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"Life is nice."note 

Run, run, run this street
It's Saturday o'clock
Come on, get on your feet
The world's our dance floor
Our moves are sweet
We're Harvey Kids
Gonna run, run, run this street.

Harvey Street Kids is a television series produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix, and premiering on June 29, 2018. It is inspired by characters published by Harvey Comics.note 

This cartoon follows the exploits of The Harvey Girls—Audrey, Lotta, and Dot (Stephanie Lemelin, Lauren Lapkus, Kelly McCreary respectively)—the inseparable bestest of best friends the in the whole world. From having multiple flavors of ice cream, to playing a fun game of ball, to having a box of cereal, they will do whatever they can to make Harvey Street a better place.

Rallying up the cast are:

Season 2 came out on May 10, 2019, under the name Harvey Girls Forever! A third season was released on November 12th of the same year. Season 4, the final season, was released on January 10, 2020.

This series contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Actor Allusion: Not only Crush 4 U are voiced by former boy band members, but it is a nod to those boy bands said former boy band members starred in. *NSYNC for Joey Fatone, New Kids on the Blocknote  for Joey McIntyre, 98 Degrees for Nick Lachey, and of course, Boyz II Men for Shawn Stockman.
  • Adjacent to This Complete Breakfast: In the commercial for the Super Sweeto Cavity Blast'Ems cereal (see Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs below), one of the taglines is "Part of what could be called a breakfast!"
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
    • Dot's AI D.O.O.T. in "Can't Harvey Wait".
    • In "Where the Streets Have No Games", the Irona tablets that the kids are all sent become so overzealous in trying to find out what they enjoy that they start forcing them to have fun against their will, then after the initial attempt to stop them, they fuse into a centipede-like robot that decides to simply take everything they love and send it all to a research facility in Antarctica for study.
  • Alien Sky: The sky during the day is generally always pink, not unlike the skies over Mobius in most episodes of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. The only times it's ever blue is in alternate versions of Harvey Street, e.g post-apocalypse or The Wild West.
  • The Apunkalypse: Whenever the aforementioned post-apocalyptic Harvey Street appears, the kids are dressed like this.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When faced with a faux Zombie Apocalypse, Audrey says that she has an idea... which is for ice cream cones made of potato chips that she writes down on a piece of paper, then she says that she has an idea for how to fix their problem.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Audrey's reaction to Tiny fainting from getting hit with a water balloon in "War and Trees".
    • Dot's reaction to the Pearl Tormentor stinging her nose and escaping in a flashback in "Moby Dot".
  • Billy Needs an Organ: Parodied in "The Great Brain Robbery", where a flash-forward of Melvin's potential future shows him as an old man who needs a butt transplant if he wants to ever fart again. Unfortunately, the only compatible donors are the Harvey Girls, who turn him down.
  • Birthday Party Goes Wrong: In the season 3 finale, the Harvey Girls throw Richie Rich a birthday party (which he never celebrated before since he didn't feel the need to). While the party goes exactly as they planned, it still ends on a sour note when all the emotions prove too much for Richie to handle (since he never experienced the joy of a birthday before), and he runs away from Harvey Street, forsaking the concept of childhood. This ends the season on a cliffhanger, with the girls having to convince Richie to come back at the start of season 4.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food:
    • In "Wary Lotta & the Chamber of Secrets", one of the fake secrets that the Harvey Girls make up to prevent Gerald's parrots from revealing Lotta's crush on him is that he eats banana pickle tacos with ketchup for breakfast. However, it turns out he actually does.
    • In "VHMess", The Bow admonishes Tiny and Fredo for respectively putting salt and butter on their popcorn before covering hers with chocolate syrup.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: In "The Lice Storm", one of Audrey's attempts to get rid of the lice she contracted from Todd is soaking her hair with hot sauce. She yells in pain, then put some sauce on a taco and eats it, making her breathe fire.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs:
    • Tiny suggests that everyone in Harvey Street would develop superpowers like growing, or flying, or "growing and flying".
    • After seeing Audrey and Dot watching Melvin's gross-out video channel, Lotta questions how can anyone watch that over cute baby videos, cute animal videos, or cute baby animal videos.
