* DuelingShows: with ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''. Contary to [[{{Follow The Leader}} popular belief]], this show did not copy off of American Dragon. Both of their respective animation studios finished within a year of each other and neither creator knew of the other's project till they were pretty much on the airwaves. Ironically both shows lasted three seasons and were subject of Executive Meddling.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** The Korean Dragon was supposed to die in "Homecoming".
** Honestly, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The series creators had to fight tooth and nail for Jake to be allowed to breathe fire at anything that wasn't a fireplace, or fly around without elbowpads and a helmet. Exactly WHERE in the world is turning into a dragon and flying imitable, anyway?
* FakeBrit[=/=]FakeNationality: American actor Adam Wylie's characters, Nigel Thrall and Fred Nerk, are British and Australian respectively.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Many, MANY examples, including, oddly enough (given the shared Chinese influence), a large part of the voice cast of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', most notably Creator/DanteBasco (aka Zuko) as Jake Long, Creator/MaeWhitman (aka Katara) as Rose/Huntsgirl, and KeoneYoung (aka Jeong-Jeong) as Grandpa. Other familiar voices include JohnDiMaggio (Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'') as Fu Dog, Creator/ClancyBrown (among other things, [[{{DCAU}} Lex Luthor]], [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Neo Cortex]] and [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Mr. Krabs]]) as Dark Dragon, and veteran voice actress Creator/TaraStrong (aka Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'') and Music/GreyDeLisle (aka Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'').
** Likewise, in France, Jake and Rose are STILL Zuko and Katara.
** Jake's parents are played by prominent voice actors Creator/JeffBennett and LaurenTom. Both also voice a major villain: Jeff voices [[BigBad The Huntsman]] and Lauren voices [[TheMole Councilor Chang]].
** Trixie is [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Taranee Cook]].
** Eli Pandarus is [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]].
** [[WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian The Dark Lord Chuckles the Silly Piggy]] and WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} is Professor Rotwood.
** [[Series/GreysAnatomy Dr. Christina Yang]] is Sun Park, the Korean Dragon.
** [[ThatsSoRaven Cory Baxter]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]] are members of the Huntsclan.
** [[KimPossible Ron Stoppable]] is Jake's annoying younger cousin, Greggy.
** [[PhilOfTheFuture Pim Diffy]] is Jake's sister, Haley.
** HyndenWalch is at least one of the Gorgon Sisters (if not all three of them).
** [[Film/OfficeSpace Bob Slydell]] tried to steal Haley's loose dragon tooth.
** [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Cad Bane]] briefly became the principal of Jake's school.
** [[TheWildThornberrys Eliza Thornberry]] was Jake's soul-sucking date in the episode ''Dragon Breath''.
** Yan-Yan, Fu Dog's rival, is voiced by [[LiloAndStitch Tia]] [[Film/TrueLies Carrere]].
** Cupid is voiced by [[KimPossible Nestor]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Carbonell]].
** The mother of the Strigoi in ''Bite Father, Bite Son'' is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Tress]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} MacNeille]].
** [[PhilOfTheFuture Debbie Berwick]] and [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]]/[[PhilOfTheFuture Tia]] are two AlphaBitch cheerleaders.
** The young giant that ran away to join K.E.W.L. was voiced by [[SpyKids Daryl]] [[GeneratorRex Sabara]].
** The siren that tried to kill Jake in ''Siren Says'' is voiced by Ruby from the remake of TheHillsHaveEyes.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool Malina]] is Jake's replacement girlfriend for Rose.
** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker voiced many magical creatures.
** The voice actor for Fred Nerk and Nigel Thrall, Adam Wylie, was one of the voice actors for [[HeyArnold Curly]].
** The former principal of Jake's school is [[TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]].
** Monty Hall is himself.
** In the Japanese dub:
*** Jake Long [[KoukiUchiyama is]] [[GundamUnicorn Barnagher Links]] and [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Roxas]]
*** Spud [[Creator/WataruHatano is]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Rufus]]
*** Trixie [[MieSonozaki is]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]] and [[SakuraWars Subaru Kujou]]
*** One of the Gorgon sisters [[KokoroKukuchi is]] [[QueensBlade Hachiel]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Theme song wise, in the first season it was preformed by the band Mavin. In the second season, The Jonas Brothers.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The last three episodes had their air dates dragged out over several months, and were aired in a different time slot for each one. The series finale was moved to an evening slot against all manner of adult programming, and it got less advertising than ''High School Musical 2'' -- which had already been out for a month and a half.
* TalkingToHimself:
** The Oracle Twins are both voiced by TaraStrong.
** It goes without saying that since Yang Jake is Jake's clone, DanteBasco voices both Yang Jake and the real Jake.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Read the ExecutiveMeddling and ScrewedByTheNetwork entries, and project that kind of treatment across two whole seasons.
** Originally, the plot with the Aztec skulls and Dark Dragon plots were supposed to be based in different seasons, the Aztec Skulls plot taking place in season 2, with the Huntsman plot in season 3, likely explaining the fact that the plots weren't given enough time to develop: There wasn't enough time to properly explain all the plot points because they weren't ''getting'' another season. Other ideas involved a possibly DarkerAndEdgier approach with the finale of the second season, involving [[KilledOffForReal Sun Park being thrown into a volcano]], and also revealing that Jake's Grandma was Chang, both ideas were discarded for being "Too Jetix". Rose was also supposed to stay in New York, but Disney said it was "[[ViewersAreMorons too confusing]]" and [[PutOnABus sent her to Hong Kong]]. A ''lot'' of these ideas would probably have helped the show in the long run.
** Fu Dog was originally going to be voiced by Jay Leno.
* WordOfGod: Steve Loter (Director) said that Rose would have came back to New York after "Hong Kong Longs" had the series continued and that Jake and her would be together.
* WriterRevolt: Some shades of this.