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The faculty members of Jerome Horwitz Elementary who help Mr. Krupp run the school under a single goal: to make school life for their students as difficult, boring and miserable as possible.
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     Shared Tropes 
  • Asshole Victim: They often find themselves as the victims of George and Harold's pranks. But given their track record of tormenting kids, you actually want to see them suffer.
  • Child Hater: In the books, they have a certain level of disdain for children which motivates them to make school-life harder for them.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The following faculty members were omitted from the animated versions of the series, most likely because of their lack of necessity and character depth in the overall storyline: Miss Fitt, Ms. Guided, Mr. Rustworthy, Ms. Dayken, Miss Singerbrains, Ms. Anita Calculator, Ms. Zurry, Miss Labler.
  • Color Motif: Most of them wear purple; befitting as their school team is named after the Purple Dragon Sing-A-Long Friends.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: As if being sadistic teachers wasn't enough, the faculty members end up becoming more wicked, destructive and diabolical once they turn into the main villain of a given book/episode.
  • Flat Character: In the book series, most of the faculty members don't have very memorable or distinct personalities apart from hating children.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Happens quite a number of times throughout the book series as punishment for their mistreatment of George, Harold and the students in general.
    • In Book 2, they openly celebrate the boys getting suspended. At the end of the story, they end up having detention and are forced to write lines on the chalkboard by order of the boys who became principals for the day.
    • In Book 4, they openly taunt the boys for being forced to miss out on a pizza themed field trip and throw them a box of crusts for them to eat. They get turned into "snowmen" as part of the boys' pranks.
    • In Book 11, a majority of them are ecstatic with the idea of separating George and Harold by their grade levels and destroying their friendship as a result. Thanks to the boys travelling through time and unintentionally creating two versions of them via time paradox, the faculty members strip themselves of their underwear, begin acting as if everything was a dream, and are then sent to the Piqua Valley Home for the Reality Challenged.
    • In Book 12, the faculty members take full advantage of Mr. Meaner's drug that brainwashes the students into becoming mindless servants for them to exploit to their hearts' content. The heroes turn this against them by disguising themselves as an adult and ordering the children to prank the faculty and commit property damage.
  • Monster of the Week: Several of the faculty members have served as the main villain/monster of a given storyline.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: In the animated adaptations, the faculty members fall into the three categories rather then being completely mean like in the books. There's the "Nice" (Mr. Ree, Jerry Citizen, Edith the Lunch Lady), the "Mean" (Ms. Ribble, Mr. Meaner, Mr. Rected, Ms. Herd) and the "In-Between" (Ms. Anthrope, Mr. Fyde, Ms. Yewh, Dr. Mentor).
  • Punny Name: Each member's name and title make out an unflattering term or expression.
  • Put on a Bus: Most of the faculty members are absent in season 3 of the animated series. Justified, as many of them would have no need to be involved in a summer camp setting. The only members who do appear are Mr. Meaner, Ms. Anthrope and Mr. Ree.
  • Sadist Teacher: A majority of them come off as this.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: They certainly don't exist in the book series considering all the cruel, messed up and outright criminal acts the teachers can get away with while mistreating their students.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the animated series. Make no mistake, they're still jerks who enjoy making kids suffer, but they're much more likable compared to their book counterparts thanks to them having fleshed out personalities and quirks along with being hilariously incompetent at their jobs.
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     Ms. Tara Ribble 
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From Left to Right (Movie, Book/Wedgie Woman, Cartoon)
Click here to see her as the "Homework Hydra" 
Click here to see her as the "Queen of the Zombees" 
Voiced by: Dee Dee Rescher (movie), Laraine Newman (animated series)

