* DawsonCasting: Rampant, especially with Christina Milian (aged 27 at the time of production) and Gabrielle Union (29). Averted in the third and fourth movies starring Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Ashley Benson (16 and 17 respectively).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/FeliciaDay appears in the second film.
** The first movie has [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith, Glory]], and [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Mary Jane]].
** ''All Or Nothing'' has [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire]], only now she's a cheerleader!
** In a male example, ''In It To Win It'' has [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Lucas Kendall, the Blue Time Force Ranger]].
** In the first movie, the "Theatre Boy" in the cheerleader squad tryouts is Ryan Drummond - the voice of Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog from 1999 to 2004.
** Missy's brother in the first movie once [[{{Film/Hackers}} hacked into the Gibson]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Lindsay Slaone is more remembered for playing a [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch bumbling insecure wannabe]]. In the first film she plays a straight up AlphaBitch.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars Hanna Marin]] in ''In It To Win It''.

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