* ActorAllusion: EdAsner's character is almost always seen in [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} a bowtie]]
** Also in the episode "Me First", Madeline Zima plays a nanny. One of Zima's well know roles was of Grace Sheffield on "The Nanny."
** In "Pregnant Paws", Claire Coffee plays an animal boarder who contracts a serious infection from a cat scratch. On ''{{Grimm}}'', she plays Adalind Schade, a witch who places a curse on Juliette via a cat scratch.
** Willa Fitzgerald playing [[ScreamTVSeries a teenage girl named Emma who has a troubled relationship with her father]].
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Just as with ''Series/BurnNotice'' for Miami, this show is filmed on-location in the Long Island / Hamptons area. However, Puerto Rico doubled for Cuba during the Boris-in-Cuba mini-arc, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot though it's not like they could just up and film in Cuba.]]
* TheCastShowoff:
** A small one, but the season 3 premiere has Hank juggling oranges for a bit.
** Reshma Shetty sings Ave Maria in an operatic Soprano in episode 313.
* TheDanza: Jill Casey, who is played by Jill Flint and Dieter, who is played by Dieter Riesle.
* FakeAmerican:
** The all-American Dr. Emily Peck is played by British Anastasia Griffith
** Canadian Paolo Costanzo as New Yorker Evan R. Lawson.
* FakeNationality: The German Boris is played by a guy from New York.
* FollowTheLeader: Like ''Series/BurnNotice'', this show features a man who loses his job through no fault of his own and is forced to get by in an unfamiliar situation. [[LampshadeHanging That's a quote from the commercial where Michael writes to Hank]], and sends him a few things he might need; sunglasses, some sunscreen, [[RuleOfThree a block]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick of C4]]...
** Also: a doctor who chooses to save the life of a regular kid over an influential person which causes him to lose his job and his fiancée? [[{{Anime/Monster}} Somebody better keep an eye on the kid...]]
* OneOfUs: Evidently, ''someone'' who works on the show lurks TV Tropes: in the fourth season episode "Dawn of the Med," Hank uses the term "NinjaPirateZombieRobot" to describe one of Evan's old Halloween costumes.
** Evan is a Trekkie. When he finds out that Paige's ex-boyfriend is one, too--and has a private space company scheduled to launch ''next year''--he has a {{nerdgasm}}.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY:
** ''Series/{{House}}'' meets ''Series/MacGyver'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''. Or, alternatively, ''Burn Notice'' meets ''NorthernExposure'' meets ''[=MacGyver=]''.
** ''Series/BurnNotice'' is already ''[=MacGyver=]''y enough, so it's probably more like just ''House'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice''.