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     Bessie Higgenbottom 

Elizabeth Kajolica "Bessie" Higgenbottom
Voiced by: Amy Poehler
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In-universe example, her pale skin and her dirty blonde hair from season one changes into her tan skin and orange hair from season two.
  • Adorkable: Smart and goofy. It doesn't hurt that she has a cute lispy voice.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Portrait of a Happy" when Fritz, a local photographer, refuses to take pictures of her dog Happy.
  • Butt-Monkey: The show's Terrible Trio (Portia, Gwen and Penny) seem to enjoy seeing her suffer.
  • Catchphrase: "Awwwwwsome!"
  • Cheerful Child: She's rather perky and upbeat.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: She's a childish and ditzy kid with two missing front teeth.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's a brilliant, but absent-minded girl, and seems to be completely ignorant of the attempts of Portia, the local Alpha Bitch, to make fun of or belittle her.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's shown to be kind to Ben, even though she's more eccentric than cool.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention of Bessie's father has been made.
  • Ditzy Genius: Bessie has many talents, including being able to create cold fusion. Also creating a functioning spaceship when she was 5.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Elizabeth Kajolica Higgenbottom. And it's cursed. No, not the Elizabeth part, but that's equally as embarrassing.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Able to create cold fusion or build a working robot with limited AI.
  • Gasshole: She farts into a microphone at an audition.
  • Genki Girl: She's characterized by her extreme hyperactivity.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has blond pigtails.
  • Idiot Hero: Bessie can do anything that will earn her a badge, but that doesn't make her any less of a ditz.
  • Kid Hero: She is a 9-year-old Honeybee scout.
  • Little Miss Badass: The crew may have gotten bored with the direction of season 1, so most season 2 episodes have some sort of unnecessary action sequences from nowhere, which seem highly out of context compared to season 1.
  • Meganekko: The episode "Blindsided" shows that she does in fact look better with glasses.
  • Motor Mouth: Bessie can talk a mile a minute.
  • Plucky Girl: Ambitious and determined to earn every badge in existence.
  • Series Goal: Earn every single Honeybee Badge there is so she'll become the Mighty B.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She's always the target of slapstick, much to her enemies' amusement.
  • Speech Impediment: Bessie's missing her front teeth, so she has a little bit of a lisp. It's cute. Even when she has her teeth back, she still has a lisp.
  • Tomboy: Bessie subverts the many gender stereotypes of her peers and has some rather boyish qualities, pretty much being a female SpongeBob in this regard.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Mostly ends out on top despite the abuse she's put through.

     Happy Walter Higgenbottom 

Happy Walter Higgenbottom
  • The Unintelligible: Dogs in general are the "only understood by other characters" version.

     Ben Higgenbottom 

Ben Higgenbottom
Voiced by: Andy Richter
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rare male version, desping being just a little kid, however, this tends to come from him being chubby.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention of either Bessie and Ben's father has been made.
  • Only Sane Man: On the occasion Happy isn't being this, it's him.

     Hilary Higgenbottom 

Hilary Higgenbottom
Voiced by: Megan Cavanagh
The single hippie mother of Bessie, Happy and Ben.

     Portia Gibbons 

Portia Gibbons
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

  • Alpha Bitch: The stuck-up, Valley Girl, blonde Alpha Bitch, with front teeth that are even uglier than the main protagonist's. Her cousin and mother are even worse.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: She tends to play the beauty to Gwen's brains and Penny's brawn.
  • Big Bad: For all intents and purposes, she's the show's principle antagonist, always trying to scheme against Bessie. Though sometimes she forages into Big Bad Wannabe territory instead.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Gwen and Penny's brunettes and Mary Frances' redhead.
  • The Bully: She seems to go out of her way to humiliate Bessie.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention of Portia's father has been made.
  • Dumb Blonde: In the pilot episode, "So Happy Together", Portia spent the whole episode carrying around a rat thinking it was a dog, even kissing it. To be fair, everyone else thought so too.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "Beenadict Arnold" Portia tried to take Happy away from Bessie just because it would make Bessie feel bad.
  • For the Evulz: Often Portia's evil acts against Bessie have no real motivation.
  • Hate Sink: She's just a despicable bully who torments Bessie all the time and serves no other purpose than to help the viewers root for Bessie to succeed.
  • Jerkass: She's especially mean to Bessie.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She gets her comeuppance a fair amount of the time.
  • Smug Snake: Pretty much all of her evil schemes against Bessie end up failing one way or the other and it's almost always a direct result of her arrogance and/or lack of foresight.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With her best friend Gwen; they are Bessie's tormentors.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears blue and white.
  • Unknown Rival: To Bessie, who doesn't even realize that Portia hates her.
  • Valley Girl: In a low, scratchy Californian valley girl voice.

