- You may notice Doug Walker (in the style of Doug Funnie—the Nostalgia Critic was not amused) making a cameo on the Familiar Faces poster.
- The Spirit that tries to torment CR is most definitely not Tommy Wiseau.
- He's done three different Shout Outs to Team Fortress 2: First interjecting "Gentlemen." and the "Meet the..." title sting into the Spy vs. Spy episode, then using a quote from "Meet the Medic" in his My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic review, and finally, overdubbing the Administrator's quotes into the Samhain episode.
- He has The Comedian's bloody smiley-face pin on his jacket.
- When his face was finally revealed by The Nostalgia Critic, CR hides behind the newspaper he had been reading and says "This is CR. Pay no attention to the man behind the newspaper."
- A subtle one, but in his review of "Swarm of the Century", after Applejack says "Didn't that comin'.", Chad adds a red highlight to her mane.
Shout Out / Familiar Faces