|“||Welcome back to Nightmare Enterprises, Triple D!||„|
|~ Customer Service to King Dedede.|
Customer Service (known in the 4Kids dub as Frontman or "NME Salesguy") is the salesman and spokesperson of Nightmare Enterprises in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime. He is the one who sells monsters to his company's customers and he has the most important role in the company besides ENeMEe, who is the leader.
He was voiced by Banjō Ginga in the Japanese version, and Dan Green in the English version.
King Dedede always orders monsters from him in order to get rid of Kirby, but the monsters always fail, and since the Monsters are extremely overpriced, Dedede ends up building himself a really huge debt. Customer Service often refuses to send Dedede monsters because he has not paid his bills. He (or possibly ENeMEe) once sent a ghost to his castle to collect money from him in order to pay his dept.
In the original Japanese version, Customer Service is extremely polite, gracious, optimistic and intelligent, but despite that, he never misses a chance to subtly insult his customers. However, in 4Kids's dubbed version, he is a very brash, scheming and manipulative person, and his persuasive speech style is that of a stereotypical used car salesman. He also appears to have a good sense of humor, often using puns and other funny sentences when he speaks.
Customer Service treats his boss, ENeMEe, with great respect and loyalty.
The Customer Service is always seen in the monitor for the monster transporter in Dedede's castle, so he is only seen from chest up. He appears to be a very tall person, but in the final episode it is revealed that he is, in fact, almost as short as Kirby. His facial features are very similar to those of his boss, ENeMEe. His chin is large, he has purple hair with green stripes, and always wears black sunglasses with orange lenses. But in the episode Abusement Park, he wears red framed, blue lensed sunglasses for unknown reasons. The rest of his attire is always the same (except in the episode "The Kirby Quiz", where he wears an orange kimono.
It is unknown what his eyes are like, since they are always obstructed by his sunglasses, but the rest of his face is highly expressive, especially the brows. He has a tendency to make gestures with his hands or straighten his sunglasses when he wishes to make a point of something important.
While Kirby, Tiff, and their friends and allies (and King Dedede and Escargoon unexpectedly) come to the final showdown of ENeMEe, they entered his fortress. King Dedede decides to betray Customer Service by performing some sneak attack. The king’s phone hypnotized both Dedede and Escargoon, and kidnap Tiff to bring her to Customer Service. He later reveals himself as a short businessman, and orders his boss to take Tiff. As revenge, Dedede summoned Chef Kawasaki to feed him a grotesque meal.
After ENeMEe was defeated by Kirby, Customer Service is seen brushing his teeth from that awful meal. After Chief Bokkum announced that Nightmare Enterprises is about to blow up, much to Customer Service’s horror, and is last seen fleeing from the scene. Is is unknown what became of Customer Service, although it is presumed he was killed by the company’s explosion.
- In the episode "Dedede's Raw Deal", he was seen eating lunch when Dedede contacted him. However, in the final episode, "Fright To The Finish", it is revealed that there's no kitchen in the Command Center.
- In the last episode of the series, when ENeMEe's Fortress explodes, it is unknown if he survived the explosion. However, in the original Japanese version, he could be heard screaming when the fortress exploded, so he most likely did not.
- In the game Kirby Mass Attack, Customer Service makes a surprise appearance in Kirby SHMUP mode, along with his company's logo.
- Because of Customer Service's resemblance to ENeMEe and his knowledge of monsters, some fans think that he may be a monster himself that ENeMEe created to handle the company's sales and advertising.