This is the character sheet for ''AsToldByGinger''.

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! The Main Cast

!!Ginger Foutley - [[spoiler: Patterson]]
->Voiced by: Melissa Disney

* TheAce: When it comes to her schoolwork. She's a very bright, capable student at school and frequently excels at her academic subjects, especially English and Science.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Ginger is quite fond of them, as her room would suggest. Along with the song she sings in summer camp involving copper-colored ponies.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: With Darren.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigSisterInstinct: Gets pretty angry when Joanne calls Carl "rotten", and she sticks up for Hoodsey on separate occasions.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Redhead to Dodie's Blonde and Macie's Brunette.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She can get like this on occasion like "TGIF" and "Mommie Nearest".
* CharacterTitle
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Darren in the later seasons.
* CoolLoser
* DisappearedDad: Subverted in that her parents are mentioned to be divorced.
* DudeMagnet: Surprisingly enough. Of the course of the show she manages to attract Michael in "Deja-Who?" (when she's posing as Courtney, until she shouts at him for insulting her friends), Joaquin in "In Love With a Proper Foreign Exchange Student", Jean-Pierre in "Stealing First", Camp Caprice Sasha, (although he does get back together with Clover), Jake flirts with her somewhat, Orion and, of course, Darren.
* EmoTeen: People ''think'' she's become one in "She Was Gone", despite Ginger insisting it's a work of fiction.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: In high school she no longer wears clips or scrunchies and wears her hair longer.
* FatalFlaw: Pretty passive and can capitulates to the demands of others, like Miranda
* FieryRedhead: Mostly averted with Ginger; she's very sweet, but can often become very moody.
* GirlNextDoor
* GRatedDrug: The Mocha-Loco Frothinator in "Stuff'll Kill Ya." Her friends even have to pull an intervention.
* HairDecorations: She wore these quite often during her Jr. High years, although she let her hair grow out during high school.
* HairyGirl: Played with in that she is the protagonist and she isn't a GranolaGirl or rebellious. The episode where she tries to get her legs shaved [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d7Kxd7SHQxc/U_eMyRNK-GI/AAAAAAAAAO8/QdVDR7UMSEs/s1600/E8_14.jpg reveals legs with curly red hairs]] hidden by baggy pants, knee socks, and long shorts/skirts. This is abandoned as of the Summer Camp special.
* ImportantHaircut: In the special "Far From Home" Ginger gets her hair straightened and given a blue streak to signify how much she's changed away from home.
* InformedJudaism
* JustFriends: With Darren in the first few seasons, before their RelationshipUpgrade.
* MealTicket: Not for money, but for being a "science whizz". Ian Richton gets paired with her in science and flirts with her so she'll do the work for him or he gets kicked off the football team. He goes apologies when [[WhatTheHellHero Ginger confronts him]], though.
* MeaningfulName: She's a Ginger (minus the freckles) and can be careful ("gingerly")
* NaiveEverygirl
* NerdsAreSexy: A bookish, science whiz who attracted her share of guys.
* NiceGirl
* NotSoAboveItAll: She's sweet but she can have a bratty streak.
* OnlySaneWoman: Among her classmates. She shares this role with Macie.
* PrecociousCrush: On her teacher Mr. Gardner and on two older high school boys, Jake and Orion.
* QuirkyCurls: Has very curly (frizzy) red hair and is very intelligent and nerdy. She only straightens her hair for special occasions (graduation) or when she's stepping outside of her normal role (straight hair in art academy and when she masquerades as Courtney for a week).
* RedHeadedHeroine: The protagonist and everygirl of the show and she is blessed with fiery locks.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Ginger has curly shoulder length red hair and is not considered particularly popular by her peers.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Not unattractive or unkempt by any measure but when she "becomes" Courtney, the look works well on her.
* ShesGotLegs: A minor example as she isn't usually showing off her legs but Lois notes that Ginger has cute and shapely pins.
* SiblingYinYang: With Carl.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Stated her father looks like her, which he slightly does; whereas the pilot had her look more like Lois
* TeachersPet: She's a self-described "science geek" and frequent kiss up to her chemistry teacher, Mr. Celia. She's also happens to be a favorite of her high school English teacher, Ms. Zorski, due to her talent for writing.
* TeamMom: Serves as this when her mother isn't around. She often keeps Carl and Dodie in line (not 100% successfully), comforts Macie and Courtney, and defends Hoodsey when she has to.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Darren. [[spoiler: TheyDo]].
* WiseBeyondHerYears: On occasion, though she does have a childish streak, like keeping toy ponies in her bedroom and her ice-cream wallpaper.

