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->'''Austin''': You're a song writer with stage fright, and I'm a singer who loves being on stage! We're a perfect match!\\
'''Ally''': Okay...we're partners!\\


''Austin & Ally'' is a Creator/DisneyChannel sitcom that first aired on December 2, 2011.

Ally Dawson (LauraMarano) is an aspiring singer-songwriter with [[ShrinkingViolet extreme stage fright]] who works at her father's instrument shop at the [[TheMall Mall of]] {{Miami}}. Austin Moon (Creator/RossLynch) is an aspiring singer who visits the shop one day and ends up finding her "Inspiration Room" the same time Ally is working on her newest song. After unceremoniously kicking him out, she is shocked when a day later, her good friend Trish brings news that Austin has become an InstantWebHit over night ("Actually, it was more like two nights" Austin admits in an interview) but what really shocks her is the fact it happened with him singing '''''her''''' song.

After an episode's worth of misadventures trying to get Ally the credit she deserves, the two decide to combine forces. Ally writes the songs, Austin sings them, Trish de la Rosa (RainiRodriguez) is Austin's manager and personal stylist, and Austin's friend Dez Fisher (Calum Worthy) is their producer and music video maker.

Will Austin and Ally make it big? We'll have to watch and find out[[note]]Well, they pretty much already did - now the show seems to be focusing on whether or not they'll crash and burn as they finally make it, whether or not Ally will be big on her own, [[WillTheyOrWontThey will Austin and Ally get together/get back together]] and just standard KidCom [[HijinksEnsue Whacky Hijinks]][[/note]].

Aired a {{crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}''. Has been renewed for a fourth season, being the fifth Disney Channel live-action series to be extended past three after ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''HannahMontana'', ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''GoodLuckCharlie'' (''Jessie'' becoming the sixth).

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!!Tropes found in this show
* {{Adorkable}}: Ally Dawson. When dancing. Or nervously chewing her hair. Or doing her vocal warmups. Or when suffering from stage fright.
* AdultsAreUseless: Ally's father regularly leaves her alone with her friends to run the store.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Austin's parents, who reenact their mattress commercial every chance they get.
* AnchoredShip: Austin and Ally dropped the anchor in the 3rd episode via IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship.
** And again one episode after they finally got together during the Kira arc.
* AndYouWereThere: Austin recites this at the end of "Future sounds and Festival songs" after waking up from a dream.
* AntiLoveSong: "Not a Love Song", which we assume is about [[ShipTease Austin's]] [[JustFriends relationship]] [[ShipTease with Ally]].
* ArcWords: "I feel like I can do anything." are said by both Austin and Ally during significant moments.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: In "Managers and Meatballs"
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: At the end of "Everglades & Allygators" Austin lists their exploits in the episode saying they sunk a boat, fought an alligator, and Dez made toast.
** In another episode Dez states that for his music video he needs a helicopter, a giraffe and a red pen.
** In another Austin's nightmare was he was playing at Time's Square without his friends, and he was out of peanuts.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: ''Tunes and Trials'' is very blatant with this. Trish represents Austin's defense, despite having no legal experience of any sort, the trial is sidetracked with complete irrelevancy, which would be seen as lunacy by any real court, and the day is saved by the judge basing the situation on emotional connotations that wouldn't be held as real proof in a competent court and circumstantial evidence. Only [[OnlySaneMan Ally]] notices what's wrong with all this.
* ArtisticTitle: The TitleSequence is ''pretty'' awesome!
* BadJobWorseUniform: All of Trish's jobs.
* BadLiar: All of them. They all have a tendency to give a drawn out "What?" when accused of lying.
* BeachEpisode: "Songwriting & Starfish".
* BlandNameProduct: Twitter-->Tweeter, Tweets-->Twits; iPad-->myTab
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Austin's the blond, Ally and Trish split brunette duties, and Dez is the redhead.
* BrainyBrunette: Played straight with Ally and {{averted|Trope}} with Trish.
* BrickJoke: Dez's twenty-pound hamburger, and how he likes to autograph for those who remember that.
* BuildingOfAdventure: The Mall.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The screenshots of the show's fictional outdoor shopping mall, the "Mall of Miami," actually feature the exceedingly popular Irvine Spectrum Center in Orange County, California.
