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Left to right: Nikki, Jonesy, Caitlin, Jude, Jen, and Wyatt.

6teen is a Canadian animated reply to Friends. It follows the lives of six teenagers as they first seek, then maintain gainful employment at the Galleria Shopping Mall. The series lasted from November, 2004 to February, 2010. A total of 93 episodes in four seasons.


Tropes used in 6teen include:
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: The show takes place in a mall instead of a school, but otherwise Tricia fills the role perfectly in "Unhappy Anniversary".
  • Actor Allusion: The mention of "Christian Lotenza" in "The List". Any dedicated fan can see Jude is referencing his voice actor, Christian Potenza.
    • Who could blame him, though? Christian Potenza's a pretty cool dude.
      • As well as a regular voice actor for 6teen's production company.
  • Afraid of Blood: Jonesy tried to overcome this so he could get the free snack after a donation as well as prove to Nikki that he isn't a wuss.
  • Alliterative Name: Caitlin Cooke and Wyatt Williams.
  • Almost Kiss: On Clonesy. Just guess who it happens to...
  • Armchair Psychology: Though Brianna from "Spring Fling" was a psychiatrist-in-training and her analyses were accurate, she still fell under this trope in that she was giving people psychological analyses they didn't ask for and she was really rude about it.
  • Art Major Biology: Jude was literally Overdrawn At the Blood Bank, donating seventeen times in one day under different Paper-Thin Disguises. Obviously for Rule of Funny, but had the show handled it realistically, Jude would probably have died around the fourth or fifth donation.
  • Author Appeal: Jen get shown naked (censored, of course) a whole lot, especially for a kid's show...
  • Bad Job, Worse Uniform: The Lemon Drop is the most notable.
  • Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults: Done in at least one episode with dressing cubicles instead, where Tricia overhears Caitlin calling her mean.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Caitlin, Jen and Nikki.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: averted. Caitlin's mascara runs often when she cries, etc.
    • Oddly, played straight when Caitlin barfs on the rollercoaster and remains completely clean while everyone else gets covered in vomit.
      • Though the fact that Caitlin vomited in the first place is an aversion in itself.
        • Caitlin herself is a walking aversion. Though the girliest of the girly-girls, she also does some of the grossest stuff in the show.
    • An entire episode was based around the fact that Nikki absolutely destroyed Jonesy's bathroom after a particularly terrible bowel movement, and Jonesy's forced to accept the fact that this trope does not exist in reality, and that girl's aren't, in fact, above such grotesque things.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Jonesy and Nikki.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In the Grand Finale Nikki's family moves to Iqaluit after her father gets his dream job; the episode ends with the remaining five realizing that while she's not there right now, their lives will still be all right with out her.
    • Hope Spot: Nikki's family even agrees not to move after seeing how much Nikki's friends care about her, but she decides that she has to do the mature thing and move anyway so her father can have his dream.
  • The Blind Leading the Blind: Characters often make the mistake of taking dating advice from Caitlin or Jonesy.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Caitlin, Nikki and Jen.
  • Bowdlerise: In 2012, PopGirl in the UK suddenly started censoring the show after a few years of airing it uncut.
    • All onscreen vomiting is cut.
    • In "Deck the Mall" they edited the scene where Stanley pants'd Jonesy in front of Yummy Mummy and got him fired so it looked like he got fired for taking back the candy cane after Stanley made fun of him.
    • In "Unhappy Anniversary" they cut every mention of the bowl Jonesy made looking like a boob. Though they kept the joke about Jude wanting to have it and stroking it.
    • In "Mr. Nice Guy" they cut the part where the girls said they thought Jonesy and Wyatt were gay, but they accidentally left in Jonesy saying "They thought I was gay!"
  • Broke Episode: Some of them seem to have unlimited money, but Jude gets a broke/jobless episode once in awhile.
  • Building of Adventure: The Galleria Mall.
  • Burger Fool: Burger Mc Flipster's, The restaurant itself appears to be a combination parody of Mc Donald's & Burger King.
  • Butt Monkey: Jen and Wyatt.
  • Candid Camera Prank: In Cecil B. Delusioned, Jonesy pulls this on Nikki (the results do NOT turn out well).
  • Channel Hop: In the U.S, first showed up on Nickelodeon, then a couple of years after they dropped it. Wound up on Cartoon Network (presumably due to the successful run of Total Drama Island).
  • Christmas Episode: There are actually 3 of these... all taking place within the same year?
    • It's even weirder, as Jen's mom and Jonesey's dad were just dating at the start of the show. They weren't even engaged yet. Then they had to be engaged for awhile (it certainly looked like a full-blown wedding), and apparently conceived a child within wedlock. So I'd assume they were, in fact, seventeen by the end of the series.
  • Closet Geek: Chrissy is a big Star Wars geek but hides it from her popular friends, "The Clones", who are three Alpha Bitches who act and dress exactly the same. She'd always been the most independent of them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander (Jude appears to show signs every now and then of him being a little off)
  • Cool Big Sis: Jen has one who she's jealous of.
  • Credit Card Plot: The reason that Caitlin got her job at The Lemon and met the other 5. Also a recurring weakness, if she ever gets completely out of debt.
  • Cringe Comedy: In "The Birthday Boy" when the gang fail to throw Wyatt a birthday party and make him think someone else's party is his.
  • Curse Cut Short (There are many uses of this involving the word 'Bitch', it's ridiculous. Once completely averted in "The Sushi Connection" when The Clones teased Nikki due to her assistant manager nametag saying ASS. MAN, short for Assistant Manager)
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes Nikki, but Wayne takes this to an extreme extent.
  • Depending on the Writer: As mentioned, sometimes the six friends act twice their age and are making witty pop-culture references, and next episode they're making fart jokes.
    • Serena varies from nice girl to total bitch depending on the episode.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Caitlin says this word-for-word after telling Jen she's bossy and overbearing, leading to a bet that Jen can't last the rest of the day without telling somebody else what to do, and the others going out of their ways to make her crack. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Wanye firing Wyatt from the video store simply cause he accidentally spilled some coffee on a rare video. Before that, Wayne fired Jonesy minutes after hiring simply because Jonesy liked the movie Top M-16s.
  • Do-It-Yourself Theme Tune: Wyatt sings the theme song with Jude.
  • Double Entendre: This quote from Dude of the Living Dead?

