Series: Greek

Pictured (from left to right): Dale, Calvin, Ashleigh, Cappie, Casey, Evan, Rebecca, Rusty. Not pictured: Frannie.

"I wanna have a real college experience! I wanna have fun!"
"You don't know how to have fun!"
"Hell no!"

Greek is an ABC Family original series that can be best described with this equation: "Brotherhood of Funny Hats + Teen Drama + Dramedy + a little nutmeg + some pepper + a pinch of cheese = GRΣΣK".

Set at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University in Ohio, the series focuses on Rusty Cartwright, a Hollywood Nerd fresh out of high-school with dreams of joining a fraternity and having a 'real college experience', while also being a member of the Honors Engineering program and pursuing a degree in Polymer Science. The series begins on his first day at school and ends during his junior year, exploring the goings-on of his friends and classmates, as well as his relationship with his Cool Big Sis, Casey note . Unlike many teen dramas on nowadays, it's not really a drama; College/Greek life isn't treated as a matter of life or death (usually), and some "serious" issues - such as Betsy's alcoholism - are even played for laughs.

The show ran for four seasons, and the final episode aired in March, 2011.


This show provides examples of...

  • 555: Per usual for a tv show, every phone number begins with this.
  • Absentee Actor: Mainly Dale, but Evan and Rebecca have been known to also go missing for an episode or two at a time. In fact, the only main characters to appear in every episode are Rusty, Casey, and Cappie.
    • Anyone outside the main three (and usually Ashleigh) will be absent (without commentary) for random episodes every season. Presumably, this is when these people actually go to class.
    • Probably the most egregious example is in "War and Peace", where Lizzi specifically says that every member of ZBZ must take Frannie back for Lizzi to proclaim the house fit (and finally be gone), and the crux of the episode is whether Casey will welcome Frannie back...except Rebecca is not seen at all in this episode. It might have been justified that pledges were excluded, except several recurring pledge sisters were seen at the ceremony.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Cappie finds several names to refer to Evan by. One of which is "Evan Longoria", before the baseball player with the same name led his team to the World Series. Cappie was going for the Desperate Housewives connection.
  • A Day in the Limelight: All About Beav.
    Beaver: "I am the star of my own life. I deserve to be center stage... Thanks Mom."
  • Added Alliterative Appeal/Full-Name Basis/Repetitive Name: Ben Bennett.
    • And his fake ID, Frankie Franklin.
    • Other characters with alliterative names include Casey Cartwright, Lisa Lawson, and Peter Parkes.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Hailey, Professor Segal's eight year old daughter.
  • The Alcoholic: Betsy.
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Frannie.
    • Tegan at the Nationals level proves that being an Alpha Bitch is one of two general paths of a ZBZ alumna (with Lizzi being the other general path).
  • Always Someone Better: Evan seems to be this to Cappie at first, but as the series progresses you realize that Cappie is actually this to Evan - or at least the Evan he wanted to be at the beginning of college, given that Cappie is the KT golden boy and dates Casey first.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Cappie's parents.
  • Amicable Exes: Cappie and Rebecca.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Evan bribes a Lambda Sig who genuinely likes Casey to leave her alone for a thousand dollars.
  • Anticipatory Breath Spray: Of course, this being Dale, he sprays it directly into his eyes.
  • Ascended Extra: Lisa Lawson made her first appearance as the unnamed hot girl Rusty spits tequila all over when his first attempt at doing a body shot goes badly, and she gets brought back a few episodes later in a slightly larger semi-recurring role.
  • Bachelor Auction: The Geek Auction in Season 3.
  • Back for the Finale: Wade, Jen K and Lisa Lawson. Frannie was back for the episode before.
  • The Backwards R: Σ for E in the name. Note that Σ is Sigma, and is the equivalent of S in English.
  • Bait-and-Switch Tyrant: Lizzi.
  • Baseball Episode: In season three, Omega Chi and ZBZ team up against Gamma Psi and Kappa Tau.
  • Beach Episode: The season one finale. The season three finale probably qualifies as well, though it takes place more around the beach instead of actually on it.
  • Beautiful All Along: Lizzi, after Casey and Ashleigh make her over to bust her out of Plucky Office Girl mode.
  • Betty and Veronica: Evan (Betty) and Cappie (Veronica) for Casey (in this case, only because Cappie is the canon Love Interest; Evan actually fits the Veronica personality type much better, being rich and kind of a prick).
