YMMV: American Dreams
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The pilot is kind of the plot of Hairspray with Meg (i.e. Brittany Snow) in the Tracy Turnblad role. Brittany Snow would later play a rather different character in the 2007 remake of Hairspray.
- Jumping the Shark: Sometime in its third season.
- Retroactive Recognition: Peter from Heroes as Chris (although some people would probably recognize Jess from Gilmore Girls). A better example of this would probably be Chris Pine (aka Captain Kirk) as J.J's "guardian angel" who leads him out of the Viet Nam Jungle. Also Private Silver (Hamish Linklater) would go on to play the Only Sane Man on The New Adventures of Old Christine.
- Roxanne is Sugar from Glee