Paula Small


Paula Small
42 years old
Writer & Creative Writing Teacher
1st Appearance:
Last Appearance:
At least 1957

Paula Small (voiced by Paula Poundstone, eps 1-5, Janine Ditullio, eps 6+) is Brendon’s mother.

Background Edit

She is a divorcee, teacher, and author. Usually she supports Brendon's filmmaking, but sometimes views it as a nuisance or unhealthy. She talks very frankly with Brendon about life issues, and they both make age-inappropriate jokes to one another, thereby creating much more of a friendship between them than is usual between a mother and son. She is highly critical of Andrew's (Brendon’s father) relationship with Linda, frequently mocking the age disparity. Paula occasionally interferes with Brendon's movies, out of boredom or thanks to manipulation by Jason or Melissa. She frequently attempts to improve Brendon's apathy towards his schoolwork, but to no avail. Paula performs terribly in pressure situations, such as job interviews and parent-teacher conferences. For roughly three years paula worked as a creative writing teacher for Roth University. After briefly losing this job she was asked back. At one time she won the nicest teacher of the month award. Her love life is practically non-existent. In the first episode of the series, Paula and Coach McGuirk go out on a date, but Paula can barely handle sitting through dinner, and they do not go out on a second date. In episode 2, she claims to have O.C.D., or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, stating it is the cause of her blurting out swear words at parent-teacher conferences, lending to the episode's title. Jason and Melissa suggest in the series finale that Paula and McGuirk belong together, and Brendon hesitantly admits they look good together. Her Aunt Fea was mauled by a bear.

Appearance Edit

Paula has tan skin and messy and wild purple hair and black eyebrows. She wears an orange dress shirt with blue jeans. She is 6'5".

Trivia Edit

  • Earlier in the first season, she used to wear gray sweatshirt, gray pants and a red cap.
  • She likely gave birth to Brendon when she was 34 years old.
  • She is named after her UPN voice actor.
  • Scare Factor: Low to nightmare. Due to her lack of nose, crudely-drawn mouth, huge stature and eyes rarely ever opening all the way, Paula's physical appearance will scare more than a few, which is rather unusual considering this is a Soup2Nuts cartoon. However, she speaks English so getting used to her shouldn't be too hard.
  • She bears a resemblance to Mel Jones from the 2009 animated movie Coraline.
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