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The Green Family

    As a whole 
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Most of their names have a short letter I somewhere in them (Cricket, Tilly, Bill, Alice).
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each Green is represented with a different color that appears on their clothes:
    • Cricket: Blue
    • Tilly: Purple
    • Bill: Green
    • Gramma Alice: Lavender
    • Nancy: Black/Pink
  • Country Mouse: Cricket, Tilly and Bill used to live in the country until they lost their farm, thus they moved to Big City to live with Gramma Alice. Alice herself also qualifies as this, living in solitude until Big City was built around the original Green house.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Cricket is Sanguine, Tilly is Phlegmatic, Bill is Melancholic, Gramma Alice is Choleric, and Nancy is Eclectic.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: They all speak with southern accents (except Bill and his ancestors), and come from a country farm no doubt.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They become this in "Reckoning Ball", not realizing Chip tricked them into forgiving him for his mistakes so he can seize control of Wholesome Foods and further his revenge against them.
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Main family members

    Cricket Green 
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Voiced by: Chris Houghton

An 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.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He wears a blue shirt and overalls.
  • Butt-Monkey: Best shown in most of the series shorts, where he was either floated away by a swarm of ducks, stung by a bee, or clawed by the cat, while in "Cheap Snake", he was stung by a scorpion that he found on the ground.
  • Catch Phrase: "Bingo-bango!" note 
  • Character Development: Cricket has become more responsible and mature as the series went, with a few morals he learned carrying over to future episodes.
  • 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. This is lampshaded in "Gramma Driver".
    Cricket: I can't believe that yet again, my actions have had consequences!
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He hardly ever wears shoes, and when he does, he hates it. Exceptions would be his Zillon Brax getup and his winter gear, the latter which requires such since his bare feet wouldn't even stand the cold.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like zucchini. Although he did eat it for several days in "Tilly Style," Cricket just can't say he likes it.
  • 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: As the series stretches on, it becomes apparent that Cricket inherited both his mother's impulsiveness and his father's stubbornness, which can be quite the troublesome mix. Cricket often tends to act without thinking (even claiming in "Cheap Snake" that the first idea is always the best idea), and when his friends call out his plans as being bad ideas, he usually tends to double down on them instead of changing course until they inevitably blow up in his face.
  • Flanderization: To begin with, Cricket caused trouble mostly due to being impulsive and/or naive to the ways of the city. In season 2, he starts to have moments of knowingly causing trouble, either for his own benefit (such as in "Wishing Well") or for his own amusement ("Shark Objects" and "Dream Weaver").
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Tilly's responsible.
  • 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".
  • Hairstyle Inertia: He had the same hairdo since his birth, which slightly changed its appearance with each age.
  • The Hero: He's the central character of the show.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Remy.
  • Hypocrite: In "Green Streets". He insists that Officer Keys punish the litterer far more severely than necessary, claiming that said litterer was a "danger" to the city, and shouldn't be let off so easily. When he discovers that he was the litterer all along, Cricket immediately changes his mind, saying that he shouldn't be so harshly punished for his actions.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His appearance is based on Chris Houghton as a child, especially the bowl-cut hair.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Ball: In the Christmas Episode when he is pronounced naughty by the Mall Santa, having him resort to naughty pranks because, as he puts it, if he can't have Christmas, then nobody will. He learns his lesson afterwards.
  • Keet: He's full of energy.
  • More Than Mind Control: When in his feral state due to not going into the wild on one certain day a year, he is able to manipulate his family into becoming feral like him by their own will.
  • 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 Guy: Though mischevious most of the time, he is actually a very nice guy deep down and slowly evolves into this as the series progresses.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The mean (mischievous, rambunctious) to Tilly's nice and Remy's in-between. He has his good moments as well, and slowly evolves into nice territory as the series goes.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: While he seems insane most of the time, there are some exceptions. For example, in "Bad Influencer", he was the only one who didn't give into Itchaboi's absurd messages.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: He’s the shortest member of the family.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Gloria.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Tilly's blue; he's always hyperactive and rambunctious.
  • Running on All Fours: When in wild mode, he walks on all fours like an animal.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's the mischievous sibling compared to his calmer sister Tilly.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Once a year, Cricket undergoes "the itch", aka a wild side, where he loses control of himself and acts like an animal boy from the jungle. Only a trip into the woods can calm him down.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Likewise with Character Development as mentioned above, Cricket has become a nicer and more responsible character as the series went, becoming more selfless and mature with each new lesson learned.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Cricket bares a shocking resemblance to his ancestor, Bixby.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Fail to take him camping on the one day of the year he gets a wild urge, and he'll grow so furious he becomes feral.
  • Vague Age: Cricket appears to be at least ten, which is the age he is stated to be in the premises.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a very clearly adolescent/young adult voice despite being a child.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: While it's fitting considering his love of the outdoors, naming your child after an insect is still a bit unusual.
  • Wild Child: Once every year, he becomes this for unknown reasons. Bill's solution? Take him camping and let him roam free to let out all the wildness in him. Unfortunately for Bill, because they are now in the city, there's nowhere to camp and results in Cricket going crazy. This would've been avoided if Bill just took him out of the city into the woods as tradition.
  • You No Take Candle: He talks this way when in wild mode.

