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Theodore McCallister lll
Tobey.jpg
Name Theodore McCallister lll
Gender Male
Age 10 or 11
Occupation Student

Villain

Alignment Evil (sometimes Neutral/Good)
Homeland Fair City
Race Human
Friends His robots
Family Claire McCallister (mother)

Theodore McCallister II (father)
Theodore McCallister l (grandfather)

Abilities Expertise in robotics

Engineering

Theodore McCallister III is the secondary antagonist of WordGirl.

He is around Becky's age and in some episodes, he appears to be in Becky's school. Theodore is a happy English boy genius that specializes in building enormous robots, which he uses to destroy things. His robots seem to be used modestly for destructive purposes, but they have shows a wide array of abilities, such as food-making, cabin-building, checker-playing, painting, competing in athletic events, etc.

Personality

Tobey is a brilliant planner and a smart student, but extremely non-athletic. He goes as far as to have a robot win a field day contest in his place in the episode "Field Day Fun with Robo-Tobey," only to be disqualified when the truth is revealed. He is very quiet most of the time, except for when he loses his temper and sets his robots on people. He is shown sometimes to be very nice to others, but most of the time he is not, and rude towards them. Tobey dislikes losing, and will often become angry when he does.

Tobey is also rather charismatic, though his charms fail to have any effect on WordGirl. Tobey is clearly bad and evil, but his motivations for being so are not villainous. Most of the villains on the series attempt to steal money, food, or other valuable items. Tobey, on the other hand, has an obsessive crush on WordGirl--though he would never admit this to anyone and has argued more than once to the contrary-- and often concocts funny and destructive plans simply to impress her or win her heart. He often demands that if he can defeat her with his robots, she must tell him her secret identity and go out for ice cream with him. Tobey owns a WordGirl scrapbook with newspaper clippings and other objects, as well as a WordGirl doll that lies on his bed. Though he and WordGirl frequently argue, they occasionally show they do actually have a great deal together, such as in the episodes "Department Store Tobey", "Have You Seen the Remote?", and in the episode "Tobey Goes Good". Unfortunately, Tobey gets out of hand after losing to Violet to the point that that he almost squeezes WordGirl using his robot when she tries to stop him.

Physical appearance

Tobey in his working outfit

Tobey has short blond hair that sticks up in the back, pale skin, round glasses, and a well-built stature. His typical outfit of a blue shirt with an orange vest over it, a red bow-tie, brown pants hold up with a darker brown belt, and brown shoes similarly to Becky's he wears white knee socks with stripes along the cuff's circumference. 

He wears his robot-building outfit over his usual outfit. Most visible is his white apron with the design of one of Tobey's standard robots on the front with two pockets, one of which has a screwdriver and a hammer. On top of his glasses are what appear to be a pair of goggles with the right lens blue and the left lens red. On top of Tobey's head is an elaborate helmet with a bright green chinstrap and two bright red and blue buttons on top.

Appearances

WordGirl's first encounter with Tobey happened during "Play Date". At first, WordGirl simply knew his name from the label on the bottom of one of the destructive robots' feet, which she found after she destroyed them. Later, when she returned home, Tobey (whose mother works with Sally at the district attorney's office) wasn't at her home for a scheduled "playdate" by both their mothers, Tobey noticed that Becky was in possession of his lost remote, and when he voiced this fact the two kids deduced the other's villainous and heroic identities respectively (though while Tobey admitted to his identity, Becky denied being WordGirl). To try to prove Becky was WordGirl, he snatched his remote back and summoned one of his giant robots and gave her a limited amount of time to either stop the robot or have her house destroyed. Becky employed a backup plan, in which Bob dressed as WordGirl and, while Tobey was distracted with the decoy, she destroyed the robot. Tobey decided that Becky was not likely WordGirl and the two have been in a sort of rivalry since.

Another time when Tobey deduces the truth about Becky is in the episode "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot", in which he comes over to have a playdate with Becky and tells her that if she tries to turn into WordGirl, he will use his robots to destroy the city. Becky continues to deny being WordGirl, even after Tobey shows WordGirl some Polaroids of WordGirl with Becky's shoes on (due to a lapse in judgement by Captain Huggy Face) and states that they look exactly alike. Becky and Tobey play a parody of Battleship with toy robots connected to their gigantic counterparts in the city, and Becky eventually has to result to cheating through Walkie-Talkies with Huggy. Tobey does not appear to care when this is discovered, he knows that Becky is WordGirl because she hasn't yet attempted to defeat the robots. WordGirl sends Bob off to defeat the robots for her, using a WordGirl doll to fool Tobey's surveillance cameras. Tobey admits that Becky is not WordGirl, much to her relief.

Tobey's crush on WordGirl was pointed out by Dr. Two-Brains in the episode "Mousezilla" which was commented on as a "silly schoolboy crush". Tobey had tried to deny it but was proven otherwise when he tried to stop Dr. Two-Brains from crushing her with Mousezilla's whiskers by stating "Uh, surely there's a more diabolical way to teach her a lesson." Whether Dr. Two-Brains still holds this over his head or not is unknown. The Narrator has also made a point of Tobey's crush, in both "Tobey or Consequences" and "Best Fan Club Meeting Ever".

