Actor Allusion: in the series finale, Reba grumps, "Why couldn't I be Dolly Parton??" Reba McEntire, of course, is one of Country Music's biggest stars and is also an actress - exactly like Dolly Parton.
- An even bigger one: "I always thought I'd be a singer." Hi there, Queen of Country...
- Yet another example:
Jake: Wouldn't it be cool to be on TV?
Reba: Nah. I think it would be cool to be a singer.
- Yet another, when Reba is planning Van and Cheyenne's vow renewals, Cheyenne comments how she's making everything so fancy. Reba turns and say, "Well, Fancy is my name." "Fancy" was one of Reba McEntire's most popular (and some would say signature) song.
- Reba's statement towards the minor character played by Kelly Clarkson: "If she goes on TV, America's going to love her." Just about anyone who knows how the first season of American Idol ended would understand the humor from that sentence.