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Edward "Ed" Wuncler I
Ed Wuncler I is the wealthiest businessman in Woodcrest. Not surprisingly, his greed and amorality are insatiable.
- Bad Boss: Not surprisingly, he treats his employees like crap.
- He arbitrarily fired the entire staff of a restaurant, except for the illegal immigrants from Mexico.
- He proudly exploits child labor, whether it's outsourced to a foreign sweatshop, or even Jazmine's lemonade stand at home.
- He orders the murder of a kickball referee, because he accepted bribes from the Chinese team instead of Wuncler himself.
- And he almost got Dan the security guard murdered, as part of a convoluted plot to profit from his death.
- Bald of Evil: Partially bald, but close enough.
- Big Bad: Due to being the most socially powerful villain in the show, although he's only the antagonist of some few episodes.
- The Chessmaster: While most of the other villains are crazy and/or stupid, Ed I is very clever and cunning.
- Con Man: Wuncler has no problems with simple dishonesty, such as in "The Block Is Hot" when he tricked Jazmine into selling lemonade for him with an empty promise of a pony.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: As the owner of the conglomerate Wuncler Enterprises, he dominates the economy and politics of Woodcrest, using his wealth and power to get away with doing anything unethical.
- Deadpan Snarker: Ed I is a master of mean-spirited sarcasm and sardonicism.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: His business tactics in "The Itis" are deliberately played as using drugs and crime to drive down property values on desirable locations.
- Enemy Mine: In "The Red Ball", Huey has no choice but to accept Wuncler's offer to become the captain of the Woodcrest kickball team and recruit other players, as Wuncler bet most of the real estate in Woodcrest (including the Freeman house) to his business rival Long-Dou from Wushung, China.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted-while he has bailed his grandson out of trouble on multiple occasions, it's obviously out of concern for his own image than love for his grandson.
- Evil Old Folks: Old enough to have an adult grandson.
- Evil Plan: Hatches a few, usually involving money.
- Expy: Imagine Ed Asner still channeling Lou Grant, and you wouldn't be too far off.
- Fat Bastard: He personifies the "fat cat capitalist".
- Faux Affably Evil: He can be very polite when he needs to be, especially to Robert Freeman. But he still has zero qualms about cruelly manipulating other people for his own greed. The best example of this is when he tricks Jazmine into selling her lemonade stand to him, while promising her a pony. He then orders her to work like a sweatshop laborer, while using loopholes to avoid paying his end of the bargain.
- Fiction 500: His grandson once robbed a bank, and the police would only bring back the wallet he dropped there, because he owns both the bank and the police. Hell, the federal government has even judged him as too rich to be arrested.
- Greater-Scope Villain: It's not explored in too much detail, but Wuncler is personally involved in much of the social corruption that pervades Woodcrest (and the rest of America, if not the world). He's the personification of "The Man" that Huey despises so much.
- Greed: Wuncler is probably the richest, most powerful man in the country, but he'll still pull many messed-up scams and crimes to get more cash. Because shit, you can never have enough, right?Huey: Don't you have enough money?
- I Own This Town: His family has held Woodcrest in their hands since the 19th century.
- Jerkass: Wuncler has done multiple acts of pure malice throughout the series, and he is very proud of them. Hell, he had no problem with screwing over a little girl.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Even he can't ignore his grandson's stupidity and recklessness. So he doesn't mind Riley shooting him out of a window (which Ed III persuaded him into doing while wearing a bulletproof vest), and it could possibly be one of the real reasons why he has no qualms about Jack Flowers capturing him."In thirty years, that boy will be President of the United States... and he'll still be a fucking idiot."
- In "The Red Ball", Wuncler is not impressed when Huey recruits several people for the Woodcrest kickball team, who just happen to lack any real skills or talents for the sport. He gives quite a scathing and non-inspirational speech to them:"This team is pathetic. They don't stand a chance against the Chinese. Not one single goddamn shot in hell. It'll be an embarrassment they'll never, ever live down for the rest of their miserable lives until they die. You know what one of these balls can do to a human body? They'll get torn to pieces. Ripped to shreds. Some may even lose control of their bowels. By the third inning, they'll be pissing and shitting on themselves right in front of their friends and loved ones. It's going to be flat out fucking terrible."
- Even he can't ignore his grandson's stupidity and recklessness. So he doesn't mind Riley shooting him out of a window (which Ed III persuaded him into doing while wearing a bulletproof vest), and it could possibly be one of the real reasons why he has no qualms about Jack Flowers capturing him.
- Karma Houdini: You know you're one when even the President personally phones the agent holding you at gunpoint to tell him to stand down.
- Loophole Abuse: He refuses to give Jazmine the pony he promised, and sticks her with a $300 bill, despite Jazmine selling more than enough lemonade cups than they agreed on; due to subtracting the money it took to build her new stand, marketing and promotion, the lemons, cups, umbrellas, straws, and even the gas that was used to drive Wuncler back and forth from her cut of only 5 cents per lemonade sold.
- Meaningful Name: His name refers to the Once-Ler from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, who was just as greedy as he is.
- Morally Bankrupt Banker: He owns the bank that holds the loan on the Freemans' house (and apparently most of the other real estate in town as well).
- Pet the Dog: As long as he doesn't have a scheme going he likes Robert and when Riley shoots Ed III he just shrugs it off (correctly assuming it was Ed III's own fault anyway) and share a drink instead.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Subverted; while he does only employ illegal Mexicans and owns sweatshop that Indonesian girls work in, he isn't really racist, just a greedy old man. He even financed an Arab opening a 7-Eleven store, as long as he can make a profit he doesn't really care.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Along with a generous helping of Screw the Rules, I Have Money!. His family is stated to have easily bribed the local police department. And they even have immunity from the federal government.
- The Sociopath: He will do anything to get more cash, other people be damned. He's done everything from cheating people out of money, to conspiring to murder them.
Ed I: Why don't you just shoot him?
- Also after Jack Flowers abducts Ed III at gunpoint, Ed I seemed rather disturbingly apathetic about his own grandson's well-being.
- Straw Character: Some of his rhetoric seems to be conservative/libertarian-based. Since he is a satiric characterization of Prescott Bush, it is kind of expected.
Edward "Ed" Wuncler II
Ed Wuncler II is the son of Ed I, and father of Ed III. The main antagonist of the Season 4 story arc, he's a Loan Shark who only worsens Robert's bankruptcy and makes him fall in debt to him.
