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Did you call me?
  —Miss Anthrope [src]  

Edith Anthrope, also known as "Stuck-on-Hold Woman", not to be confused with Edith, the school secretary at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. Her name refers to "misanthrope", while her full name is a pun on "eat it and throw up". She is voiced by Grey Griffin in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and Patty Mattson in The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.


Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets[]

Ms. Anthrope – along with Mr. Krupp, Mr. Meaner, and Miss Ribble – bully George and Harold because they were suspended. She is later along with nearly all the other staff, eaten by one of the talking toilets. But when Captain Underpants, George, and Harold defeat the talking toilets and everything is restored, they are convinced it was a dream. She is last seen in the detention room writing sentences along with the other teachers who were mean to George and Harold, since the boys were made principals for the day. After realizing that, in order to pay for the big day of fun, George and Harold had to sell Mr. Krupp's antique chair and desk, Mr. Krupp is furious. George and Harold attempt to make an escape, but Ms. Anthrope snaps her fingers at them, causing Mr. Krupp to turn into Captain Underpants.

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)[]

Ms. Anthrope, like most of the school, was turned into a zombie nerd due to the food that the evil alien lunch ladies served everyone. When George and Harold are trying to prove to Mr. Krupp that there are aliens invading the school and turning everyone into zombie nerds, they use Ms. Anthrope as an example. Although she looks like a zombie nerd, Mr. Krupp isn't persuaded that easily, but when she takes a bite out of Mr. Krupp's desk, it is then when he starts to believe them.

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants[]

George and Harold are banned from the school field trip to Piqua Pizza Palace;instead, they have to clean the staff room. When the teachers and students get back from the field trip, her along with Mr. Krupp, Mr. Meaner, Ms. Ribble, Miss Calculator, and another teacher bully George and Harold. When they get bored of bullying them, they head back up to the staff room, but they didn't count on the fact that George and Harold had set the place up with pranks! She's last seen at the end of the book where she attempts to get George and Harold to stop skateboarding in the hallway by snapping her fingers which accidentally turns Mr. Krupp into Captain Underpants.

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman[]

When Ms. Ribble sends George and Harold to Mr. Krupp's office, Ms. Anthrope tells them that Mr. Krupp is on the phone. She then makes the boys copy off the Friday Memo while she goes to lunch. George and Harold, however, re-do the memo to fit their own silly ideas, and pass the memos out, making the following week very strange. She appears at Ms. Ribble's retirement party, where, after Mr. Krupp hands over Harold's card that makes Ms. Ribble think Mr. Krupp has proposed to her, she tells them that she will arrange everything, and although she isn't seen at the wedding, she most likely showed up due to her enthusiasm and most likely was splashed with food in Ms. Ribble's fit of rage.

Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy - Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets[]

After Melvin Sneedly (the Booger Boy) goes on a rampage, Ms. Anthrope is captured by him. Captain Underpants rescues her, but she becomes a plot device by kissing Captain Underpants with a lot of slobber as her way of thanking Captain Underpants for saving him.This works the same as pouring water on his head, so Captain Underpants goes back to being Mr. Krupp, and he is eaten up by the Booger Boy.

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy - Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers[]

When Mr. Krupp is in Melvin's body, he demands a cup of coffee from Ms. Anthrope, and assuming it is Melvin Sneedly talking to her, she refuses and is furious at him, and gives him a wedgie via a coat hanger (which normally she is not allowed to do but due to the field trip she was forced to go to, she was in a bad mood). She is later seen among the many people of whom Mr. Krupp annoyed while in Melvin's body chasing the real Melvin.

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People[]

Her alternate version passes by the boys, saying it's a nice day to see them.

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000[]

Ms. Anthrope is first seen congratulating Mr. Krupp for punishing George and Harold for not coming to school on test day. Ms. Anthrope is also the first of the teachers to be convinced that she is dreaming and therefore she can do whatever she wants, so she strips off down to her bra and underwear and starts causing mayhem. Soon, Mr. Meaner, Miss Labler, and Ms. Ribble all join in, also convinced that they are dreaming, and it didn't stop until every teacher in the school was going mad. The police soon arrive and arrest all the teachers (Ms. Anthrope included) and take them to jail.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie[]

She first shows up entering her office when George and Harold tried infiltrating it to steal Melvin's turtle. To distract her, George calls her while using a voice mimicking a game show host's and asks her to please hold if she would like to win $1 billion. Anthrope gullibly buys it and being so excited about it, stays on hold and remains frozen for the rest of the movie.

In a mid-credits scene, George and Harold find that she's been on hold for the whole movie. George decides to call her again, and Anthrope gets so surprised that she accidentally drops her phone perfectly into the position of hanging it up. Realizing she "lost" her chance to win $1 billion, she screams and throws a fit of rage. Unsurprisingly, George and Harold don't feel sorry for her at all, they just make her the theme of their next comic book: "Attack of Stuck on Hold Woman".

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants[]

Miss Anthrope makes several appearances in the series. In "The Problematic Pandemonium of the Punishing Plungerina," she is transformed into a monster named Clogneta when she falls into her clogged bathtub with toilet paper, avocados, cat food, cats, and scented bath products in it. Most of the other times, she just asks "Did you call me?" whenever Mr. Krupp makes a grumbling noise inside the school. Mr. Krupp usually replies, "No!" and she says "Cause I thought I heard-", and Mr. Krupp always cuts her off and after she explains why she came, Mr. Krupp says"No!" again,and she usually yells "FINE!" angrily, and slams the door.


Miss Anthrope's skin tone is different in both the books and the show. In the books, she is white, but in her animated incarnations, her skin is brown. In the books, her hair is pink, whilst her hair is brown in the TV series. In the books, she always dressed differently, but in the TV show, she wears a lavender dress with darker purple spots.


Like most of the staff at Jerome Horwitz Elementary, Miss Anthrope is cruel and could care less about the well-being of children. She is usually apathetic to everything and hates it when Krupp bosses her around. She could be cruel most likely because she gets bossed around and she might want to show off that she should not be bossed around.