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Barbie

"I may be 100% plastic, but at least I'm not a Bratz doll."

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

The poster girl for dolls everywhere, Mattel's mascot likes to keep an innocent public appearance. Off-camera, however, she's a resentful woman known for alcoholism, drug abuse, and dysfunctional behavior.


  • Abusive Parents: Barbie constantly browbeats and neglects her "little sisters". However, she does love them.
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  • The Ace: Have you seen her list of jobs? She even spends the January 2019 miniseries, Barbie's Career Advice, confessing the hardest parts of some of those jobs.
  • Agent Scully: "60" has Barbie treat the visits from the Ghosts of Mattel Past and Present as elaborate pranks from Chelsea and Stacie, complete with a hired actress portraying Barbie's Alternate Self. The sight of the Ghost of Mattel Future helps weaken this theory, as she looks exactly like Future Skipper; Barbie recalls that she didn't tell present-day Skipper how she looks in the future, ruling out the possibility of her disguising as the ghost. Afterwards, Barbie regards the ghosts' visits as an Opinion-Changing Hallucination.
  • Anything That Moves: She will have sex with anyone, as evidenced by her reputation of shagging every man and woman 100 miles of Malibu.
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  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Barbie has a pretty short attention span.
  • Attention Whore: Hates sharing the spotlight.
  • The Alcoholic: Barbie lives and breathes this trope; she seems wasted all the time.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Barbie and Ken for the "little sisters", because of how often they shamelessly humiliate themselves.
  • Bad Liar: Barbie doesn't do a very convincing job denying her flaws.
  • Berserk Button: The phrase "Dijon mustard" (or rather, the thought of running out of Dijon Mustard) flies Barbie into a rage. Also, don't refer to her by any version of the word "mother" and do not throw her age around for any reason.
  • Broken Ace: Barbie tries to act like a perfect woman, with a perfect life, despite her alcoholism, unsatisfied lust, and dysfunctional family.
  • Cat Girl: Barbie dresses as one in Spooky Stories.
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  • Catchphrase: "Zip it, Skipper!".
  • Characterization Marches On: She was a bit of a Dumb Blonde in the beginning episodes.
    Barbie: I’m sorry, I just don’t get my character’s motivation. Uh, who am I meant to be?
    Director: Cut! You’re you.
    Barbie: Well, I know, but who is my character trying to be? A ballerina, a doctor, an athlete, a teacher, a shop assistant?
    Director: You. Barbie. You’re being Barbie.
    Barbie: I don’t get it.
    Director: Jesus.
    Barbie: I do not remember being Jesus Barbie...
  • Childhood Brain Damage: Margaret revealing in "Barbie's Mother" that she used to throw her all the time as a baby would explain a lot about Barbie's mental state.
  • Comically Missing the Point: The Parent/Teacher Meeting miniseries has Barbie constantly misunderstand why Chelsea keeps getting into trouble. For instance, the first episode has the teacher reprimand Chelsea for drawing a penis during class, while Barbie scolds "Chesley" for drawing an unrealistic penis.
  • Cool Big Sis: Barbie loved Tutti and Todd so much, she promised to free them from Margaret's and George's abuse by letting the twins live in her dreamhouse. Unfortunately, they disappeared before Barbie could fulfill this promise. In "Tinka and Todd", Barbie showers Tinka with affection after the latter reveals herself as Tutti, and plans a day of fun for when they find Todd as well — though their failure to find Todd ultimately cancels these plans.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Barbie has a sarcastic sense of humor.
  • Directed by Cast Member: invoked Barbie takes over Return to Horseback Mountain in hopes that she can make it too good for Mattel's target audience, viewers who found Horseback Mountain So Bad, It's Good. It doesn't work.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: "Tinka and Todd" has Barbie disappoint Tinka by deducting a "family discount" from her paycheck. If Barbie were really the big sister of Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, and Krissy, the frequency with which she lets them down would also qualify her for this trope.
  • Dreadful Musician: Barbie actually can't sing that well.
