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Game Shakers is a Nickelodeon Kid Com series from veteran showrunner Dan Schneider, the tenth series he has created for that network. The premise of the series revolves around a group of 7th grade students who, when trying to come up with a science project to turn in for class, instead accidentally create a hit video game that turns them into millionaires overnight. They then team up with a rapper and a professional gamer to churn out more hit video games. As a promotional tie-in with the series, Nickelodeon will also release games inspired by the creations on the show for viewers to play through their website as well as some as actual smartphone game apps.

Following Schneider's exit from Nickelodeon in early 2018, the series was canceled.

However, it was eventually Un-Canceled in 2019.

Clips and other informational snippets of the show can be seen on Nickelodeon's official web page for the show here.

Tropes Demonstrated in Game Shakers:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: In "The One with the Coffee Shop", Trip had an annoying girl named Candace who talked and laughed annoyingly. She bordered on Stalker with a Crush when it was revealed she knew Trip was back at the cafe because she put a tracking device on him. As with most of the things in the episode, she was an Expy of Janice, a similar character to Chandler on Series/Friends.
  • Accidental Misnaming or Affectionate Nickname is at play as Double G frequently calls Hudson "Hubbins".
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: In "Scared Tripless", this was part of the prank Double G played on the kids, primarily his son. Since the previous Halloween, he had been taking small amounts of venom so he can fake his death after being bitten by a snake. While it is successful, he forgets that snake bites can become infected and the doctors have to give him a shot in his butt to prevent it.
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  • Adults Dressed as Children: A running gag in "Babe's Bench" where a man dressed as a baby, complete with a onesie and a diaper, likes to sit on the bench.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: MeGo in "MeGo the Freakish Robot." It starts out as a normal robot, but becomes very attached to Hudson, missing him when he is gone. At the end MeGo tries to kill Trip when he made Hudson late coming back from their trip.
  • All Cloth Unravels: In "Wing Suits & Rocket Boots", Hudson tugs on a loose thread o his sweater and it starts to unravel.
  • Alliterative Name: Double G, whose real name is Gale Griffin. Also Triple G, whose real name is Grover Griffin.
  • Annoying Laugh: Hudson has one. "The One with the Coffee Shop" had Candace (see above).
  • As Himself: The gang go to meet Nathan Kress to determine who Freddie loved on iCarly.
    • Snoop Dog appears in "Snoop Therapy" where he is also an office therapist.
    • Snoop Dog again appears as Dub's interior decorator in "Demolition Dollhouse".
  • Ash Face: In the first episode, "Sky Whale", Babe and Kenzie are trying out an invention of a moving dinner plate (to aid in burning calories). It explodes, leaving both girls with a lot of soot all over them.
    • Done again in "Babe's Bench" when Babe, off-screen, has to put out a fire on their bench. She comes back to Game Shakers with her face and arms ashy.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: In "A Job for Jimbo", after Diana De Vane explained her step grandson lived with her, Double G asked "You have a step grandson?" Diana replied sarcastically"No, I don't have a step-grandson" before lashing out "Of course I have a step grandson. Why would I say it if I didn't have a step grandson!"
  • Back from the Dead: MeGo in "Revenge at Tech Fest"
  • A Babe Called Babe
  • Big Applesauce: The series is set in NYC.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of "Wing Suits & Rocket Boots" Hudson falls off the Brooklyn Bridge, but Dub saves him by flying down to him in his wing suit and jet boots.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": In "Shark Explosion", as Dub is yelling at Jackie trying to save him after he fell into the water, everyone on the ship yells at him to shut up.
  • Blatant Lies: In "Babe Gets Crushed", Babe is at the patio of the Fooders restaurant where she and Trip were eating, thinking that Trip had a crush on her. When he comes out to wonder what she's doing, Babe tells Trip that she is using the girls' room and admonishes him for entering it.
  • Brutal Honesty: Kenzie, Babe, and Trip have no problem telling Double G (their sponsor) that the game he created sucks.
  • Cassandra Truth: In "Babe Gets Crushed", neither Babe nor Kenzie believe Trip is talking about a friend named Chuck when he asks Babe for advice about a "friend" who is attracted to a girl who is his boss.
