- Agent Pleakley
name=Agent Wendy Pleakley
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Agent Wendy Pleakley is a fictional alien from the
Disneyanimated film" Lilo & Stitch" and its subsequent works. He works for the "Galactic Federation", and acts as its expert on the planet Earth, when in reality he does not know much. He reluctantly becomes Dr. Jumba Jookiba's partner when forced to assist the scientist in capturing the escaped experiment 626 (Stitch), and later becomes his best friend and room mate when the two are stranded on Earth. His species is Plorgonarian.
Pleakley is voiced by "Kids in the Hall" veteran
Pleakley is a thin, yellow alien with three stout legs, a wide mouth with two purple tongues, three elongated fingers on each hand, a round bald head topped with a single small antenna that acts as ear and nose, and one large eye in the middle of his face. His body shape and style of movement resembles the enchanted brooms from "
The Sorcerer's Apprentice" sequence of Disney's "Fantasia". He was once described as a "babe magnet" by his brother in the episode "Fibber", which turned out to be true when Fibber's ""buzzing" lie-detector fails to go off. It is likely that his appearance is considered attractive on his home planet, although his general appearance is derisively described as a "one-eyed noodle", by both Hämsterviel and Jumba on different occasions in the movies and the series.
In "Poxy", much of the workings of Pleakley's internal system are revealed when Lilo and Stitch shrink themselves and enter it to retrieve an infectious experiment. He has no skeletal system and has an extremely small brain (smaller than his eye; Jumba once said that Pleakley has "Too much eye, not enough brain"). His clinic number is 236. In "Mr. Stenchy", his antenna is shown to be a form of sensory organ similar to a human nose (although it functions somewhat differently, allowing Pleakley to ignore or appreciate odors which a human would consider noxious or horrible). In "Yaarp", it is also shown to function as an ear. In "Spike", Nosy reveals that Pleakley dyes his antenna to match his skin because he is going prematurely orange.
Pleakley is shown to be
effeminateand dresses in both men's and women's clothing (see cross-dressing below) and often wears a wig. He usually wears his Galactic Alliance uniform on official business and a muokinaumuokinau while on Earth.
Pleakley's first name, "Wendy", means "brave warrior" in his planet's native tongue (Florganart). His brother Bertley is incredibly jealous of Wendy's name. Fact|date=January 2008
In the movie he was called upon to assist
mad scientistDr. Jumba Jookibain tracking down Experiment 626, which had escaped to the planet Earth. He and Jumba were both fired and sentenced to a prison term by the Grand Councilwoman of the planet Turo, for failing to capture Experiment 626. In the subsequent television series, Pleakley and Jumba have remained behind on Earth and has become a member of Lilo's "okinaohana", or extended family.
In the television series, he had a brief mock engagement with Nani to placate his pushy visiting mother. In this same episode he also had a mock engagement to Jumba. Pleakley's mother is concerned that he hasn't found "the right girl" and that he is not married. Pleakley feels he must pretend to be married for his mother to approve and accept him. When his family arrives on Earth for the mock wedding of Nani and Pleakley, he reveals that he is happy being who he is, which includes being unmarried. After that his family becomes more understanding of him and loves him for who he is.
Gantu fell in love with him (under the influence of one of Stitch's cousins), mistaking him for a girl. An entire room full of people fell in love with him because of the experiment at the Valentine's Dance, however Lilo's friend Keoni was the only one to have a real crush on him (which didn't last long).
Pleakley's immediate family consists of his mother (voiced by
Scott Thompson), his sister Pixley (voiced by Bruce McCulloch), and his brother Bertley (voiced by Mark McKinney).
Mother Pleakley frequently appears throughout the series when Pleakley calls her on his intergalactic cell phone, but doesn't appear in person until "Fibber", where she and Pleakley's siblings visit Earth to attend Pleakley's wedding. She disapproves of Pleakley wearing women's clothing and wishes for him to get married, going as far as setting up an arranged marriage for him (which is standard practice on his native planet). When Pleakley tells her that he's happy being who he is, which includes being unmarried, Mother Pleakley accepts his wishes because she wants him to be happy.
Pixley is CEO of a medium-sized galaxy and has a bathroom in her office, and Bertley claims to hate his brother. Fibber's lie-detection ability reveals that they don't actually dislike Pleakley, but are actually jealous of him.
Pleakley's family makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of "
Leroy & Stitch" where they watch Pleakley receive his reward from the Grand Councilwoman. In "", Pleakly often talks to his mother by his cell phone, but she does not appear (Jumba also talks to her, because Pleakley's cell phone was the way to call Stitch in the spaceship).
While stranded on Earth, Pleakley joins Lilo's "okinaohana" (extended family) along with Jumba and Stitch. Though they often antagonize each other, Pleakley has a very close relationship with Jumba and they are arguably best friends.
