|Hair||Long, Straight, Black|
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Wendy Testaburger is the primary female character of South Park. She is a student at South Park Elementary. She has been voiced by four people during the series' run: Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza J. Schneider, Mona Marshall, and currently April Stewart.
Concept and Creation
In "Chinpokomon", Wendy becomes so engrossed in the new Chinpokomon fad, that she was able to confidently speak a Japanese phrase.
Wendy also took part in the Thanksgiving musical play in "Helen Keller! The Musical". In "Elementary School Musical", she performed the opening song as well as several other duets with Bridon Gueermo. On Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics, Wendy performs a duet with Stan Marsh entitled "It Happened in Sun Valley".
Ice SkatingSouth Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut shows her with the rest of the third graders at Stark's Pond, ice skating. During the song Stan has dedicated to her, she is given a brief scene that displays a near professional talent for skating, being able to perform a figure-eight, salchow, triple-lutz, and twirl endlessly while keeping balance. None of the other children in South Park have displayed this kind of ability, meaning that she might be the best ice skater in the boys' class.
Wendy has shown herself to be a fairly decent fighter, beating up Cartman after he repeatedly made jokes about Breast Cancer in "Breast Cancer Show Ever". Although Cartman does manage to get a few hits in, Wendy turns the tide of the fight after ramming Cartman's face into a metal pole, multiple times, leaving Cartman lying in a pool of his own blood. The significance of this is debatable as Cartman has been shown to lose the majority of fights he gets in.
Wendy is portrayed as very political. She has started and joined many campaigns, groups, and debates over the course of the show. She has also participated in stopping conspiracies and assassinations.
In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Wendy tries to save Terrance and Phillip from M.A.C. along with Gregory, implores Stan to be more political, attempts to rally students to her cause, and later joins La Resistance.
In "Weight Gain 4000", Wendy is infuriated when Cartman's report wins the school contest, instead of her report on protecting bottle nosed dolphins. After reading his essay, she reveals to the public at Cartman's presentation with Kathie Lee Gifford that Cartman had copied Walden and replaced Henry David Thoreau's name with his own. Because Kathie Lee Gifford had already left at that point, nobody cared, further annoying her. In the meantime, Wendy and Stan tried to stop Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat from assassinating Kathie, although Mr. Hat ends up shooting at her, killing Kenny McCormick by mistake.
In "Chef Goes Nanners", she was one of a few people who realize why Chef is upset about the South Park Flag, and immediately volunteers to represent the "Flag Should be Changed" team for the upcoming debate, however, she was mortified to find out that her leading partner was Cartman. She attempts to lead the team without him, and decides not to participate in discrediting Kyle Broflovski and Stan's team, who believed the flag should stay the way it was. They eventually begin to work together, and their partnership improve as they found that they had more and more things in common with each other, which leads to Wendy having a temporary crush on him. At the presentation, this attraction made it difficult for her to voice her side of the debate, causing her to kiss him. After that, she is able to concentrate, producing a well-rounded opinion on changing history.
In "Breast Cancer Show Ever", Wendy gives a speech to her class, in order to raise awareness for breast cancer during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). After Cartman's repeated derogatory remarks about breast cancer, Wendy beats Cartman up. Wendy was the class president of South Park Elementary until "Dances with Smurfs".
In "Informative Murder Porn", Wendy attempts to give a report on Syrian refugees to her class, only to again be heckled by Cartman; his booing her became a running gag throughout the episode. She also spoke at a town meeting moderated by Kyle and Stan on "murder porn" and its ties to a real life murder in town.
