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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Nikki, Jonesy, Caitlin, Jude, Jen, and Wyatt.]]

-->''I'm sixteen, life is sweet''\\
''When you're growing up so fast''\\
''You gotta make the good times last!''

6teen is a Canadian animated sitcom about six teenage friends who all have part-time jobs at the [[TheMall Galleria Shopping Mall]], as they struggle to balance work with the daily problems of being a teenager. The series lasted from November, 2004 to February, 2010, with a total of 93 episodes.

Has a [[http://6teen.wikia.com/wiki/6teen_Wiki Wiki]].
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!!Contains examples of:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: The show takes place in a mall instead of a school, but otherwise Tricia fills the role perfectly in "Unhappy Anniversary".
* AfraidOfBlood: Jonesy tried to overcome this so he could get the free snack after a donation as well as prove to Nikki that he isn't a wuss.
* AlliterativeName: Caitlin Cooke and Wyatt Williams.
* AllJustADream: The end of [[spoiler:Dude of the Living Dead]]
* AllMenArePerverts: In "Dude of the Living Dead," Jonesy manages to get a job in a women's clothing store just so he can watch customers as they're changing.
-->'''Wyatt:''' So if everybody knows about the peephole in the change room, why don't all guys apply there?\\
'''Jonesy:''' They do. They just almost never hire guys to work there.\\
'''Wyatt:''' So how'd you get a job?\\
'''Jonesy:''' I told them I was gay.
* AlmostKiss: In "Clonesy". ''Just guess'' who it happens to...
* AnachronicOrder: Almost certainly the case. In the first episode, someone mentions summer break has just started, but then a few episodes later it's Christmas, then a few episodes after that ''that'' Cairlin says she's only been working at the Big Squeeze for four weeks.
** In the second season, Caitlin tells a story ending with, "and then he mooned the entire store," so her date. At the time, it seems like a NoodleIncident, but a few episodes later, Jonesy gets a job at Albatros and Finch, which culminates in him throwing off his pants.
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: As revealed in "Dude of the Living Dead" brings out the [[Awesome/SixTeen awesome]] in several characters.
* ArtMajorBiology and HilarityEnsues: Jude was literally OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank, donating seventeen times in one day under different [[PaperThinDisguise Paper-Thin Disguises.]] Obviously for RuleOfFunny, but had the show handled it realistically, Jude would probably have died around the fourth or fifth donation (on top of that, blood banks and organizations that do blood donations like The Red Cross have a limit on how many times you can donate. If you donate blood, you have to wait two months before you can give again).
* BadJobWorseUniform: The Big Squeeze is the most notable.
** Jonesy has had a few in his jobs: for example, when he worked at a fruit store, he had to wear a banana costume, and when he worked at a soup store, his costume included a large soup can hat. He even inflicted it on ''himself'' in "Dirty Work", when he made himself wear a giant rooster head in order to attract customers.
* BalloonBelly: Caitlin fattens herself up (to the point of looking heavily pregnant) after eating too much chocolate in "Girlie Boys", and unlike most examples of this trope, she kept the weight until she went to the fitness center to lose it.
** Jude in "Over Exposed".
* BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults: Done in at least one episode with dressing cubicles instead, where Tricia overhears Caitlin [[IResembleThatRemark calling her mean]].
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Caitlin, Jen and Nikki.
** Jen and Nikki can take either role: Though Nikki is the most aggressive and Jen the most studious, Nikki is also the most rational and Jen the most athletic.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** Caitlin is a walking aversion. Although she's the girliest of the girly-girls, she also does some of the grossest stuff in the show, such as vomiting on everyone. Her mascara also tends to run when she cries. Caitlin often lampshades these aversions.
--->'''Caitlin:''' I look hideous!
** An entire episode revolves around Nikki trashing Jonesy's bathroom after a particularly nasty bowel movement. Jonesy is forced to accept the fact that this trope does not exist in reality, and that girls are not, in fact, above such grotesque things.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Jonesy and Nikki.
* BellyDancer: Taj Mahome Video employs a few. They all dance around to Bollywood music in keeping with the semi-mystical, fake India theme of the store. [[spoiler:The guys dress up as them to scare away customers in "Major Unfaithfulness".]]
