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    Rodney J. Squirrel 
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"The hat sells the sandwich!"

The Johnson family's smart-alecky, fun-loving pet squirrel and Andy's best friend who's full of big ideas. He's a frequent cause of trouble and an annoyance to those around him, but without him, Andy's life would be complete nothingness. Rodney often lacks manners, common sense, responsibility, and is often self-centered, but still has some goodness in him. A Running Gag in the series is Rodney's annoyance of Mr. J, which is mostly Played for Laughs.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: In "A Line in the Sandwich", a driving story point is Rodney constantly bragging about how the silly chef hat he's wearing is the only reason people are buying his and Andy's sandwiches, although this is a Blatant Lie. It also drives him and Andy apart.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Rodney is obsessively vain, self-centered, selfish, shows little regard to others' feelings, gets his kicks out of watching others suffer, and lacks responsibility for his actions and tries to shift the blame towards someone else.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Despite Rodney's relationship with Darlene, he willingly kisses Mr. J on the lips at the end of "Andy Had a Little Squirrel".
  • Animal Stereotypes: A squirrel character who's nutty, goofy, and hyperactive? Oh yeah, we haven't seen that before. Also, he likes peanuts.
  • Anthropomorphic Zig-Zag: He usually behaves like a human, but whenever intrigued or under pressure, he'll grind his teeth together like a real squirrel.
  • Anti-Hero: His attempts to save the day usually create an ever bigger conflict.
  • Anti-Role Model: Obviously not someone to be imitated or looked up to given that he's a rude, selfish, irresponsible, inconsiderate, trouble-making smart-aleck who causes inconvenience and annoyance to others.
  • Asshole Victim: He suffers a fair amount of misfortunes, is the butt of quite a lot of slapstick, and is often a victim of Kyle and Salty Mike's bullying, though he usually deserves this stuff due to his rudeness and selfishness.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Tends to get distracted very easily.
  • Attention Whore: Rodney seemed to wear the goofy pirate hat during his and Andy's sandwich-selling business with the intent to gain some popularity, as he brags about it throughout the rest of the episode.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Played with in the short "Bedside Matters". Rodney tries to cure Mr. J, but his treatments unintentionally worsen manners because Mrs. J gave him the wrong list.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT mess with his best buddy Andy if you value your life.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Rodney may be a ditzy Cloudcuckoolander, but if you dare even think about harming his best friend Andy, your life is pretty much at risk.
  • Big Eater: He eats a whole plate of food samples in "The Big Haggle Hassle" and "Screw Up in Aisle Six", as well as an entire box of Sticky Buns in "The Rod Squad", a large birthday cake in "Birthday Boy", and various foods in "Freaky Furday".
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Mr. J and Leon's Big Guys.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: In "Andy Had a Little Squirrel", it's revealed that his favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry with nuts and a ketchup swirl.
  • Blatant Lies: In "A Line in the Sandwich", he frequently tells lies of his silly pirate hat being the result of his and Andy's raised business profits. He even does a demonstration that proves he's a liar:
    Rodney: (people are handing Rodney money) With the hat off, there's no money coming in, but when I put the hat on, (takes the money given to him) it's like a tidal wave to cash!
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Whenever Andy and Rodney are on a mission, the latter is too stupid and incompetent to be of any help.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's often put on the receiving end of slapstick and misfortunes (examples include "Tree for Two" and "Born to be Mild"). There's also that crazy dog which seems to really hate him for some reason, always chasing him around and whatnot in pretty much every episode it appears in.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He becomes a babbling idiot around his crush, Darlene.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "In the highly unlikely event that X..."
    • "HOLY CANOLY!!"
  • Chaotic Stupid: Rodney is almost always the reason episodes have conflicts, due to his failure or unwillingness to abide by the rules.
  • Character Tics: Like most squirrels, grinding his teeth together.
  • The Chew Toy: He suffers a fair amount of played-for-laughs slapstick and misfortunes, and since he's a bit of an asshole, he's a pretty deserving victim.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's one goofy, eccentric critter.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Birthday Boy", he dismisses Mr. J's claim of it being Andy's birthday by stating that Andy already had a birthday 12 months prior.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite Rodney's lack of intelligence, he will stop at nothing to get revenge on others if they provoke him.
  • Cuckoosnarker: Not only is he goofy and eccentric, but he’s also a real smart-aleck.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not to the same extent as Mr. J, but Rodney can often snide behind people's backs and make snarky remarks, especially when he's being a smart-aleck.
  • Delicious Distraction: He often gets distracted by food while in the middle of something important. In "The Rod Squad", as he tries to find something to wipe the goo of the Sticky Buns off himself, he gets distracted by more Sticky Buns on the table and eats them.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Whether or not his annoyance toward Mr. J is intentional or not depends on the writer. In some episodes, he's just Innocently Insensitive, while in others he's doing it on purpose.
    • How much of a jerkass Rodney is also depends on the writer. Plenty of episodes showcase him as a selfish, narcissistic, show-offy, hostile, smart-alecky individual who shows little empathy to others, while in other episodes (e.g. "Tree for Two", "Scout's Dishonor", "Born to Be Mild", "Flatbottom's Up", "Be Careful What You Fish For"), he's not really mean at all (or at least not toward people who have done nothing to provoke him), at the most being a dumbass.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A majority of Rodney's wrongdoings are a result of this. In "Screw Up in Aisle Six", Rodney is told to make sure Andy doesn't eat any food samples that contain anything he is allergic to. He then encourages Andy to devour a whole sample of chicken nuggets that contain cashews, which neither Rodney or Andy find out until the former looks at the ingredients. The plot goes downhill from that point on.
  • Dirty Coward: He's too much of a coward to accept the consequences of his actions, and will stop at nothing to make it look like anyone else's fault.
  • The Ditz: He’s a dumbass.
  • Dogs Hate Squirrels: He provides the page image. Technically speaking, Rodney along with his friends would often be attacked by a vicious Angry Guard Dog referred to as the "Crazy Dog". This got deconstructed in a later episode where they run into his formerly vicious brother who shares the house with the aforementioned hound.
  • Do You Want to Haggle?: Parodied in "The Big Haggle Hassle", where, instead of haggling for more, Rodney haggles for less, as seen in the beginning when he pays a guy $5 instead of the $2 required to gain entrance to the flea market.
