- Actor Allusion: Lester works out Pepper's riddle straight away. Martin Freeman has answered that riddle (with slightly different animals and foodstuffs) before, though.
- All-Star Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Keith Carradine, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Stephen Root.
- California Doubling: 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.
- Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Russell Harvard (Mr. Wrench) is really deaf, and was previously seen as the adult H.W. in There Will Be Blood.
- Fake American: Martin Freeman is English.
- Missing Trailer Scene: 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.
- Name's the Same:
- Production Posse: Adam Goldberg was in Noah Hawley's previous show, The Unusuals.
- Spiritual Successor: To The Unusuals, a Noah Hawley written and created crime dramedy featuring Kai Lennox and Adam Goldberg.
- Star-Making Role: Allison Tolman was an unknown in a cast of otherwise established stars.
Trivia / Fargo Season One