Dodger (The Garbage Pail Kids Movie)

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"It's not worth it. It's not worth it."
Gender: Male
Type: Bullied Kid
Age: 14
Species: Human
Portrayed by: MacKenzie Astin
Status: Alive
Media of origin: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Dodger is the main human protagonist of the infamous 1987 American film, "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie", based on the then-popular children's trading cards series of the same name.

Why He is not worth it?

  1. He comes off as a bullied 14-year-old boy who gets his money stolen at the hands of the bullying loan sharks led by an older man named Juice.
  2. The film tries to paint him as if he was helping the Garbage Pail Kids get back home, but the problem is that he never even tries to, because he seems to care about helping Tangerine selling clothes and create her own fashion show.
  3. Despite being unlikable, He gets plenty of screen time.
  4. He doesn't call the police or tell Captain Manzini about Juice and his gang.
  5. He is too similar to any other victims that were bullied, too.
  6. He is quite possibly the worst protagonist in movie history.
  7. His child actor, MacKenzie Astin portrayed him very poorly.
  8. He is like a whiny manchild that will never grow up and bursts into tears while beating up Juice for revenge.
  9. He is treated like a harmless pushover who gets kicked out every single time.
  10. He is often to young to date with Tangerine.
  11. He is rather forgettable and has aged badly..
  12. His "It's not worth it, It's not worth it" gets old very quickly and will get you on the nerve of his whininess.
  13. He is a downright mean-spirited protagonist who doesn't get along with the Garbage Pail Kids.
  14. At the end of the movie, Dodger doesn't get back at Tangerine for double-crossing him into sending Juice and his gang to capture the Garbage Pail Kids and take them to the State Home for the Ugly, but thinks that she is not pretty anymore and leaves.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Despite coming off as generic, MacKenzie Astin did a decent job portraying him.
  2. Despite this, it's sad to see how he was treated like a bullied kid.
  3. He is a nice character alongside Captain Manzini, despite his rudeness towards the Garbage Pail Kids.
  4. He does have character development.
  5. He was able to fight back at Juice, and it was really satisfying at the end of the movie.


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