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** To be fair, he ended up working at Klinko's, whereas Stan works for the CIA, which is probably meant to evoke ServiceSectorStereotypes.
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[[folder:Neighbors]]
!!! Greg Corbin and Terry Bates
-> Homosexual life partners and co-anchors at W-ANG-TV, and neighbors to the Smiths. Francine was a surrogate mother for their daughter Liberty Belle, or "Libby." They're voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane and Mike Barker respectively.

* AllGaysLoveTheatre: At least, Terry does.
* BadassGay: Both Terry and Greg at times, such as when [[spoiler: Terry punches Stan in the face for kidnapping their daughter.]]
* TheBear: Greg slightly. Compared to Terry he has more visible body hair and he's pudgier.
--> '''Greg:''' I'm gay fat. I'm straight thin, but I'm gay fat.
* BetaCouple: Arguably the most prominent relationship on the show after Stan and Francine (and maybe Jeff and Hayley).
* CampGay: Conspicuously so.
* CarpetOfVirility: Greg.
* DanceBattler: They fight like characters out of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them.
* DemotedToExtra: Both were hit by this in Season 11 as a result of Mike Barker leaving the series.
* {{Foil}}: To Stan and Francine. While Stan and Francine are an incredibly unstable couple, who abuse each other and are both incredibly shallow, Greg and Terry have more normal issues that don't tend to exceed mild bickering.
* GayConservative: Greg's a Log Cabin Republican.
* HappilyMarried: Although not technically married, one of the sweetest couples in animation history, with few arguments and a multitude of tender moments between them.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Aside from a few CampGay mannerisms that are sparse and tend to get played for humour, you can tell they're gay because they're always holding hands and telling people how gay they are.
* HotScoop
* KentBrockmanNews: They tend to squabble and unload their dirty laundry while at work -- or did, in the early episodes. The later ones, not so much.
* ParentalAbandonment: Terry suffered this from his father Tank after Terry revealed to him that he's homosexual and gave him the choice of accepting that or leaving.
* PapaWolf: After Stan kidnapped their baby, the two managed to rouse up support from numerous gay truckers to stop Stan. After Stan returned Liberty (and the kids he stole from a lesbian couple) Stan expected to be forgiven because he learned a lesson. Terry decked him.
-->'''Stan''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That wasn't campy at all!]]
* PutOnABus: With Mike Barker leaving the show, this may be Terry's fate. In Greg's first appearance of the TBS episodes, Terry was nowhere to be seen.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Morning Mimosa" he appears in the end with Greg but has no lines.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnfavourite: Terry. His father abandons him after discovering his sexuality and in "Rapture's Delight", he's left behind while Greg is raptured, because apparently God ''does'' like Gays... but only if they're tops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terry is apparently freaked out by vaginas. He's seen Francine's twice and both times he's moaned about it afterwards. Greg asks why he even bothers looking when he knows she has one, and Terry responds "I don't trust it. I refuse to turn my back on it." It makes you wonder how they deal with changing their daughter's diapers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Greg and Terry have been known to spend a numerous amount of time with Stan and Francine, but a couple of instances have proven that the two don't really care much for the Smiths.
** Some episodes imply that they at least like Francine, having her be their surrogate, and later having the baby play around with her, though throughout the episode they were chasing after Stan who stole their daughter [[spoiler: Terry slugs him in the end.]]
--> '''Francine:''' (after talking to them on the phone) It turns out they hate us.
--> '''Stan:''' (unfazed) I can see that.

!!!Linda Memari
-> An Iranian-American neighbor and friend of Francine. Voiced by Megyn Price.

* BiTheWay / LipstickLesbian: Made out with Francine in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" as a way of saying a goodbye, despite being married to a man. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Miraculously, this saves Francine from getting killed by the Lady Bugs,]] ]] and Francine thanks Linda, thinking the kiss was a plan to save her. Linda, clearly disappointed, just goes along with that and claims she needed to get back home to her husbands that "she loves". Overall, it's suggested that Linda's not truly attracted to her husband and is a closeted lesbian, and it's revealed that her husband is aware of her preferences.
** "Rough Trade", has her making her bust more noticeable by unbuttoning her shirt when she went to go borrow some sugar from Francine, which really was an attempt to hit on her. However, Linda quickly covers up when Stan comes to the door instead.
*** In the same episode, when Linda starts gushing over Francine, her husband mutters "Oh boy, HereWeGoAgain...can I at least watch this time?"
* DemotedToExtra: Along with her husband, she hasn't spoken since Season 4's "Roy Rogers McFreely". This may be justified as she didn't have much of a character beyond crushing on Francine.
** The commentary for "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" reveals that her affections for Francine makes her a complicated character to write for which likely was the reasoning behind her being dropped from the supporting cast.

!!! Hiko Yoshida
-> Toshi and Akiko's mother.

* ActionMom: Goes toe-to-toe with Francine in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Beforehand in the same episode, she "ninja-darts" Hayley in the neck, and knocks out Klaus with striking a pressure point, when breaking into the Smith house to save Akiko after Francine kidnaps her.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: When finding out where Akiko's held captive.
---> "Give me the aggress."
* BladeOnAStick: Starts off with a spear in her fight with Francine.
* BringIt: Calls out Francine after she foils her kidnapping plan.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Is into S&M, shown in "The Missing Kink".
* EducationMama: Best shown in "Spelling Bee My Baby", where her determination to get her children into a good college conjures a rivalry with Francine and a wedge between the friendship/growing romance of Steve and Akiko.
* FormerlyFat: In earlier episodes, she was practically unseen before being revealed to be fat and rather old. The recent episodes portray her as much younger and slimmer.
* Jerkass: A mild case, but it's still evident.
* MamaBear: Send the entire ''Yakuza'' and Yoshi with three bloodhounds on a mission to find Akiko before the spelling bee, though this is more due to her EducationMama tendencies and less about loving her daughter. Once she finds out her the Smith address (from Akiko registering into her Nintendo account, humorously considering Hiko forbids her from playing), she breaks in and save her. Once she arrives at the spelling bee, she's ready to fight Francine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Spelling Bee My Baby", she releases Akiko from her glass cage by what presumed to be a secret martial-arts technique, but breaks the cage with her vocals by humming a series of onomatopoeias.
* OhCrap: As she boasts about her ethnicity before her fight with Francine and how it gives her an advantage (under her assumption that because Francine's white, she knows nothing about martial arts), but then Francine's parents show up for Steve's spelling bee.
---> '''Hiko:''' Wait, you're Chinese?
---> '''Francine:''' Hiiyoooo!
---> (Hiko's smirk literally ''vanishes'' at this point.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She understandably questions why Yoshi speaks Japanese in "Spelling Bee My Baby", when even ''she'' doesn't speak Japanese, and only in complete English.
* PetTheDog: Saving Akiko.
* TheRival: To Francine.

!!!Buckle
-> A Disney imagineer turned MountainMan turned HenpeckedHusband. Voiced by Matt McKenna.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* BigDamnHeroes: Has been this twice to the Smiths, and both of those times he was saving them from Stan's stupidity.
* TheBigGuy
* ButtMonkey
* GadgeteerGenius: He used to work for Disney. See the treehouse he built and the amazing haunted house he put together for Halloween as proof of his abilities. As Francine put it in regards to the haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* HenpeckedHusband
* MountainMan
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared since Season 7's "Hurricane!".
* StalkerWithACrush: He developed an unhealthy obsession with Hayley for a little while due to his extreme loneliness. Stan fixed it by setting him up with Shari.
* StoutStrength: As big as he is wide.

!!!Sharri Rothberg
-> A Jewish-American princess and annoying wife of Buckle. Voiced by Lisa Edelstein.

* ItsPronouncedTropay: The first syllable in her name rhymes with "car", not "air"
* JewishAmericanPrincess
* JewishComplaining
* {{Jerkass}}: She complains to Buckle a lot. Though the fact that she was raised by a rich dad may have something to do with it. She was not used to not getting what she wants so it probably inflated her ego.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though she admitted to herself that she loves Buckle.
* JewsLoveToArgue
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Desperately wants to be married, does almost nothing but complain to her husband even though she admits to herself she loves him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Hurricane!", she and Buckle try to save the Smiths from the flood only to be washed away by it. While Buckle shows up again later in the episode, Sharri doesn't leaving her current fate unknown.

!!!Father Donovan
-> The local pastor. Voiced by Martin Mull.

* DirtyOldMan: Keeps hitting on other women, especially towards Francine.
* FatBastard
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is actually implied to be an atheist as he wasn't ascended to heaven at which point he remarks, "Turns out there is a God"
* {{Jerkass}}
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* BadassGay: Both Terry and Greg at times, such as when [[spoiler: Terry punches Stan in the face for kidnapping their daughter.]]
* TheBear: Greg slightly. Compared to Terry he has more visible body hair and he's pudgier.
--> '''Greg:''' I'm gay fat. I'm straight thin, but I'm gay fat.
* BetaCouple: Arguably the most prominent relationship on the show after Stan and Francine (and maybe Jeff and Hayley).
* CampGay: Conspicuously so.
* CarpetOfVirility: Greg.
* DanceBattler: They fight like characters out of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them.
* DemotedToExtra: Both were hit by this in Season 11 as a result of Mike Barker leaving the series.
* {{Foil}}: To Stan and Francine. While Stan and Francine are an incredibly unstable couple, who abuse each other and are both incredibly shallow, Greg and Terry have more normal issues that don't tend to exceed mild bickering.
* GayConservative: Greg's a Log Cabin Republican.
* HappilyMarried: Although not technically married, one of the sweetest couples in animation history, with few arguments and a multitude of tender moments between them.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Aside from a few CampGay mannerisms that are sparse and tend to get played for humour, you can tell they're gay because they're always holding hands and telling people how gay they are.
* HotScoop
* KentBrockmanNews: They tend to squabble and unload their dirty laundry while at work -- or did, in the early episodes. The later ones, not so much.
* ParentalAbandonment: Terry suffered this from his father Tank after Terry revealed to him that he's homosexual and gave him the choice of accepting that or leaving.
* PapaWolf: After Stan kidnapped their baby, the two managed to rouse up support from numerous gay truckers to stop Stan. After Stan returned Liberty (and the kids he stole from a lesbian couple) Stan expected to be forgiven because he learned a lesson. Terry decked him.
-->'''Stan''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That wasn't campy at all!]]
* PutOnABus: With Mike Barker leaving the show, this may be Terry's fate. In Greg's first appearance of the TBS episodes, Terry was nowhere to be seen.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Morning Mimosa" he appears in the end with Greg but has no lines.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnfavourite: Terry. His father abandons him after discovering his sexuality and in "Rapture's Delight", he's left behind while Greg is raptured, because apparently God ''does'' like Gays... but only if they're tops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terry is apparently freaked out by vaginas. He's seen Francine's twice and both times he's moaned about it afterwards. Greg asks why he even bothers looking when he knows she has one, and Terry responds "I don't trust it. I refuse to turn my back on it." It makes you wonder how they deal with changing their daughter's diapers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Greg and Terry have been known to spend a numerous amount of time with Stan and Francine, but a couple of instances have proven that the two don't really care much for the Smiths.
** Some episodes imply that they at least like Francine, having her be their surrogate, and later having the baby play around with her, though throughout the episode they were chasing after Stan who stole their daughter [[spoiler: Terry slugs him in the end.]]
--> '''Francine:''' (after talking to them on the phone) It turns out they hate us.
--> '''Stan:''' (unfazed) I can see that.

