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(1987–1994)

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Penguin Books Australia released The Betty Wilson Secretarial Companion on the day before Secretaries Day, 1990. With no marketing campaign implemented, several thousand copies of the book were left unsold. Penguin offered them to Julie McGregor at a reduced rate, but she had no need for such a large number of books all on the same topic, and they were pulped. This book is now an extremely rare and hard-to-find item.
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Robert Hughes was an unpopular person amongst his colleagues. He was also the only cast member to have his own dressing room, which the other actors occasionally used. As a child, Sarah Monahan proudly told her close castmates of how she had urinated in Robert's shampoo bottle while he was out of the room, "so he could wash with it". She had also squashed mulberries all over Robert's brand new white car.
When Robert Hughes recorded his final episode, cast and crew had planned a farewell party for him, but were unable to find Robert after the show, as he had left the studio immediately after taping his final scene. A former cast member in attendance at that party, stated it would have been too awkward for Robert to attend, with all the rumours that were going around amongst the cast and crew about his backstage behaviour.
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During the show's original run, the young female cast members Simone Buchanan and Sarah Monahan often had problems with obsessive fans following them around, and in Sarah's case, a stalker who would send roses to her school when she was only ten years old.
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When Brisbane radio station B105 organised a "Hey Dad..!" reunion in September 2009, nearly all cast members refused to take part, once they found out Robert Hughes was to be involved. To ensure the reunion proceeded with the majority of the cast, Robert was dropped from the reunion, and the part of Martin in the scripted scenes was played by radio host Stav Davidson.
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In an interview printed in the 23 November 1993 edition of New Idea magazine, Ben Oxenbould stated that the erratic behaviour of an unnamed key cast member (since revealed to be Robert Hughes) resulted in both Robert and Rachael Beck leaving the series.
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A parody titled "Hey Dud" was printed in Australian MAD Magazine, issue 291. Coincidentally, this is the same number of episodes that would end up being aired in the series.
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Every episode was recorded twice, each with a different audience. The best takes and audience reactions from both tapings would often be combined in post-production.
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Lead actor Robert Hughes has never participated in reunions or retrospectives of the series.
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On 24 March 2010, "Hey Dad" made the list of Top 10 Twitter Trending Topics Worldwide. This happened immediately after A Current Affair (1971) publicly identified Robert Hughes as the "Hey Dad Predator".
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Around the time he was forced to leave the show, Paul Smith (Simon I) suffered from a gambling addiction, stress attacks, and was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt.
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In March 2010, detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad of the New South Wales Police formed Strike Force Ruskin, to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on the set of the show. In 2012, it was reported that over 200 witnesses; including cast & crew and their friends, relatives and acquaintances; had been interviewed as part of the investigation process. In May 2012, detectives applied for, and were granted, an arrest warrant for a 63 year old man. Since then, detectives conducted extensive inquiries internationally to locate the man, including with the London Metropolitan Police. On August 8th, 2012, Robert Hughes was arrested in London, England, and charged with eleven offences against five girls between 1985 and 1990. Robert has always publicly denied the charges. The case, which went to trial in early 2014, resulted in Robert Hughes being found guilty of ten of the charges. Hughes was sentenced to a prison term of a maximum of ten years nine months, or a minimum term of six years, after which he could apply for parole.
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Ben Oxenbould mentioned in an interview that, in 1993, he was so miserable working on the show, that he tried various tactics in an attempt to get fired. These included: Ben shaving his head without prior permission from the producers, causing the writers grief at having to do last-minute script rewrites; and Ben dropping his pants and mooning the studio audience. These tactics backfired for Ben. Not only was he told his contract was binding, keeping him on board until July 1994 (when the series would conclude for good), but Ben also received a $44-a-week pay raise.
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According to Sarah Monahan, even though two "Best of Hey Dad..!" volumes were released on DVD in Australia, and four seasons released on DVD in Germany, not a single cent of royalties has ever been paid to the cast.
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The lady who posed in photographs as Martin's deceased wife Margaret Kelly was actually Simone Buchanan's real-life mother, Jo Buchanan.
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Naomi Watts' first credited appearance in a television series (as Simon's girlfriend in two episodes).
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One episode was filmed per week. Rehearsals would run from Tuesday through to Saturday, when filming took place in front of a studio audience.