* CallBack: Ally having her audition in the season final being judged by the same man who judged her when she failed the first time.
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[CheerfulChild Nelson]]'s "Aw, nartz!"
* CantYouReadTheSign?: In The Pilot with Austin disobeying the sign to not play the drums in the store.
* CaughtOnTheJumbotron: Ally unknowingly admits her crush on the [[SatelliteLoveInterest cellphone accessory guy]] on the mall Jumbotron.
* CheerfulChild: Nelson.
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: Ally's favorite pond being torn down.
* ChristmasEpisode; Two of them so far. The first being the crossover with Jessie (''see below''), and the second being "Mix-Ups & Mistletoes" where Team Austin tries to deliver toys to some unfortunate kids, only to wind up with the wrong toys in the process.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Austin in "Film making and Fear breaking" and "Road trips and Reunions"
** Dez in "Family and Feuds"
* ContinuityNod: Ally mentions in ThePilot that she hates sand, or rather, the beach in general, which comes into play during the BeachEpisode.
* {{Crossover}}: The two-episode ''Austin & Series/{{Jessie}} & Ally'' special - the ''Austin & Ally'' half being called "Big Dreams & Big Apples" (also a ChristmasEpisode ''and'' New Year's Eve episode).
* DarkReprise: When Ally decides to leave the group behind to attend a prestigious music school in New York in "Albums & Auditions"; Austin sings a slow acoustic version of the upbeat title song, emphasizing that he can't do what he does without Ally.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ally and Trish.
* DeathbringerTheAdorable: Mad Dog, [[spoiler:Face-Puncher's ballerina daughter]].
* DeepFriedWhatever: In "Bloggers & Butterflies", to the point where [[UpToEleven an entire restaurant]] gets 99.9% deep fried.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In "World Records & Work Wreckers":
-->'''Austin:''' These official record officials will be officially recording our official time...*{{beat}}*...Officially!
* DisproportionateRetribution: Tilly Thompson in "Bloggers & Butterflies" has hated Ally since kindergarten because Ally's good song was picked over her terrible one for an insect-themed play. She even takes this grudge out on Austin.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Austin in "Zaliens & Cloudwatchers" and "Bloggers & Butterflies".
* TheDitz: Dez. It's practically his ''name''.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Can't Do It Without You" performed by Creator/RossLynch.
* {{Doorstopper}}: The books provided by Ally's [[GeniusBookClub book club]].
* DuetBonding: Austin intentionally tries to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this in "Secrets & Songbooks" by avoiding practicing with Ally with the door closed.
** The entire sequence of "Break Down the Walls" in the Pilot.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the early episodes, Austin had a food obsession that's now more characteristic of Dez.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Austin is first shown [[EstablishingCharacterMoment playing the drums with corndogs]].
* [[FiveManBand Four-Man Band]]:
** TheHero - Austin.
** TheLancer - Dez or Ally, depending on the situation.
** TheSmartGuy - Ally.
** TheBigGuy - Dez, also TheLancer to Austin.
** TheChick - Trish, for her managerial skills.
** TagalongKid - Nelson on occasion.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Austin is sanguine, Trish is choleric, Ally is melancholic, and Dez is phlegmatic.
* FreudianExcuse: Mocked. Tilly's excuse for hating Ally is seen as a pretty lousy reason.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Trish's continuous hiring and subsequent firing about OncePerEpisode.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A pretty sweet one, right in the show's ThemeSong:
-->'''Ross Lynch:''' ''(singing)''\\
''[[ADateWithRosiePalms It's no fun when you're doing it solo]]\\
[[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex With you it's, like, whoa]]/[[TooMuchInformation Yeah, and I know]]''
** This surprising, yet hilarious line from the pilot:
--->'''Austin:''' Then imagine you're at the beach.\\
'''Ally:''' Ugh! Sand's getting everywhere. Ew! Is that guy really wearing a thong?
** "I'm getting too old for this crab."
** "Where do mattresses come from?" "I think you're old enough." It's one big case of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything.
** In ''Successes and Setbacks'', Dez's tuba is supposed to shoot pudding, but it doesn't work. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Moments later, as Dez is playing with the tuba, the pudding explodes right into Ally's face]]. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Dez is estactic and jumps around, while Ally looks ready to kill him]].