    Tilly Green 
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Voiced by: Marieve Herington

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: She's a bit of a weirdo, but you can't help but love her.
  • 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.
  • Creepy Child: In some of her weirder moments. For example, she once scared the crap out of Nancy by telling a story about Nancy trapped in a series of ever-shrinking rooms after just previously stating "She's not good at scaring others."
  • Dissonant Serenity: She often manages to keep her calm and cheerful demeanor when she and her family are in a dangerous situation.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible sibling to Cricket's foolish.
  • 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".
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Like her brother, Tilly had the same bob haircut her whole life from the start.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Andromeda.
  • Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: Whenever she has a "conversation" with Saxon.
  • 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".
  • Morality Pet: She serves as this to Cricket. Cricket unwittingly hurting Tilly's feelings or crushing her dreams because of his own selfishness is one of the most reliable things that'll cause him to have an attack of conscience in the series ("Wishing Well", "Green Christmas").
  • Nice Guy: One of the friendliest and amiable characters on the series.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The nice (silly, honest, kind) to Cricket's mean and Remy's in-between.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She's got a benign dark side to her, such as enjoying her cramped tent with Nancy after delivering a claustrophobic horror story, wanting to bury someone alive at the beach, and appreciating Amaryllis's messed-up Stalker Shrine. That said, it's downplayed as she clearly doesn't enjoy all things messed up and scary.
  • Only Sane Man: Though she mostly seems to be quite the opposite, there are some exceptions:
    • 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.
    • Also in "Green Christmas", she was the only one who truly understood the True Meaning of Christmas.
  • Parental Title Characterization: Unlike Cricket, she always refers to her parents as Papa and Mama.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has black hair and her skin is a paler yellow compared to her family's tone.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Cricket's red; she's more calm than her brother and sometimes controlling.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Compared to Cricket, she's more calm and understanding than him.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She's shown being able to understand and communicate with animals.
  • '20s Bob Haircut: Her usual hairstyle.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Tilly bares a shocking resemblance to her great-great-aunt Metrona.
  • Vague Age: Tilly acts like she's at least eleven.
  • "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 
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Voiced by: Bob Joles, Andre Robinson (young self in "Green's Acres")