!! Darren Patterson
->Voiced by: Kenny Blank

* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: With Ginger.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: As seen once he gets his headgear taken off, every girl his age wanted him.
* 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: Occasionally.
* 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
* HeroesWantRedheads: Part of an OfficialCouple with his red-haired childhood friend Ginger.
* LoveConfession: To Ginger after she moves away in ''Far From Home''.
* LoveEpiphany: In ''Far From Home''.
* MrFanservice: Once he gets his headgear taken off.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After he cheats on Ginger with Simone.
* NiceGuy
* 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.
** Though it was more emotional cheating than the making out under the bleachers sort.

!! Dodie Bishop
->Voiced by: Aspen Miller

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: She often betrays Ginger and Macie whenever she seems to be getting a taste of popularity.
* AesopAmnesia: All the time.
* 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
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Wears her hair in a chin length bob and headband after she graduates from Middle School
* 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
* GirlishPigtails: In the early seasons.
* GossipyHens
* {{Hypocrite}}: Often preaches about how important best friends are, but willingly tried to destroy the happiness of two close friends.
** She also 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
* 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 shleppy mild-mannered guys]].
* LooseLips
* 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.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: To Ginger, mostly.

!! Macie Lightfoot
->Voiced by: Jackie Harris

* {{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.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Dodie's Blonde and Ginger's Redhead.
* BrainyBrunette
* 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.
* HairColorDissonance: Macie's hair is supposed to be brown but is actually a greenish gray.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Niece]]: Is said to resemble her Aunts Bridget and Brigitte and slightly resembles her mother.
* 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 Nerds Are Cute]]: Attracted geekier, less Alpha Male types like an older band geek, a CasanovaWannabe crush of Dodie, and Hoodsey.
* NerdGlasses
* NervousWreck: Macie is in a constant state of panic, as she is allergic to everything and fears change.
* NiceGirl
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sometimes. [[spoiler: One episode had her form an alliance with Dodie, Miranda, and Mipsy to try to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren!]]
** [[spoiler: 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
* SpoiledSweet: A version of the trope that isn't on top of the school totem pole or unaware of how less affluent people live, she has a rather down to earth outlook and serves as a medium between her friends along with being loyal to Ginger.
* 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".
* 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.

! The Popular Clique

!! Courtney Gripling
->Voiced by: Liz Georges

* ACupAngst: She is not happy about her small size.
* 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
* DumbBlonde: Not unintelligent, but so spoiled she can come off as ignorant.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: Hair is slightly longer in high school
* TheFashionista
* 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.
* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: 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.
* 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.
* PopularIsDumb
* SmittenTeenageGirl: When it comes to Will.
* 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.

!! Miranda Killgallen
->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

* BetaBitch: To Courtney.
* 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
* 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. Also "Miranda" (as in "the Miranda warning"), considering her father is a police officer.
* MyBelovedSmother[=/=]OverprotectiveDad: Has a pair of these, with whom she has a difficult relationship.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.]]
* 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.

!! Mipsy Mipson
->Voiced by: Creator/SandyFox

* AlliterativeName
** RepetitiveName
* GeniusDitz
* {{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
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:[[spoiler: Her real name is revealed to be Melissa]].
* RepetitiveName: Of a nickname sort, Mipsy being short for her last name.
* RichBitch
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense
* SatelliteCharacter: To Courtney and Miranda, mostly.
* SpoiledBrat
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her Cousin
* ValleyGirl

!!Ian Richton
--> Voiced by: Adam Wylie

* 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: [[GenreSavvy Is aware of this trope]] during the episode "Piece of My Heart"
* BookDumb
* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He uses Ginger as a meal ticket in 'The A Grade', but does apologise 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.

