Clinton Carmichael 


“Don’t what me boy ! , turn the damn tv off”

 “I’m watching the Knicks !”


Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Allen Leech, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Lily James, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Brendan Coyle, Joanna Froggatt, Phyllis Logan, Jim Carter, Robert James Collier, Lesley Nicol, Siobhan Finneran, and Sophie McShera.

DVD covers, Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection (2/  )

Reasons why Susie Carmichael is one of the greatest Black Cartoon Characters of all time

Her character was voiced by Cree Summer who played Freddie Brooks on A Different World.

She introduced culture to white suburbia.

Taught the babies all of the popular black dances.

And maybe even showed them a thing or two about cooking.

She was perpetually unbothered by Angelica’s nonsense.

Literally. Her shade-throwing skills surpass any other three-year-old.

But she was never afraid to cry.

Demand what she wanted.

Be a leader.

Get angry for the cause.

Defend the babies from Angelica.

Or anybody else who tried to mess with them.

Immensely talented.

And, smart AF. She could speak 10 languages by the time they were in high school.

Susie was just a magical black girl.


We need more examples to see black girls magic!


For those who wanted to see my Susie Carmichael with a more natural hairstyle, here are some alternatives I came up with. Though I’d like to defend myself a bit.

I gave her long braids in my original All Grown Up design as a play on her original braids in the old Rugrats cartoon. They may not translate all the way, but they are supposed to be box braids.


You can have a broken heart, a heart of gold, a heart of stone, a beating heart, a bleeding heart, a heart of steel, the heart of a lion or a wild heart, but at the end of the day, after the fight, after the pain, our hearts still beat at the same rate.