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All of the principal actors have a "Last Supper" the day they film their death scenes.
Actors who played zombies had to go through zombie school to learn how to walk and move like zombies.
For Season 3, the make up team used darker skin tones for the Walkers to show further decay as time has progressed.
During an interview, Robert Kirkman claimed Norman Reedus (Daryl) originally auditioned for the part of Merle Dixon. He was rejected, but his audition so intrigued the show-runners that they created the part of Daryl just for him.
The name Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the CDC, is a reference to Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine (which was for smallpox).
The word "zombie" is never used. The zombies are either referred to as "Walkers", "Geeks", "Skanks", and to the CDC, "Test Subjects". In season 2 the terms "Roamers", "Lurkers", and to Hershel, "People", and "Lame Brains" are added. In season 3 "Biters" was introduced to the lexicon.
During lunch breaks, the zombie cast would eat together while the human cast ate together.
Out of the 20 characters at the camp, only 10 are actually in the comic (Rick, Lori, Carl, Shane, Carol, Sophia, Jim, Dale, Andrea, Amy and Glenn).
The prison set took about two months to build.
The timeline of the second half of season 4 (eight episodes) takes place in 8 days exactly.
The show is being made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" in Orlando Florida, and a Maze in Universal's Halloween Horror nights Hollywood for their 2012 event.
The Dixon brothers, T-Dog, Jacqui, as well as Morales and his family are not characters in the comic book, although they are each featured prominently in season 1 of the TV series.
In an online interview, it was revealed that Frank Darabont envisioned having several self-contained episodes that would not continue the main story. One such episode would have been the season two premiere. It would have involved Sam Witwer (who Darabont used in The Mist (2007) and played the tank zombie in the series premiere) as a solider in a Black Hawk Down (2001) style Atlanta. Witwer would have encountered several of the cast before being bit and locking himself in the tank.
The logo seen on the T-shirt of Rick's son Carl is that of another Robert Kirkman creation, Science Dog.
Excluding flashbacks, and previous shown story. Season 4 is technically the shortest season, and season 1 is the longest and ironically has the least amount of episodes.
Carol's husband never appears in the comic, he is only mentioned to have been killed.
Morgan Jones sons name is Dwayne. Dwayne Jones is the name of the lead actor who played Ben in the original "Night of the Living Dead"
Frank Darabont also directed four of the show's actors - Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Juan Gabriel Pareja and Melissa McBride - in The Mist (2007). DeMunn also appeared in Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999).
The story takes place during the "Days Gone Bye" (which the pilot is also called) arc (issues 1-6).
"Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was on the set throughout the filming of the first season.
The episode which spans the most time is the pilot.
This is the second AMC show to feature an RV. Walking Dead utilizes a Winnebago Chieftain, while in Breaking Bad (2008), a Fleetwood Bounder is used throughout the show.
The show was made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" event in Orlando Florida, and a Maze in Universal's Halloween Horror nights Hollywood for the 2012 event.
As of 2014 it is the highest rated show in AMC history.
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Season 1 is the only season that contains all principal cast members in each episode.
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As of the 5th season there are 3 "The Wire" alums on The Walking Dead. They are Chad L. Coleman, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, and Seth Gilliam.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The description that Darryl gives of Merle's drug dealer (who most likely sold him blue sky meth considering he had it in his bag earlier in the series) sounds an awful lot like Jesse Pinkman from Breaking bad. The drug dealer has some sort of child in his life (Brock), in described physically as small and skinny, and says the word "bitch"
In the comic, Lori and Shane's affair was only a one night stand instead of a regular occurrence and is revealed in issue 5, while in the show in the 2nd episode.
The place where the Governor, Martinez, and Shumpert were held up in season 4 episode 6 teaser was the same place where the Governor and his army had wiped out the coast guard in his first appearance season 3 episode 3
All of the seven main characters to die as of the end of the fourth season (Dale, Merle, Governor, Lori, Andrea, Shane, Hershel) have all been brought down mercilessly by another character, whether it's before or after reanimation.
When Bob, Tyreese, Daryl, and Michonne hear the Terminus broadcast message from the radio, it was eight days before Bob would make his way there and nine days when Daryl and Michonne would. Tyreese has not made it there yet
The timeline of season 3 is just under two months stated by Herschel in season 4
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