Characters / The Oblongs

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    Oblong Family 

Bob Oblong
Voiced by: Will Ferrell

Born without arms or legs and works at a poison factory owned by Globocide. Despite his deformities he is very chipper and sunny, and is modeled after various fathers from 1950s TV shows.
Tropes associated with Bob:
  • Bumbling Dad: His naive nature keeps him from actively standing up to the Hill people and helping his family deal with their ilk.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: In the episode where it's revealed Helga's parents are missing, she mentioned the last time they sent her money it was blue and red. Pickles joked that they were probably in Candyland before Bob goes on to explain that Candyland uses a barter system so if Helga's parents actually were there, they'd have sent Helga candy canes or gumdrops instead of paper money. All Pickles can do is pat Bob's head and say "My poor baby."
  • Naive Everyman: Bob's optimism sometimes shifts into blind naivety to the point that Pickles has to bring him to his senses.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite having no limbs and being in a dead end job, he's very optimistic.

Pickles Oblong
Voiced by: Jean Smart

A chain smoking alcoholic who was originally a Hill resident but moved to the valley after marrying Bob. All her hair has since fallen out due to the hazardous atmosphere of The Valley, and she is now regarded as an outcast by her former Hill friends. While not bitter about losing her privileged life, she often expresses disdain towards her self-centered former neighbors in the Hills.
Tropes associated with Pickles:
  • Action Mom: In "Heroine Addict", she risks her life to save her daughter Beth.
  • Bald Woman: Due to the exposure to the pollution of the Valley.
  • Closer to Earth: Pickles is arguably more grounded in reality than Bob is (despite being a drunk) and acts as a voice of reason when his optimism shifts into blind naivete. She voices her contempt regarding how the Hill people treat Valley folk, is more than aware of what assholes the Debbies, Jared, and Blaine are, and recognizes that Mrs. Hubbard, a gun toting, bible thumping spinster, is the last person who should be giving out advice on childcare.
  • Fallen Princess: She was a rich girl from the Hills who married and moved in with a Valley boy.
  • Lady Drunk: She's an alcoholic.
  • Mama Bear: Don't mess with her kids.

Biff and Chip Oblong
Voiced by: Randy Sklar (Biff) and Jason Sklar (Chip)

17-year-old conjoined twins who are attached at the waist and share a middle leg. Biff is a hard worker obsessed with sports, while Chip is more laid back. Biff and Chip each occasionally go into "trances" to give the other brother privacy.
Tropes associated with Biff and Chip:
  • Ambiguously Gay: It is frequently implied that Biff is gay and attracted to their coach (in fact, a DVD-exclusive special about how the show was created stated that Biff was gay and Chip was straight).
    • Bi the Way: Although other times the two are seen lusting after girls together.
  • Big Brother Bully: On occasion, they pick on Milo.
  • Conjoined Twins: They are joined at the waist and share a middle leg.

Milo Oblong
Voiced by: Pamela Adlon

The youngest son and the series' protagonist. Often referred to by other kids as a “psycho”, he is afflicted with numerous mental and social disorders and is on "everything from Ritalin to Rogaine." Despite his afflictions, he is a very forthright and benevolent boy, though he envies the Hill lifestyle and wishes to rise above his economic status.
Tropes associated with Milo:
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: When he claims to have recovered from his mental disorders while at the dinner table, his father asks if that includes his Attention Deficit Disorder only to see his son now playing with a butterfly outside.
  • Keet: He's loud, hyperactive, and kind of adorable.
  • Loser Protagonist: Many of the episodes focus on him and you can't sink any lower if you live in a place as crappy as the valley part of Hill Valley.
  • Mad Eye: Also Twitchy Eye from time to time.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: A comedic example. According to one episode, Milo has every childhood ailment from attention defecit disorder to "foamy diarrhea" (caused by eating a lot of soap) and has been put on every medication from Ritalin to Rogaine.
  • Only Sane Man: He's one of the few characters in the show who questions the absurdities and injustices around him.

