* BaseBreaker: Timmy and Russell, due to the fandom being split between which one it considers TheScrappy and EnsembleDarkhorse, whether it's both of them, or is it neither?
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Timmy.
** Jeff and Audrey, due to having [[SpotlightStealingSquad taken over]] the primary couple stuff from Adam and Jennifer.
* FridgeHorror: Adam's stupidity might be the result of minor brain-damage, due to the possibility that his Hippie mother continued to take mind-expanding drugs during pregnancy! Considering what we see of her, there is ''nothing'' that rules this possibility out!
* HollywoodHomely[=/=][[HollywoodPudgy Pudgy]] Liz is treated as being hideously ugly and extremely overweight when she is neither.
** Also applies slightly when Adam and Jennifer film themselves having sex and are digusted when they watch it. While a lot of their disgust revolves around the awkwardness of their sex, they take the time to remark how awful they look. Adam remarks that he needs to hit the gym and Jennifer shouts, "We are not tan!,"... even though they clearly are.
* HoYay: In one episode, Timmy and Russel have their hands on each other's knees under the table mistaking each other for their dates.
** Adam is fascinated by Jeff's half-naked looks on an old photo, and wants Jeff to find him good-looking on the similar photo he had made of himself. He also asked Jeff to do like he was Audrey.
** Russel gets a girlfriend who is Timmy's DistaffCounterpart. At one point, Russel tells Timmy that Indians with British-accents are his "type" and encourages his girlfriend to look more and more like Timmy. Later, he accidentally hits on Timmy.
* SoOkayItsAverage: This seems to be the general opinion of television critics regarding the show. When the show was canceled in May of 2013, many journalists noted their surprise that the show managed to last for seven seasons due to the fact that it never had high ratings and it had narrowly avoided being canceled several times before. Other people have remarked that while many people ''like'' the show, virtually nobody considers it to be their ''favorite'' show.
* TheScrappy: Timmy.
** On the other hand, some fans actually consider ''Russell'' this (although his recent character development has begun to lessen this), with Timmy's passive-aggressive [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] at how utterly inept Russell to be both deeply refreshing and making him something of an EnsembleDarkhorse.
* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Russell and Audrey's Sister.