Timothy is a friendly raccoon. Although he is the main character of the show, not all episodes are centered on him. He is a well-meaning young boy and the most warm-hearted child in the school, generally trying to be a friend to everyone. Occasionally, he can be impulsive. He wears a blue and white striped shirt, although he wore blue overalls on his first day at school and a red suit on his second day.
- Timothy's voice actor also voiced Pecola. They even wear similar shirts. Also note that Timothy's favorite stuffed animal is Pecola's species: a penguin.
- Both Timothy Goes to School and Pecola were animated by Nelvana; although the two shows are not even close to identical in art style, let alone any form, the differences above still stick. It might just be a coincidence, as Pecola came out one year after Timothy.