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Douglas Yancey "Doug" Funnie
Voiced by: Billy West (Nickelodeon), Thomas McHugh (Disney), Masako Nozawa (Japanese dub), Sérgio Rufino (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Fábio Lucindo (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney), Carlos Macedo (European Portuguese)The main character of the show, Doug is the Ridiculously Average Guy who moved to a new town and are trying to make new friends.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Adorkable: Let's just say this: he is so socially akward to the nth degree that makes him so cute! And when Patti's around, expect this to be turned Up to Eleven.
- Bad Boss: In the "Doug's Inc." episode. Subverted in the end.
- Badass Adorable: In his Quailman fantasies. He can be this outside his fantasies whenever he pulls a Moment of Awesome.
- Berserk Button: He hates it when people refer to his journal as a "diary".
- Beware the Nice Ones: He doesn't always hold on his emotions and lets others know when enough is enough.
- Book Dumb: Downplayed as he isn't a Straight A student, but he isn't failing his classes either.
- Born Lucky: Everything works out for him. Sometimes even better than he expected it to! Usually because he was making a larger deal out of it in his head than the situation actually was, but also because he tends to work hard to resolve conflicts rather than letting them escalate.
- A Boy and His X: A Boy and His Semi-Anthropomorphic dog.
- Break the Cutie: During the Nickelodeon Christmas special.
- Butt Monkey: Is often the subject of jokes and mockery from Roger.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Goes the entire series without being able to reveal his feelings towards Patti...until Patti asks Doug to go on a "date-date" with her, revealing her feelings.
- Captain's Log: His journal.
- Character Development: He becomes less shy in the Disney series and gets more of a backbone as the series goes on.
- Charlie Brown Baldness: Made odder by the fact that he needed to get a haircut in one episode, and in another episode, worried that he was going bald. However, most fanart and the live stage show made him a brunette.
- Clear My Name: Doug's had a few incidents where he's been framed for something he didn't do and tried to figure out how to fix it. A lot of times, though, something else went and fixed it for him.
- Clear Their Name: "Doug's Christmas Carol" and trying to save Porkchop from being put down.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Doug's Big Comeback from the Disney series.
- Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally towards Roger and Judy.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Yancey
- The Everyman
- Everyone Has Standards: Doug doesn't like being bullied by anyone including by Bone and Roger, but have someone, like the latter, getting it in returns for too long is taking it too far for him.
- Extreme Doormat: Has shades of this.
- The Hero: Specially his alter ego, Quailman.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Skeeter.
- I Have This Friend...: It's not me!
- Jerkass Ball: While normally a Nice Guy, a few episodes have Doug act more insensitive than usual; though he ends up easing up at the end of the episode.
- A slight exception would be in "Doug's Brainy Buddy." While he does come to accept Skeeter's intelligence by the episode's end, the Disney episodes make it clear that he's still quite bothered by it.
- In "Doug's Fan Club". Todd become an annoying fanboy of Doug. Instead of cutting it nice and quickly he let it grow to unsupportable levels. What the result? Doug says some harsh words to him, making Todd running away and hiding in a tree in the middle of a storm. He apologized Todd and both became friends again.
- In "Doug's Inc.", he becomes a Bad Boss to Skeeter, Porkchop, Al and Moo just in order to buy a new expansive skateboard. In the end Doug gives up buying the skateboard and spends the money with tickets for all in an amusement park.
- In "Doug Ripped Off!" he suspected one of his friends stole his bike.
- In "Doug's Bad Trip", he and Judy almost ruined the dream trip which his dad planned.
- The Klutz: At times.
- Limited Wardrobe: Well, actually, this applies to all the characters, but Doug lampshaded it by showing everyone else that his wardrobe is filled with multiple identical sets of his outfit.
- Love at First Sight: Loves Patti since the first time he saw her.
- Mr. Imagination: His fantasies often play into the show.
- Naïve Newcomer
- Nervous Wreck: At times.
- Nice Guy: Most of the time.
- Oh, Crap!: Every moment when he gets in trouble.
- Gives a big one two times in "Doug's Big News", the first one for getting caught by Mr.Bone criticizing his TV program and second just after he reads "Mr.Bone wears pink underwear".
