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    Sunny Bridges

Voiced by: Andre 3000
Like... You gotta crank this thang up!
A pop/jazz/blues superstar with a legion of fans around the world. After becoming sick of the commercialism and soullessness of the industry, he returns to his hometown of Bankhead, Georgia, where a chance encounter with students from his old school restores his love of music and makes him agree to become their teacher.
  • The Ace: Can play most instruments, sings like a dream and manages to wrangle his class, probably one of the biggest groups of misfits in animation, into a crackerjack band.
  • Artist Disillusionment: In-universe and at the start of the series as he no longer finds pleasure in being a musician (he outright walks out on a concert he was doing in Tokyo and promised them their money back). Lil D and his class re-ignite his passion for it, deciding that while he may be done in the music business, he still loves music.
  • Badass Mustache
  • Berserk Button: He hates Santa Claus of all people. Due to Santa giving him a pair of ice skates instead of roller skates that got him injured, and lose the part in a Christmas pageant Sunny really wanted to be in.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: His reason for leaving show biz.
  • Cool Teacher: Admit it, you'd love to have him as your teacher.
  • Deal with the Devil: To get Li'l D out of his. Then he proceeds to sing terribly and explain that he had no soul in his work, and thus gets his soul back and saves both of them from the devil.
  • Fiction 500: Sunny is rich. Very, very, very rich. As in "own your own Loch Ness Monster" rich.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, being a calm, mature voice of reason.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: To an extent: While he got tired of the music business and being a star, he sill loves music and becomes a teacher, preferring the quietness it comes with it. In one episode, he almost quits when a hoard of celebrities try to teach at the school.
  • Iconic Item: His straw hat.
  • Ignored Expert: Many of the episodes' conflicts are brought about by the students (usually Lil' D) not listening to the advice Sunny gives them.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: While it's stated he's a talented musician, just how awesome Sunny is at pretty much everything is never explained.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Three guesses who he resembles.
  • Magical Negro: Sunny can do just about anything illogical.
  • Manchild: While usually averted, at his absolute worst, Sunny comes off as this.
  • The Mentor: The teacher of the seven kids who provides a world-wise viewpoint.
  • Nerves of Steel: He's hard to phase.
  • Never Bareheaded: Averted, as his hat does get removed several times, and in one case, eaten.
  • Nice Hat: Nice straw hat, indeed.
  • Out of Focus: If an episode focuses on the kids, he'll likely be regulated to the B-plot if there is one.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not mess with his students; he will make you beyond regret it.
  • Protagonist Title: An indirect version, since he's the protagonist of Class of 3000, and his voice actor is Andre 3000.
  • Restrained Revenge: Does this to Salieri at the end of "Westley Side Story."
  • Revenge Before Reason: Seems to be a major personality of flaw of his, directed at T. Top Salieri (for sabotaging him when they were both students), and Santa (see Berserk Button). Li'l D even points out that it seems insane.
  • Save Our Students: Steps in to teach the first-year music class when it becomes clear that there won't be a class.
  • Saw Star Wars 27 Times: Has seen Free Willy 40 times.
  • Token Adult: Of the eight main characters, he's the only adult.
  • Uncle Pennybags: As mentioned in the above entries, he's pretty wealthy but has no qualms working and hanging around non-celebrities or teaching music at a school.

    Lil' D

Voiced by: Small Fire
Let's crank dis thang up!
A student at the Westley School for the Performing Arts who idolizes Sunny to the point of obsession. Li'l D dreams of being a superstar of his own one day (and already has the ego that goes with fame), and loves to hatch schemes along with his classmates to make that dream come true. He plays the drums (in all forms, including kit and bongos) in the group's musical numbers.

    Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulus

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
The sweet but ditzy member of the Class of 3000. Madison is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in the extreme, often making up words or not paying attention to conversations. Despite her obliviousness, though, she has a kind soul and often serves as The Heart of the group. She plays bowed string instruments, including violins and fiddles, in the class.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Her anger scares even Tamika.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Forms this trio with her fellow string players (Tamika and Philly Phil), serving as the Blonde member.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her last name suggests she is of Greek descent, but she's also mentioned being part-Italian, part-Colombian, and part-Plutonian.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not quite to Kam's extent, but Madison is also prone to suffering comical misfortune. If Kam isn't suffering whatever misfortune at the time, chances are, it's Madison.
    • Usually the kid who yells "Ow, my eye!" when an item gets thrown offscreen sounds like Kam, suggesting he is the one getting hit. However, if Kam is unavailable (such as being on-screen when the item is thrown), the kid instead sounds like Madison, suggesting she is the one getting hit.
  • Brutal Honesty: A ditzy and insensitive variant.
    Madison: [to a giant upperclassman] Aren't there any jobs for first year students who think you guys are both- (If cut off by Kim putting her hand over her mouth)
  • Character Development: While still transcendentally ditzy, Season 2 shows her more insightful side, such as knowing exactly what to get Tamika for Christmas, or being the one to keep calm under duress when stranded in the wilderness.
  • The Chick: One of two, acting as the eternal optimist.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's spacey and comes up with a lot strange ideas.
  • Color Motif: Light green, which ties to her hippie-like appearance and Friend to All Living Things nature. "Throwdown" also gives her yellow, matching her sunny disposition.
  • The Cutie: She's easily the most adorable
  • The Ditz: Well, she's not exactly not the brightest, but she's definitely the most spacey.
  • Dumb Blonde: Though she's beyond just dumb.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Will sometimes blurt out the obvious solution.
  • Foil: With Tamika. Both characters play stringed instruments, and have very little in the way of a brain-to-mouth filter. However, while Madison is way more chipper and an optimist, Tamika is more cynical and realistic. This dynamic is best highlighted in "Take a Hike!"
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, being an outgoing Nice Girl.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She gets along well with animals
  • Genki Girl: She's bouncy, hyperactive, and endlessly cheerful.
  • The Glomp: Seems pretty fond of giving these out.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: While a certified dumb blonde, she is a sincerely nice girl.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She's actually very insightful and quick to pick up on clues that the other kids may miss.
    • She doesn't freak out easily. This comes in handy when she and Tamika get stranded in the woods.
    • She can tell a mean ghost story.
  • Idiot Savant: A possible interpretation of her.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: She's ditzy but the nicest one of the cast.
  • Literal-Minded: She sold her neighbour's garage at a garage sale once! We found out about that after she brought actual fleas to a flea market.
  • Nature Lover: For starters, she gave a bunch of cupcakes to squirrels, the cupcakes being the only food she and Tamika had on them when they got lost.
  • Never Bareheaded: A minor example. She's almost never seen without her headband, and on the rare occasion it's off, she has another item on her head.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Ghosty-Wosty anyone?
  • Perpetual Smiler: So much.
  • The Pollyanna: She's almost always happy and cheerful.
  • Psychic Powers: Has the oddly specific ability to detect when people are feeling romantic. How does she know? Her hair becomes impossibly frizzy.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She wears a sleeveless dress over a pair of capris.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: See Butt-Monkey above.

