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Voiced by: Kyla PrattThe main protagonist.
- Academic Athlete: She is a straight A student and is also good at sports like football (she was on a team).
- 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.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Baby Girl" by her father.
- Alliterative Name: Penny Proud.
- Balloon Belly: In "Tween Town" when she indulges in a lot of food while the adults are gone.
- Beauty Mark: Though in the movie it's revealed to be fake.
- Becoming the Mask: Joins the Gross Sisters to do 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.
- 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.
- Big Sister Instinct: Despite her occasional annoyance with babysitting her younger twin siblings, if they should be in danger she'll drop everything to go and protect them.
- 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.
- Catch-Phrase: Every once in a while, Penny's parents get on her nerves, and she mutters "I can't stand y'all!" Only to retract it when she's overheard.
- Drives Like Crazy: In The Movie, Penny is seen driving recklessly.
- Dude Magnet: Penny has attracted a number of young men throughout the series. A few include Myron, Kwok, Carlos, possibly Sticky at one point (implied in "Teacher's Pet"), Johnny, (initially) Peabo, 15 Cent, Omar, Tookie, (possibly) Johnny Lovely, Frankie, and Wally (although, he was unknowingly flirting with the Clone!Penny).
- Forehead of Doom: Many jokes have been made about how large her forehead is.
- Friend to All Living Things: Penny seems to have inherited a love of animals from her mother, as shown in "Tiger Whisperer" and "Psycho Duck".
- Girlish Pigtails: Her main hairstyle since she was 10 and she's quite feminine.
- 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.
- Jerkass Ball: Penny holds on to this in certain episodes, such as "Poetic Justice" when she starts being a jerk to Dijonay due to jealousy.
- Lonely at the Top: In one episode, she trades success for her friends. And while she does become successful, her friends refuse to talk to her and Penny ends up missing her old life and friends.
- Lovable Jock: Penny excels at basketball, baseball, and football. The last two of which she was on a team. And she still remains a decent person.
- Never My Fault: Despite being the Only Sane Woman, Penny usually subverts this trope. She normally refuses to admit her mistakes, but comes to apologize and feel remorse for her actions at the end of the episode. Examples:
- In "Tween Town," when she is grounded for lying to her parents about going to a night club, Penny spends the first half of the episode moping and complaining about her parents. She ignores the fact that had she not lied to her parents, she wouldn't have been on punishment in the first place. She also wishes for the adults to disappear out of spite.
- She also didn't feel like she did anything wrong when she was proven wrong about Oscar wanting to have an affair with Debra Williams, Trudy's old college roommate. Sure Penny was correct to be suspicious, but she was very rude to the lady and she flat out called her a homewrecker.
- Nice Girl: She's usually a caring, polite, and selfless person, with it being rare for her to catch the Jerkass Ball.
- 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: 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.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her outfit is mostly pink.
- 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.
- Subverted in "Ain't Nothing but The Real Thingy Baby." Penny was very suspicious of the fact that Oscar and were having an affair with Trudy's old college roommate, Debra Williams. It also helped that Oscar did show signs that he was willing to do so. In the end, she was proven wrong.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Penny comes to this conclusion in "Forbidden Date" when she and Oscar have talk at the end of the episode to discuss why he's so against her dating yet.Penny: It's not like that daddy. I'm a different woman after tonight. When I first saw Carlos I thought, "This definitely won't be my first love." But as the date when on, I found another side. He's smart, warm, funny, sweet, brave. Actually, he reminded me a lot of you, daddy.Oscar: That big guy?Penny: Yeah, he's a good person. And that's what important. Not how cute a guy is, how much ice he's wearing, what kind of car he drives.
- 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 Un-Favourite: 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.
Voiced by: Tommy DavidsonPenny's overprotective father.
- Achievements in Ignorance: You'd be surprised how often he warps the laws of physics by simply being so inept at whatever he's doing.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Penny views Oscar as this due to him acting immature for his age.
- Berserk Button: Don't mention "Penny" and "boys" near him.
- The Bully: Is revealed to be this in middle school in an episode when one of his victims turned out to be an owner of a private school Oscar wanted to enroll his twins in.
- Bullying a Dragon: Oscar sometimes foolishly provokes people and/or animals that are bigger and/or stronger than him to anger. Considering Oscar's Butt-Monkey status, it usually goes as well as you would expect.
- 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.