    • In "Sleepless in SkyMansion", the SkyMansion is shown to have a bouncy room, a candy room, and a bouncy candy room.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: During Lotta's excuse for trying to avoid doing Halloween once the sun goes down:
    Lotta: It's getting dark, and, see, I only do daytime Halloween. You know, decorating, costumes, shoving your head into a bucket of ice-cold water for apples and almost drowning. Nice, safe stuff.
  • Calvinball: Playing kickball with Harvey Street rules is essentially a never-ending game of making everything up on the spot. It isn't until the last episode of the first season that they get to finish their first match. In the following episode, Zoe admits that she purposely designed the rules this way so the kids could never win.
  • Canon Foreigner: Bobby, The Bow, Fredo, Frufru, and Pinkeye were characters created for the show. Also played with, since the "Audrey", "Lotta", and "Dot" of this show are not the originals, but original characters that just happen to have the same names and similar looks.
    • Also, Audrey didn't have a sister in the comics and shorts.
  • Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs: Super Sweeto Cavity Blast'Ems. It's so sweet that the commercial included the warning "This cereal will definitely cause cavities", and the product had to be taken off the market after one single hour.
  • Cliffhanger:
    • The final episode of the first season opens with the theft of the Harveson statue's hand and a threat that Harvey Street will be stolen at noon. As the kids panic over the threat and paranoia turns them against each other, the Harvey Girls discover that while they were distracted with trying to maintain order, their trailer clubhouse has been stolen... by Audrey's sister, Zoe!
    • In the same vein, the second season ends with all the kids having received tablets with AIs that force them to perform their favorite activities ad nauseum. As the Harvey Girls plot a course of action, they're abducted by an airship owned by Richie Rich.
    • The third season ends with Richie forsaking the concept of childhood after an emotional overload from having experienced joy for the first time in his life. Immediately after, the Harvey Girls get a hologram from future Richie imploring them to change his present self's mind, as it turned out to be the worst decision he ever made.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Pretty in Pinkeye", the montage of Dot giving Pinkeye a makeover includes Dot trying to brush his unkempt teeth. He takes the toothbrush... and bangs it against his teeth, not knowing how to use it at all.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In "Cereal", the punishment for eating the whole box of Super Sweeto Cavity Blast'Ems is having to wear a pantsuit.
  • Creator Provincialism: Horn-A-Con, the Horn-A-Corn convention, takes place in Glendale, California. Glendale is the home of DreamWorks Animation.
  • Dance Party Ending: Used at the end of the Grand Finale, which is also the Finale Credits.
  • Dartboard of Hate: In "War and Trees", Dot's file on the Bloogey Boys contains a picture of Melvin shooting spitballs at a firing range target that is a silhouette of Audrey.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In "Blame That Tune", the show's main theme proves to be the only thing capable of defeating the Shrimp Sisters' jingle.
  • Distant Reaction Shot: In "While You Weren't Sleeping", the kids lighting up the neighborhood renders it visible from space.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The Harvey Kids and the other residents of the street perform the theme song.
  • Dreadful Musician:
    • Lotta is comically depicted as this at the end of "Cheer and Present Danger". Her piano playing and singing unintentionally antagonizes a flock of pelicans, who attack the girls and chase them away.
    • In "Raccoon Hoarder Picture Show", Audrey is shown to be terrible at playing the harmonica. She uses the fact that she's self-taught as a threat.
  • Dresses the Same: Lotta and Frufru end up both dressing as bunnies for Halloween in "Harveyween", though Lotta's costume is self-made and Frufru's is store-bought.
  • Ear Worm: In "Blame That Tune", most of the kids are turned into "songies" by the Shrimp Sisters' new jingle.
  • End-of-Series Awareness: In "Harvily Ever After", the storyline of Lucretia's fan-fiction podcast ends after 104 episodes, the amount of 11-minute segments that the series aired (as the show's episode-length segments were produced as two parts).
  • Epic Fail: In "Weekend at Audrey's", when Audrey breaks the girls' Cuddleature, she follows Dot's instructional video on how to fix it. It takes her 68 attempts to get it looking semi-functional again.
  • Even the Rats Won't Touch It: In "Trade Wreck", not even the raccoons want Melvin's sponge cake that he dyed red to pass off as red velvet.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Guess...
