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**Jennifer Lopez, in a BaitAndSwitch comment. Subverted with "Morgan Freeman", who Dave notes doesn't look, sound, or is even named anything like his namesake (his real last name is "Appleton"). Dave admits he has a habit of naming random people he comes across after famous celebrities, regardless of actual resemblance.


** A number of the pop-culture references have not aged well, notably references to Music/LimpBizkit and Creator/JenniferLopez fall rather flat.

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** A number of the pop-culture references have not aged well, notably references to Music/LimpBizkit and Creator/JenniferLopez fall rather flat.flat.
** John smokes a cigarette during breakfast at Denny’s, at the time the book was written (mid 2000s) smoking sections were on the decline, by the time it was published, indoor smoking at restaurants was illegal in most states.


* NamesTheSame: ''John Dies at the End'' is often abbreviated "JDATE," which is the name of a popular Jewish dating site.

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* NamesTheSame: ''John Dies at the End'' is often abbreviated "JDATE," which is the name of a popular Jewish dating site.site.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: While the story itself holds up fairly well, some of the humor painfully date it to the mid-2000s.
** The book makes liberal use of the words "retard" and "retarded," something that's fairly cringe-worthy as of the end of TheNewTens, as well as less generous but still glaring use of "Fag".
** A number of the pop-culture references have not aged well, notably references to Music/LimpBizkit and Creator/JenniferLopez fall rather flat.


* HeyItsThatGuy: In the film:
** [[Film/{{Sideways}} Paul Giamatti]] plays Arnie the reporter.
** Creator/ClancyBrown plays Dr. Marconi.
** [[Film/TheWire Glynn Turman]] plays Appleton the cop.
** [[Film/PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] plays Roger North.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Daniel Roebuck]] plays Largeman.
** Jimmy Wong, who is best known for his [[http://youtu.be/zulEMWj3sVA musical send-up of the UCLA "ching-chong-ling-long-ting-tong" incident]], plays Fred Chu.
** It's a Don Coscarelli movie, so of course [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Angus Scrimm]] shows up.


** [[{{Sideways}} Paul Giamatti]] plays Arnie the reporter.

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** [[{{Sideways}} [[Film/{{Sideways}} Paul Giamatti]] plays Arnie the reporter.



** [[TheWire Glynn Turman]] plays Appleton the cop.
** [[PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] plays Roger North.
** [[{{Lost}} Daniel Roebuck]] plays Largeman.

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** [[TheWire [[Film/TheWire Glynn Turman]] plays Appleton the cop.
** [[PansLabyrinth [[Film/PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] plays Roger North.
** [[{{Lost}} [[Series/{{Lost}} Daniel Roebuck]] plays Largeman.



** It's a Don Coscarelli movie, so of course [[{{Phantasm}} Angus Scrimm]] shows up.

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** It's a Don Coscarelli movie, so of course [[{{Phantasm}} [[Film/{{Phantasm}} Angus Scrimm]] shows up.

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** It's a Don Coscarelli movie, so of course [[{{Phantasm}} Angus Scrimm]] shows up.


** Jimmy Wong, who is best known for his [[http://youtu.be/zulEMWj3sVA musical send-up of the UCLA "ching-chong-ling-long-ting-tong" incident]], plays Fred Chu.

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** Jimmy Wong, who is best known for his [[http://youtu.be/zulEMWj3sVA musical send-up of the UCLA "ching-chong-ling-long-ting-tong" incident]], plays Fred Chu.Chu.
* NamesTheSame: ''John Dies at the End'' is often abbreviated "JDATE," which is the name of a popular Jewish dating site.


* HeyItsThatGuy: In the upcoming film:
** [[{{Sideways}} Paul Giamatti]] will play Arnie the reporter.
** Creator/ClancyBrown will play Dr. Marconi.
** [[TheWire Glynn Turman]] will play "Morgan Freeman" the cop.
** [[PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] will play Roger North.
** [[{{Lost}} Daniel Roebuck]] will play Largeman.
** Jimmy Wong, who is best known for his [[http://youtu.be/zulEMWj3sVA musical send-up of the UCLA "ching-chong-ling-long-ting-tong" incident]], will play Fred Chu.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: In the upcoming film:
** [[{{Sideways}} Paul Giamatti]] will play plays Arnie the reporter.
** Creator/ClancyBrown will play plays Dr. Marconi.
** [[TheWire Glynn Turman]] will play "Morgan Freeman" plays Appleton the cop.
** [[PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] will play plays Roger North.
** [[{{Lost}} Daniel Roebuck]] will play plays Largeman.
** Jimmy Wong, who is best known for his [[http://youtu.be/zulEMWj3sVA musical send-up of the UCLA "ching-chong-ling-long-ting-tong" incident]], will play plays Fred Chu.


** ClancyBrown will play Dr. Marconi.

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** ClancyBrown Creator/ClancyBrown will play Dr. Marconi.

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