(a.k.a. 'G-Man,' 'G-Spot,' or 'El Gandhissimo') is a fictional character
on the animated television series Clone High
voiced by Michael McDonald
. He is an exact clone of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi is a self-confessed “non-stop party animal.” He is constantly seeking acceptance, looking to be more than just a geek, though inevitably his attempts to be cooler only make him look geekier. Examples of this are his pretending to get drunk off of non-alcoholic beer
in Episode 1, Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand
; smoking raisins in order to be accepted in Episode 9, Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts
; and wearing cool orange warmups that get him thrown in jail in Episode 10, Litter Kills: Litterally
It is revealed in Episode 3, A.D.D.: The Last 'D' Is for Disorder, that Gandhi has A.D.D., as well as A.D.H.D, its hyperactive cousin. Perhaps because of his condition, Gandhi’s antics often venture more into the bizarre than other Clone High stories, and so provide much of the silliest comedy of the series.
Also, in Episode 3, it is apparent, through a montage of memories Abe has about Gandhi being his 'Best Dude Forever,' that Gandhi has a penchant for shoving things up his nose, probably resulting from his A.D.D. or him just being immature and/or trying to be funny. To some, it wouldn't seem so funny, yet somehow, it amuses Abe.
Gandhi is more involved with the school than many of his friends. He is the treasurer of the Solid Gandhi Dancers dance squad, and is also Clone High’s mascot, DNA Dan.
Like all of the clones, Gandhi has difficulty living up to the legacy of his clone father. He admits that he buckled under the pressure of living up to original Mahatma Gandhi and became a “non-stop party animal,” but in many ways he has followed in Gandhi’s footsteps. He states explicitly in Episode 1, Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand
, that he is anti-violence
. There is further evidence of this in Episode 8, A Room of One's Clone: Pie of the Storm
, when he doesn’t fight back when JFK attacks him. This is contradicted in Episode 6, Homecoming: A Shot in D'Arc
, when Gandhi ironically states, "if there is one thing Mahatma Gandhi stands for, its revenge!" In Episode 9, Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts
, Gandhi, inspired by his clone father, uses the idea of a hunger strike
to save the beautiful Princess Gremulon. Gandhi’s desire to “dry hump” people at the Prom can also be seen as a similarity to Original Gandhi, who took a vow of celibacy. In fact, in the end, Gandhi can’t even “dry hump,” and decides to remain abstinent
Gandhi diverges from his clone father in his partying ways and his desire to be cooler. However, almost always, the good inside of him prevails, and he at least makes an effort to do the right thing.
Relationship with other characters
Abe is Gandhi’s best friend, and has been since they were young. They even wear matching friendship lockets that say “Best Dudes 4-Ever.” Their friendship is briefly shaken in Episode 3, A.D.D.: The Last 'D' Is for Disorder
, when Abe joins everyone in shunning Gandhi because of his A.D.D., but Abe successfully sacrifices his own popularity so that everyone will accept Gandhi.
JFK considers Gandhi a nerd, but Gandhi wants to be JFK’s friend, because JFK is popular. The tensions between the two boil over in Episode 8, A Room of One's Clone: Pie of the Storm
, and the two fight twice. But, at the end, they stop hating each other. They briefly become friends in Episode 7, Plane Crazy: Gate Expectations
, when JFK helps Gandhi to become a professional rapper, and on Episode 12, Makeover, Makeover, Makeover: The Makeover Episode
, when JFK makes over Gandhi as GFK, but Gandhi becomes angry when he finds out JFK only became his friend over a bet (with his reflection in the mirror).
Joan and Gandhi are Abe’s best friends, so the two of them have become friends as well. It is suggested that Joan confides in Gandhi about her love for Abe, and Gandhi, a loyal friend to Joan, has not told Abe about it.
She barely knows Gandhi even exists, and even finds him disgusting, despite the fact that they had every class together last year, he gave her one of his kidneys, and he was her foster brother for ten years until she convinced their foster parents he wasn’t good enough for her image and had him transferred to another home.
She dances with Gandhi on the Solid Gandhi Dancers. In Episode 12, Makeover, Makeover, Makeover: The Makeover Episode
, it is revealed she has a crush on Gandhi. In Episode 13, Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale
, they almost dry hump, but instead do the moral thing and opt for a platonic
In Episode 4, Film Fest: Tears of a Clone
, Gandhi convinces George Washington Carver to join with him to make a buddy cop film
called Black & Tan
, the point of which is to diss the stereotype
that Indians and Blacks don’t get along. At first, they follow the stereotype and do not get along, but, by the end, like the characters in their movie, they learn that “even though [they’re] different, [they’re] ultimately a hilarious combo,” and they become friends.
Gandhi’s foster parents are stereotypically Jewish
. As such, they have unrealistically high expectations of him and are very overprotective. They almost disown him when he expresses an interest in being a trucker in Episode 5, Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening
Gandhi is the most controversial character on Clone High
. His portrayal as a party animal enraged many in India
, including prominent members of India’s parliament
. See Main page: Controversy
for more information.