One might wonder when watching this series whether the students we meet have parents that condone their behavior. Believe it or not, we actually meet a lot of their family members.
NOTE: Since this is an ongoing series, the original line-ups for the groups on the separate pages have been used for the character pages to avoid confusion for newcomers.
The Zales family
Mackenzie's mother. Something of a... humongous bitch.
- Abusive Parents: Downplayed. She never does anything directly abusive, but she seems to value her job over her daughters and doesn't seem to care about Katelynn's obvious issues.
- All Women Are Lustful: All she asks from her husband is for hard sex that makes it hard for her to sit afterwards.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: However, she doesn't directly embarrass Mackenzie.
- Anti-Role Model: Is a terrible role model to her children; just ask Mackenzie about Katelynn.
- Asian Airhead: Type 1.
- Asian Rudeness: She is one foul-mouthed, bitchy middle-aged (implied) Korean woman.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Her Asian dialect, and whenever she speaks it.
- The Corrupter: To Veronica Matthews. She gets Veronica to embrace her inner anger (and desire to cuss).
- Birds of a Feather: After accidentally being drugged by Jayna Van Buren, the two hit it off right away. Helps that they are both neglectful and highly irresponsible mothers.
- Deadpan Snarker:Mrs. Zales: Oh. I'm Mackenzie's mom. What's the wi-fi password in here?
Mr. McNeely: Oh, actually, Mrs. Zales we don't have wi-fi here. This is a public school.
Mrs. Zales: A public school where? Pyongyang? (snorts) Am I right?
- Domestic Abuse: Her relationship with her husband comes off as a verbal form of this.
- Evil Matriarch: Played for Laughs.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As you can tell, she has a volcanic temper that can easily be set off.
- Hypocrite: Talks about wanting to be there for her daughters while she blatantly ignores them to talk to her assistant.
- Jerkass: A foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, neglectful bitch.
- Kinda Busy Here: Expect a 90% chance that she will be on her phone or that someone will call her whenever she's in a scene.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Even in front of her seven year old daughter, which annoys Mackenzie. The quote at the top of her folder is what she says about that.
- Like Mother Unlike Daughter: To Mackenzie, most of the time.
- Mama Bear: Very slightly implied at the beginning of Episode 50; she gets mad when her lowly assistant makes an unfunny joke about Mackenzie.
- Married to the Job: Subverted. She hates taking days off her workweek, but she enjoys vigorous sex with Jack.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to her husband Jack's Feminine Boy; he is a passive man who makes sweaters with animals on them in which he sells on Etsy, while she is a foul-mouthed Workaholic.
- Parental Neglect
- Phoneaholic Teenager: An adult version of this, which negatively impacts her relationship with her family.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Wears Red pants to contrast Veronica's Blue colours on the latter's shirt. Is also the Red to Jayna's Blue.
- Sarcasm Failure: After telling-off her daughter, Mackenzie, for doing nothing when Brittnay took initiative ( i.e. punching Jenna Darabond in the face), Mackenzie says sorry for not doing the same to one of her classmates. Mrs. Zales seemed to have taken it as a genuine apology.
- Toxic Friend Influence: To Veronica Matthews. Mrs Zales teaches her how to curse when wanting to let off steam.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Her husband spent money on a nice weekend cruise to surprise her with a romantic vacation. She's just angry that that means she'll have to take time off work.
- Or perhaps not. She then says "I just need that big, beautiful, dick of [his]"! Guess what happens next in her bedroom.
- Unnamed Parent: Maybe for now, but she introduced herself in the parent-teacher meeting as "Mackenzie's Mom" (we only know her as Mrs. Zales).
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Inverted. She's the Serious Parent to Katelynn's Wacky Child.
- Workaholic: She's the frigging page image, for crying out loud!
Mackenzie's younger sister who takes after their mom and her sister in that she's a foul-mouthed attention whore, though she doesn't seem to be very bright even for her age. Mackenzie is very concerned for her.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Though not directly towards Mackenzie.
- Asian Airhead: Type 2.
- Asian Rudeness: Though it's kind of downplayed, since she's a mere dumbass who has no conception of manners.
- Attention Whore: With No Indoor Voice.
- Bratty Half-Pint: "I'M A GNOME! I'M THE HUNGRIEST GNOME!"
- But Not Too Foreign: She's part-Asian, but only gets her hints because of her relation to her mother and big sister.
- Cheerful Child: A very stupid one, but still one nonetheless.
