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Trivia: Justified
  • Actor Allusion: In "Save My Love," Judge Reardon has a red Swingline stapler on his desk.
    • In an otherwise serious conversation with Winona, Raylan points to a ancient photograph of Wild-West era Marshalls hanging over his desk:
    Raylan: You see these old timers right here? Well I don't think a week goes by I don't look at them and wonder... Should I grow a moustache?
    • Ethan Picker is of Greek ancestry like his actor John Kapelos.
    • William Mapother's character Delroy was raised in a 'commune'...much like his character on LOST.
    • Mickey Jones' charatcer Hot-Rod mentions having been a musician. Jones is a musician who has played with the likes of Bob Dylan.
    • Producer Allusion: In "Hole in the Wall" Constable Bob gets to Stab The Hostage. Executive producer Graham Yost was the screenwriter for Speed
  • Enforced Method Acting:
    • While filming the pilot episode, Walt Goggins kept the various temporary racist tattoos that the character Boyd had on during the entire time he filmed the episode in order to channel the disdain he received from strangers into his performance. Timothy Olyphant was not made aware of this until filming of the pilot began, when he invited Walt out for dinner and was horrified when he saw that Walt didn't have the tattoos removed after that day's filming wrapped.
    • While filming the final episodes of season 3, Timothy Olyphant was running a very high fever but decided to not delay production and filmed his scenes while sick. As a result Raylan appears extremely tired and world-weary in those episodes which fits neatly with the personal and professional problems the character is going through at the time.
  • Executive Meddling: Walt Goggins was only supposed to be in the pilot and was killed off in the original script for the episode. Thankfully, once the series was picked up by FX, Goggins was signed up for the second half of the season and a new ending made showing that he survived, due to Raylan purposely missing Boyd's heart when he shot him in the chest. Consider how Boyd became the Ensemble Darkhorse insanely quick, this is a good case of the trope.
  • Fake American: Full-on Kentucky Nazi redneck Dewey Crowe is played by Australian Damon Herriman.
  • Fan Nickname: There are some people that call Winona "Whineona".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • There're probably a good number of people here who can picture Arlo Givens yelling at Raylan, "The wrong kid died!"
    • "The Fixer" is played by Steve from Sex and the City. It also shows Community fans just exactly how dark Dr. Rich's soul truly is - he's almost unrecognizable as Travis Travers.
    • "Long in the Tooth" features Alan Ruck as a renegade dentist. (Who pulls out Brandon Keener's—Garrus Valkarian's—teeth.)
    • "The Collection" has Robert Picardo as an art collector and Tony Hale as a meeky art seller.
    • Judge Reardon from "The Hammer" and "Save My Love" is played by Stephen Root. If you didn't recognize him as Milton (see Actor Allusion above), you may have recently seen him being stuffed into a CTU air vent.
    • Tommy Bucks is Zed, baby. Zed's dead.
    • Devil is Herc. Or Lucien.
    • Rachel is that woman who accused River of being a witch.
    • Tim is the douchey best friend from Eurotrip.
    • Season 2's Big Bad, Mags Bennett, is played by Margo Martindale, a HITG in the truest sense of the word (Camilla the record-keeper in Dexter, Ma Cox (across Arlo Givens above), Ray Drecker's first "client," Nurse Klowden, and too many minor-but-substantial movie roles to count).
    • Special note should go to all the alumni from LOST, mostly because they're amazing:
      • Arlo also played Ray Shephard (protagonist Jack's grandfather), in addition to his Walk Hard role.
      • MC Gainey is Bo Crowder, who played Mr. Friendly.
      • Dickie Bennett is played by Jeremy Davies, who was Daniel Faraday. Looks like he has a better relationship with his mom here.
      • Also, Dickie's brother Coover is played by Brad William Henke, who played Bram.
      • William Mapother, better known as Ethan, turns up as Delroy.
    • Season 3 has Joey Quinn as Fletcher Nix, a quick-draw specialist, and Neal McDonough, who's been in everything but most recently was seen as "Dum-Dum" Dugan and Tin Man.
      • Also featuring Mykelti Williamson as Limehouse.
      • Psych fans will be surprised that Detective Juliet O'Hara moonlights as an organ harvester.
      • Sarno, the Detroit enforcer is Michael Ironside.
    • There has been a stunning number of guest stars formerly of Deadwood. It's practically a modern-day sequel at this point.
      • Timothy Olyphant AKA Seth Bullock
      • Jim Beaver AKA Whitney Ellsworth
      • Stephen Tobolowsky AKA Hugo Jarry
      • W Earl Brown AKA Dan Dority
      • Ray McKinnon AKA Rev. Smith
      • Sean Bridgers AKA Johnny Burns
      • Brent Sexton AKA Harry Manning
      • Gerard McRaney AKA George Hearst
      • Peter Jason AKA Con Stapleton
    • In Season 4 Hurlan Heartshe Heads to Harlan in a recurring role as Constable Bob Sweeney.
      • Christopher Reed (Filthy Phil from Sons of Anarchy) and Bonita Friedericy (General Beckman from Chuck) showed up as "hill folk."
    • Season 5: Hey, Wash is a Greek hitman from Detroit! Oh Crap, he got killed off again...
      • Wendy Crowe is Alia, all grown up, minus the gom jabbar.
    • There are also numerous faces from Band of Brothers: Rick Gomez (AKA George Luz), Frank John Hughes (AKA William Guarnere), Richard Speight Jr. (AKA Warren H. Muck), and Neal McDonough (AKA Lynn Compton).
    • Patty the Daytime Hooker apparently wound up in prison.
  • McLeaned: Kevin Rankin became a regular on Unforgettable, so Devil gets put out to pasture when he attempts to incite mutiny against Boyd.
  • Real-Life Relative: Wood Harris and Steve Harris are, obviously, brothers in real life.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Karen Cisco,, complete with Carla Gugino appearing in Justified and the 7-episode Elmore Leonard based series Maximum Bob, right down to the eccentric judge and the Crowe family.
  • Throw It In:
    • In Theo Tonin's first appearance, Arkin suggested that he wear a contact lens on his eye that gave it a glazed, glassy look; the next season, a backstory was written to explain this. This was also the reason for his extremely unexpected Season 5 appearance. Adam Arkin was directing, so it was decided that they might as well throw in an appearance by Theo to wrap up that storyline properly.
    • Raylan's accusation that Boyd wasn't really racist and was simply a con man who was pretending to be racist in order to gain flunkies was not in the original script for the pilot. It was added on the fly by Olyphant after talking to Walt Goggins and seeing how he was struggling with the racist monologue he had to recite during their characters first meeting in the pilot.
  • What Could Have Been: According to the DVD for the season one finale, the original plan for the finale would have been for Boyd to visit the family of the white supremacist recruit that he murdered in the pilot in order to try and offer some form of restitution for the man's death. Raylan would trail him to Oklahoma in hopes of getting the family to help him trick Boyd into confessing to murder. Unfortunately for both, the family turns on both of them and tries (unsuccessfully) to kill them... with chainsaws.

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