* BiTheWay: In "Jonesy's List", despite Wayne spending most of the episode trying to get said list, his reaction to the picture of Jonesy's butt hints he may swing a bit the other way.
* BuildingOfAdventure: The Galleria Mall.
* BirthdayEpisode: Twice, with Wyatt in Season One and Caitlin in the Season Three premiere.
* BittersweetEnding: In the GrandFinale [[spoiler:Nikki's family moves to Iqaluit after her father gets his dream job; the episode ends with the remaining five realizing that while she's not there right now, their lives will still be all right with out her and they'll still be in contact with each other.]]
** HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Nikki's family even agrees not to move after seeing how much Nikki's friends care about her, but she decides that she has to do the mature thing and move anyway so her father can have his dream.]]
* BlandNameProduct: Prevalent throughout the series. (e.g. Albatross and Finch = Abercrombie and Fitch, Stereo Shack = Radio Shack, Soft Rock Cafe = Hard Rock Cafe, etc.)
** However, some real world bands do get mentioned from time to time.
* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Characters often make the mistake of taking dating advice from [[InLoveWithLove Caitlin]] or [[CasanovaWannabe Jonesy]].
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Caitlin, Nikki and Jen.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In 2012, [=PopGirl=] in the UK suddenly started censoring the show after a few years of airing it uncut.
** All onscreen vomiting is cut.
** In "Deck the Mall", they edited the scene where Stanley pants'd Jonesy in front of Yummy Mummy and got him fired so it looked like he got fired for taking back the candy cane after Stanley made fun of him.
** In "Unhappy Anniversary", they cut every mention of the bowl Jonesy made looking like a boob. Though they kept the joke about Jude wanting to have it and stroking it.
** In "Mr. Nice Guy", they cut the part where the girls said they thought Jonesy and Wyatt were gay, but in "Dude of the Living Dead," they left in the scene of Jonesy getting a job at a women's clothing store by claiming he's gay so he can get away with peeping in the changing rooms.
** Despite the previous edit, they still air "Stupid Over Cupid" uncut, keeping in the GayCowboy wanting to date Jonesy.
** When Cartoon Network (a channel known for lacing dodgy content in their original programming, yet editing out the same dodgy content in any imported programming, like the ''LooneyTunes'' cartoons and any anime series) aired this, the show was ''heavily'' censored, removing any and all suggestive content and banning two episodes: "Mr. Nice Guy" (which centers on homosexuality) and "Enter the Dragon" (which centers on menstrual cycles and how they affect women). Nickelodeon also edited the series and banned the same episodes.
* BrattyHalfPint: Stanley, Yummy Mummy's son.
* BrokeEpisode: Some of them seem to have unlimited money, but Jude gets a broke/jobless episode once in awhile.
* BurgerFool: Burger [=McFlipster's=], The restaurant itself appears to be a pastiche of [=McDonald's=] & Burger King.
* ButtMonkey: Each member of the gang plays the role at least once, but Jonesy is the most common.
* CandidCameraPrank: In Cecil B. Delusioned, [[{{Jerkass}} Jonesy]] pulls this on Nikki (the results do NOT turn out well).
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Jonesy and Nikki.
* ChristmasEpisode: There are actually 3 of these,... all taking place [[NotAllowedToGrowUp within the same year?]]
** It's even weirder, as Jen's mom and Jonesey's dad were just dating at the start of the show. They weren't even engaged yet. Then they had to be engaged for awhile (it certainly looked like a full-blown wedding), and apparently conceived a child within wedlock. So I'd assume they were, in fact, seventeen by the end of the series.
* ClosetGeek: Chrissy is a big Star Wars geek but hides it from her friends.
** This is HilariousInHindsight because she's one of the '''clones'''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Jude appears to show signs every now and then of him being a little off.
* CurseCutShort There are many uses of this involving the word 'Bitch'. Once completely averted in "The Sushi Connection" when The Clones teased Nikki due to her assistant manager nametag saying ASS. MAN (short for Assistant Manager)
* CoolBigSis: Jen has one who she's jealous of.
* CreditCardPlot: The reason that Caitlin got her job at The Lemon and met the other 5. Also a recurring weakness, if she ever gets completely out of debt.
