Trivia / Static Shock

  • Actor Allusion: Neil Patrick Harris as a washed up child actor.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Seems to be slipping into this: It hasn't had a DVD release to date, and syndicated repeats haven't been seen since Disney XD pulled it off their schedule a couple years ago. That said, the first season is on iTunes and a couple ad-based sites, and the whole series is still easy to find without much effort.
    • Episodes 1, 2 and 12 from Season 1 have been included as a bonus feature on the Volume 2 release of the Young Justice Season 2 DVD.
  • Playing Against Type: Richard Steven Horvitz, best known as Billy and Zim, plays a more serious role as the bullying victim Jimmy.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: More like Real Life Does the Voice Acting for the Mexican Spanish dub: To this date, it's the only non-Looney Tunes series from the Warner Bros. animation division to have been dubbed in Mexico rather than Venezuela due to internal policies regarding Latin American voice acting and a nationwide strike against then Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez in the 2000s. It also caused the side effect for Batman to be voiced in Mexican Spanish for the first time, when Batman (at least his DCAU incarnation) is always dubbed in Venezuelan Spanish, at least until Injustice: Gods Among Us came out.
  • Talking to Himself: Phil LaMarr does this whenever Static and Green Lantern appear together. This was especially the case in "Fallen Hero".
  • What Could Have Been: Originally, they wanted Static to team-up with Black Lightning.
  • Word of Gay: According to Dwayne McDuffie, Richie is gay (Like in the original comics the show is based on). McDuffie said that he hinted at this fact through Richie's overly-enthusiastic statements to the contrary.

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