  • Cat Fight: Subverted at the end of "The Girl Power Awards". The boys, who invented the awards, claimed in case of a tie, the girls would have to fight for it. Babe and Kenzie talk with the other two girls and act as they agreed to fight to the amazement and glee of the boys, but instead go after the boys.
  • Catch-Phrase: Kenzie's "Geez Louise!"
  • Celeb Crush: In "The Trip Trap", Trip's new girlfriend is more interested in Dub than in Trip and is only hanging with Trip to get closer to his father. Babe and Kenzie think he doesn't know this but after exposing her, Trip is upset because he didn't care about being used as she was hot.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Combined with Actor Allusion in "Game Shippers" where Dub, played by Kel Mithchell, says iCarly is not as funny as Kenan & Kel.
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: The first episode has it played for laughs when Hudson tries giving Kenzie CPR...for shock. He does it by lifting her up and applying pressure. Not pretty, but no unfortunate side effects either.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Kenzie's Blip-It game and Double-G's nostalgia for having it in his youth ends up being what leads him to work with the Game Shakers instead of ruining them.
  • Child Hater: Double G in "Baby Hater" is shown to, well, hate babies. It doesn't help his mayoral candidacy when he says this on camera.
  • Christmas Episode: "A Reggae Potato Christmas"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Hudson most of all; Double G and Bunny tend to take turns.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Trip's rich friends in "Trip Steals the Jet" complain about everything on the flight back knowing the pilots have just bailed and Kenzie, Babe, and Trip must fly the plane by themselves. They don't even acknowledge that the trio have saved their lives.
    • In "Shark Explosion", Dub complained mainly because it was his ex wife who was saving him after he fell overboard from his yacht. Even after he was back on board, he refused to thank her, instead calling her a show-off. It took the threat of throwing him back into the bay to get him to thank her.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Revenge @ Tech Fest", Dub gets his arm replaced with a bionic arm so the doctors can fix his real arm. In the next episode (start of next season), he gets his regular arm back, albeit atrophied.
  • Continuity Snarl: Deciding if Drake & Josh is a TV show or not is continued in the Dan Schneider universe. In one episode, Babe takes over a screen in the classroom and shows a Drake & Josh episode. The principal from Victorious who's also Helen from Drake & Josh is shown in episode "Tiny Pickles" as a talk show host.
    • In "Tiny Pickles", besides Helen from Victorious hosting her own talk show, she was also about to have Matt Bennett, who played Robbie in Victorious, as a guest.
    • "Game Shippers" reveals iCarly to be a TV show they enjoy even though the above iCarly is in the same universe as Victorious (see right above).
    • In "War and Peach", the gang watch a Drake & Josh clip that showed Helen, who they already met in "Tiny Pickles."
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment:An unintentional version in "Escape from Utah!" As part of a Running Gag through the series, Dub finally sends Trip to Utah for letting his tiger out of the house. However, the reform school is actually very lax and Trip actually likes being there as they pamper the boys.
  • Crossover: Two with Henry Danger. The first was a 90 minute special "Danger games" (technically a Henry Danger episode). Again done with "Babe Loves Danger" which only featured Henry and Schwoz from Henry Danger.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Happens at the end of "Lumples" when the Luple creator's young daughter beats up the Game Shakes who came into her room to steal the Lumple doll (as they were not given permission to see one while being asked to do a game based on it). Could be justified as they didn't want to hurt her and she knew karate and martial arts.
  • Description Cut: In the episode "You Bet Your Bunny", while the Game Shakers fret over losing Bunny in a bet to Todd, Triple G tries to cheer them up by saying that he might be enjoying himself. The scene then cuts to Todd treating a miserable Bunny like his personal slave.
  • Disguised in Drag: In "The Girl Power Awards", Trip and Hudson are upset about Babe and Kenzie being invited to the title awards event since they are also part of the business. To remedy this, they dress up as girls in order to attend. Babe and Kenzie automatically know it is them.
  • The Ditz: Hudson, to the point where the Game Shakers are trying to escape from Double-G and his crew, he tries to hide behind a pencil.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The opening theme is performed by Kel Mitchell, who plays Double-G.
  • Drawing Straws: Taken literally in the Henry Danger Crossover special "Danger Games." When deciding where to take a vacation, Kenzie, Trip, Babe, and Hudson have a contest to see who can draw the best straw. Babe and Trip use paper while Kenzie and Hudson use their tablets.
