* ActorAllusion: Trent is played by the same actor who played the Beefy Guy in ''NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''. Nick's father's girlfriend is the actress who played Caroline. And his friend Lefty is played by the guy who was Crash of Crash and the Boys (''Main/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'').
* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/MichaelCera, Creator/FredWillard, Creator/ZachGalifianakis, Creator/ErikKnudsen, and Creator/SteveBuscemi.
* TalkingToHimself: Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) interacts with his alter ego Francois Dillinger (Michael Cera with a silly mustache).