Tobey's mother Claire McCallister is the only authority he dreads, and when she’s aware of his mischievous deeds she often grabs him by the ear and leads him away to be punished, ignoring any excuses he may give. There is no sign of Tobey's father in the show, though he must have one due to being the third Theodore McCallister. 

Tobey has said he got his start from a robotics kit, which included his first remote (and a tracking device for said remote). There must have been some reason for Claire McCallister to consider giving her son a kit, especially one that allows him to become a villain, but no explanation is given in the show. Though, it could be very well likely that it was his father who gave him the kit. In "Oh, Holiday Cheese", Tobey's robot puts the star on a giant holiday tree, earning him approval from his mother.

In the episode "Monkey-Robot Showdown", we see a piece of Tobey's childhood where Tobey had lost a game of checkers to Violet, thus giving the reason why he doesn't compete in the game at his current age anymore.


Appearances

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Y| Appearance
N| No appearance
S| Nonspeaking Appearance
M| Mentioned, No appearance
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Season 1 Tobey or Consequences High-Fat Robbery You Can't Crush City Hall Two-Brain Highway Coupon Madness When Life Gives You Potatoes… Jerky Jerk Becky's Birthday Chuck! Down With Word Up Book Ends Mr. Big (episode) Super-Grounded Mouse Army Tobey's Masterpiece Chuck the Nice Pencil Selling Guy The Birthday Girl (episode) Granny-Sitter Shrinkin' in the Ray Department Store Tobey Mr. Big's Big Plan Vocab Bee Chuck E. Sneeze Swap Meat Granny's Goodtime All-Cure Spritzer Mecha-Mouse Princess Triana and the Ogre of Castlebum Heat Wave, Crime Wave Meat with a Side of Cute Mr. Big Words Thorn in the Sidekick Crime Takes a Holiday Two Brains Forgets Banned on the Run Have You Seen the Remote? Sidekicked to the Curb Lady Redundant Woman A Game of Cat and Mouse The Masked Meat Marauder (episode) Sandwich World Violet Superhero Big Business The Handsome Panther The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker Mousezilla Villain School The Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman A Simple Plan Granny Mayor Tobey Goes Good Bongo Rock Dr. Three-Brains
Season 2 A Vote For Becky Class Act The Two Brains Boogie Field Day Fun with Robo-Tobey Slumber Party Pooper Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman Mr. Big's Dolls and Dollars Great Granny May (episode) Theme Park WHAMpage Chuck Makes a Buck Highway to Havarti Tiny Big (episode) I Think I'm a Clone Now Answer All My Questions and Win Stuff Bonkers for Bingo The Ballad of Steve McClean Tobey's Tricks and Treats Escape Wham Pretty Princess Premiere Where's Huggy? Robo-Camping The Stew, The Proud Who Wants Candy? Chuck's Brother Becky and the Bard Monkey-Robot Showdown The Wrong Side of the Law Two Brains' Quartet Big's Big Bounce The Young and the Meatless Mr. Big's Mini-Golf Nocan the Contrarian (episode) Meat My Dad Who is Ms. Question? Lunch Lady Chuck Oh, Holiday Cheese Ch-ch-ch-Change Day WordGirl Makes a Mistake Earth Day Girl A Hero, A Thief, A Store, and Its Owner Opposite Day Granny's Book Club Wham Up Seeds of Doubt Wishful Thinking Lady Redundant Woman Gets the Blues Win a Shiny New Car The People vs. Ms. Question Oh, What a Tangled Rope You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy Kids Action News
Season 3 Bummertime The Home Run King Granny and Clyde Too Loud Crew The Invisi-Bill Hand Birthday Town The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour Clean Up in Aisle Eleven When Chuck's Mom Is Away... That's Entertainment Victoria Best (episode) Showdown at the Secret Spaceship Hideout Captain Tangent Chuck and Brent Ride Again Bend It Like Becky Questionable Behavior The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back Nocan the Evil Ingredient Finding Guy Cherish is the Word Granny's Intuition Bampy Battles Bots Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way Meat-Life Crisis Mobot Knows Best A Better Mousetrap
Season 4 Sonny Days with a Chance of Showers Seymour ... Right After This The Fill-In Word (Hicc)Up! Mouse Brain Take-Over Leslie Makes It Big Chuck with a Sidekick of Brent Yarn-4-Gold Whammer Anniversary Rat Trap WordGirl and Bobbleboy Crime in the Key of V Where Have All the Villains Gone? Captain Tangent Returns A World Without WordGirl Have Snob, Will Travel Tobey's Playground Calamity The Learnerer (episode) Mr. Big's Dinner and a Scam The Birthday Girl's Monstrous Gift Hal the Haggler Wordbot Mount Rushhere Road Rage, Anger, and Fury By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot
Season 5 Seize the Cheese Ms. Question's Riddle Rampage The Meaty Dimension (Episode) The Case of the Copied Mrs. Botsford The Good, The Bad, And The Chucky Granny's Pet Plan Hard-Learned Money Gift Pony Scary with a Side of Butter Talent Show Tobey Don't Mess with the Best Peanut Butter Battles Hello New Year, Goodbye Moon Art in the Park Plain Old Mischief Makers House Arrest Monkey Business Say it Again, Eileen Best Fan Club Meeting Ever Day at the Museum Who's Your Granny? Win a Day with WordGirl Dinner or Consequences Father's Day Dance-a-thon Big is Botsford's Boss
Season 6 Who Wants to Get Rid of WordGirl? The Talented Mr. Birg One Last Sandwich Caper or Plastic? Tell Her What She's Won! Victoria is the Best...WordGirl? High-Five Sandwich The Robot Problem Of Two Minds Yes Monkey The Rise of Miss Power Invasion of the Bunny Lovers Big and Brent Silence of the Whams Dr. Two Brains, Mr. Cheese Kitty Cat Criminals A Questionable Pair All That Chazz Fortune Crookie Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Crime Go Gadget Go Emergency Plan 999
Season 7 Kid Math (episode) A Few Words From WordGirl Ears To You El Queso Mysterioso Putt With Honor It's Your Party and I'll Cry if I Want To Becky's Bad-itude First One to Win Wins A Little Bigger WordGirl Guess Who's Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner Judging Butcher A Curious Case of Curiosity There's No V in Team Sparkling Clean The Smile Collector My Dad, My Teacher, My Dad, My Teacher The Power of Whamship Royally Framed WordGirl vs. Tobey vs. The Dentist Accordion Tradition Can't Touch This Backyard Camping Castle! Dungeon! Fortress! So? News Girl Diorama Drama: The Scene of the Crime
Season 8 Patch Game Girls Day Out Throws Chuck A Sticky Situation Eight Legs Vs. Two-Brains World’s Best Dad The Good Old, Bad Old Days What Would WordGirl Do Granny's Corner Pineapple of My Eye Big Baby Staycation Dr. No-Voice Trustworthy Tobey The Tooth Hurts Time-Out with Two-Brains Dr. WordGirl-Brains Becky Knows Best As Something as Something The Ordinary, Extraordinary Botsfords The Penny, the Pony, and the Pirate Tim Botsford: Neighborhood Assistant Set Sail for the Bake Sale The Best of the Bests Art’s Parts Rhyme and Reason


