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* TheOtherDarrin: The journalist Mackenzie King was played by two actresses; Ray's boss Lt. Welsh was re-cast after the PilotMovie.


* CaliforniaDoubling (Toronto for Chicago, amusingly inverted when a Toronto-set episode was filmed in... Chicago.)

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* CaliforniaDoubling (Toronto CaliforniaDoubling: Toronto for Chicago, amusingly inverted when a Toronto-set episode was filmed in... Chicago.)


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the real life wreck of the ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' was going to be used in 'Mountie on the Bounty', but after talking to the families, Paul Gross opted for a fictional ship. Also, if the show had ended after season one, it was indicated Fraser would have been said to have died after being shot.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the real life wreck of the ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' was going to be used in 'Mountie on the Bounty', but after talking to the families, Paul Gross opted for a fictional ship.
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Also, if the show had ended after season one, it was indicated Fraser would have been said to have died after being shot.shot.
** The original scripted ending of "Call of the Wild" had both Rays in Chicago at the same police station, and acting friendly to each other, and Fraser in remote Canada with Turnbull and Meg Thatcher. Fraser seemingly not choosing one Ray over the other at the end of the series would have probably avoided the Ray Wars.
** Ray Vecchio's character in the first script of the Pilot was Hispanic, and he smoked cigarettes!

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* CaliforniaDoubling (Toronto for Chicago, amusingly inverted when a Toronto-set episode was filmed in... Chicago.)
** The Chicago-for-Toronto doubling may very well have been an intentional joke - the producers were not above doing that kind of thing, such as when every shot of the Canadian consulate in Chicago was actually shot outside the American consulate in Toronto.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jane Krakowski (of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]".
** Melina Kanakaredes (of ''Series/{{Providence}}'' and ''Series/{{CSINY}}'') played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]".
** Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]].
** A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]".
** Steve Smith, who played the title character in ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane.
** Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'.
** Buck Frobisher was played by Leslie Nielsen, alias [[Series/PoliceSquad Lt. Frank]] [[Film/TheNakedGun Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} Dr. Rumack]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.
** Mark Ruffalo is a man trying to sell his baby to pay off his gambling debts in 'A Cop, a Mounty, and a Baby'.


** Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]".

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** Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]".

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* CastIncest: Paul Gross is married in real life to the actress who played his character's mother.
** David Marciano, who played Ray Vecchio, was married to the actress who played his character's ex-wife
* TheCastShowoff: Paul Gross co-wrote and sang at least two songs in the course of the series. See also WrittenByCastMember.
* FakeAmerican: While Fraser's original partner is a genuine native-born American, Ray Kowalski is portrayed by Canadian Callum Keith Rennie, and his Canadian accent is audible at times.
** Also, Ramona Milano (who played Francesca) is from Toronto--which makes a crack she makes near the end of the series about how there's no life in Toronto all the funnier
* FanNickname: common ones include
** OFM ("Our Favourite Mountie"): Benton Fraser
** OFDM ("Our Favourite Dead Mountie"): Bob Fraser
** Dead!Bob: Bob Fraser again
** [=RayV=]: Detective Ray Vecchio
** [=RayK=]: Detective Ray [[TheOtherDarrin Kowalski]]


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the real life wreck of the ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' was going to be used in 'Mountie on the Bounty', but after talking to the families, Paul Gross opted for a fictional ship. Also, if the show had ended after season one, it was indicated Fraser would have been said to have died after being shot.
* WrittenByCastMember: "All The Queen's Horses," "Red, White Or Blue," "Burning Down The House" and the two-parters "Mountie On The Bounty" and "Call Of The Wild" were written or co-written by Paul Gross.
* YouLookFamiliar: Maury Chaykin plays secret agent Pike in "Spy Vs. Spy" and shipping depot [[spoiler: and sweat shop]] owner Gutman in "Mojo Rising"
** Also, Martha Burns as a Russian spy/terrorist and then as Fraser's mother


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]".
** Melina Kanakaredes (of ''Series/{{Providence}}'' and ''Series/{{CSINY}}'') played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]".
** Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]].
** A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]".
** Steve Smith, who played the title character in ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane.
** Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'.
** Buck Frobisher was played by Leslie Nielsen, alias [[Series/PoliceSquad Lt. Frank]] [[Film/TheNakedGun Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} Dr. Rumack]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.
** Mark Ruffalo is a man trying to sell his baby to pay off his gambling debts in 'A Cop, a Mounty, and a Baby'.
* RealLifeRelative: Paul Gross's wife Martha Burns as Fraser's mom, Caroline in the final episode.
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* RealLifeRelative: Paul Gross's wife Martha Burns as Fraser's mom, Caroline in the final episode.


















