Mr. Houndstooth (Father)
|“||Lesser grammar, that's the goodest idea I ever hear!||”|
— Paisley Houndstooth
Paisley Houndstooth is a funny, but awkward friend. She is the opposite of Lexi Reed, and is usually clueless as to what is going on around her, but she never means any type of harm. She never really fully understands what people say, but she goes with it anyway in her own, unique way. However, sometimes Lexi uses her as a sidekick. Paisley is beautiful, but not very bright. She is portrayed by Allie DeBerry.
PersonalityPaisley is friendly, kind, and generous, but is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. She is practically the opposite of Lexi who is mean to just about everyone in the school. She is very innocent because of her naive nature, and she's never shown anger like Lexi. She is also very perky and energetic. She lets Lexi manipulate her — not knowing Lexi's intentions. She's very nice to the A.N.T.s, unlike most of the other teens. Paisley is friends with the A.N.T.s because unlike Lexi, she is pretty nice. She is seen to be good friends with Olive, as shown in "intelligANT". She also seems to love all sorts of animals, because she owns two parrots and a giraffe.
Season 1 In the first episode TransplANTed, when Chyna accidentally sits in Lexi's chair, Paisley tells her to "get to the part where they eat the porridge", thinking she was telling the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Later, when Chyna and Olive are hiding, Lexi claims that Chyna is a "show-off" and Paisley says that she thought Chyna had played well on the "tiny chin guitar", meaning the violin. At Lexi's party, Paisley is convinced that Fletcher is a magician because of his (failed) attempt to look older, so she immediately wants him to do a trick. When Fletcher attempts to explain that he is not a magician, she quickly states that magicians are attractive, leading to the A.N.T. to pretend doing magic. He tells her to clear all thoughts in her head for the trick which takes only a few seconds to further give the impression of Paisley's stupidity. Then Fletcher comically claims his magic isn't working so the two will have to make a physical connection, causing her to hug him tightly. When Fletcher crashes into the stereo, we are further reminded of Paisley's clueless nature, since still believing that Fletcher is a magician, she asks if the bunny in his hat is okay. When Chyna tries to save the party, Paisley further infuriates Lexi stating that Chyna played really well, just like when she played violin in music class.
In the episode ParticipANTs, she and Lexi are cheering to get people to signup for the Cheerleading Squad. When Chyna and Olive try to sneak by, Lexi greets the two making it obvious she recognized them and Paisley remarks that Chyna should join the cheerleading squad since she has a great smile, being she had a happy drama mask on. At tryouts, Paisley mispronounces Chyna and Olives' names, and when they correct her, she assumes the names she mispronounced were entirely different people than Olive and Chyna and allows them to tryout since "Ca-hyna" or "A-live" didn't show. During Olive's long try-out cheer, which is mainly a series of scientific facts about wolves, the dim-witted cheerleader is confused. Later gets kicked in the face during Chyna's cheer. Later, Chyna apologizes, but Paisley responds saying she's fine. Paisley is excited because she believes her injured nose will allow her to finally get permission from her mother to get the nose job she had long awaited.
In StudANT Council, Paisley is with Lexi at the prom entrance. She also appears with other cheerleaders when Lexi fires Angus out of a cannon. She comments that they should have done that outside when he crashed into the ceiling.In Bad RomANTs, Paisley tries to help Lexi to get into the school newspaper by pretending to choke on a meatball so that Lexi could pretend to save her. However, Paisley keeps talking, making it impossible for her to really be choking. Lexi clamps her hand over Paisley's mouth to silence her, but that causes Paisley to actually swallow the meatball and start choking, but is rescued by Abigail Timmons. FraudulANT, she and Lexi auditioned as a princess for a kid's birthday party. Paisley was better than Lexi at everything such as making impossible balloon animals, however, all of the kids ended up voting Lexi as the best princess because she's horrible, and the children say "there's nothing funny about being good at your job."
