* ArchivePanic: Going for a solid 12 seasons and about 265 episodes puts the show in this category, to say nothing of the four spinoff movies and the novel series that (as of 2014) numbers somewhere in the 40s and is still going at a rate of two new books a year.
* AwardSnub: Angela Lansbury: 12 Years, 12 Emmy nominations, not a single win.
* CrossoverShip: Nearly a canon example. The end of the ''Series/MagnumPI'' crossover teased Jonathan Higgins and Jessica, although it never went past Higgins quite obviously crushing on Jessica, to her amusement.
* EarWorm: The famous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfbDEYY6t4 theme song.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: "It's a Dog's Life": Cherie Currie's character is named Echo. [[http://www.poplifeart.com/cherie_currie1.jpg Guess what brand of power tools Currie endorses as a chainsaw artist?]]
* {{Narm}}: The infamous drive-by swording sequence from "The Celtic Riddle".
* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Occasionally subverted. In fact, many guest stars turned out to be allies of Jessica's or a RedHerring, while a character played by a much less famous person was the actual killer.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Kathryn Morris was in one of the TV movies three years before ''Series/ColdCase'' premiered.
** George Clooney and Julianna Marguiles both appeared in episodes (separately) eons before {{ER}} made them famous.