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    Rodney J. Squirrel (Squirrel Boy)

    Note: Please have respect for the creator of both Duckman and Squirrel Boy, Everett Peck, who died from pancreatic cancer on June 14, 2022. May he rest in peace.

    Rodney J. Squirrel
    We already have one Bloo rip-off.
    Why do we need another?
    Gender: Male
    Type: Idiotic, Unfunny, and Selfish Pet Squirrel
    Species: Anthropomorphic Squirrel
    Portrayed by: Richard Steven Horvitz
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Squirrel Boy

    Rodney Jared Squirrel is one of the two main protagonists of the short-lived 2006 Cartoon Network TV series Squirrel Boy. He is Andy Johnson's best friend and pet. He's a dimwitted squirrel who lacks good judgment and critical thinking and often finds himself in many sticky situations due to his stupidity.

    He was voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz, who also voiced Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Invader Zim himself.

    Why He's a Bad Squirrel Boy

    1. Much like Jake Spidermonkey, he comes off as a rip-off of Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, except that Rodney was never likable in the first place, to the point of making Bloo's flanderized self look like a more tolerable character.
    2. He frequently causes trouble, especially towards Andy's father, and he rarely, if ever, got his comeuppance a few times, making him both a Karma Houdini and an Idiot Houdini.
    3. Also similar to Bloo, but even worse than him, he's an obnoxious, selfish, and troublesome non-human best friend towards Andy who lacks responsibility, annoys others, tries to find loopholes around preventions, is lazy, and quite gluttonous.
      • He doesn't give Andy the hat he wanted in "A Line in the Sandwich", thinking it might bring him good luck.
      • He paid for all of Andy's 5 dollars for beef jerky in "The Big Haggle Hassle".
      • He stole the clown head that Mr. J wanted to buy for his son in the same episode.
    4. His voice, while good, can get really annoying at times, despite being voiced by a legendary actor like Richard Steven Horvitz, who also did the voices for Orthopox from the Destroy All Humans video games, Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Zim from Invader Zim, Rodney Spokes (whose name is also Rodney) from The Loud House, etc.
    5. There's absolutely no point to how mean-spirited he was whatsoever.
    6. Due to not only his stupidity, but also the show's lazy, bland, and generic writing, his jokes are lazy and unfunny in the slightest. Examples include:
      • "That's called "haggling", Andy-O."
      • "Man, that is ug-lee! With a capital... letter!"
    7. He's even a poor man's Duckman, knowing that Duckman actually does get his comeuppance for each horrible action he did, while Rodney doesn't. This is ironic if you think about it as both Squirrel Boy and Duckman share Everett Peck as their creator.
    8. His name was shouted in the show's intro over and over again, which is annoying.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He does get his comeuppance most of the time, but that isn't enough to spare him from the Karma Houdini and Idiot Houdini categories.
    2. Despite the flaws, Richard Steven Horvitz did a good job voicing him.
    3. His design is passable and cute as usual.
    4. Sometimes, he can be merciful to Andy, like when he lets him win just to boost his confidence. He only stopped because Andy became the jerk for once and mocked Rodney for losing.
    5. Even though he is mean to Mr. J, aka Bob, he is shown to care for him deep down.
    6. Speaking of which, it's revealed in "What's Sung is Sung" and "The Trojan Rabbit" that's part of why he is mean to Mr. J because he's unloved by him, while this is not an excuse for his actions, but could be explained.



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