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->''"Owww! My the fact that I was alive a second ago!"''
-->-- '''The Ugly One''', Issue 12

''Teen Girl Squad'' is a spinoff sub-series of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', in which (canonically) Strong Bad draws, in [[TerribleArtist comically bad style]], a stick-figure cartoon depicting the misadventures of four [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "teenage girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen"]]. The main characters include Cheerleader (the de facto leader of the group, an AlphaBitch wannabe whose popularity is all in her head), So and So ([[DitzyGenius an overachieving brainiac who lacks common sense]]), What's Her Face ([[DeadpanSnarker the cynic of the group]], as well as the token poor person, and by far [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the least popular of the four girls]]), and The Ugly One (who seems to possess [[ThePigPen suspect hygiene]] and a [[CloudCuckoolander strained relationship with reality]] among other things, but is still more popular than What's Her Face).

There are fifteen toons in the [[http://homestarrunner.com/tgsmenu.html main series,]] and [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Teen_Girl_Squad a number of other appearances elsewhere]] (most notably, the first three episodes of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' each feature an exclusive ''TGS'' toon, the first two of which are [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure interactive]]).

Generally speaking, the characters go on various bizarre misadventures, which usually lead to them dying or otherwise being affected in very strange ways (usually announced loudly) in every episode, which include such things as...
* being "lathe'd" by a miniature samurai with a naginata who jumped out of a bowl of corn chips;
* being run over by a race car that makes the sound "TIIIIIIINES" driven by a fork;
* being "arrowed" by a giant man who shoots arrows from his mouth;
* dying... somehow.

The series is best known for spawning several minor memes, including "ow! my [something unusual]!", and being pwned by something with the caption "[said something]'D!", "It's over!", and others. It also makes fun of various stereotypical high-school/teen/young-adult activities, such as prom, sweet sixteen birthday parties, and [[strike:Valentine's]] vamlumtimes day, with a gradually increasing ratio of directed, ridiculing humor to simple absurd humor.

A (so far oneshot) spinoff of this spinoff was created based on the several characters named "Greg" in the series. [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/4_Gregs 4 Gregs]] is a misadventure of four such characters who each embody some sort of nerdy/geeky/dorky stereotype.

!This series is the trope namer for:
* WaveOBabies.

!!This series provides examples of:
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[[caption-width-right:349:"I mean SO GOOD!"]]

->''"Owww! My the fact that I was alive a second ago!"''
-->-- '''The Ugly One''', Issue 12

''Teen Girl Squad'' is a spinoff sub-series of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', in which (canonically) Strong Bad draws, in [[TerribleArtist comically bad style]], a stick-figure cartoon depicting the misadventures of four [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "teenage girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen"]]. The main characters include Cheerleader (the de facto leader of the group, an AlphaBitch wannabe whose popularity is all in her head), So and So ([[DitzyGenius an overachieving brainiac who lacks common sense]]), What's Her Face ([[DeadpanSnarker the cynic of the group]], as well as the token poor person, and by far [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the least popular of the four girls]]), and The Ugly One (who seems to possess [[ThePigPen suspect hygiene]] and a [[CloudCuckoolander strained relationship with reality]] among other things, but is still more popular than What's Her Face).

There are fifteen toons in the [[http://homestarrunner.com/tgsmenu.html main series,]] and [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Teen_Girl_Squad a number of other appearances elsewhere]] (most notably, the first three episodes of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' each feature an exclusive ''TGS'' toon, the first two of which are [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure interactive]]).

Generally speaking, the characters go on various bizarre misadventures, which usually lead to them dying or otherwise being affected in very strange ways (usually announced loudly) in every episode, which include such things as...
* being "lathe'd" by a miniature samurai with a naginata who jumped out of a bowl of corn chips;
* being run over by a race car that makes the sound "TIIIIIIINES" driven by a fork;
* being "arrowed" by a giant man who shoots arrows from his mouth;
* dying... somehow.

The series is best known for spawning several minor memes, including "ow! my [something unusual]!", and being pwned by something with the caption "[said something]'D!", "It's over!", and others. It also makes fun of various stereotypical high-school/teen/young-adult activities, such as prom, sweet sixteen birthday parties, and [[strike:Valentine's]] vamlumtimes day, with a gradually increasing ratio of directed, ridiculing humor to simple absurd humor.

A (so far oneshot) spinoff of this spinoff was created based on the several characters named "Greg" in the series. [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/4_Gregs 4 Gregs]] is a misadventure of four such characters who each embody some sort of nerdy/geeky/dorky stereotype.

!This series is the trope namer for:
* WaveOBabies.

