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    Cricket Green 
Voiced by: Chris Houghton
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A optimistic happy-go-lucky country boy who seeks adventures.


  • Adorkable: He's a very excitable, happy-go-lucky child, eager to learn about city life.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Cricket has learned that he should be more cautious and less quick to rush into things several times, but the lesson seems to have trouble sticking.
  • Animal Theme Naming: He’s named after an insect.
  • Attention Whore: An unusual example; while he is willing to let others in the spotlight, he has a habit of unknowingly drawing attention to himself.
  • Big "NO!": In "Steak Night", he says one after he accidentally left the package of steaks on the subway platform as the train leaves.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Unlike his family’s eyebrows, his visible eyebrows are notably thick.
  • Butt-Monkey: Best shown in most of the series shorts, often will have him either floated away by a swarm of ducks, stung by a bee, and clawed by the cat. While in "Cheap Snake" he was sting by a scorpion that he founded on the ground.
  • Catchphrase: "Bingo-bango!" note 
  • Determinator: He's ready to relentlessly take on any challenge or task with a die-hard spirit. Even when his fellow family members are ready to succumb to despair in a bad situation, Cricket absolutely refuses to throw in the towel, which both Tilly and Remy have stated is his best quality.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He regularly fails to consider the consequences of his plans.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: As a farm boy to the core, he mostly likes to walk around barefooted and gripes when he's forced to wear shoes.
  • Farm Boy: Spot the overalls and him being barefooted.
  • Fatal Flaw: His impulsiveness. All too often, he reacts to a situation with the first thought that pops into his head, even claiming in "Cheap Snake" that the first idea is always the best idea. In practice, this often ends up causing trouble, or making a problem worse.
  • Friend to All Living Things: While not to the same extent as Tilly, Cricket cares for all the animals on the farm. When Gloria calls them "filthy disgusting monsters" in "Critterball Crisis", Cricket's first response is an outraged "How dare you".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As self-centered and stubborn as he can be, on the other hand, he's ultimately a good kid who just wants to make things better.
  • Keet: He’s full of energy.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Cricket has a habit of rushing into things and biting off more than he can chew out of bluster and overconfidence.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He gets this reaction whenever he realizes he messed up, such as in "Welcome Home", "Steak Night", "Tilly's Goat" and "Critterball Crisis".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Feud Fight", while attempting to drive Chip Whistler out of the food market, he winds up destroying the other stands.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: In "Paint Misbehavin'", Gloria fixes a strand of his hair that is sticking up. This is followed by Cricket calmly, but firmly, asking that she never touches his hair again.
  • No Social Skills: He’s sociable, but with most of his standards that he inherited from living in the farm, he doesn't seem to fit in well with others in the city.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: He’s the shortest member of the family.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Cricket bares a shocking resemblance to his ancestor, Bixby.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a very clearly adult voice despite being a kid.
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    Tilly Green 
Voiced by: Marieve Herington
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Cricket's older sister who often joins him on his misadventures.


  • Actual Pacifist: In "Winner Winner", she finds herself in a boxing match, and refuses to throw even a single punch at her opponent, due to not wanting to hurt anyone. She instead dodges every blow, resulting in a Victory by Endurance.
  • Adorkable
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Do not cross this girl if you know what's good for you. She was so annoyed by Cricket's singing fish Barry Cuda, she joined her dad and grandma in destroying it by using a lawnmower. When she mistakenly believes her Gramma destroyed her beloved sack toy (Nancy did it by accident while trying to clean said toy), she swore to turn Alice's life into a waking nightmare as vengeance.
    Tilly: You know mama, death is an undeniable part of life. But murder must be avenged. The one who did this will NOT be forgiven.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's a very out-there girl.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's very supportive of Cricket and often gives him advice.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She often manages to keep her calm and cheerful demeanor when she and her family are in a dangerous situation.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Managed to befriend the subway rats in "Steak Night". She's also able to determine the family goat's desire to be a dog, as well as recognize and list off the names of the family dog's fleas in "Tilly's Goat".
  • Hollywood Genetics: Her father, brother and grandmother (in her youth, at least) all have brown hair (and her mother has red hair), yet she has black hair.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Or more specifically, a best friend like what Cricket has with Remy in "Gargoyle Gals".
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: While it's kind of a given due to her status as a Friend to All Living Things, she seems to have a particular affinity towards cats. Most prominently displayed in the shorts "Tilly's Cats" and "Secret Cat".
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly, in "Blue Tater", where she's the only one in the family that doesn't give in to the superstition behind the blue potato.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has black hair and her skin is a paler yellow compared to her family's tone.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She's shown being able to understand and communicate with animals.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Tilly bares a shocking resemblance to her ancestor, Metrona.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She wants nothing more than for her father to see her as a responsible babysitter in "Cricketsitter".
  • Youthful Freckles: Is the only member of her family with freckles on her cheeks.