- An Axe to Grind: He tries to cut off Huey's legs with an ax to make a public example out of him.
- Ax-Crazy: Between his short and volatile temper, and being implied to have stabbed a debtor to death in a fit of rage, he's fairly unstable; and unlike most of the humorous sociopaths on the show, it's rather scary to watch. Hell, near the climax of "Freedomland", we see him when he's literally holding an ax, planning to cut the foot off a little boy with it.
- Big Bad: Of the Season 4 story arc.
- Berserk Button: Do not owe him money. He has been known to kill people for that.
- Catch Phrase: "Robert motherfucking Freeman!"
- Composite Character: Ed II possesses the business-driven attitude and mannerisms of his father. He also possesses characteristics of his son, such as engaging in petty thievery, and a tendency to commit impulsive acts of violence.
- Con Man: Wuncler easily tricks Robert into signing contracts that further increase his own debt.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Like father, like son.
- Disposing of a Body: Leaves one in the Freemans' garage, and implies this is the type of work that Robert Freeman will do for him.
- The Dragon: As the second-in-command of the family business, although his dad only played one minor role in the Season 4 storyline.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: Sort of, in his own twisted way. The Freedomland slaves consist of both black and white people.
- Eviler Than Thou: Actually manages to be worse than his father in Season 4. His business practices, such as forcing people in debt to him to sign themselves into slavery, makes anything Wuncler Sr. did look like a Girl Scout troop by comparison. He doesn't even care that much about collecting his debts; he just likes having people indebted to him.
- Faux Affably Evil: Barely hides his malice toward his debtors behind a smile, and is implied to kill those who make him too angry. He also cares little about actually getting the debt paid off, opting to trick his debtors into further debt or more serious binding contracts, to wring out every penny he can get from them.
- The Ghost: Played with. Ed Wuncler II's existence was implied because Ed Wuncler III was Ed Wuncler I's biological grandson. However, he finally makes an appearance in Season 4.
- Greed: This sin seems to run in the family.
- Indentured Servitude: He makes his debtors sign away their freedom to serve him, forcing them to role-play as slaves in Freedomland, a theme park modeled after a 19th century plantation.
- Jerkass: Being a Wuncler after all, this should come off as no surprise.
- Karma Houdini: The most karma that Ed II receives is getting kicked in the face by Huey, who then succeeds in destroying Freedomland. But otherwise, Wuncler managed to escape without long-term consequences.
- Knight of Cerebus: Even in a Black Comedy like this show, Ed II's evil behavior is rarely ever Played for Laughs. He is presented as being very menacing, and his homicidal tendencies are treated as Nightmare Fuel in-universe.
- Loan Shark / Morally Bankrupt Banker: He comes toward financially vulnerable people such as Robert Freeman and offers to "help" them out, only to make them owe even more money than before.
- The Mafia: In contrast to his son's wannabe street gangster attitude, Ed II acts more like a "made man", showing up to places in a white suit and committing crimes well-associated with the mob such as extortion, loan sharking, and financial blackmail.
- N-Word Privileges: Gives himself these, since he's a Wuncler.Ed II: Robert Freeman, my nigga! Can I say that? Yes, I can!
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He has total carte blanche to treat people like garbage due to his father being rich.
- The Sociopath: And he's an even worse one than his father. He's committed similar crimes with even more ruthless execution.
- White Gang-Bangers: Though more like a mobster and less like a street gangster.
- Would Hurt a Child: He had no problem with trying to slice off Huey's legs, simply for opposing his slavery park.
Edward "Ed" Wuncler III
Ed Wuncler III is the youngest (and dumbest) member of the Wuncler family. After returning from the Iraq War, he and his best friend Gin Rummy commit a series of petty crimes.
- Ambiguously Bi: Although Ed likes women, his friendship with Rummy sometimes comes off (accidentally) looking like a gay romance. This was lampshaded by Riley.
- Ax-Crazy: He's prone to impulsive outbursts of violence, often at the wrong times. The fact that his temper and lack of empathy is a very prominent figure in his very destructive behavior causes him to do things that are highly irrational and downright insane.
- Berserk Button: He really hates being stared at by crowds of people. This usually happens after he or Rummy has done something completely out of the blue.Ed III: (What the) fuck y'all lookin' at?!
- The Berserker: Ed is very reckless and impulsive as he often has many outburst out of pure unadulterated chaos where he rushes into a fight guns blazing without any regard of his safety.
- Blood Knight: He loves firefights and getting into the heat of combat.
- Bring My Brown Pants: His time in Iraq... good God. To be precise, he soiled himself at least a dozen times, the other members of his unit called him "Stinkbomb", and he was eventually kept from joining on patrols because the enemy could smell him coming.
- Catch Phrase:
- "[What the] Fuck y'all lookin' at?!"
- "KIYAAA, BITCH!" (Whenever he's about to kick a door in)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He's last seen in the Season 3 finale "It's Goin' Down", which had a rather ambiguous ending. He's nowhere to be seen or heard from in Season 4.
- Evil Redhead: He's a criminal (though not a very good one) and has red hair. Although he isn't technically evil he's just very destructive.
- Failed a Spot Check: Ed takes this to truly impressive levels.
- While trying to kidnap Oprah, Ed assaults the wrong bookstore and mistakenly takes Maya Angelou, even though one had a large crowd of people outside and a large sign saying "Welcome Oprah".
- Another time, when Riley tries to get his help in dealing with a bully, Ed kidnaps the wrong kid... despite the fact that Riley gave him a picture.
- Fearless Fool: He invites Riley to test his ballistic vest with live ammo while he's wearing it, wanders in full view through raging gunfights firing wildly at nothing, and seems to forget that taking both hands off the steering wheel to shoot out of a moving car is a bad idea, among other things. He's really, really lucky to be alive at this point.
- From Camouflage to Criminal: He's an Army veteran turned career criminal, who often uses military gear in his crimes. However, his background doesn't make him very competent for some reason.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Ed is a highly unstable person with a very explosive temper and angering him is an easy way for him to go completely insane. Which involves a wide range of guns and firing at random people for no reason whatsoever.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's best friends with Gin Rummy.
- Hot-Blooded: Not only is Ed very tempermental but he is also very loud and often acts like a raging wildfire filled with a lot of passion behind each and everyone of his very impulsive actions.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Despite being a war veteran, he's really bad at shooting. We only see him manage to shoot two people:
- A police officer in "A Date with the Health Inspector" (by accident, though he somehow survived).
