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Voiced by: Michael Douglas
"Every moment I'm with you is a disaster!"
A long-suffering inventor.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: To his hometown, he's loved and praised for all the accolades he received in high school... much to his annoyance.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Guy-Am-I's fur color is a bit darker compared to the original book, and his hat is dark brown.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He looks smoother, rounder and overall less ugly than in the book.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Guy is shown to be quite the mechanic in the series.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the book, the very first thing he says is "I do not like that Sam-I-Am" and he doesn't soften up until the climax. Here, Guy shows his kinder side much earlier and he seems to make a genuine effort to be nice.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: He has a slight Yiddish affectation to his voice and certainly loves to kvetch (for the record, Michael Douglas is half Jewish).
  • Bamboo Technology: Has the talent to use anything that he finds to build just about anything that comes into his mind.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Michellee at the end of Season 1.
  • Bungling Inventor: Guy has inventions that always explode no matter what he does. He uses this to his advantage in his battle against Goat in the season finale.
  • Butt-Monkey: Life seems determined to make Guy miserable.
  • Character Development: He starts the series grouchy, having lost almost all hope of being anything more than what he perceives to be a failure, and afraid to jump into new or risky situations. Through his interactions with Sam-I-Am and Mr. Jenkins, he becomes kinder, his refusal to give up is rekindled, and he also becomes more willing to put himself in possible danger and even finally trying Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Child Prodigy: As a young boy he single-handedly built a tree-house that looks (and acts) like something out of Dexter's Laboratory.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Cosmic Plaything or Butt-Monkey type character, showing just how much of a toll being so unlucky can have on a person; he's almost always grumpy, hardly gets his way even for the most simplest of things and can't even enjoy his passion of inventing, let alone make a living off it, because it will always blow up in his face. To top it all off, he ends up getting embroiled in a journey where he is in both constant mortal and criminal danger. It's easy to see that life isn't just hard for Guy, it's downright unfair.
  • Determinator: Even if he's given up on being an inventor, he plows through building no matter the weather.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: This is the reason that he hates having anything to do with his family, since he sees all their honest encouragement of his dreams as them pitying him because they're so successful and he isn't. He comes around thanks to opening up to Sam about it.
  • Epic Fail: Pretty much all of Guy's inventions violently explode. Even very simple ones like a device made from two chopsticks, an eggbeater, and a pair of gloves.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Guy heading off to Snerzco in order to make his dreams come true... then he sinks half-way into a puddle. After that, he says "no" to pretty much everyone who interacts with him. Sam, in the meantime, befriends the exact same people Guy dismisses.
  • Expy: Of Neil Page to Sam's Del Griffith. Like Neil, Guy is a no-nonsense business man who just wants to get from point a to point b without being bothered and is regularly held back by his grouchy attitude. Unfortunate circumstances force him to travel with an overly-friendly drifter, eventually bringing him back to his Big Fancy House to meet his loving extended family.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Sam and Guy slowly become friends over the course of the season, with Guy even stating that Sam is his friend in the final episode.
  • Foil: The Born Unlucky grump compared to the jovial Sam. And their family lives are also different: he has a loving family who support his dreams, but which he believes are just pitying him because he's intimidated by their successes. Sam has no family to speak of, but tells everyone else that his mother was a wonderful person who did all sorts of nice things for him.
  • Former Teen Rebel: At one point, he had a rebellious phase wherein he had multiple piercings in his dyed-pink ears, and a pink Mohawk, as well as a leather jacket.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is very good at inventing things, even very quickly and under pressure. Shame about that one little thing, though.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The Grumpy to Sam's Gleeful.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His self-esteem issues come from being the least successful person in his large family which includes a grandfather who can move mountains.
  • Grumpy Bear: Guy. Though between his crushed dreams and the constant string of bad luck he endures at every turn, you can't blame him.
  • Hearing Voices: Actually becomes capable of hearing the narrator when he briefly slips into insanity, though he doesn't know who the voice belongs to.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Much to his chagrin, it seems everyone in Stovepipe Junction knows and remembers him on sight. Back in Stovepipe High, it turns out he was voted Most Likely to Try, winner of four Varsity Try awards, president of the Young Inventors of Non-Exploding Adventures Club and Try Checkered Champion, at least.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sam.
  • Homeless Hero: Subverted. He usually stays at hotels not only because he's constantly traveling to pitch his inventions but, as we later learn, he's also in self-exile, not wanting to return to his family of over-achievers a failure.
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: True to the book, Guy finally relents and eats the dish in "Anywhere", only this time it's to win back Sam's trust. Of course, he winds up enjoying it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a grump, a grouch and is usually frowning, but he warms up more thanks to Sam-I-Am's clowning.
  • Karma Houdini: To a lesser extent than Sam I-Am, being an innocent pawn in Sam's animal trafficking scheme, although in the finale he does resist arrest when the BADGUYS show up at the gala and is let off scot free for it thanks to Sam's negotiating.
  • Made of Explodium: No matter how unlikely, it seems all of his inventions explode in the end. Sometimes they wait until the Rule of Funny hits, at least. Guy uses this to his advantage when fighting The Goat.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Once an Episode, when offered green eggs and ham, he responds with "I will not eat them in/with [X]".
  • Museum of Boredom: After giving up on his invention, Guy's fallback plan is to go to Meepville and get a job as a paint-watcher. Even the perpetually-enthusiastic Sam has to force himself to sound excited about that choice of career.
  • My God, You Are Serious: In his tirade against Sam in the penultimate episode of season 1, Guy states that the former doesn't "fit" anyone, not even his own mother, possibly thinking that the sob story about being abandoned by her was just another lie. Sam's crushed look makes Guy realize that he's crossed a line.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Although Guy has been in much merchandise related to the book, this is the first time he has ever been named in any adaptation of the book- he was often just called "Grouchy Guy" or "Sam’s Friend" beforehand.
  • Official Couple: With Michellee as the season rolls on.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: How does Guy express guilt for telling Sam isn't a "fit" for anyone, particularly his own mother? By eating Green Eggs and Ham by his own volition.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After he learns about Sam's past and his multitude of lies, Guy lets loose a tirade from the book's signature lines. For bonus points, just as he's about to speak, you can see flames in his eyes which shows that his patience has reached its peak.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Oh dear does Guy rage at Sam near the end of the season when he's revealed to be a liar and a scam artist. But he stops himself after he says that Sam doesn't "fit" anyone. Not even his mother.
  • Red-Headed Hero: He has ginger fur and (along with Sam) is pretty much the story's hero.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The grumpy Blue to happy Sam's Red, and the one who usually has a level head.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: On the outside, Guy is a cynical, bitter, sarcastic and grouchy man. On the inside, he suffers from some pretty deep seated self esteem issues, mostly because his inventions always blow up and he has to work as a paint watcher while the rest of his family is much more accomplished than him.
  • Spanner in the Works: Were it not for him taking Sam's briefcase with Mr. Jenkins in it, Sam probably would've been able to deliver him to Snerz without guilt. However, because he did, Guy was able to bond with Sam and help Sam turn over a new leaf to free Mr. Jenkins not to mention gain a new positive outlook on life in the process.
  • Teen Genius: Back in high school, he was famous throughout town for his inventions and determination.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He uses his self-flying machine in the season finale to stop The Goat and gets a Big Damn Kiss from Michellee.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Guy's favorite food is dry oatmush, or "Sad Man Special" as other people call it.
  • Treehouse of Fun: He built one of these in his youth and holes himself there when he and Sam end up in his hometown.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He used to be happy as a child.
  • When He Smiles: He looks adorable when he smiles.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Michellee throughout the season. They will.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Whenever Guy looks to be on the cusp of becoming more optimistic or tolerant of Sam or even getting closer to Michellee, a new crisis (sometimes caused by Sam) immediately punishes him for letting his guard down.
  • Younger Than They Look: Stress and depression have caused Guy to look vaguely middle-aged with prominent scowl lines. If his high school classmates are of any indication, he's roughly in his late twenties or early thirties. He's so young his grandfather (who is said to literally move mountains) is still alive.

