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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Ja'mie's name is pronounced "Jah-MAY" as opposed to "Jay-mee".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Ja'mie's name is pronounced "Jah-MAY" as opposed to "Jay-mee"."Jay-mee" (it is mispronounced occasionally but Ja'mie never corrects them or reacts to it).


* ShotaCon: Ja'mie is initially very attracted to a boy several years younger [[HugeGuyTinyGirl and several feet shorter]] then her.


* CallBack: In the first episode, it's mentioned that Ja'mie has been "Nominated for Australian of the year" which is a CallBack to "We Can Be Heroes" Lilley's previous mockumentuary series.

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* CallBack: In the first episode, it's mentioned that Ja'mie has been "Nominated for Australian of the year" which is a CallBack to "We Can Be Heroes" "Series/WeCanBeHeroes", Lilley's previous mockumentuary series.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Jonah constantly stirs up trouble, from bullying students, to displaying no respect for his peers.


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* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced Ja-MAY]]ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Ja'mie's name is pronounced "Jah-MAY" as opposed to "Jay-mee".



* ShoutOut: Ja'mie is "the youngest person to be nominated for 'Australian of the Year'", something that Lilley tried to do as a joke.
** Specifically, it's a ShoutOut to "We Can Be Heroes", Liley's previous mockumentary which introduced Ja'mie.

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* ShoutOut: Ja'mie is "the youngest person to be nominated for 'Australian of the Year'", something that Lilley tried to do as a joke.
** Specifically, it's
a ShoutOut to "We ''We Can Be Heroes", Heroes'', Liley's previous mockumentary which introduced Ja'mie.


An Australian CringeComedy series created by Chris Lilley, ''Summer Heights High'' is a series is a {{Mockumentary}} on the goings-on at the Summer Heights High School. Specifically, it revolves around three characters:

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An Australian CringeComedy series created by Chris Lilley, ''Summer Heights High'' is a series is a {{Mockumentary}} series on the goings-on at the Summer Heights High School. Specifically, it revolves around three characters:

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**Don't forget her short-lived relationship with Sebastian. She actually set out to be the first Year 11 girl to date a Year 7.

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An Australian CringeComedy series created by Chris Lilley, ''Summer Heights High'' is a series is a {{Mockumentary}} on the goings-on at the Summer Heights High School. Specifically, it revolves around three characters:

* The egotistical and flamboyant [[MisplacedKindergartenTeacher modern drama teacher Mr G]], who produces musicals with titles like ''Tsunamarama'' and ''IKEA!'',
* [[AlphaBitch Rich bitch transfer student Ja'mie King]], who wants to help the underprivileged public school students as best as she can,
* [[TheBully 13-year-old Pacific Islander bully Jonah Takalua]], who was expelled from a number of schools already and claims he's only ''pretending'' to be dumb -- he just wishes people would understand.

None of these ever meet, which is for a reason -- all three are expertly played by Lilley himself.

Most of the show focuses on highly detailed {{Improv}} comedy filmed at an actual school, with a large cast of teenagers all participating in the story. Although the show is largely a parody, many real social issues in Australian society are examined, and Lilley's characters get some very genuine moments as the story progresses.

Over the course of eight episodes, Mr G develops a drama production based on the incident of a student dying from a drug overdose, Ja'mie attempts to fit in with her new 'povo' school and start a Year 11 dance formal, and Jonah flouts the school rules with his gang of friends.

The series very much takes RefugeInAudacity, saying and doing things that most other shows refuse to do. As a result of this, it became extremely popular, but was most popular among school students, who recognised parallels with the show in their own daily lives.

Also, its popularity resulted in Lilley (in the Mr. G persona) releasing a single, ''Naughty Girl'', based off a song from the musical in the show.