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He's not really Book Dumb, but also not a straight-A student, he's not very handsome, but not ugly (he's cute, though), he's not much of an athlete, but not terrible in athletics. He even described himself as being "painfully average".
- It culminates in the second-to-last season where finds out that his permanent record just says "average" in all the fields.
- He does have some areas where he excels though, like the arts (it must run in the family), as he's shown to be skilled in writing, drawing, and music.
- Secret Diary: His Journal.
- Shrinking Violet: Sometimes.
- The Southpaw: Doug in Left Field has Patti realize Doug is left-handed, and has him switch position while batting.
- Superpowered Alter Ego: Quailman, and his companion Quaildog. Also, Doug often imagine himself as Smash Adams.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Doug to the Rescue, he was able to win in a fight against Roger... without lifting a finger
- Unlucky Everydude
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Patti since he Cannot Spit It Out his feelings despite being implied during the show she has feelings for him too.
- Vocal Evolution: In the "Doug Can't Dance" pilot, his voice was more high-pitched and nasal compared to his voice in every other episodes of the Nick series. Then during season four of the Nick series, his voice started to get lower.
Voiced by: Fred NewmanDoug's pet and Non-Human Sidekick.
Judith Anastasia "Judy" Funnie
Voiced by: Becca Lish, Letícia Quinto (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Raquel Marinho (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Big Sister Bully: To Doug, at times.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: At her worst.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Oh yes.
- Cool Big Sis: At her best.
- Cool Shades: Wears these all the time.
- Deadpan Snarker: Big time!
- Fangirl: In-Universe, she's a big fan of William Shakespeare. Also, some figure-skater named Derrick Derrickson (who tends to perform Shakespeare's works as part of his figure-skating act).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's mean to Doug sometimes, but she cares for him deep down.
- Large Ham: Proud to put the "drama" in "drama queen".
- Meaningful Name: As mentioned above, she's a huge Shakespeare fangirl, and something of a drama queen. Appropriately, she's named after Judith Quiney (née Shakespeare), the Bard's daughter.
- Nice Hat: Her beret.
- One-Shot Character: Judy had a boyfriend named Kyle who left by the end of "Doug's Sister Act" and never came back, despite having a boyfriend named Cassius in episodes both before and after it.
- Pet the Dog: Judy's one of the main antagonists of the series...yet she most definitely gets a lot of these
- Sunglasses at Night: She does take them off every now and then, but not often.
Voiced by: Doug Preis.
- Actual Pacifist: Don't enjoy violence and tries to teach to Doug the violence is not an option.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: From Doug and Judy's point of the view for being a ridiculous average father. Although this sounds pretty hypocritical from Doug since he is a Ridiculously Average Guy too.
- Camera Fiend: He's a professional photographer.
- Happily Married: With Theda.
- Only Sane Man: Comparing with other parents and other adults in the show, he is the most sane alongside with Chad. He is more sane than Doug too.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: To the point Doug starts to think if was better to be the son of other dad in Bluffington.
- Standard '50s Father: He dresses like this.
Voiced by: Becca Lish.
- Happily Married: With Phil.
Doug's best friends and schoolmates
Mosquito "Skeeter" Valentine
Voiced by: Fred Newman, Carlos Falat (Brazilian Portuguese), Rui Paulo (European Portuguese)Doug's best friend.
- Affectionate Nickname: Skeeter.
- Black Best Friend: Word of God states that Skeeter is black.
- Book Dumb: Subverted. While Skeeter often downplays his intelligence in the Nickelodeon version ("But I'm bad in math! I could be wrong!"), the Disney version reveals that he's actually one of the best students in his class, only earning his first ever F after creating a robot that did literally everything except what it was assigned to do. An episode of the Nickelodeon series has him eligible to attend college, and Doug has to deal with the possibility of losing his best friend.
- Catchphrase: "Cool, man!"
- Charlie Brown Baldness: Like Doug, Skeeter has only a dearth of hair on his head.
- Genius Ditz: He's kooky, but he once got a perfect score of 1000 on an intelligence test (see "Hidden Depths" below) much to Doug's surprise.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Doug.