From 1997 to 1999, Wendy Testaburger was voiced by Mary Kay Bergman. Bergman listed Wendy among her five favorite roles in South Park, (together with Liane Cartman, Shelly Marsh, Mrs. McCormick, and Sheila Broflovski); stating that she admired the character's overall sweetness and intelligence, balanced by her unpredictability. After Bergman's death in 1999, the character was temporarily voiced by Eliza J. Schneider and Mona Marshall; she is currently voiced by April Stewart. When Bergman first voiced Wendy, she had a sweet high voice, almost similar to Bergman's performance as Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which she did from 1989 until her death in 1999. Wendy's voice changed little with Schneider and Marshall, however, her voice was altered drastically with Stewart, to a much lower, more mature tone.
Wendy wears a pink beret, a light purple jacket with a navy blue trim, navy blue gloves, and yellow trousers. She also has long, black hair with choppy, uneven bangs. Under her jacket, she has been shown to be wearing a light purple tank-top in "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", and a white tank top with a unicorn on it in "Breast Cancer Show Ever". Wendy has only been seen without her beret in two episodes, "Chef Goes Nanners", where she took off her beret to dunk her head in her fishbowl and "Funnybot", where she was seen dressed up without her beret.
- To see more images of Wendy Testaburger, visit Wendy Testaburger/Gallery.
Wendy is best described as an optimistic and intelligent character whose stubbornness and occasional jealousy sometimes get the best of her; she is typically portrayed as nice, feminine, and liberal in nature. In many episodes she generally provides a voice of reason, usually against Eric Cartman, especially in earlier seasons. She is generally friendly to others and seems well-liked at school, but she is unwilling to let her beliefs be compromised by popularity. Wendy is shown to be very intelligent and politically aware, writing an essay on the suffering of Bottlenose dolphins, donating candy to starving children in Nairobi, being willing to give Afghanistani children a dollar, opposing the American-Canadian War and doing a report on the suffering of Breast Cancer patients. However, as the series in general became more political, Wendy's role as the politically-aware voice of reason shrank, and by Season Five she was seldom seen as more than one of the female students. In addition, Kyle Broflovski took over her duties as the most intelligent student in class and moral center.
Wendy is very empathic and often concerned about those around her - she is the first of the girls at Heidi Turner's slumber party to feel bad for making fun of Marjorine. In addition, much of her political activities revolve around concern for others, such as children in Nairobi and Afghanistan, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Wendy also illustrates an adherence to rules and order - she refuses to step out of line against Cartman until given informal permission to attack him, and exposed Cartman for cheating at the 'Save Our Fragile Planet' essay contest. In "Follow That Egg!", she was shown to have an strong motherly instinct; after hearing from Bebe Stevens about the way Stan had treated their egg, she was deeply worried that Stan would damage the egg which had belonged to Kyle and herself before Ms. Garrison switched their partners. She even went over to Kyle's house, frantically asking to see the egg and hold it for a couple of minutes. Only Kyle could calm her down. After seeing how well Stan and Kyle took care of the egg, and presented it to the Governor of Colorado at the end of the episode, she saw how good Stan's fathering skills were, and relaxed. Despite this, she has shown carelessness as well - in "Pinkeye", after initially planning a couples' dress as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy she "realized how stupid [they] would look", and dressed as Chewbacca instead, not thinking about how it would affect Stan.
Wendy will generally be kind to characters besides Eric Cartman, but is prone to becoming antagonistic if she feels she has been wronged. Wendy almost always, however, attempts to resolve things peacefully before resorting to violence or manipulation. When Cartman repeatedly berated her attempts to raise awareness for breast cancer, she initially tried to ignore him, before threatening to beat him up. Although Cartman initially agreed, he then tried to get out of it - they ended up having a brutal fight in front of the school. She also becomes somewhat jealous if she feels her relationship with Stan is in danger, but her exact reaction varies based on the situation. Besides her famous encounter with Ms. Ellen, wherein she hired Iraqis to shoot her into the sun, Wendy displayed jealousy when the boys obsessed over Bebe's breasts and gossips about her with the other girls. She was also jealous of Stan's female Facebook friends in "You Have 0 Friends". However, in other episodes, both during their relationship and during its hiatus, such as "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" she seems to have no problem with other girls flirting with Stan.