!!This series provides examples of:



* TheAllegedCar: In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'s Teen Girl Squad segment, it's revealed that What's Her Face's real dad bought her a new car because "he felt guilty about all the wrongs he done". Said car looks like something right out of the early 1900s.

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* TheAllegedCar: In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'s Ruiner]] Teen Girl Squad segment, Squad'', it's revealed that What's Her Face's real dad bought her a new car because "he felt guilty about all the wrongs he done". Said car looks like something right out of the early 1900s.



-->"What time is it?"
-->"It's valentimes!"
-->"What time is it?"
-->"It's valentimes!"
-->"What we gonna get?"
-->"Several boys!"
-->"How we gonna get 'em?"
-->"Erm. Um. Uh..."
* AlphaBitch: Cheerleader is extremely vain and shallow, and berates the other girls constantly. [[SubvertedTrope However]], as noted above, her popularity is all in her head. Most of the boys she tries to hit on seem to think of her as an AbhorrentAdmirer, and the rest of the squad resents her -- when she gets run over by a car in Issue 9, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing they all celebrate her death]] and how they can now act like themselves again.

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-->"What time is it?"
-->"It's valentimes!"
-->"What
it?"\\
"IT'S VALENTIMES!"\\
"What
time is it?"
-->"It's valentimes!"
-->"What
it?"\\
"IT'S VALENTIMES!"\\
"What
we gonna get?"
-->"Several boys!"
-->"How
get?"\\
"SEVERAL BOYS!"\\
"How
we gonna get 'em?"
-->"Erm. Um. Uh...
'em?"\\
"Uh... um... er...
"
* AlphaBitch: Cheerleader is extremely vain and shallow, and berates the other girls constantly. [[SubvertedTrope However]], as noted above, her popularity is all in her head. Most of the boys she tries to hit hits on seem to think of her as an AbhorrentAdmirer, and the rest of the squad resents her -- when she gets run over by a car in Issue 9, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing they all celebrate her death]] and how they can now act like themselves again.



* AnachronismStew: ''Cave Girl Squad'' as a whole.
-->A dinosaur egg?! [[LampshadeHanging I didn't think that dinosaurs were s'posed to be alive at the same time as Teen Cave Girls.]]
* AndCallHimGeorge: Parodied in ''Cave Girl Squad''.
-->'''Girl:''' Aw, hi, prit kit! I'll feed you, and take care of you, and call you Miss Jumblepuddins!
-->'''Strong Bad:''' [[Creator/DavidAttenborough Sensing her young is in danger of receiving a lame name,]] the mother tiger picks up her prey's scent, and closes in...



** In Issue 5, Thomas the alien is skateboarding and does a "Late 360 Shove-It to Boneless", which should be impossible because a boneless is a type of ollie (jumping) move.

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** In Issue 5, Thomas the alien is skateboarding and does a "Late 360 Shove-It to Boneless", Boneless'd", which should be impossible because a boneless is a type of ollie (jumping) move.



* AttractivenessDiscrimination: What's Her Face seems to get this a lot for her [[HollywoodDressCode slovenly appearance]]. In Issue 5, the girls refer to her in a postcard as "the one with baggy pants", and in ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'' one of the band members says to her that she's "never gonna date a rock star with baggy jeans like that".
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A platonic example. It's well-established early on in the series that [[AlphaBitch Cheerleader]] and [[CoolLoser What's Her Face]] have a particularly strained relationship, with Cheerleader frequently finding ways to exclude What's Her Face from things the Squad does together (such as going to the mall in Issue 3 or a trip to the beach in Issue 5). However, a TGS-themed EasterEgg in "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" shows the two genuinely getting along.
-->'''What's Her Face:''' ''{looking pleased and surprised}'' Cheerleader! Are you here to see Brainkrieg?

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* AttractivenessDiscrimination: What's Her Face seems to get sometimes gets this a lot for her [[HollywoodDressCode slovenly appearance]]. In Issue 5, the girls refer to her in a postcard as "the one with baggy pants", and in ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'' one of the band members says to her that she's "never gonna date a rock star with baggy jeans like that".
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A platonic example. It's well-established early on in the series that [[AlphaBitch Cheerleader]] and [[CoolLoser What's Her Face]] have a particularly very strained relationship, with Cheerleader frequently finding ways to specifically exclude What's Her Face from things the Squad does together (such as going to the mall in Issue 3 or a trip to the beach in Issue 5).together. However, a TGS-themed EasterEgg in "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" shows the two genuinely getting along.
-->'''What's Her Face:''' ''{looking ''(looking pleased and surprised}'' surprised)'' Cheerleader! Are you here to see Brainkrieg?



