* ActorAllusion: During the original production, after Tim the Enchanter introduces himself, King Arthur (Tim Curry) would cheat out to the audience and mutter "Tim... what a ''stupid'' name!"
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/TimCurry as KingArthur in the original Broadway and London casts.
** Not Dead Fred's reference to getting "shot by Creator/MichaelMoore" in "He Is Not Dead Yet". At the time the musical opened on Broadway, Moore was still making documentaries but his career faltered big time before TheNewTens.
** The jokes about Nokia's success in the playbook became this when they failed to adopt to the smartphone era and wound up being sold to Microsoft.