* CringeComedy: In "The Birthday Boy", when the gang tell Wyatt they're going to throw him a birthday party, completely forget to do so, and and make him think a bridal shower is for him to hide it.
* DarkReprise: A melancholy version of the main theme appears in the series finale and drives home the point that the series is ''actually ending''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes Nikki, but Wayne takes this to an extreme extent.
* DependingOnTheWriter: As mentioned, sometimes the six friends act twice their age and are making witty pop-culture references, and next episode they're making fart jokes.
** Also applies to Chrissy. On occasion, she's smart and a capable boss (most often seen in the first season). Usually, however, she acts like she's only a few IQ points above the other clones. (Ironic, given that she's stated to have scored a few points better than Nikki on an IQ test.)
** Serena varies from nice girl to total bitch depending on the episode.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Caitlin says this word-for-word after telling Jen she's bossy and overbearing, leading to a bet that Jen can't last the rest of the day without telling somebody else what to do, and the others going out of their ways to make her crack. HilarityEnsues.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Wanye firing Wyatt from the video store simply cause he accidentally spilled some coffee on a rare video. Before that, Wayne fired Jonesy minutes after hiring simply because Jonesy liked the movie [[Film/TopGun Top M-16s.]]
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Wyatt sings the theme song with Jude.
* DoubleEntendre: This quote from Dude of the Living Dead?
--> '''Nikki''': "...[Jonesy's] oversized male ego!"\\
'''Jonesy''': "I think you like my oversized male ego."
* DramaticWind: Parodied in "2-4-1" with Blake, whose scarf and hair constantly flow in the wind even though there is none.
-->'''Caitlin:''' Is there a draft in here
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In "Oops, I Dialed It Again" Wyatt saves a baby's life and catches three handbags (one in each hand and one on his foot), but that's immediately forgotten about when he sneezes and has snot hanging from his nose.
* EruditeStoner: Jude.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Practically every episode
* EvilIsPetty: In "Losing Your Lemon" after Caitlin gets her credit card back and quits her job Tricia encourages her to go on a shopping spree just to get her back into debt and so she and her friends can steal the gang's spot in front of the Lemon while Caitlin is away.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Invoked in-universe with the title of a movie.
-->'''Jonesy''': ''[to Wayne]'' "So, my good man, what have you got for me?"
-->'''Wayne''': "Rabid Albino Vampires."
-->'''Jonesy''': "What's it about?"
-->'''Wayne''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Rabid. Albino. Vampires.]]
* {{Fanboy}}: Darth.
* {{Fanservice}}: The scantily-clothed belly dancers in "Major Unfaithfulness".
* FanDisservice: [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill Julie]] wearing [[StarWars Leia's gold bikini]]...GAH!
** In another episode, Jonesy is seen in the bikini.
* FeigningIntelligence: When Caitlin pretends to be a college student in Smarten Up. [[spoiler: The rest of the gang does the same when they're drawn into the scheme, which ends up with [[ItMakesSenseInContext Jonesy delivering a baby]].]]
* FeudEpisode: While they're not long time friends, Nikki gets in a fight with Caitlin but all is forgiven after [[spoiler: Jude's pet fish dies]] in "Fish and Make Up".
* FiveFingerDiscount: The episode of the same name had a lesson against it.
* FiveManBand:
** Jen is TheLeader
** Jonesy is TheLancer
** Nikki is TheBigGuy
** Wyatt is TheSmartGuy
** Jude is TheHeart
** Caitlin is TheChick and SixthRanger
*** Or, as "Dude in the Living Dead" would have it:
---> TheHero: Jude\\
TheLancer: Jonesy\\
TheBigGuy: Nikki\\
TheSmartGuy: Wyatt\\
TheHeart: Jen\\
TheChick: Caitlin, The Clones, later Starr [[spoiler:(after The Clones turned into a zombies)]]\\
SixthRanger: Darth (also having a bit of TheSmartGuy), Ron the Rent-a-cop (who doubles as TheMentor) [[spoiler:(later they turned into a zombies)]]\\
TeamPet: [[spoiler:Talon (carted around by Caitlin after he was bit by a zombie. She later dumped him.)]]
* FlirtyStepsiblings: Jonesy and Jen.
