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In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recurring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st episode of the 2nd season makes an amazing reference to Good Will Hunting in one of the best scenes of the show (and maybe there are more references to Matt Damon movies I haven't recognized).

Is there any reason or explanation why Wilfred is such a big Matt Damon fan? I'd be interested in both in-universe explanations (if any, maybe there's something about him attractive to dogs?) as well as explanations from a writer's standpoint of why in particular Matt Damon was chosen and if there is any further meaning to this.

(But maybe it was just an arbitrary decision and there isn't much more to it. If relevant, I haven't seen much of the 2nd season and further yet, but don't fear spoilers either.)

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What would you consider an acceptable reason to like an actor? I mean, I couldn't list any specific reasons that I like my favourite actors besides "I like their films/roles". –  DisgruntledGoat Mar 2 at 10:24
    
@DisgruntledGoat One that is referencing any sources, be that the TV show, or external sources. Of course I don't want to know why you like Matt Damon. ;-) –  Napoleon Wilson Mar 2 at 10:30
    
no, what I meant is regarding an in-universe explanation, what other answer can anyone give for liking an actor? –  DisgruntledGoat Mar 2 at 15:57
    
@DisgruntledGoat Well, the out-of-universe stuff is the more interesting anyway. And like I said, maybe the series gave some weird in.universe explanation, like dogs generally having a thing for Damon or Wilfred having some speicific important experience with him or one of his movies. Afterall there are millions of possible interesting in-universe answers (even if it's likely that the show is reluctant to give one, but who knows). –  Napoleon Wilson Mar 2 at 19:25

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