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* {{Adorkable}}: Mina, Trina's sweet and shy {{meganekko}} sidekick with a very cute voice to boot.


* LyricalDissonance: In one episode, the band sings a song about running away from creepy puppets who want to kill you...in the style of a song you might find on a show for little kids, for an audience of little kids. The kids seem to love it, though!

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* LyricalDissonance: In one episode, the band sings a song about running away from creepy puppets who want to kill you... in the style of a song you might find on a show for little kids, for an audience of little kids. The kids seem to love it, though!


* SixStudentClique
** The Head: Corey
** The Muscle: Kon
** The Quirk: Kin
** The Pretty One: Laney
** The Smart One: Allie
** The Wild One: Kate

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* TheReasonYouSuck: After being treated as nothing but a slave or a ButtMonkey by her 'best friend' all season when Trina [[spoiler: Leaves her and the rest of the world to die from a meteor strike just so she can be left alone with Nick Mallory forever]] Trina tears her a new one. Telling her off for leaving her best friend and the only one who can stand her to [[spoiler: die in a meteor strike]] just so she can be with a boy who isn't interested in her.


* FourManBand:
** OnlySaneMan: Laney, the sensible TeamMom who keeps the crazy around her in check.
** ComedicSociopath: Corey, he's TheLeader who comes up with all the zany and whacky plans the band get tangled in.
** TheSmartGuy: Kin, the resident keyboardist and GadgeteerGenius.
** ButtMonkey: Kon, the dimwitted drummer who often receives the short end of the stick.


* {{Doppelganger}}: Mina can considered to be one to Trina, as she's pretty much a mirror image of her.

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* {{Doppelganger}}: Mina can considered to be one to Trina, Grojband have had several of these over the series, such as she's pretty much a mirror image of her.[[GenderFlip The Newmans]], [[SimilarSquad The Orb Experience]], and [[EvilKnockoff Mirage Grojband]].



** OnlySaneMan: Corey, the leader of Grojband and the man with the plans.
** ComedicSociopath: Laney, while the most sensible one, is also the most prone to anger and bursts of violence due to the antics she has to put up with.

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** OnlySaneMan: Corey, Laney, the leader of Grojband and sensible TeamMom who keeps the man with the plans.
crazy around her in check.
** ComedicSociopath: Laney, while Corey, he's TheLeader who comes up with all the most sensible one, is also zany and whacky plans the most prone to anger and bursts of violence due to the antics she has to put up with.band get tangled in.


** CasanovaWannabe: Laney, while the most sensible one, is also the most interested in romance as part of her character and wants Corey to notice her.

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** CasanovaWannabe: ComedicSociopath: Laney, while the most sensible one, is also the most interested in romance as part of her character prone to anger and wants Corey bursts of violence due to notice her.the antics she has to put up with.

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* TheLancer: Laney, who constantly plays OnlySaneWoman and the one who snarks at Corey's harebrained schemes.


* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Corey, the lead guitarist/singer of Grojband and the man with the plans.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheChick: Laney, as bassist, sole female member, and the one who snarks at Corey's harebrained schemes.

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* FiveManBand
FourManBand:
** TheHero: OnlySaneMan: Corey, the lead guitarist/singer leader of Grojband and the man with the plans.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheChick: CasanovaWannabe: Laney, while the most sensible one, is also the most interested in romance as bassist, sole female member, part of her character and the one who snarks at Corey's harebrained schemes.wants Corey to notice her.



** TheBigGuy: Kon, the strong and dimwitted drummer.
** {{Tagalong Kid}}s: Kate and Allie, their 9-year-old {{Loony Fan}}s
** TokenEvilTeammate: Trina, as she's an unwitting help to the band as much as being a hindrance to them. Her younger biological brother's inability to come up with good lyrics is part of the reason.

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** TheBigGuy: ButtMonkey: Kon, the strong and dimwitted drummer.
** {{Tagalong Kid}}s: Kate and Allie, their 9-year-old {{Loony Fan}}s
** TokenEvilTeammate: Trina, as she's an unwitting help to
drummer who often receives the band as much as being a hindrance to them. Her younger biological brother's inability to come up with good lyrics is part short end of the reason. stick.


