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Lazlo

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A free-spirited, cheerful, optimistic, enthusiastic, eccentric, adventurous, affectionate, and good-natured spider monkey who, despite meaning well and being a Nice Guy, is often getting on the nerves of his scoutmaster, Lumpus, and his camp mate, Edward.
Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
  • Adorkable: He has a very endearing and friendly personality.
  • All-Loving Hero: Shows kindness to everyone, and genuinely cares about Lumpus and Edward despite the fact the two openly hate him.
  • Born Lucky: Things tend to go right for him when least expected.
  • Book Dumb: "Float Trippers" suggests that while he's a skilled and devoted camper, at school he's not a very good student.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very eccentric, but a loyal Bean Scout.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Parasitic Pal", when he has to let his pet sea lamprey Lamar (Lauren) go.
  • Catchphrase: He, every now and then, will shout “Yakka!” when he gets an idea or inspiration.
  • Cheerful Child: He's constantly cheerful, joyful, and good-natured.
  • Children Are Innocent: Lazlo is oblivious to the world's imperfections and believes that nobody is a jerk.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has pretty weird beliefs.
  • Easily Impressed: He'll regularly express optimism and amazement over things his fellow campers meet with disdain and cynicism.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's the main character and an amiable monkey.
  • For Happiness: Lazlo indulges in spreading joy.
  • The Heart: "Where's Lazlo?" reveals just how much of this he is to the other Jelly Beans—he helped Raj come out of his shell a little, prompted Clam to undergo a Heel–Face Turn just by saying the word "adventure" and both of them are extremely broken up when he goes missing.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Lazlo fails to see how much Edward flagrantly despises him and continues to view him as a friend. He also believes Scoutmaster Lumpus is a good scoutmaster and is oblivious to how much of a Jerkass he really is.
  • Idiot Hero: Sometimes he knows more than he lets on, sometimes not.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "Samson's Mail Fraud", he's surprisingly one of the campers that act hostile toward Samson when he takes too long in the mail building.
  • Keet: He's a very energetic and upbeat individual.
  • Love Freak: He's often obsessed with how important being good friends with everyone is.
  • Nice Guy: He's very friendly and good-natured. Rarely does he ever exhibit a mean streak.
  • Oblivious to Love: Usually unaware of Patsy's advances.
  • Out of Focus: Despite what the show's name may suggest, many of the later episodes tend to focus more on any of the other characters listed here with Lazlo being Demoted to Extra or even completely absent from the episode. This isn't exactly a bad thing though as that meant more Character Development for everyone else, with nearly every other major character getting at least one episode dedicated to them.
  • The Pollyanna: Right up to the finale, he remains optimistic in spite of everything that happens to him.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He's needlessly optimistic and always oblivious to how harsh the real world can be.

Raj

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A cautious, neurotic, cowardly, and timid Indian elephant, although these traits have been toned down over the course of the series.
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Clam

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An albino pygmy rhinoceros who rarely says much. Extremely smart despite his behaviour saying otherwise.
Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

