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Trivia / The League of Gentlemen

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  • Actor Allusion: The Mayor is played by standup Roy "Chubby" Brown, whose real name is Royston Vasey.
  • Completely Different Title: In Korea, the show is called Psycho Village.
  • Fake Nationality: Steve Pemberton plays German Wolff Lipp.
  • Star-Making Role: For Mark Gatiss.
  • The Other Darrin: Chloe and Radclyffe are played by a different pair of twins in the 2017 series than the original. This is most likely because The League themselves were unable to track down the original twins.
  • Write Who You Know:
    • Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton once had a Greek landlord called Peter Papalazarou, who was always unwilling to speak to Reece. He would always demand to talk to Steve, even when he wasn't there, hence Papa Lazarou's eternal quest to speak to Dave. (Steve talks about it here.
    • The Legz Akimbo theatre troupe are based on the League members' experiences in community theatre, and Pauline is based on an actual restart officer Reece Shearsmith had.
    • The Dentons are loosely based on real relatives of Jeremy Dyson, who went to stay with his relatives who told him to make himself at home, but found himself breaking lots of rules that he didn't know existed.
  • You Look Familiar: Almost everyone in a single town looks like Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton or Reece Shearsmith.

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