* {{Anvilicious}}
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: the show's soundtrack.
* DudeNotFunny:
** Some of the endless DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale inflicted on Oscar.
** The mean-spirited treatment of Penny.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Zoey, for the reason that (with the sole exception being Penny and Sticky) she's the only character on the show who's not a raging jerkass.
** She does admittedly turn on Penny in "Twins to Tweens," though you could chalk that up to Al Roker's magic manipulating things.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: One episode featured Penny's mother advising her to try and "find some common ground" to resolve a conflict with The Gross Sisters, who had a grudge for her reporting their lunch money extortion to school officials. Said common ground ended up being...''[[BrokenAesop offering financial managment advice for their stolen money]]
** The ''Series/AmericanIdol'' spoof comes to mind, too.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: in a 2003 episode, Penny is watching a football game and says that Michael Vick is the man. Fast Forward to 2010.
** The episode with Kobe Bryant also became a tad uncomfortable to watch after his highly publicized court case.
* {{Jerkass Woobie}}: Dijonay in the episode "Surf and Turf" when Sticky refuses to kiss her in front of a lot of people.
** Suga Mama in a few episodes.
* TheScrappy: Dijonay and Lacienega are this, due to how they treat Penny. Although Lacienega became a LovableAlphaBitch, she still slips back to being a {{jerkass}} and constantly bullies and belittles Penny and other characters. Wizard Kelly counts as well for his callousness and jerkass attitude. He also gains pleasure from bullying Oscar for his failure to win the basketball game he played against him.
** Ironically, the TV movie has Penny continually refer to Zoey as her best friend...I guess she dumped Dijonay and Lacienega during the TimeSkip.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Some viewers mistook [=BeBe=] for a girl up until the episode where he and [=CeCe=] were turned into teens.
* WheelchairWoobie: Subverted. Penny dates a boy in a wheelchair (voiced by ShiaLaBeouf) because he made her feel bad for him, only for her to realize he's a {{Jerkass}} who exploits his handicap to get what he wants.
** Not to mention, the DoubleStandard - Penny and her friends are suspended because they were (wrongly) suspected of having been behind the vandalism. When the true vandal is caught and is revealed to be in a wheelchair, all he has to do is apologize. Naturally, this is ''heavily'' lampshaded and called out on.
* TheWoobie: Penny. She usually suffers bad luck from either her friends or her family.
** Zoey, on the episode "Penny Potter" when she feels that nobody notices her.
** Oscar. He is constantly made fun of by his arch Rival Wizard Kelly for missing the shot at the basketball. He puts up with a lot of stuff and not a single person bats an eye or cares when something bad happens to him or he gets hurt. His own wife treats him like Dirt and his Mother shows nothing but abuse and contempt to him. [[WhatTheHellHero Even cheering against him when he was a basketball star]] [[KickTheDog as a teen and hoping he loses.]]