!!!Linda Memari
-> An Iranian-American neighbor and friend of Francine. Voiced by Megyn Price.

* BiTheWay / LipstickLesbian: Made out with Francine in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" as a way of saying a goodbye, despite being married to a man. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Miraculously, this saves Francine from getting killed by the Lady Bugs,]] ]] and Francine thanks Linda, thinking the kiss was a plan to save her. Linda, clearly disappointed, just goes along with that and claims she needed to get back home to her husbands that "she loves". Overall, it's suggested that Linda's not truly attracted to her husband and is a closeted lesbian, and it's revealed that her husband is aware of her preferences.
** "Rough Trade", has her making her bust more noticeable by unbuttoning her shirt when she went to go borrow some sugar from Francine, which really was an attempt to hit on her. However, Linda quickly covers up when Stan comes to the door instead.
*** In the same episode, when Linda starts gushing over Francine, her husband mutters "Oh boy, HereWeGoAgain...can I at least watch this time?"
* DemotedToExtra: Along with her husband, she hasn't spoken since Season 4's "Roy Rogers McFreely". This may be justified as she didn't have much of a character beyond crushing on Francine.
** The commentary for "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" reveals that her affections for Francine makes her a complicated character to write for which likely was the reasoning behind her being dropped from the supporting cast.

!!! Hiko Yoshida
-> Toshi and Akiko's mother.

* ActionMom: Goes toe-to-toe with Francine in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Beforehand in the same episode, she "ninja-darts" Hayley in the neck, and knocks out Klaus with striking a pressure point, when breaking into the Smith house to save Akiko after Francine kidnaps her.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: When finding out where Akiko's held captive.
---> "Give me the aggress."
* BladeOnAStick: Starts off with a spear in her fight with Francine.
* BringIt: Calls out Francine after she foils her kidnapping plan.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Is into S&M, shown in "The Missing Kink".
* EducationMama: Best shown in "Spelling Bee My Baby", where her determination to get her children into a good college conjures a rivalry with Francine and a wedge between the friendship/growing romance of Steve and Akiko.
* FormerlyFat: In earlier episodes, she was practically unseen before being revealed to be fat and rather old. The recent episodes portray her as much younger and slimmer.
* Jerkass: A mild case, but it's still evident.
* MamaBear: Send the entire ''Yakuza'' and Yoshi with three bloodhounds on a mission to find Akiko before the spelling bee, though this is more due to her EducationMama tendencies and less about loving her daughter. Once she finds out her the Smith address (from Akiko registering into her Nintendo account, humorously considering Hiko forbids her from playing), she breaks in and save her. Once she arrives at the spelling bee, she's ready to fight Francine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Spelling Bee My Baby", she releases Akiko from her glass cage by what presumed to be a secret martial-arts technique, but breaks the cage with her vocals by humming a series of onomatopoeias.
* OhCrap: As she boasts about her ethnicity before her fight with Francine and how it gives her an advantage (under her assumption that because Francine's white, she knows nothing about martial arts), but then Francine's parents show up for Steve's spelling bee.
---> '''Hiko:''' Wait, you're Chinese?
---> '''Francine:''' Hiiyoooo!
---> (Hiko's smirk literally ''vanishes'' at this point.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She understandably questions why Yoshi speaks Japanese in "Spelling Bee My Baby", when even ''she'' doesn't speak Japanese, and only in complete English.
* PetTheDog: Saving Akiko.
* TheRival: To Francine.

!!!Buckle
-> A Disney imagineer turned MountainMan turned HenpeckedHusband. Voiced by Matt McKenna.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* BigDamnHeroes: Has been this twice to the Smiths, and both of those times he was saving them from Stan's stupidity.
* TheBigGuy
* ButtMonkey
* GadgeteerGenius: He used to work for Disney. See the treehouse he built and the amazing haunted house he put together for Halloween as proof of his abilities. As Francine put it in regards to the haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* HenpeckedHusband
* MountainMan
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared since Season 7's "Hurricane!".
* StalkerWithACrush: He developed an unhealthy obsession with Hayley for a little while due to his extreme loneliness. Stan fixed it by setting him up with Shari.
* StoutStrength: As big as he is wide.

!!!Sharri Rothberg
-> A Jewish-American princess and annoying wife of Buckle. Voiced by Lisa Edelstein.

* ItsPronouncedTropay: The first syllable in her name rhymes with "car", not "air"
* JewishAmericanPrincess
* JewishComplaining
* {{Jerkass}}: She complains to Buckle a lot. Though the fact that she was raised by a rich dad may have something to do with it. She was not used to not getting what she wants so it probably inflated her ego.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though she admitted to herself that she loves Buckle.
* JewsLoveToArgue
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Desperately wants to be married, does almost nothing but complain to her husband even though she admits to herself she loves him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Hurricane!", she and Buckle try to save the Smiths from the flood only to be washed away by it. While Buckle shows up again later in the episode, Sharri doesn't leaving her current fate unknown.

!!!Father Donovan
-> The local pastor. Voiced by Martin Mull.

* DirtyOldMan: Keeps hitting on other women, especially towards Francine.
* FatBastard
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is actually implied to be an atheist as he wasn't ascended to heaven at which point he remarks, "Turns out there is a God"
* {{Jerkass}}
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[[folder: Smith Extended Family]]

!!! Jack Smith
-> Stan’s father who abandoned him as a child, a jewel thief and con-man. Voiced by Daran Norris.

* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:all the terrible things he's done to his family, along with [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext trapping Minstrel Krampus, which allowed Santa to make children more spoiled and bratty over the years]], he becomes the next Krampus and can go around the world teaching naughty children how to behave, and make the world a better place.]]

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[[folder:Neighbors]]
!!! Jack Smith
Greg Corbin and Terry Bates
-> Stan’s Homosexual life partners and co-anchors at W-ANG-TV, and neighbors to the Smiths. Francine was a surrogate mother for their daughter Liberty Belle, or "Libby." They're voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane and Mike Barker respectively.

* AllGaysLoveTheatre: At least, Terry does.
* BadassGay: Both Terry and Greg at times, such as when [[spoiler: Terry punches Stan in the face for kidnapping their daughter.]]
* TheBear: Greg slightly. Compared to Terry he has more visible body hair and he's pudgier.
--> '''Greg:''' I'm gay fat. I'm straight thin, but I'm gay fat.
* BetaCouple: Arguably the most prominent relationship on the show after Stan and Francine (and maybe Jeff and Hayley).
* CampGay: Conspicuously so.
* CarpetOfVirility: Greg.
* DanceBattler: They fight like characters out of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them.
* DemotedToExtra: Both were hit by this in Season 11 as a result of Mike Barker leaving the series.
* {{Foil}}: To Stan and Francine. While Stan and Francine are an incredibly unstable couple, who abuse each other and are both incredibly shallow, Greg and Terry have more normal issues that don't tend to exceed mild bickering.
* GayConservative: Greg's a Log Cabin Republican.
* HappilyMarried: Although not technically married, one of the sweetest couples in animation history, with few arguments and a multitude of tender moments between them.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Aside from a few CampGay mannerisms that are sparse and tend to get played for humour, you can tell they're gay because they're always holding hands and telling people how gay they are.
* HotScoop
* KentBrockmanNews: They tend to squabble and unload their dirty laundry while at work -- or did, in the early episodes. The later ones, not so much.
* ParentalAbandonment: Terry suffered this from his
father Tank after Terry revealed to him that he's homosexual and gave him the choice of accepting that or leaving.
* PapaWolf: After Stan kidnapped their baby, the two managed to rouse up support from numerous gay truckers to stop Stan. After Stan returned Liberty (and the kids he stole from a lesbian couple) Stan expected to be forgiven because he learned a lesson. Terry decked him.
-->'''Stan''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That wasn't campy at all!]]
* PutOnABus: With Mike Barker leaving the show, this may be Terry's fate. In Greg's first appearance of the TBS episodes, Terry was nowhere to be seen.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Morning Mimosa" he appears in the end with Greg but has no lines.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnfavourite: Terry. His father abandons him after discovering his sexuality and in "Rapture's Delight", he's left behind while Greg is raptured, because apparently God ''does'' like Gays... but only if they're tops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terry is apparently freaked out by vaginas. He's seen Francine's twice and both times he's moaned about it afterwards. Greg asks why he even bothers looking when he knows she has one, and Terry responds "I don't trust it. I refuse to turn my back on it." It makes you wonder how they deal with changing their daughter's diapers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Greg and Terry have been known to spend a numerous amount of time with Stan and Francine, but a couple of instances have proven that the two don't really care much for the Smiths.
** Some episodes imply that they at least like Francine, having her be their surrogate, and later having the baby play around with her, though throughout the episode they were chasing after Stan
who abandoned stole their daughter [[spoiler: Terry slugs him as a child, a jewel thief in the end.]]
--> '''Francine:''' (after talking to them on the phone) It turns out they hate us.
--> '''Stan:''' (unfazed) I can see that.