  • Freudian Excuse: Let's face it; Barbie's childhood sucked.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Barbie can get angered pretty easily.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: She hates how hard she has to work at filming and promoting her contractually-obligated direct-to-video movies, but still insists that everyone admire her performances.
  • Idiot Ball: Barbie has her fair share of ditzy/naive moments.
  • It's All About Me: She is incredibly selfish, usually putting her physical, financial and in particular sexual needs over everyone else's feelings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Barbie does let her love for her "little sisters" show once in a while, and her love for Ken show more often than that.
  • Life of the Party: Hard-Drinking Party Girl Barbie sure can spice up a shindig, even if some of her methods for doing so sound illegal.
  • The Matchmaker: Barbie tries to drive Ken's Annoying Younger Sibling Tommy out of her house by convincing Yasmin to date him.
    Look at me! Matchmaker Barbie, coming to a store near you! I am a wizard, Harry!
  • Naked People Are Funny: The Naked and Not Afraid miniseries has Barbie go nude Once an Episode.
  • Narcissist: Barbie acts very boastful and vain.
  • Older Than They Look: Since she's a doll, she will always look like a young adult, but she's been around since 1959.
  • Overly Long Name: In the first Christmas Episode, Barbie proposes changing her name to, "Ms. Tallulah Watermelon Cap'n Crunch Unicorn Hanukkah Smith of the California Smiths".
  • Pink Means Feminine: Barbie loves pink so strongly, that the first episode of The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us centers around her throwing a "pink party".
  • Pinocchio Nose: In "Family Reunion", after Barbie slams the door on Margaret:
    Ken: Who was that?
    Barbie: No one-It was the Mormons-It was Girl Scouts-It was a flaming bag of poop-It was trick-or-treaters!
    Ken: Barb, I know you stammer when you're lying.
    Barbie: No, I don't-I'm not-I wouldn't-I don't stammer-You stammer-Shut up!
  • Pregnancy Scare: The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us episode #2 has Barbie and Mrs. Potato Head worry that Barbie will have another baby soon, since after making out with Ken in an elevator, she appears to start developing Morning Sickness, Wacky Cravings, and Breast Expansion. Fortunately, when Barbie takes a pregnancy test (endorsed by herself), it turns up negative.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: "Blizzard" has Skipper describing her as being like a toddler.
  • Really Gets Around: Barbie has apparently had sex with everyone in Malibu.
  • The Resenter: Barbie admits in "The Blizzard" that she worries that her "little sisters" and Ken love Yasmin more than they do her.
  • Secret Keeper: In "16 and Pregnant", Barbie ruins Yasmin's gender reveal party by refusing to reveal the baby's gender.
  • Sex for Services: Barbie often tries to seduce people into doing what she wants.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Barbie has a foul mouth.
  • Sleepwalking: In "Neighborhood Watch", a sleeping Barbie steals from all of her neighbors, and herself.
  • Stacy's Mom: "Stacie's Mom" has a boy attending Stacie's birthday party develop a crush on Barbie. One of Stacie's female friends, Janet, also falls for Barbie, in "Slumber Party".
  • Unreliable Narrator: In the first Valentine's Day Episode, Barbie gives three different accounts of how she and Ken met, each one tweaked to match the interests of whichever "little sister" she tells it to. Apparently they are all false. When flashbacks in "Alcoholics Anonymous" provided further contradictions, Sam & Mickey explained them away by admitting that the alcohol ruined Barbie's memory.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Barbie never wears the same outfit twice, often changing her clothes multiple times in the same day.
  • Vague Age: Several characters suspect Barbie of being older than she looks, although Barbie constantly tries to lie about her age. In "Barbie's Birthday", Ken and Yasmin take several days to figure it out, despite Ken presumably having plenty of time as Barbie's boyfriend to learn it beforehand.
    Katniss: The biggest joke was pretending you're only middle-aged.
    Barbie: Middle-aged is respective of how long you live. If you live to be 100, middle age would be 50, but if you live forever, which I will, since I'm made of plastic, which isn't biodegradable, then middle age doesn't actually exist. So, you're right, Katniss, I'm not middle-aged, thank you for the observation.
    Belle: That is the dumbest thing you have ever said.

