History Characters / AsToldByGinger

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* TheAllegedCar: She drives a classic VW Beetle that's often seen breaking down, falling apart, or billowing smog. Even the intro sequence shows her in her car being towed by a tow truck.
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* BrokenPedestal: For Buddy Baker in "Dodie's Big Break" after seeing the appalling state of a house he was conning an expectant couple into buying.
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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The current trope image, although he eventually gets them taken off by the time he starts high school.

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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The current former trope image, although he eventually gets them taken off by the time he starts high school.
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Courtney is attracted to Ginger, according to WordOfGod.


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* TwoFirstNames: Either "Elaine" or "Gordon" can be used as a first name.
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* EasilyForgiven: Of all the times stabbed her friends in the back, both Ginger and Macie welcome her back with open arms.

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* EasilyForgiven: Of all the times she has stabbed her friends in the back, both Ginger and Macie welcome her back with open arms.
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* EasilyForgiven: Of all the times stabbed her friends in the back, both Ginger and Macie welcome her back with open arms.
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* DisappearedDad: Subverted in that her parents are mentioned to be divorced.



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[[folder: Darren Patterson]]
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->Voiced by: Kenny Blank

Darren Patterson is one of Ginger's best friends. Darren lives next door to Ginger and has done since the two were small children. As such, Ginger trusts him just as much as she does Dodie and Macie. Darren is calm, reliable and down to earth though his popularity suffers because of the embarrassing and unwieldy orthodontia.

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[[folder:Carl Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Kenny Blank

Darren Patterson
Jeannie Elias

Carl Foutley
is one of Ginger's best friends. Darren lives next door to Ginger younger brother. He is in the fourth grade in the first season. He and has done since his sidekick, Hoodsey, come up with their schemes and perform their experiments in an abandoned doghouse in the two were small children. As such, Ginger trusts him just as much as she does Dodie and Macie. Darren is calm, reliable and down Foutleys' backyard. The doghouse once belonged to earth though his popularity suffers because the Foutleys' dog Monster, who ran away many years prior to the beginning of the embarrassing series. In the series finale, Monster returns to the Foutleys. Because of his unique, yet disturbing personality, his family sometimes act like they don't like him, and unwieldy orthodontia.often criticize him. His mother often claim's that she is also afraid of what he is planning.



* {{Adorkable}}: He's a hit with all of the girls because he's legitimately charming when he puts his mind to it.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Ginger.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: As seen once he gets his headgear taken off, every girl his age wanted him.
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: In ''Far From Home'', he realizes he is in love with Ginger after she goes away to Avalanche Arts Academy.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Can act as a brotherly figure for Carl at times.
* BlackBestFriend: To Ginger in the first few seasons.
* BoyNextDoor: To Ginger.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The current trope image, although he eventually gets them taken off by the time he starts high school.
* CassandraTruth: Plots would often be resolved in half the time if Ginger and her friends would just listen to him for once.
* ChickMagnet: A lot of girls became interested in him after he loses BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ginger.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Carl, when Lois and Ginger aren't involved and Hoodsey can't do the job.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears his hair longer in high school.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Responsible to Will's Foolish.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Without his orthodontics, he became an instant ChickMagnet.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Part of an OfficialCouple with his red-haired childhood friend Ginger.
* LoveConfession: To Ginger after she moves away in ''Far From Home''.
* MrFanservice: Once he gets his headgear taken off.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After he cheats on Ginger with Simone.
* NiceGuy: A very kind and sensitive person.
* NotSoAboveItAll: The Holiday special had him joining Carl and Hoodsey in on making a [[ToiletHumor lit reindeer look like it was urinating]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Once he reaches high school
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Ginger. [[spoiler: TheyDo]].
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheated on Ginger with a cheerleader named Simone at one point during high school, which creates a massive rift in their relationship for some time.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He's a hit with all of the girls because AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Ginger sometimes.
* AntagonistInMourning: When Ms. Gordon retires, Carl does everything he can to get her back. [[spoiler: When she dies,
he's legitimately charming when he puts his mind to it.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Ginger.
absolutely devastated.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: As seen once he gets BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: He and Noelle broke up before Middle School and when she had shown up to save Lois and Daves' wedding, she told him not to get too excited and the past is the past]].
* BrilliantButLazy: He's very well spoken and a very gifted amateur scientist, but he's a poor student because he'd rather goof around with Hoodsey.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To
his headgear taken off, Dad about his ParentalAbandonment.
* CatchPhrase: "Affirmative" and "Classified".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One Friday the 13th has him actively seeking out bad luck.
* CryCute: [[spoiler: When Mrs. Gordon passes away.]]
* FreakyIsCool: He certainly thinks so.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Likes animals and other creatures (even those that are UglyCute or hideous)
* HeroesWantRedheads: Is the secondary hero (he comes out on top in his plots) and crushes on redhaired Noelle.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Dwayne the Garbage Man.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's selfish and insensitive, but when the chips are down, he's your best friend.
* LikesOlderWomen: Was going to propose to Maude- complete with a worm engagement ring.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he drives Mrs. Gordon to retire after one too many pranks.
* NightmareFetishist: His prized possession is his petrified eyeball.
* ThePigPen: According to Lois, he doesn't bathe
every girl day, and other characters often comment about his age wanted him.
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: In ''Far From Home'', he realizes he is in love with Ginger after she goes away to Avalanche Arts Academy.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Can act as a brotherly figure for Carl at times.
* BlackBestFriend: To Ginger in the first few seasons.
poor hygiene.
* BoyNextDoor: To Ginger.PrecociousCrush: On Maude.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Usually doesn't care but states to Hoodsey that they aren't as cool as their self-made graffiti made them out to be.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Hoodsey's Sensitive Guy.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His vocabulary is way above his grade level, and he prefers to use words with more than two syllables.

* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The current trope image, although he eventually gets them taken off by the time he starts high school.
* CassandraTruth: Plots would often be resolved in half the time if
SiblingYinYang: With Ginger- Ginger and her friends would just listen to him for once.
is a TeachersPet with a slight childish streak while Carl is a notorious troublemaker who is occasionally WiseBeyondHisYears.
* ChickMagnet: A lot of girls became interested in him after he loses BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance:
SitcomArchNemesis:
**
With Ginger.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder:
Blake Gripling, to contrast Ginger's friendship with Courtney.
**
To a lesser extent with Brandon Higsby, but Brandon actually likes Carl, when Lois and Ginger aren't involved and Hoodsey can't do the job.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears
much to his hair longer in high school.
annoyance,
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Responsible to Will's Foolish.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Without his orthodontics, he became an instant ChickMagnet.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Part of an OfficialCouple with his red-haired childhood friend Ginger.
* LoveConfession: To Ginger after she moves away in ''Far From Home''.
* MrFanservice: Once he gets his headgear taken off.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After he cheats on Ginger with Simone.
* NiceGuy: A very kind and sensitive person.
* NotSoAboveItAll: The Holiday special had him joining Carl and Hoodsey in on making a [[ToiletHumor lit reindeer look like it was urinating]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Once he reaches high school
* WillTheyOrWontThey:
ShipTease: With Ginger. [[spoiler: TheyDo]].
Noelle Sussman.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hoodsey.
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheated Noelle has been suspecting him of cheating on Ginger her with a cheerleader named Simone at one point during high school, Polly Shuster, which creates a massive rift in led to their relationship for some time. breakup.



[[folder: Deidre "Dodie" Hortense Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Aspen Miller

Deirdre Hortense "Dodie" Bishop is an ultimate chatterbox and recycled gossip authority, and has been Ginger's best friend since the day they met.

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[[folder:Lois Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Aspen Miller

Deirdre Hortense "Dodie" Bishop
Laraine Newman

Lois Foutley, a nurse,
is an ultimate chatterbox the mother of Ginger and recycled gossip authority, and has been Ginger's best friend since the day they met.Carl.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: She often betrays Ginger and Macie whenever she seems to be getting a taste of popularity.
* AesopAmnesia: How many times does she learn not to sell out her friends for popularity? How many times does she learn that its wrong to pry into other people's business? Too many times.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Usually because she hurts people trying to get what she wants.
* AttentionWhore: So much. She would do just about anything to become popular.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: To the point of being one of the least likable characters on the show, even more so than villains like Miranda.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Blonde to Macie's Brunette and Ginger's Redhead.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's Ginger's worst enemy just as often as her best friend. In several episodes she's even the secondary antagonist.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears her hair in a chin length bob and headband after she graduates from Middle School.
* FatalFlaw: {{Envy}}. She's envious of the popular clique and would do anything to impress them, even if it meant hurting others as seen in ''Of Lice and Friends''. And when Ginger and Darren were dating, she was so jealous of the time they spent together she conspired to break them up with [[AlphaBitch Miranda]] and [[BetaBitch Mipsy]] in ''Wicked Game'' that she ends up hurting Ginger and only has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she gets caught.
* FreudianExcuse: That she likely learned her behavior from her Mother.
* FullNameUltimatum: Not as often as Hoodsey but her mother tends to call her by her full name "Deidre Hortense".
* GenkiGirl: She's got way too much energy. It's to the point where even the pep squad is off-put by it.
* GirlishPigtails: In the early seasons. Notably whenever she's trying to impress the popular girls, she usually has her hair in a different style.
* GossipyHens: To the extent that when she was asked to do morning announcements, all she did was broadcast gossip over the intercom.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Often preaches about how important best friends are, but willingly tried to destroy the happiness of two close friends.
** She likes to scold people (usually Ginger) for not looking at the big picture and being too self-centered. [[ItsAllAboutMe It goes without saying that Dodie is often the worst offender of that in the entire show.]]
* IronicName: Her name sounds like "doting", she's anything but.
* ItsAllAboutMe: All the time. Dodie once wanted Ginger to cancel the birthday party for Darren simply because she wasn't allowed to attend. Darren called her out on this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a terrible friend, but she's not all that bad a person deep down. Her obsession with social status is mostly to blame for her more negative traits.
* KarmaHoudini: She never faces any serious repercussions for some her schemes. Most jarringly obvious in the episodes after ''Wicked Game'', where she tried to sabotage her best friend's relationship. This has not endeared fans to her.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Is struck by this rarely.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: She and Joanne share the same features (albeit much slimmer than her daughter), same hair color, fashion sense, and both are social climbing drama queens that [[spoiler: that get married to schlubby mild-mannered guys]].
* LooseLips: She absolutely cannot keep a secret. All she needs to give up the good is a shot at popularity, or just to be asked by the right person.
* ManipulativeBitch: She feigned a broken leg in order to win a much-coveted spot on the cheerleading squad.
* MotorMouth: Sometimes, which is endlessly exploited by Miranda.
* PairTheSpares: Marries Chet Zipper, of all people, in the finale.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looks like her Mother, even stated so by Hoodsey. Though she also resembles her Grandmother (esp. with the pigtails)
* TokenEvilTeammate: Borders on this. Dodie is often times as manipulative and devious as the [[AlphaBitch popular girls she aspires to be]] and he has no qualms about throwing people under the bus and ruining their social standings and relationships in order to achieve popularity, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder including her friends.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Many, many times. High school only makes things worse.
* TookALevelInKindness: It's small but she actually does get a little better in high school. Notably when Darren is cheating on Ginger, she persuades him to come clean and tell her rather than trying to keep his secret.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: To Ginger, mostly.

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: She AffectionateNickname: Carl calls her "Lola".
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted in that she doesn't engage in embarrassing behavior, but due to the fact the protagonist/her daughter is 12-14 years old, sometimes her frankness and lack of pretense could be cringe-worthy
* AmbiguouslyJewish: For most of the first season, with her pronounced New York accent, MamaBear personality and occasional use of Yiddish slang. Confirmed in the Holiday special near the end of Season 1, when we learn that her father was a rabbi.[[note]] Technically, though, a person is only considered Jewish if his/her ''mother'' was Jewish.[[/note]]
* AmicablyDivorced: To Jonas, though she doesn't have a very high opinion of him.
* BigBeautifulWoman: In-Universe, she's considered very attractive. Her size doesn't seem to be much of a problem, and in fact is part of the reason why.
* BigBreastPride: Wears clothing that makes the most of her bosomy figure.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when commenting on Carl's behavior.
* FieryRedhead: In notable contrast to her more mellow daughter and phlegmatic son.
* {{Foil}}: She's a tough, wise, loving, plus-sized, working class mother that has to lay down the law with her kids and
often betrays lets them learn their own lessons, this in contrast to the other leaner mothers of the show (priggish Joann, vapid and posh Claire, and Macie's workaholic parents).
* FormerlyFat: As of [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QXbZdrMZrLU/hqdefault.jpg "The Butterflies Are Free" and the high school episodes]].
* GoodParents: Although she is a nurturing mother to
Ginger and Macie whenever Carl, she seems is also something of a strict disciplinarian, and does not hesitate to be getting a taste put her foot down when she feels it is necessary.
* HappilyMarried: To Dave in the future.
* HartmanHips: Even when she was heavy, she had an ample pair
of popularity.hips albeit with [[BuxomIsBetter larger than average breasts]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: An ex-wife variant. Like her late mother-in-law, she's very devoted to her children and was the strength of the family, after their husbands left.
* MamaBear: To both kids- she goes ballistic when she finds out one of Carl's teachers tricked him into thinking he was going to die.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is a lot tougher, outspoken, and hot tempered than Dr. Dave.
* MeaningfulName: "Lois" is derived from the Greek "Loion" meaning "desirable/better" she does put most of the parents to shame and attractive.
* NiceGirl: Among all of the parents we see, she's definitely the most kind-hearted.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Does join Carl and Hoodsey in their movie making.

* AesopAmnesia: How many times ParentalHypocrisy: Bans Ginger from wearing make-up, yet she has her own bathroom full of cosmetics that she keeps locked. She also forbids Ginger from drinking coffee, although she does she learn not to sell throw out her own coffee maker after some prompting from Dave and Carl. She also doesn't allow Ginger to shave her hairy legs, even though her daughter is hugely embarrassed by them.
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as this for Dodie and Hoodsey, Courtney (esp. in "Mommie Nearest"), Darren (slightly), and Macie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few truly reasonable figures among the the parents in the series.
* TeamMom: Serves as a Mother figure to the
friends for popularity? How many times does of her children often a lot. Giving them rides, letting them stay over her house, giving helpful guidance and advice, affectionate, and she learn that its wrong to pry into other people's business? Too many times.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Usually because she hurts people trying to get what she wants.
* AttentionWhore: So much. She would do just about anything to become popular.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: To the point of being one of the least likable characters on the show,
even more so than villains told Macie and Dodie they're like Miranda.
her extra daughters.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: TrueBlueFemininity: The Blonde dress she wears to Macie's Brunette and Ginger's Redhead.
graduation is a pale blue, and it's presented as a real SheCleansUpNicely moment.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's WeightWoe: One time noted she was wider than when she was a young single woman, is seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12. Also for Ginger's worst enemy just as often as her best friend. In several episodes she's even the secondary antagonist.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears her hair in a chin length bob and headband after
graduation, she graduates from Middle School.
* FatalFlaw: {{Envy}}. She's envious of the popular clique and would do anything to impress them, even if it meant hurting others as seen in ''Of Lice and Friends''. And when Ginger and Darren were dating,
jokes she was can't eat so jealous of the time they spent together she conspired to break them up with [[AlphaBitch Miranda]] and [[BetaBitch Mipsy]] in ''Wicked Game'' that she ends up hurting Ginger and only has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she gets caught.
* FreudianExcuse: That she likely learned her behavior from her Mother.
* FullNameUltimatum: Not as often as Hoodsey but her mother tends to call her by her full name "Deidre Hortense".
* GenkiGirl: She's got way too
much energy. It's to the point where even the pep squad is off-put by it.
* GirlishPigtails: In the early seasons. Notably whenever she's trying to impress the popular girls, she usually has
as a carrot stick or else she'll pop out of her hair in a different style.
* GossipyHens: To the extent that when she was asked to do morning announcements, all she did was broadcast gossip over the intercom.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Often preaches about how important best friends are, but willingly tried to destroy the happiness of two close friends.
** She likes to scold people (usually Ginger) for not looking at the big picture and being too self-centered. [[ItsAllAboutMe It goes without saying that Dodie is often the worst offender of that in the entire show.]]
* IronicName: Her name sounds like "doting", she's anything but.
* ItsAllAboutMe: All the time. Dodie once wanted Ginger to cancel the birthday party for Darren simply because she wasn't allowed to attend. Darren called her out on this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a terrible friend, but she's not all that bad a person deep down. Her obsession with social status is mostly to blame for her more negative traits.
* KarmaHoudini: She never faces any serious repercussions for some her schemes. Most jarringly obvious in the episodes after ''Wicked Game'', where she tried to sabotage her best friend's relationship. This has not endeared fans to her.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Is struck by this rarely.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: She and Joanne share the same features (albeit much slimmer than her daughter), same hair color, fashion sense, and both are social climbing drama queens that [[spoiler: that get married to schlubby mild-mannered guys]].
* LooseLips: She absolutely cannot keep a secret. All she needs to give up the good is a shot at popularity, or just to be asked by the right person.
* ManipulativeBitch: She feigned a broken leg in order to win a much-coveted spot on the cheerleading squad.
* MotorMouth: Sometimes, which is endlessly exploited by Miranda.
* PairTheSpares: Marries Chet Zipper, of all people, in the finale.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looks like her Mother, even stated so by Hoodsey. Though she also resembles her Grandmother (esp. with the pigtails)
* TokenEvilTeammate: Borders on this. Dodie is often times as manipulative and devious as the [[AlphaBitch popular girls she aspires to be]] and he has no qualms about throwing people under the bus and ruining their social standings and relationships in order to achieve popularity, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder including her friends.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Many, many times. High school only makes things worse.
* TookALevelInKindness: It's small but she actually does get a little better in high school. Notably when Darren is cheating on Ginger, she persuades him to come clean and tell her rather than trying to keep his secret.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: To Ginger, mostly.
dress.



