Trivia / Reno 911!

  • Casting Gag: Ryan Stiles (known for shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway?) visits in one episode to teach everyone how to do act during undercover work, but it ends up being a lesson on improv.
    • In one episode, Dangle gives two prostitutes an improv lesson when their "two-girl show" isn't convincing.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, this was supposed to be on FOX, but FOX rejected it, as they didn't think it was funny and people would confuse it with COPS (which isn't a comedy — at least, not an intentional one).
    • A second movie, where everybody gets stuck on a deserted island with a serial killer on the loose (also showing flashbacks of the Reno squad's beginnings), was written as a treatment but the middling performance of the movie in theaters led to it not getting produced. The treatment can be read in Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon's book Writing Movies for Fun and Profit.

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