** In "Future Sounds & Festival Songs", Dez ''tastes'' Trish. Granted, it was his 4-D glasses simulating Trish's taste but still ...
** Trish's [[CurseCutShort cash register censored cursing]] in "Austin and Alias"
** Trish has this line from the same episode:
-->[[CurseCutShort Dez you're such a -- Sweet and charming boy!]]
* GilliganCut: A staple of the show's comedy. They happen repeatedly and often back to back in the same scene. Sometimes they don't even do a cut, they just have the person wander into the shot doing the Gilligan action. An example from "[=MyTAB=] & My Pet" where the group have to wait in line for a new computer tablet:
-->'''Ally:''' I wish I didn't have to work today, I need to be in that line.\\
'''Trish:''' Relax, it's not like Dez is there by himself, Austin is with him and Austin would never leave the line.\\
'''Austin:''' *enters ''Sonic Boom''* Hey guys. I left the line.\\
'''Ally:''' Why?\\
'''Austin:''' I needed a break.\\
'''Ally:''' You left Dez there by himself?\\
'''Austin:''' It's only been 5 minutes, do you think Dez is just gonna let people go in front of him?\\
Gilligan Cut to Dez letting people in front of him.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the episode "Secrets & Songbooks", Austin is conflicted as to whether or not to read Ally's book. So a good Austin and a Bad Austin appear on the real Austin's shoulders. Then a Trish dressed in red pushes the Good Angel away and tells him to read the book.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Costumes & Courage" which is also the second season premiere, and features a duet between the main protagonists of the show which can only be described as a Musical Moment of Awesome.
* HappyDance: Dez in "Managers & Meatballs", which quickly turns sad.
* HumiliationConga:
** Tilly Thompson gets one in "Bloggers & Butterflies", first accidentally admitting she faked her negative video footage of Austin, then having a meltdown in front of the audience she'd lined up to see Ally embarrass herself. She ends up so humiliated that she had to shut down her blog.
** Trish organizes one for [[spoiler:Dallas]] in "World Records & Work Wreckers". She hires a [[spoiler:Marching band, a group of cheerleaders with a large banner, and a gospel choir to tell him that he's fired. There are even balloons! Problem: he already quit]].
** A mix of this and TraumaCongaLine when Dallas [[spoiler:turns down Ally's DanceOfRomance]] and Dez [[spoiler:crashes both into the DJ station and Trish's table of birthday presents]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Trent tries to egg Austin into a dance-off by saying he was afraid his dancing wasn't up to snuff...this from a guy who pretended to date Trish while he had a girlfriend because he was scared his dancing wasn't up to snuff to become Austin's backup by his own merit.
* HypocriticalHumor: Trish lists a number of jobs she's been fired from in one period of time (for slacking off and generally not showing up at all) and proceeds to call Austin and Ally lazy.
* ICantDance: Ally and [[spoiler:Dallas]].
* IdenticalStranger: Ralphie Hayes for Austin.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: An alliterative "X & Y".
** {{Subverted|Trope}} for "Zaliens & Cloud Watchers" and "Everglades & Allygators".
* IdiotBall: Austin is unable to help any of the customers at the store with their instruments even though he may just be more musically talented than Ally.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Austin's logic in trying to become a turn-off to Ally.
* ImagineSpot: Austin imagining what he'd sound like as a chipmunk and a dolphin in "Successes & Setbacks". The entirety of "What ifs and Where's Austin" in which Ally, Dez and Trish imagine what their lives would be like if they never met Austin.
* IncessantMusicMadness: Many of Austin and Dez's skits in the music store.
* InstantWebHit: Austin seems to have some kind of web presence before the pilot, but he becomes an Internet sensation over (two) nights with the song he stole from Ally. His music video is bumped to second by the end of the episode. The newest hit? Ally accidentally destroying the TV show studio!
** Happens again with Ally's "The Ally Way" music video.
* IronicEcho: the episode with T-Fame's rising star. Several lines of dialog are identical to lines from the first episode.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: InUniverse, Ally talking to her father in Episode 1.
-->'''Ally:''' The one I have upstairs is older than the lady I'm dating Sunday.
