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(2007–2013)

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It's mentioned often throughout the series that the name Michael Westen is notorious throughout Russia. Russian Intelligence talks about Michael Westen as having done too much damage to be one person (they think "Michael Westen" is a code name for a Special Operations team) and they use his name and tales of what he's done to scare rookie operatives.
The scar under Jeffrey Donovan's left eye has been written into the show as something Michael's abusive father gave him "to remember him by."
In every episode somebody eats yoghurt in Michael's loft.
Weston's car is a 1973 Dodge Charger.
The building that is supposed to be Michael's loft is located on NW 7th Ave between NW 6th St. and NW 5th St (528 NW 7th Ave) Miami, FL 33136. It can be found in Google Maps at 25.779033,-80.20706.
During his 15-year tenure as a spy Michael worked mainly in eastern Europe and the Middle East. As a result he speaks fluent Russian and Farsi and describes his command of the Polish language as rusty. He doesn't know Spanish and is mocked repeatedly throughout the series for living in Miami without being able to converse in Spanish.
The gadgets "built" by Michael are fabricated by the Special Effects Department. It is a collaborative effort by the writer, production designer, special effects and the prop master. The actual builder is Michael Doyle, the Special Effects Foreman.
Michael McBride, the code name that Michael Weston uses with his Irish contacts, is the name of the character that Sean Connery plays in Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).
The show uses the Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami as production offices and sets for Michael's loft and Madeline's house. It had originally been slated for demolition.
In the first season Michael says he's had 30 years of karate training but throughout the series Michael also uses a variety of mixed martial arts including (but not limited to) aikido, Brazilian jujutsu, and the Russian martial art sambo. Michael says he has "combat experience on 5 continents" and "two black belts."
The show was originally set in Newark, New Jersey.
The alias that Sam uses during the series, Chuck Finley, is the name of a pitcher for the Angels from the 90's who was, for a time married to actress Tawny Kitaen.
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Was the subject of a skit on Saturday Night Live called "What is Burn Notice?" during the Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures episode.
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Cameo 

Matt Nix:  The series creator has an uncredited cameo in the opening credits of every episode. Nix is the guy who says, "We got a burn notice on you. You're blacklisted."

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