* CreatorRecovery: Guisewite often jokes that her boss at the syndicate dreaded the day she entered a stable relationship and became a more secure, confident person. When just that happened, she chose to end the strip rather than let it fall victim to this trope.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Emmy-winning `80s television special, Cathy was PepperAnn.
** Irving was RobPaulsen.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Guess who Cathy is based on.