Thomas Peters, maiden name "Pickle", recently moved to Jefferton. He is a (not quite successful) entrepreneur who's full of ideas. An all-around nice guy, he lives the epitome of a blissful suburban life - he is constantly being taken advantage of by his friend, The Mayor (who can't seem to remember his name); he has a morbidly obese, emotionally abusive wife named Joy who won't have sex with him and whose last name he took; he is the father of three step-sons that Joy had with other men; when he's not sleeping on a cot next to Joy's bed, he's sleeping in the Pup Tent because one of her ex-husbands is over to visit; he has a bad case of house-rot; and his car can only hold three gallons of gas at a time.