* ForeignQueasine: Wyatt loves sushi, but the rest of the gang finds it gross.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In Jonesy's Low Mojo, Nikki spills coffee on Kirsten. The other clones become involved in the mess, and pretty soon chaos envelops the Khaki Barn.
* GRatedDrug: Comes up from time to time.
** Chocolate-covered jellybeans for Ron Rent-a-Cop in "Welcome to the Darth Side".
** Coffee for Jude in "Smarten Up" when he becomes obsessed with winning Grind Me's giveaway contest.
** It's brought up several times that Wyatt is addicted to caffiene. He becomes incredibly irritable when he hasn't had a cup of coffee in more than a few hours, and Ron the Rent-A-Cop even codenamed him "Coffee Pot".
* {{Geek}}: Darth, most particularly. Chrissy shows occasional signs of being a closet case.
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Three boys (Jonesy, Jude and Wyatt) and three girls (Nikki, Jen and Caitlin).
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in-universe when Jude mentions a German docudrama narrated by the man himself.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Caitlin slaps Nikki to get rid of her snap out of being a Clone.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The tag for assistant manager at the Khaki Barn has the job name abbreviated as "ASS MAN."
** At the end of "Clonesy", when Jude has recovered from having slathered muscle relaxant over ''his entire body'':
---> '''Jude''': "Yeah, I can feel every part of my body again!"\\
'''Nikki''': "Just don't be doing it around us, okay?"
** In the episode "Quit It!", there's a baking store by the name of "CM". On their logo, in between the two initials, is a liquid measuring cup filled with milk. It looks a suspicious lot like a "u"...
** In "The One with the Cold Sore" Nikki and Wyatt think Caitlin and Jude are secretly dating, and when they call Caitlin while she's riding the rollercoaster with Jude, they mistake Caitlin's excited screams for orgasms and think they're having sex.
--->'''Caitlin:''' Let's do it again!
** "Kiss my axe, cowboy!"
** The show sneaks in ''tons'' of clevage shots.
** In "The New Jonesy", Jonesy lands a job as the "after" model for a before-and-after facial cream ad campaign. Nikki's response? "More like the [[TenWithATwo ''morning'' after]]."
** In "Girlie Guys" Wyatt mentions swimmers shave their entire bodies for races in order to increase speed. Jude responds, "their ''entire'' bodies?" To make it more obvious what he's thinking of, he's got his legs wide open and is looking down.
** This exchange between Jude and Wyatt.
-->'''Jude''': This is making me dizzy, and not a good dizzy.\\
'''Wyatt''': There's a good dizzy?\\
'''Jude''': Hahahaha, duuuuuuuude.
* GoldDigger: Trisha tries to be a platonic girlfriend version to Caitlin in "Prank'd" when she thinks Caitlin is rich.
* {{Gonk}}: Darth and Julie.
* HairDecorations: Caitlin always wears a pink butterfly hair clip, even though her hair is way too short to possibly need one.
* HalloweenEpisode: ''Boo, Dude'' and the hour long special ''Dude of the Living Dead''.
* HandsomeLech: Jonesy.
* HartmanHips: The mall cougar has them. This could be one reason why she's called Yummy Mummy.
* HeartbreakAndIceCream: After Wyatt gets dumped by Serena, Caitlin declares ice-cream in a necessary part of post-breakup therapy. She should know, considering how many boyfriends she loses over the course of the show.
* HeroicBSOD: Ron the mall Rent-a-Cop goes through one in "The New Guy" when it's revealed ''exactly'' how empty his life is without his job.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted with a one shot character. Not only it was outright stated she was gay, we actually see her and her date (in the background, though).
** In earlier seasons, a GayCowboy keeps bidding to win a Valentines Day date with Jonesy, and Jonesy and Wyatt were once MistakenForGay by two girls they were trying to hit on.
** Played with in "Bicker Me Not" where while don't say the word gay in describing Caitlin's Coworker Kevin, he's referred to as "playing for the other team" in conversation.
* HighSchoolDance: In ''Snow Job'' and ''Spring Fling''.
* HighSchoolHustler: Jonesy, when he's not getting caught.
* HopelessAuditionees: In "Idol Time at the Mall" every Star Contest contestant except Wyatt. Subverted in that Wyatt's five friends were aware that they're terrible singers and were only doing it to make Wyatt look even better by comparison.
