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- Fridge Horror: In "Paradise Lost" (which is a rip-off of Tremors), the mutated monster leaves behind a trail of blue slime wherever it goes. The locals don't try to kill it because its slime can prevent aging and prolong life. How is this Fridge Horror? The slime only works this way if you eat it.
- Fridge Brilliance: For all the debate about which Arturo slid, the series left one clue that resides in this trope. In Season 3's "The Guardian," Arturo says he has just seen his first American football game, but in Season 1's "Summer of Love," Arturo knew the context of "wish-bone" and seemed very familiar with the sport in general. Both episodes were written by Tracy Tormé, who whenever asked about this, would reply along the lines with "Maybe you're on to something."
- It's almost certainly unintentional, but the two Arturo's attitude to American football fits their respective characters well. Original "good" Arturo would be more likely to take an open-minded interest in the sport upon coming to America, whereas his nastier, more elitist double would probably disdain the American sport.
- Fridge Horror: In "Gillian of Spirits," Quinn is trapped on the astral plane and can only be seen and heard by the titular Gillian. She has a history of hearing voices and many (including Gillian herself) think she's crazy. And the voices did eventually go away. However, given Quinn's predicament, perhaps those voices weren't merely in Gillian's head. Perhaps they were other Sliders, who unlike Quinn, weren't as fortunate to escape the astral plane alive.
- Fridge Horror: In "The Other Slide of Darkness," Maggie comments that she was never much of a team player. The sentiment is echoed in "This Slide of Paradise," where she says she didn't learn to be a team player until joining up with the Sliders. Of course, before joining up with the Sliders, she was in the military for years. Maybe not being a team player is the real reason why she went from fighter pilot to intelligence officer.
- Fridge Horror: In "A Thousand Deaths," Rembrandt and Mallory take part in the Arcade, a place with sophisticated, realistic video games. Later, you learn the Arcade's big secret - the video game characters aren't mere holograms, but real people hooked up to the system. Everything done to them is real and after a thousand deaths in-game, they die for real. One game mentioned but not seen is a hospital game, where a player gets to be the doctor in emergency room surgery. On a world that seems to run on Video Game Cruelty Potential, think about that for a second.
- Fridge Horror: In "Summer of Love," the Sliders barely escape an incoming swarm of the dreaded spider-wasps. However, right after Quinn and Arturo emerge from the vortex onto the next world, several spider-wasps are shown flying right out. So few probably wouldn't have the same effect as on the previous world, but they would still be enough to cause significant damage.
- Fridge Horror: In "Summer of Love," the American president is said to be Oliver North. The later "Exodus" two-parter also has Oliver North as president. While possible a coincidence, fans have suggested that both storylines featured the same parallel Earth. If true, then all those people the Sliders befriended in the former wound up dead in the latter.
- The worlds seemed to have some other similarities. Maggie once mentioned that the Pacific War with Japan lasted longer in her world, as did the Cold War. While the specifics mentioned weren't the same, this corresponds to the world of "Summer of Love" which was stuck in the Cold War 60s.
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