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* ActorAllusion:
** In Season 2, episode 2 [[spoiler: Anwar]] [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts recites Hugh Grant's filmography since 1992 during sex so he'll last longer]]. Upon finishing, he says that he never can make it to "About a Boy," the 2002 film starring Nicholas Hoult.
** There's even one with the guest stars.
--->'''T Love (Will Young):''' Don't you think you should be leaving?
--->'''Freddie:''' Right now?[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get it]], ''Leave Right Now'' is probably Will Young's most successful song.[[/note]]
*** In Chris' episode he says: "Piss on a cloth.... Works better than clearasil.' Ironically, he continued to advertise for Clearasil after Skins.

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* ActorAllusion:
** In Season 2, episode 2 [[spoiler: Anwar]] [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts recites Hugh Grant's filmography since 1992 during sex so he'll last longer]]. Upon finishing, he says that he never can make it to "About a Boy,"
CastTheRunnerUp: Luke Pasqualino, who eventually won the 2002 film starring Nicholas Hoult.
** There's even one with the guest stars.
--->'''T Love (Will Young):''' Don't you think you should be leaving?
--->'''Freddie:''' Right now?[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get it]], ''Leave Right Now'' is probably Will Young's most successful song.[[/note]]
*** In Chris' episode he says: "Piss on a cloth.... Works better than clearasil.' Ironically, he continued to advertise
role of Freddie, originally auditioned for Clearasil after Skins.Tony.



** Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.



* Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.
* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.
* Luke Pasqualino, who eventually won the role of Freddie, originally auditioned for Tony.

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* Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.
* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.
* Luke Pasqualino, who eventually won the role of Freddie, originally auditioned for Tony.
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* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with [[''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation]] and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.

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* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with [[''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation]] generation and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.


** Creator/NicholasHoult and Kaya Scodelario are ''very'' convincing on-screen siblings with those IcyBlueEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin their pale skin and dark hair]] and as a credit to their acting, they manage to have also the same mannerisms;

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** Creator/NicholasHoult and Kaya Scodelario Creator/KayaScodelario are ''very'' convincing on-screen siblings with those IcyBlueEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin their pale skin and dark hair]] and as a credit to their acting, they manage to have also the same mannerisms;


*** It's actually ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' [-WITH KIDS!-] Yeah, because somebody thought that was a ''good'' idea.

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*** It's actually ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' [-WITH KIDS!-] Yeah, because somebody thought that was a ''good'' idea.


* TheCastShowoff: A great many of the actors in Generation 1 are also great singers, with Nick Hoult (Tony), Mitch Hewer (Maxxie), April Pearson (Michelle), Mike Bailey (Sid), Joe Dempsie (Chris), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Sketch), and Siwan Morris (Angie) all showing it off at various points.
** Mitch Hewer is also a great dancer, which was kind of a necessity to play Maxxie.



* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with [[''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation]] and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.

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* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with [[''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation]] and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.3.
* Luke Pasqualino, who eventually won the role of Freddie, originally auditioned for Tony.


* Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.

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* Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.22.
* Looking at the auditions, Skins ended up having some rather famous runner-ups, with [[''Series/GameOfThrones'' Grey Worm originally in the running for the role of Freddie for the second generation]] and Aimee Kelly of ''Series/Wolfblood'' and ''Sket'' fame one of the last cuts from the casting of Generation 3.


--->'''Freddie:''' Right now?
*** ([[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get it]], ''Leave Right Now'' is probably Will Young's most successful song.)

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--->'''Freddie:''' Right now?
*** ([[DontExplainTheJoke
now?[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get it]], ''Leave Right Now'' is probably Will Young's most successful song.)[[/note]]



** And after a [[CreatorBacklash stroppy]] Merveille Lukeba (Thomas) [[{{Twitter}} tweeted]] about "the nation's favourite lesbian couple", it became a nickname for Naomily the fans were [[AppropriatedAppellation only too happy to pick up]].

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** And after a [[CreatorBacklash stroppy]] Merveille Lukeba (Thomas) [[{{Twitter}} [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] about "the nation's favourite lesbian couple", it became a nickname for Naomily the fans were [[AppropriatedAppellation only too happy to pick up]].