* HypocriticalHumor: Sometimes Caitlin will get mad because she thinks her boyfriend has dumped her or will dump her for some superficial reason, but will later end up dumping him for the same reason.
** When the gang reveal their embarrassing secrets to each other, Caitlin adamantly tells them that hers won't be repeated before telling. Soon after, she goes and blabs their secrets to her boyfriend of the day because since they're dating, they shouldn't keep secrets from each other (while conveniently neglecting to tell him her own). This goes downhill as said boyfriend blabs said secrets while under hypnosis, causing the gang to cut Caitlin off from them for breaking their trust. Once the gang plan to take their revenge, she says best friends don't go blabbing other people's secrets (which she had done in the first place).
** When Jen and Nikki are taking a survey and ask Jonesy if he'd dump a girl for answering the phone with "Y'ello" he says he would because it's annoying. Later in the episode he answers his phone that same way.
** In the pilot, Tricia ends her friendship with Caitlin because of her Big Squeeze uniform, leaving her devastated as to why Tricia would do that to her for such a trivial reason. Wyatt comments on this, asking what kind of person would judge people by their clothes, which Caitlin admittedly raised her hand to. She then tries to justify it by saying she wouldn't do that to a friend at least.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: The Clones are apt to do this because they're all the same size and they have the same taste in clothes.
* IneptAptitudeTest: Not so much the test, but the fact that their tests got switched.
* InformedJudaism: Jude, actually, but only because he said he needed to go home for the Hanukkah celebration in one of the [[ChristmasEpisode christmas episodes]].
** Despite this, Jude actively celebrates Christmas and follows its traditions (though is not at all good with wrapping gifts).
* InsistentTerminology: With Jude's help, Jonesy makes a bowl for Nikki. But the lid makes it look like a breast. Jonesy protests otherwise.
--> ''Jonesy:'' "It's not a breast, it's a boob--I mean a bowl!"
* InsufferableGenius: Starr after she joins the nerd trend and dumps Jude again because his IQ isn't high enough.
* InsultBackfire: In "The Sushi Connection", Kirsten attempts to insult Nikki by calling her The Khakinator, but Nikki likes the nickname.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: Apparently, if you're hyped on energy drinks, tea starts to taste like "a dirty gymsock."
** To be fair, it was herbal tea that is supposed to calm you down. One such tea is Valerian, which smells remarkably like sweaty feet.
* JerkJock: Coach Halder
** Charlie Dobbs [[AssPull suddenly became one when the writers needed an excuse for Jen to break up with him]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jonesy, when he's not being [[{{Jerkass}} just a jerk]]
** The same goes for Nikki.
* LimitedWardrobe: They all wear the exact same outfit or outfits (usually just a specific uniform they change into for a job) every day.
* LiteralMinded: In "Love at Worst Sight", Jude failed an eye exam because he thought he was supposed to literally read the chart.
* MakeOutKids: There is a specific pair of extras whose every appearance is marked by their continuous game of Tonsil Hockey.
* TheMall: The Galleria Shopping Mall, to be exact.
* [[WorldOfSnark Mall Of Snark]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Although it's not exactly a romance, it's evident the mutual sexual tension between Jonesy and Yummy Mummy.
** Amélie admires Jonesy's little brother Robbie in "A Crime of Fashion".
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In "Dude of the Living Dead", several zombies are seen [[BuffySpeak zombifying]] people in the background.
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup: Caitlin frequently dumps guys over minor flaws.
* MistakenForGay: Jonesy and Wyatt are thought to be a gay couple by two women they are trying to pick up. Jonesy wasn't too thrilled about it (Jonesy: "Not gay! NOT GAY!").
** Happens again when Jonesy volunteers to tell Wyatt that Marlowe is dumping him, and telling him in a cafe infamous for being a hotspot for couples breaking up. When Wyatt shouts his reaction in the wrong way, the customers (particularly the females) immediately mistook them for a gay couple breaking up because "Jonesy is deciding to switch teams". For some odd reason, despite their own break-ups with their boyfriends, the girls were angry that Jonesy's "breaking up with Wyatt". It didn't help that after Jonesy gets chased out, Wyatt runs after, asking something that could also be taken the wrong way.