* HeyItsThatGuy: Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]." Melina Kanakaredes (of Series/{{Providence}} and {{CSINY}}) played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]." Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]]. A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]". RedGreen plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane. Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'. [[Film/TheNakedGun Lt. Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} the doctor]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley. Mark Ruffalo is a man trying to sell his baby to pay off his gambling debts in 'A Cop, a Mounty, and a Baby'.




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** And Paul Gross didn't value David's contribution to the show enough to offer him the same salary, but offered a pay cut instead.



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**And Paul Gross didn't value David's contribution to the show enough to offer him the same salary, but offered a pay cut instead.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]." Melina Kanakaredes (of Series/{{Providence}} and {{CSINY}}) played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]." Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]]. A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]". RedGreen plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane. Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'. [[Film/TheNakedGun Lt. Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} the doctor]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]." Melina Kanakaredes (of Series/{{Providence}} and {{CSINY}}) played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]." Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]]. A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]". RedGreen plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane. Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'. [[Film/TheNakedGun Lt. Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} the doctor]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.
Shirley. Mark Ruffalo is a man trying to sell his baby to pay off his gambling debts in 'A Cop, a Mounty, and a Baby'.


* The ''MurdochMysteries'' episode ''Anything I Can Do...'' is a {{Homage}} to the ''DueSouth episode'' ''Hunting Season''.

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* The ''MurdochMysteries'' ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode ''Anything "Anything I Can Do...'' " is a {{Homage}} to the ''DueSouth episode'' ''Hunting Season''.
''Series/DueSouth'' episode "Hunting Season".


* The MurdochMysteries episode ''Anything I Can Do...'' is a {{Homage}} to the DueSouth episode ''Hunting Season''.

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* The MurdochMysteries ''MurdochMysteries'' episode ''Anything I Can Do...'' is a {{Homage}} to the DueSouth episode ''DueSouth episode'' ''Hunting Season''.

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* The MurdochMysteries episode ''Anything I Can Do...'' is a {{Homage}} to the DueSouth episode ''Hunting Season''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]." Melina Kanakaredes (of Series/{{Providence}} and {{CSINY}}) played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]." AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]]. A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]". RedGreen plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane. Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'. [[Film/TheNakedGun Lt. Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} the doctor]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Jane Krakowski (of ''AllyMcBeal'' and ''Series/ThirtyRock'') played a distracted bride-to-be in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E18AnInvitationToRomance An Invitation to Romance]]." Melina Kanakaredes (of Series/{{Providence}} and {{CSINY}}) played Fraser's love interest in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E20and21VictoriasSecret Victoria's Secret]]." AmandaTapping Creator/AmandaTapping played a [[Series/StargateSG1 military scientist]] in "Starman", and [[Film/TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] was a mobster's sister (and Vecchio's former girlfriend) in [[Recap/DueSouthS2E07JulietIsBleeding "Juliet Is Bleeding"]]. A young Ryan Phillippe played the son of a bankrobber in "[[Recap/DueSouthS1E10GiftOfTheWheelman Gift of the Wheelman]]". RedGreen plays the guy who hassles Vecchio when he tries to check in on a Canadian bush plane. Stephanie Romanov (evil layer Lilah Morgan from ''Series/{{Angel}}'') played a high stakes poker player nicknamed 'Ladyshoes' in 'Odds'. [[Film/TheNakedGun Lt. Drebin]] or [[Film/{{Airplane}} the doctor]], depending on your preference. And don't call me Shirley.

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