-->''{they smile at each other}''

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-->''{they -->''(they smile at each other}''other)''



** The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" has a Teen Girl Squad scene where fictional death metal band Brainkreig is shown to compete in "The Battle of the Crappy High School Bands".

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** The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" has a Teen Girl Squad scene where fictional death metal band Brainkreig is shown to compete in "The Battle of the Crappy High School Bands".



%%* BigGame:
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad'' (basketball).
%%** ''4 Gregs'' (football).
* BigManOnCampus: Parodied with Quarterman, an apparently well-liked quarterback who, at the end of Issue 14, comes to The Ugly One's rescue after some seniors play pranks on her. He then confesses his love to her and asks her to accompany him [[LampshadeHanging to the end credits]] after quoting a [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords particularly confusing line]] from ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' -- a total parody of [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe the ending of many a cliché high school story]].
* BigShutUp: In Issue 4, What's Her Face and The Ugly One get squashed by a heavy weight and a sack of potatoes after making a joke about [[LoserArchetype how cool they are]]. A later EasterEgg shows this exchange between them:

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%%* * BigGame:
%%** ** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad'' (basketball).
%%**
has the girls all going to a basketball game to flirt with athletes.
** In
''4 Gregs'' (football).
Gregs'', the Gregs go to a varsity football game to
* BigManOnCampus: Parodied with Quarterman, an apparently well-liked quarterback who, at the end of Issue 14, who comes to The Ugly One's rescue after some seniors play pranks on her. her in Issue 14. He then confesses his love to her and asks her to accompany him [[LampshadeHanging to the end credits]] after quoting a [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords particularly confusing line]] from ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' -- a total parody of [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe the ending of many a cliché high school story]].
* BigShutUp: In Issue 4, What's Her Face and The Ugly One get squashed by a heavy weight and a sack of potatoes after making a joke about [[LoserArchetype how cool they are]]. A later An EasterEgg shows this exchange between them:



* BrandX: In Issue 13, What's Her Face grabs a can of Diet Brown soda out of one of the pantries before being interrupted by So and So.

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* BrandX: In Issue 13, What's Her Face grabs a can of Diet Brown soda out of one of the pantries before being interrupted by So and So.soda.



'''Mr. Pitters:''' (''hastily'') I left a check for last month's rent on the table!

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'''Mr. Pitters:''' (''hastily'') ''(hastily)'' I left a check for last month's rent on the table!



* ContinuityNod: In a rare example, Issue #13 references So and So's incarceration in Issue #11.

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* ContinuityNod: In a rare example, Issue #13 13 references So and So's incarceration in Issue #11.11.



* CutenessOverload: In ''Cave Girl Squad'', giving one of the girls the dog early on causes her to go crazy out of excitement.



* DigitalAvatar: In Issue #15, Open Source Greg sends a game avatar to the prom "in his stead". [[MST3KMantra Don't even try to wrap your head around that.]]
* DitzyGenius: So and So is a scholastic overachiever, but she also does things like talk to (and break up with) her imaginary boyfriend Brett Bretterson, and in Issue 13 she tries to get Tompkin's baby brother to study for the [=SATs=].

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* DigitalAvatar: In Issue #15, 15, Open Source Greg sends a game avatar to the prom "in his stead". [[MST3KMantra Don't even try to wrap your head around that.]]
* DitzyGenius: So and So is a scholastic overachiever, but she also does things like talk to (and break up with) her imaginary boyfriend Brett Bretterson, and in Issue 13 she tries to get Tompkin's Tompkins's baby brother to study for the [=SATs=].



* FourGirlEnsemble: Cheerleader is the pretty one, So and So is the smart one, What's Her Face is the tomboy, and The Ugly One is the naive one. The roles are blurred a bit, since What's Her Face tends to have more common sense than So and So.

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* FourGirlEnsemble: Cheerleader is the pretty one, So and So is the smart one, What's Her Face is the tomboy, and The Ugly One is the naive naïve one. The roles are blurred a bit, since What's Her Face tends to have more common sense than So and So.



** In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'s ''Cave Girl Squad'', you can have a member of the Squad attempt to name a cat "Miss Jumblepuddins". Then the cat's mother -- a saber-toothed tiger -- appears and eats the girl for giving her cub a lame name.

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** In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'s ''Cave ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Cave Girl Squad'', Squad]]'', you can have a member of the Squad attempt to name a cat "Miss Jumblepuddins". Then the cat's mother -- a saber-toothed tiger -- appears and eats the girl for giving her cub a lame name.