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.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: He has small bags under his eyes, fitting his age. It's also probably to put up with the stress of Cricket and Tilly's antics.
  • 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.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Tends to slip into this nearly every episode, usually when frustrated.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "Animal Farm", Bill meets another farmer named Bill Green, who's younger than him, dresses just like him, is a lot thinner than he is, and is considerably more financially successful. The more it seems like the other man’s life is perfect in every way, the more blatantly jealous Bill becomes of his counterpart and actually goes to confront him about it, until the other man points out the biggest difference between them - Bill has a large, loving family that's always supporting him - which gives Mr. Green a timely reminder of the things that are truly important in his life.
  • Identical Grandson: Bill looks exactly like both his unnamed maternal grandfather and great-grandfather (Archibald).
  • Idiot Ball: Suffers this big time in "Wild Side". He gives Cricket a makeshift camping trip in the backyard on the day he gets his "itch", rather than just take him out of the city into the woods as tradition. As a result, Cricket becomes feral.
  • Large Ham: He tends to be one of the more emotional members of his family, and he can be very dramatic when he's upset about something:
    Bill: Oh, this is bad! If we can't get them vermin out of our house, we may not even have a house! We'll have to live out in the garage, AND THAT'S WHERE THE RACCOONS LIVED!
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The soft-spoken feminine boy to Nancy's masculine girl.
  • 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: For all his faults, he's an honest, hardworking farmer who enjoys living a simple life, and 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, being around confined spaces, and trying to navigate around a city he knew nothing about.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The responsible and bumbling nice to Gramma's mean and Nancy's in-between.
  • 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".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Gramma Alice's red; he's more calm and serious, while Gramma is cranky and cynical.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Bill-Liever", Cricket convinces him that aliens are real to get himself out of trouble, and Bill does not handle the world-shattering revelation well, causing his mental health to take a very sharp decline the next day out of panic, paranoia and obsession. After having a complete breakdown about alien invaders, Bill claims it was all an act to smoke out Cricket's lies, but it's pretty clear he was lying to save face.
  • Tranquil Fury: Played for laughs in "Bill-Liever". Bill is not happy in the slightest to discover Cricket wrecked his garden, destroyed his mother's scooter, and repeatedly lied to him about it, but he's also not surprised, since he suspected as much all along, and his anger runs cold for a change. With an uncanny and almost uncharacteristic calm, Bill goes to give Cricket a message and lets him know in a dead monotone to expect one heck of a punishment the following day, making his lying son squirm in his bed the entire time.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Notoriously in "Wild Side", when he failed to take Cricket out to the woods in order to vent out his inner feral, only to having them out in the own backyard and having to let Cricket loose and having to be mentally brainwashed into listening what Cricket tells him to freed of.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Bill is not ugly by any means, he has a portly figure, is missing the top half of his right index finger, and is all-in-all quite average looking. In contrast to his more slimmer and prettier ex-wife Nancy.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Bill bares a shocking resemblance to his ancestor, Jerome, his great-grandfather, Archibald, and his grandfather.
  • Unfulfilled Purpose Misery: Turns out being a farmer is the only thing that gives him purpose. He once became addicted to a farm simulation game because his current property is too small for him to expand. When a robot did all his work for him, Bill found himself without any purpose and didn't know what to do with himself. It got worse when Cricket taught him to relax and he became a lazy slob.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: He's the serious child to Alice's wacky parent.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Nancy.

    Alice Dolores "Gramma" Green 
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Voiced by: Artemis Pebdani

Tilly and Cricket's grandmother and Bill's mother who is the matriarch of the Green family.