     Additional Bean Scouts 

Edward Platypus

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A mean platypus who stays in Pinto Cabin with Chip and Skip. He often likes to torment Lazlo.
Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
  • Anti-Hero: At best, he means well, but still goes about his pursuits in selfish and callous ways.
  • Attention Whore: If Lazlo tries something, Edward will stop at nothing to try and surpass it.
  • Big Bad: Quite a few episodes have him serve as the antagonist.
  • The Bully: A rare example that doesn’t take place at a school; he goes out of his way to torment, harass, and pick on other campers, doing things such as throwing Clam’s clothes up in a tree, pantsing other scouts, and even going as far as breaking Lazlo’s ankle.
  • Butt-Monkey: If any episode is focused on him, he'll surely go through a lot of misfortunes. Not that he doesn't bring a lot of it on himself though.
  • Break the Haughty: Part of his Butt-Monkey role is to get his comeuppance for being an arrogant braggart.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often prone to sardonic banter, especially at the expense of the Jelly Cabin.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Eventually stands up to his four older brothers after years of abuse from them.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Press kits played him up as a stickler for the rules and as a malevolent person. While the entire camp did go through such a uniform phase, Edward happily flips off Lumpus and Slinkman when he sees fit, even if he's not as wild as the Jelly Beans.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: One of the main reasons he dislikes most of the scouts, especially Lazlo and the other two Jelly Bean scouts, is because of how dumb they are.
  • Freudian Excuse: He blames his behavior on his four Jerkass older brothers.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's, hands down, the most grumpy and cynical camper at Camp Kidney.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Constantly gets angry over the pettiest of things.
  • I Am Not Weasel: He is not a duck. Or a beaver.
  • Jerkass: A worthy opponent of his scoutmaster when it comes to being assholish.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He's pretty much this trope in the form of an anthropomorphic animal.
  • Large Ham: He's voiced by the same guy who voices Sheldon J. Plankton. It's no surprise that he chews the scenery and has plenty of dramatic dialogue.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Remember when Edward blackmailed the judges for camp mascot, i.e. Lazlo? Well, considering he was on the receiving end of a merciless thrashing by the mascot for the Squirrel Scouts, Rubella Mucus... let's just say he might think carefully the next time he decides to pull off a dick move like blackmail to win a contest, esp. if he doesn't know what he's asking for.
    • It took the entirety of the scouts as a team effort to defeat Rubella, with him shouting he was the mascot like he actually won the fight all by himself at the end of the episode, still tied to a pole.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He has a bad habit of biting off more than he can chew, and it shows whenever he looks like he's in danger.
  • The Napoleon: The youngest Bean Scout, one of the shortest, and has the worst temper.
  • No Indoor Voice: His anger makes him prone to exceptional yelling.
  • Odd Friendship: Is friends with Chip and Skip in spite of having little patience for stupidity.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the most rational and sensible one more often than anyone else in the camp.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's constantly frowning.
  • Pride: He's pretty arrogant and supercilious. However, despite his arrogance and egotism, he's nowhere near as great as he thinks he is (See Small Name, Big Ego below).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has a Barbie-like platypus doll named Veronica, but he mostly hides her away from anyone who notices.
  • Screams Likea Little Girl: When he screams, it tends to be high-pitched and feminine-sounding.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Despite the fact that he's not as stellar as he thinks he is, he has a considerable ego and thinks he's better than everyone else, even when Lazlo outdoes him at something.
  • Sore Loser: As mentioned above, he did not take losing to Raj and Clam very well, so he sprung a trap for Lazlo and his friends at the marshmallow shack and threatened to blackmail them if they did not let him be camp mascot.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Though he himself is not as smart as he thinks he is.
  • Species Surname: He's a platypus with Platypus as his surname.
  • Tsundere: Exhibits mild platonic traits towards Lazlo.
  • The Un-Favourite: He's the youngest of five children and is badly mistreated by his older brothers.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: At times with Lazlo; they act like friends with belligerent interactions.

Chip and Skip

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Two dull-witted dung beetles who stay with Edward in Pinto Cabin. They always do Edward's dirty work when he hatches a plan.
Voiced by: Steve Little
  • A Day in the Limelight: Both are the primary focus of several episodes as well as about half of the shorts (The shorts are appropriately titled as "A Chip and Skip Cartoon"), with "Irreconcilable Dungferrences" being the most notable.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The largest of the Bean Scouts and the only insects among them.
  • Boomerang Bigot: They both hate bugs and prefer them dead.
  • The Ditz: Too stupid to know any better, but likeably goofy.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Skip is distinguished from his brother Chip by wearing a sash across his chest and his voice being a little higher.
  • Informed Species: Their resemblance to real dung beetles is somewhat minimal, being more akin to purple sausages in shape.
  • Lethally Stupid: As demonstrated in "Waiting for Edward"; their bumbling gets Slinkman injured, and Edward suffers many Amusing Injuries trying to keep them out of trouble.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: They may loyally follow Edward's orders, but aren't malicious in any way.
  • Odd Friendship: With Edward, considering that Edward has little tolerance for stupidity and they're dumb as mud.
  • The Pigpen: They're always surrounded by a cloud of flies and even need to be covered in filth lest they enter a century-long hibernation (This does not apply to real dung beetles who readily consume fly eggs).
  • Simpleton Voice: With a heavy lisp.
  • Those Two Guys: They're seldom seen apart.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: One episode implies that Skip is afraid of stuffed elephants, as he runs away screaming at the sight of a giant one.
  • Yes Men: Again, to Edward.

