There are lots of characters in Patty-Cake
-- It probably wouldn't be an exagerration to say
there's a whole mess of 'em.
Here's some of the key personnel:
Patricia "Patty-Cake" Bakerman
Our STAR. She's all kid, but she's not shy.
She speaks her mind, even if she doesn't know
what she's talking about. A vivid imagination
and a lust for life.
"Unnerving" Irving Kittleman
Patty's tag along companion. Naïve and trusting,
but not really stupid. Reactionary and over-emotional.
He has a little cow that you pull, and it goes "moo".
The "older boy" in Patty's life. Sullen and moody,
loves to tease -- but he'd stand up for her in a minute! --
well, maybe two minutes.
Patty's Dad, a high school shop teacher.
Big and loud and blows his top easily --
but he's a softy. He loves her so much his heart
could just break if only she didn't make him crazy.
Patty's Mom. The former Trientje Tromp of Holland,
she came to the U.S. as a high school exchange student,
where she met a big lug named Phil Bakerman. The rest
Alexandra "Sandy" Bakerman
Patty's sister. Born in Holland, dragged here
under protest at age 6. Kicked out of private
school for her practical jokes, she now competes
once more with sis for supremacy.
Irving's brother. Every neighborhood has at least
one kid who's the official nosy- loudmouth- knowitall.
Keith has the position sewn up.
Patty's nemesis. They hate each other,
though neither knows why. Must be the other's fault.
She's not really a bad kid,
she's just a pain in the butt.
Age:He's a cartoon, Get real.
Patty's favorite cartoon character. Created by veteran
animator, Craig Clementz, he first appeared in the
cartoon short "The Red, Red Robin".
Patty's favorite singing group.
Hits incude "Shut-Up" and "Baby I Like Your Face".
They're not just a fad, they annoy your dad!
Wants nothing more than to be Patty's friend,
but she's from a different world -- Well, not
literally -- but you know how kids are when
you don't "fit in".
A bully. Just plain mean. His weapon of choice,
the real hard punch in the gut -- proceeded by
mental games. What a louse.
Patty's baby-sitter, Susie's too. A budding singer
and musician. Buy her tape and help her get out of
playing local dives.
A neighbor. He's vice-principal at the high school,
and a strong advocate of keeping those lousy,
stinking leaves raked.