These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Designated Hero: Nikki is one in "Over Exposed" after Chrissy quits. Although we're supposed to believe that she's a good guy, her insulting of customers for no reason without her co-workers to stop her (and their eventual joining in) combined with the fact that she brings them to Chrissy to brag about how she's become their controller (ironic, since she thinks of herself as a free-thinking rebel) pretty much cement her as an example, at least for one episode. The comparison gets more ironic when Chrissy actually gives up her nice job to prove The Power of Friendship.
Ear Worm: I'm 6teen, starting to find my way...got a new job, gonna start at the mall today...
Fan Hater: In "Going Underground" Wayne refuses to hire Jonesy because he likes Top M-16s.
Girl-Show Ghetto: Airs exclusively on PopGirl in the UK despite being a unisex show.
Idiot Plot: "The New Jonesy" has Jen dating a Jonesy clone and being completely oblivious to their similarities. It takes her accidentally kissing Jonesy in a wig to convince her.
Like You Would Really Do It The fans' initial reaction to the announcement of the series finale episode "Bye Bye Nikki", whose plot was announced to involve Nikki leaving the group forever. No way a light-hearted comedy show about a bunch of teenagers hanging out at the mall could have a Bittersweet Ending, right?
Popularity Polynomial: The show is currently going through a resurgence of popularity as many of its original fans have started to revisit it, and is garnering many views in reruns.
The Scrappy: Serena. Breaking up with nice guy Wyatt over a text message did not go well with fans. Neither did her Clingy Jealous Girl antics when Wyatt moved on.
Jude's ex-girlfriend Starr after she became a Goth and dumped Jude for superficial reasons. Later when she became an Insufferable Genius she got even worse.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: To American audiences, at least. Canada doesn't really have a problem showing shows like this to preteens (preteens being ages 9 to 12) and early teens (early teen being ages 13 to 15). Either way, the subject matter makes this more like a show for older teens (ages 16 to 18) or college-aged adults who remember their high school days and all the stupid things they did. As this was made by the same people who did the Total Drama series, there's actually a good reason why the show is what it is.