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[[caption-width-right:176:What do ya do with a B.A. in English?]]
* ADegreeInUseless: What he thinks of his B.A. in English.
--> '''Princeton''': '' Four years of college and plenty of knowledge have earned me this useless degree.''
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Hence, the aptly titled number 'Purpose.'
%%* TheHero
* InformedAttractiveness: According to Lucy, he's "well hung" and "baby-faced". Because he's a puppet,it's harder for the audience to see this.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: During the song 'Mixtape' where Kate cannot figure out if he likes her or not.[[note]] He does.[[/note]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Gary tends to treat him as this for thinking life would be easy.
%%* NiceGuy
* PunnyName: A recent college graduate, and named for one of the most prestigious universities ever.

!!Kate Monster
[[caption-width-right:211:There's a fine, fine line between love... and a waste of time.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Probably moreso than Princeton!
%%* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Lucy's Veronica.
%%* TheChick
%%* CuteMonsterGirl: Literally!
* CoolTeacher: Really wants to be this.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She's Princeton's LoveInterest, and the play eventually culminates in her monsters' school opening.
%%* GenericCuteness
%%* GirlNextDoor
* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Played positively, and seen entirely outside of the classroom, too. Kate fiercely opposes racism against Monsters, and her biggest dream is to someday open up a Monsters-only school.
%%* SpeciesSurname

[[caption-width-right:181:If you were gay, that'd be okay.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/SesameStreet Ernie]].
* {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}}: With Rod. Emphasis on the fact that "partner" is singular.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Stated during the "If You Were Gay" number.
* [[SubvertedTrope Not-So]] FantasticRacism: Possibly. "Happiness at the misfortune of others? [[TakeThat That]] ''[[TakeThat is]]'' [[AllGermansAreNazis German]]."
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat:
--> '''Nicky''': '' So what should it matter to me what you do in bed with guys?''
* ObliviousToLove: Possibly subverted; while he's fully aware that Rod's gay, it seems that he's NOT aware that Rod's specifically interested in him. However, [[spoiler:the boyfriend he finds for Rod looks and apparently acts ''just like him'' and he comments after the fact that he "knows Rod's type". It's not clear if this means he knew Rod liked him the whole time or if he was ComicallyMissingThePoint]].
%%* {{Red Oni|BlueOni}}: To Rod's Blue Oni.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: He played this role alongside Rod.

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: He's blue. Even though he's a republican.
* BerserkButton: Being accused of being gay.
%%* ComingOutStory
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/SesameStreet Bert]].
%%* FieryRedhead: Subverted.
* GayConservative: He's a Republican investment banker. [[TransparentCloset Who just happens to enjoy Broadway Musicals of the 1940's.]]
%%* {{Gayngst}}
%%* GirlfriendInCanada: {{Trope Namer|s}}.
* HasAType: Guys like Nicky are apparently grade-A boyfriend material for him. [[spoiler:Considering the boyfriend Nicky finds for him is practically his ''twin'', it seems Nicky may have known that]].
%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Nicky's Red Oni.
%%* TransparentCloset
* StraightGay: [[AllGaysLoveTheatre He is into musicals, though.]]

!!Trekkie Monster
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Considering he thinks TheInternetIsForPorn, it should be obvious he's a masturbator.
%%* BasementDweller
* CatchPhrase: "...for porn!"
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: His savings help Kate build her school for monsters.]]
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: Considering the lateness at which he assists the group...]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]].
** With some [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]] thrown in as well, considering his personality.
* [[FieryRedhead Fiery Pinkhead]]
* {{Hikikomori}}: The School Edition of Avenue Q changes his porn-addiction to an anti-social shut-in obsessed with the internet and having thousands of online friends.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LovableSexManiac: Although he's a solo performer.
* NonindicativeName: He's obsessed with porn, not ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
%%* SpeciesSurname
%%* TheInternetIsForPorn: ''[[TropeNamers Duh]]''.