George and Harold's homeroom teacher as well as the Wicked Wedgie Woman in Book 5. She, like many of the faculty members, enjoys being cruel to her students by having them complete long and difficult assignments that meet her standards.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets one in book 5.
  • Bald Woman: This happens to her twice, first in book 5 and again in book 12 (she did have a mohawk, but still).
  • Bee Afraid: In the animated series; her stint as a Monster of the Week involves turning into the queen of a horde of "zom-bees" consisting of mutated students and staff.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Carries this in the books, the movie, and the animated series. It turns into an actual beehive when she becomes the Zom-bee Queen.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: She called Mr. Krupp "bub" in one book.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She does this in book 5. While reprimanding the boys for their comic, she references the narrator's commentary on how "imagination isn't allowed at Jerome Horwitz" from a previous chapter.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's this in George & Harold's comic book. She also falls victim to George & Harold's pranks (once in the movie) and even loses her hair twice.
  • Child Hater: Like every other teacher at Jerome Horwitz, she hates her students. Book 5 shows that she has a framed certificate in her house for winning the "Meanest Teacher of the Year Award".
  • Demoted to Extra: In the movie.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After George and Harold unintentionally trick Mr. Krupp into marrying her in Book 5, she deliberately changes all their grades to Fs and Gs so they'll flunk fourth grade.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Is practically a female Mr. Krupp in design. It's lampshaded in book 5 when she makes fun of Krupp's stubby, pig-like nose (which she also has). Also, Mr. Krupp became the superhero Captain Underpants as a result of hypnosis Gone Horribly Right, while Ms. Ribble became the supervillainess Wedgie Woman due to hypnosis Gone Horribly Wrong.
  • F--: As explained above, in Book 5 she changes the boys’ grades to Fs and Gs after the marriage proposal prank so they’ll flunk fourth grade. Then in episode 3 of the animated series she gives the boys' essays the grade of H for "Horrendous".
  • Fat Bitch: She is as chubby as Mr. Krupp and she is very unfair to the students.
  • Flat Character: Disregarding her bitterness and cruelty towards kids, she doesn't have a fleshed out personality or even any interesting quirks that make her more dimensional compared to her colleagues.
  • Friend to All Children: Post-Heel–Face Turn, she turns into a kind teacher who bakes chocolate chip cookies for her students every day. This lasts until Book 12 at least, when she goes back to her old ways.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: After the events of the fifth book, Harold and George brainwash Ms. Ribble into becoming the sweetest teacher at Jerome Horwitz Elementary, but she seems to go back to her old ways in the final book.
  • Hypno Fool: George and Harold try to hypnotize her into changing their grades back, and to not do anything crazy like turn into Wedgie Woman. Given that the Hypno-Ring was revealed to have opposite effects on women immediately beforehand, this goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She calls Mr. Krupp's nose stupid even though her nose looks exactly like his.
  • Iconic Item: In all three incarnations, she's always shown with her pointy glasses, pearl necklace and earrings.
  • Jerkass: Her prime personality, at least until her Heel–Face Brainwashing. But during the final book she turns evil again for no given reason.
  • Never My Fault: While it was immature & wrong for George & Harold to trick her & Mr. Krupp into (almost) getting married, Ms. Ribble decides to put the whole blame on the boys for the wedding & changes their grades to failing grades to get them to flunk the fourth grade. She ignores the fact that she and Mr. Krupp had a whole week to simply tell the other staff members that neither of them wanted to get married to each other and that they were a victim of a prank. It doesn't help that the prank George and Harold did was intended to be a small prank that people will just laugh at and then move on.
  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed in the books and animated series. She looks like she's in her forties but she's old enough to retire.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Is always shown with a disapproving frown.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: And prehensile when she turns into Wedgie Woman.
  • Punny Name: Ms. Ribble is a pun on "Miserable" while her full name Tara Ribble is pun on "Terrible".
  • Recurring Boss: She's been the Monster of the Week more times out of all the faculty members. She was the main head for the "Homework Hydra", the Queen of the Zombees, and the Wicked Wedgie Woman if you count the book series.
  • Sadist Teacher: Prior to the events of book 5. Her animated counterpart also counts but her sadism is not as high as her book self.
    • Subverted in the movie. She's just apathetic and uncaring about the information she's teaching to her students.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Make that Superpowered Eviler Side, when she gains the Wedgie Woman persona in book 5. Granted, she didn't initially have super powers, but after getting a load of Super-Power Juice dumped in her hair...
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the final book, she goes back to being just as evil as the other teachers for some unexplained reason.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Thanks to some reverse hypnotism, George and Harold alter her into a kind teacher who loves to have fun with her students.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite flavor of ice cream is chunky tofu, which she forces the students to eat at her retirement party.
  • Womanchild: After her Heel–Face Turn, she has tendencies of this. An example is in book 6 when she joins the kids in pulling "squishies" prank on the other staff members.
    • Before she was brainwashed, she even joins the teachers into bullying children, especially George and Harold.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She was all too willing to harm George & Harold in book 5 when they unintentionally tricked her and Mr. Krupp into marrying each other.
    Ms. Ribble: I'M GONNA GRIND THOSE KIDS INTO HEAD CHEESE!!!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As Wedgie Woman, she gets bright blue hair.
    • In the animated series, her hair is teal-grey.

