- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her attempts to be closer to Bliss often result in this, due to a lack of propriety. A private discussion about safe sex is one thing; loudly talking about it in public is something else.
- Daddy Issues: While her dad is not that bad of a person, their opinions are different enough to make Helen have this trope.
- Freudian Excuse: "Pleatherheads" reveals football is Serious Business for her because she grew up in a house full of football fans. She gets roped into the Booster Moms group for Ubuntu's sake and, despite her best efforts, quickly proves obsessive.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She seems to be twice as big of an extremist as Gerald.
Helen and Gerald's adopted son. Even though he's from Africa, he has the most pale skin out of all of them.
- Accidental Athlete: Though clearly built like a football player, his throwing arm was discovered when (after a pottery misfire) he angrily threw a 300-pound kiln from the backyard into the street. The other parents in the neighborhood immediately set out to get him to join the school's varsity team.
- Friend to All Living Things: He was prepared to quit the football team over a yearly ritual in which a pig is sacrificed right before homecoming. Gerald convinced the other parents and players to make the pig the team mascot instead in order to keep Ubuntu happy.
The Goode family's meat loving dog who they force to be vegan.
Helen's SUV-driving father.