Voiced by: Adam DeVine
"Biology isn't a science, Guy."
A perky animal liberator who loves Green Eggs and Ham.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Zigzagged, on one hand people like his friendly attitude but on the other hand no one wants to stay with him long enough to be his friend.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: It turns out his of love for Green Eggs and Ham connects to his disappeared mother and he's actually a Sad Clown underneath his beaming smile .
  • Adaptational Badass: Sam breaks into a zoo and liberates the chickeraffe Mission Impossible style.
  • Adaptational Villainy: No, seriously. Though not evil by any means, the last few episodes of Season 1 reveal that his claim to want to return Jenkins to his family in the wild was a lie and that he’s the one trying to sell him to Snerz as part of his career as a animal-smuggling scam artist, with a notorious enough rap sheet to catch the BAD GUYS' attention. Thankfully, his adventures and friendship with Jenkins and Guy inspire him to pull a Heel–Face Turn and help Jenkins for real.
  • Affably Evil: Even though he is a scam artist and an animal smuggler in this version, his friendly attitude towards Guy and everyone else is genuine. Heck, in the first episode, he seems to legitimately take pity on Guy when he sees that the poor man failed. He later pulls a Heel–Face Turn, becoming a bonafide Nice Guy.
  • Becoming the Mask: Sam, although not without moments of kindness, was the bad guy the entire time, wanting to turn Mr. Jenkins in as he's actually an animal-smuggling scam artist. But his time on the run with Guy made him switch sides in the end.
  • Belated Backstory: Sam keeps talking about how his mother was absolutely wonderful throughout the series. It's only in Episode 10 do we hear the truth: She wasn't as sweet and lovely as he made her out to be and abandoned him at an orphanage one day and the only thing he remembers was that she always made Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast.
  • Big Eater: While his book counterpart was peddling the same Green Eggs & Ham meal for the whole book, this Sam gobbles down entire platters in seconds and would do so three or more times a day if given the opportunity. This actually bites him later, because McWinkle noticing his consumption of the meal is what makes him figure out where Sam's heading for next just by him figuring out which places would serve the dish.
  • Book Dumb: Knows little to nothing about animals and thinks being "Vegan" is some sort of life-threatening disease yet he's capable of smooth-talking his way out of most situations, or as he puts it, "Guy's the brains and he's the 'other brains'". He's not really an animal protector at all and his smooth-talking ways is based on him being a con artist.
  • Cerebus Retcon: All of Sam's antics are given a harsher look once we reach "House".
    • Sam's love of Green Eggs and Ham? His mother always made it for breakfast and then one day she disappeared. He's eating it so much to see if he can find one that matches hers so that he can find her again and ask her why she left him.
    • Sam's clinginess towards Guy? He's never had a friend in his life or people who stick with him.
    • Sam's limited knowledge about animals? He was never a wildlife expert as claimed, but a con-artist and animal smuggler.
  • Character Development: His persona as a Wildlife Protection Agent returning the Chickeraffe to the wild was actually part of his scam, and was really sent by his boss, Mr. Snerz, to bring the Chickeraffe to him for his collection of rare animals. However, during the course of the series, he starts to actually like the Chickeraffe, and by the end of Season 1, he pulls a Heel–Face Turn and returns the animal to his island home after all.
  • Con Man: His true job is being an animal smuggling scam artist.
  • Cool Loser: Nearly everyone likes Sam, but few people actually want to be his friend due to how clingy and obnoxious he can be.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Never thought someone who liked Green Eggs and Ham can be deep, huh?
    • Of the Kindhearted Simpleton variety. Yes, things always work out for him due to his jovial personality and people liking him, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has friends or people who truly stick around with him.
    • Of the Be Yourself variety: Him being himself — as an insensitive goof — makes people not want to be around him and he himself admits that he's constantly changing his personas because no one wants to be friends with the real him.
    • Of the Innocently Insensitive type too: Most of the stuff that he does throughout the trip is truly insensitive — in regards to Guy especially — and the fact that he doesn't understand what he's doing wrong makes it all the more exasperating. Not to mention that he's not really as foolish as we're made to believe; rather it's just a facade to hide the fact that he's a scam artist.
  • Disguised in Drag: One of his many identities is Dr. Linda Schwartz, and involves a wig, a loose sweater, and makeup.
  • The Dragon: He's one out of two for Snerz; he wasn't trying to return the Chickeraffe to his real home, but to something even worse!
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's on a journey to find his mother, while also being a con artist and smuggler. It gets to the point where it hurts when Guy brings up the fact that she abandoned him during a heated argument.
  • Evil All Along: While "evil" is a stretch, it turns out lovable Sam is actually a scam artist/animal smuggler in this setting.
  • Expy: Of Del Griffith to Guy's Neil Page. Like Del, Sam is a cheerful drifter who's good nature and aplomb quickly become irritating for anyone forced to spend more than a few minutes with him, and he clearly enjoys Guy's company much more than Guy enjoys his. He's also loyal to a woman who turns out to no longer be in his life (in this case, his mother rather than a deceased wife).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Sam and Guy slowly become friends over the course of the season, although there's a huge rift between them (but it's for a good reason).
  • Foil: The upbeat, jovial lucky fool to Guy. His family background is also the opposite of Guy's: Guy has a loving family while Sam has a mother who dumped him in an orphanage.
  • Foreshadowing: He has plenty of this regarding his true background as a animal smuggler/scam artist. Most of them can be found in the recap pages for the episodes, but some of the notable ones are:
    • He claims to be taking Mr. Jenkins back home, but he knows little to nothing about the Chickeraffe.
    • He mentioned talking to a food-vendor to get Green Eggs and Ham on a stick for free.
    • He tricks the police officer and steals the key from his pocket to unlock his handcuffs.
    • He's constantly spending Guy's money and later gets Goat's credit card.
    • Guy questioning Sam's lack of knowledge about animals.
    • He and Guy disguise themselves by swapping hats. One of his disguises actually had him swap a hat.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Sam's chipper demeanor and generosity earn him respect from almost everyone he meets, but his clinginess makes it hard for anyone to want to spend more than a few minutes with him. This is actually Played for Drama since he revealed to Guy in "House" that he's always been alone and he's desperate for companionship ever since his mom just walked out on him.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The Gleeful to Guy's Grumpy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sam decides against giving Mr. Jenkins to Snerz after the adventures he had with Guy, and encouraging words from EB.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: At his best, Sam is a Blithe Spirit who can be genuinely kind and empathetic. At his worst, he's an insensitive and witless gadabout who has no respect for the feelings or wishes of others. And really, it's not right to call him "heroic", given his true background.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Guy.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a really sad guy wanting companionship, his love of Green Eggs and Ham stems from his desire to reunite with his mother. Oh and he's also an animal-smuggling scam artist, who also concocts persona after persona because he can't get anyone to want to stick around and be friends with "Sam".
  • I Have Many Names: Sam is a con artist who has several aliases - Furry Foot Bandit, Flim-Flam-I-Am, Sham Shamford, Dr. Linda Shwartz...
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The man can throw a platter loaded with green and eggs and ham across a long table and serve everyone sitting there even portions of both.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Sam is really desperate for companionship. How so? The second episode has him really wanting to bond with Guy and he's somewhat heartbroken when Guy refuses and even putting up signs on people's lawns to be his friend. Then near the end of season 1, the audience learns that he's a scam artist with countless other identities. He tells Guy that he has all those other identities not just as part of his scams, but because no one ever wants to stick around with him for long, so he becomes other people. In "House" he admits that he's always been alone until he met Guy.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?: When Michellee tells Sam she's vegan, he thinks it's an illness, complete with sympathetically asking "How long have you known?"
  • Karma Houdini: Invoked. He's willing to accept the consequences for animal trafficking as long as he's allowed to send Mr. Jenkins back to his habitat, but McWinkle finds his efforts so noble that he decides to let Sam off the hook. He's also never confronted for making Guy, Michellee and EB accomplices in his crime, presumably for the same reason.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Despite being a Wildlife Protection Agent, Sam is shown to just plain not know anything about the Chickaraffe, such as its tie diet and fear of fleas, and tries to tell Guy that goats don't climb when being chased by the Goat; Guy exasperatedly notes that goats are especially known for their climbing while the Goat is demonstrating just that. This is a major sign that he's a con artist and not a legitimate wildlife protector.
  • Lonely Among People: Despite being very social and friendly, he doesn't really have any friends that are willing to stick around him for very long due to his clinginess. Also because he was abandoned by his mother, he has spent most of his life growing up alone without having any friends there for him. All of this together adds up completely to explain why Sam is so obsessive over making friends with Guy-Am-I since he's the first person to stick around Sam for so long.
  • Lovable Rogue: Deconstructed; his harebrained whims and reckless spending of Guy's money leave the pair broke midway through the show. Especially true when he’s revealed to be an animal-smuggling scam artist.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Once an Episode, he offers green eggs and ham to Guy, saying "They're especially good in/with [X]".
  • Manchild: He's a young adult but acts like an excited child, to offset his short stature and childlike face. This is probably just a disguise to cover up his scam artist self.
  • The Millstone: Despite, or even because of his positive, never-say-die attitude, there are few situations so dire that Sam can't muck things up and make them worse.
  • Missing Mom: Sam comes up with all sorts of lies about his mom, and how much of a wonderful mom she was. Truth is, she left him at an orphanage at a young age, without any clue why. The one thing he remembers is that she always made him breakfast: Green Eggs and Ham. He's on a journey to find her, by tasting every Green Eggs and Ham, hoping to find the ones that taste like hers.
  • Nice Guy: Sam is genuinely kind and caring to those around him, especially those he befriends. He even pulls a Heel–Face Turn against his boss Snerz, a devious animal collector, and actually returns the Chickeraffe to his island home like he said he would.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Continuing the similarities to Del Griffith, Sam is very kind to people in the service industry, his only other real friend being the waitress at a diner he frequents. Also like Del, this is largely because they're the closest thing he has to friends and neighbors.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Around Guy, at least. He is constantly clinging onto him, even when it makes Guy feel uncomfortable.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He acts like a fool who knows nothing about animals at all, but he's really a scam artist, and is just covering up for the fact that he's not really a wildlife protector by acting like he's an incompetent one.
  • Older Than They Look: He's a young man in his twenties or so who looks like a ten year old boy.
  • One Last Job: He tells McWinkle that sending Mr. Jenkins home is this in the season finale.
  • One Note Chef: All we see him making is Green Eggs and Ham, but he's apparently very good at it. This is probably tied into his backstory as this is what his mother made for him all the time.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • The one thing that Sam would show absolute terror of is the Old Goat. This is because he is a rival animal poacher with an impeccable record, can easily outmatch him, and has been sent in to collect his quarry.
    • In one of the more depressing scenes of the first season, he is shown in shock after Guy chews him out for hiding his scam artist past and Guy stating that Sam doesn't "fit" anyone; not even his own mother. This is more poignant because Guy assumed that the story of Sam's mother was just another of Sam's lies.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Three of his scam-artist personas are: him with an eyepatch, him with two eyepatches and him with a different hat on.
  • Parental Abandonment: Was dropped off at an orphanage by his mother one day.
  • Picky Eater: At no point is he ever seen eating anything but green eggs and ham, even when it doesn't factor into his quest to find his mother by ordering and trying them. He lets himself be coaxed into trying tofu, which he likes, but only when cooked to resemble green eggs and ham.
  • The Pollyanna: Always optimistic to the point that not even getting stuck in jail dampens his mood.
  • Red-Headed Hero: He wears a red hat and (along with Guy) is pretty much the story's hero.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hyperactive jolly Red to Guy's grumpy and sullen Blue, but considering his past, his happiness isn't really true.
  • Romantic Wingman: For Guy and Michelee.
  • Sad Clown: Has a bright beaming smile that seems like nothing would crush turns out his real personality is quite the opposite.
  • Series Goal: For Season 2: Find his Missing Mom.
  • Shipper on Deck: Sam is very encouraging for Guy to get together with Michellee.
  • Stepford Smiler: He is a cheerful, happy-go-lucky guy... who suffers from extreme abandonment issues because his mother left him at an orphanage when he was very young and nobody really wants to stick around with him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The titular Green Eggs and Ham of course. The reason why is Played for Drama. His mother always made it for breakfast before she dumped him in an orphanage. He's consuming so much in the hopes that one of them will taste similar to what his mother made him. Moreover, McWinkle actually uses this in order to figure out where Sam will be heading for next.
  • Villain Protagonist: He turns out to be this, seeing as he is actually The Dragon to Snerz and a scam artist. That said, his friendly personality is genuine, he has moments of genuine kindness early on, and he pulls a Heel–Face Turn at the end.
  • Walking Spoiler: Has the largest amount of spoilers out of the main cast, and learning his true character will make the viewers all aghast.

