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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Russell Harvard (Mr. Wrench) is really deaf, and was previously seen as the adult H.W. in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''.

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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Russell Harvard (Mr. Wrench) is really is deaf, and was previously seen as the adult H.W. in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''.


* ActorAllusion: Lester works out Pepper's riddle straight away. Creator/MartinFreeman has answered that riddle (with slightly different animals and foodstuffs) [[Series/TheOfficeUk before]], though.


** Stavros Milos was the name of the sheep-loving Armenian from WoodyAllen's ''Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex'', raising the question to whether this was a ShoutOut.

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** Stavros Milos was the name of the sheep-loving Armenian from WoodyAllen's Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex'', raising the question to whether this was a ShoutOut.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The series is set in Minnesota, as the opening title cards make abundantly clear. But the show is filmed in Alberta, despite Minnesota having its own film industry.

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* ActorAllusion: Lester works out Pepper's riddle straight away. Creator/MartinFreeman has answered that riddle (with slightly different animals and foodstuffs) [[Series/TheOfficeUk before]], though.
* AllStarCast: Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/AllisonTolman, Colin Hanks, Creator/MartinFreeman, Creator/BobOdenkirk, Creator/KeithCarradine, Creator/KateWalsh, Creator/GlennHowerton, Creator/KeeganMichaelKey, Creator/JordanPeele, Creator/StephenRoot.
* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Russell Harvard (Mr. Wrench) is really deaf, and was previously seen as the adult H.W. in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''.
* FakeAmerican: Creator/MartinFreeman is English.
* MissingTrailerScene: There's a short scene in the trailer for Season 1 where a robber, played by Paul Wood, tries to hold up a convenience store, with Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers present. Numbers offers him a Scrunion, and the scene ends. Interviews with Paul Wood clarify it was a short scene where the two hit men shoot him during his attempted robbery.
* NamesTheSame:
** Stavros Milos was the name of the sheep-loving Armenian from WoodyAllen's ''Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex'', raising the question to whether this was a ShoutOut.
** Also Lou Solverson shares the same first name as Lou in the film. The parallel is more prominent in the [[Series/FargoSeasonTwo second season]].
* ProductionPosse: Adam Goldberg was in Noah Hawley's previous show, ''Series/TheUnusuals''.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Series/TheUnusuals'', a Noah Hawley written and created crime dramedy featuring Kai Lennox and Adam Goldberg.
* StarMakingRole: Allison Tolman was an unknown in a cast of otherwise established stars.

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