* TheDanza: Don Bexley as Bubba Bexley. Also Redd Foxx's real name was John Elroy Sanford. (He named his character after his brother, Fred G. Sanford Jr., who was named after their father.)
* FridayNightDeathSlot: Completely averted. The show peaked at #2 in the ratings (behind ''AllInTheFamily'') during its second and fourth seasons, and kept the same timeslot for its entire run (Fridays at 8 pm).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Woodrow was Ned The Wino on ''Series/GoodTimes''. Creator/PatMorita also appeared as one of Lamont's friends.
** [[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Miss Hathaway]] as Hoppy's mother during the later seasons.
** [[Series/{{Soap}} Benson]] is the lawyer the Sanfords hire to sue the producers of [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute ''Steinberg And Son'']]
** [[Series/SesameStreet Gordon]](?!) as a bank robber.
** Sid [=McCoy=] directed two episodes and guest starred in two other episodes. [=McCoy=] is best known as the announcer for ''Series/SoulTrain''.
** Aaron Ruben wrote 21 episodes and was also a producer. Ruben is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''.
** Ilunga Adell wrote 16 episodes. Adell is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe''.
** Don Reo wrote six episodes. Reo is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Blossom}}'', ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'', and ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''.
** Garry Shandling wrote four episodes. Shandling is best known as creator, executive producer, and star of ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' and ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''.
** James R. Stein co-wrote three episodes. Stein is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/SonOfTheBeach''.
** Creator/RichardPryor wrote two episodes.
** Earl Barret also wrote two episodes. Barret is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** Earl Pomerantz wrote an episode. Pomerantz is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MajorDad''.
** Matt Robinson also wrote an episode. Robinson is best known for playing Gordon on ''Series/SesameStreet'' from 1969 to 1972.
* RecycledSet: One set in particular is used over and over again whenever a scene takes place inside a shop, and has been used for a pawn shop where Fred, Lamont, and Rollo try to sell a gun, a dress shop where Lamont's new girlfriend works, and eventually Woody and Esther's department store.
* WrittenByCastMember: Redd Foxx wrote two episodes.