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SBI (Sally Bollywood Investigations)

     Sally Bollywood

Heroine of the series. A 12 year old Hindu girl who runs her junior detective agency helping out with crimes around the school and neighborhood.

  • Action Girl: Extremely athletic, quick on her feet, a master of Hindu martial art, Khalariphattyu and certainly able to defend herself if she needs too.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: One case involving tainted food saw her unaffected as Mrs. Apu comments she was raised on spicy food for most of her life and thus has an immunity to it.
  • Agent Scully: To Doowee's Mulder, she usually tries to be the more sensible of the pair if a case has unnatural claims and most times she's right. That's not to say she won't disbelieve what she see what her eyes most of the time; just that she'll look for a natural cause first before believing the unnatural one.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her usual outfit
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't get mad often but she can lose focus rather quickly if something displeases her. On a more personal level, messing with Doowee and the SBI in general is a good way to get on her bad side.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Go after Doowee at your own risk. Sally might not use physical force but she will make you regret it.
  • Determinator: There have been a few cases where her clients either fire or dismiss her. This never discourages her and she won't stop till the cases reach a proper closure.
  • Experienced Protagonist: She's already a master detective when the series starts. It helps that she has a detective father to learn the ropes from.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Some episodes usually have her dismiss anything she sees as nerdy or boring till she actually tries it herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be kind of a jerk sometimes, but her heart is in the right place.
  • Lethal Chef: Has attempted to cook a few times, though when on her own her food tends to be rather terrible.
  • Like Father Like Daughter: She picked up her detective skill from her dad.
  • Missing Mom: We never find out who her mother is or what happened to her. Only that she was a dancer.
  • Not So Above It All: She can be kind of a brat at times.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Don it on two occasions as part of a disguise.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Sorta counts; she wears part of her sari over her pants. Then again her sari isn't usually one worn in the traditional sense.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair in her case. Seems to run in her family.

     Doowee MacAdam

Sally's best friend and partner. Makes many of the gadgets that's helps in the investigations.

  • Adorkable: He's pretty much a geek but a very cute one.
  • Agent Mulder: To Sally's Scully; he's usually more superstitious and willing to believe in the supernatural.
  • Animals Hate Him: Really has bad luck with animals, though Mr. Shoebridges' parrot is an exception.
  • Berserk Button: Either messing with the SBI, Sally or his gadgets. Insulting his intelligence likewise gets this reaction.
  • Bungling Inventor: Depending on the episode, he can be this when his inventions go haywire.
  • Butt-Monkey: Usually on the end of comical abuse.
  • Dragged into Drag: On a few occasions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Makes a lot of hi-tech machinery that pretty advanced for a guy his age. Then again the show does note he's the son of a special effects expert. So likely he got it from his dad.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not very athletic and can barely keep up with Sally when a chase goes down (to the point it's a bit of a running gag that he hates running). Still his expertise in other fields balance out the pair.
  • Plot Allergy: Found out he was allergic to long-haired rabbits. He really swells up when he's near them, so not surprisingly when a case involving a rabbit needed their attention, his allergy was used to find it.
  • Scotireland: Subverted in his case; his nationality is indeed Scottish (as he mentions making Haggis for a cooking contest in one episode and wears a traditional kilt in "Nationality Day") but he doesn't have the accent (though oddly his parents do; however that could be justified by them having immigrated after their accents had solidified while Dowee, having been born in the States, has the local accent).

     Harry Bollywood

Sally's father, a private investigator whose skills he passed on to Sally.

     Mrs. Apu

Sally's nanny within the Bollywood household. Apparently a longtime friend of the family.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Mrs. Apu often addresses Sally with things like "my little mongoose" or "my little papadum".
  • Cool Old Lady: Helps out Sally, Doowee and a few kids of the neighborhood if they ever need it.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Occasionally shows attraction to much younger guys, like actor Javed.
  • Kindly Housekeeper: Harry hired her to handle the housework after Mrs. Bollywood passed away. She treats Harry and Sally like they're her own family and they treat her in kind.
  • Supreme Chef: Only when it comes to Indian food. In "Bling Bling" she tries her hand at French cuisine and keeps making mistakes.
  • Widow Woman: If her name is any indication, she was married once.


Little Bombay Jr High Faculty and Staff.

     Mr. Shoebridge

Principal of the school.

  • Adults Are Useless: On some occasions depending on the episode such as scolding Sally for what Stephanie wrote in the school paper based on a suspicion she had. When Sally tried to state Stephanie twisted what she was saying, he just saw it as another accusation.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of old 3D glasses for some reason.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Has often come to Sally and Doowee for help regarding any school related crimes and willingly to change some rules if they affected a culprit in some way...after they've finished serving their punishments of course.