    Phillip P. "Philly" Phil

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
The lanky and awkward Gadgeteer Genius of the Class. Philly Phil serves as the group's tech expert, often providing them with all kinds of bizarre machinery and robotics for their plots. His odd personality masks some hidden insecurities, and he values the Class as his friends. His instrument is the bass, both in the traditional upright sense and the rock guitar.
  • Alliterative Name: Phillip Phil.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Between his very odd personality, lack of social skills, and secretly low self-esteem, he can probably be diagnosed with something.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He's implied to have a crush on Kim and even had a girlfriend in "Free Philly." However, he's also displayed... questionable reactions towards Grayson Brooding and appears quite close to his (male) friends Li'l D and Eddie.
  • Animal Motifs: Dogs, it seems. He has/had a robot dog, is associated with wolves in the "Beauty and the Beat" music video, and his voice gets censored with barking in "Two to Tango." Personality-wise, he's friendly, but can be a bit dense and doesn't like feeling left out, like a dog.
  • Art Evolution: In most Season 2 episodes, he's drawn with slighly larger eyes, a rounder face, and slightly longer hair, in addition to being shorter than in Season 1. This makes him look closer in age to his classmates.
  • Bag of Holding: Doesn't come up that often, but his backpack will hold whatever's needed at the time. Including the remains of a machine that could not possibly fit in the tiny bag.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the more even-tempered kids, which makes the few times where he actually gets angry shocking.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Forms this trio with his fellow string players (Madison and Tamika), serving as the Redhead member.
  • Big Eater: He has a big appetite and, in one episode, he at a Dagwood Sandwich.
  • Bungling Inventor: His inventions tend to malfunction in one way or another.
  • Character Development: Post "Big Robot on Campus," (sans the Christmas Episode, which may or may not come chronologically after), he's more assertive and slightly less awkward.
  • Characterization Marches On: In early Season 1, he has something of a sassy streak and wasn't quite as absentminded as he is in later episodes. His Big Eater tendencies were also less pronounced.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed. When left to his own devices, boy howdy can he come up with some weird-ass conclusions.
  • Color Motif: Yellow, matching his generally kind nature. "Throwdown" gives him orange, also lining up to his personality.
  • Ditzy Genius: For all his inventing smarts, he can be rather short-sighted.
  • Extreme Omnivore: As we've seen, he'll almost anything, like a pinecone covered in mud, or Sloppy Joes made with industrial waste, along with the school lunches.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, as he's pretty chill.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, being a Nice Guy who's a bit of a pushover.
    • He displays some signs of Melancholic in Season 2, being prone to negative emotions.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Invents a robot named BROC, Baddest Robot On Campus.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's strong enough to keep himself on a moving biplane with nothing more than his bare hands, carries a bass with no strain, and is typically near the front when the kids are running, but he's also usually shown as being out of breath after running, and being whacked by a newspaper is enough to send him flying.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The class's go-to guy when they need some kind of gadget. They do have a tendency to malfunction, though.
  • Geek Physiques: The skinny type, verging on Noodle People in some scenes.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. They're his glasses.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Has this dynamic with Li'l D in late Season 2.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As revealed in Season 2, his self-esteem isn't all that great. Though it's implied that he has issues as early as the third episode.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite his usually happy personality and seeming obliviousness to his own eccentricies, he in fact has self-esteem issues. These are shown predominantly in "Free Philly" and especially "Big Robot on Campus."
    • He's surprisingly brave, having no hesitations about launching himself into deep space or climbing onto a single-seat biplane with just his bare hands to secure himself.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied to be the case in his Season 2 episodes.
  • Lovable Nerd: Easily the nerdiest of the main characters, and a total Nice Guy.
  • Meaningful Name: Or rather, Meaningful Nickname. Philly Phil originally comes from Philadelphia.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Shown to be fairly physically strong despite being one of the skinniest characters. Possibly justified, as bass players tend to have good upper body strength.
  • Nice Guy: A very kindhearted individual overall. Even his attempt at impersonating Tamika is too nice.
  • Never Bareheaded: Downplayed. He's almost always wearing his headband, and on the rare occasion it gets removed, he has something else on his head. His natural hair is briefly seen in the Christmas Episode though.
  • No-Sell: For some reason, he's immune to helium.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Philly is probably the least popular kid in school and has no friends other than his classmates. Which coincides with his role in the group as the bassist.
  • No Social Skills: Even described as "socially challenged" in one of the promos!
  • Not Afraid to Die: A subtle example. Philly Phil has zero reservations about launching himself into deep space, is fairly placid about the idea of having his brain boiled, and doesn't hesitate to grab onto a single-seat biplane with nothing to secure himself beyond his bare hands.
  • Not So Weak: As shown in Season 2, he's willing to put up with being insulted, but when who/what he cares about is the target, especially if physical harm is a possibility, he's willing to find a way to stop it.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: See his picture. The one time his hair did come up, it was combined with a bunch of other nerdy traits.
  • The Smart Guy: One of two, focusing on tinkering with machines and other gadgets.
  • Stepford Smiler: Downplayed. As shown in "Free Philly" and "Big Robot on Campus," he's implied to have self-esteem issues and is terrified of being left out. However, most of the time he truly is a happy person and capable of expressing genuine happiness.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His inventions have a tendency to explode more often than not. He also carries around a tube of destruction-grade explosive paste.
  • Teen Genius: He's only 13 and a scientific genius. Unlike most examples of this trope, he's actually very eccentric.
  • Youthful Freckles: Although they're not visible (likely due to the art style), he's said to have them.

