Making videos and posting them on YouTube, himself, Finney (sometimes), the Groggle Monster, his best friends and supporters, being perfect, singing, rapping, dancing, answering emails and questions, saying, "STUPID!" most of the time, killing and tricking people, beating up and trying to kill the Creepy Old Lady, Bill Cosby, impersonating Cosby and reciting his catchphrases, when he transformed into Cosby, sugar parties, going to the Viking Convention every year, getting girlfriends, making prank calls, sticking to his own decisions, all kinds of cheese, Blink-182, Blink-182's songs (especially "All the Small Things"), his mother, his mother taking his picture, Mr. Bubbles, taking a bubble bath with Mr. Bubbles, BIG D POD, Britney Spears, Spears being famous and becoming beautiful again after her mental breakdown, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, K-Fed, holidays, science, computers, skipping, killing sallyfred94, temporarily being a substitute teacher, scaring and laughing at children, killing Santa Claus, the Skippy Kit (although it is fake), wearing his wig at all times, God, Jesus
Mostly everything, his haters, Finney, Finney's happiness and stupidity, the Creepy Old Lady, the Creepy Old Lady stalking him and returning to life, the word (and "name") "LOL," emoticons, text-speak, getting arrested, hurt, or killed, having run-ins with the police, Nancy, Nancy's stupidity, the Evil Clown, the Evil Clown farting, BIG D POD wearing pink shirts to fight, getting girlfriends (formerly), thugs and gangsters, thugs and gangsters taking over the world, terrorists, plastic baby dolls (especially Tabitha), Chris Crocker, Santa Claus, Santa kissing his mother, prison, getting hit by cars, dudes winking at him, cheer leading, the Groggle Monster teasing him, Nicholas, burping in public, Mr. Bubbles falling and getting hurt or destroyed, sallyfred94, Finney asking him to stop electrocuting people with his electricity-shocking powers, "meatball fur ball hairball and butterball sandwiches", Justin Bieber, Satan, terrorists, Joseph Smith
- ―Skippy's catchphrase[src]
- "The other day, a guy / girl wrote me..."
- ―Skippy's other catchphrase[src]
- "Once upon a time..."
- ―Skippy's other catchphrase[src]
Skippy Shorts is the titular protagonist and antihero of the franchise of the same name. He is the leader of a bunch of merry misfits who make up NearFar Productions. Skippy has a best friend and sidekick named Finney.
He hosts his question / answer show Ask Skippy.
Although he is the protagonist, Skippy is both morally and ethically a villain, being a cold-hearted, self-centered, vain character who only cares about himself and believes he is perfect, although he does show some respect and sympathy to certain characters at times.
Skippy is extremely loud, fast-talking, short-tempered, selfish, self-centered, bad-mouthed, rebellious, insulting, cold-hearted, insecure, arrogant, and dominant. He generally thinks that everything is stupid, hence his catchphrase. He is highly intelligent, well-spoken, and spunky, but can still be rather self-centered, aggressive, immoral, and bitter.Skippy is constantly making fun of people who send him letters, especially their grammar, spelling, and punctuation. English was the only class Skippy was good at in school, but it ended up going to his head. Sometimes, his fans' stupidity leads him to do rude and violent acts, like threatening a user named Nicholas (who was one of Skippy's haters) in "Ask Skippy #8 - Nicholas" or telling another user called newsboysfan to dance in the middle of the freeway in "Ask Skippy #22 - Dance Moves." Skippy despises the word (and "name", in his case) "LOL" due to its over-usage, and he even threatened to punch "LOL" in the eye if he ever meets "him" once in "Ask Skippy #18 - Middle Name."
