- Acceptable Hard Luck Targets: Carmen, the nerds.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Two words: Mary Cherry. Full stop.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: Sam and Brooke. Word of God confirmed that, had there been a Season 3, Sam was supposed to come out, so it could have happened.
- Sam/Harrison is also more popular than Brooke/Harrison.
- Foe Yay: Sam and Brooke.
- Hollywood Homely: Done on most of the non-popular girls at some point or other, especially when they go to school with horrendously bad bad bed hair.
- Les Yay: Sam and Brooke, Carmen and Lily.
- Retroactive Recognition: You'll be seeing Leslie Bibb all over the place in later years, even as Gwyneth Paltrow's co-star.
- Unnecessary Makeover