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* RealSongThemeTune: "Stand" by Music/{{REM}}.


* CreatorBacklash: Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick were ''very'' disappointed with the direction the show took starting around the end of the first season. While Elliott and Resnick imagined a show more rife with extremely dark BlackComedy, show-runner David Mirkin and The Creator/{{Fox}} Network took the show into a LighterAndSofter direction. Elliott and Resnick basically threw their hands up in frustration and allowed Mirkin and Fox to do whatever they wanted, with Elliott only showing up on acting days. This is why Elliott and Resnick refused to participate in any of the commentaries or extra features when the show was finally released to DVD, since they sincerely felt that the show had been taken away from them and was nothing like what they originally wanted it to be.

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* CreatorBacklash: Chris Elliott Creator/ChrisElliott and Adam Resnick were ''very'' disappointed with the direction the show took starting around the end of the first season. While Elliott and Resnick imagined a show more rife with extremely dark BlackComedy, show-runner David Mirkin and The Creator/{{Fox}} Network took the show into a LighterAndSofter direction. Elliott and Resnick basically threw their hands up in frustration and allowed Mirkin and Fox to do whatever they wanted, with Elliott only showing up on acting days. This is why Elliott and Resnick refused to participate in any of the commentaries or extra features when the show was finally released to DVD, since they sincerely felt that the show had been taken away from them and was nothing like what they originally wanted it to be.


* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote two episodes.

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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote two episodes.episodes, as did Creator/BobOdenkirk.


* CreatorBacklash: Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick were ''very'' disappointed with the direction the show took starting around the end of the first season. While Elliott and Resnick imagined a show more rife with extremely dark BlackComedy, show-runner David Mirkin and The Fox Network took the show into a LighterAndSofter direction. Elliott and Resnick basically threw their hands up in frustration and allowed Mirkin and Fox to do whatever they wanted, with Elliott only showing up on acting days. This is why Elliott and Resnick refused to participate in any of the commentaries or extra features when the show was finally released to DVD, since they sincerely felt that the show had been taken away from them and was nothing like what they originally wanted it to be.

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* CreatorBacklash: Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick were ''very'' disappointed with the direction the show took starting around the end of the first season. While Elliott and Resnick imagined a show more rife with extremely dark BlackComedy, show-runner David Mirkin and The Fox Creator/{{Fox}} Network took the show into a LighterAndSofter direction. Elliott and Resnick basically threw their hands up in frustration and allowed Mirkin and Fox to do whatever they wanted, with Elliott only showing up on acting days. This is why Elliott and Resnick refused to participate in any of the commentaries or extra features when the show was finally released to DVD, since they sincerely felt that the show had been taken away from them and was nothing like what they originally wanted it to be.


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* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/BrianDoyleMurray played Ted Baines, runner of Handsome Boy Modeling Agency in Season One, and then showed up as forcibly-retired cop Gus Borden, Chris' landlord in Season Two.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', with Elliott in the Creator/RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', with Elliott in the Creator/RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Bob Elliott of Radio/BobAndRay fame as Fred Peterson.
** Elinor Donahue (''Series/FatherKnowsBest'') as Gladys Peterson.
** Creator/JackieEarleHaley popped up as Cousin Donald.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker plays the titular alien in "Spewey and Me".



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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote two episodes.

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* CreatorBacklash: Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick were ''very'' disappointed with the direction the show took starting around the end of the first season. While Elliott and Resnick imagined a show more rife with extremely dark BlackComedy, show-runner David Mirkin and The Fox Network took the show into a LighterAndSofter direction. Elliott and Resnick basically threw their hands up in frustration and allowed Mirkin and Fox to do whatever they wanted, with Elliott only showing up on acting days. This is why Elliott and Resnick refused to participate in any of the commentaries or extra features when the show was finally released to DVD, since they sincerely felt that the show had been taken away from them and was nothing like what they originally wanted it to be.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker plays the titular alien in "Spewey and Me".

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** Elinor Donahue (''Series/FatherKnowsBest'') as Gladys Peterson.


** [[WordOfGod David Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, "Chris would have moved out of Gus' garage and become a homeless drifter. And he would have [[WalkingTheEarth traveled the country]], in every place touching someone else's life and making it a little bit worse"

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** [[WordOfGod David Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, "Chris would have moved out of Gus' garage and become a homeless drifter. And he would have [[WalkingTheEarth traveled the country]], in every place touching someone else's life and making it a little bit worse"worse".


** [[WordOfGod Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, Chris would have become a homeless drifter, trying to improve the lives of the people he ran into - but because he's Chris, he would only make them worse.

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** [[WordOfGod David Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, Chris "Chris would have moved out of Gus' garage and become a homeless drifter, trying to improve the lives of the people he ran into - but because he's Chris, drifter. And he would only make them worse. have [[WalkingTheEarth traveled the country]], in every place touching someone else's life and making it a little bit worse"


* ChannelHop: Actually, more like a production company hop; the first season was produced by New World Television, and when they sold most of that division to Sony, they used that library to reactivate [[Creator/TriStarPictures TriStar]]'s TV division, which then produced the second season.
* HeyItsThatGuy: JackieEarleHaley popped up as Cousin Donald.

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* ChannelHop: Actually, more like a production company hop; the first season was produced by New World Television, and when they sold most of that division to Sony, Creator/{{Sony}}, they used that library to reactivate [[Creator/TriStarPictures TriStar]]'s TV division, which then produced the second season.
* HeyItsThatGuy: JackieEarleHaley HeyItsThatGuy:
** Bob Elliott of Radio/BobAndRay fame as Fred Peterson.
** Creator/JackieEarleHaley
popped up as Cousin Donald.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom Series/TheYoungOnes, with Elliott in the Creator/RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.
** [[WordOfGod Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, Chris would of become a homeless drifter, trying to make the people he ran into's lives better, but because he's Chris, only make them worse.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom Series/TheYoungOnes, ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', with Elliott in the Creator/RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.
** [[WordOfGod Mirkin]] also said if the show had had a third season, Chris would of have become a homeless drifter, trying to make improve the lives of the people he ran into's lives better, into - but because he's Chris, he would only make them worse. worse.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom TheYoungOnes, with Elliott in the RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says the show started out as a pilot for an American version of Britcom TheYoungOnes, Series/TheYoungOnes, with Elliott in the RikMayall Creator/RikMayall role. the pilot was shot, but was shelved for Mirkin and Elliott to come up with a new idea.

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