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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Played with in "Bear Trapped", with the lesser offense occurring in the middle:

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** In "Blue Tater" when Cricket lists off what the kitchen applinces in the food truck would do:
-->'''Cricket:''' ''(at the fridge)'' This could fall on someone! ''(at the deep fryer)'' This could burn someone's face off! ''(at the salt shaker)'' And this could...um...get in your eyes and sting 'em!
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Played with in "Bear Trapped", with the lesser offense occurring in the middle:


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* SlumberParty: Tilly and Andromeda have one in "Sleepover Sisters".

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* HistoryRepeats: Every generation in the Green family, something bad happens that threatens the farm to be sold. The kids then do something to encourage the old folks to not give up on their place, and with that, the farm is saved. They then place a key element from their time in a suitcase and bury it in the backyard, to serve as a warning for their future members.


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* VerySpecialEpisode": "Cyberbullies" is a special episode about bullying and what to do to deal with it.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: In "Green Christmas", the falling snow depends on Cricket's mood throughout the episode (regular snow = serene, no snow = goofy, eventually naughty, blizzard = sad, regretful).

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** "Rated Cricket": Cricket wants to see a PG-13 rated movie, ''Kiss of Death''. But he only sees the poster for the movie, and assumes it's some sort of a thriller; once he actually gets to see the flick, he realizes the movie is a teen horror/romance drama, and he's uncomfortably by what it shows.


* ALessonLearnedTooWell: In "Photo Op", Bill (in an attempt to justify tricking the family into having their picture taken) tells Tilly that lying is okay if it's for a "fun surprise". Tilly spends the rest of the episode telling lies to people, punctuating each one with "Surprise!"

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* ALessonLearnedTooWell: ALessonLearnedTooWell:
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In "Photo Op", Bill (in an attempt to justify tricking the family into having their picture taken) tells Tilly that lying is okay if it's for a "fun surprise". Tilly spends the rest of the episode telling lies to people, punctuating each one with "Surprise!""Surprise!"
** In "Reckoning Ball", Chip takes Bill's advice to heart and makes amends with the Greens, and becomes the new CEO. The problem is, he never stopped hating them, and they've only just helped him into assisting his scheme to run them out of town soon.

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* BittersweetEnding: Some episodes end on a sad note with at least some positivity.
** "Tilly's Goat": Melissa is kicked out of the dog show, but she does get an honorary award from Cricket.
** "Backflip Bill": Bill manages to get his confidence back and completes his routine; he places 6th, but at least he had fun.
** "Bear Trapped": Cricket releases Daisy into the sewers and promises to write to her.
** "Fill Bill": The Greens are banned from Seafusion forever, but at least Bill manages to prove he's still himself.
** "Coffee Quest": The coffee beans are returned and Cricket's debt is cleared, but he is hesitant to leave Gloria so she makes him stay by blaming him for a mess she willingly causes.
** "Sleepover Sisters": Tilly and Andromeda fail to form their psychic link, but one look at the pictures they took reminds them of all the fun they had and realize they're closer than ever before.
** "Skunked": The skunks are out-stinked and Cricket is called a hero, but due to his act at protecting Gloria, he gets stinked himself.
** "Cricket's Place": Cricket realizes that living alone is not what it's cracked up to be and returns to his family.
** "Volunteer Tilly": Tilly decides to do her part and gives all the animals a true place they belong to.


* GirlsHaveCooties: Cricket in "Valentine's Dance" vows not to let himself fall in love, thinking that love makes one soft and takes away one's freedom. A girl asks him to dance, and he freaks out when he realizes he's fallen in love with her.

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** In "Hiya Henry" when Cricket persuades Tilly into finding something different, the titular dummy adds, "Find something respectable instead of stickin' your hand on someone'só" only to get stopped by Tilly because "We're at the dinner table!"
* GirlsHaveCooties: Cricket in "Valentine's Dance" vows not to let himself fall in love, thinking that love makes one soft and takes away one's freedom. A girl asks him to dance, and he freaks out when he realizes [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove he's fallen in love with her.]]

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** Unlike most media with a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney rich]] [[ScrewTheRuleIHaveConnections son of a CEO]] antagonist, Chip doesn't just get away with whatever he wants. His public actions turn customers and employees against him. When he inherits his father's company, it is noted that the stores are being boycotted. When you are a bad enough person, people won't care about who you know, and in fact ''knowing you'' reflects poorly on your connections.


* PacManFever: A rare example of this being done with the ''graphics'' rather than the sound; the video games that Cricket and Remy play clearly have advanced sound, even having voice acting, but the games are shown in [[StylisticSuck intentionally]] primitive, blocky CGI, something more befitting the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 than [[BlandNameProduct this universe's version of the]] UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.



* PoliceAreUseless: Officer Keys. While he does have rare moments of competence, he is generally oblivious to any possible crimes happening around him, and terrible at doing his job.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Officer Keys. While he does have rare moments of competence, he is generally oblivious to any possible crimes happening around him, and is terrible at doing his job.


* AnAesop: A lot of the episodes have one, mostly relating to whatever problem the Greens have.

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* AnAesop: A lot of the episodes have Almost every episode has one, mostly relating to whatever problem the Greens have.have. [[Aesop/BigCityGreens Has its own page.]]

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* MoreThanMindControl: In "Wild Side", failing to take Cricket into the woods to go camping on one certain day a year causes him to undergo "the itch", which turns him into a feral boy with animal instincts. Throughout the episode, he manages to capture Remy and holds him hostage, and manipulates him into becoming feral like him. Then he manipulates Bill into doing whatever makes "him" happy, turning him feral as well. By episode's end, ''all'' of the Greens are feral.

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* TruncatedThemeTune: A shorter version of the theme song was introduced on weekend mornings since 2020, to make room for more commercial time.

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* IAteWhat:
** In "Green Streets", Keys tries to ''eat a bread bowl''.
** In "Cricket's Biscuits", Cricket and Tilly use various substitutes to attempt to replicate Gramma's butter biscuits. Their results are ''not'' very good.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In "Supermarket Scandal", Bill warns Cricket not to sell the fake produce because those who eat them will turn against them and ruin their reputation. In the end, it's ''Chip Whistler'' who does exactly that.
** In "Reckoning Ball" when Chip confesses his issue with his dad firing him if he doesn't apologize, Bill reassures him that he needs to prove himself worthy before he accomplishes his goal, and it can be whatever he wants in life. Chip appears to think and smile at what he said before he starts the apology, which foreshadows his true nature.

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: In "Wild Side", Cricket is revealed to have an annual "itch" that causes him to be obsessed with outdoors, so Bill has to take him camping in the woods to calm him down. But when he tries a poorly made backyard campout with flashlights as the fire, it causes Cricket's itch to reach high levels, turning him into a ballistic feral child.

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