This series contains examples of
- Alliterative Name: Doug Derky.
- Angst: A lot of it.
- Camp Gay: Doug's dad.
- Dawson Casting: Averted. Unlike six-year-old Fred, Doug is around the same age as Lucas Cruikshank.
- High School: Doug's in it. And he's miserable.
- Orphaned Series: It looks very much like this series is one-and-done.
- Signs of Disrepair: Doug's dad owns a haircut shop called Bangs R Us, but some "juvenile delinquent rebels" ripped off part of the sign, so it just says "Bang Us".