago evaluating potential henchmen when looking for people to replace the Enforcers. The rejects (other than Valmont) showed results similar to those from when Finn tried to create his own gang.
  • Schedule Slip: The promos for the Season 2 premiere "The Stronger Evil" (along with the rest of Kids'WB! lineup for the fall of 2001) was set up, but the Tuesday before this scheduled premiere sadly happened to be September 11th, when the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed by Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, taking thousands of lives with it. Perhaps out of respect for this, Time Warner moved the entire schedule of Kids'WB! including the Demon Portal arc of Shendu's siblings back by two weeks following the 9/11 attacks (one of the reasons for the delay could be Sony/Columbia/Tristar/Jackie Chan needing to have any potential images of the World Trade Center in the second episode of the demon arc of JCA airbrushed out; that episode, "The J-Team", includes a brief shot of the New York skyline, and it was supposed to be broadcast the following weekend), and the other two filler episodes that take place during Season 1 aired instead (the other filler, "Through The Rabbit Hole", aired the Saturday before the terrorist attacks; on a side note, Howard Stern made a small Take That to Chan prior to the attacks which changed his radio broadcast).
  • Stock Sound Effects: Shendu's roars and growls actually come from the legendary T-Rex scene from Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park. The roar became one of the effects from Lucasfilm's Skywalker Sound division.
  • Talking to Himself:
  • Write Who You Know:
    • According to real-life Jackie, the characters of the show are based on certain people in his life.
    • Jade is based on an assortment of Jackie's nieces.
    • Uncle is based on Jackie's father and agent.
    • Tohru is based on one of Jackie's stunt team members and himself.

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