For the second time, a character played by Lucas Grabeel weighs his interest in both baseball and the arts, and is criticized for the latter.
Meredith Baxter plays the mom to Lea Thompson's character. Both are most famous for their respective roles playing Michael J. Fox'smother.
In Season 2, Bay crushes on a guy with the same progressive/intermittent hearing loss as Katie Leclerc.
"Ecce Mono" shows an Alternate Reality with elements borrowed from Back to the Future Part II, including a Lea Thompson character in a loveless marriage. There's also a scene where Daphne and Bay look at Regina's grave with flashlights, which is shot almost exactly like a similar scene in BTTF 2.
In one episode, Toby tells Bay to "get your head in the game," which is a song from High School Musical. According to Lucas Grabeel's Twitter, it was a coincidence.
In "Dance Me to the End of Love" Travis wants to learn to dance, and Toby sarcastically asks if he wants to win Dancing With the Stars. Angelo and Melody end up giving him a dance lesson, and both Gilles Marini and Marlee Matlin are both past contestants on Dancing With the Stars.
Used - Katie Leclerc (Daphne) was born in 1986 (making the scene where she wants to get a fake ID so she can pass for being in her 20s an irony overload) and Lucas Grabeel (Toby) was too old for High Schoolfive years ago.
Averted - Vanessa Marano (Bay) and Sean Berdy (Emmett) are both 17/18.
Defictionalization: You can buy an ebook version of Kathryn Kennish's book about the switch.
Directed by Cast Member: So far Lea Thompson's called the shots on "Prudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, Anger," "Your Body is a Battleground" and "Fog and Storm and Rain," while D.W. Moffett directed "Girl on the Cliff" and is slated to handle season four's "Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows."
Toby's wife Nikki is American, but played by Australian actress Cassi Thomson.
Although Rachel Shenton is English, Lily Summers is an American brought up in England. Must have stayed there a really long time.
Hilarious in Hindsight: More of a case of Ironic In Hindsight - Melody confronts Matthew, telling him to stay the hell away from her son. In Spring Awakening, Marlee Matlin plays Frau Gabor, whose son Melchior is accidentally guilty of (and blamed for) leading his friend Moritz (played by Daniel Durant) to commit suicide.