Granny May

Granny May

Oh my leg! My little old leg!
~ Granny May faking an injury.

Granny May (real name: Grandolyn Edna May) is a recurring antagonist in WordGirl.


She is a 75-year-old woman who poses as a sweet, loving woman, much like a grandmotherly like figure. However, under this guise, she is actually a master criminal. Because of this charade, most of the townspeople are easily turned over, except for WordGirl. In one episode, she even successfully turned the people against WordGirl by saying that she pushed a defenseless, old woman onto the ground. She also acts as though she's deaf, though in reality, she really isn't. She carries weapons such as knitting needles that fire yarn, which is almost impossible to break, perfume that can make people helpless, and purse mints that are nearly blindening. She is also equipped in a suit of steel armor and a jetpack that she activates by pressing on her pearl necklace. This makes her nearly impossible to catch. It is also equipped with an air-conditioning feature. Amazingly, her mother is still living, and she had to live with her mother while under house-arrest. She escaped, however.


Granny May has a variey of weapons on her own:

  • Knitting needles that shoot nearly unbreakable yarn.
  • Near blinding purse mints.
  • perfurme that makes people to not be able to do anything.
  • A suit of steel and a jetpack.



  • Granny May was voiced by Cree Summer.