- Hidden Depths: After scoring 1000 on the aforementioned intelligence test, he gradually reveals to Doug that, in spite of his love of comic books and rock music, he's actually quite well read.
- Improbably High I.Q.: There is no such thing as a "perfect" IQ of 1,000
- The Lancer
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Despite having a ridiculously high IQ, he never really shows it.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: It's rare that anyone calls him by his name, even his parents and the school calls him Skeeter. In the Nickelodeon premiere, he explained it was a family name.
- Smarter Than You Look: He always seemed to be easily confused and was, at times, rather goofy. It's later revealed, much to Doug's surprise, that he has a genius IQ. His intellect was played up more in the Disney episodes.
- Verbal Tic: "Honk honk!"
- Vocal Evolution: His voice was more nasal earlier on.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Why was he given that name isn't known?
Patricia "Patti" Mayonnaise
Voiced by: Constance Shulman, Eleonora Prado (Brazilian Portuguese)Doug's Love Interest, Patti is a athletic, tomboy Dark-Skinned Blond.
- Affectionate Nickname: Patti
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Considering Patti is pretty athletic and uses bikes frequently. Averted in the ABC/Disney version since her skirt was replaced by pants.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: A blonde with tan skin.
- Edible Theme Naming: Her name is based on parts of a burger.
- The Heart:
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In the ABC/Disney version.
- Homeschooled Kid: In the first episode of the Disney version, she tells Doug that she's only going to be in middle school for a couple of hours in the afternoon and would be home-schooled with her dad. Eventually ends up back in public school full-time after her dad gets a teaching position.
- Jerkass Ball: While Doug holds the Jerk Ball for a considerable number of the episodes, Patti rarely gets it, maintaining her nice girl status but a notable exception is in "Doug Clobbers Patti". She gets angry with Doug just because he started to defeats her in everything.
- Lethal Chef: She is horrible at cooking. Expected since she is a tomboy.
- Magic Skirt: Never showed her panties despite being an athletic girl.
- Master of the Mixed Message
- Missing Mom: Patti's mom died in a car accident (which may or may not be connected with her father being in a wheelchair).
- Nice Girl: She is very nice with her friends, especially with Doug.
- Passionate Sports Girl: She loves sports and is pretty good in all of them.
- Short Tank
- Start My Own
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: In the Nickelodeon version. Averted in the Disney one, in which she cut her hair short and started wearing pants.
- Tsundere: In the movie. She gets angry when she sees Doug hang out with other girl (who is a monster in disguise).
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Beebe's Girly Girl.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Implied during the show which Patti has feelings for Doug too, but in the end nothing happened since Patti is unaware of Doug's feeling.
- Vocal Evolution: Her voice was a little bit lower in the pilot.
- Youre Not My Mother: She yells this at Miss Kristal in "Patti's Dad Dilemma". She quickly feels guilty about being so horrible, however.
Voiced by: Billy West (Nickelodeon), Chris Phillips (Disney), Marcelo Campos (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Marcelo Pissardini (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Anti-Role Model: Was used as this in the Nick series, less so in the Disney series.
- The Bully: Though he relies on manipulating others, rather than physical violence.
- Butt Monkey: When he's not on the giving end, he's on the receiving end of constant Laser-Guided Karma.
- Catchphrase: Joeycookamonga! At least this was it in the Disney version, although, he DID say it in "Doug's in the Money" for the first time and only time in the Nick series. Another one that came up more often was "Sayonara, suckers!"
- Character Development: Roger goes from being the stereotypical bully to a Sixth Ranger member of Doug's group.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: See Laser-Guided Karma below.
- Daddy Didn't Show: Roger wanted his father to come to a wheelbarrow race, but his Dad never bothered to show up.
- Disappeared Dad: His parents are divorced. The father supposedly lives in nearby Bloatsburg but never comes to visit (and Mr. Klotz moved out when Roger was just a baby).
- Evil Laugh: Not really evil, but he has a very obnoxious bully laugh.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Roger may be a bully but he often uses verbal rather than physical since any form of the latter is taking it too far, even for him unless he's the one doing it obviously. Same goes if it's a threat.
