* EnsembleDarkhorse: Coach Lubbock, who eventually got a spin-off.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In one episode Ben learns that the morality of celebrities should not be a factor in whether or not we enjoy the art they produce. It wasn't why we became their fans in the first place.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Any instance of Carol being teased about her weight. HollywoodPudgy actress Tracey Gold, who played her, would go on to have a well-known (and near-fatal) battle with anorexia.
** Almost any appearance of Boner, given the character's UnfortunateName ''and'' actor's tragic death.
** A few early-season plots with Mike (him and Ben illegally betting on racehorses, throwing unsupervised parties) don't at all jibe with the adult, born-again Christian Kirk Cameron--or the Mike of the final season that was influenced by Cameron's newfound faith.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Matthew Perry, years before ''{{Friends}}'', played Carol's [[spoiler:doomed]] boyfriend, Sandy. Also, as mentioned above, Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] as temporary family member Luke. Brad Pitt and Hilary Swank also had small one-off roles.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Bruce Willis was considered for Alan Thicke's role.

----