. It premiered with a "sneak peak" airing of the pilot episode on January 17, 2014 (after the
) with the "regular" premiere (of the second episode) on January 26, 2014.
) and Logan Watson (Austin North), twin siblings who, along with their three best friends, Jasmine Kang (
), Garrett Spenger (Peyton Clark) and Delia Delfano (Sarah Gilman), spend their freshman year of high school together.
- Adam Westing: Dick Butkus in "Ball or Nothing".
- Adorkable: Garrett's manners deliver a big part of the comedy on the show, at least while it is not exaggerated.
- Adults Are Useless: Averted. All of the adults (including the parents) are pretty smart.
- Air-Vent Passageway: In "Dance Fever," Lindy escapes the janitor's room this way.
- Aliens Speaking English: The alien during the tag part of "Earth Boys Are Icky."
- Alliterative Name: Delia Delfano.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Garrett suffered from this, as revealed by Delia in "If It Tastes Like A Brussels Sprout".
- Applied Mathematics: In "The Pilot," Lindy and Logan's party plans are shown like this..
- Aren't You Forgetting Someone?: Tom in "The New Guy", when the group hugs without him.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The girls' reasons to get Tom to join the group in "The New Guy". Jasmine thinks he's hot, Lindy thinks he's smart… and Delia likes his socks.
- Artifact Title:
- On one hand, it is exaggerated, since the actual sentence "I didn't do it!" is used only in "The Pilot." On the other hand, it is downplayed, since, even though the sentence is no more used, all the episodes maintain the structure that can refer to the title.
- In the episodes "In the Doghouse with the White House" and "Twin It to Win It," the sentence "I didn't do it" is mentioned by Delia.
- Artistic Title: The opening sequence includes interesting pictures that are not from the show's universe, but taken by the cast themselves.
- As Himself: Dick Butkus in the episode "Ball or Nothing".
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Lindy and Logan.
- Ax-Crazy: Sherri in "Dance Fever."
- Babysitter from Hell: Downplayed with Mrs. Klasby from "The Pilot," who is not mean, just a cranky lady who seems to dislike Lindy and Logan for some reason (although Deputy Doug said she used to make him rub her feet when he was a kid).
- Bad Liar: Garrett, at least when keeping secrets.
- In "Dear High School Self," Lindy shows signals that say she is lying (although only Jasmine is able to interpret them).
- Berserk Button: Lindy can't stand someone who insults Logan.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted in "The Pilot," as Lindy stands up to Seth after he insults Logan.
- Played straight several times as well, such as in "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout" where Logan calls out everyone for being mean to Lindy after her lunch menu changes were poorly received (despite not liking them himself) and "Now Museum, Now You Don't" were he takes the blame for something she did (despite playing no part in the events what so ever for a change) costing him his job at the museum, simply because he knows she deserves hers more.
- Also, Haley's brother in "Phone Challenge," who goes after Logan after thinking he is ignoring Haley.
- Big Man on Campus: Seth Wall from "The Pilot."
- Black Comedy: Part of "The Pilot"'s plot involved Lindy and Logan thinking Mrs. Klasby just died right before their party.
- In "The New Guy," Delia takes "get rid of Tom" the wrong way and she knows a guy (possibly a hitman) who can kill him.
- In "Logan's Run", Logan fakes a broken toe and uses a pair of clutches he found in the bathroom. In the background of that scene, a boy with a broken leg (and no clutches) attempts to walk through the hall. And he falls down some time later.
- Blah Blah Blah: Nora, once in "The Pilot."
- Book Dumb: Logan.
- Book Ends: The first episode begins and ends with the Title Drop.
- Brainy Brunette: Averted with Delia, who's simply a brunette with huge glasses but is of average intelligence, and is merely eccentric.
- Played straight with Jasmine, who gets good grades as seen in "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station." She's more this than Asian and Nerdy as she subverts a lot of the associated tropes.
