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Mary Helperman
Character {{{character}}}
Gender female
Race human
Occupation teacher
Status Alive
Family Leonard Helperman (son)
Rose (mother)
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Mary L​ou Moira Angela Darling Helperman[1] (voiced by Debra Jo Rupp)[2][3] Leonard's mother, and the teacher of his class. She is a beautiful, nice, lovable person who likes to inject humor into the fourth grade class. Leonard is somewhat embarrassed about his mom being the teacher and Mrs. Helperman loves to embarrass him.


Mary is Leonard's single mother and 4th grade teacher. She comes up with these crazy ideas for her class and knows how to get her students to listen. She is loving, caring, overprotective, hilarious, and flirty. She has a New York accent.


Mary is Leonard Helperman's mother, and is also his fourth grade teacher, much to his embarrassment. She loves her son very much, and calls him "Doodlebug" as a nickname. She owns three pets: Spot, Mr. Jolly and Pretty Boy. In the past, she also owned two dogs: Fluffybear and Cuddlybuns ("Tallulahpalooza").

Her mother, Rose, known as Grandma Rose, appears in two episodes: in a flashback sequence as a young woman in "Fresh 'n' Frozey Chocolaccino", where she is voiced by Rupp, and in the present in "The Turkey that Came to Dinner", voiced by Betty White. Also in "Tallulahpalooza", Mary mentions her great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Dublin, which means Mary and her son are of Irish descent.


Mary becomes Leonard's new teacher after earning a teaching degree. She buys him a purple bunny backpack but Leonard angrily turns it down.

At school, she meets Scott Leadready II unaware that he's really her dog. And Scott instantly becomes the most popular and Leonard becomes envious. When Leonard finds out, he, Scott, and Ian decides to run for president. And Ian wins by 1 vote.

In one episode, she was sick and a substitute teacher had to take her place and all the students liked her except Scott.


At the end of the year, she gets nominated for a teachers award and the principal lends her his RV only no pets are allowed so, they leave Spot, Pretty Boy, and Jolly at home.

At a gas station, she meets Scott and he convinces her to take him along (along with his "family").

When they arrive, she leaves the boys at the beach. Who later go to Dr. Ivan Krank to make Spot's dream come true.

Back at the RV, Scott (who's now a grown man) and Leonard forget how Scott is a man. She invites human Spot for dinner and falls in love with him. After a long fight with Leonard, Spot leaves the Helperman's forever.

The next day, Mary goes to the awards ceremony while Leonard is in bed crying.

After Spot is turned back to a dog, Leonard is at the awards ceremony and she has won. Spot, Pretty Boy, and Jolly are outside cheering for her.

That night, Spot is dressed up as Scott and convinces Mary to take him home with them and Jolly and Pretty Boy are hiding under the RV's bed as part of Scott's plan.


  • Her full name is a reference to the Peter Pan character Wendy's middle and last names.
    • It is unknown if Helperman is her married or maiden name. Darling could potentially be her maiden name as well if she did marry.


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  1. First stated in "The Turkey that Came to Dinner"; mentioned once more in the movie

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