Characters: Timothy Goes to School
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Played by: Austin DilulioThe main character of the show. An excitable 5-year-old raccoon who often helps his friends with their problems. He is best friends with Yoko.
- Cheerful Child
- Companion Cube: A toy penguin named "Pengy."
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Yoko.
- The Everyman
- The Leader: Of the Type V II Variety, though Yoko took this role in the "Yoko & Friends" books
- The Hero
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Timothy is alot more kind and nice compared to Claud.
- Nice Boy: One of the nicest characters in series with Yoko and Lilly.
Played by: Lisa YamanakaA sweet-natured Japanese cat who plays the violin and is very close to Timothy. She's also Timothy's best friend
- Breakout Character: Yoko has gotten her own series of books and is one of Rosemary Wells's most beloved characters.
- Break the Cutie: Poor Yoko has gotten this three times in the show.
- Cute Kitten
- Disappeared Dad: Although we do see her aunt a few times in the show. In the book "Yoko's Paper Cranes" we do see her grandma and grandpa during a flashback when she used to live in Japan when she was very little.
- Cheerful Child
- Green Eyes
- The Ingenue
- The Heart
- The Cutie: One of the nicest characters in the series along with Lilly and Timothy.
- Japanese Politeness: Along with her mother
- Nice Kitten
- Na´ve Everygirl
- Title Character: Of the second episode.
Played by: Laurie ElliottTimothy's intelligent badger or skunk friend who sometimes knows even more than the teacher, but tends to be messy.
- Bungling Inventor: One of his inventions didn't work, and it got him down.
- Freaky Is Cool: He likes insects.
- Put on a Bus: In "Fritz on the Move."
- The Bus Came Back: He returns in "Many Happy Returns", only 1 episode later.
- The Smart Guy
- Wise Beyond Their Years
- Stage Magician: Serves this role with Lilly as his assistant in "The Talent Show"
Played by: Max MorrowA shy little mouse who finds it hard to talk in front of others, but has a great imagination. He mostly plays with Timothy, Yoko, and Lilly.
- Cowardly Lion
- Character Development: After "Shy Charles", Charles starts talking more and even becomes very helpful with Lilly in "Don't Lost It Lilly" who helps her remember certain things.
- Mr. Imagination: He's often shown to be one of the more imaginative students during play.
- The Cutie: Can you blame his aunt for thinking this in the beginning of "Shy Charles"?
- The Napoleon: He doesn't have the bad temper, but he's sensitive about his height.
- Shrinking Violet
- The Quiet One: For the first few episodes, until "Don't Lose It Lilly" when he starts becoming more vocal around Lilly and helping her remember certain things.
- Why Did It Have To Be Spiders?
Played by: Alyson CourtA noisy mouse who earned the nickname Noisy Nora who tends to be a bit bossy and sulky. Nora enjoys her mother reading her stories. She has a baby brother named Jack and a sister named Kate that's about 3 years older than her. She owns a pet lizard named Norman who later in the series moves to Hilltop School in order to live in a bigger aquarium.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Timothy in "The Greatest", if only because she became overly-reliant on him and made him do everything for both her and others when anyone had the smallest problem.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Cute but Cacophonic: She may be cute like Charles. But she sure can make alot of noise and yells alot.
- Characterization Marches On: Compare her personality in the show to her original appearance in the original Noisy Nora book. She was alot more mischievous and annoyed her parents than how she acts in the show.
- Middle Child Syndrome
- The Napoleon
- Those Two Girls: With Lilly
- No Indoor Voice
- Why Did It Have To Be Dinosaurs?: She gets over it when she finds out that not all dinosaurs are huge.
- Vine Swing: Does this in the racing episode, complete with her yelling like Tarzan
Played by: Mag RuffmanA forgetful and airheaded fox who is often seen with a ribbon tied around her finger so she remembers things. Lilly moved to the neighborhood recently from somewhere down south and has her first snow day during the series. She eventually becomes best friends with Nora.
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- Break the Cutie: While very brief, she can be seen crying when she realizes that she thought that she forgotten her pet goldfish Goldie. Until her mother tells her that she's cleaning the bowl.
- Disappeared Dad
- The Ditz
- The Cutie
- The Pollyanna
- Does Not Like Spam: She doesn't like mustard or strong peppermints because they burn her tongue.
- Forgetful Jones: She claims that the reason she's so forgetful is "That her head is fool of sunshine."
- Lilly's forgetfulness is taken more seriously in "Lifesavor Lilly"
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Subverted, she may not be the brights but really cares about her friends and her pet goldfish.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Although episode titling and other official resources clearly indicate that her name is "Lilly," the spelling is so unusual that it's regularly misspelled on the Internet as "Lily" and it's not at all unusual to see both spellings in pages about the series.
- The Ingenue
- Hidden Depths: While she is very forgetful. She always remembers to feed her pet fish Goldy...well most of the time that is.
- Those Two Girls: With Nora
- The One Who Wears Shoes: She and Mrs. Jenkins are the only characters on the show who wear shoes.
- Kindhearted Simpleton
- Simpleton Voice: A rare female example, but this goes away when she get's very upset,annoyed, or sad.