Nikki: "...[Jonesy's] oversized male ego!"
Jonesy: "I think you like my oversized male ego."

  • Dramatic Wind: Parodied in "2-4-1" with Blake, whose scarf and hair constantly flow in the wind even though there is none.

Caitlin: Is there a draft in here

  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In "Oops, I Dialed It Again" Wyatt saves a baby's life and catches three handbags (one in each hand and one on his foot), but that's immediately forgotten about when he sneezes and has snot hanging from his nose.
  • Erudite Stoner: Jude.
  • "Everybody Laughs" Ending: Practically every episode
  • Evil Is Petty: In "Losing Your Lemon" after Caitlin gets her credit card back and quits her job Tricia encourages her to go on a shopping spree just to get her back into debt and so she and her friends can steal the gang's spot in front of the Lemon while Caitlin is away.
  • Fan Boy: Darth.
  • Feigning Intelligence: When Caitlin pretends to be a college student in Smarten Up.
  • Feud Episode: While they're not long time friends, Nikki gets in a fight with Caitlin but all is forgiven after Jude's pet fish dies in "Fish and Make Up".
  • Five-Finger Discount: The episode of the same name had a lesson against it.
  • Five-Man Band:

Jude is The Hero (as the skateboard hero)
Jonesy is The Lancer (as the most loyal guy of the group)
Nikki is The Big Guy (as the most grumpy rebel girl of the group)
Wyatt is The Smart Guy (as the most wellread of the group)
Jen is The Heart (as the voice of reason and logic of the group)
Caitlin is The Chick (as the most sweetest one of the group) and Sixth Ranger (as the newest member of the group)