- A mob enforcer in "The Fundraiser" (who may have actually been killed).
- Jerkass: While he's nice enough when things are going his way, he's prone to impulsive acts of violence and has a filthy mouth. He's not above hurting or killing people if other people tell him to do so either.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ed may be a very destructive and tempermental as well as being a very violent individual but at the end of the day he is still caring at times especially with his best friend Gin Rummy whom he often hangs out with. He's also taken a liking to Riley and forms a big brother like relationship with him even though he isn't the best example he still cares for him and his family whenever they need help.
- Karma Houdini: Due to his grandfather's protection, he is practically untouchable to law enforcement.
- But this is possibly subverted in "It's Goin' Down". In the ending, Ed III is last seen being taken away as a hostage by Jack Flowers. We don't know what happens to him afterwards.
- Laughably Evil: Due to a combination of being recklessly malicious, yet also stupidly incompetent.
- Motor Mouth: Nobody does rambling anecdotes quite like Charlie Murphy.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He may be a stupid and incompetent criminal, but that doesn't mean he's not dangerous, as he's still tried to shoot at people with lethal intent, and might have killed someone (see Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy above).
- N-Word Privileges: He and Rummy call each other "niggas" despite both of them being white.
- Pocket Protector: His bulletproof vest and big "W" medallion has spared him from death on several occasions.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Ed III and Gin Rummy once tried to rob a Middle Eastern store owner, claiming he was a terrorist as an excuse. They're also both quite sexist, referring to women almost exclusively as "bitches".
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Despite being a rich white guy, he acts like a black gangster.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's an overgrown rich boy who doesn't have a real job, and instead he just spends his time by committing armed robberies and kidnappings.
- Also when angered once, he shot up his PlayStation 2, before his butler replaced it with another PS2.
- Put On The Bus: Completely absent in Season 4.
- Running Gag: Will generally find some way to get shot in the chest (surviving due to his ballistic vest or "W" medallion).
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He's a wanted criminal who has robbed banks and convenience stores, engaged in kidnapping and domestic terrorism (the latter instigated by his own grandfather no less) but gets away with it because his granfather owns the police.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Which he hangs a lantern on.
- Stupid Crooks: Ed and Rummy usually botch their crimes hilariously. They still prove to be menaces to society though.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Rummy.
- Trigger Happy: He's often itching to unload his gun on something.
- Upper-Class Twit: A good example of how money doesn't buy class.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In "A Date with the Health Inspector", Ed and Rummy get away with robbing a convenience store, because it seemed that the owners were terrorists (or were mistaken for terrorists, it wasn't made clear who they really were). They were painted as heroes afterwards.
- Would Hurt a Child: In "Shinin'", Ed is shown to be willing to kidnap (and threaten to torture) a little boy if (he thinks that) someone asked him to do it.
Ed III's best friend, a fellow Army veteran, and his partner in crime.
- Actor Allusion: In his first appearance, he quotes his famous "What?" speech from Pulp Fiction practically line-for-line.
- Ambiguously Bi: Although Rummy likes women, his friendship with Ed sometimes comes off (accidentally) looking like a gay romance. This was lampshaded by Riley.
- Ax-Crazy: He even exclaims during his debut in "A Date with the Health Inspector", that he'll shoot up an entire block and endanger countless lives, just to hunt down one man (the so-called "Xbox Killer"):Rummy: "I'd be dead on his ass like Spenser For fuckin' Hire. I'll hunt him down and feed him his own testicles. And I'll do it in a jiffy. And I don't care if his mama there, his grandmama, innocent bystanders, little kids, babysitters, bill collectors whatever! I'll leave his whole block filled with hot brass if I have to. And you know why? BECAUSE I JUST DON'T GIVE A FUCK! (calm again) Y'all sure you don't want no breakfast? I got some English muffins and peach jelly."
- Berserk Button: He despises new age technology as he views at as being frustrating to adapt to and the fact that he sees it as impractical.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Much like his best friend Ed III, he's nowhere to be seen in Season 4.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually towards Ed III.
- Feigning Intelligence: He tries to appear smarter than he actually is, such as his infamous "known unknowns" speech in "A Date with the Health Inspector".
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His glasses don't conceal the fact that he's a violent thug.
- From Camouflage to Criminal: He's an Army veteran turned career criminal, who often uses military gear in his crimes. However, his background doesn't make him very competent for some reason.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's best friends with Ed III. Although the "heterosexual" part might be questionable.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Despite being a war veteran, he's really bad at shooting, and we never see him kill anyone in gunfights.
- Jerkass: Just like his best friend, he's a violent criminal who doesn't give a damn about potentially causing civilian casualties.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he's very ruthless he isn't without his good side as he's more than willing to help out Ed or Riley in desperate situations. Even though he may be blunt about it, he's not all that bad once you are on friendly terms with him.
- Karma Houdini: Due to being Ed III's friend, and Ed I's henchman, he gets immunity for his crimes. But this is possibly subverted in "It's Goin' Down". We last see Rummy after Jack Flowers defeats him in a fight, followed by being taken away in Jack's car. What happens next is unknown.
- Laughably Evil: Like Ed III he's an incompetent crook who thinks he's a criminal mastermind, and has no qualms over committing violence.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: When Robert is trying to solve his problems about his alleged son Lando, Rummy keeps suggesting to kill him, and he even points a loaded pistol behind Lando.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: On one occasion, we get to see him kidnapping and murdering a crooked kickball referee on Ed I's orders.
- N-Word Privileges: He and Ed call each other "niggas" despite both of them being white.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy / White Gang-Bangers: Despite being a rich white guy, he acts like a black gangster.
- Psychopathic Manchild / Spoiled Brat: Much like Ed III, Rummy is a violently unstable criminal thug from a privileged background, who seems to have nothing better to do with his time besides re-enacting Grand Theft Auto in real life.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Since Ed's grandfather owns the police.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Which he hangs a lantern on.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Rummy's dialogue with Ed III show some mildly clever insights, albeit peppered with a lot of slang and profanity.
- The Straight Man: Well he is slightly smarter than Ed, though that's really not saying much.
- Stupid Crooks: Ed and Rummy usually botch their crimes hilariously. They still prove to be menaces to society though.
- Those Two Guys: With Ed.
- Trigger Happy: He's often itching to unload his gun on something.
- Upper-Class Twit: A good example of how money doesn't buy class.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Thanks to being Ed III's friend and cohort.
