Trivia / Total Drama

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  • Fandom Life Cycle: Currently at stage 3, but is nearing the brink of stage 4.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The recurring blond intern is nicknamed "Billy". The creators of the show have also referred to said intern as Billy.
    • The flight attendant from the final episode of Action is nicknamed "Emily".
    • The one-eyed fireworks salesman from the episode "Planes, Trains, Hot Air Mobiles" is nicknamed "Lester".
    • Beth is sometimes referred to as "Ugly Bethy".
    • Ezekiel's feral Gollum form is commonly referred to as "Zombie Zeke", "Feral Zeke" or "Gollumschool", and more recently as "Freakzekiel" based on a line Chris said:
      Chris: I, Chris Mclean, am not scared of that misunderstood freak-show named Ezekiel.
    • "Darth Alejandro" or "Alejan-Bot" is used to describe Alejandro's state after he is put in the Drama Machine, as part of the Star Wars Shout-Out.
    • B is commonly referred to as "Silent B".
    • "Zoebo" for Commando Zoey (because her headband is reminiscent of Rambo) after she Took a Level in Badass.
    • Lightning is often nicknamed "SHA-moron", by fans and haters alike.
    • When Cameron dons the Powered Armour he made in the Revenge of the Island Finale it has earned him the title "Iron Cam"
    • Haters of Cameron have often call him as "Cammy-Bear" after his nickname his mother gave him.
    • Cameron, Mike, and Zoey have been dubbed "The Terrible Trio" by a very large group of dedicated haters, for obvious reasons. Love them or hate them, that's the name they're now known by.
    • Sam is often referred to as "The Non-All-Star", due to odd choice of including him in the season despite his low placing.
    • Up until Mal's name was revealed in "No one Egg-spects the Spanish Opposition" the fans had a variety of placeholder names for him, including Xander, Shadow, Ekim, Venom, Mikeleficent, Mike Ishtar/Yami Mike, Melvin, Mad Mikey, Evil Mike, Anti-Mike, and Mikey Hyde.
    • Various ones have been given to All-Stars like "Eww-Stars", "All-Sucks", or "The Mal and Zoey Show".
    • Some of it's episodes have also acquired names such as:
      • The infamous "Sundae Muddy Sundae" as "Sundae Destroyer Sundae" or "Sundae Bloody Sundae".
      • "The Bold and the Booty-ful" is often referred to as "The Bold and the Bears**t-full" (or something along those lines).
      • Or how about "The Final Wreck-ening" as "The Final Retch-ening"? (On Teletoons and Cartoon Network it was actually spelled "The Final Wrech-ening")
    • Rodney was known as Wreck-It Rodney for a while.
    • Some fans refer to Shawn as "Shawn of the Dead" or "Zombie Slayer Shawn".
    • Many haters of Sugar refer to her as " Sugar Boo-Boo".
    • Leonard has been referred to as "The Hogwarts Reject" or "Gandalf the Great Delusional Idiot".
    • Sammy, Shawn, and Jasmine are the íThree Amigos!.
    • Amy, Max, and Scarlett are the Evil Trio.
    • Scarlett is The Scarlett Witch.
  • Franchise Killer: All-Stars is this for the very vocal minority that weren't swayed by either Pahkitew Island or The Ridonculous Race.
  • Name's the Same:
    • When someone brings up "Jasmine", are they talking about the girl from Leshawna's message-from-home or the Pahkitew Island contestant?
    • Is "Tom" one of the Fashion Bloggers from The Ridonculous Race, or the guy filming Courtney's audition tape for Island.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.

