- Acceptable Targets: High-ranking network personalities and pretty much anyone right-of-centre is depicted as mysogynistic and xenophobic.
- Male viewers are occasionally depicted in an unflattering light, being either creeps or non-progressives.
- Base-Breaking Character: Helen Bidou. Some find her hilarious, while others find her annoying.
- Bizarro Episode: One episode from Series 2 is a recap of the week's highlights, which the Kates were forced to host on the weekend. Not only is this never acknowledged afterwards, but the series only produces one episode per week, so the reveal of this being a daily show is especially odd.
- Catharsis Factor:
"I'll tell you about racism, because I've been living with racism since the moment I shot out of my mum! Thirty years of smiling, and making big eyes and not showing my anger! I'm done not being angry. I am angry! And if you don't like me being angry, then by all means Australia, take my furious baton and run this race for me! Because we are dying in infancy, we are dying in custody, and we are dying decades earlier than you. And you should be as angry about that as I am! Stop being angry at families who are fleeing warzones, or at schools for teaching kids properly about sex and their bodies, or in any other things these bullshit shows tell you to be angry about, just so they can fill the talk break! C'mon babe, let's go to Sunrise and fuck this shit up!"
- Brendan O'Hara loses his job after one episode, along with anyone involved in his recruitment. He's arrested for sexual harassment and the Kates gleefully mention that he's getting absolutely wrecked in prison.
- Miranda Tapsell going on a lengthy rant over how Australian television cultivates an irrational fear of aboriginal people no matter how non-threatening they try to be was considered a well-deserved anvil.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: Everything involving the weather girl, Bek Jut, who the Kates make overly sexual comments about. (She's played by Australian comedian Adam Briggs, who not only doesn't notice the sexual comments, but also makes a terrible- but honest- weather girl.)
- Ear Worm:
- Come on girl, you can change the world...
- You shouldn't be up on a criminal charge! I said hey-oh! Hey-oh!
- Come on over to my place, baby, we're gonna drink a box of wine...
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Played for laughs with Saskia. The (fictional) studio audience loves her quirky extroverted antics, with the only difference between Saskia and the widely-loathed McClennan is that Saskia is younger.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Fad diets and new age recipes aren't going to do anything for chronic illnesses. The only real treatment is over-the-counter prescription drugs.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Brendan broadcasts his pseudo-feminism by stating that women wearing makeup is sexist, which McCartney points out sounds like he's stigmatising women for not acting masculine. A few days later a similar argument came up regarding Carol Danvers deciding to wear lipstick in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame.
- Love to Hate: Brendan O'Hara is hated by anti-feminists for being a stereotypical "male ally" who is only trying to score points at everyone else's expense, while feminists hate him for being a gaslighting misogynist.
- Nausea Fuel:
- McCartney contracts hand, foot and mouth. By the end of the episode her face looks like a massive scab.
- The Kates peeling dead skin off their feet.
- An aboriginal spokesman is invited on to talk reconciliation. He cheerfully tells the Kates that he'll forgive every white person in the country if they...eat his black shit.
- McClennan pees on the floor. In the same episode McCartney gets a spontaneous nosebleed.
- Uncanny Valley:
- When the Kates try out virtual reality goggles that use algorithms to create their ideal world. McClennan's ideal world involves making out with McCartney. Seeing a photo of McCartney's face crudely fixed onto a low-quality CG figure that's closing in on the audience's POV is nothing short of frightening.
- The bumper cards featuring the Kates smiling is flipped upside down in one episode. Someone decided that instead of flipping it back up again, they'd just flip their smiles, which creates an unnerving image.
- The Woobie:
- After realising just how much the audience hates them in spite of their best efforts to be entertaining, both Kates are left in such a fragile state you simply have to feel for them.
- Co-presenters Scarlett and Penny both visibly suffer onscreen. Scarlett is sent out to report on areas with high crime rates and Penny is frequently alienated due to her Asian heritage.
- The poor Kash Kock, after they're sent to deliver a check to a drug den and discover a corpse. And then they get hit by an ambulance.
YMMV / Get Krack!n