    Mr. Jenkins the Chickeraffe 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
An exotic animal that Sam-I-Am broke out of a zoo.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: He likes to play fetch and shows affection by licking people in the face.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Well, he's not from our Earth, and he eats ties. Fortunately, ties literally grow on trees.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually a docile creature...except when pissed off.
  • Canon Foreigner: He didn't exist in the book, but he's a central character in the show, as the entire plot revolves around bringing him to Meepville.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When Sam and Guy are being menaced by the Goat and it looks like they might even be killed, Mr. Jenkins screams, rips right through his netting, and promptly trounces the Goat.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: He leaves Guy after becoming heartbroken by him furiously saying Sam isn't fit for even his own mother.
  • Feathered Fiend: Played up as one in the first episode, as everyone believes he's an extremely dangerous wild animal. He's actually a Gentle Giant.
  • Formally Named Pet: He's a wild animal, albeit a friendly one, but E.B. thinks of him as a pet and she picked the name.
  • Gentle Giant: When fully extending his neck and legs, Mr. Jenkins towers over everyone. He's also a friendly, docile animal who loves to play.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He's an adorable, loyal, and playful animal, but he's viewed by the public as a dangerous wild beast. This plot point is dropped after the first couple episodes.
  • Impossibly Compact Folding: He's a very tall creature, but can fold in his limbs and neck, even to the point of looking like just a little puff ball. This is how he's able to fit into Sam's tiny suitcase.
  • Living MacGuffin: Everyone has their reasons for the chickeraffe.
    • Snerz desires the rare bird to add as the centerpiece to his shackled menagerie of exotic animals.
    • Initially dismissive and burdened by Mr. Jenkins, Guy soon comes to care for the bird's wellbeing along with Sam. The former before the latter.
    • Originally awestruck with the idea of a pet chickeraffe, E.B.'s compassion for Mr. Jenkins immediately leads her to empathize with Sam and Guy's story, eventually convincing the same in her mother and Sam himself.
    • McWinkle and Gluntz are determined to fulfill their final and first mission respectively of claiming the chickeraffe for their employer, the chief of a wildlife protection agency, and return it to the Glurfsburgs Zoo.
    • Sam's original intentions of poaching the chickeraffe was just another job to fund The Quest to find his mother.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: As his species name suggests, he's part chicken (feathered body and wings) and part giraffe (long neck, face and horns).
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He's normally a lovable creature, despite the bad PR. Once it looks like Guy and Sam have been killed, though, he gets PISSED, and, as The Goat found out, can be just as terrifying as the stories say if properly angered.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Popular belief, it seems, is that it's souls, but he actually subsists on a diet of ties (heck, Chickeraffe Island is home to a type of tree that bears ties as its fruit).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The thing chickeraffes fear the most is fleas, so when someone's pet flea jumps in the suitcase, Mr. Jenkins escapes and runs in panic.
  • Wingding Eyes: There are hearts in Mr. Jenkins' eyes when he first meets Guy.