* ActorAllusion: In Season 2, episode 2 [[spoiler: Anwar]] [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts recites Hugh Grant's filmography since 1992 during sex so he'll last longer]]. Upon finishing, he says that he never can make it to "About a Boy," the 2002 film starring Nicholas Hoult.
** And there's even one with the guest stars.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
**
In Season 2, episode 2 [[spoiler: Anwar]] [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts recites Hugh Grant's filmography since 1992 during sex so he'll last longer]]. Upon finishing, he says that he never can make it to "About a Boy," the 2002 film starring Nicholas Hoult.
** And there's There's even one with the guest stars.



*** Also, in Chris' episode he says: "Piss on a cloth.... Works better than clearasil.' Ironically, he continued to advertise for Clearasil after Skins.

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*** Also, in In Chris' episode he says: "Piss on a cloth.... Works better than clearasil.' Ironically, he continued to advertise for Clearasil after Skins.


* RealitySubtext: Ironically, while at the end of series 2, Anwar is the only member of the main cast who isn't 'going somewhere' with his life--but immediately after leaving the show, Dev Patel was cast as the lead in ''SlumdogMillionaire''. Not bad.

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* RealitySubtext: Ironically, while at the end of series 2, Anwar is the only member of the main cast who isn't 'going somewhere' with his life--but immediately after leaving the show, Dev Patel was cast as the lead in ''SlumdogMillionaire''.''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''. Not bad.


* DirectedByCastMember: Harry Enfield directed two episodes of series 2. Daniel Kaluuya, aka "Posh Kenneth," also wrote Jal's S2 episode and Thomas's S3 episode.

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* DirectedByCastMember: Harry Enfield directed two episodes of series 2. Daniel Kaluuya, Creator/DanielKaluuya, aka "Posh Kenneth," also wrote Jal's S2 episode and Thomas's S3 episode.

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* FollowTheLeader: Highly controversial Russian series ''Shkola'' (''School'') is basically ''Skins'' [[RecycledINSPACE IN RUSSIA]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff, and profanity, sexual content and general [[CrapSackWorld crapsackiness]] cranked UpToEleven.
** It's actually much tamer than Skins - the profanity isn't as rampant and there are episodes without any sexual content at all. [[ValuesDissonance Inappropriate content is just a lot more strictly monitored there - and depicting daily life in the country in a less-than-pretty way is frowned on]]. Besides, it's not like Skins was the first show to parade around disaffected youth.
** Additionally, the [=BBCThree=] show ''Coming of Age'' is Skins [-WITH MORE BAD SEX JOKES AND ONE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS!-]. It's widely considered to be crap, but still gets enough viewers to get renewed.
*** It's actually ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' [-WITH KIDS!-] Yeah, because somebody thought that was a ''good'' idea.


** Chris' father is played by Mark Heap, who definitely looks like Creator/JoeDempsie, as Jal [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] in-universe.

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** Chris' father is played by Mark Heap, who definitely looks like Creator/JoeDempsie, Joe Dempsie, as Jal [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] in-universe.

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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting:
** Creator/NicholasHoult and Kaya Scodelario are ''very'' convincing on-screen siblings with those IcyBlueEyes, [[RavenHairIvorySkin their pale skin and dark hair]] and as a credit to their acting, they manage to have also the same mannerisms;
** Chris' father is played by Mark Heap, who definitely looks like Creator/JoeDempsie, as Jal [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] in-universe.


** A lot of fans of the British version are wishing it because of how Elsley's return changed the plan for Series 6. Especially lesbian viewers, since Brittain had promised to [[spoiler: develop Mini's sexuality more]] in S6, and fans of [[spoiler: Grace or her relationship with Rich]], as she probably [[spoiler: would not have died]] since Brittain had said he was planning to abandon the previous generations' "rise and fall" pattern.