    • Casey (Betty) and Rebecca (Veronica) for Cappie.
    • Max (Betty) and Cappie (Veronica) for Casey.
    • Tina (Betty) and Katherine (Veronica) for Rusty.
  • Big Heroic Run: Subverted so hard in 'Picking Teams', with the Kappa Tau's running off a night of very hard drinking on their way to face off against the Omega Chi's in floor hockey.
  • Black Best Friend: Calvin (sort of) to Rusty, and Ashleigh to Casey.
    • To elaborate on Calvin, he's more a best friend who happens to be black (and gay); he's never played up as "hip" or anything along those lines, only relatively so compared to Rusty and Dale who are both very nerdy, especially early on.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Beaver does this at the end of 'All About Beav', when he looks directly into the camera and tells the audience "I love my life."
  • Bridezilla: Kiki, Frannie's Big Sis.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: Cappie, in spades.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: Without the hats (usually) and with a lot more drinking.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: The writers really seem to like having Rusty unknowingly hit on his sister.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Pretty much Rusty's entire pledge class; lampshaded at the beginning of season four with discussion of how no one has seen them for ages.
  • Coming-Out Story: Played seriously (Calvin in season 1, Grant in season 3) and for laughs (Heath in season 1, Rebecca in season 2). Most notable in the former two cases; the episode A New Normal centers largely on Calvin's Gayngst and the OX's lack of acceptance after he's outed, but includes a brief cutaway to Heath coming out to the KTs, who are completely nonchalant (and were more worried that he might have found out Beaver once hit on his underage sister).
  • Comically Missing the Point: Cappie tells Rusty that he knows his sister in the "Biblical sense", which Rusty innocently assumes means that they know each other from church.
  • Cool Big Sis: Casey to Rusty.
    • Male versions includes to Cappie to Rusty and Evan to Calvin.
  • Cool Loser: Rusty
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Cappie to Rusty, though one of his girl friends takes it farther than even he would like.
  • Credit Card Plot: With Ashleigh in the end of season one.
  • Crisis of Faith: Dale goes through one during his guilt spiral over losing his virginity. It's Played for Laughs, and he gets over it within a few episodes.
  • Curse Cut Short: Cappie.
    "You my little friend are now a fu...(a random nun appears)...fun buddy. A fun buddy."
  • The Cynic: Rebecca. It's pretty justified, considering her relationship with her father.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Ashleigh comes out of nowhere to win the ZBZ presidency, which comes as a surprise to everyone... even her, seeing as how she wasn't even running.
  • Death by Sex: Jordan kills Rusty in their game of Assassin after having sex with him.
  • Death Glare: Rebecca has them down to an art form.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Rusty Rusty Rusty.
    • Dale as well.
  • Double Agent: Rebecca in season two.
  • Dramedy
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Beaver explains to Casey why Cappie and Evan will probably never be friends during his Day in the Limelight; it's one of the few sensible points he makes.
  • Dumb Blonde: Both Laura and Beth, but averted by Katherine and Casey (well, most of the time).
  • Erotic Eating: Rebecca eats ice cream very deliberately and suggestively in front of Cappie when he drops by the ZBZ house to return her toothbrush.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Evan cheating on Casey in the first episode.
    • Lizzi's entire spiel to Ashleigh and Casey when she's first introduced set her entire tone, and Ashleigh and Casey's faces said it all...This is going to suck.
  • Establishing Shot: There's one (or two) for each of the Greek houses.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: When Casey asks "Who wants to see Ashleigh's boobs?" all of the Kappa Taus - and Betsy - look at her.
  • Expansion Pack Past: Cappie's numerous majors (and one-time photography minor).
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Evan, in the 'Freshman Daze' flashbacks, to show that he's since left his rebellious ways behind.
  • Fake Defector: Rebecca to Iota Kappa Iota.
  • False Friend: Lasker Parkes to Kappa Tau.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Actually said by Cappie to Rusty when Rusty has trouble letting go of Jen K. even after she used him to expose the corruption in the Greek system. He does eventually get over it.
  • First Girl Wins: Gender-flipped. Casey and Calvin both end the series in relationships with the guys they hooked up with in their first week at college (Cappie and Heath), and the finale implies that Rebecca could end up the same way (with Evan).
  • First Name Basis: Cappie and his parents. They insist everyone else call them by their first names as well.