Barbie's "Glorified Accessory"

Ken

Voiced by: Alastair Wharton ("Sold Separately"), Mickey Weston ("Career Girl" onwards)

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Barbie and Ken for the "little sisters", because of how often they shamelessly humiliate themselves.
  • Camp Straight: In spite of being much more sensitive, delicate and emotional than Barbie, he is still heterosexual.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the early videos, Ken and Yasmin seem like jerks to Barbie, until they Took a Level in Dumbass.
  • Crossdresser: Sometimes seen in women's clothing, such as when he dresses as a hula girl in Spooky Stories.
  • Good Parents: He is very loving and supportive of his daughters. Even Barbie acknowledges at times how much of a better parent he is than her.
  • Idiot Ball: Ken has his fair share of ditzy/naive moments, especially in the December 2019 miniseries Ken is Stupid.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He is very sensitive (often pushed to tears due to Barbie) and engages in feminine hobbies such as fashion and collecting unicorn statues. He even gets his own spinoff miniseries where he gives fashion tips despite Barbie telling him he dresses terribly.
  • Official Couple: With either Yasmin or Barbie, depending on the age of the video.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Barbie tells him about how Skipper is planning to have sex with Anslem in "Virginity", he begins cursing and almost goes to kick his ass.
  • Overprotective Dad: He acts as this in "Prom". He gives Skipper a hideous dress to keep away boys and threatens to beat up Anslem when the two of them head to prom.
  • Pants-Free: In Kenneth Carson's Sporting Channel, Ken ends the last part by revealing that he spent the whole miniseries sitting pantless behind the desk.
  • This Is No Time to Panic: Ken has a variation of this as his Catchphrase.
    Don't panic! I'm panicking!
  • Too Dumb to Live: According to "The Hangover", Ken acts so stupid, he'd accidentally electrocute himself if left unsupervised for 10 minutes.
  • Unreliable Narrator: In "Planned Pregnancy", Ken gives contradictory recollections on which "little sister" he and Barbie intentionally conceived. Each recollection is at least 50% false.

Barbie's "Little Sisters"

  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Chelsea, Skipper, and Stacie. Stacie frequently gets comments about her hair looking a little reddish and even gets called a ginger by Margaret and Barbie.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: Sam & Mickey portray Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, and Krissy as illegitimate daughters of Barbie and Ken, though Barbie tries to cover this up by referring to them as her little sisters.
  • Open Secret: It seems rare for anyone not to recognize Barbie as the "little sisters"' real mother, especially since the "little sisters" often don't try to act otherwise.
  • Temporary Substitute: Barbie's Book Club Part 5 has Stacie, Skipper, and Krissy respectively replace Belle, who had to take Adam to the vet, Katniss, who bails before the meeting finishes, and Ghoulia, who has to get her teeth whitened.

Skipper

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

  • Black Bra and Panties: Skipper buys some from Victoria's Mystery in "Virginity", which Chelsea and Barbie correctly take as a sign that Skipper wants to finally have sex with her boyfriend Anslem.
  • Character Blog: Memoirs of a Skipper shares some videos from Skipper's vlog.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Skipper has a sarcastic sense of humor.
  • Dye Hard: In-Universe, Skipper has naturally blonde hair, but these videos use a 21st century doll with brown and purple hair, instead.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In "The Future", Skipper stops dying her hair after maturing from a hipster, to a responsible mother.
  • Halloween Cosplay: She dresses as Barbie in Spooky Stories.
  • Hipster: Skipper has a general disinterest/annoyance with the crazy shenanigans surrounding her, unless she becomes intrigued by the drama.
  • In Spite of a Nail: All the futuristic visions Barbie has in "The Future" and "Back to the Future" portray Skipper the same way, unlike the other "little sisters".
  • Mistaken for Gay: Barbie has admitted mistaking Skipper for a lesbian until "The Pineapple Store", in which Skipper first accepts a date with Anslem. When Barbie realizes that she can't stand by Skipper in public displays of LGBT support, she cries at least as hard as a homophobic parent would at having a lesbian for a daughter.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: In "Sick", Barbie initially worries that Skipper has Morning Sickness, but it turns out she just has the flu.
  • Ready for Lovemaking: "Virginity" has Skipper attempt to hint to Anslem that they could have sex together.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Skipper has a husky voice, apparently meant to evoke Kristen Stewart.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Barbie admits disliking Skipper's first name; a flashback reveals that Ken suggested naming her after his favorite Gilligan's Island character, and Barbie thought the suggestion sounded so hilariously stupid, she might as well go with it. Skipper's boss also thinks her name sounds stupid, and instead calls her, "Scooter".
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Similar to Bart Simpson's case, if Skipper ever calls Barbie "mom" instead of by her first name, she must be in the middle of an Heroic BSoD.

