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"I woulda been here earlier, but I was busy trying to clear a friend's name."

  • It’s subtle, but at the start of “To Mar a Stall,” Fillmore and Ingrid are checked by Randall Julian’s security guard for drawing implements. When he questions Ingrid on whether she has lipstick or eyeliner on her person, Fillmore promptly cuts in and calls him out on the double standard. This being the pilot episode, Fillmore establishes a Big Brother Instinct towards Ingrid.
  • The end of "Red Robins Don't Fly":
    Malika: You could have been a part of the greatest organization in the school!
    Ingrid: (putting on her sash) I already am.
  • Principal Folsom of all people, pays for the metal working teacher's dog to have its hip replacement. Though of course she denies it.
  • It's nice to see O'Farrell getting some credit for once in Masterstroke of Malevolence. Namely, when Fillmore, Ingrid, and O'Farrell's class goes on a field trip, O'Farrell is depressed because his replacement on the safety patrol for the day is a simple tripod. Later on while they're trying to solve the case, Fillmore realizes that O'Farrell might've gotten a picture of the culprit when he dropped his camera. The museum tells them that they don't have any film development supplies, but O'Farrell reveals he can develop it using a few household ingredients they do have and does so with time to spare.
    Fillmore: A tripod couldn't represent like you just did, O'Farrell. Remember that.
  • Ingrid's introduction to the show, where she says if just one person had been nice to her by two pm, she wouldn't have confessed to doing something she didn't do. Fillmore would've been there sooner, but he was busy trying to clear a friend's name.
  • Upon hearing that there is a plot to steal the results of a test paper, the resident X Middle School Maths teacher leaves the test result answers in her drawer, unlocked, and announces it to the class, because she's so convinced of her students' good judgement. She was almost wrong, but the kids who planned the theft had a change of heart at the last minute.
  • In "South of Friendship, North of Honor", Wayne has been broken by whatever caused Emily to transfer out and is rebroken when the Safety Patrol leader at his new school kicks him off the squad for snooping at Fillmore's suggestion. What breaks him out of his Heroic Blue Screen of Death? Fillmore in trouble.
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  • "In Field Trip of the Just", a suspect named Eric hangs around with a pair of juvenile delinquents named Sanjay and Dimitri. Eric is a straight-A student who loves animals but hides it out of fear that he'll lose his only friends. When the truth is revealed by the end, not only are Sanjay and Dimitri okay with Eric being a straight-A student, but they request tutoring from him personally so they can be better students too.
  • In "The Shreds Fell Like Snowflakes" Valejo hiring Frank Bishop at the end to make up for not standing up for him before.
    • There's also the fact that when Frank realized just what kind of danger the culprit had in store for Valejo (namely locking him in an ice until the ceremony honoring him was over, which could have been deadly), he immediately throws away his resentment to rescue his former partner despite having worked out that his sister was behind it.
  • In “The Unseen Reflection” when Terri confesses that she sabotaged her and Tori’s contest submission to stay out the yet to be published and badly written Vampirita book. Not only does she go unpunished, but Tori shows that she values her friendship with Terri more than the Vampirita books and forgives her.
    • Furthermore, even though their fan clubs are often at each other’s throats Citizen Fang club president T.Q. sympathizes with Terri’s motivations for sabotaging the Vampirita statue, and true to his word, he keeps his promise not to admit what he knows-at least until Fillmore and Ingrid figure out everything.
    • Later after everything is brought to light, a blossoming friendship between Tori and T.Q. is implied as he suggests that the Vampirita fan club join the Citizen Fang fan club for a nearby convention.

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