Voiced by: Diane Keaton
"I'm detecting a hint of whimsy...I'll allow it."
A bean-counter and E.B.'s mother.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Guy at the end of Season 1.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's a major character in the series, but had no counterpart in the book.
  • Character Development: The season begins with her being very strict and over protective concerning her daughter, but throughout the season, begins to loosen up her restrictions and bond more with her as a result.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Inverted; she drives slower than most people can walk. Her idea of "kicking it into overdrive" is little more than speeding up to just barely above that.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her cautious nature ends up making it harder for her to understand (or even let) Guy talk to her about what's going on.
  • Foil: To Guy, being quirkily cautious to his sensibly cautious.
  • Foreshadowing: Shows a surprising level of art skill with her crayon drawing in "Dark", hinting to her original occupation as an artist.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her attire is purple.
  • Hidden Depths: The penultimate episode of season 1 reveals that she was actually a brilliant artist, but she stopped painting after the death of her husband so she can support E.B.
  • Literal Metaphor: She's a bean-counter whose job is literally counting beans.
  • My Beloved Smother: She loves E.B, but is ridiculously overprotective of her, which puts a strain on their relationship. Justified because of how she lost her husband years ago. Thankfully she becomes much more lenient
  • Official Couple: With Guy as the show progresses.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Needless to say, when she trist to prove she can be a "fun mom" E.B. becomes worried for her and is relieved when Michellee starts acting like her old self...if a tad more lenient.
  • Parents as People: The narrator even notes this in "There" when EB comes to the heavy realization that her mother was once someone with dreams and aspirations.
  • Parent with New Paramour: She is a widowed mother who ends up falling for Guy.
  • Power Born of Madness: In Episode 8, she manages to work a set of bellows that couldn't even be moved by the weight of a grown man by virtue of the sheer rage she felt toward Guy.
  • Properly Paranoid: The world she lives in is teeming with danger both natural and man-made, but she deals with her legitimate fears through some very excessive precautions.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Zig-zagged: Guy is even more of a stick-in-the-mud than Michellee, but she's both attracted to and turned off by his wild and dangerous side.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Guy throughout the season. They will.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Whenever she admits how she feels about Guy or trusts E.B. to be on her own, the former is outed as a liar and the latter is put in danger.