    Edward "Eddie" Phillip James Lawrence III

Voiced by: Tom Kenny
The insanely rich Southern boy of the Class of 3000. Eddie's main contribution to the class's various antics is his seemingly limitless bank account—his father is the head of the "Earth Division" of Cola Cola and owns extensive property (such as every television studio in existence). Eddie is far from spoiled, though, and genuinely loves music and his classmates. He plays woodwind instruments, including the clarinet (his favorite) and other horns.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Tamika's Masculine Girl.
  • Multicolored Hair: Downplayed. He has blonde hair with light brown streaks, likely inherited from his brunette father.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Despite him being basically set for life, he does state he wants to work in the future.
  • Overly Long Name: A mild one, "Edward Phillip James Lawrence III"
  • Potty Failure: Quite a few and, in one episode, this was discussed when he asked Sunny, "If one of us have to pee, do we all have to pee?".
  • Preppy Name: It could get him mistaken for a king.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Has this view at times. In one episode, he revealed that he didn't know how to work a broom; in another, he was genuinely confused by the terms "chores" and "hose."
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money! (and sometimes Screw the Money, I Have Rules!): His father's checkbook allows him, and the rest of the Class, to bypass most obstacles that they might encounter. Still, he has a strong moral code and never uses money to cheat or lie.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He hired a private investigator to follow Tamika's every move.
  • Teens Are Short: Is about 13 years old as of "Eddie's Money" and is one of the shortest characters.
  • Token Rich Student: He's absolutely loaded. In contrast, all his classmates seem to be middle-class or lower.

    Tamika Jones

Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Prove it or move it!
The loud, sassy, and stubborn member of the Class of 3000. Tamika is never afraid to make her opinions known, and even less afraid to back up her claims with a few punches. Despite her self-confessed "bad attitude," though, she likes her classmates (even though she's often exasperated by them). In the group's more traditional numbers, she plays a harp, but is also quite skilled on guitar and other percussive stringed instruments.
  • Action Girl: The most athletic of her friends and, also, the one who gets into fights.
  • Agent Scully: As her catchphrase "Prove it or move it!" suggests, she's the most likely to call out strange behavior or insist that people back up their claims with evidence.
  • The Big Girl: Is one of the larger members of the group, and by far the physically strongest.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Forms this trio with her fellow string players (Madison and Philly Phil), serving as the Brunette member.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's not one to mince words.
  • The Bully: She tends to bully her classmates, although see Hypocritical Heartwarming below.
  • Character Development: Her Season 2 self is noticeably kinder and calmer compared to her Season 1 self.
  • Color Motifs: Light blue, matching both her tomboyish personality and hidden feminine interests. "Throwdown" gives her green instead, which matches her knowledge of nature.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric, being the quick-tempered go-getter.
  • Grumpy Bear: She looks and acts like she's in a perpetually bad mood.
  • Harp of Femininity: Her seemingly uncharacteristic choice of instrument foreshadows her Hidden Depths.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Her house looks like something from Snow White and the only chores she's supposed to do are clean her room and tend the lawn. The lawn is surprisingly clean and neat. We also see her rather kind-hearted father and it's implied she is somewhat embarrassed at how nice her folks are and where she lives.
    • She likes a number of feminine hobbies, including baking.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Nobody bullies her friends except her!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Hypocritical Heartwarming above. Additionally, Tamika is more willing to help out than the other kids, such as defending Momo in "Funky Monkey."
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • When a huge upperclassman confronts her, she knows not to push him and quickly backs down.
    • In "Free Philly," she asks her classmates to retrain her from picking a fight with a kid with a bionic arm that was shown to be capable of breaking bricks.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's an Action Girl who can run pretty fast (only Li'l D has been shown to be consistently quicker), and can hold her ground.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Eddie's Feminine Boy.
  • Only Sane Woman: Arguably the most normal and well-adjusted of the lot of them.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Much of her dialogue has her talking like this, with a lot more biting wit.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Sort of, her leggings give off the vibe.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: More like "Tomboyish Bun", but same idea.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Playing the harp is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2, she's a bit more nicer and not too much of a Grumpy Bear. Especially in the Christmas Episode, although she does get annoyed with Kam a few times.
  • True Blue Femininity: Oddly, the light blue she's associated with could evoke this trope though given her Hidden Depths, it's less surprising.
  • Tsundere:
    • Is a Type A towards Eddie.
    • Most of the Christmas Episode has her in full-blown "deredere" mode.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite her strength, she's no match for the dance class.

