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(1988–1990)

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Season 2 Episode 4: Photo Finish As a child, Robert Englund, who was anxious to watch a Western, wound up watching "The Bad Seed" due to a mix-up at the TV station. He's been quoted as saying, "For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails." In this episode, he got to face-off with the now grown-up girl that terrified him, Patty McCormack.
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This is also known as "FreddySomething," which is a take on the TV series thirtysomething.
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Season 1 Episode 7: Sister's Keeper - Picking up where the story left off in No More Mr. Nice Guy, which was a prequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, the events in this episode should take place before the first film. However, in addition to late '80s hairstyles and clothing, hanging in the bedroom of the Blocker twins is a poster for Madonna's "True Blue" album, which was released in 1986, two years after the release of the first ANOES, which can be dated to 1984 by Nancy's viewing of Evil Dead and a poster on her wall of the band The Police. Also, a "Smoking Stinks" poster seen on the wall at the Blocker's school is a PSA poster that circulated sometime in the late '80s.
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39 minutes 40 seconds into the episode "Dreams That Kill" a "Dr. Craven" is paged on the PA system. This is, of course, a reference to Wes Craven, the creator and director of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street movie.
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Hey, It's That Guy!: The episode "The End of the World" is a treat for James Bond fans, as it features George Lazenby and Walter Gotell in supporting roles. Eva LaRue was featured in an episode about a girl struggling with her diet.
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The house that John lives in is the same house that the Blocker family lived in earlier in the Season
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There are several Star Trek references: The psychologist is named Dr. Picard, like Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation; when Johnny disintegrates his last words are "Beam me up, Scotty"; and during Dr. Picard's daydream when he's infected he shouts "Captain, the dilithium crystals are gone!". Tim Russ, who plays Dr. Picard, went on to star in Star Trek: Voyager as Commander Tuvok.
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Season 2 Episode 17: Interior Loft - Later this is the only sequel episode that was both filmed and aired consecutively with the episode it followed.
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Keep Circulating the Tapes: In 2003, Volume 1 (the first 3 episodes) was released on Region 2 DVD in Ireland and the UK, by Warner Home Video. Volume 2 was also planned for release later that year, however, sales were so poor, that Warner canceled the release of Volume 2.
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Season 1 Episode 2: It's a Miserable Life in the hospital, there's a poster in view that reads "Mom and Dad, I use drugs!" This is the first time this poster was seen in the series, but it became a regular staple of the set dressing in subsequent episodes.
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In no more mister nice guy people confusingly refer to the chief of police, as Chief, Lieutenant, and Sheriff.
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Rick mentions that the Beefy Boy is closing early and the owner never comes in since "the shooting". This is a reference to "It's a Miserable Life" in which the employee (who is the owner's son) is shot at the drive-thru during his nightmare.
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A director of an ep from the TV show had his daughter Robin be called out on the show for her birthday which made her a star at her school for a week.
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Robbie Harper wrote the pilot
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In one ep director William Malone had his daughter Robins name and birthday called out on air.
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Season 2 Episode 10: Do You Know Where Your Kids are near the end, when Patti is closing the double doors, a cameraman's shadow is visible on the wall when the shot pulls back.

Edit Share+ Judging by Patty's toys in Bloodline, one would assume that the episode takes place in the '80s - but posters of Jon Bon Jovi are prominently featured in this episode, leading to some reasonable doubt about the time-line (since this is supposed to be more than a decade later).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Season 1 Episode 1: No More Mr. Nice Guy There's more than a few inconsistencies between this episode and the established story from the films. SPOILERS follow...

In A Nightmare on Elm Street, it was stated that Freddy was released because "somebody forgot to sign the search warrant in the right place." Here he was released because the arresting officer didn't read him his Miranda rights.

Lt. Blocker is never mentioned in the films, and the Thompsons from the first movie, who were part of the mob, aren't mentioned here.

Marge Thompson said of Krueger's death that the parents left a trail of gasoline through the boiler room and out the door, lit a match and watched it burn. Here, however, Lt. Blocker douses Krueger himself with gas and lights the match.

In Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the mob is seen throwing a malatov cocktail into Krueger's lair, which is also inconsistent with his death here. In that film, he's merely surrounded by flames when the dream demons arrive to offer him immortality, he's not actually on fire.

In the first film, Marge Thompson revealed that she took Freddy's glove as a souvenir after they murdered him. No reference is made to anyone doing this here.

In this episode, it's officer Gene Stratton who hides Krueger's remains, but in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Donald Thompson was revealed to be the only one who knew where Krueger's corpse was hidden. There's been some speculation as to whether or not Stratton was supposed to be Thompson, but Stratton wasn't present when Krueger was murdered, as Thompson was alluded to have been.

Additionally, the time period No More Mr. Nice Guy takes place in throws the rest of the Elm Street timeline completely askew. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nancy watched Evil Dead on her TV and has a poster of the band The Police on her wall, which establishes the film taking place in 1983/1984. Since Nancy and her friends were unaware of Freddy (and a deleted scene reveals the kids who were being terrorized in the first ANOES each had siblings who were murdered by Krueger), Freddy's death would have been in the late '60s or early '70s. No More Mr. Nice Guy is supposed to be a prequel to the first film, however, the look is very late '80s and (in addition to the vehicles) Lt. Blocker winds up wearing a Walkman style of headphones that weren't around in the '60s and '70s. The timeline is thrown into further disarray by the sequel to this episode, Sister's Keeper, where a poster for Madonna's "True Blue" adorns the wall of the Blocker girls' bedroom. "True Blue" was released in 1986, three years after Evil Dead. That sets the events of these episodes after the first film.
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