[[folder: Macie Lightfoot]]
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->Voiced by: Jackie Harris

Macie Lightfoot is one of Ginger's best friends. Though highly intelligent, the lack of parental guidance (which borders on neglect) causes Macie to be shy and awkward in public.

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[[folder:Jonas Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Jackie Harris

Macie Lightfoot is one of Ginger's best friends. Though highly intelligent,
->'''Voiced by:''' Tom Virtue

Jonas Foutley abandoned Lois and their children shortly after
the lack birth of parental guidance (which borders on neglect) causes Macie to be shy Carl. Ginger never had any fond or, for that matter, clear memories of her father, and awkward all the photographs of him that are in public.her possession are of his feet.



* {{Adorkable}}
* AsianAndNerdy: Half Asian.
* BeautifulAllAlong: At her graduation [[http://www.hey-arnold.com/Ginger/atbg_pic/Macie_BrownHair.jpg she dyed her hair and wore contacts]], then later episodes shown her with her usual look albeit with longer and wavier hair.
* BlindWithoutThem: As seen when she goes without her glasses at the school dance and she can't even pour herself a cup of punch without spilling.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Dodie's Blonde and Ginger's Redhead.
* BrainyBrunette: Played with: she fits the stereotype, but Ginger is actually the better student between the two of them.
* BrutalHonesty: Tends to be the one to tell people what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear.
* ButNotTooWhite: She's half Asian and half Caucasian, respectively.
* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionally, particularly toward her inner circle of friends.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Got her hair done and dyed in a light brown [[AudreyHepburn Hepburn-esque]] pixie for graduation and later is seen with her usual color but with longer, wavier hair.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Mostly geeky boys crush on her, not that she minds, she admires nerdier members of the opposite sex.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: When she shows up to the dance to meet her Mystery Man Dodie promptly takes Macie's glasses off in order to make her look nicer, unfortunately she's BlindWithoutThem.
* HairColorDissonance: Macie's hair is supposed to be brown but is actually a greenish gray.
* KiddieKid: In ''Family Therapy'', she receives a swing set for her thirteenth birthday and is ecstatic by this.
* LikesOlderMen: Liked this counselor at Camp Caprice, had a slight fascination with Mr. Cilia and his sideburns, and dated this [[{{Gonk}} band geek]] in high school
* LonelyRichKid: Her parents are affluent psychologists that hardly make time for her (and are only seen two times in the show), they even forgot her 13th birthday, thankfully she isn't friendless.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only girl in the main trio who is seen wearing glasses.
* NerdsAreSexy: Attracted geekier, less Alpha Male types like an older band geek, a CasanovaWannabe crush of Dodie, and Hoodsey.
* NerdGlasses: She's the only semi-important character that wears them, and she's definitely the nerdiest of all of them.
* NervousWreck: Macie is in a constant state of panic, as she is allergic to everything and fears change.
* NiceGirl: Most of the time, but when she gets mean, she gets ''mean''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sometimes. [[spoiler: One episode had her form an alliance with Dodie, Miranda, and Mipsy to try to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren! Though it may have been Dodie peer pressuring her that made her go along with the plan.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks [[{{Pettanko}} quite undeve]][[TeensAreShort loped for her age]] and still dresses in a childish manner.
* OnlySaneWoman: Among her classmates. She shares this role with Ginger.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: See NotSoAboveItAll above.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied in ''Family Therapy''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: The finale has shown her with a groomed version of her middle school bob, no buck teeth, and with a svelte figure]]
* ShrinkingViolet: To a certain degree, especially compared with Ginger and Dodie.
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: Talks like she constantly has a sinus problem? Check. Constantly worried about unlikely ailments? Check. Allergic to just about everything? You better believe it.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Mother and it was said, her Aunts Bridget and Brigitte.
* TeamMom: Serves as a peacemaker to Ginger and Dodie during particular conflicts and even referred to herself as a "den mother".
* TookALevelInBadass: Becomes bolder and less nervous and dependent on her friends when they start graduating from junior high.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Tends to lampshade her friends' more ridiculous schemes, but she's rather immature in other areas, such as being in denial about entering puberty.

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* {{Adorkable}}
* AsianAndNerdy: Half Asian.
* BeautifulAllAlong: At her graduation [[http://www.hey-arnold.com/Ginger/atbg_pic/Macie_BrownHair.jpg she dyed her hair and wore contacts]], then later episodes shown her with her usual look albeit with longer and wavier hair.
* BlindWithoutThem: As seen when she goes without her glasses at the school dance and she
AdultsAreUseless: Trying to avert it, but his children can't even pour herself a cup of punch without spilling.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Dodie's Blonde and Ginger's Redhead.
* BrainyBrunette: Played with: she fits the stereotype, but Ginger is actually the better student between the two of them.
* BrutalHonesty: Tends to be the one to tell people what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear.
* ButNotTooWhite: She's half Asian and half Caucasian, respectively.
* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionally, particularly toward her inner circle of friends.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Got her hair done and dyed in a light brown [[AudreyHepburn Hepburn-esque]] pixie for graduation and later is seen with her usual color but with longer, wavier hair.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Mostly geeky boys crush
rely on her, him.
* AmicablyDivorced: To Lois,
not that she minds, she admires nerdier members of the opposite sex.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: When she shows up to the dance to meet
it stopped him from poking fun at her Mystery Man Dodie promptly takes Macie's glasses off in order to make her look nicer, unfortunately she's BlindWithoutThem.
voice.
* HairColorDissonance: Macie's hair is supposed to be brown but is actually a greenish gray.
* KiddieKid: In ''Family Therapy'', she receives a swing set for her thirteenth birthday and is ecstatic by this.
* LikesOlderMen: Liked
BumblingDad: An example how this counselor at Camp Caprice, had trope can affect children in real life.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He figured his kids would be better off without
a slight fascination father than with Mr. Cilia and his sideburns, and dated this [[{{Gonk}} band geek]] in high school
* LonelyRichKid: Her
two parents are affluent psychologists that hardly make time for her (and are only seen two times in the show), they even forgot her 13th birthday, thankfully she isn't friendless.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only girl in the main trio who is seen wearing glasses.
* NerdsAreSexy: Attracted geekier, less Alpha Male types like an older band geek, a CasanovaWannabe crush of Dodie, and Hoodsey.
* NerdGlasses: She's the only semi-important character
didn't get along. He also doesn't seem to think that wears them, and she's definitely the nerdiest of all of them.
* NervousWreck: Macie is in a constant state of panic, as she is allergic to everything and fears change.
* NiceGirl: Most of the time, but when she gets mean, she gets ''mean''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sometimes. [[spoiler: One episode had her form an alliance with Dodie, Miranda, and Mipsy to try to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren! Though it may
he would have been Dodie peer pressuring her that made her go along with the plan.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks [[{{Pettanko}} quite undeve]][[TeensAreShort loped for her age]] and still dresses in
a childish manner.
* OnlySaneWoman: Among her classmates. She shares this role with Ginger.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: See NotSoAboveItAll above.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied in ''Family Therapy''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: The finale has shown her with a groomed version of her middle school bob, no buck teeth, and with a svelte figure]]
* ShrinkingViolet: To a certain degree, especially compared with Ginger and Dodie.
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: Talks like she constantly has a sinus problem? Check. Constantly worried about unlikely ailments? Check. Allergic to just about everything? You better believe it.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Mother and it was said, her Aunts Bridget and Brigitte.
* TeamMom: Serves as a peacemaker
very good father to Ginger and Dodie during particular conflicts and even referred Carl to herself as a "den mother".
begin with.
* TookALevelInBadass: Becomes bolder and less nervous and dependent on her friends when they start graduating DisappearedDad: Not really disappeared but the kids don't get to hear from junior high.
him often.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Tends {{Foil}}: To Dr. Dave in regards to lampshade her friends' more ridiculous schemes, but she's rather immature in other areas, such as being a mate to Lois and a father to Carl and Ginger and in denial about entering puberty.appearance to a lesser extent.
* TheGhost: Wasn't seen until the Holiday special.
* HeelRealization: He pretty much acknowledges that he isn't a reliable figure in his childrens' life
* LikeFatherLikeSon: He lamented how he took after his father in being a distant parent.
* PermaStubble: Always seen with stubble on his face.



[[folder: Courtney Gripling]]
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->Voiced by: Liz Georges

Courtney Claire Gripling takes her role as "The Most Popular Girl at Lucky Junior High" very seriously. Her fascination with Ginger Foutley began as an experiment to see how the other half lives and eventually blossomed into a real friendship. Courtney looks to Ginger as someone she can turn to when she needs help or advice from someone other than her mindless followers. While her other friends Mipsy and Miranda virtually worship the ground that Courtney walks on, Ginger seems to do just fine living independently from Courtney's shadow. In fact, Courtney is secretly envious of Ginger's tight bond she shares with her best friends Macie and Dodie, since Courtney is aware that they would stick by her no matter what, while Miranda and company would only be there as long as Courtney's reign of popularity endures.

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[[folder:Dr. David Dave]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' David Jeremiah

Dr. "David" Dave is the second husband of Lois Foutley, and is the step-father of Ginger and Carl. Dr. Dave works at the same hosptial as Lois.
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* {{Foil}}: To Jonas, in looks and his role as a father figure and husband.
* HappilyMarried: To Lois in the future.
* HospitalHottie: A very attractive doctor.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a very attractively sculpted square jawline that Carl coveted one episode.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Is more meeker than Lois is.
* MeaningfulName: "David" means "beloved" which he is by the Foutleys.
* {{Megane}}: Attractive with glasses.
* MommasBoy: Can't stand up to his domineering and rude mother.
* NiceGuy: Kind, well-mannered, and gentle with kids.
* ParentalSubstitute: Served this role for Carl and Ginger even before he was engaged to Lois.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Able to steer Carl away from trying to get a chin implant and gently pointed out to Lois that Ginger's dependence on caffeine isn't so different from Lois having a cup every day.
* RepetitiveName: Dr. David Dave.
* TookALevelInBadass: The finale has him [[spoiler: call out his mother for hating on Lois and sabotaging their wedding, even refusing to do much with her again]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Not as extreme as some examples but he has a very wide upper torso with a small waist and even smaller lower body.
* WickedStepmother: Stepfather variant. Ginger at one point had a fairy-tale fantasy sequence where she was kept isolated up in a tower with Carl stuck in the dungeon.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: {{Gender Inverted}}. He's a very tall and built handsome man with a minuscule and troll like mother.
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!!The Bishops

[[folder:Deidre "Dodie" Hortense Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Liz Georges

Courtney Claire Gripling takes her role as "The Most Popular Girl at Lucky Junior High" very seriously. Her fascination with Ginger Foutley began as
Aspen Miller

Deirdre Hortense "Dodie" Bishop is
an experiment to see how the other half lives ultimate chatterbox and eventually blossomed into a real friendship. Courtney looks to Ginger as someone she can turn to when she needs help or advice from someone other than her mindless followers. While her other friends Mipsy recycled gossip authority, and Miranda virtually worship the ground that Courtney walks on, Ginger seems to do just fine living independently from Courtney's shadow. In fact, Courtney is secretly envious of has been Ginger's tight bond she shares with her best friends Macie and Dodie, friend since Courtney is aware that the day they would stick by her no matter what, while Miranda and company would only be there as long as Courtney's reign of popularity endures.met.



* ACupAngst: She is not happy about her small size. Only compared to high schoolers though, since she has the biggest breasts of the main characters save Lois (Who is an adult).
* AmbiguouslyBi[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Towards Ginger. WordOfGod states that they wanted her to confess to Ginger and come to terms with her sexuality, but the higher ups vetoed it.
* AttentionWhore: Self-confessed; In one episode where another girl became more popular than her, Courtney became a little unhinged.
* BrainlessBeauty: She can definitely be rather... [[TheDitz ditzy]] compared to Ginger and the rest, but if you listen, you notice she has a very advanced speech pattern for a 13 year old.
* BreakTheHaughty: High School was not kind to her...
* CharacterDevelopment: Courtney has matured as each episode aired, and was less attention seeking as the series went on and she was alot nicer to Macie, Dodie and Darren.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Looks like a spoiled and ditzy junior high school girl doesn't she? Well she's pretty fierce and can fight pretty hard, especially where Ginger is concerned.
* DumbassHasAPoint: She's rather quick on uncovering schemes against Ginger and even points out to her that Dodie has already proven how selfish she is and shouldn't feel bad about putting Darren's birthday first.
* DumbBlonde: Not unintelligent, but so spoiled she can come off as ignorant.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Hair is slightly longer in high school
* TheFashionista: Decked out in the hottest tween and teen girl fashions, which lean towards couture and classic rather than simply trendy.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Courtney has blonde hair and is generally beautiful, sweet and naive, if a bit shallow.
* HartmanHips: Has a tween size version with a more realistic waistline.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Courtney may seem vain and prissy, but she's a NiceGirl underneath it all.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Courtney is pretty much the spitting image of her mother.
* LikesOlderMen: Well muscular teenagers like Will Patterson.
* LonelyRichKid: She actually has lots of friends, though they aren't friends for friendship, but convenience.
* LovableAlphaBitch: While she isn't against some casual teasing, she's pretty nice compared to most of the popular clique.
* MoralityPet: She is this to Miranda.
* NaiveEverygirl: To some extent, considering that she seems to be quite sheltered due to her wealthy upbringing and always had an interest as to how things worked in the world of middle class citizens.
* NiceGirl: Which is a stark contrast to her popular friends.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Has a posh giggle.
* OddFriendship: With Ginger. And on occasion Macie and Dodie. (Even if she forgets their names half the time.)
* PetTheDog: Many times. For example, she told Ginger about Dodie and Macie's plan to split her and Darren up in "Wicked game", and in "The A Ticket" she stopped Ginger from accidentally saying she liked Ian Richton, by butting in and asking to borrow science equipment from Ginger and Ian, making Ian not hear Ginger's confession of love to him.
* PopularIsDumb: She's more naive than straight up stupid, but she's still kind of an airhead.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Courtney is a symbol of young girls who are growing up to fast; instead of enjoying being a kid.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: When it comes to Will.
* SpoiledSweet: Courtney came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds. She also doesn't usually take delight in other's misfortunes, instead feeling sympathetic.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Mother.
* TokenGoodTeammate: In her circle of friends. The other popular girls aren't very nice.
* UpperClassTwit: She even describes herself as a snob in one episode.

