Follow TV Tropes


Characters / The Electric Company (2009)

Go To

Hector Ruiz

Played by: Josh Segarra
  • Almighty Janitor: He remains useful to the Electric Company, even after he starts running the diner at the beginning of Season 3.
  • Big Man on Campus: He's handsome, charming, athletic and very smart
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In one episode, he explains to the rest of the company that he used to be the champion of an annual limerick contest, but was (unfairly) defeated by Manny on one year. He has never entered said contest since.
  • Advertisement:
  • The Hero
  • One Head Taller
  • Sibling Team: Hector and Jessica are this to the point where they are on Bash Brothers level.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: In one episode, Hector is chasing Sigmund Scrambler around the neighborhood. He creates a detour sign using a wordball which Sigmund follows, leading him into a dead end.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Mentioned on the show's page.

Jessica Ruiz

Played by: Priscilla Star Diaz
  • The Lancer
  • Series Mascot: She is the favorite character of the fandom. She also has preformed live with Hector, Manny and Shock, sings the end-of-show rap 90 percent of the time and even interviewed an actor from the original version.
  • Shout-Out: Was seen wearing a "Zoom" T-shirt at the beginning of Season 2.
  • Sibling Team: Jessica and Hector are this to the point where they are on Bash Brothers level.

Lisa Heffenbacher

Played by: Jenni Barber

Keith Watson

Played by: Ricky Smith
  • Audience Surrogate: We learn the premise of the show along with him.
  • The Smart Guy: Probably the second smartest member of the Electric Company before Lisa.
  • Token Black: To the Electric Company, before Marcus showed up.


Marcus Barnes

Played by: Coy Stewart


Played by: Chris Sullivan

The Pranksters

In General

  • Small Name, Big Ego: They see themselves as the neighborhood's most powerful threat's when in reality they're nuisances at best.

Francine Carruthers

Played by: Ashley Austin Morris

Annie Scrambler

Played by: Sandie Rosa

Manny Spamboni

Played by: Dominic Colon

Danny Rebus

  • Art Shift: A number of animated shorts from Season 3 depict him as a cartoon character.
  • Berserk Button: Never break a promise to Danny Rebus; It's just not a good idea.
  • The Brute: Known for being the most destructive member of the Pranksters.
  • Camp Straight: He loves theater and dresses very stylish. (Being Suave and Sophisticated)
  • Criminal Mind Games: The main use for his powers.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Danny Rebus does this all the time. He takes offense at a lot of things and retaliates harshly. This is pretty much part of Danny's personality, the slightest offense like - accidentally misspelling his name on an invitation, or spills milk on his shoes, he overexaggerates and attempts to get his revenge.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Very touchy and petty over the slightest of mishaps that he goes through.
  • Large Ham
  • Nice Hat
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes is genuinely helpful ("Oh, Danny Boy"), and quite literally likes dogs ("Pies For Puppies").
  • Rebus Bubble: His superpower.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Danny's Sensitive Guy and Manny's Manly Man.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the least villainous of the pranksters and sometimes joins the Electric Company.

Gilda Flip

Played by: Carly Rose Sonenclar

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: