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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cloudcuckoolander: "I'M A TURKEY!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
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.
- 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
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.
- Cereal Vice Reward: Trish does not trust rabbits and the Irish because of how selfish they are with cereal.
- The Ditz
- 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.
- 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.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to Pamela's Straight Man.
- 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.
- Armored Closet Gay: In contrast to Than's Transparent Closet, Shaw's hyperactive frat-boy attitude hides his sexuality fairly well.
- 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: He and Than end up havign 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.
The Katchadourian family
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
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.
- 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.
- 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 Darabond family
The mother of Jenna Darabond, and the wife of Senator Darren Darabond.
The Senator father of Jenna Darabond, and the husband of Pamela Darabond.
- Your Cheating Heart: On his wife, with Cameron Van Buren.