  • Dr. Jerk: Although unintentionally, he plays this role to Mr. J in the short "Bedside Matters". While it was unintentional, he still comes off as a jerk for not stopping and leaving Mr. J alone when he told him to.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Rodney can occasionally make intelligent observations in spite of his stupidity. For instance, in "Stranger Than Friction", he tells Andy to stop affiliating himself with Salty Mike because he's clearly using him, considering the amount of times Salty and Kyle have deceived and manipulated them.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Rodney is a Jerkass himself, but even he thinks Kyle and Salty Mike are assholes.
  • Exposed Animal Bellybutton: He has an overexposed belly button.
  • Extreme Omnivore: "News It or Lose It" reveals that he drinks Mrs. J's bath water, thinking that it's nail polish. He also drinks radiator sludge in "What's Sung Is Sung", thinking that it's chocolate milk, and continues to drink it even after Mr. J informs him of what it is.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Leon's Fat.
  • Flanderization: In the second season, his Butt-Monkey moments happen more often, with there even being times where it's not deserved.
  • Foil: To Andy. Both Rodney and Andy are fun-loving boys who share similar interests like Puggo and playing baseball; however, their personalities are quite different from one another. Andy is mature, rational, well-intentioned, laid-back, kind-hearted, and usually the voice of reason, while Rodney is an obnoxious dumbass of a Small, Annoying Creature who's rude, lazy, unhelpful, pretentious, over-dramatic, irresponsible, immature, and overall lacking in common sense.
  • The Fool: Zig-zagged; he sure is stupid, but whether he is lucky or not varies; he can get away with the stuff he does with no comeuppance every now and then, but in other episodes, he does get what's coming to him; oh, and not to mention, he suffers a fair amount of slapstick and misfortunes.
  • Forgetful Jones: In “Birthday Boy”, he makes a cake for Andy. He then turns around for a few seconds, and when he turns back around and sees the cake, he immediately forgets what it’s there for and thinks it’s for him. He, of course, eats it.
  • The Gadfly: He often annoys others and insults them for the fun of it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • An interspecies example. With Andy Johnson, a human.
    • Whenever he's not hanging around Andy, Rodney has a best friend in the form of another squirrel, whose name is Leon.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: He doesn't seem to be aware of his stupidity for the most part.
  • Idiot Hero: He’s not necessarily a hero, but he is the protagonist, a very stupid one at that.
  • Idiot Houdini: Zig-zagged and Played With; sometimes his idiocy goes punished, other times it doesn't.
  • Innocently Insensitive: It's often implied that Rodney doesn't know how much of a jerk he's being, and a moderate amount of his wrongdoings are done unintentionally.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Rodney put it best in "Tree for Two".
    Rodney: My squirrel sense says that something is wrong with this rocket, and my squirrel sense is never wrong, unless it's really, really, really, really, really wrong.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: He's a Small, Annoying Creature who causes all sorts of trouble and inconvenience, lacks critical thinking, and acts on impulse a lot.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He gets chosen as a fourth member of Mrs. J's group of female friends in "Rodney Darling" and gladly accepts. He also proudly wears ladies' clothes to disguise himself in "The Big Haggle Hassle".
  • It's All About Me: He's one self-centered, selfish individual who almost always puts himself and his affairs over others and theirs.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rodney's a self-centered, selfish, rude smartass who causes all sorts of trouble and chaos without a shred of remorse or concern about it. Nevertheless, he has his heart in the right place nevertheless. He at least likes and cares about Andy, Leon, Mrs. J, and even Mr. J, and will always be on Andy's side at the end of the day. Not to mention, he has several Pet the Dog moments (e.g. trying to prevent Andy from getting blamed and in trouble for something he didn't do in "The Rod Squad", trying to cure Mr. J in the short "Bedside Matters", trying to make up for forgetting Andy's birthday in "Birthday Boy", etc.).
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He occasionally brings up good points. For instance, in "Stranger Than Friction" Rodney points out that Salty Mike is only being nice to Andy in the name of personal gain, bringing attention to all the many times Salty and Kyle have deceived them.
  • Jerkass Realization: Rodney realizes just how much of a terrible friend he can be to Andy in "Birthday Boy":
    Rodney: Andy's my best buddy and I have nothing to give him on his birthday. He doesn't deserve a lousy friend like me.
  • Karma Houdini: Zig-zagged/Played With. Some episodes will have Rodney get what's coming to him (e.g. "The Big Haggle Hassle", "Endangered Species Twist", "Harried Treasure", "Screw Up in Aisle Six"), while in other episodes (e.g. "Birthday Boy"), he goes scot-free.
  • Kindness Ball: Several episodes will have Rodney be a Nice Guy in order to move the plot forward. The episode "Be Careful What You Fish For" is a prime example, as Rodney is motivated by a talking fish decoration in Mr. J's officenote  to do good deeds for others 24/7, even when he doesn't have to. Of course, he goes back to his old ways in the end.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He thinks he’s so intelligent and acts like a smart-aleck, but needless to say, he ain’t smart at all.
  • Lack of Empathy: Rodney displays little regard to others' feelings.
  • Large Ham: He’s very prone to unnecessary yelling and dramatic, over-the-top behavior. "Eddie or Not" even shows that he has an uncontrollable habit to emphasize words in his sentences at the most unexpected of times. Though, what do you expect from a character voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz?
  • Lazy Bum: Whenever he's not hanging out with Andy, he's sitting at home on the couch, watching TV and eating junk food. The first few seconds of the pilot episode establish this.
  • Lethal Chef: In "A Line in the Sandwich", he becomes one along with Andy after the latter switches from his grandmother's special sauce to lard as a key ingredient for their sandwiches since the customers don't like it.
  • Lethally Stupid: Anything he touches, anywhere he goes, havoc wreaks. This is best exemplified by his usage of a can opener in "Born to Be Mild".
  • Loophole Abuse: Rodney is always quick to find avoidance around situations.
    Rodney: Mr. J, tell Andy that he's sadly mistaken.
    Mr. J: No.
    Rodney: Andy, could you tell your dad to tell you you're sadly mistaken?
    Andy: Dad, Rodney wants me to tell you to tell me I'm sadly mistaken.
  • Loser Protagonist: Rodney is the protagonist and is often regarded as a loser in-universe. Some kids even lampshade it in "Andy Had a Little Squirrel".
  • Manchild: While his age is unknown, it's likely that he's an adult since his friend, Leon, lives on his own.note  However, despite the fact that he's likely an adult, he acts like an absolute child.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Rodney can talk people into getting what he wants through manipulation and deceit.
  • The Millstone: Any time Andy plans something, it usually backfires on him due to Rodney tagging along.
  • Misspelling Out Loud: Rodney has horrendous grammar.
    • In "Scout's Dishonor", he spells "wallet" as "wallit".
    • In "Rodney Darling", he asks what the two-lettered word that starts with N and ends with O is called.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: It's never outright stated what the "J" in his middle name stands for.
