* BigNameFan:
** Fellow youtubers Music/TayZonday, Creator/ShaneDawson and iJustine ''love'' Fred. Zonday even described the videos as comic genius in an episode of "Youtubers React".
** Creator/DisneyChannel star Creator/DebbyRyan is also a big fan of ''Fred'' and Lucas' other YouTube show ''Lucas and Jenny'', to the point where she got his ''Lucas and Jenny'' co-star Jennifer Veal to be on a number of episodes of ''{{Series/Jessie}}''.
* CreatorBacklash: In [[http://variety.com/2012/tv/news/lucas-cruikshank-moving-beyond-fred-figglehorn-1118058833/ an article in Variety]], Cruikshank said that he retired the character out of fear that it would end up being the only thing he was known for. Considering how poorly his post-''Fred'' projects have gone, this fear may not be unjustified. He was also the first to say that Fred's voice can only be tolerated for so long before it gets annoying.
* DawsonCasting: ''Self-inflicted''--Lucas Cruikshank was 14 when he created 6-year-old Fred.
** Averted in {{the movie}}s with Fred, as Lucas was 16 when filming took place and Fred was depicted as a 15 year old there. However, it's played straight with the ages of Music/JennetteMcCurdy (17), Jake Weary (19) and Music/PixieLott (18) during filming. Fred is the only person in the middle school he goes to that actually looks like he could reasonably be a middle schooler.
*** Possibly inverted with Wrestling/JohnCena as Fred's imaginary dad, unless he was around 18 when Fred was conceived (and that's only if Fred's dad is the same age as Cena, any younger [[UnfortunateImplications then...]])
* DirectToVideo:
** ''Fred's Got Talent'' was released Direct-to-DVD as a bonus feature on the ''Fred: The Movie'' DVD.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQirNOv7HI I Wanna Be A Celebrity]]'' was originally released Direct To Digital Download through the official ''Fred'' store.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: How the first series was made. Lucas Cruikshank would come up with a situation, such as "Fred Goes Swimming" or "Fred Can't Find His Meds," film about half an hour and cut it down to four minutes.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even detractors of the show will go on record to say that Lucas is a really nice guy, in contrast to Fred who is just plain weird.
* MissingEpisode:
** While still accessible, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPWYRhGxeCE Fred Fights Over the Computer]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfzduSYwoIU Fred Throws a Party!]]'' have since been set to unlisted, making them harder to find.
** Also the infamous "herpes episode" which was taken down the day it was uploaded, as demanded by Lucas's talent manager at the time.
* TheOtherDarrin: Creator/{{Jennette McCurdy}} does not reprise her role as Bertha for ''Night of the Living Fred'' or ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]''. Instead, we get Creator/DaniellaMonet.
* RecycledScript: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfzduSYwoIU Fred Throws a Party!]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slhjZOM8lR0 Fred Throws a Party]]'' have the same premise and even [[SimilarlyNamedWorks the same title]].
* RecycledTheSeries: ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]''.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfzduSYwoIU Fred Throws a Party!]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slhjZOM8lR0 Fred Throws a Party]]''.
** In an unfortunate coincidence, the first movie has the exact same name as the world's only pro-Fred Phelps documentary.
* TypeCasting: Thanks to this show, you'd probably see every character Lucas Cruikshank plays from now on as Fred. A poignant example would be Series/MarvinMarvin, where Marvin basically ''is'' Fred.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Fred and his behavior was based on Lucas Cruikshanks' many younger siblings.