[[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:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: All of the girls, but Cheerleader especially.
* {{Adorkable}}: What's Her Face. "Uh... hi. I like music, and um, cloth."
* AgainstMyReligion: "Thank groodness. Sweating is against several of my religions!" -Cheerleader in Issue 14
* AllCheeringAllTheTime: Cheerleader Brian
* AllGirlsLikePonies: In the [[ChristmasEpisode Decemberween Special]], the text on Cheerleader's intro card is "wants a pony".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: So and So has shown an attraction to Tompkins, considering him a "renegade", though he's more or less your typical high school slacker.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Subverted. Amongst the group, Cheerleader actually gets the ''least'' amount of attention from boys over the course of the series.
* AllWomenAreLustful
-->"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.
* AmusingInjuries: Every three seconds.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: In Issue 9, Cheerleader dies, and the rest of them celebrate... shortly before dying.
* AnimationBump: Two issues are in color: Issue 10 and ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Baddest of the Bands]]''' ''Teen Girl Squad [[CelebrityStar Meets]] [[FakeBand Limozeen]]!''
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
-->'''Sci-Fi Greg:''' Tonight, new Earthlings... tonight, we go... TO A VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME!
-->''(everyone else gasps)''
-->'''D n'D Greg:''' Into the dragon's lair?
-->'''Japanese Culture Greg:''' Into the robotic dragon's lair?
-->'''Open Source Greg:''' Into the Apple store?
* AscendedExtra: Japanese Culture Greg and Open Source Greg initially had one appearance together in an Easter Egg as unnamed background characters.
* AssholeVictim: Cheerleader can qualify, given [[AlphaBitch her general attitude]]
* BearyFunny: The Chumbly Wumbly Bear, the subject of the campfire song in Issue 11.
* BeautifulAllAlong: The Ugly One in Issue 10.
-->'''Strong Bad''': Whoa! Did ''I'' draw that new hotness?
* BigGame:
** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad'' (basketball).
** ''4 Gregs'' (football).
* BlatantLies: In issue 15, when Manolios Ugly One tells [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dn'D]] Greg to not lay a finger on his daughter (or he'll gut him like a sheep), a random gutted sheep says that it isn't so bad... when it turns out to be bad.
-->'''D'n'D Greg''': (gutted) [[LampshadeHanging Owww! Sheep, you lied!]]
** Also, in the same issue, Arrow'd Guy claims that What's Her Face will come into her own in college... and then immediately afterward shoots her down with a flock of sparrows. ''"A new twist on an old classic!"''
* BottomlessPit: Their school has one (named after its sports team, of course).
-->'''What's Her Face''': When you fall in a bottomless pit, you die of starvation.
* [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy of the Week]]/TemporaryLoveInterest - Most of the Girls' boyfriends, though Sci-Fi Greg and What's Her Face seem to have a more off-and-on relationship.
* CampStraight: Cheerleader Brian
* CanonImmigrant: Peacey P managed to enter the normal Homestar Runner universe after debuting in this series.
* CatchPhrase - "SO GOOD!"
* CelebrityStar: ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Baddest of the Bands]]''' ''Teen Girl Squad [[CelebrityStar Meets]] [[FakeBand Limozeen]]!''
* TheChewToy: All of them. It's drawn by Strong Bad, what do you expect?
* ChirpingCrickets: Used briefly in ''4 Gregs'' after D n'D Greg's explanation of football.
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure:
** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad''.
** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s ''Cave Girl Squad''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Ugly One
* ContinuityNod: In a rare example, Issue #13 references So And So's incarceration in Issue #11.
* CoolLoser: What's Her Face was once the page image for that trope.
* CountingToPotato: Demonstrated in Issue 7, in which the girls are seen as babies, opening with So and So and The Ugly One doing their own version of pattycake:
-->'''The Ugly One''': One inch!\\
'''So and So''': Two inch!\\
'''The Ugly One''': Three inch!\\
'''So and So''': Four inch!\\
'''The Ugly One''': Um, that's as high as I can count.\\
'''What's Her Face''': ''(coming in)'' I can count to G!\\
'''Cheerleader''': ''(coming in)'' That's nothing. I can count to purple backwards!
* CrossdressingVoices: InUniverse, the girls' (as well as everyone else's) voices are all done by Strong Bad.
* CuteLittleFangs: On occasion, one of the girls will be randomly drawn with them, usually So and So.
