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1[[quoteright:324:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_gb_promo_7152.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:324:Grojband from left to right: [[OneOfTheBoys Laney Penn]], [[TheLeader Corey Riffin]], and [[BrainsAndBrawn Kin and Kon Kujira]]]]²²->"Now, we're gonna rock!\²And we're gonna roll!\²We are Grojband!\²Whoa-oa-oa!"²-->--'''The show's theme song'''²²''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}} and Creator/CartoonNetwork. The series premiered on June 10, 2013 in the United States on Cartoon Network and would later debut on September 5, 2013 in Canada on Teletoon, coming to an end on May 25, 2015 after [[ShortRunners 26 episodes]].²²13-year-old Corey Riffin starts a GarageBand with his friends, tomboy Laney Penn and twin brothers Kin and Kon Kujira. However, the newly founded [[MyspeldRokband Grojband]] has a problem: Corey's not good at coming up with lyrics. He just can't think of anything songworthy to write... that is until he finds the diary of his BigSisterBully Trina and realizes that her handwritten teenage angst is a goldmine of songwriting inspiration!²²And so begins the series' formula. In nearly every episode, Corey and his band strike a new musical gig and must create the perfect song that will blow the socks off their audience and help them climb up the ladder to RockAndRoll stardom. However, Trina utterly loathes her little brother's garage band and will stop at nothing to crush their dreams of becoming the greatest rock band in history. But no matter what challenges Grojband encounters, nothing's going to stop Corey and his friends 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" take inspiration from Trina's brand-new diary entry to craft the lyrics for an awesome new tune that will truly rock and totally roll.²²----²!!Tropes:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:A-E]]²* APirate400YearsTooLate: The episode "On the Air and Out to Sea" has these.²* AbductionIsLove: Kate and Allie kidnapped Corey and chained him up in their closet in "Group Hug". There, they pampered him by doing this such as feeding him blueberry waffles, brushing his hair, giving him aromatherapy, and "letting all his friends join him."²* AbsenteeActor: Mina doesn't appear in "Myme Disease" or "The Pirate Lounge for Me" and was even intentionally neglected in "Cloudy with a Chance of Malt Balls."²-->'''Trina:''' "That extra pass is staying with me."\²'''Mina:''' "Can I have it?"\²'''Trina:''' "You're not in this episode."\²(Mina sadly walks away, leaving the episode)²* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: G'ORB of The Orb Experience speaks in this manner.²* AccidentalMurder: Statue Steve in "Myme Disease" once the town realized that he was a statue performer all along.²* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his burly form, Kon is a pretty nimble guy.²* TheAce: Corey Riffin is a master of coming up with crazy plans and playing music all while keeping his cool. Heck, the only thing he isn't good at is coming up with lyrics.²* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Corey's response to the demonic guitar attacking the Newmans.²-->''(chuckles)'' "Okay, that was fine, only because I hate the Newmans."²* AIIsACrapshoot: "Helmet" has the eponymous device, which Trina hacks into a rampaging robot obsessed with perfection.²* AirGuitar: Corey plays one in the song featured in the episode "Myme Disease".²* AlliterativeName:²** Mina's full name was [[AllThereInTheManual Bernadette Beff]] until Trina demanded she legally change her first name so that their names would rhyme. ²** Kin Kujira and his gender opposite Kim Kagami, as well as Kon Kujira and his gender opposite Konnie Kagami.²** Mayor Mellow, although that's because we never get to know his first name.²* AllLoveIsUnrequited:²** Nick Mallory seems to know that Trina has a crush on him. He's just not interested.²** Laney is in love with Corey, but not only does [[ObliviousToLove he not notice]], it's often implied that he [[OneOfTheBoys sees Laney is a guy]]. However, as the series progresses, the whole "calling Laney a boy" thing is dropped and it becomes increasingly implied that Corey actually has a mutual crush on Laney²* AllThereInTheManual: Co-creator Todd Kauffman has a Tumblr blog where he answers questions about the show. Some of the questions he answers involve the names of background characters.²* AlmostKiss: A RunningGag that involves Trina and Nick Mallory.²* AllMythsAreTrue: Whenever Kin and Kon tell a legend from Rock Lore, they will invariably be true. "Love in a Nethervator"'s myth is only partially true.²* AlphaBitch: Corey's older sister, Trina, who is as bossy, nasty, and superficial as they come.²* TheAllSolvingHammer: Corey's answer to EVERYTHING is music. Laney addresses this in "Rockersize" when the band has to deal with three hulking grannies: she states that this time lyrics wouldn't be any help and [[OnlySaneMan what they needed was a tank]].²* AmazingFreakingGrace: Whenever Corey makes a motivational speech, he has the rest of the band hum that tune. Lampshaded in "Creepaway Camp".²-->(Blade feels bad about himself and he's crying)\²'''Corey:''' "Aw, come on Blade don't be like that. Guys, motivational humming."\²(Kin, Kon, and Laney start humming as Corey motivated Blade)²* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: {{Spoof|Aesop}}ed with Corey's monologues at the end of every episode.²* AnimateInanimateObject: In "It's in the Card" when Mayor Mellow's framed picture of his mother doesn't like his Valentine's Day card, she disappears offscreen and is then seen getting on a bus.²* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Corey is this to Trina, as he constantly drives his older sister crazy so that he can acquire the lyrical inspiration he needs from her diary entries.²* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In "Space Jammin" Kon mentions that he told the orb aliens who Trina was, where she was, and gave them his recipe for boysenberry pie.²* AsianAndNerdy: Kin, who is of Japanese descent and is TheSmartGuy of Grojband (albeit of the DitzyGenius variety).²* AssholeVictim: Trina (on more than one occasion with hilarious results) including but not limited to: being trampolined into a trash can, thrown into a cage at the zoo, becoming Mina's personal ButtMonkey for an episode, and even having her face turned into a pig. Not to mention the fact that the whole show is about Grojband ruining her life for their music - which would be horrible if it wasn't for the fact that Trina is a humongous bitch who always deserves what she had coming.²* AssumedWin: In "Helmet", when Mayor Mellow announces the winner of the contest, Trina (who had the contest rigged) doesn't even wait for him to say the last name.²* TheAssimilator: Cyborg Trina from "Ahead of Our Own Tone", who has taken over Peaceville using a brain implant.²* AutoTune: Brutally spoofed in "Helmet", where Kin builds an autotuning helmet to hide Corey's voice cracks, only for everything to go horribly wrong.²* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Subverted between Corey and Trina most of the time. One character even says they'll eventually remember that they love each other only to be proven wrong shortly after. That said, WordOfGod has it that the trope still holds true, and thus it does get played straight on occasion:²** In "Wish Upon A Jug", Corey wishes they never met the genies, even though at that time the only one who benefited from this wish was Trina. Also, he used a wish to hug her, which, while done to piss her off, one would think out of the question for him if he truly hated her.²** In "Dreamreaver", Katrina obviously loves Corey, and as the personification of Trina's locked away good side, this would mean so does Trina. Corey, previously more concerned about his lyrics, shows genuine remorse for putting Trina in the situation she's in now after seeing this and is apologetic when he confesses the truth to her later.²** There are also the few times Corey makes Trina go into Happy Diary Mode, indicating that he doesn't want to enrage her all the time.²** In "Who Are You" when the gang turn 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.