- Would Hit a Girl: If his rant mentioned above is any indication, he has no problem with shooting up a house with an old lady in it.
- Would Hurt a Child: Nor does he care about the age of any of his potential victims.
(A Pimp Named) Slickback note
A pimp who first appears as the boss of a prostitute named Cristal, and later offers Tom his own twisted advice about marriage problems. He is very sensitive about people getting his name wrong. It's not "Slickback", it's "A Pimp Named Slickback", and one must say the whole thing. Yes, every time.
- Berserk Button: You gotta say his name in full. Every. time. Not "Mr. Slickback". Not just "Slickback" for short. It's always "A Pimp Named Slickback". He throws a hissy fit otherwise.
- He also reacts to his hookers' indiscretions by slapping them.
- Bros Before Hoes: Inverted. Being a pimp, a bro is pretty much the only thing he won't put before a hoe.A Pimp Named Slickback: I mean, don't get me wrong, A Pimp Named Slickback will put a lot of things over a hoe. Money over a hoe? Always. Brand new gators over a hoe? Absolutely. A turkey sandwich with just tomato? Guaranteed. But homies? Oh, no. A Pimp Named Slickback don't do shit for the homies. Let me reiterate: Don't. Do. Shit for the homies. Unless that homie wanna walk that stroll and get that money, the homie ain't gettin' a goddamn thing. And the same goes for brothas, peeps, dudes, fellas, dunnies, comrades, whatever the fuck niggas is callin' each other nowadays. Sounds like some gay shit to me.
- Catch Phrase: "I'm A Pimp Named Slickback."
- Cool Shades: Tinted purple to match his suit, even.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Expy: He's based on Katt Williams' character "Money Mike" in the Friday film series.
- Insistent Terminology: He hates it when people just call him "Slickback", insisting that one must say the whole name every time, including the "A Pimp Named" part.A Pimp Named Slickback: It's "A Pimp Named Slickback". Like "A Tribe Called Quest". You say the whole thing. "A Pimp Named Slickback".
Robert: Can't we call you "Slickback" for short?
A Pimp Named Slickback: NO, NIGGA! I'M A PIMP NAMED SLICKBACK!
Robert: Cristal, who is this person?
A Pimp Named Slickback: NIGGA, ARE YOU DEAF?! I'M A PIMP NAMED SLICKBACK! SAY IT WITH ME NOW!
- Jerkass: He is a pimp after all, so it's no surprise that he's an abusive, misogynistic douchebag.
- Karma Houdini: He is rich and successful due to running an abusive prostitution ring. And he's still doing well.
- Non-Indicative Name: His hair isn't in a "slickback," or anything close to it.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "A Pimp Named Slickback" isn't a real name is far as we know.
- Pimp Duds: He wears a purple suit, much like any other stereotypical pimp would.
- Smoking Is Cool: He smokes. He's cool.
- Straw Misogynist: He's got nothing good to say about women whatsoever, consistently putting his "bitches" down and slapping them for trivial reasons.
- Would Hit a Girl: Slickback regards this as normal and something every man should be doing as often as is necessary, putting him at odds with Robert and Tom who both Wouldn't Hit a Girl.
- In his first appearance, Slickback tries to smack Cristal, only to be stopped by Robert pulling away his hand with his belt lasso.
- In his next appearance, he trains Tom to assert dominance over his (alledgedly) unfaithful wife Sarah. When he tells Tom that he needs to hit her, he refuses, to which A Pimp Named Slickback responds:Slickback: It's okay, Tom. We all got phobias. Some niggas can't cross bridges, you can't go upside a bitch's head.
Colonel H. "Muthafuckin'" Stinkmeaner note
An old and blind black man with a sadistic sense of humor. He starts a legendary "Nigga Moment" (blood feud) with Robert Freeman, which results in his accidental killing of Stinkmeaner during a street fight. Afterwards though, Stinkmeaner escapes from Hell and haunts Robert as a ghost. Later on, Stinkmeaner's acquaintances (and even his clone) also come for revenge.
- Adding Insult to Injury: Whenever he's in a fight, Stinkmeaner hurls all kinds of taunts and Trash Talk at his opponent.
- An Axe to Grind: While possessing Tom, Stinkmeaner uses an ax to break down a bathroom door while Robert is sitting on the toilet, and then tries to attack him.
- Asshole Victim: When Granddad accidentally kills him. Lampshaded when Huey states that the world is probably better off without him, even though the Freeman family mourn him anyway.
- Ax-Crazy: At first Stinkmeaner was more of a nuisance than a real threat, but after his ghost returns to haunt Robert, he's actually kind of frightening. Especially when he's holding a literal ax to attack Robert with.
- Back from the Dead: Sort of happened once when he possessed Tom, but now Season 4 has confirmed that he is indeed back again via cloning.
- Bed Trick: While Stinkmeaner was possessing Tom, he took advantage of it by having sex with Sarah, who was oblivious yet enthusiastic about her husband's strange behavior.
- Berserk Button: He hates it if anyone dares to take "his" space in a public parking lot, which is what sparked his Nigga Moment with Robert in the first place.
- Big Bad: Of the Stinkmeaner / Nigga Moment episodes, particularly "Granddad's Fight" and "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back".
- Blind Black Guy: He became blind due to cancer in his adolescence, but he didn't consider it a big loss, because he never appreciated looking at beautiful sights such as sunsets and rainbows.
- Blind Driving: Despite being unable to see anything, for some reason he's able to get away with driving a car around town. Naturally, this makes him very dangerous to anyone who gets in his way.
- Blood Knight: He really enjoys Nigga Moments.
- Boomerang Bigot: While he hates everyone, he hates black people slightly more than everyone else.
- Came Back Strong: Initially just a hateful old man who managed to get lucky in a single fight. When he comes back from Hell, though...
- Catch Phrase:
- Deadpan Snarker: Though Stinkmeaner is far more obscene than deadpan.
- Demonic Possession: Stinkmeaner's ghost rises out of Hell to possess Tom, ready for revenge on the Freeman family. And later, Ruckus and the Freemans attempt an exorcism on him.
- The Determinator: Not even death could end Stinkmeaner's Nigga Moment! The only thing that can stop it is peace.
- Devil's Job Offer: Satan is so impressed by Stinkmeaner's evilness and newfound fighting skills, that he allows Stinkmeaner to leave Hell so that he can get his revenge on Robert for killing him.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Stinkmeaner had the gall to call the Devil himself a "bitch-ass nigga".
