Characters / The Proud Family

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Penny Proud
Voiced by: Kyla Pratt

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: In the episode "A Star Is Scorned" when she decides to quit the singing group LPDZ and gets her friends fired in order to go solo.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Balloon Belly: In "Tween Town"
  • Beauty Mark: Though in the movie it's revealed to be fake.
  • Becoming the Mask: Joins the Gross Sisters to due research for an article she's writing. Not only does she fall into their ways, but she becomes so out of control that the Gross Sisters don't want anything to do with her.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting her. Lacienega usually pushes it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be downright devious when she puts her mind to it, and she has a vindictive streak that puts LaCienega to shame.
  • Brainy Brunette: It's stated that Penny gets straight As in school and she happens to have black hair.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: At times.
  • Butt Monkey: Gets her fair share of bad luck, whether it be from her friends constantly ditching her, or from her own parents.
  • Drives Like Crazy: In The Movie, Penny is seen driving like a reckless driver.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Go-Getter Girl: Combines her father's ambition with her mother's common sense.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She becomes this in the episode "Poetic Justice" when Dijonay improves at poetry and becomes just as good as her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her two best friends constantly betray her, belittle her, and scheme behind her back.
  • Lonely at the Top: In one episode, she trades success for her friends. while she does become successful, her friends refuse to talk to her and Penny ends up missing her old life and friends.
  • Nice Girl
  • Not So Above It All: Falls victim to peer pressure a few times. She sometimes goes along with whatever her friends do, whether they are right or wrong.
  • Only Sane Woman: Often shares this role with her mother, or else they trade off depending on the episode.
  • Out-of-Character Moment/Took a Level in Jerkass: In the episode, "Pulp Boot Camp," she acts very rude and disrespectful to her parents and Suga Mama. She also turns against her friends and bullies them along with the Gross Sisters. She eventually gets sent to Boot Camp and then realizes the errors of her ways when the Gross Sisters refuse to house her and tell her that the fact that she was sent to boot camp, she was a hardened thug instead of a regular bully.
  • Properly Paranoid: In the episode "Thelma and Luis," when she finds out that the retirement home that Papi stayed in was actually a prison. She was right all along, but the adults didn't believe her (except for Suga Mama). She was proven right at the end of the episode, though.
    • In another episode, Penny's teacher gives her report on Hillary Clinton a failing grade, despite the paper being excellent in quality. Penny concludes that her teacher has a personal grudge against her, which gets her a lecture from her mother about "making excuses"...which it turns out Penny actually wasn't, because Penny's teacher did give her an unfair grade, but not precisely because of a grudge against Penny. Actually, the teacher had a grudge against Suga Mama, which she took out on Penny.
  • Straw Feminist: Occasionally for laughs, and normally to gang up with Suga Mama and Trudy against her father.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: It's been said several times that Penny looks a lot like Trudy.
  • The Unfavourite: Penny gets this when BeBe and CeCe are magically aged into teenagers. Her own mother even tells this directly to her face.
  • With Friends Like These...: Her Girl Posse includes an Alpha Bitch (Lacienega), a supposed best friend with Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder (Dijonay), and a Shrinking Violet (Zoey) who always lets herself be pressured by the other two.

Oscar Proud

Voiced by: Tommy Davidson

  • Achievements in Ignorance: The word "impossible" means nothing to him, probably from personal experience.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mention "Penny" and "boys" near him.
  • Bumbling Dad: Subverted. Despite being a clumsy goofball, parenting may be one of the few things he's good at.
  • Butt Monkey: On the receiving end of 90% of the slapstick the show has to offer.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': With the amount of punishment he receives, you'd think he'd be a saint by now. But of course, it wouldn't be much of a show if that were the case.
  • Cassandra Truth: See Properly Paranoid below.
  • Catchphrase: "TRUDAAAAAYY!!"
  • The Chew Toy: Yes, plenty of fans enjoy seeing Oscar suffer, only when he deserved it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly, which usually puts him on the bad end of Suga Mama's cane.
  • The Determinator: He keeps on making snacks despite how horrible they are, and yet he keeps on chugging.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In one episode when Oscar visits the zoo, Oscar admits to torturing an elephant with his friends. When the elephant sees him again, it does not end well for Oscar.
  • Expy: Of Martin from Martin.
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Felix's Fat.
  • Genius Ditz: His attempts at new snack recipes occasionally reach Mad Scientist levels, spawning a Super Serum in one episode and a perpetual multiplying formula in the movie.
  • Giftedly Bad: His snacks are notorious for being horrible, yet they reach a level beyond simple culinary incompetence that suggest Oscar is simply in the wrong business.
  • Henpecked Husband: And how!!
  • Honor Before Reason: He stays in the snack business despite his incompetence in it. If he applied himself to any ''other' business he'd probably be a lot more successful.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure Oscar may act obnoxious, but he cares about his wife and kids.
  • Man Child: Even Penny is more mature than he is most of the time.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Oscar is the personification of this trope. Or at least he would be if he wasn't a huge wimp.
  • Never Live It Down: An In-Universe example. Oscar will never live down missing the shot at his high school basketball game. The moment is constantly brought up by Wizard Kelly.
  • No Respect Guy: All he really wants is to be a success. All get gets him is his head handed to him. Repeatedly.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's rabid about keeping Penny away from boys. His weakness for pretty girls implies that he might be projecting just a little bit.
  • Papa Wolf: Wherever Penny is concerned, he immediately grows a spine made of adamantium.
  • Properly Paranoid: About the Talking Baby and his ability to talk, but nobody believes him.
  • Straw Loser: Jobless, unsuccessful, unathletic, and all around untalented. He all but exists to make Penny and Trudy look better by comparison.
  • This Loser Is You: A reasonably intelligent man who nonetheless is a perennial failure due to his stubbornness and obsession with becoming a successful businessman. He's basically a G-Rated Willy Loman.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He sometimes falls into this when he ignores advice given to him regarding his safety and ends up bringing some of the bad luck on himself and also going through near-death experiences.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: On the Christmas special.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Not ugly, but very skinny compared to Trudy's curvaceous body.
  • The Unfair Sex: Big time.
  • The Unfavorite: Subverted. It's obvious that his mother prefers his older brother, but she makes it clear that she loves Oscar just as much.
  • Unknown Rival: To Wizard Kelly, a rivalry that is so one-sided that it stretches the meaning of the word to its limit.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Sometimes.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Suga Mama, although she does admit she's proud of him on occasion.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In the Thingy episode, he doesn't try to attack all the babies when they repeatedly hit him in the face. Subverted when he tries to fight the Talking Baby.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: The reason why Trudy and Suga Mama will always beat Oscar.

