Actor Allusion: When Ned talks to Mr. Gibson, the music teacher, about wanting to be a rock star, one of the bands he mentions is Everclear. Gibson is portrayed by Art Alexakis, the frontman of Everclear.
Adored by the Network: It was a matter of time, after obsessively rerunning Zoey 101 and Drake & Josh, it was inevitable Ned's would become TeenNick's new favorite show to rerun. Wouldn't you know it? TeenNick now is obsessed with running this show. It's the first thing they show in the morning as people wake up and the last thing they show before the nightly Degrassi reruns and is shown in hour-long blocks at least twice in the afternoon hours.
Billing Displacement: During the first season, Jim J. Bullock was placed in the opening credits alongside the main cast despite Mr. Monroe not being anymore prominent than any other teacher.
Dawson Casting: The characters are supposed to be 13 (7th grade) and for the most part they aimed to get actors in the realm of 12-15 to play those kids (at the start Devon Werkheiser was 13, Lindsay Shaw was 15). But the series progressed slower than real life and the actors ended up pushing 17-18 when they were supposed to still be 14.
He Also Did: Yes, it's the same Scott Fellows who did Johnny Test, which is considered to be one of the most-hated animated shows in recent memory. This series along with Fellows' next live-action TV show Big Time Rush are more well-regarded than Test and his other animated show Supernoobs, which gets criticised as a Cliché Storm.
Life Imitates Art: Cookie's glasses are eerily similar to Google Glass, featuring computing technology and a fully functional web browser five years before Google would bring the idea to the real world.
What Could Have Been: Before the High School idea, there were some pilots shot, where Cookie was a lot taller, and Moze had some differences in personality. Cookie was also originally supposed to be a white kid named Boogie, but he was changed for racial diversity. The actor who played Boogie got recast as Albert Wormenheimer later on.