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* ACupAngst: AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: She is not happy about her small size. Only compared to high schoolers though, since she has the biggest breasts of the main characters save Lois (Who is an adult).
* AmbiguouslyBi[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Towards Ginger. WordOfGod states that they wanted her to confess to
often betrays Ginger and come Macie whenever she seems to terms with her sexuality, but the higher ups vetoed it.be getting a taste of popularity.
* AesopAmnesia: How many times does she learn not to sell out her friends for popularity? How many times does she learn that its wrong to pry into other people's business? Too many times.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Usually because she hurts people trying to get what she wants.
* AttentionWhore: Self-confessed; In So much. She would do just about anything to become popular.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: To the point of being
one episode where another girl became of the least likable characters on the show, even more popular so than her, Courtney became a little unhinged.
* BrainlessBeauty: She can definitely be rather... [[TheDitz ditzy]] compared to Ginger and the rest, but if you listen, you notice she has a very advanced speech pattern for a 13 year old.
* BreakTheHaughty: High School was not kind to her...
* CharacterDevelopment: Courtney has matured as each episode aired, and was less attention seeking as the series went on and she was alot nicer to Macie, Dodie and Darren.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Looks
villains like a spoiled Miranda.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Blonde to Macie's Brunette
and ditzy junior high school girl doesn't she? Well Ginger's Redhead.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's Ginger's worst enemy just as often as her best friend. In several episodes
she's pretty fierce and can fight pretty hard, especially where Ginger is concerned.
* DumbassHasAPoint: She's rather quick on uncovering schemes against Ginger and
even points out to her that Dodie has already proven how selfish she is and shouldn't feel bad about putting Darren's birthday first.
* DumbBlonde: Not unintelligent, but so spoiled she can come off as ignorant.
the secondary antagonist.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Hair Wears her hair in a chin length bob and headband after she graduates from Middle School.
* FatalFlaw: {{Envy}}. She's envious of the popular clique and would do anything to impress them, even if it meant hurting others as seen in ''Of Lice and Friends''. And when Ginger and Darren were dating, she was so jealous of the time they spent together she conspired to break them up with [[AlphaBitch Miranda]] and [[BetaBitch Mipsy]] in ''Wicked Game'' that she ends up hurting Ginger and only has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she gets caught.
* FreudianExcuse: That she likely learned her behavior from her mother.
* FullNameUltimatum: Not as often as Hoodsey but her mother tends to call her by her full name "Deidre Hortense".
* GenkiGirl: She's got way too much energy. It's to the point where even the pep squad
is slightly longer off-put by it.
* GirlishPigtails: In the early seasons. Notably whenever she's trying to impress the popular girls, she usually has her hair
in high school
a different style.
* TheFashionista: Decked out GossipyHens: To the extent that when she was asked to do morning announcements, all she did was broadcast gossip over the intercom.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Often preaches about how important best friends are, but willingly tried to destroy the happiness of two close friends.
** She likes to scold people (usually Ginger) for not looking at the big picture and being too self-centered. [[ItsAllAboutMe It goes without saying that Dodie is often the worst offender of that
in the hottest tween and teen girl fashions, which lean towards couture and classic rather than entire show.]]
* IronicName: Her name sounds like "doting", she's anything but.
* ItsAllAboutMe: All the time. Dodie once wanted Ginger to cancel the birthday party for Darren
simply trendy.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Courtney has blonde hair and is generally beautiful, sweet and naive, if a bit shallow.
* HartmanHips: Has a tween size version with a more realistic waistline.
because she wasn't allowed to attend. Darren called her out on this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Courtney may seem vain and prissy, She's a terrible friend, but she's not all that bad a NiceGirl underneath it all.
person deep down. Her obsession with social status is mostly to blame for her more negative traits.
* KarmaHoudini: She never faces any serious repercussions for some her schemes. Most jarringly obvious in the episodes after ''Wicked Game'', where she tried to sabotage her best friend's relationship. This has not endeared fans to her.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Is struck by this rarely.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Courtney is pretty She and Joanne share the same features (albeit much slimmer than her daughter), same hair color, fashion sense, and both are social climbing drama queens that [[spoiler: that get married to schlubby mild-mannered guys]].
* LooseLips: She absolutely cannot keep a secret. All she needs to give up
the spitting image of her mother.good is a shot at popularity, or just to be asked by the right person.
* ManipulativeBitch: She feigned a broken leg in order to win a much-coveted spot on the cheerleading squad.

* LikesOlderMen: Well muscular teenagers like Will Patterson.
* LonelyRichKid: She actually has lots of friends, though they aren't friends for friendship, but convenience.
* LovableAlphaBitch: While she isn't against some casual teasing, she's pretty nice compared to most of the popular clique.
* MoralityPet: She
MotorMouth: Sometimes, which is this to endlessly exploited by Miranda.
* NaiveEverygirl: To some extent, considering that she seems to be quite sheltered due to her wealthy upbringing and always had an interest as to how things worked PairTheSpares: Marries Chet Zipper, of all people, in the world of middle class citizens.
* NiceGirl: Which is a stark contrast to her popular friends.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Has a posh giggle.
* OddFriendship: With Ginger. And on occasion Macie and Dodie. (Even if she forgets their names half the time.)
* PetTheDog: Many times. For example, she told Ginger about Dodie and Macie's plan to split her and Darren up in "Wicked game", and in "The A Ticket" she stopped Ginger from accidentally saying she liked Ian Richton, by butting in and asking to borrow science equipment from Ginger and Ian, making Ian not hear Ginger's confession of love to him.
* PopularIsDumb: She's more naive than straight up stupid, but she's still kind of an airhead.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Courtney is a symbol of young girls who are growing up to fast; instead of enjoying being a kid.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: When it comes to Will.
* SpoiledSweet: Courtney came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds. She also doesn't usually take delight in other's misfortunes, instead feeling sympathetic.
finale.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To Looks like her Mother.
* TokenGoodTeammate: In
Mother, even stated so by Hoodsey. Though she also resembles her circle of friends. The other Grandmother (esp. with the pigtails)
* TokenEvilTeammate: Borders on this. Dodie is often times as manipulative and devious as the [[AlphaBitch
popular girls aren't very nice.
* UpperClassTwit: She even describes herself as a snob
she aspires to be]] and he has no qualms about throwing people under the bus and ruining their social standings and relationships in one episode.order to achieve popularity, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder including her friends.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Many, many times. High school only makes things worse.
* TookALevelInKindness: It's small but she actually does get a little better in high school. Notably when Darren is cheating on Ginger, she persuades him to come clean and tell her rather than trying to keep his secret.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: To Ginger, mostly.



[[folder: Miranda Killgallen]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

Miranda Killgallen is Courtney Gripling's best friend, and her sheer meanness will make sure that no one else takes that position.

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[[folder:Hoodsey Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

Miranda Killgallen
Creator/TressMacNeille

Robert Joseph "Hoodsey" Bishop
is Courtney Gripling's Dodie's younger brother, and Carl Foutley's best friend, friend and her sheer meanness will make sure sidekick. He is extremely gullible and believes anything someone tells him. He usually never has supplementary ideas for Carl's plots, but is typically more than happy to help. He is called "Hoodsey" due to the fact that no one else takes that position.he never wears anything but a purple hooded sweatshirt, and his closet is full of them.



* BetaBitch: To Courtney. Though she occasionally gets promoted to Alpha when Courtney isn't around or is preoccupied.
* BlackBestFriend: To Courtney.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare: Has dished this out on occasion.
* DreadfulMusician: The only person who can make a clarinet sound bitter.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Her dad; See below.
* EvilLaugh: It's so disturbing that it makes children cry and their parents hurriedly rush them away.
* FreudianExcuse: It's revealed at one point that Miranda [[FriendlessBackground has very few actual friends]] and doesn't have a particularly close relationship with either of her parents.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Among the popular clique.
* GirlishPigtails: When she dates Darren and wears them in high school.
* GreenEyedMonster: She hates Ginger because she is jealous of Ginger.
* IronicName: "Miranda" is derived from the Latin "Mirandus" meaning "wonderful and admirable"
* {{Jerkass}}
* LeanAndMean: By far the skinniest main kid in the show and she is mean as she's thin.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She's actually Courtney's, episodes where they're apart tend to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for Courtney.
* ManipulativeBitch: Mainly to Dodie or Ginger, but is capable of doing this to others.
* MeaningfulName:
** ''Kill''gallen. The original Gaelic which the name is taken (Cíl Giolla) from also denotes an Attendant or Follower which is fitting for her relationship with Courtney.
** "Miranda" (as in "the Miranda warning"), considering her father is a police officer.
* PetTheDog:
** She genuinely does value her friendship with Courtney and, despite her hatred of Ginger, she did have some real affection for Darren when they briefly dated. Ironically, Miranda seems to have a more genuine friendship with Courtney than Dodie does with Ginger.
** In the episode "Ginger's Solo," she cheers Ginger up when Ginger gets upset over Sasha having a girlfriend.
* RaceLift: WordOfGod has it that Miranda was white in her original conception, but was changed to a black character to introduce more diversity to the cast.
* TheRival: To Ginger.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShipperOnDeck: Ironically, she was briefly one for Ginger/Darren before Darren got his braces removed, because [[PairTheSpares it meant Miranda had Ian all to herself.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: Sort of. By the end of the series, she may not exactly be the nicest person on the show, but she's definitely not nearly as bad as she was at the beginning of the series.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Indirectly to Courtney--she tries on multiple occasions to blackmail Ginger into staying away from Courtney, because Miranda doesn't someone to end up replacing her as Courtney's best friend She even ditched Courtney for Hope when the latter temporarily usurped Courtney's position. She has also been shown to be pretty mean to Mipsy when the two aren't scheming together. One example is when Courtney puked on Miranda's shoes she angrily asked why Courtney didn't throw up on Mipsy instead. Also she's makes it pretty clear that she sees Mipsy as being lower on the food chain than her.

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* BetaBitch: AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Courtney. Though she occasionally Dodie sometimes, though often an InvertedTrope with the two.
* BigEater: Loves eating and can't resist things like Hot Chocolate and Chicken Cordon Bleu
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: For Carl, though he's not immune to weird moments himself.
* FullNameUltimatum: His mother is the only one who calls him "Robert Joseph".
* LikesOlderWomen: He likes Macie (3 years older than he) and onetime expressed how Lois "doesn't look like a mom".
* MeaningfulName: "Robert" means "bright" which does refer to his comedic role and his sensitive outlook.
* MommasBoy: Very coddled and dominated by Joann.
* NiceGuy: Much more sensitive and kind-hearted than Carl.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Onetime stated he looks so young that [[UpToEleven he
gets promoted carded for PG-13 movies]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's Carl's voice of reason, but he's rarely listened to.
* PrecociousCrush: Has one on Macie, but too shy
to Alpha when Courtney isn't tell her about it.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Carl's Manly Man.
* ShrinkingViolet: Gets embarrassed about showering in front of other guys, and he's rarely ever seen with his hood down, unless
around or is preoccupied.
Carl.
* BlackBestFriend: To Courtney.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare: Has dished this out on occasion.
* DreadfulMusician: The only person who can make a clarinet sound bitter.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Her dad; See below.
* EvilLaugh: It's so disturbing that it makes children cry and their parents hurriedly rush them away.
* FreudianExcuse: It's revealed
ShowerShy: As explained above at one point that Miranda [[FriendlessBackground has very few actual friends]] and doesn't have a particularly close relationship with either of her parents.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Among the popular clique.
* GirlishPigtails: When she dates Darren and wears them in high school.
* GreenEyedMonster: She hates Ginger because she is jealous of Ginger.
* IronicName: "Miranda" is derived from the Latin "Mirandus" meaning "wonderful and admirable"
* {{Jerkass}}
* LeanAndMean: By far the skinniest main kid in the show and she is mean as she's thin.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She's actually Courtney's, episodes where they're apart tend to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for Courtney.
* ManipulativeBitch: Mainly to Dodie or Ginger, but is capable of doing this to others.
* MeaningfulName:
** ''Kill''gallen. The original Gaelic which the name is taken (Cíl Giolla) from also denotes an Attendant or Follower which is fitting for her relationship with Courtney.
** "Miranda" (as in "the Miranda warning"), considering her father is a police officer.
* PetTheDog:
** She genuinely does value her friendship with Courtney and, despite her hatred of Ginger, she did have some real affection for Darren when they briefly dated. Ironically, Miranda seems to have a more genuine friendship with Courtney than Dodie does with Ginger.
** In the episode "Ginger's Solo," she cheers Ginger up when Ginger
ShrinkingViolet, he finally gets upset over Sasha having a girlfriend.
* RaceLift: WordOfGod has
it that Miranda was white in her original conception, but was changed to a black character to introduce more diversity to and showers.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his father, minus
the cast.
glasses.
* TheRival: To Ginger.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShipperOnDeck: Ironically, she was briefly one for Ginger/Darren before Darren got his braces removed, because [[PairTheSpares it meant Miranda had Ian all to herself.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: Sort of. By the end of the series, she may not exactly be the nicest person on the show, but she's definitely not nearly as bad as she was at the beginning of the series.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Indirectly to Courtney--she tries on multiple occasions to blackmail Ginger into staying away from Courtney, because Miranda doesn't someone to end up replacing her as Courtney's best friend She even ditched Courtney for Hope when the latter temporarily usurped Courtney's position. She has also been shown to be pretty mean to Mipsy when the two aren't scheming together. One example is when Courtney puked on Miranda's shoes she angrily asked why Courtney didn't throw up on Mipsy instead. Also she's makes it pretty clear that she sees Mipsy as being lower on the food chain than her.
ThoseTwoGuys: With Carl.



[[folder: Mipsy Mipson]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/SandyFox

Melissa 'Mipsy' Mipson is the "third most popular girl" at school, after Courtney Gripling and Miranda Killgallen.

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[[folder:Joann Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/SandyFox

Melissa 'Mipsy' Mipson
Susan Krebs

Joann Bishop
is the "third most popular girl" at school, after Courtney Gripling mother of Dodie and Miranda Killgallen.Hoodsie Bishop and a minor character in the series. She is known for being intense. She has a love hate relationship with the Foutley family, perticully with Carl and Lois, she often gets into arguments with them often involving Carl. She believes that Carl is a bad influence on her son Robert -Joseph (Hoodsey).



* AscendedExtra: At first she was just another one of Courtney's friends.
* AlliterativeName: Applies when either using her given name or nickname.
* TheDragon: Often serves this role to Miranda.
* EvilGenius: She seems to be the one who comes up with all the plans with Miranda.
* GeniusDitz: She's even more devious than Miranda, but that's about where her intelligence ends.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even more than Miranda!
* JewishAmericanPrincess: She is part of the inner circle of popular and wealthy girls, her parents hired a sushi chef from Osaka for her 13th birthday, and in "Far From Home" she mentions Bat Mitzvah money.
* LargeHam: Her auditioning for "Mambo in the Catskills" is really loud and over-the-top.
* ManipulativeBitch: She even has Miranda beat in this department, as the whole plot of ''Far From Home'' was her scheme to get rid of Ginger.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:[[spoiler: Her real name is revealed to be Melissa]].
* RepetitiveName: Of a nickname sort, Mipsy being short for her last name.
* RichBitch
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: It really says something when Courtney comes off looking more saavy and worldly by comparison.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Courtney and Miranda, mostly.
* SpoiledBrat: Her family is very wealthy and well-connected, and put both to good work giving her anything she wants.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Cousin
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Generally when Miranda needs an ally Mipsy is there to fill in that role.
* ValleyGirl: Has the high, nasal, girly voice and the hyper-feminine, capitalistic interests associated with the trope.

