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->''"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.
* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: The yogurt place the girls go to at the end of Issue 2 is called [[BlandNameProduct TCYBCBY]].
* {{Adorkable}}: What's Her Face. "Uh... hi. I like music, and um, cloth."
* AgainstMyReligion: {{Parodied|Trope}}. According to Cheerleader in Issue 14, sweating goes against "several of [her] religions."
%%* AllCheeringAllTheTime: Cheerleader Brian
* TheAllegedCar: In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'s Teen Girl Squad segment, it's revealed that What's Her Face's real dad bought her a new car because "he felt guilty about all the wrongs he done". Said car looks like something right out of the early 1900s.
* 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.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: In [[ValentinesDayEpisode Issue 12]], when What's Her Face tries to talk to some boys.
-->'''What's Her Face:''' Uh, hi. I like music. And um... cloth.
-->'''Boy 2:''' Did that dude just tell you she likes cloth?
-->'''Boy 1:''' "She likes cloth" -- that's a good band name.
* 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 is extremely vain and shallow, and berates the other girls constantly. [[SubvertedTrope However]], as noted above, her popularity is all in her head. Most of the boys she tries to hit on seem to think of her as an AbhorrentAdmirer, and the rest of the squad resents her -- when she gets run over by a car in Issue 9, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing they all celebrate her death]] and how they can now act like themselves again.
* AmusingInjuries: Characters frequently get injured and/or killed in some bizarre fashion, such as getting kneecapped by an alien, squashed by a sack of potatoes, hit by a "wave o' babies", crushed by a giant twenty-sided die, tossed like a caber, run over by a Formula 1 race-car driven by a fork, and more.
* 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]]!''
** Issue 10 has more animation frames than other Website/HomestarRunner cartoons due to the brief 3D sequence, but ''Teen Girl Squad'''s use of LimitedAnimation makes it impossible to notice until the sequence where Strong Bad is making out with his paper.
* ArmedWithCanon: In-universe. The MindScrew ending of "4 Gregs", where the girls and the Gregs have each been drawing each others' comics. The scene cuts back and forth between them arguing over the accuracy of the preceding shot.
* 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?
* ArtisticLicense:
** In Issue 5, Thomas the alien is skateboarding and does a "Late 360 Shove-It to Boneless", which should be impossible because a boneless is a type of ollie (jumping) move.
** Strong Bad describes So and So being "Twelve-Sided Die'd" in issue 8, when the die she's been crushed with clearly has twenty sides.
** Science-Fiction Greg brags about his experience points going 'into the triple digits' as if it were a big achievement. In most versions of D&D, characters become level two at 1000 experience points, meaning any triple digits value is still a level one character. Justified as an in-universe example, since D n' D Greg accuses him of biting his style, implying he doesn't actually know as much about fantasy as he does about sci-fi.
** 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.
** In Issue 6, So and So does a triple salchow into the lion's mouth. However, a triple salchow is actually a figure skating jump; not a dive, as So and So implies.
* AscendedExtra: Japanese Culture Greg and Open Source Greg initially had one appearance together in an Easter Egg as unnamed background characters. Later on, they star in the spin-off short "4 Gregs".
%%* AssholeVictim: Cheerleader can qualify, given [[AlphaBitch her general attitude]]
* AttractivenessDiscrimination: What's Her Face seems to get this a lot for her [[HollywoodDressCode slovenly appearance]]. In Issue 5, the girls refer to her in a postcard as "the one with baggy pants", and in ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'' one of the band members says to her that she's "never gonna date a rock star with baggy jeans like that".
* BabysittingEpisode: Issue 13 is about So and So trying to babysit Timkins while the other girls' crazy antics cause things to [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]].
* BaldOfEvil: The Arrow'd Guy, a frequent tormenter of the girls, is a balding man.
* BattleOfTheBands: Shows up twice.
** Issue 8 sees the girls forming a band called "Kissyboots" to perform in their school's Battle of the Bands in an effort to become "worldwide starlets" and earn "much boys". [[KillEmAll It doesn't work out very well.]]
** The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE141DeathMetal death metal]]" has a Teen Girl Squad scene where fictional death metal band Brainkreig is shown to compete in "The Battle of the Crappy High School Bands".
* BearyFunny: In Issue 11, What's Her Face and The Ugly One join Counselor Shortshorts in singing "a warbly campfire song" about a "Chumbly Wumbly Bear".
