Alex Francis Connelly, is a main character and secondary deuteragonist in the show School Daze. He is the younger brother of Tom Connelly, as revealed in South Park: The Metal of Trust. He used to be on the swim team, but he quit after he lost the backstroke race. Later, in South Park: The Metal of Trust, Alex got arrested along with his father for having sex with children. He returns in the Summer School Daze mini-series, He then reveals that he was released due to being a child himself. Alex appears in almost every episode.
Alex’s personality changed throughout the series. In his debut, He was a swimming fanatic. In the 11th Season of School Daze, he was very wimpy. And starting at Season 14, He was gay. More specifically, he’s gay for Rigby. Alex has hugged him, kissed him, and even tickled him on several occasions. Rigby, of course, found his gay side disgusting. No matter how many times Rigby’s told him to stop, he still doesn’t quit. But nonetheless, Rigby still likes him as a friend. Many of the characters like him as well, the only exception is Trent. He HATES Alex. The reason Trent hates him is because he messed up on his science experiment, Causing the teachers to make him re-do it. Willy had some beef with Alex as well. In The School Daze Christmas Movie, Alex, Willy, Mordecai, and Rigby decided to re-enact a stunt from The Joogsquad, with Cole’s car. They drove it off the roof of Tom’s house and ended up totaling the car. When Officer Carter arrived, Alex pinned the blame on Willy, and he got arrested. Alex has been hiding out at the park ever since. However, due to the events of the second movie, He moved back in with his family.
Alex has fair skin, green eyes, and blue hair. He is always shown wearing his trademark red glasses. Sometimes, he wears contacts. He wears several outfits throughout the School Daze series.
Regular Show Edit
In Regular Show, he wears a green t-shirt, blue pants, and brownish-yellow shoes. He wears this until "South Park: The Metal of Trust".
Summer School Daze Edit
In the Summer School Daze mini-series and Seasons 1-2 of 8th Grade Adventures, he started wearing a white spacesuit with gray gloves and boots. Now he wears this on rare occasions.
8th Grade Adventures (Seasons 13-14) Edit
In the 3rd Season of 8th Grade Adventures, he got a new outfit, which consisted of a blue and green jacket, a red short-sleeved undershirt, gray pants, and lime green sneakers. He still wears this on a few occasions.
8th Grade Adventures (Seasons 14-17) Edit
In Season 4 of 8th Grade Adventures, he got another new outfit, which consisted of a yellow jacket, his red undershirt, blue jeans, and brown boots. When Season 17 began, he started wearing an orange life jacket whenever he left the park. He wore this outfit until “Simpsons Guy 4: The Pokemon Daze”. He wore it again in “A Wicked Good Time”.
Regular Show In Space (Seasons 19-33) Edit
In the 8th Season of Regular Show, High School Years, and Seasons 1-3 of Forever Sophomores, his outfit changed again. His new outfit consisted of a gray hooded sweater with purple overalls, black shoes, a yellow activity band from McDonald’s, and a red backpack. he maintains his red undershirt from his last 2 outfits. He wore this until “Alli, You’re a Firework!”. However, he went back to wearing this outfit in “The Learning Continues”.
School Daze in Paradise Edit
In the School Daze in Paradise Series, he appeared in another new outfit, consisting of a green hooded jacket, a white short-sleeved undershirt, khaki cargo shorts, white socks and light blue and gray sneakers. He wore this until “Till We Meet Again”.
Animas Extravaganza Edit
In the Animas Extravaganza series, he wears a maroon turtleneck sweater underneath a light blue parka with brown fur on the hood, dark gray cargo pants, and stylish red snow boots.
Post-Animas Extravaganza (Seasons 33-37) Edit
At the end of the Animas Extravaganza series, he receives 1 item of clothing each from 3 of his new friends so he can always remember them: a red and white cap with a green "L" on it from Ash(though he didn't actually get it from Ash, it was a gift from Gammy), a blue vest from Luffy(which Luffy wore in the Sabaody Archipelago Arc), And black Shinobi wristbands from Naruto(which resemble the standard Shinobi headband that Naruto always wears). In Season 32, he wore these items with his usual gray collared sweater and purple overalls. However, starting with Season 33, He sported his red hat, blue vest, and black wristbands with a completely different outfit after wearing out his old one during his second battle with the Sock-Headed Bandit. That outfit consists of a black North-Face jacket with rolled up sleeves, his red undershirt, light gray baggy sweatpants, and orange and blue Nike sneakers with light gray soles. He wore this for the rest of Forever Sophomores.
Summer Era Edit
In Oak House and Summer Chronicles, Alex wears an outfit similar to what he wore in the School Daze in Paradise series, but with a few changes: his red cap, blue vest, and black wristbands are added to his attire, the sleeves on his green jacket are rolled up(similar to his previous black jacket), and his light blue pair of sneakers are replaced by his current orange pair.
In Virtual Paradise, Alex keeps his red and white cap, and wears his blue vest as a shirt, and only one of his black wristbands. He also wears turquoise swimming trunks with an orange leaf pattern, as well as orange and blue sandals.