²** The trope is played dead straight with Trina and Mina in "Math of Kon" and on other occasions.²** Despite Nick Mallory's romantic disinterest in Trina, he occasionally displays genuine care for her. One example of this is in "Who Are You", wherein he admits that he likes her for who she is (even if the hipsters don't).²* BadFuture: In "Ahead of Our Own Tone" where Cell-borgs run amuck and Cyborg Trina is the EvilOverlord, and the reason why Kin grew a beard is because he "went a little nuts!"²* TheBadGuyWins[=/=]KarmaHoudini: There are a few times Trina gets what she wants with no comeuppance.²** The Mid-Season Finale "Six Strings of Evil" frees Corey from the evil guitar but [[spoiler:the town ends up flooding, and the Guitar, now Music Box, plans on continuing its rampage at the end with the aid of Trina.]]²** In "Girl Fest" Laney delivers a Harsh TakeThat in the form of a song to Singer Candy Jams in an attempt to out her as a 'fake'. Unfortunately for Laney, this plan fails, and the people still give Candy their full support.²** The Groupies suffer no consequences at all for kidnapping Grojband and keeping them hostage in "Group Hug". [[spoiler:Unless you count them getting tackled by an angry Mina as comeuppance for kidnapping Trina.]]²** Played completely straight in "Hear Us Rock Part 2", Corey even acknowledges it. [[spoiler:At least until Mina turns against Trina and gives Grojband what they need to save the day.]]²--> '''Corey''': You win, Trina.²* BadassAdorable: Grojband themselves, but especially Laney.²* BattleOfTheBands: No surprise here that Grojband frequently engage in these, typically agains The Newmans.²* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:²** A rare male example. In "Smash Up Terby" when Trina barfs on a ride turned up to beyond full speed, Nick is the only one who comes out completely clean.²** Averted with Laney, who gets covered in dirt and has messy hair after an explosion occurs.²** Invoked by Trina in "[[FantasticVoyagePlot Inn Err Face]]". Kin and Kon have to get out of Trina's body before their shrinking wears off. The band tries to make Trina sweat them out and then drool them out, but she adamantly refuses to do either one because they are "for farmers", even making a bead of sweat ''go back into her skin'' with a DeathGlare.²* BeleagueredAssistant: Mina serves as one to Trina.²* BerserkButton:²** Trina has way too many to count, which makes her go into Diary Mode.²** Laney really hates that everyone keeps thinking she is a guy. Taken UpToEleven in the episode "No Strings Attached", where she gets a male puppet (which is dressed exactly like her but with shorter hair, no hair clip, a five o' clock shadow and a long body) and what do the other members of Grojband do when Laney comments on this? [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom Act like it's normal]]. Kin even says it's the spitting image of her.²*** Another one for Laney: "Sorry Core, [Trina] dissed the band! Nobody disses the band."²** Corey hates elevator music so much, he got VERY angry after listening to it for a long time.²* BetterThanABareBulb: The show revels in this type of humour, with characters going out of their way to point out how bizarre, unlikely or convenient a situation is.²* BigBad: Trina Riffin, especially in the episode "Ahead of Our Own Tone".²* BigBadEnsemble: The Demon Guitar teaming up with Trina, although since it happens only at the end of the episode, nothing comes out of it.²* BigDamPlot: "Six Strings of Evil" sees the Demon Guitar attempt to burst Peaceville Dam to flood the town.²* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:With Corey and Laney, combined with AccidentalKiss, in "Curse of the Metrognome"]].²* BigEater: Kon is usually pretty hungry and often thinking about food.²* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Apparently Trina's diary moments are an in-universe example of these to anyone not in Grojband. Mina lampshades this after she had one due to a PersonalitySwap.²-->'''Mina:''' "What was that? I feel so overdramatic."²* BigRedButton: In "Helmet", Kin built the eponymous robotic helmet with one and he warns Corey not to press it. After hearing an golden opportunity to sabotage the band presenting itself, Trina pushes said button causing the helmet to go Rogue. When Laney asks why he would build it with a button that turns it evil, Kin just rolls his eyes at the "stupid question".²* BigSisterBully: Trina to Corey. She loathes her brother and does anything she can to ruin his life, even if it means hurting him.²* BlackBeadEyes: Kin, his DistaffCounterpart Kim, and Mina have these under their glasses.²* BlandNameProduct:²** [[Website/{{Twitter}} Bleater]], complete with a bleating goat head logo.²** Also in "Rockersize", Barney makes a fourth wall joke parodying this.²-->'''Corey:''' Barney, you need to play a different kind of music.\²'''Barney:''' I can't! That's the only song on my non-brand name music player.²* BlatantLies: In "No Strings Attached" when Mina sees Trina drinking a chocolate milk and asks if she can have one, just as Trina finishes it she says there are no more. Then she pulls out another one...²* BlindingBangs: In "Hair Today", Laney's hair metal wig covers her eyes.²* BlondeBrunetteRedhead:²** For Grojband and their allies, Kate (Blonde), Allie (Brunette), and Laney (Redhead).²** For the Newmans, the Kagami sisters (Konnie (Blonde) and Kim (Brunette)), and Lenny (Redhead).²* BottleEpisode: In the episode "Pox and Roll", Grojband, Trina, Mina, and the students of Elementary High all got chicken pox while in the garage and so the government quarantined them all inside of a giant bubble and had to spend eight days in there. The entire episode was all about Corey and Laney trying to entertain the guests and keep them happy there, with a side plot about Kin and Kon coming up with escape plans and trying to get out multiple times but failing every time.²* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Trina has this in spades. Her over-the-top teenage girl angst is a goldmine of lyrical inspiration for Grojband.²* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:²** In "No Strings Attached".²-->'''Captain Carney:''' They don't look good folks. Of course I've seen worse in the Navy. Sharks, Sailor Guts, Sharks puking up Sailor Guts. [[YouDoNotWantToKnow But you kids don't need that story]].²** Also "In Bee Bop A Loofah".²-->'''Kin:''' Think about what we could buy with all this money.\²'''Kon:''' We could buy a bike!\²'''Kin:''' Or a yacht!\²'''Kon:''' Or a bike yacht!'''²*** It was even continued and expanded later in the episode.²-->'''Kin:''' We still have some money left over from selling those air fresheners.\²'''Kon:''' We could still buy a bike yacht!\²'''Kin:''' Or a plant!\²'''Both:''' OR A BIKE YACHT PLANT!!!\²(Cut to a yacht with bicycle wheels that is on top of a giant stem growing out of a flower pot)²* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode "Cloudy with a Chance of Malt Balls", Kin and/or Kon, whenever someone asks who (or what) caused something or whenever Corey has a plan, respond with, "Our future selves?" or "Does it involve our future selves?". Guess who fixes the lights for them at the end of the episode.²* BorrowedCatchphrase:²** "Zoohouse Rock" has a running gag of Kin stealing everyone's catchphrases, including Corey's "I've got a crazy plan that might work", Laney's "But wherever will find lyrics?" and even Corey's "Thanks for coming out everyone", where he shoves Corey out of the way.²** Even the [[OncePerEpisode Wicked Cool Transition]] is changed to "Stolen Line Transition".²* BrokenPedestal: In "Girl Fest", Laney is devastated when she finds out supposed punk girl Candy Jams is just a typical girly girl using the punk image to sell cosmetics.²* BrokenTears: Trina in "Inn Err Face" when she comes to the realization she might have to deal with her brother forever.²* BuccaneerBroadcaster: Grojband set up a pirate radio station in "On the Air and Out to Sea" and end up getting shanghaied on to an actual pirate ship.²* BurningWithAnger: Trina Riffin whenever she writes in her diary in anger mode (which is very often).²* ButtMonkey:²** Trina to the band while Mina is to Trina (and the show in general).