    Bill Green 
Voiced by: Bob Joles
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A farmer, Gramma Alice's son, and Cricket and Tilly’s father.


  • Acrofatic: He might not be in great shape, but in "Backflip Bill", he was able to pull off a few somersaults before losing his balance at the very end.
  • Adult Fear: For unexplained reasons he lost his farm — both his home and source of income. So he has to move in with his mom, otherwise he and his kids would be on the streets.
  • Amicably Divorced: He still gets along with Nancy despite the two being divorced.
  • Break the Haughty: He undergoes this trope in "DIY Guys". Bill prides himself on being self-reliant and not asking for help, but when he goes to a hardware store, it's too big and confusing for him to find what he's looking for, and he steadfastly refuses to ask the employees for help finding it. Eventually he is forced to ask for help when a shelf full of toilets threatens to fall on him.
  • Butt-Monkey: At times. Having to take care of two rambunctious kids and a cantankerous elderly mother can do that.
  • Country Mouse: In "Fill Bill", he pretends to be a real native of Big City by ordering seafood so he doesn't look like someone from the country. This soon unravels when he feels so uncomfortable with fancy dining, he reasserts that he moved from the country to Big City, proving that even though he moved to Big City, he's no city slicker.
  • Farm Boy: A grown-up version; even though he moves from the farm to the Green family homestead (which is still a farm in the middle of the Big City), he still grows crops and drives a pick-up truck.
  • Fatal Flaw: He has two. While Bill is usually a level-headed man and the voice of reason in the family, he tends to be very self-conscious about his place in the city and his place in the family, and his self-doubt leads him to make rash and unwise decisions, like pretending to be something he's not in "Fill Bill", trying to work two jobs at once in "Night Bill" because he's worried he's not providing well enough for his kids, or putting the whole family in danger in "Blood Moon" because he was worried the kids were outgrowing him. Ironically, Bill can also be very prideful when it comes to his life skills, and having his pride challenged leads him to double down and become as stubborn as Cricket ("Racooned", "DIY Guys").
  • Fingore: The top part of his right index finger had been severed by a hay baler at some point prior to the series' events.
  • Good Parents: He always acts lovingly towards his kids, works hard to provide a good life for them, and tries his best to raise them right.
  • Identical Grandson: Bill looks exactly like both his unnamed maternal grandfather and great-grandfather (Archibald).
  • My Greatest Failure: During the flashback, in "Backflip Bill", he gave up gymnastics after being pressured by Alice. She wanted him to be a winner, but all he wanted was to have fun. He quit right before the competition.
  • Nice Guy: He's a courteous, humble, goofy guy that loves his family.
  • Nice Hat: He's rarely ever seen without his red trucker's hat (which he flips during his Let's Get Dangerous! moments), and several episodes like "Night Bill" imply that it's a part of his country boy identity.
  • Nervous Wreck: He can be rather high-strung. In the early episodes, Bill was prone to a good freakout from the stress of losing his farm, wrangling two mischievous kids, and trying to navigate around a city he knew nothing about.
  • Not So Above It All: Bill often serves as the voice of reason in the household, trying to keep the kids and his mother out of trouble, but there have been several episodes where he's wholeheartedly joined in the family's silly antics like "Dinner Party", "Big Deal", "Mansion Madness" and "Cricket's Biscuits".
  • Only Sane Man: He's generally had to be the only responsible one that had to put things in order while dealing with a rather dysfunctional family.
  • Papa Wolf: He will do anything he can to protect his kids and his mother from any danger; even if it means going along with one of Cricket's schemes.
  • Parents as People: Bill works hard to provide a stable life for his kids, and tries to set a good example for them. He's also made his share of mistakes and learned from them, like lying to his kids in "Photo Op" and "Blood Moon", or letting his pride get in the way of his better judgment in "Racooned" and "DIY Guys".
  • Real Men Cook: As a produce farmer and a single father of many years, Bill is shown to be a great cook, and he's more of a perfectionist in the kitchen than his ex-wife in "Harvest Dinner".
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Bill bares a shocking resemblance to his ancestor, Jerome.

    Alice Dolores "Gramma" Green 
Voiced by: Artemis Pebdani
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Tilly and Cricket's grandmother and Bill's mother.