  • Narcissist: He shows signs of being one; he has a bit of a high opinion of himself, is very selfish and self-centered, often disregards others, and doesn't take responsibility for his actions and instead shifts the blame to someone else. Also, in "Yer Out!", he vainly looks at himself in a mirror.
  • Neet: He's seemingly an adult, yet he doesn't have a job.
  • Never My Fault: One of Rodney's most defining traits is his lack of responsibility. He refuses to accept the consequences of eating all the Johnsons' Sticky Buns in "The Rod Squad", so he keeps it a secret and wipes the remains off with Andy's shirt to make eliminate any responsibility (although, he did try to prevent Andy from getting blamed and in trouble for something he didn't do).
  • Nice Hat: The silly pirate hat he wears during his and Andy's sandwich-selling business in "A Line in the Sandwich".
    Rodney: The hat sells the sandwich.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While he's not necessarily a hero per se, Rodney is 99% of the reason episodes have conflicts, due to his failure to resolve situations and fix his mistakes.
  • No Indoor Voice: He yells on a recurring basis.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Sometimes Rodney gets too close to others and gets his nose in their business, Mr. J particular.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: Rodney is typically the one to give Andy advice, which, needless to say, isn't very wise when taking Rodney's IQ into account.
  • Official Couple: With Darlene; they are dating.
  • Opposites Attract: Rodney and Darlene are polar opposites, but nevertheless, they dearly love each other.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In "The Big Haggle Hassle", he disguises himself as a moose wearing a dress and high heels, with his identity remaining distinguishable.
  • Protagonist Title: He is the "Squirrel" in the show's title, and that word comes first.
  • Pride: He seems to have a bit of an ego, and the dialogue below shows that.
    Rodney: You're taking a vacation to get away from me?! That's crazy!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Andy's Blue Oni; Rodney is headstrong and crazy, while Andy is the Only Sane Man.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He screams like one while being chased by the Angry Guard Dog during the monage of "Born to Be Mild".
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In "Birthday Boy", despite being prohibited from mowing Mrs. Flatbottom's lawn, he does so anyway to give Andy a birthday gift in the form of a birthday wish written in the grass.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of "The Big Haggle Hassle", he runs out of the flea market after accidentally breaking all of Mr. J's clown statues and being intimidated by the latter's anger.
  • Screwy Squirrel: He's literally a squirrel, and he plays pranks on other's for his own amusement.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the Manly Man to Andy's Sensitive Guy. Rodney is daring and wild, while Andy is effeminate and insecure. On the flip side, Rodney is the Sensitive Guy to both Mr. J and Salty Mike's Manly Men, for being weak and intimidated by the latter two.
  • Simpleton Voice: Just hearing his voice, you know that he's going to be stupid. Not surprising, considering that it sounds similar to other ditzy characters Richard Steven Horvitz has voiced (e.g. Daggit from The Angry Beavers, Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).
  • Spider-Sense: His squirrel sense is shown in "Tree for Two", where it determines a problem with Andy's rocket. When taking his IQ into account, his squirrel sense obviously isn't reliable.
    Rodney: My squirrel sense says that something is wrong with this rocket, and my squirrel sense is never wrong, unless it's really really really really really wrong.
  • Sanity Ball: In "Stranger Than Friction", where he of all people acts as the voice of reason to Andy, who is befriending Salty Mike.
  • Snark Ball: Despite Rodney's stupidity, he can make snarky remarks when being a smart-aleck.
  • So Long, Suckers!: He'll often call people "suckers" behind their backs while escaping from a deceiving trick he pulled on someone.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: A pint-sized squirrel who is an annoyance to those around him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he’s so smart and stellar and is a severe victim of Pride, but we all know it’s just in his little, thick-skulled head. See Narcissist, Pride, and Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
  • Species Surname: Rodney J. Squirrel.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Due to being a squirrel, his Trademark Favorite Food is peanuts.
  • Supreme Chef: In "A Line in the Sandwich", he becomes one with Andy when the duo opens up a sandwich-selling cart business and uses Andy's grandmother's special sauce as a key ingredient.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Rodney does not know what "Leave me alone" means and tends to abruptly appear in others' personal space. The episode "Speechless" is a prime example, where Rodney constantly appears out of nowhere when Mr. J is in the middle of writing a speech.
  • This Loser Is You: Played With; people could relate to him and Andy’s antics and games in a nostalgic way (like their little Calvinball-esque game), but Rodney himself isn’t necessarily identifiable with, though, he’s still a loser.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Rodney tends to do stupid shit that nearly gets him killed one way or another. This is best exemplified he uses something as harmless as a can opener.
  • Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: He can't even use a can opener properly.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Peanuts.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: He's The Protagonist and isn't the nicest guy ever, but you can still find him entertaining or funny. Besides, this show loves to put him through hell!
  • Unwanted Assistance: In "Speechless", Rodney persistently tries to help Mr. J with writing his speech, only to be beaten up and thrown out of the room twice.
  • Vague Age: It's hard to tell, and never revealed, how old he is; he sounds like he could be an adult, but acts like a child. To add to even more confusion, the hints about his age are often zig-zagged: It's possible that he's an adult since his other best friend, Leon, lives on his own. However, this exchange between Rodney and a commercial announcer from "A Line in the Sandwich" hints that Rodney may indeed be a kid.
    TV announcer: Hey kids, are you bored?
    Rodney: I'm so bored you could surf me.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Andy. He frequently gets into arguments and conflicts with him. It's established in the middle of "A Line in the Sandwich".
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: When he becomes a much more helpful and selfless person in "Be Careful What You Fish For", it drives him and Andy apart, leaving the boy lonely and with no one to have fun with. Andy decides to get Rodney to revert back to his old ways.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "More Flower to You", he and Andy provoke Mr. J in order to help him win the flower show.
  • With Friends Like These...: He's not a very good friend to Andy, seeing as he once forgot his birthday, once spent his money on a beef jerky sample, isn't a very good influence on him, and once used his shirt to wipe the goo from the Sticky Buns he stole off of him (though, he at least tried to prevent Andy from getting blamed and getting in trouble).
  • Zany Scheme: He's come up with some; just watch "Bully, for You", "He Got Blame", and "A Line in the Sandwich" for instance.
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     Andrew "Andy" Johnson 
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"Cool-mongous!"
Voiced by: Pamela Adlon

