PropertyValue
rdf:type
rdfs:label
  • Muriel Finster
rdfs:comment
  • Ms. Muriel P. Finster is an assistant schoolteacher who is the children's constant nemesis on the playground. She is often an adversary, but serves as the tritagonist of the 2001 film Recess: School's Out, sequel to the 1997-2001 television series Recess and the main antagonist of the show Recess.
  • She usually serves as the arch-nemesis of the child protagonists, although Ms. Finster is technically a teacher and enforcer of discipline rather than a true villain, she is nevertheless shown to be a control-freak and sometimes even downright malevolent: though it could be argued her malvolence is played upon more due to children generally disliking authoritative figures. She is also best friends with the current principal, Peter Prickly.
Alignment
  • Good/Neutral
Goal
  • To keep children from having fun
dcterms:subject
Dislikes
  • Children having fun
minions
dbkwik:disney/property/wikiPageUsesTemplate
Voice
Likes
  • Quiet, Randall spying on people
Appearance
  • Obese, elderly, careworn face, gray hair, squinty black eyes, red lips, pale skin, yellow short-sleeved dress with white collar and waistband and purple diamonds all over it, both white petticoat and pearl earrings, pale black stockings, black heeled shoes, black pointed spectacles, whistle around her neck, purple bracelet on her right wrist, silver watch on her left wrist
Name
  • Muriel Finster
Personality
  • Cold, strict, no-nonsense, crabby, cranky, funny, cantankerous, but kind hearted and well-intentioned.
Shows
  • Recess
  • Lilo and Stitch: The Series
Fate
  • Becomes T.J.'s teacher.
Alias
  • Ms. Finster
Weapons
  • Her Fists
Enemies
Occupation
  • Assistant schoolteacher
Fullname
  • Muriel P. Finster
Films
  • Recess: School's Out
abstract
  • Ms. Muriel P. Finster is an assistant schoolteacher who is the children's constant nemesis on the playground. She is often an adversary, but serves as the tritagonist of the 2001 film Recess: School's Out, sequel to the 1997-2001 television series Recess and the main antagonist of the show Recess.
  • She usually serves as the arch-nemesis of the child protagonists, although Ms. Finster is technically a teacher and enforcer of discipline rather than a true villain, she is nevertheless shown to be a control-freak and sometimes even downright malevolent: though it could be argued her malvolence is played upon more due to children generally disliking authoritative figures. She is also best friends with the current principal, Peter Prickly. Ms. Finster is however quite open in her views that children should be treated fairly harshly and views most children as little more than "hooligans" - she even employs Randal C. Weems as her eyes and ears on the playground: rewarding him with cookies and other such perks for being what the other children refer to as a "snitch". Despite being fairly old, Ms. Finster is a formidable fighter. Of course, she never utilizes these techniques on any of the children, but she has been seen using them against the villains in "Recess: School's Out" (in which she serves as the tritagonist), as well as for purely recreational use: she seems to be especially skilled at boxing. Ms. Finster was not always the overbearing authoritarian she is today, when she was younger she was a good-natured teacher and well-liked by her students. However something happened in her past that changed her into the bullying tyrant she is today. Despite her usual antagonistic role she has had moments of being more of a friend and has appeared as a hero (or at least benefactor) on rare occasions, suggesting that deep inside Ms. Finster is still a caring individual. She also is willing to defend any children from harm's way, as she is seen in one episode defending one of the child protagonists, T.J. Detweiller, from an evil school adminstrator named Dr. Slicer, who is punishing T.J. by naming him 'Captain Sappy' for getting into Principal Pricky's way, despite Finster stating the fact that T.J. was actually expressing the whole school's true feelings for Prickly. In the film, she even aided the students and the rest of the staff in stopping her ex-boyfriend Dr. Phillium Benedict from sending the Earth to a new Ice Age as a part of his plan to raise test scores.
is Enemies of
is Friends of