Trudy Proud

Voiced by: Paula Jai Parker

Suga Mama

Voiced by: Jo Marie Payton

Bebe and Cece

Voiced by: Tara Strong


Voiced by: Tara Strong

Bobby Proud

Voiced by: Cedric the Entertainer

  • Cool Uncle
  • Lounge Lizard: Minus the lounge. Will often break out in song speech and use the microphone he always carries with him.
  • Momma's Boy: Suga tends to baby him even more than she does with Penny.
  • One of the Kids: He's shown to be closest to Be Be and Ce Ce in terms of maturity.
  • Parental Favoritism: Suga Mama likes Bobby more than she likes Oscar.
  • Straw Loser: Being more liked than his brother doesn't prevent Bobby from falling under this trope. He still lives with his mother and isn't very successful in his singing career.
  • Verbal Tic: Bobby, y'all!

    The Boulavardezes 

Lacienega Boulavardez

Voiced by: Alisa Reyes

Sunset Boulavardez

Felix Boulavardez

Voiced by: Carlos Mencia

Papi Boulavardez

Voiced by: Alvaro Gutierrez

  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards Suga Mama.
  • The Hyena: 50% of his dialogue is a shrill, cackling laugh.
    • In one episode, he instead cries, twice. First, tears of joy when Suga Mama is marrying someone else, but she thinks he's sad. Second, he's sad when she's single again and back to her old self, and she thinks they're tears of joy.
  • Jerkass: Insults Suga Mama in Spanish.
  • Love at First Punch: More like "Love at First Insult", but in the movie he starts trying to court Suga Mama's clone when she insults him back.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Looks like an elderly version of Cesar Romero as The Joker sans makeup.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Especially by Suga Mama. Inverted in the movie, too, wherein Suga Mama's clone (who can speak Spanish) starts throwing insults back at him. He immediately starts courting her (to no avail, though the rejections seem to make him all the more persistent).
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

     Other Characters 

Dijonay Jones

Voiced by: Karen Malina White

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Sticky. She is usually unaware of how much he finds her annoying.
  • Aesop Amnesia: All the freakin' time. Watch and lose count how many times she's learned not to take her family for granted, to be a better friend to Penny, not to be so shallow, etc.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Tween Town".
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Penny can't trust her for anything. It's a wonder the two are still friends.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Likely dyed.
  • False Friend: To Penny.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being one of 10 children has given her a serious case of Middle Child Syndrome. She's not used to having her own things, her own space, or any attention at all, so once she gets the opportunity, she seizes it without question.
  • Genki Girl: Too bad all of that energy is used for evil.
  • Gossipy Hens: To the extent that she runs a pseudo-news broadcast dedicated to spreading rumors.
  • It's All About Me: Unlike Lacienega, most of the time she's not trying to be selfish. But she can never seem to concern herself with anything other than her own satisfaction.
  • Jerkass
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is struck by this rarely.
  • Loose Lips: Penny's gotten into a lot of trouble by thinking Dijonnay can keep a secret.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: 9.
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the episode "The Adventures of Bebe sitting" when she leaves Penny with her siblings to attend a concert.
  • With Friends Like These...: Penny knows full well she can't trust Dijonnay with anything. How they are still friends is a mystery to everyone involved.

Sticky Webb

Voiced by: Orlando Brown

Zoey Howser

Voiced by: Soleil Moon Frye

The Gross Sisters

Voiced by: Raquel Lee (Nubia)


Voiced by: Marcus T. Paulk

Wizard Kelly

Voiced by: Aries Spears

The Talking Baby

Voiced by: Ron Glass

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He only talks when Oscar is around and torments Oscar, then acts like a regular baby around other people.
  • Creepy Child: Even without the talking and the strangely un-childlike behavior, he's pretty strange looking.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's an evil genius in the making, the true extent of which is never shown.
  • Jerkass
  • Karma Houdini: He never gets punished for his unprovoked jerkass behavior towards Oscar.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He plays Oscar better than most adults, if only because Oscar never learns not to underestimate him.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Oscar.


Voiced by: Cree Summer



Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

  • Ambiguously Gay: Although a couple of episodes have implied that he has a crush on Lacienega (of all people).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's generally easy going and friendly, but one episode focused on him constantly getting picked on until he couldn't take it anymore and became The Dreaded for the latter half of said episode.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Camp Straight: Possibly—a couple episodes teased something going on between him and Lacienega, to the point that the last straw for him in the episode mentioned in Beware the Nice Ones was her making fun of him, implying that he genuinely liked her.
  • The Dandy: To the point that he was voted most fashionable in their yearbook.
  • Ship Tease: Twice with Lacienega of all people.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His dad, the school football coach, makes his son call him "Coach" in public (or at least when they're at school) and it's implied this is due to Michael being Ambiguously Gay.

The Chang Triplets

Voiced by: Lydia Look