Though Pleakley is distinctly a male alien, he is consistently seen dressing in women's clothing for his enjoyment and dressing in full drag while out among the humans, possibly raising his effeminacy. This hobby began in "Lilo & Stitch" where he dressed as a middle-aged woman so he and Jumba could disguise themselves as a vacationing couple. He is shown admiring his wig in a mirror while "off duty", and refuses to let Jumba (who once had long hair, but lost it in an accident involving an experiment) try it on. Pleakley would later don this same wig in "Leroy & Stitch" while recollecting the time he spent with Jumba.
Lilo & Stitch 2", Pleakley begins disguising himself as Lilo's "Auntie Pleakley", while Jumba takes on the alias of "Uncle Jumba". He also dresses as an exchange student named Inga and a Flamencodancer when he tries to help David with his relationship with Nani. In " Stitch! The Movie", Nani is bothered by the fact that Pleakley tries on her clothes when she's not at home. It is also implied that he ordered a girdledespite his unconvincing denial, since it is technically underwear and thus useless for his normal disguise.
Though he enjoys wearing female clothing, he will choose to wear male clothing when the situation calls for it. In an alternate future explored in the episode "Skip", Pleakley spends 10 years locked in his room studying Earth fashion, then becomes a world-famous fashion designer 10 years after that. In "Swirly", Nani says he has more clothes then she has.
Pleakly also usually doesn't wear pants (probably because there are few pants that fit his three legs). In "Slick", Pleakly says that his planet doesn't use money, and "that's why they don't wear pants".
* Middle-aged female tourist, Jumba's "ugly wife" (several times throughout the series).
* Lilo's "Aunt Pleakley" (many times throughout the series).
* Traditional Hawaiian hula garb (several times throughout the series).
* A top resembling female Sailor Fuku ("
Lilo & Stitch 2").
* Inga, a foreign exchange student ("
Lilo & Stitch 2").
Flamencodancer (" Lilo & Stitch 2").
* Early 20th century female
bathing suit(" Stitch! The Movie").
* Nani's clothes ("
Stitch! The Movie").
* Renaissance fair queen ("Tank").
* Safari Gear ("Splodyhead", "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats").
* Groom's tuxedo ("Fibber").
* Stewardess ("The Asteroid").
* Traditional female European Christmas clothes ("Topper").
* Kim Possible.
* A Christmas tree ("Topper").
* Film director ("Angel").
* Detective ("Bonnie & Clyde").
* Stand-up comedian ("Heckler").
* A wig resembling
Kim Possible's hair ("Rufus").
* Miner (Yaarp).
* Magnificent Man ("Wishy-Washy").
* Russian kaftan ("HunkaHunka").
* Toreador ("Spooky").
* Ilsa Lund from the movie,
* Female magicians assistant ("Houdini").
* Talent agent/Manager ("Houdini").
* Female tourist ("Yapper").
* Female gardening apparel ("Sprout").
* Naval Captain's uniform ("Retro").
* Fashion guru/Talk show host ("Skip").
Knowledge Of Earth
Even though Pleakely has researched Earth, the facts he's gathered from his research are somewhat questionable, as are the sources of information he has gathered his information from. He was fooled into believing mosquitos were an endangered species in the first movie. In the episode "Poxy", while Pleakely claimed he had mastered all of Earth's customs, he was eating his cereal with a fork. In the episode "Slugger", he has no knowledge of
baseball, which made Lilo's baseball team lose to Mertle. He believed that the baseball diamondwas an actual diamond, showed up for the baseball game dressed up in a tennisuniform, then a hockeyuniform, and got the strikes in baseball confused with the strikes in bowling. However, he is very good at basketball, which he says is virtually similar to a sport on his home planet at which he's a champion, briznolabrak. He also believes that Thanksgivingis celebrated every month. He also believes yulelogs are edible, and was shown cooking one. He also seems to have no knowledge of reruns, as he was seen preparing a Christmas dinner in the episode "Nosy" after watching a rerun of "Helen The Hostess", believing that since she was the hostess, that Helen knew what was best. A running gag is that he also thinks mosquitoes are an endangered species, and heonly wanted Lilo and humans to be alive to keep the mosquito species alive too, although it is unknown why he wants to protectthe mosquitoes. However, he was attacked by mosquitoes severely in the first movie, but still did not know what mosquitoes canharm to him.
Kids in the Hall reunion
*The episode "Fibber" reunites the entire "Kids in the Hall" sketch comedy troupe, with
Kevin McDonaldvoicing Pleakley as usual, Scott Thompsonvoicing Mother Pleakley, Bruce McCulloch, voicing Pixley, Mark McKinneyvoicing Bertley, and Dave Foleyvoicing the preacher at Pleakley's wedding.
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