The Supporting Cats
Good vs. Evil isn't the
only premise in Little Tokyo. There's other characters who either
support or do more harm than good to the main casts. Here's a quick look
at most (if not all) the supporting cast who carry the series onward.
The Governing Branch of
of Little Tokyo
Fred is the city's
Emperor, but he isn't quite with the game. His childish mentality keeps
his vocabulary to a bare minimum.....usually that of his name. (Fa-rred!).
In a few cases however, he became mentally sane (see "Cold & Crabby
in Little Tokyo" to get my
drift), thus having the Cats to go out and find a cure to his 'illness'.
He is also into skat singing.
Because of Fred's mental
state, most of the ruling is done by his daughter.....who is........
Princess Violet (Vi):
of Little Tokyo
YOU TO PRISONER ISLAND!!!"
Probably the most famous
line to EVER come the entire SPC series. This is what the Princess does
to those citizens who break some pointless rule, or get her upset or
mad. She is a self-centered brat of a princess who pretty much has the
whole monarchy under her control, thus they do anything and everything she
of Little Tokyo
Frieda isn't seen a
lot. This is because she travels around the world. When she does
make her stops in Little Tokyo, the first thing she'll do is to see how well
her daughter (Princess Vi) can fend off her attacks....those being kicks,
punches, and a ridiculously huge bazooka. Some people wonder why someone
like her would be with someone mentally insane as Emperor Fred, but anyone's
guess on that is as good as mine.
Big Al Denté (Big Al):
but it's safe to assume he's head of security for Little Tokyo.
When the Pizza Cats need
to be called or sent on a mission, this is the one that handles that
area. He usually scopes out the city or listens in on the gossip within
the Palace or the city, and when he hears of a nasty plot to take over the
city and/or it's government, Big Al calls on the Pizza Cats to handle the job.
These guys/girls don't do much to
carry on the main plot of the series, but they do play certain roles in the
main characters' lives.
a tea shop within the city
Was one half of the "Pointless
Sisters", a band her and Polly
Lucille is a girl of many
emotions, most run so high that they cause her to launch missiles from the top
of her head. Speedy and Guido are both attracted to her and each goes
all out in trying to satisfy Lucille. Speedy has also gotten himself in
a few pickles when it comes to Lucille....to prove this, see "Speedy's
Double Time Trick".
She is one half of the
"Pointless Sisters"...Polly is the other.
Mama-San and Junior:
poke fun at the Pizza
when the Cats are launched into the sky.
Not much is known about
these 2 dogs. Other than the fact that in just about every episode, they
poke fun at the Cats when they've just been launched into the sky. They
also got their chance to launch the Cats (and did a good job of it too).
It is rumored that these 2
are the wife and child of Big Al, and that to me is a fair assumption,
however, there isn't much evidence other than a short set of lines said by
them in the final episode to really support this theory.
OK, so this guy's
inventions for the most part, never work. Like one time, where he
created a potion that sent Polly and Francine running as fast as the Road
Runner through the entire world, and fire was coming out of their
mouths. (probably stuck in a wee bit too much jalapeno pepper powder
into the formula......hehehe :P)
However, one of them, did
work and it would become a very crucial tool for the Pizza Cats to succeed in
most of their battles. That invention, was the Supreme Catatonic, a
giant Gundam-like robot that Guido and Polly usually piloted up until the
final episode, when Speedy and Bad Bird took the controls.
Bird's childhood sweetheart
Carla & Bad Bird were
boy crow/girl crow (if you want to call it that) when Bad Bird was still
living in his home village. However, the 2 got torn apart when they went
to pursue their interests.
Towards the end of the
series, however, Bad Bird finally realizes how much he missed Carla and
decided that after one more mission, that he would get back together with her,
girl Guido had the hots for
She only got a one episode
stint in the entire series. Guido fell for her when she couldn't see
that well and thought Guido was just some handsome guy (probably the voice did
it.....who knows?). She eventually found her glasses and took one look
at Guido, then told him that she was taken, by someone uglier than him.
What's a cat to do,
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Finally, rounding out the
cast is Bucky, a deer which Francine met ("Gender Bender
Butterflies" ep, which was not shown in the USA). Other than that
info, there's nothing much more I can say about him, except that after that
episode, Francine decided to dump him and find herself someone who was filthy
rich, as she states in the second-to-last episode.