²** Within Grojband, Kon is arguably the main butt monkey of the group because he tends to get hurt the most frequently of them all (especially when Kin's inventions are involved) and is even physically abused by Laney on many occasions.²** [[NobodyLovesTheBassist Laney]] was this in early episodes, with numerous jokes being made about her appearance at her expense and other characters getting on her nerves.²* CainAndAbel: Corey and Trina, though it's mostly on Trina's side.²* CallAndResponseSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxF4GWckElY "Quiet Noise"]] from "Myme Disease". ²* CaptainColorbeard: Parodied. One of Captain Tighty-Whitey's pirate crew is the clean shaven Shavenbeard.²* CardboardPal: When the band splits up in "It's In the Card", Corey compensates by making a fake band out of junk he finds in the garage and pretending it's real.²* CatchPhrase: Corey ends each episode with "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" and closing a garage door. He'll also sometimes talk of "a crazy plan that just might work." He even adds "We have Liftoff!" on some of the episodes where Trina writes her diary in anger mode.²* CatsAreMean: Averted with Mina's cat, Dr. Purrs. Subverted with Wheelie from "The Snuffles with Snarffles" who only turns mean out of jealousy and becomes nicer in the end.²* CatUpATree: Trina throws Mina's cat, Dr. Purrs, up one in order to prove that Corey's "Justice Band" are not heroes.²* ChainedHeat: In "Kon-Fusion", after Grojband and the Newmans get fused together.²* ChairReveal: Done by Trina and Wheelie the Cat in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".²-->'''Corey:''' Creepiest. Reveal. Ever.²* CharacterDevelopment: In the 2nd half of season 1.²** Corey doesn't address Laney as a boy as much and treats her more like a lady, complete with a few hints that he is aware of her feelings for him.²** Ever since the episode "Girl Fest", Laney has begun lashing out more at Corey and being a bit more rebellious against his plans.²* CheatersNeverProsper: Averted in "Helmet". Trina suffers no repercussions for rigging the contest.²* ChekhovsGun: Trina's habit of [[OpinionFlipFlop changing her opinion depending on what Nick Mallory thinks]] is used against her in "Here Us, Rock!", cue her literally falling apart.²* CherubicChoir: Whenever Corey (or in one episode Laney) grabs his Sister's diary that fell from the sky after Trina goes into Diary Mode, or it lands somewhere else that's within Corey's reach, this is accompanied by this.²* ChickMagnet: Nick Mallory, and to a lesser extent, Corey as well.²* ChildhoodFriends: Trina and Mina have been friends since Kindergarten.²* {{Cliffhanger}}:²** "Dreamreaver" ends the first half on such. Lampshaded by Laney.²-->"Continued?! You mean we're stuck in Trina's head [[NoFourthWall for another episode]]?!"²** "Here Us, Rock!" also ends the first half of the episode on such when it turns out the world really is going to come to an end.²* CloseEnoughTimeline: At the end of "Ahead of Our Own Tone", the band decides [[spoiler:not to build a new time machine so Corey, Laney and Kon can go back, since a year isn't that long and they probably don't want to risk messing with time again.]]²* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The background color for whenever Trina goes diary depends on the emotion she feels:²** Anger/Fear: Red²** Love/Happiness: Pink/Purple²** Sadness: Blue²* ComicallyMissingThePoint:²** In "Smash Up 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]].²** In "Space Jammin'", the orb aliens notice Corey getting the lyrics to his songs from Trina's diary and try to do the same, but read an entry verbatim instead of adapting it into lyrics like Corey does.²* CompanionCube: Mayor Mellow always carries a picture of his mother, and sometimes have conversations with her as if she were still alive (given that she's deceased).²* ConjoinedTwins: Kin and Kon were born as this. In fact, Kon still has Kin's nipples on his back.²* ContrivedCoincidence: Lampshaded by Laney in "Wish Upon a Jug" when they happen to find a second genie in the same pile of jugs.²-->'''Corey:''' Finding one genie should have been impossible too. Roll with it, Lanes.²* CropCircles: In "Space Jammin'", Grojband accidentally creates one when a malfunctioning crop harvester runs rampant in the corn field that they wanted to clear for a concert. It turns to be a message challenging The Orb Experience to a battle of the bands.²* CrossdressingVoices: The bandmates for The Newmans are voiced by the same voice actors as the members of Grojband.²* CurseCutShort: During the song in "Beep Bop a Loofah", Corey was about to say "Ass" until Laney, Kin, and Kon, cut him off, singing another rhyming word that meant the same thing.²-->'''Corey:''' If it's a smell test that you wanna pass, scrub your feet, wash your pits, and don't forget your-\²'''Kin, Kon, and Laney:''' Gluteus Max!²* CutenessProximity:²** Laney's reaction to Blade Stabbington's pet rat Bite Face.²** In "Knight to Remember", she has this reaction to a big dog that licks her face.²** In "The Snuffles with Snarffles", Trina has this reaction to Wheelie while everyone else has this reaction to Snarffles. But the end, Wheelie ends up taking Snarffles' spot.²* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: As seen in "Ahead of Our Own Tone". It's the result of having one's brain implanted, although more of a brainwashing effect.²* {{Cyborg}}: Trina gets turned into one after having her brain implanted for a good chunk of "Ahead of Our Own Tone".²* DartboardOfHate: Trina throws knitting needles at a picture of [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Corey]] on a dartboard in the episode "Rock the House".²* DelusionsOfDoghood: In "Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow", Kon starts believing he is a dog after [[NeverTrustAHairTonic a hair tonic causes him to be covered in hair]] and he receives a blow to the head.²* DetonationMoon: Corey wishes there was no moon so that Trina would never share that "moonlight kiss" with Nick Mallory in "Wish Upon a Jug". However, the moon is restored at the end of the episode when Corey wishes to have all his wishes undone.²* DidntThinkThisThrough: There are moments in which a solution, only worsens the given situation.²* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce: In "Smash Up Terby", some of these surround Corey when he delivers his mock lesson of the day.²* DisguisedInDrag: "Rockersize" involves Grojband dressing up as old ladies to convince some [[NiceJobBreakingItHero hulking, violent grannies who they accidentally created]] to calm back down.²* DistaffCounterpart: The Newmans are {{gender flip}}ped versions of Grojband. Kin even points it out in the episode "Creepaway Camp", calling them "our doppelganger gender opposites".²* {{Doppelganger}}: Grojband have had several of these over the series, such as [[GenderFlip The Newmans]], [[SimilarSquad The Orb Experience]], and [[EvilKnockoff Mrojband (Mirage Band)]].²* DownerEnding: "Hologroj" ends with Trina losing her sanity and believing nothing is real and the town of Peaceville believes Corey, Laney, Kin and Kon are dead, and the real Grojband is a cover band. [[spoiler:However, this is never brought again, so it seems the writers pressed the ResetButton.]]²-->'''Kate and Allie:''' We love you, Grojband cover band!²* TheDragon: Mina, but of the MinionWithAnFInEvil variety.²* DrivesLikeCrazy: When Trina's behind the wheel, she tends to have some road rage.²* DreadfulMusician: Corey, whenever he's trying to come up with lyrics.²* DumbAndDrummer: Kon is the drummer of Grojband and probably its least intelligent member (although he's more of a GeniusDitz than a full-on Ditz).²* DumbBlonde: Konnie, although WordOfGod says that she dyes her hair.²* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In "Creepaway Camp" (the third episode of the series produced and the character's debut), Carrie has breasts -- something she lacks in all her appearances afterwards.²* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:²** The pilot is the ONLY instance where Trina doesn't immediately go diary after getting upset, as well as having Mina openly crush on Nick Mallory (in front of Trina anyway).