  • Abusive Parents: She frequently verbally abuses and pressures Bill. "Backflip Bill" shows us that the poor guy has some deep-seated trauma because of this.
  • 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 children.
  • Cool Old Lady: To the point where she can keep up with the likes of Cricket.
  • Elderly Blue-Haired Lady: Has blue hair and is elderly.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrite: In "Axin' Saxon", she scoffed at Tilly's attachment to Saxon. Nancy then pointed out that she treated her sword much the same way.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: Gramma looks quite attractive back when she was younger.
  • 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.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The brash and hard-headed mean to Bill's nice and Nancy's in-between.
  • Not So Different: In "Valentine's Dance", she objects to Nancy being a chaperone at the dance, claiming that Nancy is stubborn, does whatever she wants, and never listens to anyone but herself. Nancy admits that that does sound like her, but points out that it sounds like Alice, too.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: In "Reckoning Ball", she was the only Green who stayed suspicious when the Greens are signing Chip's forgiveness contract, knowing he's secretly up to something. She's right.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Bill's blue; she's the most abrasive one of the house next to Nancy.
  • 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.
  • The Unapologetic: She hardly ever apologizes for her actions, even if said actions are the source of the conflict of an episode, mostly out of Pride. She even tells Cricket, "Never admit your mistakes!" in "Harvest Dinner".
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In "Garage Tales", one story showed her responding to (her future husband) offering to fix her broken-down car by stealing his truck.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: She's the wacky parent to Bill's serious child.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Delves into this from time to time, about how life was tougher back in her younger days. Her theme song takeover really makes use of this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has aqua blue hair. When younger though, she's a brunette.
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    Nancy Green 
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Voiced by: Wendi Mc Lendon-Covey, Candace Kozak (young self in "Green's Acres")
A biker and mechanic, Cricket and Tilly's mother and Bill's former wife.
  • Adorkable : When hanging around her kids, she tends to show more of a lovable goofy side. She also shows this when nervous or flustered.
  • Amicably Divorced: She and Bill seem to get along pretty well despite being divorced.
  • Ascended Extra: Was only mentioned once early in the series, then made a brief appearance in "Phoenix Rises" before finally getting a major role in "Uncaged". By Season 2, she has essentially become a main character.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Downplayed in that her navel isn't showing, but she wears a lavender tank top that shows a sliver of her stomach.
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The tough rambunctious masculine girl to Bill's feminine boy.
  • 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.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The in-between to Bill's nice and Alice's mean; she's rough and tough, but has a soft side at times.
  • 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.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Mild, but her voice is deeper compared to the other female characters in the show.
  • Walking Spoiler: The exact nature of how she's a Missing Mom has made her this.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Bill.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles to go along with her red hair, with freckles being passed on to Tilly.

Farm animals and pets

    Phoenix 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker, Jameela Jamil (in "Animal Farm")
Cricket's dog.
  • Ascended Extra: Becomes the main focus of "Phoenix Rises" and "Animal Farm".
  • I Am Very British: She speaks with a heavily-pronounced British accent.
  • Meaningful Name: Was found in the ashes of a burned down barn.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Was often thought to be male given such appearance, but is revealed as female in "Phoenix Rises".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: During the events of "Welcome Home", she was strangely not seen during the Greens' move to Big City, despite going there with them.

    Dirtbag 
Voiced by: Cart Tart (in "Animal Farm")
Alice's Siamese cat.

    Melissa 
The family's goat; Tilly thinks she has the spirit of a dog.

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    Miss Brenda 
The family's cow.

    Marjorie 
The family's sheep.

    Herbert 
The family's pig.

    Cogburn 
Voiced by: Alfred Molina (in "Animal Farm")
The family's rooster.

Deceased

    Ernest Green 
Voiced by: '''Tim Blake Nelson
Alice's late husband.

    Bixby Green 
One of the founders of Green Family Farms; the first kid to save the farm when it was threatened by a train station being moved.

    Jerome Green 
The other founder of Green Family Farms, and Bixby's father.

    Metrona Green 
A professional child stunt pilot and another kid who saved the farm when it was threatened by aphids.

    Archibald Green 
Metrona's father.

    Alice's Father 
Alice's father who threatened to sell the farm when it dried up.

