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Craig Tucker
Craig

Gender:

Male

Hair:

Black

Birthday:

October 23

Age:

11

Job:

Student

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Voiced by:

Matt Stone

Allies

Tweek Tweak [Boyfriend], Eric Cartman, Clyde Donovan [Best Friend], Stan Marsh, Jimmy Valmer [Best Friend], Token Black [Best Friend]

Enemies

Wendy Testaburger [sometimes]

Zodiac sign:

Scorpio

Craig Tucker is a member of the boys' third/fourth grade class. Craig's identifying physical feature is his blue chullo hat (topped with a yellow puffball), while his most recognizable personality trait is his tendency to display his middle finger at other characters, even if it's for no reason. He leads the group Craig's Gang.

While eight in the first three seasons, he was nine by "Fourth Grade" and as of the 12th season episode "Pandemic 2: The Startling", he is ten as proven by his birthday cake.

AppearanceEdit

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Craig going to the Counselor's Office

Craig wears a blue jacket and a matching blue chullo hat with a yellow puffball on top. In the early seasons of the series, he wore blue jeans, but in more recent seasons he wears high-wasted black pants, making him look taller and his legs look longer than the other children's. Craig's hair was shown to be short and black in "South Park is Gay!", although it was brown in "The Losing Edge". In "Lice Capades", Craig has black hair again. If you look closely at his anime version in "Good Times with Weapons" you'll be able to see that Craig's eyes are blue. It is revealed in "Tweek vs. Craig" that he is fairly thin, weighing only 45 pounds.

In "Quest for Ratings", when Craig's school program is canceled, the teacher orders him to be castrated. It is never specified nor brought up again whether or not he actually went through with it.

For the full gallery, see Craig Tucker/Gallery


PersonalityEdit

Craig is implied to have bad behavior, and is referred to as "the biggest trouble-maker" in his class by Eric Cartman in "Tweek vs. Craig". Craig has a habit of flipping people off, whether to express disdain towards them or not; a trait the official South Park website states is learned from his family,[1] who are all seen flipping each other off in "Tweek vs. Craig". Due to this habit, he is frequently sent to Mr. Mackey's office. Often scenes involving a character visiting Mr. Mackey's office show Craig sitting in the waiting seats outside the door.

He seems to be one of the most stoic, gloomiest kids from his class, having a darker personality than the rest of the characters, being pragmatic, monotone and ironic. In the early episodes, he had a blank face, most of the time, especially when he was flipping people off and he appeared to be indifferent to those who tried to interact with him. Usually, if he doesn't have a blank face, he is seen frowning. NANANANNANA

During the "Pandemic" episodes, he constantly made snide remarks about Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and about their habit of getting into trouble. However, at the end of the episode after he accidentally walked on the platform and stopped the "Guinea Pirate", he simply let out a deep sigh and accepted his fate. Craig has notable leadership skills, as he is the leader of a gang who are social rivals with Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny. The first appearance of the group is in "Tweek vs. Craig", and they are first acknowledged by the main characters in "How to Eat with Your Butt". The main characters are first shown viewing Craig's gang as rivals in "South Park is Gay!". Cartman frequently refers to the gang as "Craig and those guys". The group usually consists of Craig, Clyde, Token, and sometimes Tweek, Jimmy, or Jason. Craig and Clyde seem to share/alternate in leadership of their group, although, given their designation, Craig is the primary leader.

Another example of Craig's abilities in leadership occurs in "Hooked on Monkey Phonics", when he leads the male students in their plan to harm Mark Cotswolds. The episode also shows that his assertiveness can also lead to bullying.

Craig often seems more competitive towards the main characters than even his gang (see below). In "Quest for Ratings", he opens a television show in the school entitled "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens", which rivals against their news show. On the other extreme, he seems eager to help them at other times, as in "Free Willzyx", where he is one of the boys trying to get the orca back to it's "home" on the moon.

FamilyEdit

Craig's first name indicates that he is of Scottish descent, and his surname, Tucker, suggests English ancestry.

Parents Tom Jigger and Mrs. Tucker Edit

In "Here Comes the Neighborhood", as Token is walking around South Park, looking sorrowfully at the others, he walks past the Welfare office. Craig and his parents are shown stepping out of the office at the same time. While Token may have been exaggerating in his thoughts about how poor everyone else in town is, this might imply that Craig's parents are jobless, or that their jobs don't provide enough income for them to get by on it alone.