- Butt Monkey: In almost every episode, something goes wrong for Lindy.
- Call Back:
- In "Dance Fever," Logan's suit advertises Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station.
- Casting Gag: In "Lindy Nose Best", Delia tries to teach Garrett how to be a place-kicker. In real life Sarah Gilman actually was a place-kicker for her high school football team (some may have seen the "Make Your Mark" featurette on the network about a girl playing that position for her high school. Yeah, that's Sarah).
- Like Garrett, Peyton Clark played football in high school.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: In "Dear High School Self," the gang is trapped in a garbage room and can't escape. Still, Delia keeps taunting Garrett.
- Catapult Nightmare: Happens to Delia during the tag of "Dear High School Self."
- Catch the Conscience: In "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station," Delia "plays Lindy's conscience" after finding out she got her job.
- Chekhov's Gun: In "In the Doghouse with the White House", Logan gets a card from one of Washington's senators, Senator Snell. It helps them to be freed from prison.
- Childhood Friends: Lindy and Logan have known Jasmine, Delia and Garrett since the third grade.
- Christmas Episode: "Merry Miss Sis."
- Closer to Earth: Garrett, who is described as the group's voice of reason.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Delia, who keeps an unknown animal in her clothes, among other things.
- Comically Missing the Point:
- In "Earth Boys Are Icky":
Logan: Oh, man, that new vice principal is so strict.
Danica: You think he's tough at school, you should try living with him.
Logan: You live with the vice principal?! [heavily whispering] Do your parents know?!
Danica: Logan, Mr. Bricker is my father.
Logan: And you live with him?! Oh, wait, that makes sense.
- Comical Overreacting: In "Dear High School Self," Lindy is shown to get over excited for petty things. As does Garrett in "Logan's Run."
- Competition Freak: In "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station", it is stated Lindy have an one-upping problem.
- Conveyor Belt-O-Doom: Garrett accidentally gets stuck to a mail packing conveyor belt in "Dear High School Self."
- Covered in Gunge: So far, characters have been covered in spaghetti sauce, blue vomit, toilet water, and Lindylicious smoothie mix.
- The Couch: Three. One in Lindy and Logan's living room, one in their basement and one at Rumble Juice.
- Cutaway Gag
- Cute and Psycho: Sherri.
- Deadpan Snarker: Delia. Lindy is this to Logan too.
- Deconstruction: Starting to become one for Disney Channel Kid Coms.
- Description Cut:
- From "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station":
Logan: Guys, look. That's our couch, this is our place, and they love us here. They even know us by name.
Manager: (to Logan and Garrett) Hey, Rugby! Hoodie! Drinks are ready!
- Disproportionate Retribution: In "Lindy-licious," where Lindy wins a smoothie contest in the Rumble Juice. Cole, the guy who choose Lindy's smoothie as the winner, takes it off the menu because she didn't want to date him.
- Distinguishing Mark: Lindy and Logan both have a birthmark shaped like Finland.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Olivia Holt sings the series's theme song, Time of Our Lives.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: In the episode "Earth Boys Are Icky," Logan's first girlfriend, Danica, tells them they have to keep their relationship a secret so her scary, overprotective father, who also happens to be the new strict assistant principle, won't find out. Danica is sweet to Logan when they're alone, but verbally and physically abusive when they're around other people. When Logan does try to break up with Danica for how she treats him, she blackmails him into staying with her by threatening to tell her father that Logan broke her heart. By the end of the episode, Logan tells Danica's dad that they're going out, and he ends up being okay with it, presumably putting Danica's abuse to an end. But still, the audience wouldn't be laughing as much if that was a girl having her first boyfriend yell at, beat up on, and berate them in public, even if it was just for show.
- Dumb Blond: Though not all the time, Logan has his moments.
- Outright averted with Lindy, who's among the most intelligent of the group.
- Dumbass Teenage Son: Logan at times.