->"We're gonna rock!\\

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->"We're ->"Now, we're gonna rock!\\


* InvisibleParents: Corey and Trina's parents have never shown up in the show's continuity and not even Corey and Trina mention them, they [[MissingMom may not]] [[DisappearedDad even exist]] because on numerous occasions whenever Trina makes some kind of scene to mess with the band she deliberately goes out of her way to do it. A good example would be in the episode "Line of Credit" where she calls the news and has the band promptly arrested for being rebels when they hadn't even done anything yet. Laney [[LampshadeHanging even comments on this]]. But in "Smash Up Terby", Trina did mention that her dad had ask her to drive Corey and the band to the local carnival. Ultimately WordOfGod states they do have parents, but in this case, only a single adopted father.
* InsaneProprietor: Parodied with 3D [[NewJobsAsThePlotDemands Dave]], whose prices may seem crazy at first but actually result in a modest profit while still offering bargains.

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* InvisibleParents: Corey and Trina's None of the characters' parents have never shown up in the show's continuity and not even Corey and ever appear. Trina mention them, they [[MissingMom may not]] [[DisappearedDad even exist]] because on numerous occasions whenever Trina makes some kind of scene to mess with the band she deliberately goes out of mentions her way to do it. A good example would be in the episode "Line of Credit" where she calls the news and has the band promptly arrested for being rebels when they hadn't even done anything yet. Laney [[LampshadeHanging even comments on this]]. But Corey's dad in "Smash Up Terby", Trina did mention that her dad had ask her to drive Corey and the band to the local carnival. Ultimately Terby" (and WordOfGod states they do have parents, but in this case, only he's a single adopted father.
father) while Kin and Kon mention their parents on two separate occasions, but that's the most we get on them. On the other hand, no word is ever spoken on the subject of Laney's parents.
* InsaneProprietor: Parodied with 3D [[NewJobsAsThePlotDemands Dave]], 3-D Dave, whose prices may seem crazy at first but actually result in a modest profit while still offering bargains.


''Grojband'' is a Canadian animated musical/comedy series produced by Creator/FreshTV (of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' fame) and created by Todd Kauffman (co-creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'') and Mark Thornton for Creator/{{Teletoon}}. The series premiered on June 10, 2013 in the United States on Creator/CartoonNetwork and would later debut on September 5, 2013 in Canada on Teletoon, coming to an end on May 25, 2015 after [[ShortRunners 26 episodes]].

13-year-old Corey Riffin starts a garage band named Grojband with his friends, tomboy Laney Penn and twin brothers Kin and Kon Kujira. However, Grojband has a problem. Corey's not good with lyrics; he just can't think of anything to write, until he finds the diary of his nasty and horrible older sister Trina and realizes - voila!- Trina's handwritten teenage angst is a goldmine of songwriting inspiration.

And so begins the series' formula. In every episode, Corey and his band strike a new musical gig and must create the perfect song to blow the socks off their audience and climb up the ladder to fame and success. However, Trina cannot stand the thought of her little brother's garage band becoming more popular than her, so she'll stop at nothing to crush their dreams and keep herself at the top of the popularity chain. But no matter what obstacles Trina - or life for that matter - throws at her hated brother and his gang of friends, nothing's going to stop Corey and co. from doing what they always do best OncePerEpisode: A) rile up Trina's emotions enough for her to go into "Diary Mode" so she can write down her thoughts; and B) "secretly" use Trina's latest diary entry to craft the lyrics for an awesome new tune that will truly rock and totally roll.

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''Grojband'' is a Canadian animated musical/comedy series produced by Creator/FreshTV (of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' fame) and created by Todd Kauffman (co-creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'') and Mark Thornton (who later teamed up with Kauffman again to create ''WesternAnimation/{{Looped}}'') for Creator/{{Teletoon}}. The series premiered on June 10, 2013 in the United States on Creator/CartoonNetwork and would later debut on September 5, 2013 in Canada on Teletoon, coming to an end on May 25, 2015 after [[ShortRunners 26 episodes]].

13-year-old Corey Riffin starts a garage band named Grojband with his friends, tomboy Laney Penn and twin brothers Kin and Kon Kujira. However, Grojband has a problem. Corey's not good with lyrics; he just can't think of anything to write, until he finds the diary of his nasty and horrible older sister Trina and realizes - voila!- voila! - Trina's handwritten teenage angst is a goldmine of songwriting inspiration.