Stacie

Voiced by: Mickey Weston

  • Ambiguously Bi: "Back to the Future" has one timeline in which Stacie marries another woman, and one in which she marries a man; when Barbie tells Stacie about them, Stacie can't decide which one she would prefer. Later, in "Panic Room", Barbie asks Stacie if she has a boyfriend, a girlfriend, or neither, prompting this exchange (paraphrased):
    Stacie: So, how do you know if you're 100% straight or not?
    Barbie: No one is 100% straight. At best, you can be 99%, but there's always room to move. People will tell you otherwise, but they're usually just religious people, or Republicans.
    Stacie: Interesting.
    Barbie: Not really.
  • Celeb Crush: Stacie has one on Justin Bieber.
  • Characterization Marches On: She started off as a preteen obsessed with her celebrity crushes, but gradually became The Smart Guy with dreams of going to an Ivy League school and having a knack for planning.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: In "The Blizzard", Barbie retorts to Stacie declaring, "It's not [Yasmin's] fault that you're an idiot!", by confessing, "But it's my fault that you're an idiot!", since Barbie took a lot of drugs while pregnant with Stacie.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: "The Planned Pregnancy" has Ken share a questionably accurate recollection of him and Barbie conceiving her in hopes that she could headline a new lineup of the Rockers, along with the children of Barbie's band mates.
  • Halloween Cosplay: She dresses as Tinker Bell in Spooky Stories.
  • Overly Long Name: Anastasia Penelope Sonny Cher Roberts.
  • Super OCD: Stacie claims to have this, as evidenced by her insistence to adhere to organization and schedules.
  • Sweet Tooth: Stacie loves to eat sweet food, such as cake and marshmallows.
  • Unperson: Ken predicts in "Tommy" that when Stacie and her sisters grow up, Stacie's sisters will become as unwilling to acknowledge her as Barbie and Ken did Tutti, Todd, or Tommy. Stacie and Skipper both agree that this sounds likely.

Chelsea

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Chelsea falls under this when the others tire of her long stories about her classmates.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: Some throwaway dialogue in "Spring Fling" reveals that Chelsea unknowingly developed this, because of Barbie throwing her around as a baby.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Chelsea reveals in "Panic Room" that she keeps a katana underneath her bed, because if a Zombie Apocalypse breaks out, she'd rather fight the zombies than hide from them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ever since "Barbie's Birthday", Chelsea has slipped into this role and became merciless.
  • Dreadful Musician: Chelsea actually can't sing that well.
  • Generation Xerox: According to Word of God, she is doomed to be just like Barbie when she's an adult. The second Alternate Timeline Barbie witnesses in "Back to the Future" shows her how this would turn out.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Barbie's Book Club Part 5 becomes Chelsea's Book Club after Barbie goes to refill her spiked juice, unwittingly leaving a seat open for Chelsea.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Barbie had so much trouble adjusting to Kelly's Sudden Name Change to Chelsea, that she often calls her other names as well.
  • Motor Mouth: Chelsea seems like quite a chatterbox.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: "Barbie's Birthday" has Chelsea gleefully give some horrific suggestions for taking revenge on Barbie, creeping out Skipper and Stacie.
  • Parental Favoritism: Barbie admits that she "doesn't mind" Chelsea and calls her the best looking "little sister" she has. Although that still doesn't stop her from getting her name wrong.
  • Plot Allergy: In The Barbie Cooking Show episode #2, Barbie needs to find a new co-host after Chelsea's allergy to almonds sends her to the ICU after handling the first ingredient of Barbie's red velvet cake recipe - almond meal flour.
  • Sudden Name Change: Following Mattel's lead, Kelly becomes Chelsea in between "Career Girl" and the first Thanksgiving Episode. Unlike Mattel, Sam & Mickey actually had the dolls acknowledge and lampshade this change.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: After Kelly's name was changed to Chelsea, she (and her voice) became more ditzy and shallow, following suit of her "big sister".

