* AcceptableHardLuckTargets: Carmen, the nerds.
* FanPreferredCouple: Sam and Brooke. WordofGod confirmed that, had there been a Season 3, Sam was supposed to come out, so it could have happened.
* FoeYay: Sam and Brooke.
* HollywoodHomely: Done on most of the non-popular girls at some point or other, especially when they go to school with [[ImprobableHairstyle horrendously bad bad bed hair.]]
* LesYay: Sam and Brooke, Carmen and Lily.
* RetroactiveRecognition: You'll be seeing Leslie Bibb all over the place in later years, even as [[HilariousInHindsight Gwyneth Paltrow's]] [[Film/IronMan co-star.]]
** [[PrisonBreak Wentworth Miller]] gets a one-shot role in the episode "[[AllAboutEve All About Adam]]".