* AccidentallyAccurate: In "endurANTs", Olive creates a boomerang that ''doesn't'' come back ([[BrickJoke at least for a while]]). Some boomerangs (especially those used for hunting) aren't designed to come back.
* ActorAllusion:
** At the beginning of "Creative [=ConsultANT=]", Chyna comments on how tall Sequoia is. This is likely a reference to the HugeSchoolgirl jokes [=CeCe=] makes about Rocky on ''Series/ShakeItUp''.
** Angus dressing up as Zach Galifinakis in [=FANTasy=] Girl, as he played a miniture version of Alan in ''The Hangover Part II''.
** Vanessa Morgan plays Cameron's girlfriend [[TheDanza Vanessa]]. In one episode, Lexi tries to figure out why Vanessa would want to date Cameron and says "Maybe she's a vampire with a taste for human blood." Cameron responds, "No way, she babysits. [[MyBabysittersAVampire Why would anyone hire a babysitter who's a vampire?"]]
*** In the same episode, Vanessa (the character) is from Canada. So is Vanessa Morgan herself.
** ''Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?'' in "America Needs [=TalANT=]" which featured Sierra [=McCormick=]
* BeamMeUpScotty: Olive dressed as former Queen of France Marie Antoinette in [=ContestANTs=] and challenged Lexi and Chyna to a contest in which the winner would get Olive on their group for a singing and dancing contest. To win Lexi and Chyna were put in a stocks while Olive threw cake at them and whoever caught more cake wins. To start to the competition Olive said "Let them eat cake" which MarieAntoinette is famous for saying in regards to the peasants not having any bread. However, the line was first said by Marie Theresa (an ancestor) nearly 100 years before MarieAntoinette was born. However, she was deep in TheTysonZone, so many people believed she was capable of saying that.
* TheDanza: Chyna is played by China Anne [=McClain=]. [[MyNaymeIs One letter off]], but still counts.
** Creator/VanessaMorgan as Vanessa [=LaFontaine=] counts in the episodes in which she appears. Although she is first referred to as Jeanne in "[=FANTasy=] Girl" [[note]] Though as "Jeanne" she is [[spoiler:a figment of Cameron's imagination]].[[/note]]
** Laurin and Syerra from "[[GirlGroup Trifecta]]" in the same, one letter off but it still sounds the same variety as Chyna, using a "y" in place of an"i" or vice versa.
* DawsonCasting:
** Music/ChinaAnneMcClain (age 15), Creator/SierraMcCormick (age 15) play 11-year olds as does Creator/JakeShort who at 16 is old enough to be a high school student on the normal non-A.N.T. schedule, while Allie [=DeBerry=] (age 18) is only a few years older than her character Paisley.
** Sierra, who is 15, more than likely wouldn't be in High School yet since most kids who have a birthday after August have to wait until are 5 at enrollment to start school. However, she was on AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader nearly four years ago. Which would mean she either was in fourth grade, or she started school a year early is and indeed in high school now, theoretically speaking of course. Still a huge example of this trope.
*** Plenty of people start high school at 14 and 15, though.
** Parodied with the cast of the show within a show, ''High Heels High'', who all look as if they are in their 30's.
** Most of the high school students you see in the background at Webster High look as if they fall into this trope.
** Cameron's actor is 20 but looks much younger, so young, if his voice wasn't as deep as it is, (and it's not that deep) he could have probably been cast as and A.N.T. Chyna is roughly the same height as he is while being 4 years younger, and the actors have about a 5 year difference in real life. That could turn out to be very interesting and funny in later seasons since he is the only main cast member that is pretty much done growing.
*** He was even mistaken for an A.N.T. on the show on a couple occasions.
** Vanessa [=LaFontaine=] is roughly Cameron and Lexi's age while Vanessa Morgan is 20.
* DyeHard: Lexi mentioned in one episode that Paisley is a natural brunette.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** What is [[ICarly Ms. Briggs]] doing in Chyna's school?
** The lead character is [[{{Jonas}} Big Rob's niece]] who almost spilled the Nick/Macy secret, Tina the Angel from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and [[Film/GrownUps Kurt's daughter Charlotte]].
** [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Lilith's]] former vessel is now an ANT with a photographic memory. Actually rather disturbing, when you think about it.
*** Prior to the two examples, China Anne and Sierra were in the Series/HannahMontana episode "Welcome to the Bungle" where they ask Hannah about the confusion. Bonus points: Jake Short said that Hannah Montana was one of the few Disney Channel shows he grew up with, according to an interview.
*** As mentioned above, Olive used to [[AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader make people feel stupider than a fifth grader]].
