* CastingGag: "The Competitive Edge" features [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh John Fiedler]] as a mental patient who thinks he is Film/JamesBond. The gag? [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Harold Sakata]] as fellow patient "John Doe".
* TheDanza: James Garner as Jim Rockford.
** Rita Moreno as Rita Capkovic.
* DirectedByCastMember: Stuart Margolin called the shots on two episodes (and two of the TV movies); James Garner directed "The Girl in the Bay City Boys' Club" (his only directing job).
** Incidentally, although Garner's fellow participant in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' James Coburn never appeared on the show, he took ''his'' only turn in the director's chair with "Irving The Explainer."
* TheOtherDarrin: Rocky was played by Robert Donley in the pilot, before Noah Beery Jr. took over the role for the series proper.
* YouLookFamiliar: James Garner's brother, Jack, appeared throughout the show's run as a number of different characters, one of which (Police Captain [=McEnroe=]) was a semi-regular in the final season and appeared in each of the reunion movies.