The Remingtons

    Remy Remington 
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Voiced by: Zeno Robinson
Cricket and Tilly's best friend who lives in a large mansion.
  • Adorkable: He's a pretty awkwardly endearing kid.
  • Alliterative Name: Remy Remington.
  • Black and Nerdy
  • 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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets a major role in "Remy Rescue", "DIY Guys", and "Dinner Party".
  • Drop-In Character: He comes to the Green house multiple times, since his and Cricket's first meeting. Becomes more evident since "Remy Rescue" when he admits to his parents he wants to get out of the house more.
  • 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.
  • Grew a Spine: In "Remy Rescue", he finally gains the courage to stand up to his parents.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cricket.
  • 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.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The in-between to Tilly's nice and Cricket's mean. He always watches out for Cricket, but is more impulsive than Tilly.
  • Off to Boarding School: Almost happened to him in "Remy Rescue".
  • Repetitive Name: Remy Remington. Cricket was surprised by this.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Due to his sheltered upbringing, Remy has very little experience in the outside world.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Remy's father is a famous football star while Remy is a creative, unatheletic kid who's also an expert gamer. "Football Camp" reveals that Remy has always felt self-conscious about that difference between them - since he knew Russell was hoping his son would follow in his footsteps - and the whole plot of that adventure revolves around Remy trying to gain his dad's pride and approval, before both of them agree that Remy is just fine the way he is at the episode's end.
  • 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".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pale purple hair.

    Rashida and Russell Remington 
Voiced by: Lorraine Toussaint (Rashida), Colton Dunn (Russell)
Remy's parents.

    Vasquez 
Voiced by: Danny Trejo
Remy's bodyguard.

The Satos

    Gloria Sato 
Voiced by: Anna Akana
A cafe girl who works at Big Coffee next door to The Greens' house and becomes friends and co-workers with Cricket.
  • 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 and has become one of the main characters alongside the Greens and Remy.
  • Berserk Button: In "Coffee Quest"; Being called "ponytail" by Chip Whistler angers her enough to send him flying with a kick.
  • Character Development: She becomes calmer, nicer, and friendlier towards Cricket as the series progresses.
  • 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 (especially Cricket) consist of her complaining about their behavior, though she becomes calmer towards them as the series progresses.
  • 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.
  • Like Brotherand Sister: Her and Cricket's Relationship has evolved into this.
  • 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.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink t-shirt.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Cricket.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "Paint Misbehavin'", she dresses up to attend Cricket's gallery opening, and doesn't look half bad.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Initially, She hated having to work next to the Green house, as well as having Cricket as a co-worker. Fortunately devolved into Vitriolic Best Buds.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has just that.

    Mr. and Mrs. Sato 
Gloria's parents.

Big City Citizens

Adults

    Officer Keys 

Voiced by: Andy Daly, Jason Maybaum (young self in "Green's Acres")
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A police officer in Big City who doesn't seem to take his job seriously.

  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Reckoning Ball", he comes out of nowhere to protect the Greens when Chip threatens them with a wrecking ball.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: To put it simply; he's a total space case.
  • Nice Guy: He's genuinely nice to everyone in Big City, especially the Greens.
  • Police Are Useless: Although better than most examples.

    Ms. Cho 
Voiced by: Anna Akana (uncredited)

Cricket and Gloria's boss at the coffee shop.


  • Last-Name Basis: In "Cricket's Kapowie", her first name is revealed to be Miriam by Donny Tinselton.
  • The Unintelligible: For some reason, Mrs. Cho never says a single word, but mostly speaks in grunts. The one time that she needed to give a more detailed instruction, she had it written down on her smartphone.

    Mr. Grigorian 
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
The Greens' grumpy next-door neighbor who has a rivalry with Gramma Alice.

    Community Sue 
Voiced by:Betsy Sodaro

A coach at the Big City Community Center.


    Alexander and Terry 
Voiced by: John Early (Alexander)
Two guys who are never seen apart.
  • All There in the Script: Alexander's name is not said in the series, only in the credits.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Alexander is the loud and motormouthed red oni, while Terry is the quiet and collected blue oni.
  • The Voiceless: Terry does not speak. Alexander does the speaking for him.

Children

    Benny 
Voiced by: Luke Lowe
A little boy who's friends with Cricket.

