24 things you don’t know about 24

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24 is probably one of the best series ever, Jack Bauer is fucking awesome throughout the series, it has a cult fan following, we are one of the die heart fans of this epic show, so we decided to share some of the epic stuff we know about this show, hope our readers will like it

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  • 1. storyepic.com http://www.storyepic.com/24-things-dont-know-24/ 24 Things you dont know about 24 24 is probably one of the best series ever, Jack Bauer is fucking awesome throughout the series, it has a cult fan following, we are one of the die heart fans of this epic show, so we decided to share some of the epic stuff we know about this show, hope our readers will like it 1. The actors are not told in advance as to what will happen from episode to episode so none of them know whether or not they will be written out of the series. 2. In the fifth episode of the fourth season, Debbies cell phone rang with a valid California phone number on the caller ID. Many fans noticed this and called the number, Some callers heard a voice mail message telling them that they called the 24 prop phone and to leave a message. Others spoke with various people, including Production

2. Designer Joseph A. Hodges and stars Kim Raver (Audrey Raines) and Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida). Hodges later stated in an interview that director Jon Cassar came up with the idea for the Fan Phone because the two of them often got bored scouting new shooting locations and wanted a chance to interact with the audience. Hodges indicated they received around 80,000 calls on the line in the first week. There is also a valid California cell phone number on S03E03, Chases cell number appears in Jacks cell. 3. Ranked #6 on Empire magazines 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time (2008). Source - http://www.empireonline.com/50greatesttv/default.asp?tv=6 4. During season two shooting, Elisha Cuthbert was bitten by the mountain lion who menaced her in one of the plotlines. Before shooting the scene the animal trainer suggested she meet the mountain lion before shooting, when she went to pet the mountain lion it bit her hand. She was taken to the hospital, treated for puncture wounds and was given a tetanus shot. According to her Either something in the woods spooked it and I happened to be in front of the cat, or maybe it was because I was so ill. Maybe it sensed that I was weak. Nothing would have provoked it. I have no idea why it decided to bite me but it definitely did. 3. Because of the show, I had all these, like, cuts and fake blood on me. So when I got to the hospital, they knew an actor was coming in that had been attacked by a mountain lion. They thought I was, like, totally mauled. I was like, No, its just my hand! I just got bit on the hand! So the fake blood kind of threw the nurses a bit. I remember that being funny. 5. Each even numbered season of the series (2, 4, 6 and 8) deal with a nuclear threat to the country. 6. As of 2008, the only FOX series to win the Emmy for Best Drama Series. 4. 7. Partway through season 2, Kiefer Sutherland injured his leg while exiting his trailer, so a small scene was written in where Jack Bauer must pull a piece of shrapnel from his leg after a plane crash to explain Sutherlands limp. 5. 8. Jack was only an official CTU employee for 2 of the 8 seasons; in season one as the CTU Director and in Season 3 as Director of Field Ops. During each of the other seasons, he was contracted as a freelance and given temporary clearance. (With the exception of season 7, as CTU had been disbanded) 6. 9. Jack Bauer has a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Criminology and Law from UC Berkeley. Kim Bauer has an Associates Degree in Computer Programming from Santa Monica College. President Palmer has a Bachelors Degree in Political Economy from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. Tony Almeida has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Computer Science from San Diego State University and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. Michelle Dessler has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from UC Davis. Sherry Palmer has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Georgetown University. 7. 10. Each episode is supposed to take one hour of real time but in actuality, due to commercial breaks three minutes are gradually added to the timer during the show in the breaks. The last three minutes of air time are used for viewing commercials, station identification, and scenes from the next episode. Each episode general runs for around 43 minutes without commercials (slightly less in PAL territories). 11. Six main actors from the movie _Robocop (1987)_ have been cast as main characters throughout the 24 series. They include: Peter Weller: plays Officer Alex J. Murphy in Robocop and Christopher Henderson in 24. Kurtwood Smith: plays Clarence Boddicker in Robocop and Senator Blaine Mayer in 24. Ray Wise: plays Leon Nash in Robocop and Vice President Hal Gardner in 24. Paul McCrane plays Emil Antonowsky in Robocop and Graem in 24. Jesse D. Goins plays Joe Cox in Robocop and Alan Hayes in 24. Edward Edwards plays Manson in Robocop and Colonel Lamb in 24. 12. Season 6 shares many plot elements with the video game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007). Both plots involve a one-armed, ultra-nationalist Russian selling nuclear bombs to a Middle-Eastern faction. Both plots 8. involve detonating a nuclear bomb with the ultra-nationalist wanting the Middle Eastern faction to take the blame. Both feature characters named Al-Assad (Al-Asad in Call of Duty). 13. In Season 3, Stephen Saunders demands that the President reveal some classified information, which would then be sent to him via a website. The website he mentioned is SylviaImports.com. This site was actually registered by Rodney Charters, the shows director of photography (and director of a couple of second season episodes). It contains the following text message: A Big Thank-you from the crew of 24 (2001). Thanks for watching, we love making it for you, and yes, we did get picked up for Season 4. 14. Omid Abtahi is one of two actors to return to 24 as a another character. Hes Safa in 24: Day 4: 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (2005), and Jibraan Al-Zarian in 24: Day 7: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2009). Tony Todd played Detective Norris during Day 3 and General Juma in Redemption and Day 7. In addition, actor Anthony Azizi played Mamud Faheen in Season 2 and then played Rafique, a henchman of Marwan, in season 4. 9. 15. Paul Blackthorne who plays season 3 main villain, Saunders, originally auditioned for the role of Amador, another one of the season 3 villains. After failing the audition, his agent negotiated with the producers and managed to get the role of Saunders. 16. Jack Bauer kills a total of 267 people throughout 8 seasons 10. 18. Mary Lynn Rajskub was cast as Chloe OBrian after Joel Surnow saw her in Punch-Drunk Love (2002). 19. In Season 1, the main villains the Drazen family were comprised of a father and two sons. The father and the younger son (Dennis Hopper and Misha Collins) were portrayed by two American actors who spoke with Russian accents while the older son (Zeljko Ivanek) was portrayed by a Russian actor who spoke with an American accent. 11. 20.Although the writers changed their plans on Chase Edmundss fate, they had a deleted scene planned in which Chase gets killed while he was having his hand re-attached in the hospital 21. Seasons 2, 3 and 6 are the only seasons where CTU hasnt employed any moles or double agents. 12. 22. During the shoot for season 4, a special six-minute segment was shot for the US version of the season 3 DVD where Jack loses his job at CTU, an antagonist of season 4 arrives in the US, and Jack has an intimate moment with his new girlfriend. This did not appear on any of the other versions of the DVD released earlier in the summer, however it does appear on the UK and German DVD release. An extended version of this segment (as stated in the commentary by director Jon Cassar) is available on the UK DVD release of season 4. 13. 23. In Season 4, while Mandy (Mia Kirshner) has Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) held hostage, she goes to her neighbors apartment and one of them calls her Rothenberg. This is the same last name as C.T.U. agent Shari Rothenberg (Kate Mara) in Season 5. 14. 24. Nina Myers fake passport shows Sarah Clarkes own married name (Sarah Berkeley), but not her birthday, which is in 1972 (the passport shows 05.05.1975).