Krissy

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

Barbie's Friends and Foes

Yasmin

Voiced by: Mickey Weston

  • Accidental Misnaming: Tommy calls her, "Yamsen".
  • Ambiguously Brown: Yasmin has a vague nationality.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the early videos, Ken and Yasmin seem like jerks to Barbie, until they Took a Level in Dumbass.
  • Ethical Slut: As a Bratz doll, she's naturally slutty, but is genuinely caring about Barbie and her family.
  • Halloween Cosplay: She dresses as Barbie in the first Halloween Episode.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Yasmin starts dating Tommy in hopes that she can turn him into less of an asshole.
  • Idiot Ball: Yasmin has her fair share of ditzy/naive moments.
  • Interactive Narrator: She narrates "16 and Pregnant" to audition for the identically-named reality show, but often argues with the other dolls.
  • LEGO Body Parts: She recalls in The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us episode #1 that she accidentally switched feet with Cloe once, despite their differing skin tones.
  • Pirate Girl: Yasmin dresses as one in Spooky Stories.
  • Pregnancy Scare: "The Wedding" ends with Yasmin claiming to be pregnant with Ken's baby. In "Baby Shower", it turns out she was just feeling gassy.
  • Riches to Rags: "Homeless" has Yasmin lose her mansion after Tommy wastes their money failing to learn how to jet ski. She and her babies move into one of Chelsea's surprisingly luxurious clubhouses.
  • Secret Keeper: "The Assistant" ends with Yasmin learning that Tinka's birth name was "Tutti", but since Yasmin can't recall where exactly she heard that name before, she doesn't tell Barbie right away. In "Delivery", Tinka confesses this herself.
  • Screaming Birth: "Delivery" has Yasmin learn the hard way that giving birth isn't nearly as easy or glamorous as Hallmark made it look, especially when having twins.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Some videos, such as "Sex Tape" and episode #3 of The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us, suggest that Barbie underestimates Yasmin's intelligence.
  • Token Minority: Yasmin seems like the only Hispanic on The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us.
  • Unknown Rival: Barbie has an un-recuperated animosity towards Yasmin.
  • Wag the Director: In-universe, Yasmin ends up on the receiving end, when directing a charity performance of Mary Poppins, struggling to work with actors who attempt to impose their own ideas for changes.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite having her own mansion, being the main provider for Ken while they were dating, and also being promiscuous like Barbie, she's only a teenager. Sam & Mickey didn't reveal this until 2017's "Furniture Shopping", but the title of "16 and Pregnant", released two years later, turned it into a Late-Arrival Spoiler.

Belle

Voiced by: Kate Weston or Sam Clutsom, depending on the video

Ghoulia

Voiced by: Liz Clutsom

  • Genre Savvy: In Barbie's Book Club Part 4, she admits that she didn't read the assigned book (The Shining), because she rightly expected some internal drama to overtake any discussion on it.
  • Shipper on Deck: She sets Barbie and Ken up on a date, but since they hadn't made up yet, it doesn't go well.
  • The Unintelligible: Ghoulia speaks only in grunts.

Mrs. Potato Head

Voiced by: Mickey Weston

  • Anthropomorphic Food: She and her family consist of talking potatoes.
  • Fake Pregnancy: In The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us Episode #2, during Barbie's Pregnancy Scare, Barbie tells the other Housewives that Mrs. Potato Head has become pregnant. Mrs. Potato Head plays along, and the other women actually believe it.
  • LEGO Body Parts: Her makeover in Makeup By Yasmin consists mostly of Yasmin swapping her hair and face for parts that make her look more like a Bratz doll.
  • Official Couple: With Mr. Potato Head, despite implications that he might be cheating on her.
  • Stage Mom: She enrolls her daughter Carbara in several types of music lessons.
  • Token Minority: Mrs. Potato Head stands (figuratively) as the only Jewish lead of The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us.

Katniss

Voiced by: Mickey Weston

Bella

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

  • Flat Character: Clumsy with zero other personality traits.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: After Katniss quits Barbie's Book Club, Bella replaces her in The Stinger of Part 1. When it becomes obvious that she didn't read the assigned book (The Hunger Games), Barbie decides to kick her out of the club.
  • Hidden Depths: In The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us episode #4, she steps outside her antisocial comfort zone, and auditions for Yasmin's charity production of Mary Poppins. She sings so beautifully, that Yasmin casts her as Mary Poppins, much to Barbie's jealousy.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Bella's speaking voice sounds like essentially a nasal Skipper, but when she sings, her high notes sound divine!