    • Or as "Dude in the Living Dead" would have it:

The Hero: Jude
The Lancer: Jonesy
The Big Guy: Nikki
The Smart Guy: Wyatt
The Heart: Jen
The Chick: Caitlin, The Clones, later Starr (after The Clones turned into a zombies)
Sixth Ranger: Darth, Ron the Rent-a-cop (later they turned into a zombies)
Team Pet: Talon (after he bit by zombie kid, later he dumped by Caitlin)

    • Ron the Rent-a-cop called their codenames in "The New Guy":

Hang Ten: Jude
Maverick: Jonesy
Nose Ring: Nikki
Coffee Pot: Wyatt
Gym Sock: Jen
Cupcake: Caitlin

  • Five-Token Band: There's some element of this, as you can tell by the picture, but in this case the white male is not the leader.
  • Flirty Stepsiblings: Jonesy and Jen
  • Freudian Trio: The male main characters
    • Id: Jonsey
    • Ego: Jude
    • Superego: Wyatt
  • Gang of Bullies: The Escalator Girls.
  • Geek (Darth, most particularly. Chrissy (of the Clones) shows occasional signs of being a closet case.)
  • Gender Equal Ensemble: Three boys (Jonesy, Jude and Wyatt) and three girls (Nikki, Jen and Caitlin).
  • George Jetson Job Security (Jonesy gets fired Once Per Episode, but always manages to find a new job by the next episode)
    • And always a job in the mall...even excluding the episodes where his job is on his own entrepreneurial spirit (usually of dubious morality, but I digress) Fridge Logic sets in on just how big IS that mall?!
      • Ever heard of West Edmonton Mall? It's possible the writers got their inspiration from there. It has a roller coaster AND a waterpark!
        • It almost certainly is inspired by the West Edmonton Mall -- the floor map that appears in the opening sequence is very similar to the West Edmonton Mall's floor map.
        • Although, having been there quite a few times, there are about over 800 stores, so I guess it depends how long Jonesy's been working there.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Caitlin slaps Clone!Nikki out of her Brainwashing.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar This parody takes the cake:

Jude: (About the DVD of a show) "Dude! There's sex in H-E-R-E!" (pause, laughs) "I spelled the wrong word."

    • ....The title of "snow job?" I have a dirty mind.
    • ..."Whatever you say, ASS MAN!"
    • There was an entire episode where the plot circulated around Jen getting a crush on her female superior at work. Along with an entire scene in one episode where the entire mall thinks Jonesy and Wyatt are dating.
    • Then there's that Valentine's Day special where Jonesy holds an auction for a date and the highest bidder is almost a male cowboy...
    • At the end of "Clonesy", when Jude has recovered from having slathered muscle relaxant over his entire body:

Jude: "Yeah, I can feel every part of my body again!"
Nikki: "Just don't be doing it around us, okay?"

    • In the episode "Quit It!", there's a baking store by the name of "CM". On their logo, in between the two initials, is a liquid measuring cup filled with milk. It looks a suspicious lot like a "u"...
    • In "The One with the Cold Sore" Nikki and Wyatt think Caitlin and Jude are secretly dating, and when they call Caitlin while she's riding the rollercoaster with Jude, they mistake Caitlin's excited screams for orgasms and think they're having sex.

Caitlin: Let's do it again!