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* AscendedExtra: At first she was just another one AdultsAreUseless: Dramatic, bad-tempered, and very unaware of Courtney's friends.
* AlliterativeName: Applies when either using
her given name or nickname.
son's tenuous relationship with her mother in law.
* TheDragon: Often AgeInappropriateDress: Her attempts to fit in the popular girls at her daughter's school have her dressing in a way that doesn't suit a mother in her late 30s.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: She
serves this role to Miranda.
for Hoodsey and Dodie, as she doesn't seem aware that her rudeness embarrasses her children
* EvilGenius: She seems ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Very slender with her rotund husband.
* DramaQueen: A physical condition of hers that she believed came from being stressed out by the Foutleys in her life, turned out
to be the one who comes up with all the plans with Miranda.
just in her head.
* GeniusDitz: EmbarrassingNickname: Carl calls her "Jo Jo" which she dislikes.
* {{Foil}}: To Lois.
She's even blonder, leaner, smaller, more devious stressed out, meaner, and less tolerant than Miranda, but that's about Lois.
* HartmanHips: Revealed to have a pair of rounded hips in "About Face"
* {{Housewife}}: Up until "T.G.I.F"
where her intelligence ends.
she took up a position as a Home Economics teacher.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even more than Miranda!
Her daughter will state Joann isn't fit to be around children.
* JewishAmericanPrincess: LeanAndMean: She's very thin and just as bad-tempered.
* KickTheDog: Her biggest offense is probably badmouthing Carl in front of Ginger, then lashing out at Ginger when she defends her brother.
* MamaBear: A negative version of this shows up in "Lunatic Lake" when she goes after Carl for [[ItMakesSenseInContext "poisoning" her and Hoodsey with rancid fried clams]].
* MyBelovedSmother: Sometimes.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
She is part of behaves a lot perkier and friendlier when trying to hang out with the inner circle of popular and wealthy girls, her parents hired girls.
* ParentalFavouritism: She seems to prefer Hoodsey to Dodie- ironically, Dodie is
a sushi chef from Osaka GenerationXerox of her.
* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower
for her 13th birthday, and in "Far From Home" gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it. She also immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.
* SadistTeacher: What Dodie feared
she mentions Bat Mitzvah money.
would be when she accepts a job teaching Home Economics at the Junior High.
* LargeHam: TotallyRadical: Her auditioning for "Mambo in the Catskills" is really loud and over-the-top.
* ManipulativeBitch: She even has Miranda beat in this department, as the whole plot of ''Far From Home'' was her scheme to get rid of Ginger.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:[[spoiler: Her real name is revealed
attempts to be Melissa]].
"hip" and popular come off as this.
* RepetitiveName: Of a nickname sort, Mipsy being short for YoungerThanTheyLook: "About Face" reveals her last name.
* RichBitch
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: It really says something when
to be in her late 30s, though other people like Lois and Courtney comes off looking more saavy and worldly by comparison.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Courtney and Miranda, mostly.
* SpoiledBrat: Her family is very wealthy and well-connected, and put both to good work giving
assume she's in her anything she wants.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Cousin
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Generally when Miranda needs an ally Mipsy is there to fill in that role.
* ValleyGirl: Has the high, nasal, girly voice and the hyper-feminine, capitalistic interests associated with the trope.
early 40s.



[[folder: Ian Richton]]
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--> Voiced by: Adam Wylie

Ian Richton is a boy in Ginger's class whom she has a crush on for a while. He is the star on the school soccer team and had to needed to keep a B or high to stay. Many girls like him, but two known are Ginger (but no more) and Miranda. Its a running gag that every time he apperears, music plays most likely in Ginger's head due to her possibly overwhelming crush on him .

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[[folder: Ian Richton]]
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[[folder:David Charles Bishop]]
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--> Voiced by: Adam Wylie

Ian Richton is a boy in Ginger's class whom she has a crush on for a while. He is the star on the school soccer team
John Astin, later DanCastellaneta

The father of Dodie
and had to needed to keep a B or high to stay. Many girls like him, but two known are Ginger (but no more) and Miranda. Its a running gag that every time he apperears, music plays most likely in Ginger's head due to her possibly overwhelming crush on him .Hoodsey.



* TheArtifact: He was part of the reason for Miranda's hostility towards Ginger (as well as Ginger's budding friendship with Courtney), since they both had a crush on him, but they both seem to forget about Ian when they both develop feelings for Darren.
* AttractivenessIsolation: Is aware of this during the episode "Piece of My Heart"
* BookDumb: He's not stupid or anything, but he doesn't give even a minimum effort to his schoolwork.
* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her. Generally he seems like a nice guy, even being on friendly terms with Darren while the latter was still unpopular.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He uses Ginger as a meal ticket in 'The A Grade', but does apologize when called out on it.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Gifted with this.
* OutOfFocus: He becomes more of a background character after Season One. This is apparently due to his Voice Actor leaving the show.
* PopularIsDumb: Not dumb per se, but isn't that bright.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Ginger and Miranda.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, built, and darkhaired.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Is the only male (apart from [[AmbiguouslyGay Brandon]]) who is drawn with eyelashes.

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* TheArtifact: He was part of the reason for Miranda's hostility towards Ginger (as well as Ginger's budding friendship AdultsAreUseless: Can get distracted and often hangs back when his wife behaves badly.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Is very fat compared to svelte Joann.
* FullNameUltimatum: His wife calls him by both his first and middle name.
* GoodParents: Very pleasant in manner and talks
with Courtney), since they both had his children.
* HenpeckedHusband: To Joann, slightly.
* IronicName: "Charles" means "warrior" and he's passive.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like Hoodsey, he's meek and passive and possesses
a crush on him, but they both seem rotund frame and golden blonde hair.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: His mother bore some resemblance
to forget about Ian when they both develop feelings for Darren.
his wife and was said to be domineering. In the future [[spoiler: his daughter marries a man that resembles him in temperament and looks]].
* AttractivenessIsolation: Is aware MenDontCry: Averted during his Mother's death.
* NiceGuy: Compared to his wife.
* ShowerShy: A more severe case than his son, he never stripped off in front of his wife.
* MommasBoy: Was very close to his mother and devastated after her death.
* TopHeavyGuy: A fat version
of this during the episode "Piece trope.
* WomenAreWiser: Averted, he's somewhat
of My Heart"
* BookDumb: He's not stupid or anything,
a couch potato, but he doesn't give even a minimum effort to his schoolwork.
* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her. Generally he seems like a nice guy, even being on friendly terms with Darren while the latter was still unpopular.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He uses Ginger as a meal ticket
behaves in 'The A Grade', but does apologize when called out on it.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Gifted with this.
* OutOfFocus: He becomes
a far more of a background character after Season One. This is apparently due to civil manner than his Voice Actor leaving wife.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looking at him, you would think he was in his 40s or 50s rather than around
the show.
* PopularIsDumb: Not dumb per se, but isn't that bright.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Ginger and Miranda.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, built, and darkhaired.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Is the only male (apart from [[AmbiguouslyGay Brandon]]) who is drawn with eyelashes.
same age as his 30 something wife.



[[folder: Carl Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Carl Foutley is Ginger's younger brother. He is in the fourth grade in the first season. He and his sidekick, Hoodsey, come up with their schemes and perform their experiments in an abandoned doghouse in the Foutleys' backyard. The doghouse once belonged to the Foutleys' dog Monster, who ran away many years prior to the beginning of the series. In the series finale, Monster returns to the Foutleys. Because of his unique, yet disturbing personality, his family sometimes act like they don't like him, and often criticize him. His mother often claim's that she is also afraid of what he is planning.

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!!THe Lightfoots

[[folder:Macie Lightfoot]]
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->Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

Carl Foutley
Jackie Harris

Macie Lightfoot
is one of Ginger's younger brother. He is in best friends. Though highly intelligent, the fourth grade in the first season. He lack of parental guidance (which borders on neglect) causes Macie to be shy and his sidekick, Hoodsey, come up with their schemes and perform their experiments awkward in an abandoned doghouse in the Foutleys' backyard. The doghouse once belonged to the Foutleys' dog Monster, who ran away many years prior to the beginning of the series. In the series finale, Monster returns to the Foutleys. Because of his unique, yet disturbing personality, his family sometimes act like they don't like him, and often criticize him. His mother often claim's that she is also afraid of what he is planning.public.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Ginger sometimes.
* AntagonistInMourning: When Ms. Gordon retires, Carl does everything he can to get her back. [[spoiler: When she dies, he's absolutely devastated.]]
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: He and Noelle broke up before Middle School and when she had shown up to save Lois and Daves' wedding, she told him not to get too excited and the past is the past]].
* BrilliantButLazy: He's very well spoken and a very gifted amateur scientist, but he's a poor student because he'd rather goof around with Hoodsey.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To his Dad about his ParentalAbandonment.
* CatchPhrase: "Affirmative" and "Classified".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One Friday the 13th has him actively seeking out bad luck.
* CryCute: [[spoiler: When Mrs. Gordon passes away.]]
* FreakyIsCool: He certainly thinks so.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Likes animals and other creatures (even those that are UglyCute or hideous)
* HeroesWantRedheads: Is the secondary hero (he comes out on top in his plots) and crushes on redhaired Noelle.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Dwayne the Garbage Man.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's selfish and insensitive, but when the chips are down, he's your best friend.
* LikesOlderWomen: Was going to propose to Maude- complete with a worm engagement ring.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he drives Mrs. Gordon to retire after one too many pranks.
* NightmareFetishist: His prized possession is his petrified eyeball.
* ThePigPen: According to Lois, he doesn't bathe every day, and other characters often comment about his poor hygiene.
* PrecociousCrush: On Maude.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Usually doesn't care but states to Hoodsey that they aren't as cool as their self-made graffiti made them out to be.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Hoodsey's Sensitive Guy.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His vocabulary is way above his grade level, and he prefers to use words with more than two syllables.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ginger- Ginger is a TeachersPet with a slight childish streak while Carl is a notorious troublemaker who is occasionally WiseBeyondHisYears.
* SitcomArchNemesis:
** With Blake Gripling, to contrast Ginger's friendship with Courtney.
** To a lesser extent with Brandon Higsby, but Brandon actually likes Carl, much to his annoyance,
* ShipTease: With Noelle Sussman.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hoodsey.
* YourCheatingHeart: Noelle has been suspecting him of cheating on her with Polly Shuster, which led to their breakup.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To {{Adorkable}}
* AsianAndNerdy: Half Asian.
* BeautifulAllAlong: At her graduation [[http://www.hey-arnold.com/Ginger/atbg_pic/Macie_BrownHair.jpg she dyed her hair and wore contacts]], then later episodes shown her with her usual look albeit with longer and wavier hair.
* BlindWithoutThem: As seen when she goes without her glasses at the school dance and she can't even pour herself a cup of punch without spilling.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Dodie's Blonde and Ginger's Redhead.
* BrainyBrunette: Played with: she fits the stereotype, but
Ginger sometimes.
is actually the better student between the two of them.
* AntagonistInMourning: BrutalHonesty: Tends to be the one to tell people what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear.
* ButNotTooWhite: She's half Asian and half Caucasian, respectively.
* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionally, particularly toward her inner circle of friends.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Got her hair done and dyed in a light brown [[AudreyHepburn Hepburn-esque]] pixie for graduation and later is seen with her usual color but with longer, wavier hair.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Mostly geeky boys crush on her, not that she minds, she admires nerdier members of the opposite sex.
* TheGlassesGottaGo:
When Ms. Gordon retires, Carl does she shows up to the dance to meet her Mystery Man Dodie promptly takes Macie's glasses off in order to make her look nicer, unfortunately she's BlindWithoutThem.
* HairColorDissonance: Macie's hair is supposed to be brown but is actually a greenish gray.
* KiddieKid: In ''Family Therapy'', she receives a swing set for her thirteenth birthday and is ecstatic by this.
* LikesOlderMen: Liked this counselor at Camp Caprice, had a slight fascination with Mr. Cilia and his sideburns, and dated this [[{{Gonk}} band geek]] in high school
* LonelyRichKid: Her parents are affluent psychologists that hardly make time for her (and are only seen two times in the show), they even forgot her 13th birthday, thankfully she isn't friendless.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only girl in the main trio who is seen wearing glasses.
* NerdsAreSexy: Attracted geekier, less Alpha Male types like an older band geek, a CasanovaWannabe crush of Dodie, and Hoodsey.
* NerdGlasses: She's the only semi-important character that wears them, and she's definitely the nerdiest of all of them.
* NervousWreck: Macie is in a constant state of panic, as she is allergic to
everything he can to get her back. and fears change.
* NiceGirl: Most of the time, but when she gets mean, she gets ''mean''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sometimes.
[[spoiler: When she dies, he's absolutely devastated.One episode had her form an alliance with Dodie, Miranda, and Mipsy to try to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren! Though it may have been Dodie peer pressuring her that made her go along with the plan.]]
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: He OlderThanTheyLook: Looks [[{{Pettanko}} quite undeve]][[TeensAreShort loped for her age]] and Noelle broke up before Middle School and when she had shown up to save Lois and Daves' wedding, she told him not to get too excited and the past is the past]].
still dresses in a childish manner.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's very well spoken and a very gifted amateur scientist, but he's a poor student because he'd rather goof around OnlySaneWoman: Among her classmates. She shares this role with Hoodsey.
Ginger.
* CallingTheOldManOut: To his Dad about his ParentalAbandonment.
OutOfCharacterMoment: See NotSoAboveItAll above.
* CatchPhrase: "Affirmative" and "Classified".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One Friday the 13th has him actively seeking out bad luck.
* CryCute: [[spoiler: When Mrs. Gordon passes away.]]
* FreakyIsCool: He certainly thinks so.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Likes animals and other creatures (even those that are UglyCute or hideous)
* HeroesWantRedheads: Is the secondary hero (he comes out on top
ParentalNeglect: Implied in his plots) and crushes on redhaired Noelle.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Dwayne the Garbage Man.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's selfish and insensitive, but when the chips are down, he's your best friend.
* LikesOlderWomen: Was going to propose to Maude- complete with a worm engagement ring.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he drives Mrs. Gordon to retire after one too many pranks.
* NightmareFetishist: His prized possession is his petrified eyeball.
* ThePigPen: According to Lois, he doesn't bathe every day, and other characters often comment about his poor hygiene.
''Family Therapy''.
* PrecociousCrush: On Maude.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Usually doesn't care but states to Hoodsey that they aren't as cool as their self-made graffiti made them out to be.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Hoodsey's Sensitive Guy.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His vocabulary is way above his grade level, and he prefers to use words with more than two syllables.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ginger- Ginger is a TeachersPet with a slight childish streak while Carl is a notorious troublemaker who is occasionally WiseBeyondHisYears.
* SitcomArchNemesis:
** With Blake Gripling, to contrast Ginger's friendship with Courtney.
** To a lesser extent with Brandon Higsby, but Brandon actually likes Carl, much to his annoyance,
* ShipTease: With Noelle Sussman.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hoodsey.
* YourCheatingHeart: Noelle
SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler: The finale has been suspecting him of cheating on shown her with Polly Shuster, which led a groomed version of her middle school bob, no buck teeth, and with a svelte figure]]
* ShrinkingViolet: To a certain degree, especially compared with Ginger and Dodie.
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: Talks like she constantly has a sinus problem? Check. Constantly worried about unlikely ailments? Check. Allergic
to their breakup.just about everything? You better believe it.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Mother and it was said, her Aunts Bridget and Brigitte.
* TeamMom: Serves as a peacemaker to Ginger and Dodie during particular conflicts and even referred to herself as a "den mother".
* TookALevelInBadass: Becomes bolder and less nervous and dependent on her friends when they start graduating from junior high.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Tends to lampshade her friends' more ridiculous schemes, but she's rather immature in other areas, such as being in denial about entering puberty.



[[folder: Lois Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

Lois Foutley, a nurse, is the mother of Ginger and Carl.

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[[folder: Lois Foutley]]
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->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

Lois Foutley, a nurse,
[[folder:Drs. Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [=Michael McKean=] and Mary Gross, respectively

Macie's father
is the Bobby Lightfoot, Ph.D, and her mother of Ginger is Bobbie Lightfoot, Ph.D. They are both psychologists and Carl. portray the stereotypical new age parents. However, they are also both incredibly absent-minded, forgetting Macie's thirteenth birthday and making up for it by treating her ten years younger than she actually was.



