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Lazlo

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Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
A cheerful, optimistic, free-spirited, eccentric, good-natured, and adventurous spider monkey who, despite meaning well and being a Nice Guy, is often an inconvenience to others (albeit unintentionally).
  • All-Loving Hero: Shows kindness to almost everyone, and genuinely cares about Lumpus and Edward despite the fact that the two openly hate him. The only exceptions are Edward's brothers.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Thin to Raj's Big and Clam's Short.
  • 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: “Yakka!”, said whenever 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Lazlo is a Nice Guy and an All-Loving Hero, but even he is afraid of Edward's brothers.
  • Flanderization: His kindness, optimism, and All-Loving Hero role have been increasingly exaggerated as the show went on.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Alluded to in "Float Trippers". In his "No-Good Lousy Blues" song, he sings about his apparent insecurities with his appearance and not knowing the answer when the teacher calls on him.
  • 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.
    • Although, if a small bout of dialogue in "Parent's Day" is to be believed, Lazlo does know that Edward doesn't like him. It's likely that he just chooses to disregard it.
  • Idiot Hero: Sometimes he knows more than he lets on, sometimes not.
  • Jerkass Ball: While he's generally a nice, good-natured All-Loving Hero, he has some moments in the series where he's rather rude and less sympathetic than usual.
    • In "Samson's Mail Fraud", he's surprisingly one of the campers that act hostile and impatient toward Samson when he takes too long in the mail building.
    • In "Snake Eyes", he angrily snaps and lashes out at Patsy after putting up with her incompetence and silliness while the two are trying to find Snakey.
    • In "Beans are from Mars", he plays a prank on Patsy, Nina, and Gretchen which involves deceiving them into thinking that he, Raj, and Clam are aliens in an attempt to scare them.
    • In "Cave Chatter", he acts rather rude to Samson as he keeps deliberately cutting the latter off and not letting him speak.
    • In "Hold it Lazlo", he rudely, impatiently yells at Patsy when she asks why he needs to use Acorn Flats' bathroom. Somewhat justified, as he desperately needed to use the bathroom throughout the episode.
    • In "The List", he starts being an Attention Whore when he throws a pity party after Edward was hold in a celebration for all the nice things he did on Lazlo's list and Lazlo told him to do so, and then he decides to make himself more injured than Edward who injured himself to get the attention back.
    • When Lumpus says he’s right in “The Big Weigh In”, Lazlo rather pompously says “of course I am”, growing a sudden ego.
  • 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.
  • Sleeps in the Nude: Usually he wears pajamas but in "Edward's Big Bag" he sleeps in the nude.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He's needlessly optimistic and always oblivious to how harsh the real world can be.
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    Raj 

Raj

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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
A cautious, neurotic, and somewhat eccentric Indian elephant who is generally the voice of reason among Lazlo and Clam, and is very rational and careful in situations more often than not. He was rather cowardly and timid earlier on in the show, but as it went on these traits got toned down more and more.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He has quite a temper at times.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Big to Lazlo's Thin and Clam's Short.
  • Bollywood Nerd: A fairly mild example. He's a pretty intelligent Indian elephant.
  • Character Development: His cowardliness and nervousness have been toned down over the course of the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Every so often, he'll make a snarky, sarcastic comment.
    Raj: (toward Lazlo) Excuse me, but I am busy questioning your sanity.
  • Funny Foreigner: He speaks with an exaggerated Indian accent.
  • Idiot Ball: In “Prodigious Clamus”, he apparently doesn’t even know how to open a box. This was likely done to emphasize Clam's hidden genius and make him look much smarter in comparison to Raj and the other scouts.
    • He also holds it in "Cave Chatter", where he apparently doesn't know how to melt ice and says that it probably "has something to do with computers".
  • Jerkass Ball: He can be a bit of an ass from time to time, usually toward Samson (not that Samson is any better).
  • Lovable Coward: He's the most easily scared of the three main characters, but is still a relatively nice person.
  • Only Sane Man: He is usually the voice of reason toward Lazlo and Clam and is more often than not much more rational and cautious than them. He's also the only camper who ever pronounces Scoutmaster Lumpus' name correctly, and one of only two people overall (the other being Slinkman).
  • Nice Guy: Not to the extent of Lazlo, but he's still pretty nice, in spite of his cautiousness and Jerkass Ball moments.
  • Shrinking Violet: Started out as one, though Lazlo's influence helped him overcome it.
  • Sweet Tooth: Raj loves his marshmallows.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He really likes marshmallows.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of bugs, though he does turn over a two leaf in the course of one episode.