-->'''What's Her Face:''' ''[laughing]'' Those Gregs are such losers!
-->''[cut to the Gregs]''

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-->'''What's Her Face:''' ''[laughing]'' ''(laughing)'' Those Gregs are such losers!
-->''[cut -->''(cut to the Gregs]''Gregs)''



-->''[cut back to the girls]''

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-->''[cut -->''(cut back to the girls]''girls)''



* HypocriticalHumor: In Issue 3, Cheerleader tries on an elephant mask while at the mall and the other girls disprove. Cheerleader's response is to say that their opinions don't matter because they don't have boyfriends, despite the fact that she herself doesn't have one -- and in fact recieves the least attention from boys throughout the whole series.



* HypocriticalHumor: In Issue 3, Cheerleader tries on an elephant mask while at the mall and the other girls disprove. Cheerleader's response is to say that their opinions don't matter because they don't have boyfriends, despite the fact that she herself doesn't have one -- and in fact recieves the least attention from boys throughout the whole series.



* InventingTheWheel: In ''Cave Girl Squad'', So and So can invent the wheel and go on a car date with Ogg Oggerson to outer space. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.



* InfantImmortality: Averted in TGS #7 where Kid Cheerleader and Kid Tompkins die, but played straight in TGS #13 where Timkins manages to survive while Tompkins gets killed.
* InsultBackfire: In TGS #12, after Cheerleader shoots down her friends' suggestions on how to get "several boys":

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* InfantImmortality: Averted in TGS #7 Issue 7 where Kid Cheerleader and Kid Tompkins die, but played straight in TGS #13 Issue 13 where Timkins manages to survive while Tompkins gets killed.
* InsultBackfire: In TGS #12, Issue 12, after Cheerleader shoots down her friends' suggestions on how to get for getting "several boys":



'''So and So:''' (''triumphantly, leaping into the air'') You'll find me in the reference section!

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'''So and So:''' (''triumphantly, ''(triumphantly, leaping into the air'') air)'' You'll find me in the reference section!



* ItCameFromTheFridge: In Issue 14, What's Her Face finds a slice of cake in her locker so old, it's mutated into a giant monster that promptly eats her.
* JiveTurkey: All four teen girls, especially Cheerleader, tend to speak in the preppy kind of jive. Lampshaded in TGS #15 when What's Her Face admits she's "a bit rusty with [her] white girl gangsta".

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* ItCameFromTheFridge: In Issue 14, What's Her Face finds a slice of cake in her locker so old, it's mutated into a giant monster that promptly eats her.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Cheerleader and her insatiable hunger for popularity.
-->The Growlbacks are losin' by seventy three! (Points.) But I don't care 'cuz everyone is lookin' at me! (Doink.)
* JiveTurkey: All four teen girls, especially Cheerleader, tend to speak in the preppy kind of jive. Lampshaded in TGS #15 Issue 15 when What's Her Face admits she's "a bit rusty with [her] white girl gangsta".



-->'''Cheerleader:''' It's our tenth issue-versary! Let's do a clip show!\\
'''So and So:''' Let's have a wedding!\\
'''The Ugly One:''' Let's have a baby!\\

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-->'''Cheerleader:''' It's our tenth issue-versary! issue-versary!!! Let's do a clip show!\\
show!!\\
'''So and So:''' Let's have a wedding!\\
wedding!!\\
'''The Ugly One:''' Let's have a baby!\\baby!!!\\



* LastSecondWordSwap: Shows up in Issue #7 while So and So and The Ugly One are playing a game.

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Shows up in Issue #7 7 while So and So and The Ugly One are playing a game.



* NegativeContinuity: It doesn't matter how many of the main characters die violent deaths in one cartoon, they're always back for the next one.

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* NegativeContinuity: It doesn't matter how many of the main characters die violent deaths in one cartoon, cartoon; they're always back for the next one.



* OhNoNotAgain: In ''Homestar Ruiner,'' giving The Ugly One the candy bar in either of the first two scenes causes a fish to jump up and eat it out of her hand. Her response: "Aw, Leonard! Not again!"



* OutOfCharacterMoment: While So and So and The Ugly One stayed relatively as they always were when Cheerleader died in Issue 9, What's Her Face took advantage of not having to be the sensible one anymore and [[TooDumbToLive ate a heaping bowl of "Staple Sauce".]] This, unsurprisingly, killed her.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: While So and So and The Ugly One stayed relatively as they always were when Cheerleader died in Issue 9, What's Her Face [[FridgeBrilliance took advantage of not having to be the sensible one anymore anymore]] and [[TooDumbToLive ate a heaping bowl of "Staple Sauce".]] This, unsurprisingly, killed her.