* BeautifulAllAlong: The Ugly One in Issue 10 ends up being really attractive after [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaning herself up]].
-->'''Strong Bad''': Whoa! Did ''I'' draw that new hotness?
* BellyFlopCrushing: In Issue 7, while kiddie Cheerleader is trying to convince the others that [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext her house has a hundred bafrooms]], a fat wrestler (who [[{{Expy}} bears a likeness]] to [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] King Kong Bundy) appears out of nowhere to squish her.
%%* BigGame:
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad'' (basketball).
%%** ''4 Gregs'' (football).
* BlatantLies:
** In Issue 15, when Manolios Ugly One tells [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D n' 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!]]
** 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: The girls' school has a bottomless pit (named after its sports team, of course). So and So falls in and gets stuck.
-->'''What's Her Face''': When you fall in a bottomless pit, you die of starvation.
%%* GirlOfTheWeek: Most of the Girls' boyfriends, though Sci-Fi Greg and What's Her Face seem to have a more off-and-on relationship.
* BrownNote: In ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'', Gary Palaroncini kills Cheerleader by playing a guitar solo.
%%* 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 out-of-nowhere explanation of football.
-->'''Sci-Fi Greg:''' It's like I don't even know you anymore.\\
'''D n' D Greg:''' Fantasy football still counts as fantasy!
%%* ChooseYourOwnAdventure:
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'''s ''Teen Girl Squad''.
%%** ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s ''Cave Girl Squad''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Ugly One, whose grip on reality is tenuous at best. She's done things such as stick her head in the sand when nervous, and her title card descriptions mostly consist of puns and non-sequiturs; one even explicitly states she's "actually crazy."
* ContinuityNod: In a rare example, Issue #13 references So and So's incarceration in Issue #11.
* CoolLoser: What's Her Face. Her [[DeadpanSnarker sense of snark]], [[OnlySaneMan common sense]], and {{Woobie}} status have made her [[UnpopularPopularCharacter the most popular of the Squad within the fandom]]. Hell, she was the image for the CoolLoser page at one point. Given these traits, you start to wonder why she isn't popular in-universe as well.
* 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!
* CreatorCameo: InUniverse, Strong Bad likes to insert himself into the comics under various roles. He's appeared as the girls' high school "prinicpal", a dancing robot, and a leprechaun, amongst others.
* 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 fangs, usually So and So.
* DadaComics: This "comic" is Strong Bad's outlet for creativity. Strange humor is to be expected.
* DeadpanSnarker: What's Her Face. She was voted Least Likely To Care in high school.
* DemotedToExtra: Tompkins's was originally a major recurring character for a few issues until the Gregs were introduced and he gradually stopped appearing. An easter egg in Issue 15 lampshades that "there was a time where [he] would've been massacred as one of those girls' prom dates".
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In [[HalloweenSpecial ''Decomposing Pumpkins'']], the drummer's shirt reads "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 a game avatar to the prom "in his stead". [[MST3KMantra Don't even try to wrap your head around that.]]
* DitzyGenius: So and So is a scholastic overachiever, but she also does things like talk to (and break up with) her imaginary boyfriend Brett Bretterson, and in Issue 13 she tries to get Tompkin's baby brother to study for the [=SATs=].
* DoWrongRight: In Issue 8, when Tompkins gets called to the principal's office.
-->'''Tompkins:''' Aw, come on, Prinicpal [sic][[note]]Pronounced "prinnick-pal"[[/note]] Strong Bad! I only stole ''one'' Sega tape!\\
'''Prinicpal Strong Bad:''' That's just it, Tompkins. You could have stolen ''upwards'' of one Sega tape!
* DrivenToSuicide: In Issue 13, 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!!"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** The girls are largely interchangeable in personality in the first couple Issues; they're only distinguished by appearance, some {{Informed Attribute}}s provided by the opening sequence, and Cheerleader clearly being TheLeader. Their distinct personalities don't start showing up until Issues 3-5.
** So and So is called Kristen/Kristina (after one of the 4 girls mentioned in the email sent to Strong Bad) in the first Issue, as if it was her real name. This is completely dropped in all later Issues.
** The first few Issues [[RandomEventsPlot are collections of random scenes with no real plot structure]]. Later issues, while still heavy on the randomness, have defined plots.
