- Acceptable Hard Luck Targets: Carmen, the nerds.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Two words: Mary Cherry. Full stop.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: Sam and Brooke. Word of God confirmed that, had there been a Season 3, Sam was supposed to come out, so it could have happened.
- Sam/Harrison is also more popular than Brooke/Harrison.
- Foe Yay: Sam and Brooke.
- Hollywood Homely: Done on most of the non-popular girls at some point or other, especially when they go to school with horrendously bad bad bed hair.
- Les Yay: Sam and Brooke, Carmen and Lily.
- Retroactive Recognition: You'll be seeing Leslie Bibb all over the place in later years, even as Gwyneth Paltrow's co-star.
- Wentworth Miller gets a one-shot role in the episode "All About Adam".
- Although she had already participated in some films and series, Jane Lynch makes an appearance in an episode of the second season, before becoming well known for the movies directed by Christopher Guest in which she took part and another television production of Ryan Murphy.
- Christopher Gorham is possibly the biggest breakout of the main actors, appearing in Jake 2.0, Covert Affairs and DC Animated Movie Universe.
- Unnecessary Makeover
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The show sounds like a Disney Channel-esque show on the surface, but it's rated TV-14. On a Canadian channel, it aired after the innocuous Disney sitcom That's So Raven, leaving parents in for a surprise if their kids forget to turn the TV off after the Raven.
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