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    Mr. Peabody 
Voiced by: Chris Parnell

World renowned canine genius, time travel explorer, and now, late night show host.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: As in other mediums, Mr. Peabody still wears his obly trademark bowtie and glasses.
  • The Ace: Educated in various fields of science and history; has numerous awards in astrophysics, acting, and peace; built the world's first time travel machine and is a personal friend to many historical figures; and now is the host of his own late night television show. That's a lot of accomplishment for a bespectacled beagle!
  • Action Dad: Goes on many adventures to solve problems in the past and sometimes in the present
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Compared to his past carnations, Peabody in this show is given to more breaking his calm demeanor into emotional outbursts, follow less "genius" solutions, and at times even fall into Toilet Humor to enforce the Rule of Funny.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Surprisingly after seeing him being able to put away attackers with ease in the movie, he is much more susceptible to the effects of Slapstick in the show, even from people not experienced in combat. As many times as Mr. Peabody gets beaten up, smashed, or electrified, he's arguably the biggest Butt-Monkey target of the series.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Is humiliated by his parents when they make their guest appearance on his show. After a half hour of digging up his most embarrassing puppyhood memories, Peabody has a meltdown. Still, he loves them dearly and won't stand to have anyone insult them.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Often the means by which Mr. Peabody finds a solution in he and Sherman's time travel adventures.
  • Badass Bookworm: Considering his list of skills under The Ace.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Together with Sherman, is able to save history time and time again, and sometimes their show's audience.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He gets turned into a monster in a halloween episode after drinking Dr. Dipple's "transformation potion". Also clashes with Painful Transformation.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Unless dressed as part of a gag or to suit the environment of their time travel adventure, is almost always barefoot.
  • Berserk Button: For a dog who gives off a calm vibe, he has a whole switchboard of berserk buttons. Anything that keeps the show from being perfect, humiliates him in front of his audience, threatens Sherman, or brings him into contact with cats is almost certain to push him over the edge.
  • Breakthe Haughty: Can happen when Peabody highlights his intelligence too much. A noteworthy example is when William Stern (creator of the IQ test) tests Mr. Peabody's IQ and gives him a low score. Peabody does not take it well.
  • Broken Ace: Has incredible intellectual gifts, yet suffers from a perfectionist mindset and is often the show's primary punching bag.
  • Butt-Monkey: As smart as he is, seems to have a "kick me" sign on his back for the universe to kick, suffering the most as the target of slapstick humor.
  • Catchphrase: Ends each time travel adventure with a witty (or terrible) pun.
  • The Comically Serious: The more serious of the duo, though much less so than his original carnation and even from the movie.
  • Control Freak: As the show’s website explains, “Mr. Peabody is obsessed with delivering the perfect show each and every night.” His out-of-control perfectionism was the reason his 80’s band broke up, and he often struggles to control it in other aspects of his life.
  • Cultured Badass: Educated in various cultures both contemporary and in the past, while still being able to handle the crazy adventures life throws at him.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Averted Up to Eleven. Mr Peabody is a genius.
  • Formally Named Pet: He sometimes answers to "Peabs" or "Peabody," but his proper name always starts with "Mr."
  • Furry Reminder: Despite being a genius, Mr. Peabody isn’t above wagging his tail, growling at people he dislikes, and when really appreciative, licking Sherman. Sherman even has to remind one historical figure that giving chocolate to Mr. Peabody will kill him.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Sophisticated? Check. Has good taste in manners and etiquette? Check. Dedicates his life to helping others? Check. He definitely fits the bill.
  • Good Parent: Can be a bit controlling at times, but he clearly loves Sherman and often relents to his son's zany ideas for the show.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: More often less-than-half, since the only clothes he typically wears are accessories.
  • Hipster: Considers vinyl records as the only “real” way to listen to music and is quite snobbish about other alternatives (thinks CDs are the worst possible way to listen to music). He even grows hipster facial (and nose) hair for the occasion.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Finishes every time travel adventure with one.
  • Insufferable Genius:Can sometimes lay his genius reputation on too thick, irritating Sherman and show guests alike. He gets taken down a peg every once and a while, though.
  • Intellectual Animal: Described by his son as "The world's most smartest being, ever!," without exaggeration.
  • The Klutz: Some of his troubles are caused by his own miscalculations.
  • Last-Name Basis: His first name is never given in the show. Even has his son address him by his surname (though "dad" is sometimes used when they have a special bonding moment).
  • Living Emotional Crutch:
  • Lovable Nerd: He loves all things science-y.
  • My Beloved Smother: At times towards Sherman
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Though he desperately tries to fight his instincts when Sherman brings home a cat to fix their rodent problem, Mr. Peabody's canine instincts trigger so hard that he ultimately transforms into a feral dog and gives chase.
  • Nerd Glasses: Part of his signature look, present even when his bow tie is hidden or absent.
  • Nerves of Steel: (Unless Sherman is in any sort of danger).
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Is at the top of numerous scientific fields and still has the mental capacity to be an expert in numerous cultures and history.
  • Overprotective Dad: Can be a bit too protective of Sherman.
  • Papa Wolf: Remains very protective of his son and will travel backwards and forwards in time to keep him safe.
  • Parental Substitute: Is Sherman's adoptive father, not that Sherman minds.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Peabody loves all things science and history, and isn't ashamed of it once.
  • Pungeon Master: As in the original cartoon series, finishes every time travel adventure with a pun.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears his trademark red bowtie and is the pilot of the red-colored WABAC.
  • RenaissanceDog: At the top of his field in all manners of science, history, language, and the arts.
  • Self-Made Man: Or dog.
  • The Smart Guy: Is described as “the smartest man in the world who just so happens to be a dog” per the show’s website.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: More like "Smart Dogs Wear Glasses".
  • Talking Animal: And can do so in several different languages.
  • Time Travel: He invented the WABAC, the time travel machine that makes their time travel adventures and visiting/inviting historical guests possible