     Mr. Kenny B. Meaner 
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"Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah"
Click here to see him as "Sir Stinks-A-Lot" 
Click here to see him as "Flabby Flabulous" 
Click here to see him as "Sergeant Boxers" 
Click here to see him as "Blah Borelock" 
Voiced by: David Koechner

The main gym teacher of Jerome Horwitz. Despite being as bright as a sack of bricks, he torments his students by making gym a living hell for them.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the villain of the 12th book.
  • Asshole Victim: In the comics that George and Harold write.
  • Ass Kicks You: As Flabby Flabulous, he uses his butt to destroy any obstacles and kick hero butt.
  • Big Bad: Of Book 12.
  • Blob Monster: As Sir Stinks-a-Lot, he turns into a giant blob of energy.
  • Book Dumb: Academics aren't his forte. His hero alter ego Sergeant Boxers is even worse since he admits that he can't read.
  • The Bore: He has a bad habit of boring people to sleep with his overtly-long stories. This becomes weaponized when he transforms into the Blah Borelock.
  • The Bus Came Back: His alter ego Sergeant Boxers makes an appearance during the season 3 finale, after not making an appearance since the season 2 premiere.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's always this in the comics that George and Harold write, where he's the "gym teacher" who's the victim of the latest villain, only for the principal to not care.
  • Carpet of Virility: Book 11 displays him with a hairy chest.
  • Catchphrase: He has two as Sergeant Boxers; "Too-dle-Loo!" and "Nothin' but net!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mr. Meaner has been around from the very beginning of the series, but never really did anything significant aside from getting eaten by a toilet in the second book. That is, until Book 12 came along.
  • Embarrassing First Name: According to Word of God, his name is Kenny.
  • Evil Sorcerer: His archetype as Blah Borelock.
  • Fat Bastard: Overweight? Check. Sadist Teacher? Check. He's second only to Mr. Krupp in both departments.
  • Fratbro: As Sergeant Boxers.
  • Gym Class Hell: His gym class is very difficult.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Season 3 reveals that Meaner has a twin sister named Misty Meaner who is just like him in appearance and voice. The key difference is that Misty has a ponytail.
  • Hero of Another Story: In season 3, he's revealed to have returned a star-like alien to its home planet and fought to protect its race in an intergalactic war. As a reward for his service, the star people turned him into a star like them and granted him immortality.
  • Hidden Depths In season 1, he admits that he was interested in becoming a surgeon but couldn't apply since he never finished high school and used to be a non-U.S. resident.
    • In season 3, he claims to be colorblind.
  • Hypocrite: He is overweight yet he picks on students for not performing well nor being fit in his classes.
  • Jerk Jock: He's a gym teacher who mistreats the kids.
  • Karma Houdini: In Book 12, he faces no consequences for trying to brainwash all the children in Piqua into being obedient slaves for profit or for flat out killing Captain Underpants.
    • In the animated cartoon, despite capturing the Chupabacra's lover, Meaner gets away scot-free after she finds a new partner in Poopacabra.
  • Kicking My Own Butt: He ends up hurting himself with a computer monitor when trying, and failing, to turn it on.
