Trivia: No Ordinary Family

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Michael Chiklis has been a super-tough superhero. It's also the third time he played someone who worked for the police.
    • This isn't the first time Katie has been a comic-book loving sidekick in a superhero-ish universe.
    • After being startled by a home invader in the shower, Stephanie says she'll be taking baths from now on. That may not turn out so well.
  • The Danza: Jimmy Bennett as Jim Junior "JJ" Powell.
    • For now, Josh Stewart as the Watcher's (Joshua) current alias.
  • Dawson Casting: Averted with JJ. Played straight with Daphne. JJ's actor Jimmy Bennett is the same age as the character he's playing. Kay Panabaker as Daphne, on the other hand, is a 20 year old playing a high school sophomore.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
    • Vic Mackey is Jim. Or is that Ben Grimm without the skin condition?
    • Darla and Rita from Dexter is Stephanie.
    • Debbie from Phil of the Future, also known as Mesektet or ''The Conduit'', is Daphne.
    • Tom from Persons Unknown apparently got better and became a board member.
    • Katie Andrews (Stephanie's lab tech) also helps out The Human Target (as a computer tech).
      • Not to mention she was a Titan in Valentine. And Taylor in The OC. And an Allied Commander in Red Alert 3.
    • Dr. Abbott from Everwood shows up as a marriage counselor.
    • James Tiberius Kirk is JJ.
    • Reverend Camden is Stephanie's boss and possible Hidden Agenda Villain, if not the Big Bad.
    • Conrad from Weeds somehow got out of dealing, to become a DA and Jim's best friend.
      • Guillermo also got out of working with Mexican crime bosses to become a detective.
    • The second Whedon alum to appear, George's partner hails from Angel and Dollhouse.
    • Jasper showed up in one episode.
    • Daphne's love interest in a recent episode is from Kyle XY.
    • The Watcher is JJ's husband in Criminal Minds (No, not that JJ).
    • When Myka isn't pretending to be the IRS, chasing artifacts, or getting into Les Yay with super villains, she's apparently an IAB officer.
    • Randy Hickey apparently went to prison and gained the ability to turn into smoke.
    • Meg has earthquake powers now.
    • Two Cylons (Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless) appear together in "N.O. Love". Of course, one of them's also known as Xena.
    • Jesse, who picked up Darla in Buffy's first episode and was kidnapped by her, also debuts in "No Ordinary Love". He has been turned into a super by Darla herself and he attacks her family.
    • Lucas Winnick is Duke from Haven
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: with examples categorized by dub.
  • Reality Subtext: Autumn Reeser (Katie's actress) is pregnant in real life, and her pregnancy is being worked into Katie's character after Kaite got knocked up by Josh.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: Michael Chiklis mentions this as a reason for being on the show during an interview on Good Morning America (9/28/2010).