Drive Shaft’s hit song, “You All Everybody” also appears in the background of an episode of Alias, another JJ Abrams creation.
Jack was originally to die in the pilot episode, and was to be played by Michael Keaton. Keaton backed out of the role after it was changed to have Jack live because he did not want to commit to a television series.
Forest Whitaker was originally cast as Sawyer, who wasoriginally to be a slick, suit-wearing con man from Buffalo.The character traits were changed when Josh Holloway was cast.
John Locke and his father, Anthony Cooper are both named after English philosophers.The actual Anthony Cooper was educated by the actual John Locke.
Ilana was originally supposed to be Jacob’s daughter, but the writer’s ran out of time to develop the plot, so she was killed.
John Hamm auditioned for the role of Jack.
The show was almost entirely shot in Hawaii, no matter if it was supposed to be on the island or a flashback. In fact, in the Desmond and Penny picture, one of the buildings in the background was used as the hotel that Jin worked at in Korea.
When Ben Linus first appears, he tells the survivors his name is Henry Gale and that he crashed his hot air balloon on the island. In the Wizard of Oz, Henry Gale is the name of Dorothy’s uncle, and The Wizard travels to the land of Oz in a hot air balloon.
Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia appeared on the show twice as one of The Others.
There are no characters that appear in every single episode.
Lance Reddick who played Matthew Abbadon, was initially wanted by the producers for the role of Mr. Eko, but he was unavailable at the time because of The Wire.
Vincent the dog was actually a girl named Madison.
In the season 3 finale, Jack visits the Hoffs/Drawlar Funeral Parlor. Hoffs/Drawlar is an anagram for “flash forward”. This was the same episode that shocked everyone with a flash forward instead of the usual flashback.
Mr. Eko was supposed to appear in the church at the end of the finale, but the actor who played him, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, turned it down.
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