    Clam 

Clam

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

Pinto Bean Cabin

    Edward 

Edward T. Platypus

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Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
A mean, rude, arrogant, short-tempered and cynical platypus who stays in Pinto Cabin with Chip and Skip. He often likes to torment Lazlo and other campers.
  • Alpha Bastard: He will occasionally lead the other campers.
  • 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.
  • Big "NO!": He says this on occasions, most notably when something bad happens to him.
  • The Bully: He often goes out of his way to torment and bully other campers, doing things such as pantsing them, intentionally interfering with Lazlo trying to go to the bathroom, throwing Clam's clothes up in a tree, and even going as far as to deliberately trip Lazlo and break his ankle.
  • Bully Brutality: While a majority of his bullying is psychological and non-violent, he can occasionally resort to actually physically attacking and harming others, like when he deliberately tripped Lazlo and broke his ankle in "The List".
  • 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.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Boy, is he ever. He will throw tantrums when he doesn't get his way.
  • Break the Haughty: Part of his Butt-Monkey role is to get his comeuppance for being an arrogant, egotistical braggart.
  • The Cynic: He is very pessimistic.
  • 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.
  • Characterization Marches On: 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.
    • In the early episodes he genuinely hated Lazlo with a passion, but as the series goes on he shows that he actually likes Lazlo, even when he won't admit it.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's the youngest scout member of the Bean Scouts and is the meanest of the scouts.
  • 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, despite Raj being more intelligent than Lazlo and Clam only acting dumb with hidden intelligence.
  • Expy: Likely of Squidward Tentacles, with the only difference being that Edward is cruel, sadistic, and picks on other campers rather than merely minding his own business while being bothered and annoyed by them, and then lashing out at them.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: He's this in the TV special "Where's Lazlo?" where he lies about stopping the bear that attacked Camp Kidney when really Lazlo left with the bear with pine cones in it's nose, but it was all revealed a lie when the bear attacks the campers at Camp Kidney and he becomes scared when he comes face-to-face with the bear and runs off when he takes the pine cones off the bear's nose.
  • 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.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: It was revealed in "O Brother, Who Art Thou" that his four older brothers bullied him their who lives before he came to Camp Kidney, turning him into the jerkass he is today.
  • 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.
    • He is also not above blackmailing others to get his way, like setting up a trap in the guise of a "congratulations party" at the marshmallow storage and then blackmailing Lazlo, Raj, and Clam with expulsion from camp if they did not give into his demand to let him be the camp mascot because he was bested by Raj and Clam after his Duke of Lice presentation impressed no one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being an angry, mean, and selfish brat, he does have his moments where he is nice at times.
    • Also, there are moments where Edward smiles or returns his hug to Lazlo after the latter gives him a hug.
    • In "Tomato Paste", when he was about to leave to Tomato Camp, Lazlo gives him a goodbye letter about him staying at Camp Kidney and he cries and decides to stay with the other campers and decline going to Tomato Camp.
    • In "S is for Crazy", he was actually concerned about Samson when he got stung by the orange jellyfish.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He's a Jerkass bully who frequently goes out of his way to torment, harass, and humiliate other campers for his own amusement.
  • 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.
    • In other episodes, he will usually suffer from karma for his mean actions.
  • 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.
  • Mouthy Bird: He has a beak that is flat against his mouth, resembling lips, but part of the beak also resembles a nose.
  • 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, although 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.
  • Sadist: He enjoys watching the suffering of others.
    • In "Float Trippers", he actually took joy to the possibility of Lazlo, Clam, and Raj dying to the point of being sociopathic.
  • Screams Likea Little Girl: When he screams, it tends to be high-pitched and feminine-sounding.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's definitely not as stellar as he thinks he is, but he still 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.
  • Straw Loser: Edward is very unpopular In-Universe and gets the least respect when compared to the other scouts such as having terrible luck at something, such as having a smaller trophy when he won a race compared to others who's are bigger than his and spinning a wheel and having to shave Scoutmaster Lumpus' back.
  • 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.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: Whenever he's ticked-off, his face will turn red.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's pretty much the only camper who is an unpleasant bully while the others are pretty friendly.
  • Toothy Bird: He's a platypus and he has teeth.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He has one in "Hello Summer, Goodbye Camp" where he realizes that he'll be in Math Camp and yells out 3 Big No's.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: At times with Lazlo; they act like friends with belligerent interactions, although most of the vitriol is from Edward only.

