!!The television series
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/SmartGuy Taj Mowry]], [[Series/SisterSister Tia and Tamara Mowry's]] younger brother, comes back as a not-so-smart guy.
** Not to mention Tia Mowry herself...
** Ms. Grier from TheSteveHarveyShow is now Tasha Mac
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The creators wanted it to be a hour long drama when the network became TheCW since they were axing all of their sitcoms for hour long dramas. But the network refused, thus cancelling the show.
** With the fans demanding an hour-long format after season 4 was full of short episodes (some barely cross the 20 minute mark), [[WordOfGod the creator]] is [[http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-game/the-akils-answer-your-questions/10150129289511976 seriously considering the transition]]. Time will tell if season 5 and beyond plans to go that direction.

!!The film
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The main character's father, the one who committed suicide? That's Creator/CharlesMartinet. '''''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'''''.
** That's [[SonsOfAnarchy Bobby Munson and "Chibs" Telford]] playing the Shady Private Investigator and the Taxi Driver, respectively.
** The two [[spoiler: Airbag EMT's:]] One of them is director Creator/SpikeJonze and the other is [[TheCrow Funboy]].
** [[BatmanReturns The Poodle Lady]] appears as the former Mrs. Van Orton.
** This movie in a nutshell: [[WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] transforms into a ButtMonkey.