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    Penny Proud 
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Voiced by: Kyla Pratt

The main protagonist.


  • Academic Athlete: She is a straight A student and is also good at sports like football (she was on a team).
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: In the episode "A Star Is Scorned" when she decides to quit the singing group LPDZ and gets her friends fired in order to go solo.
  • Adorkable: She does show some shades of this, such as whenever she’s dancing or being a Genki Girl.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Baby Girl" by her father.
  • Alliterative Name: Penny Proud.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Tween Town" when she indulges in a lot of food while the adults are gone.
  • Beauty Mark: Though in the movie it's revealed to be fake.
  • Becoming the Mask: Joins the Gross Sisters to do research for an article she's writing. Not only does she fall into their ways, but she becomes so out of control that the Gross Sisters don't want anything to do with her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be downright devious when she puts her mind to it, and she has a vindictive streak that puts LaCienega to shame.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Despite her occasional annoyance with babysitting her younger twin siblings, if they should be in danger she'll drop everything to go and protect them.
  • Brainy Brunette: It's stated that Penny gets straight As in school and she happens to have black hair.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Despite being mature for her age, Penny can be very bratty if she doesn’t get what she wants.
  • Break the Cutie: Becomes a victim of this during her more unlucky moments.
    • “Pulp Boot Camp” revolves around Penny going native after trying to dig up some dirt on the Gross Sisters. She goes so insane that it results in her getting sent to boot camp and eventually, her friends and family don’t want anything to do with her.
    • “Twins to Tweens” is all about Penny becoming a black sheep and losing all her friends after Al Roker turns the twins into teenagers.
  • Butt-Monkey: It is likely Penny inherits her dad's slapstick, As she gets her fair share of bad luck, whether it be from her friends constantly ditching her, or from her own parents.
  • Catchphrase: Every once in a while, Penny's parents get on her nerves, and she mutters "I can't stand y'all!" Only to retract it when she's overheard.
  • Cute Bruiser: Penny is undeniably cute, but she really showed her friends in the karate episode.
  • Drives Like Crazy: In The Movie, Penny is seen driving recklessly.
  • Dude Magnet: Penny has attracted a number of young men throughout the series. A few include Myron, Kwok, Carlos, possibly Sticky at one point (implied in "Teacher's Pet"), Johnny, (initially) Peabo, 15 Cent, Omar, Tookie, (possibly) Johnny Lovely, Frankie, and Wally (although, he was unknowingly flirting with the Clone!Penny).
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Implied. When she and her friends spend time with Olei, there are hints that the latter may like Penny.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Her skin turns ashy like the Gross sisters during her "bad girl" phase.
  • Forehead of Doom: Many jokes have been made about how large her forehead is.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Penny seems to have inherited a love of animals from her mother, as shown in "Tiger Whisperer" and "Psycho Duck".
  • Genki Girl: Especially in the intro. She's really energetic and upbeat, which is great, because she's really athletic.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her main hairstyle since she was 10 and she's quite feminine.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She combines her father's ambition with her mother's common sense. Also, she gets good grades in school and gets along with her peers.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She becomes this in the episode "Poetic Justice" when Dijonay improves at poetry and becomes just as good as her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her two best friends constantly betray her, belittle her, and scheme behind her back, and yet Penny never decides to just ditch them.
  • Informed Deformity: She supposedly has a large forehead, and it would be if her eyebrows weren't so high up, making it look rather normal.
  • Jerkass Ball: Penny holds on to this in certain episodes, such as "Poetic Justice" when she starts being a jerk to Dijonay due to jealousy or in “Pulp Boot Camp” where she goes native.
  • Last-Name Basis: LaCienega usually refers to her as "Proud" to emphasize that she doesn't consider Penny a friend. Nubia Gross also usually calls her "Proud", but everyone else calls her "Penny".
  • Lonely at the Top: In one episode, she trades success for her friends. And while she does become successful, her friends refuse to talk to her and Penny ends up missing her old life and friends.
  • Lovable Jock: Penny excels at basketball, baseball, and football. The last two of which she was on a team. And she still remains a decent person.
  • Morality Pet: Penny is the only person that Chester treats well (as she saved him from drowning earlier in the episode). Though he can still get upset at her if she doesn't give him what he wants.
  • Never My Fault: Despite being the Only Sane Woman, Penny usually subverts this trope. She normally refuses to admit her mistakes, but comes to apologize and feel remorse for her actions at the end of the episode. Examples:
    • In "Tween Town," when she is grounded for lying to her parents about going to a night club, Penny spends the first half of the episode moping and complaining about her parents. She ignores the fact that had she not lied to her parents, she wouldn't have been on punishment in the first place. She also wishes for the adults to disappear out of spite.
    • She also didn't feel like she did anything wrong when she was proven wrong about Oscar wanting to have an affair with Debra Williams, Trudy's old college roommate. Sure Penny was correct to be suspicious, but she was very rude to the lady and she flat out called her a homewrecker.
  • Nice Girl: She's usually a caring, polite, and selfless person, with it being rare for her to catch the Jerkass Ball.
  • Not So Above It All: Falls victim to peer pressure a few times. She sometimes goes along with whatever her friends do, whether they are right or wrong.
  • Only Sane Woman: Often shares this role with her mother, or else they trade off depending on the episode.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the episode, "Pulp Boot Camp," she acts very rude and disrespectful to her parents and Suga Mama. She also turns against her friends and bullies them along with the Gross Sisters. She eventually gets sent to Boot Camp and then realizes the errors of her ways when the Gross Sisters refuse to house her and tell her that the fact that she was sent to boot camp, she was a hardened thug instead of a regular bully.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her outfit is mostly pink.
  • Properly Paranoid:
    • In the episode "Thelma and Luis," when she finds out that the retirement home that Papi stayed in was actually a prison. She was right all along, but the adults didn't believe her (except for Suga Mama). She was proven right at the end of the episode, though.
    • In another episode, Penny's teacher gives her report on Hillary Clinton a failing grade, despite the paper being excellent in quality. Penny concludes that her teacher has a personal grudge against her, which gets her a lecture from her mother about "making excuses"...which it turns out Penny actually wasn't, because Penny's teacher did give her an unfair grade, but not precisely because of a grudge against Penny. Actually, the teacher had a grudge against Suga Mama, which she took out on Penny.
    • Subverted in "Ain't Nothing but The Real Thingy Baby." Penny was very suspicious of the fact that Oscar and were having an affair with Trudy's old college roommate, Debra Williams. It also helped that Oscar did show signs that he was willing to do so. In the end, she was proven wrong.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She fits this trope to a tee. If something's really bad, she'll start sassing this place up.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Penny comes to this conclusion in "Forbidden Date" when she and Oscar have talk at the end of the episode to discuss why he's so against her dating yet.
    Penny: It's not like that daddy. I'm a different woman after tonight. When I first saw Carlos I thought, "This definitely won't be my first love." But as the date when on, I found another side. He's smart, warm, funny, sweet, brave. Actually, he reminded me a lot of you, daddy.
    Oscar: That big guy?
    Penny: Yeah, he's a good person. And that's what important. Not how cute a guy is, how much ice he's wearing, what kind of car he drives.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: The fact that she's the second biggest Butt-Monkey of the show behind her father, as well as being on the receiving end of slapstick about 70% of the episodes, places her solely on this trope. In fact, she pretty much took after her father's slapstick.
  • Straw Feminist: Occasionally for laughs, and normally to gang up with Suga Mama and Trudy against her father.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: It's been said several times that Penny looks a lot like Trudy.
  • The Un-Favourite: Penny gets this when BeBe and CeCe are magically aged into teenagers. Her own mother even tells this directly to her face.
  • With Friends Like These...: Her friends includes an Alpha Bitch (Lacienega), a supposed best friend with Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder (Dijonay), and a Shrinking Violet (Zoey) who always lets herself be pressured by the other two.
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    Oscar Proud 
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Voiced by: Tommy Davidson