* OwMyBodyPart: A frequent running gag. Examples include "Ow! My skin!", "Ow! My hopes of reaching first base!" and "Ow! My entire life!"

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* OwMyBodyPart: A frequent running gag.RunningGag. Examples include "Ow! My skin!", "Ow! My hopes of reaching first base!" and "Ow! My entire life!"



* PerpetualFrowner: What's Her Face rarely smiles, and her default expression is an apathetic frown.



* ThePigPen: One SpinoffBabies episode of Teen Girl Squad has What's Her Face as a direct parody of the original Pig Pen, as lampshaded in the commentary.

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* ThePigPen: One The SpinoffBabies episode issue of Teen Girl Squad has What's Her Face as a direct parody of [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} the original Pig Pen, Pen]], as lampshaded in the commentary.



** He DID bring snack mix. [[spoiler:But it killed What's Her Face, [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} in Tompkins' Parlor]], [[EdibleBludgeon with a pretzel stick!]]]]

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** He DID bring snack mix. [[spoiler:But it killed What's Her Face, [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} in Tompkins' Parlor]], [[EdibleBludgeon with a the pretzel stick!]]]]



-->"Let's see... Lion's mouth + Decemberween present ÷ peer pressure × height, equals... TRIPLE SALCHOW!"

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-->"Let's see... Lion's mouth + Decemberween present ÷ peer pressure × height, equals... TRIPLE SALCHOW!"



* SadistShow: Not only are the main cast usually all dead at the end of an episode (or have some terrible misfortune befall on them) but even extra characters are not safe from such a fate as well. Strong Bad himself just seems to take delight in coming up with creative and hilarious ways to kill off the girls one-by-one.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Ah, Teen Girl Squad... which one of you wants to get trampled by stampeding Venus flytraps today?

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* SadistShow: Not only are the main cast usually all dead at the end of an episode each issue (or have some terrible misfortune befall on them) them), but even extra characters are not safe from such a fate as well. Strong Bad himself just seems to take delight in coming up with creative and hilarious ways to kill off the girls one-by-one.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Ah, Teen Girl Squad... which Which one of you wants to get trampled by stampeding Venus flytraps today?



* SeriousBusiness: Valentime's Day (issue 12). Vamlumtime's Day is serious times. Apparently, Cheerleader risks losing her "Mindy cred" if she doesn't get enough Valentine's cards from enough boys.

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* SeriousBusiness: Valentime's Day (issue 12). Vamlumtime's Vamlumtimes Day is serious times. Apparently, Cheerleader risks losing her "Mindy cred" if she doesn't get enough Valentine's cards from enough boys.



* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Played with in Issue 12. Cheerleader starts texting the Class Prez while the two are standing right next to each other. This is soon lampshaded by the Wireless Wizard.

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* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Played with in Issue 12. Cheerleader starts texting the Class Prez while the two are standing right next to each other. This is soon lampshaded by the The Wireless Wizard.Wizard lampshades this immediately after he appears:



%%** There's also Cheerleader Brian, Cheerleader's date for the Priggody Prizom. What's Her Face considers it akin to going to the prom with her father. Although, he is far more of a GenkiGuy than the AlphaBitch Cheerleader is.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: In Issue 11, Camp Counselor Shortshorts tries to convince The Ugly One and What's Her Face that he's hip and cool -- and fails miserably.
-->'''Camp Counselor Shortshorts:''' Okay, girls. I'm Camp Counselor Shortshorts. Now, before you ask, "Who's this square?", listen to this: SCHA-WING! {{NOT}}!!! WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!!
-->'''The Ugly One:''' Buh--
-->'''What's Her Face:''' --arf.

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%%** There's also Cheerleader Brian, Cheerleader's date for the Priggody Priggidy Prizom. What's Her Face considers it akin to going to the prom with her father. Although, he is far more of a GenkiGuy than the AlphaBitch Cheerleader is.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: In Issue 11, Camp Counselor Shortshorts tries to convince win the approval of The Ugly One and What's Her Face that by showing he's hip and cool -- and fails miserably.
-->'''Camp Counselor Shortshorts:''' Okay, girls. I'm Camp Counselor Shortshorts. Now, before you ask, "Who's this square?", listen to this: SCHA-WING! {{NOT}}!!! WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!!
-->'''The
OUT!!\\
'''The
Ugly One:''' Buh--
-->'''What's
Buh--\\
'''What's
Her Face:''' --arf.



