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14 interesting facts about your favorite TV shows (14 photos)
Matthew Perry was Courtney Cox’s “man slave” on set due to losing a bet.
The bet was over which movie an Anthony Michael Hall line came from — either “Weird Science” or “The Breakfast Club” — and was settled by finding Hall on a neighboring set of “Friends” to set the record straight. After Cox told the story on Jay Leno’s show, she rang a bell and brought Perry over to her as he held a box of tissues. The arrangement apparently lasted for months.
AMC would only allow the writers to use one “fuck” per season as long as it was “dipped.”
Although multiple “fucks” are in the script, it seems like AMC would only allow one “fuck” to play sans-bleeping on the air per season. The volume of the “fucks” would still have to be “dipped” lower, according to Vince Gilligan.
“AMERICAN HORROR STORY”
Evan Peters accidentally flashed Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, while wearing a cock sock, on the first day of shooting “Asylum.”
Peters was wearing a hospital gown and didn’t think his front would be showing until he was bent over in front of the two actresses. Paulson then kissed Peters on the cheek.
The show may have caused a noticeable bump in parents naming their kids “Archer” in 2014.
According to Nameberry, “Archer” has “risen the furthest in the first six months” of 2014 for male names. There’s certainly speculation this has something to do with the“danger zone.”
David Cross had to fight Fox to keep Tobias’ mustache as the executive had a no-mustaches policy.
Apparently, Fox executive Gail Berman had a “standing rule for men in comedies: no hats, no mustaches, no fluffy shirts.”
“BOY MEETS WORLD”
Disney wouldn’t let any of the actors take mementos from the set after the show wrapped, but Rider Strong stole the leather jacket.
The leather jacket was later stolen from Strong’s car, while parked in New York City.
The cast partook in real firearms training before filming.
Andy Samberg described the crash course as “stuff like how to holster your firearm, how to draw it, where to put your finger unless you’re intending to fire, where you would and wouldn’t show your gun or badge, what the rules of being undercover are.”
Seth Green bases Chris’ voice off of the character Buffalo Bill from “The Silence of the Lambs.”
Green thought it’d be funny if the Buffalo Bill character tried to do normal things with his strange voice.
“FREAKS AND GEEKS”
Paul Feig and Judd Apatow didn’t think James Franco was attractive and that his mouth was too big for his face for him to be a star.
The full shocking quote: “We thought his mouth was too big for his face and he seemed perfect to be a small-town cool guy who wasn’t as cool as he thought he was. When all the women in our office started talking about how gorgeous he was, me and Feig started laughing because we just didn’t see it.” Actually what.
Writer Ken Keeler developed a real mathematical theorem called the “Futurama theorem” solely to be used in an episode.
According to a fan wiki, it’s “the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show.” Ken Keeler has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics.
Americans cast more votes in the election of Taylor Hicks than the 1984 presidential election of Ronald Reagan.
63 million votes were cast for the Season 5 finale as opposed to the 54.5 million votes that secured Ronald Reagan’s victory. Of course, people can vote multiple times for their favorite on “American Idol,” which isn’t exactly supposed to happen in presidential elections.
“GAME OF THRONES”
The show is filmed in the same factory that made the RMS Titanic.
The factory is in Belfast, Ireland, and you can take a tour of Titanic Studios.
HBO fired Lena Dunham from a different project right before “Girls” was picked up.
In 2011, Lena Dunham almost had a role in the mini-series, “Mildred Pierce,” but ended up getting dismissed from the set after only half a day. The producer, who now produces “Girls,” later told Dunham that her acting had been very bad at the time. Some would stay she is still a piss poor actress.
The writers created a gossip novel based on the show that’s considered canon and it’s written in blog posts and text messages.
It’s called “Grey’s Anatomy: Notes from the Nurse’s Station (Overheard at the Emerald City Bar)” and probably deserved the Pulitzer.