- He's forced to think about this when he issued a fight but only to back down after getting freaked about Doug's tactics, which didn't involved a single hit.
- Freudian Excuse: He sabotages a Father/Son picnic because his own father refused to show up (and it's implied that wasn't an isolated incident).
- Gang of Bullies: His gang which consists of him, Boomer, Ned, and Willy.
- Green and Mean: He's a bully with green skin.
- Hidden Depths: In "Doug Wears Tights," Roger demonstrates some surprisingly good dance skills. He actually played the Rat King in the town's amateur production of The Nutcracker. Between his dance skills, his painting ability (which was illustrated in the Disney series), and his guitar playing one could say that Roger is a bit of a renaissance man.
- Jerkass: On most days.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times he can be quite sweet!
- Kavorka Man: Believe it or not, but he has a ton of fangirls.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: While he falls a little short of "kind-hearted," he certainly loves his cat. In fact, he utterly freaks out when Doug tries to tell him that he might have killed his cat when Stinky was actually pregnant. It was probably the only time where Roger was very tempted toward physical violence.
- Large Ham: One of the biggest in the show, specially in the Nick version.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Boy, does he ever get hit by this, often in hilariously embarrassing ways.
- In "Doug Didn't Do It", Doug takes the blame for Mr. Bone's stolen trophy and has to polish his other trophies as punishment. When Roger enters the assistant principal's office, he brags about how he framed Doug for the crime, oblivious to the fact that he has set the loudspeaker on the desk so that Mr. Bone can hear him. This results into Roger taking Doug's punishment while the latter is let off the hook.
- In "Doug Gets His Ears Lowered", Roger makes fun of Doug for being afraid of receiving a haircut from The Fluke and gets her to cut his hair. He eventually learns the hard way why The Fluke should be avoided when he ends up with a highly embarrassing haircut.
- In "Doug Save Roger", Roger is prepared to bully Mr. Bone's nephew Percy with water balloons. Turns out Percy is much bigger and tougher than Roger, who then gets an experience on what it's like to be bullied. (although admittedly, Percy did go very far on his act)
- In "Doug's Big News", Roger tricks Doug by changing the heading of the script "Mr. Bone wears pink underwear", which Doug unwillingly reads, causing the assistant principal to kick off everyone who isn't Roger off the show. Roger finally pays the price when Doug offers him a gift for Mr. Bone, who receives a pair of pink boxers and punishes Roger by having him write otherwise on the board in detention.
- In "Doug's Dental Disaster", Roger takes the opportunity to demoralize Doug when the latter plans to go to the dentist to get his cavity fixed. After Doug does so, he hears a patient screaming. And who was the screaming patient? Roger! Ironic, isn't it?
- In "Doug's Lucky Hat", Roger steals Doug's hat and decides to keep it after "passing" his biology test (he got a D minus, which is apparently the highest grade he's ever got). When Roger brags about it, the hat blows off his head due to a gust of wind and he ends up chasing after it.
- The biggest one of them all is in "Doug Throws a Party", where Roger dares Doug to pull off Connie's hat to reveal her bad haircut to everyone. When Doug refuses, Roger does it himself...and receives a huge punch from Connie as a result.
- Zigzagged in "Doug's Derby Dilemma". Initially subverted when Roger succeed in sabotaging Doug's car but played straight when Doug managed to build a better car and when Roger tried to wreck Doug's car in the beginning of Mt. St. Buster Downhill Speed Race but ended taking himself out of the race. Subverted again in the end of the race when Roger managed to win the race fixing his car. Played straight in the end again when the prize of winning the race is writing letters for Major White supporters for one week.
- Laughing at Your Own Jokes: Has a tendency to do this when he's insulting someone. Doug calls him out on it once saying he would need to laugh at his own jokes if he was actually funny. He quickly shuts up after that.
- Pet the Dog: He's gotten a couple of these moments.
- Rags to Riches: The backstory on how Roger became rich.
- Rich Bastard: Retooled into a male version of this trope in Disney's Doug. In the original series he was dirt poor and lived in a trailer (although this wasn't initially established in the pilot, where he actually briefly mentioned having new shoes).
