24 Facts About Top TV Shows That Will Blow Your Mind

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Even the most dedicated fans can miss some mindblowing details on their favorite TV shows. Or, for example, they probably don’t know that their favorite character would be played by someone else. Here are 24 amazing facts about TV shows that you probably didn’t know.

1. Recently it was revealed that Iwan Rheon, who played Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones, auditioned to play someone else entirely—Jon Snow.

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2. Friends was originally going to be called something very different. Alternatives were Insomnia Café, Friends Like Us, Six of One, and Across the Hall.

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3. In the Walking Dead, The Horton Scout, as die-hard fans know, is actually Daryl’s old bow. As a souvenir, Reedus takes a crossbow home at the end of every season. That means he’s now got four in his Manhattan apartment.

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4. Jeremy Renner was offered the role of Dexter but he turned it down.

He had just played the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a film and told them, “I can’t do any other serial killer movies or TV shows.”

5. Supernatural was originally going to be called Unnatural.

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6. Carice van Houten, who plays Melisandre on Game of Thrones, auditioned for the role of Cersei Lannister at first.

7. On the DVD commentary for Prison Break, Silas Weir Mitchell mentions he had previously auditioned for the roles of Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell and Lincoln Burrows.

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8. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, fell in love with this direwolf and adopted her.

9. House M.D. was inspired by Sherlock Holmes (the original character), and their door numbers are the same: 221B.

House and Sherlock; and Wilson and Watson are similar characters.

10. On The Walking Dead, the actors playing walkers have dinner together during shooting, while the humans eat separately.

11. The main characters from Friends are named after All My Children characters.

The main characters from Friends are named after All My Children characters.
The main characters from Friends are named after All My Children characters.
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Ross for Ross Chandler, Joey for Joey Martin, Chandler for the Chandler family, Monica for Monique/Daisy Cortland, Rachel Greene for Janet Green, and Phoebe for Phoebe Tyler Wallingford.

12. Peter Capaldi, who plays Doctor Who on the show, made his first appearance in a 2008 episode titled The Fires of Pompeii, as Caecilius.

Peter Capaldi, who plays Doctor Who on the show, made his first appearance in a 2008 episode titled The Fires of Pompeii, as Caecilius.
Peter Capaldi, who plays Doctor Who on the show, made his first appearance in a 2008 episode titled The Fires of Pompeii, as Caecilius.

13. The tree in the opening credits of Six Feet Under was shot near Lake Washington, but only after being purchased for $400 from a Seattle resident’s yard, uprooted, relocated to the desired area, and held up by wires.

14. Victoria, whom Ted dated in the first season of How I met Your Mother, left her fiancee for Ted at the end of the seventh and they kept the relationship going through the beginning of Season 8. The show's creators said that Victoria was the "backup mother," she would've been the mother if the show had been cancelled too soon to introduce someone else.

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15. The X-Files composer, Mark Snow, said he accidentally created the show's iconic theme song.

I put my elbow accidentally down on the keyboard. Lo and behold there was this echoplex digital delay that became the accompaniment figure in the theme. It had that repeated sound. Then it was time to write the melody. Wrote the melody, and here comes the whistle sound. It was called 'Whistling Joe' on a certain sample. he says. 

16. Halle Berry said she was offered role of Carrie Mathison on Homeland, but she declined.

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17. Jennifer Carpenter's character, Debra Morgan on Dexter, used the word "fuck" 996 times throughout the show's eight-season run.

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18. On Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer says, “I’ll see you again in 25 years,” to Cooper. The legendary TV series aired again 25 years later.

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19. Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles was first considered for the part of Sam Winchester.

Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles was first considered for the part of Sam Winchester.
Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles was first considered for the part of Sam Winchester.
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Also, Sam and Dean are named after the characters in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.

20. Lost's lead character, Jack Shephard played by Matthew Fox, was almost a one-episode role with Michael Keaton in the part.

Lost's lead character, Jack Shephard played by Matthew Fox, was almost a one-episode role with Michael Keaton in the part.
Lost's lead character, Jack Shephard played by Matthew Fox, was almost a one-episode role with Michael Keaton in the part.
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21. In A Scandal in Bohemia, there’s a dialog between Sherlock and Watson on Watson’s observation skills.

In A Scandal in Bohemia, there’s a dialog between Sherlock and Watson on Watson’s observation skills.
In A Scandal in Bohemia, there’s a dialog between Sherlock and Watson on Watson’s observation skills.
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Sherlock asks Watson how many steps lead up to their quarters at 221b Baker Street. Watson hasn't a clue. “I know there are 17 steps because I have both seen and observed,” Holmes tells him. Because Sherlock fans are similarly observant, there are 17 steps leading to the first floor of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and another 17 between the hall and front room on the Cardiff set of Sherlock.

22. Prison Break is banned in at least 13 prisons in the US.

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23. Jesse Pinkman was originally supposed to die in season one.

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Thankfully, he did not. 

24. There are several Star Wars references in Fringe (J.J. Abrams directed The Force Awakens).

The license plate on Olivia’s car reads 1R2D21, which is a reference to Star Wars and the character R2-D2. Meanwhile, Broyles’ plate on his car reads 1C3P01 – a nod to C-3PO.

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