Skippy has a very positive opinion of himself. He believes that nothing about him has to change since he is convinced that he is already perfect the way he is; which he explained was the reason he had no New Year's resolutions in "Ask Skippy #21 - Resolutions." In the same episode, Skippy even said that he is the "most perfect thing God ever made." Despite blatant proof that Skippy is imperfect, he continues to deny this and insist that he is perfect. Thus, this proves that Skippy is delusional, bull-headed, and stubborn.Skippy's relationship with Finney is quite negative: Skippy finds him incredibly irritating, weird, boring, and obnoxious and usually wishes that he wasn't his best friend; however, Finney never seems to notice or realize this. Although, one of the only times he has noticed this was in "Ask Finney #1 - Old Man Polar Bear," where after he cheered that Skippy was alive and he responded to this by telling Finney that he sometimes wishes he wasn't so he cannot be around him, Finney can be seen looking shocked and insulted at the end of the episode when Skippy shouted, "STUPID!". In "Ask Skippy #21 - Resolutions," after Finney asked him to stop electrocuting people with his electricity-shocking powers, Skippy was incredibly surprised by it; in retaliation, he used his powers on Finney while he screamed in extreme pain, making him instantaneously explode and seemingly die. Then Skippy did the same thing to a user called sallyfred94 (who had asked him about having any New Year's resolutions), whom Skippy says deserves to be electrocuted and die as well.
Skippy has somewhat of a large ego and therefore, in the episode "Baby Doll," he was afraid to admit that he has an intense fear of plastic baby dolls with flapping eyes (particularly Tabitha) ever since he was a young felt boy in the Uncle Geppetto Show many years ago. Skippy believes almost every person, animal, place, object, or situation to be stupid. His ego is what makes him constantly pick on Finney's sweet, innocent nature.
He loves going to school and learning new things everyday.
Skippy holds a powerful grudge against Santa Claus, as revealed in the Christmas episode "Happy Christmas From Skippy!!!", in which he told the viewers he was going to spend Christmas in prison for a long time because he had shot and killed Santa as he caught him kissing his mother (a reference to the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"). Afterwards, in "The New Santa," Finney explained that since Skippy shot Santa, he himself has been made the "new Santa" (which Finney claimed was "according to Tim Allen", making a reference to The Santa Clause) – which, in turn, made Finney the new "Mrs. Claus".
In Ask Skippy, Skippy frequently answers YouTube questions by many people. He likes to point out grammatical errors and make fun of the senders' names. Skippy's pet peeve is Internet memes in the questions he is asked, such as the overused "LOL," emoticons, text-speak, and Internet slang terms in general. Every time people send him letters with the word "LOL" in it, he instantly freaks out and asks, "Who the heck is LOL?!". Once, Skippy made a vow to himself in "Ask Skippy #18 - Middle Name" that if he ever meets "LOL" in person, he is going to punch "him" in the eye.
In Skippy's Short Stories, Skippy re-tells fables and fairy tales in a harried, rapid summary, often insulting and making fun of the key characters and pointing out any plot holes in the stories, as well as spoiling them. He always ends both Ask Skippy and Skippy's Short Stories with his catchphrase "STUPID!".
Skippy cannot stand Finney and often denies that he is even his best friend. He is incredibly annoyed and sickened by Finney's happiness and has always been tired of it. However, he doesn't hate Finney completely as he sometimes has sugar parties with him on weekends, as shown in "Ask Skippy #11 - Sugar High."
Frequently, he is stalked by the Creepy Old Lady, who genuinely believes she is Skippy's true love and tries to seduce him. Skippy, who refers to the Creepy Old Lady as an "it", doesn't take this well and has brutally beaten her up in "Ask Skippy #16 - Bill Cosby n a GF?"; he even stomped on and punched her repeatedly in a desperate attempt to kill her after she had survived getting shot earlier. Unfortunately for Skippy, the Creepy Old Lady keeps surviving and is somehow resistant to his constant blows. As well, before she even showed up, Skippy told a user called snoopysnooper that he had many girlfriends in the past when he asked him about it, but ended up dumping all of them because he isn't very fond of cheer leading since he thinks they are too busy.He has some strange hobbies and habits and can be found yearly at the Viking Convention, as shown in the episode "Skippy's Excuse." He tends to bathe in a bucket of Fun Water with his plastic toy friend Mr. Bubbles, which is revealed in "Ask Skippy #10 - Washing Machine." In "Darth Vader Vs. Hitler - Skippy Mega Battle!" and "Care Bears Vs. 7 Dwarfs - Skippy Mega Battle!", Skippy pondered what a death match between Darth Vader, Adolf Hitler, the Care Bears, and the Seven Dwarfs would entail.