!!!Linda Memari
-> An Iranian-American neighbor
and con-man. friend of Francine. Voiced by Daran Norris.

Megyn Price.

* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:all BiTheWay / LipstickLesbian: Made out with Francine in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" as a way of saying a goodbye, despite being married to a man. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Miraculously, this saves Francine from getting killed by the terrible things he's done Lady Bugs,]] ]] and Francine thanks Linda, thinking the kiss was a plan to his family, save her. Linda, clearly disappointed, just goes along with [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext trapping Minstrel Krampus, that and claims she needed to get back home to her husbands that "she loves". Overall, it's suggested that Linda's not truly attracted to her husband and is a closeted lesbian, and it's revealed that her husband is aware of her preferences.
** "Rough Trade", has her making her bust more noticeable by unbuttoning her shirt when she went to go borrow some sugar from Francine,
which allowed Santa really was an attempt to make hit on her. However, Linda quickly covers up when Stan comes to the door instead.
*** In the same episode, when Linda starts gushing over Francine, her husband mutters "Oh boy, HereWeGoAgain...can I at least watch this time?"
* DemotedToExtra: Along with her husband, she hasn't spoken since Season 4's "Roy Rogers McFreely". This may be justified as she didn't have much of a character beyond crushing on Francine.
** The commentary for "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" reveals that her affections for Francine makes her a complicated character to write for which likely was the reasoning behind her being dropped from the supporting cast.

!!! Hiko Yoshida
-> Toshi and Akiko's mother.

* ActionMom: Goes toe-to-toe with Francine in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Beforehand in the same episode, she "ninja-darts" Hayley in the neck, and knocks out Klaus with striking a pressure point, when breaking into the Smith house to save Akiko after Francine kidnaps her.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: When finding out where Akiko's held captive.
---> "Give me the aggress."
* BladeOnAStick: Starts off with a spear in her fight with Francine.
* BringIt: Calls out Francine after she foils her kidnapping plan.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Is into S&M, shown in "The Missing Kink".
* EducationMama: Best shown in "Spelling Bee My Baby", where her determination to get her
children into a good college conjures a rivalry with Francine and a wedge between the friendship/growing romance of Steve and Akiko.
* FormerlyFat: In earlier episodes, she was practically unseen before being revealed to be fat and rather old. The recent episodes portray her as much younger and slimmer.
* Jerkass: A mild case, but it's still evident.
* MamaBear: Send the entire ''Yakuza'' and Yoshi with three bloodhounds on a mission to find Akiko before the spelling bee, though this is
more spoiled due to her EducationMama tendencies and bratty over less about loving her daughter. Once she finds out her the years]], he becomes Smith address (from Akiko registering into her Nintendo account, humorously considering Hiko forbids her from playing), she breaks in and save her. Once she arrives at the next Krampus spelling bee, she's ready to fight Francine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Spelling Bee My Baby", she releases Akiko from her glass cage by what presumed to be a secret martial-arts technique, but breaks the cage with her vocals by humming a series of onomatopoeias.
* OhCrap: As she boasts about her ethnicity before her fight with Francine
and can go around the world teaching naughty children how to behave, it gives her an advantage (under her assumption that because Francine's white, she knows nothing about martial arts), but then Francine's parents show up for Steve's spelling bee.
---> '''Hiko:''' Wait, you're Chinese?
---> '''Francine:''' Hiiyoooo!
---> (Hiko's smirk literally ''vanishes'' at this point.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She understandably questions why Yoshi speaks Japanese in "Spelling Bee My Baby", when even ''she'' doesn't speak Japanese,
and make the world a better place.]]only in complete English.
* PetTheDog: Saving Akiko.
* TheRival: To Francine.

!!!Buckle
-> A Disney imagineer turned MountainMan turned HenpeckedHusband. Voiced by Matt McKenna.



** BadassGrandpa
** HandicappedBadass
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: After several episodes of going through HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, he finally has one in [[spoiler:Minstrel Krampus, when Hayley convinces him that family is the most important thing.]]
** [[spoiler:This helps him do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DaddyDidntShow: Mostly because he's been in jail.
* DisappearedDad: to Stan.
* EyepatchOfPower
* HandsOffParenting
* {{Jerkass}}: He wasn't caring of Stan when he was around.

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** BadassGrandpa
** HandicappedBadass
BadassBeard
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: After several episodes BigDamnHeroes: Has been this twice to the Smiths, and both of going through HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, those times he finally has one was saving them from Stan's stupidity.
* TheBigGuy
* ButtMonkey
* GadgeteerGenius: He used to work for Disney. See the treehouse he built and the amazing haunted house he put together for Halloween as proof of his abilities. As Francine put it
in [[spoiler:Minstrel Krampus, when regards to the haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* HenpeckedHusband
* MountainMan
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared since Season 7's "Hurricane!".
* StalkerWithACrush: He developed an unhealthy obsession with
Hayley convinces for a little while due to his extreme loneliness. Stan fixed it by setting him that family up with Shari.
* StoutStrength: As big as he
is the most important thing.]]
** [[spoiler:This helps him do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
wide.

!!!Sharri Rothberg
-> A Jewish-American princess and annoying wife of Buckle. Voiced by Lisa Edelstein.

* DaddyDidntShow: Mostly because he's been ItsPronouncedTropay: The first syllable in jail.
her name rhymes with "car", not "air"
* DisappearedDad: to Stan.
JewishAmericanPrincess
* EyepatchOfPower
* HandsOffParenting
JewishComplaining
* {{Jerkass}}: He She complains to Buckle a lot. Though the fact that she was raised by a rich dad may have something to do with it. She was not used to not getting what she wants so it probably inflated her ego.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though she admitted to herself that she loves Buckle.
* JewsLoveToArgue
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Desperately wants to be married, does almost nothing but complain to her husband even though she admits to herself she loves him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Hurricane!", she and Buckle try to save the Smiths from the flood only to be washed away by it. While Buckle shows up again later in the episode, Sharri doesn't leaving her current fate unknown.

!!!Father Donovan
-> The local pastor. Voiced by Martin Mull.

* DirtyOldMan: Keeps hitting on other women, especially towards Francine.
* FatBastard
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is actually implied to be an atheist as he
wasn't caring ascended to heaven at which point he remarks, "Turns out there is a God"
* {{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roger’s Personas]]
!!! Dr Jordan Edelstein
-> A Jewish College Professor and Head
of Stan when Political Science Department at Harvard. This is later established to be false; he was around.is Head of Economics.

* BiTheWay: Once spent an experimental weekend with Creator/AllenGinsberg.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HappyMarriageCharade

!!! Rashid
-> A crude but sexy Persian wingman.

* BitchInSheepsClothing
* DomesticAbuser
* {{Jerkass}}



!!! Betty Smith
-> Stan’s somewhat needy mother. Voiced by Swoosie Kurtz.

* IJustWantToBeLoved: All Betty every really wanted was for someone to love her, and if Stan hadn't tried to "protect" her all those years she could've finally found someone and stopped relying on Stan as an emotional crutch.
* MyBelovedSmother: Subverted. Betty lives for Stan's attention but she's actually looking for a boyfriend so she can have somebody who'll make her happy. The relationship crosses into disturbing territory at times, but it's Stan that has the unhealthy obsession, not Betty.
** What do you do when your mom's unhappy? Jerry left her feeling crappy? Sing her a shanty nice and snappy! Wash her in the bathtub!
* [[spoiler: [[WhattheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]]] : In the episode 'American Step Dad', [[spoiler: Roger marries Betty after Hercules has died, seemingly to get his attic back.]] Stan, understandably, is opposed to the idea. He is eventually proven wrong when [[spoiler: Roger turns out to be very competent at being a father, to the point of getting Stan a car they fixed together.]] Sometime later, Stan checks their computer and finds that [[spoiler: Roger seemingly wants to kill Betty in Niagara Falls thanks to a pop-up that reads "Top Ten Ways to Kill Your Spouse in Scenic Niagara Falls."]] When he gets there after [[spoiler: inexplicably surviving a major accident,]] it turns out that she's [[spoiler: trying to kill Roger because Stan refused to listen when she told him she wanted to be independent.]] Her method of achieving said [[spoiler: independence? [[BitchInSheepsClothing TAKE OUT A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY ON ROGER.]]]]

--> '''Betty:''' Stan, he's not trying to [[spoiler: kill me. Because I'm trying to kill HIM!]]

!!! Bàba Ling
-> Francine’s adoptive father. Voiced by Tzi Ma.

* AsianRudeness
* GassHole: In his first appearance, Stan gets annoyed at his farting while wearing Stan's swim trunks. In "Spring Break Up", Francine says that she's going to have to [[TooMuchInformation "fart" him, squeezing his stomach to release excess gas]].
* ItsPronouncedTropay: It's "Bah-ba" not "Baba", something he has to constantly correct Stan on.
* NoNameGiven / BilingualBonus: Bàba is simply the Chinese word for 'father'.
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* PapaWolf: Well papa-in-law wolf. He saved Stan from a fire.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He really does care for his family, even Stan.

!!! Māma Ling
-> Francine’s adoptive mother. Voiced by Amy Hill.

* AscendedExtra: Slightly. Compared to her husband she's made more appearances separately.
* AsianRudeness
* DevilsAdvocate: Despite her dislike with Stan, in ''Spring Break Up'', she told Francine that Stan was right to leave her because she stopped laughing at his jokes and listening to his stories. Māma explained that the basis of a good marriage is taking the time to laugh at your spouses jokes and listen to their stories even if you've heard them a million times, because it shows you care and it makes them happy.
* NoNameGiven / BilingualBonus: Māma is simply the Chinese word for 'mother'.
* ObnoxiousInLaws

!!! Gwen Ling
-> Francine’s adopted sister. She remained unseen until "Now and Gwen", where she's revealed to be a criminal who uses Francine to cover for her. Voiced by UmaThurman

* AsianAirhead: [[InformedFlaw According to Bàba]], she's an idiot who "needs all the help she can get". Aside from lighting a cigarette in a gas-soaked room and failing math in high school, she's actually quite intelligent, cunning, and manipulative.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Every time she's mentioned, Stan has to go on about how hot she is, to Francine's annoyance.
* [[ConMan Con Woman]]: She sold fake cellphones to the elderly and was holding a sweatshop making fake cellphones in the Smiths' home.
* InformedFlaw: Her father thinks she's an idiot, but that appears to be because she's a Chinese girl who's bad at math.
-->'''Stan:''' "It's heartbreaking when kids don't conform to cultural stereotypes."
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She easily convinces Francine to let her do anything, knowing she will bail her out. [[spoiler:She does this because Francine burned the school while she smoked in the lab room with tons of flammable elements and she took the blame. But she still does manipulate her until Hayley convinces her to leave, but not before she tries to frame Francine by burning down the school.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's older than Francine, but like her sister, Gwen could pass for a girl in her twenties.
* {{Retcon}}: Prior to 'Now and Gwen' dialogue made Gwen sound like a harmless BrainlessBeauty. When she finally appeared in the flesh she turned out to be beautiful, but not particularly dumb at all and an actual criminal.
* TheUnseen: Until Now and Gwen, she is only mentioned. This is because she's a convicted felon.