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The series was never awarded a TV Week Logie, despite being nominated several times in the Light Entertainment/Comedy category. The 2011 Logie Awards would mark the first time "Hey Dad..!" appeared in another category, as A Current Affair's coverage of the "Hey Dad Scandal" was nominated for Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report.
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In 2010, when Sarah Monahan came forward with claims of sexual abuse on the set of the show, cast members who publicly supported her were Ben Oxenbould, Simone Buchanan, Paul Smith, Christopher Mayer, Julie McGregor, Christopher Truswell and Matthew Krok.
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When asked on A Current Affair in March 2010 about the alleged abuse Sarah Monahan suffered on set, Julie McGregor claimed not to have any knowledge of who the perpetrator was. In a Womans' Day article in April 2014, Julie admitted to being approached during rehearsals by co-star Simone Buchanan, who informed Julie of Robert Hughes's inappropriate behaviour behind the scenes. In response, Sarah Monahan wrote a blog post on her website regarding this situation, titled "Real Friends vs Faux Friends".
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The exterior shots of the Kelly house in later episodes were recorded with the aid of a miniature model, which stood about 2 ft high and sat on a 10 ft x 8 ft podium. It was created by British special effects artist Michael Worrall, and was his first commission in Australia. After the series ended, producers were unable to find any museums interested in keeping the model. It was then kept in the possession of the producers, until the model eventually disintegrated and was destroyed.
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"Hey Dad..!" shared a studio with Australian drama series Home and Away (1988). At midnight early Saturday, the Home and Away set would be dismantled, the crew working all night to install the Hey Dad..! set. Following the Hey Dad..! tapings late Saturday, the Hey Dad..! set would be taken down, and the Home and Away set re-installed. This was a regular occurrence for the duration of the series.
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Although they portrayed siblings on screen, Christopher Mayer and Simone Buchanan were a couple in real life.
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During Season 4, Sarah Monahan broke her leg when she was struck by a car while crossing a busy road near her home. This was written into the show.
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Writers considered scripting a full cast reunion for the series finale, but this idea was shelved after some former cast members refused to appear if Robert Hughes was in attendance. Besides Robert, Christopher Mayer, Rachael Beck and Paul Smith were the only former cast members not present for the final curtain call.
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The series begins three years after Martin's wife Margaret died of cancer.
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'Hey Dad..!' is Australia's longest running sitcom.
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Germany has released 4 seasons of the show on DVD, while Australia has yet to release any season sets.
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Sarah Monahan was absent from a number of episodes, due to child labour laws regarding hours of work.
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Julie McGregor once got laryngitis only hours before they were due to tape. The script underwent a last minute rewrite, to allow Julie to hold up signs with her dialogue on it during the show.
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Beth Buchanan (Elaine) was considered as a full-time cast member, but the plans fell through.
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Writers considered a wedding episode for Martin & Lyn, but Robert Hughes left the show before this could eventuate.
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Prior to the pilot being recorded, a different actor had initially been chosen to play Nudge. After it was decided that he was not right for the part, producers re-auditioned to fill the role, giving it to Christopher Truswell.
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After leaving the series to live in Honduras as part of a one year student exchange program, Sarah Monahan returned home to discover the majority of her earnings from the show had been emptied from her bank account.
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John Waters was considered for the lead role of Martin Kelly.
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Former casting director Liz Mullinar revealed in a 2014 interview that Robert Hughes had been pushed to leave the series after his behaviour culminated in a number of stand-up rows with the show's executive producer Gary Reilly. Mullinar had been brought in to find a replacement. "The cast didn't want him to continue on the program. Channel Seven behaved fantastically as did Gary Reilly and in the end Hughes resigned," Mullinar said.
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Ben Oxenbould and Simone Buchanan have stated they had lost out on acting work, due to their choice of speaking out in defense of Sarah Monahan, against the alleged abuse she and other girls suffered on set.
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The series pilot was recorded in March 1985, but it took a while for the creators to convince any television networks to carry the program. Twelve episodes were produced in mid-1986, before the series was finally picked up by Australia's Seven Network six months later, premiering on 11 February, 1987.