     Mr. Cubbins 
The janitor of the school.

     Mrs Madurpore

Biology teacher of the school. Also the mother of Jaya.

  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Mother in this case; she scolds Jaya for a making a scene just because she lost her lucky charm.
  • Hidden Depths: In her younger days, she was a Disco dancing champion.

Gym teacher of the school.
  • Tattooed Crook: Subverted; he's rough-looking and has some tattoos over his arms but is far from a crook.

     Ms. Smiths 

A Maths teacher.

  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When the students get too unruly, she comes up with a persona named Ms. Chicago whose no-nonsense and nasty temper makes them realize how lucky they have her as teacher. Once the students get the message, she drops the disguise.

     Ms. Popoff

The school nurse.

Little Bombay Jr High Students

Some of the more notable recurring students in the series. Due to the rotating cast, sometimes they're clients and other times they're culprits depending on the plot.


  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: One episode had him bugging many of his classmates with pranks so they organize one involving vampires to get back at him.
  • The Bully: Has been the culprit in a couple of cases and is one of the local bullies of the school.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a bully but he won't mess with Christmas. In fact when Sally was working a case involving a Santa suit, he offered to help.
  • Not Me This Time: Well technically but in "Liz's Secret Diary", he admits to breaking into lockers and stealing thing but not taking Liz's diary and posting the pages.


  • Deliberately Cute Child: More or less, hard to believe she's Tom's sister, neh?
  • Loony Fan: She and some follow elementary friends were the culprits in one case where they plastered posters all over town just to help their favorite singer win a voting contest.
  • Precocious Crush: To Sally's cousin Boulah, so much so she was the culprit in taking his airplane ticket so he could stay longer.

  • Freak Out: Had one when her lucky charm went missing
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Two cases where she's usually the culprit.
    • In "Halloween Heist" she was revealed to be the mastermind that stole the candies but only so kids in hospitals can have some.
    • Another case where she was the culprit was because she wanted to protect her mother's job. Turns out she was misinformed as Mr. Shoebridge was telling the substitute whom she assumed she was taking her mother's place was that he would be glad to recommend her for another school.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair in her case. Again run in the family as her mother sports it too.

  • Karma Houdini: Kind of. She was the culprit in one case but her punishment was cleaning windows. Since she loves cleaning anyway, it's not much of a punishment.
  • Neat Freak: President of the Good Manners club and a major germaphobe and can be seen always wearing gloves.
  • Super OCD: Utterly obsessed with cleaning, to the point of cleaning a computer literally with soap and water.

  • Hidden Depths: Comes off a bit ditzy but she's a surprisingly good manipulator having gotten Sally and Doowee to find a painting her grandfather stole. Likewise she knows her way around technology such as how she manged to scramble the autotune machine of her friend's concert.
  • I Call It "Vera": In the pilot ep, she dubs her cell phone "Phonito".
  • It Was with You All Along: She was the client in the pilot episode coming to the SBI to find her missing cell phone. Once Sally and Doowee think they've found it, it turns out it wasn't hers. Sally then finds out that Cristina's phone was in her purse the whole time. Cristina couldn't find it because it was lost in the sea of her other products.
  • Pink Is Feminine: EVERYTHING about her just screams this.
  • Valley Girl: Speaks in this manner.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A culprit in one case but only to clear the name of her family as her grandfather has stole a painting back then and she was trying to return it to a museum. Another case had her trying to sabotage her friend's singing career as she wanted to spend more time with her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case.

  • Jerkass: On some occasions, she mocks Sally when her business was being threatened by Mr. Big, was one of the kids trying to keep Sally from competing in a sports event, and when invited to come to Doowee's new gadget demonstration, admits she only came for Mrs. Apu's cooking.
  • Smooch of Victory: Gives one to Doowee after they recovered her trophies in one case.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: For once, yeah; her hair's completely blue.

  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Was the one who organized the vampire prank against Bob.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: In one case, he challenges the SBI's detective skills and wanted to be caught. Turns out it was his way of asking Sally to a dance.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Was the culprit in a few cases but more often then not his action are never malicious and he's been described as one of Sally and Dowee's best friends.


  • Intrepid Reporter: One of the reporters for the school newspaper and will leap at any scandal that befalls it. Especially if it involves the SBI, even admitting that their success is her success.
  • It's All About Me: Her own little office has pictures of her plastered on the walls. Likewise all the investigations she does is just to boost her own credits.
  • Never My Fault: She has a bad habit of writing articles without proof to support them. But when confronted on it, she just claims the complainer doesn't know anything about journalism (which included her own editor). This has gotten her in trouble a few times.

