* 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 ''GoodTimes''. Pat Morita also appeared as one of Lamont's friends.
** [[TheBeverlyHillbillies Miss Hathaway]] as Hoppy's mother during the later seasons.
** [[{{Soap}} Benson]] is the lawyer the Sanfords hire to sue the producers of [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute ''Steinberg And Son'']]
** [[SesameStreet Gordon]](?!) as a bank robber.
* 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.