* AdoredByTheNetwork: Impressed by ''Queen for a Day''[='s=] high ratings, NBC president Robert E. Kintner ordered the show's running time be expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes in order for the network to sell more commercials, at a then premium rate of $4,000 per minute.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Most of the show has been destroyed per standard network practices of the day. 17 episodes and a partial 18th are known to exist of the original run — two Mutual, four NBC (plus the partial), and eleven ABC (mostly from 1964). In 2005, First Look Media released a three-disc DVD set containing seven full episodes and fragments of another five, all with their commercials intact.
** Several episodes appear on various public-domain compilations, with the "Classic Game Shows & More" DVD set containing a 45-minute episode from March 28, 1958 (taped at the Moulin Rouge) and a half-hour Circus Day show from around September 1964 [[note]](widely and incorrectly listed as 1963; the Spiegel catalog shown at one point is the Fall/Winter 1964 one)[[/note]].
** The Internet Archive has the aforementioned [[http://archive.org/details/1958EpisodeOfqueenForADay 1958]] and [[http://archive.org/details/queenforaday1963 1964]] episodes, plus one from [[https://archive.org/details/Queen_For_A_Day October 17, 1960.]]
* LongRunner: Nineteen. And a half. Freaking. Years. In daytime. Five days a week. Most of it helmed by someone who looked and acted quite like an alcoholic...
* MoneyDearBoy: Everybody, really, but the "expert" co-hosts most of all.
* ThePeteBest: Ken Murray, the original host, although considering the subsequent infamy this is probably for the (''ahem'') [[IncrediblyLamePun best]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 1987, [[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright Productions]] unsuccessfully attempted to revive the show with Monty Hall as host and with Fries Distribution Company as distributor.