History YMMV / TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager

4th Aug '17 11:52:57 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* BileFascination: How many people watched the show because they thought it was honestly good, and how many people just tuned in to see the drama train derailing? Or because they have a crush on Shailene?

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* BileFascination: How many people watched the show because they thought it was honestly good, and how many people just tuned in to see the drama train derailing? Or derailing and the hilarious writing? (Or because they have a crush on Shailene?Shailene?)



* CriticProof: In spite of (or perhaps [[BileFascination because of]]) negative critical reviews, the show lasted a respectable five seasons for six years.



* MemeticMutation: '''I HAD SEX AND NOW DAD IS DEAD! AND HE HAD A HORRIBLE DEATH BECAUSE I HAD INCREDIBLE SEX!'''

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* MemeticMutation: '''I '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvSTLnYW_tQ I HAD SEX AND NOW DAD IS DEAD! DEAD!]] AND HE HAD A HORRIBLE DEATH BECAUSE I HAD INCREDIBLE SEX!'''SEX!'''[[note]]This line from an episode of the show has became ''infamous'' for how bizarre it is, and is often preceded by a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer.[[/note]]
6th Jun '17 10:14:00 PM Cindylover1969
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* IJustWantToBeLoved: The show claims it's true to life, but whoever wrote it fell victim to this trope. It's more like a wish-fulfillment fantasy (with Amy as a stand-in) for teenage girls who actually have to deal with the realities of teen pregnancy.

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* IJustWantToBeLoved: The show claims it's true to life, but whoever creator Brenda Hampton (who wrote it or co-wrote 102 out of 121 episodes)[[note]]The credit "Written by Brenda Hampton" appears on 57 episodes, so she has to take the blame.[[/note]] fell victim to this trope. It's more like a wish-fulfillment fantasy (with Amy as a stand-in) for teenage girls who actually have to deal with the realities of teen pregnancy.
23rd Apr '17 2:32:39 PM nombretomado
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* SnarkBait: The series has become the spiritual heir of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'''s snark from the TelevisionWithoutPity forums.

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* SnarkBait: The series has become the spiritual heir of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'''s snark from the TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity forums.
7th Apr '17 11:52:14 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** Nope! Now it's Ashley! *Suprise* Especially since she use to be one of the more beloved characters.

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** Nope! Now it's Ashley! *Suprise* *Surprise* Especially since she use to be one of the more beloved characters.
14th Mar '17 6:19:13 PM drac0blade
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Often, whole episodes will include multiple characters will repeatedly state the moral the writers are trying to convey with the situation.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Often, whole episodes will include multiple characters will who repeatedly state the moral the writers are trying to convey with the situation.



** Adrian wears Ricky's shirt to school one day after he's caught on video without it (MakesSenseInContext). She then sees him flirting with Grace so she comes up to them and says something like "This is his shirt! And this is where he left it!". She then proceeds to rip off the shirt, chuck it at Grace, and then walks down the hallway in nothing but her bra.
** In "Dancing With The Stars", Amy calls Lauren and tells her that she's sending Lauren's old flame over to see her. Lauren reacts by starting to sing, complete with background music. The guy (Jesse) is completely unfazed by a singing Lauren answering the door.

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** Adrian wears Ricky's shirt to school one day after he's caught on video without it (MakesSenseInContext). She then sees him flirting with Grace so she comes up to them and says something like "This is his shirt! And this is where he left it!". She then proceeds to rip off the shirt, chuck it at Grace, and then walks walk down the hallway in nothing but her bra.
** In "Dancing With The Stars", Stars," Amy calls Lauren and tells her that she's sending Lauren's old flame over to see her. Lauren reacts by starting to sing, complete with background music. The guy (Jesse) is completely unfazed by a singing Lauren answering the door.



* JerkassWoobie: Ricky, who along with being sexually and physically abused by his drug-addicted father Bob, had to watch his father beat his alcohalic mother who was also addicted to drugs. They both abandoned him serveral times and it was implied his mother Nora was a prostitute. He later told a teacher about the abuse and eventually his father was arrested. Due to his childhood, he later takes advantage of dozens of females, dating them, calling them, befriending them, even telling them "I love you" to get them into bed and most of the time never calling or seeing them again. He used Adrian for sex, mistreated her, lead her on, cheated on her [[spoiler: and dumped her when she gave him back a "taste of his own medicine"]]. In his talk with Marshall, it is stated that Ricky does this to people because he wanted to victimize them the same way his father victimized him. [[spoiler: He later feels terribly guilty about this, as shown in "Round Two", and begins a monogamous relationship with Amy, his son's mother.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Ricky, who along with being sexually and physically abused by his drug-addicted father Bob, had to watch his father beat his alcohalic mother who was also addicted to drugs. They both abandoned him serveral several times and it was implied his mother Nora was a prostitute. He later told a teacher about the abuse and eventually his father was arrested. Due to his childhood, he later takes advantage of dozens of females, dating them, calling them, befriending them, even telling them "I love you" to get them into bed and most of the time never calling or seeing them again. He used Adrian for sex, mistreated her, lead her on, cheated on her [[spoiler: and dumped her when she gave him back a "taste of his own medicine"]]. In his talk with Marshall, it is stated that Ricky does this to people because he wanted to victimize them the same way his father victimized him. [[spoiler: He later feels terribly guilty about this, as shown in "Round Two", and begins a monogamous relationship with Amy, his son's mother.]]
14th Mar '17 6:13:08 PM drac0blade
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** The marching band showing their support for pregnant Amy by giving her a musical escort to class

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** The marching band showing their support for pregnant Amy by giving her a musical escort to classclass.
29th Nov '16 9:02:17 PM coralina33
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** The whole cast except for Grace and Jack considering their band geeks.

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** The whole cast except for Grace and Jack considering their they're band geeks.
28th Jun '16 9:54:47 PM drac0blade
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* [[JustHereForGodzilla Just Here For]] Creator/MollyRingwald
28th Jun '16 9:50:22 PM drac0blade
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* BileFascination: How many people here think the show is honestly good, and how many people just tune in to see the drama train derailing?
** Or because they have a crush on Shailene.

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* BileFascination: How many people here think watched the show is because they thought it was honestly good, and how many people just tune tuned in to see the drama train derailing?
**
derailing? Or because they have a crush on Shailene.Shailene?
28th Jun '16 9:48:11 PM drac0blade
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** '''Sex''' is the most prominently discussed topic in the whole show. There's even a short PSA at the end of every episode, said by Shailene, that talks about pre-marital sex. Sometimes, other actors will delivers the PSA, such as when Ricky's actor talked about victims of sexual abuse.
** I think that the PSA is delivered multiple times throughout an episode before an ad break begins. It is now delivered by a few of the other major actresses besides Shailene.

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** '''Sex''' is the most prominently discussed topic in the whole show. There's even a short PSA at the end of every episode, said by Shailene, that talks is usually about pre-marital sex. Sometimes, other actors will delivers the PSA, such as when Ricky's actor talked about victims of sexual abuse.
** I think
something that has already been pounded into audiences for the PSA is delivered multiple times throughout an episode before an ad break begins. It is now delivered by a last few of the other major actresses besides Shailene.minutes.
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