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The series "Friday Night Weekly" features a number of supporting characters.

Supporting characters

Special guest hosts

In most episodes, "Jozef K. Richards" (Jozef K. Richards) sits next to "Matt Henry" (Matt Henry) as co-hosts of the show, and for much of the first season, they are joined by "Makenzie Boettcher" (Makenzie Boettcher) as well. In the second season, Makenzie left the show and in traveling episodes, Matt was occasionally replaced by a guest host.

Character Actor First episode No. of episodes Description
"Alex Trapp" Alex Trapp December 6, 2013 5 American coffee bean farmer in Colombia who buys the show from Uncle Glen and puts Jozef to work on his farm.
Max Splorer Max Machotka January 16, 2015 3 World explorer who interprets Egyptian hieroglyphs to proclaim Jozef as the "chosen one" who will defeat Matt Ott in the Middle East.

Recurring supporting characters

Besides Special Reporter "Reuben Glaser" (Reuben Glaser), there are a number of recurring support characters on "Friday Night Weekly". Some characters are depicted as working for the show, such as Ryan the P. A. or Uncle Glen, while others are recurring guests on the show itself, like Matt's spiritual adviser, "Matt Mast".

Character Actor First episode No. of episodes Description
Ryan the P. A. Ryan Dewerth September 13, 2013 21 Production assistant on the show who is almost as down on himself as everyone else is and who is easily susceptible to mind control, deception, and possession.
Uncle Glen Glen Popple January 3, 2014 12 Ryan the P. A.'s uncle who owns the house the show is recorded in for the first season, during which time he becomes the show's executive producer. He produces a movie with Reuben called "Rat Ship".
"Matt Mast" Matt Mast October 4, 2013 8 Matt Henry's spiritual adviser who stars in his own segment, "Good Feelings", though his thoughts are often underwhelming, confusing, gloomy, or otherwise depressing.
(Matt's Best Friend) "Trent 'Scoonie' Schoonover" Trent Schoonover December 13, 2013 8 Matt Henry's best friend who is an amateur singer, who's released a CD, and works at a gas station until he is brought on the show as the replacement production assistant.
"Matt Ott" Matt Ott December 20, 2013 6 Jozef's sworn enemy and arch nemesis, he is hellbent on either a takeover or total destruction of "Friday Night Weekly". He rules from a castle in New York City and builds a robot army.
Professor VanOuchie Chris Ouchie December 13, 2013 4 Scientist of questionable credentials who claims to have invented absolutely everything in history. Some of his inventions include a mind eraser and a remote control bug.
Robo-Ryan Ryan Dewerth February 7, 2014 (first reference: November 8, 2013) 4 Matt Ott's janky robot sentries cloned from Ryan the P. A. with a primary objective to kill Jozef.
Dale ???? Aaron Butalla October 11, 2013 3 Parks employee and beer lover interviewed by Jozef in his first field report who returns for Thanksgiving dinner and is later roped into Reuben's plans.
"Ledis Arango V." Ledis Arango V. April 4, 2014 3 Alex's wife who together owns the farm in Colombia with Alex and is disappointed by Jozef's work habits.
"Jacob Woelfel" Jacob Woelfel January 10, 2014 3 A mentally insane person and possible Satan worshipper who claims to be a weather man and is allowed on the show.
Samuel St. Hngus Van Campbell III September 13, 2013 2 Entomologist/bug expert/bug cuddler who is twice interviewed by Reuben on "The Reuben Report" before a run-in with Black Shuck.
Counselor Rick Rick Hebert October 4, 2013 2 Matt Henry's elderly counselor who yearns for someone to sit in his lap.
Radamel Falcao Juan Ricardo Sanchez Gonzalez April 4, 2014 2 Colombian soccer player who appears as a guest on the show and assists Professor VanOuchie in delivering a message to Jozef.

Special guest stars

In the episode "FND for Vendetta", FND Films guest star in prominent roles. This is the only instance of such appearances by guest stars in the show's run.