Aside from political ambitions, Wendy has also participated in other extracurrilcular activities while at school. In "Cartman Finds Love", Wendy is seen as one of three new members of the cheerleading squad (the other being Nichole and Jenny); she is seen as the captain of the squad in "The Hobbit".
Stan MarshFor the first seven seasons of the series, Wendy's most notable feature was her relationship with Stan Marsh. Their relationship began in the pilot episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", where it was revealed that the two of them had been attracted for some time prior to the series. A recurring gag in the series involved Stan getting queasy from excitement whenever Wendy tried to kiss him (and in early episodes whenever she spoke to him), and then throwing up on her. Despite Stan's continual vomiting, Wendy has so far stayed with him. She became extremely jealous when Ms. Ellen "came between them" in "Tom's Rhinoplasty". After Stan falls for Ms. Ellen and ignores Wendy's attempts to win back his love, Wendy pays a group of Iraqis a large sum of money to capture Ms. Ellen and shoot her into the sun. In the episode, "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", Wendy openly insults Bebe after Stan (together with the other boys) grows attracted to her developing breasts; this jealousy later extends to the point of her undergoing breast augmentation surgery to turn Stan's attention back to herself. Though they remained together until Season Seven, their relationship didn't seem as strong, and at times seemed strained (an example being the aforementioned "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society"). On Stan's part, though, it may have largely been because his adventures throughout the seasons left him too busy to pay attention to Wendy. She broke up with him in the Season Seven episode, "Raisins", although the only reason given was that she wanted to date Token Black.
Even after she had broken up with Stan, he still showed feelings for her, and tried to win her back by playing Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" on his boombox on her lawn, though the plan failed when he saw that Token was in Wendy's room. In "Follow That Egg!", while working on the egg project, he tried to impress Wendy with his fathering abilities, and grew jealous of Kyle for working as the "father" of the same egg Wendy was the "mother" of. Near the end of the episode, Wendy complimented Stan on his "fathering" abilities, although due to Stan's bitterness, he rejected the complimenting, telling her that he "didn't care what [she] thinks".
In "The List", Wendy helps Stan to discover that the girls' election of who the cutest and the ugliest boys in South Park Elementary was rigged. At the end of the episode, she admits to Stan that she enjoyed hanging out with him again, and they attempt to kiss, during which Stan throws up on her again. This is often seen as the "re-ignition" of their relationship.This "re-ignition" was verified in the episode "Super Fun Time"; Stan pairs with Wendy on the field trip, telling the others that he is with his girlfriend, as well as fretting about the possibility of looking like a dork in front of her. In "Elementary School Musical", Wendy gave Stan a small kiss at her locker before walking away; this is notable as it was the first time Stan did not vomit thereafter. This may have been done because Parker and Stone were getting bored of the near-constant gag, similar to how they grew tired of killing Kenny after Season Five.
In "Butters' Bottom Bitch", when Butters attempted to recruit her into his "kissing company", Stan defended her heavily and lashed out against Butters. However, later in the playground, Wendy was yelling at Stan, possibly berating him for something he may have done. In "Dances With Smurfs", Stan heavily defends Wendy when she is being panned by Cartman. Wendy, however, seemed unfazed by Cartman, and rebuffed Stan when he let Wendy know his feelings.
Despite a rather stable relationship in later seasons, Stan has managed to irritate Wendy on occasion. In "You Have 0 Friends", Wendy tells Stan to change his profile information on his newly-created Facebook page to "In a Relationship", as she was quite upset over it being listed as "Single". Later in the episode, she jealously mistook Stan's grandmother's friend Susan, as a girl who was flirting with Stan by commenting that he looked cute in an unseen photo of a young Stan in a rabbit outfit. In "Bass to Mouth", Wendy was infuriated when she learned that Eavesdropper had revealed a private e-mail Stan sent to Kenny, in which he called another girl's butt crack "hot".