²** Also, this might be a coincidence, but the pilot seems to have more gross-out humour then other episodes.²* EasyAmnesia: Corey in the episode "Who Are You", as a result of misusing an invention that increases intelligence when one walks forwards to instead walk backwards until his mind's totally empty.²* ElevatorButtonsMash: Kon does this in the episode "Love in a Nethervator".²-->'''Kon:''' "Hey, if we're riding this thing to our fiery deaths, I wanna have fun." ²* EnemyMime: When the favorite town statue (who was actually a statue performer) is taken down in "Myme Disease", Grojband decides to take the prime performance spot left behind. A turf war erupts between Corey and a group of mimes when they take the last busking spot in the park.²* EpicFail:²** "Helmet". Kin giving the helmet a big red button that gives the helmet control. Even he admits it was a dumb idea.²** "Space Jammin" Instead of using her diary 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.²** "Queen Bee" After Trina insults the band Laney uses her rage to fuel her and perfectly destroys her target, Trina tries to one-up her and ends up hitting everything EXCEPT the target.²* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: Subverted when the band works to get a piece of a delicious wedding cake and they go through an ordeal that almost breaks up the band. They resolve the issue and finally get the cake at the end, but when Corey starts to tell the moral of the story like he does at every episode, he starts stuffing his face with cake in the process. While it's still possible to make out what he's actually saying, subtitles show up on screen to translate, but quickly just turn all into "Omm nom nom nom omm nom nom."²* EveryoneHatesMimes: The episode "Myme Disease" features Grojband fighting with a gang of mimes over a new busking space, with Corey getting freaked out by their miming.²* EvilBrit: Blade Stabbington.²* ExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song explains the basic premise of the show in a quickened manner (although it was originally meant to be much longer).²* EyeGlasses: All of the bespectacled characters: Kin, Mina, Allie, and Mayor Mellow. Made particularly evident in the ZombieApocalypse episode where Zombie!Allie glasses fall off her eyes are still in her glasses.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:F-K]]²* {{Facepalm}}: In "Pox N' Roll", Laney does one, forgetting she's wearing electrified mitts.²* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Played with. While the band successfully gets new lyrics every episode, any plans to assume an identity gets rejected.²* FakingTheDead: Grojband via a rumor in the episode "Hologroj". It works a little too well however.²* FantasticVoyagePlot: In "Inn Err Face", Kon is accidentally shrunk and swallowed by Trina. Kin gets himself shrunk in a mini-sub to go in and rescue him before the shrinking wears off.²* FatAndSkinny: Siblings Kon and Konnie - Fat, with Kin and Kim - Skinny.²* FictionalHoliday: [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Comet Day]], instated on a [[LeapDay leap Saturday]], Julaugust 17th.²* FieryRedhead: Laney Penn, bonus points for catching fire every so often.²* ForeignerForADay: In "For Hat And Country", Grojband form their own country - 'The People's Rockpublic of Grojland' - in order to be 'country' enough to buy a cowboy hat.²* FormallyNamedPet: Mina's cat is named Dr. Purrs.²* FreeRangeChildren: The kids practically live in that one house. When it was quarantined for the chicken pox, no mention of any parents were made.²* FriendToAllLivingThings: Nick Mallory, as his laidback personality and good looks endear him to animals as much as it does to the ladies.²* FullNameBasis: Nick Mallory, who seems to be a ThirdPersonPerson on this.²* GadgeteerGenius: Kin creates all manner of crazy inventions for Grojband's escapades.²* GameFace: Trina displays this when writing in her diary in anger mode. She also makes the same face when she's just really upset, even as a kid.²* GarageBand: Grojband itself.²* GentleGiant: Kon, who is the biggest member of Grojband but also a fun-loving goofball.²* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: In "Grin Reaper", this is Torbo's MO.²* GilliganCut:²** In "Wish Upon a Jug" when Corey and Trina are battling with wishes.²-->'''Clete:''' This is worse than that time we gave wishes to that dog and cat!\²'''Bessie:''' They’re family; they’ll realize they love each other soo-oon.\²''NO THEY WON'T TRANSITION!''\²'''Corey:''' I wish there was no moon so Trina would never have that moonlight kiss!\²''(Bessie rings her cowbell and the moon explodes just as Corey wished for)''\²'''Bessie:''' ''(To Clete)'' Okay, Yoo-ou were right.²** From "Space Jammin'" when the band finds out The Newmans are going to perform at Sludgefest:²-->'''Laney''': Guys, Core will be okay. It's not like he'll go crazy or anything.\²'''Corey''': ''(after he crazily drives a tractor into the garage)'' Who's ready to mow away their pain?²* GirlsWithMoustaches:²** In "Smash Up Terby", Trina gets cotton candy stuck to her face, making it look like she has a beard.²** Laney gets a puppet with one and a Five o' Clock Shadow in "No Strings Attached".²** Janie Penn (Laney's ancestor) in the episode "War and Peaceville" had one. She was in a circus because of it.²* GoneToTheFuture: Corey, Laney and Kon in "Ahead of Our Own Tone".²* GoodWithNumbers: Trina loves math and numbers so much, she's willing to hide it as Trigonometrina, as she would never admit it in public.²* {{Goth}}: Candy Jams from the episode "Girl Fest". Also the RecurringExtra Gigi.²* GrandFinale: The two-parter "Here Us, Rock!" is this for the entire series:²** In the first part, [[spoiler:the apocalypse is coming, and Grojband makes the most of it with one last concert, by making Trina go into Diary Mode once again.]]²** In part 2, [[spoiler:It's revealed that The Orb Experience were the ones who were causing the apocalypse as part of their final revenge against Grojband. Grojband challenges them to a rematch with the fate of the world at stake. Trina sides with the orbs and manages to steal Grojband's instruments, but Mina [[MistreatmentEqualsBetrayal finally stands up]] to Trina, saving the band. With ThePowerOfRock, Grojband manages to destroy the meteor with one last song, saving the Earth. Corey is implied to finally recognize his feelings for Laney, and then all of Grojband close off the series with "Thanks for coming out everyone!".]]²* GrandTheftMe: The orb aliens in "Space Jammin" do this to the Newmans.²* HalloweenEpisode: "Dance of the Dead" (Despite being predated, which makes even more sense for the US because Cartoon Network premiered the cartoon too early).²* HandicappedBadass: Wheelie, due to losing his legs in a fire.²* HappilyAdopted: Both Trina and Corey are this by their dad, according to WordOfGod.²* HarmlessFreezing: Trina gets frozen by Nick Mallory in "Rock the House".²* {{Hellevator}}: In "Love in a Nethervator", an infernal elevator takes the band to the underworld to confront the Button Keeper, which is the source of all elevator music. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Button Keeper is actually a man named Otis (who can turn into a monster if his NiceHat is removed) who was a former elevator operator, he hated elevator music as much as Corey did so much, he moved to the underworld to trap it.]]²-->[[spoiler:'''Kin:''' Hazy Rock Lore.]]²* HeyThatsMyLine: In "Zoohouse Rock", Kin manages to steal the catchphrases of the other three band members, ending with him bumping Corey out of the way to close with Corey's usual "Thanks for coming out everyone" and remarking that he is now "three for three".²* HeyYou: In "The Bandidate" Kate and Allie don't seem to know Trina's name and just call her "Corey's sister." Even after Trina becomes mayor they call her Mayor Corey's Sister.²* HilarityInZoos: In "Zoohouse Rock", Trina persuades Mayor Mellow that Grojband are actually musical bears and he cages them as the zoo's newest attraction. Their attempts to free themselves result in a riot where the townsfolk release all of the animals to run wild through Peaceville.²* {{Hipster}}: The episode "Who are You" is centered on them, and is also a big TakeThat against them too.