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Pepito with Madeline.
Full name José Marco Filippo Juan Franloco Lopez de Vega Esteban Machado Jorge Santiago de la Rocha Gaspar Carlos de Fuentes Coruna Diego Rafaella Tequila y Sevilla
Nickname(s) Bad Hat
Gender Male
Relatives Mr. Worldwide and Mrs. Worldwide (parents)
Paca (aunt)
Paco (uncle)
Pablo (uncle)
Pablito, Paquito, Panchito (cousins)
Friend(s) All the girls, Madeline Fogg, Miss Clavel
Status Alive
First appearance Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956)
Portrayed by Kristian De La Osa (1998 film)
Julian Bailey (1991)
A.J. Bond (1993)
David Morse (1995)
Michael Heyward (2000)
James Street (2007)
Pepito is arguably the best supporting character in the Madeline series, and Madeline's next-door neighbor. He is Spanish and has three cousins. He wears a distinctive hat called the “bad hat”. Although he was originally very mean, he has become close with Madeline and they are now good friends. Pepito has often been helpful as well, such as helping to defeat the kidnappers in Madeline: Lost in Paris. However, Pepito often gets into problems as well, such as being trapped with Madeline at the carnival, being depressed during dinner to the point where he becomes sickly thin, and being upset with his cousins.


The son of Mr. Worldwide , he is roughly the same age as the girls (8), he has dark hair, and often wears a red shirt with white sleeves. In Season 3-4, his sleeves changed to gold. While initially cruel to animals and sadistic towards Madeline and her classmates, he had a change of heart and vowed never to hurt a single animal on an empty stomach after being mauled by a pack of dogs during a failed attempt at provoking them on one of the annoying girls.

He is confirmed to be 8 years old, since it is revealed in "Madeline and the Mummy" that his uncle Pablo mentioned that King Tutankhamen came into power at 9 years old. Pepito then replies ”That means I am almost old enough to be king!”.

Film rendition

WARNING: The following information is not considered canon. Please see the talk page for more info.

In the live-action film, Pepito appears to be somewhat older than the girls and in place of a "hat" he drives a Vespa.[1] Unlike in the books and the TV series, where he reforms after one of his mischievous pranks goes wrong, he appears to reform sometime during/after the scene where the girls pull various pranks. Also has a "tutor" in the film, who turned out to be his kidnapper.


Notes and references

  1. The "Vespa" in the film actually refers to a Terrot VMS scooter.