Despite their disagreements, Wendy has continued to be a girlfriend to Stan, again showing her empathy towards those around her. For example, when she helped him break his "hoarding" habit in "Insheeption", citing that it would threaten their relationship. In "Ass Burgers", Wendy approaches Kyle about Stan's new behavior problems. Wendy attempts to get Kyle's help to roust Stan out of his depression, but Kyle refuses to help.
In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, she had what seemed to be a crush on a newcomer named Gregory. She apparently liked him because he was very political, and shared many of her liberal opinions. After Stan followed the Clitoris' advice and expressed confidence, she told Stan she had never really liked Gregory, even saying, "Fuck Gregory! Fuck him right in the ear!".
Wendy is one of the stronger examples of an Eric Cartman hater, but in the Season Four episode, "Chef Goes Nanners", she had a temporary crush on him while they were working together on the flag debate. She even dreamed of herself and Cartman falling in love together in a meadow. Frightened by these feelings, she consulted Bebe for help on the matter, and Bebe told her that it was probably just sexual tension caused by working for so long beside him. Upon her advice, Wendy passionately kissed Cartman at the presentation the next day. After that, she lost all her positive and negative feelings for him, even seeming to consider him a friend. Her hatred for him returned eight seasons later, in the episode "Breast Cancer Show Ever", where she fought him, and beat him up.
In "Raisins", after Wendy broke up with Stan, she began dating Token Black. Their relationship likely did not last long, as Token was seen with other girls in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset". Their relationship was not expanded upon, therefore, little is known about it.
Bridon Gueermo is a third grader who Wendy and the other girls had a crush on in "Elementary School Musical". Wendy and Bridon performed many duets throughout the episode, causing Stan to become jealous. However, Wendy assured him that she would never leave him for Bridon because he could be with any girl he wanted. It was implied that Wendy would leave Stan for Bridon, however, she thinks she is not "good enough" for Bridon, and that he wouldn't choose her over the other girls.
In "Butters' Bottom Bitch", Wendy attempts to fend off Butters' attempts at persuading her to join his company. Stan Marsh intervenes, to get him to leave her alone. He also led a rebellion against her in "Dances with Smurfs", which resulted in Butters peeing on the side of Testaburger home.
However, Wendy has been nice to Butters on occasion. In "Marjorine", she was empathetic towards Butters, disguised as Marjorine, at Heidi Turner's sleepover. She and Bebe Stevens decided to cheer Butters up, by persuading him to let the girls give him a makeover.
Bebe StevensWendy is best friends with Bebe Stevens. They have assisted each other at various times throughout the series. In "Tom's Rhinoplasty", Bebe gave Wendy a makeover to help her impress Stan, as she though Ms. Ellen was trying to take him from her. In "Clubhouses", Wendy unsuccessfully attempted to help Bebe begin dating Kyle.
Though they seem to be very close friends, they have had a fair share of issues. In "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", Wendy grew jealous of Bebe because she had become popular among the boys due to her developing breasts. However, Wendy was not the only girl to grow jealous, as she was seen insulting Bebe behind her back with several other girls. Later, despite her mother's concerns, she got breast implants, presumably in order to outdo Bebe. In the episode, "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", it was Bebe who outcasted Wendy, because she wasn't enough of a "Stupid Spoiled Whore". In "The List", Bebe and Wendy break into a fight after arguing over the forged list of the cutest and ugliest boys. Nevertheless, they were shown to still be friends in "Breast Cancer Show Ever".
Wendy acts as the leader of the female "population". The other girls look up to her as their voice of reason, though on some occasions, they ignore her suggestions. The most notable exception however was during "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", in which Wendy, failing to grasp the trend of being a whore, was outcast from the girls. Furthermore, in "The List", Bebe threatened her with a gun after finding out she knew about the corrupt list.