And so begins the series' formula. In every episode, Corey and his band strike a new musical gig and must create the perfect song to blow the socks off their audience and climb up the ladder to fame and success. However, Trina cannot stand the thought of her little brother's garage band becoming more popular than her, so she'll stop at nothing to crush their dreams and keep herself at the top of the popularity chain. But no matter what obstacles Trina - or life for that matter - throws at her hated brother and his gang of friends, nothing's going to stop Corey and co. from doing what they always do best OncePerEpisode: A) rile up Trina's emotions enough for her to go into "Diary Mode" so she can write down her thoughts; and B) "secretly" use Trina's latest diary entry to craft the lyrics for an awesome new tune that will truly rock and totally roll.



* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: G'ORB of the Orb Experience.

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: G'ORB of the Orb Experience.Experience speaks in this manner.



** In "Who are you" when the gang to Hipster Corey into omnibenevolent Corey, he becomes overprotective and concerned with his band's safety so he bubble wraps them and posts them with damage insurance, but later he brings Nick Mallory to Trina actually saying he loved his sister and wanted her to be happy.

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** In "Who are you" Are You" when the gang to Hipster Corey into omnibenevolent Corey, he becomes overprotective and concerned with his band's safety so he bubble wraps them and posts them with damage insurance, but later he brings Nick Mallory to Trina actually saying he loved his sister and wanted her to be happy.



* TheBadGuyWins[=/=]KarmaHoudini: There are a few times Trina gets what she wants with no comeuppance. But then again, that's more of a ThrowTheDogABone, all things considered.

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* TheBadGuyWins[=/=]KarmaHoudini: There are a few times Trina gets what she wants with no comeuppance. But then again, that's more of a ThrowTheDogABone, all things considered.



** Played completly straight in "Hear Us Rock Part 2", Corey even acknowledges it. [[spoiler:At least util Mina turns against Trina and gives Grojband what they need to save the day.]]

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** Played completly completely straight in "Hear Us Rock Part 2", Corey even acknowledges it. [[spoiler:At least util Mina turns against Trina and gives Grojband what they need to save the day.]]



** A rare male example. In "Smash Up Turby" when Trina barfs on a ride turned up to beyond full speed, Nick is the only one who comes out completely clean.

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** A rare male example. In "Smash Up Turby" Terby" when Trina barfs on a ride turned up to beyond full speed, Nick is the only one who comes out completely clean.



** Also In Bee Bop A Loofah.

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** Also In "In Bee Bop A Loofah.Loofah".



** In "Smash Up Turby" when Nick is buying a ticket to the carnival and Trina comes along with Mina and says "Make that three!" Nick misunderstands what she meant and [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo buys three tickets for himself, saving the other two for later]].

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** In "Smash Up Turby" Terby" when Nick is buying a ticket to the carnival and Trina comes along with Mina and says "Make that three!" Nick misunderstands what she meant and [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo buys three tickets for himself, saving the other two for later]].



* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce: In "Smash Up Turby", some of these surround Corey when he delivers his mock lesson of the day.

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* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce: In "Smash Up Turby", Terby", some of these surround Corey when he delivers his mock lesson of the day.



** "Space Jammin" Instead of using her diary entriees as inspiration for lyrics, the orbs literally sing one of them word for word. This ends up revealing Trina's feelings for Nick Mallory and causing her to go diary.

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** "Space Jammin" Instead of using her diary entriees entries as inspiration for lyrics, the orbs literally sing one of them word for word. This ends up revealing Trina's feelings for Nick Mallory and causing her to go diary.



* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: In "Smash Up Turby" when Nick is buying a ticket to the carnival and Trina comes along with Mina and says "Make that three!" Nick misunderstands what she meant and buys three tickets for himself, saving the other two for later.

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* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: In "Smash Up Turby" Terby" when Nick is buying a ticket to the carnival and Trina comes along with Mina and says "Make that three!" Nick misunderstands what she meant and buys three tickets for himself, saving the other two for later.



* LadyLooksLikeADude: Laney Penn. In "Pop Goes The Bubble", however, it's confirmed that the rest of the band know her gender.. WordOfGod indicates that Corey (and Kin) both knew this from the beginning, but treat Laney as a guy to help her fit in. Laney's male counterpart Lenny has the [[DudeLooksLikeALady opposite problem]].