  • "Vince DeGaetano" (Vince DeGaetano) – The "D" in FND Films who is portraying Doctor Joe Boxer (or: Boxing Joe Doctor) in a skit when Jozef and Matt break into their apartment. He is assigned Makenzie as who he will directly fight in the FNW vs. FND rumble because they are both considered the weakest.
  • "Aaron Fronk" (Aaron Fronk) – The "F" in FND Films who is directing and taping a skit when Jozef and Matt break into their apartment. He is assigned Jozef as who he will directly fight in the FNW vs. FND rumble because they are both directors with facial hair..
  • "Cooper Johnson" (Cooper Johnson) – The third member of FND Films who Jozef remembers from college. He is portraying Casper Cancer in a skit when Jozef and Matt break into their apartment. He is assigned Matt as who he will directly fight in the FNW vs. FND rumble because they are both the "bigger" ones.

Special guests

One-off segment special guests appeared in certain episodes of "Friday Night Weekly".

Character Actor First episode No. of episodes Segment Description
"Chippy" Chippy December 27, 2013 2 "Gettin' Lippy with Chippy" Matt Henry's friend from the rec center who has no opinion on evolution and believes that dinosaurs and humans may have co-existed at one time.
Santa Claus Charles Ramsey December 27, 2013 2 "Welcome Santa Claus!" Portrayal of Santa Claus played by down-on-his-luck actor Nick Kimball who has a bad habit of antagonizing quick-to-anger people like Jozef and Milltownproduct.
Erica the Cat Lady Erica Winship November 15, 2013 1 "Erica" An unstable cat fanatic brought on the show to deliver more "cat" related content to the fans.
"Charlie Ramsey" Charles Ramsey November 22, 2013 1 "Young Opinions with Charlie Ramsey" Friend of Jozef's who is introduced as young-minded, but supports incredibly dated concepts such as serfdom and criminal execution by lions.
"LaJa$zy J" LaJa$zy J January 3, 2014 1 Weather Topless weather girl hired by Matt Henry through Craigslist as an engagement gift for Reuben.
Kenny Dean Kenny Somerville January 17, 2014 1 "Keep Off Drugs with Kenny Dean" Motivational speaker and undercover detective who advises kids to keep off certain drugs, though encourages others. He arrests a murder suspect.
"Karen Henry" Karen Henry April 18, 2014 1 "Hot or Not" Matt Henry's mom whose house becomes a temporary filming location. She interrupts the show multiple times with vacuuming and discusses hot male celebrities with her son in a segment.
"Chelo III" Chelo April 25, 2014 1 "Sports with Chelo III" Friend of the show's with a segment about sports, something he knows nothing whatsoever about.
Milltownproduct Martin Mercado December 26, 2014 1 "Gift Rap" Local rapper and friend of Matt Henry's from water aerobics class at the rec center who comes on the show to do Christmas themed raps, but is triggered by a Christmas carol Matt sings before bringing Santa Claus out as a guest.
"Kameelia Minley" Kameelia Minley January 2, 2015 1 "The Test of 2014: Challenge" Former talk show host of "Divine Intervention" who leaves her show to instead be a one-time quiz reader on "Friday Night Weekly".

Bit characters

Some minor supporting characters appeared in single bits on the show.

Character Actor First episode No. of episodes Description
"Andrea Marcela Londoño" Andrea Marcela Londoño April 4, 2014 2 Colombian woman interviewed by Jozef in a field report who he doesn't realize is hitting on him in Spanish, but later stands him up when he finally asks her out.
Headmaster Shannon Tom Shannon December 27, 2013 1 Jozef and Matt's headmaster from the boy's school they attended as boys who Matt brings onto the show for a surprise reunion.
"Amanda Klitzka" Amanda Klitzka December 27, 2013 1 Chippy's mother who explains away Matt Henry carrying a corpse as Santa Claus presumably carrying a sack of presents.
Aunt Alka Susie Marine January 17, 2014 1 Uncle Glen's German-speaking authoritarian sister who understands very little English and whips the hosts with a stick.
Interim Executive Producer Mario Lanza Mario Lanza January 17, 2014 1 Alleged interim executive producer between Jozef and Uncle Glen's runs who is interviewed by Reuben on The Reuben Report.
"Nick" Nick Hetzel February 7, 2014 1 Grown man and avid player of "stick" who is mistaken for a little boy based on his grammar and spelling after writing into Makenzie on the show, becoming the subject of Jozef's second field report where he gives a tour of his street.
Tony from College Tony Lazzeretti February 14, 2014 1 Acquaintance of Jozef's and Cooper's in college who they meet at a party and make a pact with to keep making films in five years.
"José Arley Sabrada" José Arley Sabrada April 4, 2014 1 Colombian man interviewed by Jozef who thinks when Jozef asks him about "Coco" (Conan O'Brien) that he is asking him about coconuts.
"Carolina Sanchez" Carolina Sanchez April 4, 2014 1 Employee of Alex and Ledis on their coffee bean farm in Colombia.
Jozef's Colombian wife Paola Rodriguez December 12, 2014 1 Woman who is married to Jozef during his memory wiped period where he believed he was a Colombian fisherman and forgot how to speak English.
Bogotá cop (name withheld) December 12, 2014 1 Colombian police officer who takes down Jozef's camera thief who arrives during a field report interview.
"Mark Maj" Mark Maj January 2, 2015 1 Guy who buys Uncle Glen's former house from the bank and becomes the next executive producer of "Friday Night Weekly".
"Leslie Weber Maj" Leslie Weber Maj January 2, 2015 1 Mark Maj's wife who disapproves of "Friday Night Weekly" being recorded in her basement.
Sally Tubes Samantha Goetz January 9, 2015 1 Extreme and irrational feminist who is interviewed by Reuben on The Reuben Report.
"Ashor Shahat" Ashor Shahat January 23, 2015 1 Egyptian perfume oil salesman who sells oil to Jozef and Max Splorer, mistook for being a renowned Egyptologist in Jozef's field report.