- Cloudcuckoolander: "I'M A TURKEY!"
- The Ditz: Not very equipped in the brains department. Katelynn takes it Up to Eleven.
- Extreme Omnivore: Let's see... she's eaten playing cards, Christmas decorations, crayons, colored pencils, smelly markers, make-up, fake snow, a roly-poly...
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish Sibling to Mackenzie's Responsible Sibling.
- The Ghost: Was mentioned once in the third episode before she finally appeared in episode 33.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Implied. "LOVE ME!"
- Kiddie Kid: Is seven, but acts like she's two, and is even shorter than Mikayla, who is two years her senior.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Although she only repeats what she hears on TV and doesn't seem to fully realize what the words actually mean.
- Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: We don't know if she's the daugther of Mackenzie's Disappeared Dad or Jack, Mrs. Zale's current husband. The latter would be more logical.
- Morality Pet: She's Mackenzie's. As annoying as she is, Mackenzie still loves and cares about her.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red (actually pink dress) to Mikayla's Blue (Dress).
- Too Dumb to Live: For a seven year old especially.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Watches Dragon's Den with her mother and frequently curses.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Inverted. She's the Wacky Child to Mrs. Zale's Serious Parent.
Mackenzie's stepfather and Mrs. Zales' husband.
- Extreme Doormat: He lets his wife walk all over him.
- Good Stepfather: While we haven't seen him interact directly with Mackenzie, she doesn't seem to have a problem with him, and he's way, way nicer than her actual mother. (Notably, Mackenzie's never mentioned her biological father, so it's possible Jack's been around since she was a kid, and has parented her since then.)
- Henpecked Husband: Mrs. Zale definitely wears the pants in the relationship.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: He cooks, cleans, and has a side business selling his art on Etsy.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: He's a cheerful, domestic guy who hates confrontation and tries to do spontaneous, romantic things. His wife, meanwhile, is a foul-mouthed, aggressive, hotheaded workaholic who loves sex.
- Nice Guy: He's shown to be incredibly loving and supportive towards his wife.
- Second Love: He's Mackenzie's step-father, indicating that Mrs. Zales married him after her previous lover either died or left the picture.
The Matthews family
Brittnay's mother, often by Brittnay's cellphone where she's referred to. Seemingly too calm and nice to be her mother, to be exact.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Shown in episode 50 when her introduction basically segues to telling stories about Brittnay as a child.
- Apologetic Attacker: A variant. She constantly interrupts her Cluster F-Bomb rant with apologies of not knowing what came over her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mrs. Matthews is a kind, gentle mother and an Extreme Doormat. But don't push her limits. Just don't.
- Country Matters: She calls Brittnay a "fucking cunt" (although not to her face).
- Dissonant Serenity: When she calls her daughter a "real fucking bitch", she keeps her cheerful, poised voice tone. Then she drops it with a bit of passive-aggressiveness when she tells her to "open her goddamn ears".
- The Dog Bites Back: Mrs. Zales helps Veronica express her inner anger at what a giant, spoiled bitch her daughter is, and Veronica begins putting Brittnay in her place.
- Doting Parent: Aside from Brittnay constantly whining and screaming at her, even cussing at her judging by the way she talked to her in the past on the phone, she's still rather caring and think only of good things for her daughter.
- Extreme Doormat: Brittnay treats her mother like shit even if she gives her everything she wants and loves her unconditionally. Mrs. Zales helps her with that, and she's finally able to stand up to her bratty daughter in the end.
- Good Parents: She's fairly reasonable and kind for a woman who birthed a foul-mouthed and violent brat.
- Grew a Spine: Thanks to Mrs. Zales, Veronica finally confronts her daughter over being an enormous bitch.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Contrasts her personality from her daughter's.
- Like Mother Unlike Daughter: To Brittnay, most of the time.
- Mama Didn't Raise No Criminal: Well, replace "Criminal" with "Bad-Tempered Bitch", but Veronica certainly has this mindset about Brittnay.
- Mood-Swinger: While she goes on a Cluster F-Bomb rant, she goes between apologizing and going right back at being angry at Brittnay being a bitch.
- Nice Gal: To the point of being a pushover. She's incredibly kind and courteous, and obviously loves Brittnay to bits.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Had a prominent "refined" accent from Episodes 50-51, but in Episode 52, it's been dropped completely after her Cluster F-Bomb.
