- Ham and Cheese: This is one of the show's sillier episodes (since season 1 anyway), but it's still entertaining thanks to Marta DuBois' magnificent performance as Ardra.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- When Picard tells Ardra he doubts her claims, he says "I've encountered many who are more credibly to be called the Devil than you.", likely referring to Q, Armus, or even the Borg. In "Tapestry", when Picard apparently dies, he enters a realm, finding Q saying "This is the afterlife, and I'm God.", with Picard retorting "I refuse to believe that the afterlife is run by you. The universe is not so badly designed."
- The episode starts with Data playing Scrooge in a holoprogram of A Christmas Carol with Picard directing him. Patrick Stewart would perform in a one-man version of A Christmas Carol, which he later made into A Christmas Carol (1999) in which Stewart starred as Scrooge.
- Memetic Mutation: Picard holding up his hand when saying "Did she not even pick up one piece of trash?" has been manipulated to Picard flipping the bird.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Much like "The Child", most fans tend to agree that the original script for the unmade Star Trek: Phase II was a lot better than what we ended up getting, with that script's version of Ardra coming across as a far more sinister and intimidating character than the Harmless Villain seen here. Though this episode does at least tend to be considered So Okay, It's Average, whereas "The Child" is widely seen as one of the show's worst episodes.
YMMV / Star Trek: The Next Generation S4E13 "Devil's Due"