  • Lovable Jock: He's more friendly as Sergeant Boxers.
  • My Grandma Can Do Better Than You: Heck, his comic depiction pretty much quotes the trope name verbatim at one point.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In Book 12. The citizens of public are cheerful and full of relief when Old!George, Old!Harold, and their hamster-pterodactyl pets emerge from the blobby remains of Sir Stinks-A-Lot completely unharmed. But when Meaner pops out, the cheering immediately stops.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a sports hat based on the school's football team.
  • One-Winged Angel: Near the end of Book 12, he turns into the titular Sir Stinks-A-Lot after eating an egg-salad and dill-pickle relish sandwich that supercharges the minerals that boosted his intelligence in the first place.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Heavily suggested in the animated series. He gets along pretty well with the boys outside of gym class. And on an overnight camping trip with the kids in Season 3, he tries (and fails) to wow them with his overtly long stories.
  • Punny Name: "Misdemeanour". And his full name is a pun of "can he be meaner".
    • "Blah Boreluck" is a pun combo of the words "blabber" and "warlock".
  • Recurring Boss: Next to Ms. Ribble, Meaner has been the Monster of the Week more times out of the other faculty members.
  • Sadist Teacher: Picks on the out-of-shape kids.
  • Ship Tease: With Harold’s Mom of all people in the Halloween Special.
  • Spanner in the Works: In the Season 2 premiere, he's the only teacher who isn't trapped in the school lounge by the Teachertrons. This would result in their downfall as the boys turn him into a backup superhero to save the day.
  • Starter Villain: In the cartoon, he's the first villain the boys face under the alter ego Flabby Flabulous, which is ironic considering that he's the Final Boss in the book series.
  • Super Intelligence: In Book 12, he becomes a supergenius after eating a chunk of what used to be Smart Earth.
  • Super Powers for a Day: With Captain Underpants unavailable to help them in the Season 2 premiere, George and Harold hypnotize Meaner into becoming the Jockbro Hero: Sergeant Boxers, a meatheaded athlete hero who is able to take on an army of Teachertrons without breaking a sweat.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His heroic alter ego is pretty much Captain Underpants only significantly stronger and with a sports theme.
  • Taken for Granite: As the Blah Borelock, his ramblings can create gray smoke that can turn anyone into stone.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Season 3. Excluding the whole “Blah Borelock” incident, he is not as antagonistic towards the kids as he was in the previous two seasons.
  • Verbal Tic: Has one in the animated series; he tends to go "Yea-Yea-Yea-Yea" in a stutter-like fashion when speaking. Season 3 reveals that this is a Shared Family Quirk, as not only does his twin sister Misty have it, but so did their father.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the animated series, it’s revealed that he's terrified of Chupacabra. It's explained in season 2 that Meaner ended up capturing Chupacabra's lover while on vacation and had him taken to the authorities. She's been after his tail for vengeance ever since.

     Ms. Edith Anthrope 
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"Did you call me?"
Click here to see her as "Clogneta" 
Voiced by: Patty Mattson

The school secretary. She often gives Mr. Krupp a hard time with just about anything.