²* HiveQueen: Cyborg!Trina in "Ahead of our Own Tone", due to melding her mind with everyone in Peaceville save Mina, Nick, and Grojband.²* {{Hunk}}: Part of the reason why Trina finds Nick Mallory so dreamy, she even gives describes him as "Hunky".²* IAmSpartacus: In "Ahead of Our Own Tone", all of the members of Grojband claim to be Nick Mallory in order to distract Cyborg!Trina.²* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Trina's reaction to chocolate. ²* IdenticalGrandson: The episode "War and Peaceville", reveals that all of Grojband's members and Nick Mallory had identical-looking ancestors.²* IdiosyncraticWipes: Many scenes wipe to the next with "X-Y TRANSITION!!!" singing in the process. It's usually themed towards the episode, but there are generic ones like "WICKED SCREEN TRANSITION!!!"²* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: In "Smash Up 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.²* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Trina is often paranoid about Mina stealing Nick away from her. ²* InformedAttribute: According to Corey in "One Plant Band", he and Trina are popular in their respective grades, but we hardly ever see their school lives and when we do they don't seem to be treated that differently by other students.²* InsaneProprietor: Parodied with 3-D Dave, whose prices may seem crazy at first but actually result in a modest profit while still offering bargains.²* InsaneTrollLogic: Most of Corey's {{Zany Scheme}}s and {{Spoof Aesop}}s use this. Lampshaded in one episode when Laney asks him on his brain even works after she accidentally gives Corey inspiraion for yet a ridiculous plan to refill the town reservoir.²* InstrumentOfMurder: In "Dreamreaver", Grojband confronts a dream version of themselves inside Trina's mind. Dream-Corey uses his guitar as [[MotorcycleJousting a lance on a dirt bike]], Dream-Kin's keytar fires energy blasts, and Dream-Kon's drums create earthquakes.²* InvisibleParents: None of the characters' parents ever appear. Trina mentions her and Corey's dad in "Smash Up Terby" (and WordOfGod states he's a single adopted 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.²* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: "Dreamreaver" follows Grojband entering Trina's mind.²* KentBrockmanNews: Buzz Newsworthy and Chance Happening, who visibly hate each other and frequently sling insults towards each other on public television.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:L-O]]²* LadyLooksLikeADude: Laney Penn. In "Pop Goes The Bubble", however, it's confirmed that the rest of the band know her gender. WordOfGod indicates that 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]].²* TheLancer: Laney, who constantly plays OnlySaneWoman and the one who snarks at Corey's harebrained schemes.²* LastSecondWordSwap[=/=]SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: In the song featured in the episode "No Strings Attached."²-->"Their noses are plastic but I fear they can smell"\²"Their eyes are like windows..."\²"[[GoshDarnItToHeck Straight into heck!]]"²* LaughingMad: Trina in "Space Jammin" when the orb aliens (who were possessing The Newmans) sing a page of her diary telling about her crush on Nick Mallory, however cut to her going into Diary Mode looking pissed beyond belief.²* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of Trina's Diary Modes has a style of music depending on which emotion she's feeling:²** Anger: Heavy metal music with demonic screaming in the background.²** Fear: {{Theremin}} ²** Love/Happiness: Romantic music²** Sadness: Same as anger but with a Creepy Widower Choir replacing the screaming.²* LetsDuet: Not only did Corey and Laney perform one for a wedding gig in the episode "All You Need is Cake", but also they did it so they can win back Kin and Kon's friendship, given that the song in that episode was called "Please Come Back".²* LetsSplitUpGang: In the episodes "Pox N Roll" and "Inn Err Face", the band wanted to take care of things faster and so Corey and Laney did one thing while Kin and Kon went off and did something else.²* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Creator/FreshTV's previous shows, ''Grojband'' features less of the PG elements seen in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}'', such as mild swearing, censored nudity, and light sexual references, due to being aimed at a younger audience.²* LiteralGenie: In "Wish Upon A Jug" when Trina wishes for the Newmans to be the biggest band in the world, they literally become colossal giants capable of crushing buildings.²* {{Loony Fan}}s: The band's groupies, [[ThoseTwoGuys Kate and Allie]].²* 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!²* MadLibsCatchphrase: Trina has "Hashtag (Insert word here!)"²* MagicAIsMagicA: According to the genies in "Wish Upon a Jug", a genie can't undo another genie's wish.²* MayanDoomsday: The premise of "Hear Us Rock!" is all about this, although the Mayan analogues of the episode are called the Sambans instead.²* {{Meganekko}}: Mina is very cute and wears large spectacles.²* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: "Dance of the Dead" has this, given that its a ZombieApocalypse scenario in a music-themed series.²* MinimalistCast: There are a few recurring and one-episode characters, but 99% of the show is about Grojband and Trina.²** RecurringExtra: While there are background characters they tend to always be the same people and sometimes they have lines.²* MisappliedPhlebotinum: In "Space Jammin'", the aliens steal Trina's diary after finding out they can use it for lyrics, but they just read the diary verbatim instead of writing actual lyrics, specifically "Entry 4897 - My Secret Fear and Junk".²* MissingMom: According to WordOfGod, [[http://neptoonstudios.tumblr.com/post/58429754344 Corey and Trina are raised by a single father]] [[http://neptoonstudios.tumblr.com/post/58599183195 and there never was a mother; he adopted them on his own]].²* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: Grojband's groupies Kate and Allie do this when they break into Trina's room to steal her beloved Mr Moosehead toy for Corey. There are complications.²* MommasBoy: Mayor Mellow. Even though his mother's been dead for a while, he takes advice from her picture.²* MotorcycleJousting: In "Dreamreaver", Grojband confronts a dream version of themselves inside Trina's mind. Dream-Corey [[InstrumentOfMurder uses his guitar as a lance]] while charging on a dirt bike.²* MotorMouth: Carrie, as she's the only member of the Newmans by far to have the most speaking parts.²* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: In "Here Us Rock - Part 2", [[spoiler:Trina finally pushes Mina to her limit when she leaves her to die along with everyone else on Earth, resulting in Mina betraying Trina and helping Grojband save Earth.]]²* MundaneMadeAwesome:²** Trina writing in her diary.²** Corey testing out the helmet in "Helmet" by reading the contents of a juice box.²* TheMuse: Trina serves as an unwitting one to Grojband.²* MuseAbuse: The series is based around a group of young rock 'n roll musicians annoying an AlphaBitch BrattyTeenageDaughter and ruining her life so she'll get mad enough to vent in her diary and they can use her writings for lyrical inspiration, so this was pretty much a given.²* MyspeldRokband: The name Grojband is "garage band" pronounced as two syllables instead of three.²* NeverTrustAHairTonic: In "Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow", Kon uses a hair tonic (intended for dogs) that causes him to become completely covered in hair. A blow to the head then gives him DelusionsOfDoghood.²* NewJobAsThePlotDemands:²** Grojband changes what type of band they are every episode. Mostly done just so they can get performance gigs.²** In a more classic example, there is the character of Barney, who periodically provides plot-related help in an episode. His hat always changes to his Job of the Week.²* NiceHat:²** Corey, he wears his beanie everywhere, he even wears a blue version of one when he sleeps.²** Mayor Mellow also has one and it also doubles as a phone.²* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Helmet", when Kin hits the rogue helmet with a hammer it flies into a high-tech Ferris wheel and assimilates with it.