Worst Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Teen Sitcom Cliches

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

The Top Ten

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

Hello Bryan 'laugh track'
I hate laugh tracks 'laugh track'
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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 Arguments

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

7 Features a 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.

For examples: That's So Raven, Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, Unfabulous, Gossip Girl, The O.C., etc.

Teen actors are either homeschooled or go to school even though they go on set to a T.V. series that takes place in a school. - 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

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

I'm 12 and I act way more mature than the characters on those stupid shows - cartoonfan101

The Contenders

11 Mean-spirited undertones

The people on these shows are big jerks who beat up other people for fun and torture them and bully them and they get away with it. And it's all done for laughs - cartoonfan101

Once again, same as what I said about Dumb People. - opinionsarenotwrong

12 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!

13 Toilet humor

Not on every show but many of them have it. At first, Liv and Maddie didn't have THAT much toilet humor (only Parker wanting to poop with the door open), but then it got WAY out of hand! Especially in episodes like Detention-A-Rooney. Either that, or if it wasn't toilet humor, it was STILL gross (Bro-Cave-A-Rooney for example). - opinionsarenotwrong

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

Honestly, it doesn't ALWAYS bother me. Like I said, even in the beginning of Liv and Maddie, there was Parker wanting to poop with the door open, but that was just ONE little thing, and I do it too. Then they started adding much worse things to the show, and THAT'S when I OFFICIALLY started feeling guilty for liking this show. Then the mean-spirited undertone, bad writing, and plot conveniences were the OTHER things to make me feel like I shouldn't like Liv and Maddie. Also the other stuff on this list (Bad behaviors, spoiled brats, etc.) The laugh track doesn't bother me as long as the jokes are actually funny, but ONLY if the jokes are funny. - opinionsarenotwrong

Like in Ricky, Dicky, Nicky and Dawn - TwilightKitsune

Mostly in the Nickelodeon ones, ugh. I'm ok with toilet humor, as long as it's done right. - cartoonfan101

14 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.

15 Unrealistic content

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

Same as what I said about Dumb People. - opinionsarenotwrong

16 Kissing

Including in teen dramas.

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
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