Penny's overprotective father.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: You'd be surprised how often he warps the laws of physics by simply being so inept at whatever he's doing.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Penny views Oscar as this due to him acting immature for his age.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mention "Penny" and "boys" near him.
  • The Bully: Is revealed to be this in middle school in an episode when one of his victims turned out to be an owner of a private school Oscar wanted to enroll his twins in.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Oscar sometimes foolishly provokes people and/or animals that are bigger and/or stronger than him to anger. Considering Oscar's Butt-Monkey status, it usually goes as well as you would expect.
  • Bully Magnet: Averted. He's just a victim of slapstick as an adult. In middle school, he was the bully.
  • Bumbling Dad: Subverted. Despite being a clumsy goofball, parenting may be one of the few things he's good at, though he tends to treat Penny like a little kid at times.
  • Butt-Monkey: On the receiving end of 90% of the slapstick the show has to offer.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': With the amount of punishment he receives, you'd think he'd be a saint by now. But of course, it wouldn't be much of a show if that were the case.
  • Catchphrase: "TRUDAAAAAYY!!" or "MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" whenever he is (or is about to be) on the receiving end of some slapstick.
  • The Chew Toy: Yes, plenty of fans enjoy seeing Oscar suffer, only when he deserves it.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Oscar does not like it when any man flirts with his wife.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly, which usually puts him on the bad end of Suga Mama's cane.
  • The Determinator: He keeps on making snacks despite how horrible they are, and yet he keeps on chugging.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In one episode when Oscar visits the zoo, Oscar admits to torturing an elephant with his friends. When the elephant sees him again, it does not end well for Oscar.
  • Ditzy Genius: Oscar is very intelligent, but he acts ditzy and immature for his age.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: As a consistent source of ridicule and mockery by family and others because of his terrible food products and history of failures, Oscar craves respect and notoriety which he outright stated when he wasn’t credited in creating a scavenger hunt competition for Wizard Kelly.
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Felix's Fat.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible (owns his own house and constantly tries to improve his career) to Bobby's foolish (still lives with his mother and has no job).
  • Freudian Excuse: In a rare example, it is strongly implied that the reason he is overprotective of Penny is because his Mom never seemed to protect him when he was Penny's age.
  • Genius Ditz: His attempts at new snack recipes occasionally reach Mad Scientist levels, spawning a Super Serum in one episode and a perpetual multiplying formula in the movie.
  • Giftedly Bad: His snacks are notorious for being horrible, yet they reach a level beyond simple culinary incompetence that suggest Oscar is simply in the wrong business.
  • Henpecked Husband: Trudy wears the pants in their marriage and even threatens harm on Oscar so she can get her way whenever they have a disagreement.
  • Jerkass Ball: On the Christmas special, he acts more mean than usual (even though it wasn't really polite for the homeless people to keep coming back to his house uninvited). He does come around by the end, however.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Oscar can be too obnoxious and carried away with his overprotectiveness, he is right about certain things.
    • In general, Oscar is correct that Penny is too young to be dating as a middle schooler.
    • He was also right to be angry with Penny in the episode "Hip-Hop Helicopter" for wearing skimpy clothes on television. The clothes were too revealing for a middle school girl to be wearing, and Trudy even points it out (but then again, he should have been less hostile with his anger). He was also right to ground her for wearing the clothes again after he and Trudy told her not to wear it.
    • When Puff went missing, Trudy attempts to blame him for it. However, Oscar pointedly states that he had intended to look after Puff on "Oscar Day" but Trudy wanted him to go shopping with her.
    • While his suspicions of Chester the Duck was initially out of anger for said duck eating his cobbler pie, Oscar stated he didn't have a good feeling about him. And, he was right.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure Oscar may act obnoxious, immature, money-hungry, and is sort of a bumbling husband/father who often feels attractions to hot women. However, what he is a well-meaning person and deeply loves and cares for his family. He often gives rude and harsh remarks towards his mother but is still protective of her and cares about her well-being.
  • Large Ham: There’s not one episode that doesn’t have Oscar chewing the scenery.
  • Lethal Chef: His Proud Snax makes a lot of people either gag or feel sick after they eat them. The only one who likes them, however, is Peabo.
  • Manchild: Oscar acts so immature for his age that even Penny (and Peabo) is more mature than he is most of the time.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Oscar is the personification of this trope. Or at least he would be if he wasn't a huge wimp. And Trudy and Suga Mama have been known to use violence
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In "Ant Nothing But The Real Thingy Baby," Penny suspects Oscar of cheating on Trudy with the latter's old college roommate, Debra Williams. It also helps that Oscar did show eagerness to visit Debra's house, which only supported Penny's suspicion. Penny is proven wrong at the end of the episode when Oscar and Debra explain why they were willing to communicate with each other, and there relationship was strictly platonic.
  • Never Live It Down: An In-Universe example. Oscar will never live down missing the shot at his high school basketball game. The moment is constantly brought up by Wizard Kelly.
  • No Respect Guy: All he really wants is to be a success. All it gets him is his head handed to him. Repeatedly.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's rabid about keeping Penny away from boys. His weakness for pretty girls implies that he might be projecting just a little bit.
  • Papa Wolf: Wherever Penny is concerned, he immediately grows a spine made of adamantium.
  • Properly Paranoid: About the Talking Baby and his ability to talk, but nobody believes him.
  • Straw Loser: Meager job, unsuccessful, unathletic, wimpy, and all around untalented. He all but exists to make Penny and Trudy look better by comparison.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Teacher's Pet" shows that Oscar got all of his looks from his father.
  • This Loser Is You: A reasonably intelligent man who nonetheless is a perennial failure due to his stubbornness and obsession with becoming a successful businessman. He's basically a G-Rated Willy Loman.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Oscar does get a victory every so often.
    • "One In A Million" has him convincing Penny to take a very big risk by letting him take a basketball challenge in her place. He gets cheered by everyone, including Suga Mama, and does make the shot. It's borderline ruined when Wizard Kelly pulls some Exact Words to try and cheat Oscar out of any real gains but Penny points out some Loophole Abuse that keeps it a firm win for Oscar.
    • "Teacher's Pet" has Oscar having to put up with a former bullying victim forcing him to pay through the nose in order to consider the twins for a good school. After the man basically forces Oscar to let him dance with Trudy he finally has enough and cuts in to tell the guy that he is through with his pettiness and leads Trudy away while apologizing for tanking the twins' chances. He winds up getting The Big Damn Kiss from his wife.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He often falls into this when he ignores advice given to him regarding his safety and ends up bringing some of the bad luck on himself and also going through near-death experiences.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Subverted. He's not ugly, but he is very skinny compared to Trudy's curvaceous body.
  • The Unfair Sex: Trudy openly flirts with other men, but if Oscar were to do the same with women, Trudy will get upset.
  • The Unfavorite: Subverted. It's obvious that his mother prefers his older brother, but she makes it clear that she loves Oscar just as much. Unlike most cases he never seems bothered by his brother being favored and the two are shown as quite close, fully willing to help the other in any endeavor. Any vitriol he does have gets channeled towards Suga Mama for doing the favoring.
  • Unknown Rival: To Wizard Kelly, a rivalry that is so one-sided that it stretches the meaning of the word to its limit.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Sometimes.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Suga Mama, although she does admit she's proud of him on occasion.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In the Thingy episode, he doesn't try to attack all the babies when they repeatedly hit him in the face. Subverted when he tries to fight the Talking Baby.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: The reason why Trudy and Suga Mama will always beat Oscar.

