Trivia: Good Luck Charlie

  • Actor Allusion: Teddy and Skyler have been friends before (and are friends in real life).
    • In "Return to Super Adventure Land", Amy was replaced for the role Gabe's Mom by Gabe's (actual) mom.
    • A subversion in "The Bob Duncan Experience": During her video diary, Teddy starts to say "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." This would have been a sly reference to Bridgit Mendler's role as Olivia in Lemonade Mouth, the final scene of which has the saying flashing on video screens behind the band, except that Teddy substitutes "go to the prom with Emmett" for "make lemonade."
  • Artistic License Biology: It's genetically impossible for two blonds to have a brunet son.
  • Dawson Casting: Most of the actors are older than their characters. Bridgit Mendler is about three years older than Teddy, Jason Dolley is about two years older than PJ, When the show first started, Gabe was supposed to be 10, making Bradley Steven Perry two years older. Amy and Bob were supposed to be high school sweethearts. Leigh Allyn-Baker was 37 when the show first started and Eric Allan Kramer was about 10 years older. Gabe and Charlie are around the same age as their actors portraying them—give or take one year.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Eric Allan Kramer ("Wentz's Weather Girls" and "Rat-A-Teddy") and Leigh-Allyn Baker ("Charlie Whisperer" and "Bob's Beau-Be-Gone").
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: There are sure to be plenty of examples, given Disney Channel's tendency to recycle actors as much as possible.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Turns out, you may also know Amy as... Bathhouse Babe #2 from the God of War 2 sex minigame.
  • I Am Not Spock: Disney Channel in the UK has taken to advertising Minutemen and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure as featuring "PJ/Gabe from Good Luck Charlie" as opposed to actually naming Jason Dolley & Bradley Steven Perry.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: PJ is dimwitted and a poor guitarist, but Jason Dolley had a 4.0 GPA in high school and is able to play guitar and piano.
  • Missing Episode: "Down a Tree," the episode featuring the controversial same-sex couple, was skipped in its run in Latin America and Brazil. Oddly enough, the episode was dubbed in Spanish and aired on Disney Channel US's alternate audio track. It wasn't aired in Russia either.
  • Older Than They Look / Younger Than They Look: Depends if you're more surprised that Bob is 15 years older than Amy or Amy is 15 years younger than Bob in real life.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Calum Worthy was in "LARPing in the Park" as one of the LARPers.
  • Romance on the Set: Bridgit and Shane Harper (Spencer Walsh) are a real-life couple, and apparently a very strong one at that.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here you go.
  • Write Who You Know: In the episode "Return to Super Adventure Land," Gabe says that the mom they got to replace Amy for the commercial looks more like his mom than Amy does. One sure hopes she would - that's Kimberly Perry, Bradley Steven Perry's real-life mom!
    • Samantha Boscarino (Skyler) has been Bridgit Mendler's best friend since they were 13 (Samantha got Bridgit into the singing and acting business in the first place).