Trivia: Sonny With A Chance

  • Actor Allusion: Chad's wall of banned people has Zac Efron on it. Zac starred with Sterling Knight in 17 Again.
    • Selena Gomez's guest appearance runs on this; Demi and Selena are close childhood friends in Real Life.
    • Raven-Symone's character's Amber Algoode, shares the same qualities as her old main character on That's So Raven by dressing up in weird disguises and using her catch phrases "I'm okay!" and "Yep, that's me!".
  • Dawson Casting: Tawni is stated as being 17. Tiffany Thornton (who plays her) is 24.
  • Defictionalization: Mackenzie Falls, as a web-based tie-in.
  • Dueling Shows: vs iCarly.
  • Dye Hard: Sonny's hair went from brown to black in the second season, but by the end, it became a more lighter brown with blonde highlights included.
  • Hey, It's That Girl: Elisa Donovan, playing very much according to type as the evil blogger Sharona.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Lil Danny Dawkins is Nico.
  • One of Us: Doug Brochu (Grady) is a bit on the nerdy side, being both a band geek (he plays flute, bass guitar, and piano) and an avid gamer.
  • Promoted Fangirl: In show. Sonny was a huge fan of So Random before she got cast for the show.
  • Retroactive Recognition: G. Hannelius was Dakota, the bratty daughter of the head of the studio.
  • What Could Have Been: Early promos made it seem like the show would revolve around a love triangle between Nico/Chad/Sonny, especially the Japanese promos. Some Season 1 episodes still somewhat played with this concept, for example towards the end of Sonny With A Chance of Dating when Chad showed he wasn't willing to oppose Nico as he was standing up for Sonny.
    • Bridgit Mendler was in the running to play the role of Sonny (then named Molly).
  • Working Title: The show's original title was called Sketchpad, but was changed to Welcome to Mollywood, with Demi's character being named Molly and then it was changed to Welcome to Holliwood and the name Holli before they settled on the final title and name.

  • Sonny With A Chance is the only multi-camera series on Disney Channel not to be produced by It's A Laugh Productions since that company started producing shows for Disney Channel. It was also the first Disney Channel series to premiere and be filmed entirely in high-definition.