- Pushover Parents: Oh BOY, where to start. Even in childhood, Brittnay had severe anger management issues and was a foul-mouthed Spoiled Brat. One can only imagine that Veronica and her husband had no resources to deal with their daughters' attitude, so the only way they could tone it done was by giving her everything she wanted. Not only has Brittnay remained unpleasant and hot-blooded, she also has complete authority over her own mother, who is too meek to step up to her.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Wears Blue colours on her shirt to contrast Mrs. Zale's Red pants.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: After she lets out a Cluster F-Bomb over her daughter's shitty attitude. It takes Mrs. Zales out of all people by surprise.
- Stepford Smiler: If her conversation with Mrs. Zales is any indication, Veronica has a lot of repressed anger towards Brittnay for being a Spoiled Brat. Mrs. Zales starts teaching Veronica how to healthily let out her stress (read: f-bombs), and Veronica starts putting Brittnay in her place.
- Tsundere: Type B, to further contrast with her daughter.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: She has supressed rage over her daughter's attitude and brattiness, and when it explodes, it's not a pretty sight. Mrs. Zales is even shocked!
The Cappelletti family
Trisha's mother. No mistake as she's not too far off from her own daughter.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Averted. You'd think a mother like her can make someone feel ashamed of their parents? Not Trisha. Then again, they get along so well for obvious reasons.
- Book Dumb: She was a former student at Overland Park High School, and she repeated two years and stayed at the school for six years total.
- Brainless Beauty: It runs in the family.
- Cereal Vice Reward: Trish does not trust rabbits and the Irish because of how selfish they are with cereal.
- Comically Missing the Point: Her fixation on the possum aside, she thought the point of the Parent-Teacher conference was because Trisha and Matthew's relationship was "forbidden" due to the latter being black.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Just like Trisha, one wonders what's going on inside her head...
- The Ditz: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, apparently.
- Fiery Redhead: Has her moments, mostly shown whenever she swears.
- Genius Ditz: Believe it or not, for a complete airhead she's a skilled Wrench Wench.
- Good Parents: She and Trisha have a very good relationship, and despite being a ditz, Trish appears to take very good, proper care of her daughter.
- Happily Married: Implied, when talking to Pamela about Cameron and the way she looked at her husband.Trish: I know what you mean. Trisha's father used to look at me the same way.Pamela: Well, what happened?Trish: Oh, I left him to come here. I'll probably see him later tonight.
- Hidden Depths: She built Trisha's Iron Man costume, showcasing her to have a knowledge about building and mechanics.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: She and Trisha are just alike.
- Mama Bear: Was outraged over the mistaken assumption the parent-teacher conference was about someone having a problem with Trisha dating Matthew Derringer.
- Really Gets Around: When she was in high school. But she was only talking about how she was all over the campus due to the classes.
- Skewed Priorities: A Running Gag through the Parent-Teacher conference is Trish completely disregarding the whole point of the conference in the first place (Brittnay punching Jenna), and is more concerned about Trisha finding a possum. Really, she really can't let go of that possum.Pamela:[about Mr. Mc Neely's role play experiment, deadpan] You want to be the possum, don't you?Trish: [cheerfully] I would LOVE to be the possum, YES!!
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to Pamela's Straight Man.
- Too Much Information: Trish has no filter whatsoever. She says whatever goes through her train of thought.Trish: [Trisha] came out of my vagina!
- Womanchild: Trish's immaturity and general lack of grasp on social norms is one of the many aspects that Trisha inherited from her.
- Wrench Wench: The Halloween video has Trisha saying that her mother is a really good welder, when Amberlynn asks about the former's Iron Man costume.
The McKie family
Tristan's cousin from Riverside.
- Ambiguously Bi: He claims being straight, yet he ends up having sex with Than. One wonders if he is actually attracted to women or it's just a case of Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?.
- Armored Closet Gay: In contrast to Than's Transparent Closet, Shaw's hyperactive frat-boy attitude hides his sexuality fairly well.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Than have a LOT in common and bond almost instantly, to the dismay of the football teamm.
- Berserk Button: Homophobic people is this to him big time. Especially if homophobia aimed at his cousin Tristan.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Tristan. If he even thinks you're being homophobic towards him, he's ready to fight you.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't repepar nor is mentioned again in Season 5, despite the fact he had a fling with Than that caused tensions with the football team (which is completely forgotten in the next season).