  • '20s Bob Haircut: Her hairstyle comes off as this.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The exact reason as to why she's at the summer camp in season 3 despite Krupp never asking her to come is never explained.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: She borders on this in the cartoon whenever she has to put up with Mr. Krupp's and later Melvinborg's antics.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: She has one in the cartoon.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her tone of voice in the animated series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the books, she loves to snark at Mr. Krupp. She also has a few moments in the animated series, with a lot more emphasis on the "deadpan" part.
  • Evil Is Hammy: As Clogneta, she becomes overly dramatic and super expressive as she gloats about her powers and desire for world domination.
  • Expy: Her villainous alter ego is based off of Magneto.
  • Hidden Depths: In the Halloween special, she's revealed to enjoy beekeeping.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: It's strongly suggested that she wants this when you consider how she always reaches out to Krupp in the animated series. Examples include how she admits to making guacamole for Krupp and how she came to the summer camp to be with him despite never being asked to do so on both occasions.
  • Jerkass: Played straight in the books; downplayed in the movie and series, where she's more apathetic than anything.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: In the cartoon, Ms. Anthrope is shown to own several cats and has her moments of kindness.
  • Monster of the Week: In Season 2, the boys accidentally turn her into Clogneta, a powerful, ego-maniacal villain who can control all forms of clogs and sewage.
  • Pet the Dog: It was rather generous of her to take care of the preparations for Mr. Krupp and Ms. Ribble's "wedding" in Book 5, even if it backfired spectacularly.
    • In the animated show, she wanted to bring balloons and color to make the school dance more enjoyable.
    Ms. Anthrope: It's a dance. We can have fun things.
    • After Mr. Krupp gets demoted to Vice Principal by Melvinborg, she offers him some of her jellybeans as an act of sympathy.
  • Punny Name: Ms. Anthrope is a pun on "misanthrope", while her full name, Edith Anthrope, is a pun on "eat it and throw up".
  • Race Lift: In the movie and the animated series, she's African American.
  • Running Gag: In the animated series, she has a habit of walking into a room where Krupp is having a moment asking if he called her. Following Krupp being frustrated by her appearance and a Beat, she says something off topic or random.
  • Sassy Secretary: Mostly in the books. She does not put up with Mr. Krupp’s crap at all.
    Mr. Krupp: Where's my coffee, Edith?
    Ms. Anthrope: Get it yourself, tubby!
    Mr. Krupp: I don't need your lip today, woman! I just want my coffee and I want it NOW!
    Ms. Anthrope: Well, get me a cup, too, while you're at it.
  • Self-Deprecation: While dressed up as Meaner in the Halloween Special, she admits that she "likes being someone else". This implies that she has some self esteem issues she needs to work out.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In the movie, George tricks Ms. Anthrope by pretending to be a game show host and asking her to hold onto the phone if she would like to win $1 billion, leading her to stay on the phone throughout the entire movie. In a mid-credits scene, she's still on hold and it's only by George calling her again does she hang up on accident. This leads to her having a raging meltdown for losing her chance at the prize money. And then the boys base their next comic on Anthrope and her meltdown.
  • Ship Tease: With Captain Underpants. After he saves her in book 6, she kisses him several times, gives him a hug, and wishes him good luck.
    Ms. Anthrope: (coyly) Now go get him, tiger.
  • Shipper on Deck: In book 5, she seems way too eager to plan Mr. Krupp and Ms. Ribble's wedding.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She gets these moments every now and then, but it's more prominent in Season 3.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the books. After getting yelled at by Melvin, who was actually Mr. Krupp after they underwent a "Freaky Friday" Flip, she gives him a wedgie by hanging his underwear on a wall coat rack. It should also be noted that Ms. Anthrope didn't even know about the switch and thought he was an actual child who warranted her anger.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the "Full Color" versions of the books, her hair is a pinkish-purple.

     Mr. Rected 
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Click here to see him as "Cloggernaut" 
Voiced by: Brian Posehn (movie), Jorge Diaz (animated series)

The school counselor/math teacher of Jerome Horwitz.


