* AwesomeMusic: Ben's rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VljmprhgiwA "Mr. Bojangles"]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nick Harper is easily the most popular character on the show.
** Comments about Michael possibly being gay in "Shrink Rap", "Desperately Squeaking Susan", "A Handful of Dust" and "The Great Escape" become this after he comes out in Series 10. Especially his and Alfie's subplot in "Abi Ever After".
** Creator/MichelleGomez's guest appearance in "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" as Roger's assistant is played identically to her part in ''Series/DoctorWho'' as Missy.
** "Dentist to the Stars" has Ben complain about historical dramas... right in front of future Twelfth Doctor, Creator/PeterCapaldi.
** Comedian Kevin Bishop has a recurring role in Series 2 as Janey's boyfriend Stupid Brian.
** The jury in the Series 4 episode "Blind Justice" includes [[Series/GavinAndStacey Doris]]/[[Series/GameOfThrones Old Nan]], and [[Series/PhoneShop Jerwayne]]
** In Series 4's "Canary Cage", one of the Spanish policemen is [[Series/GameOfThrones Syrio Forel]].
** Vanessa, the poetry student who becomes obsessed with Ben, in Series 4's "Owed To Susan" is [[Series/DoctorWho Madame Kovarian]].
** Roy, one of the attendees at the parenting class in Series 4's "Loco Parentis" is [[Film/FourLions Barry]] and [[Theatre/ShrekTheMusical Shrek]].