[[caption-width-right:350:[-Counter-clockwise from far right: [[TheHero Tommy]], [[TheLancer Chuckie]], [[TheBigGuy Phil]], [[TheSmartGuy Lil]], [[LovableAlphaBitch Angelica]], [[SassyBlackWoman Susie]], and [[TheChick Kimi]]. Not pictured: [[CloudCuckooLander Dil]].-] ]]
->''Every birthday, my mom and dad would say\\
"You're another year older, another year wiser"\\
But I still go to school to get an education\\
I treat each and every day like a mini-vacation!\\
"All Grown Up", I really wanna shout it out!\\
"All Grown Up", I want the world to know!\\
"All Grown Up", I really wanna shout it out!\\
All Grown Up with you!\\
All Grown Up with... you...''
-->-- '''ThemeTune'''

''All Grown Up!'' (2003-2008) is a spin off from the popular Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', and serves as the 17th cartoon in the Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} franchise. It follows the adventures of Tommy and friends in their junior high school, with the timeline [[WritersCannotDoMath supposedly about 9 years following the original series]]. The crew are now in their preteens.

It essentially takes the basic personalities of the characters and transplants them into a world with less fantastical adventures and more into typical teen comedy fare. Tommy is an assertive budding filmmaker but is slightly lower on the social totem pole, Chuckie is neurotic and awkward, Phil is into model building and Lil wants to be more feminine (both still find joy eating spaghetti with their hands), Dil is a bizarrely street smart {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and Angelica is trying to dissociate herself from them to fit in with the popular kids.

The series got its start as "All Growed Up!", an hour-length special episode of the original series made to commemorate the show's 10th anniversary in 2001. It actually wasn't really considered for a spin-off. But positive fan reception convinced Nick to turn it into a series.

Compare ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' for [[TimeSkip a similar update]] on a [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales classic kids' cartoon show.]]

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the trope SheIsAllGrownUp.

!!''All Grown Up!'' contains examples of:

* TheAce: Tommy Pickles. Averted in some episodes as he was shown to be the worse cowboy and has a fear of water.
** Kimi too. At times, when compared to their toddler personalities, she seems more of an Ace than Tommy.
** Suzie's mother Lucy has this carried over from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' where not only is she still a successful doctor, talented artist and chef, she's revealed to have been a successful blues singer at age 18.
* AdultFear: In “Susie Sings The Blues”, Susie is conned out of a large sum of money by a con-woman posing as a talent agent. Her older sister's speech upon learning this is chillingly accurate.
-->'''Alisa''': I should have gone with you; I should have checked this woman out!
-->'''Susie''': I promise I'll pay you back every cent.
-->'''Alisa''': The money? Susie, ''worse'' things could have happened to you than just losing a thousand dollars! You hang out with someone you don't even know. Say yes to whatever she tells you to do? She could have taken it a lot further than she did! ''Think'' about it!
** The two-parter "R.V. Having Fun Yet", has the kids sneak out of the aforementioned RV at night to explore. Unfortunately, Betty wakes up and, not knowing the kids are missing, sees that there's no traffic and figures it's a great time to rack up some miles on the trip to New York. By the time they realize the kids are missing, they are ''hundreds'' of miles apart. The result is both groups attempting to meet halfway. How many parents dread losing their kids during a vacation? We're guessing all of them.
* AdultsAreUseless: Charmingly averted. This time around, the kids' parents actually help out their children when they have problems and take the necessary action whenever they get in trouble or feel upset.
* AlienAutopsy: "Bad Blood" has Dil steal a tape of what is supposed to be an alien autopsy, planning to play at a viewing party he is hosting, but the tape gets destroyed before anything is shown and they have to film a fake one.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Kimi with Z, and Lil with anyone who shows some rebellion in them. "Chuckie, I've never seen you act like this! ...It's kind of attractive." Lil also seemed attracted to Dil for a moment when he admitted to stealing the alien autopsy tape he was supposed to deliver, saying he was "like a criminal".
** Though while Z resembles the typical 'bad boy,' he's a pretty nice and likable guy who's quiet with his own sense of style.
* AlphaBitch: Savannah, as opposed to Angelica the LovableAlphaBitch. Savannah's basically Angelica with no redeeming qualities.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Dil, who is described as "Not the brightest candle on the menorah", with Phil and Lil mentioning they feel responsible for his mental condition because they dropped him on his head.
