* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Could Maya's impulsiveness and inability to hear others out until her schemes have already backfired be signs of ADHD?
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Those random guessing games that appeared at the end of each episode, featuring four TotallyRadical teens describing a mystery object for the audience to identify, all while rhyming and rapping through their clues.
* EarWorm: "''It's Maya and Miguel, what they do next you never can tell, it's Maya and Miguel, brothers and sisters and best friends as well''"
* MorePopularSpinoff: ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', which originated as a series of shorts that aired during this show, went on to become one of [=PBS's=] most popular shows that ran for eight seasons and still sees regular airtime on many PBS affiliates to this day. You'll be hard pressed to find someone who remembers the comparatively short-lived ''Maya & Miguel'', however, and many PBS affiliates have long since dropped it.
* ToyShip: Miguel/Maggie.
* ValuesDissonance: In one episode, the twins convince their mother to serve as their soccer coach, only to renege when the work becomes too much for them, leading to her replacement by Coach [[MeaningfulName Domblowski]], a decidedly slower guy who has a harder time staying focused.