Samson Clogmeyer

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A neurotic guinea pig who stays in Fava Bean with Dave and Ping-Pong.
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • Ascended Extra: Though he still complains about not being all that important, he notably got a lot of episodes dedicated to him as the series went on, even getting the last line of the series in "Lumpus' Last Stand", when Lumpus gets hauled off to prison for pretending to be the scoutmaster.
    Samson: It's official. Things just can't get any weirder around here.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Not as much as Raj, but he keeps the mail room under very strict control and won't put up with over-excited clients.
  • Black Sheep: Is used by the other Bean Scouts as a measure of how uncool and low-ranking a camper can be.
  • Born Unlucky: Explored in an episode where he trades his luck with Lazlo. Turns out this is self-inflicted; all Bean Scouts roll a slot machine to select their luck and Samson kept pushing the machine until he was forcefully removed... and set it up for Lazlo to win it big.
    • He actually does get a second shot and he actually wins big... before trying to go for double-or-nothing and being reduced back to a Butt-Monkey.
  • Butt-Monkey: He frequently suffers misfortunes.
  • Companion Cube: He has an abnormally close relationship to his medication.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Everyone ignores him.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Creates armor out of pillows and other cushy items. It works.
  • Neat Freak: Cares excessively about tidiness.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: He calls it his "Asthma Buddy".
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the nicer non-Jelly Bean scouts at Camp Kidney.
  • Running Gag: Has a penchant for being hit by unexpected volleyballs.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In one episode, he gets fed up with the constant assault by various sports balls and dons pillow armor that makes him safe from harm. He later uses this suit to stand up to Edward and succeeds flawlessly.
    • Took a Level in Jerkass: ...He then bullies the rest of camp into doing his bidding until he loses the armor the following day.

Dave and Ping-Pong

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Two loons who stay in Fava Bean with Samson.
Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
  • Adorkable: Dave has shades of this. For example, in "Seven Deadly Sandwiches", he suspends himself above the stage on a rope, and when Raj asks why he's flying, he answers with a goofy grin, "Dramatic effect."
  • Deadpan Snarkers: Towards Edward.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: A mild example. Dave is a bit more sensitive and easily impressionable than Ping-Pong.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Ping-Pong is identified by being taller than Dave and having a slightly different voice.
  • Informed Species: Despite being loons, they more closely resemble geese or even ostriches.

"Harold"

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A walrus scout.
Voiced by Tom Kenny
  • A Day in the Limelight: He is given more focus in "Harold and Raj".
  • Accidental Misnaming: Raj called the walrus Harold and it stuck, even though it's not really his name.
  • Ascended Extra: Became the most prominent of the various Bean Scout extras, through more speaking roles than all the other ones. In fact, his first major role-"Tusk Wizard"-had the other extras complimenting him for becoming one.
  • The Generic Guy: Lampshaded actively in "Harold and Raj".

Larry, Louie, Leonard, and Liniment Lemming

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Four teal-coloured lemming brothers.
Voiced by: Steve Little
  • Always Identical Twins: There is no way to tell them apart.
  • Informed Species: Their colouring makes them look more like frogs than lemmings.
  • Recurring Extra: Mainly serve as background characters, though they're the most prominent of the various Bean Scout extras.
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     Camp Kidney staff 