** Nikki as well in "Role Reversal," when she tries to find out if her new friend has a crush on her. The girl thought Nikki was trying to ask her out and politely declines because she already has a girlfriend.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Wyatt.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Probably to be expected from the makers of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' - Jen is shown naked at least three times with Jonesy a close second. Jude as well, while ''skydiving''.
* NewJobEpisode: The first episode, though most of the cast has had a change of career at some point in the series, not just [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity Jonesy]]. However, none of the girls have permanently lost their jobs.
** "Going Underground" also counts, as Jude and Wyatt both lose their jobs, and the guys ''all'' have to fine new ones.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The security guard looks and talks an awful lot like ChristopherWalken. This is never more obvious than if you see the video of Ron the Rent-a-cop doing a perfect {{Homage}} to Christopher Walken's/Fatboy Slim's music video of "Weapon of Choice", as seen at the end of the episode "Lifeslaver". It should also be of note that Christopher Walken's real name is Ron.
** If ever there were a live action version of the show, this troper could see no more perfect actor for Wayne than Jack Black.
*** His whole character is probably a reference to Jack Black in Rewind.
**** Actually, the character predates that movie.
** The Talent Show episode had the judges look exactly like Randy, Paula, and Simon.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. There's an entire episode about it.
* NobodyPoops: Averted.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The main characters stay sixteen despite there being several Christmas episodes.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: In one episode, Jonesy and Wyatt are accused of being [[HoYay a "couple"]] after the former breaks up for the latter's girlfriend.
** It didn't help that Jonesy took Wyatt to the icecream shoppe in the mall, where it's ''known'' that if you enter there as a couple, you leave broken up.
* AnObnoxiousOfBullies: The Escalator Girls.
* OhCisco: Happens [[OnceAnEpisode every episode.]]
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: Jude gets this way at times when it comes to the ice rink's ice.
-->'''Jude''': "The ice, with the hopping and the crunching!"
* OnceAnEpisode: Jonesy gets fired from his latest mall job (or, when he's running a scam, it fails miserably).
** Coach Halder yells at Jen.
* OneHeadTaller: All of the guys (and most one-shot dates) are at least a handful of inches taller than the girls.
* OneOfTheBoys: One-shot character Joanie. She dresses girly, but that belch of her's is all man.
* TheOneWith: Two episode titles (in an homage to {{Friends}} )
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: In one episode Jude donates blood seventeen times in order to score free doughnuts.
* PowerTrio: The male main characters
** Id: Jonsey
** Ego: Jude
** Superego: Wyatt
* ThePsychoRangers: In the episode "Doppelgangers", a darker version of the SixStudentClique comes to take over their table.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "Pomp and Circumstance" plays whenever Jude makes a speech.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: In "Smarten Up", Caitlin goes on a date with a college guy. To make her sound smart, they decide that Jen will text her with necessary info. This happens:
-->'''Josh:''' "Wow! So you're saying you studied Renaissance art?"
-->'''Caitlin:''' "Oh! Uh, yeah! Renaissance art!" ''[reading her cell]'' "Particularly the works of the late Middle Apes. Oops! Middle ages. Sorry about the typo. Laugh out loud."
-->'''Jen:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Gah! She wasn't supposed to read that last part.]]"
* RipTailoring: This is how Nikki makes two dresses Caitlin and Jen are fighting over "cool".
* RollerbladeGood: Starr.
* RousingSpeech: Jude is the absolute king of this trope. While all of his speechs are odd since he is a CloudCuckoolander, his speeches always manage to elicit an applause from others. [[spoiler: In the finale, he manages to make [[TheStoic Ron]] cry with his speech.]]
* SecretDiary: Naturally happens to Jen in ''The Journal''.
* SecretRelationship: Jude had one with a girl who doesn't want to be seen with him, so they hide in various places. She even threatens him if her friends find out. In the end, as a test, he farted while they're in the air vents, she opens the hatch and fell out, then Jude breaks up with her.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Wyatt and Jonesy. Jude is somewhere between the two; he's a much bigger risk taker than Wyatt but nowhere near as hypermasculine as Jonesy.
* SerialRomeo: Gender-flipped with Caitlin; she seems to get a new boyfriend in every episode. It's often lampshaded, for example Nikki referring to one of her boyfriends as "her ''twelfth'' 'The One'".
