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The Animated Series

  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
  • Dawson Casting: Aside from Tiffany, who was voiced by a teenager, none of the child characters were voiced by actual children.
  • Executive Meddling: Originally, Todd and Riley only got their parents replaced, then an executive suggested that they should have the ability to replace other adults too.
  • Fake Brit: Agent K is voiced by Kath Soucie, not Moira "Brit" Quirk. Remember that.
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  • Follow the Leader: Coincidentally or not, The Replacements feels like Disney's attempt at creating an equivalent of The Fairly OddParents, with its child protagonists who get their wishes granted in every episode and have it go horribly wrong at the end leading them to undo the wish and have everything go back to normal. As noted under Production Posse, however, many people who worked on that show were actually involved with this one.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Like most animated Disney shows produced in the 21st century, the show never received any DVD releases, meaning that for eight years after reruns of the series were taken off the air in 2011 (when ABC discontinued its Saturday morning children's block in favor of programs produced by Litton Entertainment), fans had to rely on recordings of the show from Canadian broadcasts on Family in order to watch it.
    • This was finally averted when the series was released in its entirety on iTunes on October 25, 2019. The series also became a launch title for Disney+ approximately three weeks later, on November 12, 2019, though a severe Missing Episode situation plagues the show there (see below for full details).
  • Missing Episode: Only season 1 is available to stream on Disney+. Unless if Disney adds them to the service later down the line, you'll have to purchase the iTunes collections in order to legally watch the show's remaining 31 episodes.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Celebrity Starr was voiced by Miley Cyrus in "The Frog Prince" and by Jessica DiCicco in "Hollywoodn't".
    • Abbie was voiced by Erica Hubbard in season 1 and Tempsett Blesdoe in season 2.
  • Out of Order: By all indication, the second season aired out of order in the United States. For example, Tasumi appears without her helmet in "Canadian Fakin'" before she takes it off for good in "Tasumi Unmasked".
  • Production Posse: The show is pretty much a The Fairly OddParents reunion. Story editor Jack Thomas is the executive producer for this series, while actors Grey DeLisle and Daran Norris voice series regulars Riley and Dick Daring. Tara Strong, Rob Paulsen, and Dee Bradley Baker do recurring voice work in this series.
  • Screwed by the Network: The show went from Saturday nights, to Monday afternoons.
  • Technology Marches On: The Fleemco phone is a flip phone. The year after the series debuted, Apple debuted the iPhone; Fleemco's service would nowadays be better served as a smartphone app.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Grey DeLisle as Riley and Buzz.
    • Candi Milo as Jacobo and Amanda
    • Dee Bradley Baker as Johnny and Prince Cinnamon Boots
    • Tara Strong as Sierra and Sky Blossoms.
    • Jeff Bennett as Conrad Fleem, Shelton, and Principal Cutler.
  • What Could Have Been: Before being pitched to Disney as a TV series, creator Dan Santat was going to make a children's book about a kid fed up with his parents' rules that comes across the same ad and replaces his parents with a Mexican wrestler and a cowgirl; only to return them after realizing why his original parents had those rules in the first place.

The Band

  • Creator Backlash: Shockingly, Westerberg considers "Unsatisfied" to be one of these, claiming that it was "just the drugs wearing off". Many Replacements fans cite the song as the greatest ever committed to record.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: In a segment of Vice's ''Rank Your Records'', Tommy Stinson stated that his favorite Replacements album is their last album, All Shook Down.
  • Name's the Same: "Red Red Wine" is not the same as the Neil Diamond song (as Covered Up by UB40).
    • "Merry Go Round" is not the same as the Mötley Crüe song (though the band did cover the latter during concerts on several occasions).
  • Writer Revolt: The Replacements hated making music videos, but Sire Records insisted they make some anyway. The band decided to make very simplistic, modest videos where nothing happens in them: "Bastards of Young", "Hold My Life" and "Left of the Dial" all feature similar-looking footage of the Tim album being played on a living room stereo system. "Alex Chilton" and "The Ledge" feature the band hanging out and eating food while lounging on some couches. Sire Records got the hint, and later videos like "I'll Be You" and "Merry-Go-Round" are simple Performance Video affairs.