* SpinOffBabies: Issue 7 has Teen Girl Squad as toddlers--"Teeny Tiny Girl Squad".
* StayingAlive: Characters die [[DiabolusExMachina ridiculous deaths]] each issue, but these deaths are [[ResetButton never permanent]].

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* SpinOffBabies: Issue 7 has Teen Girl Squad as toddlers--"Teeny toddlers -- "Teeny Tiny Girl Squad".
* StayingAlive: Characters The girls die [[DiabolusExMachina ridiculous deaths]] each issue, but these deaths are [[ResetButton never permanent]].



* TakenForGranite: In ''Homestar Ruiner Teen Girl Squad'', if Cheerleader is given the megaphone in Scene 3, Medusa will appear out of nowhere while Cheerleader is busy leading a cheer and turn her to stone.



* TemptingFate: In ''Cave Girl Squad'', if you give a girl the chisel, she'll say this:
-->Uh, that's one sharp chisel! Cool. I'm sure nothing bad could happen to me with that.



* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Some number of the Teen Girl Squad almost always die by the end of almost every issue, the exceptions being Issues 2 and 3 and the Decemberween special. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end of Issue 8 where the girls have all died except for Cheerleader, with the last casualty being What's Her Face, whose upper half had been bitten off by a shark (see below):

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Some number of the Teen Girl Squad almost always die by the end of almost every issue, the exceptions being Issues 2 and 3 and the Decemberween special. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end of Issue 8 where when the girls have all died except for Cheerleader, with the last casualty being What's Her Face, whose upper half had been bitten off by a shark (see below):Cheerleader:



* TitleDrop: Done straight by Strong Bad at the start of every toon. Played with in Issue 9:
--> '''So and So:''' You guys, I think this might be the start of a kinder, gentler squad of teen girls.



* TotallyEighteen: Issue 5 has Cheerleader, hoping to impress some college-age guys, insisting that she and So and So are in college. So and So, however, undermines this by simultaneously admitting to being in eighth grade. Cheerleader tries to backpedal by claiming that So and So is her younger sister by five years, but the boys don't buy it.
-->"I'M FIVE YEARS OLDER AND I'M IN COLLEGE!!"
* TotallyRadical: Done deliberately in Issue 10 with the girls' title card descriptions. "Radacious Bodadical Raspberry Blue!"



* TitleDrop: Done straight by Strong Bad at the start of every toon. Played with in issue 9:
--> '''So and So:''' You guys, I think this might be the start of a kinder, gentler squad of teen girls.

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* TitleDrop: TotallyEighteen: When Cheerleader and So and So are trying to impress the college boys in Issue 5, Cheerleader insists that she and So and So are in college. So and So, however, undermines this by simultaneously admitting to being in eighth grade. Cheerleader tries to backpedal by claiming that So and So is her younger sister by five years, but the boys don't buy it.
-->"I'M FIVE YEARS OLDER AND I'M IN COLLEGE!!"
* TotallyRadical:
Done straight by Strong Bad at the start of every toon. Played deliberately in Issue 10 with in issue 9:
--> '''So and So:''' You guys, I think this might be
the start of a kinder, gentler squad of teen girls.girls' title card descriptions. "Radacious Bodadical Raspberry Blue!"



* UncannyValley: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse. Japanese Culture Greg ends up getting killed by his prom date (a robotic girl designed to welcome American guests to a Japanese trade show) due to this. ([[MST3KMantra Don't try to think too hard on how this works]]). Lampshaded by Sci-Fi Greg who notes that he'd be expected to like a robotic woman but she makes him want to puke.

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* UncannyValley: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse. Japanese Culture Greg ends up getting killed by his prom date (a robotic girl designed to welcome American guests to a Japanese trade show) due to this. ([[MST3KMantra Don't try to think too hard on about how this works]]). Lampshaded by Sci-Fi Greg who notes that he'd be expected to like a robotic woman but she makes him want to puke.



* UnusualEuphemism: Three instances:

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* UnusualEuphemism: Three Two instances:



** In ''Homestar Ruiner,'' giving The Ugly One the candy bar in either of the first two scenes causes a fish to jump up and eat it out of her hand. Her response: "Aw, Leonard! [[OhNoNotAgain Not again!]]"



* VagueAge: The Teen Girl Squad are described as "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19]]", with What's Her Face being fifteen at the youngest, since she's had her license for a year (in some states, mostly Midwestern ones, you can get your license at fourteen).

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* VagueAge: The Teen Girl Squad are described as "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19]]", with What's Her Face being fifteen at the youngest, since she's had her license for a year (in year.[[note]]In some states, mostly Midwestern ones, you can get your license at fourteen).fourteen.[[/note]].