It is hinted in "My Future Self n' Me" that he does not have a good relationship with his parents. He also states in "Tweek vs. Craig" that he does not care if his mother is insulted. At the same time, his parents are shown to love him deeply, as they are each openly concerned when Craig is kidnapped in "Pandemic", and are delighted to have him back at the end of "Pandemic 2: The Startling".

Thomas Tucker, Craig's father, closely resembles Skeeter, a frequently seen townsperson. The main differences in their appearance are that Thomas is taller, has a rounder face, and is balding. This resemblance might imply a relation, possibly that of siblings. If so, Rebecca, Skeeter's daughter and one of Craig's female classmates, would also be his cousin.

Stripe Edit

Craig has a pet guinea pig named Stripe. Stripe has never made an onscreen appearance, and all that is known about him is that Craig does not like it when he is insulted. Knowing this, Cartman riles Craig up in "Tweek vs. Craig" by telling him that Tweek said Craig stuffs Stripe up his rectum before going to bed.

Tricia Tucker Edit

Little is known about his sister, and the relationship between her and Craig is difficult to figure out, however with the development of The Fractured But Whole, a little bit of information is given. It is shown that she is incredibly supportive of her brother's relationship with Tweek. Tricia has apparently inherited the family trademark of flipping people off.

Craig's Grandmother Edit

Craig's grandmother, who appears in flashbacks in "Pandemic 2: The Startling", gave Craig $100 for his birthday.

Friends Edit

Friendship with Tweek Tweak Edit

In "Tweek vs. Craig", the boys, on account of a bet they had made, claimed to Tweek and Craig that each had insulted the other, and convinced them to fight. When it turned out neither of them knew how to fight, they had them trained for it. Craig was trained by Cartman, in Sumo wrestling. After the fight, both boys were hospitalized, but the kids fooled them into fighting again.

In later seasons, Tweek and Craig can be seen standing side by side in various episodes including "Ginger Kids", where they are trapped in a cage together, and in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure", where they are on the same side of the town. Tweek was also seen once as a member of Craig's gang, and is often cited by fans as Craig's best friend, however, the two have interacted onscreen since "South Park is Gay!"

In the episode "Tweek x Craig", female asian students draws Yaoi pictures of Tweek and Craig as if they're in love. They try to stop the drawings by faking a break up in front of everybody. Tweek goes a bit of script and starts talking about Craig hooking up with someone named "Michael", which makes everybody think that Craig is the bad guy. Later on, Tweek says that he and Craig "should get back together", and that Craig made him believe in himself. Craig declines Tweek's "get back together" request, but later on in the episode Craig holds out his hand for Tweek and they walk through town holding hands. In "PC Principal final justice" they're seen holding hands once again at school.

In "Put it Down", Craig's relationship with Tweek grows strained as Tweek freaks out over bomb threats from North Korea. He attempts to calm Tweek down by getting him to bake cupcakes, buying him a fidget spinner, and taking him on a date to the amusement park, but nothing seems to work. After hearing a speech delivered by Heidi Turner, Craig finally realizes the right way to help Tweek deal with his emotions, and the two sing a duet together.

Friendship with Token Black Edit

Token has always been a member of Craig's gang (even when Clyde and Jimmy aren't present) and the two are often seen next to each other. However, the two haven't actually been heard talking. Token is more connected to Clyde, however. It seems that Craig mostly hangs out with Token and Clyde.

Friendship with Clyde Donovan Edit

Clyde is a member of Craig's gang. Clyde sometimes leads the group which suggests that he and Craig share the spot of the leader, but the position has been confirmed to be Craig as the group is collectively named "Craig and those other guys". It seems that Craig mostly hangs out with Clyde and Token.

Eric Cartman Edit

Cartman appears to view Craig as a friend the same way he views Jimmy. Craig actually hates Cartman, but he has been seen with him as a right-hand man when Cartman assembles a group of boys for his cause, like in "Lice Capades". Craig is often the main rival of Cartman and the other boys, but sometimes has seemed to accept Stan, Kyle and Kenny in some episodes such as "The Death of Eric Cartman". Also, in the episode "Tsst", Cartman confronts Craig and asks him if he can stay at his place for a while; Craig refuses and blatantly says, "But I hate you". Sometimes this hatred isn't always against Cartman. In the episode "South Park is Gay!", Craig and his gang seem to be rivals with Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. Craig is aware of Cartman's assertive, selfish, and manipulative nature, as well as the fact that Cartman will always get what he wants in one way or another. This is shown in "Fishsticks" where he argued to Jimmy that "You should be lucky that he (Cartman) is only asking for half." and "Just, give him half."