Tommy

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

  • Accidental Misnaming: He constantly calls Yasmin "Yamsen". Considering what a misogynist he is, it may cross over into Malicious Misnaming.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He is this to Ken who dislikes him due to his personality and his immaturity.
  • Beard of Evil: Not evil, per se, but he's usually bearded (depending on the temperature) and is not a nice guy.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Tommy is apparently well-endowed and (according to Yasmin) is great in bed.
  • Big Little Brother: His tall hair aside, he is noticeably taller than his older brother (understandable, as the older Ken dolls are indeed both taller and more muscular).
  • Dumb Muscle: Is in great shape and is incredibly stupid.
  • '80s Hair: His hair is very big, to the point of Yasmin saying that it's too tall.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He being an idiot who's pretentious and regularly unemployed is the former to Ken's loving and supportive Nice Guy family man latter.
  • Love at First Sight: He falls for Yasmin upon first seeing her.
  • Manly Tears: Which also doubles as Inelegant Blubbering:
    • Barbie lampshades that he would cry about problems that he caused himself. Indeed, he does cry about being evicted due to not having a job to pay his rent and a breakup with his girlfriend for being an ass to her.
    • He cries while begging viewers to buy his ridiculously expensive workout tapes after insulting them throughout the infomercial.
    • He also cries Tears of Joy after his and Yasmin's twin daughters are born.
  • Narcissist: To the point of putting Barbie to shame.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Is a misogynist, an alpha male and a pretentious health nut (vegan, fitness buff, etc.)
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Oh yeah. One of the many reasons while Ken and Barbie hate him so much is because of how unable he is to take responsibility for his life choices and his many self-induced hardships.
  • Running Gag: His magically disappearing and reappearing beard (due to the moisture from Sam and/or Mickey's fingers from moving his head around).
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: His relationship with Yasmin.
  • Spear Counterpart: Of Barbie, only he (apparently) has no Hidden Heart of Gold like Barbie does.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: In "Delivery", due to trying the sympathize with Yasmin while she's in labor and doing his role as the Panicky Expectant Father.
  • Temporary Love Interest: For Yasmin, who eventually gives birth to his daughters. "Homeless" suggests that they've lost the spark, considering Yasmin doesn't let Tommy live with her or their offspring anymore.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: One of his first lines in "Tommy" is "Let me in, bitches!"
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Even the obnoxious and self-centered Barbie dislikes him.
  • Unperson: Barbie and Ken didn't tell the "little sisters" about Tommy until after the girls found an old commercial for "Big Brother Ken and Baby Brother Tommy" dolls; the ad also substituted the real Tommy with a cute (by Chelsea's standards) boy named "Toby Templeton".

Barbie's Extended Family

  • Abusive Parents: Margaret and George Roberts also treat Barbie badly, and were revealed in December 2017 as even worse parents to Tutti and Todd.

Margaret

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom

  • Consummate Liar: Her first video has her lie about the death of her sister, and when she got her tubes tied. In another video's flashback, she muses on someone possibly starting a rumor that Barbie has had plastic surgery, then admits that she often spreads those kinds of rumors.
  • Evil Matriarch: Margaret has a snobbish and condescending attitude towards Barbie.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Margaret can get angered pretty easily.
  • Lady Drunk: Margaret drinks copious amounts of booze, while bickering with Aunt Millicent, and heckling Barbie's latest situation.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Margaret's ego and alcoholism passed on to Barbie, and her love of drama to Skipper.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: In "Tinka and Todd", Barbie tries to get out of taking Tinka to see Margaret and George, by telling Tinka that they died. Unfortunately, when Barbie asks Aunt Millicent for help in finding Todd, the aunt brings Margaret along in their limo...
  • Retcon: "Barbie's Mother" has Margaret give Too Much Information when doubting Chelsea's claim that Krissy is Barbie's "little sister"; Margaret explains that she would've had to give birth to Krissy in that case, but she had her tubes tied right after giving birth to Barbie. "Family Reunion" turns this into a partial lie, by confirming that Margaret didn't have her tubes tied until after she gave birth to Barbie's actual younger siblings, Tutti and Todd.
  • Secret Keeper: "Tinka and Todd" has her confess that she knew all along why Tutti and Todd never came back from buying Dijon mustard, but didn't tell Barbie or Aunt Millicent.