!!! Nick Dawson
-> Francine’s biological Dad.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* {{Jerkass}}: He ''abandoned'' Francine so he could fly first class on an airplane.
* PutOnABus: Has not appeared since his first appearance.
** Justifed, considering Stan never introduced him to Francine,


!!! Cassandra Dawson
-> Francine’s biological Mom.

* RichBitch
* IWasQuiteALooker
* PutOnABus
** Justified, considering Stan never introduced her to Francine.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks damn near identical to Francine.

!!!Stevearino
-> A clone of Steve created by Stan and raised exclusively by him for awhile to see if he or Francine was the better parent. Likewise, Steve was raised only by Francine in the meantime.
* AssholeVictim
* AxCrazy
* EvilCounterpart: To Steve. Though he starts out the same as him in every way, Stan's authoritative parenting style drove him insane over the course of 3 months and he ended up a calculating, cat-killing psychopath. He also attempted to murder the original Steve, but was defeated by Stan.
* FreudianExcuse
* {{Jerkass}}: At point of being a sadistic sociopath.
* KarmicDeath
* KnightOfCerebus: He is probably the most evil character in the series and his cruelty is played seriously.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* OneShotCharacter
* {{Sadist}}: Yes, very sadistic cat killer.
* TheSociopath
* TeensAreMonsters: And how
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Neighbors]]
!!! Greg Corbin and Terry Bates
-> Homosexual life partners and co-anchors at W-ANG-TV, and neighbors to the Smiths. Francine was a surrogate mother for their daughter Liberty Belle, or "Libby." They're voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane and Mike Barker respectively.

* AllGaysLoveTheatre: At least, Terry does.
* BadassGay: Both Terry and Greg at times, such as when [[spoiler: Terry punches Stan in the face for kidnapping their daughter.]]
* TheBear: Greg slightly. Compared to Terry he has more visible body hair and he's pudgier.
--> '''Greg:''' I'm gay fat. I'm straight thin, but I'm gay fat.
* BetaCouple: Arguably the most prominent relationship on the show after Stan and Francine (and maybe Jeff and Hayley).
* CampGay: Conspicuously so.
* CarpetOfVirility: Greg.
* DanceBattler: They fight like characters out of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them.
* DemotedToExtra: Both were hit by this in Season 11 as a result of Mike Barker leaving the series.
* {{Foil}}: To Stan and Francine. While Stan and Francine are an incredibly unstable couple, who abuse each other and are both incredibly shallow, Greg and Terry have more normal issues that don't tend to exceed mild bickering.
* GayConservative: Greg's a Log Cabin Republican.
* HappilyMarried: Although not technically married, one of the sweetest couples in animation history, with few arguments and a multitude of tender moments between them.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Aside from a few CampGay mannerisms that are sparse and tend to get played for humour, you can tell they're gay because they're always holding hands and telling people how gay they are.
* HotScoop
* KentBrockmanNews: They tend to squabble and unload their dirty laundry while at work -- or did, in the early episodes. The later ones, not so much.
* ParentalAbandonment: Terry suffered this from his father Tank after Terry revealed to him that he's homosexual and gave him the choice of accepting that or leaving.
* PapaWolf: After Stan kidnapped their baby, the two managed to rouse up support from numerous gay truckers to stop Stan. After Stan returned Liberty (and the kids he stole from a lesbian couple) Stan expected to be forgiven because he learned a lesson. Terry decked him.
-->'''Stan''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That wasn't campy at all!]]
* PutOnABus: With Mike Barker leaving the show, this may be Terry's fate. In Greg's first appearance of the TBS episodes, Terry was nowhere to be seen.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Morning Mimosa" he appears in the end with Greg but has no lines.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnfavourite: Terry. His father abandons him after discovering his sexuality and in "Rapture's Delight", he's left behind while Greg is raptured, because apparently God ''does'' like Gays... but only if they're tops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terry is apparently freaked out by vaginas. He's seen Francine's twice and both times he's moaned about it afterwards. Greg asks why he even bothers looking when he knows she has one, and Terry responds "I don't trust it. I refuse to turn my back on it." It makes you wonder how they deal with changing their daughter's diapers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Greg and Terry have been known to spend a numerous amount of time with Stan and Francine, but a couple of instances have proven that the two don't really care much for the Smiths.
** Some episodes imply that they at least like Francine, having her be their surrogate, and later having the baby play around with her, though throughout the episode they were chasing after Stan who stole their daughter [[spoiler: Terry slugs him in the end.]]
--> '''Francine:''' (after talking to them on the phone) It turns out they hate us.
--> '''Stan:''' (unfazed) I can see that.

!!!Linda Memari
-> An Iranian-American neighbor and friend of Francine. Voiced by Megyn Price.

* BiTheWay / LipstickLesbian: Made out with Francine in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" as a way of saying a goodbye, despite being married to a man. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Miraculously, this saves Francine from getting killed by the Lady Bugs,]] ]] and Francine thanks Linda, thinking the kiss was a plan to save her. Linda, clearly disappointed, just goes along with that and claims she needed to get back home to her husbands that "she loves". Overall, it's suggested that Linda's not truly attracted to her husband and is a closeted lesbian, and it's revealed that her husband is aware of her preferences.
** "Rough Trade", has her making her bust more noticeable by unbuttoning her shirt when she went to go borrow some sugar from Francine, which really was an attempt to hit on her. However, Linda quickly covers up when Stan comes to the door instead.
*** In the same episode, when Linda starts gushing over Francine, her husband mutters "Oh boy, HereWeGoAgain...can I at least watch this time?"
* DemotedToExtra: Along with her husband, she hasn't spoken since Season 4's "Roy Rogers McFreely". This may be justified as she didn't have much of a character beyond crushing on Francine.
** The commentary for "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" reveals that her affections for Francine makes her a complicated character to write for which likely was the reasoning behind her being dropped from the supporting cast.

!!! Hiko Yoshida
-> Toshi and Akiko's mother.

* ActionMom: Goes toe-to-toe with Francine in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Beforehand in the same episode, she "ninja-darts" Hayley in the neck, and knocks out Klaus with striking a pressure point, when breaking into the Smith house to save Akiko after Francine kidnaps her.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: When finding out where Akiko's held captive.
---> "Give me the aggress."
* BladeOnAStick: Starts off with a spear in her fight with Francine.
* BringIt: Calls out Francine after she foils her kidnapping plan.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Is into S&M, shown in "The Missing Kink".
* EducationMama: Best shown in "Spelling Bee My Baby", where her determination to get her children into a good college conjures a rivalry with Francine and a wedge between the friendship/growing romance of Steve and Akiko.
* FormerlyFat: In earlier episodes, she was practically unseen before being revealed to be fat and rather old. The recent episodes portray her as much younger and slimmer.
* Jerkass: A mild case, but it's still evident.
* MamaBear: Send the entire ''Yakuza'' and Yoshi with three bloodhounds on a mission to find Akiko before the spelling bee, though this is more due to her EducationMama tendencies and less about loving her daughter. Once she finds out her the Smith address (from Akiko registering into her Nintendo account, humorously considering Hiko forbids her from playing), she breaks in and save her. Once she arrives at the spelling bee, she's ready to fight Francine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Spelling Bee My Baby", she releases Akiko from her glass cage by what presumed to be a secret martial-arts technique, but breaks the cage with her vocals by humming a series of onomatopoeias.
* OhCrap: As she boasts about her ethnicity before her fight with Francine and how it gives her an advantage (under her assumption that because Francine's white, she knows nothing about martial arts), but then Francine's parents show up for Steve's spelling bee.
---> '''Hiko:''' Wait, you're Chinese?
---> '''Francine:''' Hiiyoooo!
---> (Hiko's smirk literally ''vanishes'' at this point.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She understandably questions why Yoshi speaks Japanese in "Spelling Bee My Baby", when even ''she'' doesn't speak Japanese, and only in complete English.
* PetTheDog: Saving Akiko.
* TheRival: To Francine.

!!!Buckle
-> A Disney imagineer turned MountainMan turned HenpeckedHusband. Voiced by Matt McKenna.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* BigDamnHeroes: Has been this twice to the Smiths, and both of those times he was saving them from Stan's stupidity.
* TheBigGuy

to:

!!! Betty Smith
-> Stan’s somewhat needy mother. Voiced by Swoosie Kurtz.

* IJustWantToBeLoved: All Betty every really wanted was for someone to love her, and if Stan hadn't tried to "protect" her all those years she could've finally found someone and stopped relying on Stan as an emotional crutch.
* MyBelovedSmother: Subverted. Betty lives for Stan's attention but she's actually looking for a boyfriend so she can have somebody who'll make her happy. The relationship crosses into disturbing territory at times, but it's Stan that has the unhealthy obsession, not Betty.
** What do you do when your mom's unhappy? Jerry left her feeling crappy? Sing her a shanty nice and snappy! Wash her in the bathtub!
* [[spoiler: [[WhattheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]]] : In the episode 'American Step Dad', [[spoiler: Roger marries Betty after Hercules has died, seemingly to get his attic back.]] Stan, understandably, is opposed to the idea. He is eventually proven wrong when [[spoiler: Roger turns out to be very competent at being a father, to the point of getting Stan a car they fixed together.]] Sometime later, Stan checks their computer and finds that [[spoiler: Roger seemingly wants to kill Betty in Niagara Falls thanks to a pop-up that reads "Top Ten Ways to Kill Your Spouse in Scenic Niagara Falls."]] When he gets there after [[spoiler: inexplicably surviving a major accident,]] it turns out that she's [[spoiler: trying to kill Roger because Stan refused to listen when she told him she wanted to be independent.]] Her method of achieving said [[spoiler: independence? [[BitchInSheepsClothing TAKE OUT A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY ON ROGER.]]]]

