We’re making a list of memorable and awesome female characters from children’s TV shows. I tweeted about this earlier, and your responses have helped us put together the beginnings of a list. Please do let us know who or what we’re missing, either by replying to this post or emailing us at book [at] jezebel.com

Maria (Sesame Street)

Jana of the Jungle

Powerpuff Girls


Red (Fraggle Rock)

Janice (Electric Mayhem)

Lady Elaine Fairchilde (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)

Jodie (Today’s Special)

Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob)

Pinky Dinky Doo


Edith Ann (Sesame Street)

Janice (Muppet Show)

Miss Piggy (Muppet Show)

Dora the Explorer

Prairie Dawn (Sesame Street)

Zoe (Sesame Street)

Susan (Sesame Street)

Millie the Helper (Electric Company)

Word Girl

Vikki (3-2-1 Contact)

Carmen Sandiego

Gadget Hackwrench (Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers)

Pepper Ann

Bernadette (ZOOM)

Penny (Inspector Gadget)

  1. haruhisato reblogged this from bookofjezebel and added:
    Lady Aberlin, Anna Platypus, Harriet Elizabeth Cow, Queen Saturday (Mister Rogers) Laura Carrot, Madame Blueberry,...
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  3. dearwalnut said: Carmen Sandiego!
  4. mollyforyou said: Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus (!!!), Bernadette from ZOOM, Velma and Daphne from Scooby Doo (mostly Velma), Penny from Inspector Gadget, and I’m not sure if this is young enough, but Topanga from Boy Meets World was super awesome.
  5. stephaniecorral said: PEPPER ANN!
  6. fuckyeahawesome said: Ramona Quimby! Pepper Ann’s pretty awesome too. And that Lily Tomlin cartoon character.
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    janice = SPIRIT ANIMAL
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