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On the set, the only rooms immediately visible to the studio audience were the office, living room and kitchen. Scenes involving the bedrooms, laundry, and garage were filmed in a separate part of the studio, only visible to the studio audience via TV monitors.
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The office wall behind Betty's desk had wheels, and was occasionally slid away to allow for better camera angles while filming the living room scenes.
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During the series' original run, Gary Reilly Productions and the Seven Network received many calls from people wanting to buy the house used for the exterior shots, and asking for the address, not realising that the house was, in reality, only a 2-foot-tall model.
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"Hi-5" member Kellie Hoggart once auditioned for the role of Tracy Russell, which was given instead to Belinda Emmett.
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The series underwent a brief hiatus in mid 1991, due to the production of a short lived spinoff, Hampton Court (1991).
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Although "Country Cousin" and "One For the Road" were the first two episodes recorded, they were not broadcast until two and a half months into the first season. To explain the out-of-sequence order of airing, brief new scenes - featuring reminiscing characters - were taped to precede these two episodes, which played out as flashbacks.
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When her contract expired at the end of season 4, Simone Buchanan decided to leave the series to pursue other acting opportunities. Since an explanation for her character Debbie's absence had not been established on-screen, Simone was asked to return early in season 5 to tie up storylines for her character. The problem was, Simone had already changed her look by dyeing her hair brunette for another project she was to begin work on. When Hey Dad..! producers asked her to change her hair back to her blonde state, she refused. To explain Debbie's new hair colour on the show, it was written into the script that she had been to the hairdresser's.
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Nudge's final appearance is in episode 174. For the remainder of the series, no storyline explanation is ever given as to the whereabouts of Nudge. This is because Christopher Truswell left the series at the end of Season 5, wanting to pursue other interests, such as a music career. Since Nudge was viewed by many as arguably the franchise player of the series, 'Hey Dad..!' producers pleaded with Truswell to sign on for another season, but he declined. They eventually convinced Chris to sign on for season six; the catch being that he could appear in as many or as few of those episodes as he liked. As it turns out, he ended up appearing in none of them. By this time, the writers figured that viewers would have already forgotten about Nudge due to his extended absence, and no mention was ever made of him again in the series. "Out of sight, out of mind", was how one crew member described it.
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The house model exteriors were filmed in-studio, and took two days to film, capturing a full range of lighting conditions (day, night, sunny, overcast, lightning, storms).
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"Hey Dad..!" was recorded in the same studio used previously for Kingswood Country (1980) and The Naked Vicar Show (1977). From 1996 to 2006, the studio was used for Wheel of Fortune (1981) tapings.
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From episodes 90 to 291, the studio audience warm-up duties were performed by writer Kym Goldsworthy. Prior to this, the warm-ups were alternated between series creators Gary Reilly and John Flanagan.
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There are several family connections within the series. Simone Buchanan (Debbie) and Beth Buchanan (Elaine) are sisters; Matthew Krok's younger sister Tayce Krok made two guest appearances; head writer John Flanagan's sister Joan Flanagan co-wrote several episodes; and executive producer Gary Reilly married guest actress Julie Haseler.
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The series came very close to being cancelled after only 13 episodes.
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Both the pilot and the episode 'One for the Road (Version 1)' never went to air. They were released to the public for the first time on the 2008 German DVD release of 'Hey Dad..!' Season 1.
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The first 12 episodes were produced under the banner of Jacaranda Productions. After this, the company's name was changed to Gary Reilly Productions.
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Rachael Beck was cast as Sam, after she screen tested for the 'Hey Dad..!' spinoff Hampton Court (1991).
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Canned laughter was sometimes added to the show in post-production, on occasions when the studio audience did not respond to a particular joke during taping.
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Sarah Monahan (Jenny) and Katie Morris (Katie) were not only best friends in real life, but also attended the same school.
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The "Valhalla" calendar on the fridge refers to a holiday camp located 12 kilometres south of Nowra. Activities on the farm include horse riding, archery & canoeing. This ties in with Jenny's love of horses.
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The show regularly won its ratings time slot in Australia, with only half a dozen exceptions when top flight specials were scheduled against it.
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The contract negotiated by Gary Reilly with the Seven Network stipulated that an episode would be delivered each week, but that Seven executives had no authority to vet scripts.
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Nudge and Simon both share the same birthday; May 3rd, 1969.
