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  • Acting for Two: This show reuses a lot of voice actors, including the stars.
  • Actor Allusion: "Crisis at the Cleo" nods to another of Miguel Ferrer's works, RoboCop (1987), by including a cameo from ED-209.
  • Author Appeal: After Race Lifting various Spider-Man characters in The Spectacular Spider-Man, Victor Cook (who has both Korean and Caucasian heritage) similarly pushed for Charter City to feel as diverse as modern-day New York City, albeit with minimal tension between different ethnicities.
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  • Billing Displacement: In the full trailer released on October 21, 2017, Steve Yeun is billed before Scott Menville even though the latter plays the lead character. This is averted in the show itself, where Scott Menville is given top billing.
  • Casting Gag:
    • Smokestack is not the first crime boss that Clancy Brown has voiced.
    • Scott Menville voices Jake Armstrong, and is once again a teen hero with exceptional combat skills.
    • "Gangs Of Old Town" has Eric Bauza voicing one of the gang leaders, who's shown to have a strict sense of honor. He's done this on another Hasbro show .
    • The second voice actor for Stretch Monster, Miguel Ferrer, is not the only time he's voiced a dangerous villain with goals for advancing humanity .
    • Felicia Day once again voicing the love interest for a major character.
  • Creator's Favorite: Victor Cook has chosen Smokestack and Madam Tousant as his favorite villains from season one.
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  • Dawson Casting: Teenage characters voiced by adult voice actors.
  • Fake Mixed Race: Ricardo Perez and his father seem to have both African and Hispanic heritage, yet their respective voice actors, Ogie Banks and Phil La Marr, lack the latter.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • The Parks' and Dashtis' VAs hail from several different Asian countries, as opposed to only Korea or Iran. Averted for the voices of Nathan Park (Steven Yeun), young Riya Dashti (Kathreen Khavari), and Riya's aunt (Khavari again).
    • Not everyone Eric Bauza voices seems Filipino; for instance, Victor Cook has referred to the Gentleman as a British Indian.
    • Iranian Kathreen Khavari voices Rook's mother in "Rook's Story".
  • I Knew It!: Several viewers have admitted feeling suspicious ever since episode #1 that Rook would eventually betray the Flex Fighters.
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  • In Memoriam: At least one episode with Stretch Monster bears a dedication to his VA, Miguel Ferrer, who died from throat cancer 10 months before the cartoon's premiere.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The teaser shows Multi-Farious punching through a billboard for the Original Stretch Armstrong doll, then getting into a fight with the new Stretch and his teammates. This doesn't really happen in any of the episodes with Dr. Robertson as Multi-Farious.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Somewhat confusingly, the show alternates between David Kaye and the late Miguel Ferrer as Stretch Monster, and some episodes even have both of them together.
    • "Rook's Story" has Tony Mirrcandani replace Eric Bauza as the voice of Aadarsh Dashti.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Having Yvette Nicole Brown and Jon Heder as villains is quite surprising given that they usually voice more good natured characters.
    • To a lesser extent, casting Josh Keaton as Gabe, who's a jerk jock like character, is a bit unexpected.
  • Posthumous Credit: Miguel Ferrer always gets his proper dues for voicing Stretch Monster, even in cartoons containing recordings from both him and David Kaye, and/or debuting well over a year since his death.
  • Production Posse:
  • Spoiled by the Cast List: IMDB posted season two episode titles and cast lists, including the names of some of the Flex Fighters' new enemies, well before the season aired.
  • Talking to Himself: Grey DeLisle Griffin voices both of the Freak Sisters, as well the rich woman of the party they crash in episode 5.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Riya is normally voiced by Nazneen Contractor, but her younger self is voiced by Kathreen Khavari.
  • Typecasting : Among other casting choices, Scott Menville once again plays a teen hero/good Guy , Felicia Day plays a nerdy and adorkable girl , and Clancy Brown once again plays a villain .
  • Voices in One Room: According to Kevin Burke, the cast records together for the series, often in large groups, to play off each other.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The concept of Stretch Armstrong was pitched to many different movie studios in the 1990s and 2000s before ultimately Hasbro decided on making a cartoon.
    • If Unit: E had panned out, we would've seen the Flex Fighters far earlier, fighting alongside other Hasbro heroes.
    • Wingspan wears purple in early concept art, instead of green.
    • "The Rise of the Tech Men" originally featured a gag where Stretch accidentally pulls the pants from a Tech Man to reveal drawers that had Twilight Sparkle and Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. However, the actual episode release has changed that to a more generic hearts pattern. The original can still be seen in the "Villains of Charter City" trailer.
    • Hasbro originally suggested a Distaff Counterpart to Stretch as one of the Flex Fighters' allies. In the final show, the female allies they gain over the first two seasons do fight evil with Flexarium, but for different purposes than stretching.
    • The tie-in comic book to the series was originally going to have a second three-issue arc that took place between "Singularity Event" and "Crisis at the Cleo", but the comic seems to be cancelled after the first arc. Also, the comic was supposed to introduce a villain before the show, but this didn't come to fruition.
  • Word of Gay: Storyboard artist Sofia Alexander has confirmed that some of Riya's friends include a lesbian couple.
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