    Trudy Proud 

Voiced by: Paula Jai Parker
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Penny's veterinarian mother.


  • Adorkable: Shows shades of this, usually when she laughs at her own jokes or acts just as silly as Oscar.
  • But Not Too Black: She's much lighter skinned than the rest of her family and the only light skinned black character in general.
  • Catchphrase: Usually when she is worried about her kids (or even Oscar), she'll often shout "MY BABIES".
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Like how Oscar can be, Trudy can get easily jealous when he starts flirting with another woman.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her womanly short-temper and jealousy work against herself and her family at certain points.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She's a veterinarian. In one episode, she demands that Oscar get rid of a mouse in the house but expressly forbids him to kill it.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With older sister Diana.
  • Good Parents: Despite the occasional dysfunction, she is by far the most stable household in the series.
  • Hartman Hips: Has wide hips to show off her maturity.
  • Hot-Blooded: When prompted, she acts just as emotional and tempered as Oscar.
  • Hypocrite: She openly jokes and talks about cheating on Oscar with other men and repeatedly flirts with men in front of Oscar, but gets angry when Oscar does the same thing with other women. An infamous example is in the episode "Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thingy Baby."
  • It's All About Me: And how. Things usually always go her way and Trudy gets angry when people protest against her ideas.
  • Jerkass Ball: Anytime her bossiness and possessiveness clouds her judgement.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Trudy can get jealous on times as well as bossy, snobby, and aggressive towards her family, but she is incredibly nice, kind, loving, and friendly. Most of what she does, she does for other people especially her family. She cares deeply about them and really are the most important things to her.
  • Mama Bear: Once, she's even not-so-subtly compared to an actual bear in this regard.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: Usually. But she's not afraid to flip the script when pushed.
  • Not So Above It All: She has her moments of acting just as immature and mean like Oscar.
  • Only Sane Woman: Often shares this role with Penny.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to Oscar, who tends to be strict to the point of unfairness.
  • Spoiled Brat: At her worst, she can come off as this.
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooked food usually looks delicious. This is best shown when she cooks Oscar his favorite things and the time when she invited her family over and two members ate all her food that everyone else was supposed to eat.
  • Tsundere: She switches between Type A and B, depending on the episode. She also truly loves Oscar, but it's often hard to tell.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Oscar is all pencil-like and Trudy is very shapely.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: On her bad days, which happens way too often.
  • Uptown Girl: She was born into a significantly wealthier family, while her husband was not.
  • Women Are Wiser: Not that the men set the bar all that high.

    Suga Mama 
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Voiced by: Jo Marie Payton