    Sherman Peabody 
Voiced by: Max Charles

Ten year old adopted son and cohost of Mr. Peabody. Often the cause of the duo's wacky adventures.

Show Staff and Neighbors

The show's background music-producing robot.
  • Cannot Convey Sarcasm: Says that his robotic monotone prevents him from sounding sarcastic when he finds out that most everyone else has found love after his girlfriend left him.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: "Ladies and Gentlemen, DreamWorks Animation proudly presents your hosts: Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman!"

    Mrs. Hughes 
Peabody and Sherman's notary worker who verifies that all of their adventures actually happened.

    Sweet Tune 
The magical swami that assists Peabody and Sherman in their adventures.

    Mr. Hobson 
The building manager of Peabody and Sherman's apartment building.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Lays an egg that hatches into his half-bird son, Bird Baby, in the episode "Outbreak".

    Bird Baby 
Mr. Hobson's half-bird son.

    Old Bill 
The show's janitor.
  • Ascended Extra: Was the street sweeper for the intro and outro of the original show.

One of Peabody and Sherman's neighbors.
  • Always Someone Better: She always felt this way about her sister who is pretty much The Ace. However, unlike most examples, she actually looks up to her sister and Christine's reason for lying to her about having her own show and marrying Peabody was simply to impress her. Not to be better than her at something for once.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Frequently averts it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The most frequent source of it as a Big Beautiful Woman. Her prominent cleavage that can count as Parental Bonus.
  • One Name Only: Until Bring Your Kids to Work Day revealed her full name is Christine McMurphy Bluestone.
  • Sassy Black Woman


Historical Guests

The famous queen of Egypt.
  • The Lad-ette: In rather unique take on the Egyptian royal, she enjoys burping and fists fights.


    Jos A & Jos B, the Guapo Bros. 


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