The 206 is a Spiritual Successor show of the locally famous Almost Live! in Seattle. Starring John Keister, Pat Cashman and Chris Cashman, while several of the Almost Live! cast have returned in brief cameo appearances. Like it's predecessor show, it takes all the tropes about Seattle and makes good humor out of them.
This show provides examples of:
- Affectionate Parody:
- Continuity Porn: Of Almost Live!. Especially when former cast members show up.
- Cultural Posturing: The hosts have this sometimes about the communities outside of Seattle proper. Though admittedly its in the interest of humor.
- News Parody: The 411 hosted by John Keister is this plus plenty of Take That! to local communities.
- Out of Character Is Serious Business: Darrell Suto in the return of Billy Quan is this. Finally getting so pissed off at TMSea, instead of his trademark kicks that the paparazzi guy is hounding him to do, he instead gives a Megaton Punch to the face.Billy Quan: "Remember kids! When people tell you not to pester them! PLEASE DO NOT PESTER THEM! Behave yourself! And Mind Your Manners!" *walks on and then over the guy.*Paparazzi: "Oh god he said it! Oh man, love you Billy!"
- Spiritual Successor: Of Almost Live!. And they make good use of it too when old cast members show up.John Keister: "Err... what are those?"Tracey Conway: "Applications. Not all of us got a cozy little spin off show!"
- Take That!: The TMSea skits are this to TMZ and the local paparrazi who actually leaked all the first episode sketches that were shot on location after the show was announced.
- Also a recurring feature of the 411 news segment.
- The Scrappy: Invoked, for the TMSea sketches.