** Who would've guessed that [[{{Shorts}} Nose]] would get into Webster High?
** Paisley was the (older) girl Flynn had a crush on in one episode of ''Series/ShakeItUp''.
** Chyna's mom was Yvonne Hughley.
** [[TheBradyBunch Greg Brady]] hosted the in-unverse game show "The Brainy Bunch".
*** This also makes it a StealthPun.
** [[Series/ShakeItUp Tinka Hessenheffer]] played Fletcher's date/babysitter in "Some [=EnchANTed=] Evening".
** [[MyBabysittersAVampire Sarah]] is Cameron's [[spoiler: imaginary]] prom date.
*** As of the episode after that, she is now Cameron's actual girlfriend... [[spoiler: [[ShipSinking Until she broke up with Cameron]].]]
** In "Creative [=ConsultANT=]", movie star Sequoia is [[Series/ShakeItUp Rocky Blue]].
** Mr. Zimbaldi, the drama teacher, is [[ImInTheBand Principal Jenkins]]
** Zanko used to be [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Zack and Cody Martin's teacher in Middle School]], Mr. Forgess.
** Chyna's Grammy was [[FreshPrinceOfBelAir Will Smith's Mother back in Philly]].
** Chyna's dad is Finesse Mitchell, who was on ''SaturdayNightLive'' for a few years.
** Seth, the hunky zoology ANT seen in "[=trANTsferred=]" and "animal [=HusbANTry=]" is Michael Weisman from ''Series/TheGleeProject''.
** Tasmanian Neville is [[Series/LabRats Chase Davenport]].
* ImageSource: For LittleBoySeeksBigGirl.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Allie [=DeBerry=] as the DumbBlonde Paisley is actually said to be very smart. Justified as actresses such as [[Film/LegallyBlonde Reese Witherspoon]] and [[Film/MeanGirls Amanda Seyfried]], as well as many others have proved in the past that it takes a smart actress to pull off the dumb blonde, especially considering [[PlayingAgainstType roles that the aforementioned actress has done in which they weren't a dumb blonde]]. In addition to that, she previously sang in a choir. And while she isn't said to be a bad singer, she is the only member of the cast who hasn't sang at all (Olive singing the Slovakian national anthem barely counts as singing) on a show with a lot of singing on it.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Lexi and her actress, Stefanie Scott, fit this trope to a T. Likewise for Olive and Sierra [=McCormick=].
* NamesTheSame: [[Creator/StefanieScott Ste]]''f''anie Scott (Lexi) and Ste''ph''anie Scott, one of the assistant directors on the show. One has to wonder how awkward this gets.
** Also Creator/SierraMcCormick (Olive) and Sierra [=McClain=], China's real-life sister who also guest starred in "[=ChANTs=] of a Lifetime".
* OldShame: Subverted in-universe with Principal Skidmore's disco album entitled, ''Saturday Night Skidmore'' until she embraces it and dons the [[NauseaFuel exact outfit she wore for her album cover from over three decades ago.]]
** And like most people who have a [[OldShame shames of old]], she bought every copy in an effort to keep it underwraps.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Grunwald Ernie Grunwald]], who usually plays meek characters like [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Mr. Forgess]], plays Zanko, a jerky artist who steals credit for Fletcher's painting in '[=FraudulANT=]'.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://antfarm.wikia.com Here you go]].
** [[FanPreferredCouple The Fletcher/Olive ship]] [[http://folive.wikia.com/wiki/Folive_Wiki gets its own wiki]], as does the [[http://flyna.wikia.com/wiki/Flyna_Wiki the Chyna/Fletcher ship.]]
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Done in-universe in the [=ANTagonist=] with Fletcher's web cartoon,''Antics''. The plot's involve Fletcher trying to impress Chyna and the annoying aspects of [[spoiler: Olive and Chyna, such as Olive's fact spouting and Chyna's spontaneously performances. He even had episodes that pretty accurately depicted unfortunate accidents that happened to Chyna and Olive during the episode.]]
* WriteWhoYouKnow: In Fletcher's above-mentioned cartoon, the Characters include, Sketcher, Asia, and Pimento,(for Fletcher, Chyna, and Olive respectively) drawn as ants, and Gibson drawn as a bee, due to his yellow and blue stiped shirts. Fletcher even [[spoiler: made fun of Olive's fact spouting and later how [[LampshadeHanging Chyna is always finding reasons]] [[IdolSinger to sing]].]]
** In "[=ChANTs=] of a Lifetime" the rest of the [=McClain=] sisters show up.