  • Artificial Limbs: Gramma has a prosthetic right leg.
  • Badass Driver: She was a race car driver back in the day and is able to maneuver her way out of a demolition derby in "Gramma's License".
  • Child Hater: With the exception of her grandchildren (and occasionally Remy), she can't stand being around kids.
  • Cool Old Lady: To the point where she can keep up with the likes of Cricket.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even despite of her bitterness to nearly everyone, she’ll still display a bittersweet character to the people she cares about.
  • Mama Bear: The tough-as-nails, no nonsense matriarch of the family, who uses her wiles to prod Cricket into earning his place among the Green family.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's no taller than her granddaughter Tilly.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She’s never afraid to weld a sword against anyone who tries to interfere with her. She also mentions in "Steak Night" that she was in a war where she ate sawdust.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: She can be this toward Nancy at times. During Nancy and Bill's wedding, she loudly voiced her objection to the marriage.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She can be quite the rude old woman.
  • Secret Test of Character: She tells Cricket that he has to be cunning and clever to earn his place among the Green family, and occasionally practices tough love in order to help him develop his character, showing that she doesn't like quitters, even allowing Cricket to exploit the loophole by wrestling her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has aqua blue hair.

     Nancy Green 
Voiced by: Wendi McLendon-Covey
Cricket and Tilly's mother and Bill's ex-wife.
  • Amicably Divorced: She and Bill seem to get along pretty well despite being divorced.
  • Biker Babe: The first thing she does after getting out of jail is go to a biker bar and give Phoenix a ride home in her sidecar.
  • Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Quite the opposite. While Bill is quite portly, Nancy is much slimmer.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Downplayed, but Nancy wears jeans with a hole over her right knee, similar to how Bill's jeans have a hole over his left knee.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has raspberry red hair to go with her tough personality.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She has a deep love and respect for animals (freeing a herd of dairy cows was what got her put in jail in the first place), something she passed on to her offspring.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Cricket definitely inherited his stubbornness and independent nature from her. "Harvest Dinner" highlights this when she and Bill attempt to cook dinner together, with Nancy disagreeing with and annoying Bill as much as Cricket would.
  • Mama Bear: In "Trailer Trouble", her old motorcycle gang comes looking for her after she's released from jail, trying to convince her to rejoin the gang again on movie night with Cricket and Tilly. When they tow her trailer away, she goes to the Stingers' headquarters and challenges them to a motorcycle race, wagering her motorcycle against the trailer. She wins the race by releasing the sidecar with Cricket and Tilly in it, technically crossing the finish line and earning the Stingers' respect.
  • Missing Mom: Infrequently mentioned, but never seen. This is because she spent half of Season 1 in jail.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only Green family member without a short I in her name (Cricket, Tilly, Bill, Alice).
  • Parental Hypocrisy: She was sent to jail for letting a bunch of cows loose from a dairy farm, with Cricket looking up to her as a cool rebel mom figure. Later on, when Cricket and Tilly release the animals from the zoo without her knowledge, she calls them out for this, having paid her debt to society in jail, and when Cricket and Tilly fess up to releasing the animals from the zoo, she resolves to try and be a better mom.
  • Walking Spoiler: The exact nature of how she's a Missing Mom has made her this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She mostly has red hair.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles to go along with her red hair, with freckles being passed on to Tilly.

     Phoenix 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Cricket's dog.

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Other Big City Citizens

    Remy Remington 
Voiced by: Zeno Robinson
Cricket and Tilly's best friend.
  • Adorkable: He's a pretty awkwardly endearing kid.
  • Alliterative Name: Remy Remington.
  • Black and Nerdy
  • Black Best Friend: To Cricket and Tilly.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Remy calls out his parents in "Remy Rescue" for not letting him make his own decisions and trying to keep him from hanging out with Cricket and Tilly. Fortunately, his parents see the error of their ways and let the two be friends again.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed and shown briefly in "Phoenix Rises", when he internally freaks out when Cricket calls Phoenix his best friend.
  • Extreme Doormat: As seen in "Remy Rescue", he is too chicken to stand up to his parents, even meekly asking if he can't go to boarding school. That is until his Calling the Old Man Out moment above.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He’s the only child in a family of highly wealthy parents. It doesn’t stop him from hanging out with Tilly and Cricket.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Due to his sheltered upbringing, Remy has very little experience in the outside world.
  • Worth It: He has horrible dog allergies, but he seemed fine suffering through them if it meant getting to pet dogs in "Tilly's Goat".