²* NiceJobFixingItVillain: After the above happens the helmet, in its effort to make everything "perfect", uses its ray to fix Corey's cracked voice and the band promptly defeats it.²* NightmareFace: Scare-master Blade Stabbington has one of these in "Creepaway Camp"; once Grojband helps him get his scare back, that is.²* NoFourthWall:²** The series is aware of itself, and the fourth wall is broken in pretty much every episode. Every episode even ends with Corey saying "Thanks for coming out everyone!" as he addresses the audience directly.²-->'''Trina:''' ''(to Mina)'' You're not in this episode.\²'''Mina:''' Aw...²** The fact that Mina's not in the episode "Cloudy with a Chance of Malt Balls" comes back to bite Trina in the butt near the end.²-->'''Trina:''' ''(on the phone)'' MINA! HERE!! '''NOW!!!'''\²'''Mina:''' ''(on the phone)'' [[BrickJoke B-b-but I'm not in this episode.]]²* NonHumanSidekick: Blade's rodent companion, Biteface.²* NotNowKiddo: Trina does this to Mina repeatedly throughout "Rock the House".²-->'''Trina:''' "If cheering for our team raised Nick's spirit, then I'll be the team captain of doing that!"\²'''Mina:''' "Great idea Trina, but that means you'll be cheering for your br-(gets cut off)"\²'''Trina:''' "OTHER WORDS ARE NOT NEEDED!!!"²* ObfuscatingStupidity:²** Kon, according to WordOfGod.²** Also Trina, who really likes math. She is also, for some reason, a ''much'' nicer person when she's Trignometrina (her nerd alter-ego).²* ObliviousToLove: Corey is oblivious to the fact that Laney has a crush on him, although as the series progresses, hints are dropped that he isn't and may in fact also having feelings for Laney as well.²* OcularGushers: Laney in "One-Plant Band" after a {{brainwashed}} Corey angrily yells at her for being right all the time.²* OfCorpseHesAlive: In "Soulin' Down the Road" while Trina's soul is trapped in her car, Pinktastic, Mina engages in friendly activities with her unconscious body.²* OncePerEpisode: Trina is overcome with an emotion, causing her to into Diary Mode, and then Corey uses the new diary entry to craft the lyrics of the episode's song. After that, Corey delivers a SpoofAesop and then says "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" before slamming a garage door to signify the end of the episode.²* TheOneGuy: Lenny Nepp for The Newmans.²* OneOfTheBoys: Laney to Grojband. The other male members of Grojband keep endearingly calling her "fella," "guy," "dude," and similar terms, though she seems to dislike it. ²* OnlySaneMan: Laney, who acts as TheLancer to Corey and has enough common sense and maturity to realize how ridiculous most of Corey and the Kujira twins' plans are. Also doubles as WomenAreWiser.²* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The gang gets concerned when Corey angrily arrives at the garage. Laney asks what happened, and...²-->'''Corey''': I was stuck in an elevator and [[BerserkButton I had to listen to forty-one and a half minutes OF ELEVATOR MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!]] ''(growls)''²* OrganAutonomy: Laney's own disgruntled heart has leaped out of her mouth during a gag in "Dance of the Dead".²* OrSoIHeard: In "Grin Reaper" after being given mind control bracelets:²-->'''Kin:''' Cool! It matches my glasses!\²'''Kon:''' Huh?\²'''Kin:''' Uh... is what I would say if I knew what accessorizing was.²* OurGeniesAreDifferent: The genies in "Wish Upon a Jug" are hillbillies who live in blowing bottles. They can't undo the wish of another genie, but there's no rule against wishing for more wishes.²* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Trina's soul was somehow able to grab her pen and diary and also able to write an entry in it so that Corey can use it for lyrics in the episode "Soulin' Down the Road".²* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Apparently the best way to deal with zombies brought to life and reverting the victims who were bitten by zombies back to normal is with a magical amp, lightning, and good lyrics.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:P-R]]²* PaletteSwap: Corey's beanie that he wears to bed, is a blue recoloring of the one he wears everywhere.²* PeripheryDemographic: An InUniverse case: "No Strings Attached" reveals Corey to be a fan of The Bubble Bunch Band, a really kiddy animatronic show targeted towards small children.²* PersonalitySwap: Trina and Mina switch personalities in "A Knight to Remember" as a result of Bonkerton's Comet flying by, where for a medieval event, Mina becomes a snobby princess and Trina becomes her lowly servant. Mina also inherits Trina's OncePerEpisode meltdown (albeit with ScaryShinyGlasses thrown in).²* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Trina and Corey, who are a brother-sister pair.²* PinPullingTeeth: One of the mimes does this in mime (complete with resulting explosion) in "Myme Disease".²* APirate400YearsTooLate: Captain Tighty-Whitey and his crew.²* PlotAllergy:²** Corey is allergic to cats, however in the episode "Super Zeroes", he had no problems holding Mina's cat, Dr. Purrs.²** Trina is shown to be allergic to bread crust in the episode "Kon-Fusion", and bubbles in the episode "Pop Goes the Bubble".²* PolarOppositeTwins: Kin and Kon, and their gender opposites Kim and Konnie. Kin and Kim are diminutive geniuses with questionable sanity, while Kon and Konnie are big and dopey but also fun-loving and kindhearted.²* PosthumousCharacter: Mother Mellow. She's never explicitly stated to be dead, but the fact that Mayor Mellow always carries a picture of her with him seems to suggest so.²* ThePowerOfRock: This show lives and breathes on this trope, which is perhaps exemplified in the series finale where [[spoiler:Grojband saves the world by destroying a meteor using nothing but their own music.]]²* PreciousPuppy: Snarffles in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".²* ThePsychoRangers: In "Dreamreaver", Trina's hatred/fear of Grojband after being forced to watch their music video for multiple hours on end manifests itself into their DeliberatelyMonochrome clones, Mrojband.²* PunnyName: The two news reporters, Chance Happening and Buzz Newsworthy.²* QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice: When Corey gets the chicken pox in "Pox N' Roll", Trina alerts the Mayor who seals the place in an outbreak dome - with Trina still inside. The Mayor posts tanks outside the bubble to make sure no one tries to escape.²* RealityWarper:²** Trina is a mild case. Whenever she writes lyrics-worthy entries in her journal, her emotions manifest around her, and strange phenomenons take place depending on the emotion in question.²** In "A Knight To Remember", Bonkerton Comet messes with reality when it appears every four years.²** Grojband's music is capable of raising the dead, breaking people from their brainwashing, increasing the muscle build of some senior folk, breaking a cybernetic network, banishing an evil knight summoned from imagination, ... and basically every unnormal thing that occurs in the series.²** Trina and Nick Mallory also appear to exert power of bodily functions; Trina and Mina can resist sweating and drooling as "it's for farmers" and Nick Mallory is able to stare away his chicken pox because "Nick Mallory doesn't do spots".²** According to the intro video in the website, it's shown that the "Wicked Cool Transition" can teleport characters²** Interestingly, Nick once uses his coolness to 'literally cool' the flames that Trina's Diary Mode created.²* RageBreakingPoint: Trina writes in her diary in anger mode whenever she reaches this.²* 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.²* RedEyesTakeWarning:²** Trina's eyes turn red when she gets angry or very afraid.²** Mrojband in "Dreamreaver" all have red eyes.²** Blade Stabbington and his rodent companion Biteface, but only when he's scaring people in Camp Screamly.²** In "Group Hug" [[spoiler:Mina gets red eyes when she threatens Kate and Allie]].²* RedheadInGreen: Laney Penn has red BoyishShortHair and wears a green striped shirt.²* RevengeBeforeReason: In "Super Zeroes", Trina is willing to let herself fall to her death just to discredit the band.²* RhymesOnADime: Mayor Mellow does this quite often, although not consistently.