- The Dreaded: In "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station," Flamey the Dog to Jasmine.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Lindy's middle name is Gertrude.
- Endangered Species: Snot otters in "Logan's Run" (snot otters, also called hellbenders, are not particularly endangered in real life).
- Enfant Terrible: Kyle from "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station." He stole a teacher's car in fourth grade.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: In "Logan's Run" Delia and Jasmine spend the entire episode convincing Lindy that she's gets treated better than them because of "The Blonde Bubble".
- Evil Laugh: Sherri in "Dance Fever."
- False Confession: Logan does it in "Now Museum, Now You Don't". See Big Brother Instinct above.
- Fictionary: Delia's "Delionics" from in "Dear High School Self."
- Five Temperament Ensemble:
- Sanguine: Logan.
- Choleric: Jasmine.
- Melancholic: Garrett.
- Phlegmatic: Lindy.
- Leukine: Delia.
- Flashback: Lots of them.
- Flanderization: Garrett and his Super OCD comes closer to this in some episodes.
- Flashback Cut
- Food Slap: In "Lindy-licious," Garrett sees Logan sleeping and pours water on his face to wake him up.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: At the very end of "Bad News", Delia's notebook reads "I ♥ Logan Watson".
- The gang in "The New Guy," during Tom's story:
Tom: So I hopped off my surfboard and shoved it hard at the shark's head. Once!
[All gasp again]
Tom: Then a third time.
[Only Garrett gasps and everyone stares at him]
Garrett: Oh, we're not screaming anymore?
- Also in "In the Doghouse in the White House":
Logan: Quick! The mini-fridge has a thirty second counter, and if everything isn't back exactly as it was, they'll charge us for it!
Logan: We don't have time for your weird gasp!
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
Lindy: We're locker mates!?
Logan: This is Mom's womb all over again!
- In "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station":
Garrett: Where did you come from?
Jasmine: How do I look?
Delia: Oh! Like a clown married a fruit salad and had you.
- Also, "Now Museum, Now You Don't" has a parody of an Alcoholic Annonymous group that Garrett becomes part of, complete with this line:
Garrett: Hello, my name's Garrett and I'm a nail biter. It's been six hours since I bit my last nail.
- If "The New Guy" is any indication, Delia knows a hitman.
- In "Lindylicious", Garrett has a good one when he puts the tube from Lindy's smoothie machine down his pants (with the smoothie flowing through it!). If you actually notice where he put the tube…
Garrett: And I thought brain freeze was bad!
- The Ghost: Jasmine's, Garrett's and Delia's parents. Garret's siblings.
- Gilligan Cut:
- In the pilot, Seth suggests that Logan and Garrett sit with the other freshmans, on the table that is right under the food vent and Logan replies, saying they are a special kind of freshman. The scene cuts to them sitting on that table.
- In "Dear High School Self":
Jasmine: Well, I think we all know what we have to do.
Garrett: If it means going anywhere near that garbage room, we most certainly do not!
[Cuts to Logan, Jasmine and Garrett entering the trash room, much to his dismay.]
- Go-Getter Girl: Jasmine.
- Goofy Suit: The Flamey the Dog suit from "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station."
- Group Hug: Happens in "The New Guy" and "Dear High School Self."
- Growling Guts: Garrett, Lindy, Jasmine, and Delia when tried the vegetable spray in " If It Tastes Like A Brussels Sprout."
- Hates Being Touched: Logan by Lindy.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Lindy, Jasmine and Delia; Logan and Garrett.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Jasmine has a "dude pyramid", for starters.
- How We Got Here: This is the format of every episode.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: Following Lindy's healthier lunch plan being badly taken, Logan calls everyone out on being mean to his sister, and then moments later tells she has ruined lunch.
- Hypocritical Humor: Lampshaded sometimes.
- I Am Spartacus: The ending of "Now Museum, Now You Don't," when Logan takes the blame for messing with the mummy in order to protect Lindy, which costs him his job.