  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies
  • Gold Digger: Trisha tries to be a platonic girlfriend version to Caitlin in "Prank'd" when she thinks Caitlin is rich.
  • Hair Decorations: Caitlin always wears a pink butterfly hair clip. This may possibly be to show that she's supposed to be the biggest girly girl in the group.
  • Hair of Gold: Several characters; Jude, Caitlin, and the Khaki Clones prominently.
  • Halloween Episode: Boo, Dude and the hour long special Dude of the Living Dead.
  • Handsome Lech: Jonesy.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Almost a Running Gag.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Several of the voice actors on this show were also on the various Total Drama series.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Averted with a one shot character. Not only it was outright stated she was gay, we actually see her and her date (in the background, though).
    • In earlier seasons, a Gay Cowboy keeps bidding to win a Valentines Day date with Jonesey, and Jonesey and Wyatt were once Mistaken for Gay by two girls they were trying to hit on.
  • High School Dance: In Snow Job and Spring Fling.
  • High School Hustler: Jonesy, when he's not getting caught.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Sometimes Caitlin will get mad because she thinks her boyfriend has dumped her or will dump her for some superficial reason, but will later end up dumping him for the same reason.
    • When the gang reveal their embarassing secrets to each other, Caitlin adamantly tells them that hers won't be repeated before telling. Soon after, she goes and blabs their secrets to her boyfriend of the day because since they're dating, they shouldn't keep secrets from each other (while conveniently neglecting to tell him her own). This goes downhill as said boyfriend blabs said secrets while under hypnosis, causing the gang to cut Caitlin off from them for breaking their trust. Once the gang plan to take their revenge, she says best friends don't go blabbing other people's secrets (which she had done in the first place).
    • When Jen and Nikki are taking a survey and ask Jonesy if he'd dump a girl for answering the phone with "Y'ello" he says he would because it's annoying. Later in the episode he answers his phone that same way.
    • In the pilot, Tricia ends her friendship with Caitlin because of her Big Squeeze uniform, leaving her devastated as to why Tricia would do that to her for such a trivial reason. Wyatt comments on this, asking what kind of person would judge people by their clothes, which Caitlin admittedly raised her hand to. She then tries to justify it by saying she wouldn't do that to a friend at least.
  • If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: The Clones are apt to do this because they're all the same size and they have the same taste in clothes.
  • Inept Aptitude Test: Not so much the test, but the fact that their tests got switched.
  • Informed Judaism: Jude, actually, but only because he said he needed to go home for the Hanukkah celebration in one of the christmas episodes.
    • Despite this, Jude actively celebrates Christmas and follows its traditions (though is not at all good with wrapping gifts).
  • Insufferable Genius: Starr after she joins the nerd trend and dumps Jude again because his IQ isn't high enough.
  • Insult Backfire: In "The Sushi Connection" Kirsten attempts to insult Nikki by calling her The Khakinator, but Nikki likes the nickname.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: Apparently if you're hyped on energy drinks tea starts to taste like "a dirty gymsock."
  • Jerk Jock: Coach Halder
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold (Jonesy, when he's not being just a jerk)
    • The same goes for Nikki.
  • Limited Wardrobe: They all wear the exact same outfit or outfits (usually just a specific uniform they change into for a job) every day.
  • Literal-Minded: In "Love at Worst Sight" Jude failed an eye exam because he thought he was supposed to literally read the chart.
  • The Mall: The Galleria Shopping Mall, to be exact.
  • May-December Romance: Although it's not exactly a romance, it's evident the mutual sexual tension between Jonesy and Yummy Mummy.
    • Amélie admires Jonesy's little brother Robbie in "A Crime of Fashion".
  • Minor Flaw, Major Breakup: Caitlin frequently dumps guys over minor flaws.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Jonesy and Wyatt are thought to be a gay couple by two women they are trying to pick up. Jonesy wasn't too thrilled about it (Jonesy: "Not gay! NOT GAY!").
    • Happens again when Jonesy volunteers to tell Wyatt that Marlowe is dumping him, and telling him in a cafe infamous for being a hotspot for couples breaking up. When Wyatt shouts his reaction in the wrong way, the customers (particularly the females) immediately mistook them for a gay couple breaking up because "Jonesy is deciding to switch teams". For some odd reason, despite their own break-ups with their boyfriends, the girls were angry that Jonesy's "breaking up with Wyatt". It didn't help that after Jonesy gets chased out, Wyatt runs after, asking something that could also be taken the wrong way.
    • Nikki as well when she tries to find out if her new friend has a crush on her. The girl thought Nikki was trying to ask her out and politely declines because she already has a girlfriend.
      • What episode was that?
        • It's Role Reversal.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Wyatt.