²* RightHandCat: Wheelie to Trina in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".²* TheRival: The Newmans are this for Corey's band.²** SitcomArchNemesis: Just look at [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} their name]].²* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: In "Math of Kon", Mina has one with Trina's alter ego.²* RuleOfCool: Pretty much everything about this show runs on this.²** RuleOfFunny: And everything else runs on this.²* RunningGag:²** This show features quite a few of them.²*** Trina Riffin going into Diary Mode.²*** Corey Riffin giving his end of episode's SpoofAesop, usually followed by Laney pointing out his speech would have made for excellent lyrics for the episode's song.²*** Trina failing to kiss Nick Mallory.²*** Corey saying an excessively long title for an operation, usually having to stop at some point to take a very deep breath before finishing it.²*** Laney getting mistaken for a guy.²*** Wicked Cool Transitions.²*** Kin and Kon's Rock Lore stories.²*** A random donkey inexplicably appearing in crowd scenes.²*** Barney changing jobs and hats every time he appears.²** There are some running gags that only occur in one episode.²*** Kin and Kon's future selves in "Cloudy With a Chance of Malt Balls".²*** In "Dance of the Dead", everyone keeps thinking Laney in her normal look is wearing a scary costume.²*** In "Space Jammin'", characters constantly bring up Z'ORB's pancakes.²*** Kin stealing everyone's catchphrases in "Zoohouse Rock".²*** Kin falling over due to the imbalanced proportions of his hat in "Line of Credit"²*** "Six Strings of Evil" has Trina throwing random objects she hates into a wood chipper inexplicably with her.²*** 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 keyword.²*** An eagle randomly swooping down and taking something off the ground (mostly a rat) in "The Snuffles with Snarffles".²*** Kon being convinced that he needed to buy tickets to get into Grojband's concert in "A-Capella-Lips Now".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:S-Z]]²* SandNecktie: Laney does this to Kin and Kon after they interrupt her 'date' on the beach with Corey in "All You Need is Cake".²* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In "Monster of Rock", we have someone crying out "Grrglflt!" when they get sucked down in the toilet by the sewer monster.²* SealedGoodInACan: Trina's good side, Katrina.²* SecretDiary: Trina has one, and it's where the band gets its song ideas from.²* SecurityBlanket: Mr. Mooseface to Trina during her childhood.²* ShipTease: Corey and Laney get quite a bit of this, especially in the later episodes.²* ShoutOut:²** The band's symbol is the same as [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Duncan's]] skull shirt logo. It's also the same symbol as the one on [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} Eric's]] shirt too. It's likely not a coincidence that Todd Kauffman has worked on all three shows.²** Bleater/Bleating is an obvious parody of Website/{{Twitter}}[=/=]Tweeting.²** A rising star uses someone's diary to come up with lyrics, [[Series/AustinAndAlly where have we seen it before]]?²** Where else have we seen [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim a pair of musical Japanese twins with alliterative names starting with K and a fiery, snarky redhead with a bobcut?]]²** Many episode names: "[[Literature/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Cloudy with a Chance of Malt Balls]]", "[[Film/SpaceJam Space Jammin]]", "[[WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock Zoohouse Rock]]", "[[Music/{{NSync}} No Strings Attached]]", "[[Music/TheBeatles All You Need is Cake]]", "Music/{{Helmet}}", "[[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Love in a Nethervator]]", "Literature/{{War and Peace}}ville","[[Music/TheWho Who Are You]]", "[[Film/ApocalypseNow A-Capella Lips Now]]", "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Snuffles with Snarffles]]", and "[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Math of Kon]]".²** Corey and Trina Riffin are named after Corey and Trina Crewe, a Canadian musical duo.²** Laney Penn's name is an anagram of "Penny Lane", a song by Music/TheBeatles.²** Kin and Kon Kujira's names are a reference to Film/KingKong ("Kin Kon") and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} ("Kujira", as in his Japanese name, "Gojira").²** Grojband's SitcomArchnemesis, The Newmans, are named after Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}}'s own Sitcom Archnemesis.²** Groupies Kate and Allie are named after the title characters of the 1984 sitcom ''Series/KateAndAllie''. Their last names are the same as those of ''Kate and Allie'' directors Bill Persky and Linda Day.²** Nick Mallory is named after two characters from the 1982 sitcom ''Series/FamilyTies'', Nick Moore and Mallory Keaton.²** The Bubble Bunch Band from "No Strings Attached" are an homage to ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', with Bobby Blue and Randy Red being based on Muno and Plex respectively.²** In "Math of Kon", the band wears Music/{{Devo}} hats with division symbols on top during the episode's song.²*** Also this equation from the same episode: [[Franchise/StarWars R2=D2.]]²*** As if the episode's title wasn't a blatant enough reference, there's also the BigWordShout Trina says before going into Diary Mode.²*** The opening of the math competition has three math nerds trapped in the [[Film/{{Superman}} Phantom Zone]].²** The sewer monster El Chewpoocaca is a reference to [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], and it's accompanied by Corey saying to Kon, [[SignatureLine "May the Flush be with you."]]²** "Creepaway Camp" is an entire episode shout-out to Music/AliceCooper, with the episode's song even being named "Welcome to My Nightmare".²** The MonsterOfTheWeek in "One-Plant Band" parodies [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]].²** The Justice Band in "Super Zeroes" may be a reference to real life band "The Justice Crew".²*** In the same episode, Corey can be seen wearing a purple [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] suit in one brief scene.²** The hammer Corey wields in "A Knight to Remember" looks and functions like [[Film/{{Thor}} Thor's]]...minus the lightning.²** Cyborg!Trina and her drones in "Ahead of Our Own Tone" are a direct homage of [[Franchise/StarTrek the Borg]].²** The entire episode "War and Peaceville" is a reference to the Berlin Wall, including Corey's line, "Mayor Mellow, tear down this wall!"²** "Inn Err Face" is basically a parody of ''Film/FantasticVoyage''.²** "Soulin' Down The Road" is a shout-out to ''Literature/{{Christine}}''; the episode was even originally going to be titled "Christrina".²*** In the same episode, Mina doing friendly activities with an unconscious Trina à la ''Film/WeekendAtBernies''.²** The video game in "Dueling Buttons" is a parody of the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' franchise.²*** Also from the same episode: if you switch positions of Savage Fred's first and last name, you get [[Film/TheWizard the name of the actor who portrayed the role of Corey Woods]].²* SimilarSquad:²** Well aside from the DistaffCounterpart Newmans, there's...²** ...The Orb Experience who all appear to be Grojband's counterparts, with G'ORB and N'ORB (Corey and Laney's Orb counterparts) even having the same colour scheme.²** Also Mrojband (Mirage Band), who appear in Trina's nightmare in "Dreamreaver".²* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Mina is probably the most slapstick-prone member of the cast.²* SmokeOut: Mina does this along with Trina in "Indie Road Rager".²* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Laney Penn, the sole girl for Grojband.²* SnarkKnight: Laney Penn often makes sarcastic remarks about Grojband's ridiculous schemes.²* SoreLoser: Trina did not take her defeat in the episode "Queen Bee" very well.²* SpoofAesop: Corey delivers one at the end of [[OncePerEpisode every episode]]. Subverted in that while some of the aesops actually are worth taking into consideration (albeit lightly), it's also played straight in other episodes. "Dance of the Dead" ended with an aesop about how people shouldn't treat zombies the way they're often portrayed in the media.