* EatTheEvidence: Towards the end of Issue 10, Strong Bad is caught trying to make out with a drawing of the "[[SheCleansUpNicely Hotgly One]]", and tries to save face by claiming the picture is a piece of pizza and stuffing it into his mouth. Strong Sad isn't fooled for a moment.
-->'''Strong Sad:''' Uh, Strong Bad, were you just first-basin' it with that piece of loose-leaf?
* ElectricBoogaloo: Parodied in Issue 10 with "ARROW'D 2".
* EverybodyLives: The main cast tends to get killed off, but they all survive in Issue 2, Issue 3, and the Decemberween special.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Issue 10. "Corn is no place for a mighty warrior!"
* ExternalCombustion: In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'s Teen Girl Squad segment, using the car on What's Her Face at the right time, it will reveal that her dad bought her a new car "at a guh'ment auction" that turns out to be rigged with a car bomb. "A SPLODE!"
* 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's eyes tend to be closed, befitting his otaku personality. They 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 in Issue 9, or the tenthiversary issue where What's Her Face gets lathed.
* FirstNameUltimatum: In Issue 11, So and So refers to her stepmom, Judith So-and-So-erson, as "''Judith''" in a very sneering tone.
* ForceFeeding: In Issue 13, after Tompkins tries to convince his mother that he doesn't need a babysitter, she admonishes him that he can't even take care of his virtual pet. Cut to Tompkins' Game Boy, where a cartoonishly bloated blob (next to an indicator saying "Food: 600%") is begs Tompkins to stop feeding him. Tompkins just laughs and keeps pushing buttons.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Japanese Culture Greg, who is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly who you'd]] [[OccidentalOtaku think he'd be]].
* FormerlyFat: "Teeny Tiny Girl Squad" shows that Cheerleader used to be overweight when she was younger.
* FourGirlEnsemble: Cheerleader is the pretty one, So and So is the smart one, What's Her Face is the tomboy, and The Ugly One is the naive one. The roles are blurred a bit, since What's Her Face tends to have more common sense than So and So.
* 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.
** It's suggested that the others don't like Cheerleader, but they simply don't have the guts to stand up to her. In Issue 9, Cheerleader dies at the beginning of the strip, and the others are elated at being set free from her tyranny.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Strong Bad likes to insert random events into the background when he gets bored, such as helicopters shooting birds, clouds eating birds or the sun turning into a buzzsaw.
* FunTShirt: Cheerleader's dresses. Some examples include "Who ♥ed?" on the Valentines special and "(s)hallo (t)ween" on the Halloween special.
* GarageBand: Brainkrieg, who play out of a garage in "[[HalloweenEpisode Decomposing Pumpkins]]".
* GeekPhysiques: Of the Gregs, Open Source Greg is fat while the other three are skinny.
* GeekyTurnOn: In Issue 9, What's Her Face is overjoyed that she can date [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sci-Fi Greg]] again after Cheerleader dies.
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Guy]]: Cheerleader Brian is always smiling, waving his arms around, and excitedly shouting about "[[CatchPhrase SPIRIT!]]". He seems genuinely caught off-guard when Cheerleader barks at him to "shut it off", too.
* GirlishPigtails: Cheerleader, whose pigtails make her look innocent; though, [[InvertedTrope she is far from that]].
* GirlsNightOutEpisode: GenderFlipped with the "4 Gregs" episode.
* GiverOfLameNames:
** Strong Bad, [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE53Comic rather than use the names of Brittany's friends that were included in her email]], he instead opted to give the girls their [[UnfortunateName woefully generic names]] while writing the first issue.
** In [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'s ''Cave Girl Squad'', you can have a member of the Squad attempt to name a cat "Miss Jumblepuddins". Then the cat's mother -- a saber-toothed tiger -- appears and eats the girl for giving her cub a lame name.
* 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".
* TheGreys: Thomas is one of these.
* GrossUpCloseUp: "4 Gregs" features a gratuitous close-up of [[MouthScreen Sci-Fi Greg's mouth]], full of crooked teeth.
* GuttedLikeAFish: Manolios Ugly One, The Ugly One's father, threatens to gut D n' D Greg like a sheep if he lays a hand on The Ugly One.
-->'''Gutted Sheep:''' ''(standing nearby)'' It's not so bad.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He is Not My Boyfriend]]: After Cheerleader's death in Issue 9, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing What's Her Face expresses joy]] over how she can date Sci-Fi Greg again now that Cheerleader's gone. [[RelationshipRevolvingDoor However]], come "4 Gregs"...
