* DesignatedHero: Nikki is one in "Over Exposed" after Chrissy quits. Although we're supposed to believe that she's a good guy, her insulting of customers for no reason without her co-workers to stop her (and their eventual joining in) combined with the fact that she brings them to Chrissy to brag about how she's become their controller (ironic, since she thinks of herself as a free-thinking rebel) pretty much cement her as an example, at least for one episode. The comparison gets more ironic when Chrissy actually [[FriendOrIdolDecision gives up]] her nice job to prove ThePowerOfFriendship.
* EarWorm: ''I'm [=6teen=], starting to find my way...got a new job, gonna start at the mall today...''
* FanHater: In "Going Underground" Wayne refuses to hire Jonesy because he likes [[Film/TopGun Top M-16s]].
* GirlShowGhetto: Airs exclusively on [=PopGirl=] in the UK despite being a unisex show.
* IdiotPlot: "The New Jonesy" has Jen dating a Jonesy clone and being completely oblivious to their similarities. It takes her accidentally kissing Jonesy in [[CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise a wig]] to convince her.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt [[spoiler: The fans' initial reaction to the announcement of the series finale episode "Bye Bye Nikki", whose plot was announced to involve Nikki leaving the group forever.]] No way a light-hearted comedy show about a bunch of teenagers hanging out at the mall could have a BittersweetEnding, right?
* [[MemeticSexGod Memetic Sex Goddesses]]: The girls, but Nikki, especially.
* PopularityPolynomial: The show is currently going through a resurgence of popularity as many of its original fans have started to revisit it, and is garnering many views in reruns.
* TheScrappy: Serena. Breaking up with nice guy Wyatt over a text message did not go well with fans. [[spoiler: Neither did her ClingyJealousGirl antics when Wyatt moved on.]]
** Jude's ex-girlfriend Starr after she became a {{Goth}} and dumped Jude for superficial reasons. Later when she became an InsufferableGenius she got even worse.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: To American audiences, at least. Canada doesn't really have a problem showing shows like this to preteens (preteens being ages 9 to 12) and early teens (early teen being ages 13 to 15). Either way, the subject matter makes this more like a show for older teens (ages 16 to 18) or college-aged adults who remember their high school days and all the stupid things they did. As this was made by the same people who did the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series, [[JustifiedTrope there's actually a good reason why the show is what it is]].
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