  • Adaptational Job Change: In the books, he was the school counselor. In the animated cartoon, he became a math teacher.
  • Black Best Friend: Technically fills this role among his colleagues.
  • Deep South: He has a distinct Southern accent in the animated show.
  • The Dragon: He becomes this to Clogneta since she is able to control all forms of clogs and sewage, which is exactly what his alter ego, Cloggernaut, is made of.
  • Expy: His evil alter ego is based on Juggernaut.
  • The Generic Guy: Apart from being mean to the students, he doesn't have a definitive personality like the other faculty members.
  • Monster of the Week: In Season 2, the boys willingly transform him into Cloggernaut, an incredibly strong, clog-themed villain, in order to prove a point to Erica.
  • Performance Anxiety: Implied to have this since he was telling himself not to choke while he was in the middle of teaching.
  • Pet the Dog: In the animated series, he suggested bringing in a mechanical bull so the school dance can be more fun.
  • Punny Name: His name is a pun for the word "misdirected".

     Mr. Morty Fyde 
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Click here to see him as "Avocadwoe" 
Voiced by: Mel Rodriguez (movie), Stephen Root (animated series)

The main science teacher of the school. A timid and fragile man who often has the worst of luck.


  • Adults Are Useless: One of the biggest examples among the cast. He pretty much lets the children do whatever they want while he tries a variety of ways to stay relaxed.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His animated counterparts have a darker skin complexion compared to the books.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: He turns into an avocado tree at the end of his episode.
  • Berserk Button: He loses his composure when it comes to loud noises.
  • Butt-Monkey: In all three incarnations, he suffers some form of misfortune.
    • In the books, the chaotic events from books 1-3 are too much for Mr. Fyde's mental health that he decides to quit and goes to live at the "Piqua Valley Home for the Reality Challenged".
    • In the movie, Mr. Krupp fires him after he requests to take a Saturday off to spend time with his family.
    • In the animated series, even though he came back from Piqua's mental ward, he still hasn't adjusted to loud noises and is very fragile. And then he turns into Avocadwoe.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears in Book 9 when the story focuses on George and Harold's past.
  • Monster of the Week: Using Melvin's machine, the boys accidentally turn him into Avocadwoe, a giant, hyper-aggressive avocado monster who intends to destroy all noises no matter the cost.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: He has these to showcase his fragility.
  • Punny Name: Mr. Fyde is a pun for "mystified" while his full name, Morty Fyde, is a pun for "mortified".
  • Put on a Bus: In all three versions, he leaves his job as a teacher at Jerome Horwitz for the reasons listed above and below.
  • Race Lift: He has a dark skin tone in the animated incarnations.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Even though he is now a tree, Mr. Fyde is perfectly content now since he was planted in a quiet and tranquil forest where he can relax in peace.
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     Ms. Hurd 
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"Turn down that racket!"
Click here to see her as "DJ Drowsy Drawers" 
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

The school's elderly music teacher who is in serious need of a belt.


  • Fun-Hating Villain: One of the straightest examples of this trope. It's thanks to her that the school dances have always been so boring and dreary.
  • Grumpy Old Woman: She's one of the oldest members of the faculty and is always in a grouchy mood.
  • In-Series Nickname: Mr. Krupp always referred to her as "Droopy Drawers."
  • Monster of the Week: After crashing into a van carrying toxic waste along with an amped up ice cream truck, Ms. Hurd transforms into DJ Drowsy Drawers, a cyborg capable of putting anyone to sleep with her hypnotic sound blasts.
  • Musical Assassin: As DJ Drowsy Drawers, she uses her sound system to make anyone around her fall asleep. She can even use vintage records as firing projectiles.
  • Noodle Incident: How and why she developed a fear of werewolves vomiting is never explained.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's rare to see her in a good mood.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a pun for the word "misheard".
  • Running Gag: Her pants keep falling down which expose her bloomers. Seriously, why doesn't she have a belt?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her biggest fear are werewolves that are vomiting. It's so bad that she once stayed home for days and survived by eating her own eyelashes and toenail clippings.

     Ms. Yewh 
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Click here to see her as the "T.P. Mummy" 
Voiced by: Maggie Wheeler

The French teacher who loves everything related to France and French culture.


