YMMV / Class of 3000

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Sunny a flawed and likeable character, or a Self Insert? Season 2 tends to put him more out of focus at the least.
    • Eddie: Does he genuinely love Tamika as a person and is just really bad at trying to win her over, or does he feel entitled to her? Evidence seems to point towards the first option.
  • Anvilicious: Several of the episodes with morals feel like this. With "The Devil and Lil'D" being the most blatant on how fame changes a person.
  • Awesome Music: ALL OF THEM. If Andre 3000's writing the songs, what do you expect?
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Subverted in "Mini Mentors." The introductory scene helps play up Sunny's image as The Ace to better contrast his attitude for most of the episode.
    • Played straight in regard to the song in "Take a Hike!", which almost comes out of nowhere.
  • Character Rerailment: Season 2 does this to the characters who were Flanderized in Season 1.
  • Ear Worm: Many of the songs. Especially "Banana Zoo" and "Throwdown"
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Principal Luna.
    • Season 1 Kim and Philly Phil qualify. Averted in Season 2, where they get more prominence.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: There's a real Phillip Phillips who's also into music.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Eddie and Philly Phil are comfortable enough together to go as a two-piece zebra.
    • Kim and Madison seem awfully close for just friends...
    • Philly Phil is good at this. Some of his interactions with Li'l D can be read as more than friendship.
  • Moe: Madison.
  • Official Couple: Eddie and Tamika, debatably. Definitely for Sunny and Miss Lopez, and Luna and Miss Squattenchowder.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The money-obsessed preacher only shows up for about a minute in "Home" and a few seconds in the "Throwdown" music video.
  • Ship Mates: Fans of Li'l D/Madison get along well with Kim/Phil fans, and it's not uncommon for fanfiction to feature both.
  • Signature Song: Either "Throwdown" or the theme song.
  • Tear Jerker: The "Life Without Music" song is absolutely heartbreaking.
    • Mood Dissonance: Though the sad tune is done to very funny stuff.
    • "Rich Shade of Blue" also counts too.
    • To anyone who was shunned in school for who they were, Phil's Season 2 episodes (Free Philly, Big Robot on Campus) can hit a little too close to home.
  • Toy Ship: Anyone shipping two of the seven kids is invoking this trope.
  • The Woobie: Kam and Phil have their moments.
    • Kam is consistently ignored, even when he has a point. He is also one of two characters (the other being Tamika) to actually be heard crying. This comes to a head in "Kam Inc", where he gets used by a gold-digging girl that he actually had feelings for, and even nearly loses his friendship with Eddie over it. It's all Played for Laughs, but the events of that episode will likely stay with him for the rest of his life.
    • Phil is strongly implied to have been shunned before he met the other kids. In "Free Philly", after screwing both up the music class's victory on Field Day and the resulting attempt at apologizing, transfers to a science school. Even there, he's teased for being the "music geek", and after a display from his friends, does end up returning to Westley.
      • "Big Robot on Campus" is arguably even worse, as it lasts throughout the episode. To begin, he is the only one not invited to Jared's birthday party, and worse, all his friends attend. He then builds a robot intending to become popular by association with it, but the robot ends up fails. According to Phil, he "[cramped BROC]'s style." Even when Kam points out that BROC has no right to say that, Phil's response is just a shrug, implying that he's used to this. That the kid is as kind-hearted as he is is a small miracle.
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