Interviewees

In some episodes featuring "The Reuben Report" or a "Field Report" by Jozef, actual persons were interviewed in these segments who gave their real responses to questions posed by Reuben or Jozef while in character.

  • Black Friday Shopper (Shopping Man) – The Reuben Report, "Black Friday" ("Some Like It Cold")
  • Menard's employee – The Reuben Report, "Black Friday" ("Some Like It Cold")
  • "I am not a manager" – The Reuben Report, "Black Friday" ("Some Like It Cold")
  • Rich, Menard's manager – The Reuben Report, "Black Friday" ("Some Like It Cold")
  • Jhon Cruz Casas – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Patricia Toro Rovillas – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Jorge A. Naffar – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Pedro Antonio Muñoz Rodriguez – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Orlando Sarraritu – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Willaims Casetreras Arango – Field Report, "Team Coco in Colombia" ("Señor Stevia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean")
  • Yeimy Munsalve – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Luisa Rodriguez – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • María Helena Fonseca – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Xiomara Pineda – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Katherin Fonseca – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Oscar Ochoa Mesa – Field Report, "Bogotá Cuisine" ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Imran Abdul – Field Report, "The Abaya Conundrum" ("Dubai Stranger")
  • Hossam Redda – Field Report, "The Abaya Conundrum" ("Dubai Stranger")