An ordinary, typical, yet fun-loving little boy whose best friend (and pet) is a squirrel. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Andy is generally (albeit Depending on the Writer) the voice of reason to Rodney, but still has his moments of stupidity, immaturity, and mischief.


  • Adorkable: He's a fun-loving, quirky, rather adorable and innocent little boy who is awkward in social situations and doesn't have many friends. Not to mention his crush on Martha. Helps that he wears glasses too.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Oftentimes his nerdiness is a result of teasing and harassment by the other kids. This is a driving point on the story in "Andy Had a Little Squirrel".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Big Haggle Hassle", when he's about to go find Rodney, he gets distracted by VHS tapes of The Clash of the Planetoids on stock and unnecessarily recaps the premise of each episode.
  • Balloon Belly: When he eats cashews in "Screw-Up On Isle Six", his belly swells up and makes him unusually fat. It drags on throughout the rest of the episode until he is cured by counteracting his allergy with lettuce juice.
  • Berserk Button: Kyle calling Andy a loser in "Treehouse Broken" causes the latter to snap and face an ultimate treehouse-building competition with him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He can be provoked pretty easily, especially when his friendship with Rodney is intervened with or he's being bullied by Kyle and Salty Mike.
  • Birthday Episode: "Birthday Boy" is an entire episode dedicated to his birthday.
  • Blind Without 'Em: He can't see without his glasses. This is the plot device of "Outta Sight", where he develops a blind sight after he loses his glasses.
  • Break the Cutie: Whenever he's bullied by Kyle and Salty Mike, plays the episode's role as the main Butt-Monkey, or is driven apart from Rodney, he enters a woobie-ish state.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's been subjected to a fair amount of slapstick and misfortunes (e.g. tomato juice squirting in his eye while slicing tomatoes and accidentally being whacked in the face with a shovel by Rodney), in addition to frequently being on the receiving end of Kyle and Salty Mike's bullying, with them almost always getting away with it without getting what's coming to them (there are even times where Andy's the one who gets in trouble instead).
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He's often shy and awkward around his Love Interest, Martha, though it vanishes at the end of "Ice Cream Anti-Social", where he goes on a date with her.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Cool-mongous!"
    • "You bet!"
  • Cheerful Child: Andy's a sweet and cheery little boy who's full of enthusiasm.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has some idiosyncrasies; although, it's downplayed as these are only quick, occasional Played for Laughs moments.
    • "Tree for Two" reveals that he once had a habit of chewing on his nightstand.
    • In "Trouble Date", he wants the option to spit in front of Martha while on a date with her for no reason other than that he likes it.
    • In "The Big Haggle Hassle" Andy makes sure his hands are squeaky-clean before making a purchase at the flea market, even referring to it as an "ancient" ritual he had "just" found.
    • He also takes part in Rodney's bizarre games and whatnot.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He's usually this to Rodney in that he acts as his moral compass.
  • Collector of the Strange: He has an odd habit of collecting rocks that look like snack foods as shown in "Stranger Than Friction".
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: In "He Got Blame", Andy is forced by Mr. J to spend the entire week wearing nothing but his underwear over getting a small strain of mustard on his shirt.
  • The Conscience: He acts as the voice of reason and authority to Rodney.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as his dad, but Rodney's lack of common sense often causes Andy to make sarcastic remarks.
    • In "A Line in the Sandwich", Rodney's Blatant Lies of "the hat selling the sandwich" cause Andy to sarcastically talk to Rodney's hat as if it were a living person and ask it about how the sandwich-selling business went.
    • In "Ice Cream Anti-Social", Rodney fails to explain why Andy cares so much about what Martha is doing, which prompts Andy to say this:
    Andy: We need answers from someone who's very wise.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Andy fails to make sure Rodney makes sure he (Andy) doesn't eat anything that is bound to cause an allergic reaction in "Screw Up in Aisle Six", as Rodney encourages him to devour a chicken nugget sample without looking at the ingredients prior. It is only after Andy eats the nuggets that Rodney realizes they contain one of his allergies (cashews).
    Andy: (while being rolled around as a ball by Rodney) I'm so getting in trouble for letting you let this happen!
  • Depending on the Writer: His level of rationality depends on the writer; in some episodes, he's the voice of reason to Rodney, while in others, he barely has any common sense (e.g. "The Big Haggle Hassle" and "Harried Treasure").
  • Deuteragonist: He is the show's second primary focus. Though, he does switch from being this to the The Protagonist with Rodney very often.
  • The Everyman: He's a generic, ordinary, typical little boy who doesn't have much personality other than loving to have fun and usually being the voice of reason to Rodney.
  • Expy: His character design is based on that of the title character of Everett Peck's previous Animated Series, Duckman, in that both have the same modeled ginger hair and Eye Glasses.
  • Eye Glasses: His character design makes it look like his pupils are on the back lenses of his glasses, though that doesn't seem to be the case when they're taken off.
  • Fanboy: Of Puggo and The Clash of the Planetoids. In the case of the latter, there's an Overly Long Gag in "The Big Haggle Hassle" where Andy comments on each episode's plot while looking at VHS tapes of it at the flea market.
  • Flat Character: He does have somewhat of a personality, but not much of one.
  • Foil: To Rodney. Both Andy and Rodney are fun-loving games who have similar interests like Puggo and playing baseball; however their personalities are quite different. Andy is mature, intelligent, rational, well-intentioned, laid-back, kind-hearted, and usually the voice of reason to his best friend, while Rodney is an obnoxious dumbass of a Small, Annoying Creature who's rude, overly dramatic, pretentious, self-centered, lazy, unhelpful, immature, irresponsible, and overall lacking in common sense.
  • Geek: He can recap the synopsis of every episode of his favorite show, The Clash of the Planetoids.
  • The Generic Guy: He's a generic and ordinary little boy with not much of a distinctive or describable personality.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example. With Rodney J. Squirrel.
  • Idiot Ball: He suffers greatly from Ping-Pong Naïveté, with his level of rationality and intelligence heavily Depending on the Writer. For examples of his many temporary declines in judgment, see below.