--> '''Betty:''' Stan, he's not trying to [[spoiler: kill me. Because I'm trying to kill HIM!]]

!!! Bàba Ling
-> Francine’s adoptive father. Voiced by Tzi Ma.

* AsianRudeness
* GassHole: In his first appearance, Stan gets annoyed at his farting while wearing Stan's swim trunks. In "Spring Break Up", Francine says that she's going to have to [[TooMuchInformation "fart" him, squeezing his stomach to release excess gas]].
* ItsPronouncedTropay: It's "Bah-ba" not "Baba", something he has to constantly correct Stan on.
* NoNameGiven / BilingualBonus: Bàba is simply the Chinese word for 'father'.
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* PapaWolf: Well papa-in-law wolf. He saved Stan from a fire.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He really does care for his family, even Stan.

!!! Māma Ling
-> Francine’s adoptive mother. Voiced by Amy Hill.

* AscendedExtra: Slightly. Compared to her husband she's made more appearances separately.
* AsianRudeness
* DevilsAdvocate: Despite her dislike with Stan, in ''Spring Break Up'', she told Francine that Stan was right to leave her because she stopped laughing at his jokes and listening to his stories. Māma explained that the basis of a good marriage is taking the time to laugh at your spouses jokes and listen to their stories even if you've heard them a million times, because it shows you care and it makes them happy.
* NoNameGiven / BilingualBonus: Māma is simply the Chinese word for 'mother'.
* ObnoxiousInLaws

!!! Gwen Ling
-> Francine’s adopted sister. She remained unseen until "Now and Gwen", where she's revealed to be a criminal who uses Francine to cover for her. Voiced by UmaThurman

* AsianAirhead: [[InformedFlaw According to Bàba]], she's an idiot who "needs all the help she can get". Aside from lighting a cigarette in a gas-soaked room and failing math in high school, she's actually quite intelligent, cunning, and manipulative.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Every time she's mentioned, Stan has to go on about how hot she is, to Francine's annoyance.
* [[ConMan Con Woman]]: She sold fake cellphones to the elderly and was holding a sweatshop making fake cellphones in the Smiths' home.
* InformedFlaw: Her father thinks she's an idiot, but that appears to be because she's a Chinese girl who's bad at math.
-->'''Stan:''' "It's heartbreaking when kids don't conform to cultural stereotypes."
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She easily convinces Francine to let her do anything, knowing she will bail her out. [[spoiler:She does this because Francine burned the school while she smoked in the lab room with tons of flammable elements and she took the blame. But she still does manipulate her until Hayley convinces her to leave, but not before she tries to frame Francine by burning down the school.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's older than Francine, but like her sister, Gwen could pass for a girl in her twenties.
* {{Retcon}}: Prior to 'Now and Gwen' dialogue made Gwen sound like a harmless BrainlessBeauty. When she finally appeared in the flesh she turned out to be beautiful, but not particularly dumb at all and an actual criminal.
* TheUnseen: Until Now and Gwen, she is only mentioned. This is because she's a convicted felon.

!!! Nick Dawson
-> Francine’s biological Dad.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* {{Jerkass}}: He ''abandoned'' Francine so he could fly first class on an airplane.
* PutOnABus: Has not appeared since his first appearance.
** Justifed, considering Stan never introduced him to Francine,


!!! Cassandra Dawson
-> Francine’s biological Mom.

* RichBitch
* IWasQuiteALooker
* PutOnABus
** Justified, considering Stan never introduced her to Francine.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks damn near identical to Francine.

!!!Stevearino
Horse Renoir
-> A clone of Steve created by Stan and raised exclusively by him for awhile to see if he or Francine was the better parent. Likewise, Steve was raised only by Francine in the meantime.
* AssholeVictim
* AxCrazy
* EvilCounterpart: To Steve. Though he starts out the same as him in every way, Stan's authoritative parenting style drove him insane over the course of 3 months and he ended up a calculating, cat-killing psychopath. He also attempted to murder the original Steve, but was defeated by Stan.
* FreudianExcuse
* {{Jerkass}}: At point of being a sadistic sociopath.
* KarmicDeath
* KnightOfCerebus: He is probably the most evil character in the series and his cruelty is played seriously.
* LaserGuidedKarma
* OneShotCharacter
* {{Sadist}}: Yes, very sadistic cat killer.
* TheSociopath
* TeensAreMonsters: And how
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Neighbors]]
!!! Greg Corbin and Terry Bates
-> Homosexual life partners and co-anchors at W-ANG-TV, and neighbors to the Smiths. Francine was a surrogate mother for their daughter Liberty Belle, or "Libby." They're voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane and Mike Barker respectively.

* AllGaysLoveTheatre: At least, Terry does.
* BadassGay: Both Terry and Greg at times, such as when [[spoiler: Terry punches Stan in the face for kidnapping their daughter.]]
* TheBear: Greg slightly. Compared to Terry he has more visible body hair and he's pudgier.
--> '''Greg:''' I'm gay fat. I'm straight thin, but I'm gay fat.
* BetaCouple: Arguably the most prominent relationship
tough BountyHunter born on the show bayou.

* BountyHunter
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Obviously modeled
after Stan and Francine (and maybe Jeff and Hayley).
[[DogTheBountyHunter Duane "Dog" Chapman]].
* CampGay: Conspicuously so.
* CarpetOfVirility: Greg.
* DanceBattler: They fight like characters out
SonOfAWhore: The "backwoods son of ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them.
* DemotedToExtra: Both were hit by this in Season 11 as
[[ExaggeratedTrope a result of Mike Barker leaving the series.
* {{Foil}}: To Stan and Francine. While Stan and Francine are an incredibly unstable couple, who abuse each other and are both incredibly shallow, Greg and Terry have more normal issues that don't tend to exceed mild bickering.
* GayConservative: Greg's a Log Cabin Republican.
* HappilyMarried: Although not technically married, one of the sweetest couples in animation history, with few arguments
whore and a multitude of tender moments between them.
prostitute]]".
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Aside from a few CampGay mannerisms that are sparse and tend to get played for humour, you can tell they're gay because they're always holding hands and telling people how gay they are.
* HotScoop
* KentBrockmanNews: They tend to squabble and unload their dirty laundry while at work -- or did, in the early episodes. The later ones, not so much.
* ParentalAbandonment: Terry suffered this from his father Tank after Terry revealed to him that he's homosexual and gave him the choice of accepting that or leaving.
* PapaWolf: After Stan kidnapped their baby, the two managed to rouse up support from numerous gay truckers to stop Stan. After Stan returned Liberty (and the kids he stole from a lesbian couple) Stan expected to be forgiven because he learned a lesson. Terry decked him.
-->'''Stan''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That wasn't campy at all!]]
* PutOnABus: With Mike Barker leaving the show, this may be Terry's fate. In Greg's first appearance of the TBS episodes, Terry was nowhere to be seen.
** TheBusCameBack: In "Morning Mimosa" he appears in the end with Greg but has no lines.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnfavourite: Terry. His father abandons him after discovering his sexuality and in "Rapture's Delight", he's left behind while Greg is raptured, because apparently God ''does'' like Gays... but only if they're tops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Terry is apparently freaked out by vaginas. He's seen Francine's twice and both times he's moaned about it afterwards. Greg asks why he even bothers looking when he knows she has one, and Terry responds "I don't trust it. I refuse to turn my back on it." It makes you wonder how they deal with changing their daughter's diapers.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Greg and Terry have been known to spend a numerous amount of time with Stan and Francine, but a couple of instances have proven that the two don't really care much for the Smiths.
** Some episodes imply that they at least like Francine, having her be their surrogate, and later having the baby play around with her, though throughout the episode they were chasing after Stan who stole their daughter [[spoiler: Terry slugs him in the end.]]
--> '''Francine:''' (after talking to them on the phone) It turns out they hate us.
--> '''Stan:''' (unfazed) I can see that.

!!!Linda Memari
-> An Iranian-American neighbor and friend of Francine. Voiced by Megyn Price.

* BiTheWay / LipstickLesbian: Made out with Francine in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" as a way of saying a goodbye, despite being married to a man. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Miraculously, this saves Francine from getting killed by the Lady Bugs,]] ]] and Francine thanks Linda, thinking the kiss was a plan to save her. Linda, clearly disappointed, just goes along with that and claims she needed to get back home to her husbands that "she loves". Overall, it's suggested that Linda's not truly attracted to her husband and is a closeted lesbian, and it's revealed that her husband is aware of her preferences.
** "Rough Trade", has her making her bust more noticeable by unbuttoning her shirt when she went to go borrow some sugar from Francine, which really was an attempt to hit on her. However, Linda quickly covers up when Stan comes to the door instead.
*** In the same episode, when Linda starts gushing over Francine, her husband mutters "Oh boy, HereWeGoAgain...can I at least watch this time?"
* DemotedToExtra: Along with her husband, she hasn't spoken since Season 4's "Roy Rogers McFreely". This may be justified as she didn't have much of a character beyond crushing on Francine.
** The commentary for "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" reveals that her affections for Francine makes her a complicated character to write for which likely was the reasoning behind her being dropped from the supporting cast.

ThirdPersonPerson

!!! Hiko Yoshida
-> Toshi and Akiko's mother.