  • Fish out of Water: Rusty, early on.
    • Tomboyish Jordan first doesn't fit in well with the rest of feminine ZBZ girls.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied about why Cappie doesn't want to leave college.
  • Fundraiser Carnival: Proposed by Casey to help Greek Row smooth things over with Dean Bowman after the scandal that ended the first half of season one. ZBZ and Tri-Pi set up rival kissing booths, which Tri-Pi wins in a rout after the restrictions Lizzi places upon ZBZ. The Kappa Taus went with yeti pelting, which they later changed to yeti wrestling after Rusty forgot the snow machine.
  • Funny Background Event: During one of Casey's dates with Max, Heath can be seen surreptitiously returning a stolen rooster statue in the background. As he tries to slip away, a couple at a nearby table ask him to refill their drink, so he steps into the role of waiter and also refills Casey and Max's drinks before finally exiting the scene with no one the wiser.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In season two, Frannie leaves ZBZ to start her own sorority called Iota Kappa Iota... also known as IKI.
  • Gargle Blaster: Aerosol Death Juice turns a geek party into the wildest party the party frat's thrown in years.
  • Genius Ditz: For someone so stupid, Beaver actually provides a insight during his Day in the Limelight.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Any mention of the Gag Reflex.
    • 'I'm sorry for being such a dick...tator'.
    • The use of 'fun-buddies' qualifies, and also serves as an in-universe example.
    • Then there's all the sexual innuendo during the cram session for "Joshua Whopper"; from the discussion of phalluses 'going soft', 'too much to cram in', it goes on...
    • "Guilty Treasures" has Heath, who is gay, holding a rooster statue.
    • The title and last line of the ZBZ national convention episode: "See You Next Time, Sisters!"
    • Cappie unknowingly hits on a married woman, who holds up her ring finger in a very familiar gesture.
  • The Generic Guy: Heath; he's still adorable.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Zeta Beta Zeta, for certain definitions of the word "sister". Specifically, Casey serves as the pretty one to Frannie's and Rebecca's smart ones.
  • Going Native: To stop their new neighbor, Professor Tom Hilgendorf, from ruining their fun with his rules, the KTs decide to make him an honorary member. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Groin Attack: Casey accidentally hits Cappie in the nuts in 'I Know What You Did Last Semester' when his attempt at a surprise greeting startles her.
  • Hello, Attorney!: Well, "hello law student!" for Katherine.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ashleigh and Casey.
  • Hidden Depths: Rebecca.
    • We find out in season four that Beaver, of all people, is studying to be a kindergarten teacher.
  • His Name Really Is Barkeep: Wade is both a Kappa Tau nickname (he can't swim) and his real name.
  • His Story Repeats Itself: Casey & Cappie's relationship. Cappie & Evan's friendship
  • Hollywood Nerd: Rusty straddles both types. Dale is a type 1 and Max is a type 2. Psi Phi Pi is an entire fraternity of type 1's.
  • Hollywood Spelling: Ashleigh (self-explanatory); Lizzi ("Two Zeta-Beta Z's", no E.)
    • Ashleigh actually is a fairly traditional spelling, but it's traditionally male.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Casey, to maximum.
  • Huge School Girl: Katherine.
  • Hufflepuff House: Every house not named Omega Chi, Kappa Tau, or ZBZ...
  • Incompatible Orientation: Ashleigh thinks Calvin has a crush on her in early season one, and she tries to come on to him after she gets drunk at a party. Turns out he's gay, and was just trying to be friendly.
    • Also, Calvin and the guy who was flirting with him at the gym; the guy was straight and just wanted some flattering attention since his girlfriend had recently broken up with him. Calvin was not amused.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Cappie, after whatever it was he had to do to get Gladys to give them a noise permit for the Vesuvius party.
  • Invented Individual: Joshua Whopper, the genius KT member created by brothers past to keep their house grades from dropping below the required average.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Heath's younger sister, Heather, is pronounced 'Heath-er'.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: Evan: "Now the fate of the entire Greek system is in the hands of a flaky, alcoholic degenerate!" Cappie: "I'm not an alcoholic."
  • It's Always Spring/SoCalization: Seriously, an Ohio with no snow?
    • Lampshaded by Cappie in "The Tortoise and the Hair", including "the weather never seems to change" in his list of reasons he would never want to leave college.
