YMMV / Highway To Heaven

  • Anvilicious: Incredibly so. Then again, sometimes Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Jonathan and Mark have several of those, see it here.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: An early episode deals with Mark making a promise to God to quit smoking and almost relapses, the turning point is when he buys a pack of cigarettes with a large note from God on the inside reading "BREAKING YOUR WORD CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH". Victor French died after filming the final season from lung cancer.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The child actress Brittany Benov briefly appears as young Bonnie in the final episode. Her character is later shown as an adult in her 30s. Sadly, Benov would never be that old, as she became severely depressed from bipolar disorder, and ultimately died in her 20s of a drug overdose.
    • Also, the episode shows a Bad Future adversely affecting her character, among others. In real life, she certainly did have a bad future.
    • In a early episodes, Mark has to deal with quitting smoking. When Jonathan chastises him for starting again, he reveals that in his mortal life, he died of lung cancer. Michael Landon died of a different type of cancer- pancreatic cancer.
    • The mere fact that Landon and French both died of cancer can make any episode featuring a Littlest Cancer Patient (or in one case, many of them) become this.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They do have a few Vitriolic Best Buds moments, but Jonathan and Mark are very much this. So much so that Mark genuinely worries about Jonathan earning his wings and never seeing him again.
    • Michael Landon and Victor French were a real life example, and their friendship added a lot to the chemistry between Jonathan and Mark respectively.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Brittany Benov's appearance is also this, considering the environmental theme of the episode she's in. A few years later, she would voice Delphineus, your dolphin friend, in Ecoquest: The Search for Cetus.
    • There is an episode titled "One Winged Angel". No relation to the trope or the song.

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