Kenny McCormick Edit

Craig and Kenny seem to have formed a friendship. Kenny helped Craig with his show in "Quest for Ratings" (although it was induced by Cartman saying that Kenny couldn't join the school news team due to his poverty), and the two were partners in "Super Fun Time". They are not shown as being closer friends than Kenny is to any of the main boys, however. In the episode "Lice Capades" he accuses Kenny of having lice, and is the first to restrain him. In "Pandemic 2: The Startling", Kenny is heard saying, "I fucking hate Craig!" at the end (this could have been because how Craig reacted to the situation in that episode and "Pandemic").

Jimmy Valmer Edit

Jimmy has been Craig's friend on a few occasions and can be seen at times along with Craig's group. He has been seen hanging around Craig in the background for other episodes as well. In "Fishsticks", he claims he likes Jimmy and tries to reason with him in order to help him out. In "Ginger Kids", Jimmy is seen along with Clyde, Token and Craig bullying a ginger kid out of the school cafeteria. In "Good Times with Weapons", Jimmy rivals Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as ninja's along with Craig, Clyde and Token.

Kevin Stoley Edit

Kevin has been seen in the background talking to Craig many times. This suggests that the two are friends.

Jason Edit

Jason has been in Craig's gang on one occasion, but has not been seen with Craig since "South Park is Gay!".

Thomas Edit

In "Le Petit Tourette", Craig meets Thomas at the end and asks if he can hang out with him and "do his laundry". However, it is unknown if the two are even friends as Thomas hasn't been seen since this episode and the two haven't been seen together on screen.

ReceptionEdit

In his review on the South Park episode "Fishsticks", Sean O'Neal of the A.V. club refers to the character Craig as a "pragmatist", for advising Jimmy Vulmer to let Eric Cartman have half the credit for the fishsticks joke.[2] DC Perry of 411mania.com approved of Craig "letting the air out of the usual 'Crazy Crap Just Happens to Us' formula" used in most of the South Park storylines, throughout the episodes "Pandemic" and "Pandemic 2: The Startling". Perry was also pleased that the character "got to shine for more than random flip-offs" and "didn't even have to try".[3] Travis Fickett of IGN.com described Craig's role as a supporting character in "Pandemic", as well as the character's expression of disdain for the main characters' habit of getting into "stupid schemes, without thinking twice about the possible ramifications", as being the few highlights of the episode, which he found mostly unentertaining.[4]

TriviaEdit

  • Craig is the second oldest boy (after Stan) in his grade, being 10 compared to everyone else being 8 to 9.
  • It is said by Eric Cartman that Craig has "messed up teeth". It is unknown if this is true or not.
  • Craig likes a show called "Red Racer". This is most likely a play on the show "Speed Racer".
  • Craig, or an uncanny lookalike, can be seen rioting with the children at the Nebraska mall in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!"
  • In "Le Petit Tourette" Craig is jealous of Cartman and expresses it by saying "If I could say (whatever Cartman said before) to (whoever Cartman said it to), I would be soooooooo happy." In "Pandemic 2", Craig says "Last week was my Birthday. My grandma gave me a check for a hundred dollars. I was soooooooo happy." Later on in that episode he says "...as for me, I was returned home by homeland security. My parents were soooooooo happy." This could be a minor catchphrase of his.
  • Craig is also a fan of Lord of the Rings as seen in the season 6 episode "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers", where he was taking the role as Boromir from the movie, when Cartman had said that the sixth graders can't stand water, Craig thought it was stupid and decided that he would go back to the Harry Potter kids instead to play with them (along with the kindergartner Filmore who was taking the role of Gimli the Dwarf).
  • Craig might have a cat, because his sister was holding one in "Major Boobage". Craig is also seen sitting to talk to the guidance counselor which is a sign that he might have some issues.
  • In the episode "Lil' Crime Stoppers", a one of several children playing FBI calls himself as Agent Tucker.

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