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(2000–2002)

Trivia

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The laughter heard during the show was the actual studio audience reactions. No laugh track was ever used for "sweetening" and Christopher Titus insisted to avoid the use of it.
The members of Chris Titus's family who were portrayed in the show had to sign release forms since the show was too close to his real life.
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'Stacey Keach' was so convincing as Christopher Titus' angry father that Christopher admitted in interviews that he was often physically intimidated by him during filming.
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Stacy Keach stated in an interview that the actual Ken Titus, before he passed away, would often give him tips on how to portray him more accurately.
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As a rule, each episode only contained one set for the main plot. Any other sets used were for flashbacks or comical asides. In commentary the creators stated this was deliberate, because it simplified shooting and reduced costs, and also helped them to focus the writing on plot and dialog as opposed to figuring out how to integrate a variety of locales.
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Both Ken Titus (Stacy Keach) and Erin Fitzpatrick (Cynthia Watros) hosted their own episodes from the black and white neutral space. ("The Pendulum" and "Bachelor Party", respectively.) According to the producers, the original plan was to have all the central characters appear in the neutral space at least once. But the show was canceled before Tommy and Dave (and possibly even Amy) could have a chance to do it.
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Season 3 was aired out of its intended order. One episode mentioned the time Erin became a social worker, an episode that was aired later. Another episode toward the end of the season ended with Titus being committed to a mental institution. The series finale shows Titus not committed with no mention of the previous episode.
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In the fifth episode of season 1, "Titus Integritous", the hot rod falls with Christopher underneath it, trapping him. During the whole incident as the camera changes, the car ramps go from being bent to straight and back several times, and the drive side ramp is moved back and forth.
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Except for a couple of scenes in "Grandma Titus" featuring Ken as a child, Stacy Keach is the only actor to appear in all of his character's flashbacks; only his hair and clothes change with the times.
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Fire is a running gag throughout the series and is seen in almost every episode. Fire gags include;
  • Ken's ex-wife burning his clothes in the front yard.
  • Christopher and Dave accidentally setting fire to Erin's office.
  • The painting of the hot rod in Christopher's neutral space burning behind him as it's suggested what can be done to the hot rod to make it even better.
  • Christopher imagining Dave in the army and causing a nuclear explosion.
  • Ken firing a flaming arrow and burning down the Christmas tree.
  • Christopher falling into a bonfire at a party as a teenager.
  • Christopher's sister Shannon rescuing Ken from the burning house while Christopher only saves Ken's bowling ball.
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Along with being Hot Rod Consultant and a favorite of Christopher Titus, Chip Foose has made a couple of uncredited cameos including: 'Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" (Season 2) and "Shannon's Song" (Season 3).
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When casting Tommy Shafter, the producers came up with two finalists: Steve Carell and David Shatraw.
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The show is loosely based on actor Christopher Titus's real life.
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Cynthia Watros stated in interviews that she would occasionally be upset with certain content in the show's scripts, when she would learn that the events actually happened to 'Christopher Titus' in real life. Watros admitted that she would sometimes hug Titus after reading an episode's script.
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On 17 April 2001, stunt driver Brian R. Carson broke five ribs doing a car-flip stunt.
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Steve Carell was the second choice for the role of Tommy.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Christopher and Erin were never married during the entire run of the series, despite having an entire episode devoted to their wedding. At the last minute, the wedding was interrupted when Christopher's Mother Juanita shot her abusive boyfriend.
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