Trivia / Young Hercules

  • Actor Allusion: In "In Your Dreams," Cheiron knows a fair amount about Morpheus and the dream realm. A few years earlier, Nathaniel Lees played a priest of Morpheus in "Dreamworker" on Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Dueling Shows: Came about just as TV show version of Disney's Hercules was airing as well.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Ryan Gosling is a famously skinny guy, playing one of the great strongmen of legend.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Unlike its parent series or Xena, Young Hercules spent many years under this trope (though it had been available in its entirety on Hulu for some time); this was par for the course as far as Fox Kids series went (Universal's The New Woody Woodpecker Show has suffered the same fate). The trope was finally averted in 2015, with Shout! Factory releasing a complete series set and individual volumes.
  • The Other Darrin: Ian Boen played Young Herc in the pilot movie and on HTLJ. As Boen opted not to continue, Ryan Gosling took over for the series.
    • There was also Sharon Tyrell, who played Herc's mother, Alcmene, in the series. In the pilot movie, she was played by Rachel Blakely. In HTLJ, Alcmene as a young woman was played by Kim Michalis.
    • Anthony Ray Parker played Bacchus in one episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, but Kevin Smith (Ares himself) played him on this show.
  • You Look Familiar: Michael "Iolaus" Hurst appears as a peddler in the pilot movie. He also returns in "A Lady in Hades" to reprise the role of Charon.