  • Beauty Mark: Has one on her left cheek.
  • Demoted to Extra: She rarely appears after her debut episode.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: After turning into the T.P. Mummy, she planned to control all of the toilet paper in the world and would only give it away if everyone made her their queen.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her outfit consists of different shades of purple and she has the femininity of a Frenchwoman.
  • Gratuitous French: Befitting her love of all things French, she likes to use as many French words in her dialogue.
  • Monster of the Week: Due to a major clogging incident with the schools' toilets, Ms. Yewh becomes the T.P. Mummy, an ill-tempered toilet paper mummy who intends to control all the toilet paper in the world.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a purple beret.
  • Oblivious to Love: She's completely unfazed and oblivious to Krupp's awkward flirting and romantic intentions.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a pun for "monsieur" which is French for "mister".
  • Rescue Romance: After being "rescued" from her alter ego as the T.P. Mummy thanks to Mr. Ree, she develops a crush on him.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She doesn't have a solid character apart from being Krupp's and later Mr. Ree's love interest.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Edith the Lunch Lady from The Movie. Yewh is one of the nicer faculty members along with being one of the few people Krupp treats with actual respect and kindness because of his huge crush on her.

     Mr. Toilette Ree 
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Click here to see him as "Colonel Urinal" 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown

The school janitor (who totally doesn't have a secret past) that was introduced in the animated series.


  • Acrofatic: His body size is similar to his equally heavyset colleagues but he's capable of performing impressive athletic feats.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's the prime custodian of Jerome Horwitz and is more cool and talented than he leads on.
  • Back-to-Back Badass: In "The Cunning Combat of the Covert Camoflush", he teams up with Erica Wang to stall the titular villain while the boys go to fetch Captain Underpants.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep, masculine voice. It's quite fitting considering that his voice actor is Clancy Brown.
  • Badass in Distress: The Splotch uses his body and mind to advance its own plans.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Splotch in the latter's second episode.
  • Canada, Eh?: He's French-Canadian.
  • Collector of the Strange: He enjoys collecting clothes and toys from the Lost and Found box. He even cites it as the primary perk of his job.
  • Come with Me If You Want to Live: Says this almost word for word to George and Harold after rescuing them from the T.P. Mummy.
  • The Comically Serious: One of the most serious characters on the show who has a whole career and identity dedicated to toilet humor.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was a part of a government waste disposal program that went horribly wrong, which he blames himself for.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He isn’t afraid to snark at Mr. Krupp every now and again.
    Mr. Ree: (to Mr. Krupp about the new French teacher, Ms. Yewh) So, you got a crush on the “Ooh-La-La”?
    Mr. Krupp: What? That’s ridiculous! (proceeds to swoon a little) It’s not like I want to take long walks at the movies, trading… butterfly kisses… or-or anything!
    Mr. Ree: Whatever floats your boat, chief.
    Mr. Krupp: My boat floats fine!
    Mr. Ree: (smirking) …Liar.
    Mr. Krupp: WHAT?!
    Mr. Ree: Yeah, you heard me.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: As shown in the example above, he stands out as the only faculty member who can actually mess with Krupp and get away with it.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: He has a secret base underneath the school that has technology from his old job at T.E.R.D.S.
  • Embarrassing First Name: In season 3, we find out that it’s "Toilette", the French word for toilet.
    Mr. Ree: [My] parents were French-Canadian! …They loved bathrooms.
  • Expy: He ends up becoming the Eddie Brock to Splotch's Venom in the latter's second appearance.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He is the responsible, calm and rule abiding sibling to Major Messy/Lavator Ree's foolish, hot-headed and rule defying sibling.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His inventions and professions are named after bathroom themed acronyms.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's knowledgeable when it comes to advanced technology. It's because of this fact that the Splotch targets him as his next human host to use his brains for his world takeover plot.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems to be interested in kimonos.
  • Immigrant Patriotism: Subtly done. He's French-Canadian by birth, but worked his way up to become a high-ranking and trusted American official.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has a five o' clock shadow.
  • Punny Name: His name is a pun on the word "mystery". And his full name, Toilette Ree, is a pun on the word "toiletry".
  • Rescue Romance: After saving Ms. Yewh from her evil alter ego, she develops a romantic crush on Ree and the janitor appears to reciprocate her feelings.
  • Scare 'em Straight: He does this to his brother in order to make him realize why it's important to have rules and order, by taking him on a joyride with a near empty jetpack and letting them free fall.
  • Sibling Team: He has a brother named Lavator who used to work alongside him as a fellow researcher after the tragedy at T.E.R.D.S.
  • Super Powers for a Day: Averted. In the season 3 finale, the boys request him to become the Bathroom Hero: Colonel Urinal for a talent show, and Ree was all too willing to accept. He doesn't get superpowers from the costume, but that doesn't stop him from kicking bad guy butt when Melvin creates super villains to ruin the talent show.
  • Token Good Teammate: He’s definitely nicer compared to his coworkers, and even helps/saves George and Harold in his episode debut.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Despite being of the few "good" adults in the show, he supported the cancellation of Halloween in the Halloween Special.
  • Trauma Button: Initially, he panics whenever he starts to think about his past job. He seems to overcome this later.