-->'''What's Her Face:''' ''[laughing]'' Those Gregs are such losers!
-->''[cut to the Gregs]''
-->'''Sci-Fi Greg:''' Hey! No way! What's Her Face would totally come to my defense!
-->''[cut back to the girls]''
-->'''What's Her Face:''' Eww! Don't put that! No I wouldn't!
* HelicopterBlender: In ''[[StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'', this happens to What's Her Face after Perry kicks her out of the stadium and into the air.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Creator Strong Bad inserts himself into several of the comics, most notably to make out with the beautified The 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'.
* HoldUpYourScore: In Issue 6, the Arrow'd Guy and two others hold up signs with scores on them as each of the girls jump into the lion's mouth.
%%* HollywoodNerd: So and So. The 4 Gregs definitely qualify.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: All four girls qualify, but Cheerleader in particular is an example, perhaps to the point of parody. Her desperate attempts to get "several boys" almost always result in disaster.
* HumanPincushion: The Ugly One becomes this in Issue 1 after getting ARROW'D by the Arrow'd Guy.
* IFellForHours: "When you fall in a bottomless pit, you die of starvation."
* IJustLikeSayingTheWord: In Issue 14.
-->'''Cheerleader:''' Oh boy, girls! Boys!
-->'''What's Her Face:''' Uh, what about them?
-->'''Cheerleader:''' Nothing, really. I just like to say the word. ''[[[WingdingEyes making a]] [[ManiacTongue weird face]]]'' ...Boys.
* IJustWantToBeYou: The Ugly One's title card description in Issue 6 is "Wants to be Cheerleader".
* 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!"
* IMissMom: One of the Olda Boys in Issue 5. However, in this case it seems that she's alive and well; the guy is just on vacation.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog:
** Cheerleader's excuse to get out of going to The Ugly One's sweet someteen birthday party is to claim the Olympics are that night.
** In the Decemberween Special, What's Her Face refuses to jump into the lion's mouth because she's vegan.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In Issue 12, Sci-Fi Greg's reaction to seeing What's Her Face date the Wireless Wizard is to remark "At least she is in the arms of a worthy adversary."
* InfantImmortality: Averted in TGS #7 where Kid Cheerleader and Kid Tompkins die, but played straight in TGS #13 where Timkins manages to survive while Tompkins 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 Issue 13 shows interest in Tompkins Robot Momerson.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: In Issue 15, three of the girls start fighting over how much each of their prom dresses costed. Meanwhile, tomboyish What's Her Face interrupts the argument to ask whether "this 'dress' [they] speak of" is a food.
* 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: All four girls are usually dead by the end. 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.
* LeetLingo: The girls talk in leetspeak on occasion, particularly in some of the older issues. Also, the page title of the [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgsmenu.html Teen Girl Squad Menu]] is "T33n G1rl [=Squ4dx0rx=]!!11".
* LighterAndSofter: The other three girls attempt to take the group in this direction following Cheerleader's death in Issue 9. It doesn't work.
* LooksLikeCesare: At camp, What's Her Face gets a sickly bunkmate who, in what is probably a parody of this trope, is literally a raccoon... [[PettingZooPeople person]]... thing.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: The "[[OwMyBodyPart Ow! My X!]]" and "[SOMETHING]'D!" [[RunningGag Running Gags]].
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Pretty much the whole series.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Towards the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Teen Girl Squad Meets Limozeen]]'', So and So remarks that she wants to sing back-up. However, the Limozeen bus driver [[PoorCommunicationKills only hears the "back-up" part and backs up the tour bus, crushing her.]]
-->'''Narrator Strong Bad:''' ROADIE MISCOMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN????!
* MeaningfulName: Each of the Gregs are named after what their nerdy obsession happens to be.
* 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!
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In Issue 14, So and So takes her final exam by putting on a robot suit and fighting the test as if it were a giant monster.
* 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.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Lampshaded in Issue 8 when the girls try to form a band.
-->'''What's Her Face:''' Can I not get stuck playing bass?
-->'''The other girls:''' NO WAY!!
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Issue 13 introduces a rapper named Peacey P, a parody of Music/SnoopDogg (with visual cues from Ludacris).
* NoInnerFourthWall: Characters in the comic will sometimes comment on the events happening to them, like The Ugly One responding to getting "dangled off a hotel balcony'd" in Issue 13 with a disappointed "That's it?"