** In one episode Didi states that she thinks it's genetic. "... from Stu's side of the family of course."
* ArtEvolution: The animation and coloring changes between seasons 1 and 2. Many of the characters were re-designed as a result.
* ArtisticAge: The kids are middle schoolers but act, are treated like, and even resemble high schoolers. Dil seems like an elementary or early middle schooler, though.
* BreakTheHaughty: Angelica gets this in "Lucky 13" when Savannah holds her own party on the same day as Angelica's 13th birthday party just so that no one would come. Interestingly enough, while these actions can be seen as LaserGuidedKarma for Angelica refusing to invite Tommy and his friends and being in-your-face about becoming a teenager, the episode is actually one of those occasions where it isn't hard to sympathize with Angelica.
* BreakTheCutie: "Susie Sings the Blues" has Susie Carmichael get hit with this when she's so confident of launching a singing career that she gets conned out of a thousand dollars. She's devastated when she realizes she's been had.
* BrickJoke: Happens in "Bad Blood". Phil reacts to seeing Boris and Lou with their shirts off by screaming "Old man boobs", which is later hollered by Spinesnapper when Lou and Boris scare him off by lifting their shirts.
* {{Calvinball}}: Mountain Man!
-->'''Phil:''' "Here's a new rule: Let's stop changing the rules before my head explodes!"
-->'''Lil:''' "Can't! Rule 24-J says: Rules always change, and if players try to overrule that rule ..."
-->'''Everyone:''' "They'll be overruled!"
* ClarkKenting: Chuckie's alias Chongo from "Chuckie's in Love" is just him wearing different clothes, sunglasses, an ushanka, and his hair worn in a ponytail.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dil. Believes the world is a tetrahedron, '''dearly''' hopes to learn to speak with cetaceans, junior [=UFOlogist=], and prefers walking backwards (not just for fun; he thinks it's the clearly superior mode of locomotion). The original "All Growed Up" special reveals that he was ''literally'' dropped on his head when he was little by Phil and Lil (though it's left ambiguous whether or not that's the cause; Didi seems to think it just comes from Stu's side of the family). In "Oh Bro, Where Art Thou?", Dil met a circus family that was ''even crazier'' than him.
* ComicTrio:
** TheLeader: Angelica.
** OnlySaneMan: Susie.
** TheFool: Harold.
*** They also happen to be a TokenTrio with TwoGirlsAndAGuy .
* CompressedHair: One episode shows that Kimi's hair goes right down to her waist when it's freed from her Odango buns.
* ContinuityCavalcade: The episode "Curse of Reptar" makes several callbacks to the original series when the gang reminisce on the good times they had with Reptar. They mention that the first movie they saw involved Reptar (referring to the original series episode "At the Movies") and that the first ice show they went to was about Reptar (referencing the original series episode "Reptar on Ice"). Chuckie also brings up that if they hadn't gone to Reptarland, his father wouldn't have married Kira and he wouldn't have had Kimi as his sister, which calls back to [[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis the second movie]].
* ContinuityNod:
** Many references to the original series appear, with the obvious (entire episodes revolving around finding Reptar or Cynthia), to the more subtle (Tommy still keeps a toy screwdriver in his pants, albeit being more sensible to put it on a keychain in his pocket).
** In the "All Growed Up" episode that led to the conception of this spinoff, Samantha accuses Angelica of lying about her claim of having been to Paris, which calls back to the movie ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis''.
** Chuckie mentions that he used to have an imaginary friend when he was younger in "Izzy or Isn't He?", which is a reference to the original series' episode "My Friend Barney".
** "Susie Goes Bad Lite" at one point calls back to "Dude, Where's My Horse," another episode where Susie pledged to do something bad and failed epically.
--> '''Susie:''' "I almost tipped a cow... once..."
** In "What's Love Got to Do With It?", Chuckie chants "I'm a big brave dog" when he overcomes his fear of showering with the other boys. The original series also had Chuckie chant "I'm a big brave dog" on some of the occasions where he faced his fears.