  • Adorkable: Much more nerdy than Doowee, but again so cute.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In "Stranger Then Fiction", he reveals he's a major fan of a Harry Potter-esqe book series that he even wrote his own fan story. When the author, who had claimed someone stole her manuscript, reveals she truthfully couldn't come up with any ideas for her next installment and made up the story to cover for this, she's shown Albert's story and suggests a collaboration. Albert faints from shock and happiness.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Was the culprit in one case involving stolen lunches, he admits he only did it to protect his sister whose allergic to nuts and was just trying to keep her from trading one that might have some.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Same as Doowee.
  • Mad Scientist: He went overboard in one ep where he used the whole school as guinea pigs for his sound experiments.
  • Running Gag: His inventions have a habit of blowing up in his face.
  • Speech Impediment: Has a bit of a lisp in the English dub.
  • The Rival: To Doowee on a few occasions.


  • Smooch of Victory: Planted one on an unsuspecting Doowee after the thief was caught in "Crime Flash".
  • Stalker with a Crush: Not too bad but she makes it obvious she really likes Doowee to the point she was the culprit in two cases where she sabotaged Doowee's gadgets and Sally's slumber party just so he would talk with her.
  • Warts and All: In "Catch Me If You Can" Doowee mention he wants to go to a school dance with her but is afraid of embarrassing himself on the dance floor. She shows she doesn't really care in the slightest about that as long as she gets to dance with him.

     Mr. Big

  • Engineered Heroics: Was the one causing crimes in his introduction episode just so he can solve them himself and discredit the SBI.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Switched to being a fortune-teller in his second appearance and freely admits its fake. But is genuinely trying to turn over a new leaf and even helps Sally and Doowee in "Mr Big Returns".
  • Ironic Name: Despite his name, he's a bit of a shrimp barely even Sally or Doowee's height.
  • The Rival: To the SBI in his introduction episode.
  • Shout-Out: His appearance is a possible homage to Detective Conan.

  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Has a rather feminine appearance.
  • Hidden Depths: Writes a blog under a pen name.
  • Spot the Imposter: Martin disguises himself as him in "Whodunit" in order to wreck Doowee's gadget. If it wasn't for Mrs. Apu running into the real Stan, he would've likely framed him.

  • Jerk Jock: In some eps.
  • It's All About Me: Has a habit of prattling on and on how great he is.
  • Loony Fan: Had one in the form of the basketball mascot who was going as far to try and hurt the head cheerleader whom she thought was trying to be his girlfriend.

  • Class Clown: Known for being a bit of a prankster
  • Jerkass: Not the most pleasant fellow to be around.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Has one over his nose for some reason.
  • Red Herring: Most times he's featured, he's usually never the culprit. Just a false lead.

  • Bad "Bad Acting": Was the culprit in one case as her friend, a director, didn't make her a lead actor in his movie. Sally shows her exactly why when she's shown part of the movie where she was used as bait to lure out the false culprit. Kuvina's horrified on seeing herself act.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly good at making scented aromas.
  • Jerkass: In SBI Sees Double, she comes to the SBI crying over her missing scrunchies. Once they take the case, she becomes a demanding diva, demanding they find it as fast as possible. Keep in mind, they're volunteering to do so, she's not paying them.
  • Multicolored Hair: Purple hair with some of it dyed blonde.

  • Black and Nerdy: Though a much cuter example since he doesn't look the part.
  • The B Grade: She actually complained over getting an A- on a test and felt she had study harder to make up for it.

  • Drama Queen: She's a client in a lot of cases, many which usually involve a relationship or friendship whom she always suspects the other half is cheating on her. Cue the waterworks when she comes to ask the SBI for help.

  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Scotireland: Speaks with a Scottish accent in the dub.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Was the culprit in one case in order to help her brother improve his grade. The thing was she was essentially blackmailing him into doing it by threatening his popularity.

  • Always Someone Better: She and Sally got into a scuffle and she was in every way the better fighter. It's only thanks to Doowee's rope invention that she was stopped short of creaming Sally.
  • Brawn Hilda: She doesn't have any major muscles but her design fits the bill. And she more then has the strength to back it up.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Manage to throw a shot punt and the student holding it with no problem. Likewise in her fight with Sally, she tore balance beams off their handles and lobbed them at Sally as well as gym mats in rapid succession.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Hacked the school's computer to change a fellow student's grades as she felt he was showing off academically and wanted him to feel what it was like to have parents scolding you for having bad grades.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Excels in P.E, other studies not so much.