- Evil Cripple: He doesn't care at all that driving while blind may endanger innocent people.
- Evil Old Folks: Though he was just as nasty when he was young.
- For the Evulz: The sole motivation behind his very breathing.
- Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good: He believes that witnessing bad things happening to others is what makes life worth living.
- Gonk: Not as ugly as Ruckus, but still pretty ugly.
- Handicapped Badass: Subverted in his first appearance. When Stinkmeaner trips Robert and beats him with his cane, Huey assumes that he must be some kind of blind yet talented martial artist. But it soon turns out that Stinkmeaner was just lucky that time, as during the second fight he stood no chance at all against Robert.
- HeelFace Turn: In his final appearance, Stinkmeaner (via his clone) finally agrees to leave the Freemans alone. But that doesn't stop him from annoying Robert in an effort to get a dinner invitation. As expected, Robert refuses.
- Hell of a Time: Literally. Stinkmeaner doesn't seem to be very bothered by his eternal damnation, and in fact he enjoys spending his time in Hell by learning martial arts and beating up lots of demons. The Devil himself is so impressed by the level of hate this man possesses, he helps him prepare for his revenge on Robert Freeman. He at least finds Hell to be preferable over jail.
- "I Am" Song: "Stinkmeaner Forever!" in Season 4.
- Interactive Narrator: Stinkmeaner, from the dead, quickly steals the narrator role from Huey in "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy".
- Jerkass: The biggest example in the series. He puts Ed Wuncler to shame.
- Laughably Evil: He may be one of the biggest assholes around, but he sure is hilarious to watch.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Stinkmeaner is a misanthrope who hates everybody, including people of all races, but black people especially. And the closest thing that Stinkmeaner ever had to a circle of friends were the Hateocracy, but he admits that he only hated them slightly less than everyone else.
- No Indoor Voice: He frequently yells at the top of his lungs.
- N-Word Privileges: Though he often pronounces "nigga" as "nyukka".
- One-Man Army: While Stinkmeaner is learning combat training in Hell, he proves his skills by beating up about a few dozen or so demonic mooks. Later during his fight with the Freemans, we see that he outclasses them by dodging and countering most of their attacks, and he's only subdued after considerable difficulty.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Stinkmeaner comes back from the dead as a vengeful spirit in "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back".
- The Power of Hate: He owes his long life to his "love of hatred". It's also what allows him to return from the afterlife to continue his Nigga Moment. However, it turns out that the only way to exorcise Stinkmeaner's ghost out of Tom is tricking Stinkmeaner into bonding with Ruckus over their shared Boomerang Bigotry; because a Nigga Moment will end should it turn peaceful.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Overall, Stinkmeaner is really just an overgrown middle-school bully in the body of an old man.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Stinkmeaner's soul escapes from Hell, he plans to get back at Robert by murdering him, but first he trolls a lot of people along the way.
- Sadist: He lives for making others suffer.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: In a show that's already loaded with tons of profanity, Stinkmeaner is easily the most foul-mouthed character, rarely saying a sentence that doesn't contain a curse or insult in it.
- The Sociopath: While narrating his backstory, Huey makes it clear that Stinkmeaner was always rotten and never cared about other people. Robert even calls him a "psychopath" at one point.
- Took a Level in Badass: However, while Stinkmeaner was damned in Hell, he literally took Training from Hell and learned how to fight an army of demons. The Devil was so impressed that he releases him from Hell for revenge. So when Stinkmeaner's ghost possesses Tom's body, thus regaining the abilities of eyesight and youthful prowess again, he proves to be more than a capable threat to the Freemans.
- Troll: What he does for a living.
- Villainous Crush: While Stinkmeaner was possessing Tom, the former openly lusts after the latter's wife Sarah, even tricking her into having sex with him.
- Villainous Legacy: He's the man behind the Hateocracy (from "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy") and his clone (from "Stinkmeaner: Begun the Clone War Has"), although he no longer plays an active role in those episodes due to being deceased during said episodes' events.
- Would Hurt a Child: He had no problem fighting Huey and Riley when they tried to exhort his spirit out of Tom.Stinkmeaner: You're never too little to get your ass whooped!
Riley's second favorite rapper, who turns out to be a closet gay man.
- Arch-Enemy: Has a feud with rival rapper Eat Dirt that turned violent.
- Armored Closet Gay: Gangstalicious keeps denying that he's homosexual, despite leaving increasingly obvious hints that he is.
- Badass Boast: He proclaims that "I fear no man but God." Then subverted when he adds "the niggas who shot me" to the list of people he fears.
- Broken Pedestal: Played with. Riley's perception of Gangstalicious as a badass has been destroyed, though he still likes listening to his music, not to mention that the two of them are very friendly to each other.
- Expecting Someone Taller: His videos make him out to be a lot bigger than he actually is.Riley: Damn nigga, you short.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: To Riley, though he gets over it pretty quickly as despite his flaws, Gangstalicious is a great performer and very nice to his fans.
- Gayngster: Gangstalicious was once in love with a street thug, but their break-up turned violent. Fortunately, his ex-boyfriend was very bad at trying to murder him.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: His wannabe gangster persona is a complete act; he's actually a mild-mannered gay man from the Midwest, not at all cut out for the dangerous hardcore gangsta rap scene.
- Lovable Coward: Although it causes Riley to lose most of his respect for him, it's hard to not sympathize when Gangstalicious cries some very unmanly tears over almost getting executed by his Psycho Ex-Boyfriend.
- Made of Iron: He was shot twice onstage, one of them in his right shoulder, and laid there bleeding out for 45 minutes before anyone thought to call an ambulance. He got better.
- Queer People Are Funny: Mostly due to all the irony of him being both a (semi-secretly) effeminate homosexual man and a gangsta rapper, as the hip-hop music scene is a very overly masculine and homophobic subculture.
- Straight Gay: He tries to put on a tough-guy gangster image, at least at first...
- Tempting Fate: Who the hell writes a song called "I Got Shot"? Guess what happened while he was performing it onstage...
- Transparent Closet: In his second episode he releases a song called "Homies Over Hoes" which has lyrics and a music video dripping with homoerotic undertones. He then releases a clothing line for boys which are essentially dresses. His fans remain oblivious until a dancer releases a book telling the world that he's gay.
- You Are the New Trend: After his extremely successful "Homies Over Hoes" single drops, a lot of his fans (including Riley and the Lethal Interjection Crew) start buying girly clothes from his ridiculous new fashion line.
