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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Jade got cranky when she learned that Beck is part Canadian. Avan Jogia is a Canadian-born actor of Southern Asian descent.
    • In the episode "Stage Fighting", when Andre calls Tori 'white girl', she tells him that she's part Latina. Likewise, Victoria Justice is part Latina.
    • In the episode "Survival of the Hottest", one of the decorations in Beck's RV is a whiteboard with the quote "Buy the ticket, take the ride" written on it. This quote is also tattooed across the right side of Avan Jogia's chest. (Un)Fortunately, it's always covered with makeup for the show.
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    • In "The Breakfast Bunch", Jade gives Cat and Robbie grief for being vegans. Elizabeth Gillies is a vegan in real life.
    • In "Tori & Jade's Play Date", Tori signs one of her posts on TheSlap with the emoticon ":{(", using a curly bracket to represent a moustache. Victoria Justice frequently uses this emoticon (and its happier variants) on Twitter.
    • In "April Fools Blank", Andre playing the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard Of Oz skit was likely a reference to Leon Thomas III playing Young Simba in The Lion King.
    • A subtle one in "Crazy Ponnie": During her rant at Tori, Ponnie shouts "It's my time to be!" "It's your time to be" is a lyric from the theme song to iCarly, the show Jennette McCurdy was starring in at the time. Ponnie even resembles Nora Dershchlit, another psycho villain.
    • Indirectly with Mason Thornesmith, played by Charles Shaughnessy. His son Francis has none of his accent, just like the Sheffield kids.
  • The Cast Showoff: It's a show about a performing arts school so even extras will show off, but Leon and Victoria seem to do the most on-screen performing of the main cast. Also subverted as we don't really hear Ariana Grande's legendary pipes until "Freak the Freak Out", reaching the end of season 1.
    • It's never mentioned beyond the credits, but "Song 2 You", "365 Days" and "Countdown" were all co-written by Leon Thomas III. "Song 2 You" is noteworthy because he initially wrote it when he was fourteen, three years before the series started. Victoria Justice also co-wrote a few songs for the show.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer:
    • The Xfinity description for "Cat's New Boyfriend" states Cat dating Trina's ex-boyfriend Michael, when really, Cat dates Tori's ex-boyfriend Danny.
    • Similarly, the "Victori-Yes" description says the students are challenged to say yes to everything for a week; in the episode itself, it really was for the rest of the day.
  • Creator Backlash: In this video looking back on two episodes of the show, Matt Bennett agrees with the consensus of Cat being her best in Season 1, lamenting how her character “completely changed” afterwards and saying that she just wasn’t the same.
  • The Danza: Tori is played by Victoria Justice; also, her character is "half Latina".
    • Lane is played by Lane Napper.
    • Charlotte Harris, Andre's grandmother, is played by Marilyn Harris.
  • Dawson Casting: Averted, for the most part as the actors were between 16 and 19 at the start of the series. Daniella Monet was 21 (portraying a presumably 17-year-old) at the time of the pilot's initial airdate, though that's comparatively borderline.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Ariana Grande, who plays Cat, dyed her hair just for the role. Dan Schneider had noticed the entire main cast had dark brown hair, and asked if Ariana would dye it a different color. She showed up next time with her red hair.
  • Follow the Leader: Apparently, the show was created in order to cash in on the success of Hannah Montana and High School Musical. But Tropes Are Not Bad.
  • Hostility on the Set: Denied. When Ariana Grande mentioned being bullied in an interview, a magazine hinted that she was referring to Victoria Justice. Due to this, it was a long believed rumor that Victoria Justice bullied her during production of the show. However, it was later clarified that Grande was referring to being bullied on Broadway, not in the show.
  • Image Source: Off to See the Wizard (top left)
  • Irony: Victoria loves to pull pranks on her co-stars, often by Jump Scare. During the filming of "Jade Gets Crushed", Liz does this very thing to her and Leon.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only season 1 and 2 are on DVD, and there are no plans for the last two seasons being released into DVD. Still, Victorious reruns plenty on Teen Nick. As for streaming, it's on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Vudu. In November 2019 it was one of many Nickelodeon projects added to Netflix.
  • Name's the Same: No, Jade and Beck aren't a narcoleptic Genki Girl and her omnipotent dog.
  • No Export for You: TheSlap after a period where unlike its sister show iCarly it let anyone in the entire world view the site, it suddenly started redirecting readers from other countries such as those in Europe, Australia to their country's (badly and poorly updated) Nickelodeon websites.
  • Older Than They Think: Remember Taina? Same plot, different coast (LA instead of NY,) also being cut short unceremoniously.
  • Out of Order: Like many Nickelodeon shows, Victorious had numerous episodes aired out of order (according to their production codes). For example, the show's final produced episode is "The Slap Fight," which aired two episodes before the show's last aired episode, "Victori-Yes". Of course, it's not too noticeable given that the show is more episodic-based than arc-based.
  • The Resolution Will Not Be Identified: Thanks to Dan Schneider cancelling the show before getting a proper series finale, the last episode played out like a normal episode proper.
  • Screwed by the Network: A very baffling case. The show was very popular and pulling in great ratings. But Nickelodeon, for some odd reason, felt they needed to move on. So they canned the show after the third season without telling the cast or crew (They either learned about it from the net or fans). The remainder of the third season was burned off as a "fourth season" and the show ended with no finale whatsoever. It's speculated that Ariana Grande's music career taking off enticed the execs to put her more in the spot light, hence why she was paired with Sam in Sam & Cat (it was actually supposed to be Sam's solo show originally being a spinoff of iCarly). Due to doing this, they came under the impression Victorious wasn't worth continuing and sacrificed the show to heighten the effect of the spin-off (since it was the first of its kind of being a combination of two separate series).
  • Throw It In!: A very large amount of bloopers with actual reactions thrown in the mix.
    • The Title Sequence itself. Tori almost doesn't catch the gold microphone and her reaction there is very real.
    • During the start of Wok Star where Tori drops her notebook.
    • In Stage Fighting, where Jade tripped over something while she was going to turn on the music.
    • Tori slips on ice-cream (probably) in Ice Cream for Ke$ha.
    • The Great Ping-Pong Scam where Robbie takes a Groin Attack; the next shot is a wide shot with Beck's hand over Rex's eyes - and in the next shot, we go to a two-shot of Beck covering Rex's eyes.
  • Trope Namer: For Prom Wrecker.
  • What Could Have Been: Victorious was clearly intended to have a fourth season; comments by production staff indicate it was meant to run concurrent with Sam & Cat with frequent Crossover potential.
    • In one of the early promos, Rex had a different voice that was much more higher and scratchier than the one used for the show.
  • The Wiki Rule: Victorious Wiki
  • You Might Remember Me from...: Yvette Nicole Brown reprises her role as Helen Dubois in one episode.

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