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(1998–2003)

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The necklace that Dawson wears in every episode was actually made by actor James Van Der Beek's mother. The wardrobe people center every outfit Dawson wears around it.
The video Dawson supposedly made in 1998 which Pacey shows to a bed-ridden Jen during the series finale was the original credit sequence for the show.
In season one, episode seven - 'Detention' Dawson compares the group's Saturday detention to the film, 'The Breakfast Club.' He mentions the cast are now languishing in TV obscurity. Pacey then mentions Emilio Estevez from the film, saying 'he was in those duck movies, remember? God those were classics. So funny.' Joshua Jackson was in fact in all 3 of 'The Mighty Ducks' with Emilio Estevez.
Almost 500 actors tried out for the part of Dawson.
Katie Holmes (Joey Potter) is the only Character to appear in all 128 episodes.
Many props from creator Kevin Williamson's Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) are used, particularly in Dawson's bedroom.
It took seven full days of shooting to make one episode of Dawson's Creek.
Chad Michael Murray appeared in Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls, and One Tree Hill. All around the same time.
Kerr Smith and Joshua Jackson are the only two series regulars to direct an episode during the show's six season run.
Every episode from season 1 starts in Dawson's room.
The character of Joey is inspired by Fannie Norwood, a long-time friend of Kevin Williamson. According to Williamson: "If Fannie watches, she will know exactly where I got some stuff. It's nice because only she will know."
It is set in Massachusetts, but most of the episodes until the characters went off to college and even then some are filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina as well as some in Southport.
Both Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill, two very known shows, are filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Paula Cole's "I Don't Want To Wait" was not the theme song that was initially chosen for the show. Executive producer Paul Stupin originally wanted Alanis Morissette's "Hand In My Pocket" as the theme song. However, the song was too expensive to use so Stupin commissioned songs Canadian folk artist Jann Arden. Her song "Run Like Mad" was written specifically for the show and was chosen as the theme. The Arden song is used in every streaming episode of the show on Hulu except the last 2 episodes (6.23 "All Good Things..." and 6.24 "Must Come to an End").
Selma Blair auditioned for the role of Joey Potter.
Is one of three WB shows to say the word "shit." The others are Everwood (2002) (but the sound was muted) and One Tree Hill (2003).
Most of the artists/songs featured in the two-part series finale, were songs that were intended to be featured in the original pilot, but whose licensing proved too expensive at the time.
Jason Biggs auditioned for the role of Pacey Witter.
The inscription on the back of Dawson's watch reads "If you will, it is no dream", a quote of Theodore Hertzel, prognosticator of Israel.
There are a few references to Tom Cruise in the early seasons. Joey and Dawson is watching a scene from Jerry Maguire. Later, during a suspension from school, Pacey is seen watching Jerry Maguire. Pacey and the mysterious Eve (Jen's half-sister) convince Dawson to let them use his house for a Risky Business-inspired fundraiser to pay for a boat mishap Eve led him into. Katie Holmes (having had a relationship with Joshua Jackson during the series) later became Mrs. Tom Cruise number 3.
Although they both have important roles throughout the course of the series, Meredith Monroe and Busy Philipps never appear in a single episode together.
Oliver Hudson (Eddie Doling 16 episodes 2002-2003) and Bianca Kajlich (Natasha Kelly 8 episodes 2002-2003) play an engaged couple on 'Rules of Engagement' 2007-2013.
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Charlie Hunnam auditioned for a role on Dawson's Creek, and didn't get the part. However he later starred alongside Katie Holmes in the film Abandon.
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"Dawson's Creek" was the last TV series to be dubbed to Portuguese in Portugal. All following foreign TV series were subtitled.
Dawson's creek was actually written about a small place on North Carolina coast and most cities referenced are in that area. However, due to its location, TV officials deemed it was unspectacular to use it as the setting for the show because it's a very sparsely populated area.
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Meredith Monroe's character, Andie McPhee, left the series in November 2000 almost halfway through the 4th Season. Her name remained in the opening credits until the end of that season, even though she wasn't in any of those episodes.
Originally started as a project at FOX but was rejected.
There was a Turkish remake of Dawson's Creek (1998) named Kavak Yelleri (2007).
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In Season 6 episode 6 "Living Dead Girl" Jensen Ackles (C.J) mentions to Jen Lindley over a phone call he will be watching Halloween H2O later. Michelle Williams starred in "Haloween H20: 20 Years Later" as Molly.
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Dawson's idol is Steven Spielberg. Among the posters hanging in Dawson's room are posters from movies directed by Spielberg including Jaws (1975), Hook (1991), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), plus Being John Malkovich (1999) and Battleship Potemkin (1925).
None of the characters ever refer to their partners as Babe, Honey, Sweetheart, Darling etc. They always use their first names or a shortened version of their first name except for Pacey who has used their last names at times. Except for Pacey calling Andie "Honey" in Season 2 Episode 16, "Be Careful What You Wish For" and later on in the same season, when Pacey calls Andie 'sweetheart' as they are walking out of the kitchen when they are helping Joey with a catered wedding, and Joey calling Pacey "sweetheart" in the episode "A Winter's Tale."
The part of Bodie is played by George Gaffney in the pilot, but by Obi Ndefo in the rest of the series.
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Many references are made to Dawson's admiration for Steven Spielberg and his films. He and Katie Holmes share a birthday: December 18th.
The producers were in the unusual position of having all 13 episodes in the can before the pilot even premiered.
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Sasha Alexander who played Gretchen Witter (20 episodes 2000-2001) Pacey's sister and Pauley Perrette who played Rachel Weir Ph.D. (2 episodes 2001) Dawson's therapist both appeared in N.C.I.S (2003-Current) as Caitlin Todd (52 episodes 2003-2005) and Abby Scuito (281 episodes 2003-2015).
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Michelle Williams (Jennifer Lindley) and Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee) both appeared in an episode of Baywatch the TV series back in the 90's.
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In the scene where Joey and Jen are talking about how they plan on getting back at Warren Goering,Joey Mentions that it's not going well cause her teacher Mrs Tingle wants her to take a class on how to take care of babies well this is a reference to her movie Teaching Mrs Tingle in which she starred in with Barry Watson from 7th Heaven another show on the WB
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Ian Bohen (Anderson Crawford 1episode 1998) and Melissa Ponzio (Female Student 3 episodes 2001-2002 both appear in Teen Wolf (2011-current).
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Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee 69 episodes 1998-2003) Scott Foley (Cliff Elliot 5 episodes 1998) and Jennifer Morrison (Melanie Shea Thompson 2 episodes 2001-2002) all appeared in 'House M.D 2004-2012'.
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Brittany Daniel starred in the Saturday morning sitcom Sweet Valley High. In the episode Indian Summer, she (Eve) refers to Dawson's friends as sweet valley high extras.
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One of the many actors who tested for the part of Dawson's father was William Katt.
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Rachael Leigh Cook (Devon 3 episodes 1999) and Chad Michael Murray (Charlie Todd 12 episodes 2001-2002) both starred in the short film 'First Kiss with Rachael Leigh Cook & Chad Michael Murray' 2012.
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Rosemary Forsyth tested for the part of Jennifer's gran.
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Ken Marino (David Wilder) also played the same named character in the show Californication.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Abby's Morgan's death happened after Monica Keena requested her character to be written out of the series, as her boyfriend at the time was living in New York and she didn't like being in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the show filmed.

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