Voiced by: Ilana Glazer
"For a second, I thought we were gonna actually have some fun!"
Ellanabeth, Michellee's adventure-hungry daughter and lover of animals.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: She is rather intelligent for her age and sometimes acts like the voice of reason to her own mother, but she is still innocent and rather impulsive.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's a major character in the series, but had no counterpart in the book (although there were a mother and child on the train, that may have inspired her and Michellee).
  • Character Development: Is shown to have annoyance for her mother being a killjoy but gradually understands that her mother truly does love her and understands that her mom gave up her dreams to raise her properly.
  • Cheerful Child: EB is a sweet, innocent girl with a huge imagination...which gets her into dangerous situations, much to her mother's chagrin.
  • Child Prodigy: She's the only person in the series that seems to know anything about Chickeraffes. It's even to the point where an actual Zoologist, who's job it is to know about animals, knows nothing truthful about Chickeraffes (with one person claiming they devour souls, instead of their regular diet of ties).
  • Establishing Character Moment: Michelle describes E.B. as fragile, however, the next scene immediately shows E.B. hanging out the window trying to catch a panda. Showing that she has an adventerus streak and that she likes animals.
  • Foil: To Sam, being sensibly adventurous to his quirkily adventurous. And to her mother she's adventurous to her mother's constant nervousness.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She loves animals and is the only one out of the main cast who has the right info on Chickeraffes.
  • Disappeared Dad: Michellee is a widow, which presumably is why she's so worried about her daughter's safety.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Sam; in fact it's this friendship that makes Sam decide to not go sell Mr. Jenkins to Snerz.
  • Meaningful Name: Well, more like meaningful initials. E.B.'s hairdo is tied in such a way that it looks like a shrimp's tail and the Japanese word for shrimp?-Ebi
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her ribbon and dress are both bright pink, but her personality is quite the opposite as to what you would think.
  • Plucky Girl: E.B is adventurous, brave and wants to be independent...even if her mother is highly against it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Much like Sam, she is encouraging for her mom to get together with Guy.

    The Narrator
"These people have no idea what I do, this is my craft."

The show's narrator, who chronicles the adventures of Sam and Guy.

  • Covers Always Lie: Contrary to what the promotional image says, he is not portrayed onscreen at all, much less as a talking loudspeaker. The loudspeaker itself comes from "Goat", where the announcer is voiced by David Kaye.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Cries out "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!" as soon as Sam-I-Am pulls off his plot-starting heist in the first episode.
  • Interactive Narrator: He can be muted, confused, and when he briefly talks to Guy in the second episode, the Narrator tells him that he's gone insane. Later on, when one of the show's plot twists comes to light the one that shows that BADGUYS were good guys, he also starts laughing to the audience about how hard it was for him to keep quiet about it.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Since this is an adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book, he rhymes whenever he's narrating the story. Played with in that whenever he's commenting on the material he's narrating, he speaks normally.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Occasionally when he's shocked or offended he'll break out of his rhyming pattern.
  • Prone to Vomiting: Remarks in "Boat" that a Jacuzzi is enough to make him nauseous.


Voiced by: Jeffrey Wright
"Gluntz, that was so sugarcoated, I'm gettin' a cavity."
A bounty hunter who's on the verge of retirement working as part of BADGUYS.
  • The Ace: Has been assigned and accomplished eight hundred and sixty-two missions prior to his and Gluntz's Chickeraffe job and willingly throws it when he has all the cards.
  • Adaptational Dyejob: Presuming he is a Bumble, his coat is a cobalt-blue instead of the cream-yellow of the ones seen in Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book.
  • Badass Baritone: Has this courtesy of Jeffrey Wright.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: A Literal Metaphor example. He and Gluntz carry a card that refers to them as "the BADGUYS". Except they're actually not villains, and BADGUYS is simply an acronym for Bureau of Animal Defense - Glurfsburg Upper Yipville Section.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created for the show, as the Chickeraffe did not exist in the book either.
  • Cool Shades: Wears one of these, as can be seen in his image.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Guy, being large and grouchy, but McWinkle is genuinely successful at his profession. Subverted when he's revealed to be Good All Along.
  • Evil Poacher: Introduced as an accomplished one who always nabs his target. But not really a poacher: rather than trying to capture the Chickeraffe to sell, he and his partner just want to return him to the zoo.
  • Good All Along: He's on the side of good and is trying to stop Sam from selling Mr. Jenkins off to Snerz.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Turns out that behind his scary shades lies a big 'ol pair of kindly eyes. One of the BADGUYS, he may be, but turns out that he's good, you see.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even when it's revealed that he's not a villain, he has no qualms capturing suspects in nets or using Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique to get answers and generally has a grouchy, intimidating demeanor. He's also fully prepared to send Guy to prison if he doesn't confess the identity of who's buying Mr. Jenkins and refuses to believe Guy's claim that he was merely an innocent dupe.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a deep, gravelly voice, courtesy of Jeffrey Wright.
  • Hates Being Touched: He doesn't take kindly to Gluntz giving him a hug in "Goat." Even when he gives her a Pet the Dog moment at the end of "Anywhere," he leaves her hanging on a high-five.
  • Hero Antagonist: He and Gluntz pursue Sam and attempt to stop him from getting Mr. Jenkins to Meepville, but they're the ones on the side of the law, whereas Sam is the Villain Protagonist.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though Good Is Not Nice, his objective is still to protect an endangered animal. And while her antics regularly frustrate him, he's still a loyal team mate to Gluntz and goes easy on her when she deserves it.
  • Locked into Strangeness: With every setback, a little more of his fur goes gray. After all's said and done and worked out for everyone, a few streaks turn back to blue.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a black cowboy hat. He hands it to Gluntz after he lets Sam go.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being a Scarily Competent Tracker, it takes him three episodes to figure out that he and Gluntz can follow Sam's trail of orders of green eggs and ham, while his more air-headed companion figures it out right away.
  • Off-Model: In one or two shots after he starts graying, he's all blue instead. (Most notably on the train in the Bar Car)
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Sam offers to give himself up in "Anywhere", on the caveat the BADGUYS let Mr. Jenkins go home, McWinkle lets the heroes go without a fight, Sam included, even if not capturing Sam would ruin his perfect record.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy guy to Gluntz's energetic girl. He is serious and no-nonsense while Gluntz is cheery and hyperactive.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: In a bizarre world, McWinkle gets by with sensible logic and ruthlessness. For example, when the protagonists would theoretically have an entire town to hide in, McWinkle is able to determine just from visiting a restaurant they were at, that the pair is short on cash (they only ordered partial portions) and to make money fast, they'd likely find work at the local carnival (which they are at). That said, it takes a "Eureka!" Moment to put together that he and Gluntz can track where Sam and Guy head next by Sam's many, many orders of green eggs and ham while the ditzy Gluntz figures out right away.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of shades and is a scary-looking guy. Subverted, in that the name of the "BAD GUYS" group is somewhat misleading: It's actually an acronym for "Bureau of Animal Defense - Glurfsburg Upper Yipville Section.

