- Broken Base: The episode "Game Shippers" has the main characters trying to ask Nathan Kress if Freddie loved Carly or Sam on iCarly . The fanbase is split on whether it's a good way to honor iCarly, or a spit in the face of the show's fandom. Another point is whether the main characters are likable or not.
- Designated Heroes: The titular company, big time. The biggest offenders are in "Game Shippers" and "Super Ugly Head"
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: ProJared has a cameo in the pilot where he promotes the game, and we see him playing it in the shower (thankfully fully clothed). Awkward in light of his shattered reputation after cheating on his wife, extremely awkward in light of the accusations that he solicited nudes from teenage fans.
- Jerkass Woobie: Dub in "Wedding Shower of Doom" and "Breaking Bad News"
- Just Here for Godzilla: Admit it, if you're not in the target audience and you're not an older fan of Schneider's work/how much crap can get past the radar, you're only curious due to Kel Mitchell and the various guest stars like Yvette Nicole Brown and ProJared.
- Nausea Fuel: Hungry Hungry Hypno. If Kenzie's unstoppable food rage throughout the episode doesn't make you barf, seeing her... get close to Hudson towards the end definitely will. Seriously, how did that get past the censors?!
- One-Scene Wonder: ProJared's "review" of Sky Whale, as well as GloZell's appearance, both in episode one.
- Avoided with Lasercorn, who shows up several times in a YouTube pop culture show the same episodes as the previous YouTube personalities
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Many ProJared fans watched the show to see what they would do with him. They were very disappointed.
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: One of the more prominent gags teased on the Nickelodeon site is "On Fleek!", a phrase that died sometime in late 2014 (and was very short-lived to begin with).
- Hollywood Homely: Madisyn Shipman is clearly attractive, but Kenzie is almost completely ignored by the male characters.
- What Do You Mean, "It's for Kids"?: One look at an episode and you'll be asking yourself this. Just see for yourself
YMMV / Game Shakers