     Gwen Wu 

Gwen Wu
Voiced by: Jessica DiCicco
  • Asian Airhead: Type A, as she's Chinese and a vapid Alpha Bitch character.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: She plays much of the brains (despite being an airhead) to Portia's beauty and Penny's brawn.
  • Beta Bitch: Portia's right hand girl, along with serving as her dragon.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to Portia's blonde and Mary Frances' redhead (One of two).
  • The Bully: She is seen bullying Bessie along with Portia.
  • Jerkass: Probably slightly nicer than Portia, but she still picks on Bessie.
  • Missing Mom: Kind of an odd case, considering her brothers are younger than her (the youngest still being a baby), so it can be assumed that her mother is around (just not seen).
  • Outnumbered Sibling: She's the only female with five brothers.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When Portia's not around, she's nicer and doesn't antagonize Bessie as much.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With her best friend Portia, they are Bessie's tormentors.

     Penny Lefcowitz 

Penny Lefcowitz
Voiced by: Dannah Feinglass
  • Fat Bitch: Downplayed; she can be this when she teams up with Portia and Gwen, Bessie's enemies.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Bessie, though sometimes she joins Portia to gang up on Bessie.
  • Fat Idiot: An awkward, dull, obese girl.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Two little brown pigtails.
  • Gonk: Just look at the size and shape of her head.
  • Gonky Femme: Is really into feminine things, but is rather apish in appearance.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Penny is Bessie's best friend, and yet she frequently goes behind her back to team up with Portia and Gwen (sometimes to gang up against her, even). What's even more odd is that Bessie never seems to have a problem with this.
  • Missing Mom: We only see her father.
  • Simpleton Voice: Very idiotic, and has a deep voice to go along with it.
  • With Friends Like These...: She cows to peer-pressure very easily and is willing to bully Bessie to get on Portia's good side. Exactly why Bessie continues to be her friend after this is anyone's guess.

     Other Characters 

Ms. Mary Frances Gibbons

Voiced by: Sarah Thyre
  • Evil Redhead: Has orange hair and is a recurring antagonist.
  • Hartman Hips: She's something of a extreme case, as, her hips are so large that one would think she has two sets of buttocks in the front and back.
  • Jerkass: Like her daughter, she's especially mean to Bessie.

Anton St. Germain

Voiced by: Matt Besser
  • Gonk: Not as much as Penny, but he's weird-looking.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's a in perpetual bad mood.


Voiced by: N/A

The Hippie

Voiced by: Matt Besser

Millie Millerson

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle
  • Alliterative Name: Millie Millerson
  • Ambiguous Disorder: To list, she speaks in a monotone voice and loves shiny/reflective objects. According to some members of the production staff, she was supposed to be autistic.
  • Ascended Extra: The makers of the show loved her voice so much they decided to make her more than just a background character.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Downplayed, as she had regular braces. She used to have braces throughout the show, but in the episode "Children of the Unicorn", her braces were removed.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Mr. Turtleton's Wild Ride", the episode concerning her trying to get the titular turtle back.
  • Dumb Blonde: She has blonde hair, a slow voice, and can be silly, however, she's not stupid as most protrayals.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's usually kind and friendly.
  • Hidden Depths: According to the episode "Irritable Blowing Syndrome", she's good at giving advice.
  • Ill Girl: Apparently, she has hypoglycemia.


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