Characters / Class of 3000

The Class of 3000

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    Sunny Bridges 
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Voiced by: Andre 3000
Like... You gotta crank this thang up!
A pop/jazz/blues superstar with a legion of fans around the world. After becoming sick of the commercialism and soullessness of the industry, he returns to his hometown of Bankhead, Georgia, where a chance encounter with students from his old school restores his love of music and makes him agree to become their teacher.
  • The Ace
  • Artist Disillusionment: In-universe and at the start of the series as he no longer finds pleasure in being a musician (he outright walks out on a concert he was doing in Tokyo and promised them their money back). Lil D and his class re-ignite his passion for it, deciding that while he may be done in the music business, he still loves music.
  • Badass Moustache
  • Berserk Button: He hates Santa Claus of all people. Due to Santa giving him a pair of ice skates instead of roller skates that got him injured, and lose the part in a Christmas pageant Sunny really wanted to be in.
  • Cool Teacher: Admit it, you'd love to have him as your teacher.
  • Deal with the Devil: To get Li'l D out of his. Then he proceeds to sing terribly and explain that he had no soul in his work, and thus gets his soul back and saves both of them from the devil.
  • Fiction 500: Sunny is rich. Very, very, very rich. As in "own your own Loch Ness Monster" rich.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: To an extent: While he got tired of the music business and being a star, he sill loves music and becomes a teacher, preferring the quietness it comes with it. In one episode, he almost quits when a hoard of celebrities try to teach at the school.
  • Iconic Item: His straw hat.
  • Inexplicably Awesome
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Three guesses who he resembles.
  • Magical Negro
  • Manchild/Psychopathic Manchild: While usually averted, at his absolute worst, Sunny comes off as this.
  • The Mentor/Team Dad: The teacher of the seven kids who provides a world-wise viewpoint.
  • Nice Hat: Nice straw hat, indeed.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Seems to be a major personality of flaw of his, directed at T. Top Salieri (for sabotaging him when they were both students), and Santa (see Berserk Button). Li'l D even points out that it seems insane.
  • Uncle Pennybags

    Li'l D 
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Voiced by: Small Fire
Let's crank dis thang up!
A student at the Westley School for the Performing Arts who idolizes Sunny to the point of obsession. Li'l D dreams of being a superstar of his own one day (and already has the ego that goes with fame), and loves to hatch schemes along with his classmates to make that dream come true. He plays the drums (in all forms, including kit and bongos) in the group's musical numbers.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Suffers from this the most out of everyone in the main cast.
  • Book Dumb: Incredibly gifted when it comes to strategy and music... Regular school work, not so much.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: The shortest of the kids and has quite an attitude.
  • Character Development: Played with. While usually suffering from Aesop Amnesia, come late Season 2, he's shown that he can be quite altruistic, such as getting rid of a Yeti taking advantage of Sunny for no obvious benefit to himself.
  • Color Motif: Green, despite not being associated with many traits aside from envy. "Throwdown" instead gives him purple... which also doesn't fit with his personality!
  • Determinator: There's not much that can stop him when he gets going.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mentioned in the pilot episode that he never met his father. He doesn't seem to mind, though.
  • Greed: Wants more and more.
  • Guile Hero: While his plans are questionable, they're usually effective.
  • Height Angst: Actually averted. The one time his height was brought up was by Li'l D himself, to point out that somebody short couldn't play King Kong effectively.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He wants exactly what Sunny has and is willing to take the quick way out.
  • Iconic Item: His skipper's hat.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lil' D's real name is unknown.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed. He's insensitive and self-interested, but doesn't mean any actual harm.
  • Lead Drummer: He plays the drums, and he's the leader of the class.
  • The Leader: He tends to take charge and is the main character as a whole.
  • Loony Fan: Can be a little bit too obsessive for Sunny Bridges.
  • Lovable Rogue: A likeable troublemaker.
  • The Napoleon: Arguably.
  • Nice Hat: His skipper's cap, usually. (The pilot and Christmas Episode give him something else)
  • Never Bareheaded: Averted, as his hatless head is seen several times throughout the series.
  • Never My Fault: Initially does this quite often, but grows out of it by the end of Season 2.
  • Noodle Incident: Used as a joke twice. First to show how the class always gets into situations, and a second time to saw just how naughty he has that year.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Not the biggest fan of rules.
  • Schemer
  • Street Smart: Best shown in "Eddie's Money."
  • The Unapologetic: Pretty much has to be forced to apologize.

    Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulus 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
The sweet but ditzy member of the Class of 3000. Madison is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in the extreme, often making up words or not paying attention to conversations. Despite her obliviousness, though, she has a kind soul and often serves as The Heart of the group. She plays bowed string instruments, including violins and fiddles, in the class.

    Phillip P. "Philly" Phil 
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Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
The lanky and awkward Gadgeteer Genius of the Class. Philly Phil serves as the group's tech expert, often providing them with all kinds of bizarre machinery and robotics for their plots. His odd personality masks some hidden insecurities, and he values the Class as his friends. His instrument is the bass, both in the traditional upright sense and the rock guitar.
  • Alliterative AND Repetitive Name: Phillip Phil.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Between his very odd personality, lack of social skills, and secretly low self-esteem, he can probably be diagnosed with something.
  • Animal Motifs: Dogs, it seems. He has/had a robot dog, is associated with wolves in the "Cave Boogie" music video, and his voice gets censored with barking in "Two to Tango." Personality-wise, he's friendly, but can be a bit dense and doesn't like feeling left out, like a dog.
  • Bag of Holding: Doesn't come up that often, but his backpack will hold whatever's needed at the time. Including the remains of a machine that could not possibly fit in the tiny bag.
  • Big Eater: With questionable tastes, like a pinecone covered in mud, or Sloppy Joes made with industrial waste.
  • Character Development: Post "Big Robot on Campus," (sans the Christmas Episode, which may or may not come chronologically after), he's more assertive and slightly less awkward.
  • Color Motif: Yellow, matching his generally kind nature. "Throwdown" gives him orange, also lining up to his personality.
  • Ditzy Genius: For all his inventing smarts, he can be rather short-sighted.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, as he's pretty chill.
  • Fragile Speedster/Glass Cannon: He's strong enough to keep himself on a moving biplane with nothing more than his bare hands, carries a bass with no strain, and is typically presented as near the front when the kids are running, but he's usually shown as being out of breath after running, being whacked by a newspaper is enough to send him flying.
  • Geek Physiques: The skinny type.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. They're his glasses.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As revealed in Season 2, his self-esteem isn't all that great. Though it's implied that he has issues as early as the third episode.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied to be the case in his Season 2 episodes.
  • Lovable Nerd: Easily the nerdiest of the main characters, and a total Nice Guy.
  • Nice Guy: A very kindhearted individual overall. Even his attempt at impersonating Tamika is too nice.
  • No Social Skills: Even described as "socially challenged" in one of the promos!
  • Redheads Are Uncool: See his picture. The one time his hair did come up, it was combined with a bunch of other nerdy traits.
  • The Smart Guy: One of two, focusing on various gadgets and machines.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied and downplayed. As shown in "Free Philly" and "Big Robot on Campus," he's implied to have self-esteem issues and is terrified of being left out. Despite this, he doesn't let it show most of the time.
  • Youthful Freckles: Although they're not visible (likely due to the art style), he's said to have them.

    Edward "Eddie" Phillip James Lawrence III 
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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
The insanely rich Southern boy of the Class of 3000. Eddie's main contribution to the class's various antics is his seemingly limitless bank account—his father is the head of the "Earth Division" of Cola Cola and owns extensive property (such as every television studio in existence). Eddie is far from spoiled, though, and genuinely loves music and his classmates. He plays woodwind instruments, including the clarinet (his favorite) and other horns.

