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  • Short Run in Peru: Although produced in Canada, the series made its world debut in the United States on HDNet in 2009 and only came to Teletoon at Night a year later.
  • What Could Have Been: The series was allegedly originally meant to be an Animated Adaptation of the webcomic Least I Could Do. Creator Ryan Sohmer has openly called the show a rip-off of his own work, claiming that Blind Ferret Entertainment (the comic's publishers) had pitched an idea for a LICD series to Teletoon until they backed out due to massive amounts of Executive Meddling. He states that Teletoon took his hard work and made a series of their own, with many of the same concepts, and then put in the suggestions they'd been asking Sohmer to make (adding large amounts of Canadian culture to the show, making one character a chronic pot-smoker, having the main character be a serial monogamist and not a man-whore, etc.). Teletoon has reportedly denied the accusation (with the show being a creation of Entertainment One and MarbleMedia), but the show's existence was enough to spur the LICD creators to get to work on an independently-produced adaptation of their comic.
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  • Write What You Know: Ignoring the controversy surrounding the ripoff accusations, the show's creators have said the show was inspired by their own dating experiences.

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