I feel as if each of the puppets reperesent different parts of the media.
French fry child/Manny represents the more childish and innocnent part of the media. The people who still hang onto their childhoods/parents wanting things for their children. They’re easily swayed by the media. “Buy this app! It will help you 6 month old learn how to play mozart!!” Even though that sounds stupid, they still believe it. Like how Manny believes Shrignold/Pesky B, Listens to Notebook intensly and is the least to question any of the teachers.
Birbman/Robin/Duckman is the biggest part of the media, Teens and young adults. He will question things on ocasion “maybe time is a construct of human perception?” but sometimes he falls into the trap “Digital style!” like most teenagers/20 somethings. He does question the teachers, more than Manny at least.
And then there’s Harry/Red guy/Drake, he reperestents older people/adults in the media. The ones who never grew up with Computers or phones. He never really speaks because Robin would probably get after him. That is why he is almost unaffected in DHMIS 1. And, in DHMIS 2, rather than rotting like the others he becomes terribly old and gray. He also almost acts fatherly in DHMIS 3 but we can’t really use that one because he’s only in the video for a short amount of time. And you notice the way he questions the teachers is in a rational and realistic way. No, he doesn’t overanalyze things like Robin does. But that just adds to him as well. He’s also probably the smartest of the whole group because he figured everything out at the end of DHMIS4. Idk tho.