- Comically Missing the Point: He mistakes Tanner teasing Tristan (as part of their relationship) as being homophobic. And when Tanner tells him that he's actually his boyfriend:Tristan: Tristan, you're sucking this homophobe's dick?
- Everyone Has Standards: As big of a jerk he can be, he's got his morals at the right place as he is entirely against homophobia and supports his cousin for being gay. He just doesn't express it in a healthy way... it's still the thought that counts.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He's quick to jump conclusion and get angry. It's hard to calm him down afterwards.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Up to Eleven. If you thought Than was a bad case of this, wait until you see Shaw.
- Hot-Blooded: He gets worked up very easily.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a massive douche, but he's genuinely protective of his cousin Tristan, and gets extremely pissed if he thinks anyone is being homophobic towards him.
- Knight Templar: He's considers himself a straight ally who gives himself the mission to fight off the homophobes. Literally.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: A cousin variant. He's ready to throw fists at everyone who he thinks acts homophobic towards Tristan... even Tanner, who is Tristan's boyfriend.
- Large Ham: He's very ... boisterous, to say the least.
- Manly Gay: He and Than end up having sex, despite there being no personality traits associated with this on Shaw's part.
- Poisonous Friend: He hits it off with Than extremely well, causing friction with the rest of the guys due to this causing Than to regress into some of his less appreciable behaviors. This is not a mutual trope, though, as Than is Shaw's Closet Key in spite of his seeming discomfort with homosexuality.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Swears just as much, maybe even more, than Brittnay. And he appears in one season!
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: Prone to doing this a lot, which causes Tanner to rightfully call him "intense".
- Testosterone Poisoning: Into sports, loud, boisterous, bad temper and over the top about his love for women's genitals? He's the walking and breathing stereotype of a straight guy.
The Katchadourian family
Ashley's little sister.
- Cheerful Child: The most normal child in the whole show.
- Children Are Innocent: Like a normal little girl her age, she believes in Santa Claus, and when she goes see the Mall Santa, she asks for her big sister Ashley to get better.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: How she speaks.
- Little Sister Instinct: She genuinely worries about her big sister Ashley.
- Girlish Pigtails: Half of her hair is loose, and she has two little pitails on each side.
- Gossipy Hens: With Mikayla. Brooklyn was apparently the one who told her about Trisha's make-out sessions with another kid after school.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Wears a purple dress during the Little Miss Overland Park pageant.
- Morality Pet: In a sense. Mikayla Van Buren is strangely nice to her even though they were competing, but it's implied that they've been a friends for a while since they do gymnastics together.
- Nice Girl: An adorable and sweet third grader, which contrasts with the other children introduced on the show.
- Odd Friendship: She's best friends with Alpha Bitch and Enfant Terrible Mikayla, who is at her nicest when interracting with her (other than Trisha C.).
- Only Sane Girl: So far she seems to be one of the most normal little kids in the series, but God only knows how long that will last.
The Tice family
Rachel's 27-year-old sister with a crappy life who snarks at just about everything.
- Aloof Big Sister: Towards Rachel at BEST. Even then, she still has disdain towards her.
- Ascended Extra: Her snark and one-liners has made her a fan-favorite and Breakout Character and gained her more appearances in later seasons.
- Basement-Dweller: She still lives with her parents at age 27, although it's not something she seems to be proud of.
- Big Sister Bully: Beats up Rachel, her little sister. Though to be fair, Rachel is the one who always starts it by provoking her.
- Breakout Character: She's one of the most iconic charcters of the show and a top fan favorite.
- Burger Fool: Is stuck working in a Suck E. Cheese's restaurant called Pizza Street. Her job is one of the many things she hates about her life.
- Child Hater: She tells Mikayla to "Dieeeee!" and in a deleted scene tells her to go play with a pizza cutter. Definitely not a fan of kids.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Parodied when she sees her boss (whom she has a sexual relatioship with) make out with Jenna."Is this jealous I'm feeling? Nope, it's just the heroin tapering off."
- Creepy Monotone: She always speaks in an emotionless, deadpan tone. Although it is way more hilarious than it is creepy (despite the concerning things she might say).
- The Cynic: Just her entire speech in her Establishing Character Moment should make you definitely understand she is one:Judith: Hey, Bridget! How... how's it going?Bridget: Well, I'm twenty-seven and I'm still living with my parents in Overland Park. I have an art history degree from night school. My cat just died. I've lost 25 percent control of my sphincter muscles. I get a clicking sound in my jaw when I eat. I drive a '91 Dodge Neon. I have ovarian cysts. Sometimes I pee the bed still. I have alopecia. The only man who wants to fuck me is my 48-year-old manager at Pizza Street. P.S., he only has one ball. So I guess... better than you.
