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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom created by Sue Rose (Of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'') that started in 2004. It starred EmmaRoberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.


The show was supposed to end in 2007, but instead continued into 2008.

Notable as being the only show in the NickVerse to not have Creator/DanSchneider involved in writing. As a result, the show tends to be overlooked by Nick Verse fans.
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!!Tropes used by the series:
* AlphaBitch: Maris and Cranberry qualify at first, but at the end of the first season become members of Addy's TrueCompanions (Until the SnapBack for season 2.)
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
* AscendedExtra: Randy Klein in season 2
* AutoTune: The Cute Girls.
* BetaCouple: Mary Ferry and Dwayne.
* BlackBestFriend: Zack
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Addie.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: At the end of the Heffer House episode:
-->Like Ben telling dad that no-one pranks better,\\
Or supporting someone's nudist dreams since they don't wear sweaters
* BritishBrevity: Only ran for 13 episodes per season.
* BrutalHonesty: Addy wants her friends to do this in ''The Secret''
* ButtMonkey: Maris and Cranberry in Addy's daydreams.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: The Cute Girls (Jolene, Molly and Skye).
* CharacterDevelopment: Addy changing from TheEveryman into a girl who speaks her mind and goes for whatever she wants. Zack changing from a [[GranolaGirl granola boy]] into an intelligent young man. Geena upgrading from an easily angered fashionista into the down-to-earth member of the group. Jake growing into an actual character from generic boy. Even Maris and Cranberry somehow get in on the CharacterDevelopment, thought it has to happen again after their SnapBack in season 2.
* CoolLoser
* ContinuityNod: Randy Klein becoming Addy's boyfriend after being TheGhost for the first season.
** One episode has Addie singing about her dead goldfish, the Science Fair episode reveals that she's the one who killed it.
** Two of the Cute Girls (Jolene and Molly ) also show up as Science Regional Champions who continuously beat Zack.
* CosmicPlaything: Randy Klein.
* {{Crossover}}: Addie appears to be a close friend of the prankster [[DrakeAndJosh Megan Parker]] and even gets a chance to help her torment a sleeping Josh in Megan's webshow.
* DaydreamSurprise: Often.
* DerailingLoveInterests: Patti Perez was always part of Maris and Cranberry's GirlPosse, but a few episodes after [[spoiler: she starts dating Jake Behari]] she becomes both insufferable and TooDumbToLive.
* EndingTheme: An instrumental version of whatever song Addy sang in that episode, usually with an entirely different arrangement.
* TheFashionista: Geena, in contrast to Addy.
* FirstKiss: Invoked in ''The List Of Kissed'', though it doesn't actually happen until a season later in ''The Balancing Act''.
* GeniusDitz: Geena Fabiano, who alternates between fashion obsessed teen and somebody with an encyclopedic knowledge of Sociology.
** Jolene and Molly of the Cute Girls are Regional Science Fair Champions.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode has Geena explicitly mention that Health is code for Sex Ed (She turns out to be wrong though).
* GirlGroup: [[TastesLikeDiabetes The Cute]] [[AutoTune Girls]].
* GirlPosse: Maris, Cranberry, and Patty, as well as the Cute Girls.
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Zack in the first season.
* {{Homage}}: The ''The Last Day of Seventh Grade'' is shown in the style of [[Series/TwentyFour 24]], from Addie's opening narration, showing a timer while she recounts the events, right down to the TwistEnding as the school day's timer fully expires.
* HollywoodNerd: Marry Fery, Freddy, and Dwayne.
* HowWeGotHere: The majority of the later episodes began this way
* InformedJudaism: Addy and Randy.
* LastSecondWordSwap: The Principal Jazz trio sing:
-->''Go to class''\\
''Don't give us no sass''\\
''If you don't we'll go Medieval on your...''\\
''Assistants...''
* LyricalDissonance: Some of Addy's songs.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]: Addy.
* NoodleIncident: Addy's failed science projects.
* PopStarComposer: Jill Sobule, who also wrote and performed the opening theme and all of Addy's songs (Including the guitar riffs/instrumentals played as the {{Ending Theme}}s.)
* RelationshipUpgrade: Addy and Jake in ''The Perfect Moment'', Zack and Geena in ''The Best Trip Ever''.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: ''The Little Sister''.
* SadistTeacher: Principal Brandywine, and Zack's basketball coach.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Addy toward Jake Behari, especially in ''The [=66th=] Day''
* SlapSlapKiss: Ben and Jen
* SnapBack: Maris and Cranberry in Season 2.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The ''Mexican Wrestler'' song after Addy learns Jake has a girlfriend.
* StalkerWithACrush: ''The [=66th=] Day'' reveals a lot about how Addy stalks Jake, not to mention producing a CD with 65 songs about him on it.
* StylisticSuck: Addy's songs.
* ThreeAmigos
* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: ''The Party''
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Cranberry.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Zack and Abby in ''The List of Kissed''

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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom created by Sue Rose (Of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'') that started in 2004. It starred EmmaRoberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.