Various fans accuse Skippy and Hillary Clinton of being the same person due to their striking resemblances and similar voices; Skippy fiercely denies this. In "Ask Skippy #15 - Hillary Clinton Bacon," he makes a rant about the video "Hillary Clinton Riding on the Back of a Possum" and exclaims that it was the most horrifying thing he has ever witnessed. He also says he feels bad for the possum that Hillary was riding on as he was suffering. Skippy said that he would severely hurt himself over the video that he so despises; he also said that if everything else failed, he would be forced to endure the utter pain of the entire video.One of Skippy's greatest influences and role models is Bill Cosby.
In the episode "Ask Skippy #16 - Bill Cosby n a GF?", he tried many times to impersonate Cosby and recite his infamous catchphrases, which failed as he sounded nothing like him. However, the only thing Skippy recited from Cosby — in an extremely poor accent — was mostly gibberish and finishing it with "Puddin'." At one point, Finney told Skippy to talk about Fat Albert so as to improve his impersonation skills, only to fail once again. This made Finney criticize Skippy constantly and repeatedly. Afterwards, Finney shouted that the last impression that Skippy did was so bad he thought he was going to have "some sort of medical problem", only for Skippy to respond, "Too late!", making the audience laugh at this and irritating Finney furthermore. At the end of the episode, Skippy finally managed to channel the spirit of Cosby and summon his "Inner Cosby", which caused him to magically turn into Cosby himself. This greatly shocked Skippy as he looked at himself and realized what happened to him. Impressed and astonished at Skippy's transformation, Finney complimented him, telling him that it was the best Bill Cosby impersonation ever.
Skippy is also a die-hard fan of Blink-182 and his favorite song by them is "All the Small Things" as he was seen rocking out to a piece of it in "Ask Skippy #10 - Washing Machine."
Skippy's favorite television show is Teletubbies, which was revealed in "SkippyClips #1 - Scary Mozart."
Clearly, Skippy has a lot of issues, but he constantly denies this and insists that he is perfect and a lot better than anybody else. Because of this, he has never made any New Year's resolutions and obviously never will. Skippy also has the ability to shoot lightning out of his fingers to electrocute and kill people by making them explode when he gets very angry. This was only shown in "Ask Skippy #21 - Resolutions" when Finney infuriated and devastated Skippy by asking him if he could stop electrocuting people with his powers, which Skippy then used on Finney, killing him. This implies that Skippy might be a Jedi, though this might not be true.
He enjoys making prank calls to people in his spare time, as revealed in "Special #2 - Phone Impressions." While doing so, he disguised his voice and did impersonations of TV characters, such as Fozzie Bear, Shaggy Rogers, and Grover.
Skippy has died before, but as the episodes progressed, he somehow returned to life. In "Ask Finney #1 - Old Man Polar Bear," a user called bob bob asks Finney if Skippy died since he has been gone for quite awhile. Immediately, Finney denies this and tells bob bob that Skippy is still alive. However, upon putting more thought into it, he concludes that Skippy must be dead after all; and so, he immediately bursts into tears. However, Skippy soon shows up and notices Finney being upset and crying to himself about Skippy's "death". When Skippy tries to get Finney's attention many times, Finney doesn't notice this as he thinks he is just hearing his voice because of his depression. When Finney wishes out loud that he could hear Skippy say, "Stupid!" one last time and Skippy gets his attention by calling him stupid, Finney finally notices him. After Skippy confusedly asks him why he is "ranting and raving", Finney gets overjoyed and cheers loudly and repeatedly that Skippy is alive after all. Skippy followed this by telling Finney he sometimes wishes he wasn't alive as to not be around him, hurting Finney's feelings.
Skippy is the narrator for Skippy's Mega Battles. Recently, he has directed The Weird Strange Show. During that time, he had forced Finney to wear a dress and kiss Dwayne because Shakespeare had done it that way.