    Tamika Jones 
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Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Prove it or move it!
The loud, sassy, and stubborn member of the Class of 3000. Tamika is never afraid to make her opinions known, and even less afraid to back up her claims with a few punches. Despite her self-confessed "bad attitude," though, she likes her classmates (even though she's often exasperated by them). In the group's more traditional numbers, she plays a harp, but is also quite skilled on guitar and other percussive stringed instruments.
  • Action Girl
  • Agent Scully: As her catchphrase "Prove it or move it!" suggests, she's the most likely to call out strange behavior or insist that people back up their claims with evidence.
  • The Big Girl: Is one of the larger members of the group, and by far the physically strongest.
  • The Bully: Often likely to beat up the others.
  • Character Development: Her Season 2 self is noticeably kinder and calmer compared to her Season 1 self.
  • Color Motifs: Light blue, matching both her tomboyish personality and hidden feminine interests. "Throwdown" gives her green instead, which matches her knowledge of nature.
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Hidden Depths: Her house looks like something from Snow White and the only chores she's supposed to do are clean her room and tend the lawn. The lawn is surprisingly clean and neat. We also see her rather kind-hearted father and it's implied she is somewhat embarrassed at how nice her folks are and where she lives.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Nobody bullies her friends except her!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Hypocritical Heartwarming above. Additionally, Tamika is more willing to help out than the other kids, such as defending Momo in "Funky Monkey."
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's an Action Girl who can run pretty fast (only Li'l D has been shown to be consistently quicker), and can hold her ground.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Eddie's Feminine Boy.
  • Only Sane Woman: Arguably the most normal and well-adjusted of the lot of them.
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • Skirt over Slacks: Sort of, her leggings give off the vibe.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: More like "Tomboyish Bun", but same idea.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2. Especially in the Christmas Episode, although she does get annoyed with Kam a few times.
  • Tsundere: Is a Type A towards Eddie.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite her strength, she's no match for the dance class.

    Kam Chin 
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Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
The book-smart and polite member of the Class of 3000. Kam is something of a stick-in-the-mud (especially compared to his twin Kim), often trying to approach problems from a logical perspective or becoming excited about homework and learning. He still accompanies the group on their adventures, though, and genuinely enjoys their company. His instrument of choice is the keyboard and piano.

    Kim Chin 
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Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
The clothes-obsessed and "popular girl" of the Class. Kim is always trendy and on-point, expressing interest in celebrities, the latest gadgets, and (especially) hot new fashions. She often butts heads with her more conservative twin Kam, but the two love each other deep down. She has the most variety in her instruments, playing percussive items that aren't drums or the keyboard, including maracas, castanets, and the turntables.
  • Action Fashionista: A downplayed example, but this is the girl who organized a successful fashion show fundraiser.
  • Asian Airhead: Shows shades of this in Season 2, most notable in "Tamika and the Beast."
  • Breakout Character: Despite hardly appearing in Season 1, she's a lot more prominent in Season 2. She even gets more episodes than Li'l D in that season!
  • But Not Too Foreign: Stated to be born in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I know, right?"
  • Character Development/Divergent Character Evolution: Is almost interchangeable with Kam at the beginning. By the end of Season 2, she's established as being the more scatterbrained twin and more careless, but possesses the better sense overall.
  • The Chick: One of two, helping to provide a spark to the team.
  • Color Motif: Pink, matching her overall feminine personality and interests, as well as contrasting her brother's blue. Interestingly, her color in "Throwdown" is blue, perhaps as a nod to her more-collected personality and to contrast Kam's pink.
  • The Fashionista: She loves shopping and clothes.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As seen in "Tamika and the Beast", her socks are mismatched. Her hairstyle is also a mild example, as the side strands only split on one side.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish for her brother's Responsible.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Inverted. Kim's hair is the shortest of the three girls, and her interests are overall the most "girly."
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A mild instance in "Too Cool For School." She realizes that the celebrity "teachers" don't actually care about them, and made Sunny leave.
  • Nice Girl: Although she does have her moments, she's generally a sweet girl. She even organized a fundraiser to save the rainforest!
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Compared to her twin brother, she's more into clothing, shopping and arts.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Downplayed. While she's associated with the color pink, only a small part of her outfit is pink.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She makes all her custom clothes from scratch after all.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Her name is only one letter off from Kam's.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kam.


