* TheDanza: Sam Anderson as Sam Gorpley.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Mr. Gorpley is Bernard from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Also Holland Manners from Series/{{Angel}}
*** Hey, why is [[TheGeorgeLopezShow Benny]] working at a newspaper in Chicago?
** Larry's father is [[{{Benson}} Governor Gatling.]]
** Also overlapping with HeyItsThatVoice, but Mr. Twinkicetti, their JerkAss boss for the first two seasons is [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]]. Seriously.
* RecycledScript: "The King and I," where a hypnotist unsuccessfully tries to hypnotize Larry but accidentally hypnotizes Balki into going under whenever he hears a bell ring. It's taken beat-for-beat from the story of an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The show was originally called "The Greenhorn" and paired Pinchot with comedian Louie Anderson. Things weren't really working out until Mark Lynn-Baker came along and showed great chemistry with Bronson.
* WorkingTitle: "The [[MeaningfulName Greenhorn]]" was the original title.