  • Dreadful Musician: Double-G gets the chance to sing with Diana DeVane, a long-retired singer he's idolized for years. He makes the girls hire Diana's stepson — poor excuse for an employee — to work for them long enough to get the chance to cut the album and do a which point the reason Diana has been retired is revealed: because an operation rendered her voice a screeching howl that causes pain to anyone who hears it. Her manager waits until after Double-G has signed the contract to pay Diana for the song no matter what — a revelation thus that this is apparently how the woman makes her money now. Even more amazing is that Diana honestly thinks she's still fantastic, ignoring the horror-face expressions of everyone around her.
  • Dumb Blonde: Definitely Hudson. In fact, he is the only main character who is blonde.
  • Embarrassing First Name: In "Shark Explosion", it is revealed by Trip's mother that his first name is Grover. He is visibly embarrassed when his mother calls him that.
  • Emotionless Boy: Mason Kendall doesn't show a single emotion every time he speaks.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: When Double-G tells the Game Shakers they stole his song, they try to explain that all they did was put it in their game and post the game online...which they realize is stealing.
  • Expy: In the second part of "Clam Shakers", The Clam Jumper restaurant is shown to have a character named the Clam Burglar, a look-alike of McDonald's Hamburglar.
  • Eye Scream: As revealed in “War and Peach”, Kenzie accidentally flinged a peach into Babe’s eye in the third grade. Near the end of the same episode, Kenzie has the same happen to her with thanks to Ruthless.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: When the kids are trying to demonstrate making a new video game in front of rapper Double-G who has agreed to become their new sponsor, and things go awry.
  • Faking the Dead: To get back at Kenzie for spying on them, Babe and Trip pretend that Babe beats Trip to death and stuffs him into a foot locker knowing Kenzie would watch the security cameras. After Kinzie looks into the foot locker with trpidation, Babe pretends to threaten her as well and then Trip gets up to scare Kenzie.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: In effect in "Trip Steals the Jet." After the pilots both jump out, It is up to Trip, Kenzie, and Babe to fly the plane. Trip, a video game player states that he might be able to do it, but is knocked out. The air traffic control ends up talking the girls down.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Double G, to the point of even wearing a mask of his own face.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The Game Shakers who actualy do the work at the business: Girls—Babe and Kenzie, Boys—Trip and Hudson.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • It wouldn't be a Dan Schneider show otherwise. Already before the series premiers we have the rapper name "Double-G."
    • In the first episode, gifted to Kenzie from her grandmother is an old "Blip-It" toy with a message on the back: "I hope you always think of me when you blip it." To drive the point further, Hudson starts giggling rather hard after that.
    • In "The Diss Track", Bunny and Ruthless go vacation on the Dude Cruise, which they assume is a cruise ship for dudes. When they return, they explain that the Dude Cruise wasn't anything like they expected, while exchanging glances. It's implied that the cruise was actually a gay couples retreat.
    • In "Poison Pie", Kenzie intends to make amends to the ear-cleaner next door (after a noise complaint) with her grandmother's peach pie. She offers to let Babe feel the peaches from the bag, but Babe is disgusted by peaches. After agreeing to make the crust, she tells Kenzie "But, you keep you dirty peaches away from me..!"
    • In "Babe Loves Danger", when introducing Double G at his concert, Hudson says it's due to "that special time of month", to which everyone looks at each other awkwardly. Then he finishes his thought with, "....Valentine's Day."
    • In "Super Ugly Head: Kenzie tells Babe that Bunny and Ruthless "squashed her taco" after she comes back to the office looking like she's been beaten down.
    • In "The Switch", after Hudson ruins an attempt for Dub to do a collaboration with rapper 2 Stainz, Dub pleads with him to return "But Stainz...But Stainz..."
  • Gone Horribly Right: In “The Mason Experience”, Babe is upset Mason is moving so she and Kenzie design a virtual reality experience so she won’t be lonely, but she becomes so addicted to the game she refuses to take the goggles off.
  • Grade-School C.E.O.: The students with their new video game company.
  • Halloween Episode: "Scared Tripless"
  • Hard-Work Montage: Lampshaded in "Tiny Pickles." After Dub talks up- a non-existent game on national TV, the Game Shakers realize they will have to create the new game in very little time. Dub insists it will be fun, to which Babe deadpans that it will be a "Montage of fun."