"The White Shadow"
Huey's nickname for a federal agent who seems to be stalking him. Is he real, or imaginary? He seems to know everything about Huey. He appears in "The Real" and "It's Going Down".
- Cool Shades: Being a federal government agent, the White Shadow wears a pair of sunglasses, which he claims is to imitate his idol Bill Cosby.
- Friendly Enemy: He may be a shady spy, but he's genuinely polite to Huey and offers him advice.White Shadow: "Just because I tape your phone conversations and monitor your emails, doesn't mean we can't be friends."
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Nobody else aside from Huey seems to notice him, leading Huey to eventually conclude that he's just a figment of his imagination. The White Shadow himself however says Huey is just kidding himself. It's ultimately left up to the viewer to decide if he's real or not.
- Meaningful Name: The first part of the nickname Huey gave to him, "White", minus the obvious, is a reference to The Whitelist that governments use. The "Shadow" part of his name refers to how he's physically transparent, yet appears to be able to interact with the real world.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only known by Huey's nickname for him, "The White Shadow".
- The Schizophrenia Conspiracy: In "The Real", Huey concludes that he's either crazy, or that the government is trying to make him think he's crazy.
- Secret Police: He is apparently a covert US government agent, who's tasked with spying on Huey due to his far-left-wing activism. And he certainly has the appearance of a classic "Man in Black".
- Spirit Advisor: In "It's Goin' Down", the White Shadow warned him of the imminent invasion of his home by actual federal agents (led by Jack Flowers), something that Huey had no idea was going to happen. This could hint that he's a real man and not an illusion.
Grandmaster Bushido Brown
A legendary martial artist and professional bodyguard. He was hired by Oprah Winfrey, and later by Robert Freeman.
- Afro Asskicker: He looks like a 1970s Blaxploitation movie protagonist.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Very arrogant.
- Awesome Mc Coolname
- Entitled Bastard: He proves to be one hell of an entitled rich prick. He's only willing to protect the Freeman family as their bodyguard by charging ridiculously high fees for Robert to pay. But that's not all; he forces Robert to purchase all kinds of luxury items for Bushido's personal use (with Robert's own money). Robert understandably wanted to fire Bushido (until the Hateocracy returns at the last minute).
- Expy: Of 1970s actor / martial artist Jim Kelly.
- Insistent Terminology: Grandmaster Bushido Brown.
- Jerkass: In addition to being an egotist, Bushido charges Robert ridiculously high fees, and forces him to buy things for him. And he's quite content to leave Robert and his grandsons to die unless he still gets double the payment for rehiring.
- Killed Off for Real: In the third Stinkmeaner episode, the titular hoodlums completely behead him when Robert is about to fire him.
- Memetic Badass: In-Universe, his reputation is greatly exaggerated. He's still quite possibly the best fighter on the show. He's also one of two notable characters in the whole show to have fought in the Kumite (HU-CHYA!).
- Nominal Punch-Clock Hero: Bushido's nature is very far from being altruistic or generous. He's a professional bodyguard who demands a high paycheck if you want his protection. No money, no help.
- Occidental Otaku: Aside from the obvious (being a karate master), his demands in return for protecting the Freemans include large amounts of sushi, a Kobe beef steak, and a Japanese toilet with a bidet. Earlier, he was also shown relaxing in a Japanese massage parlor.
- Off with His Head!: He loses his head when fighting the Hateocracy, courtesy of Rufus Crabmiser slicing it off with his flying guillotine.
Mrs. Betty von Heusen note
An elderly white woman who's in charge of the local neighborhood watch, along with a pro-gun interest group.
- Crazy Survivalist / Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: Betty von Heusen is known for owning many firearms, and she has twice tried to form a neighborhood "militia":
- In "Thank You for Not Snitching", after a series of home burglaries committed by Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy, she becomes a vigilante and tries to hunt down the culprits herself. She even proposes the idea of "militarizing" the neighborhood watch.
- Later during the titular outbreak of "The Fried Chicken Flu", von Heusen and other neighbors learn that the Freeman family and their friends are hoarding emergency supplies, so they become bandits and attempt to rob the supplies from them. But oddly enough, none of them were armed with guns.
- Evil Old Folks: She's always a nasty old hag whenever she appears.
- Jerkass: She's a racist, trigger-happy old bitch who's always quick to antagonize the Freemans or their friends.
- Never Mess with Granny: She's a little old lady who's armed to the teeth with lots of weapons, and isn't afraid to use them.
- Politically Incorrect Villain / Racist Grandma: In "The S-Word", Betty and some other old white people went on an armed pro-gun protest. They clashed with Rollo Goodlove's black protesters, shooting at their direction and calling them "niggers"; which Rollo sees as an opportunity for a juicy lawsuit.
- Straw Character: A caricature of NRA Republicans.
Otis "Thugnificent" Jenkins
Riley's new favorite rapper, who moves into a huge mansion just across the street. In Season 3, he becomes broke while his music career ends, so he has to take a job as a UPS driver.
- Ascended Extra: Albeit slightly; having only appeared in 3 episodes in Season 2, he appeared in 5 episodes for Season 3.
- Auto-Tune: Uses it in his album "Mo' Bitches, Mo' Problems." Which fails spectacularly since he uses it in all his songs.
- Big Damn Heroes: In "The Fried Chicken Flu". Even after getting kicked out of Granddad's house, Otis doesn't hold any grudges about this, as he still managed to come to the rescue by using his van to ram Betty's militia bus off the road when they were chasing the Freeman and DuBois families.
- Catch Phrase: "No homo."
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He is absent from Season 4.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Bitches to Rags".
- Early-Bird Cameo: Sort of. That song "Booty Butt Cheeks" which you hear throughout Season 1? He made that. Though he doesn't make his actual debut until Season 2 however.
- Expy: Of Ludacris. If his actions aren't proof enough, there's also his hair.note His musical style, however, owes less to Ludacris than it does to crunk and the "bling" era in general, and his career decline can be seen as a nod to the own death of crunk and the bling era around the end of the 2000s.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: His attempt to sell crack. Later he finds work as a UPS van driver and postman.
- Feigning Intelligence: He unsuccessfully attempts to seem smarter when he supports Barack Obama during the 2008 election. His lack of actual political awareness results in him getting humiliated by Bill Maher on national television.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Gets off to a rocky start with Granddad, but eventually they put aside their differences. This is especially apparent after Otis gives up his "Thugnificent" persona.Thugnificent: Old man, I know I told you to go eat dicks in the past, but you alright with me.