- Screams Like a Little Girl: A few times, like when he makes Doug say that Mr. Bone wears pink underwear. Doug has him give Mr. Bone a present and he let's out a hilarious screech when Mr. Bone opens it to see pink boxers.
- Taken Up to Eleven in the Disney series to the point where "Disney's One Too" had a segment called "The Scream" where Doug would show a clip of Roger screaming like a girl.
- Took a Level in Kindness:
- Straddled the line in the Disney series as he picked on Doug far less often, but when he does he's much more cruel.
- He's also decidedly nicer to Doug as the Nick series progresses.
- Troubled, but Cute
Voiced by: the late Alice Playten, Márcia Regina (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Adriana Pissardini (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Bratty Teenage Daughter
- The Chick: Though she can occasionally be a Badass Normal too; the girl knows how to get what she wants.
- Daddy's Girl: At times.
- Fallen Princess: In the episode "Beebe Goes Broke".
- Fiery Redhead
- Little Miss Snarker: Has her moments.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Despite being filthy rich and her family owning the whole town, she's usually quite nice.
- Rich Bitch: When the plot calls for it.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: At times, like in one episode where she doesn't even know what the term "broke" (as in, bankrupt) means.
- Spoiled Sweet: When not needed as a Rich Bitch in the plot.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Patti's Tomboy.
- Tsundere: Towards Skeeter.
Voiced by: Becca Lish, Cláuda Carli (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Fernanda Bullara (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: It was revealed in a 1999 Disney Adventure's comic that Connie has a crush on Roger, though it was previously hinted that she had one on Doug in the Nick series.
- Ascended Extra: She's given a much bigger role in Disney's Doug.
- Butt Monkey: Connie is mocked by Roger almost as much as Doug.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes.
- The Cutie
- Fanservice Pack: In the Disney series.
- Out of Focus: She doesn't have as much focus as other members of Doug's group, Roger included.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Went away one summer and came back slimmed down, more 'developed' and with a slightly different hairstyle.
Voiced by: Doug Preis, Mauro Eduardo Lima (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Vagner Fagundes (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Academic Athlete: He's an athletic and smart over-achiever.
- The Big Guy
- Big Man on Campus: Fits Chalky to a T!
- Broken Ace: Shown three times. The first time it's shown the kind of pressure he's under to live up to the example set by his brother who's Always Someone Better, the second time it's shown that for all his skills he's a really lousy artist. Also, when he is chosen to sing "Pomp and Circumstance" at their graduation, he's obviously Hollywood Tone-Deaf.
- Demoted to Extra: In the ABC/Disney version.
- Foil: Chalky is essentially what Doug often imagines himself to be: the popular jock with good grades rather than the clumsy artist with average grades.
- Innocently Insensitive: He can hurt Doug's feelings on occasion, but he never means to act like a jerk.
- Lovable Jock: Unless he lets his competitiveness get the better of him, he's really nice.
- The Perfectionist
Willy White, Boomer Bledsoe, and Ned Cauphee
Voiced by: Doug Preis, Billy West (Nickelodeon series only), and Fred Newman respectively.
- Alliterative Name: Willy White and Boomer Bledsoe.
- Bad "Bad Acting": Boomer in "Doug on Stage" when playing the role of a tree.
- Ned wasn't much better as an actor.
- Cowardly Sidekick: Applies to all. Especially Boomer and Willy!
- Even Evil Has Standards: In the movie, Boomer actually tells Roger he has second thoughts about using a fake monster to scare Skeeter because he claims "Isn't that a little mean?". Also helps that of the gang he's the only one who is not that mean to Doug.
- Five-Bad Band: minus the Dark Chick
- Gang of Bullies
- Only Sane Man: Ned to an extent, he's considerably more intelligent than the rest.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Ned has eleven siblings, and they're all terrible kids.
- Punch Clock Villain / Token Good Teammate: Boomer. When not accompanied by the others in his gang, he's actually quite civil and friendly to Doug. Furthermore, many times he's shown to be the least antagonistic to him and to the other children overall.