²* StarfishAliens: The orbs, who resemble floating, glowing balls of energy with lines on their bodies that zigzag whenever they speak.²* StrictlyFormula: Most episodes follow a certain pattern -- Grojband learns of a new music gig opportunity that Corey announces the band will be playing at, only for a problem to come up (usually Trina's doing). To resolve the problem, Corey and the gang make Trina enter Diary Mode, and then steal the diary to use it as inspiration for the lyrics in the episode's song. Afterwards Corey delivers a SpoofAesop and then says "Thanks for coming out everyone!" before closing a garage door to symbolize the end of the episode.²* StylishProtectionGear: In "Hear Us, Rock! (Part 2)", Trina somehow gets a pink spacesuit when everyone else's is white.²* SuperOCD: Corey suffers from this, he's known for booking a gig at every chance he gets and not letting even one slip by.²* SuperheroEpisode: Subverted in "Super Zeroes". Corey remakes Grojband into a superhero costume band called The Justice Band, but get mistaken for real crimefighting superheroes by the people of Peaceville. So while they do a lot of heroic deeds around the town, they never actually get any music gigs as they planned for.²* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When Grojband's groupies ask where the band finds inspiration for lyrics in "Group Hug".²--> '''Corey''': We ''DO NOT'' steal them from my sister's diary, that's for sure!²* SwappedRoles: In "Knight to Remember", thanks to Bonkerton Comet, Mina becomes an AlphaBitch and Trina becomes her ButtMonkey.²* SweetTooth: Trina loves chocolate.²* SycophanticServant: Mina for Trina. She takes her abuse in stride to loyally assist Trina in her anti-Grojband, Nick-attracting schemes. WordOfGod is that she still sees Trina as the nice girl she used to be and believes the old Trina is still somewhere inside of her.²* TakeOurWordForIt: In "Myme Disease" Nick Mallory paints an apparently beautiful portrait of Trina that [[TheUnreveal neither Trina nor the audience gets to see]].²* TakeThat:²** "Who Are You" is one delivered to Hipsters in a big way.²** An In-Universe example: Laney is devastated to find out Singer Candy Jams is using the punk image to sell cosmetics. She later delivers a harsh song to her calling her out.²* TalkingAnimal: Sentient beavers appear in one episode as dam construction workers. Also an intelligent donkey appears as a background character on multiple occasions.²* TeensAreMonsters: Trina Riffin is a prime example of this, as well as being the series BigBad.²* TeensAreShort:²** Laney Penn, although her tall ambition makes up for it.²** Kin is also pretty small for a 13-year-old.²* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Grojband and the Newmans after being fused together in "Kon-Fusion".²* 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.²* {{Theremin}}: Used for Trina's Diary Mode music for fear in the episode "No Strings Attached".²* TheyDo: [[spoiler:Implied with Laney and Corey in the finale. Corey's ending speech and actions around Laney seem to suggest he's finally realized his feelings for her.]]²* ThirdPersonPerson: Nick Mallory speaks in this manner.²* ThrowingTheFight: Grojband's initial plan was to have Laney to do in the episode "Queen Bee", however the plan falls apart because of [[SpringtimeForHitler Trina's competitive nature causing her to lose]], and the fact that Trina crossed the line by dissing the band when she asked Laney "[[TemptingFate What part of 'Your band stinks!' didn't I say?]]". For the later, [[BerserkButton Laney was not happy about this]].²* ThoseTwoGirls: Corey's fangirls, Kate and Allie.²* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Laney Penn, while most characters think she's a boy [[OneOfTheBoys (and she often acts the part)]], she has shown a hidden girly side on occasions.²* TorchesAndPitchforks: In "Myme Disease", when the citizens of Peaceville discover that their favourite statue performer is actually a statue, they riot and are shown carrying torches and pitchforks.²* TrademarkFavoriteFood:²** Corey: Blueberry Waffles²*** Also, his favorite drink is chocolate milk.²** Laney: Ketchup flavored potato chips²** Kin and Kon: Cheese²* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: The premise of the beauty pageant in "Queen Bee". Laney won because she was kinder than Trina.²* TrueCompanions: Grojband themselves. As highlighted in episodes like "All You Need is Cake" and "It's in the Card", Corey, Laney, and the Kujira twins value their collective friendship and the unity of their band more than anything else.²* TwoPartEpisode: "Dreamreaver" and "Here Us Rock!", due to both being full half-hour episodes instead of the show's traditional TwoShorts format.²* UltimateAuthorityMayor: Mayor Mellow, who has no problems with actions like buying a diamond-encrusted unicorn cage for the zoo, or ordering a house sealed inside a dome because a teenager has chicken pox.²* UltimateGamer386: Savage Fred, holder of the highest score in the video game Solo Shredder in the episode "Dueling Buttons".²* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Nick Mallory has a little brother named Mick who is basically a smaller version of him.²* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: In "Queen Bee", Laney intentionally threw one of the rounds in the pageant but won the round by default when Trina was disqualified for doing this.²* VillainTeamUp:²** Trina with anyone of the villains in the show, including the Pirates (where she even manages to [[DemotedToDragon overthrow their Captain]] and order them around), the Demonic Guitar, [[spoiler:and G'ORB in the finale.]]²** Also The Orb Experience and the Newmans in "Space Jammin'", although the latter did not do so willingly.²* TheVoiceless: Every band member of the The Newmans in the first half of season one, save for Carrie and Konnie (with the latter only speaking in "Space Jammin'").²* WalkThePlank: The result of a "Plankable Offense" in "On the Air and Out to Sea".²* WeirdnessCensor: In "Dance of the Dead", Trina is oblivious to the fact that Nick has turned into a zombie, even when he's trying to bite Mina's head.²* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:²** In the finale, Trina, Mina, and Nick are last seen in the orb aliens' spaceship. They are presumably still there by the end of the episode.²** In "Helmet" after fulfilling their role in the episode, Trina and Mina just disappear with no explanation.²** Despite successfully flooding Peaceville and teaming up with Trina at the end of the episode, the Demonic Guitar vanishes with no explanation in the following episode and is never brought up again.²* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: WordOfGod even says Peaceville is right next to [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Springfield]]. Presumably they were joking, but the point is evident.²* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Scare-master Blade Stabbington.²* WishingForMoreWishes: In "Wish Upon a Jug", Trina finds a genie who grants her three wishes. She then wishes for a million wishes. When Corey says that she can't do that, the genie says that she can and he always wondered why more people didn't do that. When Corey later finds his own genie, he immediately wishes for the same thing.²* WrittenSoundEffect: Lots of onomatopoeia, as well as other visual sound effects.²* XRaySparks: When Trina gets struck by lightning in "Super Zeroes".²* YankTheDogsChain: Happens to Mina at the end of "Knight to Remember" once the comet has passed, as Trina's and Mina's personalities revert back to their original selves, then Trina chases Mina down.²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Corey has blue hair, Mina has teal hair and Trina has pink hair.²* YourMimeMakesItReal: Used by the mimes Grojband get in a fight with in "Myme Disease". ²* ZanyScheme: Corey always has "a crazy plan that might just work" whenever the band needs to get lyrics for their latest gig.²* ZombieApocalypse: A G-rated example, as lightning striking the amp combined with Corey's terrible lyrics pretty much caused this.²[[/folder]]²²----²[[TheStinger Thanks for coming out, everyone!]]²----

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