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" Stick with me, kid, and you’ll go places! "
Scoops to Becky in Shrinkin' in the Ray
Todd "Scoops" Ming
Scoops.jpg
Name Todd "Scoops" Ming
A/K/A Scoops (nickname)
Gender Male
Age 10
Occupation Reporter for The Daily Rag, Student
Alignment Good
Race Human
Friends Violet Heaslip (crush)

Becky Botsford
Bob
Rose Franklin

Family Great Grandpa Ming (maternal and paternal great-grandfather)

Great Grandma Ming (maternal and paternal great-grandmother)
Mr. Ming (maternal and paternal great-uncle)
Grandpa Ming (maternal and paternal grandfather)
Grandma Ming (maternal and paternal grandmother)
Mr. Ming (father and maternal uncle)
Mrs. Ming (mother and paternal aunt)
Ms. Ming (maternal and paternal aunt)
Simon (brother, maternal and paternal cousin)
Unnamed pet pig
Unnamed dog

Abilities A knack for always being "on the scoop" for any upcoming news stories
Voice Actor Ryan Raddatz

Todd "Scoops" Ming is a character in WordGirl. He is a 10-year-old boy who works as a news reporter for the school newspaper The Daily Rag. He is one of Becky Botsford's friends. Becky appears to have a crush on him, which he does not appear to be aware of or reciprocate.

History

Todd's dream is to work for The Big City Times and was able to cover a story on Granny May in the episode "Bonkers for Bingo" after being hired by the paper's director, Woodward Bernstein (whose name is a reference to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal). However, he still has a long way to go in order to be the famous ace reporter he wants to be. Even Becky agrees (sometimes, and rather reluctantly) that his articles can be rather dull. According to the official WordGirl website: Scoops is a reporter on The Daily Rag, Woodview Elementary's school newspaper. Scoops desperately wants to be an ace reporter. He's a go-getter who knows there are a thousand stories in the big city and he wants to be the first to report them, especially uncovering WordGirl's identity. Becky has a secret crush on Scoops and is somehow always able to get him an inside story on WordGirl.

He is desperate to figure out WordGirl's secret identity and is constantly on the scene for any evidence. At one point, Todd claimed WordGirl is much older than she looks by "reporter's instinct" and also that he had ruled out everyone he knew as being WordGirl. However, in the episode Vocab Bee, he began to deduce from an abundance of obvious clues that Becky was WordGirl. Becky managed to throw him off by purposefully defining a simple word (perfect) incorrectly at the Vocab Bee. He does eventually discover that Becky is WordGirl in Invasion of the Bunny Lovers.

The oblivious Todd has a high opinion of himself and doesn't hesitate to take credit for anything he might possibly have had to do with, such as the time he retold the story of Romeo and Juliet during the episode "Becky and the Bard". During said episode, it was also revealed he doesn't know how to take stage direction correctly, as he read all his lines in addition to the direction. Because of this, he managed to be casted as the Orchard Wall.

Relationships

Becky has always had a crush on Scoops, but he has never expressed any romantic interest in her. However, they have always shared a special relationship. In the episode Invasion of The Bunny Lovers, Scoops discovers that Becky is WordGirl when she is forced to rescue him from a mob of people who are under mind control. He then has to choose between revealing her, or protecting her identity to help her continue saving the city. In the end, he chooses to respect her privacy, and their friendship grows stronger as a result.

It is also seen that he shares a special friendship for Violet Heaslip. In Cherish is the Word, he asks Violet to be his Valentine, which she accepted. In The Rise of Miss Power they were also seen eating ice cream and holding hands. In Time-Out with Two-Brains, Becky demonstrates that she is somewhat jealous of this relationship: Scoops and Violet are walking together in the park when time is stopped, and Becky/WordGirl slyly turns Scoops 180 degrees, so they will end up walking in opposite directions and losing track of one another.

Scoops seems to be somewhat fearful of Tobey McCallister III, as seen in Cherish is the Word. Tobey had challenged Scoops to a duel, resulting in Scoops passing out and later writing a goodbye article to readers of The Daily Rag. In other episodes, such as Talent Show Tobey, Scoops is shown to be less scared of Tobey. The both of them compete against each other in Fair City's talent show, and shove each other in the process.

Appearances

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Y| Appearance
N| No appearance
S| Nonspeaking Appearance
M| Mentioned, No appearance
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Season Episode
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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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See also

  • The pointing lady in the opening, seen standing alongside Todd, who shares a similar appearance to him and Emily.
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