** Basically the whole plot of "Songwriting & Starfish".
** In the episode "Diners and Daters":
-->'''Ally:''' See Austin, I told you she wasn't a mermaid!
-->'''Trish:''' (Gives Ally a weird look).
*** Lampshaded when Ally replies, "You had to be there."
* ItsAlwaysSunnyInMiami: Nonetheless, they (the guys especially) do seem to wear a lot of skinny jeans, cardigans and jackets.
* JustFriends: The title characters.Until Season 2. Then it gets crazy.
* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: Played with in "Kangaroos & Chaos". The kangaroo causes most of the damage and conflict in the episode, but hundreds of people pay just to see it in the music store.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Nelson.
* KidsAreCruel: In the flashback scene in "Bloggers & Butterflies".
* LampshadeHanging: Trish's employment record is the reason why Ally specifically refuses to hire her for the Sonic Boom store.
** And from the same episode:
--->'''Ally:''' Wow, you're ''good'' at a job?
* LongingLook: Ally to Dallas in "Secrets & Songbooks".
** Also in "Club Owners & Quinceñearas".
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Austin, Trish and Dez throw a private dance party in the store to help Ally loosen up.
* [[spoiler:LoveTriangle]]: [[spoiler:Austin between Kira and Ally. Unfortunately, it does not end well--[[DidNotGetTheGirl Austin gets neither]]]].
* MadLibsCatchphrase:
** "Guess who got a job as/at X?"
*** generally, Trish does does it with anything big, "Guess who..."
** Ally's "There's no eating in X!" - once in "Rockers & Writers", four times in "Bloggers & Butterflies".
** Also, Ally's "Don't touch my X!" Usually, it's her book.
* TheMall: Almost all scenes take place here.
* {{Malaproper}}: This appears to be a tendency of Nelson.
* MeaningfulName: The store where Ally works is called 'Sonic Boom'.
** Also, [[PunnyName Austin Moon = Moon, Ally Dawson = Daw - Sun]]
** The vile, unscrupulous music manager, Demonica Dixon.
** And, as mentioned by the creators, Lester Dawson, a cheapskate, married a woman named Penny. Cue rimshot.
** Jimmy Starr's name is rather appropriate, considering that he runs a big name record label and thus, produces a lot of stars.
** Dallas and Austin are both cities in Texas and serve as the main love-interests for Ally.
* MissingMom: It turns out Ally's mom is conducting primate research in Africa, communicating with Ally through a Skype-like service.
* MomentKiller: {{Inverted|Trope}} in the third episode. Ally loses her songbook and promptly freaks out; Dez plays a jaunty tune on the piano in response.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: "A Million Hits". Such a number isn't very high for views. It'd be like saying "I want to reach #40."
* NameAndName: Applying to both the series' title and its IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "The [[EllenDegeneres Helen]] Show".
** And Wanda Watson for either Wendy Willams or Rachael Ray. Wendy if it's a RaceLift but true to the AlliterativeName with W's, or Creator/RachaelRay, if they wanted to use an AlliterativeName but didn't care what letter was used.
** The president (playes by a professional Obama impersonator) is only ever referred to as the President.
* NoOSHACompliance: Trish and Dez worked at a pirate-themed seafood restaurant that made employees serve food and operate the fryer wearing a fake hook hand.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Austin and Ally are this for each other, [[AnchoredShip for the time being]] [[spoiler:until after Campers & Complications they realize they like each other]].
* ObsessedWithFood: Dez.
* OddCouple: Calm Austin and neurotic Ally. Their lack of common interest becomes a problem in one episode when Austin dislikes a song Ally writes because it fits her personality more than his, so they spend the whole episode learning more about what the other is interested in.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Austin and Ally are at odds in "Real Life and Reel Life" while Trish and Dez are in harmony.
* OverlyLongGag:
-->'''Dez:''' Hold on, hold on, hold on...
* PimpedOutDress: Trish gets one of zebra print for her quincenera.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Austin and Ally... [[WillTheyOrWontThey seemingly]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: When Austin reads Ally's song book before she has the chance to tell him about her crush... on [[SatelliteLoveInterest Dallas]].
