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[[caption-width-right:333:Now with 100% less Sonny.]]

''So Random!'' (2011-2012) is a SketchComedy series on the DisneyChannel. Only lasted one season. Technically, the third season of what once was ''SonnyWithAChance''. In that show, ''So Random'' was a ShowWithinAShow that the characters were stars on and snippets would be shown in between the off-set plots.

However, DemiLovato, who played Sonny, refused to reprise her role after the second season [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in order to focus on her musical career and resolve some personal issues]]. The show was retooled and [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] into its own show, losing the backstage plots and becoming a full-fledged SketchComedy show complete with special and musical guests.
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!!''So Random'' provides the following tropes:
* ActionGirl: In the ''WheelOfFortune'' {{Parody}}, the [[LovelyAssistant Vanna White]] girl got so annoyed by {{Fred}}, that she ''ripped off a piece of the board'', and '''''bashed it onto Fred's head'''''.
-->'''Vanna:''' You're welcome, America!
** Apparently, ''StrawberryShortcake'' as well, in a parody segment called "Strawberry Shortbread Saves the Earth".
* {{Adorkable}}: Becky, the girl who was raised by *'''''[[{{Sting}} DUN DUN DUNNN]]'''''* [[spoiler:beavers]]!
* AffectionateParody / StylisticSuck: Similar to its role in ''SonnyWithAChance'', it is a parody of ''Series/AllThat'', ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', ''TheAmandaShow'', ''[[MickeyMouseClub MMC]]'', etc. and its tone reflects that.
* AgeInappropriateDress: ''Your Daughter's Closet'', the only store that sells cool clothes to moms who are too old to rock them!
* TheBandMinusTheFace: At least where the nucleus of the cast is concerned, it is basically ''SonnyWithAChance'' minus Sonny. The behind the scenes plotlines concerning Sonny have been abandoned as well, but are briefly brought back in the episode in which Tony Hawk guest-starred.
* BerserkButton[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes: Tantrum Girl, in the "Tantrum Girl" skits, EVERYTHING.
** Including the fact that people think she throws tantrums.
* BigDamnMovie: Parodied with ''[[StrawberryShortcake Strawberry Shortbread]] [[SaveTheWorld Saves the Earth]]''.
* BlackComedy: The "Zombie Man" skits. One of them involves Zombie Man eating his teacher and then [[CrossesTheLineTwice using her bones as a science project]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In [[TheMuppets Miss Piggy]]'s episode, we see her talking to Kermit on the phone. Her side of the conversation (we don't hear Kermit's) goes something like:
--> '''Miss Piggy''': Kermit, Kermit. Let me explain this again. ''So Random!'', the ShowWithinAShow is now [[SpinOff its own show]]. Yes, Chad's a Random now, deal with it!"
* BrotherChuck: They make no mention of Sonny and also none of Marshall. See WhatHappenedToTheMouse below for more details.
* CallBack: In one of the Tantrum Girl skits, Allisyn Ashley Arm wears her Blossom Scout uniform from ''SonnyWithAChance''.
** Glendovia, the [[{{Ruritania}} imaginary country]] featured in a ''SonnyWithAChance'' episode, gets a fair mention in one sketch.
* CannotConveySarcasm: The eponymous character of "Possibly Sarcastic Skip", was born with a terrible disease that makes everything he says sarcastic, whether he intends it that way or not.
* CaptainErsatz: One of the sketches has a cheery food-themed girl named Strawberry Shortbread. Of course, it's definitely not StrawberryShortcake: This one [[BigDamnMovie avenges her friends and saves the world from extraterrestrials]]!
* CaptainObvious: TaylorSwift in the ''WheelOfFortune'' sketch:
-->'''Taylor:''' ''(singing)'' I'll spin the wheel, it'll turn clockwise.\\
'''Pat:''' Okay thank you Princess Obvious, now will you spin the wheel?
** Also, a literal incarnation of the trope (a captain who goes around pointing out obvious things) in one episode.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Oh, you're not going to believe this!"
** "Tell ya WUUUUUUUT!"
** "Well I don't mean to BRAG but.."
** "Angus, you know that pose drives me CRAAAAAZZYYY!"
*** "I knnnnnoooooorrrrrr!"
** "I don't play by the rules. (food item)!" (crashes into something)
** "Have you seen my shins? They're like sticks."
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Anything Rufus says turns out to be true.
* CultureJustifiesAnything: Olaf, the {{Fauxreigner}} from Glendovia[[note]]Expelled prankster Oscar[[/note]] uses this. It works.
* CutShort: At one season and 26 episodes, this is the shortest-run live-action Disney Channel Original Series.
* ADogAteMyHomework: Not a dog, but a monkey took it instead. (Actually, [[DoubleSubversion the monkey force-fed the dog the homework]]). The dog did, however, eat the plane tickets.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Sung by cast member Brandon Mychal Smith, titled "So Random (It's A Party In Here)".
* ExtremeDoormat: Subverted. The {{Goth}} girl from the Garage Band sketches acts like one, but she goes {{berserk| button}} at the not raging people who try to join the band.