  • Exact Words: Dot's lecture to Fluffy in "The Secret Strife of Pets", after making it live in a square of duct tape:
    Dot: If you must be allowed in our pristine, uninfested headquarters— (yelling to Audrey and Lotta), and I still think Fluffy should stay outside forever— (back to Fluffy) then this is your space. Do not step or shed over the line. [Fluffy hocks a hairball on her tunic] Fine. I never mentioned vomiting, so well-played.
  • Exorcist Head: The Bow, not wearing a costume, quickly spins her head to numerous degrees in "Harveyween".
  • Eye Am Watching You: Audrey does this to a cloud shaped like Zoe in "The Future is Frufru".
  • Eyedscreen: Parodied in "I Wanna Crush Your Hand" when Audrey does this and the camera zooms out to show she was using her arms.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Poor Pinkeye, whose nickname very clearly comes from his condition.
    • He also gets glitter in his good eye in "War and Trees" when the girls release a glitter-filled balloon in the Bloogey Boys' treehouse.
      Pinkeye: It got in my good eye!
    • In "Campfire Weekend", when he cries, his mucus comes out of his pinkeye.
    • In "While You Weren't Sleeping" his good eye swells shut when he's sleep-deprived.
    • In "The Great Brain Robbery", the first offense that Audrey lists off on Melvin's Long List of infractions is burping in her eye, causing it to burn and become red and irritated.
    • At the end of "Pretty in Pinkeye", Pinkeye touches his eye to Dot's during their dance routine, causing her to contract his condition.
    • Apparently, Lotta once forgot how to blink and had to have her bunnies reteach her.
  • Feud Episode: In "Afternoon Contrite", the Bloogey Boys break up due to Melvin leaving all the chores for Fredo and Pinkeye, and Lotta sets out to bring them back together after Melvin blames the Harvey Girls for it.
  • Finale Credits: See also Dance Party Ending
  • Fire-Breathing Diner:
    • In Lucretia's fantasy sequence at the beginning of "Clinging in the Rain", the Harvey Girls are stuck under a giant taco. Audrey's obvious solution is to eat their way out, but it's so spicy that her tongue catches fire and turns to ash. After Lucretia (as a superhero here) eats the whole thing, she lets out a small, flaming burp.
    • Happens to Audrey again in "The Lice Storm"; see Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce above.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: All the characters have four fingers per hand.
  • Free-Range Children: With Audrey, Lotta, and Dot protecting Harvey Street, this isn't surprising.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The key aspects of childhood pyramid in "Noogie Nights":
    Party hats
    Giving self secret haircut
    Break a bone
    Falling out of trees
    Lunch trades
    Bean bags
    Sneaking screen time
    Lemonade stand
    Roller skates
    Hide and seek
    Lose teeth
    Pretend ninja fights
    Stay up all night
    Imaginary friends
    Pillow fighting
    Cushion fort
    Gum that turns mouth blue
    Cartoons with freeze frame gags
    Impromptu dance parties
    Water balloon fights
    Fly a kite
  • Freudian Trio: Audrey (Id), Lotta (Ego), and Dot (Superego).
  • Funny Background Event: When Dot says that she has a perimeter search saved for the next time a bird of prey carries off Tiny, he appears in the background getting grabbed by a hawk. He appears in the next scene saying that he spent his morning escaping from it, and in a later scene it grabs him again.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In "The Secret Strife of Pets", Dot suggests that the girls name the rodent they found Fluffy, which stands for "Furry Lost Ugly Flea Farm Yuckiness".
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Fredo and Pinkeye are often on better terms with the Harvey Girls when Melvin isn't around. Dot and Pinkeye go as far as to develop an Odd Friendship.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Audrey and Lotta want to be this in "Cereal".
  • Grand Finale: The "Harvey Endings" two-parter.
  • Halloween Episode: "Harveyween" and "All Harvey's Eve".
  • Handy Feet: In "Harveyween", Lotta is shown to have used her feet to knit her bunny costume when her hands got tired. Later in "The Fandom Menace", she's shown using her foot to refresh her computer while trying to get Crush 4 U tickets.
  • Hulk Speak: Audrey, Lotta, and Richie speak this way when entranced by the jingle in "Blame That Tune".
  • I Got Bigger: In the Harvey Girls' origin episode, this is almost word-for-word Lotta's explanation how, overnight, she went from being Tiny's size and strength to The Big Girl.
    Lotta: I had a growth spurt.