- Catchphrase: "TRUDAAAAAYY!!"
- The Chew Toy: Yes, plenty of fans enjoy seeing Oscar suffer, only when he deserves 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.
- Ditzy Genius: Oscar is very intelligent, but he acts ditzy and immature for his age.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: As a consistent source of ridicule and mockery by family and others because of his terrible food products and history of failures, Oscar craves respect and notoriety which he outright stated when he wasn’t credited in creating a scavenger hunt competition for Wizard Kelly.
- Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Felix's Fat.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible (owns his own house and constantly tries to improve his career) to Bobby's foolish (still lives with his mother and has no job).
- 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.
- Jerkass Ball: On the Christmas special, he acts more mean than usual (even though it wasn't really polite for the homeless people to keep coming back to his house uninvited).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure Oscar may act obnoxious, but he is well-meaning and cares deeply for his wife and kids.
- Lethal Chef: His Proud Snax makes a lot of people either gag or feel sick after they eat them. The only one who likes them, however, is Peabo.
- Manchild: Oscar acts so immature for his age that even Penny (and Peabo) 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.
- Mistaken for Cheating: In "Ant Nothing But The Real Thingy Baby," Penny suspects Oscar of cheating on Trudy with the latter's old college roommate, Debra Williams. It also helps that Oscar did show eagerness to wisit Debra's house, which only supported Penny's suspicion. Penny is proven wrong at the end of the episode when Oscar and Debra explain why they were willing to communicate with each other, and there relationship was strictly platonic.
- 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: Meager job, unsuccessful, unathletic, wimpy, and all around untalented. He all but exists to make Penny and Trudy look better by comparison.
- Strong Family Resemblance: "Teacher's Pet" shows that Oscar got all of his looks from his father.
- 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 often 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.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Not ugly, but very skinny compared to Trudy's curvaceous body.
- 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.
Voiced by: Paula Jai ParkerPenny's veterinarian mother.
- But Not Too Black: She's much lighter skinned than the rest of her family.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Like how Oscar can be, Trudy can get easily jealous when he starts flirting with another woman.
- Friend to All Living Things: She's a veterinarian. In one episode, she demands that Oscar get rid of a mouse in the house but expressly forbids him to kill it.
- Good Parents: Despite the occasional dysfunction, she is by far the most stable household in the series.
- Hot-Blooded: When prompted, she acts just as emotional and tempered as Oscar.
- Hypocrite: She openly jokes and talks about cheating on Oscar with other men and repeatedly flirts with men in front of Oscar, but gets angry when Oscar does the same thing with other women. An infamous example is in the episode "Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thingy Baby."
- It's All About Me: And how. Things usually always go her way and Trudy gets angry when people protest against her ideas.
- Mama Bear: Once, she's even not-so-subtly compared to an actual bear in this regard.
- Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Usually. But she's not afraid to flip the script when pushed.
- Nice Girl: Trudy can get jealous on times as well as bossy towards her husband, but she is incredibly nice, kind, loving, and friendly. Most of what she does, she does for other people especially her family. She cares deeply about them and really are the most important things to her.
- Not So Above It All: She has her moments of acting just as immature and mean like Oscar.
- Only Sane Woman: Often shares this role with Penny.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to Oscar, who tends to be strict to the point of unfairness.
- Supreme Chef: Her cooked food usually looks delicious.
- Tsundere: She truly loves Oscar, but it's often hard to tell.
Voiced by: Jo Marie PaytonPenny's paternal grandmother.
- Cool Old Lady: She's hip, can wrestle, a great baseball coach, and funny. Many of Penny's friends comment on how cool she is.
- Deadpan Snarker: She is quick with the sarcastic comments, especially at Oscar's expense.
- Doting Grandparent: Suga Mama has a close relationship with her elder granddaughter.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Even her family calls her Suga.
- Eyes Always Shut: She rarely shows her eyes, but she still can move around just fine
- Freudian Excuse: Suga Mama's family preferred her older sister Spice. So she in turn favors her oldest son Bobby.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Not heroic per se, but she had one in "She Drives Me Crazy"
- I Was Quite a Looker: See for yourself.◊
- Jerkass: She can be rude and condescending to Oscar, even when he does nothing to provoke her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When she protects Oscar from her older sister and shares a heartwarming moment with him. She also loves her other family members too.
