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  • Actor Allusion: Chad's wall of banned people has Zac Efron on it. Zac starred with Sterling Knight in 17 Again.
    • Selena Gomez's guest appearance runs on this; Demi and Selena are close childhood friends in Real Life.
      • When Selena gives unsolicited advice to Sonny in the wardrobe area backstage about Chad, Sonny sarcastically asks Selena if she is "some kind of relationship wizard".
    • Raven-Symone's character's Amber Algoode, shares the same qualities as her old main character on That's So Raven by dressing up in weird disguises and using her catch phrases "I'm okay!" and "Yep, that's me!".
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  • Dawson Casting: Tawni is stated as being 17. Tiffany Thornton (who plays her) is 24.
  • Defictionalization: Mackenzie Falls, as a web-based tie-in.
  • Dueling Shows: vs iCarly.
  • Dye Hard: Sonny's hair went from brown to black in the second season, but by the end, it became a more lighter brown with blonde highlights included.
  • Promoted Fangirl: In show. Sonny was a huge fan of So Random before she got cast for the show.
  • Name's the Same: This wasn't the first time the mother of Demi Lovato's character was called Connie.
  • Retroactive Recognition: G. Hannelius was Dakota, the bratty daughter of the head of the studio.
    • Allisyn Ashley Arm, who played Zora on the series, would move to network TV years later as Heather in A.P. Bio.
  • What Could Have Been: Early promos made it seem like the show would revolve around a love triangle between Nico/Chad/Sonny, especially the Japanese promos. Some Season 1 episodes still somewhat played with this concept, for example towards the end of Sonny With A Chance of Dating when Chad showed he wasn't willing to oppose Nico as he was standing up for Sonny.
    • Bridgit Mendler was in the running to play the role of Sonny (then named Molly).
  • Working Title: The show's original title was called Sketchpad, but was changed to Welcome to Mollywood, with Demi's character being named Molly and then it was changed to Welcome to Holliwood and the name Holli before they settled on the final title and name.

  • Sonny With A Chance is the only multi-camera series on Disney Channel not to be produced by It's A Laugh Productions since that company started producing shows and became it's go-to production company for Disney Channel. It was also the first Disney Channel series to premiere and be filmed entirely in high-definition.

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