Trivia / Scandal

Scandal the series

  • The Cast Show Off: Tony Goldwyn showed off his wood-chopping skills in "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar." He relates the story about that here:
  • Directed by Cast Member:
    • Tony Goldwyn directed six episodes, "A Woman Scorned," "Mama Said Knock You Out," "Where the Sun Don't Shine," "Yes," "Thwack," and "Extinction."
    • Scott Foley directed the Season Five episode "The Miseducation of Susan Ross" and Season Six's "Fates Worse Than Death."
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Scott Foley got a cast on his foot after the "Jake runs down the street in his underwear" scene in "Run."
  • Production Posse: Kate Burton and Jeff Perry were Meredith's parents on Grey's Anatomy. Paul Adelstein from Private Practice has a recurring role starting in season three as a campaign adviser. Liza Weil (Amanda Tanner) now appears on How to Get Away with Murder. Jerrika Hinton and Kelly Mc Creary appeared in one episode and two episodes, respectively, prior to being made regulars on Grey's, and Brian Benben from Private Practice had a guest spot in the fourth season.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Khandi Alexander was a fan of the show before getting cast as Maya Pope.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Katie Lowes' real life husband, Adam Shapiro, appeared in flashbacks in "Truth or Consequences."
    • Paul Adelstein (Leo Bergen) and Liza Weil (Amanda Tanner) were married in real life.
    • Matt Letscher (Billy Chambers) and Brian Letscher (Tom the Secret Service Agent) are brothers in real life.
    • Jeff Perry's real life daughter, Zoe Perry, made her first appearance as "Mysterious Woman" in "They All Bow Down."
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: In spite of a cliffhanger implying his promising rise to power, Harrison's character is suddenly killed offscreen inbetween seasons. This is because of the real life scandal when his actor was found out to be a domestic abuser, and Shonda Rhimes wanted nothing more to do with him.
  • The Wiki Rule: Naturally.
  • Word of Saint Paul: Brian Letscher (who plays Tom the Secret Service Agent) says every character on "Scandal" must deal with "How do I serve the Republic, and How do I serve myself?"

Scandal the band

  • Black Sheep Hit - "Namida no Regret", the band's first ballad and significantly slower and less upbeat than their other singles, peaked at #14 on the Oricon charts.
  • One of Us - Mami Sasazaki is a big fan of manga and anime and has mentioned her interest in operating a Maid Cafe. She is also an avid Gamer Chick.
  • Paying Their Dues - Before getting known, the girls used to play at Shiroten, a weekly event at the Osaka Castle grounds. Initially, nobody came to watch them...