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.
Fridge Horror: In "Employee of the Month", Chrissy temporarily brainwashes Nikki into becoming a girly Clone, making her act exactly like Kristen and Kirsten, only reverting back to her normal self with the aid of her friends. Kristen and Kirsten are never shown to have any friends other than each other and Chrissy. They rely on Chrissy to tell them what to wear, what to do, and even what to think. If Chrissy knows how to change someone's personality on this level without the use of torture instruments and/or major brain surgery, who says the other two Clones weren't brainwashed too, and just didn't have friends to snap them out of it?
Turns into Fridge Logic before rounding back into Fridge Horror when you consider this: Chrissy is the most independent of the three clones. She is, in fact, a Closet Geek and hides this from the other two. Then you remember that one of the factors in brainwashing Nikki was the "exclusive Employee of the Month lounge." Said lounge features brainwashing advertisements proclaiming something along the lines of "Individuality is overrated." Does Khaki Barn brainwash all of their employees? Is Chrissy a Closet Geek because she doesn't want corporate to catch on, and brainwash her?
Girl-Show Ghetto: Airs exclusively on PopGirl in the UK despite being a unisex show.
Ho Yay: It happens often between Jonesy and Jude. They've been Mistaken for Gay, they've kissed, and another time they reenacted the pottery scene from Ghost (keeping it PG-rated... sort of) in the episode Unhappy Anniversary.
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.
Les Yay: Most fans are set that there's something between Jen and Caitlin. Sometimes happens in canon if you look hard enough.
Nikki and Caitlin.
Tricia and Caitlin: Seriously Tricia's whole character revolves around Caitlin and how to make her life a misery. The brief time that Caitlin stopped working at the Lemon suddenly Tricia dumped her other friends to get back with Caitlin.
In "J is for Genius" Jen develops a crush on the temp boss Jane.
Actually it was a girl crush, which Jude pointed out that it was a none sexual thing.
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.