     Fuzzy Frogs
  • Garage Band: Well middle school band. They're fairly famous around the community too. Even being opening acts for famous celebrities.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: After Sally shows that someone in the band had leaked a song to a famous rock star to sing as his own. They started fighting amongst themselves until Sally stopped them via microphone feedback.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: "Curses" one classmate for simply bumping into her. In truth though, the classmate was competing for a stage role Luna wanted and she was just jealous that she always kept getting it in previous years.
  • Magic Feather: One of the positives of her sorceress persona is that she passed out "charms" that helped a few students such grades or helping to rivals get together. Even when the charms are revealed to be fakes, the students are still grateful to her.
  • Multicolored Hair: As the image shows, light purple in the front, regular purple in the back.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: She passes herself off as a "sorceress" and "hexes" people with green hair, even keeping a cauldron in her room. In reality, it's just a specialized shampoo that she made and slipped in with the free samples of her targets' magazines.

  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Sally tricked her into revealing she was the culprit in one case by claiming she found the Saris she had stolen and hidden away. In truth it was just an empty garbage bag and Nirmala had unwittingly lead Sally and Doowee right to the real ones.
  • Performance Anxiety: The reason for her actions in "S.O.S Saris" as she admits she's afraid of messing up in front of an audience. Sally convinces her otherwise.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In "Cold Case" Sally and Doowee fired her from the secretary position after she came up with an impractical filing system, but she later helps in the case when she points out a list of old students had been tampered with to remove someone's name. Sally and Doowee didn't notice one part was in different handwriting until she pointed it out.
  • The Fashionista: Alma and she are usually into this.
  • No Indoor Voice: A problem she only has in "Too Many Cooks". She gets over it.
  • Those Two Guys: Can usually be seen hanging around with Alma.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in her case.

  • Hollywood Nerd: Fits it to a tee.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Revealed he was the culprit in a studies cheating racket in an effort to make friends.
  • Intelligence = Isolation: The other part of the reason when he was found to be the culprit in one case as, while he excels in his studies, it doesn't leave room to make friends. Sally and Doowee, having gone undercover as nerds for a time, can't help but agree.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the head editor of the school newspaper and chastised Stephanie for writing an article without the proof to back it up.

  • New Transfer Student: Stated to have moved to the neighborhood recently.
  • RevengeSVP: Had this pulled on her via a Party Crashing when she threw a party but was very picky about who could come (Sally wasn't even invited, but Doowee was). The culprit? None other then her little brother whom she wouldn't allow to participate for being too young.
  • Snowball Lie: In one case, she claimed she had a cat which was supposedly stolen later on. It turned out it was a lie that got out of her control as she was just trying to fit in with the other girls who had pets.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink coloring.

  • Amoral Attorney: Least tries to be anyway, he claims himself to be a judge and talks in a lot of legal mumbo jumbo to get the SBI to back off of Bob. But it obvious it's just an act and he's one one Bob's stooges.
  • Catchphrase: "Objection! Objection!"

  • Generic Graffiti: One of her usual art styles, one of the plots even focused on her getting into a war with a rival artist.
  • Starving Artist: Tries to act like it but seeing as she's a kid, it's just her being a diva.

Other Characters


Sally's cousin

  • Big Brother Instinct: Klutzy as he is, it is admirable that he tried to protect Sally when Tom found the two of them in his room. Likewise, talking Alice into giving him back his plane ticket when she was outed.
  • Nice Guy: A tad narcissistic and could use some lesson in household manners (He laid on Sally's bed in dirty shoes to her disgust). But otherwise an alright guy.
  • Red Herring: Sally initially thought he deliberately hid his plane ticket just to stay longer. But Harry reveals Bouleh was with him the whole time when it disappeared.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: In his family, was an only child but his parents had multiple children, mking him the eldest brother among them. This is probably the reason why he was able to get Alice to give him his plane ticket back.
  • The Klutz: Tries to help with the investigation of his missing plane ticket, but only ended up hampering Sally and Doowee due to his clumsiness. This is what lead to Sally suspecting him the first time, but no; he really is just that clumsy.

     Kurina Khan 

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Fired a stage hand simply because he tripped while trying to throw water at Sally for an action scene and hit Kurina by accident.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Doesn't take much to get her mad.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Known for playing the love interests in a lot of movies. But on the set, she's a major diva, who's nasty to the whole production team
  • Never My Fault: Fails to see that she has a major attitude problem and even accused her friend of being "selfish" for asking for a small part in a movie. It eventually took finding out said friend was the culprit in snapping and sending pictures of her behavior to the media as well as her being told directly how spoiled she is by said friend that she finally changes her tone.

     Melody M
  • Expy: Of Hannah Montana.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's been a celebrity for so long that the one day she live normally, she practically whined from trivial things like chipping her nail or the cafeteria not having the food she wanted.
  • That Syncing Feeling: What kicks off the case in the episode she's featured in, as her autotune machine was tampered with which outed her to her fans.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her default hairstyle is indeed blue, she wears a blonde wig when doing her stage persona.
  • Valley Girl: Talks in this manner.

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