    • Also in "Our Fathers" when telling Rebecca's dad about the school, Cappie says, "It's the only place in Ohio that's exactly like Southern California."
    • It finally snows in the fourth season. For one episode.
  • Ironic Echo: "I didn't give you permission to call me by a nickname."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Frannie's frequent bouts of advice to Casey.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: The Kappa Tau pledge class kidnap Cappie and Rusty on their way to play golf with Omega Chi, resulting in their loss by default.
  • Lady Killer In Love: Cappie, though in his case he was in love with Casey first, and is still hung up on her even after she broke up with him.
  • Lampshade Hanging: On Beaver's Day in the Limelight:
    Casey: "Why am I seeing you more often today than ever before?"
    Beaver: "Maybe I've been there all along and you never noticed."
  • Left the Background Music On: In 'Black & White and Read All Over', the song playing over the final scene turns out to be the music playing in Casey's car. Rusty starts fiddling with the radio as they drive away from the school - causing the song to cut out - so she complains, he switches it back, and then the song resumes.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Evan and Rebecca both fall in this category, sometimes.
  • Love Triangle: Among others, Cappie/Casey/Evan.
  • May-December Romance: Ashleigh and Simon Segal, Casey's law professor.
  • Miss Fanservice: Pretty much any of the Zeta Betas count, but Rebecca in particular.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Cappie gets a fair number of shirtless scenes. As does Calvin.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: Featured in any scene with a naked female.
  • The Mole: Jen K.
  • More Dakka: During his ambush attempt in 'The Half-Naked Gun', Rusty starts out firing small (nerf) arms at Jordan, and keeps upgrading his weapons until he's using an enormous gun that fires an absurd number of nerf darts in a matter of seconds. He still misses.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: During the beer pong game in episode two:
    Wade: Gentlemen [beat] and Omega Chi's.
  • Na´ve Newcomer: Rusty to the Greek system.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Averted with Rusty, who has slept with every girl he has dated.
    • Also averted with Dale, but his reaction was quite disheartening.
  • The Nicknamer: Kappa Tau in general, but Cappie takes it to extremes. He eventually starts giving Rusty nicknames for his nickname.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • The CRU Honors Engineering students managed to get a building condemned after an incident involving a genetically modified raccoon.
    • According to Cappie, Beaver nearly became a Canadian citizen.
    • We don't know what happened between Cappie and Casey on Cinco de Mayo, but it apparently involved tequila.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Cappie.
    • With a dose of Wicked Cultured, such as the time he wins an argument in latin and then gives the following;
    Cappie: "Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari? [Beat] Translation! How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood!"
  • Odd Friendship: Cappie and Dale. They really aren't the characters you would expect to end up starting a book club together.
  • Oh Crap!: Cappie's reaction to both of the girls that he hooked up with recently (on the same night) being in the same study group as him and Casey in 'Social Studies'.
  • Once an Episode: Casey and Rusty meet up and have a brother/sister chat in most episodes.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Cappie most notably; even Dean Bowman calls him Mr. Cappie.
    • Given Name Reveal: We get to find out in the finale that his name is Captain John Paul Jones.
    • A few of the minor Kappa Taus are only known thusly.
    • Another notable example is Wade; his real name is Wade, and so is his nickname.
    • Beaver is another. His given name is revealed in 'All About Beav'.
  • One of the Boys: Jordan.
  • The One That Got Away: Dale considers Casey this for him. The sentiment is not mutual.
  • Pair the Spares: Evan and Rebecca.
    • Ashleigh and Rusty in the final series.
  • Pink Means Feminine: ZBZ's sorority color is piiiink. Lampshaded in the convention episode: "I've never realized there could be so many shades of pink."
  • Pixellation: The KT party in the Pilot episode briefly shows a streaker with his private parts blurred out.
  • Plot Parallel: The Evan/Casey/Cappie triangle to Rusty/Jordan/Andy.
    • Many of Rusty's early experiences in the Greek system are later repeated with Peter Parkes.
  • Plucky Office Girl: Lizzi fulfills this trope to the rest of ZBZ Nationals at the convention.
  • Pregnancy Scare: Casey and Cappie get drunk and have unprotected sex at the end of 'Home Coming and Going'; she doesn't remember until the following episode (the next day) that she stopped taking birth control when they broke up a few months before. Cappie makes a valiant effort to not freak out when she tells him (he's not totally successful), and then gives her the most relieved hug you can possibly imagine when she reveals that she took the Morning-After Pill.