- Funny Afro: He has one until "Bitches to Rags".
- Genius Ditz: Maybe. It turns out that Thugnificent has a college degree, although he chose a career as a "professional buffoon" in hip hop music. Later when he's no longer a rapper and he goes bankrupt, he tries applying for a white-collar job, but he's rejected for unprofessional behavior.
- Hidden Depths: While he more often than not comes off as a loudmouthed buffoon, he is actually college educated; he holds a Bachelors degree in Communications. His educational credentials nearly get him an office job before he calls attention to his rapping career (he made it clear to the guy interviewing him that he only needed the job to get back on his feet and probably wouldnt be around long).
- I Minored in Tropology: In the episode "The Story of Thugnificant," the title character congratulated Huey for his enjoyment of reading. Huey thought it wasn't a big deal, but what he didn't know was that Thugnificent has a bachelor's degree in communications, meaning he does understand the importance of education. Which makes sense considering Thugnificent grew up in an impoverished, crime-ridden slum of a town. If the rap game didn't last long term, he still has a college degree to fall back on.
- Important Haircut: After he sells his home, he loses the "Mickey Mouse" afro to keep a low profile.
- Incoming Ham: The Running Gag of his arrival being heralded by a glass-shatteringly loud rendition of one of his own songs.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Riley, and later with Robert.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an irresponsible idiot, but he's probably one of the nicest characters in the series.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Gets Flonominal fired from his job, due to No Such Thing as H.R..
- And again when he visits a record producer for help with his failing career, and instantly got it just from simply asking. The thing though is that he brought Ed Wuncler III with him, since he thought it was a drug deal. When Ed realized he wasn't getting any money out of it... yeah.
- N-Word Privileges: Being a black rapper after all.
- Rags to Riches: He grew up in the shantytown of Terra Belle, Georgia. But then he became a millionaire rapper.note
- Riches to Rags: He's a good showman but due to trying to preserve his image, he's not the smartest when it comes to money. It ultimately derails his music career, though he adapts pretty well to relative poverty again.note
- The Stoner: In "Mr. Medicinal", he recommends marijuana to Robert, and also introduces him to a weed dealer.
- Mistaken for Gay: In "The Story of Gangstalicious", much like Riley they start buying from Gangstalicious' effeminate fashion line. But after learning about his homosexuality, they desperately sever any ties to him to avoid looking gay by association.
- Riches to Rags: They all have to struggle financially due to Thugnificent going bankrupt.
- Satellite Characters: They're not given much focus besides hanging out with Thugnificent. Especially Macktastic, and Flonominal to some extent, though Leonard gets some more roles in Season 3.
A friend of Thugnificent, and a fellow rapper of the Lethal Interjection Crew.
- Satellite Character: Even more so than Flonominal or Leonard it seems.
Derrick "Flonominal" Cornish
Another friend of Thugnificent, also a fellow rapper of the Lethal Interjection Crew.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: After his own career in hip hop music comes to an end, he gets a white-collar office job. But he gets fired from that too, due to Thugnificent's mistakes.
- My Beloved Smother: In "The Story of Thugnificent", Flonominal is extremely distressed when his mother calls to chastise him for his part in the "Eff Granddad" debacle.
- No Such Thing as H.R.: To build on Thugnificent's Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!, there was logically nothing stopping Flo from contesting his termination due to the extremely flimsy guilty-by-association pretense.
Yet another friend of Thugnificent, and also counted as part of the Lethal Interjection Crew, although he's not a rapper.
- Big Damn Heroes: With Thugnificent in "The Fried Chicken Flu".
- Butt-Monkey: Usually the odd-man-out and the butt of jokes, as far as members of the Lethal Interjection Crew go.
- The Ditz: He's a nice guy and all, but he's not particularly bright. This is how he explained unwittingly giving contaminated chicken wings to Tom DuBois:Leonard: "You know what, when I tried [a Buffalo wing], I thought to myself, 'This tastes like chicken,' but the fact it's a buffalo, I was like, naw, I don't want to say it out loud 'cause y'all gonna think I'm stupid. That's why I ain't get no chicken; I just got the buffalo."
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: Working at Wendy's.
- A Friend in Need: He's the only one left in the Lethal Interjection Crew who sticks around when Thugnificent's money dries up.
- Lovable Coward: He will not die for his chain.
- Nice Guy: Leonard isn't too swift, but he is a rare character in this show who consistently puts the needs of others over his own.
- Odd Name Out: The Lethal Interjection Crew consists of Thugnificent, Macktastic, Flonominal, ...and Leonard.
- Token Good Teammate: When the Lethal Injection Crew were talking about what they were going to do if their careers fail, they all talk about becoming burglars and drug dealers. Only Leonard talked about getting a legit job, which he was immediately chewed out for.
- Undying Loyalty: After the Lethal Interjection Crew disbands, Leonard is the only one to stay with Thugnificent when his rap career topples.
- Workaholic: He works so much when Thugnificent goes broke in the third season that you hardly see him out of his Wendy's uniform.
- When he figures out that the mortgage on the mansion is $12,000 a month and his boss won't give him extra hours to cover it, he reasons that he'll try to work his job, do telemarketing, and sell art out of the drive-through window at the same time.
Butch Magnus Milosevic
A bully who antagonizes Riley in "Shinin'", by stealing a chain necklace from him. Also cameos in "The Red Ball" (as part of the Woodcrest kickball team), and "A Date With the Booty Warrior" (as part of a group of other suspended students touring the prison).
- Barbaric Bully: He's a big, fat, ugly brute who is known for beating down and robbing people blind.
- Delinquent: He's built up a well-earned reputation as this around town.
- Demoted to Extra: He returns in "The Red Ball" and "A Date With the Booty Warrior". Though he has a non-speaking role and is simply a background character.
- The Dreaded: To the point where even adults are afraid of him.
- Fat Bastard: He's an obese bully.
- Jerkass: Needless to say.
- Kevlard: His tubby physique easily protects him from little Riley's weak punches.
- Meaningful Name / Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His surname probably refers to Slobodan Milosevic, the late President of Serbia who was accused of committing war crimes during The Yugoslav Wars.
- Mighty Glacier: This appears to be his fighting style. He only has to land a few blows to bring Riley down, and they don't have to be particularly fast; Riley's not as good at ducking and waving as he thinks he is.