  • Naked People Are Funny: You should probably expect this from the makers of Total Drama Island - Jen is shown naked at least three times with Jonesy a close second. Jude as well, while skydiving.
  • New Job Episode (The first episode, though most of the cast has had a change of career at some point in the series, not just Jonesy. However, none of the girls have permanently lost their jobs)
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed (The security guard looks and talks an awful lot like Christopher Walken)
    • This is never more obvious than if you see the video of Ron the Rent-a-cop doing a perfect Homage to Christopher Walken's/Fatboy Slim's music video of "Weapon of Choice", as seen at the end of the episode "Lifeslaver".
    • If ever there were a live action version of the show, this troper could see no more perfect actor for Wayne than Jack Black.
      • His whole character is probably a reference to Jack Black in Rewind.
      • Actually, the character predates that movie.
      • He's basically Jack Black's Barry character from High Fidelity with an obsession with movies instead of music.
    • The Talent Show episode had the judges look exactly like Randy, Paula, and Simon.
  • No Periods, Period (averted)
  • Nobody Poops (averted again)
  • Not What It Looks Like (In one episode, Jonesy and Wyatt are accused of being a "couple" after the former breaks up for the latter's girlfriend.)
    • It didn't help that Jonesy took Wyatt to the icecream shoppe in the mall, where it's known that if you enter there as a couple, you leave broken up.
  • Oh, Cisco: Happens every episode.
  • One Head Taller: All of the guys (and most one-shot dates) are at least a handful of inches taller than the girls.
  • One of the Boys: One-shot character Joanie. She dresses girly, but that belch of her's is all man.
  • The One With...: Some episode titles (in an homage to Friends )
  • Overdrawn At the Blood Bank: In one episode Jude donates blood seventeen times in order to score free doughnuts.
  • The Picture Came with the Frame: Done on the Christmas special, to show how lonely Ron the mall cop is.
  • The Psycho Rangers: In the episode "Doppelgangers", a darker version of the Six-Student Clique comes to take over their table.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: "Pomp and Circumstance" plays whenever Jude makes a speech.
  • Rip Tailoring: This is how Nikki makes two dresses Caitlin and Jen are fighting over "cool".
  • Rollerblade Good (Starr)
  • Secret Diary: Naturally happens to Jen in The Journal.
  • Ship Tease (Some times. In one episode, Jude and Caitlin were thought to be dating.)
    • In another, Wyatt and Caitlin become attract to each other after accidentally kissing.
    • Also between Jen and Jude (when Jen is trying to get her driver's license, when Jude pretends to be Jen's date, and in one Christmas special).
  • Shout-Out: Wayne gives one to Seven Samurai, claiming "The 77th Samurai" is the best movie ever made and his prized possesion.
    • The video of Ron the guys watch at the end of the season 3 finale is a parody of the music video of "Weapon of Choice" by Fat Boy Slim. An allusion to Ron being based on Christopher Walken, who starred in the video.
    • Also "the first rule of wheelchair club is DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHEELCHAIR CLUB. The second rule of wheelchair club is..."
    • Also in the episode Blast from the Past, there was a picture of a very familiar-looking summer camp in the art exhibit...
    • In the episode "Lights Out," where Jude tries to join the goth troupe, Caitlin recognizes one of the goths, "Morgana, Mistress of the Macabre," as Haley from tennis camp. In one of the Saturday Night Live "Goth Talk" sketches, Circe Nightshade (real name Stephanie) mentions that she and Countess Cobwella (real name Denise) went to tennis camp together.
  • Shower of Awkward (Played straight in one episode, where Jonesy accidently sees Jen completely naked (and to make this more awkward she is his stepsister. He's completely freaked out and everything he sees or thinks about reminds him of the picture in his head.))
  • "Shut Up" Kiss / Forceful Kiss: In "Smarten Up," Caitlin starts dating a college boy, but lies about being in college to impress him. Soon, he starts asking to meet her friends, but she pulls this trope on him to keep his mind off it.
  • Similar Squad: Tricia's new friends in "Losing Your Lemon" are Expies of the main gang.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Kristen and Kirsten, even though they're not really twins.
  • Six-Student Clique
    • The main character - Wyatt
    • The Muscle - Jonesy
    • The Quirk - Jude
    • The Pretty One - Caitlin
    • The Smart One - Jen
    • The Wild One - Nikki
  • Sixth Ranger (While not a Five-Man Band ensemble per se, Caitlin joins the core group of five in the first episode and spends part of the next couple trying to win a place in the group)
  • Skyward Scream: Jen, after she kissed Jonesy, think he was her boyfriend Smithy. Yet, she now realized they look alike.
  • The Slacker - Jonesy
  • Slap Slap Kiss (Jonesy and Nikki)
  • Slice of Life
  • Smug Snake (Tricia)
  • The Snark Knight (Nikki)
  • Split-Screen Phone Call
  • Spoiled Sweet (Caitlin)
    • Subverted in some episodes of Seasons 3 and 4 when Caitlin goes into Spoiled Brat mode.
  • Squee: The Clones annoy Nikki to no end with their simultaneous "EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Nikki: EEEEEEEEEEEENOUGH!!!

