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** Creator/NickFrost for once not playing TheDitz. It can be argued that their ''both'' the ManChild in this case, as where normally it's one or the other.

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** Creator/NickFrost for once not playing TheDitz. It can be argued that their Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/NickFrost are ''both'' the ManChild in this case, as where normally for an Creator/EdgarWright film it's one or the other.


** Creator/NickFrost for once not playing TheDitz.

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** Creator/NickFrost for once not playing TheDitz. It can be argued that their ''both'' the ManChild in this case, as where normally it's one or the other.


** A Comics/{{Hellboy}} comic can be seen on display during the end credits scenes. Creator/JefferyTambor who portrays Adam Shadowchild has starred in the ''Hellboy'' movies as Agent Tom Manning.

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** A Comics/{{Hellboy}} ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} comic can be seen on display during the end credits scenes. Creator/JefferyTambor Creator/JeffreyTambor who portrays Adam Shadowchild has starred in the ''Hellboy'' movies as Agent Tom Manning.


* OneOfUs: Writers/stars Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/NickFrost are huge nerds, and this is their love letter to the "alien encounter" sub-genre of sci-fi.


* OneOfUs: Writers/stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are huge nerds, and this is their love letter to the "alien encounter" sub-genre of sci-fi.

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** A Comics/{{Hellboy}} comic can be seen on display during the end credits scenes. Creator/JefferyTambor who portrays Adam Shadowchild has starred in the ''Hellboy'' movies as Agent Tom Manning.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/SigourneyWeaver jumped at the chance to appear in the film as she felt it was a love letter to science fiction fans and a genre that has been very good to her in her career.
* OneOfUs: Writers/stars Simon Pegg Creator/SimonPegg and Nick Frost Creator/NickFrost are huge nerds, and this is their love letter to the "alien encounter" sub-genre of sci-fi.



** Nick Frost for once not playing TheDitz.
** Bill Hader as a semi-serious special agent who goes a bit AxCrazy, rather than a funny guy.
* ProductionPosse: This is the fourth project Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have starred in together, following the TV show ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' and the films ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' and ''Film/HotFuzz''.
* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[Creator/{{JaneLynch}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pegg and Frost had wanted Yeardley Smith for the role of The Big Guy, but she turned them down.
** They had also originally imagined Danny de Vito as Paul.

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** Nick Frost Creator/NickFrost for once not playing TheDitz.
** Bill Hader Creator/BillHader as a semi-serious special agent who goes a bit AxCrazy, rather than a funny guy.
* ProductionPosse: This is the fourth project Simon Pegg Creator/SimonPegg and Nick Frost Creator/NickFrost have starred in together, following the TV show ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' and the films ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' and ''Film/HotFuzz''.
* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[Creator/{{JaneLynch}} Jane Lynch]], Creator/JaneLynch, is a lesbian.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: StillbornFranchise: A sequel for the film, entitled ''Pauls'', was considered until prohibitive costs ruled it out.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Pegg and Frost had wanted Yeardley Smith Creator/YeardleySmith for the role of The Big Guy, but she turned them down.
** They had also originally imagined Danny de Vito Creator/DannyDeVito as Paul.Paul. They originally felt an older actor like Creator/JackNicholson or Rip Torn would be ideal for the voice, but when the studio suggested Creator/SethRogen they liked the idea, due to Rogen's distinguishable voice.
** Creator/EdgarWright was supposed to direct, but he had to drop out in order to direct ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''.
** The Big Guy was originally written as a man.


* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.

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* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[Series/{{Glee}} [[Creator/{{JaneLynch}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Pegg and Frost themselves, of course, but more jarring is [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] as Pat the waitress.
** Then you've got [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Special Agent Michael Bluth and his father, Adam Shadowchild.]]
** HeyItsThatVoice: Seth Rogen as Paul. And Creator/StevenSpielberg AsHimself.


** Paul [[PineappleExpress gets his marijuana from the military]].

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** Paul [[PineappleExpress [[Film/PineappleExpress gets his marijuana from the military]].



*** Specifically Clive says that police ''don't'' shoot people but Graeme admits that they just ''avoid'' shooting people. Guess which actor played the reluctant, gun-toting bad-ass in HotFuzz...

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*** Specifically Clive says that police ''don't'' shoot people but Graeme admits that they just ''avoid'' shooting people. Guess which actor played the reluctant, gun-toting bad-ass in HotFuzz...''Film/HotFuzz''...


** When the police officer in the gas station asks Graeme and Clive about guns in the UK, they respond that [[HotFuzz farmers have guns. Presumably farmers' mums, too.]]

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** When the police officer in the gas station asks Graeme and Clive about guns in the UK, they respond that [[HotFuzz [[Film/HotFuzz farmers have guns. Presumably farmers' mums, too.]]



* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.

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* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[{{Glee}} [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.

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* ActorAllusion: A bunch, mixed in with the rest of the {{Shout Out}}s:
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} "Get away from her, you bitch!"]]
** A really old one for the fans, Graeme is a [[Series/{{Spaced}} very good artist.]]
** Clive [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead bites]] The Big Guy on the forearm.
** Paul [[PineappleExpress gets his marijuana from the military]].
** When the police officer in the gas station asks Graeme and Clive about guns in the UK, they respond that [[HotFuzz farmers have guns. Presumably farmers' mums, too.]]
*** Specifically Clive says that police ''don't'' shoot people but Graeme admits that they just ''avoid'' shooting people. Guess which actor played the reluctant, gun-toting bad-ass in HotFuzz...


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* OneOfUs: Writers/stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are huge nerds, and this is their love letter to the "alien encounter" sub-genre of sci-fi.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Nick Frost for once not playing TheDitz.
** Bill Hader as a semi-serious special agent who goes a bit AxCrazy, rather than a funny guy.
* ProductionPosse: This is the fourth project Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have starred in together, following the TV show ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' and the films ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' and ''Film/HotFuzz''.
* RealitySubtext: At the end, Pat tells Ruth that she would look even better with her clothes off. The actress who plays her, [[{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]], is a lesbian.


** Then you've got [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Special Agent Michael Bluth and his father, Adam Starchild.]]

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** Then you've got [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Special Agent Michael Bluth and his father, Adam Starchild.Shadowchild.]]


** HeyItsThatVoice: Seth Rogen as Paul. And Creator/StevenSpielberg AsHimself.

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** HeyItsThatVoice: Seth Rogen as Paul. And Creator/StevenSpielberg AsHimself.AsHimself.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pegg and Frost had wanted Yeardley Smith for the role of The Big Guy, but she turned them down.
** They had also originally imagined Danny de Vito as Paul.


** HeyItsThatVoice: Seth Rogen as Paul. And [[StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] [[AsHimself as himself]].

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** HeyItsThatVoice: Seth Rogen as Paul. And [[StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] [[AsHimself as himself]].Creator/StevenSpielberg AsHimself.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Pegg and Frost themselves, of course, but more jarring is [[{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] as Pat the waitress.
** Then you've got [[ArrestedDevelopment Special Agent Michael Bluth and his father, Adam Starchild.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Pegg and Frost themselves, of course, but more jarring is [[{{Glee}} [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] as Pat the waitress.
** Then you've got [[ArrestedDevelopment [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Special Agent Michael Bluth and his father, Adam Starchild.]]

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