    Kam Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
The book-smart and polite member of the Class of 3000. Kam is something of a stick-in-the-mud (especially compared to his twin Kim), often trying to approach problems from a logical perspective or becoming excited about homework and learning. He still accompanies the group on their adventures, though, and genuinely enjoys their company. His instrument of choice is the keyboard and piano.

    Kim Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
The clothes-obsessed and "popular girl" of the Class. Kim is always trendy and on-point, expressing interest in celebrities, the latest gadgets, and (especially) hot new fashions. She often butts heads with her more conservative twin Kam, but the two love each other deep down. She has the most variety in her instruments, playing percussive items that aren't drums or the keyboard, including maracas, castanets, the xylophone, and the turntables.
  • Action Fashionista: A downplayed example, but this is the girl who organized a successful fashion show fundraiser.
  • Asian Airhead: Shows shades of this in Season 2, most notable in "Tamika and the Beast."
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She and Kam are the youngest of the kids, although they're never treated as inferior.
  • Blue Oni: While she's normally a Red Oni in regards to the class as a whole, she's this when dealing with her brother, as she typically keeps her usual speaking voice when insulting him and usually doesn't start their physical fights in "Westley Side Story."
  • Breakout Character: Despite hardly appearing and being more of a Satellite Character in Season 1, she's a lot more prominent in Season 2. She even gets more episodes than Li'l D in that season!
  • But Not Too Foreign: Stated to be born in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Catchphrase: "I know, right?"
  • Character Development: Is almost interchangeable with Kam at the beginning. By the end of Season 2, she's established as being the more scatterbrained twin and more careless, but possesses the better sense overall.
  • The Chick: One of two, helping to provide a spark to the team.
  • Color Motif: Pink, matching her overall feminine personality and interests, as well as contrasting her brother's blue. Interestingly, her color in "Throwdown" is blue, perhaps as a nod to her more-collected personality and to contrast Kam's pink.
  • Cool Loser: She would have the easiest time fitting in, but is an outcast like her classmates.
  • The Dividual: With Kam in the early episodes. This is lost completely from "Westly Side Story" onwards.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: She was nearly interchangeable with her brother at the start.
  • The Fashionista: She loves shopping and clothes.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As seen in "Tamika and the Beast", her socks are mismatched. Her hairstyle is also a mild example, as the side strands only split on one side.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish for her brother's Responsible, especially since she's more mischievous.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, as she's a genuinely Nice Girl with a creative streak.
  • Genki Girl: Kim is certainly energetic, but not quite as hyper as Madison.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Inverted. Kim's hair is the shortest of the three girls, and her interests are overall the most "girly."
  • Multicolored Hair: Possibly. She has mostly black hair with purple lines.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A mild instance in "Too Cool For School." She realizes that the celebrity "teachers" don't actually care about them, and made Sunny leave.
  • Nice Girl: Although she does have her moments, she's generally a sweet girl. She even organized a fundraiser to save the rainforest!
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Compared to her twin brother, she's more into clothing, shopping and arts.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Downplayed. While she's associated with the color pink, only a small part of her outfit is actually pink.
  • Primal Fear: One episode mentions that she's afraid of the dark.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to her brother's Savvy Guy.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has lipstick and long side strands to make her head distinct from Kam's, as she's one of the few female characters to not be drawn with visible eyelashes.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She makes all her custom clothes from scratch after all.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Her name is only one letter off from Kam's.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kam.