- Daddy Issues: Lunch Lady Belinda seems to think so:Lunch Lady Belinda: What did your father do to you?
- Deadpan Snarker: The most sarcastic character in the World of Snark that is Overland Park. Bridget has been so jaded by her horrendous life that almost every word she utters is rife with deadpan disdain.
- A Degree in Useless: She claims having an art history major from a night school. Which is not enough for her to have an actual job outside of a mere cashier at Pizza Street.
- The Eeyore: Damn, the girl is just so depressed about her life. There is not a single thing that is known to make her happy. She usually deals with it through dry wit and sarcasm.Mikayla: Do you serve Happy Meals?Bridget: [utterly deadpan] The only true happiness comes in death.
- Emotionless Girl: The core of Bridget's character. The only emotions she feels are disdain and spite.
- Expy: Tristan mentions that Bridget is basically "the lovechild of Daria and Miranda from Sex and the City".
- Fiery Redhead: She's very angry, though it manifests in a passive-aggressive deadpan way rather than screaming and shouting.
- Grumpy Bear: She's basically a human female version of Squidward.
- Hidden Depths:
- She appears to be a cat lover, as she states that her cat just dying is what makes her life currently as horrible as it can be.
- If the MPGIS app bonus video is anyting to go by (despite being non-canon), Bridget is still shown to have a beautiful singing voice à la Snow White, thanks to her voice actress Christine Tarbet's singing skills.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Has Merida's doll's blue eyes, which seems to showcase her stoic nature.
- Informed Deformity: Amongst the numerous things that could not make her life awfuller than it already is, is her saying that she has alopecia. Her hair looks okay, compared to FPB-positive Mackenzie. Also lost twenty-five percent control of her sphincter muscles, having ovarian cysts, and peeing the bed still. Nine times out of ten, they go unnoticed save for awkward silence reactions.
- Jaded Washout: Her adult life sucks, let's just leave it at that.
- Jerkass: From being a Big Sister Bully to Rachel to insulting everyone she just meets (even kids such as Mikayla), she's not a very pleasant person.
- Although it's highly possible to be a case of Jerkass Façade considering she hates her everyday life and went through horrible stuff before for her to become so emotionless and jaded.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Played for Laughs when she insults Cameron Van Buren's eating habits at her workplace.
- Perpetual Frowner: Despite the fact that her doll (a Merida doll nonetheless!) is perpetually smiling.
- Potty Failure: She mentions still wetting her bed at age 27.
- Red-Headed Stepchild: A ginger whose life is extremely unhappy and atrocious.
- Rock Bottom: Her life.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Gender-inverted. She's the deadpan Savvy Girl to her boss' Terry's Energetic Guy.
- Sleeping with the Boss: Not that she's proud of it. She doesn't even seem to tolerate her boss as a whole. But then again, she states he's the only man who sexually desires her...
- The Snark Knight: Hands down the biggest sarcastic character in the show. Not a single word that comes out of her mouth isn't sarcastic.
- Stepford Snarker: The only way she deals with her crappy life.
- The Stoic: She's an Emotionless Girl who's Seen It All. It's all you need to know.
- Surrounded by Idiots: This gets especially bad time Bridget is shown at her job at Pizza Street. She's often subjected to the high schoolers' shenanigans and is powerless to stop them, Deandra routinely demolishes the buffet figuratively and literally, and her boss keeps making extremely unwanted sexual advances towards her.
- Tranquil Fury: She never raises her voice, but when she's pissed, it's very obvious.
- When She Smiles: Her reaction when she wins a free T-Shirt from the MPGIS app. (The video is non-canon, but still.) Rachel is understandably freaked out.
- Younger Than They Look: Invoked by Deandra who, upon first meeting Bridget, assumes she's an elderly woman running an orphanage. When Deandra learns her real age:Deandra: Oh shit, really? Were you in a fire or something?Bridget: No, I'm just dead inside.
- Youthful Freckles: Although they don't come with the "youthful" joy of life that usually comes with this trope.
- Abusive Parents: They can be interpreted as such, to some viewers. Bridget is free to discipline Rachel by hitting her without consequences, implying that she's the person in charge of the house. In a Thanksgiving prayer, Rachel also mentions that she wants God to bless their parents that had gone on a cruise with their friends during the holiday.