Penny's paternal grandmother.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: She has the hots for Papi, who clearly does not feel the same, but since he only speaks Spanish, Suga Mama never catches on.
  • Abusive Mom: Towards Oscar, physically and verbally (Oscar usually brings it on himself, but sometimes Suga Mama will make fun of him or hit him unprovoked).
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: For all her mockery towards her son, Suga Mama will make it clear while she doesn't always like him, she will always love Oscar. She stands up to both Wizard Kelly and her sister Spice for him.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's hip, can wrestle, a great baseball coach, and funny. Many of Penny's friends comment on how cool she is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is quick with the sarcastic comments, especially at Oscar's expense.
  • Doting Grandparent: Suga Mama has a close relationship with her elder granddaughter.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Literally everyone, including her family calls her Suga Mama. Hell, it may even be her actual name.
  • Eyes Always Shut: She rarely shows her eyes, but she still can move around just fine
  • Freudian Excuse: Suga Mama's family preferred her older sister Spice. So she in turn favors her oldest son Bobby.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With older sister Spice.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Suga Mama has a close relationship to Puff and became utterly distraught when he went missing.
  • Heroic BSoD: Not heroic per se, but she had one in "She Drives Me Crazy".
  • I Was Quite a Looker: See for yourself.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Suga Mama isn't certainly a pleasant person especially how she can treat her family at times but has a good point to make at times.
    • She usually comments on how she doesn't like Dijonay and how Penny shouldn't hang out with her. Considering the number of times Dijonay has ditched Penny and sold her out, Suga Mama is definitely not wrong.
    • In "Penny Potter", while she's not nice to her sister's arrival, Suga Mama turns out to be right about Spice being up to no good.
  • Jerkass to One: Suga Mama is friendly towards everybody on the show, but she is rude and condescending to Oscar, even when he does nothing to provoke her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When she protects Oscar from her older sister and shares a heartwarming moment with him. She also loves her other family members too.
  • Mama Bear:
    • No matter how much Oscar may annoy her, should someone hurt him, she won't take it kindly. She even lampshades this in "Penny Potter" when her crooked older sister tries to scam Oscar.
    • The same goes for anyone messing with Penny, she threatened to beat up the Gross Sisters and Wizard Kelly when they disrespected her granddaughter.
    • In "Psycho Duck", she immediately goes to save Bobby from drowning.
  • Ms. Vice Girl: She gives rude remarks and acts kind of a jerk to her own son Oscar. However for as edgy as she is, she is genuinely friendly to many and is a loving grandmother and mother-in-law.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Especially not one who can effortlessly pile-drive a 300 pound man.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Subverted. She gets along well with her daughter-in-law, but not her son.
  • Parental Favoritism: Suga Mama likes Bobby more than she likes Oscar, even though Bobby is a failure.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Inverted. She wears a mixture of light and dark pink clothing but likes a many masculine topics.
  • Properly Paranoid: She knew better than to trust Sister Spice.

    Bebe and Cece 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

Penny's younger twin siblings, a boy (Bebe) and a girl (Cece).


  • Annoying Younger Siblings: Not that they can help it. At least it seems that way.
  • Blinding Bangs: Bebe's hair covers his eyes.
  • Brainy Baby: Times two. They do things that no 1 year olds can do their age.
  • Expy: When they cry, they sound a whole LOT like Dil Pickles from Rugrats. Which makes sense, because they're both voiced by Tara Strong. And it also makes sense because Dil Pickles came in 2 years later than the show itself.
  • Funny Afro: Bebe has a big afro hairstyle.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Bebe.
  • Jerkass Ball: Normally, they are loving siblings towards Penny. However, in "Twins to Tweens," they become jerks towards Penny by shunning her with the rest of her family and friends.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: They remain one year olds for the vast majority of the series.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Named for Bebe and Cece Winans, a brother and sister singing duo.

    Puff 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

Suga Mama's pet poodle.


  • Butt-Monkey: He's one of the main sources of physical slapstick in the series.
  • Canine Companion: To Suga Mama, being a poodle she is often seen carrying.
  • Meaningful Name: He has a puff of hair.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even when given the chance to be pampered as a dog model, he couldn't bear the thought of being away from Suga Mama.
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    Bobby Proud 
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Voiced by: Cedric the Entertainer

Oscar's older brother.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has the hots for Trudy's sister, Diana, who doesn't have a positive opinion of him.
  • Cool Uncle: Penny, Bebe and Cece love Bobby and see him as this.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish (still lives with his mother and has no job) to Oscar's responsible (owns his own house and constantly tries to improve his career).
  • Lazy Bum: Bobby often mooches off of his relatives and others, and yet, somehow Suga Mama favors him.
  • Lounge Lizard: Minus the lounge. Will often break out in song speech and use the microphone he always carries with him.
  • Momma's Boy: Suga tends to baby him even more than she does with Oscar.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Bobby really isn't too bad a guy but he can be just as, if not more, immature than Oscar. He also appears to be self-invested in his own singing career and is spoiled by his mother.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his childlessness, he's still a good person.
  • One of the Kids: He's shown to be closest to Bebe and Cece in terms of maturity and more childish than Oscar. In fact, it’s what wound up forcing Al Roker to free the other adults as his magic wasn't able to make Bobby disappear.
  • Straw Loser: Being more liked and respected than his brother doesn't prevent Bobby from falling under this trope. He still lives with his mother and isn't very successful in his singing career.
  • Verbal Tic: "Bobby, y'all!"

The Boulavardezes

    Lacienega Boulavardez 
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Voiced by: Alisa Reyes

Penny's frenemy, and the daughter of Felix and Sunset Boulevardez.


  • Absentee Actor: She doesn’t appear in “Seven Days of Kwanzaa” or “Behind the Family Lines.”
  • Accidental Misnaming: She forgets Suga Mama's and BeBe and CeCe's names in "Rumors".
  • Alpha Bitch: Minus the girl posse.
  • Attention Whore: Sometimes Lacienega can do the most for attention.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's the picture of sweetness around adults. Not so much with everyone else. Penny is the only one who sees her for what she truly is. In later episodes, she seems to have dropped it.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: How could two decent parents end up with her is beyond anyone’s guess.
  • Break the Haughty: In the episode when she is made fun of for her big feet.
  • Characterization Marches On: LaCienaga was originally a full-fledged Alpha Bitch and antagonized Penny, but they eventually become friends (of a sort), and she rounds out the Four-Girl Ensemble.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not to the same extent as Dijonay, but still willing to abandon Penny or any other of her friends when it suits her.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a red flower accessory.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Lacienega's hidden heart of gold is mainly shown in in episode "Thelma and Luis". That episode shows that she loves her grandfather Papi Boulavardez in a very sweet way, in the same vein that Penny does with her grandmother Suga Mama.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Beneath her catty exterior lie crippling self-confidence issues, particularly dealing with her abnormally large feet. It's also revealed that she envies Penny because Dijonay favors Penny over her sometimes.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles her voice actress. Alisa Reyes.
  • It's All About Me: Lacienega never helps anyone with anything unless she’ll get something out of it.
  • Jerkass: She's selfish, vain, and obnoxious.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: "Love thy Neighbor" ends with LaCienega thanking Penny in her acceptance speech, only for her to later reveal that it was a sham for the cameras and that she still hates her. Basically, any form of kindness she shows is usually either to look good in front of others or done after she gets a dose of Karma dumped on her.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: On her good days, which don't come very often.
  • Pet the Dog: In the episode "Wedding Bell Blues", when Suga Mama marries her boyfriend Clarence, it appears that Lacienega is genuinely happy for Penny and her family. When Suga Mama and Clarence announce their engagement, she happy cheers for them, agrees to be a bridesmaid in the wedding, and when Suga Mama ask her to, invites Papo Boulavardez to the wedding, she agrees (also keeping Suga Mama in the dark that Papo is dating other woman).
  • Punny Name: With her mother, both named after the famous Lacienega and Sunset Boulevards in Los Angeles.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In “Culture Shock”, Lacienega constantly makes very bitchy micro aggressions about the Zamin Family.
  • Spicy Latina: She's impossibly vain and cocky, though it's primarily an act.
  • Spoiled Brat: Her parents spoil her rotten and she always gloats about it.
  • Ship Tease: Twice with Michael of all people. She apparently likes him for his fashion sense.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks she is prettier than she really is.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: If Dijonay's account can be believed, LaCienega was a lot nicer when she was younger.
  • With Friends Like These...: If this were Victorious, she'd be the Jade West to Penny's Tori Vega.