* CordonBleughChef: The school chef Pepe, who often makes unusual food combinations such as fish and marmalade tacos. Angelica once tried to manipulate him into cooking normal food in "Chuckie's In Love", but the food ends up making everyone sick because Pepe mistakenly put soap in it.
* CowardlyLion: Chuckie, although he tried to break his image once.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Chuckie, when it comes to obscure skills and talents necessary to get his friends out of unusual, dire situations. To his dismay, none of these skills would be useful at any other time.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: The end of "Tommy Foolery" has Dil [[spoiler:right about aliens trying to contact him.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** The Christmas episode "The Finster Who Stole Christmas" has a darker tone then the rest of the series, with multiple references to God (even Lil referring to him), sins, and stealing.
** The two-part episode "Interview with a Campfire" had the characters investigate a legendary curse involving the disappearance of some 19th century settlers. NeverSayDie is completely averted and Bean [[spoiler:is revealed to be the ghost of one of the settlers in a rather disturbing manner.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: 'Z'. He is a dark, badass, punk, [[spoiler: volunteer, helping to raise money for inner city schools.]]
* DastardlyWhiplash: Madtooth the Magician from "Super Hero Worship".
* DefrostingIceQueen: Susie lampshades this to Angelica, "It's hard to believe you're much nicer now than you used to be".
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In "Oh Bro, Where Art Thou?", we're introduced to a family of French-Canadian contortionists. The children Jean and Pilar, always go barefoot even when they are not performing and are in their regular clothes. Sometimes they even eat and pick stuff up with their feet, even setting the table for supper! This latter trait is used to further emphasize that they are even bigger [[CloudCuckooLander CloudCuckooLanders]] than Dil is (to the point that ''Dil himself'' became annoyed with them). In contrast their parents, Luca and Joe, wear shoes when not performing.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Cree Summer, voice of Susie, sings the opening theme.
* DownerEnding: "All Broke Up" ends with Rachel breaking up with Tommy and most of his friends angry at him for not telling him he wasn't really hurt about Rachel moving even though they didn't listen to his statements about it the first time.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the Rugrats episode "All Growed Up" Drew looks just like how he did in the original show, as does Charlotte. Charlotte has plastic surgery in the actual show so she has a permanent smile, and Drew looks more like Lou Pickles.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Inverted in "Lucky 13". Savannah the AlphaBitch deliberately schedules a party on the same day as Angelica's birthday celebration ForTheEvulz. The rest of the group are appalled and decide that even Angelica didn't deserve that.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement
* FirstKiss: Tommy, "Fear of Falling."
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Tommy
** TheLancer: Chuckie
** TheBigGuy: Phil
** TheSmartGuy: Lil
** TheChick: Kimi
** TagalongKid: Dil
* FreeRangeChildren
* FriendVersusLover: One sided Chuckie vs. Olivia for Tommy in "Fear of Falling."
* GangOfHats - Madtooth the Magician's henchmen, who are dressed with a playing card motif. Bonus points for wearing myriad hats with colours corresponding to their suit.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** This line from "Bad Blood:"
--->'''Phil: '''AUGH! ''Old man boobs!''
** The Christmas episode also refers to God quite a few times. Children's series tend to not talk about religion.
** One scene in ''"A Deville House Divided"'' has Lil completely stripping a doll naked during a play session with her friend. Luckily, you don't [[BarbieDollAnatomy see anything]]...and then Phil introduces a robot with plungers that fire out of its nipples.
** "Brothers Grimm" has Didi catching Stu watching a hula girl dancing suggestively on the TV. It also has Didi mention that the shows her son watches feature girls in inappropriate attire when she talks about her concerns that they have too much television.
** In "Miss Nose it All", Angelica spends most of the later half of the episode in a hospital gown and her back view is frequently seen. While she thankfully has panties on, it's clear that she isn't wearing a bra.
** In "Fear of Falling", Phil asks Tommy if he sees someone naked when Tommy first sees Olivia through the coin-operated binoculars.
* TheGhost: While she's mentioned several times throughout the series, Grandpa Lou's second wife Lulu never actually appears.
* GilliganCut: In "Lucky 13", Angelica refuses to follow Susie's suggestion that she try talking Savannah into changing the date of her party. The next scene then shows Angelica doing exactly what Susie suggested.