    Chip and Skip 

Chip and Skip

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Voiced by: Steve Little
Two dull-witted dung beetles who stay with Edward in Pinto Cabin. They always do Edward's dirty work when he hatches a plan.
  • 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 (the oldest twin) is distinguished from his brother Chip (the youngest) 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.
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Fava Bean Cabin

    Samson 

Samson Clogmeyer

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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
A neurotic, bespectacled guinea pig who stays in Fava Bean with Dave and Ping-Pong.
  • 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: Okay. I think it's just officially got to the point where it can't get any weirder.
  • 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 and is often ignored, disrespected, and/or mistreated by others to absurd extents.
  • 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.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He and Raj cannot stand each other in the slightest.
  • Stealth Expert: Taken Up to Eleven: he's so unnoticeable that in one episode, when he infiltrates the Junk Food Vault of Chef Mcmuscli, Chef Mcmuscli literally steps over him, as he's bringing out junk food from the vault, after Samson tripped the alarm, without realizing he's there.
  • Straw Loser: Like Edward, he is considered a loser when compared with the other scouts due to having terrible luck.
  • 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 

Dave and Ping-Pong

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Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
Two long-necked loons who stay in Fava Bean with Samson.

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Other Bean Scouts

    "Harold" 

"Harold"

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
A walrus scout whom Raj befriends in "Tusk Wizard". Originally one of the stock background characters, he ended up getting major roles in several of the series' later episodes.
  • 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".

    The Lemming Brothers 

Larry, Louie, Leonard, and Liniment Lemming

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Voiced by: Steve Little
Four teal-coloured lemming brothers.
  • 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, especially in early episodes where there weren't any extra Bean Scouts.

Camp Kidney staff

    Scoutmaster Lumpus 

Scoutmaster Algonquin C. Lumpus

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
The head of Camp Kidney and leader of the Bean Scouts. A moose with zero tolerance for Lazlo's antics and just as little competence in managing the campsite.
  • 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.
  • It Is 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • In "The List", it seems at first like he's about to scold or punish Edward for breaking Lazlo's ankle, but then it's shown that he's actually very happy about it.
    • In "Where's Lazlo?", he seems to be concerned about Lazlo going missing at first, but then it's shown that he's actually just worried about getting in trouble with Commander Hoo-Ha for it.
  • 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.
  • Pet the Dog: He does so once in a while in his own, selfish way. Once Slinkman had lost all passion for his job and decided to go on vacation. Instead of letting him go, he disguised the camp as a Hawaii resort and roped all the scouts into the scheme. They do all the same activities, but with a Hawaiian spin on it that gets Slinkman to change his perspective and start enjoying the activities again.
  • 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.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice was less nasally and slightly lower pitched in earlier seasons.
  • 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 

Mr. Slinkman

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
A mild-mannered banana slug who acts as Lumpus' assistant.
  • 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.
  • Vocal Evolution: According to Joe Murray, Slinkman's voice was intended to sound "like Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man." Over the process of the series, Slinkman's voice drifted away from the Rain Man and sounded more towards like Christian Slater.
  • Yes-Man: Often agrees with Lumpus' orders without question.

    Chef McMuscli 

Chef McMuscli

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Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
A hippie, vegan goat who works as camp chef.
  • 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 

Nurse Leslie

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Voiced by: Doug Lawrence
A pink shark who runs the camp's medical centre.
  • 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 Original Scoutmaster (spoilers for finale) 

"Heffer"