* DadaComics: This "comic" is [[{{Jerkass}} Strong Bad]]'s outlet for creativity. Dada humor is to be expected.
* DeadpanSnarker: What's Her Face. She was voted Least Likely To Care in high school.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Drummers Play A Drum"
* DiabolusExMachina: Arguably the whole point of the comic. It's drawn by Strong Bad--'nuff said.
* DigitalAvatar: In issue #15, Open-Source Greg sends his to the prom "in his stead". [[MST3KMantra Don't even try to wrap your head around that.]]
* DitzyGenius: So and So
* DoWrongRight
-->'''Tompkins:''' "Aw, come on, Prinicpal [sic][[note]]Pronounced "prinnick-pal"[[/note]] Strong Bad! I only stole ''one'' Sega tape!"
-->'''Prinicpal [sic] Strong Bad:''' "That's just it, Tompkins. You could have stolen ''upwards'' of one Sega tape!"
* DrivenToSuicide: So-And-So elects to throw herself in the garbage disposal rather than [[CallBack go back to jail]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The "crazy learner's permit girl" in Issue 9, who drives over Cheerleader in less than 2 pages. "10 o'clock and 2 o'clock!!"
* ElectricBoogaloo: Parodied in Issue 10 with "ARROW'D".
* EverybodyLives: Only issues 2, 3, and the Decemberween special.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Issue 10. "Corn is no place for a mighty warrior!"
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: So-and-So explains that the "Priggity Prizom" is the name of this year's prom, and adds, with a deranged look, "I was on every committee ever." This fits well with the preppy overachiever stereotype she personifies.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Japanese Culture Greg, befitting his otaku personality. His eyes briefly open whenever he randomly utters a Japanese word or name and assumes a Stinkoman-esque face.
* FaceOfTheBand: Invoked in Issue 8.
--> '''Cheerleader''': I'm Kissyboots, and she plays bass.
* 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, or the 10thiversary where What's Her Face gets lathed.
* FormerlyFat: "Teeny Tiny Girl Squad" shows that Cheerleader used to be overweight when she was younger.
* FourGirlEnsemble
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: What's-Her-Face is explicitly called the "pity friend" and is the one the other three are most likely to ditch or relegate to least-desired roles.
* FunTShirt: Cheerleader likes to wear these. Some examples include "Who ♥ed?" on the Valentines special and "(s)hallo (t)ween" on the halloween special.
* GirlishPigtails: Cheerleader.
* GirlsNightOutEpisode: GenderFlipped with the "4 Gregs" episode.
* GoldDigger: Tompkins' mom is a bizarrely literal example, being a robotic prospector who needs somebody to babysit her sons while she goes "prospecting for future ex-husbands".
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Issue 12 gives us the two hipster kids who decide "She Likes Cloth" would make a good band name. Also, when the girls are forming a band, So And So suggests "Smartly Pretty", but is shot down in favour of "Kissyboots".
* GretzkyHasTheBall: A Scotsman caber-tosses Cheerleader in Issue 10 and is disgusted that his throw only goes 23 meters. Success in the caber toss is measured by straightness, not distance. The creators point out their mistake in the DVD commentary.
* GuttedLikeAFish: Manolios Ugly One, The Ugly One's father, to D'n'D Greg: "You lay one finger on my daughter, I gut you like sheep."
-->'''Gutted Sheep:''' ''(standing nearby)'' It's not so bad.
** [[spoiler:Manolios Ugly One does gut D'n'D Greg eventually ("Owww! Sheep, you lied!")]]
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Creator Strong Bad inserts himself into several of the comics, most notably to make out with the beautified Ugly One.
* 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'.
* HollywoodNerd: So and So. The 4 Gregs definitely qualify.
* IFellForHours: "When you fall in a bottomless pit, you die of starvation."
* ILied: Inverted in Issue 15: Manolios Ugly One warns D'n'D Greg not to lay a finger on his daughter or he will "gut [him] like sheep." A sheep, with its innards removed, appears to say, "It's not so bad!" In the end, Manolios makes good on his threat, after which D'n'D Greg exclaims, "Sheep, you lied!"
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Cheerleader's excuse to get out of going to The Ugly One's sweet someteen birthday party. "No, we can't come. We have... the... olympics... tonight!"
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The Gregs' reaction to seeing What's Her Face date the Wireless Wizard.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in TGS #7 where Kid Cheerleader and Kid Tompkins die, but played straight in TGS #13 where Timkins manages to survive while Tomkins gets killed.