- Toxic Friend Influence: In the Disney episode "Doug's Big Comeback", Doug starts making comebacks to Roger's insults, causing the trio to start hanging out with Doug instead of Roger. However, Doug finds himself having to constantly make harsh jokes about everyone (even using an insult comic as inspiration) for the sake of keeping them amused. Doug eventually develops too much regret to continue, so Willy, Boomer, and Ned go back to hanging out with Roger.
- Upper-Class Twit: Willy. He is the mayor's son, after all.
- Verbal Tic: Willy's DUUUH!
Al and Moo Sleech
Both Voiced by: Eddie Korbich, Hermes Baroli (Brazilian Portuguese).
- Abhorrent Admirer: In one episode, one of the brothers strikes up an online relationship with Judy who is completely enamored with him.....until she sees who it really is when they meet, music, flowers and all.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Played with. A lot of the kids think their dad's some sort of insane and amoral Mad Scientist that Al and Moo hardly try to deny, and in fact act afraid about any of the kids meeting him. However, when we meet the man he's... a donut maker. Granted he builds his own equipment, but hardly the sort who conducts 'strange experimentations.'
- Commuting on a Bus: In Disney's Doug, the Sleech twins don't go to the same middle school as the rest of the group but instead go to the Moody School for the Gifted (Judy's school).
- May–December Romance: Both have crushes on Judy.
- The Smart Guys
Voiced by: Guy Hadley.
- Catchphrase: "BANG!", "BIG BIG BIG", "MONDO", and "That's HOT"!
- Disco Dan: Guy's favorite kind of music.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Guy with Mr. Bluff. Especially since Guy's parents are never shown and Mr. Bluff is the closest thing to a parent he has on the show.
- It's All About Me: Guy surely thinks so, at least to a mild extent.
- Jive Turkey: Guy should be the Trope Namer of this trope, seriously! EVERYTHING that comes out of his mouth is either this or Totally Radical!
- Large Ham
- Motor Mouth: When Guy talks, you might feel like you need a nap.
- No Indoor Voice
- The Rival: He's this to Doug, at least when it comes to romance: Guy's after Patti, too.
- School Newspaper News Hound
- Small Name, Big Ego: And since his name is "Guy", it's literally a small name.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He's an obnoxious egotist but not really that much of a jerk in the show at all, as stated below. The Movie, however, inexplicably takes his negative qualities to the extreme and turns him into an outright villain.
- Unknown Rival: Guy doesn't realize how much a burden he is on Doug.
Voiced by: Doug Preis.
- Ascended Extra: He was a background character in the Nickelodeon before becoming a recurring extra in the Disney version.
- Cloudcuckoolander: To some extent, yes. He's implied to actually know more than he lets on.
- The Ghost: He wasn't seen until Disney's Doug, but was very much mentioned.
- Living Legend: In a minor sense, he's one of the most talked about students until he's actually shown.
- Surfer Dude: At least he talks like it.
- Betty and Veronica: Sally is the Betty out of the eighth graders, and Cassandra Bleem is Veronica.
- The Lancer: To Guy
- The Mentor: Essentially is this to Doug when Guy sends him out to do an investigative report for the school newspaper. A Running Gag throughout the episode was her advice being proven wrong mere seconds after she gives it to him.
- No Hugging, No Kissing: Guy and Sally work together, but yet as much time they spend with each other, there's absolutely no romance between them.
- Plot Allergy: In one of the "Doug" books, we find out Sally's allergic to chalk. Due to the fact, Doug is trying to find out who drew on the wall with chalk.
- Recurring Extra
- School Newspaper News Hound
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Women Are Wiser: Than Guy, considering how loud and egotistical he is. Sally's more level-headed.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, at least greenish-blue hair.
- Alpha Bitch: Cassandra is this trope.
- The Beautiful Elite
- It's All About Me
- Jerkass: She's DEFINITELY the biggest jerk on the whole show...even worse than Roger and Mr. Bluff by a landslide! She's not even misunderstood!
- Valley Girl: Her voice surely applies, even if she's not The Ditz by any means. She's just Book Dumb at times.
The A/V Nerds
Voiced by: Chris Phillips.
