* AnticlimaxBoss: {{Satan}} arrives to [[DealWithTheDevil claim Ryan's soul]] for bringing Shelley BackFromTheDead! [[spoiler: Shelley punches him in the groin and he goes away again.]]
* ArchivePanic: ''SGR'' ran for seven years, and towards the end there were four comics a week. Adding ''Bobbins'' (about a thousand strips) makes over ten years of comics: when you put them all together ''and'' add the sporadic ''Scareodelia'' comics, you get...a realisation that John Allison is much more productive that you are.
* ContinuityLockOut: ''Scary Go Round'' ended in September 2009 because John Allison decided the weight of continuity was putting off too many new readers. He then started another comic, ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'', and began panicking that the drop-off in web traffic meant he'd shot himself in the foot. Seems to be recovering, though.
* CrazyAwesome: Tim, Fallon and Shelley all have their moments of this.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: When Shelley [[spoiler: punches the devil himself in the groin.]]
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090608 The beginning]] of the final chapter (dated June 08, 2009) introduces a character who is a very obvious parody of Music/MichaelJackson. You can already tell how this is going to end, can't you. John Allison later put up a news post explaining that the character's appearance in the storyline had been long planned out, and Jackson's death just happened to be an unfortunate coincidence.
** [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20040303 Remember Wayne?]] Take a good look at [[https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/NXIVM-co-founder-Keith-Raniere-charged-in-federal-12782354.php this guy]].[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXIVM The "corporation's" Wikipedia article]] is free of pop-ups, but also doesn't have any photos to compare.[[/note]]
* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20080523 Shelby's comments]] on "''real'' American heroes," and whether John [=McCain=] qualified as one, took on a whole new meaning after Donald Trump made the same argument (apparently in all seriousness) during the run-up to the 2016 U.S. elections.
* MoralEventHorizon: Rachel crosses it when she [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20040519 tries to have Shelley killed]], and she's definitely gone when she shows no remorse for it.