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Trivia / The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

  • Actor Allusions and Casting Gags:
    • Hippie drug guru Timothy Leary's expertise in botany and pharmacology as Dr. Milo in "Stagecoach"...not to mention his Fauxlosophical Hand Contemplation scene.
    • John "Gomez Addams" Astin mentioning how the [John & John Q.] Adams family was "weird".
    • The series finale features a group of villains who are all played by football players, and discuss their plan to capture Brisco in the same style as a football play, including shouting "Break!" at the end. While running down a street, they encounter props which conveniently resemble a football training camp obstacle course, including tires.
    • The traveling scenes are denoted by a very Indiana Jones -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.
  • The Danza: In "Senior Spirit," the kidnapped boy Jason is played by Jason Marsden.
  • Friday Night Death Slot: Creator Carlton Cuse blames this for the show's failure. However, it should be noted that it was paired with another new show called The X-Files.
  • Reality Subtext: Originally, the writers envisioned the rivalry between Brisco and Bowler lasting longer. However, as Campbell and Carry had such strong chemistry, the writers were compelled to have them interact more often - leading to Brisco and Bowler becoming close friends sooner than expected.
  • Screwed by the Network: Other than the Friday Night Death Slot mostly averted: Fox spent a lot of money advertising the show, including running ads during movie previews.
  • Unfinished Episode: One planed episode for season 2 (which got cancelled after the first season) had Brisco becoming the sheriff of a town.
  • What Could Have Been: Writers' plans for a second season included Brisco becoming sheriff of a town.