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5 Facts Only ‘This is Us’ Super Fans Will Know

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This is Us is the show responsible for making thousands of Americans sob uncontrollably for an hour each week. After sweeping awards season this year, it’s clear that this show has achieved something rare in network television: Critical and public acclaim. Everyone seems to want more from this series, leading to lots of press coverage and behind-the-scenes footage on social media to tide us over between episodes. Below, we have five Easter eggs from the series that even regular viewers probably never picked up on.

’36’ Was The Original Name For The Show

People

At the beginning of season 1, the triplets were all shown celebrating their 36th birthdays. There’s actually a reason for this — the show was originally going to be called 36. However, most of the production team didn’t like the show name, so in the editing stage, creator Dan Fogelman came up with This is Us and the rest is history. Unbeknownst the viewers, while the triplets were turning 36, their mom was turning 33…

Mandy Moore Is The Youngest Main Cast Member

US Magazine

The primary cast consists of parents Rebecca and Jack, along with twins Kevin and Kate, and their adopted son Randall. Mandy Moore plays the role of matriarch Rebecca. However, Mandy is actually the youngest of all the main cast members at only 33. In the modern day scenes, 33-year-old Mandy is playing mom to 41-year-old Randall and Kevin! The magic of show business also came in handy when Milo Ventimiglia was confronted by his old movie dad on set…

The Sylvester Stallone Plotline

Popculture.com

In the second season, Sylvester Stallone has a small role playing himself. In one of Sly’s scenes, daughter Kate tells him that her dad was a huge fan and has seen every Rocky movie. Fans of Rocky movies loved this, because Milo Ventimiglia, who plays the dad on This is Us, played Rocky’s son in the film Rocky Balboa. While they kept Milo’s real life out of that scenario, some actors have their storylines mirror their own lives…

Some Story Lines Are Based On The Actors

The Hollywood Reporter

Kate, played by actress Chrissy Metz, has a lot of struggles on the show. From managing her weight to her relationship with Toby, and struggling career… many of Kate’s scenes aren’t very happy. However, viewers of the show know just how much Kate lights up when she is performing on stage. The storyline of Kate being a singer was written into the show after the creators realized Chrissy Metz loved to sing herself. It’s nice when life imitates art! Or is it the other way around?

The House Kate Lives In Is Sitcom Famous

CNN

In several This is Us episodes, they flash the outside of Kate’s house before cameras show the inside. Sitcom fans may have noticed that her house looks eerily similar to one on another show. That’s because Kate’s house is actually the same one that they use for Mitch and Cam on Modern Family. Don’t expect a crossover anytime soon, though!

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The Enduring Mystery Of The Curse Of Tutankhamun

For more than three thousand years, Tutankhamun, the teenage pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, lay at rest in his hidden tomb, forgotten though undisturbed. All that changed when a group of intrepid British explorers made the discovery of a lifetime. But with glory came unspeakable horrors.

Lavished with incredible treasures of gold and precious stones, Tutankhamun’s tomb also possessed a dangerous secret. As bizarre events and calamities began to strike those surrounding the archaeological excavation, the haunting legend of this pharaoh’s curse began. What is real and what is coincidence? Judge for yourself, but who knows: you may yet become a believer!

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Check Out The Absolute Weirdest Photos Taken In Vegas

So you thought you’d go have some fun and let loose a little bit (okay, more than a little bit) in Sin City itself: Las Vegas, Nevada! And today, the debaucherous reputation that this capital of earthly pleasures has one little catch to it: in the age of smart phones, nothing, and we mean nothing, stays in Vegas.

But that’s not going to stop these partygoers from doing exactly what they came to Vegas for in the first place: having a good time! From the hysterical to the plain bizarre to the all-out facepalms, have a gander at why this magic town never stops delivering.

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Anna Chapman Uncovered: The Incredible Story Of Russia’s Most Glamorous Spy

Anna Chapman’s story is as unbelievable as it is true. What started off as an innocent, fairytale-like story of love at first sight and the American dream, gradually turned into one of the most outrageous spy sagas of the 21st century. What’s even more inconceivable, though, is the fact that the Russian femme fatale is still causing controversy on the international stage, even after all that’s happened. Like something straight out of a James Bond movie, the true story of the most glamorous spy since Mata Hari is bound to make your jaw drop. Read on for an incredible story of espionage, mystery, and seduction!

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