* InsultBackfire: In TGS #12, after Cheerleader shoots down her friends' suggestions on how to get "several boys":
-->'''Cheerleader:''' You three are adorable. Maybe I'll come visit you at the convent or library someday.\\
'''So-And-So:''' (''triumphantly, leaping into the air'') You'll find me in the reference section!
* InterspeciesRomance: What's Her Face showed interest in Thomas, a short alien inspired by the Grays, at least once. One of the officers in episode 13 shows interest in Tompkins Robot Momerson.
* 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".
* JumpingTheShark: Invoked in the "tenthennial extravaganza":
-->'''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!\\
'''What's Her Face:''' Let's kill someone off!\\
'''Narrator Strong Bad:''' ''(beat)'' Okay!\\
''(a "splat" sound is heard as we cut to Cheerleader having apparently been cut into segments and randomly re-assembled, So And So being crushed by a giant golf ball, The Ugly One being eaten by a carnivorous plant, and What's Her Face with a lampshade over her head)''
* KillEmAll: Usually. On rare occasions, one or two will survive. On even rarer occasions (issues 2, 3, and 6), [[EverybodyLives none of them die]].
-->'''Cheerleader''': [''singing the closing credits over the ending screen''] It's over! It's over! And everybody died 'cept me!\\
'''Shark''': Chomp.\\
'''Cheerleader''': Aw, crap.
* LighterAndSofter: The other three girls attempt to take the group in this direction following Cheerleader's death in Issue 9. It doesn't work.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Pretty much the whole series.
* MindScrew: The ending of "4 Gregs." So basically, Strong Bad was drawing the Teen Girl Squad drawing the four Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs!
** And it's a SUPER MindScrew if you count the Brothers Chapman, so that means the Chaps are drawing Strong Bad drawing the Teen Girl Squad drawing the four Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs drawing the girls drawing the Gregs!
* 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.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Issue 13 introduces a rapper named Peacey P, a parody of SnoopDogg (with visual cues from Ludacris).
* NoInnerFourthWall
* NoRespectGuy: What's Her Face
* OccidentalOtaku: Japanese Culture Greg
* OneMillionBC: ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s ''Cave Girl Squad''.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Girl]]: What's Her Face is probably the only one with any common sense. For example, she is the only one who refuses to jump into a lion's mouth for the secret Santa. She is also probably the only one interested in having a real boyfriend, as opposed to picking up boys quickly as is Cheerleader's style.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: So-and-So's real name is Kristen, and the other three might be named Virginia, Joy, and Jennifer, but beyond that, their real names aren't even mentioned outside of the original email, and they're usually treated as if their nicknames were their only names: "Yes, Mrs. So-and-So... erson."
* OrSoIHeard: In episode 8:
--> '''The Ugly One:''' Worldwide starlets get much boys!
--> '''Cheerleader:''' Or so I have read.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: While So-and-So and The Ugly One stayed relatively as they always were when Cheerleader died in episode 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.
* OutOFFocus: Tompkins. Episode 15 hangs a lampshade on this:
-->"Stupid 4 Gregs. There was a time where I would've been massacred as one of those girls' prom dates!"
* OverprotectiveDad: Manolios Ugly One. "[[TwerpSweating You lay one finger on my daughter, I gut you like sheep.]]"
* OwMyBodyPart: A frequent running gag. Examples include "Ow! My skin!", "Ow! My hopes of reaching first base!" and "Ow! My entire life!"
** Variants are used, too, such as the classic "My blood hurts."
* PerkyGoth: So and So adopts this persona when the girls form a band in Issue 8. "I'm going with that gloomy keyboardist look I keep hearing about!"
* 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.
** The Ugly One is sometimes suggested to embody this trope in the main series. Her father seems to be an example as well, given his slovenly appearance and stained wifebeater.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Cheerleader doesn't actually lead cheers much. Whether she's actually a cheerleader is inconsistent. Lampshaded in "4 Gregs" when Cheerleader states that she's like a cheerleader in the way she dresses and treats other girls.
* PoliceAreUseless: "Uh, yes, ma'am. We got a report of us wanting to watch the Ola Toya fight. You mind if we investigate?"
** He DID bring snack mix. [[spoiler:But it killed What's Her Face, [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} in Tompkins' Parlor]], [[EdibleBludgeon with a pretzel stick!]]]]