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

The Squirrel Scouts

     As a whole 

The Squirrel Scouts

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A group of girl scouts who reside at Acorn Flats and are rivals to the Bean Scouts.
  • The Ace: They are superior in everything against the Bean Scouts.
  • Always Someone Better: They are shown to be more successful in their goals and are better than the Bean Scouts.
  • Arch-Enemy: Towards the Bean Scouts. Though its implied this is mostly a bizarre mixture of peer pressure and group expectations they inflict on themselves to keep appearances, as many Squirrel Scouts on their own are more than willing to be friends with the Bean Scouts if another Squirrel Scout isn't around.
  • Badass Adorable: They may seem like cute animals, but they are also pretty competent and tough.
  • Big Bad: They'll serve as the antagonists in episodes they appear in, if they're up against the Bean Scouts.
  • The Bully: Like Edward, they constantly pick on the Bean Scouts, generally as a group though. On their own, only Gretchen seems to be actively hositle, while others like Nina and Patsy like to join the Bean Scouts on the fun.
    • They relentlessly torment Slinkman of all people in "Squirrel Scout Slinkman".
  • Bratty Half-Pint: They will act like troublesome brats, especially towards the Bean Scouts.
  • Depending on the Writer: In some episodes, they can be nice to the Bean Scouts and other times they can be as mean as they want to them. The rule of thumb is that as a whole they are antagonistic, largely since they expect each other to maintain the competition, but when they're on their own they're willing to break bread with the Bean Scouts as the pressure is dropped.
  • Girl Scouts Are Evil: They frequently antagonize the Bean Scouts for their amusement, but sometimes it depends on the writer.
  • Going Commando: They wear nothing under their skirts.
  • Jerkass: They behave this way towards the Bean Scouts, but not to each other.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They can be pretty nice and pleasant when they aren't fighting against the Bean Scouts, but this is mostly on episodes where individual Squirrel Scouts are present on their own, instead of acting as a group.
  • Karma Houdini: They usually suffer little to no punishment for their cruel treatment of the Bean Scouts.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Sometimes their actions come back to bite them in the asses. For example in the end of "Marshmallow Jones", they get stuck in sticky marshmallows and cry for help.
    • They also suffer this in "Squirrel Scout Slinkman", where they pull relentless cruel pranks on Slinkman and it causes him to become a strict and mean scoutmaster towards the girls and puts them on a boat and sends them off far away in the ocean without a paddle where they get attacked by raining hail, Slinkman eventually saves them and they reconcile.
  • Kids Are Cruel: A group of young ladies who abuse the Bean Scouts.
  • Little Miss Badass: A group of young ladies who can perform awesome stunts.
  • The Rival: They serve as the Bean Scouts' main arch-rivals.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When they get accused of stealing stuff from Prickly Pines, they escape the angry mob by swimming away on a wooden float.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: As much as the Bean Scouts suffer slapstick, the Squirrel Scouts will suffer as much as they did.

     Jane Doe 

Jane Doe

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

    Patsy 

Patsy Smiles

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Voiced by: Jodi Benson
A cheerful and adventurous mongoose Squirrel Scout with a massive crush on Lazlo.
  • Informed Species: She looks more like a kangaroo.
  • Interspecies Romance: She loves Lazlo who is a monkey.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It is revealed in the episode "Spacemates" that Patsy and Lazlo are soulmates. They will be together forever in the future.
  • Jerkass Ball: She is usually one of the nicer Squirrel Scouts, but will occasionally be mean toward the Bean Scouts should the episode's plot require it.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is shown to perform amazing feats throughout the show.
  • Nice Girl: When she's not holding the Jerkass Ball.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The In-Between to Nina's nice and Gretchen's mean. She's is nice, but is sometimes rough around the edges.

    Nina 

Nina J. Neckerly

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Voiced by: Jill Talley
A neat and nerdy giraffe Squirrel Scout.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Dungmates" and "Step Clam".
  • Break the Cutie: She has a really bad one in "Dungmates" from having to deal with Chip and Skip's idiocy. She also undergoes this twice in "Step Clam" when she is discovered to be an only child.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Raj, both are intelligent, cautious, and kind-hearted.
  • 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.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The Nice to Gretchen's mean and Patsy's In-Between. She is the most kind-hearted Squirrel Scout.

    Gretchen 

Gretchen

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Voiced by: Jill Talley
A ravenous and ill-tempered alligator Squirrel Scout.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Clam for a brief scene (Though she had lovesickness at the time). She's also one to Edward.
  • Big Eater: She has an enormous appetite.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Edward, both are short-tempered, callous bullies who like to abuse others.
  • Green and Mean: She's green (alligator and all) and easily the meanest Squirrel Scout.
  • Jerkass: The meanest of all the Squirrel Scouts. Unlike Nina and Patsy, she doesn't even try to be nice to the Bean Scouts.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: She has blonde hair.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Or rather, an alligator.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The Mean to Nina's nice and Patsy's In-Between. She is extremely rude and the most unpleasant of the Squirrel Scouts.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The only reptile character and one of the least friendly characters too.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Like Edward who isn't nice like the other Bean Scouts, she never tries to be nice to the Bean Scouts, while the other Squirrel Scouts on their own are shown to be more than capable of being civil to them.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: A closer look at the Squirrel Scouts' relationship with the Bean Scouts shows Gretchen is always present whenever they are being mean. While Gretchen stays a jerk on her own, the other scouts have all shown to be genuinely nice without her.