- Perpetual Expression: Or rather, Perpetual Sneering. There's almost no scene of him without sneering.
- Stout Strength: Butch can easily overpower adults; as demonstrated when he knocks down a Catholic school nun, a boot camp instructor, and Flonominal.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He's such a big troublemaker, that not even a threat of being sent to boot camp would change him.
Cynthia "Cindy" McPhearson
A little white girl obsessed with stereotypical black culture. In the comics, she tries to be friendly to Huey, but comes off as ignorant and annoying. In the show she becomes an exaggeration of herself, is more of a jerk, and befriends the like-minded Riley.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Similarly to Riley, her hair doesn't change color, but it does change styles from a single ponytail to a pair of giant braids. She keeps the Hair Antennae, though.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Cindy was quite feminine in the original comics, but the show made her a lot more tomboyish.
- Character Exaggeration: In the original comic, she was simply a white student obsessed with black culture and oblivious to Huey's blatant dislike of her. In the show, she's an over-exaggerated wigger.
- Cheerful Child: The comic version seems to be very cheery and enthusiastic about everything.
- Children Are Innocent: In the comic strip only. She tries being nice to Huey, failing to realize that her wigger antics annoy him. She's also easily tricked by Riley, who takes advantage of her trusting nature.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Cindy only appeared in the comic strip for the first two years during the comic's lifespan. The other four years? She dropped off the face of the earth. She made her first appearance in seven years on the show, becoming a recurring character in the second and third seasons. She's absent from the fourth season though.
- Defeat Equals Friendship / Fire-Forged Friends: With Riley in the cartoon. Even though Riley broke Cindy into tears with a Yo Momma routine to beat her at basketball, they seem to have become friends in later episodes.
- The Ditz / Dumb Blonde: Not very bright in the comic, especially when it comes to racial matters. An early Running Gag had Riley use her as a patsy or victim in his schemes, simply because she was so easy to fool.
- She is, however, Street Smart in the cartoon, able to organize and lead Girl Scouts like a gang leader. Amusingly, this changes the nature of her dynamic with Riley significantly.
- Genki Girl / Girly Girl: In the comics she is a lot more feminine, though in both cases she still likes hip hop music.
- Girl Scouts Are Evil: She runs her troop like a gang, selling Girl Scout cookies in an underhanded way. Later she helps Riley with his chocolate fundraiser in a similar manner. The whole scheme spoofs the illegal drug trade.
- Innocent Bigot / Innocently Insensitive: Extremely so. At least in the comics; this part of her character is phased out in the show. It's implied to be because the only things she knows about black people come from TV and her bigoted father.
- Little Miss Badass: Her first instinct when getting taunted by a man in a suspicious black limo is to chase him down with a baseball bat, for starters. She also knees a thug in the groin.
- Pretty Fly for a White Girl: In the comics, Cindy is a fan of hip hop music and watches BET. This is exaggerated further in the show, where she's a full blown wigger who acts like a gangsta.
- Token White: One of the few white characters in the show, besides Jazmine's mother.
- Tomboy: In the show. Here, she's flanderized into a wannabe gangster brat who plays basketball. As mentioned above she is a Girl Scout, albeit still acting like a gangster.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the TV series episode "The Fundraiser", where she harasses any competitors in the cookie or chocolate fundraisers.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: As seen in "The Fundraiser".
Reverend Rollo Goodlove
A black liberal activist who seems to be more interested in money and publicity, instead of actually advancing any causes. Appears in "The S-Word", "The Hunger Strike", and "The New Black".
- Actor Allusion: At one point, Rollo starts to sing "Go-Go Gadget Gospel" on stage, a song sung by his voice actor Cee-Lo Green as a member of Gnarls Barkley.
- Angry Black Man: Though he seems to be exaggerating quite a bit of that anger on purpose.
- Attention Whore: He knows how to make himself the center of media attention.
- Fat Bastard: He's not exactly a jerkass, but he's still rather annoying to his enemies.
- Greed: He's really more concerned about money than politics.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf / Irony as She Is Cast: In spite of Actor Allusion above, Rollo absolutely butchers the song.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Resembles Cee-Lo Green in a wig.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed / Take That!: He's an unflattering lampooning of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who often criticize the show and the comic strips (particularly the Dr. King episode).
- N-Word Privileges: "The S-Word" is about Rollo helping out Robert and Riley in their attempt to sue the school district, because Riley's teacher Mr. Petto had said "nigga"; even though Riley, Robert, and Rollo all use that word casually; and Petto was simply copying Riley's words without malice, and tried to apologize afterwards.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Despite having the title of "Reverend", he is never seen doing any sort of clerical or religious services.
- Straw Character: He's depicted as a straw liberal who launches a lot of bogus protests for money and publicity.
- Straw Hypocrite: Besides the problem with his N-Word Privileges as stated above, Goodlove once helped out with Huey's protest against BET, only to end it by getting his own sitcom on that same channel.
- Where Da White Women At?: He's attracted to Ann Coulter (who in this universe, only pretends to be a right-wing firebrand).
Mr. Joe Petto
A hapless teacher at Huey and Riley's school, who is woefully unequipped to interface with his new rush of black students. Huey and Jazmine's teacher in the comics, but Riley's teacher (for one episode) in the show: in both cases, he blunders through dealing with his students in ways that increasingly annoy them.
- Apathetic Teacher: Huey perceives him that way, thinking of him as a product of a school system that seeks to ostracize their non-white students. While he's not entirely wrong, it's only because he has absolutely no idea what he's doing, and he's at least less blatantly prejudiced than their principal.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: When the focus in the series shifted away from the inner city kids living in an environment that didn't understand them and more onto the kids themselves, Petto completely disappeared from the strip.
- Demoted to Extra: While not a major character by any means in the comic, he had a decent presence in its early years. Unlike Cindy, he was unable to turn that into more than a single appearance on the show.
- Innocent Bigot: He's far less racist than he is simply an idiot. His only experience with black people is through watching Blaxploitation movies (though he at least seems aware that this is probably not a good idea), and his every attempt to connect with his black students comes off as patronizing at best, ridiculous and insensitive at worst. Taken to the extreme in the show, where he throws Riley's flippant use of "nigga" back in his face and seems to have absolutely no idea why it would be a problem.
- Innocently Insensitive: Often, though best shown when he meets Jazmine and spends the entire strip struggling to ask whether or not she's black.