* {{Anvilicious}}: In season five episode "When Ellen Talks, People Listen" Ellen uses her radio show to vent about how people in L.A. are so isolated that they dismiss people in need of help.
* JumpTheShark: "The Puppy Episode" -- after Ellen [[ComingOutStory came out]], the final season turned out to be quite the BaseBreaker. Some felt that, while meaning well, it only further stigmatized homosexuality by having nearly every episode be about being gay, and how misunderstood gay people are, while others felt that even if they agreed with the sentiments expressed, the show itself had become boring, repetitive and preachy, sacrificing humor for message.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Spence went on to play Series/{{Cupid}} and [[{{Entourage}} some foul-mouthed agent]].
* StrangledByTheRedString: Paige and Spence, who at first hated each other.