Trivia / Sanjay and Craig

  • Actor Allusion:
    • This is Chris Hardwick's second role as an animal who frequently disguises himself as a human.
    • Maulik Pancholy previously played a character named Sanjay Patel on Weeds.
  • Creator Cameo: Creators Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger have both voiced some minor/extra characters.
    • Producer Thurop Van Orman voices a lot of incidental roles, and even appears as Noodman's uncle Thurop in "Family Re-Noodman".
  • Creator Killer: Heavily downplayed. The series came out during the very troubled 2013-2014 period where Nickelodeon was at its lowest point due to a lack of appeal. Despite that, the series had some very solid viewer ratings throughout its run (A few episodes from the first season like the series premiere episode and the Double Dare episode scored over 3 million views.) and did pretty well with its target audience. Critics described the show as "very underwhelming, yet average at least". Unfortunately, due to its lighter tone, unnecessary usage of gross-out humor, constant animation errors, poor characterizations, and a lot of bad luck, the show mostly failed to get a proper Periphery Demographic, as most teens and adults see the show as a complete trainwreck. While its underwhelming reputation alongside Nick's brief acquisition of Rocket Monkeys did some major damage to the network, the critical failure of Breadwinners was the one that almost killed Nickelodeon.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Craig, otherwise known as "King Dork".
    • When it was announced that the June 2016 premieres where gonna be strung out into an entire week back-to-back, clever fans referred it as a "Sanjay Bomb".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: After the series ended in July 2016, reruns air on Nicktoons, though it's sometimes taken off the schedule and put back on a frequent basis. Only Season 1 is currently available on DVD. Nothing is said about Seasons 2 and 3note  so far. Despite all that, the whole series can be found on iTunes and Hulu. Most of the episodes can be found online via torrents and video sites. (But it's no picnic to get all 60 Half-Hours.)
  • Name's the Same: There's another Nicktoon from the period this show was on that featured a character named Sanjay.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Keith Ferguson voiced Scabs Dickson in his first appearance only for Grey DeLisle to take over the role.
    • Maulik Pancholy, Sanjay's voice actor, also voiced Baby Richard Dickson for the first 6 episodes before Nolan North assumed the role from episode 7 onwards.
    • Natasha Lyonne voiced Chido for her first appearance in "Biko O Psycho" before Pamela Adlon ended up with the role.
    • Linda Cardellini, Megan's voice actress, voiced Hector's mother in seasons 1-2 before Grey DeLisle got the role in season 3.
  • Troubled Production: Being animated at Saerom, the show's animation waffles between fluid to stiff. And sometimes animators would often mess up by miscoloring, drawing a character wrong, or leaving out a drawing. Thankfully, retakes often oversee any errors made by animators and fix them. (But several others still made it on television.)
    Jim Dirschberger: Sometimes the animators forget things. It could be a prop, special pose... or a characters entire face!
  • The Wiki Rule: The Sanjay and Craig Wiki.