    Kiki 
Voiced by: Monica Ray
Cricket and Tilly's eccentric female friend.
  • Driven to Suicide: Implied to have almost experienced this in "Cyberbullies", when getting hacked by the Cyber Knights one two many causes her to lie in the middle of the road with no will to live.
  • Genki Girl: She's always energetic and excited about things.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She has bright pink skin while Weezie has dark blue skin.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her skin is deep pink.

    Weezie 
Voiced by: Lamar Woods
Cricket and Tilly's smooth-talking male friend.

    Andromeda 
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Voiced by: Nicole Byer

Tilly's best friend who believes in supernatural life forms such as aliens.


    Gabriella 
Voiced by: Jenna Ortega

A girl whom Cricket crushes on.


Antagonists

    Chip Whistler 
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Voiced by: Paul Scheer
The head of Wholesome Foods and rival to the Green Family.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Gloria in "Coffee Quest" (at least until she chips his tooth), despite her being (presumeably) way too young for him.
  • Archenemy: To the Green Family, particularly Cricket.
  • Arc Villain: Season 2 seems to set him up as this, as he only used the Greens' kindness to seize control of Wholesome Foods to kick them out of town, and they must defeat him once and for all.
  • Bad Boss: Regularly yells at and threatens to fire his employees.
  • Bait the Dog: In "Reckoning Ball", he seems to apologize to the Greens so they can sign the forgiveness contract and appears to make a Heel–Face Turn, but in the end, it turns out he only manipulated them into furthering his plan to take full control of the company and focus on his revenge against them. Not only were the Greens fooled, but the audience as well. Come to think of it, does that really surprise anyone at all?
  • 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. Season 2 seems to officially set him up as this.
  • Blatant Lies: In "Reckoning Ball", he claims a video of him pelting Cricket with tomatoes has been "taken out of context".
  • 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.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Becomes this as of "Reckoning Ball".
  • A Day in the Limelight/Villain Episode: "Reckoning Ball" focuses largely on him.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After becoming CEO, Chip switches to a business suit which is predominantly dull grey, and removes his sunglasses.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Cricket, both came from a family of farmers, Bill was a farmer while Chip's father, Mr. Whistler, was also a farmer too. Cricket cares about everyone, especially his friends and family while Chip only cares about himself.
  • False Friend: With Bill in "Friend Con".
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Mole: Turned out to be this through "Reckoning Ball". He only acted nice and considerate to the Greens to get them to sign the contract that they accept his apology, so he can take his dad's place as CEO and exact his revenge on them without any interference from him now that he's retired.
  • 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. He is also cruel, narcissistic and treats everyone like garbage, even his own father.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Every time he's given a chance to show some level of basic decency, he cruelly rejects it. When Cricket tries to call a truce in "Feud Fight", he uses it as an opportunity to pelt him with tomatoes. And in "Reckoning Ball", when Mr. Whistler gives his son the chance to prove he's sorry for what he did to Cricket and his family, Chip uses this to take his father's place as CEO and come up with some bigger plans to take over the Greens' House.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Whatever abuse he receives, particularly his tooth getting chipped, is actually what's coming to him considering his jerkassery.
  • Like Parent Unlike Child: "Reckoning Ball" reveals that Chip's father is a humble Self-Made Man, a far cry from his spoiled, arrogant son.
  • 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.
  • Missing Mom: Though we did meet Chip's dad, his mom has yet to be seen or mentioned, aside from a brief offhand mention from Cricket in "Feud Fight". According to Chris Houghton, she's passed away.
  • 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).
  • Psychotic Man Child: The guy acts less like an adult and more like a whiney child who complains whenever things don't go his way. His hatred for the Greens (especially Cricket) makes him even worse.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: At the end of "Reckoning Ball", he gets to take his dad's place as CEO of Wholesome Foods, granting him greater resources to use against the Greens... but this does nothing to erase the bad press his actions brought the company, with many people still boycotting their stores.
  • Running Gag: He gets his tooth chipped at the end of every episode he appears in.
  • Series Goal: Get the Greens to leave Big City forever so he can live his life without problems.
  • Trumplica: Chip has bouffant yellow hair, runs a conglomerate, and is heck-bent on proving he's better than everyone else. Ring any bells?
  • Unknown Rival:
    • Despite declaring himself the nemesis of the Green Family, Bill doesn't really pay him any mind.
    • And since "Reckoning Ball", the Greens are completely unaware that they secretly helped Chip further his revenge against him and the apology was a trick. Only Gramma showed shades of not believing him when he said he was sorry.
  • Villainous Fashion Sense: After becoming CEO, Chip gets a platinum filling.

