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30 August 2007 @ 12:09 am
TV-Related Trivia  
Just for fun, here is some TV-related trivia from some of my favorite TV shows ever.

1. Where did the term "shipper" originate?

2. What actress did producer Joel Silver want to play Trina Echolls on Veronica Mars?

3. What role did this West Wing actress originally audition for on West Wing? (You have to guess the name of the actress too, I tried to clarify the question a bit.)

4. What are three significant changes that Rob Thomas made before the VM pilot was shot?

5. What is Chris Carter's nickname in fandom?

6. What scene in Buffy the Vampire Slayer caused such a reaction on the Bronze message board that a producer (or writer) of the show posted in response on that board that no romantic implication was remotely intended by said scene?

7. What significant change was made in The X-Files pilot after it was shot?

8. The exec producer read Matt Roush's lament about his show's cancellation to cast and crew on the final day of shooting of what show?

9. What is the origin of "bitca?"

10. What actor appeared as (perhaps) the devil in the final episodes of Joan of Arcadia?

ETA: I'll put the answers up on Friday night or Saturday morning, so if anyone else wants to take a guess before then, go for it.
depudordepudor on August 30th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
1. I first heard it in connection with X-Files, so I'll go with that.

2. Tara Reid, who would have been 300x better than AH.

3. "this" WW actress? Is there supposed to be a pic there?

4. Prior to shooting the pilot, 1)Logan was not Lilly's boyfriend; 2)Lilly was not murdered by the pool but just disappeared, her body found weeks later in the ocean; 3)Lianne tried to get Veronica to go with her when she left.

5. Carver? (there was a nickname that had to do with surfing)

6. Don't know. I quit reading the Bronze in S4 when they kept trying to kill Riley. I want to guess a Buffy/Xander scene because of who's asking the question, but I can't think of any off the top of my head, so I will guess the Spike/Willow scene where he realizes he's been neutered.

7. They cut out Scully's boyfriend.

8. I'm going to guess Arrested Development.

9. Don't know.

10. Wentworth Miller. And it sucked. ;)

Aw, I miss TV.
Arabian: TVarabian on August 30th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
I clarified #3.
depudor: Cork poppingdepudor on August 30th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
So does that mean that only one WW actress read for a part other than the one she got? I thought they all read for CJ initially. Didn't Moira Kelly?

The one thing I remember from the West Wing panel at UCLA that I went to back in S1 was Aaron Sorkin saying that he wrote the role of Toby for Eugene Levy, but then Tim Busfield read for it and blew them all away, so AS had to apologize to EL and tell him they gave the role to TB. But then Richard Schiff came in and read (I think he was originally reading for Leo, because I remember that Leo was orginally supposed to be Jewish), and he blew them all away even more, so AS apologized to Busfield. And then AS created the role of Danny for Busfield, since they took Toby away from him. That was a great panel, actually. They screened "Celestial Navigations" -- still my favorite episode.

Here's my personal bit of TV trivia: I've only ever gotten autographs from two actors. One was Brad Whitford. Guess who the other one was.

Also, I was once driving onto the Warner bros. lot right behind Brad. He had a "Bartlet for America" bumper sticker on his car. I thought that was hilarious.
Arabian: Allison Janneyarabian on August 31st, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh, uhm, okay, then there was definitely more info on that one then I knew, LOL!

Man, that's a great story and "Celestial Navigations" is the first episode I loved so much I found out the name of it. Loved it.

Hmm, a certain mumbly Scientologist?

He actually had that bumper sticker? Hee! Tis hilarious!
marikenobimarikenobi on August 30th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
9 - Xander, after Willow spelled out b-i-t-c-h in regards to Buffy...
zellie: tv | x-files : fbileucocrystal on August 30th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
1. X-Files fandom, WHOOO.

2. Oh man, I so used to know this. Until VM hate kind of... hijacked my brain. Oops.

4. I should know this one, too. I probably did, once. *throws up hands*

5. ...God? (I don't even know if I'm joking, I think that's the best part.)

7. Didn't Scully have a boyfriend named Ethan, the footage of whom they cut out?

9. I've never watched and have no intention to watch Buffy, but I've seen this text on icons of that fandom, so that's my stab-in-the-dark guess.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on August 30th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
1. X-Files. They have a lot to answer for. I'm begging to hate them. LOL.

2. Tara Reed. I like Alison, but TR would have made such an awesome Trina!

3. Since there's no indication for "this," I can't answer the question. LOL.

4. I think one was changing Logan's purpose, and another had to do with Lilly's death. Not sure about the third.

5. Oh, thank the Lord I missed that fandom. The first on-line one and the creepiest. No clue. LOL.

6. Again, thank the Lord I wasn't in the fandom. Loved, love, loved the show, but didn't know what "fandom" meant back then and was much happier for it. :))

7. No clue.

8. Ditto.

9. Buffy!!! Xander saying after Willow misspelled the word. :)

10. That guy from "Prison Break" whose name escapes me.

This is fun! Do another one! LOL.
Arabian: TVarabian on August 30th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
I clarified #3.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on August 30th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Eh, you didn't so much clarify the question as you made it a two-parter. LOL. But I think I know what you're alluding to. At least the only thing I know is that Janel Maloney auditioned for CJ initially. If there's something else, I am not aware of it. :)
eolivet on August 30th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, man -- I used to know 5.! The Big Kahuna? That doesn't sound right. The Evil Genius, maybe?
mastermiamastermia on August 30th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
6 - Wasn't there some Giles/Buffy brougha?
8 - I'll go with Joss and Firefly