Voiced by: Jillian Bell
McWinkle's rookie sidekick on her first mission.
  • Anti-Hero: Type 2. She's a dedicated wildlife conservationist and good at heart, but she can be abrasive and unnecessarily cruel in her interrogation methods.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's as much of a goofball as Sam is, but is plenty capable of shaking down and/or interrogating suspects, and can handle nets just as well as her partner (and "Anywhere" reveals that she packs several).
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She may be The Ditz, but she's a competent ditz and is plenty capable of being just as much a threat as McWinkle. Her first scene has her enthusiastically bragging about her business card, immediately followed by a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique where she holds a poor security guard over a slapping turtle tank.
  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the show, as the Chickeraffe did not exist in the book either.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Spends most of the show about two steps behind McWinkle, yet manages to curb stomp the Goat with her animal linguistic skills and is plenty capable of kicking butt when she needs to.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Gets easily distracted by cute things, such as stuffed chickeraffe dolls, the mouse's tiny prison hat and potentially embarrassing baby photos of Guy.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears black attire and is part of the BADGUYS but she has such a sweet and perky personality. Then it's revealed she's on the side of good.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Sam, being shorter and perky and having yellow fur, but Gluntz is more submissive to McWinkle.
  • The Ditz: If there is any way she can Comically Miss The Point, she will. Though as mentioned above, when she is competent, watch out.
  • The Dragon: To McWinkle.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She thinks that cantaloupe is a "garbage fruit".
  • Epic Fail: Gluntz tries to conquer a Green Eggs and Ham Mega Meal Challenge...but fails to even skim its topmost layer.
  • Genius Ditz: Uses Exact Words for an interrogation and states that she knew about Sam's love of Green Eggs and Ham "like three episodes ago" to McWinkle
  • Genki Girl: She is always hyper and enthusiastic.
  • Gun Nut: A G-rated version. In "Anywhere," she's shown to be packing several net-guns, some quite large.
  • Good All Along: She's part of BADGUYS, that's easy to guess. But she's really a good guy?! Surely you jest!
  • Hero Antagonist: She and McWinkle pursue Sam and attempt to stop him from getting Mr. Jenkins to Meepville, but they're the ones on the side of the law, whereas Sam is the Villain Protagonist.
  • Impossible Task Instantly Accomplished: Thanks to a major in animal linguistics, she's able to mesmerize The Goat and bring him in without a fight.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Gluntz is one of the few characters in any Seuss-related production who has a bonafide, solid chin. As it later turns out, she's basically a cop specializing in protecting animals, so that chin might be a sign that she actually is a good guy.
  • Large Ham: Her cheerful optimism is extremely theatrical. Just listen to her singing the main characters' offenses as an opera in "Anywhere."
  • Minion with an F in Evil: She's cheery and friendly to everyone that she and her partner meet, even to the detriment of their mission. Subverted in that she's Good All Along and, while easily distracted, she is not incompetent at her job.
  • Nice Girl: Sweet and friendly to everyone despite her occupation, but she's on the side of good so this is an exception.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a black beret.
  • Perky Female Minion: She's cheerful and energetic, in contrast to the gruff, no-nonsense McWinkle.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic girl to McWinkle's savvy guy. She is hyperactive and cheery while McWinkle is serious and no-nonsense.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She majored in Animal Linguistics in college, a logical course for a wildlife protection agent in training.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's more masculine than Sam, both in personality and appearance (see Lantern Jaw of Justice), but goes absolutely nuts over cute things.

    Spoiler Character 

Chief Bigman

Voiced by: Billy Eichner
The head behind the BADGUYS firm.



