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  • Creator's Favorite: Owen to Tom McGillis.
  • Development Gag:
    • Mickey and Jay are recycled from Cameron's concept design.
    • Spud of the Rockers shares some similarities to Owen's concept design.
  • Fandom Life Cycle: Currently at stage 3, but is nearing the brink of stage 4.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The Adversity Twins (Mickey & Jay) are often referred to as "The Camerons", due to having the exact same appearance as Cameron's original design. Another nickname for them is "The Fail Twins".
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    • Leonard has been referred to as "The Hogwarts Reject" or "Gandalf the Great Delusional Idiot".
    • Ellody is often called "Not Courtney", due to Emilie-Claire Barlow doing the exact same voice.
    • Brody is known as "Geoff 2.0" as he's pretty much nothing more than a stupider version of Geoff.
    • Stepbrothers (Chet & Lorenzo) are known as either the "Stepmorons" due to how they spend more time hating and beating each other up rather than actually trying to focus on the game.
    • The Daters (Stephanie & Ryan) are known both in the show and the fandom as "The Haters".
    • Best Friends (Carrie & Devin) are referred to by some as "Zokenote  2.0". Carrie herself is also sometimes known as "Blonde Zoey".
    • Ice Dancers (Jacques & Josee) are known as either the "Ice Sues" or the "God Dancers".
  • Genre-Killer: Despite its mostly positive reception, this was confirmed in late 2018 to be the last competition based installment of the franchise, with Tom McGillis saying that there are no plans for future installments of it or the original series claiming that there's currently no market for these kind of shows for the show's current target demographic.
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  • Incestuous Casting: Devin and Carrie's Hungarian voice actors are brother and sister. Crimson and Ennui are voiced by brother and sister in Brazil.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The Hungarian dub only has a promo, and 3/4 of the episodes of the European French dub is found
  • No Export for You: Aside from the fact that Total Drama Island was the only season in the Castilian Spanish version, Croatia is among the countries to not have the Spin-Off.
  • Only So Many Canadian Actors: Under Canadian law, Race can only use Canadian voice actors in its production to receive federal tax credits. As such, many of the voice actors had appeared in prior Fresh TV productions.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the Romanian dub, due to the spin-off being dubbed in Bucharest instead of Oradea like the original series, Owen, Noah (who actually had three different voice actors in the original) and Geoff have different voice actors.
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    • In the Polish dub (as another side effect of the dubbing studio change), Geoff is voiced by Jarosław Boberek, instead of Robert Kudelski.
  • Real-Life Relative: Mickey and Jay's Italian voice actors are brothers, but not twins (Jay is older by a few years).
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Screwed by the Network: Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race started off airing new episodes at 5:00 PM on weekdays before it was pushed to 7:30 PM to make room for Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Scott McCord voices Owen, Jacques, and Brody.
    • Carter Hayden voices Noah, Spud, and Ennui.
    • Emilie-Claire Barlow voices Ellody and Laurie who briefly talked.
    • Lyon Smith voices twins Mickey and Jay, who once again always talk to each other.
    • Katie Griffin voices Mary and Miles.
    • In Poland, Owen and Noah are still voiced by the same guy.
    • In Russia, Don and Ryan have the same voice actor, which gets pretty noticeable in later episodes.
    • In the European French dub, The Geniuses team (Ellody/Elodie and Mary/Marie) are voiced by the same woman. Same rules apply for Rock/Larsen and Spud/Chips.
    • In the Hebrew dub, Rock was voiced by Spud's VA (Saar Badishi) only in the Season Finale.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Don (the show's host) originally started off with a much different design and was known as Chadley Chizzleton, which went with his original basis of Ron Burgundy.
    • Lorenzo used to be known as Keifer, then Chad, and Chet was known as Keith.
    • Rock started out as Mike, then Roach, while Spuds started out as Corky than Sparky. Early promotional material also referred to them as the Small Town Buds rather than the Rockers.
    • MacArthur started out as Marsha and Sanders was known as Beth.
    • The Geniuses (Mary & Ellody) were originally known as the AV Club.
    • The Surfer Dudes (Geoff & Brody) were originally known as The Bromance Bros, and then the Bromance Boys. Brody also used to be known as Bro.
    • The Ice Dancers (Jacques & Josee) started out as siblings.
    • The Fashion Bloggers (Tom & Jen) started out as The BFFs and were the producer's assistants.
    • While The Tennis Rivals (Gerry & Pete) have a Friendly Rivalry with one another, they started out as mortal enemies who hated each other.
    • Leonard from Pahkitew Island was picked at the last minute because they wanted a magician character but figured "he was just as good" as well as to save money on production. This also lead to Tammy's creation as the magician had to be paired up with an assistant.
    • Besides the aforementioned magician and his assistant, a few other teams were considered but ultimately cut. These included an elderly couple in their nineties, a team of Pranksters, a team of Extreme Girls who were obsessed with over the top reality TV, and a team of nerds.
    • The Final 3 changed a few times. Among the known considered choices were Ice Dancers, Best Friends and Sisters; Ice Dancers, Police Cadets and Sisters; and Ice Dancers, Police Cadets and Best Friends.
    • Considering Don's closing line in the finale as well as it being said that future seasons would put more emphasis on relationships between family teams, it's safe to assume that there was likely to be at least another season for the series before it was confirmed that neither it or the original Total Drama series would continue past their latest installment.
  • Word of Gay: The show's creators have stated that fashion vlogger Tom and ice dancer Jacques are gay, but there is only cirmumstantial evidence in the show.
  • You Look Familiar: Has its own page, now!


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