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* {{Actor Allusion}}s and {{Casting Gag}}s:
** Hippie drug guru Timothy Leary's expertise in botany and pharmacology as Dr. Milo in "Stagecoach"...not to mention his Fauxlosophical [[ContemplatingYourHands Hand Contemplation]] scene.
** John "Gomez Addams" Astin mentioning how the [John & John Q.] Adams family was "weird".
** The series finale features a group of villains who are all played by football players, and discuss their plan to capture Brisco in the same style as a football play, including shouting "Break!" at the end. While running down a street, they encounter props which conveniently resemble a football training camp obstacle course, including tires.
** The traveling scenes are denoted by a very ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.

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* {{Actor Allusion}}s and {{Casting Gag}}s:
AwesomeDearBoy: To quote Creator/BruceCampbell:
-->It's every actor's dream to play a cowboy, so when this opportunity came up, I mean, yeah, where do I sign?
* CreatorsFavorite:
** Hippie drug guru Timothy Leary's expertise in botany and pharmacology as Dr. Milo in "Stagecoach"...not to mention his Fauxlosophical [[ContemplatingYourHands Hand Contemplation]] scene.
** John "Gomez Addams" Astin mentioning how the [John & John Q.] Adams family was "weird".
** The series finale features a group of villains who are all played by football players, and discuss their plan to capture
Creator/BruceCampbell cited Brisco in County Jr. as his favorite role. On the same style as a football play, including shouting "Break!" at special DVD featurette he commented "it was the end. While running down a street, they encounter props which conveniently resemble a football training camp obstacle course, including tires.
**
most exhausting, physically demanding year of my life. It was also the best." The traveling scenes are denoted by a very ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.other cast members all shared similar sentiments.
** Julius Carry named Bowler as his favourite role.



* UnfinishedEpisode: One planed episode for season 2 (which got cancelled after the first season) had Brisco becoming the sheriff of a town.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Writers' plans for a second season included Brisco becoming sheriff of a town.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: One planed episode for season 2 (which got cancelled after According to writer Carlton Cuse, had the first season) had Brisco becoming the sheriff of a town.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Writers' plans
series been renewed for a second season included season, the main plot line would have centered around Brisco County Jr. eventually settling down, marrying Dixie Cousins, and becoming a sheriff to a town populated by all sorts of a town.characters with similar characteristics to many of the guest characters from Season One.
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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Creator Carlton Cuse blames this for the show's failure. However, it should be noted that it was paired with another new show called ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Creator Carlton Cuse blames this for the show's failure. However, it should be noted that it was paired with another new show called ''Series/TheXFiles''.''Series/TheXFiles''[[note]]ironically, of the two, ''Brisco County'' was the one that was expected to succeed[[/note]].


* RealitySubtext: Originally, the writers envisioned the rivalry between Brisco and Bowler lasting longer. However, as Campbell and Carry had such strong chemistry, the writers were compelled to have them interact more often - leading to Brisco and Bowler becoming close friends sooner than expected.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Other than the FridayNightDeathSlot mostly averted: Fox spent a lot of money advertising the show, including running ads during movie previews.

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* RealitySubtext: Originally, the writers envisioned the rivalry between Brisco and Bowler lasting longer. However, as Campbell Creator/BruceCampbell and Julius Carry had such strong chemistry, the writers were compelled to have them interact more often - leading to Brisco and Bowler becoming close friends sooner than expected.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Other than On the FridayNightDeathSlot mostly averted: DVD, Carlton Cuse laments that had they been able to make it to a second season, the show probably could have lasted for a very long time. Creator/DavidDuchovny, star of [[Series/TheXFiles another Fox spent a lot of money advertising the show, including running ads during movie previews.show that debuted in 1993]] (and which followed Brisco County on Friday nights), also lamented its fate.


