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Guest stars

Melvin Runecraft provided the voice of Evil Ava
All the guest stars in this episode voiced themselves unless otherwise noted.

In 2012, Queen of the Willis was canceled after six seasons due to low ratings. NoSirGifts tried to sell rights for reruns of the show, but it was hard to find boradcasters that were interested; NoSirGifts-owned independent stations eventually bought the rights, "[...] basically for free", according to the president of NoSirGifts Television Production.[1] When the reruns were shown on NoSirGifts' independent stations in 2014, Queen of the Willis became the most-watched program in Fort Wayne, Denver (now an NBC affiliate), Milwaukee, Miami, Norfolk (now an ABC affiliate), and the third most-watched program on the company's Fox affiliates in Nashville, San Diego, Madison (Wisconsin), Austin (Texas), Lafayette (Indiana). Following Queen of the Willis' high ratings among NoSirGifts owned Fox affiliates and independent stations, and in ten markets where Fox affilated with a NoSirGifts-owned station became the number 1 station. The show's popularity and reruns rekindled NoSirGifts' interest in it. They ordered 45 new episodes in 2017, marking the first revival of a television show based on stong rerun ratings since Family Guy. NoSirGifts president Jackson Steele said that it was one of her most difficult decisions to cancel the show, and was therefore happy it would return.[1]

"Ten Years to Life" was the first episode to be broadcast after the show's cancellation. It was written and directed by Zinn and believed the show's six-year hiatus was beneficial because many shows do not normally have hiatuses, and towards the end of their seasons "... you see a lot more LGBTQ and (bodily function) jokes and signs of a fatigued staff that their brains are just fried".[2] With "Ten Years to Life", the writing staff tried to keep the show "... exactly as it was" before its cancellation, and did not "... have the desire to make it any slicker" than it already was.

In 2018, the bathroom and living room scenes from Therapist Hopping 2, along with The Story of Melissa's Mother's Heather's 60 second vomiting scenes as well as and the bedroom scene was reused in the tenth season premiere of Vote for the Girls with Ava Zinn & Alexandra Moffitt for a series of YouTube cross-over videos promoting Vote for the Girls's supported contestants. In the 10th season premiere of that show, Ava is watching Vote for the Girls on CBS, and informs Heather she watched one of the strangest episodes where she saw Ava Zinn sell her virginity to a 50 year old Denver, Colorado news anchorwoman and Heather tells Ava Willis that is was a bet Ava Zinn lost and works up the courage to tell Ava that she voted for Chloe Kohanski and Brynn Cartelli on The Voice. Ava gets enraged at the news as she voted for Addison Agen[3] and Christiana Danielle[3], and orders Heather to reconsider.

In the bedroom scene from "Ten Years to Life", as Ava and Angie are having lesbian sex, Ava yells out Maddie Poppe's name, so Angie realizes that Ava is imagining her as the American Idol 16 winner to maintain her libido. [3] In The Drunken Hoosier scene, Ava yells out Hannahlei Cabanilla's name as Ava and Angie have lesbian sex.

In the bathroom scene, Heather considers voting for contestants Milo Manheim and Juan Pablo di Pace on the 27th season of Dancing with the Stars (instead of Evanna Lynch and Aexis Ren following Tinashe's elimination)[3], Jensen Arnold on the fifteenth season of So You Think You Can Dance[3], Glennis Grace on the thirteenth season of America's Got Talent[3], Chris Kroze on the fifteenth season of The Voice (instead of Reagan Strange, Sarah Grace, Kymberli Joye, Chevel Shepard, MaKenzie Thomas and Kennedy Holmes) [3], and some guy Ava Zinn really hates on the 17th season of American Idol[3] (with Tabby mentioning Ava Zinn went undercover as a contestant to audition eight years earlier). In the first and fourth videos, Tabby brutally beats up Heather for her different votes, in their respective videos, asking "Where's my Vote for the Girls pick?" and forces her to vote for female contestants. In the second video, when Heather thinks about voting for Jensen Arnold, Tabby and Shushu does't beat Heather and Shushu instead says, "Well, it's about bloddy time you fucking cunt," and Tabby replies, "Now you're talking my language! Thank you, Heather!" with Shushu saying "I would have loved it if she won though, but Hannahlei (Cabanilla) won the fucking show." The scene cuts to the aforementioned Drunken Hoosier scene. In the third video, when Heather thinks about voting for Glennis, Tabbby doesn't beat her up and instead says, "Oh, fuck this. I'm not doing one for fucking America's Got Talent," referring to Archibald Coolranch's dominance.
  1. 1.0 1.1 "QOTW Reunion". 
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Vote for the Girls with Ava Zinn & Alexandra Moffitt season 10 episode 1