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- Ensemble Dark Horse: Jay and Christina are very popular due to the first's very Unreliable Narrator characterization while the latter for her Large Ham behavior.
- Memetic Mutation:
- "Mail ... Kimp?"
- "There's a shrimp sale at the crab crib!"
- "WERE YOU STEPPING OUT ON STEPHANIE?"
- More Popular Spin Off: Of This American Life.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Season One was original research and reporting in an attempt to solve a relatively unknown murder. Season Two was mostly a compilation of existing reports into a coherent narrative. Season Two didn't attract nearly as devoted a following.
- Tough Act to Follow: Given the widespread popularity of the first season, this was inevitable. Along with the radical change in subject matter, some fans of the first season didn't even give Season 2 a chance.