* ActionMom: Goes toe-to-toe with Francine in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Beforehand in the same episode, she "ninja-darts" Hayley in the neck, and knocks out Klaus with striking a pressure point, when breaking into the Smith house to save Akiko after Francine kidnaps her.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: When finding out where Akiko's held captive.
---> "Give me the aggress."
* BladeOnAStick: Starts off with a spear in her fight with Francine.
* BringIt: Calls out Francine after she foils her kidnapping plan.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Is into S&M, shown in "The Missing Kink".
* EducationMama: Best shown in "Spelling Bee My Baby", where her determination to get her children into a good college conjures a rivalry with Francine and a wedge between the friendship/growing romance of Steve and Akiko.
* FormerlyFat: In earlier episodes, she was practically unseen before being revealed to be fat and rather old. The recent episodes portray her as much younger and slimmer.
* Jerkass: A mild case, but it's still evident.
* MamaBear: Send the entire ''Yakuza'' and Yoshi with three bloodhounds on a mission to find Akiko before the spelling bee, though this is more due to her EducationMama tendencies and less about loving her daughter. Once she finds out her the Smith address (from Akiko registering into her Nintendo account, humorously considering Hiko forbids her from playing), she breaks in and save her. Once she arrives at the spelling bee, she's ready to fight Francine.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In "Spelling Bee My Baby", she releases Akiko from her glass cage by what presumed to be a secret martial-arts technique, but breaks the cage with her vocals by humming a series of onomatopoeias.
* OhCrap: As she boasts about her ethnicity before her fight with Francine and how it gives her an advantage (under her assumption that because Francine's white, she knows nothing about martial arts), but then Francine's parents show up for Steve's spelling bee.
---> '''Hiko:''' Wait, you're Chinese?
---> '''Francine:''' Hiiyoooo!
---> (Hiko's smirk literally ''vanishes'' at this point.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She understandably questions why Yoshi speaks Japanese in "Spelling Bee My Baby", when even ''she'' doesn't speak Japanese, and only in complete English.
* PetTheDog: Saving Akiko.
* TheRival: To Francine.

!!!Buckle
Sidney Huffman
-> A Disney imagineer turned MountainMan turned HenpeckedHusband. Voiced by Matt McKenna.

nebbishy NiceGuy that became 'alive' on his own.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
BecomingTheMask
* BigDamnHeroes: Has been this twice to the Smiths, and both of those times he was saving them from Stan's stupidity.
* TheBigGuy
BewareTheNiceOnes



* GadgeteerGenius: He used to work for Disney. See the treehouse he built and the amazing haunted house he put together for Halloween as proof of his abilities. As Francine put it in regards to the haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* HenpeckedHusband
* MountainMan
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared since Season 7's "Hurricane!".
* StalkerWithACrush: He developed an unhealthy obsession with Hayley for a little while due to his extreme loneliness. Stan fixed it by setting him up with Shari.
* StoutStrength: As big as he is wide.

!!!Sharri Rothberg
-> A Jewish-American princess and annoying wife of Buckle. Voiced by Lisa Edelstein.

* ItsPronouncedTropay: The first syllable in her name rhymes with "car", not "air"
* JewishAmericanPrincess
* JewishComplaining
* {{Jerkass}}: She complains to Buckle a lot. Though the fact that she was raised by a rich dad may have something to do with it. She was not used to not getting what she wants so it probably inflated her ego.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though she admitted to herself that she loves Buckle.
* JewsLoveToArgue
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Desperately wants to be married, does almost nothing but complain to her husband even though she admits to herself she loves him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Hurricane!", she and Buckle try to save the Smiths from the flood only to be washed away by it. While Buckle shows up again later in the episode, Sharri doesn't leaving her current fate unknown.

!!!Father Donovan
-> The local pastor. Voiced by Martin Mull.

* DirtyOldMan: Keeps hitting on other women, especially towards Francine.
* FatBastard
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is actually implied to be an atheist as he wasn't ascended to heaven at which point he remarks, "Turns out there is a God"
* {{Jerkass}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roger’s Personas]]
!!! Dr Jordan Edelstein
-> A Jewish College Professor and Head of Political Science Department at Harvard. This is later established to be false; he is Head of Economics.

* BiTheWay: Once spent an experimental weekend with Creator/AllenGinsberg.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HappyMarriageCharade

!!! Rashid
-> A crude but sexy Persian wingman.

* BitchInSheepsClothing
* DomesticAbuser
* {{Jerkass}}
* ManipulativeBastard

!!! Horse Renoir
-> A tough BountyHunter born on the bayou.

* BountyHunter
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Obviously modeled after [[DogTheBountyHunter Duane "Dog" Chapman]].
* SonOfAWhore: The "backwoods son of [[ExaggeratedTrope a whore and a prostitute]]".
* ThirdPersonPerson

!!! Sidney Huffman
-> A nebbishy NiceGuy that became 'alive' on his own.

* BecomingTheMask
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ButtMonkey
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[[folder: Pearl Bailey High School and other teens]]

!!! Principal Brian Lewis
-> The principal of Steve’s High School. Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

* ApatheticTeacher: Steve lampshades this by admitting to his face that he can't believe he's an educator.
* AscendedExtra: Moved from being an incidental character to playing some part in the plots for half the episodes of Seasons 6 - 8, even being the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. This ultimately came full circle after Season 8 when he [[DemotedToExtra went back to being an extra]].
* AxCrazy: How the man got a job teaching children is an absolute mystery, he is incredibly unstable.
* BadassTeacher: Discovered Steve had just punched an Indian exchange student (a twelve year old girl) in the face, then shattered a hot pot of coffee in Steve's face.
** PapaWolf: Told the PTA to turn a blind eye to his daughter and her friends' revenge on Steve and his friends.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BeenThereShapedHistory: His life was the basis for ''DifferentStrokes'', meaning that the bike shop incident did happen to him and his friend Dudley was messed up because of it.
* BiTheWay: Turns out that while he was in prison he got "prison married" to another male inmate.
* CelebrityResemblance: Several people claim that Lewis has a strong resemblance to rapper Rick Ross.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A result of {{Flanderization}} as his eccentric tendencies gradually became more and more pronounced the more he appeared.
* DemotedToExtra: After Season 8, he essentially went back to the incidental character he was back in the early seasons possibly due to fans complaining about his oversaturation for three consecutive seasons.
* DepravedBisexual: Was "prison married" for a few years, yet doesn't necessarily admit he's solely heterosexual and has professed fond memories of his time pushing cocaine and being given the pick of "girls, not women, girls" by his boss.
* FatBastard: Crosses into this territory from time to time.
* TheHedonist: Almost manages to outshine ''Roger'' in this regard. He drinks, does drugs, sells drugs, gambles, enjoys all manners of depraved sex acts, and thats not even touching on his violent tendencies.
* InkSuitActor: [[http://images.wikia.com/americandad/images/f/f9/Principal_Lewis.jpg Compare with]] [[http://sharetv.org/images/person/kevin_michael_richardson.jpg Kevin Michael Richardson.]]
* MoralMyopia: See PapaWolf. Said revenge was a case of DisproportionateRetribution, especially since they were no better in the first place, and it was all because of a case of MisplacedRetribution on Steve's part. Steve even explained it was his friends' fault, and they still wanted Steve as well, making it a case of MisplacedRetribution on their part as well.
* OddFriendship: Steve thinks he has this with Brian after he begins handling his paperwork. Even before then Steve had a tendency to refer to him by his first name. Then Brian sets him straight just before he plans on killing the two of them by explaining Steve was only his accountant.
* OutOfFocus: Has made a lot less appearances ever since Season 8.
* PapaWolf: Had the entire school go after Steve and his friends due to Steve's revenge on the resident AlphaBitch and her friends ended up humiliating his daughter, whom he admits to not liking that much, but she IS his daughter and no one messes with her.
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: Is deeply ashamed of his daughter Janet, for "more reasons than you can imagine".

!!! Schmuley "Snot" Lonstein
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1a09044ff84c0e9c0afdf60aeg105ed51_4216.jpg]]
-> Steve's best friend and frequent partner in crime. Voiced by Curtis Armstrong.

* AmbiguouslyBi: Just like his best friend. In fact, whenever Steve incidentally does something gay, it usually involves Snot.
* ButtMonkey: Frequently. Notably:
** During a prank where Hayley and Klaus convinced Steve he was lucid dreaming, Hayley calls Snot and asks him out. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], he shows up for the date with a limo and tux, claiming that to pay for it he had to sell ''all'' of his toys. Cue Hayley slamming the door in his face.
** Thought he had lost his virginity to his new girlfriend. It was actually Roger in disguise, and due to Roger lacking female sexual organs, he used a stress ball to "simulate" the experience.
* ClearMyName: After [[spoiler: Steve pins a barmitzva heist on him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle"]]
* DisappearedDad
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Schmuley
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: After Snot supposedly lost his virginity to "Jenny" (actually Roger) and usurped leadership from Steve, he started wearing better clothes and combing his hair. After Roger faked "Jenny's" death, he reverted [[StatusQuoIsGod back to his usual look]].
* HopelessSuitor: Has had an unrequited crush on Hayley for apparently quite a long time.
* JewishAndNerdy
* TheLancer: To Steve.
* NoodleIncident: One time he and Steve encountered a mystery of the disappearance of his bicycle, but they dropped it after the case turned into a double rape homicide.
* PermaStubble: Like many teenagers.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Finally lands a date with Hailey in "The Missing Kink". And immediately loses interest in her... Only for the show to imply that he's [[StatusQuoIsGod gone back to obsessing over her]].
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Snot turns on Steve a lot, like stealing his girlfriend and throwing an apple at him when he had his scoliosis brace on. Snot himself has suffered from some of Steve's schemes in turn.

!!! Barry Robinson
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barry123_9644.jpg]]
-> Steve's mentally retarded friend. Voiced by Eddie Kaye Thomas. [[spoiler:He's actually a criminal mastermind when off his meds, and his evil side is voiced by Craig Ferguson]].

