Set in fictional Middleton, USA, the show's setting and locations exhibit a retro-influenced aesthetic.
With a strong emphasis on modern-day technology and the Internet, the series also explores themes such as feminism, girl power and relationships, and receives heavy comparisons to other female-driven action shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias and The Powerpuff Girls.
Inspired by the scarcity of female-led animated series at the time, the episodes, some of which are based on the creators' own high school experiences, combine elements of action, adventure, drama, romance and comedy to appeal to both girls and boys, while parodying the James Bond franchise, spy and superhero films, and teen sitcoms.
Distinct from other Disney Channel shows in its use of self-referential humor, Schooley and Mc Corkle developed fast-paced sitcom-style dialogue to cater to adult viewers.
Smash Mouth's lead vocalist Steve Harwell had a major meltdown when pieces of bread were thrown at him during the finale for Taste of Fort Collins in Colorado. Harwell caused quite a stir during the band's performance, first yelling profanities at the crowd, then being subdued by a security guard and finally walking off the stage ahead of the encore.