* ShipTease Some times. In one episode, Jude and Caitlin were thought to be dating.
** In another, Wyatt and Caitlin become attracted to each other after accidentally kissing.
** There are several between Jen and Jude. For example, when Jen is trying to get her driver's license and Jude helps her, when Jude pretends to be Jen's date, the one Christmas special that he helps her deal with her stress, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the time Jude starts acting as though him and Jen are the parents of a picture of child.]]
*** There was also the journal episode which has Jude being the only one to not read Jen's journal and ultimately being the one who convinces her to come back to the mall.
** And for the [[GuyOnGuyIsHot slash]] [[YaoiFanGirl fans]], Jude and Jonsey have a ton. There's the [[Film/{{Ghost}} pottery scene]], the onscreen kiss, and the fact that somehow everytime Jude ends up in drag (which is surprisingly often) Jonesy ends up hitting on him. Just to name a few.
* ShoutOut:
** Wayne gives one to ''Film/SevenSamurai'', claiming "The 77th Samurai" is the best movie ever made and his prized possesion.
** The video of Ron the guys watch at the end of the season 3 finale is a parody of the music video of "Weapon of Choice" by Fat Boy Slim. An allusion to Ron being based on Christopher Walken, who starred in the video.
** Also [[Film/FightClub "the first rule of wheelchair club is DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHEELCHAIR CLUB. The second rule of wheelchair club is..."]]
** Also in the episode "Blast from the Past", there was a picture of [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama a very familiar-looking summer camp in the art exhibit...]]
** In the episode "Lights Out", where Jude tries to join the goth troupe, Caitlin recognizes one of the goths, "Morgana, Mistress of the Macabre," as Haley from [[NotSoAboveItAll tennis camp]]. In one of the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' "Goth Talk" sketches, Circe Nightshade (real name Stephanie) mentions that she and Countess Cobwella (real name Denise) went to tennis camp together.
* ShowerOfAwkward: Played straight in one episode, where Jonesy accidently sees Jen completely naked (and to make this more awkward, she has become his ''stepsister'' by this point.) He's completely freaked out and everything he sees or thinks about reminds him of the picture in his head.
* ShutUpKiss / ForcefulKiss: In "Smarten Up," Caitlin starts dating a college boy, but lies about being in college to impress him. Soon, he starts asking to meet her friends, but she pulls this trope on him to keep his mind off it.
* SignatureScent: In one episode, the boys are in a contest to see who can smell the best without showering, which the girls are judging. Wyatt goes about halfway and Jonesey doesn't even go a full second, but Jude makes it. One comments that Jude just smells, well, [[ShapedLikeItself like Jude]].
* SimilarSquad: Tricia's new friends in "Losing Your Lemon" are Expies of the main gang.
* SingleMindedTwins: Kristen and Kirsten, even though they're not really twins.
* SixthRanger: While not a FiveManBand ensemble per se, Caitlin joins the core group of five in the first episode and spends part of the next couple trying to win a place in the group
* SixStudentClique
** The main character - Wyatt
** The Muscle - Jonesy
** The Quirk - Jude
** The Pretty One - Caitlin
** The Smart One - Jen
** The Wild One - Nikki
* SkywardScream: Jen, [[spoiler:after she kissed Jonesy, thinking he was her boyfriend Smithy. Only after this mix-up does she realize they look almost identical.]]
* TheSlacker: Jonesy
* SlapSlapKiss: Jonesy and Nikki
* SliceOfLife
* SmugSnake: Tricia
* TheSnarkKnight: Nikki
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Blink and you'll miss it, when Darth sees the girl of his dreams (dressed as a Vulcan), his lightsaber suddenly switches on.
** Happens again in "Snow Job" when he kisses Julie.
* SplitScreenPhoneCall
* SpoiledSweet: Caitlin
** Subverted in some episodes of Seasons 3 and 4 when Caitlin goes into SpoiledBrat mode.
** Kylie Smylie as well. Despite being a famous pop star, she is very nice and sweet to Caitlin and her friends.
* {{Squee}}
** The Clones annoy Nikki to no end with their simultaneous "EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"
--->'''Nikki:''' EEEEEEEEEEEENOUGH!!!