* GrowingUpSucks: Often averted, ("Fear of Falling") sometimes played with, ("Wouldn't it be Nice?") or played straight, ("Coup [=DeVille=]").
* GrowingWithTheAudience: When ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' first aired it was a children's show that focused on the exploits of toddlers. However when the show passed the ten year mark, it was revamped into ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', aging the protaganists to the status of pre-teens to appeal to the aging original audience of Rugrats.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Phil and Lil Deville.
* HalloweenEpisode: "TP + KF"
* HappilyMarried: The children's parents are shown to still be together after several years.
* HypocriticalHumor: Demonstrated by Angelica in "Yu-Gotta-Go". She rationalizes manipulating Chuckie into doing her chores in exchange for Yu-Gotta-Go cards on the grounds that he just mindlessly got mesmerized by something shiny and then gets distracted by a new model of cell phone.
* IdiotBall: Phil literally hands one to Tommy (in the form of a bowling ball,) which he promptly tosses through his roof like a basketball.
* IfIHadANickel: Played with by a police officer in the neighborhood thief episode.
-->If I had a dime for every time someone blamed their crimes on sleep walking, I'd be a rich man... okay maybe not rich... but I'd own a boat.
* IneptAptitudeTest: Played completely straight in "Bad Aptitude."
* InformedJudaism: Averted, as Tommy and his family celebrate Hanukkah, Passover, ''and'' Tommy attends classes at a synagogue, and tries to win over girls using the "nice Jewish boy" tactic.
** This is carried over from ''Rugrats'', which had Hanukkah and Passover specials and implied that Tommy was half-Jewish because his mother and maternal grandparents were Jewish.
* IncestSubtext: Phil and Lil shows shades of this. Especially in the episode when Phil accidentally walks on Lil as she was trying on her bra. After that he seems to have an instant attraction to women in general and both are uncomfortable when around each other.
** Then Lil shows signs of this when Phil starts dating her best friend, seeming to want to get her brother's attention back rather than her friend's.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Angelica's attitude in general. Best summed up in her response to a boy who had a crush on her in "Dude, Where's My Horse?".
--> "We come from two different worlds! Mine, and everyone else's."
* JerkassBall: Every character save for Dil and Angelica ''(yes, [[BitchInSheepsClothing ANGELICA.]])'' has fallen to this, either in single instances or as a group. The biggest example would be the entire group turning on Tommy in "All Broke Up" even though it was mainly their fault Rachel left Tommy on bad terms in the end.
* JustTakeThePoster: Tommy does this in the episode "Super Hero Worship" [[YouMakeMeSic (sic)]].
* KarmaHoudini: In "Susie Sings the Blues", she pays $1000 to a record dealer to make her a singing sensation. Turns out she was just conned and left out in the middle of the slums. The "producer" disappears from the plot just before the reveal, and recieves absolutely no comeuppance for her actions.
* KickMePrank:
** In "Coup [=DeVille=]", Mr. Beaker attempts to get a laugh out of his students by turning around to reveal a "Kick Me" sign on his back.
** A variation occurs in "A [=DeVille=] House Divided" when Vice Principal Pangborn's nephew Morty puts crude drawings of his uncle on his back.
* TheLadette: While Lil does try to be a girly-girl to fit in with everyone else, many episodes show that she's a Ladette at heart. Her friend Wally from the soccer team is one also.
* LargeHam: Principal Pangborn is extremely loud and bombastic, courtesy of his voice actor, Creator/ClancyBrown.
* LaserGuidedKarma: With Angelica it's not so prominent here than in Rugrats, as she's more of a protagonist than the antagonist she was there, but there's still examples of her machinations coming back to bite her with pinpoint precision. There's even an entire episode dedicated to it.
* LimitedWardrobe: Played with. Adults have but one outfit each, but the kids have quite a few looks they rotate through.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Tommy to Chuckie.
* MatzoFever: Kimi for Tommy. Nicole also gets the hots for him in another episode, thanks to Cupid.
* MostWritersAreAdults: Taken to [[ExaggeratedTrope ridiculous levels]]. The main cast is only ''11-to-13-years-old'', and yet they all act like 15 to 16-year-olds. Then again, in the original series they acted like toddlers, instead of the babies that they were, so maybe this is just [[FridgeBrilliance carrying on the tradition?]]