!!Lucy the Slut
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: With her virginity intact, too.]]
%%* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Kate's Betty.
%%* BuxomIsBetter
* [[spoiler:GodIsGood: Apparently, He revived her as a chaste woman. It's all PlayedForLaughs.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: After being the SpannerInTheWorks (see below) she ends up [[spoiler:being hit by the penny Kate drops off the Empire State Building and put in the hospital, eventually dying (temporarily)]]. Lampshaded by Kate, who first feels horrible [[spoiler:for having dropped the penny]], then once she realizes Lucy's spanner role: "I feel better now."
%%* MeaningfulName
%%* MsFanservice
%%* MyGirlIsASlut: Well, ''duh''.
%%* ReallyGetsAround
* SpannerInTheWorks: For Princeton and Kate's relationship [[spoiler:since she throws away the latter's note about meeting at the Empire State Building]].
%%* TheVamp: Especially to Princeton.

!!Mrs. Thistletwat
* [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Bitch]]: She seems rather proud of being a "crabby old bitch".
--> "Crabby Old Bitches are the bedrock of this nation!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, she ''was'' willing to let Kate teach her own session...
* MeaningfulName: Thistle''twat''. She's a rather unlikeable person.
%%* SadistTeacher

!!The Bad Idea Bears
* BearsAreBadNews: Not large and threatening as most examples, but very destructive.
* {{Evil Mentor}}s: They suggest that Princeton gets drunk and then commits suicide. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
%%* ForTheEvulz
* [[spoiler:HeelFaithTurn: Subverted. They ''do'' find religion in the end (specifically the ChurchOfHappyology) but there's no indication that they're actually going to make a legitimate HeelFaceTurn.]]
%%* GenkiGirl: The yellow bear.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: '''Don't believe a word of it'''. They're both the closest thing the show has to {{Chaotic Evil}} characters, so they are practically two Bad Angels.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jerks With Hearts Of Jerk]]
%%* {{Manipulative Bastard}}s
%%* {{Poisonous Friend}}s
* RedOniBlueOni: In this partnership, the blue bear tends to come up with the suggestions while the yellow one tries to enforce them more enthusiastically.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The guy is blue, the girl is yellow.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
%%* {{Token Evil Teammate}}s



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes.
%%* HenpeckedHusband: He doesn't seem to mind, though.
%%* TheLancer
%%* NiceGuy
%%* OfficialCouple: With Christmas Eve.
* PhraseCatcher: Usually catches Christmas Eve's phrase: "What!? Brian!"
* [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny So Unfunny He's Funny]]: More or less the entire point of his character. GET A JOB!

!!Christmas Eve
* CatchPhrase: "What!? Brian!"
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Averted. Being Japanese is ''why'' she can't get a job in a Korean deli (Chinese restaurant in the UK West End version).
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Rod talks to her about [[IHaveThisFriend his friend]] who's gay, she says there's nothing wrong with it until Rod says the friend is also a conservative at which point she says they should just stay in the closet.
* JapaneseRanguage: Not extremely, but it's always there. Don't worry, though; Everyone's A Rittle Bit Lacist.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Brian.
%%* TheSmartGirl
%%* {{Tsundere}} Type A!

%%* TheBigGuy : Metaphorically.
* ButtMonkey: Very much. The song "It Sucks to be Me," the characters sing about how their lives are so much worse than everyone else's . . . until Gary pops in. Then everyone cheerfully agrees that he wins the MiseryPoker.
-->It sucks to be you!
-->You win!
-->It sucks to be you!
-->[[CrossesTheLineTwice I feel better now!]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: Deconstructed, as he's more or less grown resentful of it due to people [[PhraseCatcher always saying it to him]].
* CrosscastRole: It is a tradition to have Gary be played by a woman. Subverted in the UK version, where he's more often than not played by a man.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByAdaptation: After [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the death of the real Gary Coleman]], some productions of the show end with Gary dying. It's usually played for BlackComedy.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MrFixIt
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A notable aversion.