Advanced Education (Current) Edit
In Advanced Education, Alex replaces his previous cap, vest, and wristbands with a new set of accessories given to him by Ash, Luffy, and Naruto at the end of Anime Extravaganza Movie: Endless Summer: Ash gave him a black and red cap with a green Poke-ball on it(similar to Ash's Hoenn cap), He got a new light blue vest from Luffy(which Luffy wore in Amazon Lily and most of Impel Down), and Naruto replaces Alex's wristbands with dark blue Shinobi fingerless gloves(which are similar to Kakashi's). He now sports these items with a brand-new outfit, which consists mainly of an orange t-shirt with a light gray stripe and a motorcycle rider on it, a blue long-sleeved undershirt, military green cargo pants, and blue and white high-top sneakers.
In cold weather, he wears his red boots and light blue parka from Animas Extravaganza with this outfit. In the Season 4 finale, Alex is revealed to have "1Y3M" written on his right bicep, which could mean "1 Year, 3 Months", possibly foreshadowing the return of Ash, Luffy, and Naruto in Advanced Education.
Other Outfits Edit
- Whenever he is watching YouTube in bed with Mordecai and Rigby, he is usually seen wearing a red South Park t-shirt, which he wears underneath most of his outfits, along with blue shorts and white socks. After Animas Extravaganza, his shorts are replaced with blue plaid pajama pants. His shirt is sometimes seen in a different color, such as blue, orange, gray, or other colors.
- During Uncle Bill's Funeral, Alex can be seen wearing a black formal suit with a white dress shirt underneath, a black bow tie, black dress shoes, and his hair is dyed brown.
- During his Doctor's Appointment in "A Medical Poaching", Alex wore a maroon hoodie, his red undershirt, blue baggy sweatpants, and his black shoes.
- While recovering from his Charlie Horse in "Painful Pulling", Alex wears a blue Under-Armour hoodie with a dark-gray FNAF t-shirt underneath, and gray athletic pants tucked into his black shoes.
- Alex wears 4 different swimsuits throughout the series. With them, he always wears red goggles.
- In 8th Grade Adventures, Alex wears a yellow pair of trunks with a blue leaf pattern.
- In High School Years, the third movie, and Season 2 of Forever Sophomores, Alex wears a purple swimsuit with dark gray stripes.
- In the Paradise series, Animas Extravaganza, and the Summer Era, Alex wears a pair of turquoise trunks with orange leaves on them.
- In The Rise of Bill Arc, Alex wears a red life vest and a pair of blue swim trunks with white cuffs. This outfit is similar to Luffy's pre-timeskip outfit.
- In Advanced Education, Alex wears an orange swimsuit with a black swim-brief-like marking on it, as well as red swirls on each side, resembling Naruto's Shippuden jacket.
- During the Ring ceremony, the Best Buddies prom, and Track Banquet, Alex wore a white dress shirt with a blue tie, khaki pants, and black dress shoes. He also wears his red cap, light blue vest, and dark blue fingerless gloves with this outfit.
Shortly after Alex was born, his mother sitcom-ed to her AIDS virus. Therefore, he never met his mother. Years Later, he met Mordecai and Rigby after they showed up at his house. After spending the weekend together, they compete in the Special Swimming Olympics. Unfortunately, Alex lost because he screwed up on the backstroke race. Months Later, he parted ways with Mordecai and Rigby due to having feelings of depression about his loss at the Olympics. He returns in "South Park: The Metal of Trust", as he was seen at the Super Adventure Club with his father. Afterwards, he was arrested for child molestation along with his father. Before being carted off, he tells Cartman that the cheater is a ginger. In the same movie, he is revealed to be Tom's younger brother. Years Later, he returns again and reveals that he was released due to being a child himself, and that he spend 2 years with the Franklin Fish, competing in swim races worldwide. At the start of the 8th Grade Adventures series, Alex was the punching bag of the family, he was always punished by his father. After reuniting with Mordecai and Rigby, He became part of the main cast along with Mordecai and Rigby. The trio spend the first half of the High School Years series in space, while in the other half and further, they begin to appear in every episode.
Alex is able to get along with pretty much anybody, especially Tom, Caillou, Willy, and Ash Ketchum. His best friends are Mordecai and Rigby. Mordecai and Alex act brotherly towards each other, but Alex is OBSESSED with Rigby. He always hugs him, kisses him, and tickles him in almost every episode they appear in togerther. Despite being annoyed by this, Rigby still likes Alex as a friend.
- Alex has the same voice actor as Tom and Michael: Stink Putty
- Due to his hair and glasses, Alex makes a striking resemblance to Milhouse from The Simpsons, but Matt Groening likes Alex so much that he decides to let School Daze continue using him.
- Alex changes his outfit the most out of all characters(excluding Allison, Sally, William, and others, who change frequently), While Tom only changed his outfit twice.
- Alex's friend Lizzie disappears after The Adventures of Spongebob and Rigby, she is never seen or mentioned again until Rigby brings her up in "The End of Trick-or-Treating".
- Alex is the only original character to debut on Cartoon Network.
- Alex gets upset whenever someone calls him a "Milhouse Look-A-Like".
- Alex, along with Tom, Mordecai, and Rigby, is one of the only 4 characters to appear in every episode of Forever Sophomores.