Trivia / The George Lopez Show

  • Actor Allusion: Angie is seen wearing a pro-vegetarian shirt in one episode. Her actress, Constance Marie, is a devout vegetarian in real life.
  • Adored by the Network: Nick @ Nite loves showing repeats of the show, and for good reason: it's their highest-rated show.
  • The Danza:
    • George Lopez as George Lopez.
    • Jack Blessing as Jack Powers.
  • Dawson Casting: Masiela Lusha was 16 when she started the series as 13-year-old Carmen.
    • Taken to a bigger extreme with Veronica. She's supposed to be around 20 but her actress was pretty close to 30, though she looks much younger.
  • Fake Nationality: Carmen's actress is actually Albanian-American. Additionally, Manny Lopez, a Mexican, is played by Cuban actor William Marquez.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Seasons 1-6 have been released on DVD, with the second half of the coming from the Warner Archive Collection.
    • The only issue with the first three is that they're in 4:3, even though the show was made in 16:9.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor:
    • Benny's actress Belita Moreno. During an interview with George about the show he was asked which actor is the least like their character, He said that unlike Benny, Belita is a very nice person.
    • Carmen's actress Masiela Lusha is an accomplished humanitarian and author, who graduated high school at 15. A far cry from the emotional Jerkass and "anonymous C student" she portrays, though she did quit the show over creative differences.
  • The Other Darrin: Mrs. Cardenas, in her first appearance, is played by actress Lilian Hurst. Afterwards she is played by a different actress, likely in a fat suit to make her appear morbidly obese and voiced by a man.
  • Producers: Sandra Bullock is a co-executive producer of the show; she's good friends with Lopez and helped get his show off the ground, then eventually had a guest-starring turn as Accident Amy.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Max was written having kidney disease due to the real George Lopez's own experience with it.
  • Vindicated by Cable: A modest hit on ABC, it has found tremendous success in syndication, especially on Nick at Nite, where it draws the highest ratings on the channel's late-night block.

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