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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.

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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

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    Mrs. Zales 
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God, if it weren't for the word "fuck" I'd have died of an aneurysm years ago.

Voiced by: Michelle Visage

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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

    Katelynn Zales 
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This make-up tastes like old candy!

Voiced by: Lee Newton

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.


    Jack 
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Voiced by: Mark Cope

Mackenzie's stepfather and Mrs. Zales' husband.


  • Extreme Doormat: He lets his wife walk all over him.
  • 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.
  • Wicked Stepfather: Inverted. 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.)
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The Matthews family

    Veronica Matthews 
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Voiced by: Hannah Hart

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Wears Blue colours on her shirt to contrast Mrs. Zale's Red pants.
  • 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.

The Cappelletti family

    Trish Cappelletti 
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Voiced by: Mamrie Hart

Trisha's mother. No mistake as she's not too far off from her own daughter.


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The McKie family

    Shaw 
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Voiced by: Carlo Moss

Tristan's cousin from Riverside.


  • 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.
  • Large Ham: He's very ... boisterous, to say the least.
  • Manly Gay

The Katchadourian family

    Brooklyn Katchadourian 
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Voiced by: Jessie Schneiderman

Ashley's little sister.


  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome
  • Little Sister Instinct: She genuinely worries about her big sister Ashley.
  • Gossipy Hens: With Mikayla. Brooklyn was apparently the one who told her about Trisha's make-out sessions with another kid after school.
  • 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.
  • 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

    Bridget Tice 
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"The answer to a question I never asked."

Voiced by: Christine Tarbet

Rachel's 27-year-old sister with a crappy life who snarks at just about everything.


  • Ascended Extra
  • Big Sister Bully: Beats up Rachel, her little sister. Though to be fair, Rachel is the one who always starts it.
  • Creepy Monotone
  • 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.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's very angry, though it manifests in a mostly deadpan way than screaming and shouting.
  • Grumpy Bear
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Despite the fact that her doll (a Merida doll nonetheless!) is perpetually smiling.
  • Rock Bottom: Her life.
  • The Snark Knight
  • 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 a spinster running an orphanage.

    The Tice parents 

  • 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

     Mr. Michaelson 
Justin's dad.

The Margeurite family

    Brittnay Margeurite 
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Voiced by: Jack Michalski (Seasons 3 and 4)

The daughter of Blaine McClaine and Saison Margeurite. Was born in the school cafeteria in Episode 53.


  • Cheerful Child: Will even giggle at Brittnay Matthews' cursing.
  • 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.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: If you look closely in Episode 62, you'll notice that she copies her father's movements.
  • 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 Margeurite parents 

Voiced by: Haley Mancini (Mrs. Margeurite), Carlo Moss (Mr. Margeurite)


  • Canada, Eh?: To the point of parody.
  • Good Parents: Some of the most loving parents on this show, if a bit eccentric.

The Darabond family

    Pamela Darabond 

Voiced by: Grace Helbig

The mother of Jenna Darabond, and the wife of Senator Darren Darabond.


  • 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.

    Darren Darabond 

Voiced by: Lloyd Ahlquist

The Senator father of Jenna Darabond, and the husband of Pamela Darabond.



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