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YMMV / The Story of Tracy Beaker

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  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • Some fans choose not to acknowledge the existence of seasons four and five, namely due to Tracy being turned into a recurring character, as well as the plots not being as strong as the previous seasons, with some viewing "The Movie of Me" as the true finale.
    • Others go as far as to discount anything after the first season since it was the only season that was loosely based on the original book and fans were disappointed that The Dare Game, the book's first sequel wasn't adapted.
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  • Memetic Mutation: Rio's question of "Right, who's got my Maroon 5 CD?"
  • Retroactive Recognition: Ben's actor would later go on to play Lee Jordan in the Harry Potter films and Magnitude in Community.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Michael from Series 3, for being a nasty little prick to everyone, bullying the younger kids, snitching on the older ones, sucking up to the careworkers and for almost always ending up a Karma Houdini. Even though it was possibly justified due to him missing his older brother who's on the run from Social Services, it's probably why he never appeared after that season.
    • Same applies for Amber from Series 2 (a rebellious teenager with a nasty attitude) and Rebecca (Justine's new rival who is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing) from Series 5, though Amber did briefly return in a Children In Need special and has become somewhat friendlier after working as a roadie with her adoptive family.
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    • Alice, a New Age culture-loving girl who appears in Series 5, is sometimes viewed like this, due to her overly-annoying perky nature and attempts to befriend Roxy, despite not understanding that Roxy wants nothing to do with her.
  • Seasonal Rot: Series 5 is generally regarded by fans as being the weakest of all the series. Despite the return of characters such as Mike, Justine and Shelley, some good episodes and a generally well-received finale, it is more or less regarded as not being as good or funny as the first few seasons due to the plots becoming more gimmicky (such as an episode about a farm coming to the Dumping Ground or an episode where the kids just tell stories via animation), more Out of Character moments (especially one episode in which all the kids try to befriend Wolfie after learning he is rich) and Tracy become extremely Out of Focus, with Justine essentially becoming the main character.


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