Westley Staff and Students

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    Miss Lopez 
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

The dance teacher of Westley who has a crush on Sunny (who seems to reciprocate). She doesn't have a lot of luck in teaching her dance class students

  • Beauty Mark: Has one above her mouth.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her shirt fits far closer to her body than it should.
  • Hartman Hips: Has some of largest hips in the school, which are emphasized by her clothing.
  • Hidden Buxom: Her swimsuit in "Nothin To It But To Do It" suggests that her bust is larger than it looks from her usual wear.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Commonly showed up in clothing that was at minimum very flattering and often designed to accent her attractiveness in every way possible.
  • Sexophone: Plays in her first appearance
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She may be Ms. Fanservice, but she's no more resistant than her peers to Luna's cannonball antics.

    Petunia Squatenchowder 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

The school lunchlady, who makes awful food

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Sunny in "Love is In The" and, in that same, episode, Luna was this to her.
  • Gonk: She's not exactly pleasant to look at.
  • Guttural Growler: She speaks in growly sort of voice, however, this is faint.
  • Lethal Chef: Let's just say she isn't going to reveal what meat is in the mystery meat any time soon. Likewise, there's the fact that we don't even know what her meals are.
  • Only Sane Employee: Surprisingly, is the only one who thinks Luna's plans are insane in "Safety Last."
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: She appears to wear this, as her lipstick looks overdone and her mascara looks a little clumpy.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: According to Luna.

    Principal Luna 
The principal of Westley, who gets into outrageous schemes.

    Jan the Janitor 
Voiced by: Jeff Glen Bennett
Westley's janitor who used to be a part of Sunny's "Funkaneers".
  • Butt-Monkey: If there's some sort of sticky situation, Jan will be caught in it.
  • Hunk: He's ripped under that janitor's outfit.
  • Verbal Tic: Jan talks like this, ja?

    Coach Barnum 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
The gym teacher of Westley

Voiced by: Tom Kenny
An upperclassman that attends Westley, who often bullies the other kids.
  • Jerkass: Might be one of the most dickish characters in the series.
  • Kick the Dog: His "odd jobs" for the kids are little more than flat-out bullying.
  • Out of Focus: He doesn't show up in Season 2.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his status as resident jerk, he's nice to the kids after their hit performance in "Am I Blue?", and only turns on them after they play horribly.

    Marlon Wilkes Booth 
Voiced by:
An upperclassman that attends Westley. Very dedicated to theatre.
  • Animorphism: Intentionally, he turns into a gorilla when he plays Peter Pan and King Kong, which astonishes the audience.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from Marlon Brando and John Wilkes Booth.
  • One-Shot Character: He only shows up in "Funky Monkey."
  • Token Good Teammate: In a sense. Of all the uppeclassmen seen, he's the only one who doesn't seem interested in bullying the first-years, instead being focused more on acting.

Atlanta Residents

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     Cheddar Man 
Voiced by: Phil La Marr

Cheddar Man is one of Sunny's friends (and a former member of the "Funkaneers"), who usually tries to make money with his schemes.

  • Con Man: He tries to be this, often selling things as different items (i.e toothbrushes as action figures)
  • In-Series Nickname: His real name is Charles.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Although, he's not that great at it.
  • Meaningful Rename: "They don't be callin' me by that name no more! They call me Cheddar Man now, 'cuz I'm just cheesin' that cheese."
  • The Mockbuster: Has an entire car full of them, starring himself as every role.
  • Old Friend: He's known Sunny since they were both teenagers.
  • Out of Focus: Doesn't appear nearly as often in Season 2.
  • Pet the Dog: Although he's already quite pleasant for a Con Man, he does seem genuine about trying to return Eddie's repaired helicopter.

     Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence 
Voiced by: Jeff Glen Bennett (Mr. Lawrence), Jennifer Hale (Mrs. Lawrence)
Eddie's parents.
  • Doting Parent: Both of them!
  • Fiction 500: They're loaded. As in "Twenty-three million dollars is pocket change" loaded.
  • Good Parents: While overprotective, they do genuinely love Eddie.
  • Happily Married: They appear to be quite content together.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: It's unknown what Mrs. Lawrence's background is, but Mr. Lawrence is absurdly rich.
  • No Name Given: While Mr. Lawrence's name is almost identical to Eddie's by implication, Mrs. Lawrence's name is never given.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Averted in "Safety Last", where they are more than aware of how dangerous Westley is. Played straight otherwise though.
  • Unnamed Parent: Averted with Mr. Lawrence, as his name is implied to be "Edward" but played straight with Mrs. Lawrence, who's first name we don't see.