    Wholesome Greg and Wholesome Rose 
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Voiced by: Shane Houghton (Greg)

Chip Whistlers' henchmen.

    The Cyber Knights 
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Voiced by: Jessica McKenna (leader)

A trio of bullies in Big City, known for hacking into electronic devices and forcing everyone to bow down to them.

    Louis 
Voiced by: Jon Hamm

The controlling manager of Price Busters.

    Jyle Donelan 
Voiced by: Wallace Shawn

The boss of the Beef Up corporation, known for loudly mistreating his workers. He's a participant of the 90s comedy Global Fight Race.

    The Stingers 
Nancy's former biker gang.

  • Boyish Short Hair: Skids has a buzz cut which looks almost entirely masculine.
  • Mistaken for Betrayal: When Nancy quit, they took it as an act of betrayal and vowed payback.
  • Odd Name Out: Their names are Skids, Leadfoot, Lord Chrome, and Dan.
  • Token Good Teammate: Dan is the least mean of the group, having a simpleton voice and often going easy on others. He also happily greets Nancy and apologizes for stealing the trailer.

    Amaryllis 
Voiced by: Jessica McKenna

A creepy girl who's obsessed with Zillon Brax.

  • Meaningful Name: An amaryllis is a type of flower associated with "death" in floral language. A decent indicator this girl's dangerous.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's obsessed with trapping Zillon Brax in an abandoned warehouse filled with headless mannequins and her Stalker Shrine.

    Bash and Bella 
Voiced by: Thomas Middleditch (Bash), Lauren Lapkus (Bella)

A criminal couple who become Gramma's best Swyft customers, and pull her right into their crime sprees.

Celebrities

    Vuka Vukojrvich 
Voiced by: Grey Griffin

A famous artist who witnesses Cricket and Gloria's combined artwork but Cricket takes all the credit for himself.

    Donny Tinselton 
Voiced by: Thomas Middleditch

A retired director who shoots a commercial for Big Coffee.

    Itchaboi 
Voiced by: Caldwell Tanner

An internet influencer known for swaying his viewers through the use of money.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He may seem to be nice and has a message of spreading positivity, but in real life, he is influencing his viewers to act just like him, to the point of calling anyone who doesn't like him a "hater". Only Cricket sees through this ruse, and is able to tell it's a scam.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "It's ya boy, Itchaboi!"
    • "Hastag, flaunt yo stacks!"
  • Irony: Itchaboi's message is to "negate the hate", yet it causes Remy to hate Cricket.
  • Punny Name: "It's ya boy".
  • Take That!: To internet celebrities who care more about the fame and fortune they make.

    Zillon Brax 
Voiced by: Zach Reino

An international pop singer known for bearing an uncanny resemblance to Cricket.

  • The Ditz: Zillon is a moron, pure and simple. He might know how to sing, but he's been so sheltered he doesn't even know what a refrigerator is (he assumes it's a "trash box"). Zillon even assumes Phoenix is "Grandfather." It's honestly a wonder how Amaryllis never managed to kidnap him before.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks exactly like Cricket dead-on, minus the darker side-swept hair, smooth teeth and ear piercings.
  • Riches to Rags: Disappeared from the public to try and live a normal life. Fortunately, it didn't last long.
  • Tooth Strip: The only character on the show with a completely straight line of teeth.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a habit of singing whatever he says.
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