    Sunset Boulavardez 
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Felix's wife and Trudy's best friend. She is the mother of LaCienega, the wife of Felix and is a police officer.


  • Police Brutality: Played for Laughs of course but she has mentioned off-hand that she pretty much threatened Felix into marrying her while on the job and is more than willing to physically strong arm her husband into doing what she says using her policeman's training. At one point, she mentioned that she threatened to arrest judges so they would vote for her daughter.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's significantly taller than Felix.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Sunset is a very beautiful woman. And while her husband is not ugly, he's short, fat, and not conventionally attractive.
  • Women Are Wiser: Like Trudy, Sunset is wiser than her husband.

    Felix Boulavardez 
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Voiced by: Carlos Mencia

Oscar's neighbor and best friend. He is the father of LaCienega and the husband of Sunset.


  • Big Fun: He's fat and a very friendly, fun guy to be around.
  • Bumbling Dad: Even more so than Oscar, probably explaining how someone so good natured ended up with a daughter like Lacienega.
  • Good Parents: If somewhat on the indulgent side.
  • Henpecked Husband: To Sunset. He's the more submissive one in the relationship. She even threatened him to marry her or be arrested.
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to Oscar's skinny.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's significantly shorter than Sunset.
  • True Companions: Despite their financial differences, Oscar and Felix are best buddies till the end.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's not ugly, but he's short, fat, and not conventionally attractive. While Sunset is a very beautiful woman.
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    Papi Boulavardez 
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Voiced by: Alvaro Gutierrez

Felix's father and Suga Mama's love interest. He is the grandfather of LaCienega.


  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards Suga Mama.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether or not his family can understand him varies.
  • The Hyena: 50% of his dialogue is a shrill, cackling laugh. In one episode, he instead cries, twice. First, tears of joy when Suga Mama is marrying someone else, but she thinks he's sad. Second, he's sad when she's single again and back to her old self, and she thinks they're tears of joy.
  • Funny Foreigner: He speaks only Spanish and it’s always hilarious.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Seems to have been a ladies man especially when he was younger.
  • Jerkass: He needlessly insults Suga Mama in Spanish despite knowing her obvious and genuine affection for him.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Shown mainly in "Thelma and Luis". In this episode, he does sincerely thank Suga Mama for rescuing him from the prison. This episode also shows he loves his granddaughter and in a very sweet way, in the same vein that Suga Mama does with Penny.
  • Large Ham: Papi’s maniacal laughing is always stealing the show.
  • Love at First Punch: More like "Love at First Insult", but in the movie he starts trying to court Suga Mama's clone when she insults him back.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Looks like an elderly version of Cesar Romero as The Joker sans the makeup and colors similar to Jack Nicholson's Joker. It’s even lampshaded once.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Especially by Suga Mama. Inverted in the movie, too, wherein Suga Mama's clone (who can speak Spanish) starts throwing insults back at him. He immediately starts courting her (to no avail, though the rejections seem to make him all the more persistent).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair, just like The Joker.

The Kellys

    Wizard Kelly 
Voiced by: Aries Spears
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An incredibly wealthy, very smart and famous businessman who made his fortune playing professional basketball.


  • The Ace: A legendary basketball player with enough money to own the city and everything in it.
  • Always Someone Better: He's everything Oscar tries and fails to be.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "It all started with a basketball."
    • "Don't correct the Wizard." (usually to Zoey)
  • Companion Cube: His basketball.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much more benign than most examples, being mostly content with total domination of the city, but still incredibly sleazy, always trying to rip off others to make himself wealthier if he can, and likes to screw his employees out of due credit for achievements.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even the Wizard knows how despicable Sista Spice truly is.
  • Evil Counterpart: Downplayed. Not evil per se, but if you take Oscar, remove his redeeming qualities, and add more "smug" and jerkass", you have Wizard Kelly.
  • The Faceless: He's so tall that his face is always "off-camera."
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the movie, we finally get a glimpse of his face for a split second, right before he gets splattered with peanut butter.
  • Friendly Enemy: He is usually nice to the the Prouds sometimes.
  • Jerk Jock: He is a basketball player.
  • Karma Houdini: Though he gets splattered with peanut butter in The Movie.
  • Large Ham: Whenever the wizard is on camera, expect him to always chew the scenery, y’all.
  • Narcissist: Who else names a city after himself? Not to mention he plasters his name over all the city’s products, pushed out Oscar in favor of plastering his name 4 times on a scavenger hunt competition advertisement, rewards any attempt to correct his errors with immediate job termination of employees, and always tries to work contracts and agreements to make himself wealthier.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He appears to be based off Magic Johnson.
  • Rich Bitch: A male example.
  • The Rival: To Oscar, with a dash of Unknown Rival because the Wizard doesn't seem the least bit interested in hashing things out.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: In a very real sense, he owns the city. It's called Wizville, for pete's sake.
  • Third-Person Person: He usually refers to himself as "The Wizard Kelly".

     Ginger Snaps Kelly 

Wizard Kelly's attractive wife.


  • Flat Character: Ginger Snaps doesn't get much screentime in the series and is only there as Wizard Kelly's wife who could've ended up with Oscar.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Very attractive and wears clothing that shows off her body a lot.

     Wizard "Lil' Wiz" Kelly Jr. 

Wizard Kelly's son.


  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite being willing to bribe his way to becoming class president and being as smug as his dad, not even Lil' Wiz would resort to mudslinging to get an edge in the votes. His father on the other hand...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lil' Wiz may be very arrogant like his father but he is definitely a lot nicer than his dad. Lil' Wiz always treat his girlfriends well and there are lines not even he would cross.
  • Gonk: Not ugly per se but compared to his parents, Lil' Wiz does look a bit off (mainly the shape of his head).
  • Lean and Mean: Lil' Wiz is very skinny and has the arrogance of a rich boy.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Lil' Wiz takes a lot from his father. From his Verbal Tic to being Third-Person Person.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: As stated above, his full name is "Wizard Kelly Jr." but everyone (including his father) calls him by "Lil' Wiz."
  • Rich Bitch: Not as bad as his dad but he still uses money to get what he wants and acts very arrogant because of it.
  • Third-Person Person: Like with his father.
  • Verbal Tic: Also like with his dad, he often ends his sentences with "ya'll."

