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Actor Allusion/ Hey, It's That Guy!:
Whether intentional or not, Jessica Stanley in a group called the Bellas is hilarious.
Guessing Sarah Newlin can't smell the vampire on her, thankfully.
During the riff-off, Cynthia Rose starts off the Songs About Sex section with "S&M", a song that the actress (Ester Dean) wrote.
Also, the university DJ asking if Beca is going to flight attendant training is funny considering how much time Anna Kendrick has spent in airports.
"So you know German. Well, now I know why you don't like fun things," is funny given that Skylar Astin acted in a musical all about Germans and fun.
Cormac McLaggen still likes his chances.
Beca did stop near the Quidditch club before the radio station.
Gail Abernathy sounds like someone Effie might know from District 12.
The guy who asks Jesse - who is surprisingly like Ted Mosby - and Bumper if they're looking for a fight plays a Tae Kwon-Do instructor in that same show.
*cough* he's dating Cassie *cough*
Uptight Honeywell has turned a bit... masochistic.
McLovin and Turk may have fought before.
Luke Morgan seems to have switched out singing for DJing, the opposite of Beca.
"Too far?" - Beca, Gail, and Fat Amy are related here, and in Atlanta, too.
Beca was pregnant!?
Chloe might have been, if she did have Herpes.
Which also opens with someone throwing up during live performance. Yay.
The reason Beca's looking nervous when she finds out the oath was "Dixie chicks serious" is because she kissed Donald in high school and hopes Aubrey doesn't count it.
What when Donald was the DJ to Aubrey's shy lesbian?
Or when she was friends with his sister and visits them rapping, though they'd both started dry choking upon seeing the audience, giving her the line "Are you barfing?" "Stress vomiting is a totally real thing."
So, Jesse and Aubrey dated, then broke up, then he went to work in an office with Stacie, before they all went out to Karaoke?
Stacie disapproved of the couple.
Anna Camp being pitch perfect is lampshaded, if it's any consolation.
Actor-Inspired Element: Beca's audition song was selected by Anna Kendrick because she spent an afternoon learning it from a viral video on Reddit.
It was Ester Dean's idea to get Alexis Knapp to join her in singing "S&M" at the Riff-Off (or was it Cynthia Rose's?). Originally, it was just going to be her because it's her song, but she thought the character of Stacie singing it would be more appropriate.
Cast the Expert: Obviously they needed actors who can sing for the lead roles, but they hired a lot of singers and musical stars for the less-acting roles to make sure they had perfect pitch.
The Danza: John Michael Higgins as John and Ben Platt as Benji.