* AffectionateNickname: Carl calls her "Lola".
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted in that she doesn't engage in embarrassing behavior, but due to the fact the protagonist/her daughter is 12-14 years old, sometimes her frankness and lack of pretense could be cringe-worthy
* AmbiguouslyJewish: For most of the first season, with her pronounced New York accent, MamaBear personality and occasional use of Yiddish slang. Confirmed in the Holiday special near the end of Season 1, when we learn that her father was a rabbi.[[note]] Technically, though, a person is only considered Jewish if his/her ''mother'' was Jewish.[[/note]]
* AmicablyDivorced: To Jonas, though she doesn't have a very high opinion of him.
* BigBeautifulWoman: In-Universe, she's considered very attractive. Her size doesn't seem to be much of a problem, and in fact is part of the reason why.
* BigBreastPride: Wears clothing that makes the most of her bosomy figure.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when commenting on Carl's behavior.
* FieryRedhead: In notable contrast to her more mellow daughter and phlegmatic son.
* {{Foil}}: She's a tough, wise, loving, plus-sized, working class mother that has to lay down the law with her kids and often lets them learn their own lessons, this in contrast to the other leaner mothers of the show (priggish Joann, vapid and posh Claire, and Macie's workaholic parents).
* FormerlyFat: As of [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QXbZdrMZrLU/hqdefault.jpg "The Butterflies Are Free" and the high school episodes]].
* GoodParents: Although she is a nurturing mother to Ginger and Carl, she is also something of a strict disciplinarian, and does not hesitate to put her foot down when she feels it is necessary.
* HappilyMarried: To Dave in the future.
* HartmanHips: Even when she was heavy, she had an ample pair of hips albeit with [[BuxomIsBetter larger than average breasts]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: An ex-wife variant. Like her late mother-in-law, she's very devoted to her children and was the strength of the family, after their husbands left.
* MamaBear: To both kids- she goes ballistic when she finds out one of Carl's teachers tricked him into thinking he was going to die.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is a lot tougher, outspoken, and hot tempered than Dr. Dave.
* MeaningfulName: "Lois" is derived from the Greek "Loion" meaning "desirable/better" she does put most of the parents to shame and attractive.
* NiceGirl: Among all of the parents we see, she's definitely the most kind-hearted.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Does join Carl and Hoodsey in their movie making.
* ParentalHypocrisy: Bans Ginger from wearing make-up, yet she has her own bathroom full of cosmetics that she keeps locked. She also forbids Ginger from drinking coffee, although she does throw out her own coffee maker after some prompting from Dave and Carl. She also doesn't allow Ginger to shave her hairy legs, even though her daughter is hugely embarrassed by them.
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as this for Dodie and Hoodsey, Courtney (esp. in "Mommie Nearest"), Darren (slightly), and Macie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few truly reasonable figures among the the parents in the series.
* TeamMom: Serves as a Mother figure to the friends of her children often a lot. Giving them rides, letting them stay over her house, giving helpful guidance and advice, affectionate, and she even told Macie and Dodie they're like her extra daughters.
* TrueBlueFemininity: The dress she wears to Ginger's graduation is a pale blue, and it's presented as a real SheCleansUpNicely moment.
* WeightWoe: One time noted she was wider than when she was a young single woman, is seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12. Also for Ginger's graduation, she jokes she can't eat so much as a carrot stick or else she'll pop out of her dress.

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* AffectionateNickname: Carl calls her "Lola".
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted in that she doesn't engage in embarrassing behavior, but due to
AdultsAreUseless: They go on business trips and work a lot; they also forget their daughter's birthday and the fact the protagonist/her daughter is 12-14 years old, sometimes her frankness and lack of pretense could be cringe-worthy
* AmbiguouslyJewish: For most of the first season, with her pronounced New York accent, MamaBear personality and occasional use of Yiddish slang. Confirmed in the Holiday special near the end of Season 1, when we learn that her father was a rabbi.[[note]] Technically, though, a person is only considered Jewish if his/her ''mother'' was Jewish.[[/note]]
* AmicablyDivorced: To Jonas, though she doesn't have a very high opinion of him.
* BigBeautifulWoman: In-Universe,
she's considered 13.
* TheAtoner: In their attempts to make up for forgetting their daughter's birthday.
* BourgeoisBohemian: They come off as this;
very attractive. Her size doesn't seem to be much of a problem, wealthy psychiatrists with tastes and in fact is part of the reason why.
* BigBreastPride: Wears clothing
methods that makes the most sound like an academic version of her bosomy figure.
NewAgeRetroHippie philosophy.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when commenting on Carl's behavior.
* FieryRedhead: In notable contrast to her more mellow
TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: They are psychologists who neglect their daughter and phlegmatic son.
* {{Foil}}: She's a tough, wise, loving, plus-sized, working class mother that has to lay down the law with her kids and often lets them
panic when they learn their own lessons, that they forgot her birthday.
* {{Doting Parent}}s: Became
this in contrast to the other leaner mothers of the show (priggish Joann, vapid and posh Claire, and atone for forgetting Macie's workaholic parents).
13th birthday.
* FormerlyFat: As of [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QXbZdrMZrLU/hqdefault.jpg "The Butterflies Are Free" and GenderBlenderName: The only difference in their nicknames is the high school episodes]].
spelling for their gender.
* GoodParents: Although she is a nurturing mother to Ginger and Carl, she is also something of a strict disciplinarian, and does not hesitate to put her foot down when she feels it is necessary.
{{The Ghost}}s: Weren't seen (just mentioned) until the episode "Family Therapy" in the second season.
* HappilyMarried: To Dave in the future.
* HartmanHips: Even when she was heavy, she had an ample pair of hips albeit with [[BuxomIsBetter larger than average breasts]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: An ex-wife variant. Like her late mother-in-law, she's very devoted to her children
From what we can see they have common interests and was the strength of the family, after their husbands left.
* MamaBear: To both kids- she goes ballistic when she finds out one of Carl's teachers tricked him into thinking he was going to die.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is a lot tougher, outspoken, and hot tempered than Dr. Dave.
* MeaningfulName: "Lois" is derived from the Greek "Loion" meaning "desirable/better" she does put most of the parents to shame and attractive.
* NiceGirl: Among all of the parents we see, she's definitely the most kind-hearted.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Does join Carl and Hoodsey in their movie making.
even work together.
* ParentalHypocrisy: Bans Ginger from wearing make-up, yet she LanternJawOfJustice: Bobby has her own bathroom full of cosmetics that she keeps locked. She also forbids Ginger from drinking coffee, although she does throw out her own coffee maker after some prompting from Dave and Carl. She also doesn't allow Ginger to shave her hairy legs, even though her daughter is hugely embarrassed by them.
one.
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as this for Dodie and Hoodsey, Courtney (esp. in "Mommie Nearest"), Darren (slightly), and Macie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few truly reasonable figures among the the parents in the series.
* TeamMom: Serves as a Mother figure to the friends of her children often a lot. Giving them rides, letting them stay over her house, giving helpful guidance and advice, affectionate, and she even told Macie and Dodie
LikeParentLikeChild: Like Macie, they're like intellectuals who tend to panic and Bobbie [[SheIsAllGrownUp passed on her extra daughters.
* TrueBlueFemininity: The dress she wears
looks on to Ginger's graduation her daughter]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Bobbie
is an attractive woman with a pale blue, pair of glasses.
* ParentalNeglect: Macie's physical
and it's presented as material needs are looked after but they are workaholics that forgot her birthday
* PowerHair: Bobbie has her hair done in such
a real SheCleansUpNicely moment.
manner.
* WeightWoe: One time noted she was wider than {{The Shrink}}s: Their profession
* WhatHaveIDone: Their reaction
when she was a young single woman, is it sets on them that they forgot Macie's birthday.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Often not around to be
seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12. Also for Ginger's graduation, she jokes she can't eat so much as a carrot stick forgot their daughter's birthday.
* {{Workaholic}}s: Always working except those rare moments where Macie sees them at home
or else she'll pop out of her dress.when they visit.



[[folder: Jonas Foutley]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Tom Virtue

Jonas Foutley abandoned Lois and their children shortly after the birth of Carl. Ginger never had any fond or, for that matter, clear memories of her father, and all the photographs of him that are in her possession are of his feet.

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[[folder: Jonas Foutley]]
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!!THe Pattersons

[[folder:Darren Patterson]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Tom Virtue

Jonas Foutley abandoned Lois and their children shortly after the birth
->Voiced by: Kenny Blank

Darren Patterson is one
of Carl. Ginger's best friends. Darren lives next door to Ginger never had any fond or, for that matter, clear memories of her father, and all has done since the photographs of two were small children. As such, Ginger trusts him that are in her possession are of just as much as she does Dodie and Macie. Darren is calm, reliable and down to earth though his feet.popularity suffers because of the embarrassing and unwieldy orthodontia.



* AdultsAreUseless: Trying to avert it, but his children can't rely on him.
* AmicablyDivorced: To Lois, not that it stopped him from poking fun at her voice.
* BumblingDad: An example how this trope can affect children in real life.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He figured his kids would be better off without a father than with two parents that didn't get along. He also doesn't seem to think that he would have been a very good father to Ginger and Carl to begin with.
* DisappearedDad: Not really disappeared but the kids don't get to hear from him often.
* {{Foil}}: To Dr. Dave in regards to being a mate to Lois and a father to Carl and Ginger and in appearance to a lesser extent.
* TheGhost: Wasn't seen until the Holiday special.
* HeelRealization: He pretty much acknowledges that he isn't a reliable figure in his childrens' life
* LikeFatherLikeSon: He lamented how he took after his father in being a distant parent.
* PermaStubble: Always seen with stubble on his face.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Trying to avert it, but {{Adorkable}}: He's a hit with all of the girls because he's legitimately charming when he puts his children mind to it.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Ginger.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: As seen once he gets his headgear taken off, every girl his age wanted him.
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: In ''Far From Home'', he realizes he is in love with Ginger after she goes away to Avalanche Arts Academy.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Can act as a brotherly figure for Carl at times.
* BlackBestFriend: To Ginger in the first few seasons.
* BoyNextDoor: To Ginger.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The current trope image, although he eventually gets them taken off by the time he starts high school.
* CassandraTruth: Plots would often be resolved in half the time if Ginger and her friends would just listen to him for once.
* ChickMagnet: A lot of girls became interested in him after he loses BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ginger.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Carl, when Lois and Ginger aren't involved and Hoodsey
can't rely on him.
do the job.
* AmicablyDivorced: To Lois, not that it stopped him from poking fun at her voice.
* BumblingDad: An example how this trope can affect children in real life.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He figured
ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears his kids would be better off without a father than hair longer in high school.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Responsible to Will's Foolish.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Without his orthodontics, he became an instant ChickMagnet.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Part of an OfficialCouple
with two parents that didn't get along. He also doesn't seem to think that he would have been a very good father to his red-haired childhood friend Ginger.
* LoveConfession: To
Ginger after she moves away in ''Far From Home''.
* MrFanservice: Once he gets his headgear taken off.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After he cheats on Ginger with Simone.
* NiceGuy: A very kind
and Carl to begin with.
sensitive person.
* DisappearedDad: Not really disappeared but the kids don't get to hear from NotSoAboveItAll: The Holiday special had him often.
* {{Foil}}: To Dr. Dave in regards to being a mate to Lois and a father to
joining Carl and Hoodsey in on making a [[ToiletHumor lit reindeer look like it was urinating]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Once he reaches high school.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Ginger. [[spoiler: TheyDo]].
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheated on
Ginger and in appearance to a lesser extent.
* TheGhost: Wasn't seen until the Holiday special.
* HeelRealization: He pretty much acknowledges that he isn't a reliable figure in his childrens' life
* LikeFatherLikeSon: He lamented how he took after his father in being a distant parent.
* PermaStubble: Always seen
with stubble on his face.a cheerleader named Simone at one point during high school, which creates a massive rift in their relationship for some time.



[[folder: Hoodsey Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

Robert Joseph "Hoodsey" Bishop is Dodie's younger brother, and Carl Foutley's best friend and sidekick. He is extremely gullible and believes anything someone tells him. He usually never has supplementary ideas for Carl's plots, but is typically more than happy to help. He is called "Hoodsey" due to the fact that he never wears anything but a purple hooded sweatshirt, and his closet is full of them.

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[[folder: Hoodsey Bishop]]
[[folder:Will Patterson]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

Robert Joseph "Hoodsey" Bishop is Dodie's younger
->'''Voiced by:''' Guy Torry

Darren's older
brother, 16 years old, Junior in High School, Licensed Driver, and Carl Foutley's best friend and sidekick. main tormentor Will Patterson has the opposite school status as his brother does. He is extremely gullible and believes anything someone tells him. He usually never has supplementary ideas for Carl's plots, but is typically more than happy to help. He is called "Hoodsey" due to one of the fact that he never wears anything but a purple hooded sweatshirt, and his closet is full of them.most popular kids at the high school.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Dodie sometimes, though often an InvertedTrope with the two.
* BigEater: Loves eating and can't resist things like Hot Chocolate and Chicken Cordon Bleu
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: For Carl, though he's not immune to weird moments himself.
* FullNameUltimatum: His mother is the only one who calls him "Robert Joseph".
* LikesOlderWomen: He likes Macie (3 years older than he) and onetime expressed how Lois "doesn't look like a mom".
* MeaningfulName: "Robert" means "bright" which does refer to his comedic role and his sensitive outlook.
* MommasBoy: Very coddled and dominated by Joann.
* NiceGuy: Much more sensitive and kind-hearted than Carl.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Onetime stated he looks so young that [[UpToEleven he gets carded for PG-13 movies]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's Carl's voice of reason, but he's rarely listened to.
* PrecociousCrush: Has one on Macie, but too shy to tell her about it.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Carl's Manly Man.
* ShrinkingViolet: Gets embarrassed about showering in front of other guys, and he's rarely ever seen with his hood down, unless around Carl.
* ShowerShy: As explained above at ShrinkingViolet, he finally gets over it and showers.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his father, minus the glasses
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Carl.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Dodie sometimes, though often an InvertedTrope with the two.
* BigEater: Loves eating and can't resist things like Hot Chocolate and Chicken Cordon Bleu
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: For Carl, though he's not immune to weird moments himself.
* FullNameUltimatum: His mother is the only one who calls him "Robert Joseph".
* LikesOlderWomen: He likes Macie (3 years older than he) and onetime expressed how Lois "doesn't look like a mom".
* MeaningfulName: "Robert" means "bright" which does refer to his comedic role and his sensitive outlook.
* MommasBoy: Very coddled and dominated by Joann.
* NiceGuy: Much more sensitive and kind-hearted than Carl.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Onetime stated he looks so young that [[UpToEleven he gets carded for PG-13 movies]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's Carl's voice of reason,
BigBrotherBully: Often picks on Darren but he's rarely listened to.
this doesn't impair his....
* PrecociousCrush: Has one on Macie, but too shy to tell her BigBrotherInstinct: What he says about it.
Darren and the potential of the latter having his heart broken: "His head may be metal but his heart isn't."
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Carl's Manly Man.
BigManOnCampus: Is very popular in his school and protective of that status.
* ShrinkingViolet: BlackBestFriend: Averted. People are friendly with him and has the aforementioned high school status.
* ChickMagnet: He has a group of girls that follow him around school
* DoNotCallMePaul:
Gets embarrassed about showering angry with Darren when he called him "Wilbert" in front of other guys, his friends.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He loudly notes that it's sad
and he's rarely ever seen disgraceful for two jealous teenage girls to "de bikini" a younger girl.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Foolish to Darren's responsible.
* JerkJock: He plays football and is pretty egotistical.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Has a couple of PetTheDog moments
with his hood down, unless around Carl.
brother.
* ShowerShy: As explained above at ShrinkingViolet, he finally gets over it and showers.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To
LikeFatherLikeSon: Like his father, minus the glasses
he's a burly jock type who has an overwhelming personality and strength.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Carl.SiblingYinYang: Even after Darren gets his headgear removed and becomes a football player, Will is often more popular, cocky, and less introspective than his younger brother.
* TopHeavyGuy: Very muscular and large with a tiny lower body



[[folder: Joann Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Susan Krebs

Joann Bishop is the mother of Dodie and Hoodsie Bishop and a minor character in the series. She is known for being intense. She has a love hate relationship with the Foutley family, perticully with Carl and Lois, she often gets into arguments with them often involving Carl. She believes that Carl is a bad influence on her son Robert -Joseph (Hoodsey).