  • Hate Sink: Trip's rich friends in "Trip Steals the Jet" manage to be worse than the main cast themselves.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Nasty Goats" Dub memorized the script for a Nasty Goats promo with only a cursory glance at it. He attributes it to being a superstar, though memorizing lyrics would be something he should be good at.
  • High Concept: Yet another such series from Dan Schneider who has made a name for himself with shows featuring kids who become celebrities ala iCarly.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Double G made it a point to scare Trip relentlessly every Halloween, even when Trip was a year old.
  • Hot Teacher: Trip's tutor is a very attractive woman. While Trip isn't shown to be attracted to her, when they went to Babe, Hudson, and Kenzie's classroom, their teacher found her very attractive.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Lampshaded by Babe in "The One With the Coffee Shop". At the same time that Dub is talking to Babe about trying to end the fight between her and Kenzie as friends don't fight, he is yelling at Bunny to tell Dub's brother he won't return the monkey he kidnapped from his brother until he repays the money he owes to Dub.
    Babe: "You're such a role model."
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Being on tour with his dad all the time means Triple-G rarely got to be with kids his own age, so he really wanted to go back to New York to do so. Double-G said he'd either have to go to school or get a job to go back. The former option is more realistic for a twelve year old boy, but as this is a Dan Schneider comedy on Nick, he got a job at Game Shakers instead.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: All That co-star Josh Server appears in "Hot Bananas" as Gregor's father. He and Kel share screentime just long enough for Double G to yell at Gregor's father to shut up, and at one point, Double G refers to him as "Ear Boy" (a character played by Josh Server on All That).
  • Invisible Parents: So far, the only parents shown is Trip's dad, Double G, who is a main character, and his mom isn't shown until "Shark Explosion." Of the other three kids, the only family member shown between them is Kenzie's grandfather in the pilot episode.
  • It's All About Me: Double G in SPADES, there have been times where characters have called him out on his behavior.
  • Jenny's Number: In "Air TnP", the code to reverse the virus is 8675309.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Right before the second commercial break in "Bear Butt Laser Runner", Babe announces they have enough time to go to the bathroom and grab a snack before their meeting. In going with the Real Time nature of the episode, when they get back, about two minutes and 35 seconds have passed.
    • At the end of "Llama Llama, Spit Spit", A frustrated Double G storms out of the Game Shakers building yelling, "I'm done with this episode!"
  • Licensed Game: The games featured on the Nickelodeon website based on the ones featured in the show, with some even being released as smartphone game apps.
  • Made of Indestructium: In "Baby Hater", the Tek-Force-9 phone was advertised as this and the company even stated they would give $10,000 to anyone who manages to break the phone. Trip dropped his phone off of a tall building and even into a wood chipper, causing it no damage.
  • Made of Iron: Many times, Trip has been shown to get hurt, but nonetheless remain un-injured from things that would seriously injure someone of his age.
    • Hudson has shades of this also. One episode had Hudson getting hit by a cab twice. The second time, he flies through the air up to their doors with no injuries.
  • Magic Countdown: In "Revenge at Tech Fest, the Girls Who Code reprogram Mego to explode in ten seconds, but it takes about one minute to do so, counting the slow-motion scene where Babe tries to get Hudson away.
  • Man Bites Man: In "Byte Club", Trip decides to get out of a contract with another gaming company by biting Hudson's fake ear during a contest. However, during the confusion of the situation, he bit the wrong ear.
  • Manchild: Double G tries to use his bodyguard Bunny "having the mind of a child" tendencies to excuse Triple G not being allowed to stay with kids his own age. He also just so happens to be a business school graduate.
    • A literal example in "Babe's Bench" with a man dressed in a onesie, carrying a blanket and sucking his thumb.
  • Man on Fire: The top of Double G's head catches on fire during his live Christmas show in "A Reggae Potato Christmas" and he runs around in panic. It gets put out twice (the second time by sand) and lights back on fire like a trick candle. Both times.
  • Masochist's Meal: One episode has Trip and Hudson playing a game where they plant bottles of "bass milk", a drink that horribly disgusts probably most anyone, in places where the other might find them. The unfortunate victim, upon finding the bottle, has to drink the whole thing, while the one who planted it there gets to enjoy his victim's suffering. By the end of the episode, they've both been "bass milked" so many times that they've gotten used to the taste and are actually starting to like it.
