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* YokoOhNo: Shakira, whom Mo begins seeing upon taking T.J.'s advice to find a girlfriend, in "Achy Breaky Heart". Though as T.J. explains to Floyd, she chooses to parrot her ideas for Mackadocious to Mo through [[CuteMute whispering]] ("She doesn't say a word, but she won't shut up").


* MostAnnoyingSound: Many young people have probably heard "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverending_Song The Neverending Song]]" from this show, featured in a scene from "Love Bug," in which Yvette and Mo sing a variant of the song to drive out one of their competitors in a contest to win a free car (it worked, BTW):

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* MostAnnoyingSound: Many young people have probably heard "[[http://en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverending_Song org/wiki/The_Song_That_Never_Ends The Neverending Song]]" from this show, featured in a scene from "Love Bug," in which Yvette and Mo sing a variant of the song to drive out one of their competitors in a contest to win a free car (it worked, BTW):


** Considering that Michael was as close as the real world had to ''Main/PeterPan'' and the problems that led to his death 11 years after the episode aired, it's clear that T.J. was wrong about Michael... oh, so much.

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** Considering that Michael was as close as the real world had to ''Main/PeterPan'' ''Literature/PeterPan'' and the problems that led to his death 11 years after the episode aired, it's clear that T.J. was wrong about Michael... oh, so much.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Episodes of this show contained early appearances of [[WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Kyla]] [[Series/OneOnOne Pratt]], [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Ash]][[Film/HighSchoolMusical ley]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Tisdale]] and [[Series/{{Glee}} Naya]] [[Creator/NayaRivera Rivera]].
** [[Series/TheRealHousewives Kenya Moore]] appeared as Vivian, one of the computer company reps who pitches T.J. about which of their computers to select for Piedmont High's new computer system in "Brother, Brother".
** Fans who remember Mo were probably surprised to see the sitcom-friendly Omar Gooding (also recognizable from ''Series/WildAndCrazyKids'' and ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'') as a gangbanger a few years later in the 2001 film ''Film/BabyBoy''.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Marcus: A put-upon brother ButtMonkey or just a whiney asshole that takes T.J.'s gifts for granted?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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Marcus: A put-upon brother ButtMonkey or just a whiney asshole that takes T.J.'s gifts for granted?



* NoYay[=/=]RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Inverted as the technology featured in the show may be a bit ''ahead'' of its time (though not a lot of people may be aware that ''some'' of it had existed at the time of the show's run).
** In "Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl," T.J. works with another student on a project about Lizzie Borden through file sharing.
** In "Stop the Presses," T.J. deletes Marcus and himself from a family photograph (keeping a swimsuit-clad Yvette to print in T.J.'s newspaper as retaliation for stealing a story scoop) using a Photoshop-style (not long before Photoshop existed) program.
** In "That's My Momma," T.J. mentions to Floyd that one can watch ''SportsCenter'' online and make phone calls over the computer (since this was the late 1990s, streaming ''[=SportsCenter=]'' which didn't become possible until the very late 2000s through the [=WatchESPN=] streaming service or any video online would only be possible with minimal issue with broadband/high speed internet, which was only starting to be widely rolled out and was relatively expensive at the time the episode aired; making phone calls over the computer is a bit antiquated these days since one can talk to someone via a webcam videophone-style service such as Skype).
** Played straight though in "Beating is Fundamental," which has T.J.'s nemesis Blake Jordan complain that T.J.'s computer (presumably his internet connection) was slow, implying he had dial-up service.