The show was supposed to end in 2007, but instead continued into 2008.

Notable as being the only show in the NickVerse to not have Creator/DanSchneider involved in writing. As a result, the show tends to be overlooked by Nick Verse fans.
----
!!Tropes used by the series:
* AlphaBitch: Maris and Cranberry qualify at first, but at the end of the first season become members of Addy's TrueCompanions (Until the SnapBack for season 2.)
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
* AscendedExtra: Randy Klein in season 2
* AutoTune: The Cute Girls.
* BetaCouple: Mary Ferry and Dwayne.
* BlackBestFriend: Zack
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Addie.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: At the end of the Heffer House episode:
-->Like Ben telling dad that no-one pranks better,\\
Or supporting someone's nudist dreams since they don't wear sweaters
* BritishBrevity: Only ran for 13 episodes per season.
* BrutalHonesty: Addy wants her friends to do this in ''The Secret''
* ButtMonkey: Maris and Cranberry in Addy's daydreams.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: The Cute Girls (Jolene, Molly and Skye).
* CharacterDevelopment: Addy changing from TheEveryman into a girl who speaks her mind and goes for whatever she wants. Zack changing from a [[GranolaGirl granola boy]] into an intelligent young man. Geena upgrading from an easily angered fashionista into the down-to-earth member of the group. Jake growing into an actual character from generic boy. Even Maris and Cranberry somehow get in on the CharacterDevelopment, thought it has to happen again after their SnapBack in season 2.
* CoolLoser
* ContinuityNod: Randy Klein becoming Addy's boyfriend after being TheGhost for the first season.
** One episode has Addie singing about her dead goldfish, the Science Fair episode reveals that she's the one who killed it.
** Two of the Cute Girls (Jolene and Molly ) also show up as Science Regional Champions who continuously beat Zack.
* CosmicPlaything: Randy Klein.
* {{Crossover}}: Addie appears to be a close friend of the prankster [[DrakeAndJosh Megan Parker]] and even gets a chance to help her torment a sleeping Josh in Megan's webshow.
* DaydreamSurprise: Often.
* DerailingLoveInterests: Patti Perez was always part of Maris and Cranberry's GirlPosse, but a few episodes after [[spoiler: she starts dating Jake Behari]] she becomes both insufferable and TooDumbToLive.
* EndingTheme: An instrumental version of whatever song Addy sang in that episode, usually with an entirely different arrangement.
* TheFashionista: Geena, in contrast to Addy.
* FirstKiss: Invoked in ''The List Of Kissed'', though it doesn't actually happen until a season later in ''The Balancing Act''.
* GeniusDitz: Geena Fabiano, who alternates between fashion obsessed teen and somebody with an encyclopedic knowledge of Sociology.
** Jolene and Molly of the Cute Girls are Regional Science Fair Champions.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode has Geena explicitly mention that Health is code for Sex Ed (She turns out to be wrong though).
* GirlGroup: [[TastesLikeDiabetes The Cute]] [[AutoTune Girls]].
* GirlPosse: Maris, Cranberry, and Patty, as well as the Cute Girls.
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Zack in the first season.
* {{Homage}}: The ''The Last Day of Seventh Grade'' is shown in the style of [[Series/TwentyFour 24]], from Addie's opening narration, showing a timer while she recounts the events, right down to the TwistEnding as the school day's timer fully expires.
* HollywoodNerd: Marry Fery, Freddy, and Dwayne.
* HowWeGotHere: The majority of the later episodes began this way
* InformedJudaism: Addy and Randy.
* LastSecondWordSwap: The Principal Jazz trio sing:
-->''Go to class''\\
''Don't give us no sass''\\
''If you don't we'll go Medieval on your...''\\
''Assistants...''
* LyricalDissonance: Some of Addy's songs.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]: Addy.
* NoodleIncident: Addy's failed science projects.
* PopStarComposer: Jill Sobule, who also wrote and performed the opening theme and all of Addy's songs (Including the guitar riffs/instrumentals played as the {{Ending Theme}}s.)
* RelationshipUpgrade: Addy and Jake in ''The Perfect Moment'', Zack and Geena in ''The Best Trip Ever''.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: ''The Little Sister''.
* SadistTeacher: Principal Brandywine, and Zack's basketball coach.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Addy toward Jake Behari, especially in ''The [=66th=] Day''
* SlapSlapKiss: Ben and Jen
* SnapBack: Maris and Cranberry in Season 2.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The ''Mexican Wrestler'' song after Addy learns Jake has a girlfriend.
* StalkerWithACrush: ''The [=66th=] Day'' reveals a lot about how Addy stalks Jake, not to mention producing a CD with 65 songs about him on it.
* StylisticSuck: Addy's songs.
* ThreeAmigos
* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: ''The Party''
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Cranberry.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Zack and Abby in ''The List of Kissed''
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4th Jan '14 12:58:13 PM Koolerkids
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* HowWeGotHere: The majority of the later episodes began this way
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Notable as being the only show in the NickVerse to not have Creator/DanSchneider involved in writing. As a result, the show tends to be overlooked by Nick Verse fans.
25th May '13 6:43:09 PM Tuckerscreator
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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom created by Sue Rose (Of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'') that started in 2004. It starred Emma Roberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.