A sequel series, ''Ja'mie: Private School Girl'' aired in November 2013, and as it concluded its run in Australia, Lilley announced another: ''Jonah from Tonga''.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Ja'mie cons the principal into throwing a Year 11 Dance Formal, despite the fact that Formals have been banned at Summer Heights High for years.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: When Mr. G is promoted to [[strike:interim chair of the Drama department]] Head of Performing Arts. Though he was a narcissist to begin with, he takes it UpToEleven within hours.
* AlphaBitch: Ja'mie King.
* AsianAndNerdy: Ja'mie's "friend" Bec before she became friends with the Hot Girls.
* AttentionWhore: Ja'mie and Mr. G.
* AxCrazy: One of the students' in Jonah's class reads a story about him going on a methodically planned-out school shooting ''in front of school staff and parents''.
* BaitAndSwitch:
--> '''Mr. G''': ''I know a job where I can sing, and I can dance, and I can act every day. [[ShapedLikeItself And get paid for it]].'' ({{Beat}}) ''And it was drama teaching.''
* BrownFace: Jonah from Tonga.
* CallBack: In the first episode, it's mentioned that Ja'mie has been "Nominated for Australian of the year" which is a CallBack to "We Can Be Heroes" Lilley's previous mockumentuary series.
* CatchPhrase: Ja'mie's "so random".
** Her "no offense" that usually follows a very offensive statement also counts.
* CharacterDevelopment: Purposefully averted.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "If you fuck up in school, you're going to fuck up in life. That's fucked."
* DrugsAreBad: The inspirational message of the "Mr. G" character in "Mr. G: The Musical."
* EatingLunchAlone: When Ja'mie King has fallen out with her friends, an inversion of this trope leads to her spending lunchtimes in the staff room, rather than eating alone.
* GagPenis: Jonah's graffiti-motif.
* GhettoName / PreppyName: Oddly inverted, "Jamie" as a girl's name isn't particularly upper-crust and Ja'mie's addition of the apostrophy and that pronunciation takes it in the opposite direction she probably intended -- although this in itself serves to compound how ignorant of her own ghastliness she actually is. And at least to Americans, "Jonah" is more of a mommy-went-to-college name, if more so for someone Lilley's Jonah's age than a little kid. To an Aussie/UK audience however, "Jonah" is the kind of slightly obscure biblical name you'd expect to hear from minority groups.
* GirlPosse: Has its version of the bitchy, popular {{Alpha Bitch}}es who dubbed themselves "The Hot Girls".
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Mr. G's (married) fellow teacher, Rodney, who is hopelessly devoted to him and even dresses like him. May or may not be a StalkerWithACrush.
* InformedAttribute: A rare case of this being invoked on purpose, Ja'mie is talked up by everyone- including herself- as a highly intelligent GoGetterGirl who is the star student at her original school. However, all we see of her in action is a bitchy [[PopularIsDumb airheaded]] [[UpperClassTwit ditz]] who is more concerned with popularity and frivolous things like the school Formal than her studies.
* InformedAttractiveness: Ja'mie, and she's not shy about mentioning it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: All three main characters.
* IronicNickname: Jonah goes by the graffiti handle "Dick-tation" but seems to be functionally illiterate.
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced Ja-MAY]]
* KarmaHoudini: Everyone. [[spoiler: Possibly averted with Jonah.]]
* KickTheDog: Everyone, but especially Mr. G: [[spoiler: In the finale he reveals that his dog is alive - though paralyzed, and it's implied he planted her poop to get the disabled kids kicked out of their classroom so he could claim it (mainly for the ramp since the dog is in a support carriage).]]
** Jonah's English teacher in the final episode.
* ManipulativeBastard: All three characters, to some extent.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Mr. G.
* MisterMuffykins: Celine, Mr. G's chihuahua.
* TheMusical: Previous Mr.G productions include a 2004 Tsunami musical called "Tsunamarama" and "M8, You Can't Sk8- the Avril Lavigne Story".
* NewTransferStudent: Ja'mie is an exchange student from a private girls' school.
* ObliviousToLove: Mr. G doesn't seem to notice or care how much his sidekick does for him.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The core of Jonah's character is apparently ''choosing'' not to be smart.
--> '''Jonah:''' ''People are racist to us, so we can be racist to [[RedHeadedStepChild rangas]].''

--> '''Jonah:''' ''I wasn't the only ringleader; these boys were in it too.''
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Jonah insists he is this, while continuing to misbehave at every opportunity.
* PetTheDog: Mr. G's chihuahua is the only thing he loves almost as much as himself [[spoiler: so much that after revealing she isn't dead but paralyzed, he manually helps her go the bathroom]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: All the characters have their prejudices. Ja'mie is classist and racist, especially towards Asians. It's Mr. G versus the mentally handicapped, the only group he's afraid to offend. And Jonah is a bully, who hates [[RedHeadedStepchild redheads]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Normally clean-mouthed Mr. G: "Thank God you're here. Where have you been, bitch?"
* RageBreakingPoint: Jonah's English teacher eventually snaps in the final episode.
* RecurringCharacter: Mr G is one for Lilley overall- he first appeared in a sketch comedy show called ''Big Bite'', which only had one season. Mr G was basically the same, a fundamentally screwed-up teacher.
* RichBitch: Ja'mie.
* ShockValueRelationship: Ja'mie attempts this by asking a lesbian girl to the dance. Said girl is displeased to find out Ja'mie isn't really a lesbian.
* ShotaCon: Ja'mie is initially very attracted to a boy several years younger [[HugeGuyTinyGirl and several feet shorter]] then her.
* ShoutOut: Ja'mie is "the youngest person to be nominated for 'Australian of the Year'", something that Lilley tried to do as a joke.
** Specifically, it's a ShoutOut to "We Can Be Heroes", Liley's previous mockumentary which introduced Ja'mie.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: One of Mr. G's early works was called ''Cats.''
* After Annabelle's death:
--> '''Mr G''': She was into the boys in a big way. She was what the kids would call a slut, which is a terrible thing to say about someone who's just died. But apparently there's no denying that she was one.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Raging narcissists Ja'mie and Mr. G.
* TheSnarkKnight: Mr. G.
-->''I'm [[SarcasmMode always joking]] with the principal. I always say to Margaret, "You've got yourself an entertainment industry professional for the price of a teacher. So where's my pay rise?" ''
* SpoiledBrat: Ja'mie treats her doting mother like dirt, screaming at her and making threats until she gets her way.
* StylisticSuck: Mr. G's self-written musicals.
* TeensAreMonsters
* TenMinuteRetirement: Mr. G resigns after enduring too much "abuse" (read: sensible management of school priorities) from the principal.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: All three.
** Many found Jonah to be very sympathetic, which makes the last episode very hard to watch.
*** Again, it depends on whether you attend(ed) high school in Australia, especially one with a high Torres Strait/Tongan/Solomon Islands population.
*** The level at which Jonah was portrayed sympathetically varied from episode to episode. Most people can't help feeling bad for him in the last episode, but the episode where he's given a Year 7 buddy really makes him look like a Jerkass.
* UpperClassTwit: Ja'mie is a rich, privleged, superficial airhead, who is book-smart at best.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Ja'mie has no respect for her public school GirlPosse, who she regards as bogans. She even got caught out with a photo of them with unflattering captions she added, calling them fat, stupid and poor.
* {{Yandere}}: Ja'mie becomes ''very'' upset when she believes her younger "boyfriend" is [[strike: cheating]] ''talking'' to someone else and steals his phone.
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