    • In "The Big Haggle Hassle", he lets Rodney of all people hold on to his money while he goes to the bathroom.
    • He also holds it in "Endangered Species Twist"; first, him and Rodney are shown to believe that they need to "concentrate" to get the mailman to come, despite the fact that he comes everyday and thus they don't need to do that; then, he doesn't show any concern when he finds out Rodney is an endangered species; and last of all, he blindly goes along with letting Rodney get whatever he wants, no matter how bizarre, nonsensical, and inconvenient it is.
    • In "Harried Treasure", he doesn't recognize his own house on the treasure map on the Puffy Pirate Shirt Puffs box (even with two magnifying glasses!), while Rodney on the other hand did. He also doesn't seem to care about how ruining the yard will affect Mr. J (well, he does at first, but then mindlessly goes along with it for whatever reason); this doubles as Jerkass Ball.
    • In "Freaky Furday", he pretends not to hear his mom telling him to clean out Rodney's ears while a large boom box is blasting throughout the living room.
    Andy: I can't hear you telling me to clean out Rodney's ears, if that's what you're telling me.
    • In "Stranger Than Friction", Andy fails to realize that Salty Mike is bonding with him in the name of personal gain and deception. Although at the end, just as it seems as though Andy and Salty have returned as enemies, they bond once again at the while eating coleslaw in a tree and happily watching Rodney and Kyle fight with one another.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has blue eyes and is for the most part an innocent little boy.
  • Jerkass Ball: He can be just as mischievous, rude, immature, and reckless as Rodney Depending on the Writer.
    • In "More Flower to You", he and Rodney provoke Mr. J by doing things such as throwing dirt in his face and startling him with an air-horn (this is kind of downplayed, however, as he was doing it to help him win the flower show).
    • In "Harried Treasure", he starts out reluctant about it, but then goes along with inconsiderately wrecking his dad's yard by digging for the treasure (which he fortunately (well, for the audience anyways) gets his Laser-Guided Karma for). He also seems pretty greedy about the treasure, with him impulsively knocking Captain Puffy over to get to it. Needless to say, he was pretty selfish and reckless in this episode.
    • In the short "See Food Breakfast", he takes part in seeing who can gross out Mr. J enough to make him leave the room in order to get the last doughnut.
  • Lethal Chef: He becomes one after swapping his grandmother's secret sauce in favor of lard as a key ingredient to his sandwiches in "A Line in the Sandwich" since the customers don't like it.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Andy's occasional sarcastic, snarky attitude and Only Sane Man status toward Rodney seem to be inherited from his father.
  • Loser Son of Loser Dad: He's the somewhat-nerdy, frequently bullied son of his Born Unlucky father.
  • Loser Protagonist: He's one of the main characters and is somewhat nerdy, doesn't have many friends other than Rodney (his only friends beside Rodney are Oscar and Martha, who are also nerdy), is socially awkward, is frequently picked on by Kyle and Salty Mike, and has a decent amount of bad things happen to him.
  • Love Interest: To Martha, on both sides.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Martha's Masculine Girl. Andy is sensitive, socially awkward, and has some embarrassing habits like collecting rocks that resemble food, while Martha is mature, conceited, and obsessed with hardware.
  • Misplaced Retribution: He is often misblamed for Kyle and Salty Mike's bullying when he is obviously the victim. He also gets blamed along with Rodney for breaking every window in Mrs. Flatbottom's house in "Flatbottom's Up" when in reality Kyle and Salty Mike did it.
  • Neat Freak: In "The Big Haggle Hassle", he washes his hands with a lot of soap before buying anything at the flea market. He does the same thing in "Diss and Make-Up".
  • Nerd: While he hasn't been shown in school, he does have some nerdy traits such wearing glasses, his awkwardness in social situations, his small friend circle, and falling victim to bullying and teasing, which is a plot point of "Andy Had a Little Squirrel".
  • Nerd Glasses: He's somewhat of a nerd and wears glasses.
  • Nice Guy: He's pretty kind and friendly for the most part.
  • No Social Skills: Zig-zagged: Sometimes Andy can be very outgoing and communicative in social situations, especially with Rodney, while other times he can be awkward in them, being a geek and all.
  • Not So Above It All: Sometimes Andy will join in on Rodney's rule-breaking shenanigans, with "Ice Cream Anti-Social" and "More Flower to You" to you being good examples.
  • Only Sane Man: For the most part, he acts as the voice of reason to Rodney and is generally more rational than him, often calling him out on his bad ideas and whatnot. Despite this, he can also be just as immature and mischievous as Rodney, being a fun-loving Cheerful Child.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: How rational and intelligent he is really depends on the writer. For examples of his temporary decline in judgement, see Idiot Ball.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He and Martha are really close friends, though not romantically connected.
  • Plot Allergy: He's allergic to chashews; eating them will cause his belly to swell up.
  • Protagonist Title: He is the "Boy" in the show's title.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: He is often bullied by the local Gang of Bullies for being a nerd and having a pet like Rodney.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Rodney's Red Oni. Andy is the rational voice of reason while Rodney is a wild and headstrong critter.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Rodney and Kyle's Manly Men. Andy is insecure, effeminate, socially awkward, and has embarrassing quirks like collecting rocks that resemble snack foods, while Rodney and Kyle are brave, violent, and daring.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Zig-zagged, as he can be smart or dumb Depending on the Writer.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks similar to his dad.
  • Super OCD: He has to have squeaky-clean hands before buying anything at the flea market in "The Big Haggle Hassle".
  • Supreme Chef: He and Rodney become instantly popular after opening a sandwich-selling cart business with Rodney in "A Line in the Sandwich" and using his grandmother's secret sauce as a key ingredient.
  • This Loser Is You: A nerdy, introverted individual who is a frequent victim of bullying and humiliation, but just wants to have fun and be a Nice Guy.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Downplayed as it's not that prominent, but he does suffer a fair amount of misfortunes, such as tomato juice squirting in his eye in "A Line in the Sandwich", being misblamed and punished for breaking Mrs. Flatbottom's windows in "Flatbottom's Up", and frequently suffering the bullying and torment that Kyle and Salty Mike dish out.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "More Flower to You", he and Rodney provoke Mr. J in order to help him win the flower show.