    Hervnick Z. Snerz 
Voiced by: Eddie Izzard, Rob Paulsen (as a child)
"If you love something, tie it down."
A wealthy collector, who is revealed to have arranged for the Chickeraffe to be stolen and brought to him so he can add it to his collection of imprisoned rare animals.
  • Acrofatic: His gut doesn't stop him from leaping around as easily as someone half his size.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Near-literally loved his pet Flemur to death as a child, swinging it around and hugging the life out of it every chance he got. The reason he keeps so many "pets" under lock and chain as an adult is because his mother didn't want to break his heart by telling him that it was his unintentionally aggressive way of showing affection which drove his first pet to run away.
  • Archenemy: To Sam and his friends.
  • Bad Boss: He regularly yells at, abuses and threatens his Yes-Man, Sam and all of his other employees.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He has a collection of rare animals that are chained to a wall for all their lives. His wig is also a living animal named Flerz that he forces to stay on his head. He was already an animal abuser as a child, although an unintentional one, playing so rough with his pet Flemur that the poor animal took the very first opportunity to escape.
  • Baldness Angst: He does not like being bald, so he uses a furry animal called a Flerz to act as a wig. In the season 1 finale, a security guard notices it and makes him remove it.
  • Big Bad: His desire for the Chickeraffe kickstarts the entire plot.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created for the show, as the book had No Antagonist.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the conniving and scheming CEO of a conglomerate who plans on imprisoning the world's rarest and most exotic animals (especially the Chickeraffe) as pets so they'll never leave him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Though we did meet Snerz's mom, his dad has yet to be seen or mentioned.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: None of the animals in his collection are happy where they're at.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The reporter chronicling him initially expects this, and is shocked to find out that it's not true. He had a pet Flemur once, he said he was inseparable with. But his mother noticed how miserable the Flemur was and let him escape. He hasn't spoken to his mom since he was six, minus the scant prank call on Mother's Day.
  • Evil Brit: Voiced with delicious hamminess by Eddie Izzard.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Sam, both were estranged from their respective mothers when they were very little; Sam's mom left him at an orphanage while Snerz never spoke to his own mother after she told him she accidentally let his pet flemur get away (in reality, she helped the flemur leave voluntarily due to Snerz playing too rough with the pet), save for a prank phone call on Mother's Day. Sam cares about everyone, especially his friends and family while Snerz only cares about himself.
  • Evil Laugh: Laughs in his office with sadistic glee when Sam-I-Am calls about his special delivery.
  • Fat Bastard: He is a very rotund man whose hobby is collecting and imprisoning rare animals and treating them like a status symbol.
  • Freudian Excuse: His beloved pet flemur ran away from him when he was a child, and unbeknownst to him, it was because the poor thing couldn't take his potentially lethal playing habits, convincing his mother to let it run away and take the blame. As such, rather than learning to be a better caretaker of animals, he doubles down on his possessiveness and now has a whole menagerie of pets chained to a wall so they'll never get away.
  • Hidden Depths: Subverted. His childhood tale of how his mother got rid of his beloved pet only sounded sympathetic on his side. His mother revealed that she released his pet because his sense of possession bordered on animal cruelty, showing that not only was Snerz always a Spoiled Brat, but he was never even taught not to be.
  • Humiliation Conga: By the end of Season 1, he was humiliated and had his collection of animals exposed to the entire world, losing his stockholders in the process, and ends up arrested. His company is taken over by the Flerz, which he had mistreated and used as a wig for the entire season.
  • Jerkass: He is cruel, narcissistic and treats everyone like garbage, even his own mother.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Every time he's given a chance to show some level of basic decency, he cruelly rejects it. When Michellee tries to earnestly talk him into giving up his obsessive quest for a Chickeraffe and moving on, Snerz hesitates and clearly considers it for a moment, only to dismiss it with a "Nah."
  • Left the Background Music On: Played with. Snerz has a live band of tiny musicians which he commands to provide suitable background music for his every action.
  • Mean Boss: As seen in "There", he has a tendency to fire his employees for no apparent reason.
  • Psychotic Man Child: The guy acts less like an adult and more like a whiny child who complains whenever things don't go his way. His desire to kidnap and imprison animals (especially the Chickeraffe) makes him even worse.
  • Redemption Rejection: In the final episode, he has the chance to jump to safety from a cold-air balloon and let the Chickeraffe go, or else keep trying to get to it and risk being injured by a wind turbine. Michelee tries to get him to leave with an inspiring speech about letting something go if you love them, and it almost seems to get through to him... and then he snaps "NO!", makes a stronger effort to reach Mr. Jenkins, and the heroes have to take action.
  • Self-Made Man: After a falling out with his mother, Snerz left his country home and built himself an immense financial empire to fund his passion for collecting/imprisoning the world's rarest animals.
  • Self-Serving Memory: During an interview with a reporter about his childhood, Snerz reveals that he'd had a pet Flemur once, and the two were inseparable. Then his mother accidentally left the door open one night and the Flemur escaped. As it turns out, the only thing true about this story was the fact that the Flemur got out. Snerz's mother reveals that her son was much too rough and clingy towards the Flemur, and she allowed it to escape upon seeing how miserable it was in his care.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Snerz is basically an example of all seven beats:
    • Lust: He only cares about himself and his job to the point he wants everyone to obey him.
    • Sloth: He basically uses all his time as CEO to focus on the Chickeraffe and not his usual CEO duties.
    • Wrath: He hates his own mother due to losing his pet Flemur to the point he can't even speak to her.
    • Greed: He's only willing to get money to the point that's the only thing he enjoys more.
    • Pride: All he cares about is himself and the money he earns.
  • Shadow Archetype:
    • He's what Guy wishes he could be. Both are ambitious and took their families for granted. The only difference being that while Snerz is a big success, he lacks any of Guy's redeeming qualities.
    • To an extent, his plot to imprison animals darkly mirrors Michellee and E.B., where the former refuses to let her daughter do anything fun out of fear of losing her and the latter initially just wants Mr. Jenkins for a pet. The major difference is that Michellee and E.B have a heart-to-heart talk making them more understanding of one another, whereas Snerz's mama never gave that to her son and caused him to grow up to be a selfish egotistical jerk.
  • Trumplica: Snerz has bouffant yellow hair (actually a fluffy animal he forces to cover his baldness), runs a conglomerate, collects a series of gold-plated objects and is heck-bent on proving he's better than everyone else. He also does the two "peace sign" salute, and actually says he has "all the best words" in "There".
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Subverted. He goes into detail telling a story of how he was much happier as a child and affectionately played with his pet Flemur, but his mother accidentally let it out one night and he never recovered from the incident, becoming a cold-hearted business tycoon as an adult. Mama Snerz reveals later that it was a Self-Serving Memorythe Flemur was terrified of Snerz because he handled it much too roughly, suggesting that he was always greedy and emotionally domineering to some extent.

    Yes Man 
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Snerz's Sycophantic Servant.
  • Butt-Monkey: The ever abused lackey. When Snerz briefly considers fleeing the country, he's already packed and stacked a hundred suitcases by himself before Snerz finds a Hope Spot and orders him to put everything back.
  • Catchphrase: "Yes, Mr. Snerz!"
  • The Creon: Doesn't have the spine to be The Starscream.
  • Dirty Coward: Fears suffering the wrath of anyone around him, be it Snerz or just a group of bar patrons. He flinches under the voice of anyone, and cowers at the mere implication of the Goat.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are almost always in a constant squint under the weight of his Big Ol' Eyebrows.
  • The Nameless: Is only referred to by his position as the Yes-Man, but knowing this show his name might actually be "Yes Man".
  • Mouth of Sauron: Briefly fulfills the role when he is sent to hire the Goat, the only decision of Snerz's he questions... to himself, rhetorically.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: A fitting tone of voice likely due to his Spongebob-esque Gag Nose.