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[[folder: Joann Bishop]]
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->Voiced by: Susan Krebs

Joann Bishop is the mother of Dodie
[[folder:Mr. and Hoodsie Bishop Mrs. Patterson]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Brown
and a minor character in the series. She is known for being intense. She has a love hate relationship with the Foutley family, perticully with Carl Ja'net Dubois, respectively

The parents of Darren
and Lois, she often gets into arguments with them often involving Carl. She believes that Carl is a bad influence on her son Robert -Joseph (Hoodsey). Will.



* AdultsAreUseless: Dramatic, bad-tempered, and very unaware of her son's tenuous relationship with her mother in law.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Her attempts to fit in the popular girls at her daughter's school have her dressing in a way that doesn't suit a mother in her late 30s.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: She serves this role for Hoodsey and Dodie, as she doesn't seem aware that her rudeness embarrasses her children
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Very slender with her rotund husband.
* DramaQueen: A physical condition of hers that she believed came from being stressed out by the Foutleys in her life, turned out to be just in her head.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carl calls her "Jo Jo" which she dislikes.
* {{Foil}}: To Lois. She's blonder, leaner, smaller, more stressed out, meaner, and less tolerant than Lois.
* HartmanHips: Revealed to have a pair of rounded hips in "About Face"
* {{Housewife}}: Up until "T.G.I.F" where she took up a position as a Home Economics teacher.
* {{Jerkass}}: Her daughter will state Joann isn't fit to be around children.
* LeanAndMean: She's very thin and just as bad-tempered.
* KickTheDog: Her biggest offense is probably badmouthing Carl in front of Ginger, then lashing out at Ginger when she defends her brother.
* MamaBear: A negative version of this shows up in "Lunatic Lake" when she goes after Carl for [[ItMakesSenseInContext "poisoning" her and Hoodsey with rancid fried clams]].
* MyBelovedSmother: Sometimes.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She behaves a lot perkier and friendlier when trying to hang out with the popular girls.
* ParentalFavouritism: She seems to prefer Hoodsey to Dodie- ironically, Dodie is a GenerationXerox of her.
* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower for gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it. She also immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.
* SadistTeacher: What Dodie feared she would be when she accepts a job teaching Home Economics at the Junior High.
* TotallyRadical: Her attempts to be "hip" and popular come off as this.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: "About Face" reveals her to be in her late 30s, though other people like Lois and Courtney assume she's in her early 40s.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Dramatic, bad-tempered, and very unaware of her son's tenuous relationship with her mother in law.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Her attempts
Sent their son to fit in a hellish Military Camp for the popular girls at her daughter's school have her dressing in a way summer, but other than that doesn't suit a mother in her late 30s.
they're harmless.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: She serves this role for Hoodsey and Dodie, as she doesn't seem aware that her rudeness embarrasses her children
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Very slender with her rotund husband.
* DramaQueen: A physical condition of hers that she believed came from being stressed out by
{{Black Best Friend}}s: Good neighbors to the Foutleys in her life, turned out to be just in her head.
Foutleys.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carl calls her "Jo Jo" which she dislikes.
* {{Foil}}: To Lois. She's blonder, leaner, smaller, more stressed out, meaner, and less tolerant than Lois.
HappilyMarried: Yes, indeedy.
* HartmanHips: Revealed to have a pair of rounded Mrs. Patterson very wide hips in "About Face"
and a heavy bottom with a thin body.
* {{Housewife}}: Up JockDadNerdSon: Mr. Patterson is this with Darren, until "T.G.I.F" where she took up a position as a Home Economics teacher.
* {{Jerkass}}: Her daughter will state Joann isn't fit
he goes to be around children.
* LeanAndMean: She's very thin
high school and just as bad-tempered.
* KickTheDog: Her biggest offense
is probably badmouthing Carl recruited by the football team, he sends Darren to military camp for the summer for the boy to "man up".
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Mr. Patterson is a lot like his son
in front of Ginger, then lashing out at appearance and love for noogies.
* LovableJock: Mr. Patterson is a gregarious guy who used to play football.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Enough to entrust Darren to go off on a whim with Lois and to let him take a impromptu train ride to confess his love for Ginger.
* ParentalSubstitute: In a minor example, they have
Ginger stay over when she defends her brother.
Lois and Carl are in the hospital.
* MamaBear: A negative TopHeavyGuy: Mr. Patterson is a heavier version of this shows up in "Lunatic Lake" when she goes after Carl for [[ItMakesSenseInContext "poisoning" her and Hoodsey with rancid fried clams]].
* MyBelovedSmother: Sometimes.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She behaves a lot perkier and friendlier when trying to hang out with the popular girls.
* ParentalFavouritism: She seems to prefer Hoodsey to Dodie- ironically, Dodie is a GenerationXerox of her.
* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower for gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it. She also immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.
* SadistTeacher: What Dodie feared she would be when she accepts a job teaching Home Economics at the Junior High.
* TotallyRadical: Her attempts to be "hip" and popular come off as this.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: "About Face" reveals her to be in her late 30s, though other people like Lois and Courtney assume she's in her early 40s.
trope.



[[folder: Blake Gripling]]
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--> Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Blake Sophia Gripling is a boy of about seven years old, Courtney's younger brother, and Carl Foutley and Hoodsey's classmate. Blake may be the youngest but he is spoiled, devious, but a gentleman. He and Carl are enemies, but Blake often seems to wish they were friends,though he does not feel the same way about Carl's friend Hoodsey).

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[[folder: Blake !!The Griplings

[[folder:Courtney
Gripling]]
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--> Voiced ->Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Blake Sophia
Liz Georges

Courtney Claire
Gripling is takes her role as "The Most Popular Girl at Lucky Junior High" very seriously. Her fascination with Ginger Foutley began as an experiment to see how the other half lives and eventually blossomed into a boy of about seven years old, real friendship. Courtney looks to Ginger as someone she can turn to when she needs help or advice from someone other than her mindless followers. While her other friends Mipsy and Miranda virtually worship the ground that Courtney walks on, Ginger seems to do just fine living independently from Courtney's younger brother, shadow. In fact, Courtney is secretly envious of Ginger's tight bond she shares with her best friends Macie and Carl Foutley and Hoodsey's classmate. Blake may be the youngest but he Dodie, since Courtney is spoiled, devious, but a gentleman. He and Carl are enemies, but Blake often seems to wish aware that they were friends,though he does not feel the same way about Carl's friend Hoodsey).would stick by her no matter what, while Miranda and company would only be there as long as Courtney's reign of popularity endures.



* ACupAngst: She is not happy about her small size. Only compared to high schoolers though, since she has the biggest breasts of the main characters save Lois (Who is an adult).
* AmbiguouslyBi[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Towards Ginger. WordOfGod states that they wanted her to confess to Ginger and come to terms with her sexuality, but the higher ups vetoed it.
* AttentionWhore: Self-confessed; In one episode where another girl became more popular than her, Courtney became a little unhinged.
* BrainlessBeauty: She can definitely be rather... [[TheDitz ditzy]] compared to Ginger and the rest, but if you listen, you notice she has a very advanced speech pattern for a 13 year old.
* BreakTheHaughty: High School was not kind to her...
* CharacterDevelopment: Courtney has matured as each episode aired, and was less attention seeking as the series went on and she was alot nicer to Macie, Dodie and Darren.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Looks like a spoiled and ditzy junior high school girl doesn't she? Well she's pretty fierce and can fight pretty hard, especially where Ginger is concerned.
* DumbassHasAPoint: She's rather quick on uncovering schemes against Ginger and even points out to her that Dodie has already proven how selfish she is and shouldn't feel bad about putting Darren's birthday first.
* DumbBlonde: Not unintelligent, but so spoiled she can come off as ignorant.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Hair is slightly longer in high school
* TheFashionista: Decked out in the hottest tween and teen girl fashions, which lean towards couture and classic rather than simply trendy.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Courtney has blonde hair and is generally beautiful, sweet and naive, if a bit shallow.
* HartmanHips: Has a tween size version with a more realistic waistline.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Courtney may seem vain and prissy, but she's a NiceGirl underneath it all.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Courtney is pretty much the spitting image of her mother.
* LikesOlderMen: Well muscular teenagers like Will Patterson.
* LonelyRichKid: She actually has lots of friends, though they aren't friends for friendship, but convenience.
* LovableAlphaBitch: While she isn't against some casual teasing, she's pretty nice compared to most of the popular clique.
* MoralityPet: She is this to Miranda.
* NaiveEverygirl: To some extent, considering that she seems to be quite sheltered due to her wealthy upbringing and always had an interest as to how things worked in the world of middle class citizens.
* NiceGirl: Which is a stark contrast to her popular friends.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Has a posh giggle.
* OddFriendship: With Ginger. And on occasion Macie and Dodie. (Even if she forgets their names half the time.)
* PetTheDog: Many times. For example, she told Ginger about Dodie and Macie's plan to split her and Darren up in "Wicked game", and in "The A Ticket" she stopped Ginger from accidentally saying she liked Ian Richton, by butting in and asking to borrow science equipment from Ginger and Ian, making Ian not hear Ginger's confession of love to him.
* PopularIsDumb: She's more naive than straight up stupid, but she's still kind of an airhead.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Courtney is a symbol of young girls who are growing up to fast; instead of enjoying being a kid.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: When it comes to Will.
* SpoiledSweet: Courtney came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds. She also doesn't usually take delight in other's misfortunes, instead feeling sympathetic.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Mother.
* TokenGoodTeammate: In her circle of friends. The other popular girls aren't very nice.
* UpperClassTwit: She even describes herself as a snob in one episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Blake Gripling]]
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--> Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Blake Sophia Gripling is a boy of about seven years old, Courtney's younger brother, and Carl Foutley and Hoodsey's classmate. Blake may be the youngest but he is spoiled, devious, but a gentleman. He and Carl are enemies, but Blake often seems to wish they were friends,though he does not feel the same way about Carl's friend Hoodsey).
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[[folder: Claire Gripling]]

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[[folder: Claire [[folder:Claire Gripling]]



[[folder: David Charles Bishop]]
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--> Voiced by: John Astin, later DanCastellaneta

The father of Dodie and Hoodsey.

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[[folder: David Charles Bishop]]
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[[folder:Winston]]
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--> Voiced by: ->'''Voiced by:''' John Astin, later DanCastellaneta

The father of Dodie
Kassir

Faithful butler to the Griplings
and Hoodsey.sidekick to Blake.



* AdultsAreUseless: Can get distracted and often hangs back when his wife behaves badly.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Is very fat compared to svelte Joann.
* FullNameUltimatum: His wife calls him by both his first and middle name.
* GoodParents: Very pleasant in manner and talks with his children.
* HenpeckedHusband: To Joann, slightly.
* IronicName: "Charles" means "warrior" and he's passive.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like Hoodsey, he's meek and passive and possesses a rotund frame and golden blonde hair.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: His mother bore some resemblance to his wife and was said to be domineering. In the future [[spoiler: his daughter marries a man that resembles him in temperament and looks]].
* MenDontCry: Averted during his Mother's death.
* NiceGuy: Compared to his wife.
* ShowerShy: A more severe case than his son, he never stripped off in front of his wife.
* MommasBoy: Was very close to his mother and devastated after her death.
* TopHeavyGuy: A fat version of this trope.
* WomenAreWiser: Averted, he's somewhat of a couch potato, but he behaves in a far more civil manner than his wife.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looking at him, you would think he was in his 40s or 50s rather than around the same age as his 30 something wife.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Can get distracted BattleButler: Of course.
* ExtremeDoormat: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his job involves serving his employers' demands, but this onetime.[[ItMakesSenseInContext got him
and often hangs back when his wife behaves badly.
the children in a car accident]].
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: {{Inverted}}. Is very fat compared to svelte Joann.
* FullNameUltimatum: His wife calls him by both his first
HypercompetentSidekick: To Blake and middle name.
* GoodParents: Very pleasant
to Mrs. Gripling in manner and talks one episode.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Blake.
* TheJeeves: Complete
with his children.
a British accent.
* HenpeckedHusband: To Joann, slightly.
* IronicName: "Charles" means "warrior" and he's passive.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like Hoodsey, he's meek and passive and possesses a rotund frame and golden blonde hair.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: His mother bore some resemblance to his wife and was said to be domineering. In the future [[spoiler: his daughter marries a man that resembles him in temperament and looks]].
* MenDontCry: Averted during his Mother's death.
* NiceGuy: Compared to his wife.
* ShowerShy: A
ParentalSubstitute: Winston is more severe case of a fatherly figure to Courtney and Blake than his son, he never stripped off in front of his wife.
* MommasBoy: Was very close to his mother and devastated after her death.
* TopHeavyGuy: A fat version of this trope.
* WomenAreWiser: Averted, he's somewhat of a couch potato, but he behaves in a far more civil manner than his wife.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looking at him, you would think he was in his 40s or 50s rather than around the same age as his 30 something wife.
Prescott ever was.



[[folder: Will Patterson]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Guy Torry

Darren's older brother, 16 years old, Junior in High School, Licensed Driver, and main tormentor Will Patterson has the opposite school status as his brother does. He is one of the most popular kids at the high school.

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!!Classmates

[[folder:Miranda Killgallen]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Guy Torry

Darren's older brother, 16 years old, Junior in High School, Licensed Driver,
->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

Miranda Killgallen is Courtney Gripling's best friend,
and main tormentor Will Patterson has the opposite school status as his brother does. He is her sheer meanness will make sure that no one of the most popular kids at the high school.else takes that position.



