* ActorAllusion: In the ADV dub, this isn't the first time Creator/ChrisPatton (Max) [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic and]] Creator/LuciChristian (Millia) were paired up together as love interests.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The series was actually going to be called ''Megaroad'', but an executive's love for Shakespeare suggested it to be called Theatre/{{Macbeth}}. After some compromising, ''Macross'' was created.
* {{Defictionalization}}:
** An artisanal example; in episode 25, we have a [[http://eyeforthings.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/ep25_macross_cake.png wedding cake shaped like the SDF-1 Macross]]. Bandai Manager Jerry Chu [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2010-10-18/sdf-1-macross-cake-featured-at-sega-manager-wedding was presented with a cake in the same shape]] at his real-world wedding. The wedding also happened to be held on Lynn Minmay's birthday.
** [[http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/sociedad/2015/prototipo-avion-desarrollado-oaxaca-1096028.html A Mexican aerospace company designed a plane]] which looks almost the same like [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/sdfmacross/fanracer.htm Hikaru Ichijou's Fan Racer]] from the first episodes.
* IAmNotSpock: Mari Iijima (who played Lynn Minmay): "Maybe you guys have NEVER been typecast as one thing for years and years in life?". It is thirty years by this moment - and counting. And Mari is a good singer in her own right but for some people, she remains "Minmay".
* NoExportForYou: Despite the infamous legal issues suffered by the franchise as a whole, the original series actually averted this, as it received unedited English releases by Creator/StreamlinePictures, Creator/AnimEigo, Creator/ADVFilms (with an uncut dub), Harmony Gold themselves (partnering with A&E/Lionsgate), and in Australia by Creator/MadmanEntertainment. It still hasn't seen a UK release, though.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Due to the death of Hikaru Ichijou's original voice actor Arihiro Hase in 1996, in all subsequent appearances he is voiced by Creator/KenjiNojima.
** Inverted across languages: Minmay's voice actress is the same in the original Japanese version and the Creator/ADVFilms (Macross) dub.
* UnCanceled: Originally slated for 48 or so episodes, the series was cut (due to the loss of the original sponsor) to around 23, meaning the series would have ended with the climactic battle against Bodolzaa, as seen in "Ai Wa Nagareru." Tatsunoko deciding to come on board at the last minute (though that caused [[Anime/{{Robotech}} other]] [[ScrewedByTheLawyers still]] [[BrokenBase ongoing]] [[NoExportForYou headaches]]), as well as a very positive viewer reaction, allowed for a reprieve, and the show was at the very last minute extended to 36 episodes, permitting the "two years later" epilogue arc, which resolved the love triangle, as well as other hanging plot threads.
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