- Mama Bear:
- No matter how much Oscar may annoy her, should someone hurt him, she won't take it kindly. She even lampshades this in "Penny Potter" when her crooked older sister tries to scam Oscar.
- The same goes for anyone messing with Penny, she threatened to beat up the Gross Sisters and Wizard Kelly when they disrespected her granddaughter.
- In "Psycho Duck", she immediately goes to save Bobby from drowning.
- Never Mess with Granny: Especially not one who can effortlessly pile-drive a 300 pound man.
- Obnoxious In-Laws: Subverted. She gets along well with her daughter-in-law, but not her son.
- Parental Favoritism: Suga Mama likes Bobby more than she likes Oscar, even though Bobby is a failure.
- Senior Sleep Cycle: She falls asleep the instant she sits down in front of the TV.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When she gets back in shape to fit in her wedding dress, she's indistinguishable from her 20-ish year-old self.
- Stronger with Age: She's got pro-wrestler levels of physical strength. And at 80, no less.
- Third-Person Person: Occasionally. Like "Suga Mama don't like..." or "Suga Mama's in the house!"
- The Un-Favourite: Suga Mama is implied to be this when an episode introduced her older telekinetic sister, who she claimed to be their parents' favorite.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Her complete lack of empathy can put her here sometimes, especially where Oscar is concerned.
- When Elders Attack: She doesn't just use her cane to keep her steady.
Bebe and Cece
Voiced by: Tara StrongPenny's younger twin siblings, a boy (Bebe) and a girl (Cece).
Voiced by: Tara StrongSuga Mama's pet poodle.
- Butt-Monkey: He's one of the main sources of physical slapstick in the series.
- Canine Companion: To Suga Mama, being a poodle she is often seen carrying.
- Meaningful Name: He has a puff of hair.
- Undying Loyalty: Even when given the chance to be pampered as a dog model, he couldn't bear the thought of being away from Suga Mama.
Voiced by: Cedric the EntertainerOscar's older brother.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish (still lives with his mother and has no job) to Oscar's responsible (owns his own house and constantly tries to improve his career).
- 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 Oscar.
- One of the Kids: He's shown to be closest to Bebe and Cece in terms of maturity.
- 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.
Voiced by: Alisa ReyesPenny's frenemy, and the daughter of Felix and Sunset Boulevardez.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's the picture of sweetness around adults. Not so much with everyone else..
- Break the Haughty: In the episode when she is made fun of for her big feet.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not to the same extent as Dijonnay, but still willing to abandon Penny or any other of her friends when it suits her.
- Flower in Her Hair: She has a red flower on the right side of her hair.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Beneath her catty exterior lie crippling self-confidence issues, particularly dealing with her abnormally large feet.
- Jerkass: She's selfish, vain, and obnoxious.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rarely, but does have moments where she shows she's not a bad person and actually likes Penny, but won't admit it aloud.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: LaCienaga was originally a full-fledged Alpha Bitch and antagonized Penny, but they eventually become friends (of a sort), and she rounds out the Four-Girl Ensemble.
- Punny Name: With her mother, both named after the famous Lacienega and Sunset Boulevards in Los Angeles.
- Pride: She's impossibly vain and cocky, though it's primarily an act.
- Ship Tease: Twice with Michael of all people. She apparently likes him for his fashion sense.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks she is prettier than she really is.
Voiced by: Maria Canals BarreraFelix's wife and Trudy's best friend. She is the mother of LaCienega, the wife of Felix and is a police officer.
- Fair Cop: Resembling her actress more than a little bit. Oscar commented on how hot she was when she first moved to the neighborhood.
- Friend on the Force: She's gal pals/BFF's with Trudy.
- Police Brutality: Played for Laughs of course but she has mentioned off-hand that she pretty much threatened Felix into marrying her while on the job and is more than willing to physically strong arm her husband into doing what she says using her policeman's training.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's significantly taller than Felix.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Sunset is a very beautiful woman. And while her husband is not ugly, he's short, fat, and not conventionally attractive
- Women Are Wiser: Like Trudy, Sunset is wiser than her husband.
Voiced by: Carlos MenciaOscar's neighbor and best friend. He is the father of LaCienega and the husband of Sunset.
- Big Fun: He's fat and a very friendly, fun guy to be around.
- Bumbling Dad: Even more so than Oscar, probably explaining how someone so good natured ended up with a daughter like Lacienega.