Brian, Elmo and Lincoln
Voiced by: Doug Preis, Alice Playten and Tom McHugh respectively.
Voiced by: Doug Preis, Carlos Silveira (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Berserk Button: Don't imply that he wears pink underwear if you know what's good for you.
- Dean Bitterman: Although he will loosen up if you push all the right buttons.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Lamar Bone has made himself known, especially towards Doug and company, he's the one person that often enforced the rules on them if denied a chance to explain but he can be overruled by anyone at a higher position than him and one person has that power... Principal Buttsavitch.
- He also won't put up with students being in fights, that includes Percy Femur... yes, family members are fair game.
- Jaded Washout: The episode "Doug's Shock Therapy" suggests that, as a kid, he was actually very well liked (though probably not to the extent that his flashback suggests), and that his general nastiness is at least partly due to job dissatisfaction and loneliness in his personal life. This is further proven when he goes on a date with the similar-minded Mrs. Stinson in "Doug's Babysitter" as both of them become significantly more pleasant when in each other's company.
- Jerkass: Most of the time.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be bargained with if he knows it's fair.
- Large Ham: His voices is an impression of Don Knotts.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat
- Pet the Dog: He often stops fights.
- Sadist Teacher: At his worst.
- Stern Teacher: At his best.
Mayor (later Principal) Bob White
Voiced by: Greg Lee, Muybo Cury (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Gileno Sandoro (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Corrupt Politician: He's contributed more problems for the city than solved.
- Jerkass: He has polluted Bluffington in a campaign to get reelected, spread lies about Porkchop to make him look like a vicious monster, gotten an English teacher fired because she didn't vote for him, and overall does very little to help the citizens.
- Underestimating Badassery: Bob white thought Tippy Dink had no chances against him talking like he had won before the start. In the end, he lost the election and his son lost the treasurer election on the same day too.
- Unknown Rival: For Tippy Dink at least.
- Verbal Tic / Catch Phrase: "Vote for me!"
Voiced by: Doris Belack, Maximira Figueiredo (Brazilian Portuguese, Nickelodeon), Helena Samara (Brazilian Portuguese, Disney)
- Demoted to Extra: Replaced by Mr.Kristal in the ABC/Disney version and made only small cameos after that.
- Cool Teacher: He eventually becomes the school's history teacher.
- Disabled Love Interest: To Doug and Patti's teacher, Miss Kristal.
- Handicapped Badass: He's every bit as athletic as his daughter despite being in a wheelchair.
- Parent with New Paramour: When he begins dating and eventually marries Miss Kristal.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In "Doug's on First," he's the only parent who says that the kids should just continue playing the way they were since they were winning before the other parents meddled in.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's basically an adult, male version of Patti.
Voiced by: Jeff Bergman.
- Hot Teacher: Not only a beautiful teacher but one of the most beautiful characters of the cartoon.
Doug's friends family and other characters
Voiced by: Fred Newman.
- Cool Uncle: Acts like one for Doug.
- Happily Married: With Tippy.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Asks for Doug to punch him to measure his strength in "Doug's Big Brawl". Doug gives him a big punch in his stomach, almost knocking out Bud.
- The Hyena: Budy laughs of everything.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Mr. Dink is at least middle-aged and someone Doug sometimes goes to for help.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: [Insert the new Bud's purchase] was very expansive.
- Meaningful Name: The acronym DINK stands for "Double Income, No Kids" which quite accurately describes the Dinks.
- New Tech Is Not Cheap: Invokes this trope frequently saying his new high-tech gadgets were very expansive.
- Nice Guy: To the point where he's actually moved to tears when he learns that Doug and Skeeter have been working to replace the grill they accidentally broke -he's just so touched that they would do that for him.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: A Gender flipped example. Bud is the energetic man.
- Uncle Pennybags: Downplayed, considering that Mr. Dink can afford all the new gadgets that are "very expensive".
- Violence Really Is the Answer: In the episode "Doug's Big Brawl", Bud incentives Doug to use violence against his enemies in the school, to Phil's dismay.
Voiced by: Doris Belack
- Adults Are Useless: Averted, especially in the Disney series.