* POVBoyPosterGirl: Played as a GenderInvertedTrope. Ally is the shy, nerdy everywoman who writes songs for musical star Austin and his rise to stardom drives the overarching plot of the show and shakes up Ally's life.
* PrettyBoy: Austin.
* PunnyName: Austin ''Moon'' and Ally Daw''son'' "Sun".
* RunningGag[=/=]{{Catchphrase}}: "Don't touch my [[SecretDiary book]]!"
** "Guess who got a job at [X]!"
* SarcasticClapping: Ally in "Deejays & Demos" after Dez hypnotizes himself while attempting to hypnotize her.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: "Dallas, the cellphone accessory guy" for Ally- she likes him because he has "kind eyes", "hair that flops just the right way" and "a great smile".
* SeriesContinuityError: Ally has stage fright and is shown numerous times to be horribly afraid of singing in public, but in "Diners & Daters", she has a singing argument with Austin in front of the staff and customers at the Melody Diner without any trouble at all. Granted, it wasn't an official performance and it wasn't a huge crowd, but still...
* ShesGotLegs: Even with her short stature Ally has an impressive set legs [[http://allymarano-photo.tumblr.com/allydawson]]
* ShipTease:
-->'''Austin:''' I'll always be an Ally Dawson fan.
** Along with ten million other examples.
* ShirtlessScene: Austin, per BeachEpisode protocol in "Songwriting & Starfish".
* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: The bill to repair the store window.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: If it weren't for an off-hand comment in a Season 1 episode the average viewer would probably think the whole series took place during Summer Break ala ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Somewhat {{Averted}} in Season 2 as a good chunk of episodes actually have the school setting or schoolwork become major plot points.
* ShoutOut: In "Kangaroos & Chaos", Austin offers his guitar for the kangaroo to play, only for the guitar to be tossed out of the room. Austin then states that it's better for the kangaroo to [[GenerationO play the drums]].
** In another episode the kids are detained by a police officer named [[ModernFamily Dunphy]].
*** Bonus points because Trish is played by Raini Rodriguez, whose brother plays [[ModernFamily Manny]].
** In Filmmaking & Fear Breaking Austin grabs an umbrella to fight a monster on the beach, [[CrisisCore kind of reminds you of a certain SOLDIER doing something similar]].
** From the ''Austin & {{JESSIE}} & Ally New Year's Eve'' Cross Over:
-->'''Austin (to Jessie):''' [[ExpositoryThemeSong Hey, Jessie!]].
** The 'This Or What?' routine was shown on Series/TheAbbottAndCostelloShow.
** Ally's Swedish "Roxie Rocket" alias wears a long blonde wig (albeit with some pink markings) and pink clothing, hangs out at the beach, has a superstar boyfriend and is treated far differently in her disguised persona than her regular "ordinary girl" self, as least until her secret is revealed. [[HannahMontana Remind you of anyone?]]
*** The goofy, barely-there pidgin Swedish accent ("Jaaaa!") has shades of the accent Lilly used as a Swedish truffle saleswoman in "Hannah On The Streets With Diamonds".
*** Their high school {{Glee}} club is named [[TheSimpsons The "B Sharps"]], not to mention an entire episode being set around their club wanting to make it to Regionals.
* ShuttingUpNow: From "Bloggers & Butterflies":
-->'''Ally:''' Wow, Hater Girl is good. [[DiggingYourselfDeeper I mean she's bad, but she's good at being bad because she's a bad person but she's just so good at being]] - I'm going to stop talking now.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Austin's is T-Fame (aka Trent) and Dez's is Chuck.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Averted by Ally. She wears dresses or skirts on their own, often achieving various high grades of ZettaiRyouiki. The few times she wears pants or shorts she doesn't match them with skirts. Trish uses layering of long t-shirts to achieve a similar effect to the trope but still averts the trope.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The Zalien movies set up a sort of OddFriendship for Dez and Trish... which promptly crashes at the end of the episode.
** It's averted with the 'Starr Records' plot-line in the final two episodes of Season 1. You'd expect something to go disastrously wrong so that Austin can remain an independent singer trying to reach for the stars but nothing does. He signs a record deal. He has a record made. They release the CD and have a launch party, and remark at the end of "Albums & Auditions" that with Austin moving up in the music world that things will be changing.