- I'm Okay: Garrett says it in the end of "Snow Problem," after the Offscreen Crash while he is snowboarding.
- And again with another Offscreen Crash when he falls down the stairs in "Now Museum, Now You Don't."
- I'm Standing Right Here: In "Twin It to Win It":
Ms. Park: Maybe you should have thought of that before you let that bizarro kid out of Mr. Vaughn's office.
Garrett: I'm sitting right here!
- In Medias Res: Each episode starts off with a chaotic scenario before the story is told from the beginning.
- Ironic Echo Cut: Becomes a Running Gag in "Phone Challenge".
- Is This Thing On?: In "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout", Logan does this with a test tube.
- It's a Long Story: Considering the plot, it's kinda expected. Used in several episodes.
- It's a Wonderful Plot: "Merry Miss Sis".
- I Was Just Joking: Also serves as an invoked Description Cut in "Snow Problem":
Delia: [to Jasmine] You don't even look that different without make up.
Logan: Hey, Delia. Who's the dude?
Jasmine: I'm never leaving this cabin!
Logan: Hey, I was just kidding.
- Jerkass: Kyle and the other kids with whom Logan and Garrett fight over a couch at Rumble Juice in "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station."
- At times Logan and Jasmine can fall into being more light hearted versions of this, though at times the entire main cast can.
- Lazy Bum: Logan's lazy behavior is called the Loganing by his friends.
- Lead In
- Little Boy Seeks Big Girl: Zane towards Delia in "Phone Challenge."
- Local Hangout: The Rumble Juice.
- Meganekko: Delia.
- Missing Trailer Scene: The promo for "Lindy-licious" shows a scene with Logan laying on the couch using a long straw to take a sip of a smoothie, which isn't in the episode.
- Ms. Fanservice/She's Got Legs: Lindy and Jasmine◊ (especially in "Dear High School Self"). Delia too.
- My Card: Senator Snell to Logan in "In the Doghouse with the White House".
- My Eyes Are Up Here: Male version. Said by Delia's "date" (a young boy) in "Phone Challenge." Not less radar-y however, considering she was looking under the table.
- My Greatest Failure: The plot of "Dear High School Self" stems from Lindy's regret over the fact that her letter included a wish that she would have better friends in high school. She spends most of the episode trying to cover it up and telling her friends how much she loves them.
- Neat Freak: Garrett.
- Negative Continuity: Young Logan is played by two different actors in the first two episodes (Jacob Johnson in the first and Max Page in the ones after this one). Eight years-old Lindy also wears glasses in one episode, and doesn't in the others.
- Possibly averted since Lindy might have gotten contacts in between flashbacks.
- In the episode "Earth Boys Are Icky," Logan gets his first girlfriend. Then, in the very next episode, "Lindy Nose Best," Jasmine tells him that the girl he likes isn't into him because he's never had a girlfriend before. The girl he began dating just an episode ago is never mentioned. This is probably due to "Earth Boys Are Icky" being the last episode in the Front 13.
- Nervous Wreck: Garrett.
- Never Say "Die": When Lindy and Logan think Mrs. Klasby is dead they use silent stares and the phrases "passed on," "gone," and even, "one more than old."
- Averted in later episodes.
- Never Trust a Title: From a certain point of view. While the name of the show is "I Didn't Do It", it revolves around the characters explaining exactly what happened, and that means "how they did it".
- Never Trust a Trailer: The commercial for "Bad News" portrayed Jasmine as not wanting to do the morning announcements, and her monotonous reading to be because of her disinterest, while in the actual episode she was excited to be do the announcements.
- Similarly, the synopsis for the same episode released before it aired, said that she ends up doing the announcements as a punishment for trying to get a boy. Yet, this is never mentioned.
- New Job Episode: "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station," "Lindy-licious" and "Now Museum, Now You Don't."
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The President in "In the Doghouse with the White House."
