- Actor Allusion: Stephen Collins, who plays Lena's dad, becomes ordained via the internet in order to perform Lena and Stef's wedding. Characters even refer to him as "The Reverend" multiple times throughout the episode. This is not the first time Collins has played a reverend.
- The Cast Showoff: Noah St. John is a real-life slam poet who wrote the piece he recited on the show.
- Fake American: Maia Mitchell's Australian who plays an American girl.
- Fan Nickname: "Gaydy Bunch" for the whole show, also seen in hashtag form.
- Name's the Same: In no way to be confused with the 1970s ITV sitcom of the same name (which was the Transatlantic Equivalent of Good Times).
- The Other Darrin: Jesus was played by Jake T. Austin in the first two seasons before being replaced by Noah Centineo starting from season 3.
- Similarly Lena's dad, Reverend Stuart Adams, was played by Stephen Collins in the first two seasons before being replaced by Bruce Davison in season 3. That recast is likely also a case of Role Ending No-Longer-Prosecuteable Felony, since it occurred after the September 2014 revelation (which he would later admit to two months later) that Collins committed inappropriate sexual conduct with pre-teen/teenage girls between the early 1970s and late 1980s, practically ending his career in the process.
- Playing Against Type: Rosie O'Donnell, hard-edged battleaxe.
- Separated-at-Birth Casting: Maia Mitchell and Bailee Madison as half-sisters.
Trivia / The Fosters