* BigBrotherBully: Often picks on Darren but this doesn't impair his....
* BigBrotherInstinct: What he says about Darren and the potential of the latter having his heart broken: "His head may be metal but his heart isn't."
* BigManOnCampus: Is very popular in his school and protective of that status.
* BlackBestFriend: Averted. People are friendly with him and has the aforementioned high school status.
* ChickMagnet: He has a group of girls that follow him around school
* DoNotCallMePaul: Gets angry with Darren when he called him "Wilbert" in front of his friends.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He loudly notes that it's sad and disgraceful for two jealous teenage girls to "de bikini" a younger girl.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Foolish to Darren's responsible.
* JerkJock: He plays football and is pretty egotistical.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Has a couple of PetTheDog moments with his brother.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like his father, he's a burly jock type who has an overwhelming personality and strength.
* SiblingYinYang: Even after Darren gets his headgear removed and becomes a football player, Will is often more popular, cocky, and less introspective than his younger brother.
* TopHeavyGuy: Very muscular and large with a tiny lower body

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* BigBrotherBully: Often picks on Darren but this doesn't impair his....
* BigBrotherInstinct: What he says about Darren and the potential of the latter having his heart broken: "His head may be metal but his heart isn't."
* BigManOnCampus: Is very popular in his school and protective of that status.
BetaBitch: To Courtney. Though she occasionally gets promoted to Alpha when Courtney isn't around or is preoccupied.
* BlackBestFriend: Averted. People are friendly To Courtney.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare: Has dished this out on occasion.
* DreadfulMusician: The only person who can make a clarinet sound bitter.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Her dad; See below.
* EvilLaugh: It's so disturbing that it makes children cry and their parents hurriedly rush them away.
* FreudianExcuse: It's revealed at one point that Miranda [[FriendlessBackground has very few actual friends]] and doesn't have a particularly close relationship
with him either of her parents.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Among the popular clique.
* GirlishPigtails: When she dates Darren
and has the aforementioned wears them in high school status.
school.
* ChickMagnet: He has a group GreenEyedMonster: She hates Ginger because she is jealous of girls that follow him around school
Ginger.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Gets angry IronicName: "Miranda" is derived from the Latin "Mirandus" meaning "wonderful and admirable"
* {{Jerkass}}
* LeanAndMean: By far the skinniest main kid in the show and she is mean as she's thin.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She's actually Courtney's, episodes where they're apart tend to be a BreakTheHaughty moment for Courtney.
* ManipulativeBitch: Mainly to Dodie or Ginger, but is capable of doing this to others.
* MeaningfulName:
** ''Kill''gallen. The original Gaelic which the name is taken (Cíl Giolla) from also denotes an Attendant or Follower which is fitting for her relationship
with Courtney.
** "Miranda" (as in "the Miranda warning"), considering her father is a police officer.
* PetTheDog:
** She genuinely does value her friendship with Courtney and, despite her hatred of Ginger, she did have some real affection for
Darren when he called him "Wilbert" in front of his friends.
they briefly dated. Ironically, Miranda seems to have a more genuine friendship with Courtney than Dodie does with Ginger.
** In the episode "Ginger's Solo," she cheers Ginger up when Ginger gets upset over Sasha having a girlfriend.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He loudly notes RaceLift: WordOfGod has it that it's sad and disgraceful Miranda was white in her original conception, but was changed to a black character to introduce more diversity to the cast.
* TheRival: To Ginger.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShipperOnDeck: Ironically, she was briefly one
for two jealous teenage girls Ginger/Darren before Darren got his braces removed, because [[PairTheSpares it meant Miranda had Ian all to "de bikini" a younger girl.
herself.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Foolish TookALevelInKindness: Sort of. By the end of the series, she may not exactly be the nicest person on the show, but she's definitely not nearly as bad as she was at the beginning of the series.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Indirectly
to Darren's responsible.
* JerkJock: He plays football and is
Courtney--she tries on multiple occasions to blackmail Ginger into staying away from Courtney, because Miranda doesn't someone to end up replacing her as Courtney's best friend She even ditched Courtney for Hope when the latter temporarily usurped Courtney's position. She has also been shown to be pretty egotistical.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Has a couple of PetTheDog moments with his brother.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like his father, he's a burly jock type who has an overwhelming personality and strength.
* SiblingYinYang: Even after Darren gets his headgear removed and becomes a football player, Will
mean to Mipsy when the two aren't scheming together. One example is often more popular, cocky, and less introspective than his younger brother.
* TopHeavyGuy: Very muscular and large with a tiny
when Courtney puked on Miranda's shoes she angrily asked why Courtney didn't throw up on Mipsy instead. Also she's makes it pretty clear that she sees Mipsy as being lower bodyon the food chain than her.



[[folder: Mr. and Mrs. Patterson]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Brown and Ja'net Dubois, respectively

The parents of Darren and Will.

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[[folder: Mr. [[folder:Mipsy Mipson]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/SandyFox

Melissa 'Mipsy' Mipson is the "third most popular girl" at school, after Courtney Gripling
and Mrs. Patterson]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Brown and Ja'net Dubois, respectively

The parents of Darren and Will.
Miranda Killgallen.



* AdultsAreUseless: Sent their son to a hellish Military Camp for the summer, but other than that they're harmless.
* {{Black Best Friend}}s: Good neighbors to the Foutleys.
* HappilyMarried: Yes, indeedy.
* HartmanHips: Mrs. Patterson very wide hips and a heavy bottom with a thin body.
* JockDadNerdSon: Mr. Patterson is this with Darren, until he goes to high school and is recruited by the football team, he sends Darren to military camp for the summer for the boy to "man up".
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Mr. Patterson is a lot like his son in appearance and love for noogies.
* LovableJock: Mr. Patterson is a gregarious guy who used to play football.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Enough to entrust Darren to go off on a whim with Lois and to let him take a impromptu train ride to confess his love for Ginger.
* ParentalSubstitute: In a minor example, they have Ginger stay over when Lois and Carl are in the hospital.
* TopHeavyGuy: Mr. Patterson is a heavier version of this trope.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Sent their son AscendedExtra: At first she was just another one of Courtney's friends.
* AlliterativeName: Applies when either using her given name or nickname.
* TheDragon: Often serves this role
to a hellish Military Camp for Miranda.
* EvilGenius: She seems to be
the summer, but other one who comes up with all the plans with Miranda.
* GeniusDitz: She's even more devious
than that they're harmless.
Miranda, but that's about where her intelligence ends.
* {{Black Best Friend}}s: Good neighbors to {{Jerkass}}: Even more than Miranda!
* JewishAmericanPrincess: She is part of
the Foutleys.
* HappilyMarried: Yes, indeedy.
* HartmanHips: Mrs. Patterson very wide hips
inner circle of popular and wealthy girls, her parents hired a heavy bottom with a thin body.
sushi chef from Osaka for her 13th birthday, and in "Far From Home" she mentions Bat Mitzvah money.
* JockDadNerdSon: Mr. Patterson LargeHam: Her auditioning for "Mambo in the Catskills" is really loud and over-the-top.
* ManipulativeBitch: She even has Miranda beat in
this with Darren, until he goes to high school and is recruited by department, as the football team, he sends Darren whole plot of ''Far From Home'' was her scheme to military camp for the summer for the boy to "man up".
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Mr. Patterson is a lot like his son in appearance and love for noogies.
* LovableJock: Mr. Patterson is a gregarious guy who used to play football.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Enough to entrust Darren to go off on a whim with Lois and to let him take a impromptu train ride to confess his love for
get rid of Ginger.
* ParentalSubstitute: In OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:[[spoiler: Her real name is revealed to be Melissa]].
* RepetitiveName: Of
a minor example, they have Ginger stay over nickname sort, Mipsy being short for her last name.
* RichBitch
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: It really says something
when Lois Courtney comes off looking more saavy and Carl are worldly by comparison.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Courtney and Miranda, mostly.
* SpoiledBrat: Her family is very wealthy and well-connected, and put both to good work giving her anything she wants.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Cousin
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Generally when Miranda needs an ally Mipsy is there to fill
in that role.
* ValleyGirl: Has
the hospital.
* TopHeavyGuy: Mr. Patterson is a heavier version of this
high, nasal, girly voice and the hyper-feminine, capitalistic interests associated with the trope.



[[folder: Drs. Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [=Michael McKean=] and Mary Gross, respectively

Macie's father is Bobby Lightfoot, Ph.D, and her mother is Bobbie Lightfoot, Ph.D. They are both psychologists and portray the stereotypical new age parents. However, they are also both incredibly absent-minded, forgetting Macie's thirteenth birthday and making up for it by treating her ten years younger than she actually was.

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[[folder: Drs. Bobby [[folder:Ian Richton]]
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--> Voiced by: Adam Wylie

Ian Richton is a boy in Ginger's class whom she has a crush on for a while. He is the star on the school soccer team
and Bobbie Lightfoot]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [=Michael McKean=]
had to needed to keep a B or high to stay. Many girls like him, but two known are Ginger (but no more) and Mary Gross, respectively

Macie's father is Bobby Lightfoot, Ph.D, and
Miranda. Its a running gag that every time he apperears, music plays most likely in Ginger's head due to her mother is Bobbie Lightfoot, Ph.D. They are both psychologists and portray the stereotypical new age parents. However, they are also both incredibly absent-minded, forgetting Macie's thirteenth birthday and making up for it by treating her ten years younger than she actually was.possibly overwhelming crush on him .



* AdultsAreUseless: They go on business trips and work a lot; they also forget their daughter's birthday and the fact she's 13.
* TheAtoner: In their attempts to make up for forgetting their daughter's birthday.
* BourgeoisBohemian: They come off as this; very wealthy psychiatrists with tastes and methods that sound like an academic version of NewAgeRetroHippie philosophy.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: They are psychologists who neglect their daughter and panic when they learn that they forgot her birthday.
* {{Doting Parent}}s: Became this to atone for forgetting Macie's 13th birthday.
* GenderBlenderName: The only difference in their nicknames is the spelling for their gender.
* {{The Ghost}}s: Weren't seen (just mentioned) until the episode "Family Therapy" in the second season.
* HappilyMarried: From what we can see they have common interests and even work together.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Bobby has one.
* LikeParentLikeChild: Like Macie, they're intellectuals who tend to panic and Bobbie [[SheIsAllGrownUp passed on her looks on to her daughter]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Bobbie is an attractive woman with a pair of glasses
* ParentalNeglect: Macie's physical and material needs are looked after but they are workaholics that forgot her birthday
* PowerHair: Bobbie has her hair done in such a manner.
* {{The Shrink}}s: Their profession
* WhatHaveIDone: Their reaction when it sets on them that they forgot Macie's birthday
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Often not around to be seen and forgot their daughter's birthday.
* {{Workaholic}}s: Always working except those rare moments where Macie sees them at home or when they visit.

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* AdultsAreUseless: They go on business trips and work a lot; TheArtifact: He was part of the reason for Miranda's hostility towards Ginger (as well as Ginger's budding friendship with Courtney), since they also both had a crush on him, but they both seem to forget their daughter's birthday and the fact she's 13.
* TheAtoner: In their attempts to make up for forgetting their daughter's birthday.
* BourgeoisBohemian: They come off as this; very wealthy psychiatrists with tastes and methods that sound like an academic version of NewAgeRetroHippie philosophy.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: They are psychologists who neglect their daughter and panic
about Ian when they learn that they forgot her birthday.
both develop feelings for Darren.
* {{Doting Parent}}s: Became AttractivenessIsolation: Is aware of this to atone for forgetting Macie's 13th birthday.
* GenderBlenderName: The only difference in their nicknames is the spelling for their gender.
* {{The Ghost}}s: Weren't seen (just mentioned) until
during the episode "Family Therapy" in the second season.
"Piece of My Heart"
* HappilyMarried: From what we can see they have common interests and BookDumb: He's not stupid or anything, but he doesn't give even work together.
a minimum effort to his schoolwork.
* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her. Generally he seems like a nice guy, even being on friendly terms with Darren while the latter was still unpopular.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He uses Ginger as a meal ticket in 'The A Grade', but does apologize when called out on it.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Bobby has one.
* LikeParentLikeChild: Like Macie, they're intellectuals who tend to panic and Bobbie [[SheIsAllGrownUp passed on her looks on to her daughter]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Bobbie is an attractive woman
Gifted with a pair this.
* OutOfFocus: He becomes more
of glasses
* ParentalNeglect: Macie's physical and material needs are looked
a background character after Season One. This is apparently due to his Voice Actor leaving the show.
* PopularIsDumb: Not dumb per se,
but they are workaholics isn't that forgot her birthday
bright.
* PowerHair: Bobbie has her hair done in such a manner.
* {{The Shrink}}s: Their profession
* WhatHaveIDone: Their reaction when it sets on them that they forgot Macie's birthday
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Often not around to be seen
RomanticFalseLead: For Ginger and forgot their daughter's birthday.
Miranda.
* {{Workaholic}}s: Always working except those rare moments where Macie sees them at home or when they visit.TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, built, and darkhaired.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Is the only male (apart from [[AmbiguouslyGay Brandon]]) who is drawn with eyelashes.



[[folder: Noelle Sussman]]

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[[folder: Noelle [[folder:Noelle Sussman]]



[[folder: Maude]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Carol Kane

An elderly prankster Carl falls in love with.

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[[folder: Maude]]
[[folder:Polly Shuster]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Carol Kane

An elderly prankster Carl falls in love with.
Paula Tiso

Polly Shuster is Carl's classmate and was nicknamed "The Crazy Bird Girl" by many people.



* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: She dies in the first episode she appears]].
* CoolOldLady: Being in her 90s hasn't slowed down her zest for life and her enjoyment of pranks and befriending children.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* KilledOffForReal: It's her first appearance and [[spoiler: she dies on the dinner table]].
* MrsRobinson: Is this to Carl.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Engaged in a lot of pranks and wasn't shy about speaking her mind and doing what she wanted, decorum be damned.

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: She dies BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Noelle's Betty.
* FreakyIsCool: Has this opinion.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Her obsession with birds (and possibly her craziness) runs
in the first episode she appears]].
* CoolOldLady: Being in
family. Allegedly, her 90s hasn't slowed down her zest for life and her enjoyment of pranks and befriending children.
full name is "Polly BACAWWW Shuster".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* KilledOffForReal: It's her first appearance and [[spoiler: she dies on the dinner table]].
* MrsRobinson: Is
ManipulativeBitch: Reveals herself as this to Carl.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Engaged in a lot of pranks
Carl, Hoodsey, Brandon, and wasn't shy about speaking her mind and doing what she wanted, decorum be damned.Blake.



[[folder: Ms. Zorski]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Elizabeth Halpern

Ms. Zorski is Ginger's English teacher. She is a constant inspiration and supporter of Ginger's natural writing talent. In And She Was Gone, Ms. Zorski let Ginger know that she loved the poem she had written before she added that it concerned her. She has a cousin, also named Ms. Zorski (voiced by Shawana Kemp), who teaches at the high school. Ginger learns that the two have completely different teaching styles. Even after Ginger graduated Jr. High she stays in touch with Ms. Zorski.

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[[folder: Ms. Zorski]]
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[[folder:Brandon Higsby]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Elizabeth Halpern

Ms. Zorski
Grey [=DeLisle=]

Brandon Higsby
is Ginger's English teacher. She is a constant inspiration and supporter an annoying classmate of Ginger's natural writing talent. In And She Was Gone, Ms. Zorski let Ginger know that she loved the poem she had written before she added that it concerned her. She has a cousin, also named Ms. Zorski (voiced by Shawana Kemp), who teaches at the high school. Ginger learns that the two have completely different teaching styles. Even after Ginger graduated Jr. High she stays in touch with Ms. Zorski.Carl.



* CoolTeacher: She nurtures Ginger's literary gifts and is overall a pleasant person.
* HippieTeacher: Has the appearance of one but unlike the usual trope, she keeps order amongst her students.
* PsychologistTeacher: Can sometimes serve as this, especially to Ginger.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Very much so and gently called out Carl for a [[NoodleIncident prank he played]].

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* CoolTeacher: She nurtures Ginger's literary gifts BitchInSheepsClothing: Fools adults with his [[DeliberatelyCuteChild mannerisms]] but his peers find him annoying.
* ABoyAndHisX: His monkey, Mr. Licorice, who unfortunately [[spoiler: dislikes him]].
* LonelyRichKid: From an affluent family
and is overall a pleasant person.
often only has kids coming over to his house during warm weather.
* HippieTeacher: Has ThePollyanna: To the point he TastesLikeDiabetes.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: To any adult in the vicinity like teachers, most of them can't see through it.
* TeachersPet: Is obviously doted on by Mrs. Gordon.
* SiblingYinYang: His brother is Stuart, who attends the Junior High along with selling false book reports and essays to kids in the boys' bathroom, playing pranks like hiding the ladder with a friend, and has an unkempt
appearance of to contrast with the neat and preppy Brandon.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Like Ian Richton, he is
one but unlike of the usual trope, she keeps order amongst her students.
* PsychologistTeacher: Can sometimes serve as this, especially to Ginger.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Very much so and gently called out Carl for a [[NoodleIncident prank he played]].
few males in the show with eyelashes.



[[folder: Mrs. Elaine Gordon]]
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--> Voiced by: Kathleen Freeman

Carl's teacher, Elain Gordon (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) was not the most patient woman. She never had any tolerance for Carl's behavior and often found herself sending him out into the hall. She was also the victim of some of Carl's pranks.

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[[folder: Mrs. Elaine Gordon]]
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[[folder:Chet Zipper]]
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--> Voiced by: Kathleen Freeman

Carl's teacher, Elain Gordon (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) was not
->'''Voiced by:''' Hope Levy

Chet Zipper, 14 years old is a commoner among
the most patient woman. She never had any tolerance for Carl's behavior and often found herself sending him out into the hall. She was also the victim of some of Carl's pranks.students at Lucky Jr. High.