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Chuckie's reaction to Kimi dating. (And to his suspicion that Tommy may have a 'thing' for her.)
** Phil shows signs of this when he starts to notice the gender differences between him and his sister. Lil herself shows signs of this as well when Phil starts hanging out with her best friend. Many fans take this as IncestSubtext.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Spinesnapper, the high school student Dil stole the "alien autospy" video from in the episode "Bad Blood". As if his name wasn't scary enough, Dil informs that he sleeps during the day. When Tommy finds out, he is ''absolutely horrified''. Not only did his brother commit a crime, but he did it to the one guy he ''really'' shouldn't have. Worse, Tommy points out that even though it's Dil's fault, he is the one who will be beaten into a pulp, because the local kids apparently have a rule (which seems to extend to the high school crowd) that the older brother must always pay for the younger ones crimes. Tommy actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the whole thing.
-->'''Dil''': As long as we get the tape back we'll be fine, Spinesnapper sleeps during the day.\\
'''Tommy''': You stole it from a guy named ''Spinesnapper''!\\
'''Dil''': And...I'm going to get beat up for it.\\
'''Tommy''': No, '''I will'''. It's a rule they always beat up the ''older'' brother!\\
'''Dil''': Oh.
* NeverMyFault: In "All Broke Up", Tommy's friends hear about his girlfriend Rachel moving away and assume that he's hiding a lot of emotional pain about it even when he says to their faces otherwise. After Tommy takes advice from Dil and pretends to have trouble getting over the loss of Rachel to try and get his friends to stop bugging him, Tommy's friends arrange for Rachel to come back, unaware that Tommy already moved on and found a new girl named Anita. After both girls end up angry at Tommy and leaving him, Tommy's friends turn on him too even though the whole thing was pretty much their fault in the first place.
* NiceJewishBoy: Invoked by Tommy, who tries to use this trope to impress Rachel in "Rachel Rachel".
* NoInfantileAmnesia: It is occasionally implied that the kids still remember things they did in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
** Tommy mentions in "Rachel Rachel" that he used to keep a screwdriver in his diaper.
** As stated above under ContinuityCavalcade, "Curse of Reptar" shows that the kids remember that they were exposed to Reptar a lot when they were babies.
* NonIndicativeTitle: The show is called ''All Grown Up'', but the protagonists are pre-teens and teenagers rather than adults.
* NoodleIncident: One episode has Lil threatening to blow the whistle on Phil doing "you know what". Subverted at the end of the episode [[spoiler: where we find out he spray-painted his skateboard on Betty's wedding dress]].
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Dil's imaginary alien friend Izzy in the episode "Izzy or Isn't He?" After apparently admitting to everyone that Izzy never existed during his funeral, Dil then claims to Chuckie (who was accused of killing Izzy) that Izzy is alive and well and was watching from one of the chairs in the back. The very last thing we see is a close-up of one of the chairs with the seat part down even though no one's there.
* OnlySaneMan: "Oh Bro, Where Art Thou?" humorously put ''CloudCuckooLander Dil'' in this role. Dil had been annoying Tommy with his usual antics more than normal lately, and when the kids take part in a circus summer camp with a real circus, Dil is partnered with a family of contortionists. They're ''even crazier and whackier'' than he is. At first Dil likes this arrangement and even considers joining them on the road. But soon, the antics of the family's children Jean and Pilar wear him down and he quickly sees himself as the Only Sane Man of the contortionist act, giving him a fresh perspective on how Tommy feels sometimes. Tommy for the record, found that he ''needed'' Dil's insanity, life is too boring without it.
* OurSloganIsTerrible: In "Tweenage Tycoons", Angelica and Harold try to make money by selling knockoffs of the products Dil comes up with that Tommy, Kimi, Chuckie, Phil and Lil sell. Their knockoff of Dil's shillows (pillows worn as shoes) have the misfortune of being named "poos", and Harold tries to make the product sound appealing by stating "There's nothing better to have on your foot than a nice soft poo."
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Chucky is the fastest braces-wearing, red-headed, nearsighted kid on Earth.
* ParentalBonus: Betty's hot flashes in "Chuckie's in Love".
* PerverseSexualLust: A G-rated example happens in "Separate but Equal" when Phil and the other boys agree that Yu-Gotta-Go character Princess Nioko is hot.