Westley Staff and Students

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    Miss Lopez 
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

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    Petunia Squatenchowder 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

    Principal Luna 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

    Jan the Janitor 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • Butt-Monkey: If there's some sort of sticky situation, Jan will be caught in it.
  • Hunk: He's ripped under that janitor's outfit.
  • Verbal Tic: Jan talks like this, ya.

    Coach Barnum 
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     Preston 
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  • Kick the Dog: His "odd jobs" for the kids are little more than flat-out bullying.
  • Jerkass: Might be one of the most dickish characters in the series.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his status as resident jerk, he's nice to the kids after their hit performance in "Am I Blue?", and only turns on them after they play horribly.


Atlanta Residents

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     Cheddar Man 
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

     Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (Mr. Lawrence), Jennifer Hale (Mrs. Lawrence)
  • Doting Parent: Both of them!
  • Fiction 500: They're loaded. As in "Twenty-three million dollars is pocket change" loaded.
  • Good Parents: While overprotective, they do genuinely love Eddie.
  • Happily Married: They appear to be quite content together.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: It's unknown what Mrs. Lawrence's background is, but Mr. Lawrence is absurdly rich.
  • No Name Given: While Mr. Lawrence's name is almost identical to Eddie's by implication, Mrs. Lawrence's name is never given.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Averted in "Safety Last", where they are more than aware of how dangerous Westley is. Played straight otherwise though.
  • Unnamed Parent: Averted with Mr. Lawrence. Played straight with Mrs. Lawrence.

     Momo 
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     Mr. and Mrs. Phil 
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     T. Top Salieri and Eastley Kids 
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Voiced by: Small Fire (Li'l D), Jennifer Hale (Addison), Phil LaMarr (Brooklyn Bill), Tom Kenny (Freddie), Janice Kawaye (Jam)
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Salieri sports a pair.
  • Blue Oni: Despite the prominent red on their outfits and being antagonists, they're collectively this to Westley's Red Oni.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: After sabotaging most of the kids' instruments, they lose to Kim and Kam on the piano fair and square.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even the Eastley kids are surprised when Salieri steals the blue ribbon from Sunny after pretending to make amends. They still go along with it though.
  • Evil Counterpart: All of them are collectively the counterparts to Sunny and the Westley kids.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Eastley kids who speak all have slightly deeper voices than their counterparts from Westley.
  • The Dividual: With the exception of their introductory scene, the Eastley kids are mostly treated as a single unit.
  • Gonk: Most of them aren't exactly pleasant to look at.
  • Gender-Blender Name: If you check the credits, Kim's counterpart is actually given the male name of Jim by implication.
  • Hidden Depths: While Salieri is an unpleasant person, he was clearly a good enough teacher to be nominated as a potential teacher of the year.
  • Jerkass: All of them!
  • Kick the Dog: Constantly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As a student, part of Salieri's sabotaging of Sunny involved a tub of dead fish. After stealing the blue ribbon from Sunny as an adult, guess what gets dumped all over the Eastley bus?
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Bambi wears heavy eye makeup and lipstick, and comes off as an unpleasant individual.
  • Meaningful Name: Salieri's last name comes from 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri.
  • Psycho Rangers: See Evil Counterpart.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their uniforms are mostly black with red accents, and they're antagonistic.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: "I'd like to introduce you to my students. Li'l G, Freddie, Brooklyn Bill, Addison, Jim, Jam, and Bambi."
  • Villain of the Week: They only show up in Westley Side Story," although Salieri gets a lone cameo in "Vote Sunny."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Half of them.
    • Brooklyn Bill has blue hair, a direct contrast to Philly Phil's orange.
    • Jim has teal hair, which sticks out compared to Kim's natural black with purple streaks.
    • Freddie and Addison have purple hair, presumably to contrast with Eddie and Madison's blonde.
    • Averted by Li'l G and Jam, who have the same black hair as Li'l D and Kam; Bambi, whose blonde hair still contrasts Tamika's dark brown; and Salieri, who has light brown.

     Andrew Jones and Mrs. Jones 
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Those Who Really Don't Fit Anywhere Else

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     The Blob 

     Big D, Mr. Yin, and Mr. Min 

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (Big D), Tom Kenny (Mr. Min), Phil LaMarr (Mr. Yin)

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