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Cupid (TV)

Though not smart enough to realize pranking Veronica Mars is a bad idea, Jackie does appear to have the good taste to TiVo Rob Thomas's former show Cupid, about a man (Jeremy Piven) who thinks he's, well, Cupid and the psychologist (Paula "Rebecca James" Marshall) who loves studies him. Jackie also appears to be recording Sunset and Vaughn, a fictional show within Cupid. Wait, so would that make Sunset and Vaughn a fictional show within a real show within a fictional TiVo within a real show? I think I just blew my own mind, man.

2.05 "Blast from the Past"

"So how does it feel to play Cupid?"

Originally the Roman god of love, modern-day Cupid is associated with chubby cherubim, Valentine's Day, matchmaking, and Jeremy Piven. Hopefully Wallace isn't trying to compare Veronica to that Cupid. His show didn't last too long.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"
Who's Who bio: Cupid
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Sunset and Vaughn (TV)

On Rob Thomas's former show Cupid, there was a television show called Sunset and Vaughn, about two detectives. Jackie, through the amazing power of her Magical TiVo, appears to be able to record both Cupid (which was cancelled years ago) and Sunset and Vaughn (which never existed). Man, I want to get one of those.

Who's Who bio: Detective Sunset

2.05 "Blast from the Past"
Who's Who bio: Detective Vaughn
Trevor Hale (Characters)

Trevor Hale is the name of Wallace's high school in Chicago. Trevor Hale is the main character of Cupid, starring Emmy Award winner Jeremy Piven. Rob Thomas is obviously a hack who can't come up with any new ideas.

2.11 "Donut Run"
Who's Who bio: Trevor Hale
Hart Hanson (People)

"A listing for Hart Hanson?"

Hart Hanson was a writer and co-executive producer on Rob Thomas's short-lived but well-loved show Cupid. We're assuming the Neptune High student Hart Hanson is named after said writer. We could be wrong though. Maybe it's just an amazing coincidence that a character on VM and a writer on Cupid have the same name...and that Jackie TiVoed Cupid...and that Wallace attended Trevor Hale High...

2.22 "Not Pictured"
Who's Who bio: Hart Hanson

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