Characters / Jeff Dunham



  • Catch-Phrase: "That's good, that's good, that's GOOOOOODD!"
    • "WHAA-AAT?", said sometimes before Jeff gets onto him for saying something offensive.
    • And his "Neeeee-yoooooooo!" thing, complete with hand motions.
  • Deadpan Snarker: To an extent.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He only wears one shoe.
  • Japanese Ranguage: He makes a point of doing this during his "Taste of China" bit. And then when reading a letter in response to said bit.
  • Jaw Drop: Usually when José decides to bite back.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Keet: Very much. When he is not being racist (or at the very least, racially insensitive), he is a hyperactive spazz.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Peanut seems to be the only one that's aware that he's a puppet and knows the limitations of being one and the role of the Ventriloquist.
  • Must Have Caffeine: He does at least one routine after a visit to Starbucks.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Made entirely of felt, unlike the other puppets who are made of plastic.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He gets in Jeff's face a lot.
  • Red Oni: To everyone else's blue, practically, but especially José when they're on together.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As far as Peanut is concerned, the entire show is about him.

José Jalapeño on a Stick

  • Butt-Monkey: To Peanut, during their appearances together.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Dog Bites Back: Frequently on the receiving end of Peanut's insults... but some his comebacks are not to be neglected:
    Peanut: Ever met José's sister?
    José: Don't do it...
    Peanut: She's really hot! (laughs hysterically) I'm just kidding José!
    José: I know; you're more into fruit.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: He, like Peanut, is also aware that Jeff is a Ventriloquist and he is a puppet. Both he and Peanut were visibly freaked out when Jeff asked them to stop talking to eachother in Spanish, because he couldn't speak Spanish. He even sings the Twilight Zone theme song in response.
    • He does it again later when Jeff is forced to put him back in his box due to him singing very loudly for the audience, complete with his voice getting muffled as Jeff closes the lid. After a short exchange consisting of the lid being opened and closed (and Jose's voice getting muffled and unmuffled) Jose pauses and comments, "That's a very nice trick, senor."
  • Those Two Guys: Always brought out with Peanut, never alone.
  • Verbal Tic: "On a Steek." Also extends to his fans; just try to refer to him as just José Jalapeño.
  • X On a Steek
  • Your Mom: His go-to comeback remark towards Peanut.

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