     Mr. Robert "Bob" "Mr. J" Johnson 
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"I'd tell you what you're doing wrong Rodney, but that's too big a project."
Voiced by: Kurtwood Smith

The unlucky father of Andy Johnson and husband of Lucille Johnson, as well as the show's main Butt-Monkey and Only Sane Man (for the mostpart anyway). He has a... ummm... less-than-stellar relationship with his son's pet, Rodney.


  • Abusive Dad: He can slip into this territory at times.
    • He makes Andy a bench warmer in "Yer Out!", which, in addition to being selected not to play, has Andy literally warm people's benches by wiping them with a hot towel.
    • In "He Got Blame", he doesn't let Andy wear clothes for a week just for getting a stain of mustard on his shirt.
    • In "Harried Treasure", he makes Andy (as well as Rodney, Kyle, and Salty Mike, who aren't even his children) polish every blade of grass that came with his lawn for destroying it. Granted, Andy deserved punishment for what he, Rodney, Kyle, and Salty did, but he didn't deserve one that cruel and extreme; plus, this would've taken him all his energy and would cause him to suffer from sleep deprivation.
    • Despite Mr. J's high rationality and common sense, he deems Kyle as a Nice Guy when he blatantly bullies his son in front of him, taking no action whatsoever about Andy being victimized by a bully. Of course, this is just an Idiot Ball moment played for comedy.
  • Balloon Belly: At the end of "Screw-Up on Isle Six", he accidentally eats an unspecified flavor of pie that makes him swell up severely, essentially restarting the plot.
  • Berserk Button: On his worst days, Rodney's very presence is enough to piss him off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a pretty decent guy, but boy does he not take kindly to being pushed around, especially if your name is "Rodney".
  • Big Eater: He always participates in the annual cheesy cheese log eating contest held at the fair.
  • Big Fun: Out of all the characters on this show, he's probably the one you'll root for the most.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Rodney's Little Guy.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food:
    • According to one of Andy's newspaper issues in "News It or Lose It", Mr. J puts fish on his ice cream.
    • The same episode as well as "Ice Cream Anti-Social" reveal that he eats mayonnaise straight from the jar.
  • Born Unlucky: He has horrible luck, with barely anything ever going right for him or anything good ever happening to him; if he plans to buy a clown statue for his collection, it breaks; if he fixes up his lawn real nice, it gets destroyed; if he's working on a speech to perform, he loses his voice. Did we mention he once broke every bone in his body and then caught a cold on top of that? "Frag the Dog" lampshades his abysmal luck by having his bowling trophy state that it's the only trophy he's ever won in his life and probably ever will.
  • Butt-Monkey: It seems like the writers hate the guy, given how he's forced to put up with an annoying, troublesome squirrel who makes his life hell and has some pretty horrible luck. Granted, he doesn't have it so bad in some episodes, but in a lot of the episodes he's in... he's not having a very great time to say the very least.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Oh no, you don't!"
    • "Jumping junkyards!"
  • The Chew Toy: He's almost always tormented for the sake of comedy, whether it be amusing misfortunes or annoyance at the hands of Rodney.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Being a Chew Toy, he's been put on the receiving end of this quite a few times.
  • The Comically Serious: He's the most down-to-earth person in this goofy hell of a show.
  • Companion Cube: He talks to his clown statues like they are real people.
  • Cosmic Plaything: His Butt-Monkeyness can reach extreme and absurd levels; for example, the short "Bedside Matters" has him simultaneously running a fever and having every bone in his body broken!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like most Only Sane Man characters.
    Mr. J: Not that crazy.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • How much of a Butt-Monkey he is varies; a lot of episodes have him suffering some sort of misfortune or getting put through hell in one way or another, while in some episodes, barely anything happens to him at all.
    • How rational and normal he is varies as well; in a lot of episodes, he's arguably the Only Sane Man of the show, but in others, he's either holding the Idiot Ball (e.g. "Island in the Streets") or has some sort of eccentricity that shows he's Not So Above It All (e.g. talking to his clown statues as if they're real people, putting fish on his ice cream, etc.)
    • Whether he's a good parent or, ummm... not, also varies. For example, in "Tree for Two", he wants to spend time with Andy, but in "Yer Out!", he kicks him off of his baseball team and puts him back on only to make him a bench warmer.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: This is exactly why he cannot stand Rodney; well, that, and his annoying behavior and inconvenience-causing.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Mrs. J's Skinny.
  • Fiery Redhead: Sometimes his personality can be just as fiery as his hair, especially when being provoked by Rodney.
  • Good Parents: Aside from a few Jerkass Ball moments, he's a very good father to Andy and more often than not loves spending time with him.
  • Happily Married: To Mrs. J. They have some disputes but dearly love each other.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He thinks Kyle is a Nice Guy upon being introduced to him in "Islands in the Streets".
    Kyle: (inside the Johnson family's car) You call this a cup holder?! (throws it on the driveway, breaking it in the process)
    Mr. J: He seems nice.
  • Hot-Blooded: It's pretty much a given; he is Enraged by Idiocy 24/7.
  • Idiot Ball: In "Island in the Streets", he views resident Jerkass, Kyle, as a nice person right after he breaks his car's cup holder right in front of him!. Not to mention, he totally disregarded him bullying his own son in front of him as well, with him still deeming him a Nice Guy. "Only Sane Man", huh?
  • If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: He is not a big fan of health food, as this exchange from "Screw Up in Aisle Six" shows:
    Mrs. J: Until the next fad comes along, this family is eating healthy.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: "More Flower to You" shows his interest in flowers.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: In the short "See Food Breakfast", Andy and Rodney try to gross out Mr. J to get the last doughnut, only for him to be unfazed by their attempts, simply letting out a deadpan "Cute, boys".
  • Jerkass Ball: He can be a real asshole at times.
    • In "Yer Out!", he not only kicks Andy off of his baseball team, but he also puts him back on it only to make him a bench warmer.
    • In another episode, he punishes Andy just for having a stain of mustard on his shirt by not allowing him to wear clothes for a week.
  • Jerkass to One: Rodney is really the only person he’s rude and hostile toward, but needless to say, it’s generally justified due to Rodney’s inconsiderate behavior toward him.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: In “Speechless”, he throws Rodney twice and tries to physically attack him after he loses his voice because of him, which could be considered animal abuse; but however, it’s kind of justified considering Rodney harassed him while he was trying to write a speech and later talked him into watching a comedy film with him, making him lose his voice from laughter.
  • Lost Voice Plot: In "Speechless", he loses his voice after laughing too hard at a comedy film, ultimately having Rodney cover up for him at his speech recital.
  • Misplaced Retribution: He occasionally gets blamed for things that Rodney is responsible for, such as at the end of "Birthday Boy", where he is forced to pay fines for destruction of the neighborhood when Rodney caused it during his high-speed chase.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: He is shown to give these whenever he tells his nostalgic childhood memories to Andy and Rodney, notably in "The Big Haggle Hassle" when he explains the concept of records to them.
  • Nice Guy: Technically who he is, but due to how often he's provoked by Rodney's antics, we only ever so often get to see this side to him.
  • No Respect Guy: He's arguably the most rational and least goofy person on the show, but is he free from suffering all kinds of misfortunes and being put through hell by his son's annoying pet? No siree!
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being the most rational and sophisticated person on the show, Mr. J does have some ups and downs in his Only Sane Man status.
    • For starters, he still has some idiosyncrasies, like putting fish on his ice cream and talking to his clown statues as though they are alive.
    • "News It or Lose It" shows Mr. J participating in Andy and Rodney's childish competition of publishing fake newspapers to see which one will catch Mrs. J's interest the quickest.
  • Only Sane Man: Arguably of his family, and he's probably also the most rational and least goofy person on the show in this universe full of idiots.
  • Plot Allergy:
    • "Screw Up in Aisle Six" shows him to be allergic to an unspecified flavor of pie.
    • The short "Bedside Matters" shows that he is allergic to horseradish.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Rodney's Sensitive Guy in that Rodney is a Dirty Coward while Mr. J is mature and confrontational.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Not only is he is forced to live with the idiotic Rodney, but he's also one of the only rational people in this universe of morons.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:

    Mrs. Lucille Johnson 
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"Ooh, a job! How fun and vague!"
Voiced by: Nancy Sullivan

The cheerful and sometimes short-tempered mother of Andy Johnson and wife of Robert "Bob" Johnson.


  • Adults Are Useless: She's usually too much of a doormat to punish Andy when he deserves it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be a sweet and cheery lady, but you don't wanna mess with her.
  • The Cutie: Her cheery, sweet, doormat personality and innocence make her this.
  • Extreme Doormat: Like most housewife characters, she has a short temper but is usually forgiving to her abuse.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Mr. J's Fat.
  • Flat Character: She doesn't have much personality traits as the rest of the Johnson family, other than being a gleeful doormat and Nice Girl with an occasional short temper.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine - She's a very outgoing, optimistic, and upbeat individual.
  • Genki Girl: She's usually extremely cheerful and energetic.
  • Good Parents: She's very loving and caring of Andy and knows what's right for him.
  • Happily Married: To Mr. J. They may get into disputes, but deep down they really love each other.
  • Hartman Hips: Has a short waistline and large hips.
  • Housewife: She's a stay-at-home wife.
  • Idiot Ball: She mixes up Mr. J's treatment list with her grocery list in the short "Bedside Matters".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and an innocent, sweet demeanor.
  • Nice Girl: Mrs. J is such a sweetheart.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her coat and sweatpants are pink.

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     Kyle Finkster and Salty Mike 
Kyle: Forget it! We'd rather read than be nice to you marshmallows.
Salty Mike: What he means is, we need a moment to consider your generous offer.
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Voiced by: Billy West (Kyle), Carlos Alazraqui (Salty Mike)

Two bullies who torment Andy and Rodney and get in the way of their fun. The main antagonists of the show.