As a puppetEditSkippy is a rather plain, white human-style puppet, but he is often seen doing humorous and complex things with his simple figure. He has googly eyes and a mop of removable, messy dark brown hair, thus making it easy for him to disguise himself (the Hillary Clinton puppet is really the Skippy puppet in a suit and blonde wig). When Skippy was questioned about him and Hillary Clinton being the same person, he denied it. Skippy lacks a pair of visible legs since his puppeteer Greg Harrisberg's hand slips in underneath him to control him. Technically, he is bald with a pointy head when his hair is removed. In "#17 - Britney Spears," Skippy's wig flies off after jerking his head wildly at the end. At the end of the episode "Without You," Skippy's whole wig came off as he was playing the piano. However, this was actually an unintended goof. The inside of his mouth is black.
Skippy wears a plain white shirt and red dog collars around his neck and wrists, which is his trademark.
His mouth is controlled by Greg Harrisberg, who uses his hand on the upper and lower jaw. Skippy's mouth is very flexible. On many occasions, he gets very surprised (or sometimes tries to smile or grin) and his mouth changes into many different shapes and styles. In "Ask Skippy #12 - Ugly and Squeeky," Skippy gets very upset upon being called squeaky, retarded, and ugly by a user called <Suzie_16sp, at which point, he makes his mouth look strange and reverts to talking in a childish, high-pitched voice. His left (and occasionally, right) arm is fairly long and they have a long metal rod, controlling them. When he plays the piano, Skippy's arms have no rods — or else his puppeteer will control his arms to make him hit the keys.
In Romeo & Juliet plays, Skippy plays the role of Romeo. The only thing he hates and is extremely disgusted by in the play is Finney playing the role of Juliet.
In "Human Skippy!", he is seen wearing a green long-sleeved sweater with the front text reading, "GREEN SHIRTS ARE FOR PIMPS" (which Finney thought read, "PIMPLES" as he asked Skippy if he has pimples and Skippy said yes). However, it turns out that he stole it from the Wizard and as punishment, he got turned into a "horrible human being" by the Wizard himself.
- Due to his negative behavior, Skippy is oftentimes depicted as the main and true antagonist of the series by fans, despite his lead role as the protagonist.
- Skippy's surname is actually Shorts, as he revealed in "Ask Skippy #4 - Cheesy Questions". However, it is unknown what his middle name is and Skippy doesn't even know it. In "Ask Skippy #18 - Middle Name," he tried to find out what it was with help from Dark Anne Cestor, but right before he could reveal it to him, he was shot to death in the stomach by Cop, who quickly apologized to Skippy (who yells at Cop for this, asking what he killed him for) for this since he thought he saw a "flying mammoth", to which Iggy agreed.
- In "Ask Skippy #21 - Resolutions," it is shown for the very first time that he has horrible electricity-shocking powers, which he killed Finney with for him asking him to stop electrocuting people with them. Then he does the same thing to sallyfred94, who had asked Skippy about him having any New Year's resolutions.
- It is currently unknown who Skippy's father is.
|Main Characters||Skippy Shorts - Finney|
|Main Antagonists||Rufus T. - Groggle Monster - Mr. Chickenfinger - Creepy Old Lady - Evil Clown - Darth Vader - Adolf Hitler - Boba Fett - Kappy Koala - Dark Anne Cestor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Tabitha|
|Minor Characters||Penelope the Pirate - Frankie the Fireman - Sal - Jimbo - Carey the K-Night - Condor the King - Frank the Junior High Drop-Out - Britney the Crazy Clown - Gertrude the Gangster - Rufus T.'s Sister - Pappy the Postman - Ernie - Bert - Shark - Billy-Billy Tom-Tom - Sarah Palin - Bill Clinton - Joe Biden - Chuck Graham - Rhyming Bush - R2-D2 - Scooby-Doo - Shaggy Rogers - Jim - Reginald - Mario - Bowser - Mr. Sandwich - Chimp - Brout Monster - Davey Hansen - Goliath - Moopy|
|Guest Stars||Chris Crocker|