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.
  • Cross Dressing Voice:
  • Executive Meddling:
  • 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.)
  • 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 (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 front, all four Lilo & Stitch films are on services such as iTunes and Amazon, while Netflix has all three sequel films,note  but The Series has never been made legally available for home video in its entirety in the West. 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 only in countries outside of the Anglosphere.
      • Going even further, The Series was produced and broadcast in High Definition at 16:9 widescreen, but most uploads—legal and illegal—are only in standard-def at 4:3 full-screen.
  • 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: In "Houdini", Lilo tells Mertle to set her VCR (likely for recording the planned special for Stitch's magic act), a device which was already in decline at the time and would become completely obsolete in just a few years.note 
  • The Other Darrin:
  • 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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