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** A lot of fans of the British version are wishing it because of how Elsley's return changed the plan for Series 6. Especially lesbian viewers, since Brittain had promised to [[spoiler: develop Mini's sexuality more]] in S6, and fans of [[spoiler: Grace or her relationship with Rich]], as she probably [[spoiler: would not have died]] since Brittain had said he was planning to abandon the previous generations' "rise and fall" pattern.pattern.
* Holly Earl, the girl who played Poppy Champion who was supposed to be 13 and who had a pedophilic storyline revolve around her, but Holly is in fact a year older than Will Merrick, who played Alo. She is 23 while he's 22.


* HeyItsThatGuy: In the first series, you may recognize Tony as a grown-up version of the star in ''Film/AboutABoy''[[note]]Which actually gets referenced by name by Anwar, who lists Hugh Garnt movies while having sex to stave off orgasm[[/note]]. He later went on to play [[Series/XMenFirstClass Hank McCoy]] and star in ''Film/ASingleMan'' and ''Film/WarmBodies''.
** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans will recognize Gilly as Cassie and Gendry as Chris. Chris also appears in a number of medical dramas (''Series/Doctors'', ''Series/PeakPractice'', and ''Series/SweetMedicine'') and the films ''Film/OneForTheRoad'' and ''Film/{{Heartlands}}''.
** Maxxie also had a major role in ''Series/BritanniaHigh'' around the same time.
** Dev Patel is probably the best known actor in the series, having starred in ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
** Look out for Jay from ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' as a minor character in season one.
** Pretty much all the parents are played by recognisable (mostly comic) British actors.
*** [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Pet]][[Franchise/DoctorWho er]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]][[CatchPhrase ing]] [[Series/TheThickOfIt Capal]][[InTheLoop di]] as Sid's dad.
*** Chris Addison, Capaldi's co-star on ''Series/TheThickOfIt'', is Professor Blood in generations two and three.
*** ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' alumnus Josie Lawrence is Sid's mum in the first generation, and host John Sessions plays one of Franky's dads in the third.
*** [[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Harry Enfield]] plays Effy & Tony Stonem's dad.
*** [[Series/BlackBooks Manny]] as Maxxie's dad!
*** [[Series/PeepShow Sophie]] is Naomi's mum and [[Series/PeepShow Super Hans]] is Cook Sr.
*** [[Series/SmackThePony Sally Phillips]] is Pandora's overprotective mother.
*** Ronni Ancona (Emily and Katie's mum) is well known for Alistair McGowan's Big Impression. McGowan himself pops up as Nick's South African football coach in series 5.
*** H from {{Music/Steps}} makes a small cameo as a hairdresser who works with the Fitches' mum in series 4.
*** [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Archie]] is Mini's dad in the third generation, and [[Series/RedDwarf Kristine Kochanski]] her mum.
*** Alan Statham from ''Series/GreenWing'' pops up as Chris's dad in the first generation, and Martin Dear from the same series as Alex's dad in the third.
*** Freddie's dad and Michelle's mum both came from ''Series/TheFastShow''.
*** Several parents have had recognisable roles in ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'', including Anwar's mum (also ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe''), Jal's dad, and Michelle's dad (who is also Creator/DannyDyer).
** Franky from the third generation was already fairly recognisable as Lyra from [[Film/TheGoldenCompass The Golden Compass]].
** A couple of the main characters are this too; more than a few people know Tony as "him from ''AboutABoy''," and Dev Patel is now far better known for ''SlumdogMillionaire'' than for being Anwar.
** Geeks are about to get this with Luke Pasqualino (Freddie), given that he's been cast as a young [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Bill Frakkin' Adama]].
** More than a few people recognized Dakota Blue Richards from ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' when Generation 3 was revealed.
** Fans of ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' will recognize Sid's dad as Tristan, the handsome BBC director who Geraldine fell for in "Songs of Praise". Others will know him as angry, foul-mouthed, political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.
*** Now Peter Capaldi has been confirmed by WordofGod as the Twelfth Doctor, expect this to be taken to a whole new level. UpToEleven...or is that Twelve?
** Speaking of Dibley, in Pandora's episode, [[Series/TheVicarOfDibley Hugo Horton]] (or [[Film/SenseAndSensibility John Dashwood]] for Austen fans) appears in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo as the cranky neighbor who is revealed to be in a sex tape with Pandora's mum when Effy and Cook fall into the house next door.

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