  • Impact Silhouette:
    • In "While You Weren't Sleeping", Tiny makes one in a cloud after bouncing off Audrey's trampoline.
    • In "My Sectional Romance", Dot makes one in a bush.
    • In "Harverado", Bobby makes this in the doors to a saloon.
  • Impossible Pickle Jar: The first story of "Can't Harvey Wait" has Audrey, as muscular heroine Audrey the Destroyer, opening a pickle jar for Pinkeye, ripping off the lid along with the top of the jar.
  • Insistent Terminology: According to Dot, she's wearing a tunic, not a dress.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: When Melvin eats his dyed sponge cake, he says that it tastes like math homework.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Dot's attempt at observational humor includes a joke about how it seems like the cast doesn't have parents.
  • Last Episode, New Character: The ending to the season 1 finale, "The Monsters Are Due On Harvey Street" reveals that Audrey has a sister.
    • The Season 2 finale, "Where the Streets Have No Games", continues that by revealing that Richie Rich exists in this universe.
  • Made of Explodium:
    • In "I Wanna Crush Your Hand", Audrey makes a bag of popcorn explode by spinning it in the air and kicking it offscreen. She then does the same with a notepad that she tosses over her shoulder.
    • In "A Stu is Born", Stu's phone explodes when Richie throws it.
  • Minimalist Cast: Not counting background characters, there are a total of twelve main characters.
  • Mustache Vandalism: A flashback in "The Great Brain Robbery" shows Melvin doing this to the Harvey Girls' Horn-A-Corn dolls, then the girls themselves.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Lotta calls her pre-growth spurt self "Little Lotta", in reference to the original character from the comics.
    • When Dot gives Audrey a comic book with Audrey as a Sword and Sorcery protagonist, it has the old Harvey "clown" logo in the corner like actual Harvey Comics had.
    • In "Pretty in Pinkeye", Audrey's offscreen attempt at making a flaming trampoline burns her hair in a way that causes it to resemble that of her comic counterpart.
      • In the same episode, Pinkeye tells Melvin to lose the crown hat because "this isn't some comic book from the '50s."
    • Harvey Street itself, as well as its founder, is named after Harvey Comics.
    • Zoe calls the Harvey Girls "Little Audrey", "Little Dot", and "Little Lotta", in reference to all three of their original comic incarnations.
    • Richie's A.I. is named Irona, after his Robot Maid from the comics. He also dresses in his classic outfit as part of a mystery party.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In "Babies Day In", Lotta names the raccoon babies she takes in Sarah, Jessica, and Parker.
  • Nested Ownership: Lucretia's doll of herself has its own, smaller doll.
  • New Season, New Name: In season 2, the show is now called Harvey Girls Forever!
  • New Year Has Come: "Crush 4U, Where RU?" takes place on New Year's Eve, which no mention of the holiday is heard, and the titular band has a concert during the holiday. At the end, there are fireworks along with the new year ringing in.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot:
    • In "Harveyween", Audrey's Halloween costume is a "vampire-zombie-ghost-werewolf".
    • Lotta's character in "It's a Wonderful LARP" is a half-fairy princess, half-bunny barbarian.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • In "Raiders of the Lost Park", Fredo reveals that he wears his cape to hide that he somehow developed a third buttock when Stu tried to give him a wedgie and it went horribly wrong.
    • "The Fandom Menace" opens with Audrey finishing telling Dot about a recent experience proving to her that hawks and goldfish don't make good roommates. Later, Audrey mentions that Zoe tricked her into buying 20 acres of land in Montana.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up
  • Not in Front of the Parrot!: "Wary Lotta and the Chamber of Secrets" involves the Harvey Girls trying stop Gerald's parrots from revealing Lotta's secret crush on him.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: Parodied in "Elder Skelter" when Frufru tells Audrey about a dream she had where she was wearing sweatpants.
  • No, You: In "The Great Brain Robbery", after Melvin recovers from a life-changing Brain Freeze:
    Melvin: Harvey Girls, I'm so happy to see you!
    Audrey: No, we're happy to see you! Wait, what?
  • Ocular Gushers: Comes from Gerald in "The Monsters Are Due on Harvey Street" when he sings a sad song about saying goodbye to Harvey Street.
