* ActorAllusion Jack tells the story of when he and [[HalSmith Whit]] visited Bath, North Carolina, where they met uncle [[TheAndyGriffithShow Randy and his Deputy Arny...]] Also, on newer episodes, after an all night rocking chair competition, Emily Jones says "The [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 sunrise...]] It's so [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO8jcem2qC4#t=06m14s pretty...]]"
* AdoredByTheNetwork: While the AnimatedAdaptation is syndicated to many stations, [=FamilyNet=] seems to keep it on their Saturday morning roster. When there is only one toon on the line-up, odds are it's usually this, much to the hatred of some viewers!
** [=FamilyNet=] dropped the show in the 2011-2012 season and replaced it (in the 'sole animated show' placement) with ''Monsters and Pirates''.
*** And yet they still air the ChristmasEpisode the Saturday before Christmas!
* {{Defictionalization}}: There is a real Whit's End at the Focus on the Family headquarters.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Mandy is [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Cornchip Girl]]
** Aubrey is [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam Loopy]]
** Jason Whittaker is [[WesternAnimation/TheTick The Tick]]
** Is that Jack Allen or [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] or [[Series/MisterEd Wilbur]] maybe even [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Farmer Smurf]]?
** Similarly, earlier episodes had Whit voiced by [[TheAndyGriffithShow Mayberry's town drunk Otis]], Wooton Bassett is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Wakko Warner]], Jared's little brother sounds a lot like either one of Linus's voices or Cooper off of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', depending on the episode you're listening to... to name a few
** Don't forget Chris -- she voices the Barbie doll!
** Monica sounds like [[BaldursGate Imoen]] in a perpetual bad mood.
** Earl Boen actually sounds a lot scarier as [[EvilTwin Regis Blackgaard]] than he ever did as a certain [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland undead pirate]].
*** [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins And]] [[UncannyFamilyResemblance hilarious]] [[ActingForTwo as]] Edwin Blackgaard
** Connie is [[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies voiced by]] [[TheMrMenShow Katie]] [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Leigh]]
** One of the voices of Marvin Washington: [[ThatsSoRaven Cory]] [[CoryInTheHouse Baxter]].
** Ed Washington is Big Mike from ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.
** JanetWaldo voiced Lawrence Hodges' schoolteacher mother and later Jack Allen's wife Joanne.
** If Whit sounds a little like Owl from ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'', it's because both Hal Smith and Andre Stojka have played both roles.
** And if Eugene sounds a little like Rabbit from ''Winnie the Pooh''... or is that [[TheLandBeforeTime Petrie]]?
** Emily Jones talking about how pretty the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 sunrise]] is was deja vu inducing.
** New resident bully Vance King combines this with TheOtherDarrin. King's voice in his debut was provided by [[Series/HannahMontana Jason]] [[Series/KickinIt Earles]]; where all other appearances have had his voice provided by Creator/JasonMarsden.
* MissingEpisode: A few early shows starring a bumbling police officer (named Officer Harley) were pulled and re-recorded when parents complained that he gave children the wrong impression of authority figures. Officer Harley's only appearance now is at the end of the episode where the Barclays get robbed and the {{Flashback}} about how Whit acquired Whit's End.
* OldShame: Katie Leigh (voice actress for Connie) played a major character from the ''Dungeons & Dragons'' [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons animated series]], a fact which got a bit awkward after AIO did an episode condemning the role-playing game, "Castles and Cauldrons". Of course, considering how much fantasy voice-acting there is to do, most of the cast probably view that episode as OldShame themselves. In any case, when the D&D came out on DVD in 2006, Leigh was the only member of the cast to reprise her role as Sheila for (appropriately enough) the radio play of "[[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised Requiem]]". In earlier interviews she said she'd be quite happy to do the role again.
* TheOtherDarrin: Whit's voice actor was replaced after his original one died. And then ''again'' after he died too.
** When Katrina's [[PutOnABus bus came in]], her actor had changed as well. She's even quieter now.
* RecycledScript: After the episodes starring the bumbling police officer Harley were pulled (parents objected because they gave children the wrong impression of authority figures), the episodes were rewritten to feature a bumbling private investigator instead.
* RomanceOnTheSet: During the early years; the character of Lucy Cunningham-Schultz was voiced by Genni Mullen; while the role of Jack Davis was played by Donald Long. Around the time their characters were phased out; Mullen and Davis ended up marrying; and when their characters appeared again in a 2008 episode shortly before the most recent {{ReTool}}; Lucy and Jack were announced as being engaged to be married as well.
* TalkingToHimself:
** Walker Edminston as Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone.
** Earl Boen as Edwin Blackgaard and Dr. Regis Blackgaard (although they only ever interacted with each other in one episode).
** Steve Burns as Rodney Rathbone and Robert Mitchell.