- Vocal Evolution: In the episode "Liversavor Lilly", Lilly's voice sounds more serious and monotone. This is due to the episode taking her forgetfulness more seriously since she really wants to take care of the class pet. This is most notable when she gets very upset when she tells herself that she really is to forgetful to take care of their pet even though she always remember feeding her pet fish Goldie...sometimes that is.
Played by: Tracy RyanA boisterous beaver who likes sports and is the tallest in the class, but the smallest in her family.
- Abhorrent Admirer / Hopeless Suitor: Seemed to be an implied one for Timothy in the first episode, but it was dropped afterwards.
- The Big Girl
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a bow on her head.
- Genki Girl
- Huge School Girl
- Outnumbered Sibling/The One Girl: She is the only girl child in her family while her siblings are boys.
- Pink Means Feminine: Inverted. She wears a pink dress but she's not really feminine.
- Tomboy: She is sporty, not afraid to get dirty, and likes to play soccer with her older brothers.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Seems to be squeeze cheese.
- Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?
- Took a Level in Kindness: Like in the Yoko & Friends series she is alot more tolerable than her debut in the 1985 book "Hazel's Amazing Mother" where she can be seen tearing up Hazel's doll. She was also a bully in that book.
Frank & Frank
Played by: Darren Frost (Frank #1) and Rob Stefaniuk (Frank #2)Twin French bulldog brothers who love playing sports and playing pranks. They like to play together and often speak in unison.
- Book Dumb: Implied.
- Catch Phrase: "Me before you, me first!" "No, me before you, me first!" "...Okay, we'll both go first!"
- Dogs Are Dumb: Inverted, while not dumb. They aren't the brightest students. The same can't be said for their father.
- Companion Cube: For Frank #2, a stuffed bulldog named "Bully"
- Furry Reminder: They like to drink from the faucet.
- Jerk Jocks: Can be somewhat like this at times.
- Leitmotif: They have one that generally seems to play whenever they're doing they're "me before you, me first" routine, or otherwise goofing off.
- Missing Mom
- The Pranksters
- Single-Minded Twins
- Simpleton Voice
- Kindhearted Simpleton: While mischievous, they actually care about the other students (Especially Yoko as seen by their reactions to breaking Yoko's Taketombo) especially eachoter.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Franks & Beans
- Trickster Twins
Played by: Joanne VannicolaAn arrogant raccoon who seems to be good at everything. He had a bit of a rivalry with Timothy at first but they soon became good friends. He is mostly seen with Grace.
- The Ace: But not at swimming. His revelation of this to Timothy helps mend bridges between them.
- Book Worm: Unusual for his character archetype, he's the one who is usually seen on his own reading a book
- Deadpan Snarker
- Missing Mom
- Pride: As shown the racing episode and the first episode where he meets Timothy.
- Smug Snake: In the earlier episodes he is always seen making this expression especially in the episode where he and Grace are racing and are proud of being in First place.
- Spirited Competitor
- The Bully: To Timothy in the first episode only.
- The Rival: To Timothy until he shows Claude how to swim in "Taking the Plunge."
- Took a Level in Kindness: Toward Timothy after "Taking the Plunge." Helping Claude learn how to swim helped them become good friends.
- Why Did It Have To Be Water?: Until Timothy teaches him how to swim.
- Vocal Evolution: In the episode where the students race. He along with Grace talk in a more monotone,deep, and mocking tone. Due to them focusing on winning instead of having fun.
Played by: Linda KashA somewhat snobby upper-class cat who likes dancing, especially ballet and figure-skating. She is mostly seen with Claude.
- Alpha Bitch: Depending on the episode, but especially the racing episode with Claud.
- Break the Haughty: Twice, as first seen in the episode where she breaks her leg and begins crying. The second is the episode where hears Doris talking about how "funny" she looked when she fell down causing her to cry.
- Cats Are Mean: Subverted
- Deadpan Snarker
- Girly Girl: She is upper-class, loves dancing, hates getting dirty and gross things, and likes things to be perfect.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Doris's Tomboy when they go to dance class.
- Neat Freak
- Pink Means Feminine: Her ballet outfit is pink and she is very feminine.
- Pride: Most notable when she's racing with Claud
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the episode "Abracadabra", she takes a peek in Fritz's magic book and steals the talent for one of his tricks which causes him to get mad and blame Timothy.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She starts acting less mean and bossy once Juanita becomes a new student.
- True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue dress and she is very feminine.
Played by: Susan Laney DaltonA Spanish cat who just transferred to Hilltop School in the last two episodes and was a bit anxious to leave her mother.
Played by: Fiona ReidFormerly Miss Abercrombie; Mrs Jenkins is the class' fox teacher.
- Catch Phrase: "Quick sticks, children."
- The One Who Wears Shoes: She and Lilly are the only characters on the show who wear shoes.
- Team Mom: By virtue of being the main adult in the classroom.
Played by: Jamie WatsonA cheerful beaver who is the school's janitor and bus driver. He used to be Mrs Jenkins' student back when she was Miss Abercrombie.
- Nice Hat: He has one that he wears sometimes when driving the bus.