Worst Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Teen Sitcom Cliches

This list sums up every teen sitcom cliche in Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

The Top Ten Worst Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Teen Sitcom Cliches

1 Laugh tracks

Laugh tracks are the most cliched things used in so-called "Sitcoms." They could say the simplest sentence and the most hoaxed, unbelievably robotic canned laughter I've ever heard. If you want to TRY to make your minimum audience laugh at LEAST once per episode, for God's sake include some passable jokes! And less of the flipping canned laughter!

They laugh at like every single word they say. For example "why are we doing this? Plays laught track for 3 seconds. It's so annoying and the jokes are not funny. There are so cheesy

Yeah I miss the times when shows had a live audience. Hearing real people laugh is way funnier than a fake laugh track. - Mcgillacuddy

All excluding Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Stuck in the Middle, Unfabulous, Zoey 101, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, and Big Time Rush. They're everywhere! - DynastiSugarPop

Last I recall, Big Time Rush didn't even have laugh tracks. Although, certain riffs that are used throughout certain moments of the show could be considered substitutes to the laugh tracks. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Dumb blondes

Leni Loud is an example of a GOOD dumb blonde character.

Leni Loud is another example. Well, at least she acts like a teen sitcom dumb blonde. - DynastiSugarPop

This is why Emma Ross is my least favorite character in Jessie
Zuri is like 10 and has the intelligence of a 11 year old
But Emma does too. Or a 10 year old. - Hanasaki

3 Main characters acting like spoiled brats

That sums up a little bit. Miley Stewart, Rocky and Cece, etc. - DynastiSugarPop

In some scenatios it works, others... just look at Jessie, or Liv And Maddie. - ProPanda

The only Disney channel shows I like are W.I.T.C.H. and Gravity Falls. - TwilightKitsune

4 Annoying younger sibling

You know how one-dimensional Matt McGuire and Kate Sanders are?! The fact that Kate Sanders is a mean girl is also terrible. Lizzie McGuire is a great Disney Channel sitcom, but the weakest one when there were only six generation eras of gaming.

Matt McGuire is an example. - DynastiSugarPop

MEGAN - yungstirjoey666

5 Alpha bitches

Lexi Reed and Kate Sanders are the examples. - DynastiSugarPop

Another thing I've noticed about most of these sitcoms are that the main character is always a singer/actor or something. - TwilightKitsune

6 Features a school

It's always either a high school or a middle school

Looks like anime isn't the only thing that suffers from this cliche. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I love That's So Raven and Boy Meets World with a passion. But I am aware of their main flaws, such as the fact that one of its main locations is a school. How many times have we seen this cliche? - The Ultimate Daredevil

I'll admit... I see no appeal in Unfabulous. Nickelodeon in a nutshell... So, Addie Singer is basically forcing her lover to date her, eh? I feel sorry for Emma Roberts.

7 Arguments

I hate arguments. It gets on my nerves and so do my parents'. - DynastiSugarPop

8 Teen angst

Every teen sitcom and drama had teen angst. What's next? A lighter and denser children's sitcom version of "My So-Called Life meets Malcom in the Middle"? There's going to be teenagers hating on their family and refusing to do their homework? Most teenagers get angsty, hate their parents, sneak out of the house, and sleep at school. - DynastiSugarPop

Well cat valentine didn't really spend time with her family because of her brother. Plus she was the nicest one on that show..

Remember Cat Valentine?! She is very argumentative towards he rparents and is a spoiled little girl who whines about literally everything!

9 Sleepover episodes

I have seen a few episodes about sleepovers. There's also on animated series and teen dramas as well. - DynastiSugarPop

The Sleepover Club is this every episode. - Ededdneddyfanredux

10 Bad behaviors

I hate O11CE, because this show includes tons of bad behaviors. Like Gabo who is a gary-stu, Lorenzo is a selfish soccer player who loves fighting. That's the reason why I hate that show.

Even worse than the teenage main characters acting like spoiled brats. All they do is to hate on their parents, sneak out of the house, ditch school, and refuse to do homework. - DynastiSugarPop

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11 Mean-spirited undertones
12 Kissing

Including in teen dramas.

13 Stupid parents

Even though Wizards of Waverly Place is a kickass homage to the Harry Potter franchise, why are the parents stupid?! Justin Russo's younger siblings are meant to be ignorant, not his parents!

14 Toilet humor

Like in Ricky, Dicky, Nicky and Dawn - TwilightKitsune

Disney1994 is a clean freak who goes insane at one slight mention of toilet humor, just like nelsonericxx. It's just sad - Ededdneddyfanredux

15 Sexism

Crash and Bernstein did this. No wonder why it flopped. - Swellow

Nickelodeon has the most sexism (if it doesn't have the same level of sexism as Disney). Remember Monster High, Zoey 101, Lalaloopsy, Regal Academy, The Other Kingdom Kuu Kuu Harajuku and Shimmer & Shine?! I hate these shows with a passion because it proves us that Nickelodeon and Mattel target dainty girls at very young girls.

16 Unrealistic content

Seriously? Shows are supposed to be unrealistic, that's how fictional stuff works. Have you even forgot how to judge stuff? - Ededdneddyfanredux

17 Unfunny moments

Excluding That's So Raven. - DynastiSugarPop

18 Stereotypes

Imagine if Cat Valentine had a crush on Troy Bolton and forced her to rescue her dainty, lazy body and furiously called him a nobody if he doesn't like how Amy Rose does to Sonic, but WAY more wild!

19 Dumb people

Almost every single show has that one dumb person that you want to punch

20 Every protagonist on the show is prissy
21 Annoying content
22 Overrated Nickelodeon prisses
23 Teenagers as main characters
24 Bad-tempered, female, straight teenagers having arch-rivalries with spoiled, bratty, prissy teenagers
25 The unpopular/weird friend

How I feel about these characters vary. Most of the time they're stupid, very annoying, and practically embarrassing. They usually dress like an idiot and talk like one because they're trying to be funny, and it's just obnoxious. On the flip side, they could actually be likable and NOT a total ninny, but the main character treats them like crap because they're not popular. There's almost always episodes where the main character would ditch them for the populars, even though this person is supposed to be their friend! Whether this character is likable or not, this cliche sucks and these friend duos rarely have any reason as to why they're friends. - Cesium

26 Love interests

This is why 10-year-olds(or younger) want boyfriends/girlfriends. It's not realistic and it's just stupid. Also most of the character love interests are just liked because of their looks and have barely any personality. And they basically become a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. - Cesium

27 Dumb plots
28 Dating episodes

You have watched Save The Date, the episode on The Loud House? - DynastiSugarPop

29 Bland Acting

The God awful acting is unbearable! A plank of flipping WOOD could act better than the stiff, robotic actions and sayings of almost every sitcom character!

30 The special ed student being the comic relief
31 Vanity and jealousy
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