     Señor Jerry Citizen 
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Voiced by: Jim Rash

The newly hired Spanish teacher. He's emotionally fragile and is in desperate need for a purpose in life.


  • Broken Bird: He's a sad, pathetic man who doesn't know what to do with his life.
  • Butt-Monkey: Life isn't willing to give the poor guy a break.
  • Catchphrase: He tends to whine out “Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?” a lot.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His super abilities as Judge J.O.R.T.S. come directly from the alien robe.
  • Failure Hero: Lets just say that being a superhero isn't his calling.
  • Geek Physiques: He's fits the trope since he's pretty much a grown up geek.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Subverted. Despite being a Spanish teacher, he knows little to nothing about teaching the actual language.
  • The Klutz: The guy can't walk two steps without having some type of accident.
  • Momma's Boy: When asked what would cheer him up, his first response was a cruise to Alaska alongside his mother.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his klutziness and incompetence, he's a genuinely good guy who wants to do right.
  • Pet the Dog: He stands out as one of the few, if only, teacher/faculty member that enjoys comics and encourages the boys to make one.
  • Prone to Tears: It doesn't take much to make him cry.
  • Punny Name: His title and last name make out the term "senior citizen".
  • Super Powers for a Day: After finding the sentient robe, Jerry is able to live out his life as the Justice Hero: Judge J.O.R.T.S. Doesn't mean he's any good at it though.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what became of Jerry after the heroes save him from the alien robe.

     Dr. Mentor 
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Voiced by: Laraine Newman

The new science teacher introduced in Season 2.


  • Ambiguous Situation: At the climax of her episode debut, Dr. Mentor ends up in a Police Lineup alongside a group of sinister looking scientists; this could suggest that she may have a criminal background.
  • Einstein Hair: It's part of her appearance as a scientist.
  • Informed Flaw: According to Ms. Ribble, Dr. Mentor goes to the bathroom a lot more than the average person.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Her main attire.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: It's easy to mistake her for a man at first glance.
  • Out of Focus: Has the least amount of screentime and characterization compared to her colleagues.
  • Punny Name: If you sound her name out just right, it sounds alot like "the tormentor".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Was created as a replacement for Mr. Fyde but was never given a proper introduction like the other new teachers/faculty members.
  • Stupid Scientist: Implied to be this. She looks like a scientist but her first scene shows that she doesn't seem to be very good at teaching science.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's white as snow.
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     Edith the Lunch Lady 
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“Oh, Edith... get your head out of the clouds!”
Voiced by: Kristen Schaal

A sweet-hearted lunch lady who works at the school. She has a not-so-obvious crush on Mr. Krupp but she's too insecure to express how she feels about him.


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