* ActorAllusion:
** At the start of "Dirty Little Secrets" Mike worries that Louis knows about his dirty little secret, and Harvey jokingly comments "You're Canadian?", which gets a [[SarcasmMode sarcastic laugh]] out of Mike. Patrick J. Adams, the actor who plays him, is Canadian.
** The name "Specter" for Harvey is a subtle nod to Gabriel Macht's role as ''Film/TheSpirit''.
** Jacinda Barrett being cast as Zoe, one of Harvey's old flames. She and Gabriel Macht are married.
** Gina Torres says "Welcome back, Zoe", having played Zoe Washburne on Series/{{Firefly}} and Film/{{Serenity}}.
** Rachel is both half-black and a foodie, both nods to Meghan Markle.
** Both of Creator/TroianBellisario's appearances in the show revolve around Mike lying. Her most famous role is the show ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''. For bonus points, she plays an ex of Mike's, and engaged to Patrick J Adams, Mike's actor.
* ActorSharedBackground: Creator/MeghanMarkle is biracial, as is her character, though the mixes are different --Markle's mother is black, Rachel's father is.
* ColbertBump: The ending song of the second episode of season 2, "Time Go" by Caught a Ghost, got a surge in popularity from appearing on the show.
* TheDanza: Technically. Though she goes by her middle name, [[Creator/MeghanMarkle Rachel Meghan Markle]] as Rachel Zane.
* RealLifeRelative:
** Zoe is played by Gabriel Macht's real-life wife.
** Professor Gerrard is played by Gabriel Macht's real-life father.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The seventh season will be Creator/MeghanMarkle's last, due to her engagement to [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Harry]]. Her relocation to the United Kingdom and future royal duties make it impractical for her to continue on the show. It is also Patrick J. Adams' last.
* RealitySubtext: Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht have known each other for over 20 years. Hence the good acting chemistry between the two actors. Supposedly, he actually suggested her for the role of Donna.
* StarMakingRole: For Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Jessica Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Gabriel Macht.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Search for a Website/YouTube video with the words "Jessica Pearson Phillip Hardman". The idea is that instead of the whole evil embezzling Daniel Hardman, Jessica's predecessor was one Phillip Hardman (played by Creator/VictorGarber) who simply retired and is content to live in an idyllic mansion with at least his dogs while collecting dividend checks from the firm. This means that season 2 could have been a much lighter and softer season.
** Prior to being cast in ''Series/DoctorWho'', Creator/JennaColeman tried out for the role of Rachel Zane. (Footage of Coleman's audition has circulated on [=YouTube=].) This takes on added irony when it's noted that, prior to becoming engaged to Rachel's actress, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry was romantically linked via tabloid rumour (persistent, but debunked) to... Jenna Coleman.
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