- Deadpan Snarker: In the Nick series.
- Genre Savvy: Gives wise advice to Doug and won the major election knowing the weak points of Bob White.
- Happily Married: Quite, actually, with Bud.
- Meaningful Name: The acronym DINK stands for "Double Income, No Kids" which quite accurately describes the Dinks.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When she becomes elected as mayor of Bluffington.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: A Gender flipped example. Tippy is the Savyy woman.
Joseph "Joe" Valentine
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Gets angry pretty easy.
Voiced by: Fred Newman
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He can get a little on Doug and Skeeter's nerves.
- Posthumous Character: Patti's mom died before the beginning of the cartoon.
- Action Mom: She drives Monster trucks!
Voiced by: by Fred Newman
- Cats Are Mean
- Morality Pet: As nasty as Roger can be there is no doubt about how much he loves his cat. Check out "Doug's Fat Cat" where Roger actually breaks down in tears when he thinks Stinky is sick.
- Right-Hand Cat: To Roger
- Samus Is a Girl: Thought to be a boy until she had kittens.
- Your Tomcat Is Pregnant
William "Bill" Bluff III
Voiced by: Doug Preis
- Big Bad:
- In the TV series, there were episodes where his company was marketing Nic-Nacs to children with his knowledge, and where he tried to kill a dog for saving his kid from falling through the ice (on Christmas).
- According to the Disney Wiki, Bluff has also done many illegal things such as rig a contest, get government agents to go inside a house without a search warrant, torture, and bribe authorities.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: More so in the Disney episodes and movie.
- Heel–Face Turn: Whenever he's in a more villainous role (namely "Doug's Christmas Story" and the movie), he always turns around at the end and does the right thing, albeit sometimes being forced into doing it.
- Knight Templar / Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "Doug's Christmas Story".
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: While the "Justice" part varies, he's got a pretty impressive chin.
- One Judge to Rule Them All: In Doug's New School. After Principal (formerly Mayor) White holds a contest to name said new school, Mr. Bluff names it the "Beebe Bluff Middle School" after his daughter, making the whole contest (and conflict of the episode) pointless.
- Papa Wolf: Very protective of his beloved daughter Beebe. When it seems that Porkchop has attacked her in Doug's Christmas Story (when he was really trying to save her from thin ice), Mr. Bluff's actions border on Knight Templar Parent. He strong arms then-mayor White into forcibly incarcerating Porkchop in the county's toughest, meanest dog pound, starts a public smear campaign against Doug and his family simply because they protested Porkchop's harsh treatment, and blatantly attempted to rig Porkchop's trial by overdramatizing Beebe's injury (the leg cast was clearly fake).
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: In one episode, he tries to "inspire" Doug with the story of how he started his bumper sticker business all by himself... before he remembered he was filthy rich and hired people to do all the hard work for him.
- Southern Gentleman
- Upper-Class Twit: More of this than a Corrupt Corporate Executive in the Nickelodeon episodes.
Clyde "Chap" Lipman
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Beets.
Voiced by: Billy West (Nickelodeon series only)
- The Brute
- The Bully: Mainly towards Roger.
- Charlie Brown Baldness: With a rat-tail hairstyle.
- Evil Sounds Raspy
- Heel–Face Turn: Not fully, as he remains a bully, but he is convinced to stop being The Mole for a rival sports team and play on Doug's team for real in his sole appearance in the Disney show.
- Jerkass: Arguably the biggest jerk on the whole show. Plus he had a bit of a sadist streak towards those he picked on.
- Jerk Jock: In "Doug's Big Feat."
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: When he promises to stop picking on Roger, he decides that he'll just go after Doug.
- Kick the Dog: See above.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's much more threatening and played a lot more seriously than the other antagonists.
- Laser-Guided Karma: When Mr. Bone sees him bullying Doug, he pulls him by the ear and takes him back to military school.
- Manipulative Bastard: He was somehow able to manipulate "Uncle Lamar" into thinking that he was a good kid (for a while anyways).
- Failed a Spot Check: Somehow never realized that his own "Booster Bars" were being mixed with cement.
Voiced by: Billy West