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Miss BG (2005-2008) is a joint Canadian/French computer-animated series by Breakthrough Entertainment that aired on TVOntario and France 5 from 2005 to 2008 for 52 episodes. It is based on the Gudule et les bébés French children's book series published by Hachette-Jeunesse, authored by Fanny Joly and illustrated by Roser Capdevila, and developed for television by Kevin Gillis, creator of The Raccoons.

The series centers on a young, energetic girl named Bella Gloria Baxter, known better as "BG", and her adventures with her younger brother George and her best friends, Alex and Gad, and on-and-off rival, Brittany-Ann.


Tropes the show include:

  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: George is sometimes this towards BG, albeit unintentionally.
  • Black Bead Eyes: All the characters. Though each of them are different colored.
  • Bland-Name Product: One episode featured Yobi-Bobo cards, which are these to Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Alex is the Blonde, Gad is the Brunette, and BG is the Redhead.
  • Control Freak: Brittany-Ann has shades of this, often dictating entire projects and bossing around her friends, primarily Kayla.
  • Cool Big Sis: BG likes to be this to George.
    • Brittany-Ann has also tried to be this to George, most notably in "Adopted Sister".
  • Friendly Enemy:
    • Brittany-Ann towards BG. The two are typically portrayed as at odds with one another, but are willing to help one another if the other is in need, and in some episodes the two are on purely good terms. They're even referred to as being friends in some episodes.
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    • Kayla tends to go along with taunting BG when Brittany-Ann is involved, but otherwise the two are on friendly terms.
  • Friend-or-Idol Decision: BG is faced with one in "BG's Audition" where she has to choose between joining Brittany-Ann's team to win a dance contest, or remaining on Gad and Alex's team. She chooses the former, but later rejects the opportunity to have her photo taken with her team to hang out with her friends.
  • Halloween Episode: The episode "Party Contest", in which BG and Brittany-Ann compete with one another to get the other kids to attend their Halloween party.
  • Head Pet: Albert the hamster.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Brittany-Ann. Acts like a show-off and can't help but make insensitive jabs at BG from time to time, but at the same time, she has a soft spot for George, has a Pet the Dog moment in nearly every episode she shows up in, and if BG is in trouble, she'll often lend a hand.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Brittany-Ann may be snooty, but deep down, she does care about BG and her friends.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: BG is a genuinely well-meaning person, but she is prone to jealousy, selfishness, and dishonest behavior.
  • Mirror Character: BG and Brittany-Ann, as much as they often butt heads with one another, do share quite a few similar characteristics, including an inflated ego, a desire to impress others, and a willingness to use manipulation to achieve their goals.