Algonquin C. Lumpus

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The head of Camp Kidney and leader of the Bean Scouts. A moose.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
  • Asshole Victim: He will always get what's coming to him in most episodes.
  • Bad Boss: He never pays Slinkman, blames him for any trouble going on in camp, even expects Slinkman to do his own job as scoutmaster. And has attacked him with a salt-shaker before.
  • Big Bad: As often as Edward is, he'll serve as an antagonist when the episode calls for it. The Reveal in the final episode pretty much cements him as this; as it turns out, Lumpus isn't really the scoutmaster, but some nutjob who locked away the real scoutmaster and stole his life.
  • Butt-Monkey: He often gets injured or humiliated, but he kind of deserves it for being a jerk.
  • The Caligula: A non-royalty example. He's the Scoutmaster and does nothing to make Camp Kidney a better place. He just likes the authority.
  • The Chew Toy: Any time he suffers, it's because he deserves it.
  • Flanderization: His stupidity, immaturity, unkindness, apathy, and irresponsibility got worse as the series went on.
  • Fun-Hating Confiscating Adult: Though unlike most examples, he does this so that he can have them for himself.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Inverted. He got a comet named after him for his birthday. He wanted a bicycle.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: His last name is pronounced "Loompus", but almost everyone pronounces it as it's spelled (Lump-us). The only people who can get his name right are Slinkman and Raj.
  • Jerkass: To Slinkman and the Bean Scouts. He's just about a jerk to everyone really.
  • Large Ham: He's especially hammy when he gets mad over Lazlo's antics.
  • Lazy Bum: He doesn't even like his job. He committed fraud to attain this job using fake badges.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name is the language in which the word "moose" originates from.
  • Moose Are Idiots: Or at least incredibly immature.
  • Morality Pet: Jane Doe is probably the only person he really cares about.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He's frequently shown to be a pretty incompetent scoutmaster.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: He confiscates Bean Scout toys so he can play with them himself and often throws tantrums when things don't go his way. Hell, Slinkman once told him to go to his room and think about what he did.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Finally gets married to his love interest, Jane Doe, in the penultimate episode.
  • Ultimate Job Security: He's generally extremely incompetent and apathetic, and doesn't even like being a Scoutmaster. At least until the Grand Finale, where he's finally removed... because it turns out he was never actually the Scoutmaster — he'd actually locked the previous Scoutmaster (Heffer Wolfe) in a closet and stolen his job; The Reveal here gets him imprisoned as a dangerous lunatic.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In the Grand Finale, he is revealed to be a criminal who kidnapped the real scoutmaster (Heffer) and threw him in jail, and he is committed to an insane asylum. A number of fans were displeased with this, but Word of God says Jane bailed him out.

Mr. Slinkman

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A banana slug who acts as Lumpus' assistant.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
  • Beleaguered Assistant: A more competent and sensible lackey to Scoutmaster Lumpus.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You don't want to make him angry.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He's gotten back at Lumpus in "Beans and Pranks" and "Dead Bean Drop".
  • Expy: Of Waylon Smithers Jr. from The Simpsons, of course!
  • Extreme Doormat: Often submissively lets himself get ordered around, though less so in later episodes.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Over the course of the series, it becomes more and more apparent that he's the one who essentially runs the camp.
  • Last-Name Basis: It's never revealed what his first name is—most people just call him either "Mr. Slinkman" or just "Slinkman."
  • Nice Guy: At the very least, he's nowhere near as mean as his boss. In "Slugfest", Lazlo complains he has no backbone, and Slinkman states that is literally true because he's a slug.
  • Only Sane Man: When you're the assistant of Scoutmaster Lumpus, this is expected.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the time, but when mistreated too many times he becomes ruthless.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Banana slugs rarely appear in cartoons.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Helps that the idiot he most often has to put up with is a moose.
  • Surveillance Station Slacker: He slept on duty while guarding the marshmallow inventory, and when Raj broke in and stole it all, Slinkman shut down all activities on camp as retribution.
  • Yes-Man: Often agrees with Lumpus' orders without question.

Chef McMuscli

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A hippie, vegan goat who works as camp chef.
Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
  • Lethal Chef: Everyone at camp finds his food disgusting.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: He's a stereotypical hippie.
  • Straw Vegetarian: His vegan dishes are portrayed as disgusting, yet he remains blissfully oblivious to the camp's dislike of his cooking.

Nurse Leslie

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A pink shark who runs the camp's medical center.
Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
  • Ambiguous Gender: A deliberate depiction of the trope. While, Leslie is confirmed to be male, he is pink and has a name that can be applied to males and females.
  • School Nurse: Or rather camp nurse.
  • Stealth Pun: He's a literal Nurse Shark.
  • Swivel-Chair Antics: He always gets around on his swivel-chair. In fact, one episode showed that his legs had atrophied to utter uselessness from never walking.
  • Threatening Shark: Though the only malevolent thing about him is his incompetence at medicine.

