- Actor Allusion: Kyle MacLachlan is playing another Cloudcuckoolander authority figure in the Pacific Northwest.
- Copiously Credited Creator: Invoked in-universe in the "Blunderbuss" episode. Indie filmmakers The Warnicker Brothers credit themselves as everything from directors to key grips to executive producers on their movie Finding Mr. Write, only acknowledging any work by others with a brief post-credit roll note:
The Warnicker Bros would like to thank everyone involved on the film.
- The Danza: Fred and Carrie, of course. Also there's Ebbe and Kristine, the seedy couple from seasons 5 and 6 played by Ebbe Roe Smith note and Kristine Levine.
- Directed by Cast Member: Season 7 had two episodes directed by Carrie Brownstein and one by Fred Armisen.
- Troubled Production: "Brunch Special" depicts the filming of the season 2 finale "Brunch Village" as this. Director Jonathan Krisel is portrayed as a Perfectionist who holds up production for several months waiting for marionberries to come into season so they'll be fresh for the pancakes in the restaurant scene.