  • Sue Donym (When Jude tries to be a goth, he goes by "Judas")
  • Sweetheart Sipping: Jonesy and Nikki. Nikki, really?
  • Talent Show: On Idol Time At The Mall, an American Idol-type show comes to the mall.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Nikki's Guy of the week Stone
  • Theme Twin Naming (The Clones)
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The female main characters
    • Child: Caitlin
    • Mother: Jen
    • Seductress: Nikki
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Jen and Caitlin.
    • Nikki and Caitlin too.
    • Also Nikki and Jen
      • Jen seemed to bounce back and fourth between being tomboy to Caitlin's girlie girl and girlie girl to Nikki's tomboy since she had traits of both.
  • Too Dumb to Live (The Clones. One time they thought Jude trapped in an air vent was God. Even after they told them, one still asked "You mean Jude is God?")
    • I know it was All Just a Dream, but what about Dude of the Living Dead? One of them became a zombie, and the others wanted her to make them zombies too because they were afraid of being behind on the latest trend.
    • One time they were tricked into believing that hot steam would be sent through the phone lines to clean them, so they should avoid using their phones for a while. What makes this even dumber? The phones are cordless!
  • Town Girls: Caitlin (the fashionable girly girl), Nikki (the sarcastic punk-rocker), and Jen (the smart, sensible girl).
    • The interesting thing about this is, while Caitlin acts more like the uptown girl and Nikki the out of town girl, Caitlin is the one who is technically from out of town since she is the newest member of the group.
  • True Companions: There's a sense of it, considering they actually spend Christmas and other important holidays together, and most of their families are either dysfunctional or not mentioned.
  • Vomit Chain Reaction (food-poisoning related, but still...)
  • Vomit Discretion Shot
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: On Caitlin's advice, Nikki wears a nice dress, to impress an ex. Unfortunately, said dress was just long enough to get caught in the escalator, get torn off, and leave her standing there in her underwear.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Jonesey, who gets fired once an episode.
  • Woman Scorned: In "Double Date" after being asked out by the same guy at the same time some girls decide to start a vigilante group against jerk guys. This ultimately fails because the leader is Trisha, who has guys marked down as jerks for frivolous offenses or without getting all the facts. Or she could have just been singling out Jude and Wyatt because they're friends with Caitlin.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: Wayne experiences one during "In a Retail Wonderland".
  • You Know I'm Black, Right?: The episode where Wyatt had a crazy Stalker with a Crush who thought that he and Wayne were identical twins. At the end of the episode, he finally snaps.

Wyatt: We're not twins! I'm black, and he's white!
Wayne: Ah ha ha! And you're 'crazy'.