! Family Members

!! Carl Foutley
->Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Ginger sometimes.
* 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]].
* 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
* 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: Sometimes.
* PrecociousCrush: On Maude
* RedheadedHero: Secondary to his sister but no less awesome
* 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
* 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.

!! Lois Foutley
->Voiced by: Laraine Newman

* AffectionateNickname: Carl calls her "Lola"
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]]: 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
* BigBeautifulWoman
* BigBreastPride: Wears clothing that makes the most of her bosomy figure.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FieryRedhead
* {{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]].
* GenreSavvy: Can usually predict what's upsetting Ginger or Carl before they've told her about it.
* [[GoodParents Good Parent]]
* 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 Like Parent, Like Ex-Wife]]: 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
* NotSoAboveItAll: Does join Carl and Hoodsey in their movie making.
* ParentalHypocrisy: Bans Ginger from wearing makeup, 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.
* ParentalSubstitute: Serves as this for Dodie and Hoodsey, Courtney (esp. in "Mommie Nearest"), Darren (slightly), and Macie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* 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.
* WeightWoe: Onetime 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.

!! Jonas Foutley

* 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
* 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.

!! Hoodsey Bishop
->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Dodie sometimes.
** Could be 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
* OlderThanTheyLook: Onetime stated he looks so young that [[UpToEleven he gets carded for PG-13 movies]].
* OnlySaneMan
* 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.

!! Joann Bishop
->Voiced by: Susan Krebs

* 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 Chubby Papa, Skinny Mama]]: 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.
* 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.

!! Blake Gripling
--> Voiced by: Kath Soucie

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems like a well-mannered young boy to most adults, but he doesn't fool any of the kids his age.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: It's Sophia, but he doesn't seem to mind it so much.
* MaliciousMisnaming: He calls Hoodsey "Woodsey," despite being corrected countless times.
* MommasBoy
* NoSocialSkills: He doesn't seem to be much liked by his peers, and despite how haughty and condescending he is to Carl, it's mentioned he really wants Carl to be his friend, implying he doesn't know how to make friends. He genuinely dislikes Hoodsey, however, referring to him as "Woodsey" no matter how many times he's corrected.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's actually a couple of years younger than Carl and Hoodsey.
* ParentalSubstitute: In Winston, whom he is implied to see as a father figure- Courtney treats him like many other members of staff, but Blake ropes Winston into many of his schemes.
* ThePigpen: In a way.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Just like Courtney.
* SiblingRivalry: Averted for the most part- he and Courtney are rather indifferent towards each other, whereas Carl and Ginger argue but are undeniably close.
* SitcomArchNemesis: With Carl, to contrast Courtney's budding friendship with Ginger.
* SpoiledBrat: Much moreso than his sister.
* UpperClassTwit: Just like his sister and mother.

!! Claire Gripling

* AdultsAreUseless: Very dramatic, posh, and slightly air-headed; also unaware her daughter needs her home and that Blake is embarrassed about that baby blanket she insists is an heirloom.
* BandagedFace: Receives this after a botched plastic surgery in "Mommie Nearest".
* DotingParent: Dotes on her son and daughter constantly.
* {{Fashionista}}: Constantly decked out in couture.
* {{Foil}}: To Lois Foutley, both are loving mothers, but Claire is quite out of touch with how things work in less affluent societies and families and carries off a very quiet, posh lifestyle with her children. Also matters in appearance to a lesser extent.
* GeniusDitz: She is revealed to be a social manipulator in her bid for an elevated status in the country club.
* HappilyMarried: To her husband Prescott.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Daughter]]: Is a lot like her daughter in terms of physical appearance, style, intellect, mannerisms, and vocal skills.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Possesses this.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: A lot like her daughter.
* UpperClassTwit: Doesn't possess a lot of common sense.

