- Actor-Shared Background: Natasha Lyonne's character is partially based on her background.
- Playing Against Type: Nadia seems not to know much about the Jewish faith, unlike Nikki.
- Revival by Commercialization: Hundreds of thousands of people sough Harry Nilsson's "Gotta Get Up" due to repeated use whenever Nadia wakes up again.
- Write What You Know: The show has been described as semi auto-biographic by Natasha Lyonne and much is based on her own life.
Trivia / Russian Doll