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Laney Penn. In "Pop Goes The Bubble", however, it's confirmed that the rest of the band know her gender.. gender. WordOfGod indicates that Corey (and Kin) both the band knew this from the beginning, but treat Laney as a guy to help her fit in. Laney's male counterpart Lenny has the [[DudeLooksLikeALady opposite problem]].



* OneOfTheBoys: Laney to Grojband. The other male members of Grojband keep endearingly calling her "fella," "guy," "dude," and similar terms.

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* OneOfTheBoys: Laney to Grojband. The other male members of Grojband keep endearingly calling her "fella," "guy," "dude," and similar terms.terms, though she seems to dislike it.



** Corey is allergic to Cats, however in the episode "Super Zeroes", he had no problems holding Mina's cat, Dr. Purrs.

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** Corey is allergic to Cats, cats, however in the episode "Super Zeroes", he had no problems holding Mina's cat, Dr. Purrs.



* RunningGag: This show features quite a few of them.
** Trina Riffin going into diary mode.
** Corey Riffin giving his end of episode's SpoofAesop.
** Trina failing to kiss Nick Mallory.
** Corey saying an excessively long title for an operation.
** Laney getting mistaken for a guy.
*** There are some running gags that only occur in one episode.
** In "Dance of the Dead" everyone keeps thinking she's wearing a scary costume.
** Kin and Kon's future selves in "Cloudy With a Chance of Malt Balls".
** Kin stealing everyone's catchphrases in "Zoohouse Rock".
** In "Rock the House", Mina kept trying to tell Trina that the team she was cheering for was Grojband, but in the middle of the keyword, Trina would cut her off, screaming a sentence where the first word, finished that key word."
** An eagle randomly swooping down and taking something off the ground (mostly a rat) in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".

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* RunningGag: This RunningGag:
**This
show features quite a few of them.
** *** Trina Riffin going into diary mode.
** *** Corey Riffin giving his end of episode's SpoofAesop.
** *** Trina failing to kiss Nick Mallory.
** *** Corey saying an excessively long title for an operation.
** *** Laney getting mistaken for a guy.
*** ** There are some running gags that only occur in one episode.
** *** In "Dance of the Dead" everyone keeps thinking she's wearing a scary costume.
** *** Kin and Kon's future selves in "Cloudy With a Chance of Malt Balls".
** *** Kin stealing everyone's catchphrases in "Zoohouse Rock".
** *** In "Rock the House", Mina kept trying to tell Trina that the team she was cheering for was Grojband, but in the middle of the keyword, Trina would cut her off, screaming a sentence where the first word, finished that key word."
**
keyword.
***
An eagle randomly swooping down and taking something off the ground (mostly a rat) in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".



** The band's symbol bears a resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Duncan's]] skull shirt logo.
*** It's also the same symbol as the one on [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} Eric's]] shirt. Must be the creator's logo.

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** The band's symbol bears a resemblance to is the same as [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Duncan's]] skull shirt logo.
***
logo. It's also the same symbol as the one on [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} Eric's]] shirt. Must be the creator's logo.shirt and [[WesternAnimation/{{Looped}} Jesse's]] too. It's likely not a coincidence that Todd Kauffman has worked on all three shows.



*** Also, his favorite drink is choclate milk.

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*** Also, his favorite drink is choclate chocolate milk.



** In the season finale, Trina, Mina, and Nick are last seen in the orb aliens' spaceship. They are presumably still there by the end of the episode.

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** In the season finale, Trina, Mina, and Nick are last seen in the orb aliens' spaceship. They are presumably still there by the end of the episode.


[[caption-width-right:324:Grojband from left to right: [[OneOfTheBoys Laney Penn]], [[BrilliantButLazy Corey Riffin]], and [[BrainsAndBrawn Kin and Kon Kujira]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:324:Grojband from left to right: [[OneOfTheBoys Laney Penn]], [[BrilliantButLazy [[TheLeader Corey Riffin]], and [[BrainsAndBrawn Kin and Kon Kujira]]]]
Kujira]]]]

->"We're gonna rock!\\
And we're gonna roll!\\
We are Grojband!\\
Whoa-oa-oa!"
-->--'''The show's theme song'''

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* ThankingTheViewer: Every episode ends with Corey saying "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" to the audience. In the finale, the rest of Grojband join him in saying it.

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