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Betty's birthday is December 17th, 1960.
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On the 'Hey Dad..!' cast reunion on Where Are They Now (2006), it was revealed that Julie McGregor was the one who came up with Betty's trademark "sechertary".
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Julie McGregor is the only cast member to appear throughout the entire series.
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Robert Hughes was originally up against a top Australian film actor for the role of Martin.
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Greg is the father of twins - a daughter Tracy and a son Peter. Peter lives with Greg's ex-wife, Louise.
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In the 1990s, the show was highly popular in Germany, France, Spain and throughout Asia, and was one of the highest selling sitcoms worldwide.
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In the German version of "Hey Dad..!", Jenny's voice is performed by the same actress who portrays the German versions of Lisa in The Simpsons (1989) and Kenny in South Park (1997).
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The plush rabbit displayed on Betty's office wall is named Tom.
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The series was sold to over 20 countries worldwide.
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Arthur MacArthur's actual first name is George. The name Arthur was derived from his other nickname "Half-A-MacArthur".
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Arthur lives at 16 Waratah Street, Chatswood.
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Martin's middle name is Gregory.
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Arthur's mother is named Vera.
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Betty's birth name is Elizabeth Mary Margaret St. Francis of Assisi Teresa Wilson.
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Rehearsals often took place at the Woolloomooloo office of Gary Reilly Productions, and in a church hall just west of the Sydney Central Business District.
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The German voice cast includes: Arne Elsholtz (Martin, episodes 1-149), Dagmar Heller (Betty), Philipp Moog (Simon I), Pascal Breuer (Simon II), Katrin Fröhlich (Debbie), Sabine Bohlmann (Jenny), Oliver Mink (Nudge), Alexander Schottky (Ben), Solveig Duda (Sam), Gernot Duda (Stan), Ursula Traun (Grandma), Katharina Lopinski (Sgt. Anne) and Fritz von Hardenberg (Martin, episodes 150-291).
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From season 5 onwards, childhood photos of the cast appear during the opening credits. This idea was inspired by another Australian sitcom, Mother and Son (1984).
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In the opening title sequence from seasons 2-4, Simon (Christopher Mayer) is reading a copy of the November 26, 1987 edition of Autosport Magazine.
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Debbie's friend Tiffany and Helga the Swedish postwoman are often mentioned, but never seen on screen in the series. Another of Gary Reilly's sitcoms, Bullpitt! (1997), would later feature a guest appearance by a character named Helga (played by Kate Fitzpatrick).
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Martin graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
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Samantha's middle name is Prudence.
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Stan's full name is Stanislaus Theobald Aloysius Henry Hickey.
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In late 1990, as Simone Buchanan was about to leave the show, TV Week had pegged Nana Coburn as her potential replacement.
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In later seasons, when the Kellys' doorbell is rung, a foghorn sounds. This was first done on The Addams Family (1964).
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The family owns a yellow Volvo station wagon, which never appears on screen.
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The character Ben initially had a stutter when he debuted, but this trait eventually disappeared over time.
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In eight years of the show's broadcast, not a single Christmas episode was produced.
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A book by Sarah Monahan titled 'Allegedly' was released by New Holland Publishers in March 2016.
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Jenny's favorite food is baked beans. Sarah Monahan enjoyed them just as much in real life, and was ecstatic that she was allowed to eat all the baked beans she wanted, while working.
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Midway through the series, Robert Hughes turned up to work with the tip of a finger missing from his right hand. Robert claimed he lost part of his finger, because a car door had slammed on it, but other cast members had their doubts about the truthfulness of his explanation.
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Julie McGregor asked the props team to put alcohol in Betty's coffee cup on set, to assist her in slurring Betty's words.
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Ian McFadyen was offered the role of Martin Kelly, but declined due to commitments with planning & pre-production for The Comedy Company (1988).
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Debbie's friend Tiffany's phone number is 413-2998.
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Replacement lead character Greg Russell shares his initials (G.R.) with series creator Gary Reilly.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Characters believed to have died in a bomb blast at the conclusion of the series are: Betty, Jenny, Arthur, Ben, Greg and Tracy. Former key characters spared this fate (by way of absence) are: Martin, Simon, Debbie, Nudge and Sam.
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