YMMV / The Most Popular Girls in School

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Saison Marguerite is really a Troll, pretending she's a ditzy French exchange student and apparently from Montreal.
    • Did Rachel Tice only wanted to be popular just for the hell of it or to be friends with Mackenzie and Brittnay again like in the third grade?
    • Jenna Darabond lied and said she was Ashley Katchadourian when she let Deandra into the girls room as part of a complicated Batman Gambit to incite chaos among the popular girls of Overland Park. That's why she's been offscreen so far, she's savoring the carnage from a safe distance.
      • Actually confirmed as of Episode 30 and 31. In the latter, Jenna admits she actually did lie and say she was Ashley Katchadourian to Deandra to set off a scheme that involved stealing Ashley's boyfriend and humiliating Mackenzie. She also admits to burning down the Atchison Mall to get Tanya involved.
    • A well-liked comment posed the theory that Connor Devarnon has genuine feelings for Brittnay, and only spread the rumor of her giving second rate handjobs so no one would want one from her anymore.
  • Ass Pull: The fact that Deandra was a registered midwife was not foreshadowed in any way, and is so far, not brought up again in the series.
  • Base Breaker: Tyler Oakley's inclusion as the main casts' teacher.
    • As of Episode 70, fans are turning their back on Mackenzie, since it seems like Shay actually does not have a real cause for the other's and Brittnay's hatred of her.
    • Trisha being the one responsible for switching the tapes on the party with Shay's drunken rant, possibly causing her fall from popularity. Some feel that it's out of character for her to intentionally humiliate somebody, even if it is Shay. Then again, in Shay's rant, she also had not-so-nice things to say about her best friend Trisha 2, her boyfriend Matthew Derringer, and even Shay's own best friend, Saison.
    • A minor one with "Love or a Dumpster?" where the majority voted Brittnay and Rachel to fall in love and the comments that ensued afterwards.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: An intentional one with the football team's dance during prom.
  • Broken Base: The fandom is split on who to root for. The Cheer Squad or the Van Burens? Specifically, Mackenzie or Shay (especially after the events of the season 4 finale).
  • Crack Pairing: Those who voted for Brittnay and Rachel to fall in love, in the video promoting the MPGiS app most likely wanted to invoke this.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Case in point, episode 14. Both Trisha and Mackenzie punch Brittnay in the stomach after incorrectly assuming she's pregnant to cause a deliberate miscarriage, Trisha because she doesn't want Brittnay throwing her life away, and Mackenzie because she doesn't want her ruining the national cheer competition for them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Bridget Tice, basically a One-Scene Wonder that nails every line, so they put her in charge of the door in the prom episodes.
    • At least she could watch the door, unlike fucking Ashley Katchadourian.
    • The Football Team is also very popular, mainly due to them not being Jerk Jocks. Tanner in particular is a standout for fan darling.
      • For that matter, Tristan, Tanner's boyfriend, is pretty loved by the fandom himself.
    • Kaitlynn Zales, so much.
    • Lots of Youtubers just love the antics of Lunch Lady Belinda and Trish (Trisha's Mother).
    • Cameron van Buren, mostly for her lines.
  • Foe Yay: Saison and Brittnay. There's some sort of reason why Saison lied to the producers by telling that Brittnay is her best friend as she seemed to like getting her worked up.
  • Fountain of Memes
    • Especially regarding Ashley Katchadourian and her door-watching responsibilities/abilities.
    • "Fucking Rachel Tice!"
    • "I don't know, Mom. Why don't you ask the breadloaf that's baking in my vagina?!"
    • "Who the fuck are you?" "Who the fuck are you?" "I asked you first!" "Well, I asked you second!"
    • Saison Marguerite's "How d'you say?" and Brittnay's annoyance.
      • "Really?! Did you really ask how to say "menage a trois"?! It's a FUCKIN' French word, YOU LITTLE BITCH!"
    • "OH DERRINGER!"
    • "I'm watching it in the family room you stupid. Fucking. Abortion."
    • Mackenzie Zales. Head Cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, part-time mutha-fuckin' model.
    • Deandra's eating and pooping habits.
    • "Where the FUCK is Mackenzie Zales?!"
    • Deandra's way of choosing: "X. No! Y. No! X. NO! Both."
    • Once again, involving Deandra, a rather famous recurring comment—courtesy of a Fun T-Shirt—; "Deandra is my spirit animal".
    • "I was born and raised on ze Eiffel Tower right by the Champs-Elysees ...I know Madeline."
    • The famous oft-voted comment that they should make a little show called "Keeping Up With the Van Burens". It's most likely that it may never come into light, no matter how much they plea.
    • "ˇTu es un bitcho!"
    • Hey, Carlo.... SUPERCOOL Fun fact 
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: From Episodes 51 and 52: "Cursing really is the solution."
  • Growing the Beard: While season one was definitely funny, season two and especially season three is where the show really begins to showcase its storytelling abilities and its comedy.
  • Ho Yay Shipping: Not even this show is safe... but it's a minor case. People could clearly see that Than really likes Tanner.
  • I Knew It: There have been several WMGs regarding Deandra's secret for leaving Atchison High. Most of which that were included was her, pooping all over the place in the middle of a cheer routine and they were spot on!
    • See Alternate Character Interpretation regarding Jenna Darabond, who finally appeared towards the end of season two's final episode.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Jack, Lily's young baby, would voice Saison's little baby (named Brittnay).