Friends and Neighbors

    Dijonay Jones 
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Voiced by: Karen Malina White

Penny's selfish, funny, caring, and enthusiastic best friend.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Sticky. She is usually unaware of how much he finds her annoying.
  • Aesop Amnesia: All the freakin' time. Watch and lose count how many times she's learned not to take her family for granted, to be a better friend to Penny, not to be so shallow, etc.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Dijonay is backstabbing bitch, it’s no wonder the gang doesn’t trust her.
  • Genki Girl: Too bad all of that energy is used for evil.
  • Gossipy Hens: To the extent that she runs a pseudo-news broadcast dedicated to spreading rumors.
  • Hidden Depths: She turns out to have a talent for poetry.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: On the other hand, while auditioning for "Tween Idol", she sings "Frankie and Johnny" somewhat badly.
  • It's All About Me: Unlike Lacienega, most of the time she's not trying to be selfish. But she can never seem to concern herself with anything other than her own satisfaction.
  • Jerkass: Not exactly the best friend to have.
  • Loony Fan: To Sticky.
  • Loose Lips: Penny's gotten into a lot of trouble by thinking Dijonnay can keep a secret, but you did not hear that from her.
  • Parental Neglect: Raising her nine wild siblings all by herself has given her a serious case of Middle Child Syndrome. She's not used to having her own things, her own space, or any attention at all, so once she gets the opportunity, she seizes it without question.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She has nine younger siblings.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Dijonay can’t go a whole episode without being sassy.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the episode "The Adventures of Bebe sitting" when she leaves Penny with her siblings to attend a concert and then lies about it.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her normal outfit is mostly colored blue.
  • With Friends Like These...: Penny knows full well she can't trust Dijonnay with anything. How they are still friends is a mystery to everyone involved. Suga Mama even lampshades this, as she really doesn't like Dijonay and has told Penny at least twice that she needs to drop her.

    Sticky Webb 
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Voiced by: Orlando Brown

Penny's other best friend and a cool tech nerd.


  • Black and Nerdy: He's very tech-savvy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has a tendency to rival Oscar in this regard, depending on the episode.
  • Cool Shades: They also come with a built-in camera.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He becomes this when Dijonay goes out with Duke in the episode "Surf and Turf".
  • Nice Guy: Heck, he's probably one of the few characters who doesn't do outright jerkass things.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He generally flees screaming from Dijonay. And yet, when she loses interest, he immediately wants her.
  • Only Sane Man: In a show that desperately needs one.
  • Punny Name: Sticky Web if his last name had one "B".
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Sticky wears a cool pair of rectangular-shaped glasses and is quite tech savvy.

    Zoey Howser 
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Voiced by: Soleil Moon Frye

Penny's shy friend. She's a sweet girl, agreeable, and helpful.


  • Adorkable: Zoey is shy, nerdy, and always tries desperately to fit in with her friends.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She's not as horrible as Dijonay and Lacienega, but even Zoey can abandon Penny when she caves into peer pressure.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Especially in "Makeover", "Penny Potter" and "Election".
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: She's just as repulsed as Penny when the bottle points at Myron. And even she thinks Agatha Ordinaro is geeky (mostly for being... homely). Though she wouldn't mind if she was voted "Most Nerdiest" in the yearbook.
  • Expy: When she speaks, she sounds EXACTLY like Jade from the Season 1 version of Bratz. This is because Soleil Moon Frye voices her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Zoey has orange hair, but is quite shy and passive in comparison to her friends.
  • Genki Girl: She's always cheerful and excitable.
  • Hidden Buxom: She's noticeably curvier while wearing a swimsuit in 'Love Thy Neighbor'.
  • Hidden Depths: As shown in the "Tween Idol" episode, she can sing operatically.
  • Hollywood Nerd: She's designed to be legitimately homely, but how successful they were is at least debatable.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She wants to be noticed.
  • Meganekko: The large glasses make Zoey look cuter.
  • Nice Girl: One of the nicest, if not, the nicest characters on the whole show.
  • Not So Above It All: She sometimes ditches Penny along with Lacienega and Dijonay, but this doesn't last that long.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is this when Penny's other friends ditch her at times.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • The Pollyanna: Except if something's bothering her, she's almost always optimistic.
  • Token White: The only one in the show (besides her mother, who only appears in one episode.)
  • Vocal Evolution: In earlier episodes, her voice was more deep and melancholy. However, in the 4th episode onwards, her voice becomes a lot more cheerful and optimistic, and she regains her usual voice.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has some freckles on her face.

    The Gross Sisters 
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Voiced by: Raquel Lee (Nubia)

Three sisters who constantly bully Penny and her friends into giving them their money.


