* EnsembleDarkhorse: Chuck and Bob. Originally, the writers intended for ''Chuck'' to be Peter's murderer. But as season one progressed, Chuck and Bob became so popular the producers realized they couldn't write them off the show, so they changed the identity of the murderer to [[spoiler: Chester]].
** Who ALSO was not written out of the show...
** Benson [=DuBois=] was also pretty popular in his own right and ended up with [[Series/{{Benson}} his own spin-off that outlasted the original show.]]
* InformedAttractiveness: While Jessica Tate was by no means difficult on the eyes (and [[ThePollyanna her personality]] and [[LovableRedhead red hair]] certainly didn't hurt), the way the show set her up as being simply irresistible to virtually ''any'' man who crossed her path was a little over the top.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Quite a bit of the cast, especially Billy Crystal (and for those of us that are old enough, Robert Urich).
** Creator/RobertEnglund as a member of the Sunnies cult only slightly less sadistic than Freddy Krueger.
** Jack Gilford as Saul. Yes...THAT Saul.
** Howard Hesseman and Gordon Jump sharing a scene a year before they'd become ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'''s Dr Johnny Fever and Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson.
** Himmel, the German detective Ingrid hires to find out who murdered Peter was played by Creator/WilliamDaniels.
** Jodie's hospital room mate from season one was one of the inmates from ''Film/PatchAdams''.
** The announcer was Rod Roddy, who later did several game shows including ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/PressYourLuck''.
** Stu Silver wrote 47 episodes. Silver is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Webster}}''.
** Dick Clair and Jenna [=McMahon=] wrote 12 episodes. Both are best known for creating ''Series/MamasFamily'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
** Danny Jacobson wrote seven episodes. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
* TheScrappy: It's pretty easy to see why Carol is so [[BitchInSheepsClothing hated]] [[TheBabyTrap by the]] [[ManipulativeBitch fandom.]] It's made even worse by the fact that women like her are, obviously, TruthInTelevision.
** El Puerco doesn't have a lot of fans, either, given his unpopular storyline and how many feel he made the show JumpTheShark.
* TheWoobie: Jodie, oh so much.
** Jessica many times, but especially after she was convicted of Peter's murder and when she thought Chester was dead.
** Mary.