ANIMATION
• Number of drawings per episode: 14,760, plus over 300 hand-painted backgrounds.
• The show is drawn and colored in Los Angeles, California; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, Korea; and Shannon, Ireland.
• The moon is displayed in every background painting depicting the night sky. Even in reverse angles. Despite his name, background designer Mike Moon is not responsible.
• Gandhi is literally the most “animated” character on the show. He requires twice as many story-board poses as any other character.
• For an episode featuring a basketball game, storyboard artist Arna Selsnick used Motion Capture Technology to mimic the movements of WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes.
• All of the first thirteen episodes feature a dolphin somewhere in the show.

VOICE ACTORS
• Voice actors who improvise the most dialogue: Donald Faison (Toots, George Washington Carver), Michael McDonald (Gandhi); Andy Dick (Mr. Sheepman, Van Gogh, Edison.)
• Actors who hate the sound of their own voices: Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
• Actors who love the sound of their own voices: Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
• TV’s Father Guido Sarducci, Don Novello, guest starred in Episode 8 as a Sarcastic Italian Talking Pencil, but had to be edited out for time reasons. He appears briefly in Episode 10 as a prison inmate.
• Will Forte, who plays Abe Lincoln in addition to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live, is a successful comedy writer who has written for Late Night with David Letterman, Third Rock from the Sun and That ’70s Show.
• The voice of Richard Nixon’s clone is played by his real-live grandson, Alexander Richard Eisenhower. Conversely, Richard Nixon’s clone does not appear in any episodes.
• Andy Dick is shy and reclusive and refuses to be photographed. He recorded many of his lines from his trailer on the set of The Andy Dick Show.
• Number of times guest star Joe Flaherty (Abe’s Foster Dad) recorded the word “pizza”: 124.
• Number of times the word “pizza” appears in the final edited episode: 0.
• Chris and Phil wish Joe Flaherty was their dad. Chris and Phil’s dads wish Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady was their son.
• Guest star Ashley Angel from O-Town recorded his lines in a closet. Literally. Afterwards, he came out of the closet. Literally.
• Guest star Mandy Moore was so sweet during her recording session that she was uncomfortable screaming the line “No! No! No! No! No! What are you, stupid or something?!” to an intrusive fan, claiming she had no experience to draw upon.
• Many guest stars, including Dan Patrick and Chris Berman, recorded their dialogue over ISDN lines, without ever meeting the directors face-to-face. Other guest stars wish they knew this was an option. Phil is something of an eyesore.

WRITING
• Number of main characters based on historical figures who were murdered: all 5.
• Our writers have written for such prestigious establishments as The Harlem Globetrotters, Mad Magazine, E! Channel’s News Weasels, the hit cancelled sitcoms Zoe… and Go Fish, and the hit canceled late-night gabber Late World With Zach Galifianakis. (Also, The Simpsons, South Park, The Muppets, and many others.)
• The writers have Foosball tournaments on a Foosball table that they stole from the staff of Scrubs. The reigning champs have the team name “The Renaissance Fairies” because they are allegedly gay and fans of dirty, outdoor festivals.
• The writer’s assistant was referred to by his unfortunate nickname, “Pun Dog,” so often that the executives at MTV didn’t know his real name for many, many months.
• The Clone High writing offices were located in the Psych Ward of a deserted hospital in Studio City. The writers would dare visitors to close themselves into the morgue drawers where they once stored cadavers. The record stands at seven minutes, set by character designer Dexter Smith, who “took a nap.”
• Favorite phrases in the writers’ room: “More is more”; “confusilarious”; “wackystack”; and gratuitous use of the suffix “wise,” such as “this tuna sammy is delicious, taste-wise.”
• The writers’ room had a nautical theme, including a hand-painted mural, fishing net, numerous plastic fish and crabs, and a seagull attached to a string and pulley system. This is true.

CHARACTERS
• Number of female characters JFK has claimed to have had off-camera sex with this season: approx. 158.
• Reason Cleo is listed as both numbers one and two on JFK’s list of 150 women to bang this year: Inflation.
• Number of episodes Jimi Hendrix’s line “then who’s vomit am I choking on?” has been cut from: 3. It has never been included.
• On Clone High, characters convey emotion by dilating their pupils and raising their hands in unison, palms up. This is reflected in the scripts by the writers’ shorthand, which is: “hands come up and eyes dilate, thereby expressing sincerity.”
• Chinese basketball sensation Yao Ming is 7’5” tall. His favorite phrase is “let the good times roll!”
• Every background character, even in large crowd shots, is based on a historical figure. If you can’t tell who one is, it is your own fault for having a limited knowledge of history.

OTHER
• All show titles feature a colon and some sort of strained word play.
• Likes: long walks on the beach, live theater, sense of humor.
• Dislikes: words like “wacky,” “factoids,” “demented,” “disturbed,” “twisted” and “warped”; peanuts (I’m allergic!).
• Number of Millers working on the show: 5. (John Miller, Christopher Miller, Christa Miller-Lawrence, Judah Miller, Murray Miller.)
• Number of Millers working on the show who are biologically related to other Millers working on the show: 2 (Writing team Judah and Murray Miller are brothers.)
• The Clone High production office shares a photocopy machine with the hit television sensation The Osbournes, whose office is located down the hall. There are often hilarious mix-ups when scripts from the two similar reality shows get collated together.
• The show’s creators, writers, and animators are sick of hearing the editors working on the Brandy: Special Delivery TV show on the other side of these thin, thin walls. Brandy’s shrill, vapid voice has made them question taking their own lives on numerous occasions.

PHIL AND CHRIS
• Showrunners Phil Lord and Chris Miller are mortal enemies and rarely speak.
• Phil and Chris’ production company is called “Lord Miller Fine Moustaches.” Its logo features pictures of the duo wearing, surprisingly, moustaches. The “moustaches” in Lord Miller Fine Moustaches is pronounced “moose-tashes.” Because they are old-timey like that.
• Phil and Chris may be the youngest showrunners working in television today.
• Phil and Chris are not gay lovers, but admit that it would be convenient if they were.
• Chris studied hundreds of John F. Kennedy speeches to perfect his performance of JFK on the show. Phil, who plays Principal Scudworth, watches a lot of TV.
• Chris went to the high school where Bill Gates and Paul Allen graduated. Phil has often attended high school.
• Chris calls the duo “Chris and Phil.” Phil calls the duo “Phil and Chris.” Most people call the duo “Chris or Phil.”
• Phil and Chris landed a development deal at a major studio straight out of college. Doesn’t that make you want to strangle them until they lay lifeless on your kitchen floor? You are a sick person.