Wendy used the girls as hypothetcial examples in railing against using Photoshop to "improve" women's looks in "The Hobbit". The girls misconstrued her remarks and thus labeled her a "hater", much to Wendy's frustration and eventual dejection.
In "Clubhouses", it is suggested that Wendy had boyfriends before Stan, but the number of boyfriends or who they may have been are unknown. In the episode, after Wendy suggests coming over to play Truth Or Dare in Stan's clubhouse, Stan tells Wendy that he doesn't have a clubhouse. Wendy replies "You don't? I thought all guys had clubhouses." Stan replies "Just how many guys' clubhouses have you been in?"
- Wendy lost her major character status to Kyle, when Kyle's personality began resembling hers, eliminating the need for many episodes centered around Stan and Wendy.
- As of Season Seventeen, Wendy has had a speaking role in 45 episodes.
- Wendy's clothes are reused by most girls in South Park.
So far, Wendy has had a speaking role in every season.
- The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Santa - Wendy was seen sitting on Santa's lap.
- "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" - Wendy's first appearance after the Christmas shorts. She and Stan become boyfriend and girlfriend in this episode. She also helps the boys to recover Kyle's kidnapped brother, Ike Broflovski.
- "Weight Gain 4000" - Wendy is angry that Cartman won the paper contest and not her. Later, she and Stan try to stop Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat from assassinating Kathie Lee Gifford.
- "Pinkeye" - Wendy wins the Halloween costume contest for her Chewbacca costume, despite the fact that nearly the entire school dressed as Chewbacca. She gets turned into a zombie after Stan wishes her dead, she is later restored after Kyle kills Kenny ending the zombie curse.
- "Tom's Rhinoplasty" - Wendy goes to drastic measures to win Stan back after he gets a crush on the substitute teacher, Ms. Ellen
- "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" - Wendy keeps inviting Stan to take her to see the independent films at the local film festival.
- "Clubhouses" - Wendy tries to get Kyle to fall in love with Bebe, and has the boys build a clubhouse so they can play Truth or Dare.
- "Chef Goes Nanners" - Wendy and Cartman are stuck working together over the flag debate, and she freaks out when she begins to have a crush on him. She eventually kisses Cartman, and afterward dissolves all other romantic feelings toward him.
- "Something You Can Do with Your Finger" - Wendy teams up with the boys in their new boy band, and disguises herself as another boy.
- "Helen Keller! The Musical" - Wendy is Helen Keller's mother in the school play (Helen Keller is played by Timmy.
- During this period, Wendy took for the most part a backseat role to her female classmates, often appearing among or alongside them, with occasional individual roles.
- "Fat Camp" - Wendy asks Ms. Choksondik if manatees are endangered when the class is asked to dissect them.
- "Proper Condom Use" - Wendy, along with the other girls, becomes paranoid that the boys will try to have sex with them without condoms on, after Ms. Choksondik gives them sex education. She and the girls then build an advanced fortress to protect themselves from their male classmates and does battle against the boys.
- "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society" - Wendy grows jealous of Bebe's breasts, and the male attention they bring her, so she ends up getting breast implants, despite her mother's concerns.
- "Raisins" - Wendy breaks up with Stan, and starts dating Token.
- "The Jeffersons" - Seen in the Jefferson's house talking to Token. She can also be seen riding the Ferris Wheel with Token.
- "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" - Wendy avoids becoming a "whore", and tries to get the other girls not to be whores either.
- Wendy made a brief comeback during Season Nine, before taking a year-long breather.
- "Marjorine" - Wendy and Bebe realize how hurt "Marjorine" feels after being teased by the other girls, and are the first to apologize to "her".
- "Follow That Egg!" - Wendy is teamed up with Kyle during their egg project, which drives Stan into jealousy. She is later teamed up with Bebe. She indicates feelings of regret for breaking up with Stan.
- Wendy made her triumphant return in the finale of Season Eleven, after nearly two years as a background character.