Beth Oblong
Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

The youngest child and only daughter, and has a warty, elongated growth growing out of her head (which comes from bovine growth hormones. According to the episode "Pickles' Little Amazons," Beth asks the supermarket butcher for flank steaks with no bovine growth hormones because "I don't need another one of these"). Despite her appendage, she appears to be significantly better adjusted than the rest of her family.
Tropes associated with Beth:


The one-lungednote  family cat who chain-smokes cigarettes and wears an uninterested, deadpan expression.
Tropes associated with Lucky:
  • Smoking Is Cool: Is often seen with a cigarette in his mouth.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time he has a deadpan expression.
    • Not So Stoic: He was noticeably horrified by all those female cats on heat coming after him in "Father of the Bribe."


Milo's narcoleptic dog, a result of perfume used on him during his tenure as a test animal at Globocide.
Tropes associated with Scottie:
  • Canine Companion: He is Milo's pet.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Justified in that Scottie was sprayed with a perfume that causes narcolepsy (but no longer causes night blindness or anal leakage).

    Clubhouse Kids 

Helga Phugly
Voiced by: Lea DeLaria

A fat, toad-like girl who will eat virtually anything. She lives in a fantasy world, believing that she is pretty and popular and that the "Debbies'" actually like her (she seems to stubbornly believe this, as when told that the Debbies hate her, she covered her ears, shut her eyes, and started stomping around humming very loudly).
Tropes associated with Helga:
  • Big Eater: She's pretty much obsessed with food.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She'll even eat dog food.
  • Fan Disservice: She is seen naked in the episode "Bucketheads".
  • Gonk: She's fat, has nostrils but no nose, and huge, frog-like eyes.
  • I Reject Your Reality: She lives in a fantasy world where she's thin and beautiful, has hundreds and hundreds of boyfriends, and the Debbies are her best friends.
  • Parental Abandonment: Though not intentionally. Her parents went on vacation to Europe and their plane crashed, where they had to resort to cannibalism to survive until Milo sparked new interest in finding them.
  • Panty Shot: Her white panties can be seen whenever she bends over.
  • Vocal Dissonance: How many girls sound like boorish middle-aged men (despite that the voice of Helga is actually a woman)?

Creepy Susie

Voiced by: Jeannie Elias

A girl who speaks with a deadpan French accent and appears to float instead of walk, as her legs are never shown. She is obsessed with death, and has a problem with pyromania, but it has been revealed she does enjoy hula hoops (even though her stiff movements make it physically impossible for her to use one).
Tropes associated with Susie:


A one-breasted girl who lacks a lower jaw, causing her to spit and talk with a lisp. Despite her deformities, Peggy is incredibly cheerful and upbeat.
Tropes associated with Peggy:
  • Has Two Daddies: Her parents are shown to be a gay couple in "Bucketheads".
  • No Mouth: Well, no lower jaw, none that is visible, anyway.
  • Plucky Girl: She is always certain that things will turn out better for the Valley people eventually.
  • The Pollyanna: She tends to always be bright and chipper.


A boy saddled with a dangling, doubled posterior. Standard underwear will not fit him, so he wears his grandmother's old bra like backwards suspenders. He is also known to habitually probe his nose and ears with his finger.
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    Hill Residents 

George Klimer

Voiced by: Billy West

Bob's rich and snobby boss. He represents the power and arrogance of the people of the Hills. He is very condescending to his employees, especially Bob and James.
Tropes associated with George:
  • Bad Boss: The working conditions for his employees are much to be desired.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs a poison company called Globocide and is a very contemptible bastard. You can't get any more corrupt than that.
  • Jerkass: Like all Hill people, he's a complete dick.
  • Lack of Empathy: His Establishing Character Moment is yelling at Bob for filing claims for his family's injuries and mocking him when he explains that he can't afford to live anywhere besides the polluted Valley. He even threatens to cancel Bob's health insurance if he files another claim.

