The Guardian put together 24 awesome facts about 24 in preperation for beginning of” Day 7″. #24 is definetely my favorite.:
1 Jack Bauer has killed 198 people over the six-and-a-half series of the show. Day Six, during which he dispatched 50 “hostiles”, was his busiest so far and also included his most imaginative killing when he bit the neck of a terrorist, ripping out his jugular. In the first season he was slightly more relaxed and only managed a distinctly tame 11 deaths. The 12 rebel soldiers he shot and strangled with his thighs in 24: Redemption makes those two hours his fastest killing spree. (Day One: 11, Day Two: 29, Day Three: 14, Day Four: 43, Day Five: 39, Day Six: 50, Redemption: 12)
2 The unluckiest hour in 24 – when terrorists on Day Four and Day Six attacked a bus, shopping mall and hotel – is between 7am and 8am.
3 The safest time is between 9am and 10am when only nine deaths have taken place.
4 The Office’s Stephen Merchant makes a cameo as a CTU worker in Day Six (6am-7am). Ricky Gervais, also filmed a cameo as a presidential aide, but was eventually cut.
5 Kiefer Sutherland earns $40m a season according to imdb.com.
6 The original idea for 24 was for it to be a romantic comedy showing 24 hours in the life of a wedding.
7 Twenty-four hours in the life of Jack Bauer takes 10-and-a-half months to film.
8 The highest frequency of deaths occurs between 10 and one minute to the hour. No one dies during the commercial break so terrorists are usually safe around the quarter-hour mark. This must be when Jack Bauer visits the toilet, eats and drinks (three things viewers have never seen him do).
9 In Day One the songs played at presidential candidate senator Palmer’s victory party are Celebration by Kool & The Gang, We Are Family by Sister Sledge and I’m So Excited by the Pointer Sisters.
10 Every cast member of 24 has their hair trimmed every five days to maintain continuity.
11 Sarah Clarke – who played double-crossing Nina Myers in the first three series – was cast on the morning filming began so had to spend the entire first series in the clothes she wore to the audition.
12 Jack Bauer has come back from the dead several times. In Day Two he was tortured, burned and Tasered to death before defying science by coming round. In season four he was shot dead; but CTU pal Tony Almeida injected him with epinephrine and he recovered.
13 We know that the presidents in 24 are post-Dubya because all the administrations feature a Homeland Security department
.14 A cougar threatened the life of Jack’s daughter, Kim, when she found herself trapped in a snare after escaping from kidnappers in Day Two. In all she has been abducted eight times.
15 Kim’s email password in Day One was LIFESUCKS.
16 The series would never have worked in 1994 or 1424!
17 During Day One, the computers used by the good guys were Macs while the bad guys all used PCs. In later series the good guys started using HP machines while drug addicts downloaded stolen information to their iMacs.
18 When major characters die the clock goes silent. However when Tony Almeida was supposedly killed in Day Five it didn’t. Now Bauer’s old CTU sidekick is set to return in Day Seven as a terrorist after his body was exhumed and found to be somebody else’s.
19 US presidential loser John McCain had a walk-on part at 1.32pm on Day Five, delivering some papers to a CTU meeting.
20 According to The Parents Television Council there were 67 torture scenes in the first five series of 24. The count obviously had an effect on the show’s creators as the storyline of Day Seven finds Bauer back in the US answering to charges of illegal torture.
21 It was decided to use a 12-hour digital clock rather than 24-hour numerals in the time checks as it was feared this would confuse American viewers.
22 There have been six presidents in 24. Just three of them were elected into office, and only one served for a full term. One resigned, one ex-president was assassinated, a bomb incapacitated one, another was arrested, and another was injured when Air Force One was attacked.
23 The series was ahead of its time: it featured America’s first black president (David Palmer) and 24: Redemption took place on the day the first female president was being sworn into office.
24 Legendary boozer Kiefer Sutherland was delighted to discover that college students used 24 episodes as a drinking game, downing a shot every time Jack Bauer says “damn it”. For fun he changed the script in one episode to have Jack say “damn it” 14 times in an hour
I can’t wait to see someone get “Bauered”