“Skeeter” Valentine, fondly known as the Mosquito Alumnus, was born on February 23rd, 1981. He graces the screen as a cherished supporting character in both the Nickelodeon and Disney renditions of the animated series Doug.
Best recognized as Doug Funnie’s inseparable buddy, he’s famed for his catchy “Honk, honk!” exclamation.
In the Nickelodeon series, he’s navigating the 6th grade at Bluffington School, while in the Disney version, he steps up to the 7th grade at Beebe Bluff Middle School.
Every great protagonist needs a sidekick. In the world of “Doug,” Skeeter Valentine fills that role with unparalleled flair. With his blue skin and ever-present optimism, Skeeter is not just a sidekick; he’s Doug Funnie’s other half.
Where Doug is hesitant, Skeeter is bold. Where Doug gets lost in his thoughts, Skeeter acts on instinct. The very first day they meet, Skeeter christens Doug with his nickname, “Patty Mayonnaise’s boyfriend,” showing off his knack for cheeky banter from the get-go.
Master of Sound Effects
One of Skeeter’s most endearing qualities? His uncanny ability to make the zaniest sound effects! Whether he’s trying to lighten a tense situation or simply expressing himself, Skeeter’s “Honk Honk!” becomes an iconic part of the show.
This quirk isn’t just for laughs. It showcases Skeeter’s unyielding commitment to stay true to himself, even if it means standing out or, in this case, sounding different.
Doug and Skeeter’s friendship is the stuff of legends. From their shared love of the Beets (who could forget “Killer Tofu”?) to their endless adventures in Bluffington, their bond is unbreakable.
Skeeter’s unconditional support often provides Doug with the confidence to face his fears, whether asking Patty Mayonnaise to a dance or confronting school bully, Roger Klotz. It’s a testament to the fact that while heroes might save the day, the sidekicks often provide the necessary courage.
Skeeter boasts a distinctive blue complexion and a few hairs on his head. In Nickelodeon’s take on Doug, he dons a T-shirt emblazoned with a lightning bolt paired with yellow shorts dotted in red.
However, in Disney’s rendition, he switches up his style with a purple open vest, and a long-sleeved shirt featuring a prominent yellow zero, while retaining his signature shorts and adding red sneakers to complete the look.
Skeeter Valentine Personality
Skeeter, a cheerful and eccentric character, often delights with his quirky actions and remarks. A true fan of The Beets, his room is adorned with their posters and even Munroe Yoder’s wig. Always supporting Doug’s feelings for Patti, Skeeter’s also a skilled beatboxer, frequently punctuating conversations with his signature “honk, honk!”
In the episode “Doug’s Brainy Buddy,” Skeeter’s unexpectedly high IQ emerges, earning him a college offer despite his 6th-grade status.
Yet, he chose his peers over the mature college crowd. Surprisingly, despite his intelligence, Skeeter struggles with math and tends to be forgetful. He admits tests make him anxious, hinting at why his grades might seem average.
- Ruby Valentine (Mother)
- Joe Valentine (Father)
- Dale Valentine (Younger Brother)
- Beebe Bluff (Wife)
- The Beets
- Beebe Bluff (crush, later girlfriend after movie, wife)
- Doug Funnie (best friend)
- Patti Mayonnaise (best friend)
- Loretta LaQuigley
- Chalky Studebaker