* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The theme song ([[ReplacedTheThemeTune actually the show's second theme song]]) written by Bill Conti. Dig those saxes!
* HarsherInHindsight: The episode where Creator/JudithBarsi plays an abuse victim, becomes this after her murder at the hands of her abusive father.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Hm. So that's why [[Series/BurnNotice Mama Westen]] is so badass.
** There was an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' where the actress that played Lacey guest-starred.
** One of the other detectives in the precinct runs a [[Film/TheKarateKid karate dojo]] where he tells his students "Mercy is for the weak."
** [[Creator/CarlLumbly His partner]] also helped [[Series/{{Alias}} Sydney Bristow]].
** In addition, the precinct's desk sergeant is [[Film/{{Meatballs}} Tripper Harrison's]] boss.
** This also applies to people working off camera as well. Series producer Terry Louise Fisher later went on to co-create ''Series/LALaw'' alongside Creator/StevenBochco.
** DaChief is the ''KingOfKensington''.
** [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter Juan Epstein]] is a cop!
* SavedByTheFans: A letter-writing campaign resurrected the show from a 1983 cancellation.
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