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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom created by Sue Rose (Of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'') that started in 2004. It starred Emma Roberts EmmaRoberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.

20th Jan '13 11:46:47 AM AshSpin
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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom that started in 2004. It starred Emma Roberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.


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{{Unfabulous}} was a {{Nickelodeon}} original teen sitcom created by Sue Rose (Of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'') that started in 2004. It starred Emma Roberts as Addy Singer, a CoolLoser girl with braces and a guitar. The show is all about her life, and her friends as she grows up through middle school. She starts out as 13 years old and in the 3rd season, turns 14. Her best friends are Geena and Zack, and they attend Rocky Road Middle School [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere on the East Coast]]. The first season is mostly about her awkward struggles just getting used to middle school, but her [[SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy obsessive crush on Jake Behari]] takes most screen time of the second and third season.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Addie.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Addie.



* GirlPosse: Maris, Cranberry, and Patty, as well as the Cute Girls.

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* GirlPosse: Maris, Cranberry, and Patty, as well as the Cute Girls.



* {{Homage}}: The ''The Last Day of Seventh Grade'' is shown in the style of [[TwentyFour 24]], from Addie's opening narration, showing a timer while she recounts the events, right down to the TwistEnding as the school day's timer fully expires.
* HollywoodNerd: Marry Fery, Freddy, and Dwayne.

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* {{Homage}}: The ''The Last Day of Seventh Grade'' is shown in the style of [[TwentyFour [[Series/TwentyFour 24]], from Addie's opening narration, showing a timer while she recounts the events, right down to the TwistEnding as the school day's timer fully expires.
* HollywoodNerd: Marry Fery, Freddy, and Dwayne.



* SadistTeacher: Principal Brandywine, and Zack's basketball coach.

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* SadistTeacher: Principal Brandywine, and Zack's basketball coach.
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* SlapSlapKiss: Ben and Jen
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* FirstKiss: ''The List Of Kissed''

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* FirstKiss: Invoked in ''The List Of Kissed''Kissed'', though it doesn't actually happen until a season later in ''The Balancing Act''.
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* DerailingLoveInterests: Patti Perez was always part of Maris and Cranberry's GirlPosse, but a few episodes after [[spoiler: she starts dating Jake Behari][ she becomes both insufferable and TooDumbToLive.

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* DerailingLoveInterests: Patti Perez was always part of Maris and Cranberry's GirlPosse, but a few episodes after [[spoiler: she starts dating Jake Behari][ Behari]] she becomes both insufferable and TooDumbToLive.
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* BritishBrevity: Only ran for 13 episodes per season.



* ButtMonkey: Randy Klein in the first season, Maris and Cranberry in Addy's daydreams.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: The Cute Girls.
* CharacterDevelopment: Addy changing from TheEveryman into a girl who speaks her mind and goes for whatever she wants. Zack changing from a [[GranolaGirl granola boy]] into an intelligent young man. Geena upgrading from an easily angered fashionista into the down-to-earth member of the group. Jake growing into an actual character from generic boy. Even Maris and Cranberry somehow get in on the CharacterDevelopment!

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* ButtMonkey: Randy Klein in the first season, Maris and Cranberry in Addy's daydreams.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: The Cute Girls.
Girls (Jolene, Molly and Skye).
* CharacterDevelopment: Addy changing from TheEveryman into a girl who speaks her mind and goes for whatever she wants. Zack changing from a [[GranolaGirl granola boy]] into an intelligent young man. Geena upgrading from an easily angered fashionista into the down-to-earth member of the group. Jake growing into an actual character from generic boy. Even Maris and Cranberry somehow get in on the CharacterDevelopment!CharacterDevelopment, thought it has to happen again after their SnapBack in season 2.


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** One episode has Addie singing about her dead goldfish, the Science Fair episode reveals that she's the one who killed it.
** Two of the Cute Girls (Jolene and Molly ) also show up as Science Regional Champions who continuously beat Zack.
* CosmicPlaything: Randy Klein.


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* DerailingLoveInterests: Patti Perez was always part of Maris and Cranberry's GirlPosse, but a few episodes after [[spoiler: she starts dating Jake Behari][ she becomes both insufferable and TooDumbToLive.


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* GeniusDitz: Geena Fabiano, who alternates between fashion obsessed teen and somebody with an encyclopedic knowledge of Sociology.
** Jolene and Molly of the Cute Girls are Regional Science Fair Champions.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode has Geena explicitly mention that Health is code for Sex Ed (She turns out to be wrong though).
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