    Michael the Fox 
Voiced by: Tracy Morgan
"I am an egg-free warrior."
A farmhand who is torn between his loves of green eggs and a hen.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The fox from the book is given both a name (Michael) and a potent cocktail of neuroses as he attempts to woo an aloof hen at the farm he works at who looks down on him for eating eggs. His efforts to deprive himself of his favorite food have caused him to become unstable and violent. Mentioning eggs or even the name of his would-be girlfriend is enough to cause him to go on a rampage.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Foxes are canines, and so have blunt digging claws, which cannot be retracted. At least, in the real world.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a tie and blue pants, but nothing else. Interestingly, he's one of the very few characters who actually wears pants, as the human-equivalents are covered by their fur instead.
  • Horror Hunger: Getting deprived from eggs makes him go on a violent rampage.
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: His egg addiction is treated like a drug addiction, complete with painful withdrawals that turn him violent.
  • Interspecies Romance: He has a crush on Sandra, a hen. She does not return his feelings exactly because of his species.
  • Literal Metaphor: He's an actual "fox guarding the hen house".
  • Named by the Adaptation: He's just "a fox" in the book, but is named Michael in this series.
  • Predator Turned Protector: He works as a guard for the hen house, protecting the chickens and their eggs, despite being a predator who loves eggs.
  • Punny Name: Michael the Fox.
  • Stalker Shrine: He made more than a few shrines for Sandra, the hen he has a crush on.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: He gave up his meat- and egg-based diet in favor of worms and corn, so that he can get together with his hen love interest.

    Squeaky the Mouse 
Voiced by: Daveed Diggs
"My only crime was being a husband and a father at a time when there is more hunger than mercy in this world."
A jailed mouse who was arrested for stealing a crumb of cheese for his starving family, with a plotline that is a blatant parody of Les Misérables.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The mouse is also given an angsty backstory, where he was jailed for stealing cheese to feed his family.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He gets to be reunited with his family in the Season 1 finale.
  • Expy: He is Jean Valjean as a mouse - a French-accented character who was arrested for stealing food for his starving family. Lampshaded in his song line "All I could pay was an Homage".
  • French Jerk: Squeaky speaks with a French accent and he's not a nice mouse at all; his escape plan that Sam and Guy thought would get them all out of there turned out to only be helpful for him, because he's so small. Turns out he's turned cynical because he was arrested for stealing cheese for his family.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a shirt and a jacket but no pants.
  • Hero of Another Story: Honestly, a full P.O.V. Sequel starring him, showing an expanded version of his backstory, and ending with him reuniting with his family in the end, like he does in the series, would be extremely intriguing.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's called Squeaky due to how his speaking is heard as squeaks to everyone else.
  • Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life: Squeaky was arrested for stealing a small crumb of cheese on the floor for his family.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In his song, the officer who arrested him proclaimed callousness towards the plight of his family when Squeaks told him about it, but since everyone else can only hear him squeak, it’s likely Squeaks was just being dramatic. Though Sam can’t really understand him when he said this, so the whole thing is moot.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: He can speak fluently, but in such a high-pitched voice that everyone else just hears it as squeaking.
  • Stock Animal Diet: The food he stole for his family was a piece of cheese.
  • The Unintelligible: Everyone larger than him hears his voice as high-pitched squeaking, including the audience outside of his perspective.

    The Goat 
Voiced by: John Turturro
"We can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way, amigo."
A bounty hunter sent by Snerz to speed the Chickeraffe's arrival to him.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He doesn't wear clothes apart from a pair of sunglasses.
  • Achilles' Heel: While he's well near unstoppable, Gluntz is able to leave him in a stupified trance by bleating like a goat in a certain way.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Looks more menacing and less attractive than his book counterpart.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He's The Dragon to Snerz. Well, one of them anyway.
  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: He rides a motorbike as part of his characterization as a tough and aggressive bounty hunter.
  • Anthropomorphic Zig-Zag: He's often seen walking on all fours, but is shown walking on twos like most of the other characters when trying to show a degree of professionalism or the task at hand calls for it.
  • Ax-Crazy: Quite the violent and unhinged type.
  • Badass Biker: He's shown riding a motorcycle on his pursuit for Mr. Jenkins.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Unlike the Fox (who's called Michael) and the Mouse (who Sam names Squeaky), the Goat is just called Goat.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He's the final threat Guy faces in the closing minutes of Season 1, after Snerz is incapacitated as a threat.
  • The Dreaded: So notorious that even Sam-I-Am shows fear of him!
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first appearance features him defeating an entire gang of bikers, and leaving behind what used to be a bar after being hired. This effectively cements him as the most dangerous character Sam and Guy face in Season 1.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Mc Winkle, when it comes to catching the Chickeraffe and being on the opposite side of the law.
  • Expy: To Anton Chigurh. Both are hired hitmen with Latin-American accents that are nigh unstoppable and devoid of compassion.
  • Final Boss: He's the final obstacle standing in the heroes' way of returning Mr. Jenkins home.
  • Foil:
    • To McWinkle. Both are after the Chickeraffe, but as it later turns out, they're on opposite sides of the law.
    • To Sam too. They both were hired by Snerz in regards to delivering said Chickeraffe, but Sam is truly happy and perky and, after a period of conflicting loyalty, is willing to send Mr. Jenkins home. Goat? Not so much. Furthermore, the Goat uses brute force in his methods, while Sam uses stealth and deception.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He tends to pepper his dialogue with words like "compadre" and "amigo".
  • Gruesome Goat: In contrast to his benign book counterpart, this caprine is a ruthless and violent bounty hunter who will do anything to reach his target.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Where McWinkle's eyes are big and gentle, this caprine's eyes show someone mental! Sunken, narrow and laser-keen, it's way past time to flee the scene!
  • Hellish Pupils: He occasionally has horizontal pupils that goats usually have.
  • Implacable Man: It takes an avalanche to slow him down, and even then he's back on the trail in about a day.
  • Leitmotif: "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Goat is capable of destroying a ski lift and a large ferry all on his lonesome.
  • Rotten Rock & Roll: His leitmotif is an electric guitar riff.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of shades and is a scary guy.

Alternative Title(s): Green Eggs And Ham


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