Aunt Millicent

Voiced by: Mickey Weston

  • Gold Digger: Aunt Millicent dates and marries several wealthy men.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Aunt Millicent can get angered pretty easily.
  • Lady Drunk: Aunt Millicent drinks copious amounts of booze, while bickering with Margaret, and heckling Barbie's latest situation.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She flirts with Ken in Dreamhouse Dinners episode #4.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Aunt Millicent's face mold evokes that of a Barbie from The '60s, giving her thicker eyelashes and poutier lips than most of the other women shown from Barbie's family (including Barbie herself).
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Barbie receives word in "Barbie's Mother" that her Aunt Millicent passed away, only for her to turn up alive and well in "Family Reunion". In some later videos, Margaret again reports that she either has to visit or has visited Millicent's funeral, but the aunt immediately debunks this.
    Aunt Millicent: I'm not dead, Margaret!
    Margaret: You're dead to me!
  • Romance on the Set: In-Universe, Aunt Millicent had a fling with David Copperfield while performing as his Lovely Assistant.

George

Voiced by: Anthony

Tutti and Todd

Voiced by: TBA

  • Brown Bag Mask: Tutti and Todd wore "special hats" to hide the fact that they looked uglier than Barbie does.
  • The Chew Toy: Moments recounted in the episode named after the kids include George making Tutti and Todd his golf caddies during a lightning storm, which resulted in the twins getting electrocuted, Margaret taking the twins with her to an illegal beauty parlor, where they accidentally drank Margaret's drugged martini and were poisoned, Aunt Millicent volunteering the twins in a David Copperfield magic show, which ended up maiming the kids, and the incident that seemed to finally get rid of the twins: Margaret and George sending Tutti and Todd out of their cliffside hotel to get Dijon mustard in the middle of a thunderstorm, with bags on their heads.
  • Disney Villain Death: "Tutti and Todd" has one flashback suggesting that they fell off a cliff, after their parents sent them to blindly buy some Dijon mustard on a rainy night. "The Assistant" adds a wrinkle to this incident.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Tutti was female, and Todd was male.
  • Morality Pet: Tutti and Todd were this for Barbienote .
  • The Runaway: "Tinka and Todd" reveals that after the amnesiac Tutti and Todd wound up in an orphanage, Todd ran away, hence why Margaret's detectives couldn't tell her what happened to him.
  • The Unfavorite: Margaret may have given Barbie hell, but that's nothing compared to how she treated her siblings. In "Tinka and Todd", Margaret recalls that after the police found the amnesiac twins under a bridge, she didn't take them back, jog their memories, or assure Barbie that they were still alive!
  • Unperson: Nearly every conversation about them gets cut off with, "You must not speak their names!"

Barbie's Neighbors

  • Original Generation: Sam & Mickey created them, as opposed to taking more characters from someone else's toyline.

Lisa Felicia

Voiced by: TBA

  • Consummate Professional: As cheesy as the scripts for Horseback Mountain movies get, as impatient Barbie and Ken become while filming them, director Lisa Felicia remains dedicated to making the results as good as Mattel wants.note 
  • Creator's Apathy: In-Universe, she seems to develop this in "Return to Horseback Mountain", by letting everyone's slip-ups and intentional mistakes stay in the final film. It eventually turns out that Mattel wanted Lisa Felicia and the rest of the crew to make sure the movie turns out So Bad, It's Good.
  • Full-Name Basis: Barbie never calls her simply, "Lisa".
  • Good Parents: Lisa Felicia and Leon for Marcus and Penny, considering Lisa Felicia would endure directing more DTV schlock to provide for the kids, and reserves Sunday as "Family Day".
  • Official Couple: With her husband Leon.
  • Only in It for the Money: Only agreed to direct Return to Horseback Mountain because her family needed even more money. She accepts Barbie's offer to become the "silent director" after Barbie agrees to still pay her.

Kevin & Randy

Voiced by: TBA

  • Ambiguously Brown: Kevin has tan skin and dark hair, but his accent (and Randy's) sounds more like that of someone from the Southern US.
  • Breakout Character: Sam & Mickey's first Original Generation characters to star in their own miniseries, Spilling Tea With Kevin & Randy.
  • Camp Gay: This officially gay couple has flamboyant behavior and a fondness for fashion.
  • Nosy Neighbor: They love to see and discuss the drama that the rest of Fake Malibu gets into.