Unseen or photograph-only characters

  • Boston bully/bullies – Perpetrators against Matt Henry as a child who primarily picked on him for being fat and who have now made Matt a Boston hater. ("Meet the Plant", etc.)
  • Rover – Matt Mast's dead dog that is buried in his backyard. ("Meth Ado About Nothing")
  • The bloggers – Jozef and Matt frequently explain decisions on the show based on feedback from unidentified bloggers. ("Buggin' Out", etc.)
  • Jozef's mother-in-law – Jozef mentions helping his "mother-in-law in Northern Wisconsin", though he is never seen to be married. ("Shaving Cream & Other Delights")
  • Nevada Montana – A little boy from Washington, Arkansas who Jozef donates his mustache to. ("Some Like It Cold")
  • Aunt Michiko – Uncle Glen's wife, who he claims he won't be seeing again after an irreconcilable incident at the Nation. ("Cloudy with a Chance of Teat Balls")
  • Uncle Glen's younger sister – Ryan the P. A.'s mom who Uncle Glen expresses regret over not preventing the birth of thereby preventing the birth of his nephew. ("Cloudy with a Chance of Teat Balls")
  • Ryan the P. A.'s grandmother – Uncle Glen's mother who he regrets not punching during her pregnancy with his younger sister. ("Cloudy with a Chance of Teat Balls")
  • Katia Perria – Reuben's mail-order bride, known as the Cambodian Katy Perry, who is sent to him via shipping container on the back of an ocean liner. ("Cloudy with a Chance of Teat Balls")
  • The person who hits Makenzie with his or her car – Makenzie is hospitalized by someone's hit and run. In a deleted scene that is not considered canon, it is Scoonie who does it after being blackmailed by Matt Ott. ("The Y.A.L.T.A. Confluence")
  • Chuckie Startman – The New York Times best-selling author of "Roll Call", a behind the scenes expose of the executive producers of "Friday Night Weekly", who is highly critical of Jozef. ("Whipping Hosts")
  • Matt Mast's ex-wife – Matt Mast says that his wife has left him since his last appearance. ("Uncle Knows Best")
  • Matt Mast's kid – Matt Mast says that his kid has died since his last appearance. ("Uncle Knows Best")
  • Guy who sells Matt Henry magic beans – Matt Henry buys three magic beans at the city market from a guy for $67. ("Rat and the Beanstalk")
  • Reuben's Russian editors – Reuben hires unnamed Russian editors to do the work for him on his film "Rat Ship". ("Rat and the Beanstalk")
  • Tony from College's dad – The coolest dude Tony has ever met other than Jozef and Cooper. ("FND for Vendetta")
  • Martin – The owner of Martin's Hat Hut who buys a minute's worth of advertising during the "Uncle's Moment" segment on the show. ("New Country for Sold Men")
  • College students and inner city buyers – People who Reuben sells stevia cut with glass shavings as cocaine to. ("Mercy, Mercy Me (The Apology)")
  • Bogotá camera thief – A person who attempts to steal Jozef's camera while he is filming a field report in Colombia. ("That's Jozef in the Corner")
  • Milltownproduct's mom – A woman who Milltownproduct worries has had sex with Santa Claus after Matt Henry sings a Christmas carol about it. ("The Matt in the Hat")
  • Angelique José Garcia – A woman who Matt Mast loves and tries apologizing to during a segment for sleeping with her sister. ("Bloody Well Left")

Imaginary characters and personified objects

Character First episode No. of episodes Description
The Plant (or: The Tree) September 13, 2013 30 A fake plant or small tree that sits center frame behind the desk in each episode recorded in The Basement Studio. It is frequently either knocked over or falls over on its own and is able to catch a cold, audibly sneeze, and ejaculate, a remote control function programmed into it by Professor VanOuchie.
The Cat Mugs September 13, 2013 31 Jozef, Matt, Reuben, Makenzie, and Detective Kenny Dean each have unique cat mugs they drink from on the show suited to their personalities. They are often subject of conversation and Erica the Cat Lady attempts to steal them once.
Scoopsie the Oopsie Ice Cream Cone November 8, 2013 5 A happy-go-lucky cartoon ice cream cone holding a giant pair of green scissors that "cuts in" to interrupt awkward, dragged out, or otherwise uncomfortable moments, usually cutting Reuben off.
The Collector April 11, 2014 5 An alias used by a prominent member of the cast while abducting and imprisoning people associated with the show and hoarding its memorabilia.
The Tree Brandy September 27, 2013 3 Jozef hides a plastic bottle of Brandy in the studio plant which he draws from in stressful moments.
Giuseppe January 16, 2015 3 A stuffed black crow that is taped onto Max Splorer's shoulder and is treated with the dignity of a human.
The Simpsons Ghost October 4, 2013 2 An unpopular Halloween decoration resembling Lenny from "The Simpsons" that becomes a demonic totem possessed by Black Shuck.
Black Shuck October 25, 2013 2 A demonic British ghost dog that is accidentally shipped by Reuben into the United States and subsequently takes The Simpsons Ghost decoration as its host body.
Matt Ott's Machine December 20, 2013 2 A sophisticated machine capable of deleting view counts on YouTube, lightly burning small photographs, and delivering affirmative statements via small print-outs to Matt Ott.
Matt Mast's Lava Lamp January 24, 2014 2 Matt Mast's last remaining love in life after losing his wife and kid that he also frequently almost loses.
Doctor Joe Boxer (or: Boxing Joe Doctor) February 14, 2014 1 A boxing physician in scrubs played by Vince DeGaetano in an original FND production that Jozef and Matt interrupt.
Casper Cancer February 14, 2014 1 A cigarette-smoking mook in white suit played by Cooper Johnson in an original FND production that Jozef and Matt interrupt.
Sorbo February 6, 2015 1 An ugly, floral-patterned stuffed creature that Matt Henry duct tapes to his shoulder as an answer to Max Splorer and Giuseppe. They briefly consider creating a YouTube channel together.