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  • Acting for Two: Many of the voice actors/actresses have multiple roles.
  • Blooper:
    • In Episode 71, the seating of the extra dolls on the airplane varies from scene to scene.
    • In Episode 80, Deandra claims that she did not look to her left... when in fact she needed to look to her right side.
  • Christmas Rushed: A literal examplenote ; in a livestream on the MPGiS app, the creators admitted that latter half of the more-maligned Season 4 was written in one night.
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  • Colbert Bump: Sales and reviews for certain Barbie dolls surged (the ones MPGiS use) after some people watched the show.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • All three of the creators greatly enjoy Episode 73 AKA "Nude Beach".
    • Carlo's favorite episode is Episode 81 AKA "Taken".
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: About half of the girls are voiced by men.
  • Defictionalization:
    • They've done several episodes of "The Trisha Show" and "Judy And Red In The Morning".
    • Brittnay's Mercenary Cheerleader website is a real thing.
  • Fan Community Nicknames:
    • Mark and Carlo use the term "Popular People".
    • Carlo's also trying to get "mpgis-hole" going as a nickname, to mixed results.
  • Fan Nickname: Saison and Blaine's daughter, AKA Brittnay Margeurite, is sometimes called "Brittnay Jr." by the fans.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The "Extra Credit" episodes include bloopers and alternate lines for their corresponding episodes.
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  • Harpo Does Something Funny: In rather important episodes, Garrett Mendez is allowed to make up more "Trisha Monologues".
  • I Knew It!:
    • There have been several WMGs regarding Deandra's secret for leaving Atchison High. Most of which that were included was her, pooping all over the place in the middle of a cheer routine and they were spot on!
    • See Alternate Character Interpretation regarding Jenna Darabond, who finally appeared towards the end of season two's final episode.
    • Many fans correctly guessed that Jack, Lily's young baby, would voice Saison's little baby (named Brittnay).
    • Almost all of the fans knew that, for Season 5, the girls would be going to France.
    • For those guessing that Saison is actually Canadian, they were finally proven right in Episode 79.
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  • Irony as She Is Cast:
    • Afton Quast admits to being not hip whatsoever, all the while is being known for playing hipster Jenna Darabond.
    • On the flipside, Kate Frisbee, the woman who plays both Mackenzie and Ashley, dresses like a hipster (though not for hipster reasons at all).
  • Jossed:
    • Many viewers were proven wrong in Episode 74 when Cameron, not Shay, turns out to be the final member recruited to complete in Team USA (it's even poked fun at In-Universe).
    • As it turns out in Episode 79, Saison is not Liam Neeson's missing daughter.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Dave Hill voices manly man Matthew Derringer and girly girl Amberlynn Weggers.
  • The Merch: The creators talk about it in this video.
  • Newbie Boom: The show gained an influx of new fans in August 2017 thanks to the "Pregnant" Meme.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • For Mackenzie's first two appearances, she was voiced by Marian Bruno. Replaced by Kate Frisbee after that and has been doing her voice ever since.
    • In Season 5, Jeannie Halverstad's VA was changed from Grace Helbig to Betsy Beutler due to scheduling issues.
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  • Rule 34 – Creator Reactions: The creators have said in a livestream video that the fanfics they read are "jarring", that "there's some terrifying shit out there in the world", that there's "some scary stuff, but also some sweet stuff, and also some sweetly terrifying stuff", noticing there's mainly "a lot of Mackenzie and Brittnay making out", and that "there's a lot a lot of fanfiction out there".
  • Schedule Slip: Episode 17 wasn't uploaded on the regular date, that was Tuesday. Just because of that, there was quite a storm from fans which is best explained in detail, elsewhere. Luckily, when it was finally uploaded, the fandom quietly rested and this was never spoken of again.
  • Throw It In!: Since most of the cast is experienced with improv, a lot of the lines in the series aren't in the script. In the Behind the Scenes video, the creators have stated that some of the funniest lines were made up on the spot.
    • Special mention goes to Bridget Tice's dialogue. Pretty much all of her lines were made up by the actress.
    • The famous scene from season 1 that is being dubbed the "Trisha monologue" is improvised as well. And what we heard was only a portion of the full speech Garrett (Trisha's VA) made up.
  • Voices in One Room: Uses this, which leads to some pretty hilarious reactions to outtakes.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Trisha was supposed to be voiced by a girl when they were creating their very first video, but her actress didn't show up. So they settled for one of the guys to do her voice. Of course, due to the current state of things, nobody would want it in any other way.
    • The characters' mouths would've moved à la Robot Chicken, but was dropped after it proved too difficult, creepy, and weird — and to a certain extent, because the crass dialogue turned out to be much funnier when juxtaposed with the molded smiles on the dolls' faces.
    • Episode 2:
      • A Bratz doll, that was meant to be Saison, was rejected from the set because everyone thought it looked too dumb when placed alongside with the Barbie dolls.
      • Apparently, Brittnay's original name was Lily, after her VA Lily Vonnegut.
      • First, Lily was the original voice of Rachel Tice. Second, Rachel was meant to be a one-off character that was never going to ever be seen again.
    • This is what Mark Cope reveals in this video:
      • MPGIS wasn't originally supposed to be a serialized show with a bunch of episodes, just an anthology series focusing on "The Most Popular X in School". Episode One was just called "Bathroom Hierarchy".
      • Mikayla was originally not a Van Buren.
      • Jenna Darabond and Jenna Dapananian would've showed up in Episode 5.
      • Deandra was originally going to be hailed as some sort of prophet, as in to save Overland Park, and humanity.
    • Here are a few rejected designs for the modelling outfits in Season 5.
    • A television adaptation was strongly considered, but had to be scrapped due to many complications.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.
  • Write Who You Know:
    • Carlo Moss based Brittnay off of Lily Vonnegut.
    • According to a "Behind The Dolls" video, Carlo Moss says that Than was based off of a creepy, lingering janitor who would always lurk near the dressing rooms at the hotel Carlo used to work at.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: The creators have explicitly stated that the storyline was not planned out from the beginning; including the Jenna Darabond plot twist was in fact to cover up what was actually a continuity error from Season 1.
  • Word of God:
    • According to a question answered on Brittnay's Facebook page, Trisha transferred to Overland Park in 7th grade.
    • Even if Rachel hadn't eaten that roly poly, some For Want of a Nail event later on would still contribute into some sort of downfall anyway, according to an MPGiS app livestream.


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