Trivia: A Different World
- The Cast Showoff: Several cast members get to show off their singing talents in various episodes.
- Dawson Casting: Several of the cast members, including Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, and later Karen Malina White in the show's final season, were in their mid-20s when they were cast as Hillman students.
- Ironically, not so with Dawnn Lewis/Jaleesa, who was supposed to be older than the other students. Jaleesa was said to be 26 at the start of the series and Dawnn Lewis was in real-life.
- Directed by Cast Member: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Harrison and Glynn Turman directed episodes from time to time.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Terrell Walker (season 6, played by Patrick Malone) Prior to A Different World, Malone had appeared in episodes of 21 Jump Street, Beauty and the Beast, and China Beach. He also played Henry Lamb (the boy hit by the car) in the 1990 film The Bonfire of the Vanities and Otis (Danny Glover's troubled nephew) in 1991's Grand Canyon. After A Different World, Malone made guest appearances on over 25 different TV series, including CSI, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Las Vegas, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Yes, this is what Cree Summer, whose voice is a part of everybody's childhood, looks like.
- Romance on the Set: Kadeem Hardison dated Cree Summer for a while during the show's run.
- Screwed by the Network: According to the cast interviewed on Unsung, they believe that NBC canceled the show because of their decision to do an episode about the Rodney King verdict.
- Written by Cast Member: Jasmine Guy wrote a handful of episodes.