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    24 Times TV Shows and Movies Made Super Clever References To Actors' Other Roles

    Maddie auditioning for Sharpay on The Suite Life of Zach and Cody blew my 12-year-old mind.

    A while back, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite times TV shows and movies referenced other parts their actors had played. Here are some of the most clever!

    1. In The Gray Man, when Lloyd called Six a Ken doll — a seeming reference to Ryan Gosling's role as Ken in the upcoming Barbie film:

    Lloyd saying "Extra $10 million to the first guy to put a bullet in this Ken doll's brain" about ryan gosling's character in "the gray man," and a photo of gosling as ken in "barbie"

    2. When Living Single referenced the school Kim Fields' character attended on The Facts of Life, and Kim literally looked into the camera:

    On Living Single, Regine's ex's fiancé says "I went to a small private school called Eastland" and Regine replies "never heard of it" and then there's a picture of Kim Fields in Facts of Life, where her character attending Eastland

    3. When Maddie auditioned for Sharpay in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody's production of High School Musical, a role that was also played by Ashley Tisdale:

    On The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Maddie says "Sharpay! People say I look just like her!" and Zack replies "really? I don't see it" and then there's a photo of Ashley as Sharpay in High School Musical

    4. When American Housewife referenced Holly Robinson Peete's role in 21 Jump Street:

    On American Housewife, Tami says "Well, maybe she thought I was an undercover cop. I get that a lot" and then there's a photo of the actress as an undercover cop on 21 Jump Street

    5. When One Tree Hill referenced Stephen Colletti's time on Laguna Beach:

    Julian thinks Nick Lachey was on Dancing with the Stars, then Laguna Beach, and Chase (played by Stephen Colletti) walks by and says "No, that was some other tool" and then there's a photo of him on Laguna Beach

    6. When Sky High referenced Lynda Carter’s many years playing Wonder Woman in the hit TV show:

    Lynda Carter's character says she can't do anything to help them because she's not Wonder Woman in Sky High, then there's a photo of her playing Wonder Woman in the Wonder Woman show

    7. When Dawson's Creek made a reference to The Mighty Ducks movies, which Joshua Jackson starred in:

    Pacey says "No way! Emilio Estevez, he was in those duck movies, remember? God, those were classics. So funny" and then there's a photo of him in the Mighty Ducks movies

    8. When Psych had a scene where Gus had trouble remembering Holes, which Dulé Hill (who played Gus) appeared in:

    Shawn tries to get Gus to remember "Holes," calling it the movie with Sigourney Weaver and Shia LaBeouf, but Gus can't remember — that's because the actor was in "Holes" as Sam

    9. When Castle dressed as a "space cowboy" on Castle, donning a similar costume to his from Firefly:

    Castle's daughter asks him what he's supposed to be, and Castle says "space cowboy," donning his costume from "Firefly" — his daughter says he wore it 5 years ago

    10. When Legends of Tomorrow had Victor Garber make a comment on the architect of the Titanic — a person he actually played in Titanic:

    Dr. Martin Stein (played by Victor Garber) says, "Whoever built that ship ought to be shot" on Legends of Tomorrow, and then there's a photo of Victor playing the Titanic's architect in Titanic

    11. When the characters on Teen Wolf kept telling Liam to "be like Clark Kent" — a character actor Dylan Sprayberry (aka, Liam) had played in Man of Steel:

    Mason tells Liam to be like Clark Kent, and then there's a photo of Liam Sprayberry playing Clark in Man of Steel

    12. When Sam made this face on Supernatural after Dean admitted to not having seen House of Wax, which Jared Padalecki starred in:

    Dean says he's never seen House of Wax, and Sam looks offended — then there's a photo of Jared Padalecki in House of Wax

    13. When "Pietro" on WandaVision made this blatant Kick-Ass reference — a movie he starred in with the actor who played the actual MCU Pietro:

    Evan Peters as Pietro says "Kick-Ass", and then there's a photo of the MCU Pietro, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the two actors in Kick-Ass

    14. When The Good Place totally gave Michael a bartender scene exclusively because of Ted Danson's iconic role on Cheers:

    Michael as a bartender on The Good Place, and Ted Danson as a bartender on Cheers

    15. When Kimmy on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt mentioned the Reverend (played by Jon Hamm) lying about writing a coke commercial...that Jon Hamm's character in Mad Men actually did write:

    Kimmy says the Reverend, played by Jon Hamm, said he invented the "buy the world a Coke" commercial — we then see Don Draper on Mad Men, played by Jon Hamm, coming up with the commercial

    16. When The Rock's character gave Zac Efron's character this nickname in Baywatch, based on the teen film that made Efron famous:

    The Rock calls Zac "High School Musical," then there's a photo of Zac in that film

    17. When One Day at a Time made a genius reference to Rita Moreno starring in West Side Story:

    Rita Moreno's character in One Day at a Time says "I like to be in America" — then we see the actor singing that phrase in West Side Story

    18. When 30 Rock cast Matt Damon as a character, then had Liz unable to remember that Matt Damon was in Invictus:

    Liz says "That's from Invictus. Wait, who was the white guy in that?" Then there's a photo of Matt Damon in 30 Rock and also Invictus

    19. When Good Omens, which starred David Tennant, referenced The Doctor's home planet from Doctor Who, which also starred David Tennant:

    20. When Veep made a subtle Seinfeld reference by alluding to the episode where Elaine accidentally shows her nipple in her holiday cards:

    Seline says "So it doesn't look as if we've just airbrushed the nipples out of this thing" on Veep, and on Seinfeld, Elaine says "Oh my god! That's my nipple!" looking at her Christmas card

    21. When Arrow had Oliver make a comment about a vigilante in a hockey mask after the actor, Stephen Amell, played a vigilante in a hockey mask in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2:

    Eleanor says "What kind of vigilante wears a hockey mask?" And Oliver says he thinks it's cool on Arrow, then we see Stephen Amell wearing a hockey past in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

    22. When Jon Cryer guest-starred on NCIS and referenced his Pretty in Pink character twice in one sentence:

    Jon Cryer says "That would be just ducky, Ducky" on NCIS, and then there's a photo of him playing Duckie in Pretty in Pink

    23. When Married...with Children referenced Ted McGinley's roles on Happy Days and Love Boat:

    kids ask Jefferson what it was like being on Happy Days, and he says he wasn't on it, and his name is Jefferson — another kid asks if that was his name on Love Boat

    24. And finally, when The Haunting of Hill House made a subtle Twilight reference in a scene with Elizabeth Reaser, who starred as Esme in the franchise:

    Kevin says to Shirley on Haunting of Hill House, "Why not send her to Carlisle?" and then there's a photo of Elizabeth Reaser playing Esme (Carlisle's wife) in Twilight

    Got any we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

    Note: Submissions were edited for length/clarity.