* RapidFireComedy
* RepetitiveName: Brett Bretterson, So-and-So's imaginary boyfriend.
** For that matter, her last name is apparently So-and-So-erson.
* RescueRomance: [[spoiler:Quarterman saves The Ugly One from an upperclassman's prank and then asks her to accompany him to the end credits]].
* RibcageStomach: They feed themselves to a lion in the Decemberween special, and proceed to exchange gifts inside of its ribcage. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
* RobeAndWizardHat: The Wireless Wizard, of course.
-->Man, sometimes wizards are so awesome, it hurts.
* RunningGag
* 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.
* ShapedLikeItself: "the teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19!"
* SheCleansUpNicely: The Ugly One: "Whoa! Did I draw that new hotness?"
** And Dn'D Greg looks awful good in a tux.
* ShownTheirWork: All of Dn'D Greg's references to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are accurate and well-researched.
** Averted with the 12-sided die that looks nothing like a dodecahedron. This is likely because of Strong Bad not doing the research.
* ShowWithinAShow
* [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]]: The four Gregs.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Ugly One's first name is apparently "The" (her father's name is Manolios Ugly One)
* SpinOffBabies: Issue 7 has Teen Girl Squad as toddlers--"Teeny Tiny Girl Squad".
* StupidStatementDanceMix: An easter egg in Issue 5 remixes two lines said by two older boys at the beach with the Teen Girl Squad theme.
-->'''Older Boy #1:''' I miss video games.
-->'''Older Boy #2:''' I miss my mom.
-->'''Older Boy #1:''' I miss video games.
-->'''Older Boy #2:''' I-I-I miss my mom.
* StylisticSuck: The girls are stick figures on a looseleaf backdrop. Strong Bad provides all the voices himself, so they all speak in falsetto.
* SummerCampy: Camp Firstbassawassa in Issue 11.
* TalkingToHimself: An in-universe example (as well as a real life one): Matt Chapman aside, ''Strong Bad'' voices all of the comics' characters.
* TerribleArtist: Strong Bad
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Some number of the Teen Girl Squad almost always die by the end of almost every episode, the exceptions being episodes 2 and 3 and the Decemberween special. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end of episode 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):
--> '''Cheerleader:'''\\
It's over! It's over!\\
Strong Bad says it's over!\\
It's over! It's over!\\
Everybody died 'cept me!!\\
''(chomp sound)''\\
Aw, crap!
* ThreateningShark: In episode 8, What's Her Face's bass turns into a shark. "My bass feels seaworthy." And then the shark proceeds to eat most of her and take her place in the Kissyboots band.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Here and there, Strong Bad cuts one of the Teen Girl Squad a break. Examples include What's Her Face managing to get a date on (as well as survive) "Vamlumtimes Day" and a few occasions of The Ugly One having things work out for her (such as accompanying the quarterback to the end credits while the guys who pranked her get their comeuppance). Although this sometimes is done in a [[BlackComedy darkly comedic manner]], such as The Ugly One getting a photo to commemorate her awesome prom experience, with the remains of her friends around her.
* 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."
* 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.
* UnfortunateNames: Since her father's name is Manolios Ugly One, The Ugly One's first name [[SpellMyNameWithAThe seems to be The]]. (Granted, this is so common in the Homestar Runner universe that [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Integral_article it has its own name]] amongst the fandom.)
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Amongst fans and the creators of the show, What's Her Face may be the most popular character. In universe, the opposite is true.
* UnsoundEffect
* 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).
** The Ugly One's birthday is her "Sweet Someteenth".
** "We're in eighth grade!"
* WaxingLyrical: In Issue 14, Quarterman quotes "What I Have Been Looking For", a song from ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', by telling The Ugly One, "All this time I was looking around, and you weren't right there in front of me. But I realized... when I was looking around... that you were right there in front of me... all this time...".
-->'''The Ugly One:''' That makes so much sense!
* WickedStepmother: Judith So-and-So-erson (So-and-So's stepmom), who looks suspiciously similar to the Arrowed Guy. In episode 11, she makes So-and-So get a summer job at Shirt Folding Store.
--> '''Cheerleader:''' [[LampshadeHanging Your stepmoms is teh fascist.]]
* WorthyOpponent: The Gregs consider the Wireless Wizard to be one for claiming What's Her Face's heart.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Stuff like "SHAKESPEARED!"
* 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.
[[ThatsAllFolks IT'S OVER!]]