** The traveling scenes are denoted by a very IndianaJones -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.

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** The traveling scenes are denoted by a very IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Professor Wickwire (John Astin) was [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]] in the 60's TV show.
** John Bly (Billy Drago) was a villain in many movies and shows, notably the scary white-suited hit man Frank Nitti in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987).
** Brisco County, sr., is Creator/RLeeErmey, famous as the drill sergeant from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
** And Brisco jr., of course, is Creator/BruceCampbell.
** Denise Crosby (a.k.a. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tasha Yar]]) as Sheriff Jenny Taylor in "No Man's Land".
** Kelly Rutherford played Sam in ''Generations'', the first network Soap Opera to feature a predominantly African American cast.
** Crystal Hawks is singer/actress/voice talent Sheena Easton.
** Most of the robber barons from the Westerfield Club are played by former TV western actors.
** In Stagecoach: Acid Guru [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Dr. Timothy Leary]] as Botanist and Pharmacology expert Dr. Milo and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Foreman in That70sShow) as Ms. Plowright.
** [[Series/TheWestWing Donna Moss]] is a victimized mother in "Pirates!".
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Harmony Kendall]] is an orphan girl.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Latin-American dub, Brisco is... [[Series/MacGyver Angus Mc Gyver]]. And BruceWillis. And [[DragonBallZ Son Goku.]]

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* UnfinishedEpisode: One planed episode for season 2 (which got cancelled after the first season) had Brisco becoming the sheriff of a town.


** [[TheWestWing Donna Moss]] is a victimized mother in "Pirates!".

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** [[TheWestWing [[Series/TheWestWing Donna Moss]] is a victimized mother in "Pirates!".





** Brisco County, sr., is RLeeErmey, famous as the drill sergeant from FullMetalJacket.

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** Brisco County, sr., is RLeeErmey, Creator/RLeeErmey, famous as the drill sergeant from FullMetalJacket.''Film/FullMetalJacket''.





* TheDanza: In "Senior Spirit," the kidnapped boy Jason is played by JasonMarsden.

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* TheDanza: In "Senior Spirit," the kidnapped boy Jason is played by JasonMarsden.Creator/JasonMarsden.

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* {{Actor Allusion}}s and {{Casting Gag}}s:
** Hippie drug guru Timothy Leary's expertise in botany and pharmacology as Dr. Milo in "Stagecoach"...not to mention his Fauxlosophical [[ContemplatingYourHands Hand Contemplation]] scene.
** John "Gomez Addams" Astin mentioning how the [John & John Q.] Adams family was "weird".
** The series finale features a group of villains who are all played by football players, and discuss their plan to capture Brisco in the same style as a football play, including shouting "Break!" at the end. While running down a street, they encounter props which conveniently resemble a football training camp obstacle course, including tires.
** The traveling scenes are denoted by a very IndianaJones -style red line on a map overlaid with video footage, which falls more within Author Allusion.
* TheDanza: In "Senior Spirit," the kidnapped boy Jason is played by JasonMarsden.
* FridayNightDeathSlot: Creator Carlton Cuse blames this for the show's failure. However, it should be noted that it was paired with another new show called ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Professor Wickwire (John Astin) was [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]] in the 60's TV show.
** John Bly (Billy Drago) was a villain in many movies and shows, notably the scary white-suited hit man Frank Nitti in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987).
** Brisco County, sr., is RLeeErmey, famous as the drill sergeant from FullMetalJacket.
** And Brisco jr., of course, is Creator/BruceCampbell.
** Denise Crosby (a.k.a. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tasha Yar]]) as Sheriff Jenny Taylor in "No Man's Land".
** Kelly Rutherford played Sam in ''Generations'', the first network Soap Opera to feature a predominantly African American cast.
** Crystal Hawks is singer/actress/voice talent Sheena Easton.
** Most of the robber barons from the Westerfield Club are played by former TV western actors.
** In Stagecoach: Acid Guru [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Dr. Timothy Leary]] as Botanist and Pharmacology expert Dr. Milo and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Foreman in That70sShow) as Ms. Plowright.
** [[TheWestWing Donna Moss]] is a victimized mother in "Pirates!".
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Harmony Kendall]] is an orphan girl.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Latin-American dub, Brisco is... [[Series/MacGyver Angus Mc Gyver]]. And BruceWillis. And [[DragonBallZ Son Goku.]]
* RealitySubtext: Originally, the writers envisioned the rivalry between Brisco and Bowler lasting longer. However, as Campbell and Carry had such strong chemistry, the writers were compelled to have them interact more often - leading to Brisco and Bowler becoming close friends sooner than expected.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Other than the FridayNightDeathSlot mostly averted: Fox spent a lot of money advertising the show, including running ads during movie previews.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Writers' plans for a second season included Brisco becoming sheriff of a town.

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