** Caitlin does this as well. Jen also has a few moments.
** [[spoiler: Even ''Nikki'' does this at one point in "The Hunted".]]
* StatusQuoIsGod: Zig-zagged. There are certain constants: Jonsey will always be fired by the end of the episode, yet have no problem finding a new one by the next, and Caitlin can't hold down a love interest for more than two episodes. But anything that doesn't snap back to normal at the end of the episode tends to stick.
* StealingFromTheTill: In "The Five Finger Discount" everyone in the gang except Jen admits they've stolen little things from work.
* SueDonym When Jude tries to be a goth, he goes by "Judas"
* SweetheartSipping: Jonesy and Nikki. Nikki, really?
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Nikki's [[GirlOfTheWeek Guy of the week]] Stone
* TalentShow: On Idol Time At The Mall, an Series/AmericanIdol-type show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin comes to the mall]].
* ThePictureCameWithTheFrame: Done on the Christmas special, to show how lonely Ron the mall cop is.
* TooDumbToLive The Clones. One time, they thought Jude trapped in an air vent was ''God''. Even after they were told who it was, one still asked "You mean Jude is God?"
** Though it was [[spoiler: AllJustADream]], in ''Dude of the Living Dead'', one of them became a zombie, and the others wanted her to make them zombies too because they were afraid of being behind on the latest trend.
** One time, they were tricked into believing that hot steam would be sent through the phone lines to clean them, so they should avoid using their phones for a while. What makes this even dumber? ''They were using their cell phones!''
* TownGirls: Caitlin (the fashionable girly girl), Nikki (the sarcastic punk-rocker), and Jen (the smart, sensible girl).
** The interesting thing about this is, while Caitlin acts more like the uptown girl and Nikki the out of town girl, Caitlin is the one who is technically from out of town since she is the newest member of the group.
* TrueCompanions: There's a sense of it, considering they actually spend ''Christmas'' and other important holidays together, and most of their families are either dysfunctional or not mentioned.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Nikki's job at the Khaki Barn. She insults customers and does nothing all day. Regardless of whether she has been fired or quits of her own accord, [[StatusQuoIsGod Chrissy always re-hires her by the end of the episode]].
* VomitChainReaction: After rotten meat spreads food poisoning throughout the mall.
* VomitDiscretionShot[=/=]VomitIndiscretionShot: Yes, this show has both.
* WardrobeMalfunction: On Caitlin's advice, Nikki wears a nice dress, to impress an ex. Unfortunately, said dress was ''just'' long enough to get caught in the escalator, get torn off, and leave her standing there in her underwear.
** Poor, poor, Jen. She's had it happen to her at least 3 times.
* WhatTheHellHero: In one episode, Wyatt had prepared for a music competition being held at the mall with a song he wrote about the gang. When none of them showed up (except for Nikki who was asleep), a disappointed and hurt Wyatt changed the lyrics of the song to vent out his frustration by bashing his friends. Everyone who heard the song, upon meeting any other member of the gang, told them they were awful and didn't deserve a friend like Wyatt.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Jonesey, who gets fired [[OncePerEpisode once an episode.]]
* WomanScorned: In "Double Date," after being asked out by the same guy at the same time, some girls decide to start a vigilante group against jerk guys. This ultimately fails because the leader is Trisha, who has guys marked down as jerks for frivolous offenses or without getting all the facts. Or she could have just been singling out Jude and Wyatt because they're friends with Caitlin.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Wayne experiences one during "In a Retail Wonderland".
* YouKnowImBlackRight: The episode where Wyatt had a crazy StalkerWithACrush who thought that he and Jude were identical twins. At the end of the episode, he finally snaps.
--> '''Wyatt:''' We're ''not'' '''''twins'''''! ''I'm'' black, and ''he's'' '''''white'''''!
** After this, Wayne shows up, and the girl is now convinced that he, Wyatt, and Jude are identical ''triplets''.
* YourMakeupIsRunning: Caitlin whenever she gets upset.
* ZombieApocalypse: ''Dude of the Living Dead''

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->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]:''' I sometimes pine for the days when I was their age.\\
'''Waldorf:''' When you were 16?\\
'''Statler:''' No, [[GeniusBonus when I was 96]]!\\
'''Both:''' Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!