Daisy

Voiced by: TBA

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Her neighbors find her questionably rational. For instance, she suggests in "Neighborhood Watch" that the thief steals Lisa Felicia's turkey to have for breakfast; Lisa Felicia then reminds Daisy that they don't usually have turkey for breakfast, but Daisy exclaims that it would make a good source of protein.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Barbie states in "Homeless" that Daisy lives alone with her cats and porcelain dolls.
  • Japanese Ranguage: She speaks with a stereotypical Japanese accent.

Other Recurring Characters

Sam & Mickey

Voiced by: Sam Clutsom & Mickey Weston

  • Corpsing: Sam cannot help but stifle her laughter when Mickey records Ken's lines.
    Mickey: STOP LAUGHING!!!
  • Creator Cameo: Dolls that resemble and sound like Sam & Mickey sometimes appear as extras.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Sam & Mickey have brunette and blonde hair, respectively.
  • The Klutz: Making a Stop Motion episode #3 has Mickey constantly knock equipment over while trying to animate, requiring several reshoots.
  • Ridiculous Procrastinator: The Making a Stop Motion miniseries begins with a depiction of Sam & Mickey's "screenwriting process", in which the duo finds a loose concept about a month before the episode's release, then doesn't bother fleshing it out until they only have five days left to make it. Episode #3 shows the duo putting off animation, to the extent that they delete some elaborate scenes to save time and effort. By the end of the miniseries, Sam uploads the video on the 16th, and hopes viewers in other time zones won't notice the delay.
  • Signing-Off Catch-Phrase: The Sam & Mickey dolls usually close out videos with, "Love, Sam! And Mickey!"
  • Tomboyish Name: Sam & Mickey have masculine nicknames, respectively short for "Samantha" and "Michelle".

Anslem

Voiced by: TBA

  • Chastity Couple: He's formed one with Skipper, much to Barbie's surprise.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: For all of his multiple tattoos and piercings (to the point of Barbie calling him weird), he is seen as an intelligent, insightful and mature young man.
  • Happily Married: "The Future" and "Back to the Future" show that he and Skipper will be this and the parents of four children, including twins.
  • Nice Guy: Anslem is a likable guy and loving boyfriend to Skipper.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: In "Virginity", Skipper makes her ultimate attempt to seduce Anslem by greeting him in matching underwear, and asking him for help showering hard-to-reach areas of her body. He responds by advising her to get a longer brush, much to her disappointment. Skipper and Barbie end up having to explicitly tell him about Skip' wanting to make out with him, before he finally agrees to do so.
  • Original Generation: Sam & Mickey created him, as opposed to taking a character from someone else's toyline.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: "Dating Show" has Barbie cast him as the well-groomed, neatly-dressed Game Show Host. Cameraperson Skipper gets so Distracted by the Sexy, that she forgets to push "record", then gets Ready for Lovemaking in the next episode, "Virginity".

Tinka

Beware unmarked spoilers for her first episode!

Voiced by: TBA

  • Canon Character All Along: She seems like an original character until she reveals her birth name: Tutti.
  • Eat the Evidence: "16 and Pregnant" has her eat, offscreen, the results of the test to determine the gender of Yasmin's and Tommy's baby.
  • Girl Friday: She becomes Barbie's personal assistant in "The Assistant", as the only applicant to pass her interview with flying colors.
  • Internal Reveal: In "Delivery", Tinka recalls her birth name to Barbie, Ken, and the "little sisters", after Yasmin calls it the inspiration for Chili's and Pepper's names. Cue a "Holy sh*t!" from Barbie, and stunned silence from everyone else.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She's Barbie's long-lost real little sister.
  • Mysterious Past: In-universe, she can't remember her life before getting adopted by the Reynolds family. "The Assistant" leaves viewers in the dark regarding her past in between Tutti and Todd leaving for Dijon mustard, an amnesiac Tutti getting adopted, and Barbie hiring Tinka as her personal assistant.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Tinka looks prettier than Tutti did, to the extent that Barbie doesn't recognize her until after Tinka reveals herself.
  • Walking Spoiler: Fans can't discuss her without confirming that reports of Tutti's death were greatly exaggerated.


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