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(2010–2015)

Trivia

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Peter Krause and Lauren Graham are dating in real-life.
Mae Whitman and Miles Heizer are real life roommates
In almost every episode, someone makes pancakes or waffles.
Maura Tierney was originally cast as Sarah. NBC moved the show's originally slated fall release to mid-season, when Tierney was diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to her cancer treatment, she eventually had to leave the show and Lauren Graham replaced her.
Showrunner Jason Katims, who previously ran the show "Friday Night Lights", cast many "FNL" actors on "Parenthood" in recurring or guest roles, including Michael B. Jordan, Minka Kelly, Matt Lauria, Jeff Rosick, and Angela Rawna.
Darin Heames played Seth Holt in the pilot but was replaced by John Corbett when the character next appeared in season 2.
Mae Whitman and Max Burkholder played siblings on the show "In Treatment", and now play cousins on "Parenthood".
From seasons 4-6 Nora Braverman was played by identical twins Ella Allan and Mia Allan. Ella and Mia are mirror twins, Ella is right-handed and Mia is left-handed.
Lauren Graham was in Bad Santa with John Ritter and played the love interest of John's son Jason Ritter in Parenthood.
Betsy Brandt, who plays the ex wife of the character Hank in this show, also plays the wife of another character named Hank in the tv series Breaking Bad.
Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin was asked to submit a possible theme song for the series. He ended up writing a song entitled "Casting Lines" but by the time he gave it to the producers they had already settled on using Bob Dylan's Forever Young. "Casting Lines" appears on Jack's Mannequin's third album "People and Things".
Vanessa Marano makes a guest appearance on Parenthood. Lauren Graham and Vanessa previously worked together on Gilmore Girls. Peter Krause and Vanessa also previously worked together on Six Feet Under.
Before Lauren Graham signed on to be Maura Tierney's replacement Helen Hunt was in the running for the role of Sarah, but she and the network failed to reach a salary agreement.
In Season 4 Episode 7, Amber and Drew drive down Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives and Drew walks up to Mike's house.
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Kelly Wolf, who plays Mrs. McKindall, is the real-life mom of Max Burkholder (Max Braverman).
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Max, the son of Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) does not actually have Asperger's syndrome in real life.
Diane Farr was originally cast as Kristina Braverman but had to exit due to scheduling conflicts with Californication (2007).
In Season 4 episode 12, Kristina states her age as 34 which would have made her 16 when she birthed Haddie.
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In season 2 episode 10 "Happy Thanksgiving" Crosby can be seen wearing an East Dillon Lions t-shirt during the football game.
The Braverman's are huge baseball fans. Their favorite MLB team is the Oakland Athletics.
Jason Ritter (Mark Cyr) and John Corbett (Seth Holt) previously starred together in the movie Raise Your Voice (2004).
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Rose Abdoo (Gwen Chambers) and Lauren Graham (Sarah Braverman) were both on Gilmore Girls as Gypsy/Berta and Lorelai Gilmore.
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When Carl comes to pick up his keys there is a woman with him by the name of Lincoln. Dax Shepard (Crosby Braverman)'s, first born daughter with Kristen Bell is named Lincoln.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When it came time for the 41-year-old Monica Potter to shave her head, for her role as cancer-stricken mom Kristina Braverman, her 7-year-old daughter wouldn't let her go through with it.
During one scene where Hank asks Sarah to open a drawer for him, she comes across a framed photograph of a rainy window with two people peering through, a photo Hank took which she finds amazing. In actuality, this photo was taken by world-famous photographer Steve McCurry from the inside of a taxi on one of his many voyages abroad.

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