** [[spoiler:Played straight with Ally's plot in "Albums & Auditions". ThePowerOfFriendship makes her decide to stay in Miami instead of leaving to go to New York for music school]].
* SurferDude: Billl. Yes, with three L's.
* TheBGrade: Ally is upset when Dez gets a 94 on a test, while she only gets a 92.
* ThemeTuneCameo: During "Glee Clubs & Glory" the theme song is used in their final mashup.
* ThemeNaming: Related to PunnyName. Three of the central figures in Austin's music career have names relating to the solar system: Austin '''Moon''', Ally Daw'''son''' (Sun), and Jimmy '''Starr'''.
* TitleDrop: Having a show named after the two main characters makes this happen reasonably often:
-->'''Austin:''' Whenever you need me I'm there. No more Austin time. From now on, it's Austin and Ally time.
* ThisIsASong:
-->"[[AntiLoveSong This is not a love song]]..."
* ToBeContinued: [[spoiler:The end of "Chapters & Choices", which is the 1st episode in the show to have one]]. Luckily it doesn't have a "OnTheNext Austin and Ally", instead showing a funny credits scene about Ally's parents, to soften the blow.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: More apparent in Season 2. Ally is the Girly Girl to Trish's tomboy.
* TooDumbToLive: Inverted with Austin in "Filmmaking & Fear Breaking" (or Austin just joins him?), where the two engage in WhosOnFirst-style puns with Dez saying, "Fight with this oar", and Austin answering, "This or what?" - to which he answers, "This ''oar''" - "[[TheAbbottAndCostelloShow This or what?]]" repeated until Dez gets tired of it and calls it a paddle.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Austin's love of pancakes is occasionally mentioned.
** Also, Ally's love of pickles.
* TraumaCongaLine: In the second episode, Trish gets a job at a dry cleaners, from which she "borrows" a leather jacket for the video shoot. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Over the course of a few minutes, it gets stretched by a kangaroo and thrown in a bucket of caramel]]. What makes it even worse is the name of the guy who owns the jacket - "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Face Puncher]]". Even worse? He has a [[spoiler:daughter]] named "Mad Dog"! [[spoiler:The cleaning process both shrinks the jacket and discolors it from black to pink. Mad Dog is delighted with her new jacket]].
* TrueCompanions: Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez. Aka "Team Austin".
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: "Secrets & Songbooks" has Austin mistakenly believing Ally has fallen for him when he reads her SecretDiary; meanwhile Ally elaborates on her crush on the [[SatelliteLoveInterest cellphone accessory guy]].
* UnreliableNarrator: Tilly in "Bloggers & Butterflies".
* UptightLovesWild: Doubly played with. Austin is only [[LighterAndSofter a rocker while on stage]]; also, Austin tries to convince Ally that [[ItMakesSenseInContext she doesn't have a crush on him]], because [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship he doesn't want to ruin their friendship]].
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: A RunningGag with Trish. She goes through two or three jobs a day before finally becoming Austin's manager. According to Austin, her resume was ''eight pages''.
** {{Lampshaded}} in the second episode where Trish comes into the music shop while wearing her work uniform for a part time job.
--->"Its my first day... And probably my last."
** And by the time we see her again, she has ''another'' new part time job.
** In "Bloggers & Butterflies", we learn that Trish got fired from her first job in Kindergarten because she didn't realize a hall monitor can't charge people to use the restroom. In other words, she's been doing this since she was 5.
** Also in "Bloggers & Butterflies", Trish wants to support Ally, but she and Dez have to work. Dez points out that they could just ask for the night off, but Trish decides they need to get fired instead because it's just the way she does things.
** In "World Records & Work Wreckers", Trish finds a job she is good at, but ends up quitting anyway.
** In "Burglaries & Boobytraps", all the mall store owners are offering a reward for the capture of the burglar. Trish offers yarn (she's working at the yarn store) but says she'll probably get a job with better stuff to offer soon.
** She manages to get a job at police station even ''after'' [[UpToEleven openly admitting that she doesn't do any actual work]].
** Subverted in that she is good with her main job as Austin's manager.
* [[EskimosArentReal Zebras Aren't Real]]: In the crossover with ''Series/{{Jessie}}''.
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