* AxCrazy: When he's not medicated. However, his true personality isn't completely held off by the meds. Even with his usual "simpleton" demeanor, he occasionally slips out a psychopathic thought or two.
--> (At Roger's Spring Break party, some drunken college girls walk by)
--> '''Steve:''' Oh yeah, I'm gonna hit that!
--> '''Snot:''' I'm gonna tear that up!
--> '''Barry:''' I'm gonna kill her with a bottle! ('''awkward silence''')
* TheBigGuy: To Steve.
* BerserkButton: Don't deprive him of his candy. Last person who did it got shot. Then Barry jammed then twisted his finger in the wound for good measure.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See above.
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster]]
* CreepyUncle: He has one of those who made "basement movies" with him.
* TheChick: To Steve.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: To his evil side. Since the episode where his condition was revealed, he semi-frequently says and does dark or disturbing things even when sedated. For example, he once got revenge on Lewis by letting him get shot and then twisting his finger in the wound. Another time, while he, Snot, and Toshi were beating Steve, he suddenly shouts his desire to kill his whole family.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: Barry has a crush on Snot, and things get awkward when they're alone in a car in "Independent Movie."
* DisabilitySuperpower: Barry is shown to be impossibly good with numbers.[[spoiler: Probably a side effect of his drugs not being entirely fool-proof.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilBrit: He is secretly one of these.]]
* [[spoiler: TheEvilGenius]]
* [[spoiler: FatBastard]]
* FatBestFriend
* [[spoiler: FauxAffablyEvil: When off his meds.]]
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}. He's only like this under his medication, [[PsychopathicManchild but otherwise]]...]]
* GoodIsDumb: Looking into his history, he represents this well. He's also arguably the most docile of Steve and his friends and the dumbest. [[spoiler: ...with his meds anyway. Without them he's an [[TheEvilGenius evil genius]].]]
* [[spoiler: ItsAllAboutMe: His untraquilized persona [[UpToEleven actually takes this to an even more psychotic level than Roger]] after gaining a bond with Stan, becoming intent on destroying anyone that pulls them apart.]]
* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard]]
* ParentalNeglect: Suggested off screen. Though the fact that he's [[spoiler: a calculating possessive psychopath when off his medication]] might explain why they want to keep their distance.
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate]]
* WalkingSpoiler: It's amazing what only one episode can do for a character.

!!! Toshi Yoshida
-> The fourth of Steve's circle of friends. Voiced by Daisuke Suzuki.

* ArrangedMarriage: He briefly mentions he's involved in one.
* AsianAndNerdy
* BadassBookworm: See KatanasAreJustBetter
* FunWithForeignLanguages
* FunWithSubtitles: The disconnect between what Toshi is saying and what the other characters think he's saying is often played for humor.
* JapaneseRanguage: ''EAT... MY... '''BOWLS!'''''
* KatanasAreJustBetter: He uses one to cut apart two serial killers in the Halloween episode "'''Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls'''".
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Mess with his sister, or even take her out on a date without his permission, and he will ''END'' you.
* TheSmartGuy: To Steve.
* StopBeingStereotypical: This is the reason he didn't want to wear a samurai Halloween costume.
--> ''"I will not be a cliche!"''
** Once when the boys were playing ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Toshi complimented Steve's sensitivity for not automatically casting him as Sulu. That role fell to Barry, who did the "me Chinese" eyes, prompting Toshi to remark "Laugh while you can, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld the next century is ours]]."
* TheUnintelligible: He only speaks Japanese, but it's subtitled, so the audience can understand even though none of the other characters can. Inexplicably, his mother, father, and sister speak fluent English.
** The same episode his mother and sister are introduced brings up that he chooses not to speak English out of national pride.
** In another episode, it is discovered that he seems to be 'haunted' by Minamoto a 12th century shogun, who he, ironically cannot understand and takes his phrases for something else like his friends do him.
** Lampshaded in "Spelling Bee my Baby" when his mother asks why he only uses Japanese when she doesn't even speak it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Doesn't seem to like Steve (much of his dialogue is insulting remarks toward Steve, which Steve can't understand), but continues to hang out with him.
** It's implied other kids aren't as nice to him.

!!! Debbie Hyman
-> Steve’s on-again, off-again Goth girlfriend. Voiced by Creator/LizzyCaplan.

* BigEater
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's pretty nice, despite being a Goth.
* DemotedToExtra: Possibly so the writers could focus on the Steve and Akiko pairing. On top of that, Debbie broke up with Steve after the events of "Escape From Pearl Bailey" Then were back together in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" and then Debbie left him for someone much more mature and it ends there.
* HiddenDepths: Is quite knowledgeable about guns.
* OnlySaneMan: Out of the entire show Debbie is possibly the most well-adjusted, rational, and emotionally mature character save for her interest in death.
* OutOfFocus
* PerkyGoth: She seems to have an obsession with death and the dark side, but for the most part seems very friendly and well-adjusted.
* TheSixthRanger: Well, fifth, to Steve.

!!! Akiko Yoshida
-> Toshi’s sister, who often acts as a translator. Voiced by GreyDelisle & Grace Park.

* BigDamnKiss: With Steve in "Spelling Be My Baby".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite her and Steve becoming a couple in "Spelling Be My Baby" she was never seen again after that and it's implies Steve is single again.
* JustFriends: As another example of Steve's perpetual DidNotGetTheGirl, they spend Halloween bonding and becoming close, and Steve finally convinces Toshi to [[BigBrotherInstinct stop being so overprotective]]. Akiko thanks Steve since this means she's free to date Doug, a 12-year-old kid who appears out of nowhere. "Spelling Bee My Baby" reversed this.
* NerdsAreSexy: Her Halloween costume was [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]]
* {{SORAS}}: In her first appearance, she was approximately 12 years old; as of "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", she's only slightly younger than Steve and co, and is incredibly hot. This is never addressed either.

[[/folder]]

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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n[[folder: * [[Characters/AmericanDadPearlBaileyHighSchoolAndOtherTeens Pearl Bailey High School and other teens]]

!!! Principal Brian Lewis
-> The principal of Steve’s High School. Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

* ApatheticTeacher: Steve lampshades this by admitting to his face that he can't believe he's an educator.
* AscendedExtra: Moved from being an incidental character to playing some part in the plots for half the episodes of Seasons 6 - 8, even being the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. This ultimately came full circle after Season 8 when he [[DemotedToExtra went back to being an extra]].
* AxCrazy: How the man got a job teaching children is an absolute mystery, he is incredibly unstable.
* BadassTeacher: Discovered Steve had just punched an Indian exchange student (a twelve year old girl) in the face, then shattered a hot pot of coffee in Steve's face.
** PapaWolf: Told the PTA to turn a blind eye to his daughter and her friends' revenge on Steve and his friends.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BeenThereShapedHistory: His life was the basis for ''DifferentStrokes'', meaning that the bike shop incident did happen to him and his friend Dudley was messed up because of it.
* BiTheWay: Turns out that while he was in prison he got "prison married" to another male inmate.
* CelebrityResemblance: Several people claim that Lewis has a strong resemblance to rapper Rick Ross.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A result of {{Flanderization}} as his eccentric tendencies gradually became more and more pronounced the more he appeared.
* DemotedToExtra: After Season 8, he essentially went back to the incidental character he was back in the early seasons possibly due to fans complaining about his oversaturation for three consecutive seasons.
* DepravedBisexual: Was "prison married" for a few years, yet doesn't necessarily admit he's solely heterosexual and has professed fond memories of his time pushing cocaine and being given the pick of "girls, not women, girls" by his boss.
* FatBastard: Crosses into this territory from time to time.
* TheHedonist: Almost manages to outshine ''Roger'' in this regard. He drinks, does drugs, sells drugs, gambles, enjoys all manners of depraved sex acts, and thats not even touching on his violent tendencies.
* InkSuitActor: [[http://images.wikia.com/americandad/images/f/f9/Principal_Lewis.jpg Compare with]] [[http://sharetv.org/images/person/kevin_michael_richardson.jpg Kevin Michael Richardson.]]
* MoralMyopia: See PapaWolf. Said revenge was a case of DisproportionateRetribution, especially since they were no better in the first place, and it was all because of a case of MisplacedRetribution on Steve's part. Steve even explained it was his friends' fault, and they still wanted Steve as well, making it a case of MisplacedRetribution on their part as well.
* OddFriendship: Steve thinks he has this with Brian after he begins handling his paperwork. Even before then Steve had a tendency to refer to him by his first name. Then Brian sets him straight just before he plans on killing the two of them by explaining Steve was only his accountant.
* OutOfFocus: Has made a lot less appearances ever since Season 8.
* PapaWolf: Had the entire school go after Steve and his friends due to Steve's revenge on the resident AlphaBitch and her friends ended up humiliating his daughter, whom he admits to not liking that much, but she IS his daughter and no one messes with her.
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: Is deeply ashamed of his daughter Janet, for "more reasons than you can imagine".

!!! Schmuley "Snot" Lonstein
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1a09044ff84c0e9c0afdf60aeg105ed51_4216.jpg]]
-> Steve's best friend and frequent partner in crime. Voiced by Curtis Armstrong.

* AmbiguouslyBi: Just like his best friend. In fact, whenever Steve incidentally does something gay, it usually involves Snot.
* ButtMonkey: Frequently. Notably:
** During a prank where Hayley and Klaus convinced Steve he was lucid dreaming, Hayley calls Snot and asks him out. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], he shows up for the date with a limo and tux, claiming that to pay for it he had to sell ''all'' of his toys. Cue Hayley slamming the door in his face.
** Thought he had lost his virginity to his new girlfriend. It was actually Roger in disguise, and due to Roger lacking female sexual organs, he used a stress ball to "simulate" the experience.
* ClearMyName: After [[spoiler: Steve pins a barmitzva heist on him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle"]]
* DisappearedDad
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Schmuley
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: After Snot supposedly lost his virginity to "Jenny" (actually Roger) and usurped leadership from Steve, he started wearing better clothes and combing his hair. After Roger faked "Jenny's" death, he reverted [[StatusQuoIsGod back to his usual look]].
* HopelessSuitor: Has had an unrequited crush on Hayley for apparently quite a long time.
* JewishAndNerdy
* TheLancer: To Steve.
* NoodleIncident: One time he and Steve encountered a mystery of the disappearance of his bicycle, but they dropped it after the case turned into a double rape homicide.
* PermaStubble: Like many teenagers.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Finally lands a date with Hailey in "The Missing Kink". And immediately loses interest in her... Only for the show to imply that he's [[StatusQuoIsGod gone back to obsessing over her]].
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Snot turns on Steve a lot, like stealing his girlfriend and throwing an apple at him when he had his scoliosis brace on. Snot himself has suffered from some of Steve's schemes in turn.

!!! Barry Robinson
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barry123_9644.jpg]]
-> Steve's mentally retarded friend. Voiced by Eddie Kaye Thomas. [[spoiler:He's actually a criminal mastermind when off his meds, and his evil side is voiced by Craig Ferguson]].