  • Odd Friendship: Dot and Pinkeye bond over their mutual love of classical music and ballet. Though Dot is still put off by Pinkeye's gross habits.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: In "Weekend at Audrey's", Audrey accidentally breaks the girls' new Cuddleature and after putting it back together takes it to a party pretending that it still works. In the end, it turns out that all of the kids barring Lucretia were doing the same with their Cuddleatures because they break very easily.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Pinkeye's real name is revealed to Hubert Mackenzie Willingham in "Cereal."
    • Tiny's real name is revealed to be Tinaceous T. Tonner in "Tiny Danger."
    • The Bow almost reveals her real name in "The Secret Strife of Pets", but Audrey cuts her off.
  • Only One Name: Majority of the cast with a few exceptions such as Pinkeye.
  • Our Founder: A golden-colored statue of the founder of Harvey Street, "Harvey H. Harveson"— it plays a crucial role in the "Harvealis" in one episode and is at the center of the conflict in the Season 1 finale.
  • ...Or So I Heard: In "While You Weren't Sleeping", when the Harvey Girls plan to use the 200 Snug-Jamas that Frufru ordered to cure the sleep-deprived kids.
    Audrey: For once, Frufru's shopping obsession is a good thing.
    Dot: (picking up one of the pairs of Snug-Jamas) Hideous.
    Lotta: Why would you do that to clothes?
    Audrey: Yes, they're ugly, but they're also super comfy. [chuckles] Or so I've heard.
    [Lotta smiles, Dot looks incredulous]
    Audrey: Okay, fine, I have a pair at home.
  • Planet of Steves: The Bow names all of her pets "Ripley".
  • Prehensile Hair: In "The Great Brain Robbery", Audrey's topknot turns into an arm that she prepares to punch Melvin with, but then uses to gauge his condition when he gets a serious Brain Freeze. She shows this ability as a gag in a few other episodes.
  • Primary-Color Champion/Secondary Color Nemesis: In "Bad Lot-Tenant", the kids roleplay a wholesale parody of Harry Potter, in which the Gryffindor expy's uniforms are red and blue and the Slytherin expy's uniforms are green and purple.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • In "War and Trees" when Audrey demands that Melvin apologizes to Tiny:
      Melvin: There are two things I will never do: learn to write cursive and apologize.
      Audrey: Oh, well, uh, if we're getting real, [chuckles] when I wrote "Have a great summer" in your yearbook last year, I wasn't... being... genuine!
    • A bit later:
  • Race Lift:
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away: "Clinging in the Rain" is about the Harvey Girls being stuck in their clubhouse on a rainy day. The girls are so used to playing outdoors that they experience Cabin Fever almost immediately, so Lucretia tries to get close to them by teaching how to play indoors.
  • Rascally Raccoon: The raccoons are frequent pests on Harvey Street with their constant stealing of everybody's stuff. In "Raccoon Hoarder Picture Show", the Harvey Girls decide to figure out where the raccoons are hiding at and track them to an abandoned playground. It's revealed that the raccoons steal things for their children to play with.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • Audrey's eyes turn red when Pinkeye reveals that he traded for the Horn-A-Corn toys the girls wanted so Melvin can destroy them.
    • FruFru twice in "FruLess".
    • Dot for one moment in "Citizen Cape".
  • Retraux: Every episode opens with either the Harvey Girls emblem or a mugshot of a character, the latter being a throwback to cartoons in the early and mid-20th century usually doing the same.
  • Robot Me: The room behind the yellow door in "Sleepless in SkyMansion" is revealed to contain Oo-Yeah-O-Tron, Mind-O-Tron, and Heart-O-Tron, robots based on the Harvey Girls that were Flawed Prototypes but Richie couldn't bear to get rid of.
  • Rule of Three: Invoked in "It's a Wonderful LARP": Dot says that Audrey sometimes takes things too far, so Audrey challenges her to name three distinct occasions. We're shown the girls attempting to row a boat to Japan in the middle of a storm, Lotta and Dot trying to balance a massive stack of rectangular blocks with Audrey on top before the whole thing gives, and the girls running from what seems to be a failed attempt at a homemade spa.
    Audrey: [sighs blissfully] We have fun.
  • Scout-Out: The Trixie Trout Nature Scouts.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Melvin does this in "The Monsters Are Due on Harvey Street."
