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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis - Trevor treats the book of mythology as if some writer got most of the details right. [[spoiler: He claims Cupid has no mortal wife called Psyche. Presumably because if Trevor is Cupid, he just hasn't found her yet.]]


There's also [[VideoGame/{{Cupid}} a freeware game of the same name]]. It's totally unrelated.

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There's also [[VideoGame/{{Cupid}} a freeware game of the same name]]. It's [[SimilarlyNamedWorks totally unrelated.unrelated]].


* ShoutOut - The couple in the pilots of both series' names are [[{{Moonlighting}} Dave and Madeline]].

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* ShoutOut - The couple in the pilots of both series' names are [[{{Moonlighting}} [[Series/{{Moonlighting}} Dave and Madeline]].


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* FridayNightDeathSlot



* ScrewedByTheNetwork - bounced around from the FridayNightDeathSlot to Saturday to Thursday to cancelled.



* FanGirl - Claire's love for [[ShowWithinAShow Sunset And Vaughn]] is strong enough that she's unsettled when her inner fangirl shows up as she's acting as a professional.
* LineOfSightName - "And love shall make the Earth ''tremor'' / as it's reborn in a storm of fire and ''hail''"
* MeaningfulName - Trevor Hale anagrams out to Heart Lover.
* PluckyOfficeGirl - Kristy, one of the beneficiaries of Trevor's attention, in the episode ''Botched Makeover''.
* RealSongThemeTune - "Human" by The Pretenders, a remake of "Human on the Inside" by the Divinyls
* ScrewedByTheNetwork- the show was put on Saturday nights, then bounced around ABC's schedule until it was just cancelled.
* ShesGotLegs - One of the things Trevor notices during the initial interviews with Claire. As soon as she realizes he's leering, she subtly swings her chair to hide them behind her desk.
* ShowWithinAShow - "[[NameAndName Sunset and Vaughn]]," a fictional BuddyCopShow that also happens to take place in Chicago. Champ manages a minor, recurring role at one point.

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* FanGirl - FanGirl: Claire's love for [[ShowWithinAShow Sunset And Vaughn]] is strong enough that she's unsettled when her inner fangirl shows up as she's acting as a professional.
* LineOfSightName - LineOfSightName: "And love shall make the Earth ''tremor'' / as it's reborn in a storm of fire and ''hail''"
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Trevor Hale anagrams out to Heart Lover.
* PluckyOfficeGirl - PluckyOfficeGirl: Kristy, one of the beneficiaries of Trevor's attention, in the episode ''Botched Makeover''.
* RealSongThemeTune - RealSongThemeTune: "Human" by The Pretenders, a remake of "Human on the Inside" by the Divinyls
* ScrewedByTheNetwork- the show was put on Saturday nights, then bounced around ABC's schedule until it was just cancelled.
* ShesGotLegs -
ShesGotLegs: One of the things Trevor notices during the initial interviews with Claire. As soon as she realizes he's leering, she subtly swings her chair to hide them behind her desk.
* ShowWithinAShow - ShowWithinAShow: "[[NameAndName Sunset and Vaughn]]," a fictional BuddyCopShow that also happens to take place in Chicago. Champ manages a minor, recurring role at one point.



-->'''Jennings''': Ille qui haesitat...[[note]]He who hesitates...[[/note]]\\
'''Trevor''': ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[note]]...sleeps in an empty bed. (the actual last words of Jennings' adage are "is lost")[[/note]]
* TheyFightCrime - briefly alluded to by Champ when Trevor is asked to work with a man believing himself to be Literature/DonQuixote.
* [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] - Trevor and Claire
* WordOfGod - (Big Spoiler) In an interview Thomas said [[spoiler: that the series would have ended with Cupid's nature left ambiguous; he'd have "given up" his divine nature to stay with Claire, but we'd never know for sure. See MaybeMagicMaybeMundane.]]

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-->'''Jennings''': -->'''Jennings:''' Ille qui haesitat...[[note]]He who hesitates...[[/note]]\\
'''Trevor''': ...'''Trevor:''' ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[note]]...sleeps in an empty bed. (the actual last words of Jennings' adage are "is lost")[[/note]]
* TheyFightCrime - TheyFightCrime: briefly alluded to by Champ when Trevor is asked to work with a man believing himself to be Literature/DonQuixote.
* [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] - UnresolvedSexualTension: Trevor and Claire
* WordOfGod - (Big Spoiler) In an interview Thomas said [[spoiler: that the series would have ended with Cupid's nature left ambiguous; he'd have "given up" his divine nature to stay with Claire, but we'd never know for sure. See MaybeMagicMaybeMundane.]]
Claire



* ActorAllusion - A really unusual one: actress Anna Chlumsky had a bit role in the first series, and has a recurring one in the second series.
* BackStory - The show's first ten minutes introduce us to Cupid and Dave, and give us the BackStory that was only mentioned in the 1998 show; Trevor ends up in a mental hospital as a man under the harmless delusion he's the god of love cast down from Olympus for sloppy work in making love matches.
* BigApplesauce - moving the show from Chicago to New York City.

