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series starts out with fashion and technology of the time period in which it began broadcast, and later seasons feature more current technology and fashion even though it's supposedly still the original time period.
- Straight: ''Teenz'' begins in The Nineties, with Alice playing No, You Hang Up First with her boyfriend and irritating her father (who wants to get online and check his email.) Several seasons later, Alice is playing No, You Hang Up First with her boyfriend on a smartphone, and her father has tabs open on his browser for his email, a Viral Video on ViewTube, and FaceSpace all at the same time, even though it's still the nineties.
- Exaggerated: Teenz begins in the time of cavepeople using Bamboo Technology and Alice wearing a Fur Bikini and playing "No You Put Out Your Fire First" with her boyfriend. Several seasons later, Alice is still living in a cave, but she has a fully-modern computer and sends text messages rather than smoke signals.
- Downplayed: Teenz started fairly recently. The only visible upgrade is that the characters now use smartphones.
- Inverted: Teenz begins in the modern era, and although it's still allegedly The New Tens, the technology regresses back to that of The Nineties.
- Subverted: Alice has a cellphone in Season 9, but it's neither a smartphone nor a brick phone; it's a small flip-phone with little or no ability to access the Internet, more like something from the Turn of the Millennium.
- Double Subverted: But she listens to music on an iFroot, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. (Or any Expies thereof.)
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Enforced: Fad Super, We're Still Relevant, Dammit, Very Special Episode.
- Lampshaded: "This is The Nineties; nobody uses floppy disks anymore!"
- Invoked: Alice lusts after a new, state-of-the-art computer.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice gets a new computer...for that time period.
- Discussed: "Check out Alice's new computer! I wish mine were that fast!"
- Conversed: "How is Alice using an iComp in The Nineties? iComps weren't even invented yet!"
- Deconstructed: It breaks the audience's Willing Suspension of Disbelief; it comes across as We're Still Relevant, Dammit and/or Totally Radical. As a result, the series may enter a Dork Age or Jump the Shark altogether.
- Reconstructed: The series keeps to technology appropriate to the era it's set in.
- Played For Laughs: Alice's dad is kvetching about setting the DVR after kvetching about programming the VCR.
- Played For Drama: It's part of a Very Special Episode.
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