Trivia / Lilo & Stitch: The Series

See also the Trivia page for the whole franchise and the original film.
  • Absentee Actor:
    • Pleakley appeared in every episode except for "Morpholomew", the crossover episode with American Dragon: Jake Long.
    • Gantu was absent for ten episodes, five for each season.
      • Reuben, who only appears in episodes that Gantu appears in, was absent for fourteen episodes (eight in season one, six in season two). In addition, he appears but does not speak in "Swapper".
    • Nani, who had a reduced role anyway, was absent for twenty-two episodes (fourteen in season one, eight in season two).
  • Actor Allusion: In one episode Pleakley claims he and Jumba are "Canadians from Canadia." Kevin McDonald is Canadian.
  • Bonus Episode: "Link" was this for the DVD release of Leroy & Stitch, and it aired as the last episode of The Series a month later.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: Jess Winfield stated on his TV Tome Q&A thread (partial fan archive here) that his favorite episode was "Yin-Yang", saying that the episode's experiments, story, and theme worked well together. "Angel" and "Bonnie & Clyde" were also his other favorites. However, he stated this in December 2004, during the early days of the second season, so it's unknown if his opinions have changed afterward.
  • Cross Dressing Voice:
  • Doing It for the Art: The show makers had to push for the Recess crossover because execs didn't want to use a series that had been canceled for five years.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • The executives did not like Angel and didn't want her to appear again. After finding out about her popularity among fans, they relented, but only for the last episode. Of course, nowadays, Disney is all too willing to give her some regular promotion and merchandise, and they made sure to make up for screwing her out of this show by giving much more appearances through the following Stitch! anime.
    • On the other hand, Keoni Jameson was mandated by Disney execs as an audience avatar. The fans and the writers hated him for it.
    • The show was originally conceived as an action-adventure series with a similarly somber tone as the film, but Disney Channel wanted something Lighter and Softer. One could even possibly tell from watching the pilot Stitch! The Movie, as there are some elements of the original film's melancholic tone in a few scenes.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • 627 is given the name "Evile" by fans and wikis due to "evil" being the only word he said, at least initially. That being said, he was never named by anyone in the franchise proper.
    • On the flip side, Leroy from Leroy & Stitch is also called Experiment 629 by fans and wikis. Although some commercials that aired before his debut and some Japanese merchandise number him 628, there was already an Experiment 628 as seen in pod form at the end of 627's episode. 628 was never activated, and Leroy was never officially numbered by Jumba. (Jumba tried to number him 627, but Gantu reminded him that he already made Experiment 627.)
  • High Definition: Although it was made during an era where most households still had standard-def TVs, all sixty-five episodes of Lilo & Stitch: The Series were produced in HD. Not many fans know that, however.
  • Image Source: A crop from "Angel" currently provides the page image for Sweetie Graffiti.
  • Missing Episode: The crossover episode with Recess never aired on Disney Channel, possibly because the network was worried that the kids that were into Lilo & Stitch would have no idea what Recess is.
  • No Export for You/Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The Series has been fully released on DVD, but only in Japan. Some episodes were also released on DVD in other regions, but not in full, and there has never been a Region 1 (the United States and Canada) DVD release of The Series. In those two countries, "Mr. Stenchy" and "Clip" were released on a DVD game called Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures, "Slushy" and "Poxy" were released on separate Game Boy Advance Video cartridges,note  and "Link" is a bonus feature on the Leroy & Stitch DVD.
    • On the digital distribution and streaming front, all four Lilo & Stitch films are on services such as iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix, but The Series has never been made legally available for either home or digital video in its entirety in the West.note  There will be a lot of missing context if one were to watch both Stitch! The Movie and Leroy & Stitch without ever having seen The Series. The show is legally available on digital services in some countries and in English, but primarily in countries outside of the Anglosphere.
      • Going even further, despite being produced and broadcast in High Definition at 16:9 widescreen, most uploads of The Series—legal and illegal—are only in standard-def at 4:3 full-screen.
  • Screwed by the Network: Subverted, sort of. Some fans believe that Disney canceled the show, but in actuality, the show was planned to be a 65-Episode Cartoon from the start. Never mind the fact that Disney did produce a finale film for the show.
  • Talking to Himself: Lots of them, including Jeff Bennett, Nancy Cartwright, Grey DeLisle, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Chris Sanders, Tara Strong and Frank Welker.
  • Technology Marches On: VCRs and videocassettes were shown or referenced a few times in the show. Those things were already in decline by the time The Series debuted and would become completely obsolete in just a few years.note  Other episodes also showed some older Earth-based computers.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the episodes where Cobra Bubbles appear, Kevin Michael Richardson voiced him. Ving Rhames does voice the character though, but only as one of Experiment 300's shapeshifted forms in "Spooky" and not for the actual Cobra Bubbles.
    • Dee Bradley Baker replaced Jason Scott Lee as the voice of David in The Series.
    • In her first appearance, Victoria is voiced by Daveigh Chase, which lead to Talking to Herself with Lilo, and in her second appearance, Alyson Stoner voiced her.
  • Trolling Creator: To some extent; that pod of Experiment 628 seen at the end of "627"? That was just a joke added in.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Precious (Experiment 400) was meant to have her own episode as a parody of The Lord of the Rings where she would be thrown into an active volcano where the extreme heat from the lava would defeat her but alas, the idea was scrapped due to copyrights. Now why they couldn't use Yang for a lava source is beyond anybody's guess.
    • Spot (Experiment 099) was supposed to appear in "Spike", but the experiment wasn't added to the episode and remains unseen to this day.
    • In a conceptual storyboard for "Ace" by Sahin Ersöz, Jumba was supposed to be expelled from E.G.O. for saving Pleakley from a tidal wave staged by Lilo, Stitch, and some of the other experiments. Unfortunately, Disney's Standards and Practices didn't approve of this, hence why it was changed to Jumba showing the head of E.G.O. footage of the experiments instead.

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