  • Self-Insert Fic: Lucretia's fan-fiction podcast featuring the Harvey Girls.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: "My Sectional Romance" ends with the Harvey Girls and Bloogey Boys deciding to put the couch in the park because it can't fit in either the former's trailer or the latter's treehouse, then it turns out it had a wasp nest in it.
  • Ship Tease: Audrey and Melvin have this at the end of "War and Trees" when they both order the same ice cream. In "The Great Brain Robbery", one of the things that Melvin planned on doing to mess with the Harvey Girls was marrying Audrey.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Similar Squad: In "I Wanna Crush Your Hand", the girls pretend to be a French band only for the real band members, whom are their Spear Counterparts, to appear. The guard throws both groups out.
  • Slice of Life
  • Smelly Skunk: The local skunk, Billy.
  • Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: An episode centers around a stray cat who appears to like everybody on Harvey Street except for Lotta.
  • Speak of the Devil: In "Harveyween", there is an urban legend basically a homage of Bloody Mary called "Muddy Barry".
  • Spinoff Babies: When the ongoing story in Lucretia's fan-fiction podcast ends, she proposes "Harvey Street Babies" as a replacement narrative.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Audrey and The Bow don't understand the use of the phrase "sleeping with the fishes" as a Deadly Euphemism, because "fish are solid bedtime companions."
  • The Talk: In "Raiders of the Lost Park", Zoe mentions she gave this to Audrey, much to the latter's chagrin.
  • To Be Continued: A modern-day take on this shows up in some episodes with a card that reads "BRB!".
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Audrey's Tomboy to Lotta's Girly Girl, leaving Dot in the middle.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite her tomboyishness, Audrey enjoys glitter and boy bands as much as the other Harvey Street Girls.
  • Town Girls: Lotta is Femme, Audrey is Butch, and Dot is Neither.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Melvin's is blueberry muffins.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: In "Cereal", The Bow goes into this when it's discovered that the Super Sweeto Cavity Blast' Ems box is empty.
  • Tuckerization: Zoe has a crush on Mike Yank from 5th period. Mike Yank is the show's story editor.
  • The Un-Smile: Frufru cracks one in "FruLess" that horrifies the Harvey Girls.
  • Vocal Evolution: Tiny's voice in "War and Pieces" differs from his voice for the rest of the show, being lower and calmer.
  • Wacky Sound Effect: In season 2, there are a lot of cartoony sound effects.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: In "The Great Brain Robbery", Melvin has a Brain Freeze-induced epiphany that leads to him trying to atone for his past actions and be nice to the Harvey Girls, but they get tired of his new personality and try to get him back to normal.
  • Wham Episode: The season one finale reveals that Audrey has a sister that had no prior appearances or mention before.
  • Wicked Wasps:
    • Mentioned above, the ending of "My Sectional Romance" reveals that the reason the owners of the couch threw it out despite it being in seemingly pristine condition is that there was a wasp nest in it.
    • "Moby Dot" centers around Dot's attempts to photograph an elusive "Pearl Tormentor" hornet when it terrorizes the neighborhood.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: In "Elder Skelter", Audrey has to settle a dispute between Melvin and Fredo when the latter objects to the former wanting to change the "s" in the Bloogey Boys' name to a "z".
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: Not actually a Christmas Episode, but "The Great Brain Robbery" has Melvin getting a Brain Freeze and being confronted by the Scoop of Back in the Day (Lotta), the Scoop of Right Here, Right Now (Dot), and the Scoop Who's Yet to Come (Audrey), who convince him to atone for his past actions.
  • You Monster!: In "The Great Brain Robbery", Lotta says this to Melvin when Audrey points out one of his many offenses is tying Lotta's stuffed bunnies into a chain.
    Lotta: And it was a double knot, you monster!
  • Zombie Apocalypse:
    • Parodied in "While You Weren't Sleeping"; Audrey hates nightfall hampering her plans, so the kids light up the neighborhood so they can stay up later. However, almost immediately after midnight hits, the lack of sleep causes everyone to enter a zombie-like state (except for Dot and Lotta, who took disco naps beforehand, while Audrey is temporarily able to fend it off).
    • Another parody makes up the plot of "Blame That Tune" when all of the kids except for Dot and Pinkeye are entranced by a catchy jingle.

And remember kids, try not to grow up.

Alternative Title(s): Harvey Girls Forever