* WorthyOpponent: Sci-Fi Greg and D n' D Greg consider the Wireless Wizard to be one for claiming What's Her Face's heart. [[FridgeBrilliance Because]] he's a [[MagiTek combination of both Science Fiction and Fantasy.]]

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* WorthyOpponent: Sci-Fi Greg and D n' D Greg consider the Wireless Wizard to be one for claiming What's Her Face's heart. heart [[FridgeBrilliance Because]] because]] he's a [[MagiTek combination of both Science Fiction and Fantasy.]]



* YouKilledMyFather: An astronaut punches out So and So's overbearing manager at Shirt Folding Store because she killed his dog. And then he flies away.

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* YouKilledMyFather: An astronaut punches out So and So's overbearing manager at Shirt Folding Store because she killed his dog. And then [[BigLippedAligatorMoment Then, he just flies away.]]
4th Jan '18 12:45:52 PM Andyroid
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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: In the ''Teen Girl Squad'' segment of [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]], you can have a robot penguin appear out of nowhere and [[FrickinLaserBeams [=GuesswhatVOIP=]]] The Ugly One for [[FelonyMisdemeanor smuggling a candy bar "past concession stand security"]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: In the ''Teen Girl Squad'' segment of [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]], you can have a robot penguin appear out of nowhere and [[FrickinLaserBeams [=GuesswhatVOIP=]]] GuesswhatVOIP]] The Ugly One for [[FelonyMisdemeanor smuggling a candy bar bar]] [[{{Snacksploitation}} "past concession stand security"]].
29th Dec '17 1:00:44 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen!]]''
16th Dec '17 10:12:22 AM Wynauttica
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* HollywoodHomely: The Ugly One, despite her name, isn't really that ugly compared to the other characters. However, she compensates by being [[ThePigPen unhygienic]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]], and generally off-putting.
11th Dec '17 9:38:42 AM Wynauttica
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** In Issue 5, the girls go on vacation and leave What's Her Face behind. At the beginning of the issue, What's Her Face gets a postcard from them:
--->We're on SPRING BREAK!! We tried to call you but we forgot.



* HiddenDepths: D n' D Greg turns out to be very knowledgeable about football. The other Gregs are surprised by this, but he explains that fantasy football is still 'fantasy'.

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* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths:
**
D n' D Greg turns out to be very knowledgeable about football. The other Gregs are surprised by this, but he explains that fantasy football is still 'fantasy'.'fantasy'.
** HiddenDepths: An EasterEgg in "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" shows that Cheerleader is a fan of death metal, much to the surprise of What's Her Face.



* HollywoodHomely: The Ugly One, despite her name, isn't really that ugly compared to the other characters. However, she compensates by being [[ThePigPen unhygienic]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]], and generally off-putting.



* UnusualEuphemism: Two instances:

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* UnusualEuphemism: Two Three instances:


Added DiffLines:

** In ''Homestar Ruiner,'' giving The Ugly One the candy bar in either of the first two scenes causes a fish to jump up and eat it out of her hand. Her response: "Aw, Leonard! [[OhNoNotAgain Not again!]]"
3rd Nov '17 9:24:42 AM Wynauttica
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-->''What's Her Face:''' Old papers, old pencils, old ''person...'' (''pulls Mr. Pitters out of her locker'')\\

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-->''What's -->'''What's Her Face:''' Old papers, old pencils, old ''person...'' (''pulls ''[pulls Mr. Pitters out of her locker'')\\locker]''\\
3rd Nov '17 3:24:06 AM Andyroid
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-->'''Wireless Wizard:''' [...] what's this other text mess?
-->'''Cheerleader:''' That's a frontways Cupid.
-->'''Wireless Wizard:''' Looks more like a USB dongle goblin!

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-->'''Class Prez:''' Whaddaya mean I'm less than B?

-->'''Wireless Wizard:''' [...] what's this other text mess?
-->'''Cheerleader:'''
mess?\\
'''Cheerleader:'''
That's a frontways Cupid.
-->'''Wireless
Cupid.\\
'''Wireless
Wizard:''' Looks more like a USB dongle goblin!
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-->Old papers, old pencils, old ''person...''

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-->Old -->''What's Her Face:''' Old papers, old pencils, old ''person...'''' (''pulls Mr. Pitters out of her locker'')\\
'''Mr. Pitters:''' (''hastily'') I left a check for last month's rent on the table!



%%* ChooseYourOwnAdventure:
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad''.
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s ''Cave Girl Squad''.