* NonIndicativeName: Despite her name, whether Cheerleader actually ''is'' a cheerleader is inconsistent. In "4 Gregs", she explains that she's more a cheerleader in they way she dresses and treats other girls. However, in Issue 15, after being thrown into the air by Cheerleader Brian, she claims that she's "off-duty"; and in [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]'s Teen Girl Squad segment, if you give her the megaphone at the right moment, she will actually lead a cheer.
* NoRespectGuy: What's Her Face is [[OnlySaneMan the only one with any sort of common sense whatsoever]], being [[DeadpanSnarker prone to sarcasm]] and the only one of the Squad who isn't a mindless follower of Cheerleader. However, the other girls [[TheFriendNobodyLikes only seem to put up with her out of pity]] and she's always the one they are likely to ignore or exclude from group activities. Other characters don't treat her too well, either.
* OccidentalOtaku: Japanese Culture Greg, as the name suggests, is obsessed with Japanese culture to the point of peppering his sentences with GratuitousJapanese while [[ArtShift making an]] {{Animesque}} face.
* OneMillionBC: ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'''s ''Cave Girl Squad''.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with the Gregs. There's Sci-Fi Greg, D n' D Greg, Open Source Greg and Japanese Culture Greg. In the 4 Gregs spinoff, D'n'D Greg also beats on a school mascot that turns out to be Regular Greg.
* OnlySaneMan: 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 Issue 8:
-->'''The Ugly One:''' Worldwide starlets get much boys!\\
'''Cheerleader:''' Or so I have read.
* OstrichHeadHiding: In Issue 5, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} The Ugly One]] burrows her head into the sand because she's too nervous to go up and talk to the Olda Boys.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: While So and So and The Ugly One stayed relatively as they always were when Cheerleader died in Issue 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 was introduced for a few cartoons, but gradually stopped appearing. Issue 15 hangs a lampshade on this:
-->'''Tompkins:''' Stupid 4 Gregs. There was a time where I would've been massacred as one of those girls' prom dates!
* OverprotectiveDad: Manolios Ugly One. In Issue 15, he threatens D n' D Greg with "[[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."
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: The name of Peacey P's album, "[[{{Portmanteau}} Deliberance]]".
* 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!"
* PictureDay: In Issue 14, it's revealed that the school picture day was scheduled on the same day as Tape-a-Dead-Thing-to-Your-Face-Day.
* 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!]]]]
* RandomEventsPlot: The first few issues focus on random and absurd humor without a coherent plot structure.
* RapidFireComedy
* RebusBubble: Keeping in line with her DitzyGenius characterization, So and So has one in the Decemberween special while deciding whether or not to jump into the lion's mouth.
-->"Let's see... Lion's mouth + Decemberween present ÷ peer pressure × height, equals... TRIPLE SALCHOW!"
* RelationshipSabotage: It is heavily implied that Cheerleader forced What's Her Face to dump Sci-Fi Greg at one point. Once Cheerleader dies in Issue 9, What's Her Face is elated that she can date him again.
* 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: The series has quite a few of these, like Cheerleader getting the girls to shout "SO GOOD!" in unison, a flock of birds getting killed/attacked by a random background element, and gratuitous use of the suffix "-'d".
* SadistShow: Not only are the main cast usually all dead at the end of an episode (or have some terrible misfortune befall on them) but even extra characters are not safe from such a fate as well. Strong Bad himself just seems to take delight in coming up with creative and hilarious ways to kill off the girls one-by-one.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Ah, Teen Girl Squad... which one of you wants to get trampled by stampeding Venus flytraps today?
* SelfDeprecation: The official description of the "4 Gregs" cartoon calls it "the spin-off nobody was asking for".
* 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.
* SeverelySpecializedStore: In Issue 13, So and So gets a summer job at a place called Shirt Folding Store, which is located in a mall. We later get a glimpse of the rest of the mall, which contains other stores such as Jean Folding Store and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Thong Folding Store]].
* ShapedLikeItself: "Teen Girl Squad, the teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19!"
* SheCleansUpNicely:
** The Ugly One gets dolled up into "the Hotgly One" at her Sweet Someteenth in issue 10.
--->'''Strong Bad:''' Woah! Did I draw that new hotness?
** And D n' D Greg looks awful good in a tux in issue 15.
* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Played with in Issue 12. Cheerleader starts texting the Class Prez while the two are standing right next to each other. This is soon lampshaded by the Wireless Wizard.
