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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.
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.
Voiced by: Paula Jai Parker
- Cute Bruiser: Trudy really can pack a punch!
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Towards Oscar.
- Expy: Of Gina from Martin .
- 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.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With older sister Diana.
- Good Parents: With Oscar. Despite the occasional dysfunction, they are by far the most stable household in the series.
- Hot-Blooded: When prompted.
- Hypocrite/Moral Myopia: 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 "Ainít Nothing Like The Real Thingy Baby."
- Impossible Hourglass Figure
- It's All About Me: And how. Things usually always go her way and Trudy gets angry when people protest against her ideas.
- Jerkass Ball: Rarely.
- 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.
- Not So Above It All: She has her moments.
- 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.
- Tsundere: She truly loves Oscar, but it's often hard to tell.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Oscar.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Sometimes.
- Women Are Wiser: Not that the men set the bar all that high.
Voiced by: Jo Marie Payton
- Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Papi.
- Abusive Mother: Towards Oscar.
- Badass Grandma: She's got pro-wrestler levels of physical strength. And at 80, no less.
- Cool Old Lady
- Deadpan Snarker
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Towards Oscar.
- Everyone Calls Her Suga: 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.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With younger sister Spice.
- 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: Towards Oscar, usually.
- 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: In the wrestling episode.
- Never Mess with Granny: Especially not one who can effortlessly pile-drive a 300 pound man.
- Sassy Black Woman
- Senior Sleep Cycle: She falls asleep the instant she sits down in front of the TV.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Whenever she's upset.
- When Elders Attack: She doesn't just use her cane to keep her steady.
- 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.
- Third-Person Person: Occasionally. Like "Suga Mama don't like..." or "Suga Mama's in the house!"
- The Unfavourite: 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.
Bebe and Cece
Voiced by: Tara Strong
- Annoying Younger Siblings: Not that they can help it. At least it seems that way.
- Blinding Bangs: Part of BeBe's Funny Afro.
- Jerks: They become this when they are magically aged into teenagers.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: They remain one year olds for the vast majority of the series.
- Theme Twin Naming: Named for Bebe and Cece Winans, a brother and sister singing duo.
Voiced by: Tara Strong
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!
Voiced by: Alisa Reyes
- Alpha Bitch: Minus the girl posse.
- 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.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Beneath her catty exterior lie crippling self-confidence issues, particularly dealing with her abnormally large feet.
- It's All About Me
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rarely.
- 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.
- Spicy Latina
- With Friends Like These...: If this were Victorious, she'd be the Jade West to Penny's Tori Vega.
Voiced by: Maria Canals Barrera
- Fair Cop: Resembling her actress more than a little bit.
- Friend on the Force: She's gal pals/BFF's with Trudy.
- Good Mother
- Spicy Latina
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Felix.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Felix.
- Women Are Wiser
Voiced by: Carlos Mencia
- Bumbling Dad: Even more so than Oscar, probably explaining how someone so good natured ended up with a daughter like Lacienega.
- Good Father: If somewhat on the indulgent side.
- Henpecked Husband: To Sunset. He's the more submissive one in the relationship.
- Fat and Skinny: The fat to Oscar's skinny.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Sunset.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Sunset.
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
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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sometimes.
- 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.
Voiced by: Orlando Brown
- 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 Bebe'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 character 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.
- Punny Name
- The Smart Guy: He's very tech-savvy.
Voiced by: Soleil Moon Frye
- 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.
- Nerd Glasses
- Nice Girl: One of the nicest.
- Not So Above It All: She sometimes ditched Penny along with Lacienega and Dijonay.
- Only Sane Girl: She is this when Penny's other friends ditch her at times.
- Redheads Are Uncool
- Shrinking Violet
- Token White: The only one in the show (besides her mother, who only appears in one episode.)
- Youthful Freckles
The Gross Sisters
Voiced by: Raquel Lee (Nubia)
- Big, Thin, Short Trio
- 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.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They love each other.
- Expy: Nubia Gross resembles LaShawn from Bebe's Kids.
- Gang of Bullies
- Karma Houdini
- Pet the Dog: In "The Party". They don't show up to torment Penny... they actually legitimately act like nice people.
- Suga Mama is one of the only people they genuinely respect.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Olay, who in better clothing also appears thinner as well.
- Terrible Trio
- The Voiceless: Olay and Gina.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Actually, they have blue hair, blue skin, and wear blue overalls. It's revealed that the reason the girls are blue is due to them being ashy.
Voiced by: Marcus T. Paulk
Voiced by: Aries Spears
- The Ace: A legendary basketball player with enough money to own the city and everything in it.
- Always Someone Better: To Oscar.
- Catch Phrase: "It all started with a basketball."
- "Don't correct the Wizard." (usually to Zoey)
- Companion Cube: His basketball.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much more benign than most examples, being mostly content with total domination of the city.
- 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.
- Jerk Jock: He is a basketball player.
- Karma Houdini: Though he gets splattered with peanut butter in The Movie.
- Rich Bastard
- The Rival: To Oscar
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: In a very real sense, he owns the city. It's called Wizville, for pete's sake.
- Third-Person Person/Spell My Name with a "The"
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.
- 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
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Nice Guy
- Only One Name
- Only Sane Man: He usually warns Oscar about his antics.
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
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