  • Acrofatic: For someone who's technically obese, Kyle can run pretty fast.
  • Affably Evil: Salty Mike is seemingly less evil and assholish than Kyle, even trying to prevent the latter's torment of Andy and Rodney (e.g. "Birthday Boy").
  • All Take and No Give: In "Harried Treasure", they hog all the seafood and don't think twice about saving some for Andy and Rodney. Then, they agree to join them in digging up the treasure just so they can have it all to themselves.
  • Asshole Victim: For the few times they do get what's coming to them, it serves them right for being a bunch of jerks.
  • "Ass" in Ambassador: When Kyle is dropped off by the helicopter in "Scout's Dishonor", he acts this way toward the Boy Scouts.
    Kyle: I'm Kyle Finkster, and after I've had a good look at your camp, I'll decide that it stinks. And you're [Andy] the worst!
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Downplayed. Kyle has a parrot as a pet and loves him very much (though, he pushes it around a lot), yet he is seen bullying a stray cat in "Outta Sight" and mocking it for what it lacks.
  • Bandito: Salty Mike becomes one in "Gunfight at S'Okay Corral".
  • Barbaric Bully: Kyle is depicted as the big, evil, and not-so-bright kind of bully.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: They are a duo of bullies and the show's main antagonists.
  • Big Eater: They hog all of the seafood logs in "Harried Treasure" and eat them at a fast pace.
  • The Big Guy: Kyle is the most overweight of the two and also the strongest.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Kyle is the Big Guy to Salty Mike's Little Guy.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They act like Nice Guys to Andy and Rodney while around Mrs. J in "Family Crude", to prove that they won't do any harm to the duo.
  • The Bully: Obviously.
  • Butt-Monkey: Salty Mike is often pushed and smacked around by Kyle. In "Treehouse Broken", he keeps getting knocked around while working on the treehouse, and even gets used as a hammer by Kyle at one point.
  • The Brute: They physically torment nerds for the fun of it.
  • The Chew Toy: For the very few times they suffer, it's because they deserve it.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Kyle may seem like an obtuse Ditz, but he has shown very high quantities of strength and done many life-threatening acts to Andy and Rodney, with the worst of which being flinging them into the moon.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • It varies by episode whether Salty Mike is just as much of an asshole as Kyle or a borderline Nice Guy who tries to prevent his torment of Andy and Rodney; he dips into the latter territory in "Birthday Boy" and "Islands in the Street", while in "Flatbottom's Up" and "Family Crude", he's no different than Kyle.
    • It also depends on the writer whether Kyle's bullying of Andy and Rodney is actually harmful and threatening or just some miserably failed, weak-ass attempts. In some episodes, he is shown to be a pure douchebag who puts Andy and Rodney's very lives at risk and interferes with their well-being; he once threatened to ruin Andy's birthday, has thrown balls at them, vandalizes his family's property on a recurring basis, and to top it all off, even flung the duo into the moon at one point. However, in other episodes, he's just a wannabe tough guy whose attempts backfire on him and aren't really that threatening; for instance, in "Speechless", he threatens to get "squirmy" if Andy's dad's speech isn't good.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Just when an episode seems like it will end well, these assholes have to go and ruin everything. This is best exemplified in "Diss and Make-Up", where at the end Kyle is touched by a Heroic Sacrifice to be flung into the moon by Darlene, but a few seconds later he decides to fling not just her, but also Andy and Rodney, who did nothing to deserve it.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite his extreme strength, Kyle isn't the brightest of them all.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: Downplayed. Kyle has a parrot as a pet and loves him very much, yet he's seen bullying a stray cat in "Outta Sight" and stealing its glasses,note  mocking it for what it lacks in the process.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite their lack of redeeming qualities, they at least care for each other.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Andy and Rodney. Both are a human-boy-and-pet-best-friend duo.
  • Extreme Doormat: Sometimes Salty accepts Kyle's bullying, such as letting him steal his ice cream and take care of his nasty toenails in "Islands in the Street".
  • Fat Bastard: Kyle is an obese bully.
  • Fat Best Friend: Kyle to Salty Mike; he is his closest friend.
  • Fat Idiot: Kyle is portrayed as an obtuse, slow-witted, and obese dumbass and wannabe tough guy.
  • Foil: Kyle and Salty Mike are both cold-hearted bullies who harass Andy and Rodney, vandalize other people's property, and try to sabotage everyone's fun; however, Salty Mike is not as assholish as Kyle. He occasionally tries to discourage his torment of Andy and Rodney, is not as strong as Kyle, and has some limits as to how far of extents he'll go to.
  • For the Evulz: Their motive for being such jerks is solely for their own amusement.
  • Freudian Excuse: Downplayed as it hasn't been explicitly stated, but the fact that Kyle's parents view him as an angel and always spoil him could justify his douchebag behavior.
  • Gang of Bullies: They are a duo of bullies.
  • Gonk: Kyle. Due to the show's Deranged Animation, most of the characters aren't that appealing, but Kyle takes the cake as the ugliest. Just look at him.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Salty Mike speaks fluent Spanish, and mixes his dialogue up with that language and English very often.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Kyle gets pissed off at just about everything, rarely having an optimistic attitude.
  • Hate Sink: They're intended to be hated by the audience, due to their unsympathetic bullying and torment of the innocent.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With each other. An interspecies example, as Kyle is a human and Salty Mike is a parrot.
  • Hidden Depths: Kyle has a habit of drooling on his mattress and in general.
  • Irrational Hatred: They hate innocent people for no reason whatsoever.
  • It Amused Me: These boys sure do love being dicks to everyone.
  • Jerkass: Even bigger ones than Rodney, giving that they pick on and torment Andy and Rodney For the Evulz, vandalize other people's property , etc..
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "Diss and Make Up", Darlene makes a Heroic Sacrifice to be catapulted into the moon instead of Rodney and Andy since she is responsible for causing conflict. Kyle is touched by her heartfelt speech, but what does he do a few seconds later? Fling all three of them into the moon.
  • Karma Houdini: They rarely receive any comeuppance for harassing and tormenting Andy and Rodney. Averted in some episodes, where do actually do get what's coming to them (see Laser-Guided Karma below).
  • Kids Are Cruel: Kyle is one mean bastard, even flinging Andy and Rodney into the moon at one point.
  • Lack of Empathy: They care not at all about the hurt feelings of their victims.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They occasionally do get what's coming them.
    • At the end of "Hole in the Story", Kyle and Salty Mike are forced to do community service for demolishing a historical establishment.
    • They eventually confess to being the ones who broke every window in Mrs. Flatbottom's house in "Flatbottoms Up" and are forced to do chores, though not before tasting a sponge peppermint drink of Mrs. Flatbottom's. The taste is so horrendous that they run outside trying to get it out of their mouths, only to fall into the slug pit dug underground.
  • Pet the Dog: On rare occasions, they have their moments of being nice to Andy and Rodney.
    • Kyle acts relatively friendly to Andy when the two get lost in "Scout's Dishonor". Unfortunately, he goes back to his rude ways at the end.
    • At the end of "Family Crude", Kyle and Salty Mike join Andy and Rodney in becoming hooked on Ranger Stu's documentary that was supposed to torture the latter duo. When Andy eagerly requests to watch it again, Kyle and Salty Mike, without any motive behind their nice ways, happily agree in unison.
    • In "Dog & Phony Show", Kyle and Salty Mike join Andy and Rodney in singing "I don't like it" in response to the Angry Guard Dog chasing them.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Men to Andy and Rodney's Sensitive Guys. Both Kyle and Salty Mike are intimidating bullies, while Andy and Rodney are cheerful and fun-loving boys.
  • Stout Strength: Kyle is lacking in intelligence, but quite strong.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kyle takes after his dad in appearance.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're almost always seen together.
  • Toothy Bird: Salty Mike has teeth despite being a bird.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: Salty Mike has a fondness for club soda.
  • Unishment: In "Flatbottoms Up", they confess to being responsible for breaking every window in Mrs. Flatbottom's house and are willing to do chores for her so they can drink her delicious lemonade. While Kyle is disgusted by her grandmother's sponge peppermint drink, Salty Mike seemingly enjoys it.
  • With Friends Like These...: At his most jerkish, Kyle can be a very bad friend to Salty Mike and be prone to pushing him around, in that he makes him take care of his annual toenail infection and steals his ice cream at the end of "Islands in the Streets".
  • Would Hit a Girl: Played With during the climax of "Diss Make-Up"; Kyle doesn't necessarily hit her, but when Martha tries to reason with him and Salty Mike to make him not catapult Rodney and Andy into the moon, Kyle unrepentantly pushes her aside.