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* ActorAllusion - A really unusual one: actress Anna Chlumsky had a bit role in the first series, and has a recurring one in the second series.
* BackStory -
BackStory: The show's first ten minutes introduce us to Cupid and Dave, and give us the BackStory that was only mentioned in the 1998 show; Trevor ends up in a mental hospital as a man under the harmless delusion he's the god of love cast down from Olympus for sloppy work in making love matches.
* BigApplesauce - BigApplesauce: moving the show from Chicago to New York City.



* TheLastDJ - done literally in one episode.
* LineOfSightName - "...the world felt the ''tremor'' / and the darkness was ''pierced''"
* TheOtherDarrin - of a necessity. The original cast from the 1998 version of the show are already involved in other projects (plus they're all ten years older).
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - Debatable; it was put on after ''DancingWithTheStars'' which is arguably a decent lead-in, but 10 pm is never a good timeframe for a brand new show, and they pre-empted it with ''The Unusuals'' at least once during its first run.
* ShoutOut - One plot concerning an Irish busker looking for a New York girl he met briefly contains lots of riffs on scenes from ''Once'' and ''PS I Love You''. The first season finale was a reworking of the first show's second episode, ''The Linguist'', with a side plotline being taken from the original pilot.

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* TheLastDJ - done TheLastDJ: Done literally in one episode.
* LineOfSightName - LineOfSightName: "...the world felt the ''tremor'' / and the darkness was ''pierced''"
* TheOtherDarrin - of a necessity. The original cast from the 1998 version of the show are already involved in other projects (plus they're all ten years older).
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - Debatable; it was put on after ''DancingWithTheStars'' which is arguably a decent lead-in, but 10 pm is never a good timeframe for a brand new show, and they pre-empted it with ''The Unusuals'' at least once during its first run.
* ShoutOut -
ShoutOut: One plot concerning an Irish busker looking for a New York girl he met briefly contains lots of riffs on scenes from ''Once'' and ''PS I Love You''. The first season finale was a reworking of the first show's second episode, ''The Linguist'', with a side plotline being taken from the original pilot.


''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and later created ''Series/VeronicaMars''.

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''Series/{{Cupid}}'' ''Cupid'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and later created ''Series/VeronicaMars''.


''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''Series/VeronicaMars''.

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''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and later created ''Series/VeronicaMars''.


'''Trevor''': ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[note]]...sleeps in an empty bed.[[/note]]

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'''Trevor''': ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[note]]...sleeps in an empty bed.[[/note]] (the actual last words of Jennings' adage are "is lost")[[/note]]


''Cupid'' (2009), now starring Bobby Cannavale as Trevor [[MeaningfulName Pierce]] and Sarah Paulson as Claire [=McCrae=], premiered on ABC on March 31. So far, besides the name and casting changes, the big differences are that the series is set in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] instead of Chicago, Champ has been split into Felix Araiza and his sister Lita, and the Irish pub/performance space Trevor slings drinks at is now an adult movie theater turned Mariachi-Karaoke bar.

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''Cupid'' (2009), now starring Bobby Cannavale as Trevor [[MeaningfulName Pierce]] and Sarah Paulson Creator/SarahPaulson as Claire [=McCrae=], premiered on ABC on March 31. So far, besides the name and casting changes, the big differences are that the series is set in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] instead of Chicago, Champ has been split into Felix Araiza and his sister Lita, and the Irish pub/performance space Trevor slings drinks at is now an adult movie theater turned Mariachi-Karaoke bar.


''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''VeronicaMars''.

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''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''VeronicaMars''.''Series/VeronicaMars''.


-->'''Jennings''': Ille qui haesitat...[[hottip:*:He who hesitates...]]\\
'''Trevor''': ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[hottip:*:...sleeps in an empty bed.]]

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-->'''Jennings''': Ille qui haesitat...[[hottip:*:He [[note]]He who hesitates...]]\\
[[/note]]\\
'''Trevor''': ...dormit in vacuo lecto.[[hottip:*:...[[note]]...sleeps in an empty bed.]][[/note]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane - We don't know if Trevor Hale is delusional or exactly who he says he is.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane - We don't know if Trevor Hale is delusional or exactly who he says he is.


''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''DawsonsCreek'' and ''VeronicaMars''.

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''Series/{{Cupid}}'' was a romantic {{Dramedy}} series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC, by Rob Thomas, who also worked on ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''VeronicaMars''.


* [=~Will They Or Won't They~=] - Trevor eggs Claire on regarding how much time she seems to want to spend around him outside of his therapy sessions.

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* [=~Will They Or Won't They~=] WillTheyOrWontThey - Trevor eggs Claire on regarding how much time she seems to want to spend around him outside of his therapy sessions.


* TheyFightCrime - briefly alluded to by Champ when Trevor is asked to work with a man believing himself to be DonQuixote.

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* TheyFightCrime - briefly alluded to by Champ when Trevor is asked to work with a man believing himself to be DonQuixote.Literature/DonQuixote.

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