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Katie Holmes (Joey Potter) is the only series regular to appear in all 128 episodes.
Almost 500 actors tried out for the part of Dawson.
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.
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 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."
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.
Kerr Smith and Joshua Jackson are the only two series regulars to direct an episode during the show's six season run.
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.
It took seven full days of shooting to make one episode of Dawson's Creek.
Every episode from season 1 starts in Dawson's room.
Although they both have important roles throughout the course of the series, Meredith Monroe and Busy Philipps never appear in a single episode together.
Jason Biggs auditioned for the role of Pacey Witter.
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.
Selma Blair auditioned for the role of Joey Potter.
Originally started as a project at FOX but was rejected.
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).
"Dawson's Creek" was the last TV series to be dubbed to Portuguese in Portugal. All following foreign TV series were subtitled.
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.
Many references are made to Dawson's admiration for Steven Spielberg and his films. He and Katie Holmes share a birthday: December 18th.
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.
The part of Bodie is played by George Gaffney in the pilot, but by Obi Ndefo in the rest of the series.
The producers were in the unusual position of having all 13 episodes in the can before the pilot even premiered.
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.
Rosemary Forsyth tested for the part of Jennifer's gran.
One of the many actors who tested for the part of Dawson's father was William Katt.

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