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%%* ChooseYourOwnAdventure:
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: The ''Teen Girl Squad''.
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s
Squad'' and ''Cave Girl Squad''.Squad'' segments from the first two episodes of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' allow players to make up their own Teen Girl Squad adventures by selecting items to see how they interact with the girls (and hopefully kill them off in a way that amuses Strong Bad).



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In [[HalloweenSpecial ''Decomposing Pumpkins'']], the drummer's shirt reads "drummers play a drum."

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In [[HalloweenSpecial ''Decomposing Pumpkins'']], ''[[HalloweenSpecial Decomposing Pumpkins]]'', the drummer's shirt reads "drummers play a drum."



* {{Emoticon}}: PlayedForLaughs in Issue 12. While Cheerleader is texting with the class president, she attempts to enter an emoticon that is supposed to look like a heart and a frontways cupid: '''<B >KO)->''' However, neither the Class Prez nor the Wireless Wizard can understand it.

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* {{Emoticon}}: PlayedForLaughs in Issue 12. While Cheerleader is texting with the class president, she attempts to enter an emoticon that is supposed to look like a heart and a frontways cupid: "frontways cupid": '''<B >KO)->''' However, neither the Class Prez nor the Wireless Wizard can understand it.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: In the ''Teen Girl Squad'' segment of [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]], you can have a robot penguin appear out of nowhere and [[FrickinLaserBeams [=GuesswhatVOIP=]]] The Ugly One for no apparent reason.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: In the ''Teen Girl Squad'' segment of [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]], you can have a robot penguin appear out of nowhere and [[FrickinLaserBeams [=GuesswhatVOIP=]]] The Ugly One for no apparent reason.[[FelonyMisdemeanor smuggling a candy bar "past concession stand security"]].



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Several deaths are shown as graphic as you can get in poorly drawn stick figures, like an old guy's remains being exposed as he is eaten by vultures in Issue 9, or the tenthiversary issue where What's Her Face gets lathed.
* FirstNameUltimatum: In Issue 11, So and So refers to her stepmom, Judith So-and-So-erson, as "''Judith''" in a very sneering tone.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Several deaths are shown as graphic as you can get in poorly drawn stick figures, like an old guy's remains being exposed as he is eaten by vultures in Issue 9, or the tenthiversary issue where What's Her Face [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe gets lathed.
lathed in two]].
* FirstNameUltimatum: FirstNameBasis: In Issue 11, So and So refers to her stepmom, Judith So-and-So-erson, as "''Judith''" in a very sneering tone.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A platonic example. It's well-established early on in the series that [[AlphaBitch Cheerleader]] and [[CoolLoser What's Her Face]] have a particularly strained relationship, with Cheerleader frequently finding ways to exclude What's Her Face from things the Squad does together (such as going to the mall in Issue 3 or a trip to the beach in Issue 5). However, a TGS-themed EasterEgg in "[[StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" shows the two genuinely getting along.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A platonic example. It's well-established early on in the series that [[AlphaBitch Cheerleader]] and [[CoolLoser What's Her Face]] have a particularly strained relationship, with Cheerleader frequently finding ways to exclude What's Her Face from things the Squad does together (such as going to the mall in Issue 3 or a trip to the beach in Issue 5). However, a TGS-themed EasterEgg in "[[StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" shows the two genuinely getting along.



* BigManOnCampus: Parodied with Quarterman, an apparently well-liked quarterback who, at the end of Issue 14, comes to The Ugly One's rescue after some seniors play pranks on her. He then confesses his love to her and asks her to accompany him [[LampshadeHanging to the end credits]] after quoting a [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords particularly confusing line]] from Film/HighSchoolMusical -- a total parody of [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe the ending of many a cliché high school story]].

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* BigManOnCampus: Parodied with Quarterman, an apparently well-liked quarterback who, at the end of Issue 14, comes to The Ugly One's rescue after some seniors play pranks on her. He then confesses his love to her and asks her to accompany him [[LampshadeHanging to the end credits]] after quoting a [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords particularly confusing line]] from Film/HighSchoolMusical ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' -- a total parody of [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe the ending of many a cliché high school story]].



* BreadMilkEggsSquick: What's Her Face decides to clean out her locker in Issue 14, throwing things out of her locker as she names them.

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* BreadMilkEggsSquick: BreadEggsMilkSquick: What's Her Face decides to clean out her locker in Issue 14, throwing things out of her locker as she names them.



* BrownNote: In ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'', Gary Palaroncini kills Cheerleader by playing a guitar solo.

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* BrownNote: In ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'', Gary Palaroncini kills Cheerleader by playing a guitar solo.
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