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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to Bryan Fuller, it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to Bryan Fuller, it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives MGM execs decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.


* Inspired by the Creator/PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.

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* Inspired by the Creator/PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''.''Literature/OnAPaleHorse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]] leads our merry band of Reapers, one of which is [[Series/ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]].
** [[Series/{{Sanctuary}} Will and Henry]] both make appearances.
** [[Creator/JewelStaite Kaylee]] is a Goth girl working at a record store.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] is a reaper of the elderly.
** George's little sister is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princess Cadance]]
** Elias Toufexis, who played Brian in the episode Last Call, would go on to voice [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]].


* ExecutiveMeddling: Bryan Fuller [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080213011501/http://www.mediavillage.com/jmentr/2005/06/06/jmer-06-06-05/ in this interview]] talks about his thourgly unpleasant time on the show, where he and Showtime (who largely supported him) frequently butted heads with MGM Television over story decisions, such as Clancy's ComingOutStory being cut out, and making homophobic comments to Fuller (Fuller is openly gay.) He [[KnowWhenToFoldEm eventually left after five episodes not wanting to risk a]] CreatorBreakdown.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Bryan Fuller [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080213011501/http://www.mediavillage.com/jmentr/2005/06/06/jmer-06-06-05/ in this interview]] talks about his thourgly thoroughly unpleasant time on the show, where he and Showtime (who largely supported him) frequently butted heads with MGM Television over story decisions, such as Clancy's ComingOutStory being cut out, and making homophobic comments to Fuller (Fuller is openly gay.) He [[KnowWhenToFoldEm eventually left after five episodes not wanting to risk a]] CreatorBreakdown.


* {{Cancellation}}: It was cancelled after the second season.

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* {{Cancellation}}: It was cancelled ExecutiveMeddling: Bryan Fuller [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080213011501/http://www.mediavillage.com/jmentr/2005/06/06/jmer-06-06-05/ in this interview]] talks about his thourgly unpleasant time on the show, where he and Showtime (who largely supported him) frequently butted heads with MGM Television over story decisions, such as Clancy's ComingOutStory being cut out, and making homophobic comments to Fuller (Fuller is openly gay.) He [[KnowWhenToFoldEm eventually left after the second season.five episodes not wanting to risk a]] CreatorBreakdown.

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** [[Creator/JewelStaite Kaylee]] is a Goth girl working at a record store.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Although set in Seattle, the series is actually filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. No effort is made to hide street signs, local business names (e.g., Avalon Dairies), etc., and in one episode both a Canadian flag and a B.C. flag are visible in the background.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show's executive meddling caused the writer and team to split after three episodes.
Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.

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* TheOtherDarrin: From start to finish, the entire production used a total of three Argentinian horned frogs to play the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to a more neutral color.)
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show's executive meddling ExecutiveMeddling caused Creator/BryanFuller and the writer and team to split after three episodes.
Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.
five episodes.





* From start to finish, the entire production used a total of three Argentinian horned frogs to play the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to a more neutral color.)

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\n\n* From start WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to finish, Bryan Fuller, it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the entire production used a total end of three Argentinian horned frogs to play Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.

* The show shares elements with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as
a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. Also, the focus is on the reapers more neutral color.)than the souls taken. However, the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.



* Although set in Seattle, the series is actually filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. No effort is made to hide street signs, local business names (e.g., Avalon Dairies), etc., and in one episode both a Canadian flag and a B.C. flag are visible in the background.
* According to Bryan Fuller (the show's creator and head writer for the first four episodes), it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.


Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, hairstyles, cars and computers really pin point it to the late 1990's/ early 2000's.
** The then recent Iraq invasion is mentioned.

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Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.alike.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, hairstyles, cars and computers really pin point it to the late 1990's/ early 2000's.
** The then recent then-recent [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror Iraq invasion invasion]] is mentioned.


* Inspired by the PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.

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* Inspired by the PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.


** [[{{Sanctuary}} Will and Henry]] both make appearances.

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** [[{{Sanctuary}} [[Series/{{Sanctuary}} Will and Henry]] both make appearances.



** [[TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] is a reaper of the elderly.

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** [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] is a reaper of the elderly.


* The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during one take, however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful.

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* The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during [[https://youtu.be/y0r3w3jQVXY?t=102 one take, take]], however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful.