     Production 
  • Creator Backlash: Christine Thompson (an employee at Fresh TV in charge of their social media profiles) was greatly against the producers' decision in All-Stars to ultimately have Gwen & Courtney's friendship fail once more to keep the drama between them going.
  • Creator's Favorite: Owen to Tom McGillis, and Cameron to Ed MacDonald.
    • Also apparently, Duncan to Todd Kauffman and Alex Naussbaum.
    • Izzy to Jennifer Pertsch.
    • Max to Terry McGurrin.
  • Development Gag:
    • Several character designs from Camp TV, Total Drama's prototype series, have been used as minor characters, or even additional contestants, in the finished product.
      • All of the interns from the first three seasons are recycled from the concept designs for DJ, Cody, Katie, and Tyler.
      • LeShawna had two concept designs. The second one was recycled into her cousin, Leshaniqua, who shows up in "One Flu Over the Cuckoos".
      • The Queen Bee's eyes, body shape and outfit are recycled from Eva's concept design, while her name, "Heather", was originally given to the loner who would eventually become Gwen. Also, Heather's alliance with Lindsay is a throwback to how the former's Big Bad role in Island was played by the latter in Camp TV.
      • Courtney's eyes and freckles are recycled from Bridgette's concept design, while Noah shares a few visual similarities with Ezekiel's concept design.
      • In the Aftermath episodes, the silhouettes of several concept designs can be seen in the audience.
      • In Action, Sadie's concept design is recycled into a paparazzi cutout and, later, into Justin's ex-girlfriend.
      • B from Revenge of the Island resembles DJ's concept design, with a few modifications.
    • In Island, Gwen forms a platonic friendship with Geoff. In the show's pre-production stages, they were love interests.
    • In Action, Gwen and Trent are split up and forced to form opposing teams against each other. In the show's pre-production stages, there seemed to be an actual enmity between the two.
    • In Ridonculous Race, Mickey and Jay are recycled from Cameron's concept design.
    • Zoey's final design is recycled from Dakota's concept design, while the hairstyle of Staci's final design is similar to that of Zoey's concept design.
  • Milestone Celebration: "Zeke and You Shall Find" the 100th episode in the series.
  • No Export for You: Outside of the fact that the Castilian Spanish aired the first season, while the UK showed the first two seasons (even though Netflix has the remaining episodes up to "Pahkitew Island"), neither Germany nor the rest of Asia (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Thailand) have their hands on "Total Drama" as of August 2016.
  • Old Shame: All-Stars is this to Tom McGillis.
  • Scully Box: Cody is actually drawn a couple inches above the ground whenever Sierra uses Marshmallow Hell, to make up for their height differences.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Christian Potenza originally auditioned for Ezekiel, but was persuaded by Tom McGills to voice Chris.
    • Lindsay was intended to be the series' Big Bad, which explains Heather's absence from Camp TV.
      • Similarly, Justin was intended to be the Big Bad of Action, which is obvious given his earlier episodes in that season, before the staff realized he was just too dumb and shallow to be any sort of actual threat.
    • The Island episode "Haute Camp-ture" was supposed to feature a Fashion Show-esque challenge, but the idea was dropped at the last minute. The episode's title was changed to "After the Dock of Shame" in some TV guides.
    • World Tour was originally to be called Total Drama, the Musical, feature only 15 contestants, and include visits to locations such as Italy; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Scotland; and Toronto, none of which made it in the final product note .
    • Revenge of the Island has a few:
      • Cameo appearances by Leshawna, Harold, and Tyler were planned but scrapped the last minute. All three still made brief cameos along with the rest of the original characters in the first episode.
      • Revenge of the Island had radically different character designs in its early stages.
      • According to this article from 2008, Revenge of the Island was also originally called Total Drama Comedy in its very early planning stages.
    • According to Word of God, the original All-Stars line-up included Owen, Cody and Brick, but last minute decisions had them replaced with Gwen and Sam, and the cast cut down to 14. However Owen still managed to get a cameo in the finale, and Cody got frequent mentions by Sierra and his face appeared in her hallucinations. The same line-up also revealed plots that didn't make it into the season such as Courtney getting revenge on Heather, Duncan getting revenge on Courtney, the continuation of Zoey's commando persona, and Scott creating a new and improved strategy after analyzing past Total Drama episodes.
      • Owen was dropped because according to rumors, Scott McCord declined to voice Owen for a whole season.
      • Cody was dropped because they thought his relationship with Sierra had been fully played out in World Tour.
      • Brick was replaced by Sam because the latter had "more drama potential".
      • Anne Maria was also a part of the original cast before being replaced by an Island competitor.
      • Allegedly, Dawn & Harold were also considered before being replaced by Lindsay & Sam respectively.
      • And then there's a trailer from late 2011 (two months before Revenge of the Island aired and almost two years before All-Stars actually aired).
    • According to his character bio, Max from Pahkitew Island was said to have psychic powers that allowed him to see only 3 seconds into the future. No traits of his psychic powers were shown in the actual season and he was simply the Big Bad Wannabe.
  • Working Title:
    • World Tour started out as Total Drama: The Musical.
    • Revenge of the Island started out as Total Drama Reloaded.
    • The Pahkitew Island episode "Break Back Mountain" became "Sky Fall".

Alternative Title(s): Total Drama Island

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