- Good Parents: If somewhat on the indulgent side.
- Henpecked Husband: To Sunset. He's the more submissive one in the relationship.
Voiced by: Alvaro GutierrezFelix's father and Suga Mama's love interest. He is the grandfather of LaCienega.
- 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: He needlessly insults Suga Mama in Spanish despite knowing her obvious and genuine affection for him.
- 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 Blue Hair: He has green hair.
Voiced by: Karen Malina WhitePenny's somewhat selfish, funny, caring, and enthusiastic best friend.
- 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".
- Bare Your Midriff: Her normal outfit shows her belly button.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Penny can't trust her for anything. It's a wonder the two are still friends.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her blonde hair is likely dyed.
- 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.
- Hidden Depths: She turns out to have a talent for poetry.
- 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: Not exactly the best friend to have.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's self-absorbed, but does care about Penny.
- Loose Lips: Penny's gotten into a lot of trouble by thinking Dijonnay can keep a secret.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She has nine younger siblings.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the episode "The Adventures of Bebe sitting" when she leaves Penny with her siblings to attend a concert.
- True Blue Femininity: Her outfit is mostly colored blue.
- 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. Suga Mama even lampshades this, as she really doesn't like Dijonay and has told Penny at least twice that she needs to drop her.
Voiced by: Orlando BrownPenny's other best friend and a cool tech nerd.
- Butt-Monkey: Has a tendency to rival Oscar in this regard, depending on the episode.
- Cool Shades: Come with a built-in camera.
- Expy: Sticky resembles Khalil from Bébé's Kids.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He becomes this when Dijonay goes out with Duke in the episode "Surf and Turf".
- Nice Guy: Heck, he's probably one of the few characters who doesn't do outright jerkass things.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He generally flees screaming from Dijonay. And yet, when she loses interest, he immediately wants her.
- Only Sane Man: In a show that desperately needs one.
- The Smart Guy: He's very tech-savvy.
Voiced by: Soleil Moon FryePenny's shy friend.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not as horrible as Dijonay and Lacienega, but even Zoey can abandon Penny when she caves into peer pressure.
- Even Nerds Have Standards: She's just as repulsed as Penny when the bottle points at Myron. And even she thinks Agatha Ordinaro is geeky (mostly for being... homely).
- Hollywood Nerd: She's designed to be legitimately homely, but how successful they were is at least debatable.
- Nice Girl: One of the nicest.
- Not So Above It All: She sometimes ditched Penny along with Lacienega and Dijonay.
- Only Sane Woman: She is this when Penny's other friends ditch her at times.
The Gross Sisters
Voiced by: Raquel Lee (Nubia)Three sisters who constantly bully Penny and her friends into giving them their money.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: They have blue skin, though the reason for this is that they're really ashy.
- Big Little Sister: Olay is the youngest but the tallest, Nubia is the middle child who is medium sized, and Gina's the oldest despite being the smallest.
- Big Sister Instinct: "The Makeover" shows that Nubia has a protective streak for her sisters, threatening to beat up Penny and her friends if they don't do a good job with giving Olay a makeover.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Olay is the biggest, Nubia is the slimmest, and Gina is the shortest.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- The Gross Sisters refuse to house Penny after she escapes from boot camp, figuring that while they're bullies, the fact that Penny was sent to boot camp makes her a hardened thug.
- All of them are quite disgusted to see Wizard Kelly Jr. sleeps with a stuffed animal while sucking his finger.
- Expy: Nubia Gross resembles LaShawn from Bébé's Kids.
- Gang of Bullies: A trio of bullying sisters who have been taking money from their peers since they were young.
- Jerkass: That's what expected from bullies.
- Karma Houdini: They hardly ever pay for stealing money from Penny and her friends. This is probably due to how Adults Are Useless.
- Pet the Dog: They have moments that show they're not completely heartless.
- In "The Party". They don't show up to torment Penny... they actually want to have some fun, and not at anyone's expense.
- Suga Mama is one of the only people they genuinely respect.
- Papi also earned their respect during the episode where the kids had to live in different cultural homes. Apparently Papi liked them enough to teach them Spanish, with Gina once using his signature laugh.
- Nubia takes a moment to comfort Bebe and Cece in "Tween Town" when they start to miss their parents and Suga Mama.
- Punny Name: Gross is a real surname in addition to the gang's name describing their personalities.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Olay, who in better clothing also appears thinner as well.