* PrecociousCrush: One of the rare times we really feel sorry for Angelica in "What's Love Got to do With It?"
* PutOnABus: Z. An entire episode is dedicated to him and a possible romance between himself and Kimi in the first season. By the next, all that's left is a passing mention and a brief, non speaking cameo.
** Also Nicole Boscarelli, whom Chuckie attempted to impress several times in season one.
* ReadingStageDirectionsOutLoud: Angelica tries to stage Harold desperately asking her to the dance in the hopes of making a boy jealous. It all goes south when Harold dramatically reads out "get down on bended knee!".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After being bullied by him throughout most of "A Deville House Divided," Dil delivers one to Vice Principal Pangborn's nephew Morty.
-->'''Dil''':That's it! I've had it with you! You're selfish, obnoxious, and nobody likes you! And one more thing... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Nobody! Touches! The hat!]] (Walks away, leaving Morty stunned).
-->'''Morty''': [[IncrediblyLamePun I'm Morty-fied]].
* RiverOfInsanity: "River Rats" has Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Betty, and Chaz nearly drown while rafting.
* SassyBlackWoman: Susie
* SeriousBusiness: In "Saving Cynthia" when Angelica took what she thought was a mint condition Cynthia to a convention to trade it for her old one, a mob of convention goers started following her and attempted to steal it in broad daylight in front of many witnesses.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Tommy says this about Kimi when Chuckie accuses him of liking her. (Naturally, [[spoiler:it's hinted at the end that he probably does.]])
* ShoutOut:
** "The Curse of Reptar". In that episode they're also watching a film that's meant to be a nod to ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.
** "Blind Man's Bluff", where [[HilarityEnsues Grandpa Boris stumbles around a theme park blindly]], is one to Mr. Magoo.
** "Interview With a Campfire" is a play on ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Plus at the start a clip is shown of Lil and Dil re-enacting the opening scene of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.
** "Yu-Gotta-Go" is this to Anime/YuGiOh.
** "Rat Traps" has several shout outs to ''Film/HomeAlone'' from the kids foiling a pair of crooks in the mall and the gang also sneak into a movie called ''Labyrinth'', which parodies ''Film/TheMatrix''.
** Tell me if the basic storyline of ''Chuckie's In Love'' sounds familiar: [[Film/MrsDoubtfire A person wanting to get closer to someone they care about disguises themself as a foreigner (with help from their sibling) who seems perfect in every way and the person becomes very fond of...but when they're busted after a failed TwoTimerDate at a restaraunt,said person is shocked and hurt...but they reconcile at the end.]]
** The opening scene of "Truth and Consequences" is an homage to ''Film/AmericanBeauty''
** Lou and Boris' fight in "Bad Blood" begins with one to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
** "Brothers Grimm" features a parody of ''Series/GilligansIsland''.
* ShowerShy: The episode "What’s Love Got to do With It" has Chuckie trying to avoid having to shower in public, until one of his attempts to do so gets him stranded outside the locker room with no clothes or towel. At the end of the episode he finally overcomes his fear.
* SpinoffBabies: Inverted; they were babies in the original show, and older in the spinoff.
* ShipTease: TP+KF has Kimi admit that she once had a crush on Tommy and the ending of the episode suggests she still is.
* SiblingRivalry: In "Brothers Grimm", between Tommy and Dil.
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Lampshaded and defied by Angelica in "Curse of Reptar".
---> '''Angelica:''' It's always the blonde girl with the perfectly bouncy hair that stays home and gets killed.
* SprayingDrinkFromNose: Discussed in the episode "All Broke Up Again":
-->'''Tommy''': So what have I missed?\\
'''Lil''': Well Phil was drinking some chocolate milk and it spat out of his nose.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Susie's attempts to be bad in "Susie's Gone Bad Lite," at least initially. Ultimately she finds herself physically incapable of not doing good deeds, which creeps her out a little.
* TakeThat: In "Rat Traps", the kids express disdain for a movie called ''The Big Dumb Talking Cat Movie'', which is a blatant jab at [[Film/{{Garfield}} the live-action Garfield film]].
* TeenDrama: Although the cast are in their pre-teen years, the series tends to favor this a lot, especially compared to their carefree days of infancy where they were a lot friendlier and less snappish.