- Noodle Incident: In "The Pilot":
Logan: Yeah, too bad we're grounded for the next six weeks.
Delia: My parents kept me in the basement once, too.
Lindy: Delia, we're allowed to go upstairs.
Delia: Yeah, so was I!
- Nose Nuggets: In a Cutaway Gag seen in "Lindy-Licious," Logan sneezes and cover his hands on snot. Then he wipes it on a pillow.
- Odd Couple: Logan is the opposite of both his twin sister Lindy and his best friend Garrett. While Lindy is book smart, Logan is book dumb. While Garrett is anxious and timid, Logan is very chill and laid-back.
- Only in It for the Money: Logan does this in "Twin It to Win It", where he only accepts to be part of a twin study for some easy money (even though he later gets interested on travelling to Switzerland), and in "Logan's Run", where he helps Lindy in a campaign for a prize.
- Pardon My Klingon: Played with Delia's own language is in "Dear High School Self."
Delia: Save it. No one is buying your curfloogan.
Lindy: Okay, Delia. I know you're upset but that kind of language is not necessary!
- People Puppets: In "The Pilot," Jasmine and Delia move a sleeping Mrs. Klasby's arms, Garrett moves her head, while Lindy does her voice in order to keep Deputy Doug from stopping the party and calling the cops.
- Pilot: "The Pilot."
- Precision F-Strike: Lindy does it in "Earth Boys Are Icky," in order to show she is not a goody two-shoes. It is censored, of course.
- Potty Emergency: Garrett's plot in "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout."
- Power Walk: In "The New Guy," when the friends are walking to the plane. It turns out it was Garrett's Self-Serving Memory.
- This scene was also shown to be recorded in "In the Doghouse with the White House".
- Prison Episode: "In the Doghouse with the White House."
- Pungeon Master: Floating Head!Jasmine in "Bad News".
- Rebus Bubble: See Applied Mathematics above.
- Red-and-White Comedy Title Screen
- Role Reprisal: Alan Chow, who played DJ Eddie White in "The Pilot," reprises the role in "Dance Fever" as the guy who asks Lindy what happened.
- Renee Percy reappears as the news reporter in "In the Doghouse with the White House" after appearing in "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout."
- Larry Joe Campbell appears in "The Pilot" and "Phone Challenge" as Doug Peterman.
- Rule of Pool: In "Phone Challenge," Logan falls into a fountain in the mall. It is a plot point, since it is what Logan explains how it happened. Invoked with Jasmine near the end of the episode.
- Rule of Three: Episodes usually have three Cutaway Gags.
- Secret Relationship: Logan and Danica in "It Came From Canada," and exaggerated, since they don't want anyone to know they are dating (but they have a good reason for it). However, it is exaggerated mostly from Danica's part, since she shows hatred of Logan when someone sees them together.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: The Lead In of "Now Museum, Now You Don't."
- Ship Tease: Between Logan and Jasmine in "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout" and "Lindy Nose Best."
- Barracuda Boardroom from "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout," a Shark Tank parody.
- In "Phone Challenge":
This morning I saw birds outside my window. And they were happy birds, not angry birds
- Show Within a Show: "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout" had Barracuda Boardroom.
- Smart Ball: The voice of reason of the group tends to switch between Jasmine and Lindy. This is actually played with with Garrett, who is consistently shown to understand his friends' flaws while being oblivious his own.
- So Proud of You: Played for Laughs in "Snow Problem." Jasmine is proud of Lindy because she started crushing Dash, the snowboarding instructor, even after she said they weren't going snowboarding to see guys.
- Stereotype Flip: Delia, Garrett and Jasmine fit it. Delia because of her eccentric personality, averting the Brainy Brunette trope. Garrett because he is a relatively nice guy with an affinity for cleanliness and order, and he seems to be generally smart. Also, he's a high school football player who isn't dumb or a bully, and doesn't seem to be outstandingly popular either. Similarly, Jasmine is a girly girl who isn't an airhead.