!! David Charles Bishop
--> Voiced by: John Astin, later DanCastellaneta

* AdultsAreUseless: Can get distracted and often hangs back when his wife behaves badly
* [[ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa Chubby Papa, Skinny Mama]]: Is very fat compared to svelte Joann.
* FullNameUltimatum: His wife calls him by both his first and middle name.
* [[GoodParents Good Parent]]: 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.

!! Will Patterson

* 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
* 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.
* 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

!! Mr. and Mrs. Patterson

* AdultsAreUseless: Sent their son to a hellish Military Camp for the summer, but other than that they're harmless.
* [[BlackBestFriend Black Best Friends]]: 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
* [[OpenMindedParent Open-Minded Parents]]: 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

!! Drs. Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot

* 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
* [[DotingParent Doting Parents]]: Became this to atone for forgetting Macie's 13th birthday
* GenderBlenderName: The only difference in their nicknames is the spelling for their gender.
* [[TheGhost The Ghosts]]: 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
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Parents, Like Daughter]]: 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.
* [[TheShrink The Shrinks]]: Their profession
* WhatHaveIDone: Their reaction when it sets on them that they forgot Macie's birthday
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home Mom and Dad?]]: Often not around to be seen and forgot their daughter's birthday.
* [[{{Workaholic}} Workaholics]]: Always working except those rare moments where Macie sees them at home or when they visit.

! Other characters

!! Noelle Sussman
--> Voiced by: Emily Kapnek

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Mainly ignored by her peers for her odd ways, not that she cares
* AmbiguouslyJewish: The last name "Sussman", her Old World accent, and some facial features imply this.
* AscendedExtra: Like Hope Rogers, she was often seen in the background.
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: She and Carl 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]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Not a conventional Betty but she has known Carl longer than Polly, the Veronica.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more than Carl.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Very tan with dark auburn hair.
* FieryRedhead: She can get really fierce
* FreakyIsCool: Like Carl she enjoys the weirder stuff in life.
* HeldBackInSchool: Was held back in Kindergarten for refusing to nap.
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: A very paranormally gifted girl who has performed many feats and has a crush on red-haired Carl.
* [[LikeParentLikeSpouse Like Mother, Like Girlfriend]]: Like Lois, she has curly red hair and is pretty tough.
* LittleMissBadass: She knows karate and has busted through a door with it.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears spectacles and is oddly cute.
* NerdGlasses: She owns an oversize pair with green rims.
* PsychicPowers: Can lift objects in the air without lifting a finger
* [[RedheadedHero Redheaded Heroine]]: Especially [[spoiler: when she foils the plot to ruin Lois and Daves' wedding]]
* SitcomArchNemesis: Blake Gripling (annoys her) and Polly Shuster, in regards to Carl.
* WomenAreWiser: She is just as odd, if not odder than Carl, but she does end up attending a school suited for gifted children and is more sophisticated.

!! Maude

* 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.

!! Ms. Zorski

* 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]]

!! Mrs. Elaine Gordon
--> Voiced by: Kathleen Freeman

* [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter Badly Battered Teacher]]: Not that Carl has physically harmed her, but the beginning of "No Hope for Courtney" mentioned that when she quit she was screaming about how she can't take anymore pranks from Carl.
* 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

!! Dr. David Dave

* {{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
* 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 Wicked Stepfather]]: 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 Ugly Lady's Hot Son]]: He's a very tall and built handsome man with a minuscule and troll like mother.

!! Mrs. Dave

* 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 ObnoxiousInLaw]]: 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.

!! Polly Shuster

* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Noelle's Betty.
* BlondesAreEvil: Not so much evil as manipulative and deceitful.
* FreakyIsCool: Has this opinion.
* ManipulativeBitch: Reveals herself as this to Carl, Hoodsey, Brandon, and Blake.

!! Brandon Higsby

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Monkey]]: 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.

!! Winston

* 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: Cares very much for Blake.

!! Chet Zipper

* 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

!! Principal "Milty" Milton

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Man and His Dog]]: 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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