  • Multitasked Conversation: In "Revenge at Tech Fest" A Running Gag involved Shelby, in the neighboring Girls Who Code booth, who was always was on the phone with her mother. The Game Shakers kept confusing what she was saying as she talked using an earpiece.
  • No Ending: “The Mason Experience” ends with Babe still addicted to the Mason Kendall Experience, Hudson dancing with an air dancer, and Dub and Kenzie trying to fight off a mob of girls who want to try the game.
  • No Indoor Voice: Ruthless incessantly shouts every line.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever happened to babe with peaches when she was younger that turned her off from them.
    • Possibly explained in "War and Peach" when it was revealed in third grade, Kenzie built a machine that could throw a peach at 90 mph. It hit Babe in the face.
  • Old Media Playing Catchup: A kids TV sitcom trying to play catchup with online gaming culture and YouTube personalities. The show also features guest appearances from YouTube personalities like Pro Jared, GloZell, and David Moss AKA Lasercorn from Smosh Games.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Double G and Triple G, further nicknamed Dub and Trip. For Double G, it is his stage name. Only Dub's ex-wife/Trip's mother call them by their names, Gail and Grover.
  • Papa Wolf: In "MeGo the Freakish Robot", Double G freaks out when he finds out that MeGo is trying to throw Triple G over the top of their roof and quickly rushes to save him. Afterwards, Double G flips MeGo over the roof-edge, and when they look at him surprised, he says that the robot would have likely killed one of them eventually... and the rest just go along after agreeing with him.
  • Parental Abandonment: With the exception of Dub and Trip, Babe, Kenzie and Hudson’s parents were never shown throughout the series, apart from mentions.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In "Revenge at Tech Fest", MeGo is wearing a cape, sunglasses, a hat, and a fake mustache. No one is fooled.
  • P.O.V. Cam: Used in "Revenge at Tech Fest" whenever they showed MeGo waking up and going to Tech Fest. It stops once he reveals himself to Trip and Hudson.
  • Put on a Bus: As of "The Mason Experience", Mason Kendall moves to Florida.
  • Rags to Riches: The students are just regular middle-class kids but become overnight millionaires after they prove successful making popular video games.
  • Reality Ensues: In "The Mason Experience", Babe becomes so addicted to her Mason Kendall Experience that she doesn't take the VR goggles off for several hours, and when it came time for someone else to try it, she is temporarily blinded by the light when the goggles are removed. Then when she comes to, she steals the goggles back and wears them continuously once again.
  • Real Time: The events of "Bear Butt Laser Runner" take the time of the episode. Babe starts by announcing that in 20 minutes, they are going to have a video chat with a new company to produce a new game and they have to come up with a new idea since their previous game idea had already been released by another company. They even get five extra minutes when the company has to move the meeting back. Questionable that Dub, Bunny, and Ruthless could have gotten to his submarine and a few miles off the coast in the time given.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Subverted in "Dancing Kids, Flying Pig" when the kids try to cheer up Dub, who is mourning the death of his pet pig by giving him a new pig. They blindfold him and tell him they have a surprise but Dub warns them it better not be a new pig.
  • Right Behind Me: In "Escape From Utah", Trip is making fun of his father facing away from the door when Dub comes in the room. The others try to motion to him to stop talking, but Dub yells his name up close, scaring Trip.
  • Room Escape Game: A quick version in "Snoop Therapy" where the gang must figure out a couple of clues to get out of the room. It was Snoop Dog's way to get them to work together.
  • Self-Made Man: The students who get rich based off their success making video games.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Discussed and partially averted in "Babe's Bench." Dub is eating a lot of food (mainly cheese) to gain weight as well as cutting his hair to get a role as Stumpy in the new remake of "The Three Dingbats" (see Expy reference above). However, even though he got the role, it will be an animated film. Dub complains that he gained weight and cut his hair for nothing but Babe reminds him that he did get the part.
  • Shout-Out: In "Lost Jacket, Falling Pigeons", among the items that are in the Lost and Found are Gibby's fake head and Sam's iCarly remote, an All That coffee mug, and a Henry Danger comic book.
    • In "Dirty Blob", Babe turns on "Drake & Josh" for the class to watch.