* From start to finish, the entire production used a total of three Argentinian horned frogs to play the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to a more neutral color.)
* The ComicBook that Mason is reading in a number of episodes are each editions of "Cosmic Plan", a subtle nod to the role of the reapers.
* While Rube's cause of death is never overtly stated, Season 2 episodes strongly imply that on the night he was killed, Rube attempted to rob a bank. (Examples: the wanted poster Rube finds when searching for information about Rosie and the gun he carries around in his flashbacks).
* The drum kit that Reggie owns is made by Ayotte, a Canadian drum manufacturer.
* The actors who play the versions of George and Mason (seen in the pilot) that regular people see are credited as "Un-George" and "Un-Mason", respectively.
* Inspired by the PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.
* The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during one take, however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful.
* Although set in Seattle, the series is actually filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. No effort is made to hide street signs, local business names (e.g., Avalon Dairies), etc., and in one episode both a Canadian flag and a B.C. flag are visible in the background.
* According to Bryan Fuller (the show's creator and head writer for the first four episodes), it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.
* The pilot took one month to film, whereas all other episodes were filmed one per week.

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* From start to finish, the entire production used a total of three Argentinian horned frogs to play the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to a more neutral color.)
* The ComicBook that Mason is reading in a number of episodes are each editions of "Cosmic Plan", a subtle nod to the role of the reapers.
* While Rube's cause of death is never overtly stated, Season 2 episodes strongly imply that on the night he was killed, Rube attempted to rob a bank. (Examples: the wanted poster Rube finds when searching for information about Rosie and the gun he carries around in his flashbacks).
* The drum kit that Reggie owns is made by Ayotte, a Canadian drum manufacturer.
* The actors who play the versions of George and Mason (seen in the pilot) that regular people see are credited as "Un-George" and "Un-Mason", respectively.
* Inspired by the PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.
* The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during one take, however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful.
* Although set in Seattle, the series is actually filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. No effort is made to hide street signs, local business names (e.g., Avalon Dairies), etc., and in one episode
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* {{Cancellation}}: It was cancelled after
the background.
* According to Bryan Fuller (the show's creator and head writer for the first four episodes), it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.
* The pilot took one month to film, whereas all other episodes were filmed one per week.
second season.



Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike.

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Shares elements in common with the 1990 Film ''Soultaker'' but played as a dark comedy instead of a slasher film. also the focus is on the reapers more than the souls taken. however the rules appear to be the same for reaper and reapee alike. * UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, hairstyles, cars and computers really pin point it to the late 1990's/ early 2000's.
** The then recent Iraq invasion is mentioned.
** Smartphones are a half a decade away, while camera phones were just coming out.


* From start to finish, the entire production used a total of three Argentinian horned frogs to play the "red frog". ("His" eyes very obviously change color from bright red to a more neutral color.)
* The ComicBook that Mason is reading in a number of episodes are each editions of "Cosmic Plan", a subtle nod to the role of the reapers.
* While Rube's cause of death is never overtly stated, Season 2 episodes strongly imply that on the night he was killed, Rube attempted to rob a bank. (Examples: the wanted poster Rube finds when searching for information about Rosie and the gun he carries around in his flashbacks).
* The drum kit that Reggie owns is made by Ayotte, a Canadian drum manufacturer.
* The actors who play the versions of George and Mason (seen in the pilot) that regular people see are credited as "Un-George" and "Un-Mason", respectively.
* Inspired by the PiersAnthony novel ''On A Pale Horse''. Unlike in the novel, the series shows multiple Grim Reapers working the planet, as opposed to just one.
* The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during one take, however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful.
* Although set in Seattle, the series is actually filmed in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. No effort is made to hide street signs, local business names (e.g., Avalon Dairies), etc., and in one episode both a Canadian flag and a B.C. flag are visible in the background.
* According to Bryan Fuller (the show's creator and head writer for the first four episodes), it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students.
* The pilot took one month to film, whereas all other episodes were filmed one per week.


** [[ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]] leads our merry band of Reapers, one of which is [[Series/ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]].

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** [[ThePrincessBride [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]] leads our merry band of Reapers, one of which is [[Series/ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]].


** Elias Toufexis, who played Brian in the episode Last Call, would go on to voice [[DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]].

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** Elias Toufexis, who played Brian in the episode Last Call, would go on to voice [[DeusExHumanRevolution [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]].


** [[ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]] leads our merry band of Reapers, one of which is [[ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]].

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** [[ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]] leads our merry band of Reapers, one of which is [[ADifferentWorld [[Series/ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]].

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