* DeadpanSnarker: Uses this with her students.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carl's nickname for her is [[MeaningfulName "Gordo" which translates to "fa]][[BilingualBonus t man/person" in Spanish]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very curt and can often single out Carl (on grades "F for Foutley") yet genuinely cares about her students.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: She is revealed to have died at the end of "No Hope For Courtney"]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Doesn't take guff from her students, even from her favorites like Brandon.
* SternTeacher: Very stern with standards for good behavior.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Uses this with her students.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carl's nickname for her is [[MeaningfulName "Gordo" which translates to "fa]][[BilingualBonus t man/person" in Spanish]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very curt and can often single out Carl (on grades "F for Foutley") yet genuinely cares about her students.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: She is revealed to have died at the end of "No Hope For Courtney"]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
DullSurprise: Doesn't take guff from her students, even from her favorites like Brandon.
express much emotion.
* SternTeacher: Very stern FatIdiot: Not very bright and very fat
* GeekPhysiques: Of the fat variety.
* HiddenDepths: He was in the Academic Bowl and did quite well.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: He resembles Dodie's father right down to his build, [[YoungerThanTheyLook looks]], and passive demeanor.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He freaks out sobbing to his parents to let him go to his grandmother's rather than attend military camp.
* PairTheSpares: With Dodie.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Often speaks slowly
with standards a lot of "umms", "likes", and "dude"'s and flubs his lines for good behavior."Mambo in the Catskills"
* TheStoic: A dim-witted and adolescent version of this trope.
* YouthfulFreckles: Has these.



[[folder: Dr. David Dave]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' David Jeremiah

Dr. "David" Dave is the second husband of Lois Foutley, and is the step-father of Ginger and Carl. Dr. Dave works at the same hosptial as Lois.
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* {{Foil}}: To Jonas, in looks and his role as a father figure and husband.
* HappilyMarried: To Lois in the future.
* HospitalHottie: A very attractive doctor.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a very attractively sculpted square jawline that Carl coveted one episode.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Is more meeker than Lois is.
* MeaningfulName: "David" means "beloved" which he is by the Foutleys.
* {{Megane}}: Attractive with glasses.
* MommasBoy: Can't stand up to his domineering and rude mother.
* NiceGuy: Kind, well-mannered, and gentle with kids.
* ParentalSubstitute: Served this role for Carl and Ginger even before he was engaged to Lois.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Able to steer Carl away from trying to get a chin implant and gently pointed out to Lois that Ginger's dependence on caffeine isn't so different from Lois having a cup every day.
* RepetitiveName: Dr. David Dave.
* TookALevelInBadass: The finale has him [[spoiler: call out his mother for hating on Lois and sabotaging their wedding, even refusing to do much with her again]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Not as extreme as some examples but he has a very wide upper torso with a small waist and even smaller lower body.
* WickedStepmother: Stepfather variant. Ginger at one point had a fairy-tale fantasy sequence where she was kept isolated up in a tower with Carl stuck in the dungeon.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: {{Gender Inverted}}. He's a very tall and built handsome man with a minuscule and troll like mother.

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[[folder: Dr. David Dave]]
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!!Teacher and School Staff

[[folder:Ms. Zorski]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' David Jeremiah

Dr. "David" Dave
Elizabeth Halpern

Ms. Zorski
is Ginger's English teacher. She is a constant inspiration and supporter of Ginger's natural writing talent. In And She Was Gone, Ms. Zorski let Ginger know that she loved the second husband of Lois Foutley, poem she had written before she added that it concerned her. She has a cousin, also named Ms. Zorski (voiced by Shawana Kemp), who teaches at the high school. Ginger learns that the two have completely different teaching styles. Even after Ginger graduated Jr. High she stays in touch with Ms. Zorski.
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* CoolTeacher: She nurtures Ginger's literary gifts
and is overall a pleasant person.
* HippieTeacher: Has
the step-father appearance of Ginger and Carl. Dr. Dave works at one but unlike the same hosptial usual trope, she keeps order amongst her students.
* PsychologistTeacher: Can sometimes serve
as Lois.
----
* {{Foil}}: To Jonas, in looks and his role as a father figure and husband.
* HappilyMarried: To Lois in the future.
* HospitalHottie: A very attractive doctor.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Has a very attractively sculpted square jawline that Carl coveted one episode.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Is more meeker than Lois is.
* MeaningfulName: "David" means "beloved" which he is by the Foutleys.
* {{Megane}}: Attractive with glasses.
* MommasBoy: Can't stand up
this, especially to his domineering and rude mother.
* NiceGuy: Kind, well-mannered, and gentle with kids.
* ParentalSubstitute: Served this role for Carl and Ginger even before he was engaged to Lois.
Ginger.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Able to steer Carl away from trying to get a chin implant Very much so and gently pointed called out to Lois that Ginger's dependence on caffeine isn't so different from Lois having a cup every day.
* RepetitiveName: Dr. David Dave.
* TookALevelInBadass: The finale has him [[spoiler: call out his mother for hating on Lois and sabotaging their wedding, even refusing to do much with her again]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Not as extreme as some examples but he has a very wide upper torso with a small waist and even smaller lower body.
* WickedStepmother: Stepfather variant. Ginger at one point had a fairy-tale fantasy sequence where she was kept isolated up in a tower with
Carl stuck in the dungeon.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: {{Gender Inverted}}. He's
for a very tall and built handsome man with a minuscule and troll like mother.[[NoodleIncident prank he played]].



[[folder: Mrs. Dave]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dr. Dave's controlling mother.

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Dr. Dave's controlling mother.
--> Voiced by: Kathleen Freeman

Carl's teacher, Elain Gordon (voiced by Kathleen Freeman) was not the most patient woman. She never had any tolerance for Carl's behavior and often found herself sending him out into the hall. She was also the victim of some of Carl's pranks.



* CoolCar: A pink 50s T-Bird type of car.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: She is first seen slowing down traffic with a full awareness and is seen with a frown, then there is the accompanying song with the singer taking on the persona of a domineering mother.
* FashionsNeverChange: Dresses like it's 1954 in the 2000s.
* {{Jerkass}}: She always makes snide remarks or fights with her son's fiancee, her kids, or even other kids. She even [[spoiler: set up a plot to derail her son's and Lois's wedding]].
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Obnoxious doesn't even cover it.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She's as short as Hoodsey.
* MyBelovedSmother: She dominates Dave.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She slows down traffic and behaves rudely.
* StayInTheKitchen: Somehow implies holding this attitude when she meets Lois and critiques the woman for being "a working mom" who can't cook nutritious food or keep her children well-behaved.

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* CoolCar: A pink 50s T-Bird type of car.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: She is first seen slowing down traffic with a full awareness and is seen with a frown, then there is the accompanying song with the singer taking on the persona of a domineering mother.
* FashionsNeverChange: Dresses like it's 1954 in the 2000s.
* {{Jerkass}}: She always makes snide remarks or fights
DeadpanSnarker: Uses this with her son's fiancee, students.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carl's nickname for
her kids, or even other kids. She even is [[MeaningfulName "Gordo" which translates to "fa]][[BilingualBonus t man/person" in Spanish]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very curt and can often single out Carl (on grades "F for Foutley") yet genuinely cares about her students.
* KilledOffForReal:
[[spoiler: set up a plot She is revealed to derail have died at the end of "No Hope For Courtney"]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Doesn't take guff from
her son's and Lois's wedding]].
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Obnoxious doesn't
students, even cover it.
from her favorites like Brandon.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She's as short as Hoodsey.
* MyBelovedSmother: She dominates Dave.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She slows down traffic and behaves rudely.
* StayInTheKitchen: Somehow implies holding this attitude when she meets Lois and critiques the woman
SternTeacher: Very stern with standards for being "a working mom" who can't cook nutritious food or keep her children well-behaved.good behavior.



[[folder: Polly Shuster]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Paula Tiso

Polly Shuster is Carl's classmate and was nicknamed "The Crazy Bird Girl" by many people.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Paula Tiso

Polly Shuster is Carl's classmate
Jerry Houser

Headmaster Milty has swung back
and was nicknamed "The Crazy Bird Girl" by many people. forth from being principal of Lucky Elementary to being headmaster of Lucky Jr. High.



* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Noelle's Betty.
* FreakyIsCool: Has this opinion.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Her obsession with birds (and possibly her craziness) runs in the family. Allegedly, her full name is "Polly BACAWWW Shuster".
* ManipulativeBitch: Reveals herself as this to Carl, Hoodsey, Brandon, and Blake.

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* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica ABoyAndHisX: His dog, "The Duchess".
* AdultsAreUseless: Very self-absorbed and not effective as a disciplinarian.
* ApatheticTeacher: Usually wants
to Noelle's Betty.
go golfing and only seems to care when it's beneficial to his image.
* FreakyIsCool: Has DeadpanSnarker: Very snarky towards Carl and Hoodsey.
* DeanBitterman: Not as extreme as some examples, but he doesn't act properly in his role as Principal.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Cares more for his image than his students.
* {{Jerkass}}: Had Ginger take the fall for a failed program he supported and often behaves in a rude and petty manner to Carl and Hoodsey.
* KarmaHoudini: Hardly gets called out for his behavior unless you count Lois going to bawl him out for what's happening with the kids and when Carl and Hoodsey threaten a lawsuit for withholding his pay from their dog training.
* SilverFox: Courtney flatters him into
this opinion.
view of himself.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Her obsession SmallNameBigEgo: Oh so much, especially with birds (and possibly her craziness) runs in the family. Allegedly, her full name is "Polly BACAWWW Shuster".
* ManipulativeBitch: Reveals herself as this to Carl, Hoodsey, Brandon, and Blake.
a Senator's visit.



[[folder: Brandon Higsby]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Grey [=DeLisle=]

Brandon Higsby is an annoying classmate of Carl.

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!!Other Characters

[[folder:Maude]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Grey [=DeLisle=]

Brandon Higsby is an annoying classmate of Carl.
Carol Kane

An elderly prankster Carl falls in love with.



* ABoyAndHisX: His monkey, Mr. Licorice, who unfortunately [[spoiler: dislikes him]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Fools adults with his [[DeliberatelyCuteChild mannerisms]] but his peers find him annoying.
* LonelyRichKid: From an affluent family and often only has kids coming over to his house during warm weather.
* ThePollyanna: To the point he TastesLikeDiabetes.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: To any adult in the vicinity like teachers, most of them can't see through it.
* TeachersPet: Is obviously doted on by Mrs. Gordon.
* SiblingYinYang: His brother is Stuart, who attends the Junior High along with selling false book reports and essays to kids in the boys' bathroom, playing pranks like hiding the ladder with a friend, and has an unkempt appearance to contrast with the neat and preppy Brandon.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Like Ian Richton, he is one of the few males in the show with eyelashes.

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* ABoyAndHisX: His monkey, Mr. Licorice, who unfortunately AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: dislikes him]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Fools adults with his [[DeliberatelyCuteChild mannerisms]] but his peers find him annoying.
* LonelyRichKid: From an affluent family and often only has kids coming over to his house during warm weather.
* ThePollyanna: To the point he TastesLikeDiabetes.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: To any adult
She dies in the vicinity like teachers, most of them can't see through it.
first episode she appears]].
* TeachersPet: Is obviously doted on by Mrs. Gordon.
* SiblingYinYang: His brother is Stuart, who attends the Junior High along with selling false book reports
CoolOldLady: Being in her 90s hasn't slowed down her zest for life and essays to kids in the boys' bathroom, playing her enjoyment of pranks like hiding the ladder with a friend, and has an unkempt befriending children.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.
* KilledOffForReal: It's her first
appearance to contrast with and [[spoiler: she dies on the neat dinner table]].
* MrsRobinson: Is this to Carl.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Engaged in a lot of pranks
and preppy Brandon.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Like Ian Richton, he is one of the few males in the show with eyelashes.
wasn't shy about speaking her mind and doing what she wanted, decorum be damned.



[[folder: Winston]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir

Faithful butler to the Griplings and sidekick to Blake.

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->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir

Faithful butler to the Griplings and sidekick to Blake.
N/A

Dr. Dave's controlling mother.



* BattleButler: Of course.
* ExtremeDoormat: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his job involves serving his employers' demands, but this onetime.[[ItMakesSenseInContext got him and the children in a car accident]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Blake and to Mrs. Gripling in one episode.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Blake.
* TheJeeves: Complete with a British accent.
* ParentalSubstitute: Winston is more of a fatherly figure to Courtney and Blake than Prescott ever was.

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* BattleButler: Of course.
CoolCar: A pink 50s T-Bird type of car.
* ExtremeDoormat: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] EstablishingCharacterMoment: She is first seen slowing down traffic with a full awareness and is seen with a frown, then there is the accompanying song with the singer taking on the persona of a domineering mother.
* FashionsNeverChange: Dresses like it's 1954
in that his job involves serving his employers' demands, but the 2000s.
* {{Jerkass}}: She always makes snide remarks or fights with her son's fiancee, her kids, or even other kids. She even [[spoiler: set up a plot to derail her son's and Lois's wedding]].
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Obnoxious doesn't even cover it.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She's as short as Hoodsey.
* MyBelovedSmother: She dominates Dave.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She slows down traffic and behaves rudely.
* StayInTheKitchen: Somehow implies holding
this onetime.[[ItMakesSenseInContext got him attitude when she meets Lois and critiques the woman for being "a working mom" who can't cook nutritious food or keep her children in a car accident]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Blake and to Mrs. Gripling in one episode.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Blake.
* TheJeeves: Complete with a British accent.
* ParentalSubstitute: Winston is more of a fatherly figure to Courtney and Blake than Prescott ever was.
well-behaved.




[[folder:Chet Zipper]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Hope Levy

Chet Zipper, 14 years old is a commoner among the students at Lucky Jr. High.
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* DullSurprise: Doesn't express much emotion.
* FatIdiot: Not very bright and very fat
* GeekPhysiques: Of the fat variety.
* HiddenDepths: He was in the Academic Bowl and did quite well.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: He resembles Dodie's father right down to his build, [[YoungerThanTheyLook looks]], and passive demeanor.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He freaks out sobbing to his parents to let him go to his grandmother's rather than attend military camp.
* PairTheSpares: With Dodie.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Often speaks slowly with a lot of "umms", "likes", and "dude"'s and flubs his lines for "Mambo in the Catskills"
* TheStoic: A dim-witted and adolescent version of this trope.
* YouthfulFreckles: Has these.
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[[folder: Principal "Milty" Milton]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Jerry Houser

Headmaster Milty has swung back and forth from being principal of Lucky Elementary to being headmaster of Lucky Jr. High.
----
* ABoyAndHisX: His dog, "The Duchess".
* AdultsAreUseless: Very self-absorbed and not effective as a disciplinarian.
* ApatheticTeacher: Usually wants to go golfing and only seems to care when it's beneficial to his image.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very snarky towards Carl and Hoodsey.
* DeanBitterman: Not as extreme as some examples, but he doesn't act properly in his role as Principal.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Cares more for his image than his students.
* {{Jerkass}}: Had Ginger take the fall for a failed program he supported and often behaves in a rude and petty manner to Carl and Hoodsey.
* KarmaHoudini: Hardly gets called out for his behavior unless you count Lois going to bawl him out for what's happening with the kids and when Carl and Hoodsey threaten a lawsuit for withholding his pay from their dog training.
* SilverFox: Courtney flatters him into this view of himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Oh so much, especially with a Senator's visit.
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* MeaningfulName: She's a Ginger (minus the freckles) and can be careful ("gingerly")

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* MeaningfulName: She's a Ginger (minus the freckles) and can be careful ("gingerly")("gingerly").



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Stated her father looks like her, which he slightly does; whereas the pilot had her look more like Lois

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Stated her father looks like her, which he slightly does; whereas the pilot had her look more like LoisLois.
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* RedHeadedHeroine: The protagonist and everygirl of the show and she is blessed with fiery locks.



* RedheadedHero: Secondary to his sister but no less awesome.



* RedheadedHero: Especially [[spoiler: when she foils the plot to ruin Lois and Daves' wedding]].
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