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Mary Perchanok
Grade 3rd

4th "First Day"

Gender Female
Animal Aardvark
Hair color Blonde
Complexion Brown
Cartoon debut "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn"

Mary Perchanok is a student in Mrs. Fink's third grade class, and later Mr. Ratburn's fourth grade class. She makes her debut in the episode "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn." She is seen in various places throughout the school as well as Elwood City.

Physical appearance[]

Mary is an aardvark with a brown or cream complexion. She wears a pink sweater with red edges, blue jeans, and turquoise and white shoes.

She wears a blue swimsuit, which is seen in the episode "D.W.'s Backpack Mishap" and she also has long hair that is blonde, but in some episodes her hair color is black for unknown reasons.


Her personality is not known, but she appears to be nice to other kids. She is at times seen outside of school along with some of her friends. She plays double bass in the Lakewood Elementary Band, and also has been seen playing the trombone.


  • In some episodes her hair color changes from blonde to black and vice versa with her skin complexion.
  • She is notably one of the few characters with dots instead of full eyes.
  • She plays the trombone[1] and double bass[2] in the Lakewood Elementary Band.
  • Her name is seen on Mr. Ratburn's fourth grade class list in "Arthur's First Day."
  • Mary Perchanok is the name of director Greg Bailey's wife.




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