Voiced by: Ogie Banks

A gorilla that Li'l D befriends.

     Mr. and Mrs. Phil 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny (Mr. Phil), Jennifer Hale (Mrs. Phil)

Philly Phil's parents

     Tony "T-Top" Salieri and Eastley Kids
Voiced by: Jeff Glen Bennett (Mr. Salieri), Small Fire (Li'l G), Jennifer Hale (Addison), Phil La Marr (Brooklyn Bill), Tom Kenny (Freddie), Janice Kawaye (Jim), Crystal Scales (Bambi)

The teacher and kids from a rival school, Eastley School for Performing Arts

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Mr. Salieri sports a pair.
  • Blue Oni: Despite the prominent red on their outfits and being antagonists, they're collectively this to Westley's Red Oni.
  • Catchphrase: For Mr. Salieri:
    • "I have a ponytail!"
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: After sabotaging most of the kids' instruments, they lose to Kim and Kam on the piano fair and square.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Bambi has dark skin and blonde hair.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even the Eastley kids are surprised when Mr. Salieri steals the blue ribbon from Sunny after pretending to make amends. They still go along with it though.
  • Evil Counterpart: All of them are collectively the counterparts to Sunny and the Westley kids.
  • Evil Is Petty: When The Eastley kids lost the contest to Kim and Kam, Mr. Salieri swipes the blue ribbon from Sunny, who was holding onto it while Kim and Kam fought over it.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Eastley kids who speak all have slightly deeper voices than their counterparts from Westley.
  • The Dividual: With the exception of their introductory scene, the Eastley kids are mostly treated as a single unit.
  • Gonk: Most of them aren't exactly pleasant to look at.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Kim's counterpart is named Jim.
  • Hidden Depths: While Mr. Salieri is an unpleasant person, he was clearly a good enough teacher to be nominated as a potential teacher of the year.
  • Jerkass: All of them!
  • Kick the Dog: Constantly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As a student, part of Mr. Salieri's sabotaging of Sunny involved a tub of dead fish. After stealing the blue ribbon from Sunny as an adult, guess what gets dumped all over the Eastley bus?
  • Makeup Is Evil: Bambi wears heavy eye makeup and lipstick, and comes off as an unpleasant individual.
  • Meaningful Name: His name comes from 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri.
  • Psycho Rangers: See Evil Counterpart.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their uniforms are mostly black with red accents, and they're antagonistic.
  • Villain of the Week: They only show up in Westley Side Story," although Mr. Salieri gets a lone cameo in "Vote Sunny."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Half of them, which stands out as most of the cast sticks to natural tones.
    • Literally with Brooklyn Bill, who has blue hair.
    • Freddie and Addison have purple hair.
    • Jim has teal hair.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jones 
Voiced by: Phil La Marr (Mr. Jones)
Tamika's parents

     Marietta Institute of Technology 
A school that that Philly Phil transferred to in "Free Philly"
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: The students look down on "music geeks". Even giving Philly a hard time when they learned about it.
  • Evil Laugh: The Headmaster has this as his default laugh. Though, he notes whenever his laughter is evil or not.
  • Graceful Loser: The Headmaster was willing to let Phil go when Luna was able to get him out of the contract.
  • Mad Scientist: A whole school composed of them. Including Bionic arms and a Cheetah-potamus.

Those Who Really Don't Fit Anywhere Else

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     The Blob 
A mass of industrial whatever that came to be when, years ago, the Funkaneers accidentally mixed sloppy joe with some kind of toxic waste.

     Big D, Mr. Yin, and Mr. Min 
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (Big D), Tom Kenny (Mr. Min), Phil LaMarr (Mr. Yin)
The executives of Soul Stack Records.

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