  • Adorkable: Believe or not, they do have their moments.
    • Nubia whenever her more gushing fangirl side is shown such as in “It Takes a Thief” or “The Party.”
    • Gina doesn’t get much characterization, but her short stature and the way she always has her hand out makes her too cute to boot.
    • Olei might as well be the biggest example. She’s the trio’s Token Good Teammate and one of the few nice characters on the show.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They have blue skin, though the reason for this is that they're really ashy.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Gina and Olei are mute and the latter seems to have dwarfism. However, Olei’s mannerisms and design are signs of Down Syndrome.
  • Big Little Sister: Olei is the youngest but the biggest, Nubia is the middle child who is the tallest, and Gina's the oldest despite being the smallest.
  • Big Sister Bully: Nubia towards Olei and Gina.
  • Big Sister Instinct: "The Makeover" shows that Nubia has a protective streak for her sisters, threatening to beat up Penny and her friends if they don't do a good job with giving Olei a makeover.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Olei is the biggest, Nubia is the slimmest, and Gina is the shortest.
  • Break the Cutie: Olei when she becomes conflicted between choosing Nubia or Penny in "The Makeover".
  • The Chew Toy: Olei is easily the most oppressed of Nubia’s sisters.
  • Catchphrase: From Nubia: "You know the drill: Hands up, cash out!"
    • She also often says "Is that all you got?" whenever she steals a small sum of money from someone.
  • Cute Bruiser: They’re a trio of girl bullies. It’s inevitable.
  • Cute Mute: Olei and Gina don’t talk, but it further adds to their Adorkable traits.
  • Depending on the Writer: How bad they are whenever they appear. They're consistently shown as an unpleasant Gang of Bullies but can go from sadistic and overly cruel to willing to help the main cast out and capable of genuine Pet the Dog moments with no prompting.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being cruel and abusive towards her sisters, Nubia does love her family and vice versa.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • The Gross Sisters refuse to house Penny after she escapes from boot camp, figuring that while they're bullies, the fact that Penny was sent to boot camp makes her a hardened thug. Nubia outright says they don't deal with real criminals, which makes Penny feel guilty about what she’s become.
    • All of them are quite disgusted to see Wizard Kelly Jr. sleeps with a stuffed animal while sucking his finger.
  • Ironic Name: Their first names are based on the skincare products: Nivea, Neutrogena, and Olay. The irony comes from them being so ashy they appear to be Amazing Technicolor Population.
  • Gang of Bullies: A trio of bullying sisters who have been taking money from their peers since they were young.
  • Jerkass: That's what expected from bullies, however, Olei might be more a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The Gross Sisters are a gang of thugs who love to steal money from others. However, in one episode, they didn't want to hang out with Penny who then decided to be a "bad girl" and do things that not even they would do. As Nubia pointed out, Penny, at the point, has been considered a straight on criminal.
  • Karma Houdini: They hardly ever pay for stealing money from Penny and her friends. This is probably due to how Adults Are Useless.
  • Pet the Dog: They have moments that show they're not completely heartless.
    • In "The Party". They don't show up to torment Penny... they actually want to have some fun, and not at anyone's expense.
    • Suga Mama is one of the only people they genuinely admire and respect.
    • Papi also won them over during the episode where the kids had to live in different cultural homes. Apparently Papi liked them enough to teach them Spanish, with Gina once using his signature laugh.
    • Nubia takes a moment to comfort Bebe and Cece in "Tween Town" when they start to miss their parents and Suga Mama.
    • They develop respect for Penny in The Movie when they see her fighting Dr. Carver on TV, which Nubia calling Penny, “hard core.”
  • Punny Name: Gross is a real surname in addition to the gang's name describing their personalities.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Olay, who in better clothing also appears thinner and taller as well.
  • Spoiled Brat: Nubia doesn’t just bully and steal from other kids, but even her own family.
  • Terrible Trio: A Barbaric Bully trio.
  • Tomboy: They seem to be the most obvious case in the show, given that their rather neutral dress and that they're engaged in sports.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Nubia has a deep, raspy voice.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: Nubia speaks for her sisters, who never say a single word at all.
  • The Voiceless: Olei and Gina almost never have a single line throughout the series.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Actually, they have blue hair, blue skin, and wear blue overalls. It's revealed that the reason the girls are blue is due to them being ashy.

    Myron 
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Voiced by: Marcus T. Paulk

A classmate of Penny's who has a crush on her.


  • Black and Nerdy: He's black and is known as a geek at his and Penny's school.
  • Chick Magnet: Temporarily becomes one when his and Penny's classmates think something more went on between the two of them during Penny's party.
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears big, square-rimmed glasses that serve to show more of his nerdy nature.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In the episodes "Rumors" and "Election."

    The Talking Baby 
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Voiced by: Ron Glass

A talking baby that torments Oscar.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He only talks when Oscar is around and torments Oscar, then acts like a regular baby around other people.
  • Creepy Child: Even without the talking and the strangely un-childlike behavior, he's pretty strange looking.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's an evil genius in the making, the true extent of which is never shown.

    Peabo 
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Voiced by: Cree Summer

The Prouds' 9-year-old neighbour.


    Omar Phillips 
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A jock and one of Penny's friends.


  • Chick Magnet: Most of the girls in his school have a crush on him.
  • The Ditz: He is a dimwitted guy.
  • Dumb Jock: He's a quarterback and as mentioned, is not entirely smart.
  • Jerkass Ball: Sometime he will openly mock someone else when surrounded by bad influence.
  • Lovable Jock: Despite being a Dumb Jock, Omar is usually nice.

    Michael 
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Voiced by: Phil La Marr

Penny's flamboyant friend.


  • Adorkable: Micheal’s flamboyant and effeminate interests make him adorable to watch.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: "Who You Callin A Sissy" explores how he's often bullied because of effeminate nature.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's generally easy going and friendly, but one episode focused on him constantly getting picked on until he couldn't take it anymore and became The Dreaded for the latter half of said episode.
  • Bully Magnet: The show deconstructs this with Michael being a target of bullying. He becomes fed up and rages at his tormentors.
  • Butt-Monkey: Michael is constantly bullied by the football players when he's the water boy. Even his own father is embarrassed by him to the point that his father wants him to refer to him as "coach" in public.
  • Camp Straight: Possibly—a couple episodes teased something going on between him and Lacienega, to the point that the last straw for him in the episode mentioned in Beware the Nice Ones was her making fun of him, implying that he genuinely liked her.
  • The Dandy: To the point that he was voted most fashionable in their yearbook.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: while not nerdy, Michael does have nerd-like personality traits and his father is a coach.
  • Nice Guy: Michel is a nice, polite guy.
  • Rage Breaking Point: In the episode "Who You Callin A Sissy," he tolerated the bullying he dealt with until he finally raged at his tormentors at the near end of the episode.
  • Ship Tease: Twice with Lacienega of all people.
  • Stepford Smiler: He feigns confidence when he is bullied in the episode "Who You Callin A Sissy." The near end of the episode shows how badly effected his is after all the hate and teasing.
  • Wanted a Gender-Conforming Child: Not him, but his dad. His father makes him call him “coach” in public due to his embarrassment of his son’s feminine traits.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His dad, the school football coach, makes his son call him "Coach" in public (or at least when they're at school) and it's implied this is due to Michael being Camp Straight.

    The Chang Triplets 
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Voiced by: Lydia Look

Triplets who are the smartest kids in Penny's class.


  • Adorkable: They’re smart and cute to boot.
  • Asian and Nerdy: They are Asian straight-A students who enjoy academic challenges and showing people up as they have talents in many subjects.
  • Butt-Monkey: They get bullied by the Gross Sisters and sometimes get kicked out of events.
  • No Name Given: Only one of the Chang triplets is ever given a name. The girl in the red dress is Debbie. Wikipedia does claim that the other two’s names are Billy and Julie. A list in the "Johnny Lovely" episode gave them these names.
  • Nice Guy: And girls. The Chang Triplets are always polite and friendly.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Averted, one is male and two are girls.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: And daughters. They all strive to live up to their father's expectations.