* AxCrazy: When he's not medicated. However, his true personality isn't completely held off by the meds. Even with his usual "simpleton" demeanor, he occasionally slips out a psychopathic thought or two.
--> (At Roger's Spring Break party, some drunken college girls walk by)
--> '''Steve:''' Oh yeah, I'm gonna hit that!
--> '''Snot:''' I'm gonna tear that up!
--> '''Barry:''' I'm gonna kill her with a bottle! ('''awkward silence''')
* TheBigGuy: To Steve.
* BerserkButton: Don't deprive him of his candy. Last person who did it got shot. Then Barry jammed then twisted his finger in the wound for good measure.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See above.
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster]]
* CreepyUncle: He has one of those who made "basement movies" with him.
* TheChick: To Steve.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: To his evil side. Since the episode where his condition was revealed, he semi-frequently says and does dark or disturbing things even when sedated. For example, he once got revenge on Lewis by letting him get shot and then twisting his finger in the wound. Another time, while he, Snot, and Toshi were beating Steve, he suddenly shouts his desire to kill his whole family.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: Barry has a crush on Snot, and things get awkward when they're alone in a car in "Independent Movie."
* DisabilitySuperpower: Barry is shown to be impossibly good with numbers.[[spoiler: Probably a side effect of his drugs not being entirely fool-proof.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilBrit: He is secretly one of these.]]
* [[spoiler: TheEvilGenius]]
* [[spoiler: FatBastard]]
* FatBestFriend
* [[spoiler: FauxAffablyEvil: When off his meds.]]
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}. He's only like this under his medication, [[PsychopathicManchild but otherwise]]...]]
* GoodIsDumb: Looking into his history, he represents this well. He's also arguably the most docile of Steve and his friends and the dumbest. [[spoiler: ...with his meds anyway. Without them he's an [[TheEvilGenius evil genius]].]]
* [[spoiler: ItsAllAboutMe: His untraquilized persona [[UpToEleven actually takes this to an even more psychotic level than Roger]] after gaining a bond with Stan, becoming intent on destroying anyone that pulls them apart.]]
* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard]]
* ParentalNeglect: Suggested off screen. Though the fact that he's [[spoiler: a calculating possessive psychopath when off his medication]] might explain why they want to keep their distance.
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate]]
* WalkingSpoiler: It's amazing what only one episode can do for a character.

!!! Toshi Yoshida
-> The fourth of Steve's circle of friends. Voiced by Daisuke Suzuki.

* ArrangedMarriage: He briefly mentions he's involved in one.
* AsianAndNerdy
* BadassBookworm: See KatanasAreJustBetter
* FunWithForeignLanguages
* FunWithSubtitles: The disconnect between what Toshi is saying and what the other characters think he's saying is often played for humor.
* JapaneseRanguage: ''EAT... MY... '''BOWLS!'''''
* KatanasAreJustBetter: He uses one to cut apart two serial killers in the Halloween episode "'''Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls'''".
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Mess with his sister, or even take her out on a date without his permission, and he will ''END'' you.
* TheSmartGuy: To Steve.
* StopBeingStereotypical: This is the reason he didn't want to wear a samurai Halloween costume.
--> ''"I will not be a cliche!"''
** Once when the boys were playing ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Toshi complimented Steve's sensitivity for not automatically casting him as Sulu. That role fell to Barry, who did the "me Chinese" eyes, prompting Toshi to remark "Laugh while you can, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld the next century is ours]]."
* TheUnintelligible: He only speaks Japanese, but it's subtitled, so the audience can understand even though none of the other characters can. Inexplicably, his mother, father, and sister speak fluent English.
** The same episode his mother and sister are introduced brings up that he chooses not to speak English out of national pride.
** In another episode, it is discovered that he seems to be 'haunted' by Minamoto a 12th century shogun, who he, ironically cannot understand and takes his phrases for something else like his friends do him.
** Lampshaded in "Spelling Bee my Baby" when his mother asks why he only uses Japanese when she doesn't even speak it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Doesn't seem to like Steve (much of his dialogue is insulting remarks toward Steve, which Steve can't understand), but continues to hang out with him.
** It's implied other kids aren't as nice to him.

!!! Debbie Hyman
-> Steve’s on-again, off-again Goth girlfriend. Voiced by Creator/LizzyCaplan.

* BigEater
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's pretty nice, despite being a Goth.
* DemotedToExtra: Possibly so the writers could focus on the Steve and Akiko pairing. On top of that, Debbie broke up with Steve after the events of "Escape From Pearl Bailey" Then were back together in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" and then Debbie left him for someone much more mature and it ends there.
* HiddenDepths: Is quite knowledgeable about guns.
* OnlySaneMan: Out of the entire show Debbie is possibly the most well-adjusted, rational, and emotionally mature character save for her interest in death.
* OutOfFocus
* PerkyGoth: She seems to have an obsession with death and the dark side, but for the most part seems very friendly and well-adjusted.
* TheSixthRanger: Well, fifth, to Steve.

!!! Akiko Yoshida
-> Toshi’s sister, who often acts as a translator. Voiced by GreyDelisle & Grace Park.

* BigDamnKiss: With Steve in "Spelling Be My Baby".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite her and Steve becoming a couple in "Spelling Be My Baby" she was never seen again after that and it's implies Steve is single again.
* JustFriends: As another example of Steve's perpetual DidNotGetTheGirl, they spend Halloween bonding and becoming close, and Steve finally convinces Toshi to [[BigBrotherInstinct stop being so overprotective]]. Akiko thanks Steve since this means she's free to date Doug, a 12-year-old kid who appears out of nowhere. "Spelling Bee My Baby" reversed this.
* NerdsAreSexy: Her Halloween costume was [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]]
* {{SORAS}}: In her first appearance, she was approximately 12 years old; as of "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", she's only slightly younger than Steve and co, and is incredibly hot. This is never addressed either.

[[/folder]]
Other Teens]]
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[[folder: CIA]]

!!! Avery Bullock
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[[caption-width-right:320:''"You are a complicated man, Smith, I would love to do mushrooms with you."'']]
-> Deputy Director of the CIA and Stan's superior (he's only Deputy-Deputy Director). Also a right-winger, but not to the same level of absurdity as Stan. Notably, despite being married, he has had sex with [[spoiler:Hayley]]. Also has a thing for "plump Asian" chicks. Voiced by Creator/PatrickStewart.

* AdamWesting: More or less the character's reason for existing. Any time the writers can get him to say something that would sound ridiculous coming out of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard's]] mouth, they will.
* AxCrazy: In more recent episodes, he's become progressively unstable. One episode revolves around him supposedly getting dementia.
* BadassGrandpa: Despite his age, he's still one of the toughest characters on the show.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though considerably less that Stewart Himself
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' touch his sandwich.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BrickJoke: In "Stan of Arabia, Part 1", Stan cracks a joke about Bullock being a ChubbyChaser. Three seasons later, "One Little Word" shows that it's completely true.
* ChubbyChaser: He "has a thing" for chubby asian chicks. Although it usually helps if they're also skanks.
* CloudCuckooLander
* CoolOldGuy
* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod states that despite being a selfish and slightly unstable drug addict who runs the CIA like a daycare, Bullock is not a pedophile. In a recent interview, it was stated that Patrick Stewart refused to do a joke where Bullock was implied to be a pedophile, and the staff agreed that Bullock does indeed hold some things sacred.
** He's also deeply horrified when he [[spoiler: recovers from the effects of a CIA brain scrambling chip]] and realizes that he stole a nuclear submarine. He chews Stan out for not stopping him:
-->'''Bullock:''' ''(in response to Stan saying that he couldn't let Bullock get mind-wiped)'' You don't work for ''me'', you moron, you work for your country! *looks around* Did you let me steal an ''armed nuclear sub?!''
* TheHedonist: An unabashed drug user, sex fiend and general thrillseeker.
* HypocriticalHumor: In "Four Little Words," he dismisses Stan's idea of hiring a midget assassin to burst out of a car's air bag and strangles someone to death as stupid, but in the same episode, uses that very idea in an attempt to kill Francine.
* InkSuitActor
* LargeHam
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Runs the C.I.A. like a daycare, including giving time-outs for misbehaving agents and not allowing them to have their milk-box.
* ShoutOut: The occasional ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' reference is made, such as Bullock referring to his immediate subordinate as "Number One".
* SituationalSexuality: Bullock had several gay experiences in boarding school. He described it as "the time when he started to enjoy playing inside".
* SophisticatedAsHell: Only Creator/PatrickStewart can deliver such utterly obscene dialogue in a Shakespearean tone and make it hilarious every single time.
* WildCard

!!! Reginald the Koala
-> A homeless man whose brain was placed in the body of a koala, and now works for the CIA. Voiced by Donald Fullilove & Erik Durbin.

* BadassAdorable: He's as cute as a button.
* DanceBattler: "It's UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, bitch!"
* MarsNeedsWomen: Tried to pursue a romance with Hayley, only for Hayley to reunite with her stoner boyfriend, Jeff.
* OutOfFocus: Possibly due to audiences not liking him much. His last on-screen appearance to date was a non-speaking one in the Season 9's "She Swill Survive".

!!! Dick Reynolds
-> A recently divorced, miserable co-worker of Stan. Voiced by Stephen Root & David Koecher.

* ButtMonkey: He has some kind of cancer, is abused by his son (who has freakishly large hands) and his wife got almost everything after she left him in favor of their [[KavorkaMan ugly]] barber. Oh, and his genitals some how disappeared due to his feelings of emasculation over his wife being more successful than him.
* TheChewtoy: Of the CIA cast.
* TooDumbToLive

!!! Jackson
-> A ‘former homosexual’ co-worker of Stan’s whose ‘sodomy cleared right up’. Voiced by Mike Henry.

* AnythingThatMoves: A self-proclaimed ex-gay who wishes he had a vagina, and is in a relationship with a transsexual prostitute. There's also mention of an [[NoodleIncident incident]] with a "dead mermaid".
* TooDumbToLive

!!! Duper
-> A fellow agent who is always showing Stan up.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Stan
* KilledOffForReal: In "100 A.D." In the following episode, he was revealed to have a clone... who later died in "The Kidney Stays in the Picture", having returned too late from a [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent time-travel mission and melted into a puddle of goo]]. At least he got a better high school yearbook photo.
* OutOfFocus
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