Characters / Class of 3000

The Class of 3000

Sunny Bridges

Voiced by: Andre 3000
Like... You gotta crank this thang up!

  • 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.
  • 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 acts so bad, explaining that he had no soul in his work, and thus gets his soul back and saves both of them from the devil.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, being a calm, mature voice of reason.
  • 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, prefering the quietness it comes with it. In one episode,he almost quits when a hoard of celebrities try to teach at the school.
  • Inexplicably Awesome
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Three guesses who he resembles.
  • Magical Negro
  • The Mentor
  • Nice Hat: Nice straw hat, indeed.
  • Team Dad: Especially seems this way to the fatherless Li'l D.
  • Uncle Pennybags

Lil' D

Voiced by: Small Fire
Let's crank dis thang up!

  • 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.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mentioned in the pilot episode that he never met his father. He doesn't seem to mind, though.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric, being the somewhat rude and hot-headed leader.
  • Guile Hero: While his plans are questionable, they're usually effective.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He wants exactly what Sunny has and is willing to take the quick way out.
  • 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.
  • The Leader
  • Loony Fan: Can be a little bit too obsessive for Sunny Bridges.
  • The Napoleon: Arguably.
  • Nice Hat: His skipper's cap, usually. (The pilot and Christmas Episode give him something else)
  • 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.
  • Red Oni: To Phil's blue. Ironically he's the one with the cool color palette.

Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulus

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Phillip P. "Philly" Phil

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
  • Alliterative AND Repetitive Name: Phillip Phil.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While he's implied to have a crush on Kim and apparently got a girlfriend in "Free Philly", his Ho Yay moments hint that he may be bisexual.
  • American Accents: Philadelphia, at least in the early episodes.
  • Big Eater: With questionable tastes, like a pinecone covered in mud, or Sloppy Joes made with industrial waste.
  • Blue Oni: To Li'l D's red. Ironically he's the one with the warm color palette.
  • Ditzy Genius: For all his inventing smarts, he can be rather short-sighted.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, as he's pretty chill.
  • [[Foil]]: He's this to Kam and his fellow string players.
    • With Kam, both characters are outsiders to Atlanta, more [[The Smart Guy intellectually-inclined]], and have more reserved personalities compared to the other kids, but while Phil is an optimistic Nice Guy who's more technologically-inclined, Kam is more abrasive, cynical and more old-fashioned. Additionally, while Phil is the oldest kid, Kam is the youngest.
    • With Madison, both characters are tall, play stringed instruments, and have generally sunny and ditzy natures. However, while Phil plays the low-pitched bass, is merely a Ditzy Genius, and is usually fairly reserved, Madison plays the high-pitched violin and cello, is a true ditz, and is way more open with her feelings.
    • With Tamika, both characters play stringed instruments and prefer action to words. While Phil's bass usually played standing up, Tamika's harp is usually played sitting down. Phil is more likely to build a machine to solve a problem, while Tamika is more apt to apply force to it. Additionally, Phil's tall and lanky build contrasts Tamika's short and stocky build.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, though in a different way than Sunny. He's slightly submissive and one of the calmest kids.
    • Dips somewhat into melancholic in Season 2.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. They're his glasses.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As revealed in Season 2, his self-esteem isn't all that great.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Can lug a double bass around with no apparent strain, and can stay on a biplane with nothing more than his bare hands at the most.
  • Nice Guy: Very easygoing, if a little out there.
  • No Social Skills: Even described as "socially challenged" in one of the promos!
  • Noodle People: Has a very thin, tall body shape, giving off this trope.
  • Not So Stoic: While Philly Phil generally keeps a level tone and inverts the usual stereotype of redheads, he can be surprisingly emotional at times, which is always accompanied by his voice going up.
    After calculating the blob will reach critical mass: "There'll be no stoppin' the slop!"
  • Pungeon Master: Likes terrible puns.
  • The Smart Guy: One of two. Specializing with various gadgets.

Edward "Eddie" Phillip James Lawrence III

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Tamika Jones

Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Prove it or move it!

Kam Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye

Kim Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye


Westley Staff

Leela Lopez

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Petunia Squatenchowder

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Principal Luna

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • Catchphrase: "Fantastic!"
  • Casanova Wannabe: In regards to Miss Squatenchowder.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The subplot of "Free Philly" has him trying to upstage Sunny. Also challenging Sunny to a duel when he mistakenly thinks that Sunny was in love with Ms. Squatenchowder.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a hobby of collecting kitchen utensils, which actually wins Ms. Squatenchowder's heart.

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