  • Previously On: Used in every episode.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Katherine.
  • Put on a Bus: Jordan, who moves to New York to pursue a career in photography.
    • Max leaves CRU without so much as a goodbye after Casey breaks up with him.
  • Quirky Curls: Lizzi, to the point where Ashleigh's first line to her as they get ready to make her over is, "It's time to get serious...and it starts with the hair."
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Or in this case, didn't. The writers' strike bisected the first season; the producers decided to keep shooting them in 10-12 episode "chapters" and haven't looked back since.
  • Really Gets Around: Pretty much every member of Kappa Tau would qualify as a male example, though Cappie probably has the biggest reputation.
    • Lisa Lawson is a female example.
  • Really Seventeen Years Old: Jonah, the guy Casey met at the shelter and later slept with. She's suitably squicked when she finds out.
  • Remember the New Guy: Happens infrequently throughout the series, as minor characters pop up throughout the different houses/Greek system in general as needed.
    • The most glaring example is Grant, introduced at the end of season two as a love interest for Calvin, who has apparently been in the OX house for the entire series so far, including having pre-existing friendships with Evan and Ashleigh, and was even part of the group of OXs who taped Rusty to a wall midway through season one.
    • OX President Dean; it's even lampshaded early in season two when someone says, "I thought Evan was president of Omega Chi?"
  • Retcon: Remember when Heath said he was graduating at the end of Rusty's sophomore fall semester? Well, they explained his return as him failing his finals after some of his frat brothers were expelled, however he still shows up in season 4, which takes place the fall of Rusty's junior year. I love Heath, but Writers Cannot Do Math.
  • Rich Bitch: Rebecca, before her father had an affair and lost his office and his influence.
  • Rich People: The Chambers and the Logans.
  • Romantic Runnerup: Evan.
  • Rousing Speech: Cappie loves them. They usually contain a high number of movie references.
    • Rusty gives one to the KTs after their house gets torn down in the finale, cementing his place as Cappie's successor.
  • Running Gag: The other Gentleman's Choice.
  • Science Fair: Rusty and Dale compete against each other in one during season three.
  • Serious Business: ZBZ's social calendar.
  • Shipper on Deck: Rusty, and seemingly the entire KT house, supports Cappie/Casey (Wade explicitly calls her the love of Cappie's life). The ZBZ's seem to support Evan/Casey, but it's revealed to be more any pairing which links the houses.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Some characters participate in a psychological study numbered 8675309.
    • Cappie and Evan get jobs at Party Down catering; they even have to wear pink bowties.
    • "The Half-Naked Gun" plot with Rusty and Jordan has shades of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
    • Cappie straight up quotes directly from The Matrix at least twice while giving advice to Rusty.
    • The Kappa Tau Thanksgiving dinner in 'The Wish-Pretzel' is a reference to 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'.
    • "Can we be mature and just say what we're all thinking? [beat] How the hell could they cancel Gilmore Girls?
    • "Good lord, it's like we died and went to Gossip Girl."
    • Casey and Cappie give us this Star Wars themed gem in 'Picking Teams':
    "I happen to like nice guys."
    "I'm nice guys."
  • Shown Their Work: The series is set in Ohio, so why not get an Ohio weatherman to do a cameo weatherman appearance? (Although it's set in Central Ohio (Analogous to Ohio University), and the weatherman was from the Toledo ABC station...)
  • The Slacker: Cappie. When some speak of graduating, he tells them, "Bite your tongue!"
    • This was a ship sticking point for the final season, as Casey broke up with him because he couldn't commit to graduating. He finally does in the last episode... but it took the KT house being destroyed to get him to commit.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Dale. He's definitely smart, and the first season has him proudly displaying a Confederate flag in his dorm room.
    "I know that I may seem like just a Christian hick with a very bright future ahead of him..."
    [Rusty and Calvin exchange a look]
  • Speed Dating: Rusty and Cappie go through this at Dobler's
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: 'From Rushing with Love' - Rebecca attempts a couple of these while meeting with Casey and Ashleigh to discuss her spying in Frannie's sorority. Her first attempt is successful, but her second one less so, as Casey informs her that she can still see her shoe poking out from behind the garbage can where she's hiding. Rebecca sheepishly stands up and walks away normally.
