* DawsonCasting: Averted in the case of Michael Welch, who at 16 played the 15 year-old Luke. Played straight with Becky Wahlstrom, who at 28 years old played Luke's eight months older girlfriend.
* DuelingShows: Was released at the same time as ''{{Wonderfalls}}'', which had a very similar premise. But Fox didn't even try to put up a fight before cancelling in defeat.
* ExecutiveMeddling: See Main tab.
* RealLifeRelative: "Dog Walker God" was played by Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn's father.
* RealitySubtext: Creator/AmberTamblyn, the actress who plays Joan, is an agnostic.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Hoo boy. Just about every single prop in the show will remind you of the early '00s. And then there's the music.