- "The List" - Wendy helps Stan in his investigation regarding the girl's list of the cutest and ugliest boys in school. They reconcile their relationship.
- "Eek, A Penis!" - Seen in hallways; background only.
- "Super Fun Time" - Wendy is Stan's partner and appears throughout the episode.
- "Breast Cancer Show Ever" - Wendy gets into trouble after threatening to beat up Cartman. Nevertheless, She later beats up Cartman. She was also seen trying to raise breast cancer awareness.
- "Elementary School Musical" - Wendy performed several duets with Bridon Gueermo.
- "The Coon" - Wendy points out that Mysterion might not be a boy, causing Cartman to accuse her of being the town's hero.
- "Eat, Pray, Queef" - Gets a girl to queef on Butters' face and asks Stan if he wants to study with her at the beginning of the episode. Also wonders why farts are funny but queefs aren't.
- "Fishsticks" - Wendy becomes part of Cartman's entourage in an unusual change of attitude towards him, though it was shown in Cartman's imagining of things and they're always distorted, but that could also show that he has feelings for her.
- "Butters' Bottom Bitch" - Butters attempts to recruit Wendy into his "kissing company". Wendy tells Butters to "leave me alone", and makes Stan defend her.
- "Dances with Smurfs" - Cartman attacks Wendy with the morning announcement, since Wendy is the president of the school.
- "You Have 0 Friends" - Wendy gets upset over Stan's relationship status being "Single" on his Facebook page, and tells him not only to change it to "In a Relationship", but to add her as a friend as well.
- "Insheeption" - Wendy explains Stan's hoarding has gotten out of control and she can't take it anymore.
- "Ass Burgers" - Wendy talks to Kyle about Stan and is seen with Stan at the end.
- "Bass to Mouth" - Wendy finds out Stan sent an e-mail to Kenny saying he saw another girl's buttcrack, and that he liked it, making her furious. She later joins the group that attempts to shut down Eavesdropper.
- "1%" - She is seen in the Physical Education uniform, telling Cartman that it is in fact his fault for making them lose their recess, so therefore, he should "shut his mouth".
- "Reverse Cowgirl" - Seen in the background of Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Cash For Gold" - Seen in the background on the playground.
- "Faith Hilling" - Seen in the memeing class with the other 4th Grade students.
- "Jewpacabra" - Seen at the Easter egg hunt.
- "Butterballs" - Seen in Stan's anti-bullying video.
- "Cartman Finds Love" - Seen as a member of the cheerleader squad and at Bebe's sleepover party.
- "Sarcastaball" - Seen in Butters's dream, with Red, kissing Butters.
- "Raising the Bar" - Seen in the gym when Cartman talks about anorexia.
- "Going Native" - Seen eating in the cafeteria.
- "A Scause For Applause" - Seen in the background in Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Let Go, Let Gov" - Seen eating in the cafeteria.
- "Informative Murder Porn" - Wendy repeatedly tries to speak and make points, but is interrupted every time by Cartman booing her.
- "World War Zimmerman" - Wendy appears as a cheerleader; she is seen on the far left.
- "The Hobbit" - She rails against the use of Photoshop by girls to "improve" their appearances and makes use of numerous hypothetical examples, using her classmates, that repeatedly get taken the wrong way, getting her in trouble and labeled a "hater" and "jelly". She is also shown to be the captain of the South Park cheerleading squad.
- ↑ "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society".
- ↑ "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe".
- ↑ "Cherokee Hair Tampons".
- ↑ "South Park Studios FAQ".
- ↑ Taking South Park Seriously By Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Publisher: SUNY Press, 2008, ISBN 0791475654/ISBN 9780791475652 Pages 8-9. Retrieved on April 17th, 2009.
- ↑ "FAQ - South Park Studios". southparkstudios.com.
- ↑ "The Babes of South Park". www.wackyvoices.com (Retrieved on April 25, 2009.).