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  • Dueling Shows: "Obsessive Compulsive disorder, or... The OC Disorder."
    • "Don't call it that."
    • The OC is mentioned a few other times earlier in season 3, which always prompts the same response from Michael (and once by Bob Loblaw when Michael isn't present).
    • After Arrested lost it's Monday night prime time slot, they had an episode called Prison Break-in
  • Fake American: Michael Cera is Canadian, and it often shows from his accent (particularly his pronunciation of "sorry").
    • Will Arnett is also Canadian but has no discernible accent.
      • His use of the word "guy", however, is more telling.
    • Portia de Rossi is Australian, and it rarely if ever shows. (Although once you've noticed her distinctive way of saying "anything", "Mama" and "stupid", you'll never miss it again.)
    • In the reverse of this, Rita says ironically "You can always tell when they choose an American to play a Brit".
  • Fake Brit: Rita is a British character played by white South African actress Charlize Theron.
    • Her uncle Trevor is played by Canadian Dave Thomas.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!
    • The Nondescript Ann Veal was played (after her first appearance) by Mae Whitman, AKA Katara.
      • Mae Whitman plays Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, who is about as different from Ann as is possible. Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth) plays Scott.
    • Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) and Judy Grier (Kitty) both voice main characters on Archer.
    • Plus, you know, Ron Howard.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Yes, years before and in another universe, Scott Pilgrim and Roxy Richter used to date.
    • The guy who takes Maeby's "Marry me!" seriously? It's Howard Wolowitz.
    • And the guy who Lindsay thought she had a date with? Andy Bernard.
    • Remember the incredibly ugly woman GOB tried to set up Michael with in Shock and Aww? Iqbal Theba, better known as Principal Figgins from Glee.
    • There's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of Andy Samberg at the tail end of the second season finale, as a stage manager for the Blue Man group.
    • Saul Goodman is a slightly better lawyer than he is a marriage counsellor.
  • Role Association David Hogan becomes head of the family company after his father Hank Kingsley is arrested (he's got the worst bleeping lawyers, including The Fonz and Charles), and has to look after his relatives, including son Paulie Bleeker, mother Fran Sinclair, brothers Devon Banks and Emmett Milbarge, sister Nell Porter, and brother-in-law Yivo. The whole thing is narrated by Opie Taylor.

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