In CANTonese Style Cuisine, Paisley helps Lexi figure out why she has not been invited to McKenna's birthday party. However, Lexi was in fact invited to the party. Paisley was given Lexi's invitation to deliver, but was reading it upside down so she thought it said "IX37" instead of "LEXI".
In Slumber Party ANTics, Paisley was invited to Lexi's sleepover. Lexi and her ended up going over to Chyna's sleepover.
In America Needs TalANT, she is Olive's partner for a game show called The Brainy Bunch. She got all the questions wrong, but when the host asked the one she knew, she did not press the buzzer.
In SANTa's Little Helpers she works as a gift wrapper at the mall along with Lexi, and ends up wrapping herself and shipping herself to Chyna's house. She is also hired as an elf with Lexi as Santa after Cameron and Darryl run out of the mall. In this episode, she can spend a whole night without air.
In Some EnchANTed Evening, she follows Gibson's help with cheerleading.
In PatANT Pending, she breaks her arm, which causes Lexi to fake injuries to get attention that Paisley is receiving. Paisley ends up breaking "everything", but manages to survive somehow.
In Ballet DANTser, she takes Driver's Ed with Cameron.In ANTswers, Paisley tells the Ant's that her 'parents' are fighting. Chyna, Oliver, and Fletcher offer her help and decide to throw a romantic dinner for her 'parents'. However, at the romantic dinner it is revealed that she actually said her parrots were fighting. Nevertheless, the dinner goes on.
In endurANTs, Paisley went on the end of year trip.In ContestANTs, Paisley helps Lexi compete against Chyna in the carnival's Salute to Friendship Contest.
In IntelligANT, she gives Olive tips about how to be like her.
In SignificANT Other, she teams up with Cameron on a project to see if they can drive a calm person to the brink of madness.
In Detective AgANTcy, she says she and Cameron had repeated second grade. She and Lexi compete to see who will get more friends on WolfPack. She also shows that she is very good at burping.
In ScavANTger Hunt, She is on a team with Lexi and Fletcher. She also has a pet giraffe, which she is about half the height of.
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Fletcher seems to be attracted to Paisley, while she seems quite fond of him (at least platonically).
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Cameron and Paisley are very good friends, and Cameron has an obvious crush on her.
Paisley and Olive are very friendly towards each other. When Olive receives a bad grade in intelligANT, she adopts Paisley's style and mannerisms, believing it's her destiny.
- TransplANTed (First appearance)
- StudANT Council
- Bad RomANTs
- MutA.N.T. Farm
- CANTonese Style Cuisine
- Slumber Party ANTics
- America Needs TalANT
- SANTa's Little Helpers
- Some EnchANTed Evening
- PatANT Pending
- Ballet DANTser
- AmusemANT Park
- SignificANT Other
- Detective AgANTcy
- ScavANTger Hunt
- chANTs of a Lifetime
- idANTity crisis
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- Her first and last name are both patterns.
- She once mistaken Valid Parking for Ballet Parking, as shown in Ballet DANTser.
- It is mentioned by Lexi that Paisley is a natural brunette, however this may be just used as a rhyme in the song that this fact was stated in.
- She can make impossible balloon objects, such as a working balloon helicopter and a life sized pony.
- Paisley is shown to be an animal lover as seen when she kissed a frog and thought it was cute, and owns a giraffe (which she says is a long necked horse) and two parrots as pets.
- Paisley's parents are said to fight all the time, but Paisley doesn't think it's a big deal.
- She might think that Principal Skidmore is a witch, as shown in the episode "managemANT"
- Paisley is shown to be great with kids.
- Paisley repeated the second grade with Cameron.
- She and Cameron share a burp every year on the same day to celebrate their "burp day".
- Paisley mispronounced Principal Skidmore's name from SkidMORE to SkidMARK however Skidmore doesn't mind, instead she smiles at her.
- She is best friends with Lexi.
- In ANTswers we learn she has two parrots who are mistaken as her parents to the A.N.T.s.
- She may be based on the "dumb blonde" stereotype.
- She works at Z-Tech now.