     Leon 
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"Sometimes, when nobody's looking, I like to go to the Johnsons' house and stick my toes in their mayonnaise."
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Debut: "Born to Be Mild"

A blue squirrel who's friends with Rodney.


    Darlene 
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Voiced by: Monica Lee Gradischek
Debut: "Pool for Love"

The Girl Next Door and Rodney's Love Interest for a few episodes until they get together in "Trouble Date".


    Ranger Stu 
"Hello, I'm Ranger Stu."
Voiced by: Corey Burton
Debut: "Tree for Two"

A ranger who is obsessed with enforcing eco-safety.


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    Oscar 
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"Gosh, that looks like fun. I wish I could be there in person."
Voiced by: Jason Spisak

A nerdy friend of Andy's who was raised by overprotective parents who shelter him from the most harmless of things, which often interferes with his ability to have a social life.


  • Butt-Monkey: He has extremely overprotective parents who barely let him do anything at all and shelter him from the most harmless of things and is often the subject of slapstick and other humiliating gags.
  • The Chew Toy: Most of his abuse is played for comedic purposes.
  • Only One Name: His last name is never revealed.
  • Parental Substitute: He views Mr. J as such and desperately wants him to be his dad instead of the one he has, as revealed in "Screw Up in Aisle Six".
  • Safety Worst: Due to being raised by overprotective parents. His first appearance in the show depicts him going on a Scout trip via TV and webcam.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Oscar takes after his mom and dad.
  • Super OCD: It seems to run in his family.

     Lulu 
"I love the squirrelly poo!"
Voiced by: Lexi Jordan
Debut: "The Big Haggle Hassle"

Oscar's little sister who has an obsession with squirrels and loves hugging them very tightly. She's the only member of Oscar's family who isn't obsessive-compulsive, and her parents don't seem to care about what she does.


  • Catchphrase: "I love the squirrelly poo!" or "Squirrelly poo!".
  • Creepy Child: She has an unhealthy obsession with squirrels.
  • The Cutie: She is a little girl after all.
  • Genki Girl: Justified, as she's just a little girl.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never revealed.
  • Parental Neglect: Unlike Oscar, her parents don't seem to care about nor pay attention to what Lulu does, despite her engaging in unsanitary and unsafe activities like hugging squirrels.
  • Satellite Character: She mainly exists to show her obsession with squirrels.

     Martha 
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"My present is my presence."
Voiced by: Eliza Schneider
Debut: "Outta Sight"

The Girl Next Door to Andy and his Love Interest. She's pretty conceited and thinks she's better than everyone else, though is a nice person at heart.


  • The Ace: She seems to be able to do just about everything right and is respected by everyone.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Martha speaks in a monotone voice, lacks social skills and outgoingness, and possesses a condescending attitude and exceptional Child Prodigy tendencies.
  • Broken Ace: The only people who don't like her work are Rodney and Kyle, but they are jerkasses after all.
  • Child Prodigy: She's pretty savvy in hardware, as seen in "Ice Cream Anti-Social".
  • Gasshole: "Ice Cream Anti-Social" shows that she isn't afraid to burp loudly when drinking chocolate sludges.
  • Love Interest: To Andy, on both sides.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Andy's Feminine Boy. Andy is insecure, socially awkward, and has effeminate quirks like collecting rocks that look like snack foods, while Martha is conceited, sophisticated, and exhibits proficiency in hardware.
  • Nerd: She's very talented and savvy in just about everything, wears braces, and is socially awkward.
  • Only One Name: Her last name has never been revealed.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents have never been seen or mentioned.
  • Pride: She thinks she's better than everyone else. There's an Overly Long Gag in "Birthday Boy" where she constantly informs Rodney that her presence is her present for Andy, only to reveal a video game as her real gift a few moments later.
  • Pubescent Braces: She wears braces to emphasize her youth.
  • Tomboy: She's not like most girls her age. She has a profound interest in hardware, clipping trees, and isn't afraid to burp loudly as "Ice Cream Anti-Social" shows.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue shirt.
  • Tsundere: To Andy. She seems bitter and cold-hearted to him at a first glance, but turns out to really care for him after all.

     Esther Flattbottom 
Voiced by: Mona Marshall

A short-tempered old lady who lives across the street from the Johnsons.


  • Butt-Monkey: Every window in her house gets broken in "Flatbottom's Up". Additionally, she loses a high-speed lawn mower chase with Rodney in "Birthday Boy", essentially falling into the pool.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's usually a typical sweet old lady, but can lose her temper if provoked.
  • Cool Old Lady: She has shown herself to be able to engage in a high-speed chase with Rodney in "Birthday Boy", even if she gets outrun by him.
  • Never Mess with Granny: As Beware the Nice Ones above states, she will not take kindly if one of her buttons are pushed.

     Grandpa Squirrel 
Voiced by: John Stephenson

Rodney's grandfather.


     Sludgy Dave 
Debut: "Ice Cream Anti-Social"
An ice cream vendor who's a sympathetic Nice Guy to his customers and strives to resolve their problems.
  • Nice Guy: He'll always be willing to help solve his customers' problems.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appears in "Ice Cream Anti-Social".
  • Only Sane Man: Aside from Mr. J, he's one of the few adult characters on the show who's not a complete idiot and is actually helpful to the younger characters. He's also one of the few examples of this trope who isn't a Deadpan Snarker or Butt-Monkey.
  • Supreme Chef: People love his chocolate sludges.

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