* TheAllegedCar: The Itex American Deluxe R.V. from the episode "R.V. Having Fun Yet". The moment they set foot inside, Lil's foot start's to sink into the carpet, there is a "moldy bathing suit smell" as Betty describes it, it constantly falls apart. Amazingly, it actually succeeds in making most of the journey.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers:
-->'''Stu:''' "We're going to get you something every kid dreams of having."
-->'''Angelica:''' "A home in Aspen?"
-->'''Dil:''' "A six week course in Portuguese?"
-->'''Chuckie:''' "Respect?"
* ThinlyVeiledDubCountryChange: The Dutch dub attempted this by changing the setting from the USA to The Netherlands, replacing American cities with Dutch ones... despite none of the cities in it looking anything like those of The Netherlands.
* ThousandYardStare: Susie [[spoiler: after she learns she has been conned out of a thousand dollars by a con artist pretending to be a talent agent.]]
* TimeSkip: The series takes place about 10 years after ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* TitleDrop: Happens in "Dude, Where's My Horse?" when Dil asks where his horse is.
* TokenMinority: Sad but true, Susie and Kimi for being African-American and Japanese respectively, though they are more than that.
* TooMuchInformation : Phil mentions in "What's Love Got to Do With It?" that he likes to be completely naked at home; Tommy makes a mental note about always calling the DeVilles' place before visiting.
* TwinSwitch: Obviously Phil and Lil in "Runaround Susie."
* TwoTeacherSchool: Played straight sometimes and averted others. Over the course of the series we see about four regular teachers plus their vice principal and some one-off elective teachers... however they also tend to reuse teachers for other classes depending on the episodes. As this is middle school, it's somewhat justified: many middle schools have the students have one main class and a few others, so them having the same teachers all day, with others only being around for electives, makes sense.
* UncattyResemblance: Each of the horses the gang rides in "Dude, Where's My Horse" resemble them - right down to the hair colors and styles.
* VagueAge[=/=]WiseBeyondTheirYears: from ''All Grown Up'' to All Growed Up(Which, while it premiered first, takes place after the series proper): Dil is 9-10, Phil, Lil, Tommy and Kimi are 10-11, Chuckie is 11-12, and Susie and Angelica are 12-13. Each of them tend to ''act'' as though they're a few years older.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Susie and Angelica. On the one hand, they're fierce rivals - Angelica is resentful and often antagonistic towards Susie's talent, and Susie shows great disdain for Angelica's meanness - whenever something involves taking Angelica down a peg expect Susie to be on board right away (if not spearheading it) and vice versa. Over the course of the show each enacted some antagonistic plot or another against the other, but on the other hand they're very good friends who tend to look out for each other when the chips are down. In fact, they seem so used to their rivalry that their battles against one another seem like just another part of their friendship.
* WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode: Susie gets told she's too perfect by the popular girls and decides to go bad for the episode.
** '''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Angelica]]''' of all people tells her to calm down.
** Chuckie assumes Kimi is going this way in the episode "Bad Kimi". [[spoiler: He's wrong]].
* WhamLine: From "Saving Cynthia":
-->'''Angelica:''' Can you believe it, [[FreudianSlip Cynthia!?]]...Woah, [[LampshadeHanging I just talked to CYNTHIA!]]
* WigDressAccent: Lil does this when Phil is pretending to be her (and ruining her reputation). She dons a blonde wig, large sunglasses and sombrero to hide herself.
* XMustNotWin: Angelica seems to encourage this sort of behavior in people. Tommy acts like this towards her and alienates his friends in "Rats Race," and in "Petition This" Susie acts like this towards her and accidentally causes a lot of grief for Kimi, who Susie was supposed to be helping. In general, Angelica is like this towards Susie succeeding where she doesn't but tends to fail; subverted in 'In The Family's Way', when Angelica starts getting the upper hand and Susie (with help from her brothers) resort to playing dirty against Angelica, resulting in Angelica winning in the end and Susie (and her brothers), for once, getting grounded.
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel: "Susie Sings the Blues" has Susie meet a woman who offers her a chance to audition to be a singer. The only catch is, she has to pay a fee for a studio session in advance. When she shows up to the "studio" it turns out just to be an office building.