    Gloria 
Voiced by: Anna Akana
A barista who works at the coffee shop next door to The Green’s house.
  • Ascended Extra: Before "Critterball Crisis", she only made minor appearances (usually suffering the consequences of the Green kids' antics). After that episode, she has received much more focus.
  • Berserk Button: In "Coffee Quest"; Being called "ponytail" by Chip Whistler angers her enough to send him flying with a kick.
  • Cope by Creating: "Paint Misbehavin'" reveals that Gloria copes with her sadness and extreme stress by painting and is happy to explain how she felt when she painted each work as well as what she was coping with at the time. Unfortunately, she's a Butt-Monkey and nobody sees any beauty in her paintings until Cricket adds crude drawings of common objects to the canvases. The very fact that her paintings got no attention without the help of a small annoying child does not escape her notice.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Nearly all of her interactions with the Greens consist of her complaining about their behavior.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She gets a major role in "Critterball Crisis", "Paint Misbehavin'", "Parade Day", and "Coffee Quest".
  • Defrosting the Ice Queen: Near the end of "Critterball Crisis", Cricket decides to stand up for her when her boss enters the Big Coffee and threatens to fire her, and Cricket agrees to take a part-time job and make amends by working off the damages.
    • In "Paint Misbehavin'", her artwork starts to sell like hotcakes when Cricket starts doodling on it. After going their separate ways doesn't quite work out, they realize that their artistic teamwork is what helped get customers interested in buying the paintings.
    • By the end of "Coffee Quest", she has grown to like having Cricket working alongside her. So much so that she breaks some of the shop's supplies and pins the blame on Cricket so he can keep working there.
  • Hidden Depths: She works as a barista so she can save up and achieve her dream of visiting Paris.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She acts extremely hard towards the Greens after Cricket accidentally launches a chicken into the cafe, but it is understandable; especially since it's implied it wasn't the first time an incident like this occurred.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has a rather cynical personality, but she is still a decent person and hard worker.
  • Not So Above It All: While she reprimands Cricket for causing trouble for her cafe, she was more than willing to further escalate their conflict in "Critterball Crisis" when he accidentally destroys her miniature Eiffel Tower replica. She even seemed to be getting into critterball when she tried to ward off the kids.
  • Not So Different: "Coffee Quest" reveals that she came to Big City like Cricket did and is as much a Country Mouse as he is. She also admits that she's jealous of Cricket adapting so easily to city life, while she had to work hard just to fit in.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "Paint Misbehavin'", she dresses up to attend Cricket's gallery opening, and doesn't look half bad.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: She hates having to work next to the Green house, as well as having Cricket as a co-worker.
  • This Means War!: Willingly pops most of Cricket's critterballs in retaliation for breaking her Eiffel Tower replica.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She slowly develops this dynamic with Cricket. While they disagree and argue a lot, they have each others' backs, and work well together when needed.
  • When She Smiles: She doesn't smile that often, but when she does, it's a genuinely heart warming sight.

    Chip Whistler 
Voiced by: Paul Scheer
The head of Wholesome Foods and rival to the Green Family.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Gloria in "Coffee Quest".
  • Archenemy: To the Green Family, particularly Cricket.
  • Bad Boss: Regularly yells at and threatens to fire his employees.
  • Big Bad: He's pretty much the closest thing the show has to one, being a recurring antagonist with a grudge against the whole Green family.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's always subject to some sort of injury or humiliation at the end of any episode he appears in, which usually causes his tooth to get chipped.
  • Foil: To Bill. While Bill's a honest, Nice Guy that runs a small farm, Chip is a jerkass head of a supermarket that will resort to underhanded tactics in order to make a profit.
  • Jerkass: He always acts condescendingly towards the Greens and wants to run them out of town because of an honest mistake. Even when Cricket tries to call a truce in "Feud Fight", he uses it as an opportunity to assault Cricket with tomatoes.
  • Meaningful Name: Not initially, but his name becomes this after he chips his tooth at the end of "Supermarket Scandal", which causes him to unintentionally whistle through it whenever he talks. This is even lampshaded at the end of the episode.
  • Never My Fault:
    • He blames the Greens for him biting into the fake fruit that chipped his tooth, despite the fact that they warned him not to, but he didn't listen.
    • At the end of "Feud Fight", he blames Cricket for turning his employees and the rest of the food market against him, ignoring the fact that they abandoned him out of disgust after he pelted Cricket with tomatoes (while Cricket was calling for a truce, no less).
  • Running Gag: He gets his tooth chipped at the end of every episode he appears in.
  • Unknown Rival: Despite declaring himself the nemesis of the Green Family, Bill doesn't really pay him any mind.
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