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* NoYay[=/=]RelationshipWritingFumble: RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Inverted as the technology featured in the show may be a bit ''ahead'' of its time (though not a lot of people may be aware that ''some'' of it had existed at the time of the show's run).
** In "Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl," T.J. works with another student on a project about Lizzie Borden through file sharing.
** In "Stop the Presses," T.J. deletes Marcus and himself from a family photograph (keeping a swimsuit-clad Yvette to print in T.J.'s newspaper as retaliation for stealing a story scoop) using a Photoshop-style (not long before Photoshop existed) program.
** In "That's My Momma," T.J. mentions to Floyd that one can watch ''SportsCenter'' online and make phone calls over the computer (since this was the late 1990s, streaming ''[=SportsCenter=]'' which didn't become possible until the very late 2000s through the [=WatchESPN=] streaming service or any video online would only be possible with minimal issue with broadband/high speed internet, which was only starting to be widely rolled out and was relatively expensive at the time the episode aired; making phone calls over the computer is a bit antiquated these days since one can talk to someone via a webcam videophone-style service such as Skype).
** Played straight though in "Beating is Fundamental," which has T.J.'s nemesis Blake Jordan complain that T.J.'s computer (presumably his internet connection) was slow, implying he had dial-up service.
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fashion sense of some characters (Yvette's tam hats in some earlier episodes, especially), the series made quite a few pop culture references that date the show to the late [[TheNineties Nineties]].


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Marcus: A put-upon brother ButtMonkey or just a whiney asshole that takes T.J.'s gifts for granted?
** Also, is T.J. just a sympathetic {{Insufferable Genius}} or is he too smart for his own good and displaying the early signs of sociopathy with the way he often manipulates people into doing what he wants?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Marcus: A put-upon brother ButtMonkey or just a whiney asshole that takes T.J.'s gifts for granted?
** Also, is T.J. just a sympathetic {{Insufferable Genius}} InsufferableGenius or is he too smart for his own good and displaying the early signs of sociopathy with the way he often manipulates people into doing what he wants?



* GaryStu: TJ to an extent.



* NoYay/RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.

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* NoYay/RelationshipWritingFumble: NoYay[=/=]RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fashion sense of some characters (Yvette's tam hats in some earlier episodes, especially), the series made quite a few pop culture references that date the show to the late [[Main/TheNineties Nineties]].

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fashion sense of some characters (Yvette's tam hats in some earlier episodes, especially), the series made quite a few pop culture references that date the show to the late [[Main/TheNineties [[TheNineties Nineties]].


* RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: NoYay/RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.


* NoYay: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together.

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* NoYay: RelationshipWritingFumble: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together. They arguably came across more as a married couple than as father and daughter.

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* NoYay: Some of the interactions between Floyd and Yvette can come across as this due to the small age difference between the two actors as well as the fact Yvette and Floyd had many plots together.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet[[note]]Which means not only does she not eat red meat anymore, but doesn't consume any animal products or byproducts, such as dairy and even honey[[/note]], later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group and a native of UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} has switched to a vegan diet[[note]]Which means not only does she not eat red meat anymore, but doesn't consume any animal products or byproducts, such as dairy and even honey[[/note]], later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "A Date with Destiny" features a Take That to Music/MichaelJackson about him having grown up in the spotlight, when T.J. tries to convince Floyd to let him appear on a world tour with Music/DestinysChild as a dancer:

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "A Date with Destiny" features a Take That TakeThat to Music/MichaelJackson about him having grown up in the spotlight, when T.J. tries to convince Floyd to let him appear on a world tour with Music/DestinysChild as a dancer:


* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet[[note]]Which means not only does she not eat red meat anymore, but doesn't consume any animal products or byproducts[[/note]], later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet[[note]]Which means not only does she not eat red meat anymore, but doesn't consume any animal products or byproducts[[/note]], byproducts, such as dairy and even honey[[/note]], later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, diet[[note]]Which means not only does she not eat red meat anymore, but doesn't consume any animal products or byproducts[[/note]], later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyoncé}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/{{Beyoncé}} Music/{{Beyonce}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/Beyoncé another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "A Date with Destiny", when Floyd asks the members of Music/DestinysChild if they eat red meat, original member [=LaTavia=] Robertson responds with "we're from Texas, if you don't eat red meat, they'll move you clean out the state". 15 years later in 2014, it was revealed that Music/Beyoncé Music/{{Beyoncé}} another founding member of the group has switched to a vegan diet, later even serving as a spokesperson for a mail-order vegan meal service... and she had long moved clean out of Texas to L.A. by that point.

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