  • Stoners Are Funny: Casey and Evan get high in 'High and Dry' after unknowingly eating pot brownies while on sober patrol. After consuming a large quantity of food (and apparently sitting under the table for ten minutes pretending they were a pair of shoes), they finally wind up sitting in the shower together and smelling various hair products.
    • Cappie and Calvin get stoned in the KT backyard in 'Cross Examined Life' when they're stumped on a class assignment about the meaning of life. The ensuing conversation is priceless.
  • Straight Gay: Calvin, Heath and initially Grant, although after coming out to his brothers he morphed overnight into full-on Camp Gay.
    • Grant's change is sort justified with an arc about him expressing new sides to himself he may have kept hidden while closeted; it's contrasted with Calvin, who he suggests may be so concerned with not being a stereotype he's cutting himself off from new experiences he might enjoy.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: Rebecca decides that she's a lesbian after kissing a girl and realizing that she enjoyed it. Her prior relationships with Cappie and Evan beg to differ, and she decides it was just a passing girl crush after the second date (because for some reason there's no chance that she could be bisexual).
  • Take That: A pretty funny one.
    Rebecca: "Hey, remember that terrible Matthew McConaughey film?"
    Dale: "Sahara? Uh, EDtv? The Wedding Planner? Failure To Launch? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? Fool's Gold?"
    Rebecca: "No! Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."
  • Take-That Kiss: Ashleigh kisses Rusty right in front of Evan, who earlier said Rusty was on a pity date.
  • Take Our Word for It: Heath's sister being younger than she looks.
  • Teen Drama
  • Teens Are Short: All of the freshmen (Rebecca, Rusty, Calvin) are shorter than their "bigs" (Casey, Cappie, Evan). Averted with Lizzi, who's shorter than most of the ZBZ sisters even though she's older than all of them.
  • That Came Out Wrong: At various times, in particular Heath saying he was going to pound one of the Omega Chi's, elaborating that he meant with his fist and realizing that wasn't quite clear enough either.
    • Also occurs anytime someone tries to give advice that accidentally comes out sounding like they're talking about sex. Which happens a lot.
    Cappie: "You need to do her before she does you. [beat] With your weapon. [beat] That shoots. [beat] DARTS!"
    Rusty: "I got it!"
  • íThree Amigos!: Cappie, Evan, and Casey in the backstory.
  • Title Card
  • Tom Boy: Jordan.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Trip, Calvin's OX brother. Calvin calls him out on it.
    • Evan in early season four, even more than usual for him. He gets better.
  • Trash the Set: The KT house gets destroyed in the most emotional scene of the series finale.
  • Trickster Mentor: Cappie to Rusty.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Cappie, Evan, and Casey.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Studying" for sex.
  • Visual Innuendo: Cappie notices that Rebecca is wearing his shirt and asks her to return it (since it's his lucky shirt), so she strips it off in the middle of the street, revealing her sweaty body and sports bra. The hose he was washing his car with spontaneously starts pouring water, followed by a Gilligan Cut to them having sex in the back of his car.
  • Volleying Insults: Cappie and Evan. Rebecca and Casey.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Cappie hurls into a nearby bucket after witnessing Casey kissing Evan in 'Picking Teams'... And for once he wasn't just being dramatic - he was incredibly hung over.
  • Wacky Frat Boy Hijinx: Kappa Tau lives for this trope.
  • Weird Science: Why Max decided to study science.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Cappie and Evan.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Cappie spends an evening trying desperately to have a threesome at a party in order to squash the rumors that he has become a serial monogamist. The following morning he wakes up in bed with... Wade and Beaver. They probably didn't have sex, but unanimously decide go eat breakfast instead of thinking about it too hard.
    • Rusty gets black-out drunk at a KT party at the end of 'Home Coming and Going', and spends the next episode, 'Fumble', retracing his steps and trying to piece together his night. It was a wild ride from start to finish.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Freshman Daze, for the most part.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Cappie and Casey, definitely.
  • Yandere: One from Cappie's past finds him in 'Friday Night Frights', though in the end, his kiss fails to impress her and she leaves in disappointment.
  • Younger Than They Look: Jonah, Casey's date in "Highway to the Discomfort Zone". He's 16, but has a fake ID good enough to fool Lizzi, the resident "Party Patrol" for the Double Date Dash at Dobler's.
    • And, of course, Heath's younger sister.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Evan on Casey, Rebecca on Evan, Fisher on Ashleigh, and Jordan on Andy.


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