The Real Scoutmaster/Heffer

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The actual scoutmaster of Camp Kidney, who it turns out had been locked in a closet by Lumpus the entire summer.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

    Other characters 

Jane Doe

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A perky deer who's head of the Squirrel Scouts of Acorn Flats. Also Lumpus' love interest.
Voiced by: Jodi Benson

Patsy Smiles

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A cheerful and adventurous mongoose Squirrel Scout with a crush on Lazlo.
Voiced by: Jodi Benson

Nina J. Neckerly

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A neat and nerdy giraffe Squirrel Scout.
Voiced by: Jill Talley
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Dungmates" and "Step Clam".
  • Adorkable: Her awkwardly endearing nature comes with being intellectual and one of the nicer Squirrel Scouts.
  • Break the Cutie: She has a really bad one in "Dungmates" from having to deal with Chip and Skip's idiocy.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest of the Squirrel Scouts and generally on better terms with the Bean Scouts (Clam in particular).
  • Jerkass Ball: As with Patsy, she is typically portrayed as one of the nicer Squirrel Scouts, but some episodes will have her be as mean as Gretchen.
  • Neat Freak: She cares excessively about tidiness.
  • Nice Girl: Like Patsy, she's this (maybe even moreso) when she doesn't have the Jerkass Ball in her possession.

Gretchen

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A ravenous and ill-tempered alligator Squirrel Scout.
Voiced by: Jill Talley

Almondine

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An owl Squirrel Scout.
Voiced by: Jill Talley
  • A Day in the Limelight: She is given more focus in "Call Me Almondine"
  • Ascended Extra: Over the course of the show, she became the most prominent of the Squirrel Scout extras. Her first significant role was "7 Deadly Sandwiches" where she is the Squirrel Scout with Jane Doe instead of the usual trio.

Ms. Mucus

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Jane Doe's grouchy warthog assistant.
Voiced by: Jill Talley
  • Bald Women: "The Wig of Why" reveals that her hair is a wig and that she's bald without it.
  • Big Bad: She's the antagonist in many episodes.
  • Fun-Hating Confiscating Adult: Keeps a huge stash of Bean Scout toys in the back of her trailer.
  • Jerkass: Loathes the Bean Scouts more than any of the Squirrel Scouts do.
  • Pig Man: She is a warthog.

Hoo-Ha Smiles

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The bison commander of all the scouts at Camp Kidney and Acorn Flats, and Tomato Camp.
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • The Dreaded: Lumpus is very scared of Hoo-Ha, while also despising him immensely. Well, everyone should be scared of Hoo-Ha! He once sent a camper to Camp Skullcrush for using fake badges to get promoted.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He has the air of an ill-tempered military commander and tends to be very demanding to his charges.
  • Jerkass: Can be best described as a ruthless dictator.
  • No Indoor Voice: He's constantly yelling his dialogue.
  • Overprotective Dad: To Patsy.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: In "A Job Well Dung", Hoo-Ha squatted at Lumpus's cabin (commandeering the entire cabin for himself) forcing Lumpus and Slinkman to sleep in Chip and Skip's disgusting, bug-ridden unsanitary beds.
  • Villain Ball: His ideology is to "reward" campers with the most badges into concentration camps with harsh conditions to make them even tougher! This is why all Bean Scouts actively avoid earning even one badge.

Pothole McPucker

A hideous-looking pig and the mayor of Prickly Pines, a small town not too far from Camp Kidney and Acorn Flats.
Voiced by: Steve Little
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A fairly competent mayor for his disgusting mannerisms.
  • Fan Disservice: In the last episode, he is seen in a speedo, which is an especially repulsive sight because of his obesity and ugliness.
  • Gasshole: Always accompanied by the sounds of belches and farts.
  • Gonk: He's so hideously ugly that everyone who sees him up close is freaked out.
  • Informed Species: He barely resembles a pig though this may be from his ugly appearance.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Noticeably more detailed for extra grossness and looking more human than everyone else in the show.
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