Voiced by: Marcus T. PaulkA classmate of Penny's who has a crush on her.
- Black and Nerdy: He's black and is known as a geek at his and Penny's school.
- Chick Magnet: Temporarily becomes one when his and Penny's classmates think something more went on between the two of them during Penny's party.
- Dark Horse Victory: In the elections episode, he wins against Penny & Wizard Jr, the two characters that the episode mainly focused on.
- Nerd Glasses: He wears big, square-rimmed glasses that serve to show more of his nerdy nature.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: In the episodes "Rumors" and "Election."
Voiced by: Aries Spears
An incredibly wealthy, very smart and famous businessman who made his fortune playing professional basketball.
- The Ace: A legendary basketball player with enough money to own the city and everything in it.
- "It all started with a basketball."
- "Don't correct the Wizard." (usually to Zoey)
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much more benign than most examples, being mostly content with total domination of the city, but still incredibly sleazy, always trying to rip off others to make himself wealthier if he can, and likes to screw his employees out of due credit for achievements.
- Eviler Than Thou: Not evil per se, but if you take Oscar, remove his redeeming qualities, and add more "smug" and jerkass", you have Wizard Kelly.
- Expy: Of Magic Johnson, whom his voice actor, Aries Spears, often impersonated on MADtv. Plus, R Kelly for his singing voice.
- The Faceless: He's so tall that his face is always "off-camera."
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the movie, we finally get a glimpse of his face for a split second, right before he gets splattered with peanut butter.
- Friendly Enemy: He is usually nice to the the Prouds sometimes.
- Karma Houdini: Though he gets splattered with peanut butter in The Movie.
- Narcissist: Who else names a city after himself? Not to mention he plasters his name over all the city’s products, pushed out Oscar in favor of plastering his name 4 times on a scavenger hunt competition advertisement, rewards any attempt to correct his errors with immediate job termination of employees, and always tries to work contracts and agreements to make himself wealthier.
The Talking Baby
Voiced by: Ron GlassA talking baby that torments Oscar.
- 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.
Voiced by: Cree SummerThe Prouds' 9-year-old Neighbour.
- Adorably Precocious Child: He's nine, but acts more mature than Oscar, who is a grown man.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: He is the only one to actually like Proud Snax.
- Catch-Phrase: "Remember what happened last time, Mr. Proud?"
- Has a Type: Peabo seems to only be interested in girls older than him.
- Nice Guy: He is consistently polite and friendly.
- Nice Hat: Peabo wears an upturned navy blue visor with a red headband.
- Likes Older Women: Implied. He has Precocious Crushes on tweens Penny and Zoey, and later becomes boyfriend and girlfriend with one of Dijonay's sisters who may be older than him.
- Only One Name: His last name is never revealed.
- Only Sane Man: He usually warns Oscar about his antics.
- Precocious Crush: Peabo develops crushes on Penny and Zoey, even though they are tweens and he's a child.
Voiced by: Kevin Michael RichardsonA jock and one of Penny's friends.
- Chick Magnet: Most of the girls in his school have a crush on him.
- The Ditz: He is a dimwitted guy.
- Dumb Jock: He's a quarterback and as mentioned, is not entirely smart.
- Jerkass Ball: Sometime he will openly mock someone else when surrounded by bad influence.
- Lovable Jock: Despite being a Dumb Jock, Omar is usually nice.
Voiced by: Phil LaMarrPenny's flamboyant friend.
- All of the Other Reindeer: "Who You Callin A Sissy" explores how he's often bullied because of effeminate nature.
- 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: Michael is constantly bullied by the football players when he's the water boy. Even his own father is embarrassed by him to the point that his father wants him to refer to him as "coach" in public.
- 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 Camp Straight.
The Chang Triplets
Voiced by: Lydia LookTriplets who are the smartest kids in Penny's class.
- Asian and Nerdy: They are Asian straight-A students who enjoy academic challenges and showing people up as they have talents in many subjects.
- Butt-Monkey: They get bullied by the Gross Sisters and sometimes get kicked out of events.
- No Name Given: Only one of the Chang triplets is ever given a name. (The girl in the red dress is Debbie).
- Nice Guy: And girls. The Chang Triplets are always polite and friendly.
- Same-Sex Triplets: Averted, one is male and two are girls.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: And daughters. They all strive to live up to their father's expectations.