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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Angie is seen wearing a pro-vegetarian shirt in one episode. Her actress, Constance Marie, is a devout vegetarian in real life.
    • "Angie Gets Tanked" has George make fun of an overweight boy named Lawrence Baxter by shouting "Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!". Lawrence is played by Jamal Mixon, the same boy who played Ernie Klump, Jr. in The Nutty Professor.
  • Adored by the Network: Nick @ Nite loved showing repeats of the show back when they had the rights to the series, and for good reason: it was their highest-rated show.
  • The Danza:
    • George Lopez as George Lopez.
    • Jack Blessing as Jack Powers.
    • One letter off with Belita Moreno, who plays Benita "Benny" Lopez.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • Masiela Lusha was 16 when she started the series as 13-year-old Carmen.
    • Taken to a bigger extreme with Veronica. She's supposed to be around 20 but her actress was pretty close to 30, though she looks much younger.
  • Descended Creator: Sandra Bullock spearheaded the show's creation and guest-starred as Accident Amy in a handful of episodes.
  • Edited for Syndication:
    • Some of the recent reruns of the show on Nick would often have the Credits Pushback. Some aren't so bad, but episodes that have an extra scene while the credits are rolling might have this issue.
    • One example that is not completely bad is if Nick airs both the fifth season finale and sixth season premiere, as the opening is removed on the premiere due to it being the same from the finale.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Cuban Angie is played by Mexican Constance Marie (whose real last name is, ironically, Lopez). Her sister Gloria is played an Argentinian-American actress.
    • Carmen's actress Masiela Lusha is actually Albanian-American.
    • Manny Lopez, a Mexican, is played by Cuban actor William Marquez.
    • George's half-brother George (II) is Mexican-American. His actor Lou Diamond Phillips is of Filipino, Scots, Irish and Native American ancestry.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Carmen is a spoiled Bratty Teenage Daughter who gets bad-to-mediocre grades and displays truly staggering ignorance at times. Masiela Lusha is an Albanian refugee who got into UCLA, one of the public ivies, and graduated with a degree in Creative Writing. She's also a quadrilingual Omniglot (fluently speaking Albanian, German, Hungarian, and English) who writes bilingual poetry and translates Albanian poems and prayers in her spare time.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Seasons 1-6 have been released on DVD, with the second half of the coming from the Warner Archive Collection. The only issue with the first three is that they're in 4:3, even though the show was made in 16:9.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Mrs. Cardenas, in her first appearance, is played by actress Lilian Hurst. Afterwards she is played by a different actress, likely in a fat suit to make her appear morbidly obese and voiced by a man.
    • Linda was played by Lisa Guerrero in her first appearance, and Eva LaRue afterwards.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Max was written having kidney disease due to the real George Lopez's own experience with it. Also, the episodes about George stealing George W. Bush's speech were inspired by the Real Life George Lopez stealing one of the then-president's speeches. Thankfully, he confessed before he could face serious repercussions.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: "Low Rider" by War.
  • Write Who You Know: Benita Lopez is based off of George Lopez's own grandmother.
  • The Wiki Rule: Whah-pah!
  • Vindicated by Cable: A modest hit on ABC, it has found tremendous success in syndication, especially on Nick at Nite, where it draws the highest ratings on the channel's late-night block.


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