    • In "Tiny Pickles", the girls and Dub go on a talk show called "Helen", apparently the same character that started on Drake & Josh and later moved to Victorious. Dub later in the episode goes back on the talk show, forcibly replacing Matt Bennett (Robbie on Victorious) who is playing a song on a guitar from his show, and at the end, Matt is run over by a van, driven by his puppet from his show.
    • In "Babe's Bench", Kenzie mentions "the show with Bea Arthur about those ladies that are almost dead." Same episode features a subplot where Dub auditions for a part in a movie based on a show called "The Three Dingbats."
    • In "Wedding Shower of Doom", Dub’s brother Jordan said they were once in a boy band called "The Griffin Brothers", which is similar to the Jackson 5, and their big break was supposed to be on The Ted Mulligan Show, an obvious parody of The Ed Sullivan Show.
    • The entirety of "The One with the Coffee Shop" is this, bordering on an Affectionate Parody to Series/Friends from the episode title to the name and look of the cafe they went to 'I'll Be There for Brew', which is very similar to 'Central Perk'.
      • Also from that episode, Hudson sang the song "You Married an Ugly Guy", which came from a skit from The Amanda Show.
    • In "War and Peach", the gang saw the commercial, dubbed in Spanish, that Piper did in the Henry Danger episode "The Love Shuttle Part 2."
    • In "Wet Willy's Wild Water Park", the name on the speed record for the water slide they want to slide down is Gibby Gibson.
  • Show Within a Show: Both Drake & Josh and iCarly are revealed to be these in the Game Shakers universe.
  • Slow "NO!": In "Lost Jacket, Falling Pigeons", Babe accidentally leaves her new $5,000 jacket on the subway. Her attempt to retrieve it before the subway leaves the station is in slo motion, including the NO! before she rushes to get it.
  • Special Effects Failure: Invoked in-universe when a motion capture test for a new video goes not as planned, right in front of their new sponsor Double-G no less.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: "Double-G" as played by Kel Mitchell is pretty much just a straight name change of his "Peezy-B" character from Sam & Cat. Confirmed by Kel himself here.
    • Bunny, Double G's assistant is played by the same actor who played Peezy-B's assistant Bunny in the same Sam & Cat episode above.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Babe dresses as a boy to infiltrate the boys' reform school in "Escape from Utah!".
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The first episode ends with Double G performing "Drop Dat What" at a party to celebrate his partnership with Game Shakers.
  • Those Two Guys: Trip and Hudson. Also Bunny and Ruthless.
  • Toilet Humour: In "The One with the Coffee Shop", Kenzie is complaining to babe about being the one to do all of the work, ending by calling herself a "Peon. Peon Kenzie." The boys can't keep a straight face or help from giggling.
  • Truncated Theme Tune: The theme song was shortened in Season 2, removing the second verse and going straight to the chorus.
  • Undying Loyalty: On numerous occasions, Bunny has admitted that he has this for Double G and woud do anything he asks of him.
  • Water Wake-up: Hudson messes this up by tossing the water from the plastic cup and tossing the cup at Trip's head in "The Trip Trap". It nevertheless works.
  • What Does This Button Do?: Said when Kenzie decides to push a button in the cockpit in "Trip Steals the Jet." It took the plane out of auto-pilot and they temporarily lost control of the plane.
  • What the Hell, Player?: At the very end of the third episode, a few disclaimers are shown, followed by the text "Wow, you're still reading this?" appearing on screen.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: One of the protagonists is called "Babe." Nothing we've seen so far has suggested that this is a nickname.
    • Lampshaded In-Universe with Trip's two rich friends, Landru and Pompay. Their answer is because their parents are rich.
  • Wire Dilemma: In "Babe Loves Danger" Kid Danger is helping Babe in a runaway self-driving car. Schwoz tells him to cut the red wire on the console, but Henry sees they are all red. Instead, Henry decides to Take a Third Option and just shoots the console with his laser weapon multiple times.
  • World of Ham: Five minutes can't seem to pass without someone testing their lung capacity.
  • World of Jerkass: It's a Dan Schneider show, what do you expect?
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In "Babe's Bench", Babe confronts a man who is covering the bench she spent $60,000 on for advertising. She taunts him whether he would hit a girl, to which he said no, but his sister would, and the woman means business.

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