* DudeNotFunny: In the episode "Everybody Hates Bed-Stuy", adult Chris explains that he wasn't actually the first black kid at Corleone Jr. High, just the first one to make it through the door. Cue cutaway scene, set in 1968, in which a black kid gets off the bus and is shot on sight. Possibly justified in that most of the cutaway scenes happen in Chris's imagination, but it's understandable why some would not find this funny at all.
** An InUniverse example happens when Chris starts telling jokes to his schoolmates using curse words. The kids don't laugh, and condemn him for telling them curse words instead.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show is very popular with Brazilian audiences. Absurdly popular. Teenagers actually quote the show in every possible instance.
** AdoredByTheNetwork: And the open-air station responsible airs it many times as well.
* HilariousInHindsight: Greg was shown to wear costumes as pajamas. One of them included a {{ComicBook/Robin}} costume. A few years later, his actor, Vincent Martella, would do the voice of the teenage Jason Todd in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
* HoYay: At least, this is how 2 different pairs of girls view a couple of ''passionate'' arguments between Chris and Greg.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Now when you see Julius, you'll probably be thinking "That's the [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Old Spice "POWER!"]] guy!"
* TheScrappy: Everybody hates Tonya. And that fact is not even a joke with the show's title.
** Other characters seems to have this kind of treatment just for being a complete dick with Chris. Examples are Caruso and Miss Morello.
** Rochelle's snobbery, short temper, immaturity, and such can become incredibly grating at times. Not to mention it makes it pretty clear where Tonya learns her behavior from.
* TakeThatScrappy: Anytime Tonya gets busted.
** When Julius gives Rochelle a classy shut up when he revealed that he made a credit card so he could buy their wedding rings. May count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* TheWoobie: Chris, of course. He feels like he is in Drew's shadow all the time, his sister is a brat, and he always gets picked on all the time.
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