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Theodore Murdsley is the main antagonist of "The Flustering Mindless Woe of the Flushable Memory Wipes."

He was once a student at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. He gained the nickname Ted Turdsley because of an incident where he sat in some pudding.


As a child, Theodore Murdsley was part of the school band. He played the glockenspiel. At one of his concerts, he sat in some pudding. When he stood up, someone shouted out that it looked like he pooped his pants and then said: "Hey! Ted Murdsley sat in pudding! We shoud call him Ted Turdsley."

Afterward, a video of the incident was kept in his student file. A picture of it was used as his yearbook photo with the statement "You all will pay for this!". The joke continued for a long time and Theodore would never forget it. From then on, every time someone would sit in the pudding, they would become the new Ted Turdsley. This tradition reached the point where Mr. Krupp would create assemblies just to publicly announce who the new Turdsley is.

At some point, later in life, he would become a toiletries salesman and for an indefinite amount of time worked directly with his former school to get toiletries into the building.

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In "The Flustering Mindless Woe of the Flushable Memory Wipes," he offers Mr. Krupp free toilet wipes on Chili Wednesday. Despite not knowing a lot about the cost or purpose of the wipes, Mr. Krupp (and everyone besides George and Harold) rush to use them because of the chili. This cleans their bottoms and their memories.

With their memories gone, Theodore Mursley convinces them he is principal. When George and Harold reappear and reveal they know about everything in a school assembly, Mr. Murdsley orders everyone to attack them. George and Harold try to reveal the truth, but he wipes their memories and takes away their comics.

Later, when George and Harold use another comic to restore their memory, he locks them up and informs them that he will detain these comics just like all the other insufferable works they have made. It is unclear why he finds their comics annoying, although it may be because George and Harold keep trying to reveal the truth about him with them. Later, he teams up with Melvin and builds a giant memory wiping machine before having the mech sit in the pudding. After being subjected to ridicule once again, he retreats and threatens revenge.