-->'''Wireless Wizard:''' Texting from a few feet away? FOR SHAME!
* ShoutOut: So and So's Scantron armor in Issue 14 is based on Anime/{{Voltron}}.
* ShownTheirWork: All of D n' D Greg's references to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are accurate and well-researched. Other characters', not so much.
* ShowWithinAShow: The show is an amateur comic made (and acted out) by Strong Bad.
* [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]]: The Gregs to the Teen Girl Squad.
%%** There's also Cheerleader Brian, Cheerleader's date for the Priggody Prizom. What's Her Face considers it akin to going to the prom with her father. Although, he is far more of a GenkiGuy than the AlphaBitch Cheerleader is.
* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: In Issue 11, Camp Counselor Shortshorts tries to convince The Ugly One and What's Her Face that he's hip and cool -- and fails miserably.
-->'''Camp Counselor Shortshorts:''' Okay, girls. I'm Camp Counselor Shortshorts. Now, before you ask, "Who's this square?", listen to this: SCHA-WING! {{NOT}}!!! WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!!
-->'''The Ugly One:''' Buh--
-->'''What's Her Face:''' --arf.
* 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".
* StickFigureAnimation
* 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.
* SurrealHumor: A frequent source of humor in the comics, including bizarre sight gags and characters coming out of nowhere to kill or injure other characters.
* 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 isn't exactly the best artist, as he's only capable of drawing stick figures.
* ThemeTuneRollCall: OncePerEpisode.
-->"Cheerleader! So and So! What's Her Face! The Ugly One!"
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Some number of the Teen Girl Squad almost always die by the end of almost every issue, the exceptions being Issues 2 and 3 and the Decemberween special. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end of Issue 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!\\
[[TemptingFate Everybody died 'cept me!!]]\\
''(chomp sound)''\\
Aw, crap!
* TotallyRadical: Done deliberately in Issue 10 with the girls' title card descriptions. "Radacious Bodadical Raspberry Blue!"
* ThreateningShark: In Issue 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 Kissyboots.
* 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.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Most (if not all) of the girls are either dead or have sustained serious injury by the end of each issue. However, as noted above, [[StatusQuoIsGod they're always back]] [[ResetButton for the next one]], as if nothing had ever happened.
* 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: Some sound effects include things such as "UncannyValley'd" and "Sparrow'd".
* 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!"
*** "I'M FIVE YEARS OLDER AND IN COLLEGE!!!!!"
* VerbalTic: Japanese Culture Greg has a habit of inserting lots of GratuitousJapanese into his sentences.
* VisualPun: Scantron in Issue 14 -- the HumongousMecha identity So and So assumes while she takes her final exams -- whose name is a pun on both Anime/{{Voltron}} and [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_answer_sheet actual scantron sheets]].
* VocalEvolution: Strong Bad's falsetto is higher pitched from Issue 6 onward. The change is most noticeable with Cheerleader's voice.
* WaveOBabies: The TropeNamer. What's Her Face gets randomly hit by one in Issue 6.
* 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!
* WeirdSun: The sun randomly turns into a buzzsaw in Issue 3 to [[RunningGag kill some birds]] that were part of the background.
* WickedStepmother: Judith So-and-So-erson (So and So's stepmom), who looks suspiciously similar to the Arrowed Guy. In Issue 11, she makes So and So get a summer job at Shirt Folding Store.
-->'''Cheerleader:''' [[LampshadeHanging Your stepmoms is teh fascist.]]
* TheWildcats: Parodied with the Fighting Growlbacks.
* WingdingEyes: The crazy learner's permit girl from Issue 9 has scribbly spirals for eyes.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: None of the girls actually seem to like each other much. Cheerleader is [[AlphaBitch obnoxious, bossy and domineering]] to everyone, So and So is an [[ExtremeDoormat aggressively bland doormat]] when she's not being a pushy overachiever, [[ButtMonkey nobody likes What's Her Face]], and The Ugly One is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} insane]] and [[ThePigPen unhygienic]].
* WorthyOpponent: Sci-Fi Greg and D n' D Greg consider the Wireless Wizard to be one for claiming What's Her Face's heart. [[FridgeBrilliance Because]] he's a [[MagiTek combination of both Science Fiction and Fantasy.]]
* WrittenSoundEffect: Stuff like "ARROWED!" and "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.
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