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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Graham Phillips' character in "Upper West Side Story" is named Evan.
    • Peter refers to Keller as "Bizarro Neal", a wink to Tim DeKay's portrayal of "Bizarro Jerry" on Seinfeld.
    • In "Identity Crisis", S4E6, amongst the "questionable government programs" that Mozzie lists is the "Stargate".
      • Well, seeing as Mozzie is played by SG-1's Martin Lloyd, he would know.
  • The Cast Showoff: In "Countermeasures", Diahann Carroll and Matt Bomer doing a lovely rendition of "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", accompanied by Billy Dee Williams on the piano.
  • Directed by Cast Member:
    • Tim Matheson both played the Villain of the Week for and directed "Withdrawal", the second season premiere.
    • Tim DeKay directed "Stealing Home" in the third season.
    • Andrew McCarthy, who played Vincent Adler, directed "Neighborhood Watch," also in the third season.
  • Executive Meddling: Defied in Season 5 & 6. Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer are producers as well as the lead actors, so, after knowing the show for 4 years, would be less likely to make poor decisions for the show.
  • Fake American: Mancunian Marsha Thomason as Diana Barrigan, who incidentally goes undercover as a Mancunian for fellow Fake American Jayne Atkinson in "Deadline."
  • Playing Against Type: Elizabeth Gillies as the very kind and friendly Chloe Woods, in contrast to her previous mean girl roles on 13 and Victorious.
  • Production Posse: Hilarie Burton & Kevin Kilner previously played Peyton & Larry Sawyer on One Tree Hill - appropriately enough, Kilner’s appearance was in an episode featuring Burton as Sara Ellis.
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  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Elizabeth spends a significant portion of the second season working in San Francisco, partially to hide Tiffani Thiessen’s pregnancy & partially to write her off the show during her maternity leave.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • Neal discussing the sudden availability of gay marriage with Diana has elements of this, as Matt Bomer is gay and Happily Married, and Marsha Thomason isn't gay.
    • "In The Red"the scam of the week involves exploiting foster kids. Mozzie really dislikes it because of his past in the foster system. Willie Garson, entirely by coincidence, has an adopted son.
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