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Trivia

  • Tobey is the only WordGirl villain who has a crush on WordGirl.
  • Tobey often speaks with a posh, upper-class English accent, along with his mother. While it occasionally slips into an American one when he's intimidated, this is likely an mistake by the voice actor, as associate producer Liz Breen has stated that the accent is genuine.
  • He is one of the two villains who has his mother in the series, the other being Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy. But while Chuck's mother is not shown, Tobey's mother appears in several episodes.
  • He is one of the two villains who wears a bow-tie, the other being Dr. Two-Brains (Tobey's is red and Dr. Two-Brains' is purple).
  • In "The Rise of Miss Power," Miss Power mistakes him for "Tony" when the Exposition Guy is scared and says that Tobey's robots are rampaging through the city.
  • Tobey enjoys lapsang souchong tea, as shown in the episode "The Robot Problem".
  • In the episode "Go Gadget Go," Tobey is shown to be left-handed.
  • In the movie "The Rise of Miss Power", Tobey shows fear of his mother; just mentioning her is enough to scare him.
  • Many WordGirl fans speculate that Tobey's father and mother divorced, hence why he makes no appearance in the show. There is no evidence, however, to support this theory.
  • Tobey's infatuation with WordGirl while treating Becky with nothing but curtness and disdain is similar to how Lois Lane falls madly in love with Superman while rudely rejecting Clark Kent.
  • He is the fourth WordGirl villain and the first villain to be a kid.
  • In the episode "Guess Who's Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner", he admits that he doesn't know what reluctant means. This is the only time he needs a word to be defined for him.
  • He is one of the few villains that never go to jail (due to being a kid), and instead is released into the custody of his mother.
    • However, there is an exception for the movie "The Rise of Miss Power", where he is seen in a jail cell. He is also taken away by the police at the end of Tobey Goes Good and taken into their custody at the end of Mousezilla.
  • In the episode "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot", he states he believes Becky is WordGirl is because of her appearance: "The same sparkling smile, the same ruby lips, the same... I realize I've said too much." He also shows Becky a friendly smile at the end of "Guess Who's Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner", stating with great enthusiasm that he wants to spend next Thanksgiving with the Botsfords again.
  • In the episode "Cherish is the Word", Tobey says he considers Valentine's Day to be "an ugly example of consumerism gone awry".
  • He is probably similar to Bling-Bling Boy (Eugene Hamilton) from Johnny Test because both are evil child characters who create robots, both have strict mothers who they deeply fear (their mothers also pull them by the ear and drag them), both have crushes on a female character (Tobey has a crush on WorldGirl/Becky while Eugene has a crush on Susan Test, who is one of Johnny's older sisters with the other being Mary), and both have unknown fathers who aren't seen with them.
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