* {{Defictionalization}}: The rhyme at the top of the primary page was used as a code sign by networks smuggling Jews and other people at risk out of Nazi-occupied France during WorldWarTwo. At the same time, Britain released the film ''Film/PimpernelSmith'', updating the story for that same setting.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Good luck tracking down physical print versions of the sequels.

!![[Film/TheScarletPimpernel1982 1982 TV version]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: It's Creator/IanMcKellen as Chauvelin and [[Series/DowntonAbbey Julian Fellowes]] as the Prince of Wales.

!![[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]]
* FakeNationality: American actress [[Series/DowntonAbbey Elizabeth [=McGovern=]]] as the French Lady Blakeney.
* HeyItsThatGuy: It's Creator/JamieBamber as Lord Tony Dewhurst and Creator/EmiliaFox as Minette Roland.