    Almondine 

Almondine

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Voiced by: Jodi Benson
An owl Squirrel Scout. Like "Harold" of the Bean Scouts, she was originally one of the stock background characters, but ended up getting quite a bit more screen time in the later seasons.
  • 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.
  • Exorcist Head: Strangely, for some reason, she can twist her head. It might be due to the fact she's an owl.
  • Nice Girl: She is very harmless and soft-spoken. Like Nina and Patsy, not having Gretchen or Ms. Mucus around changes her.

     Ms. Mucus 

Ms. Mucus

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Voiced by: Jill Talley
Jane Doe's grouchy warthog assistant.

Other Characters

    Commander Hoo-Ha 

Commander Hoo-Ha Smiles

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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
The bison commander of all the scouts at Camp Kidney and Acorn Flats, and Tomato Camp.
  • Artistic License – Military: Probably intentional in order to show how messed up the scouting administration really is, but someone as militaristic as him should know that "commanders" don't have three chevrons for their rank icon, that being reserved for Sergeants who aren't commissioned officers. Of course, he does act like a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
  • 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.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: His original appearance was a bit less detailed and more angular before it changed to what is depicted on this page.
  • Jerkass: Can be best described as a ruthless dictator. Will turn into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold only if someone has met his absurdly high expectations.
  • Men Don't Cry: A firm believer in this, to the point he immediately disqualifies Edward from being a Tomato Scout the moment he sees him crying.
  • Misery Builds Character: The only justification for his expectations and actions that he himself gives is this trope, and he tolerates no displays of weakness. He firmly believes Men Don't Cry and his reward for scots that get enough badges is to send them into bitter training camps to make them tougher.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Inverted, he talks to the scouts, who are all children or young teenagers at best, as if they were soldiers in the military. He'd be more at home at a boot camp drilling young adults for war.
  • No Indoor Voice: He's constantly yelling his dialogue.
  • Overprotective Dad: To Patsy. When he discovers she made a card for one of the bean scouts, he put them all through the ringer to find out who the card was for, and THEN rip him to pieces.
  • Punny Name: Hoo-Ha sounds like the United States Army battle cry "Hooah" (and other equivalents such as Oorah for the marines, and Ura for the Russian military), which is very fitting for a very militaristic scouting commander.
  • 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has absolutely no problem beating the living daylights out of one of the Bean Scouts if he found out which one it was that "wrote" Patsy a valentines day card.

    Mayor Pothole McPucker 

Mayor Pothole McPucker

Voiced by: Steve Little
A hideous-looking pig and the mayor of Prickly Pines, a small town not too far from Camp Kidney and Acorn Flats.
  • 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.

    Edward's Brothers 

Edward's Brothers

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Voiced by: (Cheesly): Tom Kenny, (Alpine): Jeff Bennett
Four older bullying brothers of Edward and are abusive towards him and the other Bean Scouts.
  • Big Brother Bully: They enjoy picking on and abusing Edward.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They act all nice towards Slinkman, but when he's not around, they act like bullying jerkasses.
  • The Dreaded: They are feared by Edward and the other scouts, even Lazlo.
  • Evil Is Bigger: They are bigger than Edward and the scouts and are complete sadists.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They are directly responsible for Edward's bullying behavior.
  • Hate Sink: They have no redeeming qualities and aren't even remorseful for their bullying behavior towards Edward.
  • Jerkass: They are very unpleasant towards the scouts, especially Edward.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: They only come to Camp Kidney when Slinkman called them to help out to bully the scouts and take control.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After years of tormenting Edward and the scouts, they get their comeuppance when they get chased out of Camp Kidney when Edward and the scouts rallied against each other.
  • Lack of Empathy: They show little to no remorse for their treatment towards Edward or the scouts.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They get chased out of Camp Kidney when Edward came back with two rats and he and the scouts drove their cabins around them, scaring them and making them flee in fear.
  • Nice Hat: Phillip wears a baseball cap backwards.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Alpine hits Edward twice with a punching glove and Cheesly turns Edward into a teatherball and Phillip punches Edward, sending him flying out of camp and into a forest.
  • Sadist: They sadistically tormented Edward their whole lives and when they came to Camp Kidney, they tormented the scouts too.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They make little appearances, but are the main cause of Edward's rude and bullying attitude.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They have no qualms harming their younger brother Edward.
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