Characters

Every character that appears on Squawking Heads as one of our pundits is listed below with information to help provide you with some background on them.

The Brain is a labrotory mouse featured in Warner Brothers’ The Animaniacs shorts known as Pinky and the Brain. He and his dim counter part Pinky are genetically enhanced mice with grandeur plans for world domination that begin every night with Pinky asking “We’ll, what are we going to do tonight Brain?”
Batman is a popular character from the DC Comics universe where he is the vigilante defender of Gotham City. Batman has been manifested in many forms but most recently he has appeared in a pair of summer blockbusters the latest of which is still setting box office records.
Lucy is a timeless female comic from back before color was in TV. Starring in shows like I Love Lucy she’s made generations laugh and inspired numerous comics that have come after her.
Tron is a security program created to be the watchdog of the Master Control Program (MCP) that helps Kevin Flyn (a human programmer) escape from the computer world . He is one of the main characters of the movie that shares his namesake.
Buzz Bee is the honey loving mascot of Honey Nut Cheerio’s. Always listening to the latest buzz he’s here to keep you up to date on what the media are saying.
Nurse Joy is every Poke Mon trainer’s best friend nursing sick and injured Poke Mon back to health with her trusty companion Chancey. She is often times confused with one of her many relatives that all she a striking resemblance to her.
Elmer Fudd is member of the Loony Toons and in frequent opposition to Bugs Bunny. Portrayed as a dim witted hunter with a lisp he feels it is time to put the records straight and let the public know that “That wascally wabbit is up to no good!”
Mog the Moogle is friends with the main character in the Chocobo game series, generally ending all of his sentences with the word “kupo”. Moogles are also cannon in other series, such as the Final Fantasy series and make appearances in the Seiken Densetsu series and the Kingdom Heart series.
Ms. Frizzle is the teacher on the show and book series, the Magic School Bus. The Magic School Bus features the antics of Ms. Frizzle and her class, who board a magical school bus which takes them on field trips into the solar system, under the Earth, into the human body, or to other such impossible locations.
Lelouch Lamperouge is the Byronic protagonist and anti-hero of Code Geass. After gaining the power of Geass, he assumes the secret identity Zero, a mysterious, masked revolutionary who forms and leads the Order of the Black Knights. Lelouche is also a brilliant strategist and amazing chess player.
Mojo Jojo is the mad scientist chimp in the television series the Powerpuff Girls, most notable for his overly convoluted manner of speaking, especially with the way he tends to repeat himself three times in a row. Mojo Jojo was Professor Utonium’s lab assistant before the Powerpuff Girls were made; accidentally, he was the one that made the Professor add Chemical X, thus responsible for the Poweruff Girls’ creation.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a fictional detective in Blake Edward’s Pink Panther series. He’s the bumbling and incompetent police inspector who somehow manages to solve all of his cases, even through all of the chaos and destruction that he causes while trying to solve them. Because of his, miraculous, luck to solve the cases he’s put on, he’s promoted to Chief Inspector over the course of the series and is considered France’s greatest detective by those who don’t know him.
Timmy is the disabled child with orange hair who uses a wheel chair in the television series South Park. He appears to be quite cognizant, intelligent, and principled. Though Comedy Central wanted to cut him out, the creators of South Park pushed to keep him. Their basis of Timmy was to show that, though Timmy was different, the other South Park children treated him normally.

Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story, including the well known Disney version, and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village. Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet but dreamt of becoming a real boy. As soon as Pinocchio’s nose has been carved, it begins to grow with his congenital impudence.
Doc Brown is the nutty professor from the Back to the Future series who creates the flux capacitor which makes time travel possible. His many popular/memorable phrases include “When this baby hits 88 miles per hour you’re gonna see some serious shit.” and “1.21 Gigawatts!”
Bob Oblong is the father from the television series The Oblongs. He was born without arms or legs due to pollution in the valley where he and his family lives. The pollution is caused by the extravagant lifestyle of the rich people known as “the hills” who live, ironically enough, just up the hill from the valley. Even without limbs Bob can still drive and leads a nearly normal (although often interesting) life with his wife and three children.
Megabyte is a computer virus from the first fully computer graphically animated TV series ReBoot. He is bent on taking over Mainframe and lets nothing, not even his twin sister hexadecimal stand in his way.
Q is the head of the Q Division at M16 that assists 00-agents (specifically James Bond) during their covert missions. His ingenious gadgets always get Bond out of a tight spot but never seem to be enough to get his cars back from Bond.
Green Army Man is a member of the Green Army and ever watchful for his enemies the terrible Tan Army and the garish Grey Army. When he’s not on watch or fending off attack to his end of the play room he enjoys reading The Art of War and watching military films.
Mr. Krabs is the owner of the Krusty Krab, a successful restaurant, in the television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Money is his greatest vice and his world famous Krabby Pattys only help feed this obsession.
Han Solo is the rougish smuggler from Star Wars who helps Luke and Obi-Wan get of Tatooine and rescue Princess Leia. He is commander of the Millenium Falcon which he claims can make the Kesel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Solo always shots first.
Mr. Incredible is one of the protagonists in Pixar’s The Incredibles. His super powers include super-human strength and durability, as well as, enhanced speed and senses boardering on pre-cognition. After masked vigilanty work is outlawed Mr. Incredible finds himself drawn back to saving people even if it means breaking the law.
Harry Houdini is a world famous magician and is considered by many to be the world’s greatest escape artist. He is most famously known for his Chinese Water Tourture Cell Escape in which he was locked in stocks and lowered upside down into a tank filled with water.
Hal 9000 is the fictional artificially intelligent computer on board the spaceship Discovery in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey series. Hal is depicted as being capable not only of speech recognition, facial recognition, and natural language processing, but also lip reading, art appreciation, interpreting emotions, expressing emotions, reasoning, and chess, in addition to maintaining all systems on an interplanetary voyage.
Laughing Man is the world’s greatest hacker in the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series. It is said Laughing Man is capable of hijacking multiple video streams at once or even editing himself out of someones cybernetic eyes. His name comes from a short story by J. D. Salinger bearing the same name and the sentence which rotates around his signature logo is from Catcher in the Rye, also by Salinger.
Mr. Ed is a horse of course, a talking horse that is. He is one of the main characters in a 60’s comedy aptly named after him. When he isn’t talking to his best friend and owner Wilbur Post he enjoys licking at peanut butter and singing.
Mallory McMallard is a fiery red-head who’s knowledge of martial arts helps the Mighty Ducks triumph over the evil Saurians in the animated cartoon series The Mighty Ducks. She has a sharp tounge along with trust issues and often sees things in terms of black and white due to her miliaristic background.
Snap, Crackle and Pop are the mascots for Kellog’s Rice Krispies and have made a career out of convincing children to stick their ears into their cereal bowls.
Spider Man is Marvel Comics web-slinging super hero whose alter ego is Peter Parker, mild mannered news photographer. Bitten by a radioactive spider he acquired super human abilities and now fights crime and injustice.
Hunter S. Thompson is an author and journalist best known for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and as the credited creator for Gonzo journalism. His unique style of writing and often erratic behavior have made him a legend among writers and journalists alike.

Michigan J. Frog made his debut appearance in the Warner Bros. cartoon One Froggy Evening where his classic vaudeville was cemented in cartoon history. He has since made multiple appearances often with top hat and cane in hand to provide comic relief when necessary.
_ Captain America is the title given to anyone who is chosen by the U.S. Government to wear the stars and stripes based costume and use the shield made of an experimental vibranium alloy. The most famous of the Captain Americas Steven Rogers was recently killed in 2007 by the Punisher during the Super Hero Civil War.

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