* ActorAllusion:
** Jackie Chan absorbing the beast-like Earth Demon chi in Season 5 may be seen as a reference to the real Chan being the Chinese voice of another, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast friendlier beast from 1991, who was voiced by Robby Benson in America.]] In addition, Chan was also the Chinese singing voice of the Beast, and was the Chinese counterpart to Peabo Bryson in singing the title theme.
** Captain Black is voiced by Creator/ClancyBrown, who also played ComicBook/LexLuthor in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} cartoons. Black and Luthor are both [[BaldOfAwesome bald badasses]] with similar [[BadassBaritone baritone voices]]; though obviously they're moral opposites, with Black being good and Luthor being [[BaldOfEvil evil]].
* ActorExistenceLimbo: After already [[TheOtherDarrin being replaced]] once, Valmont is reduced to a nonspeaking cameo in season five.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The line "I don't want no trabble!" is oddly associated with and would sound like it came from this show, but the line actually came from ''RushHour''.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The series' Netflix profile makes Gnomekop, a one-off villain for a single episode, out to be the BigBad.
* DuelingWorks: The second and third seasons of ''JCA'' were aired alongside ''WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries''. ''JCA'' managed to get a few more seasons in than ''The Mummy'', which was put in stasis for 5 years after two seasons.
* FanNickname:
** "Jackiezilla", for when Jade used the Book of Ages to turn Jackie into a giant to beat down Shendu and the other Demon Sorcerers during "Demon World (Part 2)".
** The varieties of Shadowkhan are never named on-screen, but are known in fandom as the [[{{Ninja}} Ninja Khan]], [[WingedHumanoid Bat Khan]], [[GiantMook Sumo Khan]], [[MiniMook Leech Khan]], [[{{Samurai}} Samurai Khan]], [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Squid Khan]], [[KnifeNut Razor Khan]], [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Crab Khan]], and the [[FourLeggedInsect Mantis Khan]].
* ImageSource
** HeroHarassesHelpers
** NotWearingPantsDream
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only official DVD releases this series got were 3 single disc sets containing 3 episodes each, which don't even comprise the whole of Season 1, though a Season 1 set has been made but good luck finding it. A Season 2 DVD set was released in 2012, but it's out of print and a bit pricey. The first two seasons can be found on Hulu. Fortunately, the entire series can be purchased off of iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
* NamesTheSame:
** Augustus Black is not the same Captain Black from ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''.
** Also, Jade should NOT be confused with the [[Franchise/MortalKombat friend of Kitana]], and you would be a bit dumb to confuse her teacher Mrs. Hartman with DrillSergeantNasty [[Film/FullMetalJacket Hartman]].
* NoExportForYou: The [=PS2=] game never got released in America, only in Europe.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** When Hak Foo originally debuted in the first season episode "The Dog & Piggy Show", he was voiced by Creator/JimCummings. After he became a regular, starting with season 2, John [=DiMaggio=] took over the role. In "Deja Vu", when Jackie relives the events of Hak's debut episode [[FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin DiMaggio still voices the character]].
** Likewise, Julian Sands voiced Valmont, but only for seasons 1 & 2. Greg Ellis voiced him in season 3 and Andrew Abselon voiced his handful of appearances in season 4.
** The Monkey King was voiced by [[Film/PoliceAcademy Bobcat Goldthwait]] in his first appearance and BillyWest in his second.
** After originally being voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton, all other appearances by Xiao Fung have him voiced by Glenn Shadix, who also voiced Tso Lan (Burton was actually never credited as Xiao Fung in any of the episodes where that character appears).
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ClancyBrown, normally a villain actor, playing a "good guy" in Captain Black and Super Moose. They're only several of these types of roles he's done, with Sergeant Zim from ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (which also involved Sony/Tristar and is technically another military role), Raiden [[note]] which is a ShockAndAwe character; ironically, Tchang Zu's voice sounds more like Clancy Brown than Creator/FrankWelker, who was never credited in the end-of-episode credits for the role; also ironically, one of Brown's co-stars from ''Starship Troopers'', Casper Van Dien, later appeared in ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy's'' second season [[/note]] from ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'', and a doctor in ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' being some of the few other good examples.
* RecycledScript:
** They even lampshade it. Season 1 had the team looking for the 12 Talismans of Shendu, and Season 2 had them trying to prevent the unsealing of the 8 Demon Sorcerers. Season 3 had the Talismans destroyed, and their powers transfer to their animal namesake (the same magic in a new container), and Season 5 had them looking for the artifacts of the Immortals who imprisoned the Demon Sorcerers (same elemental powers in new containers). Season 4 is the only completely original season with the Oni Masks.
** The entire main story arcs of all five seasons follow [[StrictlyFormula the same basic structure]]: Locate and obtain potentially dangerous (if not apocalyptic) magical powers scattered all around the world, before the bad guys get to them first.
** In "Black and White and Chi All Over", the scene where Drago is trying to recruit new henchmen (with mostly pathetic results) plays out a lot like a gag from "Tough Luck" when Finn was trying to start his own gang.
* ScheduleSlip: ''JCA'' managed to become a small part of TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh in a few ways, which affected the demon portal arc with the rest of Shendu's family and one of the real Chan's planned films.
** The airing of the ''JCA'' Season 2 premiere "The Stronger Evil" (along with the rest of the Creator/KidsWB lineup for Fall 2001, which included the American debut of ''Anime/YuGiOh'') were postponed by two weeks due to the [[TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh 9/11 terrorist attacks]] from Al-Qaeda, which started UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror. This was probably due to a trend of censoring and editing out any images of the now-destroyed World Trade Center; for example the next Season 2 episode "The J-Team", which included a brief shot of the NYC skyline. One of the extra episodes that took place during Season 1, "Through the Rabbit Hole" (the final episode in the Season 2 docket), had already aired the Saturday before the attacks, and the other two Season 1 fillers aired in the two weeks where "The Stronger Evil" and "The J-Team" were supposed to air, followed by a Monday episode which debuted Tohru's mother (and the first episode on the production order that follows the "Demon World" episodes), then the season officially began at the end of the month.
** On a related note, the real Creator/JackieChan was supposed to star in ''Nosebleed'', a movie about a window washer working at the World Trade Center who foils a terrorist plot, which was immediately cancelled for obvious reasons. ''Allegedly'' according to an urban legend, Chan even missed out on attending the planned filming that was supposed to begin on the morning of September 11, 2001.
* StockSoundEffects: Shendu's roars and growls actually come from the legendary T-Rex scene from Creator/StevenSpielberg's classic Film/JurassicPark. The roar became one of the effects from Lucasfilm's Skywalker Sound division.
* TalkingToHimself:
** James Sie voices Jackie, Chow, and Shendu. Made more interesting when [[DemonicPossession Shendu mind-controls Jackie]] in "Demon World (Part 1)".
** Creator/ClancyBrown voices Captain Black, Ratso, and Super Moose.
** Xiao Fung and Tso Lan are both voiced by the late Glenn Shadix.
** Po Kong and Bai Tza are both voiced by Creator/MonaMarshall.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: According to real-life Jackie, the characters of the show are based on certain people in his life:
** Jade is based on an assortment of Jackie's nieces.
** Uncle is based on Jackie's father and agent.
** Tohru is based on one of Jackie's stunt team members and ''himself''.
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