-->'''Girl:''' '''GET OUTTA MY GARAGE'''! ''[screams several times]''
* {{Fauxreigner}}: One sketch revolves around a kid named Oscar who got expelled due to pranking, but goes back as Olaf, a foreign transfer student from [[CallBack Glendovia]].
* FunnyForeigner: Angus, the Australian Supermodel.
* GameShowAppearance: The first skit of the first episode had Chad as {{Fred}}, Tawni as TaylorSwift and Nico as Willow Smith on ''WheelOfFortune''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In one Mr. Goodman sketch, he takes his class to an art museum. One of the paintings is a still life with fruit, which includes a melon with a slice removed, giving it a quite vaginal shape. Mr. Goodman keeps poking that very painting, in that very spot, ostensibly to point out it's a paint-by-numbers (it's not).
** Zombie Man, who eats people (off-screen). It's PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Goth}}: The "girl in the garage band" sketches. The other band members could count, to a lesser extent.
* GrammarNazi: MC Grammar, to the point of getting beat up.
* GirlfriendInCanada: Played straight and discussed in the "Learning Spanish with Reynaldo Rivera" sketch.
* HitlerAteSugar: Joked with in in skit:
-->'''Announcer:''' You know who else said they looked good in hats? '''Attila the hun'''.
* HookHand: Lori Bedletter, Tawni's character in the Let's Touch Animals sketch from the Tony Hawk episode.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Unusually for a KidCom these days, averted. Episodes are named for the (usually)musical guest.
* ImprobablyPredictable: In a school news sketch, one of the anchors keeps handing the other letters responding to his response to the previous letter. At one point, the other anchor asks "when did you find the time to write all these letters and how did you know what I was going to say?", which is replied to with a letter saying "[[LampshadeHanging Because you're very predictable]]".
* IronicEcho: In the "MC Grammar" sketch.
-->'''Rapper:''' You say we rhymin' bad?\\
'''MC Grammar:''' No, you're rhyming badly.\\
''(Later))''\\
'''Rapper #1:''' You wanna beat him bad?\\
'''Rapper #2:''' Let's beat him bad''ly''.
* LighterAndSofter: The show is essentially a Disney-fied ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: "Don't mean to brag, but ''Insert Failure Here''. Hollah!"
** The Simple Country Boy has "Aint nothin' but a (Insert complicated metaphor here)" when someone thanks him for something.
** Tawni's character says this to Angus in every sketch: "Oh Angus, you know (insert whatever he's doing in the sketch) drives me CRAZY!!!"
** Mr. Goodman will occasionally shout out the name of a food and then smash into something.
* MuppetCameo: Miss Piggy makes an appearance in one episode.
* NewTransferStudent: In one sketch, after being expelled due to pranking, a boy named Oscar becomes the {{Fauxreigner}} Olaf, who came from Glendovia.
* ParentalBonus: A few, with shout-outs to ''TheKingsSpeech'' (a R-rated film with a famous ClusterFBomb scene) and "Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld" (an ad for ''beer'').
* {{Parody}}/{{Homage}}: [[MCHammer MC Grammar]].
* ReTool: How do you carry on without your main character? Why focus on the ShowWithinAShow of course.
* {{Sentai}}: Parodied with one sketch that was a TakeThat to {{Nickelodeon}}'s ''SupahNinjas''.
* ShortRunners
* ShoutOut: The Halloween episode has do's and don'ts done by a particular person [[Franchise/HarryPotter who shall not be named]]...
** He's made a couple other appearances since then.
* SketchComedy
* SpinOff: In fact, the show (and its promos) removed all mentioning of the [[SonnyWithAChance original show]] and counts it as a "New season of ''So Random''".
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Nickelodeon's ''Series/AllThat''.
* StalkerWithACrush: "I'm Gonna Marry Zac Feldman Show!" revolves around one. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin name of the sketch]] is a dead ringer for it.
* TakeThat
** One sketch has {{Fred}}, TaylorSwift and Willow Smith participate in a game show, but no one can actually play because Taylor keeps singing all her answers to the tune of the pre-chorus of her song "You Belong With Me", Willow keeps flipping her weave and saying repeating everything she says at least twice, and Fred is too busy being... Well, ''Fred''.
** The show itself seems like a parody of SNL Celebrity Jeopardy.
** Another sketch has Franchise/HarryPotter struggling to understand "the real world". Even though he spent 11 years there and then some.
* TantrumThrowing: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tantrum Girl, of course]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sonny's disappearance. In the premiere episode, none of the cast mention Sonny nor ever said of what happened to her. Chad immediately took her place as the new Random without explanation and he doesn't mention Sonny, either.
** Even Chad and Sonny's yet-to-be rekindled relationship hasn't been spoken about again after the ReTool.
** It was never made clear if the Randoms and the Falls have made peace with each other since Chad is now the new cast member.
** Marshall doesn't appear in the spin-off and his whereabouts were never commented on, either.
** What happened to Mackenzie Falls? Why did Chad leave a more popular show in which he was the star?
* YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: There is a character who [[MemeticMutation mutated this phrase]] into his {{Catchphrase}}, "Oh, you're not going to believe this!"
** Everything he says is true. No matter how ridiculous it is. Which makes him a GenderFlip {{Expy}} of ''SaturdayNightLive'''s Penelope.
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