* ActorAllusion: In "In Your Dreams," Cheiron knows a fair amount about Morpheus and the dream realm. A few years earlier, Nathaniel Lees played a priest of Morpheus in "[[Recap/XenaS01E03Dreamworker Dreamworker]]" on ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.
** In "Get Jason," Paul Norell plays Buterus, an assassin who infiltrates the Academy by pretending to be a cook. On ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Norell played Falafel, a recurring LethalChef.
* DuelingShows: Came about just as TV show version of Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} was airing as well.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Ryan Gosling is a famously skinny guy, playing one of the great strongmen of legend.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Unlike its parent series or ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'', ''Young Hercules'' spent many years under this trope (though it had been available in its entirety on Hulu for some time); this was par for the course as far as Fox Kids series went (Universal's ''[[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show]]'' has suffered the same fate). The trope was finally averted in 2015, with Creator/ShoutFactory releasing a complete series set and individual volumes.
* TheOtherDarrin: Ian Boen played Young Herc in the pilot movie and on ''HTLJ''. As Boen opted not to continue, Ryan Gosling took over for the series.
** There was also Sharon Tyrell, who played Herc's mother, Alcmene, in the series. In the pilot movie, she was played by Rachel Blakely. In ''HTLJ'', Alcmene as a young woman was played by Kim Michalis.
** Anthony Ray Parker played Bacchus in one episode of ''Xena: Warrior Princess'', but Kevin Smith (Ares himself) played him on this show.
* YouLookFamiliar: Michael "Iolaus" Hurst appears as a peddler in the pilot movie. He also returns in "A Lady in Hades" to reprise the role of Charon.