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.
  • Edited for Syndication:
    • Some of the recent reruns of the show on Nick would often have the Credits Pushback. Some aren't so bad, but episodes that have an extra scene while the credits are rolling might have this issue.
    • One example that is not completely bad is if Nick airs both the fifth season finale and sixth season premiere, as the opening is removed on the premiere due to it being the same from the finale.
  • 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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