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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Kiss Me'' by Music/SixpenceNoneTheRicher and EarWorm-worthy ''Rockafeller Skank'' by Music/FatboySlim
* DeaderThanDisco: Used to be a very popular film, but the end of the 90s and increasing parodization have reduced it to prime SnarkBait.
* FridgeLogic: Dean's [[SarcasmMode inspired]] choice for the bet. A girl who looks like Laney as opposed to people who weren't single, deeply unattractive or you know ''lesbian''. Any number of girls would have presented a greater challenge.
* HollywoodHomely: Granted, Zack's major concern was over Laney's personality, but a lot of emphasis is put on her physical makeover. WHO could possibly think Rachael Leigh Cook was unattractive? This has since become the most famous part of the movie, and an infamous example of this trope at work.
* KarmaHoudini: Taylor is mean to Laney, especially in competition for prom queen, and [[spoiler:she wins]].
** [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: She wins prom queen]], but loses the respect of the whole school (which she never had in the first place) by [[spoiler:publicly insulting everyone who voted for Laney after being crowned]]. The last time we see Taylor in the film, she's being given a wide berth at graduation -- sort of her classmates unconsciously saying "Wait, high school's over! We don't have to put up with your shit anymore!"