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  • Actor Existence Limbo: Coop was voiced by Tony Hawk in "Measure For Measure", but subsequent episodes have him make silent cameos.
  • Actor-Shared Background: "Designing Mr. Perfect" introduces Wicked's wand, Wanda. Her voice actress, Danica McKellar, is a mathematician. Naturally, she'd be in a show with math as a core concept.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Christopher Lloyd and Gibert Gottfried both voice Hacker and Digit, respectively.
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  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Matt is voiced by Jacqueline Pillon.
  • The Danza: In the episode where a movie is being made about the Cybersquad, the name of Hacker's actor is Christopher Droid.
  • Fake Brit: Dr. Marbles.
  • International Coproduction: For the first five seasons, Nelvana of Canada worked with PBS station WNET-13 of New York City to produce the show; 2006 saw Nelvana dropping out for unknown reasons and WNET taking over production, which meant it was also animated exclusively in Adobe Flash.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The full original 1999 pilot episode The Poddleville Caper was this for a while. As noted in Early Installment Weirdness, the aired version of the episode was renamed The Poddleville Case, and edited some things (as well as having the current voice actors redub all the lines) to fit with the rest of the series. The original pilot was released on an obscure video tape allowed to be played for school lessons, and WNET-13, a New York station briefly aired it once in 2000 as a sneak peek of the series. Because of this, it seemed highly unlikely it'll be released. That is, until February 7, 2021, where the original version can be seen here.
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  • Long Runner: Has been airing on PBS Kids, with occasional new episodes, for seventeen years, and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
  • The Other Darrin: Due to Len Carlson's death in 2006, the role of Buzz was recast with Phil Williams.
  • Screwed by the Network: Highly strange example; the show has been on the air for almost twenty years and shows no signs of stopping. However, after the PBS Kids GO! block was discontinued (the show aired on that block), the show almost never airs on the main PBS channel and has basically zero advertisements. Despite PBS downplaying the show over the years, they keep renewing the show for new seasons despite the negative reviews and low ratings that the modern seasons have.
  • Uncredited Role: Outside of the main characters and larger-name guest stars, the voice cast is mostly uncredited, as was the norm for Nelvana's series at the time.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: This show is from the early 2000s, and boy does it feel like it;
    • The premise of the show, where three kids are warped into cyberspace to solve problems in that universe, can only work in late 90s and early 2000s, when the Internet was a relatively new thing.
    • Speaking of, the computers that they have are very blocky, as was commonplace during the late 90s - early 2000s.
    • One Planet of Hats is named Radopolis, for Christ sakes.
    • More. If you read the kids' profiles Matt's favorite music is "anything by Will Smith". Seriously?
    • "Cool It" had Matt lamenting that there's "No CD player," dating it to its airdate in 2002.
    • There are a few pop culture references that are outdated as well;
  • What Could Have Been: The 1999 pilot, The Poddleville Caper, has several differences between this version and the final one.
    • For starters, Digit didn't appear in the original pilot, and neither was he even mentioned, indicating that he wasn't planned to be in the original concept of the show. In the 2002 version, however, he was at least mentioned as a throwaway line.
    • There were different voice actors in the original pilot; Joanna Rhinehart and Thom Christopher both had been confirmed to have voiced Jackie and Hacker, respectively, and several other voice actors had never worked on another episode of the show.
    • Motherboard would have looked much stranger than in the final product.
    • The inside of the vortex was completely different;
      • The original version has a more static camera, hand-drawn instead of CGI imagery, and a different background.
      • Objects found within the vortex include a numbers 1, 2, and 7; mathematical items, and even items with little to no mathematical relevance, namely a pizza slice, satellite dish, and sock.
    • Jackie was to live in an apartment instead of a house. She was also less insightful and acted much like Digit in the episode.
    • There were extra scenes that were removed or altered from the final product; An exchange between Hacker, Buzz, and Delete aboard the Grim Wreaker was scrapped, the kids confrontation with the Mayor of Poodleville was rewritten, and a line where Jackie decides to eat cereal instead of an egg.
    • There was also no "For Real" segment, indicating that it wasn't meant to be in the original concept.

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