* DesignatedHero:
** 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 [[FriendOrIdolDecision gives up]] her nice job to prove ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Jen is also one in the same episode. When Jonesy saw her naked by complete accident [[DisproportionateRetribution she and Nikki humiliate and cost him a job he was doing fine at by displaying a picture of him naked on the Soft Rock Cafe]]. And the episode treat's this as karma.
* EarWorm: ''I'm 6teen, starting to find my way...got a new job, gonna start at the mall today
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The fans really love Kirsten.
* GirlShowGhetto: Airs exclusively on [=PopGirl=] in the UK despite being a unisex show.
* HilariousInHindsight: Count all the teenagers that turn into zombies in ''Dude of the Living Dead'', and then watch the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' where they compare teenagers to zombies.
* IdiotPlot: "The New Jonesy" has Jen dating a Jonesy clone and being completely oblivious to their similarities. It takes her accidentally kissing Jonesy in [[CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise a wig]] to convince her.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt [[spoiler: 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 BittersweetEnding, right?
* {{Moe}}: Caitlin.
* PopularityPolynomial: 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.
* TheScrappy:
** Serena is definitely this: text message aside, her breaking up with a NiceGuy like Wyatt (practically out of the blue) just to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, a guy who's arguably--and ironically--way less mature than Wyatt is ([[EveryoneHasStandards and who also felt it was pretty low that Serena dumped Wyatt via text message]]), didn't exactly go well with fans. And neither did Serena's ClingyJealousGirl-antics when Wyatt finally got over his feelings for her and moved on to other girls, even though Serena was the one who dumped him in the first place.
** Jude's ex-girlfriend, Starr, after she became a {{Goth}} and dumped Jude for largely superficial reasons. And later, when she became an InsufferableGenius and got even worse.
* VindicatedByHistory: When the show was airing on CN, many fans dismissed it as a less interesting, economy cast take on Total Drama, which was one of the channel's flagship franchises. Nowadays, long after the series finale was aired, its seen renewed interest for having much the same humor and teenage melodrama, but drastically decreased to fit a smaller cast prone to SliceOfLife misadventures. The more grounded tone and cast allowed for consistent characterization, as apposed to Total Drama which tended to stretch the focus thin to try and have time for everyone. In short, the reasons for its initial dismissal were the same that earned it a solid fanbase and a better lasting reputation.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: 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 ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series, [[JustifiedTrope there's actually a good reason why the show is what it is]].
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