* TheDanza: [[{{Airport}} George Kennedy]], yes ''that'' [[{{Earthquake}} George Kennedy]], worked as a military advisor for the show. He was seen in the background for 14 episodes as [=MP=]Sergeant Kennedy.
* FountainOfExpies: Sgt. Ernie Bilko would be the inspiration for numerous military con-men and fast-talkers, including [[TheNavyLark CPO Jon Pertwee]], [[Series/McHalesNavy Torpedoman's Mate Lester Gruber]], and perhaps even [[Series/{{MASH}} Cpl., later Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: AlanAlda as a young artist, [[Series/Car54WhereAreYou Fred]] [[Series/TheMunsters Gwy]][[Film/MyCousinVinny nne]] as a bird expert, Creator/DickVanDyke as a baseball phenom.
* IAmNotSpock: Sgt. Bilko is far more famous than Phil Silvers.
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