- Sting: Used many times, including a piano "chung!" and an horror-like "ding-ding-ding!"
- Street Smart: Logan.
- Suck E. Cheese's: Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station.
- Super OCD: Garrett can be obsessive over the smallest things.
- The Tag: There is one in each episode, not unlike every other Disney sitcom.
- Tagline: "Well, THAT happened..."
- The Teaser: There is one in each episode, again just like every other sitcom from Disney. It usually shows the end of the story, before the friends explain it.
- Terrified of Germs: Garrett.
- Thematic Theme Tune
- Theme Twin Naming: Lindy and Logan.
- Title Drop: Lindy and Logan's "I didn't do it!" in the pilot and said again by Delia in "In the Doghouse with the White House."
- And again by Dick Butkus in "Ball or Nothing."
- Title In: Since "The New Guy," episodes use a "A few days earlier..." (or some variation) line to indicate the flashback.
- Toilet Humour: in "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station":
Logan: Remember the bathrooms and those little hydrants? You know, it's just 'lift your leg and do your business'!
Garrett: The hydrants were next to the toilets. They were trash cans!
- Token Minority: Jasmine, the only Asian in the group.
- TV Teen: Justified by the premise. What happens onscreen is what the characters say happened. To take The Pilot as an example, we didn't see beer or weed at the Wild Teen Party because they wouldn't admit to it unless their parents found evidence of it.
- Also played straight, as some episodes don't have the characters explaining the situation.
- Twin Telepathy: The plot of "Twin It to Win It" involved a doctor inviting Lindy and Logan to be part of a twin telepathy study.
- Two out of Three Ain't Bad: Overlapped with Hypocritical Humor in "Now Museum, Now You Don't":
Dr. Lommen: She (Nefertiti) was never interested in the fashion of the day. She had her own sense of style.
Delia: [to Jasmine] See? Unfashionable!
Dr. Lommen: And she was one of the first people in history to wear spectacles.
Delia: [to Jasmine] Really? Spectacles is another word for glasses!
Dr. Lommen: And supposedly she was a bit of an oddball.
Well, two out of three ain't bad.
- T-Word Euphemism: in "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station":
Logan: Shh! Don't say the J-word [job] so loud.
- Urgent Medical Alert: Parodied in "Phone Challenge." The "patient" is Logan's phone.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: Delia's makeup in "Fireman Freddy's Spaghetti Station" and Jasmine's makeup in "Snow Problem."
- Vacation Episode: "Snow Problem."
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens in "If It Tastes Like a Brussels Sprout." The vomit is blue, though.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In "Logan's Run" Jasmine guilts Delia for getting a woman fired from her job after she drank from her smoothie, and then from her second job at the School Cafeteria that Delia got her after she found a long strand of her hair IN HER FOOD. Delia then got her a third job, that she stole money from.
- Where's the Fun in That?: in "Dear High School Self":
Logan: You do know there are stairs and a door.
Delia: And how much fun did you have getting here?
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Invoked. Towards the end of "The New Guy," the gang finds out Tom is really afraid of heights. Their plan to make him leave them? Pretend they love skydiving and they always do it!
- Also Jasmine towards the Fireman Freddy's mascots.
- Garrett has moments of this in "Dear High School Self".
- Whole Episode Flashback: So far, "Dear High School Self" is the only one to avert this.
- Wild Teen Party: In "The Pilot." Downplayed, of course.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Danica in "Earth Boys Are Icky". When Logan tries to break up with her because of her abuse, she blackmails him into staying with her by telling her father he broke her heart.
- Writers Cannot Do Math: In the episode "Earth Boys Are Icky," Garrett, who is a ninth grader, says he signed up for the Big Buddy System when he was in the first grade ten years ago.
- Younger Than They Look: The fact that the main characters are freshmans is the only hint that they are 14 years old given in the series.