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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Contrary to what the theme music would suggest, Corey does not steal words from Trina's diary, but rather he takes inspiration from them.
  • The Cast Showoff: Lyon Smith, who provides the voice for Corey, does all his own singing.
  • Channel Hop: In America. The first 13 episodes premiered on Cartoon Network and the next 13 premiered on their app. The aformentioned 13 episodes eventually aired on Boomerang.
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  • Creator's Favorite: Both Mark Thornton and Todd Kauffman have placed Trina and Kon as their favourite characters.
  • Creator's Oddball: Compared to Fresh TV’s previous animated series (6teen, Total Drama, and Stōked), Grojband stands out as unusual in that its main characters are younger, its tone is more surreal and self-aware, its writing contains less PG elements, and it’s a Two Shorts show. This is attributable to the fact that the series is created by a different pair of people than the other shows.
  • Executive Meddling: The reason why the series was transformed from full 22-minute episodes as originally conceived (and done by the Fresh TV cartoons before them) to an 11-minute Two Shorts format. Also, the intro and theme song were shortened for similar reasons.
  • Flip-Flop of God: The series constantly flip-flops on whether The Newmans' male version of Laney is called Larry or Lenny. Word of God would later confirm that his name was originally Larry (hence why he's referred to as such during the series' run), but it was retconned to Lenny later as to better fit the idea of him being a gender-flipped Laney.
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  • Missing Episode: "No Strings Attached", albeit in certain states mainly due to some of its dialogue being deemed a little too edgy by kid show standards.
  • No Export for You:
    • Up until 2015, the remaining episodes of season 1 could only be seen on television in France, Italy, Australia, Latin America, Poland, and the UK. This was later subverted however, as Boomerang aired all the remaining 13 episodes of season 1 in the late Winter and early Spring of 2015.
    • The DVDs for Season 1 can only be brought from Mexico, almost all of South America, and Australia.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: The contest-winning "Wicked Cool Transitions" from the website.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the Polish dub, Mina Beff was initially voiced by Krystyna Kozanecka. After her abrupt passing on November 20, 2013, Joanna Pach resumed Kozanecka's role for the rest of the series.
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    • In the Spanish dub, Trina Riffin's voice actress was Cynthia Chong for the first 18 episodes, but Alondra Hidalgo took over the role for the remainder of the series afterwards.
  • Out of Order:
    • In America, almost every episode is completely out of order. For instance: "Smash Up Terby" is the pilot, yet it's aired in episode 15 in the US and "Creepaway Camp", episode 3, is aired at the 13th episode.
    • In Canada, the episodes are aired in a different order from those in America. "Smash Up Terby" is still not the first, though.
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  • Schedule Slip: See Series Hiatus below. The slip was so bad that the single 26-episode season ended up being stretched out into a 2-year airtime.
  • Series Hiatus: The series went on a very long mid-season hiatus in both Cartoon Network and Teletoon (for the former, it happened after CN ran out of episodes after "Six Strings of Evil" aired) and it was possibly even longer thanks to Uncle Grandpa airing.
  • Screwed by the Network: When the series first aired in the United States on Cartoon Network in June 2013, they would air a new half-hour episode (later changed to just one 15-minute segment, with the remaining half being a re-run of one of the previously-aired 15-minute segments) every weekday for an entire month. After the first 13 half-hour episodes were shown on Cartoon Network, the series was then completely pulled from the network's schedule. It was supposed to return to CN the following Spring, and it did, but NOT on the actual channel. Instead, the remaining 13 episodes of season 1 were released on Cartoon Network's mobile app on March 31, 2014. They eventually aired on television in the United States nearly a year later...on Cartoon Network's sister station, Boomerang. Boomerang continued airing re-runs of the series until that July, when it left American TV airwaves altogether. And it wasn't until THAT happened when the series was officially announced to have been cancelled.
  • Talking to Himself: The members of the Newmans are voiced by their Grojband counterparts, which also leads to Crossdressing Voices.
  • Trolling Creator: When asked where Peaceville was located, co-creator Todd Kauffman said it was in the same state as Springfield. However, it's generally agreed the show is probably set somewhere in Ontario.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Corey's voice actor would've been Graeme Cornies, who voices Nick Mallory, and his original name was Tre Trippin.
    • Despite being musically multi-talented, Laney was originally the band's drummer. Which counts as double, as that would have immediately made her an Expy of Kim Pines.
    • The show was originally intended to have a one-minute long theme song that explained the plot better, but got cut down to 20 seconds due to Cartoon Network's standards. A leica reel of it can be found here on one of the creator's Youtube channels.
    • The pilot of the show (which later became the basis for the episode "Smash Up Terby") shows off several elements not present in the main show. A few of these include:
      • The fact that the show was supposed to have full 22 minute long episodes; these got cut down to two 11-minute episodes per half hour. Because of this, the version of the song "Tire Tracks" is longer than the version aired in the actual show.
      • The implicit presence of Corey and Trina's father, who has not appeared in the show at all; speaking of family, their last name is stated as being "Trippin" instead of "Riffin" at one point.
      • Mina has a different voice actor than in the main show.
      • The plot point of getting Trina's diary back to her, which is Hand Waved in the actual series.
    • Early concept art reveals Corey originally had brown Anime Hair and lacked his signature hat; Laney had longer hair, a green jacket, and sunglasses; and Trina had a ponytail, a visible midriff, and wore pink lipstick.
  • The Wiki Rule: Grojband Wiki.
  • Word of God: The creators have revealed quite a bit through their blogs:
    • Corey and Trina are raised by a single father, and there never was a mother; he adopted them on his own. However, Mr. Riffin is unaware of how nasty Trina really is.
    • Laney was the one who came up with the idea for establishing Grojband, mainly so she could spend more time with her crush, Corey.
    • Mina puts up with Trina's abuse because she believes that the original nice and sweet Trina she knew in her childhood is still somewhere inside.
    • Laney's bandmates are aware she's a girl, but they treat her as a boy to make her feel more like One of the Boys.
    • Kon is actually Smarter Than You Look (he just doesn't act that way), while the blonde hair of his Newmans' counterpart Konnie is dyed.
    • Corey and Trina actually do love each other. It's just that they don't get to show it very often.
    • Corey has OCD and ADD.
    • Kin and Kon were born conjoined twins. Kon's back nipples (mentioned in "Indie Road Rager") are those of Kin when they were separated.
    • Laney lives right next door to Corey. In fact, the outside of her house appears in several episodes, but it is never acknowledged in the show.
  • Working Title:
    • The original title for "Soulin' Down the Road" was "Christrina", a reference to Christine.
    • The original title for "Curse of the Metrognome" was just "Metrognome".
    • The original title for "Girl Fest" was "Girl, You'll Be a Festival Soon".
    • The original title for "A-Capella-Lips Now" was "Unplugged".


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