- The Ghost: As far the series has gone, Rachel and Bridget's parents have never been seen. They have been mentioned a few times by the daughters, however.
The Michaelson family
The Margeurite family
The daughter of Blaine McClaine and Saison Margeurite. Was born in the school cafeteria in Episode 53.
- Baby See, Baby Do: If you look closely in Episode 62, you'll notice that she copies her father's movements.
- Cheerful Child: Will even giggle at Brittnay Matthews' cursing.
- The Cutie: Due to being a baby.
- Daddy's Girl: Implied already. She can be seen copying her father's moves in the most adorable way.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but she can be seen copying Blaine's moves in Episode 62.
- Last-Minute Baby Naming: Got named by Saison after you-know-who. Well, Saison just thought it was a pretty name.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Was meant to be a twist from Season 2, but is pretty much common knowledge among fans by now.
- Morality Pet: As much as she hates her mother, Brittnay seems to have developed a a soft spot for the baby who is named after her.
- Prom Baby: Well, Blaine got Saison pregnant on prom night, and the rest is history.
- The Speechless: Justified, as she's currently only a baby.
The Darabond family
The mother of Jenna Darabond, and the wife of Senator Darren Darabond.
- All Women Are Prudes: She acts like a prude, but subverted as in she's shown to be extremely sexually frustrated since Darren is never home and they haven't had sex in ages.
- Broken Bird: Implied by the end of the Season. Her husband cheats on her and leaves her for his younger mistress after a sex scandal, and his daughter ends up incarcerated and later stabbed to death. One can only imagine how she must deal with this...
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Does not appreciate Cameron Van Buren trying to seduce her husband in front of her.
- Death Glare: Despite the nature of the show, it's clear Pamela gives a major one to Cameron when she sees her flirt with her husband. Complete with angry shaking.
- Lie Back and Think of England: Implies this during her rant to Trish about Darren.
- Mama Bear: She's livid when Jenna gets her nose punched by Brittnay and goes right at her defense during the Parent-Teacher conference.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her daughter Jenna gets stabbed into a coma, and later run over by a car.
- Parental Obliviousness: She sees Jenna as a victim for being punched in the nose by Brittnay despite the fact she's a pyromaniac and blew up her car. Except not really, although she did burned down the Atchison mall. There's also the fact Jenna is manipulative bitch and sociopath.
- Perpetual Frowner: Her doll has a frown on her face, and Pamela is a very serious woman who is unhappy in her marriage life due to her husband constantly being away from home.
- Stepford Smiler: Goes on a rant to Trish about having no idea how her (Pam's) husband does every single day or when he ever comes home.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Trish's Wise Guy.
- You Need to Get Laid: Her lack of sex life due to Darren's absences infuriates her.
The Senator father of Jenna Darabond, and the husband of Pamela Darabond.
- All for Nothing: He leaves his wife and daughter to be with his "one true" love Cameron Van Buren. But when she learns he's out of a job, she dumps him. So thanks to Mackenzie's scheme, Darren finds himself with entirely nothing in the end.
- All Men Are Perverts: Cheats on his wife with Cameron and has had a lot of fun sending her nudes of him via Snapchat.
- Alliterative Name: Darren Darabond.
- Corrupt Politician: Implied. Because of his close relationship with Jenna, Mackenzie knew that if she tried to frame Jenna for her crimes, Darren would use his power to get her out of prison.
- Disappeared Dad: Eventually to Jenna, when he leaves her and Pamela for Cameron.
- Downfall by Sex: If he would've kept it in his pants and not cheat on his wife, he wouldn't have lost his job and his family in the process.
- Humiliation Conga: Gets nudes of him leaked on Snapchat, loses his job, wife and daughter in the process, and later his mistress.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He cheats on his wife Pamela and leaves her and their daughter Jenna to be with Cameron... only for Cameron to dump him because he's out of a job.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter Jenna gets stabbed into a coma, and later run over by a car.
- Parental Obliviousness: He believes  Jenna's every word and thinks of her as a sweetheart, despite the fact his daughter is a manipulative bitch and a sociopath.
- Unwitting Pawn: Mackenzie's plan to ruin Jenna's life did include her father cheating on his wife with Cameron. None of them were aware of this, but Mackenzie didn't have to do much other than call Cameron, and Cameron took care of the rest "by being a whore".
- Walking Spoiler: Look at all those whited-out sentences!