    Dr. Payne 
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The Proud Family's doctor who loves the whole family sans Oscar. He also tends to charge outrageous prices for the most minimum of treatments.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Penny "Itty bitty" and Suga Mama "Suga Bear".
  • Dr. Jerk: Only to Oscar, who tends to bring it on himself.
  • Expy: Of Mr. T, especially in regards to his speaking style and constant use of the word "fool".
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his imposing appearance and demeanor, he's a good doctor and a generally nice person. Until Oscar pisses him off.

    Agatha Ordinario 
Voiced by: Erica Rivera

A student at Penny's school whose plain face hides a beautiful singing voice.


Extended Family

    Sista Spice 

Suga Mama's older sister, who she's not on good terms with.


  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Suga Mama's Abel.
  • Con Man: She tricked Zoey into thinking she's a psychic to rip people off into thinking they can pay to have powers too.
  • Hate Sink: In a show where even nice people like Trudy have moments of being unpleasant and jerks like Oscar can have their nice bits, Spice is the sole exception. She pretended to be nice to her nephew just to annoy her sister, ripped people off with false promises of psychic powers and was more than willing to let Oscar take the fall for her.

    Diana Parker 

Trudy's sister.


  • Foil: To Bobby Proud. Bobby is Oscar's older brother who isn't a very successful singer who lives with his mother and is pleasant to his brother's family. Diana is Trudy's older sister who is a very successful singer who expresses annoyance to her brother-in-law.

Other Characters

    Chester 

A duck that Penny rescued in the episode "Psycho Duck" and ends up living up to the episode's title name.


  • Attention Whore: Only wants Penny's attention to himself which is why he drives away her friends despite Penny being very upset with him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Chester constantly flips out on people for little to no reason. Especially if they come close to Penny. There is a reason he's referred to as "Psycho Duck."
  • Berserk Button: Chester will beat up anyone that gets even close to Penny. Even if they aren't doing her any harm. Also, Oscar himself has become this to Chester.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: This is sorta played with. Chester only acts nice around Penny but is openly hostile toward her friends and family.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Anyone that dares to fight Chester will be in the receiving end of this. Even the Gross Sisters!
  • The Dreaded: Quickly becomes this to anyone that isn't named "Penny."
  • Jerkass: A very unpleasant duck that uses fear and intimidation to get what he wants.
  • Rich Bitch: Turns out, Chester's owner is very rich which most likely explains Chester's self-centered behavior.
  • Spoiled Brat: Chester certainly acts this way as he lashes out whenever he doesn't get what he wants. Hell, Penny not allowing him to go to school with her (since, obviously, they don't allow ducks or other wild animals) is what caused him to become even more bitter and take over the Proud residence. When it's later revealed that Chester's owner is very rich, it all makes sense as Chester is most likely spoiled by his owner every day.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Despite being a duck, Chester can't swim. This is how Oscar and the others manage to get rid of him by leaving him stranded on a raft in the middle of a lake.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Loves worms to the point that, according to Trudy, they're the only thing that calms him down (and watching cartoons).
  • Would Hit a Girl: Chester easily thrashes the Gross Sisters when Nubia threatened Penny. And it's pretty clear he'll hurt other girls as well.

     Mr. Chips 

Oscar Proud's pet monkey that was introduced in Season 3 and started to help him out more in the Proud Snacks Factory.


  • Butt-Monkey: Pun aside, Mr. Chips is constantly at the abuse of Oscar but will often return the favor if needed.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Well, yeah. Mr. Chips is most notable for being a named reoccuring monkey that sorta serves as Oscar's #2 (since the Proud Snacks factory has other testing monkeys).
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a monkey that is always dragged around by Oscar, Mr. Chips is actually pretty good at his job at the Proud Snacks factory. It even got to a point where he (a monkey) and Peebo (a child) are able to work a forklift while Oscar can't.

     The Altos 

A gang of thugs who, like the Gross Sisters, steal money from others. They only appear in the episode of the same name. The group consists of Punch, Stomp, and Slapmaster. Sticky temporary joins them.


  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Punch is the big, Slapmaster is the short, and Stomp is the thin. Although Slapmaster is also thin, he's shorter in height than Stomp.
  • Catchphrase: All three of them in a sing-song tone often say "We're The Altos!".
    • Also Punch has said a couple of times "The Altos steal from everybody!"
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: They actually almost avert this. Thanks to Sticky getting the answers to the scavenger hunt ahead of time, The Altos actually won the competition at the end. However, Sticky finally confesses that he helped them cheat causing The Altos to be disqualified.
  • Eviler Than Thou: The Altos are basically the Gross Sisters without any redeeming qualities. They're willing to steal from anybody while the Gross Sisters limit themselves to Penny and her friends.
  • Exact Words: When Punch said that The Altos steal from everybody, they mean everybody including Wizard Kelly!
  • Gang of Bullies: Like with the Gross Sisters, The Altos consists of three members who all bully other kids and cheat in contests.
  • Punny Name: Played with. Oscar jokes about Punch's last name being "Bag" but Punch corrects him saying it's "You Out."
  • The Voiceless: Averted a bit. Slapmaster and Stomp only talk whenever the group says "We're The Altos!" but besides that, they don't really have any lines with Punch doing all of the talking.

     Al Roker 

A TV weatherman who also happens to have powerful, wish-granting powers and serves as a minor antagonist in the series.


  • The Atoner: Enforced. Due to his actions in "Tween Town," Roker's bosses forced him to make it up to Penny in "Twins to Tweens." He is a lot more cooperative this time around but of course that's mainly due to not wanting to lose his powers.
  • Deal with the Devil: His first appearance seems to imply he's the Devil.
  • Fat Bastard: A very portly man who happens to love making other people's lives miserable.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Al Roker acts nice and polite on the outside but inside, he's a very manipulative and cruel man.
  • Jerkass: Whoo boy is he ever... This a guy who was eager to have babies work into slavery.
  • Jerkass Genie: Has the powers of a genie and is most certainly not a nice guy. Especially on how much he mocks and belittles Penny.
  • Reality Warper: Roker appears to have genie-like powers that allow him to change the lives of others, appear in and out of the television set at will, and someone hear someone call his name from miles away. Turns out that these powers were given to him by his bosses.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Roker has no qualms over having babies work in his factory.

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