  • It's Short, so It Sucks: A lot of the fans' main complaint regarding Season 4.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Mackenzie, as of Episode 18. She gets her bald spot diagnosed and is especially torn when the doctor told her she's suffering from Female Pattern Baldness. She's utterly helpless when she tried to regress her anger in front of a rivaling cheer squad.
    • Than. Completely obnoxious, creepy, and insufferable, but it's clear he really does just want the football players to like him.
    • Brittnay would also count, if you feel sorry for her because her car got blown up by Mackenzie.
    • The entire squad (mostly sans Trisha for the Jerkass part) as of season 3. Sure, they may be giant bitches, but The New Year's Eve episode completely highlights the friendlessness the squad had going on and as of episode 40, they are so desperate for new members, they just hire anyone they know regardless of who they were.
    • Shay Van Buren, definitely—if you side with her.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Brittnay. She's shipped with Than, Blaine, Matthew Derringer, Conner Devarnon, Saison Mageurite, Deandra and just about everybody else she's ever spoken to, or hasn't.
  • Les Yay: Between Brittnay and Taylor McDevit in Episode 25. They get right into each others' face, calling each other names. This troper was surprised that they didn't kiss or even comment on how it looked like they were about to.
  • Love to Hate: People are starting to feel this way about Jenna Darabond as the season goes on.
  • Magnificent Bitch: Jenna Darabond. Episode 31 is a must see to see just how awesomely evil she is and nobody even saw her until two seasons later. Every major story line in the series that happened were all because of her.
    • She then gets one-upped by Mackenzie, who reveals that she set up the parent-teacher conference by instigating Brittnay into attacking Jenna via blowing up Brittnay's car so Jenna's dad would meet Cameron, Cameron would inevitably sink her hooks into Darren Darabond and end up destroying Jenna's family, and then recorded Jenna's confession of burning down the Atchison Mall which she brought to the police.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Jenna Darabond crosses it right off the bat in Episode 31 when she reveals that she was the one who burnt down the Atchison mall—because she wanted Justin all to herself. In the eyes of fans, she also crosses this by hating Amberlynn Weggers.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Tanya Berkowitz's laugh.
  • OTP: A somewhat minor case, Brittnay/Than is getting some popularity.
    • Tristan/Tanner is pretty widely loved.
    • Shay x Mackenzie is loved among the fanbase.
  • Purity Sue: Amberlynn, largely in that everyone loves her. However, since she doesn't appear that much, audiences like her just fine.
    • Also, it appears that not everyone likes her. Jenna Darabond seems to think she's an annoying bitch. So does Shay van Buren.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The football team wasn't all that widely liked in the past seasons but since Deandra joined the football team on episode 41, a many commentators are already declaring love.
  • Rewatch Bonus: After watching Episode 58, go back and watch Episodes 49, and 50-52. Jenna Darabond was genuinely confused about who and why someone blew up Brittnay's car.
  • Squick: The pooping sound effects are a bit too realistic. It might be a good idea to mute the sound if you have a weak stomach.
    • Deandra's arms getting ripped off. There's even a blood splatter.
    • Deandra's big secret about why she left her old school. She had a failed Potty Emergency while on top of the pyramid during a cheer routine. The flashback shows extremely realistic-looking poop splatter all over Tanya, Taylor, and even the scoreboard!
    Brittnay: (on the verge of puking) Oh, oh my God, please stop, I'm gonna be sick. Ulp!
  • Uncanny Valley: The Damian Lewis doll that suddenly appeared at the end of episode 56 had some viewers aghast. Considering that the cast mainly consists of Barbies, action figures, and anything of the sort, his ultra-realistic features are jarring to say the least.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Played With. There's a minority in the fandom who believe that Jenna Darabond's fate was unjust as seen in Episode 39, she wasn't really evil in the beginning. Only after seeing Mackenzie break cheer code by making out with Ashley's then-boyfriend, Justin (who she has a crush on) was her Start of Darkness. Note that it's also Mackenzie who told Jenna that another cheerleader's boyfriend was off-limits. Brittnay making out with him at prom only added fuel to the fire. She even stated that she tried to be the bigger person by following that rule so one can see a little bit of justification as to why she hated them so much but it most definitely does not excuse her getting the Atchison Cheer Squad involved by burning down their mall, which is probably the most fucked up thing anyone had done out of all the characters. Even Brittnay's murder of the Expendables (episode 67) was mitigated by the fact that they were trying to kill her, so it's mostly self-defense on her part.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Trust us that this show is portrayed by little girls' dolls, Barbies, dolls of your favorite characters (Disney or otherwise), but it contains a lot of swearing that could fill up a jar that's enough to save a third-world country. That's not even counting the sex that some of these characters, have implied or confirmed, done before. And they're only in high school.
  • The Woobie: If she wasn't such a Deadpan Snarker, Bridget Tice would be one. She has a pretty depressing life, when you think about it.
    • Ashley Katchadourian due to the Disproportionate Retribution she suffers in episode 11 and 13.
      • It gets even worse because of Episode 31 when we learn she was specifically set up to be blamed by Jenna Darabond so she could get Ashely's then-boyfriend Justin and has been The Chew Toy for the whole series. In episode 32 she asks to be left out of the ongoing strife between Mackenzie and Jenna, and Trisha speaks on her behalf. In episode 33, we learn from Ashley's little sister Brooklyn that Ashley has been depressed for a while and their mom is trying to help her.
    • Jenna Dapananian- she just wants someone to make out with her, among other things.