Pristine Klimer

The wife of George and mother to Jared and Debbie. Pristine was good friends with Pickles before she married Bob, but abandoned her once she went to live in the valley.
Tropes associated with Pristine:
  • Hartman Hips: She has round hips to go with being attractive like the other Hill people.
  • Rich Bitch: She wastes no time in insulting the Valley people.
  • Socialite: She is married to one of the wealthiest people in Hill Valley and doesn't seem to have a job.
  • Stepford Smiler: She's constantly seen smiling, but at times her grinning comes off as forced.

Jared Klimer

The arrogant son of George and Pristine and brother to one of the Debbies. He likes to taunt The Clubhouse Kids, along with his equally snobbish best friend Blaine.
Tropes associated with Jared:
  • Ambiguously Gay: He is frequently seen with Blaine at his side and according to Milo there are rumors that they have sex with each other.
  • The Bully: He always picks on Milo.
  • Jerk Jock

The Debbies
Voiced by: Becky Thyre

A popular clique of identical girls who dress alike, much like the Heathers or the also-animated Ashleys from Recess. The Debbies are often cruel to the valley kids, especially Helga who aspires to be accepted by them.
Tropes associated with the Debbies:
  • Popular Is Dumb: According to "Bucketheads", at least Debbie Klimer has a D+.
  • Alpha Bitches: They are said to be the most popular girls in school while also taking every opportunity to pick on the Valley kids.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Debbie Klimer was the victim of a botched plastic surgery that made her look hideously deformed. The Valley people adopted her until she could get the surgery needed to make her look identical to the other Debbies again.
  • Girl Posse: They're a group of girls who take pleasure in tormenting the Valley children.
  • Pink Means Feminine: They wear pink clothes.
  • Only Six Faces: They're all eerily identical. Lampshaded by Pickles in "Bucketheads" when she answered the door and said, "Either I'm really smashed or you and your friends look exactly alike."
  • Shout-Out: To the Heathers
  • Those Six Girls: They are rarely seen apart.

Mayor Johnny "The Mayor" Bledsoe

The town's mayor and a masked pro wrestler, a parody of pro wrestler-turned-elected official Jesse Ventura. He is corrupt, and his daughter is a Debbie.
Tropes associated with Mayor Bledsoe:
  • Balls of Steel: Subverted when he ordered Mr. Klimer to hit him in the crotch with a golf club. Sure, he looked fine, but his next line states otherwise: "That hurts more than I thought it would."
  • Cool Mask: He wears a luchador mask.
  • Mayor Pain: Of both the incompetent and corrupt flavors. He's clearly not fit to run the town and is just as unpleasant as the other Hill people.

    Valley Residents 

Anita Bidet

Voiced by: Billy West

The owner of the bar Pickles frequents, The Rusty Bucket. Her name is a play on the phrase "I need a bidet." It is implied that she is a pre-op transsexual, and though it is made obvious to viewers, none of the characters in the show seem to realize it.
Tropes associated with Anita:
  • Crossdressing Voices: She's voiced by Billy West.
  • Punny Name: A play on "I need a bidet".
  • Transsexual: She's a pre-op trans woman. The money she earns from working The Rusty Bucket (most of which comes from Pickles, thanks to her alcoholism) goes towards her gender reassignment operation (which isn't outright stated, but even the most naive viewer can figure it out).
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Subverted. Anita is never flat out stated to be a trans woman but that show does make jokes about some of her masculine features. Her friends, for the most part, either don't realize she's trans or they just don't want to make a big deal out of it.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: A pre-op transsexual she may be, but she's still as good-natured as any other inhabitant of the Valley.


Bob's hunchbacked co-worker. He is a people-pleaser and lacks self-esteem, buying friends on eBay to attend his bachelor party.
Tropes associated with James: